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“ I don't agree with making threats against any politician. Use your voice and your vote to get them out of office. That said, its a little rich for Trudeau to call for respect even with those we disagree with when he and his party call Canadians that oppose his policies names. Ambulance chasers, Nazis, racists, neanderthals, un-Canadian, climate deniers, alt-right etc etc

 

Canada PM calls for respect after death threats

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appealed Thursday for fellow Canadians to speak to each other respectfully following death threats by "yellow vest" protestors.

 

Visiting western Canada to unofficially kick off his re-election campaign, Trudeau has encountered a small number of activists in the fluorescent jackets emblematic of the populist, grassroots political movement for economic justice that began in France last year.

Members of the group, which counts more than 100,000 followers on social media, have assailed the prime minister over a carbon emissions levy, his promotion of multiculturalism and immigration.

Many have made virulent posts calling for Trudeau's death.

Canada is a country where we encourage people to speak out and express their views and express their preoccupations," he told reporters.

"That is one of the strengths of our democracy."

He added that he was happy to hear from people with disagreements but stressed the importance of listening "in a respectful manner" as the only way of ensuring Canadians move forward together on the right path.

"We take all threats made against the prime minister very seriously," Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokeswoman Michelle Schmidt told AFP.

The "yellow vests" are reportedly planning more protests this upcoming weekend at coffee shops across the country.

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/canada-pm-calls-for-respect-after-death-threats/ar-BBS5xqQ#page=2

 

 

 

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January 11, 2019 12:22 pm

Oil worker confronts Trudeau on his ‘gender impact’ comment — but he dodges question

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During Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s town hall in Regina on Thursday, an oil worker stood up and asked him to clarify comments he made about the “gender impact” of construction workers in rural communities.

“During my time working in the oil field as a young female, I have come across some of the kindest and most respectful male coworkers … in the rural towns I have temporarily relocated to,” the woman said.

“I feel like you have painted myself, my coworkers and friends in a negative light with your comment. What exactly did you mean by ‘gender impacts’ when you bring construction workers into a rural area?”

But Trudeau skirted the question gave a somewhat unrelated response.

“Construction workers build this country every single day,” adding that his government was investing “historical amounts in infrastructure.” He then thanks the woman for her question and was booed by some people in the crowd.

Trudeau’s comments were made in December during a G20 meeting on gender equality in Argentina, in which the prime minister discussed the importance of looking through a gender lens when dealing with large construction projects.

“You might not say what does a gender lens have to do with building this new highway or pipeline. Well, there are gender impacts when you bring construction workers into a rural area, there are social impacts because there are mostly male construction workers, how are you adjusting and adapting to those?” Trudeau said.

But the comment sparked a backlash from Conservatives leaders, saying the prime minister cast male construction workers in a negative light.

Global News reached out the Prime Minister’s Office on Friday and asked if there was a further clarification on what Trudeau meant by gender impacts and construction workers.

READ MORE: When it comes to cheque hand-outs, the Trudeau government easily tops Harper’s record

“Our government knows that the decisions we make impact different people of different genders in different ways,” a spokesperson from the Office of the Minister for Women and Gender Equality said in an email.

“Government policies affect Canadians differently depending on a variety of factors, including age, where they live, how they identify and/or their official language of choice. That’s why we apply a gender and diversity lens as we develop various policies across government.”

Link between large construction projects and sexual violence

Several studies show there is a link between large-scale infrastructure projects and violence against woman.

A government official told Global News that studies show a rise of sexual assault during large construction projects. That is one of the reasons why it puts on a gender lens on a variety of policies.

READ MORE: Report says hydro development in northern Manitoba led to sexual abuse

“I think the prime minister is right; whenever there will be a resource industry project there should be a gender-based analysis … as there will be more violence,” said Tracy Porteous of Ending Violence BC.

But she stressed that although there is a link, a majority of men, in any context, are not violent and do not abuse women, “and that includes men in this industry.”

A 2017 report by the Firelight Group, a consulting group that works with Indigenous communities in Canada, said there are “gendered effects” of infrastructure projects, such as pipelines, on nearby Indigenous communities in northern B.C.

“There are linear relationships between the highly paid shadow populations at industrial camps, the hyper-masculine culture, and a rise in crime, sexual violence, and trafficking of Indigenous women,” the report stated.

A 2014 study from the University of Victoria said data from RCMP detachments showed a 38 per cent increase in sexual assaults during the first year (2010) of a large construction phase of a mining project in Fort St. James B.C.

A report by the Clean Environment Commission, released last year, detailed allegations of sexual abuse against Indigenous women in a remote area of Manitoba by hydro workers.

