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Re: Canadian Political Watch

Postby no1home on Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:39 pm

We voted Harper out, yet one of his faithful sidekicks is the Conservative voters choice to replace him.

Well then if he does take the challenge on the rest of Canada thanks you. His appeal ends with Conservative voters, he is lower that the bottom of the barrel with the rest of the voters. His views of women and men when it comes to raising children hit a soar note with most voters. Plus the fact he was caught on tape in the House of Commons calling his x girlfriend a dog and belongs in the dog house.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/grenier ... -1.3353882


MacKay’s Mother’s Day note praised mothers for balancing responsibilities at work and on the homefront.

“By the time many of you have arrived at the office, you’ve already changed diapers, packed lunches, run after school buses, dropped kids off at daycare, taken care of an aging loved one and maybe even thought about dinner,” MacKay said.

But the Father’s Day message that came a few weeks later was silent on the domestic duties of men. Instead, it said that fathers “were shaping the minds and futures of the next generation of leaders.”


They were on damage control after they were released to the press and the hole they dug themselves grew with every word in defence of the texts. He is just a nasty little man, a bully just like Harper.
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Re: Canadian Political Watch

Postby fishandchips on Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:42 pm

Finally, some Ontario grocery stores sell beer! http://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2015/12/15/beer-arrives-in-ontario-grocery-stores.html

Wine stores will come a-pace-got to wait for next year.
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Re: Canadian Political Watch

Postby CielOnTap on Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:16 pm

Rob Ford, Toronto's recent former mayor, passed away at the age of 46. He had cancer.
Rob Ford had a certain reputation while he served in City Hall as a councillor and mayor — he was known as the politician who’d call you back.

Ford famously made his cellphone and home number available to the public. Not only would he call people back to discuss their concerns, he would occasionally show up at people’s doors, listening to them complain about everything from potholes to city taxes.

After news of his death broke, people lined up at city hall to sign a condolences book and others left flowers at an impromptu memorial at the Douglas B. Ford park in Etobicoke, named for Ford’s father.

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/03/22/rob-ford-remembered-as-the-politician-who-called-you-back.html

Supporters of the former mayor were known as Ford Nation.
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Re: Canadian Political Watch

Postby CielOnTap on Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:20 pm

Today was the funeral for Rob Ford, the previous mayor of Toronto.

http://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2016/03/30/rob-ford-funeral-today.html
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Re: Canadian Political Watch

Postby fishandchips on Sun May 01, 2016 2:42 pm

Return of Statistics Canada's long-form census-soon to appear in some mailboxes across the nation in May!
Statistics Canada says more than 15 million households will receive census letters over eight days, along with reminders to either fill the form out by hand or online, which half of Canadians did five years ago.

Every home will receive a short-form questionnaire. One in every four homes will receive the long-form census.

So far this year, about 1,700 Canadians have subscribed to an online reminder from Statistics Canada to fill out their form, which the agency says requires no registration or lengthy download processes. And census officials have visited more than 60 per cent of First Nations communities since the start of April to help residents fill out the questionnaire.

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6522869-long-form-census-forms-return-to-mailboxes-this-week-after-absence/
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Re: Canadian Political Watch

Postby CielOnTap on Tue Jun 14, 2016 5:37 pm

Transit remains top of mind in the cities of Montreal (lack of access to public transit for its disabled residents) and in Toronto (reasons why a drop in TTC ridership in 2016 exists).
I do recall there was the tourism conference in the news two years ago in Montreal. Have to find the thread for it here on Speak-Ez.

MONTREAL—Two years ago, people from around the world gathered in this city for a conference on inclusive tourism for the disabled.

Officials from airline companies, universities, advocacy groups, the European Union and the United Nations, among many others, met in Montreal to address the opportunities and challenges facing disabled people with a travel bug.

But many of the delegates were surprised at the state of the city’s public transportation services, according to Laurence Parent, a member of Québec Accessible, a group advocating for the rights of the disabled.

“There were people from around the world who came and there were many of them who were traumatized,” Parent said in an interview. “It’s embarrassing.”

While Quebec is often perceived as one of Canada’s most socially progressive provinces, its largest city is often accused by accessibility advocates of lagging behind when it comes to accommodating the disabled.

