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Post by CielOnTap » Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:33 pm

A report reveals how difficult it was for Air Force personnel to act with VIPs on board on military planes where alcohol was present.

Alcohol is not normally served on military flights but had been authorized by Vance for the Team Canada trips. And it was the “catalyst” for the problems on this trip, according to the air force.

The results of a special investigation ordered by Vance confirm that the problems started even before the military CC-150 Polaris aircraft left Ottawa on Dec. 1 on its first leg to Athens.

Some passengers consumed alcohol waiting for the flight and were allowed to carry their drinks on to the plane while boarding. None of the civilian passengers underwent security screening and at least one unidentified passenger brought his own bottle of rum onboard that was consumed by other passengers. The cabin crew were immediately concerned with the level of intoxication of some passengers. Indeed, two passengers were so intoxicated, they urinated themselves.
https://www.thestar.com/politics/federa ... veals.html
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Post by deja vu » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:32 am

And so it begins. Rotating strikes in Victoria (&surrounding islands), Edmonton, Windsor and Halifax. The rest of the country will get mail today. Who knows who will not tomorrow.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/ ... monday-if/
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Post by CielOnTap » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:01 am

Greater Toronto area in Ontario is today's site of Canada Post strikes-one day after municipal elections mostly took place (a couple of municipalities had issues yesterday so voting has been extended into today):
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/1 ... kouts.html

John Tory returns as Toronto's mayor, Fred Eisenberger keeps Hamilton (his third term) and Bonnie Crombie remains mayor of Mississauga, ON.
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Post by dreamon » Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:54 am

By election results are in.

Burnaby, B.C. was won by the NDP and now their federal leader will have a seat in the House of Commons. Liberals came in second and the 2 conservative parties did some vote splitting (Good news if that continues into the Federal election). They predicted that when the Conservative party basically split into 2 separate parties, vote splitting would be a factor and so far that is coming true.

York-Simcoe, Ontario as expected was won by the Conservatives, liberals a distance second and the NDP even further back. That is a Conservative strong hold so no surprise there.

The big surprise was in Outremont, Quebec. The NDP had held the seat until today. Liberals won it by a good margin, NDP came in second. The 3rd place was a surprise. The Green Party took that followed closely by the Bloc. The 2 Conservative parties barely registered.

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Post by CielOnTap » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:56 pm

Ontario, the province that is run by Premier Doug Ford with the constant use of the line "For The People", just passed Bill 66 that will allow employers to average the hours of overtime worked by employees, thus controlling actual pay paid out for working said overtime.

https://www.thespec.com/news-story/9263 ... -overtime/

The bill, as posted on the Ontario Legistative Assembly website:
https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-busi ... -1/bill-66

Bill 66 also ends the "construction employer" designations for some Ontario cities, which were restricted in only accepting construction bids from unionized companies. https://www.saultstar.com/news/local-ne ... n-employer
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Post by CielOnTap » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:43 pm

Canada's next federal election day is on October 21, 2019. Advance polls open this week to residents who may not be able to attend on voting day to cast their ballots.

Five of the six major party leaders (Elizabeth May did not qualify per TVA criteria that a party had to have at least one seat from Quebec) had been invited by TVA network in Quebec to have a French language debate last week.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/key-mo ... -1.5306941
On Monday October 7, all five (correction: there were six leaders in the debate, as the Bloc Quebecois leader participated) of the major party leaders had an English language debate in Ottawa on the CBC channel. There are other parties also fielding candidates in this election. https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/leader ... -1.5312639

Currently, Justin Trudeau is campaigning to get his Liberal party re-elected into government again. He's facing competition from the other parties.

I can say that it's 2019 and Canadians have had four years of assessing how well the "because it's 2015" line worked for the current federal government.
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Post by deja vu » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:12 pm

Scheers lies/misleading information is piling up against him, not to mention the racism issues, and so
much more.

I would love to see the NDP as opposition and Scheer finish in 3rd place. Only question is will it be a
minority or majority for JT.

Early voting gets extra days in a row this year, usually it happens over 2 weekends, but with this long
Thanksgiving weekend there are 4 days in a row, no excuse not to get out and vote.
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Post by dreamon » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:46 pm

Just goes to show that fear/hate mongering, and a smear campaign when Scheer tried to discredit Bernier did not work. Would prefer majority,
but will take a minority with PM Justin Trudeau in charge. Most of Canada will sleep well knowing this. Only big question is how mad will the Conservative Party be at their leader Andrew Scheer. His tactics, and personal coverups failed and some that didn't want him as leader are probably considering removing him after this bad showing.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/federa ... -1.5329485

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