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  1. 6 points
    It is a nice irony that it was the Left Wing that got hit.
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    Meanwhile the NDP, in an effort to limit their mounting debt, has gone vintage.
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    Why do you have such a hatred for AC? Every post you make drips with it. Did they lose your baggage or something?
  5. 3 points
    There is no scenario where Air Canada turns over LHR slots to WS. There is an IATA bid process and WS knows how to go about it.
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    "I would say: Don't fly Swoop" Hahahahahahahahahaha... ya think!!!???
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    Mach 8.6!!! https://jalopnik.com/you-cant-even-see-this-hypersonic-sled-hit-6-599-mph-1838027056
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    Not even close.... You've listened to too much propaganda from the "First responders are super heros" from the past 20 years... A police officer needs high school education, and attend a 13 week basic constable course. As to their pay, yes I think they are overpaid, certainly in Ontario....successive governments have signed ridiculous deals with police unions so that they constantly leapfrog each other's salaries and drive policing costs to outlandish levels. ****************************************************************** The 20 occupations with the highest average (traumatic injury) fatality rates, 2011-2015 Fatalities by occupation, excluding long-term illnesses, 2011-2015 Note: Excludes fatalities that were “Not coded” by occupation.
  9. 2 points
    That dog appears to be drawn with "permanent barker."
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    oooh you got me real good there S. Instead of being an internet troll why not just enjoy what you have instead of trying to bring others down. Internet troll: In Internet slang, a troll is a person who starts quarrels or upsets people on the Internet to distract and sow discord by posting inflammatory and digressive,[1] extraneous, or off-topicmessages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into displaying emotional responses[2] and normalizing tangential discussion,[3] whether for the troll's amusement or a specific gain.
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    So thats a pretty simplistic view of Socialism as a whole. in A well running socialist society ALL members contribute for the greater good of the society as a whole. it symbiotic not parasitic. Yes in ANY system there are those that take and take. In Capitalist America it is the 1% that do all the taking while giving disproportionately little back to society. Greed is a powerful thing. Everybody has it in some form or another but most can control it for the greater good.
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    The ACPPA requires AC to respect the Official Languages Act The same rules do not apply to other Canadian carriers https://openparliament.ca/committees/official-languages/42-1/63/ Section 10 of the ACPPA prescribes that Air Canada is subject to the Official Languages Act, or the OLA, and is therefore considered a federal institution pursuant to the OLA. Air Canada is the only Canadian airline that is subject to obligations under the OLA. It has been subject to the OLA since 1969, including part IV, covering the communications with and services to the public; part V, covering the language of work; part VI, covering the participation of English-speaking and French-speaking Canadians; and part VII, covering the advancement of English and French. Other major Canadian airlines, such as WestJet, Air Transat, Porter Airlines, and Sunwing, are not subject to the same obligations as Air Canada under the ACPPA or the OLA. However, all major airlines must provide safety instructions to their passengers in English and in French under the Canadian Aviation Regulations pursuant to the Aeronautics Act, which also falls under the responsibility of the Minister of Transport. It should be noted that Air Canada does not receive any direct or indirect funding from the federal government for its linguistic training programs, the language assessments of its employees, or its bilingual communications activities. Nevertheless, the airline allocates significant resources, both financial and human, to develop and maintain its linguistic programs and internal tools to meet its obligations under the OLA.
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    Indeed...... and this will be here before you know it. It should serve as warning, yet for some reason it fails to resonate with many Canadians. In some locations, we have now surpassed a level of gang violence that most people previously considered to lie somewhere between unlikely and impossible in Canada. I say it was completely predictable and it falls squarely under the heading of "no other possible outcome." We have discussed this right here in years gone by. As predicted (right here) It's too late for avoidance now (that was an opportunity missed), it's time to be spending heavy on intelligence and interdiction and send a strong message to current and future gang bangers; bet we don't though because even simple things are deemed racist. As far as I'm concerned, if you live in public housing and are driving a new $100K vehicle, it bears further scrutiny.... and intelligence collection will never get any easier than that.
