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The annual pothole news cycle is upon us, so lets take a deep dive into the history of news coverage in Winnipeg about these road surface depressions #mbpoli #wpgpoli 1/
I looked back to the 1900s, and turns out the "pothole" as we know it today didn't really enter the Winnipeg psyche until about the late 1930s. Reference to "potholes" in newspapers prior to WW2 tended to refer to discussions about the draining of "potholes" by farmers /2
Here are my two theories to explain this:
(1) The cult of automobile ownership and car ownership levels were still relatively low compared to today;
(2) I'm going to assume that many roads outside of the urban downtown were not paved with concrete yet (e.g. Charleswood) 3/
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As of Jan 21, an estimated 7547 Canadian children have lost a primary or secondary caregiver to Covid-19.
24% of those have been since protections were removed in individual provinces.

Individual provincial impacts are in this thread.
#canpoli #cdnpoli Infographic portraying the figure of a child holding the han
As of Jan 28, an estimated 117 NB children have lost a primary or secondary caregiver to Covid-19.
57% of those have been since protections were removed.
#NewBrunswick #nbpoli Infographic portraying the figure of a child holding the han
As of Jan 21, an estimated 107 NS children have lost a primary or secondary caregiver to Covid-19.
68% of those have been since protections were removed.
#NovaScotia #nspoli Infographic portraying the figure of a child holding the han
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The MHC is appalled that @PierrePoilievre is joining the extremist, anti-vaccine and anti-science @FrontierCentre today in Winnipeg. We understand that he will not be taking questions.

Here are the questions he is attempting to avoid:

#mbpoli #cdnpoli

Why are you standing beside an organization that just last month described "anti-while male policies" as "then only systemic discrimination there is"?…
Why are you standing beside an organization that calls for public debate on the link between race and IQ?…

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The last few years of COVID protests have exposed many more Canadians to the criminal justice system.

Apparently the JCCF is one of those groups as their statement raises issues that are mostly status quo in the early stages of criminal matters.

A few things 👇 #abpoli #mbpoli
1. "This charge is wholly unexpected and inexplicable." Well, no. Any kind of tampering with a judge HEARING YOUR OWN CASE is hugely aggravating and will almost always attract criminal consequences, especially when you admit you did it.
1a. Cooperating with the Law Society is well and good but they are not the police, who have charging discretion. Turns out they decided this was serious enough to lay charges.

Messing with a judge is the epitome of "fuck around, find out" and Mr. Carpay found out.
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5 of my employees were sprayed with bear spray while at work yesterday. A first for us but it's way too common - did you know that #winnipeg will experience nearly 1200 incidents this year? Please read this thread on my perspectives and actions taken to reduce this crime /1
First, my team is OK but shaken. Bear spray only causes temporary physical irritation (for hrs) but they were attacked and the psychological aspect can be much more damaging. This person committed an illegal, senseless act and I will pursue it as far as I can /2
Full disclosure: I sell bear spray and have for 20+ years. I sell it as a controlled substance, locked away & in-store only. You must produce valid ID and sign a number of documents before purchasing. I hold a pesticide license and remit all information to the govt each year. /3
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In March 2022, Higgs said COVID was like the cold or the flu. Over the coming days I'll be combing through the @PoPNB_kindness RTI to find out what was known by GNB about long COVID by March 2022 that shows they knew COVID was not like a cold or flu.… Screenshot from article: 'Just like the flu'  Premier Blaine
From July 30, *2020* they already knew this from PHAC:…
I guess it took them until Nov 2022 to vet this info and decide long COVID was relevant to the public tho Screenshot from presentation PDF at the link: "The evidScreenshot from PHAC presentation at the link: "A reporScreenshot from PHAC presentation PDF at the link: "The
Again this is from July 2020 - looks like they well knew it wasn't a typical "respiratory" illness. Next slide from the link in previous tweet. "The evidence – cardiovascular/chronic disease implic"Puntmann et al. Outcomes of cardiovascular magnetic re"Adds to previous postmortem case reports describing di
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Thread incoming on the PC plan to cut higher education:
Faculty, students, and even administrators at Manitoba's universities are united against the Tenneessee model to defund higher education. It's rare to see such unity, but it's clear that all 3 groups are opposed to cuts.
First, let's share this article in today's Winnipeg Free Press outlining: Manitoba explores U.S.-style university funding… #mbpoli
First off, MOFA President @lsf58:

“We don’t object to more oversight at all. In fact, we think more financial transparency would be a good thing. Where the argument falls down is (accountability) doesn’t rest upon performance-based funding. That’s a non-sequitur,”
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I’ve talked a lot about Ontario candidates, but did you know that Manitoba elections are coming up on Oct. 26? Again, it’s important to know your local candidates, especially this year. Lets take a look at some school board candidates in #Winnipeg#mbpoli #wpgpoli #mbed
First, our friends at the Canadian Anti-Hate Network profiled a few far-right and covid-conspiracy candidates,… 2/
Listed were:
Pembina Trails Ward 1 – Dick Eastland
Pembina Trails Ward 1 – Linda Karn
Pembina Trails Ward 2 – Todd McDougall
Seine River Ward 3 – Katie Howe
Winnipeg Ward 8 – Patrick Allard 3/
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Can we just get one thing straight? Some things are true. They are verifiable and evidentially provable. Saying something different does not alter reality. No matter how loudly, or how many times you say it.
#cdnpoli #abpoli #onpoli #skpoli #mbpoli 1/25
Do you think there is a place in society for telling people things that are not true? For convincing people of things that are, in fact, lies? Should school teachers be able to teach things that aren't true? Should your kid's teacher be able to just make stuff up? 2/25
Suppose your kid's teacher is a member of that Diagolon group. Should they be able teach classrooms of kids that Didula is actually queen of Canada, and Queen Elizabeth and the royal family have been executed on Didula's orders? 3/25
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My latest for @pressprogress:

Manitoba gov't gave $50 million worth of COVID-19 emergency contracts to a group of companies linked to a secretive religious sect.

A number of the companies operate out of the same building near Wpg’s airport.… #mbpoli
BC based oil company Klondike Lubricants, whose founders are members of the Plymouth Brethren, received a $2 million PPE contract from the Ontario gov't in addition to a 70k contract in Manitoba. #mbpoli #onpoli…
Plymouth Brethren members have a history of secretive political campaigns, despite the PB policy that members do not vote.

Brethren members donated thousands to a 3rd party org that ran attack ads against the federal Liberals in 2019. #mbpoli #cdnpoli…
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If you want my reading of:… on deep decarbonization, my questions/comments on the report follow. a 🧵#energytwitter #energytransition #cdnenergy #cdnpoli #mbpoli @DavidSuzukiFDN 1/n
1) omission of SMRs in my mind is unwise as its non-emitting source able to produce winter capacity and especially in remote areas
2) i do think having CCUS removed is wise. until we can actually see a economic example CCUS is still largely speculative
3) having no off-shore wind in the model is a problem. not only for coastal provinces but big resources inland (great lakes, Lake winnipeg etc)
4) not having DR in model is unforgiveable. you simply cant properly model a future energy state without DR. Image
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Thread #3 below about the @cityofwinnipeg “Corporate Advertising Policy.” A 🧵 - the epilogue.

See the start of the second thread here:

#wpg22 #wpgpoli #mbpoli
"#People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

@energy106fm & Evanov tried to make me feel like I am disposable.

Does @cityofwinnipeg define them as reputable?

#wpg22 #wpgpoli #mbpoli 46/3🧵
#winnipegpolice makes me feel like they will only and always be #Winnipeg's fascist brotherhood.

@themarugroup tried to make me feel like I am insignificant to their global worldview.

Does @cityofwinnipeg define @wpgpolice and Maru as reputable?

#wpg22 #wpgpoli #mbpoli 47/3🧵
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Thread #2 below about the @cityofwinnipeg “Corporate Advertising Policy.” A 🧵, the story.

See the start of the first thread here:

#wpg22 #wpgpoli #mbpoli
3.2.e: "Only appear in reputable publications." How is it defined? Opinions: not part of #diversity & inclusion. Reputable is an opinion.

Ex: @energy106fm affirmed values & visions to be “one of the strongest media allies to the #LGBTQ community."

#wpg22 #wpgpoli #mbpoli 24/2🧵
Before that, #Energy hired Dave Wheeler, a host released from his last radio position. The release was due to #transphobic #comments after receiving suspensions for racist comments.

Does @cityofwinnipeg define @energy106fm as reputable?

#wpg22 #wpgpoli #mbpoli 25/2🧵
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04/28: I spoke to the @cityofwinnipeg supporting the SPIRIT of the "Corporate Advertising Policy.”

A randy night at the senior's centre has more teeth than this #policy.

It took #Winnipeg months to put "We prefer #kindness" in print.

This is long. A 🧵 …
(Actually, 3 🧵’s)
Watch -

Our elected officials are tone deaf to harm corporate #Winnipeg enables. Context is key to understanding and interrupting my presentation proved that.

Including #wpg22 for candidates. Please address this in your campaign.

#wpgpoli #mbpoli 02/1🧵
@ShawnNason moved, @KevinKleinwpg seconded.


I didn't get to finish my presentation. I’ll share my notes here.

