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Sep 18 • 20 tweets • 1 min read
A 🧵 that comprehensively and clearly illustrates the strategy of the Conservative Party (and their supporters) to defeat Justin Trudeau and get themselves elected…
Jun 11 • 18 tweets • 7 min read
A tale of two Canadians.
- Scouted to play in the NHL (chose university instead)
- Harvard University - BA; magna cum laude
- captained the Harvard hockey team
- two time selection to the All America Team
- Cambridge University -
B of Law; with honours
- Queen’s University - Law Degree; first class honours
- specialist in securities regulation; corporate law; public policy; IT law.
- Queen’s University - faculty of law.
- U of T - faculty of law
Jun 9 • 7 tweets • 7 min read
A dental thread.
My parents are elderly.
They’re on a fixed income…with a very limited budget. They do their best to live very modestly.
Like many elderly people, their dental health has deteriorated.
How is Doug Ford still a thing?
How is he polling in the high 30s?
Do people not see the in-your-face corruption?
How is anyone in this province even remotely enamoured…
…with a barely educated, barely literate, former strip mall hash dealer with a penchant for folksy populism, and blatant grift?
The man got elected on a platform of simply not being #KathleenWynne. And sadly, enough people in this province hated the thought…
Mar 15, 2022 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
Yesterday, I tweeted about How I’d hold @fordnation responsible if my parents got COVID.
This is still my position.
My mom has debilitating osteoporosis, as well as a series of other ailments. My dad is battling multiple myeloma, and is in desperate need…
…of a hip replacement - worn out by years of work in a shitty factory where fat cats got rich by exploiting his labour.
They’re vaxxed. They don’t go out much. And when they do, they wear masks.
They depend on me a lot, for transportation, for groceries…
Oct 16, 2021 • 20 tweets • 4 min read
An education 🧵…
Yesterday, I tweeted about a joke / prank that I played on my Gr. 10 history class. Based on some responses I got, I feel the need to clarify a few things, lest some misconceptions fester into fact.
It was unit ‘test’ day…
Topic: Canada and WWI.
The “prank” involved making them think that they were going to write an essay in response to post-grad type history questions.
The first pic popped up for approx 15 seconds. Then I flashed the second pic.
Sep 11, 2021 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
Bear with me…please.
I’m absolutely gobsmacked by what I’ve been seeing and hearing…especially these last few weeks. People who I would normally consider sane, educated, stable, well-informed, community minded, are now peddling blatant disinformation.
Many of them, and those that defend them, are passing it off as harmless ‘differences of opinion’.
If so, I’m missing something.
I just recently read a report that COVID patients are pulling vital resources away from paediatric patients, patients with…
Aug 19, 2021 • 7 tweets • 5 min read
Slimy, greasy strategy by a slimy, greasy politician. But are we really that surprised? From the moment this chump entered the political ring, didn’t we foresee stuff like this?
This guy on the basis of being the ‘anti-Wynne’…and to a large extent…
…it was successful. There was lots of talk about gravy trains and ending the party with tax payer money. But you’d have be pretty naive and / or willfully ignorant to not see the cronyism and the grift.
Hwy 413 is a prime example. Look who stands to benefit.
It was kinda funny when Doug Ford showed up hawking cheap beer. Kinda. But it stopped being funny a long time ago.
Fast forward to 2021.
We now have a massive pile (words purposely chosen) of…
…failures, hostility, disinformation, and outright attacks on the very things that many hold dear in this province: healthcare, education, care of our elderly, key elements of our social safety net, and the environment to name but a few…
Jun 9, 2021 • 4 tweets • 6 min read
Someone sent me this. I’m very touched by it. And that person knows how much I appreciate it. So I’m following their lead by paying it forward.
In light of the sudden outcry for the (potentially) premature return to school by people who are ‘newly’ concerned about youth mental health...
I’ll echo the thoughts of many friends/colleagues when I say:
“Where were you before now?”
I’m reminded of a student...
...of mine from earlier in my career. She struggled with mental health issues and often flirted with suicide. In addition to reporting the situation (as my job required), there were a number of occasions where I counselled her, and encouraged her to ‘stay with us’...
May 3, 2021 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
The Nick Kouvalis Rap Sheet.
(Sad that this is long enough to be a thread)
2007 - charged with uttering death threats against MP Jeff Watson.
2010 - Campaign manager / chief of staff for Rob Ford. (Kouvalis was once described as the ‘Ford Whisperer’.
2011 - Engaged in purposeful disinformation campaign about Irwin Cotler’s “upcoming retirement”.
2016 - Pleads guilty to driving under the influence.
2017 - Campaign manager for Trumpian Con leadership candidate Kellie Leitch.
May 1, 2021 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
An education thread.
This past week, as a ‘start-to-the-day-reflection’, I shared one of those “If the World Was A Village of 100 People” type videos with my class.
I’ve seen them before. But the stats are always sobering.
15% are illiterate.
13% have no clean water.
20% don’t have electricity. 25% don’t have adequate shelter.
75% don’t have internet access.
90% can’t access post secondary education.
A staggering 70% are malnourished.
1% are starving...a ‘small’ number, but that translates to 75 million people.
What does it all mean?
Mar 27, 2021 • 5 tweets • 4 min read
You CANNOT MAKE THIS UP.
1. @fordnation comms staffer @yelich_ivana romantically involved with doosher reporter @brianlilley. 2. No public disclosure. 3. Clear conflict of interest. 4. Story reported by @goldsbie 5. Ford comms staffer @codymwelton...
...spirals out of control and attacks @goldsbie calling him a cave dweller, but inadvertently confirms the story. 6. @codymwelton furiously deletes tweets after realizing that his tweets contradict his “we respect all journalists” comment. 7. @fordnation staffer @traviskann...
Feb 23, 2021 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
So here’s a recap:
Please read / retweet this thread.
1. Nov 2020 - Doug Ford:
“We will be ready when vaccines arrive! Now it’s on the Feds to get them.”
2. Dec 2020 - vaccines start arriving, well before Ford and Brian Lilley expected them. 3. Misinformation campaign begins to put blame of Feds for vaccine delays.
4. Jan - Feb 2021 - Despite delays, more and more vaccines arrive. Lilley et al at the Sun continue to blame the Feds for reduced numbers of vaccines.