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What did I say about Mark Jaccard & Blake Shaffer (son of #SiteC lobbyist Marv Shaffer)? The fact their names are back in the news (& federal Enviro Min. @JonathanWNV keeps dropping Jaccard's name) means BC & Canada are pushing #SiteC... #bcpoli #cdnpoli cbc.ca/news/canada/ca…
@JonathanWNV Mark Jaccard's main argument for #SiteC back in 2017 was that #SiteC would be "dispatchable" power (available anytime) unlike wind/solar. He managed to get himself into every media outlet to repeat this. BC DOESN'T BEGIN TO NEED ANY MORE DISPATCHABLE POWER. He knows this #bcpoli
@JonathanWNV ..Worse, the feds are really showing their hand here by throwing money at UNESCO site Wood Buffalo National Park, which the UN has warned will be impacted (desiccated) by #SiteC. The Park needs water, not money, Minister Wilkinson. Why are you pushing #SiteC on it & BC? #cdnpoli
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!!! New blockbuster exposé from @sarahcox_bc at @thenarwhalca. "Top BC government officials knew #SiteC dam was in serious trouble over a year ago: FOI docs." The NDP gov't knew about severe geotech instability & didn't stop work. #bcpoli #BCElection2020 thenarwhal.ca/site-c-dam-geo…
@sarahcox_bc @thenarwhalca ..Here are some key points from Sarah Cox's #SiteC exposé:
First, the 2 top bureaucrats who had the #SiteC info are Les McLaren and Lori Wanamaker, two of the many BC Lib leftovers whom Horgan kept, which was the first worrying sign he'd be sticking to BC Lib policies... 2/x
@sarahcox_bc @thenarwhalca Those two bureaucrats - and thus we have to assume cabinet also unless the NDP govt's incompetence and lack of control is at inconceivable levels - knew in May of *2019* how serious the #SiteC stability problems were. They didn't tell us until June of *2020* #bcpoli #BCelxn2020
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"#SiteC is sinking into old mud" - open letter to Premier @jjhorgan by Peace resident and long-time, well-informed Site C opponent Arthur Hadland. #bcpoli #cdnpoil #vanpoli peacevalleyland.com/single-post/20…
@jjhorgan .."Please confirm the rumours of geologic instability at #SiteC or have an independent professional engineer refute these rumours. It is time to let this unsafe and uneconomic project die a natural death. Awaiting an answer sooner rather than later." - Arthur Hadland to @jjhorgan
@jjhorgan .."If these rumours are not true, please have an internationally accredited professional engineer provide the actual information. I have no confidence in anyone associated with #SNCLavalin, the BCHPA monolith (BCH insurance), the Assurance Board or the Minister for Public Safety"
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" [#SNCLavalin] Just days later Trudeau called an election earlier than expected, forcing the RCMP to put their investigation on hold during the campaign period."

🚨 No.

Non sequitur.

Investigative inquiries can continue, even during a national

torontosun.com/opinion/column…
electoral campaign. While certain types of inquiries might be temporarily put on hold, as long as they did not conflict with the public interest, specifically «secure or preserve evidence of or relating to the offence».

Other types of inquiries could continue. #cdnpoli
THAT SAID, unless there was exigent circumstances, no charges would be announced during a campaign. None of that precludes continuation of investigation.

More troubling, in this matter, there appears to have never been a resumption of the investigation following the election.
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Described as "withering"(emphasis on scorching) @macleans:

Quoting one astonished Liberal: “Publicly reproaching a finance minister for wanting to manage finances must be a first in the history of the country”

I hear an echo /2

#cdnpoli #morneauresigns
macleans.ca/politics/ottaw…
reverberating back from across this Grand Canyon, this 'Ethics Abyss':

☞ 'Publicly reproaching an Attorney General for wanting to safeguard the administration of justice must be a first in the history of the country, ALSO' #SNCLavalin

#TRUDEAU's brand is melting ice cream.
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Poll:
Is it appropriate that John Nunn, who as an engineer with engineering corporation Klohn Crippen Berger was the chief project engineer on the #SiteC dam design team, sits on BC Hydro's board?

