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you can't day bullocks.....its gender specific.  😋

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Really now, does anyone actually care? Where is the news about Sudan, Libya and Yemen. Why do I have to look so hard to find it?

https://torontosun.com/entertainment/celebrity/kanye-west-slammed-for-using-cellphone-at-cher-broadway-show/wcm/88939bc9-4865-43b4-bba3-8c7444266711

Kanye and Cher are about as relevant in the real world as fleas on a dog.

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NEws is aimed at the shallow unwashed who think that crap is important

 

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Too bad so sad, he knew the rules when he ran for election.

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Ontario looking at law after Indigenous councillor refuses to pledge oath to the Queen

 
‎Today, ‎December ‎5, ‎2018, ‏‎4 hours ago | The Canadian Press

TORONTO — The Ontario government said on Wednesday it was looking into rules requiring all municipal councillors to pledge allegiance to the Queen after an Indigenous councillor-elect refused to do so.

The issue arose in Hearst, Ont., where Gaetan Baillargeon said he was forced to vacate the seat he recently won in a general election because he wouldn’t take the oath.

“It’s inconsistent with my views regarding the relationship between the Crown and the Indigenous people of Canada,” Baillargeon said in an interview. “To me, the Queen represents residential schools, the reserves, and the breaking of all the treaties.”

Baillargeon, of the Constance Lake First Nation just west of Hearst, said he believed a pledge exemption existed for First Nations but the town clerk said no. He said the clerk told him he had to give up his seat or the swearing-in ceremony on Monday would have ground to a halt — something he said he didn’t want to have happen.

“I would rather have pledged allegiance to Canada and its laws, Ontario and to the people of Hearst,” Baillargeon said. “I want to pledge allegiance.”

Roger Sigouin, the mayor of the northern Ontario town of about 5,000, said the ball was in the government’s court.

“We’re behind (Baillargeon), 100 per cent,” Sigouin said on Wednesday. “The only thing is we wait and see what government is going to do. We didn’t have any choice because the law is there.”

Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark said he was aware of the concerns and was considering options.

“We are looking into the matter further,” Clark said in a statement. “At this time, there is no exception to the requirement to take the declaration of office prior to taking your seat as a local councillor.”

Under Section 232 of the Municipal Act, councillors are required to take the pledge in the form “established by the minister for that purpose.” The current incarnation, set in 2001, reads in part: “I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second (or the reigning sovereign for the time being).”

Hearst Mayor Roger Sigouin, left, seen in this file photo with previous Timmins Mayor Tom Laughren, said his community plans to quit its membership in the Northeastern Ontario Municipal Association (NEOMA) because he said the organization is no longer as unified as used to be.

“The declaration is established provincially and there is no local authority to amend the declaration,” Clark said.

At the same time, he said he hoped those elected could take their places to serve municipalities and their residents.

Sigouin, too, said he hoped the issue could be resolved before the council’s first meeting on Dec. 18, at which point council would have to declare the seat vacant, starting the 60-day countdown clock on a new vote or a replacement appointment.

Baillargeon said he didn’t want to give up his seat.

“The people of Hearst voted for me,” he said. “If I can’t make any changes, then what use am I as a politician.”

It’s not the first time the issue has surfaced.

In January 2011, the town of Hearst formally appealed to then-Liberal municipal affairs minister Rick Bartolucci to drop the requirement after a francophone councillor raised the issue. Bartolucci refused, saying it was not a priority for the government.

Other Indigenous politicians have been allowed to bend the rules in other situations by using Cree for a pledge or changing the wording, Baillargeon said.

The oath issue also surfaced a few years ago in a failed challenge to Canadian citizenship rules, which requires a pledge of allegiance to the Queen.

Sigouin said there was some irony in that the province has been adamant in recent years about consultations with Indigenous people as a precursor to any development of the north.

“Now we have a guy like Gaetan who is willing to sit at council to make a difference between both communities, to work together, but the regulation is not there,” Sigouin said. “So that’s where the government has got to jump and say, ‘OK, I think we have to do something about it.”‘

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Since radio stations decided to pull “Baby it’s Cold Outside” from their playlists because someone was offended, I feel that these other holiday songs must also be removed as they are offensive as well. Do so immediately!!!

1. I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS: subjecting minors to softcore porn


2. THE CHRISTMAS SONG: Open fire? Pollution. Folks dressed up like Eskimos? Cultural appropriation


3. HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS: Kiss her once for me? Unwanted advances


4. WHITE CHRISTMAS: Racist


5. SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN: Sees you when you’re sleeping? Knows when you’re awake? Peeping Tom stalker


6. MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR: Everyone telling you be of good cheer? Forced to hide depression


7. RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: Bullying


8. IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS: Forced gender-specific gifts: dolls for Janice and Jen and boots and pistols (GUNS!) for Barney and Ben


9. SANTA BABY: Gold digger, blackmail


10. FROSTY THE SNOWMAN: Sexist; not a snow woman


11. DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?: blatant disregard for the hearing impaired


12. HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS: Make the yuletide GAY? Wow, just wow!


13. JINGLE BELL ROCK: Giddy up jingle horse, pick up your feet: animal abuse


14. MISTLETOE AND HOLLY: Overeating, folks stealing a kiss or two? How did this song ever see the light of day?


15. WINTER WONDERLAND: Parson Brown demanding they get married…forced partnership


16. ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS (IS MY TWO FRONT TEETH): Hmmm... physical abuse


17. GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER: Elder abuse

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One trick ponies always have an agenda and always want you to know about it. I used to be sympathetic to such things but find myself no longer moved. It never ends, next week he will demand something else like adding a 60th gender or consider “Baby It’s Cold Outside” to be an affront to someone whose car just disappeared in a pothole. We will never hear the end of his opposition to racist place names like White’s Road. 

