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Old 30th September 2019, 08:41 AM   #561
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And just in case we hear enough about Trump from American politicians, we have Jagmeet Singh getting into the act:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/jag...ment-1.5301329
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh told a town hall audience in Victoria that he was serious when he said that he hopes U.S. President Donald Trump is impeached.

Personally I think it was an unwise thing to say.

Not that I disagree with the sentiment.. I think Trump is a racist con-artist who should have been been tossed out years ago. But, Singh is a politician who (in theory) wants to become leader of the country. Should Trump survive the impeachment proceedings, and should Singh become Prime Minister, such comments might impact us negatively.

So yes, hope for impeachment. But keep your hopefulness hidden.
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Old 2nd October 2019, 01:48 AM   #562
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So... How about that blackface?
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Old 4th October 2019, 05:45 AM   #563
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Originally Posted by Segnosaur View Post
And just in case we hear enough about Trump from American politicians, we have Jagmeet Singh getting into the act:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/jag...ment-1.5301329
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh told a town hall audience in Victoria that he was serious when he said that he hopes U.S. President Donald Trump is impeached.

Personally I think it was an unwise thing to say.

Not that I disagree with the sentiment.. I think Trump is a racist con-artist who should have been been tossed out years ago. But, Singh is a politician who (in theory) wants to become leader of the country. Should Trump survive the impeachment proceedings, and should Singh become Prime Minister, such comments might impact us negatively.

So yes, hope for impeachment. But keep your hopefulness hidden.
I would be far more concerned about Singh's comment if there was even the slightest chance he could form a government some day.
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Old 4th October 2019, 10:42 AM   #564
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NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh told a town hall audience in Victoria that he was serious when he said that he hopes U.S. President Donald Trump is impeached.

Personally I think it was an unwise thing to say.

Not that I disagree with the sentiment.. I think Trump is a racist con-artist who should have been been tossed out years ago. But, Singh is a politician who (in theory) wants to become leader of the country.
I would be far more concerned about Singh's comment if there was even the slightest chance he could form a government some day.
I agree that the NDP has never been in a situation where they have a good opportunity to form a government. However:

- I think all national politicians should act like they expect to win the election (even if historically the chances are low)

- Even if the NDP doesn't form the government, it could have significant influence if we end up with a minority government. And even if they end up on the opposition benches, having a (relatively) major politician attack the leader of the U.S. still looks bad. Many americans are stupid. (Trump and his supporters in particular). The fact that the NDP aren't the ones forming the government probably won't matter much if they happen to hear "Did you know? a big name politician wants Trump impeached." They probably won't understand the nuances regarding our political system.
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Who might this be?

Who is the person in all black?
You might already know...

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Old 7th October 2019, 06:47 AM   #566
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Old news.
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Old news.
The media still thinks it's relevant
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Old 7th October 2019, 07:36 AM   #568
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Everybody knows who it is. http://www.internationalskeptics.com...6#post12826666
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Old 7th October 2019, 07:54 AM   #569
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Who is the person in all black?
You might already know...

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5289171.156899920...-brownface.jpg
Please take some time to explore the forum, and familiarize yourself with some of the discussions already in progress. There's already a thread about the Trudeau administration, and a thread about the upcoming Canadian elections. Trudeau's blackface issues are already being talked about in those threads.
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Old 12th December 2019, 12:11 PM   #570
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Scheer: "I'm Outta here"

From: https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/andr...ader-1.4727310
Andrew Scheer is resigning as the leader of the Conservative party...

Now, there are a few possibilities why he is resigning:
- Because the conservative party did not get the big breakthrough they were expecting in the last election (that would be a bit silly, since a sitting prime minister usually has an advantage in getting re-elected, at least after only 1 term)
- It was felt by some that his social conservative background (i.e. anti-abortion/anti-gay marriage) might be a detriment in future elections. Again I would say a bit unfair (not in that being social conservative might impact his election chances, but in the last election he indicated quite strongly that he would not act to change the law over those issues if he were PM.)
- There is a spending scandal, where conservative party funds were going to pay for part of his children's schooling (basically covering the difference between the cost of schooling in his home province and Ottawa)
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Scheer: "I'm Outta here"

From: https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/andr...ader-1.4727310
Andrew Scheer is resigning as the leader of the Conservative party...