  14. 2 points
    Maybe it's just me but Mexico is on the list of places I simply wouldn't go unarmed.... Good thing there is only one authorized gun store in the entire country eh?.... that's right, just one. Legal ownership takes months to process and only applies to specific calibers. The two JT's should take a close look at Mexico's success with gun control measures before embarking on their own version of lunacy.
  15. 1 point
    it was very cool to hear it from the actual controllers that were handling Gander that day. They did their profession proud. Took control and got the job done like true professionals. Even the off duty came in of their own volition to help. Did Canada proud that day and the ones that followed.
  16. 1 point
    Common Jadee - we are supposed to be INCLUSIVE . What have you got against black groping PMs?
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    Busting the myth of Ontario's 'massive education cuts' This month, after the Ford movement released its first budget, reactions from Ontario teacher unions and school board administrators was swift. Some claim the budget calls for “massive education cuts” and that schools will be starved for resources. But a closer look shows that K-12 education spending will simply return to 2016/17 levels. First, a bit of background. Education spending in Ontario has increased significantly in recent years. A recent study found that during the 10-year period between 2006/07 and 2015/16, per-student inflation-adjusted spending on public schools in Ontario rose from $11,238 to $13,321—an increase of 18.5 per cent. Over the same period, public school enrolment dropped from just over 2.1 million students in 2006/07 to slightly less than 2.0 million students in 2015/16—a decrease of 5.2 per cent. Ontario has been spending more and more on fewer and fewer students. After years of declining enrolment in public schools, the last couple of years have seen small increases, with average daily pupil enrolment projected to be 2,012,000 by the 2019/20 school year. On average, over the last four years, Ontario’s enrolment has grown by about 0.06 per cent per year. The new budget essentially calls for spending on K-12 education to be held constant in nominal terms over the next five years, increasing from $29.8 billion in 2019/20 to $30.2 billion in 2023/24. However, to get a true understanding of education spending, both changes in enrolment and price levels (inflation) must be taken into account. If the slow rate of average growth in enrolment over the last four years and current inflation remain relatively constant, real (inflation-adjusted) per-student spending will decline from a high $15,597 in 2019/20 to $14,600 in 2023/24—a difference of $997 or 6.4 per cent. At first glance, this appears to be a significant cut in spending, but it’s important to look at this level of spending in context. In 2016/17 Ontario spent $14,574 per-student in current 2019 dollars. This budget projects spending will reach $15,597 per student (inflation-adjusted) in 2019/20. Holding K-12 public education spending basically at current levels, coupled with modest increases in student enrolment and inflation, means that by 2023-24 per-student inflation-adjusted spending will fall back to $14,600. Rather than a drastic cut to education spending, this is simply a return to what was spent only two years ago in 2016/17. What’s more, the government is taking four years to implement these reductions. If Ontario public schools weren’t “starved” for resources in 2016/17, they won’t be starved for resources in 2023/24. It’s not surprising that any reduction in education spending—or even merely holding nominal spending steady—spurs swift and passionate criticism. However, when considered in a larger historical context, education spending in Ontario is simply returning to per-student inflation-adjusted spending. https://www.fraserinstitute.org/blogs/busting-the-myth-of-ontarios-massive-education-cuts And before you dismiss this as garbage... ” Fraser Institute ranked top think-tank in Canada; 18th most influential think-tank in the world “ https://www.fraserinstitute.org/studies/fraser-institute-ranked-top-think-tank-in-canada-18th-most-influential-think-tank-in-the-world
  18. 1 point
    Odd in the Vice article there wasn’t mention of the deficit and Trudeau’s promise to balance the budget in 2019....after years of deficits in Ontario, voters woke up and Wynne was turfed ... we will see if there is a similar reaction on the federal scene or will it take another 4 years of spending money we haven’t got.
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    When I was stationed in KCOS, and one of the two personal pilots for DCINC NORAD, I was afforded many opportunities to fly USAF aircraft, (duals), and made a point of requesting flights in a myriad of hot machines. Because I wasn't constantly flying jets, my G tolerance wasn't the best so a Captain at Luke AFB took me to their aircrew supply area and got me a G suit, (chaps only), which they told me to keep. They were packed in the DCINC's aircraft for the duration of my tour. Obviously never qualified on all the aircraft but got an hour or so in many fine whiz-bangs... Many good memories of flying with some great USAF guys but those days are gone forever.
