Ontario politicians are increasingly alarmed at the prospect of thousands of job losses in the coming months and fuel shortages in the province if Michigan succeeds in shutting down Enbridge Inc.’s Line 5 pipeline.
The mayor of Sarnia, a southern Ontario city that’s home to three refineries and multiple petrochemical plants, says the city faces potentially 5,000 job losses as Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has served Enbridge with notice the state is cancelling a decades old easement allowing its Line 5 pipeline, which runs from Western Canada to Michigan and southern Ontario, to cross the Straits of Mackinac through the Great Lakes.
A senior public servant at the Public Health Agency of Canada accepted an all-expenses-paid holiday to Jamaica courtesy of Air Canada Vacations in November, even as her agency has been advising Canadians since March to avoid non-essential travel to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Dominique Baker, the acting manager at PHAC’s Office of Border and Travel Health, flew with a friend to the upscale, all-inclusive Royalton Blue Waters resort in Montego Bay in mid-November.
Ms. Baker, who bills herself as a beauty, fashion and travel influencer on her off-work hours, posted a video a few hours after she arrived in Jamaica, calling the hotel suite with its own infinity pool “mind-blowing – whoa.”
“One of our two butlers is bringing us our pina coladas right now. No, we are not kidding – we have two butlers,” she says in the video. “Thank you, Air Canada Vacations. We are beside ourselves.”
More at National Post:“Dominique Baker is the manager of the office of border and travel health, a Public Health Agency of Canada program whose purpose is to keep communicable diseases out of Canada and reduce public health risks to travellers.” h/t Chris
Not his fault:Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday said the whole nation was frustrated by how slowly provinces are vaccinating people against the coronavirus and promised Ottawa would help speed the pace of inoculations.
Meanwhile… Federal inmates to start receiving coronavirus vaccinations this week, union says
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation yesterday said it needs a new debt clock after federal debts surpassed a trillion for the first time since Confederation. “This one doesn’t have enough digits,” said Aaron Wudrick, federal director.
Anne Phair was having some coffee with some friends one day, back when you could still do that. They were talking about the federal carbon tax. Anne said, “I was talking to some friends, most of which don’t actually own their own businesses, and one was talking about how her grandma got some money back and she doesn’t ever get money back. And she was so surprised and I’m like, ‘Yeah, that was my money.’”
That’s what a francophone journalist told me back in 2003, after I remarked to him that the non-francophones who were the Quebec Liberal Party’s most loyal supporters were underrepresented in Jean Charest’s new Liberal cabinet.
What he said was brutally frank, but he was right about the political influence of non-francos in this province. And he will probably be proven right again in the new year, when our federal government as well as our provincial one are to present new language policies.
Recent developments have not been encouraging.
In Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said this week his Liberal government will amend the Official Languages Act to protect the right to work in French in Quebec businesses under federal jurisdiction.
This could mean the end of equal protection for the language rights of anglos and francos in federal jurisdiction.
CBC, December 17th – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today that Canadians who have received letters suggesting they may have to repay emergency relief benefits shouldn’t be concerned — at least for now.
CBC, December 18th – Ottawa-area club plans to keep funds as ‘cushion’ against future expenses
And don’t spare the taxpayers:There are 53 such bureaucrats with cars and drivers, that’s on top of the car and driver for the prime minister and his 35 cabinet ministers. As one Bay St. executive told me years ago, there are more dedicated chauffeurs in Ottawa than serving the corporate executives that run the biggest companies in the country.
Justin Trudeau invited China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to send its troops for cold weather training at CFB Petawawa in Ontario — and Trudeau raged at the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) for cancelling the training after China kidnapped Canadian citizens Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig.
This is only one of many bombshell revelations in The China Files, a 34-page access to information document released by the Trudeau government to Rebel News, seen below…
The federal government has already started running war games on delivering doses of COVID-19 vaccines across Canada, even though doses may not arrive for months and Canadians won’t be fully vaccinated for more than a year. Those are details found in a planning document signed off on by Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Jonathan Vance and obtained by the Sun. […]
The military document provides more detail than the Trudeau government has been willing to reveal to the public thus far. Under questioning in the House of Commons or by journalists attending news conferences, the government has given out few details of the vaccine rollout plan, even as other countries make theirs public.
“The delivery window is within the first quarter of 2021,” Procurement Minister Anita Anand said in response to questions on timing Tuesday.
That means sometime before the end of March 2021. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had himself said that more than half of Canadians could be vaccinated by September 2021 “if all goes to plan.”
Now the military is saying the country could “potentially” be vaccinated by the end of next year.
Gone, girl…The deputy minister also thanked a long list of finance department officials for their work. On the other hand, there is a conspicuous lack of acknowledgement of the work of any political staff or Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland.
When the history of the COVID-19 pandemic is written, it should include a chapter about how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau engineered “The Great Reset” of the role government plays in our lives, without even bringing in a budget.
How it wasn’t done in secret, but out in the open.
How Trudeau announced hundreds of billions of dollars in new government spending that transformed Canada into a permanent, deficit-ridden, nanny state, not in Parliament — but at the bottom of the stairs to his house.
How Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, while describing the challenge facing Canadians as a combination of Second World War and the Great Depression, delivered a vague “economic update” about it on Monday— details to come.
Other than that this year’s deficit will be almost $400 billion, with the government ready to spend up to $100 billion more over the next three years on a hoped-for economic recovery starting this spring, assuming the vaccines work.
Flashback: Our finance minister — and her husband — needed her dad to cosign her mortgage.
Her BA is in Russian lit and history. Her MA is in Slavonic studies. She worked as a journalist stringer in Ukraine, and afterwards in London and Moscow. Then to the Globe and Mail and Reuters. Her major publication was a book called “Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else”, a 2013 bestseller. Then she ran for Parliament.
@brianlilley — Moments ago in the House, Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau rose to vote against a motion calling for a decision on Huawei being in Canada’s 5G network and to have a plan to combat China’s foreign agents working to intimidate Canadians who speak against Beijing. Shameful #cdnpoli
And there it is. The covid virus (the flu), is the crisis they needed to bring in the reset or otherwise known, global communism. Trudeau isn’t even hiding it now. They see us over a barrel…. pic.twitter.com/qk2BuekRgY