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Wednesday, September 11, 2019 12:45 PM

BRENDA


By west coast time Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has already spoken to the Governor General to dissolve Parliament. And we now officially begin the six weeks of campaign season.

Canadians go to the polls on October 21.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019 12:56 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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What does it mean to "dissolve Parliament"?

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019 4:44 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
What does it mean to "dissolve Parliament"?

Do Right, Be Right. :)



Essentially it means that Parliament isn't in session again until after the election.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:00 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Originally posted by Brenda:
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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
What does it mean to "dissolve Parliament"?

Do Right, Be Right. :)



Essentially it means that Parliament isn't in session again until after the election.



Oh. Okay. Standard Ops then.

It sounds a lot more final.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:43 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
What does it mean to "dissolve Parliament"?

Do Right, Be Right. :)



Essentially it means that Parliament isn't in session again until after the election.



Oh. Okay. Standard Ops then.

It sounds a lot more final.

Do Right, Be Right. :)



No worries Jack. I shouldn't have used standard Canadian government speak.

It does sound final but yeah it isn't.

Government is still open for business just anything important gets tabled until after.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:32 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Brenda, if you have the chance - can you explain what was the final straw?

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Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:25 AM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:
Brenda, if you have the chance - can you explain what was the final straw?



Kiki, there was no final straw. We go to a Federal election every 4 years. Last election for Prime Minister was in 2015.

It is just business as usual up here.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:37 AM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Oh! ahem.

THANKS.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019 3:31 AM

BRENDA


No problem Kiki.

Didn't mean to give you a fright.

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Sunday, September 15, 2019 11:29 PM

BRENDA


As of the first 5 days of campaigning the Liberals and Conservatives are neck in neck. And between the Greens and the NDP, the NDP are just a bit a head of the Greens.

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Monday, September 16, 2019 2:43 AM

BRENDA


The NDP are also picking up candidates to field in the east mostly in Quebec.

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Saturday, September 21, 2019 9:06 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Trudeau in brownface and blackface.







Trudeau's major claim was his political correctness. As far as I can tell, he had no legitimate policy for Canada. That Trudeau is being hoist on his own petard is supremely ironic.

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Saturday, September 21, 2019 10:16 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Yup.

It shouldn't be a big deal, but here we are.

Sarah Silverman and her lame virtue-signalling ass just lost a good job because she did blackface in a sketch on one of her shows in the mid 2000's too.


They did this to themselves.


Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:06 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
The NDP are also picking up candidates to field in the east mostly in Quebec.

I envy your choices. You have Liberals AND the NDP AND the Greens ... and of course Conservatives. AND you have the Parti Québécois, not nationally of course, but it still goes into the national balance of things.

Here we have Tweedledum and Tweedledee ... or is is Tweedledee and Tweedledum.

And if democrats don't do anything different, how are they any better?

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Saturday, September 21, 2019 11:23 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:
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Originally posted by Brenda:
The NDP are also picking up candidates to field in the east mostly in Quebec.

I envy your choices. You have Liberals AND the NDP AND the Greens ... and of course Conservatives. AND you have the Parti Québécois, not nationally of course, but it still goes into the national balance of things.

Here we have Tweedledum and Tweedledee ... or is is Tweedledee and Tweedledum.

And if democrats don't do anything different, how are they any better?



The Bloc have been around a long time and no they don't reach across the country but they do give a balance to things.

It's a good mix and depending on how things go sometimes No party gets enough seats to run the whole show.

I have despaired over your problem down there for years. Especially during the last few decades of the 20th century.

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Monday, October 7, 2019 11:26 AM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Quote:

Op-ed
Golden boy no more: As an election looms, two-faced Justin Trudeau has betrayed Canada
Danielle Ryan

Justin Trudeau rode to power four years ago on a wave of progressive enthusiasm. With an Obama-like ‘hope and change-y’ vibe, plenty of social media savvy and an almost cult-like following, he was more a brand than a politician.

