1. After this debacle of a post, maybe it's finally time for @cathmckenna to rest her Twitter thumbs. Below, she lauds the pro-carbon tax @PAPOICanada initiative. This seems innocuous at first, but let's explore this group's partners & mandate shall we? #onpoli#cdnpoli#abpoli
2. @PAPOICanada supports an escalating carbon tax & a $100/tonne carbon tax. According to University of Calgary analyses (see Financial Post, Jun. 27/18), a carbon tax at that rate would cost $2,223 per household in #Alberta & $2,340 in NS per annum. #cdnpoli#onpoli#abpoli
#3 - Anti-intellectualism. The intent to circumvent Corrections Canada in the Terri-Lynne McClintic case is a classic example anti-intellectualism & the desire to stir everyone up into an angry mob. #cdnpoli
#4 - Unreality & the need to smash the truth. Too many @CPC_HQ examples to list but the most dangerous is the fight against the carbon tax. a) It will put more money in our pockets than we spend, & b) The IPCC gives us a meager 12 years to turn the Titanic away from disaster.
Look at this Tweet. Your horrendous record on women's issues while part of the Harper Government speaks volumes. You did more to set women's rights back than any politician in modern history. #dayofthegirl#cdnpoli
- Under Scheer/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#dayofthegirl
- 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. #dayofthegirl
Here's a thread about the Rempel & Scheer Cons using a heinous crime to drive off a cliff to "own the libs". I REALLY want to say this is rock bottom for #cdnpoli but then I look south & remember we have room left to fall. theglobeandmail.com/opinion/articl…
FIRST OFF, I can't imagine what the Stafford family is going through. Do not mistake this thread as a defense of the prison transfer decision or being flippant to their loss. This thread is simply an examination of shrewd politics and false advocacy for political points.
Let's start with the basics. if you're for democracy and especially if you're against "Big Government" you really can't have the govt telling our law enforcement how to imprison specific people. That's sort of civics 101. Which is why we have procedure. But the Cons know this.
Tori Stafford's Dad on tv. His pain is palpable. I feel so much for him and his family. And yet... The CPC have exploited this family's grief for partisan gain. Like many Canadians, he doesn't understand how our system works. #cdnpoli#ToriStafford 1/25
We do not have a system where the injured party can get "5 minutes alone" with the perpetrator. We do not have a system where politicians can hand-pick cases for special treatment or special punishment. 2/25
We have a rule of law, based on laws that have been developed and evolved over time, according to social mores and values, as these evolve over time. We used to have capital punishment. We used to hang people. And then, we were no longer comfortable with that solution. 3/25
Anyone who thinks the PM of Canada should be in charge of where each prisoner resides should get their head examined or move to a country like Russia where the head of state personally jails people. Our corrections system is separate from political system for a reason. #cdnpoli
It’s a horrific crime Terri-Lynne McClintic did, however every person is in prison for a reason but it was the Harper government that agreed healing lodges were appropriate in rehabilitation. Every prisoner in those healing lodges has done something illegal. Not just her.
Trial by media is an incredible thing when you use an emotional story like the rape and murder of an 8 year old, but this was a decision by corrections Canada and the government has decided to review it (which is appropriate) but not interfere — which is their duty.
Justin Trudeau's politics in a nutshell: Make grand, sweeping pronouncements and reap the precious political capital; then actively work against the commitment you ostensibly made huffingtonpost.ca/2018/10/03/lib…#cdnpoli
This has been a consistent feature of Trudeau's government and the way it conducts itself generally. Consider Carolyn Bennett going before the UN in the summer of 2016 to adopt UNDRIP and compare to the posture the government assumed mere months later:
Or consider the way the government has tended to posture around the issue of economic inequality on the world stage: in Europe, Trudeau sounds the alarm about rising inequality and in Canada he opposes universal programs and cuts taxes for people making 200K a year
Ok, I’ve been avoiding doing a thread on #LNGCanada but I feel that it’s my duty as a climate hawk to try to address some unfounded concerns /1 #bcpoli#cdnpoli
I’ll start with a hot take. #LNGCanada is not only consistent with our carbon mitigation goals, it is *needed* if we are area to reduce GHG emissions to minimize a global temperature increase of 2 degrees /2
To understand this point, we first need step outside of our provincial mindsets: the most critical immediate global action to lower warming is substituting coal consumption in emerging economies /3
Thread) I worked for an organization in my 20s that ran two Indigenous healing centres. One for men and one for women.The work they did and do with inmates is amazing.
The purpose of these centres in part is preparing people to be released #CdnPoli@CPC_HQ@liberal_party
The recidivism rate for those at these centres was incredibly low in part because of the intensive Indigenous focused programming to work thru the trauma that had led these men and women to commit crime. It’s hard work and they had to want to do the work to heal
Some centres allow the female inmates to have their children with them. This is designed to give these children the opportunity to bond with their parent in infanthood and again prepare the inmate for parenting thru courses and support.