Thread to follow later. #bcpoli
'6 BC Hydro directors sit on NDP's secretive "assurance board"...including John Nunn, #Site’s chief project engineer. Nunn worked for engineering firm Klohn Crippen Berger that holds a current contract, along w #SNCLavalin, for “design services” at Site C' thenarwhal.ca/court-document…
If you think this is appropriate, and not conflict of interest, could you possibly explain why in the replies?
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So this whole #DonCherry poppy debacle puts my Saturday in perspective. Our decision to get out of the city yesterday for a little drive and some leaf peeping went sideways when we encountered White Canada in Schomberg, Ontario. *thread*
Now, Schomberg is a quaint little place about an hour outside Toronto. There’s a cute pub (@TheSchombergPub) with great pretzels. But just before we’d finished lunch, the conversation next to us between some older white men turned pretty randomly ugly.
One of them launched into a tirade about how #ArmisticeDay is not a provincial holiday in Ontario, and how the immigrants don’t respect how real Canadians died for the freedom and way of life they enjoy here, and how they unfairly get time off work to go into the corner and pray.
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This dam conference on hydro-impacted communities starts today! It's actually named "Ki Ta Ski Naw" or 'rise up' in Cree. For those interested in following along, I think hashtags will be #hydroimpacted #hydrojustice & I'll also try to use #SiteC #bcpoli hydroimpacted.ca/conference-age…
Looking forward to the first panel which will be moderated by BC journalist @sarahcox_bc. Opening welcome now. Starting to regain feeling in my face from the walk here, hi Winnipeg!
We're in Treaty 1 territory for the #hydroimpacted conference. Welcome by local elder Dave Scott in Cree language. Speaking now about the treaty relationship, its history, the 'doctine of discovery', Trudeau's White Paper & ongoing devolution process.. cc #SiteC #treaty8
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1/40 #CDNpoli #Elxn43

ICYMI Here's my investigation into #ForeignInterference in the Canadian election

RE Roger Stone, Frank Parlato, Warren Kinsella, Matt Ricchiazzi, Buffalo Chronicle, First Nations

In this thread I have a bit to respond/add/clarify

2/40 #CDNpoli #ForeignInterference #Elxn43

I appreciate the hoards of bricks & bouquets (mostly good only a few criticisms) because it means you're reading it & that's the most important thing I set out to do:

Cause you to care about the sovereignty & legitimacy of our election
3/40 #CDNpoli #ForeignInterference #Elxn43

Now most important thing you need to do is make sure you also read the last "ORIGINAL/ARCHIVE" link to Ricchiazzi's piece on his alternate website that I included in my final paragraph

Because it contains summary & outline of agenda
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PM Trudeau is asked about the RCMP questions, says he has given most expansive waiver of cabinet confidence ever (I don’t know if that is true or not), no indication he plans to waive confidence further for RCMP as Trudeau says he respects Clerk’s decision #cdnpoli #elxn43
Trudeau is asked what he personally did wrong in SNC Lavalin scandal since he has said he took responsibility. He does not answer the question, repeats talking points on protecting jobs #cdnpoli #SNCLavalin #elxn43
Trudeau is asked what he says to people who feel calling an election on the anniversary is insensitive. Trudeau says they remember all those who suffered as a result of 9/11 but this is about a better society in this election
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🚨 Trudeau government unprecedented corruption.

RCMP were looking into PMO for obstruction of justice so they invoked cabinet confidence to obstruct investigation