If you are going to sit in that chair you represent everyone and not just those who are part of your pet cause. Catholic COPs can be tasked to guard abortion clinics and rightly so…. get er done or get out. All of this has some people (like me), who once supported reasonable accommodation, sick and tired of their endless nonsense and a little surprised that none of them seem smart enough to realize they would eventually make political enemies out of former allies by pushing the outer limits of constant craven stupidity. 

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As shown by the events of the 'Incel' movement in Toronto this last summer, the catalyst for all this is the internet.

What used to be localised has been given a global audience and draws in more of both good and bad.

I once again say that the way to fight this is to increase education and the ability to think rationally.

Unfortunately our society is too fragmented at this time to accomplish this.

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4 hours ago, deicer said:

I once again say that the way to fight this is to increase education and the ability to think rationally.

Unfortunately our society is too fragmented at this time to accomplish this.

Agreed. I have maintained at some length that the fragmentation (I call polarization) is so entrenched now that the collective rational thought you aspire to is virtually impossible. I would submit that movements such as the incel thing, which I had never heard of before, are truly an example of internet communities run amuck and fools like this now pose a danger to all reasonable people. They lurk in the shadows and owe their very existence to the internet and would expire without it..

We have collectively created the perfect storm through a combination of apathy and unsustainable liberalism. Only a stark day of reckoning will turn back the hands of time. The good news is that this reckoning is easy to accomplish given the headlong rush to and reliance on technology, we only need to turn off the tap. The recent fiberoptic failure in the maritimes illustrates my point quite well, people were actually forced to talk to each other and cooperate for the collective good. Cell service, 911 access, credit card/debit card functions, airline flights.... virtually everything came to a grinding halt for a few hours. A full year without connectivity would do our society a world of good I think. Unfortunately, the lessons of things like the ice storm in Quebec, the ice storm in Nova Scotia, 911 in New York and the fiberoptic failure I referred to are short lived. We see these things as a temporary blip and gain little from the larger lessons they provide.     

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Yes, I agree with you on most points!

However, as we saw in Ontario, cuts to mental health services and the subsequent closing of mental health facilities which was downloaded onto municipalities which couldn't handle it flooded the streets with people that shouldn't have been on the streets.

This continues to this day.  Bell has their fundraisers for mental health, there is the Movember movement, etc.  While they are doing wonderful things to help with mental health, they cannot force those people to seek treatment. 

They are still out there. 

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16 hours ago, deicer said:

 

However, as we saw in Ontario, cuts to mental health services and the subsequent closing of mental health facilities which was downloaded onto municipalities which couldn't handle it flooded the streets with people that shouldn't have been on the streets.

 

I did some checking regarding your comment above from someone high up in the Canadian Mental Health food chain asking them if they would agree or disagree with your statement.

 

This was the reply I got back.

“ I found this statement odd.  We have had money put into the system. There are many reasons people end up on the street....addiction,  poverty, job loss, homelessness and mental health. 

The municipalities are not responsible for mental health,  the provinces is.  The municipality was downloaded redponsibility for social assistance.   
We havent seen cuts to mental health in almost 20 years,  in fact there has been new investment in mental health for many of those years.“

 

 

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This strikes me as odd too. People were counting the days until pot was legalized then, as soon as it happens, universities and municipalities go nuts on smoking bans. The quickest way to make Liberals not want what they said they wanted is to give it to them. I'm trying to think of something liberals still wanted after they got it.... I need more time to ponder, but "what did you think was going to happen" comes immediately to mind. Maybe they just like the sound of that question and want to hear it over and over and over. BTW, it turns out most women actually don't like to shower with men (who identify as women) at the gym.... who'd a thunk eh? In other news, in an effort to pad the numbers and make gun bans as successful as possible, air guns, toy guns and nail guns are now included in "crime gun" counts should they be used in an assault.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/algonquin-college-cannabis-campus-update-1.4935215

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1 hour ago, Jaydee said:

I did some checking regarding your comment above from someone high up in the Canadian Mental Health food chain asking them if they would agree or disagree with your statement.

 

This was the reply I got back.

“ I found this statement odd.  We have had money put into the system. There are many reasons people end up on the street....addiction,  poverty, job loss, homelessness and mental health. 