I just watched Katie Hopkins' new documentary about "genocide" of white people in South Africa, produced by Ezra Levant's Rebel Media. As far as delusional racist agitprop goes, it was completely unwatchable. A couple of thoughts... #plaasmoorde#cdnpoli
We've been waiting 8 months for this film's release. Since it is basically a mashup of her previously released videos, this delay makes absolutely no sense. What has she been doing??
#Plaasmoorde is completely unwatchable. It's basically a stream-of-consciousness veering between highly exploitative accounts of violent crime, dubious witnesses speculating about conspiracy theories. It's even worse than #Farmlands!
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 2006. *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???
The Atlas Network, funded by the Kochs and other billionaire rightwing Republicans, are involved in Canadian political groups and supposedly non-partisan think-tanks: atlasnetwork.org/partners/globa…
According to their website, they supported the following Canadian groups as of 2016: /2
Atlantic Insitute for Market Studies
Canadian Constitution Foundation
Canadian Taxpayers Federation
The Fraser Institute
Frontier Centre for Public Policy
Institute for Liberal Studies
Justice Centre for Constitution Freedoms
Ludwig Von Mises Institute of Canada
I’ve compiled a timeline detailing @jkenney’s 30 year fight against women’s reproductive rights. Please think long and hard before you allow this man to make decisions about women’s health care, contraceptives, sex education and abortion. (1/43) #ableg#abpoli#cdnpoli
February 1990: Jason Kenney attempts to silence pro-choice activists at the University of San Francisco. (2/43) #ableg#abpoli#cdnpoli
May 1998: Jason Kenney attends an anti-abortion rally in Ottawa. Kenney appears in his capacity as co-chair of the Pro-Life Caucus (PPLC). (3/43) #ableg#abpoli#cdnpoli
As many have probably guessed, my DNA does not allow any allegiance to conservative philosophy. There is a time to save & a time to spend and our greatest responsibility is to those among us who have the least. But, I seem to recall a time when the conservatives... 1/10 #cdnpoli
Were not wholly evil. When they seemed to have some vague concern for widows and orphans and those who were struggling. When they wanted good for Canadians and were just a bit off on how to get there... 2/10
I remember when Sterling Lyon was elected and my Dad said, "Just watch now. Manitoba is going to be punished for keeping him out of government for so long." And, sure enough, first thing he did was cancel Mincome. Just like Ford. 3/10
Mr. Poilievre, how can it have escaped your notice that there has been a structural change in the oil industry that began with the mid-2014 (pre-Trudeau) plummet in oil prices. The cause of that decline was a global and North American supply glut. /2 #cdnpoli
2/ That glut was caused by the oil industry. It developed the technologies needed to tap tight (shale) oil, thus giving the Americans their shale oil boom and declining interest in Canadian oil. Low prices were particularly challenging for oil sands producers' higher costs. /3
3/ Oil sands producers set about successfully reducing their costs via consolidation, job-cuts, automation, etc. We are unlikely to return to the good ol' streets-paved-with-gold oil days. Pipeline companies are somewhat less enthused than they once were. /4
Debate on Bill 31 (which overrides the charter and downsizes Toronto city council) is now underway, starting with Municipal Affairs Minister @SteveClarkPC. There are more government MPPS here than opposition MPPs #onpoli#topoli
@SteveClarkPC Clark says things like Toronto council's 15 hour debate on the city's budget are reasons why Toronto needs a smaller council. #onpoli#topoli
.@cafreeland arrives to say a lot of work was done today, she had two meetings w PM and also a phone call with US Trade Rep Lighthizer. Canadian Amb to US and top Canadian negotiator are both returning to Washington tonight #cdnpoli
Freeland will not be returning to Washington at this point says she will keep in touch w negotiators and they are in a “continuous” negotiation at this point #cdnpoli
Asked if why she isn’t going to DC is because talks are at a stale mate, Freeland says “absolutely not” saying currently negotiators need to tackle some technical issues #cdnpoli
So #Trudeau is spending #Canada into oblivion. Investment money is leaving or already left. #Canadamilitary lacks equipment and funding, with no long term strategy for procurement of military equipment. Rising interest rates (4th time since last summer) will eventually lead to-
hyper-inflation, absolutely devaluing investments such as Homes and Businesses of the average citizen. No Trade deal is even close to being signed. Massive new Taxes, waves of people entering the country illegally. A Prime minister who was found guilty of 4 felonies committed-
in the course of his duties as Prime Minister. Magically timed shootings coincide with gun control measures, at locations which would be celebrating holidays or having events where large numbers of people would be attending. #cdnpoli