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Posted: Nov 15, 2019 - 1:17pm

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I agree.  Don Cherry is not a bigot.  He just has a big, lose mouth.  He still should have been thrown under the bus a long time ago.



"I've been trying to tell you for so long about the Russians. What kind of people they are and you just love them in Canada with your multiculturalism."


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Posted: Nov 15, 2019 - 12:59pm

'He's not a bigot': Bobby Orr calls Don Cherry's firing 'disgraceful'
Orr said co-host Ron MacLean, who nodded along with Cherry's remarks, threw his long-time friend under the bus: 'Shame on him'

Bobby Orr is perhaps the greatest hockey player in history.   His knees are shot so he likes to fly fish from a canoe for Atlantic salmon on the rivière Gran Cascapédia in Quebec's stunningly beautiful Gaspé peninsula.

I agree.  Don Cherry is not a bigot.  He just has a big, lose mouth.  He still should have been thrown under the bus a long time ago.  
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Posted: Nov 11, 2019 - 2:52pm



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Indeed!
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Posted: Nov 11, 2019 - 2:12pm



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What took so long!?!!

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Posted: Nov 11, 2019 - 1:15pm

What the Puck: It was time for Rogers to put Don Cherry out to pasture
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Posted: Nov 2, 2019 - 12:35pm


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Posted: Oct 29, 2019 - 4:53pm

Quebec passes cannabis law that will raise legal age to 21
Social Sharing
Also immediately bans sale of cannabis candies, desserts
CBC News · Posted: Oct 29, 2019 3:54 PM ET | Last Updated: 2 hours ago

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I understand the 'intention' but seriously.

First time I bought beer, I was 13 years old.  Yes, I bought it in Hull, Quebec.  I could not have accomplished the same feat in Ontario.  By the age of 16, I was buying beer in Ontario.
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Posted: Oct 23, 2019 - 12:47pm



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 westslope wrote:
....  Canada can become noticeably richer by allowing the Transmountain pipeline as it would allow for more oil in Alberta and Saskatchewan to be sold at global prices as opposed to suffering a large discount.  

......
 

Given your petrol prices, the oil companies must be making an everlovin fortune off sales within the country because it can't all be tax.

Not passing judgement on the environmental impacts of pipelines but exporting resources only serves to raise internal prices which provides little in terms of employent benefit to the country while damaging manufacturing and other high-value industries.
 
Good observation.  Making an "everloving fortune" is a bit of an exaggeration.   Note, that western Canada produces much more oil than is regionally refined so all the companies including the ones that are vertically integrated — have refinery operations — would benefit from global crude oil pricing.  

That said, some of the vertically integrated operations like Imperial Oil (Exxon) and Suncor (includes PetroCanada) were arguing against production caps introduced by the former NDP provincial government and continued by the current Conservative provincial government.  

The production caps were introduced in recognition of the absence of sufficient pipeline capacity.  Naturally insufficient takeaway capacity had been staring producers in the face for some time but producers behaved liked rational self-serving agents in a social dilemma model under the guise of "freedom".    Why take into account what others are doing if you only care about yourself?

Social dilemma models, more general versions of the Prisoners dilemma, explain freeway congestion, air pollution including carbon emissions, overharvesting of fish., the arms race, the obesity epidemic, etc.

Domestic fuel pricing
.     Gasoline and diesel in North America tend to trade as if linked to the Brent Crude benchmark.  The amount of net exports  seems to have little or no impact. 

Besides the fact that God wants you to die in an automobile accident or that God wants people to die from invisible small particulate matter in the air, cheap, polluting, deadly energy is a really bad idea.    Efficiently produced energy is a good idea.  
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Posted: Oct 22, 2019 - 3:46pm



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The media is assuming that the NDP will hold the balance of power.  

On some issues, such as pipelines, the Liberal policies are closer to the Conservative party policies. 

This will be interesting to watch.   Canada can become noticeably richer by allowing the Transmountain pipeline as it would allow for more oil in Alberta and Saskatchewan to be sold at global prices as opposed to suffering a large discount.  

My view?   Pipelines are the small ecological footprint resource-related activity in British Columbia.   Farmers and ranchers constantly take a toil on many watersheds in the southwest corner of the province.  

If anything consumption of dirty fuels such as diesel and gasoline should disciplined.   That is hard to do in North America where so many feel such a strong entitlement to cheap energy (no matter how many Americans and Canadians die on an annual basis) that many were supporting the invasion and occupation of Iraq ..... in the name of cheap energy.  
 

Given your petrol prices, the oil companies must be making an everlovin fortune off sales within the country because it can't all be tax.

