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Posted: Sep 3, 2019 - 2:02pm



 R_P 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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Posted: Sep 3, 2019 - 11:34am

 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.
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Posted: Sep 3, 2019 - 11:05am

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So would all these gifts be considered emoluments, or is that not a thing in Canada?
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Posted: Sep 3, 2019 - 7:03am

‘I condemn your racism’: New Democrat MPP Gurratan Singh confronted at Muslim festival
Singh stopped and responded to the man’s anti-Muslim remarks at the event in Mississauga, Ont.

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My comments.  1) Watch the video.  2)  There are numerous community-specific justice systems in Canada.  Nobody ever complained until Sharia Law became an issue.  3) Ontario Member of the Provincial Legislature (MPP) Gurratan Singh is the brother of the leader of the federal New Democratic Party (NDP) Jagmeet Singh.
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Posted: Aug 21, 2019 - 1:45pm

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Posted: Aug 20, 2019 - 3:50pm



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Goebbels would be proud.  
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Posted: Aug 20, 2019 - 10:53am

The role of Canadian mining in the plight of Central American migrants
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Posted: Aug 20, 2019 - 9:52am



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Cruise ship gets arrested in Iqaluit and it's a rare occurrence, says official

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Rare occurrence? Maybe up there, but when I was a cop, I was arresting cruise ships practically every day. Ok, I was never a cop, but if I had been...
 
How about  "If I lived in Iqaluit with its 24 hour dark winter days, I would drink.  Drink lots, drink constantly.  And yes, I would do pills.  Lots of them. I might take my snowmobile and drive it off a cliff, just for somethin' different to do."

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Posted: Aug 19, 2019 - 7:40pm

Cruise ship gets arrested in Iqaluit and it's a rare occurrence, says official



Rare occurrence? Maybe up there, but when I was a cop, I was arresting cruise ships practically every day. Ok, I was never a cop, but if I had been...
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Posted: Jul 4, 2019 - 2:33pm



Lots of controversy behind this one.  

As the cartoonist is Canadian, you have to wonder what Trump will next do to Canada.  Send tanks?  
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Posted: Jun 26, 2019 - 1:08pm

Quebec law requires all circumcised government workers to wear secular foreskin covers
The elastic silicon covers, nicknamed “p’tit-tuques,” are branded with proudly secular Quebec themes such as the fleur-de-lis, the cross in the National Assembly, or oppressing minorities.

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Posted: Jun 13, 2019 - 3:55pm

Bachman and Cummings to play together for first time in a decade

Former Guess Who bandmates will reunite for show in support of Canada's Walk of Fame
The Canadian Press · Posted: Jun 13, 2019 1:04 PM ET | Last Updated: 5 hours ago








If these two guys can get along, why can't the USA and China get along?  Seriously.




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Posted: May 23, 2019 - 3:38pm

Trump tactics echo Venezuela’s populist Maduro and put Canada at risk, says former diplomat


Both men leverage existing divisions within their countries, positioning themselves as leaders uniquely able to help one group gain victory over another, he said. Maduro has framed himself as a champion for poor, urban Venezuelans, he explained, while Trump has claimed the title of advocate for disenfranchised, working-class American over the interests of a corrupt, entrenched elite.

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Posted: May 23, 2019 - 11:38am

Worst American pardons fourth-worst Canadian
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Posted: Apr 9, 2019 - 6:18pm



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A family from Quebec drove home from Florida with a dead body in the backseat
The family's patriarch had apparently died of a heart attack and they didn't want to deal with American hospitals and health care
A vacation to Florida ended tragically for the Drapeau family of Quebec, whose patriarch Fernand, 87, died on the drive home.

His wife and son, wary about the cost and hassle of going to an American hospital and getting Fernand’s body repatriated, decided to just keep driving to their Ormstown home, in Quebec’s Montérégie region.

It wasn’t until they got to the Canada-U.S. border at Hemmingford, Que., that the Drapeaus were stopped and searched. It’s unclear at what point in the road trip exactly the man had died. Authorities believe he had been dead for at least a day before the family reached the Canadian border.

A border official called it a “first.” (...)

 
Anything to declare?

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Posted: Apr 9, 2019 - 5:45pm

A family from Quebec drove home from Florida with a dead body in the backseat
The family's patriarch had apparently died of a heart attack and they didn't want to deal with American hospitals and health care
A vacation to Florida ended tragically for the Drapeau family of Quebec, whose patriarch Fernand, 87, died on the drive home.

His wife and son, wary about the cost and hassle of going to an American hospital and getting Fernand’s body repatriated, decided to just keep driving to their Ormstown home, in Quebec’s Montérégie region.

It wasn’t until they got to the Canada-U.S. border at Hemmingford, Que., that the Drapeaus were stopped and searched. It’s unclear at what point in the road trip exactly the man had died. Authorities believe he had been dead for at least a day before the family reached the Canadian border.

A border official called it a “first.” (...)

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Posted: Apr 9, 2019 - 9:10am



 R_P wrote:
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Conrad Black: What people are getting wrong about this entire silly affair
In all of the circumstances, the PM and his colleagues were justified in throwing Wilson-Raybould out of the Liberal caucus, bag and baggage
 
Oh look, an expert on corruption!

 

Worse yet.  A big fan of the Israeli nuclear weapons backed affirmative action ethnic cleansing program.     

I often disagree with Conrad Black but on this one I agree with him.  
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