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What happens after the election? Does the party with the most seats form government? Does the Governor General need to invite someone to Rideau Hall first? What about coalitions?

Time for a deep-dive thread into the framework for government formation in #cdnpoli. #elxn44 1/25
In order for this thread to make any sense, we need to start by being clear about the difference between different types of unwritten rules. I've previously discussed constitutional conventions vs norms here: 1/25
The quick recap: conventions are rules that MUST be followed in order for our constitution to work. Norms are things that SHOULD be done for the sake of a functional political order. 3/25
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Breaking the Cycle of Electing Paper Perfect Men.

My thoughts on #KitchenerCentre, #Elxn44 & how debilitating this has been for me as I relive the trauma of #elxn43 & #MikeMorrice.

For accessibility, I have compiled these tweets into a Google doc. /1…
When the election was called and the first signs of Election 44 popped up, driving to a grocery store, I saw Mike Morrice’s face. I pulled over on the side of the road to avoid throwing up.

Suddenly, it was October 2019 all over again. /2
Some of you might be aware that, after repeated private attempts to address racist and misogynistic experiences, I publicly brought forward my experiences with Mike Morrice, Green Party Candidate for Kitchener Centre, last election cycle.… /3
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IT'S NOT DIFFICULT TO IMAGINE Liberal MPs turning cartwheels over this Op-ed.

But, no matter.

AS A FORMER @CPC_HQ #CPC candidate who once felt the 'cold blade on the back of his neck' for having supported Kingston's local Prison Farm #YGK ±…
during 2015 federal election #Elxn42, I can say @JohnIbbitson DOESN'T approach the blight existing between the floorboards.

IN ALL FAIRNESS THOUGH - that is not the focus of @JohnIbbitson's op-ed. Column space is limited.

Far from being a welcoming "Big Blue Tent",
@CPC_HQ is riddled with a not-so-nice undercurrent of 'shenanigans and subterfuge' [polite description]. Actually, it could be said to be a type of rot.

The undercurrent (or if one prefers, rot) is resulting in a hemorrhage - a damaging loss of valuable people.
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I want to provide some thoughts on the @CPC_HQ leadership of @ErinOTooleMP might mean for #cdnpoli but first a few disclaimers and background

Let me start by saying congratulations to @ErinOTooleMP for the win, and to his team who worked hard under difficult circumstances

#cdnpoli #cpcldr
I’ve known Erin for more than 10 years and always had respect for his service and dedication to his family and community, despite ideological divides

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@nationalpost "Even his climate change plan was better than most give him credit for. The Liberals created a false political narrative that any climate agenda that didn’t involve carbon taxes was necessarily deficient."
@nationalpost Worth recalling that during #elxn43, Andrew Scheer's campaign vowed not only to scrap the federal carbon tax (the least big-government, least intrusive, least regulatory approach to CO2 mitigation, widely endorsed by free-market economists), the revenues of which were returned...
@nationalpost ... to the populations of the 4 provinces to which the CT applied, but also the 2022 federal clean fuel standard, and EV subsidies. So those were 3 policy tools, carbon-pricing, subsidies & regs, that Conservatives took off the table for addressing climate change. When asked,...
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B1/22 - Continuing Thread from A24

THAT SAID - AND «only if necessary» - it could be argued that High Treason does in fact rise to the threshold of justification to invoke the Notwithstanding Clause.


The use of the conspiracy provisions of the Criminal Code reduces the likelihood of such a consideration.

There is an estimation by Canadians that justice is being sidestepped and there has been an 'escape (exemption) from punishment.' The thought of impunity for those who
committed/participated in genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes will not sit well with the values and sensibilities of the Canadian public.

Open trials can serve as means by which to lay bare ISIS’ narrative and to help counter violent extremism. In addition to
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In April 2020, the Special Committee on the #COVID19 Pandemic, held it’s first meeting.

Since then, they have met twenty five times to discuss our nations response the pandemic.

My Member of Parliament, @MichaelChongMP has a dismal record of attendance at just 16%.

That means that since the launch of committee @MichaelChongMP has attended only FOUR of TWENTY FIVE meetings.

This is the same Michael Chong who just weeks ago, was righteously calling for Parliament to remain sitting amidst the #COVID19 pandemic. #cdnpoli
This is the same Michael Chong who was the sole dissenting voice on the original COVID-19 aid package, which is responsible for holding the economy steady amidst a global economic crisis. #cdnpoli
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I was present on many occasions during #Elxn42 & #ELxn43 when

@MarkGerretsen MP Kingston and the Islands #LPC #YGK

touted his supposed feminist credentials. His silence now with respect to @marwantabbaramp is deafening,... AND telling.

@denisebatters (commenting on a Tweet by @MichelleRempel) has hit the nail squarely on its head.

NOW, over to Mr. GERRETSEN @MarkGerretsen ...
@MarkGerretsen, you rarely - IF EVER - miss an opportunity throw stones at others.

BTW - Your last Tweet posted was 3:31 ・May 22, 2020 (with a comment at 4:45). THAT'S IT!

37 Days

Serious Question: Is #YGK #Kingston expecting too much to see a little more from you?
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Using the phraseology of @CommrRCMPGRC Brenda LUCKI - namely, "painful to hear" - Madame, you have shown yourself «UNFIT TO LEAD» @rcmpgrcpolice.

NEVER BEFORE has #RCMP relinquished its independence from political interference, not until you did so.…
28 May 2020 🚨 My original Call for the Resignation of @CommrRCMPGRC LUCKI - two weeks before she capitulated to the false #LPC narrative of "systemic racism" within #RCMP.

☞ In it, I identify the first steps of a road map for what is required.

