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Many of us are perplexed by the rise of the Far Right Wing Politics, its attraction of followers, and try to fanthom how it came to be and what's fuelling it. There are many factors, one in particular that will provide a great deal of startling insight. 1/26 #abpoli #skpoli
Looking for images to illustrate the tip of the iceberg, about Racism, and what lies underneath, showing the deeper Psychology of fear, anger, trauma, I found similar graphics that used the pyramid. One particular pyramid caught my eye, and led to this thread. 2/26
It was from 1966 and called the SORO Pyramid, used to illustrate how Communism worked to create Guerrila Warfare. Following the image to its source led to a PDF called 'Unconventional Warfare Pocket Guide' by the Fort Bragg U.S. Army Special Operations Command. 3/26
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Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division has made the difficult decision to cut teacher librarian positions, the entire gifted ed program in elementary, the Eco Justice program, cut most full time kindergarten programs back to half time, increase lunch fees for elementary,… ImageImage
…and introduce them for secondary.
Since the Government of Saskatchewan announced their budget in March, we have been reviewing the details of funding for Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools and what that means for students, families and staff.
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By refusing to end it's private-pay MRI scheme [scam?] in the face of federal transfer deductions, #skpoli has become the first province to declare that it effectively no longer supports the principles of the Canada Health Act. 1/7
The CHA explicitly forbids provinces either directly or indirectly allowing patients to be charged for insured services and allows Ottawa to deduct such charges from a province's allocation under the Canada Health Transfer. 2/7
For nearly 40 years every province has publicly professed adherence to the principles that provincial health insurance be comprehensive, universal, accessible, portable and publicly administered (even when their actions demonstrated otherwise) 3/7
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A high dependency ratio indicates that the economically active population and the overall economy face a greater burden to support and provide the social services needed by children and by older persons who are often economically dependent.…
Saskatchewan's population has the highest dependency ratio of any province in Canada.
The current Saskatchewan government is failing to deal with the implication of this demographic reality. Our death rate from COVID, which predominately affects the elderly, is at the top of the is the rate of child poverty in the province. #skpoli
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Since the '70s, the federal government started backing from their 50:50 arrangement with the provinces to fund Medicare. They've lost the moral authority to direct the provinces on how to deliver healthcare. #skpoli
The bottom line is I think we are on our own in our provinces to figure out the best way to deliver healthcare to our fellow citizens.
Unfortunately, as we know all too well in Saskatchewan, majority support is no guarantee of good policy.
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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 upward trend in the global export of goods, services and finance is predicated on international regimes of cooperation...multilateral trade agreements being one. Image
Last year Saskatchewan sold last year over $3.6 billion of agricultural products to China, a signatory to the Paris Agreement to limit CO2 emissions from burning hydrocarbons.
Proportionate to their population and manufacturing output, China is farther advanced in the energy transition than North America. I would surmise their commitment to it is largely based on a desire to dominate new and growing markets for "clean tech".
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Private, market based health services are integrated to one degree or another in every universal health care system in Europe.
There are plenty of hybrid models to look at before assuming that the only available alternative to the Canada Health Act is a purely private American style health system.
To restore the standard of care demanded by Canadians to the letter of the current law would require a hefty increase in taxes — the largest cohort in our population is heading into senescence when medical costs are highest.
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1/14: When the @SaskParty tries to constantly poison the well by saying "the @Sask_NDP destroyed Saskatchewan," we should all be reminded about the NDP's actual history of good government - a thread: #skpoli Image
2/14: 1944 - CCF(NDP) passes the Farm Security Act to protect Saskatchewan farms and farm machinery from seizure for debts by banks and mortgage companies. Image
3/14: 1944 - Crown Corporation Saskatchewan Government Insurance (@SGItweets) officially established. Image
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The electrical grid needs to be rethought as a communications network. Packetized Energy Management (PEM) will allow the economic coordination of distributed energy production. We CAN abandon top-down centralized energy systems.…
The electrical grid needs to be rethought as a communications network. Packetized Energy Management (PEM) will allow the economic coordination of distributed energy production.
We CAN abandon top-down centralized energy systems. Instead of going nuclear with high cost small nuclear reactors, the Saskatchewan government should free the market for electricity production that would allow even households to participate.
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@ReginaPosterBoy Easy to govern during an unprecedented commodity boom. Didn’t save any of it, fiscal conservative indeed. Fucked off when shit got real. Killed film industry, left SK more nasty and divided than ever. #skpoli silver tongue son of a gun tho, I’ll give him that @BradWall306
@ReginaPosterBoy @BradWall306 Tried to cut libraries. Spoke in support of a Muslim ban. Tried to balance budgets on the backs of most vulnerable.
@ReginaPosterBoy @BradWall306 Made all his political hay on the story of kids getting suitcases for grad presents and moving to Alberta for jobs ! He retires and proceeds to work for greasy lawyer firm out of Alberta.
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🧵 Former LGBTQ students say they have been discriminated against at a government-funded Saskatchewan Bible College. Students say they have been fired from jobs or had their degrees taken away from them after being outed

Latest for @CdnPressNews… #skpoli
The Canadian Press interviewed eight former LGBTQ students from across Canada who attended the college over the last two decades. They said they experienced homophobia, abuse and discrimination that left them fearful and vulnerable.
They said they are speaking out because they're concerned for current students at the college and want changes or the school defunded. Briercrest receives funding from the Saskatchewan Party government and was given $250,000 for this school year. #skpoli
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Kirkland Capital Chairman and CEO Kirk Yang nails it. Tech demand will be weak due to the replacement cycle. Everyone bought cell phones and new computers to help cope with the pandemic and they won't replace them for another 3-4 years.
That leaves the other driver of profits — new products, but phones and computers are mature technologies.
The U.S. trade war with China that started several years ago has taken on measures of national security and not mere commercial sanctions.
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The Saskatchewan First Act is a doozy both in terms of what it purports to do (blatantly unconstitutional) and what it actually does (mostly, generate hot air).

