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The Road Map to Environmental Action is kicking off @SwanseaTownHall. #ParkHP residents are designing a community action plan to tackle the climate crisis. "We're trying to change the world," says Sarah Doucette, former Ward 13 city councillor and founder of @Green13Toronto. A poster saying A brochure with
The event runs from 7-9pm at 95 Lavinia Ave. It's a nearly full room and the event will be starting a minutes late.
Attendees are ticking their priorities for climate action on the local, provincial and national scale.
#TOpoli #ONpoli #cdnpoli
#climateaction #ClimateCrisis BuildingsTransportationFood and agriculture
Its not a #ParkHP event without a bit of heckling, provided tonight by someone who thinks Sarah Doucette, as a former politician, should not be MC. Sarah responds "everyone is political" + that she is MCing tonight as a member of Green13.
Tonight's hashtag is #ParkHP4Climate
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Well, that was fun. I watched Vassy Kapelos interview Yves-François Blanchet (BQ leader) on Power & Politics. Mr. Blanchet is calm, measured, and statesmanlike. He said meeting with PMJT was cordial. Unlike certain Premiers from you-know-where. /2 #cdnpoli
2/ He stated that it is his job to seek common ground, as it is PMJT's. He outlined possible areas of disagreement but mentioned that if they aren't in the Throne Speech, he will not bring them forward in order to cause trouble. /3
3/ Those areas are Bill C-21 and interference in QC's territory re: pipelines. He reminded Ms. Kapelos that he'd agreed to the Line 9B reversal when in the QC government and noted that QC's needs are met by Western Canada and the US oil/gas. No Saudi oil received. /4
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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.

#AcademicTwitter
@AcademicChatter
#cdnmedia
#cdnpoli

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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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Caught Premier Scott Moe on BNN with Catherine Murray. Catherine Murray stated, unequivocally, that "Western Canada" is experiencing alienation. She does not speak for "Western Canada". On to Scott Moe.../2 #cdnpoli #skpoli @BNNBloomberg
2/ Premier Moe demanded amendments to Bill C-69, which he claims has not been passed. How can he be so uninformed? Bill C-69 received royal assent on June 21st after going through the legislative process. /3
3/ He demanded market access to SK's 150 national customers. He finally admitted that TMX is underway but complains about "Bill" C-69 being the No More Pipelines bill. There are no applications for more pipelines. /4
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Let's start with the inaccurate assumption that Jason Kenney and the UCP government are making rational decisions - evidence suggests otherwise. Here's a list and please feel free to add your own. #ableg #cdnpoli
A panel to look at Alberta's fiscal situation but looking at new sources of revenue deemed "out of scope." Top notch economic theory right there.
A province that is "broke" but can afford to jet Conservative premiers around on taxpayer dime, pay a guy $170k to do issues management, (which seems to involve engaging in Twitter wars) and spends $30m on PR for the O&G companies. And how many panels now? Paging Grant Hunter!
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Let's play a game about this proposed Private Member's Bill 207 - put forth by @DanDWill, advanced by the @Alberta_UCP under the leadership of @jkenney (who conveniently fled before voting on it as did most cabinet ministers. Where have we seen this story before?) #ableg #cdnpoli
A white pediatrician decides he doesn't want to treat a mixed race baby because he doesn't believe the races should mix. Is this an acceptable moral conscientious objection? #ableg #cdnpoli
A Muslim doctor refuses to treat a Jewish patient because of the situation in the Middle East. Is this an acceptable moral conscientious objection? #ableg #cdnpoli
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Premier Pallister is on Power & Politics after meeting with PMJT. He referred to "divisive strategies" used by the PM during the campaign. What? No example offered. Mr. Scheer's lies about Liberal policy are apparently not worth mention. /2 #cdnpoli #mbpoli #abpoli #skpoli
2/ He mentions that TMX is an issue that needs to be addressed. TMX is underway, but Conservative premiers can't bring themselves to acknowledge the fact. He alluded to people saying "leave it [oil] in the ground" - a statement the Liberals have never made. /3
3/ Mr. Pallister references Saudi oil and Canadian children. What? The implication is that when the Irvings import Saudi oil (about 10% of total imports) Canadian children lose out. This is completely nonsensical. /4
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ICYMI, yesterday @cleanenergycan & @Pollara released an #elxn43 exit poll that explored (amongst other things) how #climatechange factored in & #climateaction priorities for the LPC minority gov’t. cleanenergycanada.org/wp-content/upl… A quick recap: 1/ #cdnpoli
67% of Canadian voters want the new Liberal gov't to either “enact the climate change policies they campaigned on” (37%) or to “enact stronger climate change policies than they campaigned on—to do more at a faster pace on this issue” (30%). A clear mandate for more #ClimateAction
The desire for stronger action is popular across party lines. Even 33% of Liberal voters want stronger climate policies than what was in the party’s platform, and majorities of Bloc (51%), Green (64%) or NDP (49%) voters share this sentiment. Stark contrast w CPC voters. 3/
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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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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 hydroimpacted.ca/conference-age…
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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How come when the New Puritans in the media ask Andrew Scheer whether homosexuality is a sin, they never quote him on his views on gay rights? To wit:
“It is our responsibility, as parliamentarians, to defend the fundamental freedoms and rights of all Canadians.' #cdnpoli
“Among those rights is that of equal treatment before and under the law without unjust discrimination, and to be free of any cruel or unusual treatment or punishment.'
'We are here today because many years ago and for too long the government of Canada failed in its duty to protect the basic rights of hundreds of the very Canadians who had dedicated their lives to public service.'
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If a doc who happens to be Christian says s/he can't prescribe contraception b/c it violates faith/conscience, s/he can find another job.
If a doc who happens to be Muslim says he can't treat women b/c it violates faith/conscience, he can find another job.
Any doctor who feels their faith or conscience forbids them from prescribing necessary medications (contraception, for instance) or referring a patient to another doctor for a given treatment (abortion or MAID) is violating their oath. #ableg #cdnpoli
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I’ve been asked for my perspective on this Joanna Chiu op-ed on a few occasions now, so I’ll share my own thread here with some thoughts. Firstly, the racism in #vanre discussions is real and I encounter it regularly on social media and to some extent day-to-day.
The problem is hugely complex and to distill it down to “zoning” is akin to trying to watch a 3D IMAX movie on an an old black and white cathode ray tube TV. Zoning alone isn’t the problem (and in fact, is also part of the solution) 2/
In Vancouver, what sets it apart, and what has been documented time and again by journalists like
@ianjamesyoung70 @KathyTGlobe @Goldiein604
and others is that a massive, difficult to measure flow of global wealth finds itself into the #vanre market 3/
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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

