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This wasn't an isolated occurrence. Everywhere workers tried to unionize and bargain, there were violent reprisals. Unions fought a bitter war to get many of the rights we have today and still are under fire. #cdnpoli #abpoli #bcpoli
BC coal mining, including in the Comox Valley in Cumberland and Union Bay fought the same things.…
In fact, they called out the militia to beat down workers on the island.…
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This dam conference on hydro-impacted communities starts today! It's actually named "Ki Ta Ski Naw" or 'rise up' in Cree. For those interested in following along, I think hashtags will be #hydroimpacted #hydrojustice & I'll also try to use #SiteC #bcpoli…
Looking forward to the first panel which will be moderated by BC journalist @sarahcox_bc. Opening welcome now. Starting to regain feeling in my face from the walk here, hi Winnipeg!
We're in Treaty 1 territory for the #hydroimpacted conference. Welcome by local elder Dave Scott in Cree language. Speaking now about the treaty relationship, its history, the 'doctine of discovery', Trudeau's White Paper & ongoing devolution process.. cc #SiteC #treaty8
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Peter Downing of #Wexit strongly denies that his movement is pushing anti-muslim rhetoric, and is looking at legal options against those that claim it does. /1…
Let’s see what happens when we search “muslim” or “Islam” in the main group. /2
There’s more, of course. /3
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I can only laugh at the hand-wringing coming from #cdnmedia in regards to the #bcpoli announcement today to work with the rights of the Indigenous per the CDN Constitution is a real & constructive way.

But, but, but - what will that mean for "CONSENT"?

#cdnpoli #history
2. ... Perhaps it will mean the Indigenous will get a real slice of the deal in meaningful ways, developed with mutual respect & understandings.

Most of all, maybe it'll mean no more breaking the arms of FN women when they speak up to those resource corps.

#cdnpoli #bcpoli
The Indigenous have had to give up far, far more than any CDN will ever have to, and yet there are still those who state the Indigenous 'will have to work w/#cdnpoli'.
Ahem, when will the CDNs genuinely work up to their own Constitution & the recognized rights of the Indigenous?
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CLIP: I attended a talk at @UBC Vancouver by a Chinese official, Yu Jiantou of the @CDRF15, and asked him about detention camps in #Xinjiang. He defended the camps as “vocational training” and said China has different priorities when it comes to human rights. Story coming soon.
@UBC @CDRF15 For context, see this earlier story by colleague @Nuttallreports. The same institute that invited Hu Angang invited Yu yesterday. The UBC-affiliated moderator did not correct the record to clarify the camps are compulsory and have prison-like conditions.…
In above video, the moderator is UBC Institute of Asian Research fellow Evan Due. Due is a senior adviser to the Chinese government research foundation where Yu is Assistant Secretary General. UBC hasn’t answered questions on whether he was an appropriate choice for moderator.
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Here's a quick & dirty review of the situation in BC's forests - environmentally, job-wise, etc. Forestry issues used to receive a lot of attention in BC, but oddly they have fallen off the radar & that's suspiciously convenient for multinational timber corps & govts too. #bcpoli
A great letter to the editor from Jim Cooperman was read out on CBC this morning. Jim, who once worked in the forest industry, was a key provincial forest activist with the BC Environ'l Network during the 1990s War in the Woods era & now works on forest issues in the Shuswap..
..."As a long-time forest activist who once worked in the forest industry, my message to the province re: the closure of sawmills & loss of jobs is “we told you so.” For years we have been repeating the same message: that the province’s forests are being overcut ...
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This motion raised by @JeanSwanson_ chock full of action to address homelessness in Vancouver was deemed out of order by @kennedystewart while @councillorwiebe and @LisaDominato’s decampment motion is on the docket for public hearing. #vanpoli…
Here’s @councillorwiebe and @LisaDominato’s motion, up for public hearing today. Nothing but political doublespeak to kick out the tent city residents and a bunch of feel-good initiatives that do little to help address the homelessness crisis. #vanpoli…
Wiebe’s motion sounds good, if you didn’t know any better. But let’s break it down. “Develop a collaborative decampment plan” - push tent city folks out against their will, but make it sound like we listened, despite not having better housing options for them in the motion
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Reading Adam King’s piece yesterday in The Conversation made be think about @BernieSanders’s workplace democracy plan and what a similar plan might look like in #cdnpoli…
@BernieSanders First, many of Bernie’s plans are uniquely American. #canlab does not have to worry about public medicare (already exists!) or right-to-work laws (don’t exist in #cdnpoli). Bernie’s plan is so radical in part because the situation for workers in the US is so bad.
@BernieSanders And some of Bernie's plan has been in place in #cdnpoli provs for decades: first contract arbitration; right of public workers to strike (#skpoli since 1944); banning replacement workers (#bcpoli & #qcpoli since 1990s); stopping companies from shifting ownership to avoid a union
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This is really starting to piss me off. #Trudeau literally created the most diverse cabinet in the history of #Canada, giving #POC the highest jobs in the country. He’s welcomed #Syrian refugees, he’s increased funding to #Indigenous people, he’s marched with #LGBTQ in #Pride...
...Parades. He’s supported #women’s rights, stood with #feminists & created the most gender balanced cabinet in the history of this country. His record on #humanrights, #multiculturalism & #diversity speaks a feck of a lot louder than some 20 year old photos. Wake up #canada!...
This is not #racism it is character assassination plain & simple. Don’t believe me? Look at Scheer’s record on #multiculturalism, #diversity & #inclusion. Look at the #whitenationalists, #bigots & #racists running in his campaign & ask yourself why they got a pass & JT doesn’t...
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We've got new aerial photos of #SiteC. They're hard for non-experts to read, so here's what to look for. Photos of the north bank continue to illustrate the porous nature of the sprayed-on shotcrete as the orange water stains show - water is coming through everywhere. 1/x #bcpoli
To review: why is water a problem at #SiteC? Because there's no bedrock. Dam is being built on a very unusual type of shale mud that seems hard as rock when dry, but when exposed to water becomes something else entirely, swells and becomes a loose gumbo with no shear strength...
Here's a closeup of the area that will be right under the dam, where it will cross the river & intersect this north riverbank. This dam core area is being excavated & will be filled with fill. It's very wet & shows signs of moisture entering from the gravel seam up the bank.
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1/ Clean energy thread time:

Yesterday the #Hydrogen Study for British Columbia was released. The Study makes a compelling case for clean H2 to achieve its 2050 GHG reduction targets…

#bcpoli #climate #energytwitter
2/ Interest in #hydrogen as a clean energy source has gone through peaks and valleys over the past 30 years. But, this time is different. The role for H2 is critical as a low-carbon energy carrier to address difficult to decarbonize end-uses.
3/ The promise of #hydrogen in the province is summarized nicely:
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I doubt the Canadian media, which was bought off by the sitting government to the tune of $600 million earlier this year, will properly investigate this.
Cameron Ortis' father appears to be Pastor David Ortis, who went to Columbia University.
Columbia U was/is a hotbed of communist sympathizers due to its affiliation with the New School for Social Research.
Here's the happy family here.
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1/5 #CDNpoli #Elxn43 #InfoSec #MeToo

An update to the #Liberalist data breach of voter & personal information to criminals:

Both Jared Nolan & Luke Strimbold have pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of children, while active as Liberal Party executives…
2/5 #CDNpoli #Elxn43 #InfoSec #MeToo

Details of sex assault charges against Luke Strimbold emerged in local media (to which he pleaded guilty)

As a #BCpoli Liberal exec, he had access to federal #Liberalist database

*Trigger & graphic content warning*…
3/5 #CDNpoli #Elxn43 #InfoSec #MeToo

This confirms Luke Strimbold's extensive relationship with the Liberal Party

LPC shares the #Liberalist database with provincial & federal riding associations across the country