Not passing judgement on the environmental impacts of pipelines but exporting resources only serves to raise internal prices which provides little in terms of employent benefit to the country while damaging manufacturing and other high-value industries.
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Posted: Oct 22, 2019 - 8:51am

The media is assuming that the NDP will hold the balance of power.  

On some issues, such as pipelines, the Liberal policies are closer to the Conservative party policies. 

This will be interesting to watch.   Canada can become noticeably richer by allowing the Transmountain pipeline as it would allow for more oil in Alberta and Saskatchewan to be sold at global prices as opposed to suffering a large discount.  

My view?   Pipelines are the small ecological footprint resource-related activity in British Columbia.   Farmers and ranchers constantly take a toll on many watersheds in the southwest corner of the province.  

If anything consumption of dirty fuels such as diesel and gasoline should disciplined.   That is hard to do in North America where so many feel such a strong entitlement to cheap energy (no matter how many Americans and Canadians die on an annual basis) that many were supporting the invasion and occupation of Iraq ..... in the name of cheap energy.  
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Posted: Oct 21, 2019 - 10:58pm

The Conservatives won the popular vote but the Liberals get the first opportunity to form the government.

Gotta love first-past-the-post electoral systems.
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Posted: Oct 21, 2019 - 9:28pm

Voters send clear message of “ugh, fine, Trudeau again, I guess”
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Posted: Oct 11, 2019 - 8:28am



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I did not listen to the English debate but heard/read that the moderators failed to keep order.

That problem did not occur during the French language debate.  The moderators were merciless.

Two observations:

1.  The anglophone leaders' spoken French is much better than what you might have heard 30, 40 years ago.

2.  Jagmeet Singh's spoken French is very good.  Some Sikh dude in a bright orange turban who speaks French better than all the other anglophone candidates?   Unnerving.  -hehe-


Notes for non-Canadians:   Jagmeet Singh is the leader of the NDP.  New Democratic Party or New Democratic Populists as I like to call them.  This party could end up holding the balance of power if the Liberals are returned with a minority position.   

The NDP is a direct descendant of the  Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) that catalyzed the birth and growth of the modern Canadian welfare state.

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Posted: Oct 10, 2019 - 2:40pm

5 great excuses for not voting in the Federal election, you piece of shit
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Posted: Oct 10, 2019 - 1:26pm

Leaders debate poll: Jagmeet Singh won, and not just among NDP fans
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Posted: Oct 9, 2019 - 3:02pm



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Folks are scared of gang bangers.   Violent hip hop culture is not well understood.  Or should I describe that as violent, misogynistic inner-city culture?   It has a strong appeal among young First Nations.  

Now will Scheer suggest that Canada slow down immigration from the Punjab region of India in order to maybe reduce the rate of targeted shootings in Greater Vancouver?   No.   Targeted shootings make life more interesting, more entertaining.  

Besides, sacrificing a few lives of fellow citizens is definitely worthwhile in order to avoid the 'racist label'.  

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Posted: Oct 9, 2019 - 2:31pm

Hey, it worked for another clown...
Scheer invokes MS-13 street gang in immigration announcement
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Posted: Oct 2, 2019 - 2:50pm

Jagmeet Singh challenges man who urged him to 'cut off' his turban

"All right, take care, eh?" the man called after him. "I hope you win."
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Posted: Sep 19, 2019 - 8:50am

Once, twice, three times a.........

 

 

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Posted: Sep 3, 2019 - 2:02pm



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 Lazy8 wrote:
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So would all these gifts be considered emoluments, or is that not a thing in Canada?
 
That term is not used (or all that relevant) here, but there is a Conflict of Interest Act. And on occasion a bit of controversy.
 
Emoluments.  Always nice to stretch the vocabulary.   BTW, I trust everybody could tell by the way he talks that Jagmeet Singh was born and raised in Ontario.  In a suburb of Toronto to be more exact.

Canadians, and this time I will single out English Canadians, have strange attitudes towards corruption. Everybody understands 'gift exchange' and for modest items, that in of itself is not a problem or controversial.

But the rest of the time, it seems that everybody else except English Canadians are corrupt.  People in 3rd world countries are corrupt.  Quebecois are corrupt.  But no, not English Canadians.

For example.  If a provincial biologist who is popular with resident fly fishing anglers receives a number of gifts of fishing tackle from private firms, is that OK?  The anglers who like him thought it was just fine.  

Is the partisan gifting of  work to road building and maintenance contractors  in Atlantic Canada acceptable?   Of course it is, as long as they are not French Canadian.  

Have you heard of the disaster industry here in this country?  For some communities and many individuals, the wildfires in central British Columbia represented a generous windfall.  Mind you one could argue that this is not corruption but rather tried 'n true political rent-seeking at work.

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