I will never understand this idea that Blatchford was this kind-hearted loving person when she wrote stuff like this

(Lies, I understand it: she punched down)…
"How DARE men have one of the most popular names in the world and wear beards?!? Of course we should profile them" Image
You read stuff like this in Canada's biggest newspaper and it's actually just surprising that the explicit anti-Muslim political parties didn't start up sooner. Good god.

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14 Sep
Cariboo-Prince George debate up now. NDP, PPC, Conservative, Christian Heritage, Liberal and Green
Q1. Vaccinated Canadians can’t enter the U.S. What would you do about this?
Todd Doherty, CPC: The Liberals have mishandled this pandemic
Garth Frizzell, Liberals: We have a high vaccination rate, US is our friend, end is in sight
Jeremy Gustafson, PPC: We need to strengthen relationship with US and you can still fly there
Leigh Hunsinger-Chang, Green: U.S. is a great partner, and we don’t get to dictate what they do
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Prince George Chamber hosting two riding debates tonight over Zoom. Up first is Prince George-Peace River- Northern Rockies. Liberal, Green, PPC, Conservative, NDP and Maverick parties taking part. Link here:…
Q. Should we be in an election? Everyone but Liberal says no. Conservatives try to claim NDP were working with Liberals too much, NDP says Conservatives and Liberals are same
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Ok I'm to post a list of answers to frequent responses I've gotten to talking about the long (hour+) wait time experienced at some voting stations in Prince George simply so I can direct people to it. Thread follows...…
1. This was not just a matter of timing. It happened over the course of multiple days. I confirmed this with multiple voters, poll workers and my own two eyes and ears — people were continuously waiting more than an hour and on more than one day
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Prince George School Board leadership resigns following report into systemic racism: "I can no longer be part of the Board of Education or a system that this report has shown to be racist, a culture of fear, and broken."…
"As a First Nations Leader, I can say that my voice was not meant to be at the table," says Trent Derrick, a member of the Gitxsan Nation who resigned as board chair.…
Also resigning is vice-chair Shuirose Valimohamed.

"The system is not built for minority voices in elected positions or leadership. It is built on holding the white supremacy ideology. The Special Advisors Report shows that."…
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So... 45 minute wait time to vote today.

I'm told earlier it was an hour and a half.

Not conducive to democracy.
I'm hoping whatever bottleneck is here gets worked out.

Big issue is there are three poll numbers at this location, but only one poll has the long wait. The others are just having people go in immediately.

I don't know if it's a slow table, or that many more people showing up
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I'll be honest, 9/11 didn't have a profound impact on me when it happened. Our school didn't send people home or bring tvs into classrooms. I remember finding out because people were talking about it but it wasn't immediately an obviously life-changing moment.
For me, the way 9/11 changed my life was a much slower process: It provided a window for mainstreaming hatred of other parts of the world, and the justification of war.
Reading this yesterday it came back to me just how normal these sentiments were in the months and years that followed. And at the time I was leaving high school and headed into a poli sci degree as "fuck 'em, nuke 'em" attitude was coming into vogue
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