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“As Nova Scotia reports *38* new cases of #COVID19–the largest single-day case increase in nearly one year—NS's premier announced tighter restrictions in the #Halifax area...”

**cries in Alberta**

#nspoli #cdnpoli #onpoli…
For the record, “Alberta reported 1,699 new cases of COVID-19 [yesterday]” more than 10x the per capita infection rate of NS.

#ableg #nspoli…
Yesterday, as cases rose again, the Premier tweeted about how great this summer will be.

Over 2,000 Albertans have died from #COVID19AB with just 10 people being allowed at their funerals. #ableg #FiretheUCP

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If I read #federalbudget of #Canada Correctly
@cafreeland committed $12M over THREE YEARS to TALKING about how to implement a disability benefit some point in the future (maybe)
(But $13M to ensure MAID happens)

So no #inclusion & #inclusive recovery for #ODSP #CPPD #SAID #AISH
At this rate, with what the provinces are doing to #PWD @JustinTrudeau @cafreeland You won't have to worry about #MAID or a #Disabilities Benefit cause the problem is going to "Solve itself"
They Can't Afford to live NOW Damn it !
3 weeks to invent #CERB
4 YEARS to maybe help PWD
How many more times are they supposed to say
"Maybe next year, people will care"
How many more decades ?
How many more wasted PWD lives because
Canada won't put the well being disabled people equal to those who are "Able" ?

How many more GENERATIONS @JustinTrudeau ?
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Dangerous #covid19 disinformation in Canada & elsewhere. A thread. #cdnpoli #CovidCanada
Let’s begin with AIER, The American Institute For Economic Research. #AIER is a libertarian “think tank”, largely funded by the Koch Network. AIER is behind such large scale propaganda offensives as “The Great Barrington Declaration”. A thoroughly debunked piece of disinformation
AIER disinformation has been so successful & pervasive that even formerly respected authors peddle their nonsense.
Incidentally, Naomi Wolfe happens to be a “Visiting Senior Fellow” at #AIER. #cdnpoli #COVID19 #COVIDdisinformation
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It seems Air Canada has managed to convince the federal government to employ rapid testing as an opt out of quarantine on the basis of preliminary results from a massively flawed study.

Seems like a bad idea. @BillBlair @marcomendicino @celliottability @IrfanDhalla

First, Australia and New Zealand remain the gold standards for the “Western world” in regards to COVID response. Both had mandatory hotel (not home w/relatives) quarantine at port of arrival, before going anywhere, mandatory testing AND drastically reduced int’l flights. 2/n
Australia diverted ALL international flights out of Victoria when Melbourne’s numbers skyrocketed in 2nd wave and cut total international arrivals by 40% concurrent with other restrictions. This is what happened after. 3/n
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Here’s what the oil & gas industry is putting out as they seek to be the "chosen ones” to lead the post-pandemic economic recovery in Canada/BC. 1/2 #bcpoli #cdnpoli #COVIDCanada #covidbc
..With the BC Energy Ministry's brand-new Deputy Minister, Fazil Mihlar of the Fraser Institute, we suspect there will be a push within the BC NDP provincial government to have a substantial part of that recovery money handed over to oil & gas. 2/2 #bcpoli
PS In the original URL's UTM code, which I removed because it might give away the original recipient, it showed that the source of this bumf is CAPP, ie. @OilGasCanada, Canadian Ass of Petroleum Producers. Note their section saying " #CoastalGasLink: Show Your Support" #bcpoli
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A thread on the prospects of an oil patch bailout:
We can’t forget that the oil patch & its lobbyists have consistently resisted & fought fair & robust #climateaction policies. They are now seizing on #COVIDCanada to argue for delay or dilution of these policies. 1/ #cdnpoli
The @IEA makes the case that the oil & gas sector can & must play a critical role to play in #EnergyTransition… (I’m convinced in theory, but skeptical based on evidence & experience to date).
So any federal bailout MUST have strings attached that compel 2/
…or coerce recipients to do much more to cut their pollution. We need to shift from a mantra of “no barrel left behind” to one in which no oil worker or region is left behind as we reorient and rebuild our energy sector with a focus on clean energy. 3/
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Another #socialdistancing activity: visit #NovaScotia parks that contain former mines/quarries!
The Kempt Quarry Recreation Site is one of many former gypsum quarries in #HantsCounty.
#nspoli #cbpoli #novascotia #COVID19NS
#COVIDCanada @MLAChuckPorter ImageImage
370 million-year-old "Scotia Grey" #granite from the #Shelburne Island Park #Quarry helped build many #NovaScotia buildings including Shelburne Post Office and the old @chronicleherald building.
Today, the quarry is part of the Islands Provincial Park.
#nspoli #cbpoli #novascotia ImageImage
#ShubiePark in #Dartmouth contains a former quarry that is now a baseball field and campground. Former mines and quarries are often hidden in plain sight!
#Halifax #nspoli #Novascotia #NS #cbpoli Image
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Re-watching some shows while #socialdistancing for #MarchBreak? We're chatting this week about some of our favourites that have great #geology or interesting stories behind their #filminglocations.
#nspoli #cbpoli #NovaScotia #CapeBreton #COVIDCanada #covid19 #COVID19NS ImageImageImageImage
#GameofThrones used #Iceland's #Thingvellir Park as the #BloodyGate. Its landscape is caused by the Eurasian and #NorthAmerican tectonic plates meeting there and pulling apart at a rate of 2 cms per year. This made a rift valley: low land between 2 separating continents.
#nspoli ImageImageImageImage
#MagheramorneQuarry, #NorthernIreland, is the set for #CastleBlack and #TheWall in #GameofThrones. The quarry wall is used as a backdrop and effects make it look huge.
The site's limestone was used to make cement. #NS has a limestone quarry and cement plant in Brookfield.
#nspoli ImageImage
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Given everything going on these days, this piece by Jeffrey Simpson from >10 years ago—inspired by Obama’s first inaugural speech— is particularly salient: "In a world full of rights, we ignore our responsibilities"… #cdnpoli #COVIDCanada Image
“ ‘rights' talk is often about what the state owes us by way of protection against itself or in affirming obligations that the state must fulfill toward us; whereas talk of "responsibility" reminds us of what we owe each other, what we owe the society that incorporates us…"
“... what we owe the country of which we are a part, and the world of which we are a member.”

"Rights are fundamentally about me; responsibility is mostly about us.”

Words to live by—always, but especially now.
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For all my friends wondering about #COVIDー19 and #coronavirus and especially those returning from travel or exchange, I wrote a short thread of some ideas to keep in mind... 1/n

#COVID19Ontario #COVIDCanada #SocialDistance #selfisolate #WorkFromHome
First: if you are returning from ANY TRAVEL, please self-isolate for 14 days. Stay home, use a separate room/washroom, don't touch your face, wash hands, etc. More info below 👇. 2/n

#WashYourHands :
When buying supplies, please avoid hoarding. We must ensure that there is enough supply for healthcare workers and vulnerable populations (e.g. those w/chronic diseases or the elderly) who may have trouble getting what they need. 3/n
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