Now, there are a few possibilities why he is resigning:
- Because the conservative party did not get the big breakthrough they were expecting in the last election (that would be a bit silly, since a sitting prime minister usually has an advantage in getting re-elected, at least after only 1 term)
- It was felt by some that his social conservative background (i.e. anti-abortion/anti-gay marriage) might be a detriment in future elections. Again I would say a bit unfair (not in that being social conservative might impact his election chances, but in the last election he indicated quite strongly that he would not act to change the law over those issues if he were PM.)
- There is a spending scandal, where conservative party funds were going to pay for part of his children's schooling (basically covering the difference between the cost of schooling in his home province and Ottawa)
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I figure it's what we were hearing starting right after the election: he's out because he couldn't win. The rest is just BS covering up that one. They knew he was a social conservative when they elected him party leader - that's why most of his supporters voted for him! And the "For the kids!" bit is nonsense. What was he going to do if he'd won? Be PM for 5 minutes?

Nope, he got turfed by party insiders who blame him for not trouncing JT.
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You think the U.S. has big political scandals? Impeachment? Ukraine investigation? Mueller report?

Well, get a load of THIS scandal:

From: https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/23/opini...kiw/index.html
Trudeau posted a photo of himself on Twitter Monday carrying several boxes of pastries from the Winnipeg gourmet doughnut shop, Oh Doughnuts. To make matters worse for loyalists of Canada's popular, iconic, and non-gourmet doughnut chain, Tim Hortons, Trudeau referred to his doughnut haul as "some of Winnipeg's best."

Expensive donuts = elitist.

Must buy from a multi-million dollar restaurant chain instead.

On another note: Now that the conservative party has started searching for a new leader, the following people are now official candidates:
https://globalnews.ca/news/6462577/c...er-candidates/

Richard Decarie (political aide)
Marilyn Gladu (MP)
Peter MacKay (MP/former cabinet minister&PC leader)
Erin O’Toole (MP/former cabinet minister)
Rick Peterson (businessman/former candidate)
Aron Seal: former director of policy for two Conservative cabinet ministers.
Bobby Singh (businessman/former candidate).
Derek Sloan (MP)

I am a bit surprised by the number of non & failed politicians in the race. Of all the people listed, McKay would probably be my preference... he is less likely to be seen as a social conservative (he voted in favor of same sex marriage, and he has roots going back to the old PC party).

I would probably not like anyone who didn't at least win an election as an MP (I do think some parliamentary experience is a good thing). That leaves: Sloan (he's a bit too young, and I don't know if he's a social conservative or not, but he is a 7th day adventist, which makes me nervous), Gladu (she'd probably be an OK choice... decent background, but she isn't getting much press), and O'Toole (I respect his military background, but I'm worried that his rhetoric might be a bit much.)

Ambrose, Poilievre and Charest have said they aren't going to be running.
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Tim's is owned by Burger King these days anyhow.
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Forget NotTimHortonGate, am I the only one who was worried about his keeping his vacation beard?

Have we already forgotten the warnings from the Kids in the Hall?


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Originally Posted by Segnosaur View Post
You think the U.S. has big political scandals? Impeachment? Ukraine investigation? Mueller report?

Well, get a load of THIS scandal:

From: https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/23/opini...kiw/index.html
Trudeau posted a photo of himself on Twitter Monday carrying several boxes of pastries from the Winnipeg gourmet doughnut shop, Oh Doughnuts. To make matters worse for loyalists of Canada's popular, iconic, and non-gourmet doughnut chain, Tim Hortons, Trudeau referred to his doughnut haul as "some of Winnipeg's best."

Expensive donuts = elitist.

Must buy from a multi-million dollar restaurant chain instead.