  20. 1 point
    The perfect storm and now entrenched enough that it's difficult to fix; even if TAVIS, street checks and parole enhancements were initiated today..... the next generation is currently being indoctrinated. The fact that people still cling to the desperate notion this has something (anything) to do with registered owners only defers real solutions. Simply tally up the number of criminal code, storage, transport, possession, discharge, carry etc etc violations here and ask yourself if further regulation will help. Maybe it is time to insist on the "safe storage" of gang members and make it illegal to transport them without a specific license and specific authority (on a case by case basis, and by direct route, with no stops from origin to destination and only for specific and authorized purposes). The rest of the time they should be stored in double locked containers.... handcuffed to the bar of their cell would be analogous here. Most people calling for more regulation have no idea what rules are already in place and their ignorance is as palpable as it is dangerous and ineffective. https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/lilley-trudeau-offers-false-hope-and-empty-promises-on-gun-violence IMO, Liberal narratives and wilful ignorance has become more dangerous than than the gangs themselves. Apply any of this (in analogy form) to the aviation industry and we would find it absurd based on experience and logic.
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    Out of control in Southern Ontario 1 dead, another injured in highway shootings near Brampton ‎Today, ‎September ‎16, ‎2019, ‏‎4 hours ago | CBC News One person is dead and another seriously injured after what Peel police are describing as "multiple shootings" on Highway 410 in Brampton.
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    Different folks, different opinions...this is good. Been retired for a long time now and I don't miss it one bunch. I had 28 years with DND and 15 in the airline industry and the airline industry flying was the icing on the cake, good money and an "easy" job. In all honesty, my Military flying career was more fun, more places, and better fun toys to fly. I think one reason many feel depressed, if it goes that far,(depressed), when they hang up their spurs is that their life revolved around the industry and perhaps not enough time was spent building a library of interests outside of the job. I flew with a few fellows who indicated that pending retirement was not something they wanted to embrace and their "life" would be on a severe down-slope once punted through the goal posts. I will not bore you with a lists of my interests and what I do now but suffice to say the days are not long enough for me to get everything done that I want to do and I normally exist on 5 hours of sleep a night. Yes....... the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter, but, as the saying goes............ Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, a glass of wine in one hand, chocolate in the other, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Holy sh!t..... what a Ride!”
  24. 1 point
    Omni has been flying AC lift for a few months now. Wide body aircraft not MAX traffic. Jazz is flying a lot more hours than contracted to help keep up as I am sure Sky Regional is as well. The Max Absence is having a large impact on the schedule both now and in the winter sked. However giving up a single tail for a charter will not significantly add to that issue
  25. 1 point
    Remember, when you point a finger, three point back at you... Sorry the pics didn't transver over, click the link to see the proof of Mr. Scheer's hypocrisy. https://www.narcity.com/news/ca/andrew-scheer-called-out-justin-trudeaus-india-trip-and-it-completely-back-fired Andrew Scheer Tried To Make Fun Of Justin Trudeau’s India Trip & It Completely Backfired Things definitely didn't go to plan for Scheer. Helena Hanson 1 month ago Updated on August 02 @ 04:24 PM 1.4K andrewjscheer | Instagram justinpjtrudeau | Instagram It is no secret that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative opposition leader Andrew Scheer are not exactly the best of friends. Most recently, Andrew Scheer called out Justin Trudeau's India trip. That's not surprising, as the two are leaders of opposing political parties, and there's an election right around the corner. However, things don’t always work out the way you want when it comes to social media, where Scheer posted