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To listen to sockboy and his idea of government .... we have your backs, from day one, clear and transparent, budgets will balance themselves, respect for parliament, blah blah blah ...... the Canadia

FIANLLY ..... A JOB HE CAN DO!!    

I’ve noticed Trudeau reading from briefing notes more and more recently..... would love to see a town hall meeting where questions and answers weren’t scripted, where there would be consequences for n

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“ Newly leaked emails show that senior staffers in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's office spoke privately with the staffers of Liberal cabinet minister about how to keep information on the COVID response secret from Canadians. The emails stem from June, 2020, according to Global News.

The government is alleged to have been intentionally vague and unspecific in their communication to the public about the obtaining of supplies, and in an effort to curb public critique of their efforts.”

“ In one exchange, a senior staffer from the Prime Minister’s Office wrote an email that shared advice from the Privy Council Office that said the government could be held accountable for announcements about billions of dollars in public spending if it provided too many details. The email was forwarded to one of Trudeau’s speech writers and his director of communications.

“Would say that there are several factors that we may want to consider with respect to the level of detail for the announcement,” said the email sent by a senior policy advisor for Trudeau.

“A detailed announcement [would] mean that the government could be held accountable to show that funds were spent exactly as announced (reducing flexibility to move money across buckets if necessary).”

 

 

https://globalnews.ca/news/7625016/coronavirus-ppe-government-emails-withheld-information/

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Trudeau now picks a fight with Alaska pissing them off big time :075:

 

“Alaska lashes out after Canada extends cruise ban until 2022”

Sorry, but this is one time we can’t say sorry.

Ottawa’s latest extension of the ban on cruise ships in Canadian waters — this time until March 1, 2022 — angered three Alaska politicians to the point that they released a terse statement Friday. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and Representative Don Young expressed strong disapproval of the move, over concern for their affected constituents in the state.

Canada’s announcement to ban all cruise sailings carrying 100 people or more travelling through Canadian waters, without so much as a courtesy conversation with the Alaska delegation,” said the angry U.S. Republican delegation to Congress “is not only unexpected — it is unacceptable — and was certainly not a decision made with any consideration for Alaskans or our economy. We expect more from our Canadian allies.”

Well, we can say “Ouch.”

But to put it in some context, the cruise ship ban is just the latest bilateral skirmish between Canada and the U.S. after President Biden shut down the Keystone XL pipeline immediately upon taking office.

After No-Sail extensions in May and October, the Canadian government issued a new order extending the prohibition of cruise vessels in all Canadian waters for a year through Feb. 28, 2022, saying it “continues to monitor the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it is having on the marine and tourism sectors. Keeping Canadians and transportation workers safe and healthy are top priorities for Transport Canada.”

 

https://www.canada.ca/en/transport-canada/news/2021/02/government-of-canada-announces-one-year-ban-for-pleasure-craft-and-cruise-vessels.html

 

https://nationalpost.com/news/world/alaska-lashes-out-after-canada-extends-cruise-ban-until-2022

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The ban is for Cruise Ships .....  East and West Coasts.    Not sorry for not asking the Alaskans as why should Canada ask their permission.  Recently their POTUS issued a ban on one of our pipelines and I didn't see any mention of them asking our permission.  

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I’ll be the devils advocate...it is like closing airspace to overflights. I don’t understand why ships aren’t allowed to transit Canadian waters as long as they don’t land...or allow them to dock for fuel, as long as no passengers disembark... seems like sockboy trying to take a hardline on the virus. I doubt he intends to use this as retaliation for kxl... wouldn’t actually want to take a real stand for the oil industry.

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1 hour ago, st27 said:

I’ll be the devils advocate...it is like closing airspace to overflights. I don’t understand why ships aren’t allowed to transit Canadian waters as long as they don’t land...or allow them to dock for fuel, as long as no passengers disembark... seems like sockboy trying to take a hardline on the virus. I doubt he intends to use this as retaliation for kxl... wouldn’t actually want to take a real stand for the oil industry.

US law says they can not move US passengers between 2 us points unless they are American registered or have a stop in another country during the journey. eg. LAX to HNL with the final stop before  returning  to LAX in Mexico to comply with the US Law.  Most if not all Cruise ships are foreign registered. In the airline world it is for the same reasons why Canadian airlines cannot move American passengers from JFK to SFO nonstop for example.  The current cruise ships could def. move through International waters to / from Alaska except they are required by US law to stop at a Canadian Port.  

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So.....why doesn’t the fed govt allow the ships to dock, take on fuel or just charge them to dock (have the revenue go to local government) but not allow anyone off?? Let the Jones Act benefit the local economy. And maybe once the pandemic is over, the passengers on those ships will want to come back and explore the West Coast  with locals....a benefit to the Canadian tourist industry.

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1 hour ago, st27 said:

So.....why doesn’t the fed govt allow the ships to dock, take on fuel or just charge them to dock (have the revenue go to local government) but not allow anyone off?? Let the Jones Act benefit the local economy. And maybe once the pandemic is over, the passengers on those ships will want to come back and explore the West Coast  with locals....a benefit to the Canadian tourist industry.