I can't express how important it is to help inform ALL Canadians

#cdnpoli #SNCLavalin

theglobeandmail.com/politics/artic…
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.@PierrePoilievre raises a point of order asking for the document that Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon is referencing an analysis of saying thousands of jobs were on the line. MacKinnon says he has no such document to table #cdnpoli #ETHI #SNCLavalin
@PierrePoilievre MacKinnon then slams Poilievre for having little experience in the private sector. MacKinnon clearly getting annoyed by Opposition points of order and complains. Committee Chair says it's his job to determine Points of Order. Terse exchange #cdnpoli #ETHI #SNCLavalin
@PierrePoilievre Now the MP I am most interested to hear from, Liberal @beynate who says he AGREES the Ethics Commissioner should be invited to testify, breaking party rank. Erskine-Smith is clear he thinks the Ethics Commissioner made legal errors though and wants to ask qs #cdnpoli #SNCLavalin
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#Breaking Former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould tells @TheWestBlock that she has been contacted by the RCMP over the SNC-Lavalin affair and had discussions with the police. @Puglaas says the RCMP reached out to her in the Spring #cdnpoli #SNCLavalin @globalnews
@TheWestBlock @Puglaas @globalnews In an #Exclusive interview with @TheWestBlock Jody Wilson-Raybould reveals the contact with the RCMP for the first time. We will have more tonight on this story on @GlobalNational with @DFriesenGlobal
@TheWestBlock @Puglaas @globalnews @GlobalNational @DFriesenGlobal Full story on what Jody Wilson-Raybould revealed about the RCMP reaching out to her and her discussions with the police over the SNC-Lavalin affair in her exclusive interview with @TheWestBlock (to air in full on Sunday) here: globalnews.ca/news/5776309/s… #cdnpoli #SNCLavalin
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#BREAKING Ethics Commissioner finds that Prime Minister Trudeau broke ethics rules in the #SNCLavalin affair #cdnpoli
Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion says PM Trudeau used his position of authority over Jody Wilson-Raybould to seek to influence her decision on whether she should overrule the Director of Public Prosecutions’ decision on SNC-Lavalin #cdnpoli
From the report: "Commissioner Dion found that the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, contravened section 9 of the Conflict of Interest Act (Act)." #cdnpoli #SNCLavalin
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10 Softball Questions @CPC_HQ& #CPC base would love to have me ask #Conservative leader
@AndrewScheer

(1) When #JustinTrudeau said "budgets balance themselves" did you feel it was the most fiscally irresponsible political rhetoric you ever heard?
(2) When #JustinTrudeau showed up an airport to welcome #Syrian refugees did you feel that this wasn't intelligent refugee policy, but rather Liberal Selfie policy?
(3) When #JustinTrudeau showed up at pride parades did you feel the right thing to do was to not attend any because they weren't family events that any Conservative leader should ever dignify?
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Highly irregular accounting practices at BC Hydro continue. Meanwhile in a further irregularity, BC Auditor-General Carol Bellringer has just removed a "qualification" that denotes that Hydro's financial reports don't adhere to standard accounting practice. THREAD. #bcpoli #SiteC
Aud-Gen Bellringer has just removed this "qualification" or warning from BC Hydro's 2018/19 financials, based on a promise from NDP Govt to return BC Hydro to proper accounting practices & BCUC oversight in 2021. Why? And where is media on this? bcpoli
I may have missed media reports on these latest wild west BC Hydro/BC govt shenanigans, but Google only returns 1 media hit on this, in Indo-Canadian Voice:
voiceonline.com/b-c-government…

Meanwhile, this a.m. in back channels there's a flood of outrage amongst financial experts #bcpoli
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Conventional wisdom may be that @GMButts is a liability for #Liberals because of his connection to #SNCLavalin affair. But there is zero doubt in my mind that #Butts will be singularly focused on ensuring that #Elxn2019 is NOT a referendum on #Trudeau but a stark choice between
#Progressives & Social #Conservatives. @gmbutts is a son of Atlantic Canada who went to school in Quebec and earned his political spurs in #Ontario He is highly skilled at the art of war, especially on key battlegrounds that will determine whether or not
#Liberals emerge with the most amount of seats, if not quite a majority. #Conservative base loyalists, many of whom post replies on #Twitter may honestly believe #Butts is a liability. Wrong! While it's true that I predicted when he left that he would return to run the campaign
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1/25 #CDNpoli

I was asked to comment on this video

By @RobertFife & @VassyKapelos on @PnPCBC

RE Jody Wilson-Raybould & the #SNCLavalin affair

But it was so problematic that it requires a #THREAD to address these troubling #CDNmedia & #ethics issues

2/25 #CDNpoli #CDNmedia #SNCLavalin

In chronological order:

The @PnPCBC interview (in post #1) begins with libeling @SenDuffy, by inferring he was guilty of breach of trust charges, when in fact he was exonerated & thoroughly vindicated by the court

cbc.ca/news/politics/…
3/25 #CDNpoli #CDNmedia #SNCLavalin

It's amazing that @VassyKapelos would spin the intro so dishonestly when @CBCNews covered @SenDuffy's exoneration - rebutting her own characterization to falsely boost @RobertFife's rep

Duffy's lawyer @BSB_Law will be disappointed, @ChuckTCBC
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Rumblings of big truths coming soon re Trudeau, #UraniumOne & #NXIVM cult

What we know so far (THREAD)

"Progressives" Trudeau, Liberal Party of Canada & Bronfman Families 100 YEAR HISTORY of looking after each others interests.

macleans.ca/politics/ottaw…
Trudeau's chief fundraiser 2015 = Seagram's heir Stephen Bronfman, a close personal & family friend.