(🧵) #skpoli #cdnpoli #Saskatchewan

Namely, the Act purports to amend the Constitution of Canada, namely the Saskatchewan Act and the Constitution Act, 1867. All well and good, except this can’t be done unilaterally.

Since the amendments would only affect Saskatchewan, section 43 of the Constitution Act, 1982 applies. Under this provision, resolutions of both Houses of Parliament are required in addition to that of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly.

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Historic in its meaningless I suppose.

Memo for ya @PremierScottMoe: your problem is not w/ the scope & breadth of your own legislative authority, which this bill largely just restates, but w/ the fed’s authority. Alas, try as you might, you can’t change that — no prov. can.
The SCC has been clear: the environment is a matter of shared jurisdiction. It falls under the legislative authority of both levels of gov’t. #skpoli can affect it through s. 92 & 92A, but the feds also have jurisdiction under 91: fisheries, navigation, transboundary effects.
If GHGs weren’t the cause of climate change, which in turn is one of the most sig. challenges facing humanity, we wldn’t be having this conversation. But they are (a fact SK didn’t contest in GGPPA Ref), which means the feds have all kinds of legislative authority. Sorry mate.
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Premier Scott Moe's Saskatchewan Party government introduced a bill Tuesday to amend its own constitution, signalling the province is gearing up for a fight with Ottawa over its environmental policies.

Latest for @cdnpressnews… #skpoli #cdnpoli
Justice Minister Bronwyn Eyre said the bill could help establish a legal basis for challenging federal regulations. The bill would help in court cases surrounding jurisdictional debates, said Mitch McAdam, director of the provincial government's constitutional law branch #skpoli
McAdam said the bill can also inform future decisions when there is a request for an injunction or the government files a reference to the Court of Appeal to get its opinion on a matter.
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I’m going to offer commentary on the @SKGov white paper. Page by page.

This is an #skpoli thread nobody asked for, nobody needs, yet somehow, we all deserve…
Come with me on this journey…
Page 1.

Imagining some bureaucrat sending back draft 3 “No, the Drawing the Line graphic needs to be BIGGER.”

Draft 4 “No, bigger than the photos.”

*** EDO ***

Draft 5: PERFECT. Image
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Inexplicably, the govt gives three Christian schools at the center of abuse allegations another chance including Grace Christian School. They already had no building after being essentially evicted by the church they were using. 1/8…
Despite dozens of abuse allegations including several against the director of Grace Christian School (formerly at Legacy Academy), they assigned a government hired administrator to try to make it work so this school could remain open WITH public funds. But it gets worse... 2/8
John Olubukun refuses to work with these government administrators even though the govt is literally bending over backward to keep this school open. Remember, they don't need to have many certified teachers or any regulated teachers. John himself is NOT a certified teacher. 3/8
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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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Alright -- last one from me on this SK/ECCC water incident. @CTVNews reached out. I told them the weekend amendment to the Trespass to Property Regs -- which now define "persons" as "the Crown in right of Canada" -- was meaningless pandering:… 1/n #skpoli
From the clip, it appears that CTV reached out to Scott Moe's office for his response re: whether the amendment actually changed anything. To which they responded as follows: 2/n
[excuse me for a moment] 3/n
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(🧵) A brief list of circumstances where provincial employees can do what @PremierScottMoe and @jeremycockrill accuse the federal government of not being allowed to do.

#skpoli #cdnpoli

Under The Agricultural Operations Act, provincially appointed inspectors may enter any land and into any premises, other than a dwelling house, for the purposes of performing their responsibilities under that Act.…
Under The Animal Health Act, provincially appointed inspectors may enter any place, premises or conveyance and conduct an inspection for the purposes of the Act (other than a dwelling house).…
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1/9 One thing #SKpoli hasn't talked much about is how the history of private Christian academies like Legacy Christian Academy (aka. Christian Centre Academy) are rooted in school de-segregation in the United States. Just Google "Segregation Academy."…
2/9 School de-segregation in the southern US spawned the private Christian school movement. Tuition was kept intentionally high to keep out people of colour & minorities. At LCA - the Sask Party subsidy equals $750K annually. #skpoli…
3/9 A lot of articles have been written in the US about how private Christian academies are funded by sympathetic right-wing governments through "vouchers" - essentially a government cheque handed to parents to provide a subsidy for private school. #skpoli…
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The Meewasin byelection is going to hit home on two big fronts: healthcare and education. On the latter, the left proposes to end all public funding of private schools. The right proposes that more public choice in education is a good. #skpoli
Classic liberalism says that people should have the freedom to do what they want so long as they don't harm others, therefore the first question from liberal lips is, "Where's the harm?". #skpoli
The physical abuse of children is illegal and its incidence in private schools is not a generality. The teaching of creationism in fundamentalist Christian academies may be general and I can't help but believe this is a form of abuse. #skpoli
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