Just because I guess in the event of a problem, passengers and crew could disembark and of course Canadian Pilots would, in any case,  have to pilot the ships in and out of Canadian Waters.  The other part of the equation is that the ships rely on boarding / disembarking passengers from Canada while in port.  At the Alaska end there are lots of people getting off and joining tours into the Yukon which again is a disease spreader. I also imagine there is some requirement to board and inspect the ships while they are in a Canadian port.

However and it is not likely,...... perhaps if the Keystone XL pipeline was allowed to continue.... maybe we would let the cruise ships into our ports.>>>>> 🙃

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Just because I guess in the event of a problem, passengers and crew could disembark and of course Canadian Pilots would, in any case,  have to pilot the ships in and out of Canadian Waters.  The other part of the equation is that the ships rely on boarding / disembarking passengers from Canada while in port.  At the Alaska end there are lots of people getting off and joining tours into the Yukon which again is a disease spreader. I also imagine there is some requirement to board and inspect the ships while they are in a Canadian port.

However and it is not likely,...... perhaps if the Keystone XL pipeline was allowed to continue.... maybe we would let the cruise ships into our ports.>>>>> 🙃

And all those conditions could probably be waived with a stroke of a pen if Ottawa really wanted too. 

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18 minutes ago, Jaydee said:

And all those conditions could probably be waived with a stroke of a pen if Ottawa really wanted too. 

Or on the flip side, the POTUS could do the same re the regulations as they pertain to Cruise ships. Why the hell should we kiss their asses?  Reinstate Keystone xl and perhaps cruise ships could be allowed to be in Canadian Waters. ......   You appear to be more onside with the US in this regard, why??? Just a dislike for the Liberals or????  Remember I don't like them either but I do think we need to look after Canadian Interests before we give any regard to those of US Cities / States.  

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A father walks into a restaurant with his young son..

 He gives the young boy 3 nickels to play with to keep him
occupied. Suddenly, the boy starts choking, going blue in the face.. The father realizes the boy has swallowed the nickels and starts slapping him on the back.

 The boy coughs up 2 of the nickels, but keeps choking.
 Looking at his son, the father is panicking, shouting for help.
A well dressed, attractive, and serious looking woman, in a blue business suit is sitting at a coffee bar reading a newspaper and sipping a cup of coffee.

        At the sound of the commotion, she looks up, puts her coffee cup down, neatly folds the newspaper and places it on the counter, gets up from her seat and makes her way, unhurried, across the restaurant.

Reaching the boy, the woman carefully drops his pants;
takes hold of the boy's' testicles and starts to squeeze and
twist, gently at first and then ever so firmly.

 After a few seconds the boy convulses violently and coughs up the last nickel, which the woman deftly catches in her free hand.

   Releasing the boy's testicles, the woman hands the nickel to the father and walks back to her seat at the coffee bar without saying a word.

        As soon as he is sure that his son has suffered no ill effects, the father rushes over to the woman and starts thanking her saying, "I've never seen anybody do anything like that before, it was fantastic.  Are you a doctor?"
 
No," the woman replied. "I'm with Revenue Canada ."

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12 hours ago, Kargokings said:

Or on the flip side, the POTUS could do the same re the regulations as they pertain to Cruise ships. Why the hell should we kiss their asses?  Reinstate Keystone xl and perhaps cruise ships could be allowed to be in Canadian Waters. ......   You appear to be more onside with the US in this regard, why??? Just a dislike for the Liberals or????  Remember I don't like them either but I do think we need to look after Canadian Interests before we give any regard to those of US Cities / States.  

Both Trudeau and Biden swim in pools  infested with PC excrement. They both need a trip to the train station imo.

It’s all about votes...the last thing it’s about is what’s good for either country. Both are trying to look good to attract fringe voters. Trudeau to get re-elected...Biden to stay elected.

 

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17 hours ago, Jaydee said:

And all those conditions could probably be waived with a stroke of a pen if Ottawa really wanted too. 

My worry is the Americans will remove the Jones act and cruise ships will no longer have to stop at an intermediary country. Cruise ship ports in Canada would be decimated forever.

But then they are just fossil fuel burning vessels and Ottawa doesn't have any sea ports so WTF.

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My worry is the Americans will remove the Jones act and cruise ships will no longer have to stop at an intermediary country. Cruise ship ports in Canada would be decimated forever.

But then they are just fossil fuel burning vessels and Ottawa doesn't have any sea ports so WTF.

No worries about the US removing either the Jones act or the  Passenger_Vessel_Services_Act_of_1886 as they cover more than just cruise ships. Maybe however the POTUS will use his limited powers to exempt cruise ships and be very specific that it applies only between Sea, Sfo and Sea to / from Alaska.  Even that is doubtfull.

