Category: Shiny Pony

The First Post National State

All your history belongs to them.

The Ottawa Police Service is investigating a hate-motivated graffiti that occurred on Friday, October 16th at the National War Memorial on Wellington Street.
 
At approximately 9:46pm, a man riding a bike approached the Memorial, used a sharp object to engrave a hate graffiti on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. He left the area on the bike.
 
The suspect is described as Caucasian man. He was wearing a light-coloured sweater, dark pants, a dark tuque, a black back pack and was riding a mountain style bike (see photos).

I don’t know why they’re looking for the vandal. Nothing will happen to him.

The Shiniest Librano

How much money does Trudeau really have? Because sometimes he acts like he’s broke.

Nothing to see here: Trudeau “threatens” an election if his corruption is investigated.

Statistics Liberal

One of these things is not like the other.

CBC Business News, October 9: Canada’s economy added 378,000 new jobs in September, Statistics Canada says, almost all of which were full-time positions. September’s job gains mean that the job market is now within 720,000 positions of where it was in February…

Reuters Business News, October 15: Canada sheds jobs for seventh straight month in September: The August data was revised to show jobs declined by 770,600 rather than by 205,400.

He Admires Their Basic Dictatorship

G&M;

China’s ambassador to Canada is urging Ottawa to stop granting asylum to democracy activists from Hong Kong, whom he described as “violent criminals” and warned that accepting these people could jeopardize the “health and safety” of 300,000 Canadian citizens still living in the former British colony.
 
Asked if he was issuing a threat, envoy Cong Peiwu replied: “That is your interpretation.”
 
Mr. Cong used a press conference Thursday to say that Beijing finds it unacceptable that Canada recently accepted two Hong Kong pro-democracy dissidents as political refugees. He also took strong exception to a call from nearly 60 Canadian MPs and senators to shelter more Hong Kong residents fleeing China’s draconian national-security law.
 
“We strongly urge the Canadian side not to grant so-called political asylum to those violent criminals in Hong Kong because it is interference in China’s domestic affairs and certainly it will embolden those violent criminals,” he said. […]
 
Mr. Cong indicated any further action to offer shelter to Hong Kong residents could have consequences for the many Canadians living in the Asian financial hub.
 
“If the Canadian side really cares about the stability and the prosperity in Hong Kong, and really cares about the good health and safety of those 300,000 Canadian passport holders in Hong Kong and the large number of Canadian companies operating in Hong Kong . . . you should support those efforts to fight violent crimes,” he said.

I Want A New Country

No pipelines and no rail lines.

Essentially, Justin Trudeau is telling investors not to put money into the A2A project because it won’t be able to withstand the ridiculous conditions for approval in Bill C-69. The chilling effect alone on investment should be enough to kill this project. Trudeau won’t even need to use C-69.

But don’t you concern yourself, Jason Kenney will be right on it with a strongly worded tweet.

Diversity Is Our Strength

“And here are the deputy ministers of the federal government’s departments — the people often considered the true leaders of the cabinet ministries — in early September…”

 

Hiring this one-sided is usually blamed on overt and covert prejudices that combine to form the sort of “systemic barriers” Trudeau’s throne speech alluded to. In the Canadian public sector, one such systemic barrier has always been obvious — and is indeed routinely cited by diversity advocates: mandatory French-English bilingualism.

JJ. McCullough, in the Washington Post.  I can’t guarantee it’s not behind the paywall, though I was able to access. It’s a good one.

Unexpectedly

CTV;

The federal government has reached a deal with the NDP to soon pass the Liberals’ recently tabled bill to implement a trio of new COVID-19 benefits to fill gaps left by the expiring Canadian Emergency Response Benefit program. This agreement paved the way for the NDP confirming it will prop up the Liberal minority to avoid a fall election.

From the comments: The “Jack Layton Building”, the federal NDP headquarters in Ottawa with a market value of $3.5-million, has been mortgaged for $12.0-million in a vain attempt to keep the party solvent. They will avoid any election, at all costs, for the foreseeable future.

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“We’re going to plant two billion trees over the next ten years. Full stop.”

La Presse (in French, this is the Google translation);

How many trees have we planted so far out of the two billion pledged by 2030? The government of Justin Trudeau took several days to answer the question, but this delay can not be justified by the complexity of the count: to date, there are zero.
 
The engagement was announced just under a year ago, as the election campaign was in full swing. “We’re going to plant two billion trees over the next ten years. Full stop,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote on Twitter on September 27, the same day he met young environmental activist Greta Thunberg.
 
According to this plan, 200 million trees should have taken root each year, or 547,945 on a daily basis, from September 2019. By removing one year from the ten-year plan, we are now talking about more than 222 million trees per year, so 608,828 per day.
 
It will thus be necessary to accelerate the pace to reach the objective. “Officials are currently preparing a comprehensive plan to fulfill this commitment,” said Ian Cameron, press secretary for Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan, who is leading the case, in an email.
 
“Once programs are in place, planting can begin in various locations across Canada, including public forests, private lands, crown lands and urban spaces,” he added, noting that “despite pandemic, ”Ottawa continued to engage with Indigenous peoples, provincial and territorial governments, and industry to deliver a plan.
 
Minister Seamus O’Regan did not make himself available to grant an interview to La Presse. Behind the scenes, we nevertheless assure that the promise still holds, and we argue that the health crisis “has turned a lot of things upside down” – an argument that the Bloc Québécois spokesperson for the environment sweeps away with a wave of the hand.

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