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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
prowomanprolife.org/2014/11/05/pro…
Nelly Shin – Parachuted to Port Moody-Coquitlam in B.C. from Ontario. Strong anti-abortion stance. 3/5 #BCpoli #Cdnpoli #Canpoli
pressprogress.ca/anti-abortion-…
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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. foreign.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/… #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.
#Cdnpoli
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The Alberta government announces a minimum wage commission. Fun fact: BC has had a Fair Wages Commission working for a few years now, with two reports submitted. 1. engage.gov.bc.ca/app/uploads/si… and 2. engage.gov.bc.ca/app/uploads/si… #ableg #bcpoli
I know there is no loved lost between the two provinces, but, as with many things, I think it is important that we not, IDK, duplicate work that holds up fairly well across jurisdictions. But then again, I am fiscally responsible and worry about these things. 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️
The Commission is currently working on its third report. It recently gathered input on closing the gap between living wages and the minimum wage in B.C. and is now compiling its report.
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Since I can't figure out how to untag people mentioned in my thread from the rest of my thread I'm going to start a new thread off of this one. Go to bottom of this one first.

I want to describe that day because neither taxis nor transportation nor transit (nor housing or health for that matter) can be understood or should be discussed in isolation of context of a larger issues in society and the place they play in a person’s life.
Amina @/bambinoir (so she won't be stuck with my entire thread) invited me to meet her & @/bettercities_ at the African Descent Festival. This was big deal. I don’t have friends I have fun with anymore. I haven’t for years. They all gave up and eventually so did I. I was 🙌
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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: woodsquat.wordpress.com/about/
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: thetyee.ca/News/2015/02/2…
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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:
voiceonline.com/b-c-government…

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. globalnews.ca/news/5476467/e… #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 corporatemapping.ca/trans-mountain… #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

vancouversun.com/news/local-new…
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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Time for a thread on the new "The New Gas Boom" report I have seen on virtually every media platfrom from @GlobalBC to @CBCNews

The interviews I see about this report all repeat a "factoid" about #bclng that needs to be addressed #bcpoli #cdnpoli @lngcanada @nbennett_biv
The authors of the report (an NGO that opposes LNG by the way) claim that #BCLNG is "worse than coal" becasue of fugitive emissions. This claim is simply not true and is an example of depending on one narrative-friendly study to make your argument #bcpoli #cdnpoli 2/
In this case the authors rely on a single study in Science by Alvarez et al science.sciencemag.org/content/361/63… that calculated that 2.3% of US production of LNG was lost in the form of fugitive emissions which wipes out the savings in using LNG for power #bcpoli #cdnpoli 3/
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"Brave" #Antifa detained following assault at Jenn Smith's event.

#SOGI #UBC #bcpoli #cdnpoli
80k views in 24 hours, might as well plug some other #Antifa videos here...
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Exclusive: Liberal MP involved in second bare trust deal with client named in ‘transnational money laundering’ probe globalnews.ca/news/5383423/l… #cndpoli #vancouvermodel #vip #vanre #bcpoli
2 The industrialist from China, who we have not been able to reach, is one of about 40 'whale' VIP gamblers that were identified by BCLC investigators (using surveillance) as taking suspected drug cash loans from a Mainland China based fentanyl trafficking cartel in Vancouver BC.
3 RCMP identified these VIPs as Macau style whales, that were recruited in China to gamble at 100k per hand baccarat, mostly at the BCLC's Richmond casino. I will get to the importance of Richmond lawyers a little further down in the thread. How it works is this.
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Gas Profiteering Report*
Nanaimo BC
Rack price: 84.20c

Taxes:
Fed: 10.0c
BC Motor: 14.50c
BC Carbon: 8.89c

Gas price: 148.9c

Profit: 31.31c

*Note: This is not an endorsement of low gas prices which discourage #climatecrisis acttion.
#bcpoli
Gas Profiteering Report*
Vancouver BC 11/06/19
Rack price: 82.60c

Taxes:
Fed: 10.0c
BC Motor: 25.50c
BC Carbon: 8.89c

Gas price: 133.9c

Profit: 6.91c

*Note: This is not an endorsement of low gas prices which discourage #climatecrisis acttion.
#bcpoli
Gas Profiteering Report*
Nanaimo BC 12/06/19

Daily Rack Price: 85.30c (+2.7)

Taxes:
Fed: 10.0c
BC Motor: 14.50c
BC Carbon: 8.89c

Gas price: 148.9c

Profit: 30.21c (-1.10)

