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Read an opinion piece by two academics @kellyfritsch1 @anneemcguire.

Topic: #Autism @Airbnb and #Disability in #Ottawa

My major concern - It reads like a polemic full of biases.

And that's only the start.


Opinion pieces can invaluable.

They give an informed insight into an important issue or dilemma.

This largely depends on the manner in which the issues are addressed and unpacked by the author(s).

What is the contention? What data are relied on? Does the piece impugn?
There are a whole range of qualitative indicators we can use to determine the contribution an opinion piece can make on furthering our understanding of an issue.

There are major missteps one can take that undermine the salience and news worthiness of a piece.
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Here’s what I’m waiting to hear: genuine conservatives renouncing the dangerous, extremist (and not-at-all conservative) politics of Kenney, Moe, Ford, Scheer. Mr. Kenney just laid down a very anti-Canadian marker, and it’s time real conservatives called his bluff.
How is creating a host of new layers of bureaucracy conservative? How is looking at opting out of Canadian taxation and pensions not anti-Canadian? How is any of this at all reasonable? Let’s hear the voices of Canadian conservatives denouncing this naked demagoguery.
Heard some prof. from Mt. Royal U (idiotically) say that Kenney had just eviscerated Wexit. By making slow Wexit government policy? Heard Kenney (and too many real Albertans and trollbots) say that Alberta’s tired of serving Ottawa when Ottawa doesn’t serve Alberta...
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Behind all great women are more great women.

On the eve of #RemembranceDay2019, meet one of those great women: Beatrice Nasmyth. #LestWeForget #cdnmedia
Her name was a footnote in a story I recently read about Roberta MacAdams, #AB’s 2nd female legislator elected in 1917.

Unfortunately, Nasmyth’s inspiring story has largely been lost to time even though the Stratford native was a trailblazer for equal rights in Canada.
When WW1 broke out in 1914, she rushed to the frontlines. Writing for the @theprovince, Nasmyth would often go to great lengths to have her stories describing the horrors of the Great War smuggled back to 🇨🇦, defying government censors.
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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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1/28 #CDNpoli #CDNmedia #Elxn43 #ForeignInterference

As some of you already know, my blockbuster investigation RE dubious interference in #Elxn43 (mostly via social media) is now being censored by Twitter, so it says "tweet unavailable" in RTs & threads

2/28 #CDNpoli #CDNmedia #Elxn43 #ForeignInterference

Several of you have sent screencaps to prove this censorship is happening

I thank @TrippettaRaffe for being the 1st to let me know, especially because Twitter doesn't notify account holders when it censors individual posts
3/28 #CDNpoli #CDNmedia #Elxn43 #ForeignInterference

An hour after @TrippettaRaffe notified that my investigation is being censored by Twitter, my fiancé was able to confirm the same issue

