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Jaydee

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  1. ATTENTION…not so prime Justin. Meet the next PRIME minister of Canada !
  2. Some things are just too funny not to share….and this definitely fits in the “Realty” thread.
  3. Trudeau’s true legacy — stoking the woke Compared to other countries this century, such as the U.K. and the United States, the modern wave of right-wing populism is late in coming to Canada. It is now, however, firmly entrenched in the People’s Party of Canada, the Alberta-based Maverick Party, the Conservative Party of Quebec, and increasingly in the CPC. As in other nations, it is the product both of circumstance, including economic, industrial, and social dislocation, and leadership, both that of left-leaning politicians like Justin Trudeau, who stoked the woke, and of right-of-centre politicians, who seized the opportunity. As mentioned, Trudeau’s time in office was marked by an astronomical growth of government. This growth predates the pandemic, where spending soared off the charts; from 2015–2019, it stemmed from both a philosophical perspective and a political calculation. Philosophically, it owed a debt to the ideas embodied in future minister-of-everything Chrystia Freeland’s 2012 opus, Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else. Freeland argued that the middle class was being “hollowed out” at the expense of the wealthy; she prescribed economic redistribution to remedy inequality. Trudeau followed Freeland’s advice and gave tax breaks to the middle class while raising taxes on the rich; he also pledged “more support to those working hard to join the middle class,” playing to New Canadians’ and working-class voters’ desire for upward mobility. This, the Liberals figured, would win the support they needed to take key ridings in suburban Toronto, mainland B.C., and suburban Quebec. Author John Ivison describes Trudeau as having “an absolute conviction that Canadians share (his) devotion, bordering on dogmatism, for an activist agenda to transform Canada into a more egalitarian society by government fiat.” Ivison cites American conservative writer Thomas Sowell, who in 1995 penned a scathing critique of political correctness in which he distinguished between two groups: the “Anointed” and the “Benighted.” According to Sowell, the Anointed have a “vision” wherein they predict future social, economic, or environmental problems unless the state steps in; they are deemed not merely correct (think Trudeau’s reliance on “evidence-based policy”) but morally superior. The Benighted are dismissed as “uninformed, irresponsible, or motivated by unworthy purposes” (think anti-mandate protesters during the convoy). Trudeau was also sanctimonious. If you disagreed with him, you were not only wrong, but a bad person. He, the Anointed, would not seek to enlighten the Benighted but shame them. And in doing so, he would sow a legacy of division and backlash. Trudeau’s contempt was on full display at a 2018 town hall in Sabrevois, Que., where he was heckled about his refugee policy and lack of border controls. Trudeau responded to the Sabrevois heckler by declaring that her “racism” had no place in Canada. As it turned out, the heckler in question was in fact linked to the Storm Alliance, a far-right group. But her concern about Canada’s porous borders was shared by many Canadians who were not racist but angry that their country was allowing people to queue-jump while other refugees played by the rules. The PM’s off-the-cuff, holier-than-thou response also sparked the resurrection of every blackface meme of Trudeau ever created. A similar outrage erupted when the PM took a knee at a Black Lives Matter protest on Parliament Hill in 2020; he was slammed from the left and the right for his “hollow gesture” that disrespected the RCMP that had protected him “since infancy.” Again in 2022 when he described unvaccinated people as “racists and misogynists” on a Quebec television program, the public responded indignantly. https://nationalpost.com/opinion/tasha-kheiriddin-trudeaus-true-legacy-stoking-the-woke
  4. Trudeau is TOTALLY Clueless “ Trudeau urges Canada Day celebrants to reclaim Maple Leaf as national symbol “ https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-day-message-prime-minister-justin-trudeau-2022-1.6508218
  5. How bad are the backups in the customs halls at Pearson? So bad that the fire chief for Canada’s busiest airport has warned airlines that if they let passengers off before they’re told to, they will be in violation of the National Fire Code. As a result, all international flights arriving in Toronto must now hold passengers on the plane until they are given specific instructions that they can be released. Incidents where an airline fails to comply with such an instruction and self-releases its passengers into the passenger terminal can lead to the CBSA Primary Inspection Line being overwhelmed with passengers, with queues backing up onto the Arrivals Transfer level. The ensuing congestion creates safety risks, disrupts other operations in the terminal and on the ramp and worsens the passenger experience,” states the directive. Aitken cited Sec. 2.1.2.2 of the National Fire Code which states, “Activities that create a hazard and that are not allowed for in the original design shall not be carried out in a building.” All of this to say, the customs halls at Pearson are so backed up that they’ve been violating the fire code and have become a safety hazard. In citing “government-mandated processes and agency staffing,” Aitken is showing, once again, that the Trudeau government isn’t telling the truth. The feds want you to believe that they have no role in this, it’s just the airlines and their scheduling problems, or they claim it’s a staffing issue. Let’s be clear, as I have been from the beginning, the airlines have things they are responsible for, including the disaster that has become baggage handling, but screening and customs are huge problems that are solely the responsibility of the federal government. There are two areas of federal responsibility that are contributing to the problems at airports, and they both lead to other delays and problems for airlines and passengers. The feds are responsible for processing international passengers through customs and for security screening of passengers and baggage for passengers leaving Canadian airports like Pearson. Both are a mess and have been for months, dating back to late March, and while it’s true there are problems elsewhere, none have been as persistent or lasted as long as the problems at Pearson. Even other Canadian airports aren’t as bad, though things are getting worse in Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver and Calgary. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his ministers need to stop blaming slow passengers or bad airlines for things only they can fix. As Aitkens noted, there are staffing issues at Pearson for the Canada Border Services Agency, which is in charge of the customs agents. The union representing those workers has been sounding the alarm on staffing issues for months; they’ve also been calling out the problems https://torontosun.com/news/national/lilley-passengers-backups-at-pearson-so-bad-they-are-now-a-national-fire-code-violation?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR0F6UoUzn7A2BrW8ge2JoKhmylRZwlPYX_Gd5LHGDgMElCpkm_UPGeXOeE#Echobox=1656903708
