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UCalgary alum: BA Urban Studies and BFA Visual Studies; mother, wife, sister, artist, former drafter (also on Mastodon @kathrynmathias@mstdn.ca) #CBC ❤️
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Mar 27 6 tweets 2 min read
"The federal Conservatives say they won't be taking advice from "so-called experts" when it comes to carbon pricing, after more than 200 economists signed an open letter challenging Pierre Poilievre's stance."

thestar.com/politics/feder… 2/
My thoughts, this is like when Harper showed a disdain for experts. Sounds like if CPC formed next govt, data will be destroyed, scientific and economic programs under-funded, decisions made at the top without consultation with experts. Is this what Millennials wish? Really?
Mar 22 20 tweets 5 min read
Let's face it. There are voters out there who are selfish. They'd rather save a few cents on a litre of gas*, than support the current govt who are implementing the most effective policies for reducing carbon emissions. They don't care about climate crisis. *(8/10 get a rebate) 2/
Mar 19 7 tweets 2 min read
I agree that politics has changed since time when Brian Mulroney PM, & there's more polarization & probs now - tracing back to Newt Gingrich in 90's, amplified & facilitated more recently by social media. However ... 2/
However, to simply say it's worse now, implies a 'both sides' that I think ignores the difference in how the Liberal and Conservative leaders act and speak. PMJT does NOT push conspiracies to hurt PP, but PP does - to hurt PMJT.
Mar 6 6 tweets 2 min read
Here's the @TorontoStar article by @StephanieLevitz, about the topic they're discussing on @PnPCBC right now
thestar.com/politics/feder… 2/
(Abbrev) "At Feb 25 townhall in Etobicoke, MPs — James Bezan, Tom Kmiec & Shuvaloy Majumdar — were confronted by criticism Poilievre missing in action on Ukraine file & when he does show up, he only delivers partisan talking points."
(I recommend subscribing to @TorontoStar)
Nov 26, 2023 9 tweets 3 min read
Excellent segment on @RosieBartonLive, @CBCNews, with Aaron Wherry, @karyn_pugliese, and @garymasonglobe. Six clips to follow (& link to Wherry's piece). I'll add a link to full show once it’s uploaded by CBC on their site. Re CPC vote on CUFTA (Cda/Ukr free trade agreement) 2/
Clip 1/6 is the into, including clips of @JustinTrudeau & CPC leader. Also @RosieBarton’s question for @garymasonglobe.
Nov 17, 2023 12 tweets 3 min read
This is from last year but still applies. Poilievre just demanded again that Canada ban the #IRGC.

"Pierre Poilievre is demanding it — but insiders reveal why Canada won’t brand this Iran military group as terrorists" thestar.com/politics/feder… 2/
(Abbrev) "Thomas Juneau, former policy analyst at fed defence dept now w/U of O’s Grad Schl of Public & Intern'l Affairs, said there may be “rhetorical symbolic value” for Cda to take step of putting terrorist label on IRGC, but if can't enforce it, a cost to govt credibility"
Nov 15, 2023 8 tweets 3 min read
"Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s hard-right party, Likud, became the 73rd member of the IDU in 2018. The party’s initiation was marked by a ceremony at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California, presided over by Harper." (Aug. 6, 2019 @TheTyee)
thetyee.ca/Analysis/2019/… 2/
That post from Netanyahu earlier, completely overlooks the fact that PM Trudeau actually did call out Hamas at his presser. I think there's more to his post than appears on the surface. He's friends with Harper and part of the IDU. Check out the article I linked above.
Nov 8, 2023 8 tweets 3 min read
@CBCNews begins segment clip of Alta Premier Smith, re UCP reorg healthcare. @HannahThibedeau intrvus Dr Tom Noseworthy (w/@UCalgary), asks him will this improve chances of having a family Dr. He says no more likely than up to now & explains why.

