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  1. LILLEY: Trudeau has a history of interfering in criminal matters, don't believe his denials this time Brian Lilley - 1h ago © Provided by Toronto SunPrime Minister Justin Trudeau rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. A report from a public inquiry shows that the Trudeau government interfered in a criminal investigation. The government denies they did this, but Trudeau has lied about interfering in a criminal investigation in the past and likely is now. In 2019, Trudeau responded to a story that he had tried to interfere with the ongoing criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin by saying that “the allegations in the Globe story are false.” Trudeau repeated that lie multiple times that February day and many times after, but the truth eventually came out. That’s the important thing to remember when you hear the denials from the Trudeau government on their political interference in the investigation into the Nova Scotia mass shooting. They are denying they did anything political — that they pressured the RCMP to release information on the guns used to further their gun control legislation. Police notes at the time back up the claim of political interference, so who are you going to believe? “The commissioner said she had promised the minister of public safety and the Prime Minister’s Office that the RCMP (we) would release this information,” read the handwritten notes of Supt. Darren Campbell. Those notes were taken immediately after an April 28, 2020 meeting he and others had with RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki. In that meeting, Lucki wanted to know why the type of firearms used by the killer in the April 18-19 murder spree were not being released during the regular media updates. “I tried to explain there was no intent to disrespect anyone, however we could not release this information at this time,” Campbell wrote. “The commissioner then said that we didn’t understand, that this was tied to pending gun control legislation that would make officers and the public safer.” Campbell’s notes, now released as part of the official evidence of the Mass Casualty Commission, also show that Lucki expressed her dissatisfaction with Campbell and others for not releasing this information. His claim of political interference is also backed up by the words of Lia Scanlan, then the director of communications for the RCMP in Nova Scotia. So we have a history of Trudeau interfering in criminal investigations, an RCMP superintendent and a senior civilian in the force saying the interference happened, and hapless Bill Blair, the former minister of public safety, making denials in Ottawa. President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair prepares to appear before the Special Joint Committee on the Declaration of Emergency, surrounding the government’s use of the Emergencies Act on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang “No direction of an operational matter was given by me or anyone else in this government,” Blair told the Commons under questioning from Conservative MP John Brassard. There’s enough wiggle room in Blair’s denials to drive a truck through. Even the statement issued by Lucki isn’t really a denial so much as an admission she handled that meeting badly. “I regret the way I approached the meeting and the impact it had on those in attendance. My need for information should have been better weighed against the seriousness of the circumstances they were experiencing,” Lucki wrote. What her statement didn’t deny in any way was the claim that she had made a promise to the PMO to get information out to help with their new gun control legislation. Even Canadians who are supportive of the Trudeau government’s gun control agenda should be outraged by this. This is evidence of a government using a tragedy for their political agenda and interfering with a police investigation to do so. We don’t have politicians direct police in matters like this in Canada, that’s what happens in undemocratic countries. If you still are OK with what happened, ask yourself how you would react if it was Stephen Harper or Doug Ford facing these allegations instead of Justin Trudeau. We can’t apply laws and principles based on whether we support the politician involved. Trudeau, Blair and Lucki all need to go.
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  2. At my age, a lot of my friends etc. are elderly and their children are in their mid 40s. Neither group (to the best of my knowledge) has died from covid related vaccinations. None either have, except for a very few, suffered sudden death no matter the cause.
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  3. Sebastian Vettel viciously booed by Canadian Grand Prix crowd during drivers' parade SEBASTIAN VETTEL got a less than warm welcome by the thousands of fans at the Canadian Grand Prix. https://www.express.co.uk/sport/f1-autosport/1627945/Sebastian-Vettel-Canadian-Grand-Prix-booing-crowd-F1-fans-climate-change-oil-sands?fbclid=IwAR0zYAyr0OsKqWXVy8u3Nu8YMhrV0s0dIora0n67O6mUP_G8FwUGtaq4s3k
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  4. “His luggage is in London”? All these rule changes. I thought international pax had to travel with their stuff…..or it gets offloaded
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  5. WH…..you forgot sockboys first interference in process..VA Mark Norman…..still would like to see Marie Heinens notes going in to trial!