The 165-page report, which has testimony from community members, elders and band councillors, detailed the impact Manitoba Hydro workers had when working in their community starting in the 1960s.

It said the arrival of a largely male workforce in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s led to the sexual abuse of women from the Fox Lake Cree Nation.

Manitoba Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires called the allegations of abuse disturbing and said the RCMP is investigating.

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More .....interpretation keeps getting worse

 

Canadians could now be charged with drunk driving — even if not drunk, lawyers warn

Canadians could now face criminal charges for driving with illegal amounts of alcohol in their system, even if they were stone cold sober while behind the wheel, under tough new impaired driving laws passed by Parliament, according to criminal defence lawyers.

 

Bill C-46, which came into effect last month, gives police wide-ranging new powers to demand sobriety tests from drivers, boaters and even canoeists.

Police no longer need to have any reasonable grounds to suspect you're impaired, or driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of more than .08, which is 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, before demanding you submit to testing.

Refusing the test can result in a criminal charge.

But even drinking within two hours after you've stopped driving or boating could now get you arrested, if your BAC rises over .08

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/canadians-could-now-be-charged-with-drunk-driving-even-if-not-drunk-lawyers-warn-1.4975008

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January 11, 2019 5:43 pm
Updated: January 11, 2019 5:44 pm

Roy Green: Another Trudeau town hall accomplishing what?

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Roy Green By Roy Green Host, Corus Radio Network  Global News
 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a town hall at University of Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan on Thursday January 10, 2019.

As an exercise in useful dialogue, policy explanation, addressing real needs and expressed frustration and anger over a Western Canadian oil industry in Ottawa-engineered distress, Thursday night’s latest incarnation of a Justin Trudeau town hall chat at the University of Regina served what purpose?

Sure, the Prime Minister didn’t repeat his “we can’t shut down the oilsands tomorrow. We need to phase them out” muttering at a January 2017 Peterborough, Ont., town hall, but he said nothing which would fundamentally serve to encourage the energy sector, as well as re-energize foreign investment interest.

Mr. Trudeau listened to one man’s expressed concerns over Christian-Muslim relations within Canada and replied with his usual speech vague about the values of immigration, “regular” and “irregular.”

Watch: moments from the Regina town hall

Trudeau stands up for immigrants as town hall questioner slams Islam

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The Prime Minister should have dealt head-on with the question. He didn’t. Instead, there were minutes of rambling non-specific review of Canada’s immigration history.

Not dissimilar to a previous Edmonton town hall when another man clearly questioned Trudeau on his opinion of and approach to Canadians who had left this nation to join the vicious terror organization ISIS, individuals now attempting to trickle back into Canada.

The question was “I need to know how you’re going to protect future Canadians like my young daughter, 10. Fifteen years from now when you’re letting people in with an ideology that just doesn’t conform to what we’re doing here.”

The question had nothing to do with regular and long-standing Canadian immigration initiatives or policies.

Yet, another lengthy ramble from Trudeau followed, quite similar to what was heard Thursday night in Regina, including “one of the reasons Canada is successful as a country is because we have been open to people fleeing persecution, fleeing war zones, looking for a better life. Trudeau continued, “when we welcomed in waves of refugees — whether it was the Ismaili refugees in the early ’70s, whether it was the Vietnamese boat people in the early ’80s, whether it was people fleeing the devastation of the Second World War … our country is much better for it.”

Trudeau was comparing ISIS terrorists returning to Canada with people escaping Nazism in World War II.

This angered Senator Leo Housakos sufficiently to challenge Justin Trudeau on the floor of the Canadian Senate.

Senator Housakos declared he was “very troubled” by Trudeau’s response to the question posed at the Edmonton town hall, saying “the Prime Minister responded by comparing returning ISIS fighters, responsible for beheadings, burning people alive, sexual slavery, throwing men over rooftop buildings because they are gay, just to name a few of their atrocities, with immigrants historically welcomed to Canada from countries such as Greece, Italy and Portugal.  I come from a cradle of that community. My parents both immigrated to this country in the 1950s and they were outraged to hear that from the Prime Minister.”

On the core issue facing Western Canada, Trudeau might have spoken to the matter of much-needed foreign investment in the oil sector.

The Canadian Prime Minister might have taken the opportunity to assure Susan Johns, a U.K.- based fund manager, who in a 2018 note wrote to Trudeau “moving forward, I hope your government will start to recognize the numerous issues that are affecting Canada’s energy sector, and do everything in its power to support an industry which has benefited Canadian prosperity for a long period of time. It is hard for me to watch such a vibrant industry being strangled by regulation, carbon taxes and the inability of producers to get their product to world markets.”