The media loved him. He was the “youthful,” “geopolitical golden boy” – even a “dreamy heartthrob.” They applauded his progressive promises, lauded his half-female and racially diverse cabinet, and fawned over his penchant for novelty socks. His team’s PR savvy even landed him on the cover of Vogue as the “new young face of Canadian politics.”

At a time when Donald Trump was just bursting onto the political scene in the US in a more serious way than ever before, liberal Canadians were proud to show off their anti-Trump – and progressive Americans swooned and cooed with jealousy.
Also on rt.com ‘Climate emergency’ on Monday, pipeline expansion on Tuesday: Trudeau the fraud strikes again

These days, the picture could not be more different. Once a shining beacon of hope, Trudeau’s approval ratings are today even lower than Trump’s – and as another election rolls around, the fresh-faced political wonderboy and media darling has lost his shine. With a trail of broken promises behind him and a serious corruption scandal on his hands, the 2019 incarnation of Justin Trudeau comes with significantly more baggage than before – and the controversies seem to keep piling up.

Here's Justin Trudeau, just paddling around in a canoe while people watch him from the shore.

(NOT PICTURED: His canoeing shoes)#elxn43#cdnpolipic.twitter.com/X2TwEClHlb
— Josh K. Elliott (@joshkelliott) September 26, 2019

The most recent being the blackface scandal. Trudeau’s decision to dress up twice in blackface (and ‘brownface’ on another occasion) was a bad one, and yes, he should have known better. But let’s be honest, in the scheme of Trudeau’s worst political sins, it doesn’t crack the top 10. Yet, it seems to have been the moment at which the media began to realize they were fooled – and thank heavens for that, because after the blackface scandal, Trudeau’s desperate PR stunts have started to look a lot more like… well, desperate PR stunts. Case in point: He showed up to a recent campaign event in a red canoe. “Brownface, Blackface and About-Face. Is Trudeau Who He Says He Is?” asked the New York Times last month. The answer, of course, is no.

There is no one issue where Trudeau’s hypocrisy is laid bare more than that of the environment and climate change. One day he declares a climate emergency, the next (literally) he’s expanding oil pipelines. One day he’s marching with climate activists, nodding in agreement with Greta Thunberg and giving speeches about cutting carbon emissions – and the next, we hear he’s been using two airplanes to drag his campaign staff and equipment around the country instead of one. Look, no one would expect the PM to ride around the country campaigning on a zero-emissions bike, but surely if he wants to lead by example, one gas-guzzling jet would suffice.

Careful. After he takes a cute PR picture with you he usually tries to build a pipeline through your house
— BQE ?? Big Bad Con (@LammaticHama) June 26, 2019

One tweet succinctly summed up the futility of Trudeau marching with environmental activists fairly well: “You don’t need to march bro, you’re literally the f**king guy in charge.”

you don’t need to march bro you’re literally the fucking guy in charge https://t.co/HqFZqwV976
— nathan thanki (@n_thanki) September 29, 2019

However, Trudeau’s environmental hypocrisy had already been well-established before the Conservative Party whipped out the travel logs and photographs of his two campaign planes. See, usually avowed environmentalists don’t tend to be in the habit of building pipelines, but green-conscious Trudeau seems to have missed the memo on that one.

After promising to usher in a new era of environmentalism, Trudeau infuriated millions of Canadians when he bought the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5 billion on the taxpayer’s dime – and promised federal support for its expansion. Trudeau revealed his true colors in siding with corporate oil interests, despite a wave of protests from local communities, environmentalists and First Nations peoples. The pipeline, set to ride roughshod over indigenous lands, poses serious environmental risks, including to drinking water.