about Trudeau. In fact, things certainly backfired for Scheer this week when he tried to drag Justin Trudeau for ‘damaging Canada’s international relations’ during his 2018 trip to India. Despite Scheer's attempts to make a mockery of Trudeau, the public seemed to side with the Prime Minister, making Scheer look a little bit foolish himself. To make his point, Scheer shared a recent article from the National Post, which was criticizing Trudeau’s choice of attire during his recent trip to India. During the trip, the Prime Minister and his family were seen repeatedly wearing traditional Indian clothing, that was described by one website as “too Indian, even for an Indian.” While the tweet had more than 500 retweets and nearly 2,000 likes, the response from Canadians was probably not exactly what Scheer was hoping for. While it is common for political figures and their families to wear culturally appropriate attire during official visits, it is rarely done so often and so over-the-top as Trudeau did. Naturally, Scheer made the most of this opportunity to take aim at the Liberal leader, saying in a tweet that “he [Trudeau] has embarrassed Canada on the world stage.” However, Canadians were not having any of this from Scheer, and were quick to respond to his tweet with some pretty hilarious criticisms of their own. In fact, several users dug out some less-than-flattering photos of Scheer, and even his predecessor Stephen Harper, dressed in various cultural attires, taking the opportunity to call him out on his hypocrisy. pic.twitter.com/OjEeDyWvtR — Danked (@dankeddude) August 2, 2019 One Twitter user used Scheer's own trip to London as an example of his hypocrisy, writing, “Not nearly as embarrassing as when you went on a make-believe Canadian PM trip to the UK. Did you accomplished big things while you were out there, Agent Smart?” Another noted that Trudeau’s clothing could simply be regarded as respectful, writing, “ why is it that when you wear these same kinds of clothes, it was ok, but when the PM does it, you ridicule him? He was trying to show respect for the culture, what's wrong with that? Is this what you think a good leader does?” With the October federal election drawing nearer, it is no surprise the pressure is building between the two opposing leaders, and they are likely to continue to take aim at one another in the weeks to come. That said, after his latest attempt to call-out Trudeau back-fired a little, perhaps Scheer will be a little more careful before he hits the 'send tweet' button next time!
  26. 1 point
    "The 49-year-old pilot, who has over 13,000 hours of flying experience" Perhaps.... unless pilots have a certain number of flying hours, they should not be served hot beverages....I mean that statement is really an eye opener and is good food for thought.......Now using a lid on the cup of hot beverage may not help as I have seen many people spill their beverage attempting to get the "snapped on " lid off. I thought "some" of the guys I flew with should have been drinking their beverages with a "soother"...........but I never said that out loud. Have a nice weekend.
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    Nothing short of amazing. It doesn't even merit inclusion in the WTFDYTWGTH file. The next step down from there (in my world) is the "no other possible outcome" category. One step lower and we come to the "I know what let's do" column... this is that IMO. The real question here is why we never learn from experience and I'm of the opinion that most people never experience the immediate effect of immediate consequences in their lives. The law of immediate consequences takes new recruits a couple of weeks to assimilate but once they got it, they got it for life. If you are a SIT grad or QFI it used to be called the "law of intensity" (remember?). The proposed solution here (get ready now) is to ban the flavoured stuff and leave the regular tobacco taste. These are the same people in charge of fixing gangs and guns BTW. Their failure in this regard will elevate the endeavour to "no other possible outcome."
  28. 1 point
    I’m glad they were able to safely land back at the YXX airport.
  29. 1 point
    One small step for mankind and a Giant Leap for Canadians
  30. 1 point
    I consider a “real” Canadian ANY person who came in the front door rather than those who slithered through the crack in the basement wall. The ones that I would like to see deported are the Ottawa elite that took a sledge hammer to the the Wall.