15 June 2020 🚨 My reaction to the sudden decision by #RCMP @CommrRCMPGRC LUCKI to yield to political interference.

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I’m genuinely baffled at how the Conservative establishment can conclude that the only shortcoming with the party’s climate change “plan” in #elxn43 was that they didn’t talk about it (well) enough. e.g. Hamish Marshall on @TheHerleBurly 1/ #cdnpoli
@LisaRaitt on @CANADALAND @OPPOcast… ). I wonder whether @Baird review will challenge the merits (or lack thereof) of the CPC approach more substantively? I hope so. The plan was poorly conceived talking more about it would have simply... 2/ #cdnpoli
@OPPOcast @Baird …shone a brighter light on the fact it would INCREASE carbon pollution per @MarkJaccard analysis (amongst others)… #elxn43 results—& plenty of opinion research (e.g. see…)—suggests a credible #climatechange plan is a pre-req 3/
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A thread worth reading & reflecting on for #cdnpoli watchers - this was, in effect, how Canada behaved on #climatechange until 2015, & for similar reasons (major fossil fuel exporter). We dodged a bullet in #elxn43 with Canadians clearly voting for parties that aim to do more 1/
& rejecting the Conservatives, in part because they effectively wanted to undo climate policy progress since 2015 & replace it with, well, not much. A big Q in 2020 will be who replaces Andrew Scheer as leader of the CPC & whether he or she takes #climatechange seriously & 2/
invests significant effort in bringing their base around to support genuine climate policy solutions. I’ll be watching with great interest (might also be of interest to folks in Australia @davidfickling ). 3/3
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These early #cpcldr polls of the general population do tell us a bit about what candidates might be viable and which are unlikely to compete, but I need to make a point about the “winability” measure that most are attempting to measure

Like the #elxn43 polls, I need to point out the importance of “where” instead of “how much”

An overwhelming approval or favourability in AB,BC &/or SK could make it appear one candidate has an advantage, while trailing among the remaining 2/3rds of the ridings in #cpcldr
So #cdnmedia should be cautious about #cpcldr polls that don’t provide regional breakouts

And Conservatives examining these with regards to “winability” should consider this same factor

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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.… 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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1/4 Points Of Contention #CDNpoli

RE #Scheer's Post #Elxn43 Caucus Statement

Conservatives appointed John Baird to analyze failed campaign strategy

Baird works for Eurasia Group

Eurasia Group colluded w Time magazine to run #ForeignInterference in elxn…
2/4 Points Of Contention

RE #Scheer's Post #Elxn43 Caucus Statement

#CDNmedia failed to challenge Scheer & distributed #FakeNews based on his false claims

This is not the strongest opposition + weakest govt in #CDNpoli history

2004: CPC 99 vs LPC 135
2006: CPC 124 vs LPC 103
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RE #Scheer's Post #Elxn43 Caucus Statement

Everyone knows #CDNmedia fails at math

But difference of 36 seats between CPC & LPC in 2004 is identical to current govt

1979 was weakest govt & strongest opposition in #CDNpoli history:

Tory 136 vs Lib 114
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We have four exciting events coming up next week!
In cooperation with l’Observatoire de la politique et la sécurité de l’Arctique, we are presenting a panel on #elxn43 and Canada's arctic policy on November 4th. Please register on our site:…
On Tuesday, November 5th, we have a talk that will be presented in French titled "Des sentinelles pour l’environnement. Les observateurs d’oiseaux à Taiwan et Hong Kong". A reception will follow.…
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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
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…
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1/3 I'm informed my pinned tweet is being censored by @Twitter @TwitterSupport

This is the post RE my investigation into #CDNpoli #Elxn43 & #ForeignInterference

It had 1.1K retweets & 1.3K likes before they killed it

See photo for how it appears now
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2/3 I tested with help of others & although my pinned tweet RE #CDNpoli #Elxn43 #ForeignInterference appears on my page, it shows 'tweet unavailable' to those who RT'd & its erased from public view entirely

This @Twitter @TwitterSupport censorship is an affront to #PressFreedom
@Twitter @TwitterSupport 3/3 It's also disturbing that @Twitter is preventing a member of the #CDNmedia from reporting about #CDNpoli #Elxn43 & #ForeignInterference, especially because the tweet they censored encouraged further investigation by the RCMP & @ElectionsCan_E

Please amend, @TwitterSupport
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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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This essential #elxn43 piece by @DrCherylT got me thinking about the connection between politeness and racism in Canada.

I’ve tried to distill some recent learning & reflections, informed by Robin DiAngelo’s ‘White Fragility’. 1/12…
The idea that a person who is polite is not racist, or that racism is somehow connected to politeness, is deeply entrenched.

We are hardwired to think that because we are ‘good people’, we are not racist. 2/12
Racism is understood as something committed by ‘bad people’ with ill intent.

Robin DiAngelo calls this the “good/bad binary”: the idea that racism is a question of good and bad people, and good people aren’t racist. 3/12
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A big picture /thread for the 🧢 team to consider.

Not on #elxn43 but the go forward ⏩⏩.

12 simple questions and ideas. Nothing more or less.

So we can win a 🇨🇦 majority next 🗳 #cdnpoli
1. In pursuit of 40% popular vote, have Conservatives accidentally become a minority proposition with voters? What ever happened to the Silent Majority. Make a broader appeal and fall short instead of trying to tack on extra voters to the 1/3 who are with us. #cdnpoli
2. Values and emotions build political brands. Conservatives mostly stuck on taxes and finances (cognitive arguments). Why do we think values and emotions are the exclusive territory of Liberals or Trudeau?
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Eric Grenier does not have a degree in math or statistics. Is that why he misinterprets data for personal promotion? I'm not sure. But let's read this together.…
We're going to talk about this table, and what Grenier thinks it means.
I openly invite @VoiceOfFranky to criticize my take.
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