*Note: This is not an endorsement of low prices which discourage #climatecrisis action.
#bcpoli #gpr
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BC #publicinquiry EXCLUSIVE : Kwok Chung Tam, the alleged ‘heavyweight’ Big Circle Boys opioid trafficker and Richmond casino loan shark, could be poster child for BC inquiry into #vanre real estate money laundering globalnews.ca/news/5277136/a… #bcpoli @jonmccomb980 @BC1 @globalnews
2. Kwok Chung TAM, aka Guocong TAN, (on his authentic PRC passport) has been successfully fighting deportation for over 25 years. And according to recent court filings, Tam is believed to be residing in a luxury Richmond condo.
3. “The Asian crime cartel was so powerful that police said it could stockpile heroin and dictate the street price of the drug in North America,” Tam’s investigative file with the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) said.
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Exclusive: Former B.C. casino supervisor blows whistle on how Macau-style money laundering exploded ... journal records document arrival of Big Circle Boys in Richmond casino #Vanre #bcpoli globalnews.ca/news/5215614/m…
2. “We are all concerned for our safety, and we feel we need to document these activities for our own well-being,” an Aug. 1, 1998 entry in Labine’s journal reads
3. “We are aware that there is more than one gang operating the tables,” an August 1998 journal note says. “We have been wondering where they manage to find these massive amounts of twenty-dollar bills … the well, it never seems to dry up."
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Do you work for tips? Legislation tabled by BC NDP govt will establish a legal framework around tips & tip-pooling practices to prevent employers from withholding them from workers. #bcpoli #betterlabourlaws4bc
Under current laws, if an employer illegally withholds wages from an employee, the employee can only go after them for max 6 months of wages. These Employment Standards Act changes will increase the recovery period to 12 months, and up to 24 months in some situations. #bcpoli
We are also getting rid of the infamous "Self-Help Kit" that required workers to try to confront employers on issues like wage theft on their own before the Employment Standards Branch would step in. Needless to say, many workers choose not to try this. #bcpoli
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To address the spate of let's call it "interesting" analysis about gas prices in BC from @MarcLeeCCPA a quick thread about the refined fuel situation on the coast and #transmountain's effects on gas prices @keithbaldrey @robynallan #bcpoli #vanpoli @sjmuir @nbennett_biv 1/
As we all know BC uses about 192,000 barrels per day of refined fuel with Prkland providing about 33% of our gas and 30% of the jet fuel. The #Transmountain supplies most of the remaining refined fuel but it cannot supply everything we need #bcpoli #vanpoli
As a consequence we import about 30,000 bpd from the Americans. This number is from the Canadian Fuels Association and is corroborated by the US EIA. According to the EIA #bpoli #vanpoli 3/
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Long Thread #2. The CoV sits on the precipice of institutionalizing racial discrimination as part of adopting an intersectional approach in their “climate emergency response”. #vanpoli #bcpoli #cdnpoli
Embedded in Appendix H of the administrative report, staff recommendations state, “The City will strive to ensure the group has a majority of black, Indigenous, and people of colour among participants.”

council.vancouver.ca/20190424/docum…
The only way to “ensure” majority representation of specific racial groups is to discriminate against individuals on the basis of their race.
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WHAT LIES BENEATH IN THE #VANRE MARKET?

(Warning: This will be a long thread, grab a cuppa coffee)

Most people are familiar with Warren Buffet's saying "Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked."

I believe it may be EXACTLY what lies beneath the
2/ level of the tide that could be the final nail in the #Vanre mkt once the full effect of foreign owners (FLIPPERS) selling their West Side SFD's kicks in. Considering that we are already 35% off the peak mkt highs, that in itself is an ominous thought.

Now, I've always
3/ suspected (no proof) that MANY #Vanre home owners have dipped into the "equity lottery winnings" that they have realized in the past 10 years to fund who knows what.

So when I saw an article yesterday from @BetterDwelling about Cdn Helocs,

betterdwelling.com/canadians-used…
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Long Thread. City of Vancouver staff has issued a recommendation to council that is rooted in intersectionality and encourages discrimination on the basis of identity, this is the essence of racism. #vanpoli #bcpoli #cdnpoli

council.vancouver.ca/20190424/docum…
Background. The report seeks to establish a Carbon and Equity working group and recommends using $50,000 of public funds to run workshops.
CoV’s staff also recommends the city adopt an “intersectional” approach to selecting participants for its carbon and equity working group.
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.@Wilkinson4BC - this leaflet is a disgrace. You are knowingly misleading people in #MapleRidge for your own political gain #bcpoli
You KNOW this housing includes 24/7 staff supports, onsite clinical supports and connections to addictions services.
It follows the same model as all supportive housing including ictoria Johnston st location which YOU site as a success.
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Let's take a peek. First, the big picture:

944 suppliers over $25K, total $1B, $78.9M in salaries + $ 4.6M in expenses, 15 severance agreements with non-unionized employees (1 to 18 mths comp.)

corporate.bclc.com/who-we-are/cor…

#bcpoli #cdnpoli #dirtymoney #publicinquirynow
The Big Four saw $4,676,256.

Deloitte came out on top at $3,063,678, KPMG ($1,063,729), Ernst & Young ($490,049) and PriceWaterhouseCoopers ($58,800)

#bcpoli #vanpoli #moneylaundering #cdnpoli #dirtymoney #bcndp #bclp #bcgreens #corruption #publicinquirynow
BCLC paid out $2.3M to 9 law firms, including two Toronto-based firms: Henein Hutchison LLP ($107K) that bills itself as "Canada's top litigation boutique law firm" & Rayman Beitchman LLP ($30K) that boasts of "excellence in the areas of expropriations law and litigation."
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