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/06/12/montreal-running-late-on-shift-to-accessible-transportation-critics-say.html


Toronto, Ontario
From the commuters and bus operators:
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/transportation/2016/06/13/readers-explain-why-ridership-is-slowing-at-the-ttc-james.html

Fare integration issues across Toronto, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas-how crossing more than one boundary can mean high commuting costs:
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/transportation/2016/06/12/metrolinx-wrestles-with-what-fare-is-fair.html
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Re: Canadian Political Watch

Postby up-down on Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:18 pm

Conservative MP Jason Kenney is poised to announce this summer that he will leave federal politics, fuelling expectations that he intends to run a campaign to unite the right in his home province of Alberta.

Sources tell CBC News that Kenney made his decision following a series of weekend meetings with key friends and advisers in Ottawa and Calgary. The group includes former MP Monte Solberg, former Conservative campaign guru Tom Flanagan as well as a number of key figures in the former Harper government: Howard Anglin, Mark Cameron and Ian Brodie. Kenney's decision will be huge, not only in Alberta where the fractured right-of-centre vote contributed to the NDP's stunning majority win last year, but in federal politics.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/jason-k ... -1.3646180

Finally, but hope Alberta keeps him there. He is not good for the country and a majority of Canadian voters have been hoping he would leave the Federal life. Not good for Alberta either, as Notley is doing a good job, and he is not leadership material, barely MP material. But Alberta loves him so they can have him.
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Re: Canadian Political Watch

Postby CielOnTap on Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:35 pm

The carbon tax on Ontario natural gas bills is not shown in a separate line item on those bills. Guess why the delivery
charges look higher?

Quebec and British Columbia include the cost of carbon pricing as a separate line item on bills.

But like Wynne, Energy Minister Glen Thibeault insisted it was the energy board's decision to put the cost of cap and trade in the delivery charge instead of its own line on bills.

"It's not up to us as the government to tell an arms-length organization what they can and cannot do," Thibeault said Thursday.

Wynne dismissed critics who say the government has the power to ignore the energy board's decision and tell utilities to add a line item on natural gas bills.

"They have made this decision independently of government," she said. "We will continue to be transparent with the people of Ontario about why it's important to have a climate change action plan, why we need a price on carbon."

The New Democrats said the Liberals told utilities to put a 10 per cent discount as a separate line item on electricity bills and label it as the "clean energy benefit," and should do the same with the carbon tax.

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6795471-wynne-defends-hidden-carbon-fee-on-bills/
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Re: Canadian Political Watch

Postby CielOnTap on Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:58 pm

In Ontario, two post-secondary institutions have built outdoor classrooms reflecting aboriginal culture and themes for
students in aboriginal studies and for the general campus populations to get acquainted with aboriginal perspectives.
http://www.hamiltonnews.com/news-story/6733753-hoop-dance-gathering-place-at-mohawk-college-offers-hope/
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6873454-mcmaster-university-creates-outdoor-classroom-for-indigenous-students/

One public school board has its morning announcements begin with a statement recognizing the First Nations'
lands that are the sites for its schools.
Acknowledgement of Traditional Lands and Territories

At the TDSB, it is customary to acknowledge the Traditional and Ancestral lands of Aboriginal peoples at the beginning of events, gatherings and meetings. All schools will soon begin their day with an acknowledgement of the territories for more information you can read the Board decision (on page 2) and read the AEC's report. Here are some speaking notes you can use to open your meetings and events with an acknowledgment of Traditional and Ancestral Lands.

http://www.tdsb.on.ca/Community/AboriginalEducation/Resources.aspx

Quite the increase in public acknowledgement of the First Nations' land connections and presence in the 21st century.

I think the Vancouver Winter Games in 2010 was the point when Canadians began to wonder about the First Nations
(four) that were introduced as hosts for those games.
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Re: Canadian Political Watch

Postby CielOnTap on Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:00 pm

There are bilingual candidates that exist for Supreme Court nominations. Read a bilingual journalist's column
on what it means that a bilingual jurist has been nominated by Prime Minister Trudeau:
By all indications, the bilingualism criterion for Supreme Court appointments is here to stay. Wilson-Raybould told a parliamentary committee as much this week. It will be hard for future governments to set aside the practice, or for this one to lower the fluency standard it has just set with this appointment.

The next scheduled Supreme Court vacancy is expected to be that of chief justice Beverley McLachlin who will reach the compulsory retirement age of 75 in 2018.

Anyone interested in vying for a seat on the top court should consider that fair warning. He or she has two years to hit the books.

http://www.hamiltonnews.com/opinion-story/6933676-rowe-s-supreme-court-appointment-sets-bilingualism-bar-quite-a-bit-higher-h-bert/
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