On another note: Now that the conservative party has started searching for a new leader, the following people are now official candidates:
https://globalnews.ca/news/6462577/c...er-candidates/

Richard Decarie (political aide)
Marilyn Gladu (MP)
Peter MacKay (MP/former cabinet minister&PC leader)
Erin O’Toole (MP/former cabinet minister)
Rick Peterson (businessman/former candidate)
Aron Seal: former director of policy for two Conservative cabinet ministers.
Bobby Singh (businessman/former candidate).
Derek Sloan (MP)

I am a bit surprised by the number of non & failed politicians in the race. Of all the people listed, McKay would probably be my preference... he is less likely to be seen as a social conservative (he voted in favor of same sex marriage, and he has roots going back to the old PC party).

I would probably not like anyone who didn't at least win an election as an MP (I do think some parliamentary experience is a good thing). That leaves: Sloan (he's a bit too young, and I don't know if he's a social conservative or not, but he is a 7th day adventist, which makes me nervous), Gladu (she'd probably be an OK choice... decent background, but she isn't getting much press), and O'Toole (I respect his military background, but I'm worried that his rhetoric might be a bit much.)

Ambrose, Poilievre and Charest have said they aren't going to be running.
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Tim's is owned by Burger King these days anyhow.
Technically it's owned by the same Brazilian holding company that owns Burger King.
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He was an ASW navigator. The man ate peanut butter for a living.
Took me a second to figure out ASW (Anti-submarine warfare), but I don't get the 'peanut butter' reference.

By the way, a recent article about O'Toole. Points out that he:
- will not remove rights from woman and/or the LGBTQ community
- Would block any attempt to bring up a private member's bill on abortion
- Wants to make sure the conservatives have plans to address global warming earlier than they did in the last election.
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/...struggles.html

Not saying I would prefer O'Toole as Prime Minister, but I think it says a lot about the Canadian political landscape when even the 'right wing' leadership candidates are pro-choice, pro-gay rights, and pro-environment (or at least accept that global warming is an issue).
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Took me a second to figure out ASW (Anti-submarine warfare), but I don't get the 'peanut butter' reference.

By the way, a recent article about O'Toole. Points out that he:
- will not remove rights from woman and/or the LGBTQ community
- Would block any attempt to bring up a private member's bill on abortion
- Wants to make sure the conservatives have plans to address global warming earlier than they did in the last election.
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/...struggles.html

Not saying I would prefer O'Toole as Prime Minister, but I think it says a lot about the Canadian political landscape when even the 'right wing' leadership candidates are pro-choice, pro-gay rights, and pro-environment (or at least accept that global warming is an issue).
Probably supports retaining universal healthcare too, the damn commie!
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Took me a second to figure out ASW (Anti-submarine warfare), but I don't get the 'peanut butter' reference.

By the way, a recent article about O'Toole. Points out that he:
- will not remove rights from woman and/or the LGBTQ community
- Would block any attempt to bring up a private member's bill on abortion
- Wants to make sure the conservatives have plans to address global warming earlier than they did in the last election.
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/...struggles.html

Not saying I would prefer O'Toole as Prime Minister, but I think it says a lot about the Canadian political landscape when even the 'right wing' leadership candidates are pro-choice, pro-gay rights, and pro-environment (or at least accept that global warming is an issue).
Sorry,it's an inside air force joke. Those that flew in the back of the aircraft didn't really do anything except eat peanut butter. Generally in Maritime Air Group, when it existed, your primadona aircrew could all be found outside the flight deck.

I'm not opposed to O'Toole himself but I do still have reservations about the social conservative wing of the CPC and how many of them he would choose to fill the cabinet.
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I'm not opposed to O'Toole himself but I do still have reservations about the social conservative wing of the CPC and how many of them he would choose to fill the cabinet.


Based on the last leadership races in both the Federal and Ontario parties, a moderate has essentially zero chance of winning anyways, so there's no point in wondering about what he would do as leader.
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Based on the last leadership races in both the Federal and Ontario parties, a moderate has essentially zero chance of winning anyways, so there's no point in wondering about what he would do as leader.
Well, lets see:

As mentioned before, O'Toole has stated that he will not act against gay rights, and actively go against any attempts by a private member to open up the abortion discussion.