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  6. Thanks for the reply Mitch. I do realize that the majority of the posts on this forum recently have come from the so-called right of the spectrum. However, as being someone that tended right I felt for many years that this forum tended somewhat left. What I always did realize though is that it was simply everyone expressing what it was they believed to be for the best, and that all of us have been influenced by our societal memes. Putting this forum aside I do think that those of us tending right have been put much more on the defensive and marginalized by a very left leaning media. The government under the current regime has doubled down on that agenda. Look at the rhetoric that our PM employed in dealing with the freedom convoy in Ottawa. Instead of understanding that this was a movement by a large group of working class Canadians that were concerned about the direction their government was taking them, he labelled them as terrorists, nazis, anti-vaxers and right wing extremists and refused to engage with them. The bulk of the mainline media went along with this approach. The result was that Canadians all across the country were severely divided and when it came to the vaccines it was particularly true. Those that were concerned that the vaccines were going to impact their long term health were being subjected to abuse, not only from their governments but also from their friends families and neighbours who felt that their health was being jeopardized by those not taking the vaccines. The result has been that people, both on the right and on the left, have been pushed to the more extreme and have real animosity towards one another. I know of siblings that were close no longer speaking to each other. The long term impact on our society by the mandates, the labelling and the demonizing of others will have a much greater long term impact than Covid ever would IMHO. Again, IMHO we should have focused more on a cure for Covid and we would have developed herd immunity in relatively short order, and again it is my opinion that the root cause of the problem was that our governments, in many cases with good intentions, wound up in bed with big pharma who realized that there was considerably more money in vaccines than there was in treating the virus. We are now in the position that our usual discourse is breaking down into a maze of extreme rhetoric and we are still having the vaccines pushed on us where it is becoming increasingly clear that they are no longer effective. As a society we are going to have to come to the realization that the majority of people on both sides of these issues are all trying to sort out what is the truth and what is right approach. We have to have civil discourse, without the labelling etc. Unfortunately our political leaders of all stripes are a huge part of the problem and it filters down, aided by the media. Maybe ultimately Mitch it will be up to people like you and me to bring civility back to our society, and we can agree to disagree with a handshake. Cheers Greg
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  7. No answers, no explanations for B.C. couple escorted off Montreal plane The couple and 23 others were banned from Air Canada flights for next 24 hours Josh Slatkoff and his wife Tara Sharpe had just been visiting family in Ottawa before they headed to Montreal to catch a connecting flight to London, U.K. Wed Jun 22, 2022 - CBC News A couple from Victoria, B.C. say they've yet to receive an explanation about why they were escorted off a plane from Montreal Trudeau Airport overnight Tuesday. Josh Slatkoff and his wife, Tara Sharpe, were left stranded in Montreal, banned from boarding another Air Canada flight for the next 24 hours after the captain of the plane made the order, he said. They had been on their way to the U.K. for a memorial service, Slatkoff said. "Her grandmother just passed away so we were going there to be with family. Our flight had a connection in Montreal," he said. He says they had been seated and were waiting for the flight to London to get off the ground when a group of police officers boarded around 12:30 a.m. and began escorting two people off the plane. The plane was set to depart Monday night and though there had been delays, people on the flight were being patient, Slatkoff said. Some looked like they were returning from Grand Prix weekend. "The next row in front of us was also removed, and that included a couple that was in their 70s. At that point I was completely shocked. We had no idea what to make of what was happening," Slatkoff said. "Then the Air Canada attendant pointed at our row, and he told us we needed to leave as well." It wasn't until the two reached the airport that an Air Canada agent told them the captain of the plane had asked for some people to be removed because they were drinking and not wearing masks. But Slatkoff says he doesn't recall seeing any rowdy people on the plane, and that includes him and his wife. "We showed our masks, N95s, and I said to her, 'Does this look like the kind of mask someone would wear if they were refusing to wear a mask?'" 'At Air Canada's mercy' Air Canada says it's now investigating the incident. They confirmed a total of 25 people were "deplaned" from the flight. "We understand that there are allegations that, in the course of removing these passengers, certain unrelated individuals were deplaned as well," the airline said in an email statement. "Some of these deplaned customers were rebooked this morning and are on their way to their final destination." But, as of Tuesday morning, Slatkoff said he was still waiting to hear from someone. He stayed at a downtown hotel after getting stranded at the airport at 2:00 a.m. but now might need to plan for another night in the city. His luggage is in London. "We're at Air Canada's mercy at this point," he said. He and his wife were planning on staying in London with family until the end of the month before returning to Victoria. They're still planning on flying over. "You have made a terrible mistake and I really want to see what you're going to do to make this right," Slatkoff said. Airport Patrol at Trudeau airport said it responded to a situation on board an aircraft that evening and escorted passengers off the plane, at the request of the flight captain and crew. The Montreal police service, the SPVM, was also called due to the number of passengers involved but did not have to intervene.
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  8. https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/warmington-move-over-chicago-gun-violence-in-toronto-is-catching-up Until voters are prepared to admit that this is a gang and smuggled firearm problem (and begin voting on policy) it simply can't and won't be fixed. I'm absolutely in awe of the denial and refusal to address the issue. Lots more to be had if you want it, this blight will soon be spreading to smaller satellite communities and 20 years from now it will be a regional problem and not just a municipal one. The first step is saying gang violence instead of gun violence... and you ain't even there yet. What you don't want is otherwise law abiding people arming themselves out of necessity to protect themselves and their children in a world that defunds their only other option for protection. Is it even possible to go about this in a worse manner? If you think of one, don't tell a liberal politician. Here's a little test, is the headline above related in any way to the headline below as far as effecting outcomes is concerned? 66-year-old British man turned away from donating blood over refusal to say he isn't pregnant
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