cbc.ca/news/canada/ca…
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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Today on @TheWestBlock can Andrew Scheer survive as Conservative leader? Two Tories on the show - one says he deserves a second chance, the other says time to show him the door after he and the party seemed out of touch with Quebec and major urban centres. #cdnpoli
speaking w Kurdish Regional Govt rep in DC @BayanRahman about the raid that killed Baghdadi, a renewed call for Canada to repatriate Canadian ISIS fighters and the West’s reaction to Turkish incursions into Syria that have killed Kurds who were at the forefront of fighting ISIS
Finally on the show today, last but never least @sandsatcsis joins us to look into whether USMCA/CUSMA will make it through before Congress heads home for Christmas and whether the calls for President Trump to be impeached could throw a wrench in the trade deal @SAISHopkins
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Increasing AB's revenues would have no effect on equalization because that federal transfer is funded from federal coffers, which receive federal personal and corporate taxes, EI, GST, excise, etc. /2 #cdnpoli #abpoli
2/ Whether or not a province receives equalization is based on its fiscal capacity - ability to raise revenues - compared to the average. Because AB has a lot of room to raise revenues (no PST) there is no scenario under which it would receive equalization. /3
Although Québec is AB's favourite bête noire, it receives lower per-capita equalization than at least four other provinces. AB's fiscal problems are unrelated to equalization because AB's provincial taxes are the lowest. And there's no PST.
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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
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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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1/9 #CDNpoli #USpoli #UKpoli #ForeignInterference

So, I set out to find contact info for Twitter to get in touch RE incidental censorship of political journos due to new company policy

Upon digging through the SEC I discovered theres a #TwitterPAC & I'm too busy to deal with it
2/9 #CDNpoli #USpoli #UKpoli #ForeignInterference

The #TwitterPAC is interesting enough to share though, in case any American journos wish to inspect

A few highlights:

- Twitter uses Deutsche Bank
- They donated to Chuck Grassley
- They also donated to the Tea Party's Mike Lee
3/9 #CDNpoli #USpoli #UKpoli #ForeignInterference

Today Dorsey stated

"We've made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought"

Yet this conflicts with a #TwitterPAC

cnn.com/2019/10/30/tec…
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1/#WEXIT groups on FB are overrun with racist, far-right conspiracy theories, partly bcz the ppl behind the VoteWexit etc. campaigns have pushed that stuff for months if not years.

