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  1. From Deicer's linked article:

    "The regulator has pointed to Premier Doug Ford’s efforts to force former Hydro One CEO Mayo Schmidt to retire — which was followed by the resignation of the utility’s entire board — as a sign that the province was willing to put political interests above those of shareholders."

    Imagine that eh; Dougie wasn't willing to place the shareholder's interests first?

  2. Good effort Wolfhunter, but when your opposition creates & maintains a position contrary to common sense, you might as well paint a spot on a wall and debate with it as waste time arguing with those that are bent on bringing the house down regardless.

    So, how many weeks will it be before the US and Canada resemble today's Venezuela?




  3. The poster is kind of misleading I think?

    The Green Peace guy didn't cut down any trees, so does he really need to plant any?

    Disclaimer ... I do acknowledge the fellow as an end use consumer of forest products; I would hope his protest recognizes that reality too?

    I'm not much of a fan of the forestry industry; I think greed has resulted in a lot of environmental abuses.

    A couple of things industry doesn't want you to know ...

    Forest fires are part of the natural regeneration process, which is absolutely necessary to maintaining a healthy forest environment.

    When fires do occur, plant matter is converted to ash, which feeds a new cycle of growth that includes several fazes; pine / spruce forests are the last step in a natural process that takes several hundred years to complete post fire.

    In the world of the artificial forest, four years post re-seeding, managers will deem the plot Round Up ready and employ aerial spraying to eliminate competing plant life, which denies dependent fauna of food and other habitat needed to survive.

    A manicured plantation of genetically engineered twigs that will be harvested in twenty years can hardly be considered a replacement for an old stand of trees.

    In short, modern forestry practices do not respect the natural world.


  4. Deicer

    " I have many friends and neighbours who benefited from the cap and trade because the portion that was supposed to be returned to the public was.  They replaced windows, doors, installed new insulation and it was all covered by the cap and trade rebates.  That's what it was about."

    But someone else has friends that had to pay the tax to cover your friends upgrades and how fair is that?

    Even worse, when the government shakes the taxpayer down 60% of the cash collected is used to cover the government's cost of transferring the bounty to another man's pocket.




  5. I wonder if trudeau senior ever intended, or expected people from other lands to integrate when he introduced his multicultural ideals?

    When the dancing fool claimed we didn't have a core identity and may be the first post- nation state was it wishful thinking, or the actual plan?  



    ""Compulsive behaviour and impaired judgment are symptoms of the mental illness of substance use disorder. They were manifested in this case ... by either no capacity or diminished capacity on the part of (D.S.) to comply with workplace rules prohibiting diversion of narcotics and falsification of medical records."

    What happened to the Criminal Code and or the Narcotics Control Act?

    When does personal responsibility and discipline enter the equation?

    This Decision would seem to give employed junkies a get out of jail free card when they commit crimes in the workplace in support of their addictions.

    Does the ruling only provide addicts with a free pass when it comes to theft and fraud in the workplace, or are assaults, robberies and worse justified as well?

    If the workplace is to be a safe spot for addicts, should the law handle these people any differently when they commit the same crimes outside of the work environment?







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  7. "“To make sure Indigenous, traditional or different ways of knowing are included in research,” Duncan said during the announcement in Saskatoon Monday. “If you live on the land for 10,000 years you need to be able to read the sky, the land, or the water or you don’t survive.”"

    What kind of research worth $5.6M is needed?

    I mean, people have 'survived' all over the planet since the beginning by reading the sky, the land, or the water.

    Best practices were retained and civilization moved forward.

    I think Malcolm's right; trudeau's out to buy votes with this waste of resources project.

    The reports on same ought to be positive though considering all the taxpayer cash trudeau bought the media with.