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"The Fair Elections Act strips Elections Canada, the nonpartisan government body responsible for administering elections, of its authority to actively encourage citizens to vote – a matter, we’re told, that is the responsibility of political parties to promote..... " #cdnpoli
"And on voting day, incumbent candidates and not Elections Canada will appoint polling supervisors. This hardly smells like democracy.

Then there is the muzzling of the chief electoral officer, restricting the role to speaking publicly on just five ‘safe’ topics such as ..."
‘how to become a candidate’ and ‘how to cast a ballot’. Specifically removed is the role’s power to alert the public to problems during an election and to raise awareness of the electoral process, particularly to “persons and groups most likely to experience difficulties "....
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Senator Batters, Elections Canada noticed when your party tried to cheat - well, did cheat - in the 2006 election. They noticed the whited-out and photocopied fake invoices used to solicit reimbursements from the taxpayer. All organized at campaign HQ. #cdnpoli #skpoli
Fortunately, too, CRTC noticed Senator Batters' party trying to use anonymous robocalls to intimidate the Saskatchewan Electoral Boundaries Commission with a view to trying to gerrymander for Conservative benefit. Fine, $78,000.
Oh, and BTW, the Harper Conservatives legislated against Elections Canada encouraging Canadians in Canada to vote, to exercise their franchise. They just don't want voters to vote. But they will tout their support of some kind of imaginary democracy where voting is discouraged.
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THREAD:

The Omar Khadr case is possibly the most grossly misrepresented in Canadian media history, thanks in large part to irresponsible, misleading, and intellectually vapid writing by journalists such as @TheRoyGreenShow…./2

globalnews.ca/news/4762524/j…
Recently, Conservatives, as well as much of our media, have gone to great extents to misrepresent the signing of a non-binding UN Pact as an attack on Canada’s sovereignty. But when an underaged Canadian citizen’s habeas corpus rights were suspended by a foreign power... /3
...which then, inter alia, falsely imprisoned him, tortured him, and forced him into a ‘confession’ under duress, they constantly referred to Khadr being a 'convicted terrorist', and squawked incessantly about how our government ‘gifted’ said ‘convicted terrorist’ millions.../4
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Two US military photos of #Khadr at the scene of the firefight:
LEFT: as found, totally buried under large rocks/rubble of collapsed roof;
RIGHT: in same position with debris cleared

I have questions 1/
1. Was Khadr shot before or after the photo on the left?

Comparing the photos, there is a very slim outline of his left shoulder that looks identical to the image on the right.

iow, he appears not to have been moved at all, but merely had debris cleared. 2/
2. If he was shot before the first photo on left was taken, where are the entry marks to indicate that?

