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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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There has been a lot of news in the last day related to the provincial government. In case you want to see them in one thread, lets start with this exclusive by @robertbenzie @TorontoStar 1/ thestar.com/politics/provi… #onpoli
This story, broken this morning by @_kevindonovan: thestar.com/news/canada/20… #onpoli @TorontoStar 2/
This response to news revealed last night by North American media about Hydro One deal lost due to concerns over political interference (not sure who had the original story first). @TorontoStar @robertbenzie #onpoli 3/ thestar.com/news/queenspar…
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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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In light of the #ONPC resolution stating that gender theory is "unscientific," here are a list of resources by medical professionals stating that sex and gender are distinct, and that gender has social aspects. #onpoli #TransRightsAreHumanRights #TransAwarenessWeek
I will also include excerpts from papers showing the link between accepting people's gender and reducing suicide among trans folks. @TGranicAllen's policy will materially contribute to the deaths of transgender people. Please feel free to share this with your MPP.
Pediatric Endocrine Society: pedsendo.org/education_trai…
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"Rhodesia n00b" & employee at white supremacist store Fireforce Ventures is exposed by @ricochet_en as current Rebel Media reporter @3conomic #cdnpoli ricochet.media/en/2422/rebel-…
I am shocked -- SHOCKED -- that the media outlet pushing apologia for apartheid South Africa (in the guise of 'white genocide' myths) is also hiring apologists for minority rule in Rhodesia #cdnpoli
I'd love to hear from @3conomic on how being a "Freedom Enthusiast" is compatible with his nostalgia for white minority rule in Southern Africa #cdnpoli
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A question I always find myself wanting to ask capitalists, people who believe that "work is the best form of welfare", conservatives, and the assorted enablers of these discourses and systems:

How are your politics any different from eugenics, really? #onpoli #ableg
When you say that people "should get a job", you are tacitly admitting that you're fine with the commodification of the necessities of life.

Do you genuinely believe people who don't work should starve to death? Shouldn't have housing, water, heat, let alone pleasure?
Are you really so heartless, so callous, so lacking in compassion that you think people's lives are expendable on the basis of their "productivity" and "work ethic"?

Do you not understand how that makes you a terrible human being, and how that cannot be a baseline for society?
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You know, we post a lot of memes about Trump. Silly memes, angry memes... But there's really nothing to laugh at. Trump is a monster. And the people around him? They are monsters too. #USPolitics #cdnpoli #AbLeg #abpoli 1/19
Brazil has just elected a fascist. A more open monster, but I am not sure if he is really any worse. And in Ontario, with Doug Ford, the incompetent fascist regime has been elected. #onpoli #cdnpoli 2/19
Two more parties sit convincing people they are the governments in waiting; Jason Kenney's UCP, and Andrew Scheer's CPC. They are all cut from the same cloth. Don't let the smiles and dimples fool you. 3/19
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I guess the cost of hating Kathleen Wynne is 210,000 Ontario college students losing their funding.

thestar.com/politics/provi…

#onpoli #DougFord
I guess the cost of hating Kathleen Wynne is minimum wage earners in Ontario losing a $2000 per year income increase.

huffingtonpost.ca/2018/10/23/ont…

#onpoli #Bill148 #15andFairness
I guess the cost of hating Kathleen Wynne is taking away the ability to take time off work if you or your child has been threatened with/experienced sexual, physical, or domestic assault.

thestar.com/opinion/contri…

#onpoli #Bill148 #DougFord
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News from me: @pamelacross541 & I have been proud to serve as co-chairs of Ontario’s Provincial Roundtable on Violence Against Women. Established in 2015, the Roundtable has provided strategic advice to government on emerging issues related to #VAW. #Onpoli
Through the Roundtable’s ongoing engagement with government and sector partners, we have achieved policy and program change, including provisions in #Bill148, the Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs Act, to provide paid leave to employees who experience domestic or sexual violence.
It’s expensive not to address gender-based violence: it has impacts from health to criminal law process to the economy. Justice Canada estimates the total economic impact of domestic violence on employers annually in Canada is about $78 million. #Onpoli #MeToo
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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. The American counterpart of @PAPOICanada, @PriceOnIt, also supports a USD$80/tonne carbon tax, and was founded in part by @ourclimateus. #cdnpoli #onpoli #abpoli
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More than meets the eye. By removing itself from World Medical Assoc (@medwma), Canadian Medical Assoc (@CMA_Docs) appears to be attempting to remove itself &🇨🇦’s MDs from International Code of #MedicalEthics. Why?wma.net/policies-post/…