The municipalities are not responsible for mental health,  the provinces is.  The municipality was downloaded redponsibility for social assistance.   
We havent seen cuts to mental health in almost 20 years,  in fact there has been new investment in mental health for many of those years.“

 

 

This report from The Ontario Health Services Restructuring committee says that 6 Ontario Psychiatric hospitals were closed, with a plan to redistribute the services elsewhere, however they were 'slow' in implementing that.

http://tools.hhr-rhs.ca/index.php?option=com_mtree&task=att_download&link_id=5214&cf_id=68&lang=en

I live in Etobicoke when it happened, and when they closed the facility on Lakeshore at Kipling, as well as the one on Queen street, those definitely weren't fun neighbourhoods to be hanging around in.

They do have some really nice condominiums there now though.

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A committee established 22 years ago.....LOL... Mike Harris was trying to clean up the disaster left by Ontario’s only ...NDP  government led by none other than Bob Rae who later switched to the other form of communism....aka....Liberalism....Just like Ford is trying to clean up 15 years of Liberal destruction.. You commented somewhere about how recessions happen during Conservative rule. You ever think it’s because they are always trying to recover from the basket case they inherited?

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It's one thing to try to clean up a problem, yet history shows that Harris compounded the problems.

Same with Ford, his rule isn't about efficiency, it's about revenge.  

As it was before, and as it will be now, we will not be in better shape at the end of it.

With regards to conservatives having recessions, go back to that article and re-read paragraphs 5 and 6.  (Sorry, it wouldn't allow to cut and paste)  It also states that growth and unemployment is  better under Democrats than Republicans.  Why is that? Why do Republicans take a successful economy and tank it?  It is historical fact.

Canada is much the same.  Today's numbers show that record numbers of jobs have been created and unemployment is at a 40 year low.  

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/canada-posts-record-jobs-gain-in-november-despite-energy-concerns-1.1179912

Is it that painful to admit that something is being done right, even though it doesn't fit your ideological profile?

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It’s way too early to be speculating on whether Fords policies will be a success or a failure. Anything he does will be a refreshing change from the recent past of spend spend spend....mostly on useless pie in the sky social policies which bring ZERO back in ROI.

Any iniative from a government takes several years to start seeing the benefits or pitfalls that come from them. As for revenge, I can’t believe Wynne and McGuinty arnt in jail yet.

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3 hours ago, Jaydee said:

It’s way too early to be speculating on whether Fords policies will be a success or a failure. Anything he does will be a refreshing change from the recent past of spend spend spend....mostly on useless pie in the sky social policies which bring ZERO back in ROI.

Any iniative from a government takes several years to start seeing the benefits or pitfalls that come from them. As for revenge, I can’t believe Wynne and McGuinty arnt in jail yet.

 

 

Ford came into power with no plan other than to exact revenge on his 'enemies' and to reward his pals for backing him.  His attack on Toronto(which isn't saving any money), firing of Hydro One boss(which cost how many more times in severance than what they were paying him?), and most recently wanting to change 'official party status' numbers because he is losing members because of his own caucus due to his 'policies'.

He is so organised, he has an online suggestion box to give him a clue. 

https://www.thestar.com/news/queenspark/2018/08/30/ford-government-sets-up-online-suggestion-box-on-how-to-cut-spending.html

Even the Fraser Institute says Ford can't do it.

https://www.fraserinstitute.org/article/big-deficits-or-slash-and-burn-the-ford-governments-false-choice

And all this is even before he has to pay for all the cancellations and lawsuits that he is vowing.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-doug-ford-year-one-ontario-premier-explainer/

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss...….

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Ontarians could have elected a slug from the inside of an outhouse and it would have been an improvement over Wynne. Be grateful for the same things.

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29 minutes ago, Jaydee said:

Ontarians could have elected a slug from the inside of an outhouse and it would have been an improvement over Wynne. Be grateful for the same things.

So,,,,

By your own admission, the newly elected premier is just as bad as the previous one, but you support him over her.

True colours......

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49 minutes ago, deicer said:

True colours......

You mean the fact that you were a Wynne supporter??... which by your own admission just now was a horrible waste of human flesh.? Even worse than a toilet slug?

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deicer - I’m wondering if you have considered the downstream ramifications of completely alienating all of us who have (unwittingly perhaps) assisted with the spread of the liberalistic disease we now see as run amuck.

Failure to anticipate a large scale pendulum swing back to a point I might previously have considered harsh may well be inevitable and, ironically, it is completely self inflicted and well deserved. If you don’t like Donnie and you don’t like Dougie, well stand by… me and others like me are going to force feed them to you until you cry uncle. Think of it in terms of water boarding. The rice pudding told me to say that...

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"With regards to conservatives having recessions, go back to that article and re-read paragraphs 5 and 6. It also states that growth and unemployment is  better under Democrats than Republicans.  Why is that? Why do Republicans take a successful economy and tank it?  It is historical fact.

Canada is much the same.  Today's numbers show that record numbers of jobs have been created and unemployment is at a 40 year low. "

 

Canada is doing okay for the moment, but it's not because of anything the liberals at either level have done, the Country only wins when the US is up.

 

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