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Looking at the lighter side of life in Canada and Canadian politics.
May 31, 2023 7 tweets 3 min read
Thread on the topic of foreign interference:
In 2011, when Harper's conservatives got a majority, there was a widespread, illegal, voter suppression campaign. Liberal and NDP voters were called on election day and were told their polling stations had moved.
#cdnpoli In the weeks leading up to the 2011 election, Liberal supporters in key ridings received fake calls (traced to U.S. numbers) late at night rudely demanding money for the Liberal Party. This was done to anger voters and either get them to flip or to not vote.
Aug 13, 2022 18 tweets 3 min read
Not bad.
Film colorization — invented by Wilson Markle in 1983.
Java programming language — invented by James Gosling in 1994.
56k modem — invented by Dr. Brent Townshend in 1996.
(thread) 735kV power line — the international standard for long-distance electricity transmission, invented by Jean-Jacques Archambault in Quebec, where the world's first 735,000-volt line was commissioned in 1965.
AM broadcasting — invented by Reginald Fessenden in 1906.
Jul 26, 2022 11 tweets 5 min read
There is some ridiculous propaganda going around social media about a fake "fertilizer ban" that's being spread by the same convoy folks who push anti-vax nonsense. It needs to be debunked before anyone falls for it.
#cdnpoli Propaganda spreaders are actually saying we'll all soon have to eat bugs or starve to death. It's nonsense
1. There is no fertilizer ban coming to Canada!
2. There is a voluntary, I repeat - voluntary - 30% emissions reduction target for agriculture
Jul 24, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
Scare-mongering misinformation about reducing farm emissions is getting ridiculous
1. It's a voluntary reduction target
2. There's $550-million available to help the sector modernize
3. There's options in modern farming to maintain yield + profit & reduce nitrogen 30%
#cdnpoli Image For animal ag:
Use livestock feed additives.
Practice rotational grazing to sequester carbon in the soil.
Select high quality feed that will reduce methane released from enteric fermentation.
Manage manure to reduce methane and nitrous oxide. Cover manure storage facilities.
Apr 3, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
Joke thread:
Two Canadians die and end up in Hell. Satan decides to pay them a visit, so he walks into their room and sees them talking and laughing. Confused, he asks them why they're happy.
#MeanwhileinCanada They tell him, "Well, we're so sick of the cold where we're from, and this place is nice and toasty."
Satan, annoyed, storms away and goes to Hell's boiler room, where he turns up the temperature.
Sep 28, 2021 8 tweets 5 min read
Artwork by Hawlii Pichette
September 30th is Canada's first National Truth and Reconciliation Day. Below is a reading list, recommended films, and free courses.
#NationalDayforTruthandReconciliation #cdnpoli #TruthAndReconciliation #IndigenousLivesMatter #MeanwhileInCanada Image It's extremely important for all of us to learn how colonialism has affected First Nations peoples in Canada. We need to acknowledge the truth of the past and also the present.
Nov 23, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
@AndrewScheer There is a lot of misinformation and spin out there about debt and who is good for the economy: Conservative or Liberals. Here are some Trudeau versus Trump numbers:
Trudeau's 2017-2018 deficit increase = 1.6%
Trump's 2017-2018 deficit increase = 17%
#cdnpoli @AndrewScheer Canada = $18.1 billion
USA = $779 billion
That is 49 times larger
USA's GDP is 12 times larger than Canada's
USA's population is 9 times larger than Canada's
Trudeau debt to GDP ratio = 87.3 (the LOWEST in G7)
Trump debt to GDP ratio = 106.1