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Is it just me, or do others have the impression that #cdnmedia is either bought and paid for by the CPC, or intimidated by them? The #SNCLavalin coverage/speculation has gone well into the realm of mind-numbingly boring and absurd... #cdnpoli 1/16
A rumour, printed in a right-leaning newspaper, without source, which for all we know, was planted in the reporter's ear by someone in the CPC, has dominated Canadian news coverage for more than a week... 2/16
And won't #cdnmedia all look silly if it turns out to be a non-issue? Meanwhile, we have a convoy of dubious provenance that rolled across the prairies and into Ottawa and #cdnmedia all cheerfully interview them as though they know what they are talking about... 3/16
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Promises Kept:
- Canadian Child Benefit
- Scrapped Bill C-50
- tougher regulations to eliminate trans fats/reduce salt in processed foods
- created Chief Science Officer - improving food labels
- decriminalized medically-assisted death
#cdnpoli #cdnmedia
- Enhanced Old Age Security Benefit (OAS)
- National housing strategy
- Middle class tax cut
- Reformed student debt repayment
- Increased Canada Student Grants
- Lowered small business tax rate
- Enhanced CPP benefit
- Price on pollution
#cdnpoli #cdnmedia
- merit based nonpartisan Senate appointments
- restore long form census
- make Statistics Canada fully independent
- gender equal cabinet
- revoke rules that muzzle government scientists
- end parliamentary Prorogation
- modernize elections act
#cdnpoli #cdnmedia
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1. For those who don't have a TorStar subscription to read latest #SNCLavalin development #CDNpoli

Tory Leader Andrew Scheer + NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh also met with CEO to discuss criminal charges against 1 of Canada's biggest players in oil & defence
2. If nothing else, it proves Andrew Coyne & Paul Wells are political hacks who conceal the facts & fabricate scandals on behalf of their Conservative masters

These biases in #CDNmedia are so gross that all #CDNpoli MSM has been reduced to PR agents for/against Libs & Tories
3. I'm disappointed in my country & industry for becoming so tribal & infantile that the public can no longer trust #CDNpoli & #CDNmedia to convey the facts RE #SNCLavalin & criminal bribery allegations

Lets begin with the fact this behaviour occurred under both Libs & Tories
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Logging on the Bonaparte Plateau above Kamloops Lake, 1984-2018, an utter failure of settler "resource management".
Logging the south Tsilhqot'in plateau, 1984-2016
Logging the Nechako Plateau, 1984-2016
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Can we all take a moment to appreciate how resoundingly partisan @RobynUrback is? Like that time she criticized Catherine McKenna for accusing Andrew Scheer of being deceitful regarding climate change? Where do I start? #cdnpoli #cdnmedia #ClimateChange
I call it the National Post syndrome. When you cannot make an argument, create a both sides narrative.

There is no doubt Scheer is being dishonest.

1. Scheer claims that his #ClimateChange plan will meet Paris targets without a carbon tax! Yay! #cdnpoli #cdnmedia
2. But wait. Oh no. Now Andrew Scheer can't commit to meeting Paris climate agreement targets with his non-existent plan. #cdnpoli #cdnmedia #ClimateChange
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The point of having an independent, publicly funded broadcaster is to have a Canadian voice that is not beholding to corporate sponsors or PACs with an agenda. Or, indeed, media outlet owners with definite political positions. #cdnmedia @CBCOmbud #cdnpoli 1/25
The CBC exists to do several things: To promote Canadian voices, talent, and stories through arts programming, music programming, and the development of Canadian dramatic series.... 2/25
To bring Canadians together through sharing our stories to the rest of the country, so someone in Victoria can understand a bit of what life is like in PEI, etc... 3/25
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Can someone explain to me how immigration being 0.816% of population in 2016, versus a projected 0.824% of population in 2018 an immigration crisis in Canada? Why this @CPC_HQ compulsion to create division and fear among Canadians? #cdnpoli #cdnmedia
All of the numbers for immigration in Canada can be found here:…