  6. “ Pearson so bad that backups a National Fire Code violation “ How bad are the backups in the customs halls at Pearson? So bad that the fire chief for Canada’s busiest airport has warned airlines that if they let passengers off before they’re told to, they will be in violation of the National Fire Code. As a result, all international flights arriving in Toronto must now hold passengers on the plane until they are given specific instructions that they can be released. The feds want you to believe that they have no role in this, it’s just the airlines and their scheduling problems, or they claim it’s a staffing issue. Let’s be clear, as I have been from the beginning, the airlines have things they are responsible for, including the disaster that has become baggage handling, but screening and customs are huge problems that are solely the responsibility of the federal government. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his ministers need to stop blaming slow passengers or bad airlines for things only they can fix. As Aitkens noted, there are staffing issues at Pearson for the Canada Border Services Agency, which is in charge of the customs agents. The union representing those workers has been sounding the alarm on staffing issues for months; they’ve also been calling out the problems https://torontosun.com/news/national/lilley-passengers-backups-at-pearson-so-bad-they-are-now-a-national-fire-code-violation?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR0F6UoUzn7A2BrW8ge2JoKhmylRZwlPYX_Gd5LHGDgMElCpkm_UPGeXOeE#Echobox=1656903708
  7. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-air-canada-summer-flight-cancellations/
  8. It’s a good thing the police nabbed Tamara Lich and got her off the streets. After all….We can’t have dangerous people like her taking photographs with other dangerous people and posting them online.
  9. Literally laughing at Canadians all the way to the bank! Will it EVER be enough ?
  10. In the past 10 years I have had a father in law, a mother in law and a mother die. One was with maid, the other two were through natural causes. I did not witness the maid procedure but I was there almost daily for the 2 months previous to it and their commitment never wavered once. From the the recollection of someone present, they passed away with a content look on their face. I can definitely say from my experience I would pick MAID hands down. If given the opportunity that’s the route I will take. I guess right now that’s an easy position to take as it’s not staring me in the face, but if my choices are lying in bed suffering for months on end waiting for the walls to close in, verses quietly going to sleep before the inevitable **bleep** hits the fan, I don’t think there will be much problem making that decision. As for cases of the mentally unstable being offered MAID, at first thought I’m against it because another human being is making the life or death decision over another human. In some circles of thought that would be defined as murder. The guy writing this article hasn’t even witnessed a MAID procedure, yet he is full of critiques and questions about it. He would have a lot more credibility if his objections were backed up by experience rather than arm chair quarterbacking the subject. “ Zivot, who has never performed or witnessed MAID himself, is dead wrong, that his assumptions aren’t anchored in any published evidence and that it’s irresponsible to extrapolate findings from the autopsies of executed prisoners and claim they could be seen in the context of MAID.”
  11. Justin Trudeau’s version of how to celebrate Canada Day
  12. https://nationalpost.com/news/health-canada-backs-down-from-nutrition-warning-labels-for-ground-meat-after-criticism?fbclid=IwAR1Zw6P_DUE6cWKxlZhTbmtn6gmGc0oVrD4cckvGfT2KCgzlwHwWY-dksl0
  13. Found this little gem… Sharing from a Montréal Lead Ramp Agent. The struggle is real…if you have to travel, give yourself a few extra days…and if you don’t “need” to travel…stay home!!! "I just got home at 6am after a 14h day including 6h of overtime. I struggle to convey in words how much chaos there is at the airport right now. 1. Last night I saw SFO passengers crawling through the carousel to retrieve their bags ... from a secured customs area ... because they've been waiting 4 hours for them. 2. I saw FAs walk off flights because the pilots were flying illegally after timing out, and the FAs didn't feel safe because they knew how tired the pilots were. 3. I saw Delhi leave with 100 missing meals and STOC said send it anyway. 4. I saw a handicapped person with no legs crawl out of a plane himself because there was no wheelchair crew. 5. We've now reached 2019 peak rush times but with only 800 ground crew staff, compared to 1200 in 2019 (and we were barely making it then) 6. I've seen dogs being left in the bulk of a cancelled flight for 2 hours. 7. One guy on my crew today almost walked into a live engine because he was new. With only 5 weeks training, he had forgot ¾ of it cause it's so condensed. The higher ups in Toronto want to make that training 5 days instead of 5 weeks. 8. We no longer wait for passengers to connect. I dispatched FRA the other day with 50 missing passengers and STOC didn't want to wait. We don't wait anymore cause it delays all the flights in the gate moving forward. So we fly with whoever is onboard. From the bottom of my heart, tell your loved ones not to fly now. Regardless if they bring a bag or not. I saw the proposed schedule over the next year and a half and it's enough to keep me up at night. Anyway, for those of you travelling anyway... stay safe. Bring food and water with you. Don't ever check a bag. And if you do fly, don't connect. You'll miss it 100%. Rant over. I'm exhausted and going to sleep cuz I I only get 7.5h rest between shifts."
  14. Watch the blatant body language of Joly during this news conference. Pretty sure Sophie will not be impressed https://globalnews.ca/news/8958186/canada-military-aid-ukraine/
  15. If you are time limited, start around the 11 minute mark……
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