#HippocraticOath
#ethics #cdnpoli #onpoli
Some MDs in international medical community stating that it was @medwma’s criticism of CMA re below & #CMA not accepting its International Code of #MedicalEthics that led to CMA resignation

▶️consciencelaws.org/background/pro…

#hippocraticoath #consciencerights #ethics #cdnpoli #cdnhealth
World Medical Association @medwma developed modernized #HippocraticOath w/ #DeclarationOfGeneva in 1948 after WW2 atrocities & has had highest standard of International Code of #MedicalEthics for ~10M MDs globally... EXCEPT for 🇨🇦’s MDs since @CMA_Docs’ exit
#cdnpoli #cdnhealth🆘
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@JasonParis @frankscarpitti I agree w/ Markham's Mayor (both as former 26yr resident of York Region: Markham & Vaughan & #TTC CMO): The Yonge North extension should have been the first subway extension, not the #TYSSE, currently up & running w/ 1.2m rides/YEAR forecast—way, way less than subway capacity 1/
@JasonParis @frankscarpitti 2/ #TYSSE to FinMin Greg Sorbara's riding was approved by Premier Dalton McGuinty, as a thank you to Mr. Sorbara for his support winning Liberal leadership, election/re-election majorities & his family's deep involvement w/ @YorkUniversity (his brother was Chair). #TOpoli #ONpoli
@JasonParis @frankscarpitti @yorkuniversity 3/ I know from being #TTC ex-CMO and an engaged citizen, the TTC actively thwarted any YUS 🚇 extension to Toronto/YorkRegion Steeles boundary; or extending B/D 🚇 to Sherway Gardens even tho it's in Etobicoke. Its 2001 RTEP study #1 Priority—Sheppard 🚇 subway extension to STC.
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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
@SteveClarkPC Clark notes that the Ford government got support for triggering the notwithstanding clause from former premiers @christyclarkbc, @BradWall306 and Jean Charest #topoli #cdnpoli #onpoli
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The important point to keep in mind regarding section 33 of the Charter of Rights & Freedoms is why it was included. Think about what was going on at the time and why the Charter was even created.

Sect. 33 is a white supremacy tool that was included to make white men feel safe.
Now that this fact has been said, let’s get to the heart of addressing the attempt to abuse power in order to maintain white supremacy.

It’s 2018, time to rule section 33 unconstitutional when used to subvert Canadians’ inalienable rights to a free & democratic society.

#TOpoli
History has taught us many lessons.

Some people learn from them and some people don’t.

During the time when then Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and other white male elected Representatives were working on ensuring that underrepresented and marginalized Communities were protected
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It's time for a #thread regarding the #NotwithstandingClause and the need for an independent judiciary as check to government tyranny. It's seems that the right forgets fundamentals of Canadian democracy whenever it is convenient. #onpoli #Bill31 #Bill5
Parliamentary democracy is not the same as simple majoritarianism. The ultimate protectors of governmental legitimacy are free elections and the power of the electorate to change governments. Elections are one of many checks on Government power. #onpoli #NotwithstandingClause
It is wrong to suggest, as Doug Ford does, that anything that limits what the elected majority might wish to do, including the judiciary, is anti- democratic. This notion that parliamentary democracy resides only in majority rule is both false and dangerous. #onpoli #Bill31
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Ford: The people want cheese to be filled with nails!
People: ...what?! WHAT?!
Ford: I was elected by 2.3 million people to improve cheese it’s my mandate!
People: You didn’t campaign on that!
@FordNAti99990034 from Oakville, Russia: EAT TEH CHEESE TORONTO LEFTIES
#ONpoli
Ford: it’s good cheese made right here in Ontario with healthy nickel 1/4” nails from our neighbouring province Sudbury
People: what, no —-YOU CANT HIDE NAILS IN CHEESE PEOPLE WILL DIE
Ford: Ontario nail-filled cheese will be only a buck at your local Beer Store.
#ONpoli
Judge: you cannot put nails in cheese and sell it for human consumption. Illegal now. And since forever. *bangs gavel*
🧀
Ford: THE GOOD PEOPLE OF THE PROVINCE WANT TO SEE TORONTONIANS EAT NAILS
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ONPC Mephistopheles: *whispers* notwithstanding...
#ONpoli
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In 406 BCE, the Athenians tried a group of generals en masse, even though it was illegal. Their excuse? If the people want to do something, they should be able to do it, regardless of the laws. They later regretted their decision. #onpoli #CdnPoli
There's a silver lining, though: when they came to regret their decision, the Athenians decided to charge those who had encouraged them to break the law. Ah, democracy.
My point? Politicians who encourage unconstitutional majoritarianism (or, even worse, manipulate the first-past-the-post system to act like they have majority support when they don't) should probably watch out.
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Having opened the door, Doug Ford says he would “not be shy” in using the notwithstanding clause again in the future to get his way. Here are the fundamental Charter rights that can be taken away with the notwithstanding clause: laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/Const/page… #onpoli
Section 2: freedom of conscience, of religion, of thought and expression; freedom of the press; freedom of peaceful assembly and association
Section 7: the right to life, liberty and security of the person
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What you need to know about s.33 - the Notwithstanding Clause. A thread -
Municipalities are creatures of the province. This move was well within Premier Ford's legal authority to basically Thanos-snap half of the TO wards out of existence. #onpoli
And Doug Ford's move to use the Notwithstanding Clause in response to the judge's decision (ruling it unconstitutional) this morning, is also within his legal right as Premier of Ontario.
However, the Notwithstanding Clause is like using a shake weight on your morning commute using public transportation. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
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Regardless of whether or not its a done deal, all candidates should be honest & open about where they stand on the LRT vs Subway issue because it sheds light on their decision making skills. Failure to do so is a disservice to the residents they strive we serve.