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    Why Trudeau should campaign against Trudeau Here are 10 reasons why Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the last federal election would have been appalled by Trudeau’s record in this election. 1 – In the last election, Trudeau promised ethical government. Since then, Trudeau has been found guilty of repeated violations of federal conflict of interest legislation by two ethics commissioners; the first over his family’s vacations on the private Bahamas island of the Aga Khan, the second in the Lavscam scandal. 2 – In the last election, Trudeau promised open and transparent government. Since then, Trudeau has used his parliamentary majority to shut down two Commons committees investigating Lavscam and, according to the ethics commissioner, prevented him from doing a complete investigation into the scandal by denying him access to relevant documents and witnesses. 3 – In the last election, Trudeau committed to balancing the federal budget in 2019, following three years of “modest” deficits. In this election, the record shows Trudeau blew past every promise he made in 2015 on the size of the annual federal deficit. This year, when he promised Canada would have a $1 billion surplus, his deficit is projected at $19.8 billion. 4 – In the last election Trudeau said he would lower Canada’s debt-to-GDP ratio, a key indicator of overall economy health, to 27% in 2019. His 2019 budget says it’s 30.7%. 5 – In the last election, Trudeau said he would forge a new relationship with Canada’s Indigenous people. In this election he’s been repeatedly confronted by Indigenous protesters who accuse him of breaking many of the commitments he made to them in 2015, including providing safe drinking water for the Grassy Narrows reserve, where many residents suffer from decades of mercury poisoning. GOLDSTEIN: U.S. comedian slices and dices Trudeau GOLDSTEIN: McKenna flip-flops on carbon taxes, totally 6 – In the last election, Trudeau said it would be the last using the first-past-the-post voting system. In this election, the winner will be decided by the first-past-the-post voting system. 7 – In the last election, Trudeau said Canada would become a global leader in the fight against human-induced climate change. In this election, no credible, independent agency that has examined Trudeau’s climate change plan believes he’s on target to meet the greenhouse gas reduction targets he agreed to in signing the 2015 Paris climate accord, despite repeated assurances by Trudeau and Environment Minister Catherine McKenna that they’ll meet those targets. 8 – In the last election, Trudeau described himself as a feminist. In this election, ask Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott, both thrown out of the Liberal party for defending prosecutorial independence and the rule of law in the Lavscam scandal, what they think of Trudeau’s “feminism.” Canadians have the opportunity to do so, because both of these star Liberal candidates in 2015, are running as independents in 2019. 9 – In the last election, Trudeau said Conservative voters were not the enemies of Liberals, but their neighbours. In this election, he’s basically suggested anyone who supports Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is backing a white-supremacist sympathizing, immigrant-bashing, homophobe, who will ban same-sex marriages and abortions if he wins. 10 – In the last election, Trudeau said he would defend the middle class. In this election, an Ipsos-Global News poll released last week found that since Trudeau’ victory in 2015, more Canadians today think our society is broken, that our economy is rigged to benefit the rich and powerful and that traditional political parties and their leaders don’t care about them, than when Trudeau took office. https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/goldstein-why-trudeau-should-campaign-against-trudeau
  32. 1 point
    If they can’t improve the pay scale as people progress they’d better install a revolving door at their hangar entrance.
  33. 1 point
    FWIW....the only time I see Melania with a smile on her face is when she is with Trudeau....
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    Air Canada is the only Canadian operator to LHR and this deal changes nothing. It has been the only Canadian carrier flying to London for decades because LHR is severely slot constrained, plus it has high landing fees and terminal charges which make it less suitable for charter or low-cost operators. In terms of flying to London, both Westjet and Transat fly to Gatwick.
  36. 1 point
    There is an airline called British Airways that operates between several points in Canada and LHR and that is free to add service to additional Canadian cities whenever it chooses.
  37. 1 point
    How about Mediocre MAX 8
  38. 1 point
    How can normal Canadians fight back when a corrupt government has 35,000,000 pocketbooks to pick ? Guess which Province gets the biggest share !! Guess who also gets the biggest slice of the Equalization payments! Guess which Politician represents Quebec!
  39. 1 point
    MD2, while you’re throwing stones and being a bit of a jack**, don’t forget that WJ was at least partially built on corporate espionage.
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    If applied to any other subject, the causal relationships would be viewed as absurd. It's a proven fact that road construction results in an increase in boating accidents.... do people seriously lack the experience to interpret what is and isn't? Guess what, both activities occur in the summer. Maybe it's the golfers eh? Just the other day at the gym I heard that FA's only marry pilots because they make lots of money. Your point is well taken though (assuming I got it). Railing against a world of stupid is thirsty work. Stand stupidity on its head for just a moment, show me a competitive shooter in favour of shooting children..... I'll grab a coffee while I await enlightened responses.