(See thread for five clips) A screeshot from a recording I made of CBCNN's Hannah Thibedeau interviewing Dr. Tom Noseworthy (with U of C). 2/6
(Abbrev) Dr Noseworthy, “It’s a really dark day for Alberta’s healthcare syst. We’ve been treated to a fast-talking, media-savvy, smokescreen really, that shifts the blame. Primary Care has never been part of AHS in 1st place. … That’s govt & it always has been govt.”
Oct 25, 2023 8 tweets 2 min read
Notice how there's no CPC MP who is expressing concern over their leader's behaviour - whether it's his bullying or his dishonesty. So, if they think at some point they need a new leader (they go through them like Kleenex after all), don't forget Poilievre isn't the only problem. 2/#CdnPoli
Oct 14, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
Just read a derisive comment (by a conservative voter, according to their profile) about Sophie Trudeau authoring a book, and they also mentioned Trudeau’s mom. According to them, it’s not right that they give mental health advice (they're wrong). Here’s my response: 2/
Sophie Gregoire Trudeau has struggled with eating disorders and anxiety. She volunteers with CMHA. Here's a link to her IG post about it instagram.com/reel/CrtSoFWvd…
Oct 5, 2023 12 tweets 4 min read
Just about spewed my coffee reading, "Pierre is very cerebral," said one adviser." Sure, it's "cerebral" to fire the governor of Bank of Canada; push crypto; call PET & JT Marxists; claim govt started wildfires, called Nazis "socialists," MGTOW tag. 🙄 cbc.ca/news/politics/… 2/
(Ref) "Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre says he would remove Bank of Canada Governor if he forms government" (May 11, 2022, Globe and Mail).
Sep 26, 2023 8 tweets 2 min read
Here is the portion of #QP's point of order when CPC Deputy Leader Lantsman was asked to apologize to Min Gould, but rather than apologize she compounded her awful behaviour by further insulting her and breaking House rules. #CdnPoli
1/3 2/
Sep 26, 2023 10 tweets 3 min read
This is really crossing a very important line. ALL parliamentarians vote TOGETHER from ALL PARTIES for the Speaker of the House. The Speaker is INDEPENDENT & does not caucus with the Liberals. Calling Rota a "Liberal Speaker" is unconscionable. This is undermining our democracy! 2/
I rarely quote-tweet the CPC leader, preferring to avoid linking to his timeline, but if my comment here - ends up educating an civic-challenged Cdn voters when they go to read the QT's, then it's worth the link.
Jul 14, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
(Don't normally copy people's vids & clip parts out of them, but this has name & logo non-stop in corner & pop-ups with website, so I don't feel bad doing it this time)

The vid source is far RW. I deleted voice-over & the protest by misguided group.

See following four tweets. 2/
Part one of four - just @JustinTrudeau speaking, with RW "journalist's" voice-over and originally inserted protest clip cut out.
May 18, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
How are Canadians expected to take the CPC leader seriously when he pulls a stunt like this? He's politicizing something that should be non-partisan in nature - foreign interference. And politicizing Johnston, despite having proven to be non-partisan in all past work he's done. 2/
(Redo) Limiting to those I follow til AB debate (on a 6 pm) is over. Sorry if there's anyone wishing to make a reasonable comment who aren't using ad hominin, and/or lies, and/or ugly memes. I usually like to hear differing POVs, but trolls are ruining it. I'll unlock later.
May 17, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
Poilievre doesn't deserve to have his statement read aloud on @PnPCBC about why they won't meet with Johnston, considering all the fuss the CPC have made about foreign interference. If he won't meet with Johnston, he should be ignored and not permitted to opine about this 2/
Adding this relevant tweet by @Arturmaks
May 16, 2023 7 tweets 3 min read
Why wouldn't Mr Chong wish to share details of threats to his family with the committee 'in camera'? He only wants to speak in public = gives him a chance to make veiled implications that he's off the hook to back up with specifics
#PROC 2/
Lori Turnbull, Poli Sci prof, says Mr Chong might not wish to have to read it in the newspaper that would increase the risk of more threats.

But that only explains not wishing to give details in public. How does that affect 'in camera'?
May 3, 2023 21 tweets 8 min read
PP is busy falsely accusing PM Trudeau of continually being on vacation and that he should be fired. Lie after lie. It's concerning because there is a segment of Canadian voters who tune into this stuff and will assume it's true (on @CBCNews) 2/
Kudos to the reporter who said "but what proof do you have?"
(listening to translation from French)
Mar 29, 2023 6 tweets 5 min read
Here's @CBCNews' coverage of the Alberta premier's story (I'll thread the three clips that span the news segment and add a link to CBC's accompanying written story), @markusoff provides his expert opinion here in the second clip. @HannahThibedeau is the host.
Clip 1/4 2/
Here's @CBCNews' coverage of the Alberta premier's story (I'll thread the three clips that span the news segment and add a link to CBC's accompanying written story), @markusoff provides his expert opinion here in the second clip. @HannahThibedeau is the host.
Clip 2/4
Mar 28, 2023 6 tweets 6 min read
@DavidWCochrane interviewing @cafreeland on @PnPCBC (in five clips)
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(Cont'd @DavidWCochrane and @cafreeland on @PnPCBC)
Mar 28, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
For those who are responding to @cafreeland that this will cost taxpayers too much, they're overlooking the fact Canadians who haven't been able to afford dental care can end up in emergency rooms at hospitals or missing work due to dental-related health issues 2/
(Abbrev from CBC Mar 26, 2022) "[M]ed experts agree prevention best approach for Cdns' health, & to avoid straining med syst. "[B]acteria that infect gums can travel all the way thru body, cause heart attacks & stroke, for instance" ...