#TOpoli #ONpoli
Some of my opponents are too cozy with the Mayor to speak out about what's truly best for Scarborough - and that clearly isn't a subway.
The argument of "something is better than nothing" may be logically correct, but we are better than that. #Toronto has a serious fiscal problem so we need to use every penny as wisely as we can and a subway is an affront to that principle.
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The @ONgov’s swift passing of #Bill5, cutting the size of Toronto’s city council, surprised many across Canada. Discover how this controversial bill broke the mould on #DemocraticProcess. ow.ly/pExs30lGdAM #Thread below. [1/10] #OnPoli #CdnPoli @IRPP
When #Toronto City Council reviewed its own ward boundaries starting in 2014, there were 24 public meetings, 100+ in-person meetings, surveys and online engagement. 2/11 ow.ly/cjw330lGdFr
The previous #Ontario government created an expert panel which held 20+ public meetings before it added two new ridings. 3/10 ow.ly/k96730lGdHV
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This is a thread on the repealed #Ontario health & education curriculum. Let’s start with the most important point. IT IS NOT SEX ED. The curriculum is HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION. @fordnation uses hot button terms like #SexEd to fire up religious extremists
Before you make any comments regarding the content of the curriculum...read it: …consentcultureorg.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/health…
Since so many critics of the updated curriculum are aghast at the disgusting content to be taught to our innocent lil munchkins starting at the tender age of 5, this thread focuses only on gr 1-3
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A teacher in Ontario, who goes by Sabitha Furiosa, has been reworking vintage posters for @Fordnation's new sex-ed snitch line. They are brilliant. 1/4 #onpoli #sexedsaveslives Early 20th century style poster of a two children wearing blue kerchiefs reading a book with “The Ontario curriculum Grades 1-8: Health and Physical Education
Another brilliant poster for @Fordnation's sex-ed snitch line. 2/4 #onpoli #SexEdSavesLives Illustration of a man in a suit looking over three young children at their desks who are holding pens and have their notebooks open. One is wearing a blue blazer and looking up at the man. Overlaying text reads: Future taxpayers: Are you learning about consent at school? Call 1-800-534-2222 or visit fortheparents.ca to report teachers covering unauthorized material. Large font: Your ignorance is your priority.
Of course, there is also the need for newly designed textbooks for students in Ontario that better reflect the era of the old sex-ed curriculum. 3/4 #onpoli #SexEdSavesLives Illustration of an 1950s style paperback book that shows one girl in a red dress standing in front of a blackboard where a teacher is writing No Gays Allowed on the board. and three girls also in red dresses have their hands up. Overset text reads: Addressing sensitive issues in the Ontario Classroom. The Ontario Trillium logo appears on the bottom right.
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Six years ago I was offered a wonderful new opportunity that brought me right into the heart of the public sphere — to serve the people of Toronto as Chief Planner. #Keesmaat4Mayor #topoli
I truly loved working with my Planning team and with the people in the diverse neighbourhoods of this great city. I learned that Torontonians love their city and have a tremendous amount to contribute to its future. #Keesmaat4Mayor #topoli
The best places are the places that draw on the energy and the passion of the people who live there. Local really matters. Local people, local streets, local neighbourhoods where people are a part of the sidewalk ballet. #Keesmaat4Mayor
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