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Canada to stop paying Harry and Meghan's security

Canada will soon stop providing security for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the federal government has confirmed.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have been providing assistance to the couple since their arrival in Canada "intermittently since November 2019".

It had not been clear whether Canadians would be paying for their security following their move.

The couple will formally step down as senior royals from 31 March.

They will no longer carry out duties on behalf of the Queen but arrangements will be reviewed after 12 months.


What are Canadians saying?

RCMP has been providing security to the couple at the request of the Metropolitan Police.

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex choosing to re-locate to Canada on a part-time basis presented our government with a unique and unprecedented set of circumstances," said Canada's federal Public Safety Minister Bill Blair in a statement on Thursday.

"The RCMP has been engaged with officials in the UK from the very beginning regarding security considerations. As the duke and duchess are currently recognised as Internationally Protected Persons, Canada has an obligation to provide security assistance on an as needed basis."

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had faced repeated questions over who would be paying to provide security for the prince and his wife Meghan.

"The assistance will cease in the coming weeks, in keeping with their change in status," according to the statement from public safety.

The Canadian government's confirmation was first reported by CBC News.

What are the couple's plans?

Earlier this year Harry and Meghan announced they would be stepping back from royal duties and working to become financially independent.

Details of how this would work were then unveiled, following days of talks with the Queen and other senior royals.

The couple had previously spoken about how they had struggled under the media spotlight.

The couple have been in Canada with their son Archie for much of this year, after briefly returning to the UK in January following an extended six-week Christmas break on Vancouver Island.

When news broke that the couple would be spending part of their time in Canada, one of the main preoccupations was about who would foot the bill, especially if they are spending the bulk of their time as private citizens.

A public opinion poll released in January by the non-profit Angus Reid Institute indicated that 73% of Canadians had no interest in paying any of the costs for security and other expenditures associated with their relocation.

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A natural consequence of immigration sanctuaries and easily anticipated. Very likely there is much more of this madness to come.

How is deliberate noncompliance with federal immigration and firearms regulations not illegal... and if you can ignore laws of that stature, what comes next? 

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For a minute, I thought when Canopy Growth announced it was closing greenhouses in BC, I thought Canadians would be losing their jobs....silly me...


B.C. greenhouse workers suddenly laid off this week by cannabis giant Canopy Growth are already preparing to fly home to their families in Guatemala in the coming days.

The Smith Falls, Ont., firm announced Wednesday that it was closing its facilities in Delta and Aldergrove and would be laying off 500 workers. Many of them are new immigrants from India and workers brought here from Guatemala under the federal Temporary Foreign Worker Program, which lets companies hire foreign workers to fill temporary labour and skill shortages.

A large group just came to work for Canopy in December — many of them women — after taking on huge debts to pay for bus tickets, paperwork and fees charged by recruiting agencies back home, said Cruz and Mendez. They said workers who had been at the greenhouses for years are most worried about the impact of the job losses on those new arrivals.

“Their dreams and hopes of coming here — they went into debt to make sure they could achieve them — now they’re gone,” Mendez said.


A great Canadian success story.

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Little or no responsibilities and no grasp on consequences.   


US students party on spring break despite coronavirus warnings

Crowds of US university students flocked to Florida for their Spring break, defying recommendations from the CDC and federal government over the new coronavirus.

National health officials are advising against gatherings of 10 or more people.


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CEO Uses 'Snowflake Test' to Weed Out Whiny, Unproductive Job Applicants

After releasing a video taking on whiney, complaining students, The Silent Partner Marketing, a boutique firm focused on helping businesses grow, was flooded with resumes --but before potential applicants are hired, they must pass a unique test.

Kyle Reyes, CEO of The Silent Partner Marketing, told the FOX Business Network’s Stuart Varney, a “snowflake test” is used to vet job applicants.

A snowflake is somebody who is going to whine and complain and come to the table with nothing but an entitled attitude and an inability to back their perspective,” he said.

According to Reyes, the company has eliminated 60 percent of interviewees through the application process.

“We used it to sort of weed out the people who were inundating us with resumes and didn’t even know what we do for work,” he said.

The test includes questions revolving around a candidate’s stance on America, police, and guns (some were asked to Varney, who passed the test), but Reyes said he’s not concerned about discrimination lawsuits.

“There’s no discrimination here because what this really is, is a glorified personality test. This is something that happens in interviews every single day,” he said.


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Just an observation, in a “whatever happened to” moment”.....watching yz local news and a face appeared in a segment that was familiar. A quick google search turned up it was an ndp mp that lost re-election, Megan Leslie.

What is she doing now??          She happens to be President and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund, Canada. Previous presidents include former Toronto mayor David Miller, and Trudeau’s puppet master Jerry Butts.

Her salary seems to be a bit of a mystery, but estimates put it between $200-250k/yr.

Not a bad gig if you can get it. Interesting where politicians end up when they return to private life.



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And how would you like this as your new neighbours?....


"On June 24 and July 18, 2019, Kingston Fire and Rescue fire inspector Richard Vasko inspected five houses owned by Realgoal Technology Inc. that were discovered to be housing 88 Chinese workers in total at the time.

Those workers were brought to Kingston from China to “complete a construction project for a production plant,” a report from the Ontario Fire Safety Commission stated.

While the Canada Royal Milk plant being constructed on Kingston’s west end was not mentioned in the report, equipment for the plant has been imported by Heilongjiang Realgoal Technology Co., a Chinese company with headquarters in British Columbia.

Cooking arrangements in one of the homes was a propane-powered wok fuelled by an unsecured 100-pound propane cylinder in the kitchen. Other cylinders were stored insecurely on the property, the report said."