Trudeau could have reached out to Darren Peers, an analyst and investor at Los Angeles-based Capital research, a US$1.7 trillion fund, who also sent a note to Trudeau last November, critical of the federal government’s allowing Canada’s energy competitiveness to lag,

Well, at least Mr. Trudeau didn’t revisit “why are we fighting against certain veterans groups in court? Because they’re asking for more than we’re able to give right now.” A related question would have been of interest though.

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Beware, I fear people like this actually get to vote this year....

https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/bird-box-teen-crash-1.4975216

I wonder if collectively we are too sheltered in our daily existence. I dare say you don't see first responders, soldiers, medical professionals etc doing this sort of thing as being exposed to life threatening situations as a matter of routine imparts a healthy sense of mortality. It seems to be lacking in those with no life experience.... they think they're immune and live in a world with few immediate consequences.

 

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17 hours ago, Jaydee said:

More .....interpretation keeps getting worse

 

Canadians could now be charged with drunk driving — even if not drunk, lawyers warn

Canadians could now face criminal charges for driving with illegal amounts of alcohol in their system, even if they were stone cold sober while behind the wheel, under tough new impaired driving laws passed by Parliament, according to criminal defence lawyers.

 

Bill C-46, which came into effect last month, gives police wide-ranging new powers to demand sobriety tests from drivers, boaters and even canoeists.

Police no longer need to have any reasonable grounds to suspect you're impaired, or driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of more than .08, which is 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, before demanding you submit to testing.

Refusing the test can result in a criminal charge.

But even drinking within two hours after you've stopped driving or boating could now get you arrested, if your BAC rises over .08

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/canadians-could-now-be-charged-with-drunk-driving-even-if-not-drunk-lawyers-warn-1.4975008

how do you spell unconstitutional?

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23 minutes ago, boestar said:

how do you spell unconstitutional?

Do you really think Trudeau cares?

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This is Trudeau's pick for the new President of the Treasury Board. That's right - she's now responsible for overseeing government spending!

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Listening to talk radio interview, Rodney Stanford also maintained that serial killers Bernardo and Williams are enjoying a life in medium security prisons. Corrections Canada had transferred them without public knowledge.

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And on another topic....the hypocrisy of the liberals has reached a new level...in the by election to be held in Burnaby, the liberal candidate posted material to support her candidacy. She stated because the other candidate is Indian, the voters in the riding need a Chinese mp if they want true representation.  Excuse me???

And the Libs went ape **bleep** when the cons referred to old stock Canadians....this liberal candidate speaks of blatant racism. Funny, nothing in the Globe.

https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2019/01/15/as-ndp-leader-jagmeet-singh-campaigns-in-burnaby-south-a-liberal-candidate-brings-race-into-the-byelection.html

 

And on the economic front, the former president of the Liberal Party of Canada is not amused:

 

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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?  

 

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Rahaf Mohammed became a useful prop for Liberals

Give us your tired, your poor, your fashionistas yearning to shop freely.

To be honest, I’m glad Canada stepped up and offered asylum to Rahaf Mohammed, the 18-year-old Saudi woman who claimed to be escaping abuse in home country.

But why the haste? Why the bypassing of ALL our refugee regulations? Why the hero’s welcome at Pearson International, complete with a gushing Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland?

I’m wondering whether the Trudeau government would have been so quick to act if Rahaf (who no longer uses her last name after being disowned by her family) had not been so, um, presentable. The disarming smile, the sparkling eyes, the fashionable clothes, the professional hairstyle, the social media awareness.

Rahaf is no ordinary refugee. She did not swim ashore in Turkey, disheveled, and spend months in a camp. Nor had she hidden under tarps in the back of a rickety truck as it trundled to freedom.

She is a big fish. Her father is a senior government official in Saudi Arabia. 

And Rahaf herself had become an international celebrity after she escaped from her family during a visit to Kuwait. She made her way to Thailand where she barricaded herself in a hotel room (not some grimy tent city) against deportation back to Saudi Arabia while the world’s media watched.

She didn’t even initially ask to come to Canada. She was aiming for Australia. But we pulled some strings with the UN’s refugee agency to get her redirected our way. So instead of ending up in the height of the Australian summer, she landed in Toronto in the middle of the Canadian winter.

 

And she was met with all the glee and media buzz of a visiting pop star. It’s easy to imagine the role of Rahaf being played by Selena Gomez or Ariana Grande in the Netflix movie.