In a win for activists, Canada’s energy regulator in July revoked previous route approvals for the pipeline and ordered that the entire route be reviewed. Some now believe the project, wrapped up in legal challenges and appeals, will cause so much of a headache and financial burden, that it would be easier to pull the plug entirely.
Facilitator of US imperialism

Time’s opinion columnist Nicolas Kristof named Trudeau’s Canada a “moral leader of the free world” in a column a few months ago. Indeed, Canada enjoys a generally positive image of being kinder and softer than the US on the world stage – but peel back the facade, and Canada, like most of Washington’s major allies, is a quiet partner in and facilitator of US aggression. From Ukraine to Venezuela to Iran, Ottawa plays a major supporting role to Washington, always unquestioningly supporting and amplifying US narratives.

Under Trudeau, Canada deployed 200 troops to Ukraine to train soldiers and National Guard personnel to “liberate” the country, sticking carefully to the US’ anti-Russia drive in Eastern Europe and providing aid to a post-coup government that was propped up by neo-Nazis. Trudeau also enthusiastically threw his support behind Trump’s provocations and campaign of “maximum pressure” against Iran, painting Tehran as an “aggressor” and essentially endorsing any future action the White House may take.

Um,Trudeau approved the Saudi deal as well. https://t.co/Ps0tRnmYjP
— Lorrie Goldstein (@sunlorrie) October 2, 2019

On China, Trudeau has aligned himself with Trump on the anti-Beijing trade war – and in Venezuela, the Canadian PM lined up with other US allies to back coup leader and self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido earlier this year, making sure to slap its own sanctions on the government of President Nicolas Maduro. Trudeau also continues to sell billions of dollars in military equipment to Saudi Arabia, despite its ongoing slaughter in Yemen.

Then there’s the minor issue of Trudeau’s embroilment in a major corruption scandal. The supposed goody-two-shoes PM is alleged to have pressured Canada’s ex-attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to abandon a bribery probe into his wealthy friends at engineering firm SNC Lavalin. The Canadian firm is accused of having bribed officials to win lucrative contracts in Libya.

Wilson-Raybould, who was removed from her post as attorney general and demoted to a less important cabinet position, claims Trudeau made “veiled threats” to drop the case. She resigned when the story broke and Trudeau denied subjecting her to months of pressure. This doesn’t sound like the behavior of a man who would wear a pink anti-bullying T-shirt bearing the slogan “Kindness is One Size Fits All” now, does it?

Perhaps in future, progressives in Canada and beyond should heed the words of activist actress Jane Fonda, who eviscerated Trudeau during a tour of the Alberta oil sands two years ago. Trudeau, she said, knows all the right words to say and “talks so beautifully” about the environment, but has, in reality, “betrayed everyone of the things that he committed to” during the Paris climate talk. “I guess the lesson is, we shouldn’t be fooled by good lookin’ liberals, no matter how well spoken they are,” she added.

None of this is to say that Trudeau’s Conservative Party opponent Andrew Scheer is a better alternative – but like the Barack Obamas and the Emmanuel Macrons of the world, Trudeau’s failure to deliver should be another warning to progressives.

It’s time to recognize the hypocrisy and duplicity of the smooth-talking liberals who quickly reveal themselves to be wolves in sheep’s clothing – and admit that “peoplekind” would do well to avoid them as best they can.


https://www.rt.com/op-ed/470370-trudeau-scandals-climate-election/


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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

You idiots have been oppressing the entire sexual spectrum as long as you have existed. I can't wait for the day your kind is dead - WISHIMAY

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Monday, October 7, 2019 2:34 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Hey Brenda

Are there any viable opposition candidates, as far as you can tell?

I ask because I have the impression that Britain's PM Blair - after getting Britain into Iraq - suffered a deep divot in his popularity. But the opposition couldn't get its act together for a long time. And so, the British ended up with Blair for many more years afterwards just because there was no viable alternative.

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Monday, October 7, 2019 8:23 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 1KIKI:
Hey Brenda

Are there any viable opposition candidates, as far as you can tell?

I ask because I have the impression that Britain's PM Blair - after getting Britain into Iraq - suffered a deep divot in his popularity. But the opposition couldn't get its act together for a long time. And so, the British ended up with Blair for many more years afterwards just because there was no viable alternative.