Looking again at the upper left shoulder, and the gunshot wound immediately below in the 2nd image, it appears clear that this happened between the 1st and 2nd photos. 3/
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In QP today Conservative Veterans Affairs Critic @Phil4Brant bring up @globalnews story on Capt Kimberly Fawcett. McColeman notes Fawcett deployed twice and asks "When will the Libs do the right thing and cover the cost" #cdnpoli #QP #KimFawcett #veterans #CAF
Defence Minister @HarjitSajjan "I want to thank Capt Fawcett for her service to her country" (opposition MPs groan), Sajjan "we are committed to making sure he gets the support he needs" Opposition MPs "SHE!!!" #cdnpoli #CAF #veterans #QP #KimFawcett
Min Sajjan "sorry, my apologies she. But due to the complexity of the decisions that were made some time ago, this uh file is uh complex, however we will make sure that not only she has the right support but we work through the complexity to do right" #cdnpoli #veterans #QP
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As Mr. Wilson must know, oil prices began to fall precipitously in mid-2014. Job losses began to mount in early 2015 (before the ABNDP was in power). What did Stephen Harper and the Conservatives do for the next nine months? Nothing. /2 #cdnpoli #abpoli
2/ After the Liberals were elected, they delivered extended EI and job-training benefits to Alberta ***retroactive*** to January 1, 2015 - that is, for the nine months during which Stephen Harper and the Conservatives did absolutely nothing for AB. /3
3/ The federal Liberals also wrote a "fiscal stabilization" cheque to the AB government for $241M, despite the fact that Albertans enjoy the lowest provincial taxes in Canada and pay no PST. /4
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An update on C-69. This morning, the Senate Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment & Natural Resources discussed C-69 plans for the first time. For those of you who - like me - are new to this, let me explain what happens next. (Threading.....) #ableg #cdnpoli #SenCA
The Senate Standing Committee on E,E & NR, known around here as ENEV, is an all-party committee. It includes six Conservatives, one Liberal, six Independents, and one unaffiliated Senator. From all across Canada. #ableg #cdnpoli #SenCA
The committee does the vast majority of its work in public. The public can attend our hearings. And they are live-streamed in audio and video, so people can watch us, in real time, to see what we do. #ableg #cdnpoli #SenCA
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Jason Kenney (@jkenney) fought to block gay men from visiting their dying spouses in the hospital at the height of the AIDS epidemic. Since then, he's spent 30-years fighting against LGBTQ2+ equality. Here's a few examples... (1/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In January 1998, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) referred to the Vriend case (which held it was unconstitutional to exclude gays and lesbians from human rights laws) as a “virus” of judicial activism. (2/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
In January 1998, Jason Kenney (@jkenney) urged Alberta Premier Ralph Klein to invoke section 33 of the Charter (a.k.a. the notwithstanding clause) to block human rights protections for gays and lesbians. (3/32) #yyc #ableg #cdnpoli
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Yesterday, @jkenney told reporters, "I can tell you in 2003, and '04 and '05 you can look at the Hansard transcript and see me supporting domestic partner arrangements for dependent couples regardless of sexual orientation." That was a lie. #ableg #cdnpoli
In January, 2005, in a discussion with Punjabi language media, Jason Kenney Conservative Deputy House Leader at the time) stated, "Marriage is open to everybody, as long as they're a man and a woman."
In Sept/03, as 300 of his followers prayed outside his office, Kenney said marriage should be limited to heterosexual couples & marriage redefinition is not an issue for the courts. "We aren't going to let the courts impose their morality on our society," he said.
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So.. tomorrow in #Ottawa, Maxime Bernier will headline a rally against the UN migration compact. The rally is hosted by a bunch of fringe far-right groups that promote anti-Islam, anti-Soros, & 'white genocide' conspiracy theories. Let's take a quick look: #cdnpoli #ppc
Organizer 1: CitizenGO Canada creates rightwing petitions. It currently has a petition calling on Trudeau to hold a referendum on signing the UN migrant compact, saying it is pushed by "Soros" and "globalist elites" to gain "global control." These are classic anti-semitic tropes.
Organizer 2: Canadian Coalition for Responsible Government. Total conspiracy theorists who hold anti-Soros events, say the UN compact is an "evil document" and a "plan" to move "massive amounts of migrants," share content from white supremacists Faith Goldy and Stefan Molyneux.
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Dec.10 Trudeau plans to sign the #UNMigrationPact, which will ensure Canada 3rd world status within years.

While MSM keeps your attention on the south, (Look HERE, not THERE!), the Great North is in trouble - and we need help!

This is a must read👇🏼

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zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-2…
2. WAKE UP CANADA!
We can do better than this! 👇🏼
ONLY 37,518 sigs!?

Trudeau just bought CDN media for $600 million to make sure Cdns stay sleepy.

Let your voice be heard! 🗣

Sign petition here: petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/De…

We call upon @JustinTrudeau to withdraw immediately! 🇨🇦
3. Don't wait until it's too late Canada! #FloodTheHill
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1) UCP and CPC should stop slamming PM Trudeau when they are lacking facts

About 'gender impacts' and construction workers ...what Trudeau said at the G20, what the PMO says he meant, and how his critics interpreted his comments #cdnpoli #abpoli
calgaryherald.com/news/canada/he…
2) Link between rural work camps and violence against women is real, researchers say
thestar.com/amp/edmonton/2…
3) What Are Man Camps? ...a sample of some of the research work that has been done [many references]
secwepemculecw.org/no-mans-camps
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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
thestar.com/edmonton/2018/…
- 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 I need the itemize the many ways in which AB’s oil industry has been propped up by federal Liberal governments since Leduc? Oh, here, let me describe a few. /2 #cdnpoli #abpoli
2/ In 2016 the Liberals offered retroactive extended benefits for EI and training back to January 1/15, or nine months before Mr. Harper left power after offering no help whatsoever. /3
/3 In the early 50s the then Liberal government got the only existing pipeline to tidewater going. That’s the current TM pipeline and it was a Crown corporation before being sold to the private sector. /4
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1) CBC needs to challenge all Conservatives who lie that PM Trudeau killed Gateway & that Prem Notley gave her blessing. The court overturned it! Flaws were many. Opposition was insurmountable: the late Premier Prentice knew NG wouldn't proceed at Kitimat #cdnpoli #abpoli #ableg
2) Prentice says other options besides Kitimat for Northern Gateway Plan

