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Old 02-25-2021, 11:15 AM   #4661
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Are we going to have to 'Defund the Military?'
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Old 02-25-2021, 11:24 AM   #4662
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I thought that was always the policy. The Liberals released their position paper with all of their funding ideas. I don't think it got very far. The only time we spend real money on the Military is on cost over runs.
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Old 02-25-2021, 12:35 PM   #4663
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More info on the Art McDonald allegations.


https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/mcd...tion-1.5927517


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Admiral Art McDonald abruptly stepped aside late Wednesday night as Canada's top military commander after questions were posed to the Department of National Defence about a sexual misconduct investigation into allegations against him.
Those allegations, CBC News has learned, involve a female crew member and an incident a decade ago aboard a warship that was participating in a northern exercise.

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However, sources with knowledge of the investigation spoke to CBC News and say the allegation of misconduct dates back to 2010 and involves an incident aboard HMCS Montreal, which at the time was involved in the military's annual Arctic exercise known as Operation Nanook.
The allegation against McDonald, who was a naval captain at the time, involves a female junior officer and took place during a party that involved alcohol.
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Old 02-25-2021, 01:05 PM   #4664
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Are we going to have to 'Defund the Military?'
I think we pretty much have since the early 1970's.
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Pretty damning interview of Trudeau by Celina Caesar-Chavannes and her opening up on what happened for her to resign during the Jody Wilson-Raybould situation.

Some very choice strong words for Trudeau. Good interview by the CBC (give credit where its due).

https://twitter.com/user/status/1103680760337260545

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/lib...ucus-1.5064544
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Pretty damning interview of Trudeau by Celina Caesar-Chavannes and her opening up on what happened for her to resign during the Jody Wilson-Raybould situation.

Some very choice strong words for Trudeau. Good interview by the CBC (give credit where its due).

https://twitter.com/user/status/1103680760337260545

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/lib...ucus-1.5064544
yeah. I think we talked about this a couple of weeks ago already.
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Ah ok I missed it and only saw the recent interview.
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Old 02-25-2021, 01:39 PM   #4668
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It was on The National last night so I think it's fair game to bring up. I missed the previous discussion as well.

I thought it was pretty damning and frankly appalling that she was invited to all those international events as token black representation without having the opportunity to participate in any of the actual work.

Her comments to Trudeau when she gave notice and he took it poorly, and Andrew's reaction to her reaction was kind of hilarious to be honest. I didn't know you could say mother####er on air like that!

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Old 02-25-2021, 02:12 PM   #4669
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I think we pretty much have since the early 1970's.
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At this point I will literally settle for voting in someone who comes across as an adult that is acting like they understand what it means to lead the country.

Who the #### are these clowns?

(I'm also embarrassed because I went to bat for O'Toole when he won the nomination and he's shown himself to be exactly like everyone else).

You're not 12, you're not PepsiFree snarking it up on the internet, you're not some zany Gen Z running the twitter account of Wendys. Act like someone who deserves the top job already, christ!
The Tool was never the answer. Trudeau is going to be running this country for the next 14 years because the Cons are a gong show with even more useless members. and the NDP will be bankrupted after the next election.

Seriously, only Obi-Wan Nenshi can save us.
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Old 02-25-2021, 03:31 PM   #4671
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Ag release report on clean drinking water.


https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/unti...r-ag-1.5324322


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OTTAWA -- Until the federal government addresses several underlying deficiencies with the water systems and implements regulatory standards, First Nations communities in Canada will continue to not have reliable access to clean drinking water, according to the auditor general.
In a new report issued Thursday, auditor general Karen Hogan found that Indigenous Services Canada “did not provide adequate support to First Nations communities,” to ensure they have access to safe drinking water.

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The audit covered the period between November 2015 and November 2020. In December 2020, the federal Liberal government admitted that its promise to lift all outstanding water advisories would be broken, with “at least” 22 existing drinking water advisories set to remain in effect past the promised deadline. Hogan told reporters Thursday that during their work, it became clear the Liberal promise would not be kept.

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he government is no longer offering a concrete end date as to when all the outstanding advisories will be resolved, though the audit suggested that it may be years still before long-term water improvements are in place in some communities. “While there are some plans in place or under development, those solutions won't be in place until at least 2025, that's a very long time for a community to go without safe drinking water,” said Hogan.
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I feel bad for the First Nation people but Justin and the Liberals will do and say anything to get and stay into power. All that diversity and taking care of First Nation stuff was window dressing to get in power. I said this all before he got in power that they would go back on promises and run a corrupt government. This is the Liberal playbook.
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Ag release report on clean drinking water.


https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/unti...r-ag-1.5324322
Thanks for posting this, I continue to be dumbfounded that they can't solve this problem. My engineer brain has a million ideas as to how to get something done for these folks, but I must be missing something massive given that it hasn't been done already. It's just all so exasperating.

I'll read the report and try to learn some more.
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The report feels pretty damning with a ton of problems, from commitment to funds, to the regulations in place, to vendor deals.



the bottom line is its not getting done, and the promise to deal with this as a priority is not happening. The excuse that the government made that Covid slowed this down doesn't fly in the report as there was serious inaction before the report.


These people have an absolute right to consistent and safe water supplies, its a blight on all governments that its not getting done.
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https://www.nationalnewswatch.com/20.../#.YDlEktxlDTe


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OTTAWA — The federal government ran a deficit of $248.2 billion through the first nine months of its 2020-21 fiscal year as spending soared due to the pandemic.
The result for the April-to-December period compared with a deficit of $11 billion in the same period a year earlier.
The government says in its fiscal monitor that the unprecedented shift in the government’s financial results reflects the severe deterioration in the economy and the government’s response plan to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Revenue was $207.7 billion for the April-to-December period, down from $246 billion, as tax and other revenue fell.
Meanwhile, program spending, excluding net actuarial losses, rose to $428.9 billion from $230.5 billion in the same period a year earlier, due in large part to the many programs established to help people and businesses during the pandemic.
Public debt charges fell to $15.4 billion compared with $18.4 billion a year earlier, while net actuarial losses increased to $11.5 billion from $8.1 billion.
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Testimony from todays ethic committee interview with Reed Cowan who was on the advisory committee for We.


Just a sleezy fund raising group.


https://twitter.com/user/status/1365381154854096899


To summarize, he donated a bunch of money to build a school in his dead sons name. Then WE kept raising money for the school and just changing the plague to the name of the next donor.
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video testimony


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Testimony from todays ethic committee interview with Reed Cowan who was on the advisory committee for We.


Just a sleezy fund raising group.


https://twitter.com/user/status/1365381154854096899


To summarize, he donated a bunch of money to build a school in his dead sons name. Then WE kept raising money for the school and just changing the plague to the name of the next donor.
Dude....they were (ostensibly) building schools in Africa....phrasing....
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So ridiculously scummy. Where did all the extra money go! Not only are you essentially robbing poor african folk of educational opportunities, but you're also robbing grieving parents and other charitable organizations who are trying to do good? These guys should be roasted american style.
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