Usually here it goes back and forth between Liberal and Conservative. I know a lot of stuff has come out about Trudeau but the Conservatives have some skeletons in their closet as well.

In the last week the Conservatives have had to fire a candidate from BC because of homophobic remarks she has made.

NDP have never made the Federal government. They usually end up the Loyal Opposition and I doubt they will be able to break through that glass ceiling this time either.

I'm still thinking that the Liberals will get another kick at the can. Then the question becomes can the Conservatives over come so many skeletons to make opposition fully or will they have to share that title with the NDP. Greens of course will get a few seats and we do have some Independents along with the Bloc.

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Monday, October 7, 2019 8:25 PM

BRENDA


Run! Run! The English language debate is on!


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Tuesday, October 8, 2019 1:57 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.



Trudeau is rumored to be in talks with an accusor to suppress an explosive sex scandalhttps://buffalochronicle.com/2019/10/07/trudeau-is-rumored-to-be-in-talks-with-an-accusor-to-suppress-an-explosive-sex-scandal-that-may-force-him-from-office/

Oh dear.



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Pity would be no more,
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You idiots have been oppressing the entire sexual spectrum as long as you have existed. I can't wait for the day your kind is dead - WISHIMAY

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019 2:00 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Run! Run! The English language debate is on!




The first thing the British did when they colonized was attempt to wipe out native languages ... and I don't mean just in N America, that includes Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, as well as India. The Quebecois know this too. That's why they fight so hard to maintain their language purity/ primacy ... because if they let that go, there goes their unique [non-Anglo] identity.



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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

You idiots have been oppressing the entire sexual spectrum as long as you have existed. I can't wait for the day your kind is dead - WISHIMAY

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:07 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Run! Run! The English language debate is on!




The first thing the British did when they colonized was attempt to wipe out native languages ... and I don't mean just in N America, that includes Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, as well as India. The Quebecois know this too. That's why they fight so hard to maintain their language purity/ primacy ... because if they let that go, there goes their unique [non-Anglo] identity.



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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

You idiots have been oppressing the entire sexual spectrum as long as you have existed. I can't wait for the day your kind is dead - WISHIMAY



SIG, I was poking a little fun at the politicians in my country. You in the US don't have to listen to debates and your politicians say more or less nothing in 2 languages.


As to your point. I understand and know all of that. I've watched when the elder Trudeau brought in our two language system and I agree and love it. You can't go anywhere in Canada without seeing both languages on products.

My family has lived the English wanting to rub out other languages many times over. Scot on my father's side. Irish, Welsh and more Scot on my mother's side.

My grandfather(my dad's dad) did that to him and his siblings. They were taught French by his mother and they spoke it amongst themselves until my grandfather forbid it and they lost the language. That is one of the few instances that makes me angry with my grandfather.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019 6:08 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:
Run! Run! The English language debate is on!




The first thing the British did when they colonized was attempt to wipe out native languages ... and I don't mean just in N America, that includes Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, as well as India. The Quebecois know this too. That's why they fight so hard to maintain their language purity/ primacy ... because if they let that go, there goes their unique [non-Anglo] identity.



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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

You idiots have been oppressing the entire sexual spectrum as long as you have existed. I can't wait for the day your kind is dead - WISHIMAY



SIG, I was poking a little fun at the politicians in my country. You in the US don't have to listen to debates and your politicians say more or less nothing in 2 languages.


As to your point. I understand and know all of that. I've watched when the elder Trudeau brought in our two language system and I agree and love it. You can't go anywhere in Canada without seeing both languages on products.

My family has lived the English wanting to rub out other languages many times over. Scot on my father's side. Irish, Welsh and more Scot on my mother's side.

My grandfather(my dad's dad) did that to him and his siblings. They were taught French by his mother and they spoke it amongst themselves until my grandfather forbid it and they lost the language. That is one of the few instances that makes me angry with my grandfather.

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