And why do we need to import construction workers???? Not enough labourers here already??? 

This is another plant which will be buying local milk and shipping it to China...how long before our milk prices start going up???

"There’s a new milk processing factory at Brockville that has some farmers raising their eyebrows. That’s because the plant is expected to start processing milk products that Canadian consumers won’t see. The 800,000 sq. ft. plant is expected to produce mostly baby formula that will be shipped to China."


Food for thought ,so to speak.

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Too much time on my hands, but the conspiracy theories are starting to pile up....


Maybe a global pandemic will eventually shake Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of the philosophy that Canada can afford to be the “first post-nationalist state,” as he expressed to The New York Times a few years ago. But so far it appears his government still prefers to imagine there are no countries, which seems as out of touch as celebrities singing John Lennon lyrics to us on Instagram. On Thursday, Health Minister Patty Hajdu channelled the worst excesses of Lennon and Yoko Ono as she scolded a CTV reporter for “feeding into conspiracy theories” for questioning whether Ottawa should trust China’s data in its efforts to beat COVID-19 now that U.S. intelligence officials have reportedly concluded that Beijing has been issuing fake infection statistics.



And maybe Rebel News isn’t the most credible source, prone to sensationalism, but they are challenging the message being given by the government, “trust us, we are going on the recommendations of the WHO” and the UN.


And a few others are noticing:


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Headline of the day award:


"The case for wearing face masks during COVID-19 was obvious a month ago"

"What we are living through now is a deadly reminder that there are enemies out there that don’t care about our slogans and hashtags"

PS - Unless there is a nationalistic approach (or consideration given) to such things as military procurement & readiness, health, safety, energy, agriculture etc. there is the potential for a security threat. Security in this context refers to availability for national use during an emergency.

When DJT suggested that US defence reliance on Canadian steel and aluminium was a security issue, that’s exactly what he was talking about. I recall it being discussed here…. I didn’t weigh in on the subject as I knew defending the premise would be a fool’s errand.

The good news is that a lot of people can see that now. Those who don’t will deliberately conjure ridiculous scenarios to discredit the notion; like availability of asparagus in January or some such…  but I’m talking about reasonableness here.

As an example, if you are surprised that a US president would consider diverting essential supplies (like masks) away from the export market and toward domestic requirements during a state of emergency (and shortage), please consider yourself part of the problem I hope gets addressed in the after action report.

At any given time, emotional support animals are never more than 10 days away from being featured on the menu.

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3 hours ago, Jaydee said:

...crap like this has taken a back seat in the news cycle.....at least for the duration.

My hope is that a new era of thoughtful moderation will set in with the majority of voters. Is that overly optimistic?

Experience always (always, always) trumps opinion and people naturally remember unpleasant or intense experiences of all types (the very essence of PTSD IMO). When you have first hand experience with something unpleasant, you tend to resent those efforts by either (or both) the far right and far left to weaponize it for political gain.... veterans know all about this BTW.

The reason people (or maybe just me) resent it is because both sides aren't just wrong, they are deliberately wrong (mostly lies of omission) and their efforts and motivations appear transparent and self serving to anyone with the perspective that unpleasant experience tends to provide.

Again, it may just be me, but I say woe to any party who seeks to weaponize this virus for political gain or suggest that they would have gotten it right or that their policies would have saved grandma's life. They wouldn't have done a better job and we have lots of headlines and videos to prove it.

This situation was a late breaking opportunity for Democrats and the liberal media to shine... an opportunity lost IMO.



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********************************************************"Ozone created by electric cars now killing millions ..."

"White minorities still trying to have English recognized as Canada's third language."

"Children from two-parent, married, heterosexual families bullied in schools for being 'different'. Tolerance urged."

"Brampton schoolgirl expelled for not wearing a Burka: Sharia law must be enforced."

"Japan announces that Japanese will no longer consume whale meat as whales are now extinct and workers in the scientific research fleet are unemployed."

"Canadian Government has told the Japanese that Grey and Black Squirrels taste like whale meat.

"Canada now has ten Universities of Political Correctness."

"Professor Goldman Of U of T says there is still a long way to go in the fight to stop people 'saying what they think'."

"Canada's deficit $20 trillion and rising. Government declares return to surplus in 100 years which is 300 years ahead of time. "

"Prime Minister Mohammed Yousuf claims increased growth through more immigration is the secret to success."

"Baby conceived naturally! Scientists stumped."

"Iran still quarantined. Physicists estimate it will take at least ten more years before radioactivity decreases to safe levels."

"France pleads for global help after being taken over by Islamic Countries.
No other country has volunteered to come forward to help the beleaguered nation
Jose Manuel Rodriguez Bush says he will run for second term as US President in 2052"

"Canada Post raises price of stamps to $28 and reduces mail delivery to Wednesdays only."

"After a ten year $175.8 billion study, commissioned by the Liberal Party, scientists prove diet and exercise are the key to weight loss.

"Average weight of a Canadian male drops to 252 lbs."

"Supreme Court rules punishment of criminals violates their civil and human Rights. Victims to be held partly responsible for crime."

"Average height of professional basketball players is now nine feet, seven inches."

"New Canadian Liberal government law requires that all nail clippers, screwdrivers, fly swatters and rolled-up newspapers must be registered by January 2055 as lethal weapons."

"Revenue Canada sets lowest tax rate in decades at 75 per cent."

"Toronto Maple Leafs won this year's Ontario Senior A cup final beating the Brampton Hindu Hornets 4-1

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