st27

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  1. I agree...don’t like the idea of dual citizenship either.....look at the situation in Hong Kong where there are 300,000 people over there claiming Canadian citizenship..what is the governments responsibility to them??? The Lebanese evacuation a few years ago was a mess...aircraft chartered to evacuate Canadian “citizens” who had gone  “home”......(who complained about food, seating assignments and  baggage on the rescue flight) only to return when the crisis had abated..

    Do you agree with Trudeau that a Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian??.....there should be a penalty for going abroad to engage in terrorist activities, expecting to be able to scurry back to the safety and fallibility of the Canadian justice system.


  2. There is an interesting fact....300,000 “Canadians” living in HKG.....just how many are paying Canadian taxes, how long have they lived in Canada? What are their allegiances to Canada? What does Canada owe them?

    And if the present government can’t get 2 citizens released from jail for a tit for tat episode, I wouldn’t keep my fingers crossed for the larger numbers jailed for civil unrest.


  3. Here is another issue that Trudeau won’t touch until after the election. He would have a have to rationalize his “Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian” position to defend bringing an ISiIS convert back to a country .... a country the ISIS supporter has never lived in....

    Letts was born, raised and educated in the UK. I can find no reference to Letts even visiting Canada.

    From an article a few months ago....

    ”Letts' father is Canadian. He told ITV News that he had a Canadian passport through his father at one point but is unsure if it is still valid. He said he is not seeking to return to Canada.  

    "I feel British, I am British. My dad's Canadian, if the U.K. accepted me I would go back to the U.K., it's my home, but I don't think that is going to happen," he told ITV News.

    "I don't think I'm going to be given ... back to Britain, for example ... or some Canadian official is going to come and help me because like I said —  no one really cares." 

     


  4. Running under the radar in this affair, was my favourite weasel, Scott Brison. And here I was thinking he was saving his own bacon wrt the Mark Norman travesty. Turns out, he was being lobbied heavily by two guys from BMO to give SNC a DPA. Oh. Yeah. He quits in January (about 2 weeks before the SNC story broke) to spend more time with his family...and then promptly announces he will be working for BMO.....boy, this stinks......and yeah, the dumbass Canadians will re-elect pretty boy.

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    Canada’s fourth-largest bank was drawn into the controversy over the Trudeau government’s handling of the SNC file after the federal Ethics Commissioner released a report Wednesday that found the Prime Minister broke the rules in directing government officials to find a solution to SNC’s legal troubles that would safeguard its interests.

    The report revealed two senior BMO officials, Mr. Prichard and vice-chair Kevin Lynch, made multiple attempts to lobby cabinet minister Scott Brison to help SNC avoid a criminal prosecution.

    The two men met with Mr. Brison, who was Treasury Board president at the time, in October and November. Mr. Brison, in turn, conveyed their legal arguments and concerns over SNC to then-attorney-general Jody Wilson-Raybould, and to senior members of the Prime Minister’s Office.

    In January, Mr. Brison announced he was quitting politics, and in February he joined BMO’s capital markets arm, BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.

     


  5. While Trudeau and Vaughan talk about housing and education to fix Toronto’s crime problems (the gun is really just a tool of the trade), here are a few examples of reality:

    In the wake of Chief Mark Saunders citing 326 such cases on Friday, the Sun found several troubling cases of convicts who were snared by police and then let go by judges.

    Anderson, now 21, was freed in 2017 from a two-year less a day prison sentence for possessing a loaded prohibited or restricted gun. He was living under parole conditions and was under a weapons ban while serving three years probation.Despite being charged with 22 offences —  including gun, dangerous driving and assault police charges — and facing an apparently “overwhelming case,” Anderson was freed on bail with his mentally-ill brother as his surety by Justice Joseph Bovard 17 days later.

     

     

    In another case, Maya Ahmed was celebrating his newfound freedom with gang buddies at a condo on Dan Leckie Way — near Lake Shore Blvd. W. and Bathurst St. — on July 17, 2018.

    Police were tipped off that a man named Ahmed allegedly had an illegal handgun at the Airbnb address. Maya Ahmed had been freed on statutory release five days earlier.

    The now 27-year-old was still serving a 31-month sentence for trafficking drugs and five counts of failing to comply with a recognizance (bail) order. One of his bail conditions was to “have no contact with people you know or have reason to believe is involved in criminal activity.”

    “You were involved in drug trafficking … you have been immersed in drug subculture and are noted to be an active gang affiliate. Any return to these associations will increase your risk to re-offend,” his  parole conditions stated

     

    In yet another disturbing case, Javell Jackson was charged with possession of a firearm and breaching a firearm prohibition in June 2018 when he was allegedly caught with a gun while driving in Regent Park — barely a year after being freed from prison for shooting a man in 2013.

    His gun charges were stayed two weeks ago because of the unavailability of police witnesses, but he was already on bail again a month earlier.