Of note, he's a federal govt scientist who now can't see my post

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Buckle up. It's a meta-thread. 1/
#cdnpoli #cdnmedia #WhereAreOurJournalists
The first thing a conqueror does is take control of the means of mass communication. In modern times, this means mainstream media. The American right bought our broadcasters & newspapers. Harper loaded the CBC w/ supporters. Even out of power, the right controls the message. 2/
This is why, throughout the recent federal election campaign and for a long time before, the CPC has only got softball questions from journalists and the Prime Minister has been put under a magnifying glass continuously. 3/
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Eric Grenier does not have a degree in math or statistics. Is that why he misinterprets data for personal promotion? I'm not sure. But let's read this together.…
We're going to talk about this table, and what Grenier thinks it means.
I openly invite @VoiceOfFranky to criticize my take.
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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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Canada’s talking heads NEVER ask the right questions about Alberta. They are woefully incurious about what’s driving the bizarre hatred for Trudeau & one-party rule. There’s no daylight between RW politicians & the oil lobby. #cdnpoli #abpoli #WEXITALBERTA #cdnmedia
There’s been a decades long steady diet of disinformation about Equalization emanating from RW media (and in AB, it’s almost all RW media), oil lobbyists, talk radio and politicians.
There’s a revolving door between the legislature and the oil industry and financial benefits continue to flow to politicians from the industry in various ways. Politicians from the industry continue their interests in the oil company they’re from. Media NEVER investigated this.
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I am reposting my thread verbatim on Trudeau hashtags as Twitter censored the last one. This is mostly a point of principle! [Thread] 1/ In the following analysis, you will see pro-Trump accounts still dominating anti-Trudeau hashtags #cdnpoli
2/ Firstly I compiled samples from the beginning, middle an end of September, and also the 13th of October. These samples were mostly of the #TrudeauMustGo hashtag, as it seems to be the most enduring, and existed before Trudeau's blackface debacle. The sample totalled around
3/The total sample included over 100,000 tweets, retweets, mentions and replies. Once I removed duplicates, these were produced by around 12,000 unique accounts. That's actually not that many. It would suggest that much of the #TrudeauMustGo discourse is produced by a relatively
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[Thread] 1/ I have compiled a lot of data over the past month on various Trudeau hashtags. In this analysis I compiled samples from the past 1.5 months In the following analysis, you will see pro-Trump accounts still dominating anti-Trudeau hashtags #cdnelxn2019 #cdnpoli
2/ Firstly I compiled samples from the beginning, middle an end of September, and also the 13th of October. These samples were mostly of the #TrudeauMustGo hashtag, as it seems to be the most enduring, and existed before Trudeau's blackface debacle. The sample totalled around
3/The total sample included over 100,000 tweets, retweets, mentions and replies. Once I removed duplicates, these were produced by around 12,000 unique accounts. That's actually not that many. It would suggest that much of the #TrudeauMustGo discourse is produced by a relatively
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A Deep Dive into The Federal Conservative Party 1/10 #cdnelxn2019 #CDNvote2019 #cdnmedia #cdnpolil #elxn43
Mr. Scheer appears to have humoured an extremist who wished to charge the Prime Minister with treason. It should be noted that Trudeau now has to wear a bullet-proof vest because of people like this. 2/10 #cdnelxn2019 #CDNvote2019 #cdnmedia #cdnpolil
Scheer and other Conservative MPs also defended a Quebec woman attacking non-white immigrants. 3/10 #cdnelxn2019 #CDNvote2019 #cdnmedia #cdnpolil #elxn43
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Since Keean Bexte is being discussed online right now perhaps it is time to remind readers who he is? Here are a few of our articles. 1/6 #CanadaDebate2019 #canpoli #exln43 #cdnmedia
University of Calgary Conservative Club Members Linked To FireForce Ventures 2/6 #CanadaDebate2019 #canpoli #exln43 #cdnmedia
More Members and Associates of Calgary University and College Conservative Clubs Linked to "Alt-Right" Racist Ideology 3/6 #CanadaDebate2019 #canpoli #exln43 #cdnmedia
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Hamish/Rebel working extra hard this Sunday. With #ScheerDisaster's lies about him being an everyman exposed; they immediately work to retrend Trudeau BF.

They are trying to keep us focused on this non-news than Scheer's ties to nazis/white-supremacists + CV lies. #cdnpoli
To add, now #DefundCBC. I predicted this yesterday. That cons+bots loved the CBC as the paragon of knowledge when it was about the nonsense news about Trudeau BF, but now that the news cycle has moved onto to more pressing issues like Scheer's lies. They turn. #cdnpoli #cdnmedia
Another edit. Now two variations of defund @CBC are trending. This is Hamish's bot army/troll army at work.

We already learned with the Trudeau hashtag that most of the "authentic" tweets were MAGAmericans morons. This is similar.

#ScheerDisaster #cdnpoli #ForeignInterference
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1/20 #CDNpoli #Elxn43 #TrudeauBlackface/#Brownface

Here's the supporting docs to my podcast interview with @canadianglen

The ORIGINAL exposé by Mercedes Stephenson on Global News concealed Conservative Party as source of the racist video depicting PMJT
2/20 #CDNpoli #Elxn43 #TrudeauBlackface/#Brownface

That disingenuous story by Mercedes Stephenson was followed up by David Akin, also from Global News

That same afternoon, he told PMJT to step aside & quit the election so someone else could take over LPC…
3/20 #CDNpoli #Elxn43 #TrudeauBlackface/#Brownface

Global News then dramatically edited its original story by Mercedes Stephenson, to finally admit they received the PMJT video from Conservative Party