Facts matter. #cdnpoli #cdnmedia
Immigration counts for nearly all of Canada's population growth right now, and by 2034 immigration will account for 100% of our net population growth. We require immigration for economic growth, GDP would fall without immigration. Immigration pays for itself. #cdnecon #cdnmedia
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Are you denying the fact that the Conservative Party of Canada hired Hamish Marshall, as your 2019 campaign chair? Or that Hamish Marshall was a founding partner of Rebel Media? Are you going to seriously not acknowledge those facts? Because they are facts @ErinOTooleMP. #cdnpoli
Erin, I know you may be too busy with your other job. The law firm that you moonlight with as Canadian taxpayers are also paying you to represent the people of Durham? Regent Law. Maybe you should spend more time on Parliament Hill, Top Gun. #cdnpoli #cdenmedia
You know Hamish Marshall, right @ErinOTooleMP? He is still a business partner with Ezra Levant on 2 not for profit political advocacy groups, The Joseph Howe Institute and For Canada. Business partners with Ezra Levant??? Really Erin? Tht is the hill you want fight on? #cdnpoli
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Lets look at some @CPC_HQ Income double dippers! For those prudent fiscal warriors who 6 figure salaries aren't enough yet rail against minimum wage increases and basic income pilot projects: Erin O'Toole, Scott Reid, Ted Falk, and David Tilson. @CPC_HQ #cdnpoli #cdnmedia
Hey look, Erin O'Toole currently earns employment with Regent Law Professional Corporation. It must be nice for Erin to be moonlighting while GM in his riding is shuttering operations and 2500 of his constituents are losing jobs! Way to look out for number one. #cdnpoli #cdnecon
Lanark–Frontenac–Kingston @CPC_HQ MP Scott Reid, currently earns employment income as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Giant Tiger Stores, Ltd. I wonder how is relationship with the Ontario PC Party influenced the repeal of Bill 148? #cdnpoli #onpoli…
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We need to have a talk about Andrew Scheer's fake middle class act. Andrew Scheer has no concept of what it is like for middle class Canadians. None. @AndrewScheer is the elite of elite in Canada's political class. #cdnpoli #cdnpoli
Let's look at what @AndrewScheer has cost us, through 1) Salary 2) Office Expenses 3) Officer of HOC Expenses. It doesn't include expenses/salary stipends from the @CPC_HQ or benefit costs for Scheer or his family/employees. #cdnpoli #cdnecon
Andrew Scheer has cost Canadians $23,397,488 since becoming an MP in 2004. *This is before expenses for housing at Stornoway or Kingsmere Farm, or the benefits of his luxury accommodations. #cdnpoli #cdnmedia 23 million f**king dollars???
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Because of course @AndrewScheer refuses to address the issue of violence against women in rural work camps to score cheap political points. A #Thread on the horrific record of the @CPC_HQ on women's issues. #cdnpoli #feminism #cdnmedia…
- Under Harper, Canada fell from #1 in the world for gender equality to #18 in 2011.
- Canada's gender pay gap was the world’s seventh best in 2004, but dropped to 25th place by 2009. #feminism #cdnpoli
- The Harper Government Harper government closed 12 of 16 Status of Women regional offices, and cut its budget by 34%
- It also cut funding for over 41 women's organizations. These include women’s shelters, advocates for women's health, equality and security. #feminism #cdnpoli
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Do you ever not lie? A #thread about the cloud of bullshit that permanently resides around @AndrewScheer and the @CPC_HQ. The decade of Conservative economic failure. #cdnmedia #cdnecon
Under the Harper Government, after 2006, economic growth declined in every year after 2010 and averaged only 1.7 per cent per year. In the previous nine years under Chretien/Martin, economic growth averaged 3.4 per cent per year. #cdnpoli #cdnecon
As of January 2015: the unemployment rate was higher than at the end of 2008. Labour force participation rate was lower than in 2008. The youth unemployment rate was higher than at the end of 2008. Full-time and manufacturing jobs fell substantially 2008-2015. #cdnpoli #cdnecon
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Today we release 'Poisoning Democracy: How Canada Can Address Harmful Speech Online' by @cjtenove, @heiditworek and @mckelveyf offering 3 solutions to online hate, harassment and threats.