    Jackson received house arrest on $105,000 bail while he lived with his girlfriend, Soleil Gomes, and her father in July 2018.

     

    https://torontosun.com/news/crime/accused-gun-toters-freed-on-bail-despite-prior-records-and-weapon-bans

     


  6. Ok...more pandering to diversity:

    PRIME Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday issued the following statement on Eid al-Adha:

    “Today, Muslims in Canada and around the world mark the end of the Hajj and celebrate Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice.

    “Eid al-Adha is a time for families and loved ones to come together to pray, share a meal, and celebrate life’s blessings.

    “It is also a chance to reflect on values like community service, compassion, and generosity. Whether supporting a local charity or being there for neighbours in need, Muslim Canadians show us the best of those values all year round.

    “Today, let’s celebrate Canada’s Muslim communities, and the many contributions they make to shape our country for the better.

    “On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish all those celebrating a wonderful Eid al-Adha.

    “Eid Mubarak!”


  7. Another “diversity is our strength” moment :

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-city-man-charged-woman-set-on-fire-1.5243285

     

    Not the headline Trudeau wants publicized as he wishes a certain group :

    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Eid al-Fitr:

    “Tonight at sunset, Muslims in Canada and around the world will celebrate Eid al-Fitr.

    “Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. After a month of fasting and spiritual reflection, Eid is a time for community and celebration.

    “This festival is also a chance to honour the values at the heart of Islam – from service and generosity to peace and compassion. Whether it’s volunteering at a food bank or supporting local charities, Muslim Canadians show us the best of those values, all throughout the year.

    “Today, let’s celebrate the many contributions Muslim Canadians make to our country. Our government will always stand with Canada’s Muslim communities. We will continue to fight against Islamophobia and hatred in all its forms, and together, we’ll keep building a better Canada.

    “On behalf of our family, Sophie and I wish all those celebrating a joyful Eid.

    “Eid Mubarak!”


  8. Trudeau can claim another in the law of unintended consequences......what a putz... and so much for the libs boast that we take the public’s security “very seriously”.....

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    “It’s called criminal tourism,” a frustrated undercover officer — who asked that his name, special unit and GTA police service not be identified as they’re currently in the midst of a project targeting South American thieves — said outside of court.

    Since the visa requirement from Mexico was dropped, his team alone has arrested 120 foreign criminals and laid 400 theft charges.

    “It’s time the public knows,” he said. “It’s all being swept under the table.”

    “The majority are Colombian nationals who are obtaining, probably with help from someone in the Mexican government, legitimate Mexican drivers’ licences and passports under fake identities which give them free access to Canada,” he says.      

    Mexicans no longer require a visa to Canada thanks to the Liberal government’s change of policy as of Dec. 1, 2016.

    https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/mandel-south-american-thieves-flock-to-gta-stay-as-refugees-when-nabbed

    And if they CBSA is fooled by fake Mexican passports, who knows what else is coming in, especially from the Middle East?

    This government is such a joke! And it’s citizens suffer because of it.


  9. Finally.....the talk is coming around to the real problem in Toronto wrt the shootings and it’s a gang thing:

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    There are approximately 326 people that are charged with firearms offences that are out on bail right now,” the Chief said.

    What possibly could go wrong? If it were polluted beaches there would at least be a sign erected.

    In the case of Wednesday afternoon’s double shooting in Flemingdon Park, both victims “were on bail for gun offences,” said Saunders.

    Not a surprise.

    https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/one-dead-another-wounded-as-bullets-fly-in-east-york


  10. Watched a CBC interview last night re:renewed call for a hand gun ban ... a former gang member was asked about it ... and predictably, he chuckled...total waste of time. The interviewer pressed the issue and was gobsmacked at the next answer to her question: If someone wanted to get a handgun (illegally) in Toronto, how long would it take??  About 2 hours, was the response.

    Heres a typical occurence:

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    Muhammad Raeese, 19 and a 17-year-old youth — both from Markham — are charged with numerous offences including attempted murder,  gun charges and bail offences.

    Gangs ya think?? Punks driving a Lexus, the other a BMW.....nothing suspicious here.

     https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/firearm-charges#comments,

     

    Meanwhile, on the knife and stabbing front..... 3 kids stab a guy, potentially with fatal consequences. I’m sure they promised not to do it again.

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    Two 15-year-olds and a 17-year-old are charged with aggravated assault and possession of weapons dangerous.

    They were released on a promise to appear and cannot be identified due to their ages.

     

    https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/three-teens-charged-in-stabbing-of-man-in-bowmanville

    And in Brampton:

    https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/four-hurt-in-brampton-knife-fight

    No crisis or calls for action on knives....

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  11. Actually the total number of shootings is up to 14 for the weekend.......one word......Caribana.