(Could have finished in ~9 mins, in full, with all relevant context 🤷🏼‍♀️)

#wpg22 #wpgpoli #mbpoli 03/1🧵
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Even before the pandemic hit, the MB PCs have been cutting and privatizing healthcare. Here is a thread about some of those changes. The tl;dr version is in the article below. (1/15)

The devastation of Manitoba: An autopsy of Pallister’s austerity regime…
Privatization and cuts go hand in hand with the MB PCs. The architect of many of these cuts was Kelvin Goertzen. After slashing healthcare, he moved on to ed and tried doing the same with Bill 64. He said that he isn’t sure if the state should be paying for such services. (2/15)
In 2019, before covid, 3 out of 6 ERs in Winnipeg were closed (the Vic, Seven Oaks and Concordia). 5 out 6 Quickcare centres were closed. Misericordia Health Care Centre was also closed in 2017. The latter had a huge impact on inner city residents. (3/15)…
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1/20🧵 I have some pretty big news to share #Thread #CDNpoli

I finally have all my specialized test results & it's much worse than anyone hoped or predicted. My life is going to be cut rather short due to physical complications with cancer & political complications with #Covid19
2/20 🧵#CDNpoli #Cancer #COVID19

In the past 2 months, my lung cancer tumor has already grown. But yesterday we finally learned why I was falling & what injured my leg & back to make them so painful & too weak to walk anymore

I don't just have lung cancer. There's more...
3/20🧵#CDNpoli #Cancer #COVID19

In addition to the lung tumor, my left leg & hip are riddled with cancer. It began in my right leg too. All lymph nodes have cancer. Two spots in my spine have cancer (T5 & T12). Cancer in my left rib & right shoulder. 3 tumors in my liver as well
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Sam Unrau in his testimony at the Manitoba Legislature on Tuesday night spoke about the challenges the legislation puts on people in relationships with people with disabilities. He gave many examples.

#Bill72 #mbpoli

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Sam Unrau spoke of the paperwork requirements for a common-law partner and the expectation that the government has for a partner in terms of financial support. Example one is the determination of financial resources (clause pictured).

#Bill72 #mbpoli

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Tongue in cheek, "Now that we are living together, could you fill out this form with your salary? Oh and by the way, I am now a dependent of yours."

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Yesterday, Inclusion Winnipeg submitted the following presentation to the Manitoba Legislature as part of the discussions on Bill 72 - the Disability Support Act.


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#Bill72 #mbpoli
A number of questions were raised by presenters last night including;


1/ How will severe and prolonged disability be defined?
2/ What about the people who fall “outside” the criteria?

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#Bill72 #mbpoli
3/ How will this impact assets such as RDSPs, gifts and trusts?
4/ Someone might have a severe and prolonged disability, but be able to earn an income. How will this be addressed?
5/ And, most importantly, how does Bill 72 move people out of poverty?

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Alex Lytwyn presenting now on #Bill72. Wow.

Speaking to the coldness of the system. He has never been contacted by anyone at EIA to see how are you doing? Do you need help finding a job?

#Bill72 #mbpoli
All we need is a little help. We are labelled as something we are not. We have something to give to society. We may not be able to have a regular job like a politician, but we all matter.

#Bill72 #mbpoli
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Inclusion Winnipeg made a submission the Manitoba Legislature on Bill 72 - the Disability Support Act and Amendments to the Manitoba Assistance Act. It is before committee TONIGHT.

#Bill72 #mbpoli

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From our discussions within the community, some questions have been raised as to how Bill 72 and subsequent regulations will impact people.

#Bill72 #mbpoli

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1/ How will severe and prolonged disability be defined?

#Bill72 #mbpoli

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PC leadership candidate Stefanson accuses rival Glover of threatening to defeat or fire sitting MLAs | #mbpoli…
Stefanson's claim about Glover:

"I think if she ends up being our premier, how does she get along with all the caucus colleagues that she's told actually she's going to run someone against them in their nominations, that she's going to fire them?"
Stefanson can't say where or when this was said - or to whom.

"I think it was a statement that was made out there or something, though."
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The Conservative Club of MB is hosting a PC leadership forum at the Norwood Hotel.

It's sold out. Everyone here is fully vaxed. At least a dozen PC MLAs in the room. A few police officers. Former mayor Susan Thompson.

Also Coun. Nason, whose party membership has lapsed #mbpoli
I canvassed the crowd, looking for undecided PC members. Didn't find many. Found more observers than undecided.

Most members here already support Shelly Glover or Heather Stefanson.
Susan Thompson, the first woman to be Winnipeg's mayor, notes she celebrated her 1992 mayoral election victory in this very room at the Norwood.

She congratulates Glover and Stefanson. One will be the first woman to serve as Manitoba's premier.
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