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#cdnmedia #cdnpoli #harmfulspeech
The speed, scale & global reach of harmful speech online cannot be addressed by current regulatory approaches. And this speech, in its many forms, undermines the quality of democratic participation.

It excludes vulnerable people from politics and encourages social tension. 🤬
So what can we do? Let’s walk through the 3 recommendations in this report:

#1 calls for greater cooperation between Canadian gov, police, civil society & online companies. We already moderate social media & enforce community standards. We can respond better if respond together.
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A truly wretched and embarrassing take: @daphnebramham calls Indigenous spellings “gobbledygook”, demands phonetic versions of Indigenous placenames cos... they’re not English enough? That’s the point, Daphne. #cdnmedia…
This person is a professional word-user, who somehow manages to pull it together to use all kinds of non phonetic spellings in her piece (like laughter, guarantee, and -LOL- DAPHNE) but learning a few pronunciation tricks is beyond her?
“Reconciliation is great, as long as it’s super easy and revolves around coddling my feelings as a white establishment lady”

is EXACTLY the same bullshit that had priests and Indian agents renaming not just places but actual Indigenous people.

It’s colonization 2.0
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Thread/rant time. Who is up for a trip down memory lane about the record of the Harper/Scheer government? Let's start with some background with what Harper/Scheer inherited from the Liberals under Chretien/Martin. #cdnpoli #cdnecon @CPC_HQ @liberal_party
The federal debt under the Liberals was reduced by $90 billion from 1993-2006; the debt burden fell from 66.6 per cent in 1994-95 to 31.4 per cent in 2006-07. #cdnpoli #cdnecon
The Liberals implemented a temporary capital tax on large deposit taking institutions, a higher tax on large corporations, a temporary corporate surtax; and higher excise taxes on gasoline and tobacco products. There were ZERO personal tax increases. #cdnpoli #cdnecon
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The Rempel experiment. I contacted 10 people that I personally knew, who were Twitter users and not very political, or yet #BlockedByRempel. I asked them one simple favour. To ask Michelle Rempel a fair immigration based question as non-partisanly as possible. #cdnpoli #ableg
Questions asked were, "While I agree that irregular immigration had increased, could we find a solution that didn't require rhetoric" or variations of it, asked directly to Michelle Rempel via a reply to one of her Tweets. #cdnpoli #ableg #BlockedByRempel
If not blocked the first time, to ask a second question along the lines of "What about your policy for irregular immigration would differ from the Liberals?" Or a variation of that. Well, the results were shocking/not shocking. #BlockedByRempel #cdnpoli #cdnmedia
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Hey @rpoconnor, can you explain how Hamish Marshall's One Persuasion shares the same corporate address as @ontarioisproud? The same Hamish Marshall who is Andrew Scheer's campaign manager. (h/t to @TheJasonPugh) #cdnpoli #cdnmedia
That means Ontario Proud is officially affiliated with @CPC_HQ as a propoganda arm, and with the @fordnation campaign through Hamish Marshall. That would explain your use of Nation Builder/how you got access to voter's personal information for texts/calls during campaign #onpoli
Here is a partner of @onepersuades soliciting for donations for @ontarioisproud before the election. Both organizations share the same corporate address. #cdnpoli #cdnmedia #onpoli
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Thread: Why @AndrewScheer lying about the economy demonstrates blatant incompetence #Cdnpoli #cdnmedia
Many voters have the intellect to fact check. Within a fraction of a second facts can be in hand. Takeaway: Either Andy has heard of “the google” or assumes people are stupid #cdnpoli #cdnmedia…
Lying about the state of economic growth during NAFTA negotiations with an adversarial Trump admin provides the latter with an incentive to turn up the heat on tariffs. Meaning, the lies could cost jobs #cdnpoli #cdnmedia
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