2017 Bronfman named in #ParadisePapers His Claridge Inc. linked to $60 mill US offshore Caymans trust, tax loophole exploitation, disguised payments.

cbc.ca/news/business/…
Additionally Trudeau chief fundraiser Stephen Bronfman's law firm mounted lobbying campaign in Ottawa for 3 yrs to fight legislation designed to crack down on offshore trusts (Harper's Bill).

cbc.ca/news/business/…

#ParadisePapers #NXVIM
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I have some thoughts on Greenspan's #SNCLavalin opinion piece. I know Brian is a pillar of the criminal defence bar. He is a legend. He also almost offered me an articling job. This is why it pains me to say this. His opinion piece is a dumpster fire: theglobeandmail.com/opinion/articl…
Brian completely misrepresents the AG's role to independently make decisions. Isolation may breed tyranny but that is not what happened in the SNC case - on anyones evidence. In no interpretation of Shawcross doctrine is the idea of an adversarial relationship the the AG a thing.
Brian also parrots the talking point that JWR as a decision-maker did not meaningfully examine the SNC case. That is not supported by the evidence. And it disregards the extraordinary, never used, power of an AG to overrule the DPP.
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1/9 #CDNpoli

It's been brought to my attention that a small handful of #NDP propagandists are attempting to discredit my #SNCLavalin - #IndigenousDirective timeline RE Jody Wilson-Raybould, Jane Philpott, PMJT, etc, to other #CDNmedia journalists
2/9 #CDNpoli

Please let it be known, without a shadow of a doubt

#NDP Leader, Jagmeet Singh, did in fact speak with the CEO of #SNCLavalin about a DPA

So did the NDP's MP for Sherbrooke, Québec, Pierre-Luc Dusseault

The record ► lobbycanada.gc.ca/app/secure/ocl…

And a screencap
3/9 #CDNpoli

It's disappointing the #NDP would add to #SNCLavalinScandal by attempting to mislead #CDNmedia & #Elxn43 voters

If they're interested to learn the facts, here is everyone #SNCLavalin lobbied for a deferred prosecution agreement (aka #DPA)

lobbycanada.gc.ca/app/secure/ocl…
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Gather 'round, I have a story to propose. This is a gathering of data points. If anyone has the missing pieces, please speak up! We must come together through shared understanding. Our topic today: #SNCLavalin, #Libya, and, as always, Russia. 🇨🇦
Canada's Prime Minister (PM) Justin Trudeau is currently roiled in controversy. In brief, SNC-Lavalin, a Cdn engineering firm, has been charged with bribery. They have lobbied HARD to get a "deferred prosecution agreement" (DPA) to avoid real punishment.
globalnews.ca/news/5022558/d…
Canada's Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) decided they didn't get a DPA. The Attorney General, Jody Wilson-Reybould, decided they didn't get a DPA. Trudeau's team asked "are ya REALLY sure?" so often that the AG resigned in protest.
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#Breaking @globalnews has obtained a copy of @gmbutts testimony submitted to committee #JUST #cdnpoli
the documents include text messages between Wilson-Raybould and Butts from three different date ranges and hand written notes from Butts as well as a written statement #cdnpoli #JUST #SNCLavalin
Text from JWR to Butts on Jan 8 "Timing of “pushing” me out (which will be the perception – whether true or not) is terrible – it will be confounding and perplexing to people. This is not about me – believe me when I say this –but this is about an approach to indigenous people."
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Exactly. That is what Wernick said in his JUSCOM testimony. That the "national" part of the "national economic interest" prohibition in DPA laws was about international competitiveness, not domestic jobs. I think he is right.
That's why this bit of his testimony at JUSCOM makes sense. It may also explain why PMO/PCO were at loggerheads with JWR who interpreted it to simply mean any "economic interests" (ie: jobs) ignoring what "national" is there for. #cdnpoli
Frankly, I think that is what this whole #SNCLavalin fight has been about - differing opinion about what "national economic interests" in the DPA law means, and the PCO being frustrated by JWR insisting it means "any" economic interest...
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