Unbelievable. A man is facing life-threatening injuries because this has been allowed to spiral out of control. Ottawa has unlimited money and time for dairy farmers, but apparently can't bother to intervene to find an amicable solution to this?
The RCMP spends lots of time raiding Indigenous camps in the way of pipelines, but can't step in to stop arson and violence? vice.com/en/article/pkd…
Meanwhile, all those promises of a nation-to-nation relationship seem pretty hallow right now. cbc.ca/news/politics/…
For weeks people have been warning that someone is going to get killed.
It's not like it's friggin' news to the country that Indigenous nations have the right to livelihood fisheries. theglobeandmail.com/canada/article…
Trudeau said yesterday the community needs safety and we need to find a solution. Well we've still got neither.

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👋 Self-employed person, here. This is nonsensical.

To write that the Canada Recovery Benefit is a "massive tax increase" that raises marginal rates to as high as "119 per cent" is absolutely absurd.
Let's start with what the CRB actually is — because, for whatever reason, it's not actually explained in the article (though Prof. Broadway does in his blog.) To qualify, you must have earned $5,000+ pre-pandemic, and have seen a 50% reduction in your income due to COVID-19.
If you qualify, you receive $500 per week, up to $13,000. If you earn more than $34,000, each CRB dollar is clawed back at a rate of 50% at year-end. Beyond $64,000 every extra dollar is paid back. That makes sense, right? If you break $64k, you didn't need the CRB.
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25 Aug
Holy crap. The government-appointed panel tasked with overseeing Ottawa's supposed phasing-out of solitary confinement in prisons has been disbanded.
I haven't seen the report mentioned. Will try and get a copy.
And I've got a copy.

I'll write something on this soon, but let me just explain quickly how much of a scandal this is.

Let's start here: Solitary confinement is torture. Canada is signatory to an international convention that says as much.
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24 Aug
Outgoing Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer is currently painting the Trudeau government as a Stalinist/Chavista/Castroist regime that has left "harm and misery" in its wake.

Can't believe the public never came around to this guy!
Scheer: "Challenge the mainstream media, don't take their narrative as fact, check out smart, independent, objective organizations...like the Post Millennial and True North."

Neither outlet is objective, neither follows any kind of journalism ethics guide. This is nutty.
uuuuh. @JamesMoore_org are you....ok?
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The story of WE is so much more than some speaking fees or a $40,000 cheque. This scandal is about the house that Trudeau built. vice.com/en_us/article/…
I grant you this story is long. But I went through so many hundreds of financial disclosure documents to report it out.

please RT
We've updated this story with some helpful visual guides. Image
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In December, Corey Hurren was helping the RCMP hunt for two teens wanted in a string of murders. Now, he's under investigation by the Mounties' national security team. thestar.com/politics/feder…
The full charge sheet for Hurren just came through. On his person and in his truck, he had a rifle, a revolver, and two shotguns. ImageImageImage
It's not clear to me whether it's alleged that he had these weapons illegally, or whether he just didn't have an Authorization to Transport for them. (You need to inform the RCMP if you're travelling with a restricted weapon.)
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Hi Senator, I encourage you to read a newspaper. But, barring that, why don't we go through some of the ways in which prisons are not safe places to be? Here's a thread:
First off, long-term care homes aren't a federal responsibility. So juxtaposing them to prisons is disingenuous to begin with. (That said, Ottawa obviously can and should step up to do more to help provinces handle it, but that's a separate issue.)
Federal corrections are purely a federal concern. Ottawa is directly responsible for 15,000-some inmates. At the best of times, those prisons as pretty bad vectors for infectious disease. A 2017 study of an H1N1 outbreak found six sick inmates exposed, in total, 144 other inmates
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