This constituent info remains unsecure…
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Let me tell you what happened when I published a picture of archaeological sites and talked about settling on unceded land and in Kamloops, BC. #pubarch #bcpoli 1/
First, here’s the article. It’s part of a regular column to discuss archaeology and local heritage. I always think carefully about content I include in the column, knowing the risks to heritage and considering privacy & intellectual property concerns. 2/…
I started getting emails from the public immediately, uniformly supportive of the column and the need for Kamloops to reconcile more directly with Secwepemc on whose lands we reside. 3/
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What if the nativist/white nationalist op-ed that appeared in @VancouverSun & @theprovince today is no oversight, as claimed, but consistent with @postmedianet's recent explicit turn to the right? Regardless of how it happened, let's look at @postmedianet context. 1/x #bcpoli
@VancouverSun @theprovince @postmedianet It happened in August when many were away but Postmedia, the NY hedge-fund owned conservative owner of the Sun, Province & a majority of major Canadian papers, recently made an explicit turn further to the right… and… #cdnpoli #bcpoli
@VancouverSun @theprovince @postmedianet Right-wing media & Big Money interests have always used racism to advance their agenda but I'd argue that Postmedia's agenda specifically relates to a strategy to push resource extraction, & there's plenty of evidence of this, even beyond its contract with CAPP @OilGasCanada 3/x
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Thread: Noticed a pattern in the recent spate of parachuted Conservative candidates for the upcoming Federal Election. It seems that they all share strong pro-life views. Just a coincidence? Decide for yourself. #Ableg #Cdnpoli #Canpoli #Onpoli #BCpoli #Mbpoli #Saskpoli 1/5
George Canyon – Parachuted to Central Nova Scotia. Strong Religious background. Has performed at many churches and pro-life events. 2/5 #Cdnpoli #Canpoli…
Nelly Shin – Parachuted to Port Moody-Coquitlam in B.C. from Ontario. Strong anti-abortion stance. 3/5 #BCpoli #Cdnpoli #Canpoli…
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1. To ignore what #AndrewScheer represents, is to ignore the serious threat Canada is facing in this coming election. & it is a serious threat. Let's begin with a past tweet from Scheer. #cdnpoli #Brexit
Why is this #Scheer #Brexit tweet important? Because by all markers assessed by experts in the field, Brexit was a malign influence operation, fueled by #DarkMoney.… #cdnpoli
3. Russia has played a major role in helping to elect right wing chaos agents: Trump, #BorisJohnson, #ViktorOrban & others across Europe. In 2015 the US treasury department estimated $300B is laundered annually into the US via a variety of #DarkMoney sources.
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Here's "who besides yimbys," a housing struggle thread for #vanre #vanpoli #bcpoli
Woodsquat, an autonomous direct action that took place over 92 days in fall 2002:
There are now 200 units of non-market housing on that site. There are also too many units of market condos, and the Woodward's also contributed to the brute force gentrification of the Downtown Eastside:…
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Like many reporters, I collect passes for events I cover. @JustinTrudeau staff wouldn’t let me keep this from @CoastGuardCAN photo op in Vancouver. They said it would be reused. Today’s other event is party, not PMO. Pass is dated. I also said it’s single-use plastic. #cdnpoli
Another PMO staffer, taking orders, tried to prevent me from taking photos of the PM walking down the gamgway, in case he were to fall. PM ably descended, as you can see. Sukh Dhaliwal, however, needed help. The Surrey Liberal MP didn’t have sea legs today. #cdnpoli #cdnmedia
Also at @JustinTrudeau photo op at @CoastGuardCAN in Vancouver: dir. of photography from Mark Marissen’s Burrard Strategy (r) and Marissen’s wife/BS managing dir., Maryam (l). PMO issued media passes to both. BS recently produced Sukh Dhaliwal vids. #cdnmedia #cdnpoli
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Highly irregular accounting practices at BC Hydro continue. Meanwhile in a further irregularity, BC Auditor-General Carol Bellringer has just removed a "qualification" that denotes that Hydro's financial reports don't adhere to standard accounting practice. THREAD. #bcpoli #SiteC
Aud-Gen Bellringer has just removed this "qualification" or warning from BC Hydro's 2018/19 financials, based on a promise from NDP Govt to return BC Hydro to proper accounting practices & BCUC oversight in 2021. Why? And where is media on this? bcpoli
I may have missed media reports on these latest wild west BC Hydro/BC govt shenanigans, but Google only returns 1 media hit on this, in Indo-Canadian Voice:…

Meanwhile, this a.m. in back channels there's a flood of outrage amongst financial experts #bcpoli
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EXCLUSIVE: Sources say RCMP opened file on Liberal MP whose firm facilitated real estate deals in B.C.… #cndpoli #bcpoli #vanre "transnational money-laundering"
In the story, you see pictures of the MP from Richmond standing with, shaking hands, and attending events sponsored by some men that are targets in RCMP investigations into an alleged transnational cartel linked to fentanyl, weapons trafficking, corruption, money laundering,
poaching and wildlife trafficking in BC, prostitution, illegal casinos, criminality in @BCLC casinos, and with connections to officials in China, according to allegations in documents and from law enforcement sources.
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The thing to recognize when dealing with the anti-#transmountain people is that they love the bait and switch argument. This piece by David Hughes and promoted by @ElizabethMay is a classic example… #bcpoli #cdnpoli #canpoli @sjmuir #GPC #NOpipeline 1/
In the piece Mr. Hughes discusses the difference in price between heavy oil in the Gulf and Heavy oil in Asia to argue the @TransMtn is not useful. Except Alberta can't get its oil in volume to the Gulf Coast either #bcpoli #cdnpoli #canpoli #GPC #NOpipeline 2/
So the price comparison is totally irrelevant, he may as well be comparing the price of Alberta oil to the price of apples. What matters is what Alberta is getting for its oil at Hardisty. Compare that to the Asian price #bcpoli #cdnpoli #canpoli #GPC #NOpipeline 3/
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We tracked down "Sue."

The texts from Ontario Strong, BC Strong and more are being run by the same political advertisers at the heart of the 2011 robocall scandal #onpoli #canpoli #bcpoli…
They did not respond to requests for comment saying who is paying for the mass campaign.

But they did unveil the "Canada Strong and Proud" network, which looks poised to do a lot of the same type of advertising in the fall election
Experts say it's a sign our updates to election law simply can't keep up with technology — or the tricks advertisers use to hide their funding sources

tl;dr the internet is a scary place
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Long Thread. Version 2 of the War on Capital highlights a major failure of leadership on the part of our political leaders, academic leaders, and the media which has resulted in a dizzying array of anti-capital measures. #bcpoli #vanpoli #vanre 1/
The spark which has set off a barrage of anti-capital measures is housing. Nowhere is the collective failure of leadership more evident than on this file. 2/
This failure has placed the prosperity of everyone in British Columbia at risk. BC is akin to a supertanker which takes time to turn but once it does is difficult to stop. Unfortunately, we are turning/have turned the supertanker straight for the rocks. 3/
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