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Re: Canadian Political Watch

Postby CielOnTap on Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:41 pm

The federal government's proposed federal framework for Lyme disease is not seen as effective.
Today there was a non-partisan press conference discussing how the draft framework can be improved
and CPAC has the digital archive of the event. http://www.cpac.ca/en/digital-archives/
Currently, each province or territory controls health matters so each one may have different Lyme
protocols. Some Canadians that suspect or believe they have contracted Lyme disease may
find it hard to get diagnosed and obtain treatment. Sometimes, going to the United States for
medical care is chosen in order to expedite care if the provincial or territorial health ministry
do not offer timely assistance or care.


The federal government is also in the news for two aviation related items:
1) the government has put new secret security measures in place
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7238561-canada-imposes-secret-new-air-security-measures/

2) there will be a proposal to create a Canadian passenger bill of rights as current there is no national policy
on how passengers are to be treated uniformly across airlines in situations of being bumped from flights
and any compensation or protocols to be offered or followed.
"In Canada, unfortunately, we don't have an air passenger bill of rights. So it goes airline to airline and each airline does whatever it wants, subject only to scrutiny by the Canadian Transportation Agency," said Lukacs.

However, the federal government said Monday it will introduce new legislation this spring that will address the problem of travellers being bumped from flights. An air passenger bill of rights was promised last fall to establish clear, minimum requirements for compensation when flights are oversold or luggage is lost.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/united-airlines-passenger-forcibly-removed-advice-1.4065426
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Re: Canadian Political Watch

Postby fishandchips on Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:51 pm

Kevin O'Leary has dropped out of the Conservative Party leadership race, the day of the last debate in English in Toronto. The news was a surprise to many people, who were intrigued by O'Leary's claims of being able to win the race despite having little French language speaking ability, despite being raised in Montreal.

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/04/26/kevin-oleary-drops-out-of-conservative-leadership-race-report

The lack of French plus seeing his numbers parallel to Maxime Bernier's numbers led to the departure decision. O'Leary is now supporting Mr. Bernier.


There are Canadians with memories of Bernier in a previous Conservative government -he's got some skeletons.
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Re: Canadian Political Watch

Postby Tsukihime on Tue May 16, 2017 10:34 pm

Hey, Canada just hosted Dutch royalty for a four-day visit. Hamilton was the last city on the tour.

Princess Margriet and her spouse visited different communities in Canada and a Dutch university signed an agreement with a Hamilton university.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/princess-margriet-of-the-netherlands-honours-canadian-soldiers-1.4115141
http://www.thespec.com/hamilton-photogallery/ Click on Royal Tour.
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Re: Canadian Political Watch

Postby CielOnTap on Sat May 27, 2017 7:49 pm

Andrew Scheer just won the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada at convention. https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/05/27/maxime-bernier-leads-tory-leadership-race-after-first-ballot-andrew-scheer-second.html
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Re: Canadian Political Watch

Postby CielOnTap on Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:49 pm

Indigenous peoples are not sharing joy in celebrating Canada's 150th birthday. There are events by the peoples to tell Canadians why contact with Europeans was so costly to their peoples and cultures.

The group is not there to protest, but to make people aware of the truth of indigenous history in Canada and to witness indigenous ceremonies, said organizer Brendon Nahwegezhic.

Getting Canadians to understand that history and to respect the rights of Indigenous Peoples is a main goal of the four-day "reoccupation" event, Nahwegezhic said.

"We're here to make people aware of the genocide that went on, the assimilations that went on," he said.

"That is a part of the history and that is the truth of Canada, unfortunately."

Trudeau, speaking at an event in Charlottetown, said he understands and hears clearly the messages being sent by those behind the reoccupation.


https://www.thespec.com/news-story/7399662-respect-indigenous-peoples-who-don-t-want-to-celebrate-canada-150-trudeau-urges/

Last week, Canadians marked National Aboriginal Day on June 21. Sunrise ceremonies were just one aspect of First Nations cultures that were shared on the summer solstice day with others.
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Re: Canadian Political Watch

Postby deja vu on Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:06 pm

Meanwhile in Western Canada, BC voters are very happy tonight with the news they have a new Premier -

Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon asks NDP Leader John Horgan to form government and become premier
Announcement comes after passing of Horgan's non-confidence vote ended 16 years of B.C. Liberal rule

By Justin McElroy, CBC News Posted: Jun 29, 2017 8:17 PM PT Last Updated: Jun 29, 2017 8:42 PM PT



http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-c ... -1.4185204


After 16 years of Liberal Rule, broken promises and a generation of school kids whose education she may have ruined, a new day is dawning in BC.
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Re: Canadian Political Watch

Postby deja vu on Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:02 pm

Former astronaut Julie Payette will be the Queen's new representative in Canada, CBC has confirmed.

The 53-year-old Montrealer, who speaks six languages, will be named the 29th governor general, a position that
comes with a $290,660 annual salary and an official residence at Rideau Hall. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will
make the announcement Thursday.

CBC News caught up with Payette at a downtown Ottawa hotel before confirming the news.


http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/governo ... -1.4201614

Looks like she has impressive credentials and a good choice for a GG. David Johnson has made Canada proud
and now time for this lady to keep that going.
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Re: Canadian Political Watch

Postby CielOnTap on Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:10 pm

A First Nations band in Alberta has submitted an application to rename the City of Calgary and several other communities by their traditional names.

If a group of First Nations gets its wish, Calgary will be renamed Wichispa Oyade — Stoney Nakoda terms that roughly translate to mean elbow town.

The Stoney Nakoda have applied to have a long list of well-known places across southern Alberta changed to reflect traditional names given by their people.

Their application letter to the Alberta government also includes Canmore, the Bow River, Mount Allan and dozens of other sites they consider to be part of their territory.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-calgary-first-nations-stoney-nakoda-canmore-place-names-1.4399941
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