But they concealed that significant edit too #Ethics
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THREAD When you've been in airplane mode, check the news and... 👀
@JustinTrudeau the #brownface video incident is more serious than the two photos because it was not theatrical in nature. I am disappointed, but not surprised, given your testimony in Common Ground #cdnpoli #LPC
From your autobiography, it is clear that the person you are now is radically different from the person you were in your teens and twenties when the #brownface incidents occurred. The deaths of your brother and father (may they RIP) truly changed you #cdnpoli #cdnmedia #LPC
You found solice and peace in religion which enabled you to assist your devastated mother during her breakdown. Accepting God and meeting Sophie changed you from the angry and directionless youth you had been in your teens and 20s to the man are today #cdnpoli #LPC #cdnmedia
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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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1. The #CDNmedia #FakeNews Scoreboard

This #thread will attempt to keep track of debunked misinformation circulated by mainstream media throughout the #CDNpoli #Elxn43 cycle, instead of relying on the election integrity monitors that haven't managed to catch one example yet
2. #CDNmedia #FakeNews Scoreboard #CDNpoli #Elxn43

If you wish to contribute to this #thread in my absence, please follow the same format for the sake of integrity, verification, data analysis, & ease of reading

Thanks very much & here's to a fair, legitimate, & informed vote
3a. #CDNmedia #FakeNews Scoreboard #CDNpoli #Elxn43

Sept 3, 2019

By @CBCNews & @KaleighRogers

Despite countless corrections from other journos & the public, CBC hasn't amended its story to indicate the 'UK child killer' narrative was entirely debunked

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Fake photos, stolen content, false stories: We found networks of “Canadian” websites and Facebook pages that are actually run by people in Kosovo, Romania and elsewhere:… #cdnpoli #cdnmedia
These FB pages are run by people in Kosovo and the UK. They recently spread a false story about Toronto’s drinking water being contaminated. We also found a page called “Live in Canada” with more than 2.5 million likes that's managed by two accounts in Israel.
After we contacted the “Toronto, Ontario News” page to ask about its false content and being based in Kosovo, they altered the Page Transparency info shown on FB to remove the Kosovo disclosure. This is the 1st time we’ve seen this done. FB said it is investigating.
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#cdnpoli #thread #cdnmedia
Assessing the Trudeau government - everyone should read this before going to vote this October.…
For those who may be interested in knowing more, the website where these campaign promises / accomplishments are tracked is publicly available
Here's a screenshot of the Trudeau results to-date
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It's more than a little ironic that @andrewscheer would claim @JustinTrudeau & the Liberals just make stuff up given there's a veritable treasure trove of evidence that it's EXACTLY what he & his party do DAILY. This CANNOT continue to go unchallenged! #cdnpoli #cdnmedia #thread
Just a short while ago, I dissented a 3-tweet thread from his Comms Director that contained multiple falsehoods. #cdnpoli

Here's a parliament hill journo calling out one of your MANY falsehoods. #cdnpoli #cdnmedia

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Ethics Committee was a partisan circus today. BUT if they had brought the Commissioner before them, challenging his flawed legal reasoning (as Hamer explains) incl delving into “improper” would‘ve been good. Plus some unanswered Qs for #cdnmedia to ask JWR: #thread #cdnpoli
1. Why was JWR against a DPA regime in Canada [EC report, para 44] when it exists in most OECD countries and has been used to resolve almost 80% of bribery cases worldwide since the inception of the Anti Bribery Convention, and is a guaranteed way to hold companies to account?
2. Why does JWR claim the DPA regime was rushed into law for #SNCLavalin when there was a 4 month consultation process in late 2017 that involved 370 participants both at in-person interviews and in writing?
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A short thread about #cdnmedia the role of journalism (as I see it) and partisanship in Canada. #cdnpoli

Here we have a prominent Ottawa journalist denouncing his union head for taking an anti-Conservative position in the upcoming federal election.
I get it, and I understand it. The media - and "journalists" in particular - have an important role to play in a free and democratic society, particularly in the lead up to an election. Their role is to inform the public.
Ideally, they should be cutting through political rhetoric and party spin, and providing context, so that voters can make their own judgements.
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The Free Press has identified Master Cpl. Patrik Mathews, 26, as the person behind the Winnipeg recruitment drive for the terrorist paramilitary organization The Base.

Mathews is an explosives expert. /1…
His social media is largely bare - presumably the result of his pulling back from his socials once he joined The Base. /2
However, his social media still provides a look into the mindset through his page likes. They are almost entirely alt-right, cryptofascist, and meme culture.

He appears to have supported Bernier. /3
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