And after Richard Declaire made the claim that "being gay is a choice", he was condemned by McKay, O'Toole, Gladu, and Peterson. (And the party formally removed its definition of "traditional marriage" from the party's policy book.)

Peter McKay appears to be pro-choice and has attacked Scheer, suggesting his 'social conservative' background cost them the election.

And Gladu appears to be pro-choice.

https://nationalpost.com/news/politi...ay-is-a-choice

https://www.thepostmillennial.com/co...d-lgbt-rights/

So it looks like many/most of the conservative candidates are both pro-LGBTQ rights, and pro-choice. Unless someone new and unexpected comes in that manages to push the party in a hard-right social conservative direction, I can't see it going backwards.

After some googling, it does look like Sloan might be a problem, but I doubt he will get much traction in the leadership race.
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Yes, and when they were looking for a new leader for the Ontario party, they chose Doug Ford over two other, more moderate candidates. And when the chose the last federal leader, they split the vote between Scheer and Bernier. The one candidate in that race I considered moderate never got more than about 9% of the vote.

It doesn't matter how moderate most of the candidates are, when a majority of the party members have shown an unwillingness to even consider a moderate candidate.
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Yes, and when they were looking for a new leader for the Ontario party, they chose Doug Ford over two other, more moderate candidates.
Yes, Ford will probably be seen as a big embarrasement to the conservatives in the future. But one bad decision in one province doesn't necessarily mean the conservatives have somehow gone off the deep end.
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And when the chose the last federal leader, they split the vote between Scheer and Bernier. The one candidate in that race I considered moderate never got more than about 9% of the vote.
McKay never ran in that particular race. I figure he would have probably had the inside track if he would have ran.

And lets take a look at the top 2 candidates in the 2016:
- Bernier, who came within 1% of winning the leadership race, ended up matching in the Gay pride parade
- Scheer DOES have a background of being opposed to abortion and gay marriage, but he stated that he would not bring up either issue in parliament if he were leader.

So, neither one is exactly a foaming-at-the-mouth, lock-away all gays and force women to be baby-mamas. (Scheer may have personal beliefs, but he did not seem to let those personal beliefs impact policy.)
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It doesn't matter how moderate most of the candidates are, when a majority of the party members have shown an unwillingness to even consider a moderate candidate.
The 'majority of party members' voted overwhelmingly to remove the definition of "traditional marriage" from the party policy book.

Yes, you could argue that they trailed the Liberals and NDP over this, but it looks like for the most part the conservatives recognize the issues of gay rights and abortion rights is settled.
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Barbaric Cultural Practices Tip Line. Our sole experience with a CPC government shows they will bend to the worst aspects of their base when desperate.
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Barbaric Cultural Practices Tip Line. Our sole experience with a CPC government shows they will bend to the worst aspects of their base when desperate.


This is particularly true when you consider that, after three years of watching what Trump has been doing in the US, a large segment of the current conservative movement in Canada still think he's doing a good job, and wish that Canada had someone like him in charge. I see this sort of **** on Facebook every damn week.
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Looks like Canada's economy might start getting hit by ongoing rail blockades...

From: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/man...ades-1.5466893
Rail blockades have brought Canada's manufacturing industry to a virtual standstill, and the industry will start seeing plant closures and temporary layoffs soon if it continues, the group that represents the industry says....In British Columbia some Indigenous protestors and sympathizers have shut down a key rail line in Northern B.C. because they oppose the construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline on the grounds that it would run through the hereditary land of the Wet'suwet'en people. Another group has blockaded another key rail line near Belleville, Ont., in solidarity with the B.C. protest.

A few things to note:

- This is happening while Trudeau is prime minister... but I thought he was supposed to solve these problems, and it was the evil conservative party that were the ones that were the problem?

- Multiple native groups in the area have agreed to the pipeline; it looks like only one group ("Hereditary chiefs") opposing it

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/w...ndup-1.5458383
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