  41. 1 point
    MD2, are you or have you ever been an employee of the CBC?
  42. 1 point
    Not a lie, in that those who came before , followed the approved path to do so, recent ones welcomed in by our PM, simply jumped the border.
  43. 1 point
    If taken knowingly (because you thought it would be neat, then I don't care (just hope you have left enough money to bury you if not then so sad good bye)), , but in both instances the pusher should be awarded a death sentence.
  44. 1 point
    It's statements like that which cause reasonable people's eyes to glaze over. Do you really think anyone believes that any Conservative government anywhere is actually dedicated to making the population dumber or that it deliberately manipulates the eduction system to achieve that end? If the road is in poor condition in my riding (Liberal BTW) am I then to conclude that Liberals want more accidents and fatalities on the highway? No one really believes that sheer is a white suprematist regardless of how many times JT screams it. They don't believe he is a Nazi either and making those statements only minimizes the evil effects those ideologies have perpetrated and insults the intelligence of reasonable people. Moving forward, Liberals and Democrats had better start thinking about how reasonable people view their antics.... time is short. As a former Liberal, I see it as over the top, self destructive and thus, bordering on idiotic. At a minimum, it is a huge insult and disservice to anyone who has ever been victimized by white suprematist or Nazi atrocities. Minimizing these things in a flippant manner for obvious and craven political ends will serve them poorly in the long run IMO. Where have reasonable, moderate, compassionate Liberals gone? Find me one and I'll vote for it. If the only reason your cabinet is 50% women is because it's 2015 then STOP. If the best people available are all women and 100% of the cabinet are women as a result, you will get no argument from me.
  45. 0 points
    An oldie... And it’s not multinationals to blame: “and big multinationals that cut jobs domestically to tap cheap labor abroad.” https://www.jwnenergy.com/article/2019/8/steel-industry-says-hundreds-thousands-canadian-jobs-lost-ottawas-lng-exemptions/ Still haven’t figured out Trudeau’s rational....
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    BREAKING: Liberal government block RCMP’s SNC-Lavalin investigation The RCMP has had their attempts to look into potential obstruction of justice in the SNC-Lavalin affair blocked by the Trudeau government. According to another explosive report from The Globe and Mail, Ottawa refused to lift cabinet confidentiality for all witnesses, seriously limiting the capacity for the RCMP to actually look into the matter. According to the report, sources were allegedly told to not discuss matters regarding the scandal with police officials. The reason behind the secrecy was cabinet confidentiality. Liberals say that a waiver for confidentiality was not provided by the Clerk of the Privy Council, meaning that people in the know-how did not have the privilege to speak to the RCMP or the Ethics Commissioner. Earlier in the year, Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion faced similar stonewalling during his inquiries which accumulated in the Trudeau II report alleging that the prime minister had broken ethics laws. Sources claim that the RCMP were allegedly investigating the possibility of obstruction of justice in the affair. “If [the RCMP] were serious enough, they would probably get a search warrant, but that would probably be shot down by the courts. The privilege is pretty strong at the cabinet level,” said former commissioner of the RCMP, Bob Paulson. Around the same time that the RCMP allegedly investigated the matter, the Conservative Party was requesting that the national police force look into the affair. https://www.thepostmillennial.com/breaking-liberal-government-blocks-rcmp-on-snc-lavalin-inquiry/ http://ciec-ccie.parl.gc.ca/EN/ReportsAndPublications/Pages/TrudeauIIReport.aspx
  47. 0 points
    Why would trudeau do this??? When the LNG project was announced a year ago...We were led to believe it would create thousands of “good well paying jobs for the middle class” as an offset to the TMX debacle....yet the government squanders the opportunity sucking up to the Chinese: https://globalnews.ca/news/4504804/government-officials-lng-canada-project-official-tuesday/beta/?utm_expid=.kz0UD5JkQOCo6yMqxGqECg.1&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/08/21/1905104/0/en/CORRECTION-The-Liberal-Government-Hands-42-Billion-in-Construction-Projects-to-China-at-Expense-of-Canadians.html I would like to have heard trudeau answer this in a debate.....not gonna happen. There is so much fodder for the other parties to use against the libs in the election, no wonder the libs are delaying the call...