"Getting First Nations approval for the Northern Gateway pipeline will be “pretty tough,” as long as the proposed terminus remains at Kitimat, B.C...."
theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/…
3) Northern Gateway pipeline approval overturned. Federal Court of Appeal finds Canada failed to consult with First Nations on pipeline project
cbc.ca/news/canada/br…
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Several Liberals, Trudeau in particular, have given us many reasons to have formed some serious questions. Cdns have a right to see them asked, and answered.
Like... WHAT IS UP WITH "FEMINIST" TRUDEAU'S LOVEFEST WITH SEXUAL PREDATORS? (thread) #cdnpoli
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THREAD: 1/x Some context on this short audio. In 1989, San Fransisco passed a quasi civil union ordnance. It was later reversed by voters in a plebiscite (yes, it failed in SAN FRANCISCO!). @jkenney was a 20 yer old student in SF at time. #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli #UCP #CPC
2/x Societal norms have evolved a great deal since. For example, Liberal stalwart Dianne Feinstein, while SF mayor earlier, vetoed a similar ordnance. Barack Obama & Hillary Clinton both opposed same-sex marriage up until quite recently. #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli #UCP #CPC
3/x NDP icon Tommy Douglas viewed homosexuality as a "mental illness." In 2005, 29 LIBERAL MPs voted against same-sex marriage. #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli #UCP #CPC
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It's disgusting remarks like this that have pushed me to the point of vowing that I will NEVER call myself a feminist again. To say nothing of his revolting hypocrisy on this subject. #KokaneeGrope #cdnpoli #cpc
Ok, Let's have that "toxic masculinity" conversation, #Trudeau:
On the subject of males showing emotion, how does he suppose a ten year old boy (my son), who endured years of abuse in the foster system before being adopted, feels when he's told in school he should "apologize for the privilege he's received all his life" b/c he's white?
Where the hell was this "privilege" he supposedly had, while he was being molested in the care of GOV'T APPROVED caregivers?
Who knows, but under leftist thought crime rules, he's supposed to apologize for it, or he's "racist".
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1x What happens if we don't immediately address the price differential?

I can tell you as a partner at the largest law firm in the world who practices in the area of bankruptcy and insolvency that this is worse than 2008 / 09 and 2014 /15. #ableg #cdnpoli calgarysun.com/opinion/column…
2× Right now - banks that loaned money to oil and gas companies and oilfield service companies are reviewing cashflow forecasts to see how badly they are exposed.

If it is bad (and with these differentials it is), banks retain accountants to do a "looksie". #ableg #cdnpoli
3x The "looksie" stage is when a company pays for the privilege (yes ... the company pays) of having an accountant figure out whether their company can be saved.

I can't begin describe what this is like for someone that might lose their job or company. #ableg #cdnpoli
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Former Tory leadership candidate Kevin O’Leary and Tory Leader @AndrewScheer walk in for their chat at Ryerson University #onpoli #cdnpoli
O’Leary dives right in, says the GM closure today is the start of a trend. Says there’s no reason why the Oshawa plant couldn’t be converted to build electric cars #onpoli #cdnpoli
Scheer says it took Ottawa nine months to respond to U.S. corporate tax changes. Says that’s too long.
O’Leary says the reason why jobs are leaving Canada is because Trump gave corporations ability to write off investments
Note that feds made changes in this last week #cdnpoli
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FACTS:
Bigotry is nothing more than an OPINION.
Prejudice is nothing more than OPINION.
Racism is nothing more than an OPINION.
Opinions & ACTIONS are not the same.
Words & ACTIONS are not the same.
Freedom of opinion and expression are Charter Rights in Canada. 1/ (Thread)
Personally, I hate ALL of these things, and that fact changes NOTHING.
Because my freedom of opinion does not cancel YOURS.
To say that ANY opinion "has no place in Canada" is an violation of all of our charter rights, because WHO DECIDES who's opinion is "valid" or not?? 2/
Why is their opinion more valid than yours or mine, and who decides that?
Does whoever holds the PMO or majority gov't decide?
That may sound fair.... as long as the gov't you agree with is in the PMO, but what about when the gov't changes hands? 4/
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@AndrewScheer There is a lot of misinformation and spin out there about debt and who is good for the economy: Conservative or Liberals. Here are some Trudeau versus Trump numbers:
Trudeau's 2017-2018 deficit increase = 1.6%
Trump's 2017-2018 deficit increase = 17%
#cdnpoli
@AndrewScheer Canada = $18.1 billion
USA = $779 billion
That is 49 times larger
USA's GDP is 12 times larger than Canada's
USA's population is 9 times larger than Canada's
Trudeau debt to GDP ratio = 87.3 (the LOWEST in G7)
Trump debt to GDP ratio = 106.1
@AndrewScheer Trudeau has the lowest unemployment rate in 40 years.
Canada is now rated 4th most desirable country to invest in by foreign investors - the USA didn't make the top 10.
Canada now has the strongest economy in the G7
Canada now has the fastest growing wages in a decade.
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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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