    The shooting at at the party in the Bridle Path has some interesting background. Just speculating but I’ll wager the house was purchased for Chinese money laundering for almost $15 mil. The non resident owners have been renting it out on Air bnb on a routine basis for the last 4 years. “Event planners” rent it, charge admission for the party and trash it,  and the neighbours suffer. This shooting occurred at 6 in the morning!!!!

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    According to property listings website Zolo.ca, the Bridle Path home features at least six bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, includes a home theatre and indoor pool, and is more than 5,000 square feet. It was sold on Aug. 27, 2014 for $14.2 million.

    A listing on a hotel comparison website describes the address as a “luxury home” that showcases a sauna, an indoor pool, a private garden, and an elevator.

    Physician Ghafouri says he and other neighbours have complained to the city over the last several years about noise coming from the home. 

    “Sometimes we can’t sleep, so we just sit downstairs in the family room because the music is so loud, it goes till 3 a.m. or after. And my backyard sometimes reeks of marijuana,” he says. The city informed him that they were investigating, but so far there has been no action. 

    Another resident, who didn’t wish to be named, says she has been complaining to the city for more than a year about noise and traffic emanating from the rental of the home.

    “It’s scary when people come into your neighbourhood and they start trashing the place. Litter is a real problem.” 

     

     

    The club shooting had a similar party theme:

     

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    The group was attending a packed event when she says a group of men burst into the club around 2 a.m. and started shooting.

    A leaflet found at the scene said admittance was $25 for the event called ‘Unforgettable: The Caribana Afrobeats Party,’ running from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

    “The DJ said, ‘Security to the back, security to the back,’” said Jessica.

    She and her friends said there was a volley of gunfire inside the club – and they saw a man on the floor.

     

     

    There is a common theme here that is implicit with becoming a “world class” city....now you have world class problems.....it’s not going to magically go away, no matter what the mayor or the chief of police say.


  12. Plastic bags are the minimum.....why do salads/vegetables have to be wrapped in plastic?? (Forcing you to buy more than you need) What happened to bulk produce?? 

    Ban plastic water bottles...you want water, refil your own jug!  (Yeah but there is no profit in just water that way)

    trudeau and barbies care about the environment would have more credit if they started in this area.


  13. I would like to know the increase in revenues produced by the GST as it will also be applied on top of the increase in the carbon tax....seems small but will probably add millions to the tax haul. (I don’t think Trudeau wants this number publicized going into the election). 


  14. I guess the orca populations have learned to not to inhale when they swim by......

    30 years ago, most Canadian cities hoped to attain secondary treatment standards, let alone tertiary treatment. Most are still at secondary treatment (basically straining out the big chunks and starting settling and bio breakdown)

    Has anybody departed YYZ, turned east bound and noticed a big brown stain in the water south of Humber Bay or Ashbridges Bay?? 

    Has anybody wondered why the Toronto beaches close after a heavy rainfall in Toronto?

    And Trudeau makes a big deal of CO2......we **bleep** in the water people use for drinking downstream.


  15. Some interesting points raised in this article that would make for an interesting debate in the upcoming election......who am I kidding???

    CLIMATE CHANGE HYPOCRISY

    South Africa, India, the Philippines, South Korea, Japan and China, all signatories to the Paris climate accord, are building a combined 1,800 new coal-fired power plants. Coal plants emit twice as much CO2 as natural gas plants. Meanwhile, international environmental groups campaign against sending Canadian LNG to those countries. And here at home, the Trudeau Liberals have just introduced a tax specifically designed to discourage the building of new cleaner-burning gas-fired power plants as they continue to pursue the fantasy that wind and solar will keep the lights on. Good luck with that. After hundreds of billions of dollars invested, wind and solar contribute just two per cent of global energy supply. And that’s only when the wind is blowing, and the sun is shining.

     

     

     

    https://business.financialpost.com/opinion/gwyn-morgan-here-are-a-few-climate-change-head-scratchers-for-canadian-voters-to-ponder


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    On 7/26/2019 at 10:14 AM, deicer said:

    With the economy and jobs being most important, that's all static.

     

    If Trudeau’s problems are just “static” and not relevant to the governance of the country, why should you be so critical of Doug Ford? Trudeau is outspending Ford by billions and has proven his virtues are dubious. Using recent federal job numbers the libs like to crow about, Ford is doing an excellent job in Ontario.

    “We’re drawing in people, and that tells you how tight the labour market is,” Tony Stillo, director of Canada economics at Oxford Economics, said by phone.

    Regionally, there were gains in most provinces including Alberta, which saw 21,400 jobs created. Employment in Ontario jumped by 47,000 in April, with job increases in Canada’s largest province at 205,000 over the past year. Quebec employment rose by 38,000, dropping its unemployment rate to 4.9 per cent, the lowest in data going back to 1976.

    https://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/newsalert-economy-adds-a-record-106500-jobs-in-april-unemployment-rate-dips