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    Trudeau outright says “we paid them $600 million” to buy off the media in order to get good coverage. A video of Justin Trudeau is generating intense outrage on social media, and with good reason. The video shows Justin Trudeau speaking at the Parliamentary Press dinner. While the event is generally a time for politicians to make ‘jokes’ and poke fun at each other and themselves, the ‘joke’ Trudeau chose to make shows his arrogance, and reveals more truth than he was probably expecting. Here it is: Trudeau outright says “we paid them $600 million” to buy off the media in order to get good coverage. https://www.spencerfernando.com/2019/09/01/watch-arrogant-trudeau-brags-about-bribing-the-media-with-your-money/
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    Based on this ruling, all airlines operating in / through Quebec are ripe for suits, maybe even a class action one. Air Canada ordered to pay $21,000 in damages for language rights violations ‎Today, ‎August ‎29, ‎2019, ‏‎17 minutes ago | Canadian Aviation News News provided by the Montreal Gazette – link to full story and updates The main complaint was that exit signs on aircraft gave less prominence to French than English and only the word “lift” appeared on seatbelt buckles. PRESSE CANADIENNE Updated: August 29, 2019 Air Canada aircraft. CHRIS HELGREN / REUTERS FILES The Federal Court of Canada has ordered Air Canada to pay $21,000 in damages to two francophones for repeated violations of their language rights. Michel and Lynda Thibodeau filed 22 complaints in 2016 with the Official Languages Commissioner, alleging the carrier violated the Official Languages Act. Their main complaint was that exit signs on aircraft gave less prominence to French than English and only the word “lift” appeared on the buckles of seatbelts on the aircraft. They also complained that a boarding announcement to passengers in Fredericton airport was less complete in French than in English. The two plaintiffs argued that Air Canada systematically violates the linguistic rights of francophones. Air Canada argued that the complaints were based on too rigorous an interpretation of the law, which does not call for identical treatment of both official languages but that they receive treatment that is substantially the same. The court, however, did not agree, ruling this week that unilingual or predominantly English signage and the boarding announcement made largely in English violated the law and that the Thibodeaus’ rights had been violated. The court ordered Air Canada to send the plaintiffs formal letters of apology and pay damages and interest of up to $1,500 for each complaint. Damages for eight of those complaints had already been settled prior to the hearing and were not included in the judgment. The court refused to issue a mandatory order — sought by the plaintiffs — that would oblige Air Canada to conform to its linguistic responsibilities because of the widespread prominence of English on aircraft signage and the carrier’s apparent unwillingness to correct the situation. “There is no reason to believe that Air Canada deliberately violated the (Official Languages) Act, and such an order would impose on it the constant threat of contempt of court proceedings,” the court wrote. Air Canada told the court that if it came to the conclusion the signage did not conform to the law, the air carrier was prepared, within six months after a final judgement, to file a plan that would see them replaced. The court acknowledged the offer.
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    As you read through the clip below please consider its implications on Jack's situation and the fact that Canada is (in effect) blocking his return. It won't be next week or next month, it may not even be next year but by now it should be clear how this eventually plays out. The fact you (we) may not like it is irrelevant. We have been beaten at our own game IMO.... under Canadian law, I'm not even sure if he committed an offence since he left from the UK. I bet a week ago most forum members would say this could never happen: https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/inmates-placed-in-solitary-confinement-awarded-preliminary-20-million And, if you are wondering where the next generation of ISIS fighters hail from, this is it.... a simple recipe, just simmer for about 15 more years and enjoy hot. https://nationalpost.com/news/world/at-a-sprawling-tent-camp-in-syria-fanatical-isil-women-impose-a-brutal-reign-of-fear Most of this isn't hard to understand but a total lack of common sense comes at a cost and begs the question WTFDYTWGTH? https://globalnews.ca/news/5850834/deportation-halted-court-throws-out-conviction/