Details below.

Kudos to @ARCCollective for much info. #cdnpoli

vice.com/en_ca/article/…
@ARCCollective 2/VoteWexit.com FB grp has over 250k members. Founder is ex-RCMP Cons. Peter Downing. Had to serve 9 month probation for "uttering threats."

He's behind the "Is Trudeau leading us to Civil War" billboard campaign in Alberta.

thestar.com/edmonton/2019/…
@ARCCollective 3/Downing pointed to a Trudeau Foundation annual report with a triangular graphic he says is similar to symbol used by pedophiles to communicate with one another.

This, plus (debunked) rumours about Trudeau's affair with a student, he says might amount to Canada's "pizzagate."
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1. Before he was elected, @FordNation promised he would see the Basic Income Pilot through...

Once elected, he killed it.

Before the #Elxn43 vote was held, he said he wouldn't fight the #CarbonTax in court if the @CPC_HQ lost.

He's going ahead with it anyway

#cdnpoli #ONpoli
2. Before the #Elxn43 vote was held, NB Premier @BlaineHiggs he said he wouldn't fight the #CarbonTax in court if the @CPC_HQ lost.

While he will go ahead with a Made in NB carbon pricing scheme, he is still involved in the court case.

#NBPoli #CdnPoli
3. Before he was elected, AB Premier @JKenney promised cuts wouldn't go beyond a certain point and that he'd respect city charters.

He waited until the #Elxn43 vote was held to drop a buget in which he betrayed those promises and many more.

#ABPoli #CdnPoli
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Jason Kenney and the UCP are using the argument that Alberta is paying more for things like healthcare and education than other provinces. They say salaries are too high here in comparison. #AbLeg #cdnpoli 1/5
They don't want people to realise that the cost of living is also higher in Alberta than in other provinces. For teachers and nurses and so on to have the same standard of living as their counterparts in other provinces, they must make more money. 2/5
You can't make an equivalency between the cost of living in AB and MB, for example, and then say Alberta teachers should be paid what MB teachers are paid. There would be a lot of Albertan teachers who could no longer afford their homes. 3/5
cbc.ca/news/canada/ca…
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Hannan: "I spent a week in Canada watching the election, & came back stunned by the lopsidedness of the political culture.

I expect a measure of media bias.

But I have never come across such a monolithically partisan commentariat as Canada’s"

#cdnpoli
telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/2…
"The leftism of the (CDN) media has fashioned a national ethos

I watched open-mouthed as one news anchor subjected Scheer to a 30-sec harangue about his 'lies' before asking:

'How do you explain to your 5 children...that it's OK to lead a dirty campaign?'

(I was) stunned" DH
"Uniquely in the Anglosphere, Canada has seen almost no backlash against political correctness. The doctrine of diversity & equality is enforced ruthlessly.

Scheer was pilloried not for expressing any reservations about gay rights, simply for declining to parade in celebration."
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The @CPC_HQ are now hunkering down to try and figure out why they lost the election, as a fellow Canadian I think it's my duty to help them and provide a list using the hashtag #WhyScheerLost. Feel free to help the #CPC understand why they lost. #cdnpoli
cbc.ca/news/politics/…
1. Do not hire Rebel Media alumni or co-founders. #WhyScheerLost
2. Do not hire people who have knowingly employed founders of hate groups, especially groups that created a video titled "10 Things I Hate About Jews."
#WhyScheerLost
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This is partially demonstrably untrue.
While yes, 121 seats is the most any official opposition has ever held, Canadian parliament now has 338 seats, the most ever.

This means Conservatives hold 35.7% of the seats in the house.
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There have been 18 opposition parties in the house over the course of Canadian history that have held a greater percentage of the house than the Conservatives currently do.

1872 Liberal 47.5%
1925 Conservative 46.9%
1891 Liberal 41.9%
1972 Conservative 40.5%

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1979 Liberal 40.4%
1896 Conservative 39.2%
1957 Liberal 38.5%
1908 Conservative 38.5%
1911 Liberal 37.4%
1962 Liberal 37.2%
1887 Liberal 37.1%
1926 Conservative 37.1%
1900 Conservative 36.7%
1930 Liberal 36.7%
1965 Conservative 36.6%

3/?
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