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Trudeau has presided over worst business investment growth of past five prime ministers 

In fact, there has been an average annual decline of 0.2% in the four years leading up to the 2020 recession

Business investment — in factories, machinery, equipment and new technologies — is vital to the prosperity of any country. “If businesses don’t invest to create great jobs,” said former Trudeau finance minister Bill Morneauin 2018, “then we won’t have the future we want in our country.” But despite its importance, business investment is where the Trudeau government has performed worst and yet continues to ignore the problem.

 

Between 2016 and 2019, an almost unprecedented chorus of business leaders warned about Canada’s lagging competitiveness and declining attractiveness to entrepreneurs, business owners and investors.

For instance, in 2018, David McKay, CEO of the Royal Bank of Canada, said Canada has a “critical competitiveness challenge” that should be addressed with “tremendous urgency,” adding that capital was leaving the country in “real time.” Brian Porter, CEO of Scotiabank, the country’s most internationally-oriented bank, warned both that Canada was losing its “competitive advantage” and that Kinder Morgan’s decision to sell the Trans Mountain pipeline could have a “broad chilling effect” on foreign investment. David Dodge, former governor of the Bank of Canada, said Canada was “shooting itself in the foot” in terms of competitiveness. And finally, Steve Williams, then-CEO of Suncor, one of the world’s largest energy companies, indicated his company was reducing investment in Canada because of our regulatory system and general lack of competitiveness.
 
Unfortunately, at every turn the Trudeau government’s response has been that everything is fine. When questioned about the high cost of doing business in Canada and growing concerns about the country’s ability to attract investment, Morneau declared that “for an investor sitting outside of this country they can see that this is a place to do business” and he repeatedly stated that: “Our plan is working. We’ve seen real improvements.”
But, as we note in a new study, the data on business investment tell a different story. On the broadest measure of investment, which includes residential and non-residential (i.e., business) construction, machinery, equipment and intellectual property, the Trudeau government presided over an average annual decline of 0.2 per cent in the four years (2016-19) leading up to the 2020 recession. By comparison, in similar four-year periods leading up to recessions we find that the Harper government (2011-14) averaged 5.1 per cent annual growth in business investment and the Chrétien government (1997-2000) enjoyed average annual growth of 7.5 per cent.
This is not just an energy-sector problem: an analysis in 2019 of business investment in Canada between 2014 and 2017 found that 10 of Canada’s 15 main industries experienced declines in business investment.
 

Of course, like many industrialized countries, Canada has experienced a boom in residential construction. If you remove business investment in residential construction and focus more specifically on investment in plant, factories, machinery and equipment, the results are even worse. On average, this narrower measure of business investment declined by 1.5 per cent annually during the Trudeau era (2016-19). The equivalent period under Stephen Harper, 2011-14, saw average annual growth of 7.9 per cent, while under Jean Chrétien business investment averaged 9.3 per cent year growth from 1997-2000.

The Trudeau government has experienced the lowest average rates of growth of business investment — in fact, growth has been negative — of the past five prime ministers going back to Brian Mulroney.

What’s even more worrying is that there seems to be no acknowledgment of this problem in Ottawa nor any interest in reversing course on policy to actually encourage and attract business investment to this country. Simply put, Canada’s recovery cannot take hold unless business investment is revitalized. And this will require policy change in Ottawa.

Jason Clemens, Milagros Palacios and Niels Veldhuis are economists at the Fraser Institute.

https://financialpost.com/opinion/opinion-trudeau-has-presided-over-worst-business-investment-growth-of-past-five-prime-ministers?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR1l1FRs0OLnBxEYdaq7g1YJc86Sj4DERDIHaRsE7R3HAJUJ8Ff_3JvFGrQ#Echobox=1613042348

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Extraordinarily accurate analysis from a foreign country. God help Canada . Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way that you can quickly understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic. Someone over there has it figured out. It was translated into English from an article in a Prague newspaper.

 
"The danger to Canada is not Justin Trudeau, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with being Prime Minister. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of a Trudeau government than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their prime minister. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Trudeau, who is a mere symptom of what ails Canada. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The country can survive a Trudeau, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their Prime minister."

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The truth is leaking out and the Pmo won’t be happy:

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The federal pandemic response has been so secretive, bureaucratic and haphazard “it is hard to have faith,” one Liberal MP emailed colleagues and staff. “I am sorry if the Party may be **bleep** off,” wrote MP Dr. Marcus Powlowski (Thunder Bay-Rainy River, Ont.), a former consultant to the World Health Organization: “It is hard now to accept reassurances that we are prepared, that we are doing all of the right things, when we can never, ever get any specifics.”

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And listening to Quebec’s views on the unpcoming budget,.... no money should be spent for the oil industry if we want to transition to green economy BUT where is the government to help the transportation industry...oh no...Bombardier is laying off  1600 (no sign of Quebec worrying about the oil workers).

Trudeau has written off the west, but what will he do to maintain seats in Quebec?? Remember SNC??

And just how many old school liberals are dissatisfied with pm socks and this slow moving train wreck of a government?

Great way to run the country 😢

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