It’s hard to escape the impression that Rahaf would not have been given an instant Get Out of Jail Free card (well, a Get Out of a Three-Star Hotel in Bangkok card) had she not been so useful to the Trudeau government as a prop.

Rahaf enabled the Liberal government to push two messages at once – their new goal of making Canada a sanctuary country and their ongoing gender-equity theme.

Don’t doubt this was about media coverage and what the photogenic teen could do to burnish the Liberals’ image in advance of this fall’s federal election.

It’s not as if the foreign affairs minister meets every incoming refugee. And Freeland could easily have meet Rahaf in a secure area of the Toronto airport and been whisked off without any media attention.

Instead, the minister went out of her way to bring the prized catch to where the cameras and reporters were gathered, then took her away without any nagging questions.

 

Why so much fuss over a single refugee when there are millions more, many in far more dire situations?

Freeland oozed, with eye-rolling sappiness “I believe in lighting a single candle,” the minister said, for this “brave new Canadian.

“I’d like to also emphasize, this is part of a broader Canadian policy of supporting women and girls in Canada and around the world.”

Rahaf’s rescue was more about votes in downtown Toronto and Vancouver than it was about saving the world’s huddled masses.

Cynical. That’s what this was. Cynical domestic politicking, pure and simple.

As I said, I have no real problem with Canada accepting Rahaf to get her away from the crushing Wahhabi oppression in her home country.

But I think that was less of a motive for the Liberals than (once again) showing the world how noble and tolerant they are.

https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/gunter-rahaf-mohammed-became-a-useful-prop-for-liberals

 

 

 

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Top-performing hedge is shorting Canadian banks on all the usual suspects — and something even more worrying

Outside the financial sector, 80% of Canadian companies aren't generating enough cash to support their businesses, says Crescat

 

A small U.S. hedge fund that was a top performer last year is shorting Canadian banks.

Crescat Capital sees the Canadian economy heading for recession as the housing market buckles. That might be bad enough for the banks but they face an added strain: outside the financial sector, more than 80 per cent of Canadian companies aren’t generating enough cash to support their businesses, the highest in the world, according to Crescat.

“Canadian banks will be left holding the bag and the ones to suffer from what is likely to be a major economic recession,” Tavi Costa, a global macro analyst at Denver-based Crescat, said by phone.

Crescat has only US$55 million under management, but it returned 41 per cent in its Global Macro Fund last year and 32 per cent in its Long/Short Fund, bolstered by a short wager on China, according to its website. That put the company among the top performers in a year in which the industry saw its biggest loss since 2011, declining 4.1 per cent, according to Hedge Fund Research Inc.

The country’s biggest lenders are Royal Bank of Canada and Toronto-Dominion Bank, along with Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of Montreal, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and National Bank of Canada. Costa declined to name the banks Crescat was shorting. Representatives for Canada’s six biggest banks didn’t immediately comment or declined to comment.

 

https://business.financialpost.com/news/fp-street/a-top-performing-hedge-fund-is-shorting-canada-banks-on-housing

 

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Canadian Wealth To Fall From Highest In G7 To Among Lowest: Forecast

Canadians enjoy the highest level of wealth of any people among the G7 countries, but our "unsustainable" way of growing the economy means we're burning through that wealth, and setting ourselves up for harder times ahead.

That's the conclusion of a research paper from the International Institute for Sustainable Development, which pointed to "the depletion of many of Canada's natural resources" as a major source of the problem, along with the increasing flow of money into the housing market instead of other parts of the economy.

Watch: Cashing in on cannabis; What will legal weed mean for the economy? Story continues below.

 

The IISD paper, released last fall, points to data showing that Canada has the highest level of wealth among the dominant G7 economies. But it's also the only country where that wealth has been shrinking in recent decades. 

While most G7 countries have seen their wealth grow by around 1 per cent per year since 1990, in Canada it has been shrinking by about 0.25 per cent per year.

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If this keeps up, Canada will lose its status as wealthiest G7 country to Japan within five years, and will be near the bottom by the end of the 2030s, the IISD report predicts.

Part of the reason why Canada's wealth is stagnating is that Canadians are shifting ever more of their money to housing, which — other than providing shelter — is not a very productive part of the economy. 

As wealth flows into houses, it fails to flow into financial markets, which helps explain why the Toronto Stock Exchange has seen among the worst returns of any major stock market in recent years.

This trend is "inflating house prices and leaving the rest of the economy reliant on foreign lenders for nearly three quarters of investment flows after 2012," the report noted.

 

https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/canadian-wealth-fall-highest-g7-195300187.html

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