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Mus Bac, UofT, retired teacher, amateur fishing guide, living on Treaty 3 land; seniors' advocate. RTs are not endorsements; may be triggered by incredulity ..
Apr 20, 2021 8 tweets 8 min read
@bonysko @CdnChange There goes another affordable housing opportunity .. listview.kenora.ca/Files/Tenders/… #Kenora #housing @bonysko @CdnChange Improvements to Central Park: "The facility will boast 2 ice-surfaces: a permanent rink area with boards & a second family ice-skating surface that during the summer will be used as a double volleyball court." #Kenora #CentralPark
Apr 20, 2021 4 tweets 4 min read
"If there is any meta-theme to be pulled from all of this weekend’s complete bonkers insanity, it’s that Premier Doug Ford and his government can no longer even pretend to be in control" .. tvo.org/article/there-… #Ontario #CovidChaos #COVID19 #onpoli #onhealth via @tvo "On top of the unprecedented public-health disaster now unfolding — one that the government blithely stumbled into despite weeks of shouted warnings — Ford has also inflicted a truly mind-boggling political disaster on his party" .. #Ontario #CovidChaos #COVID19 #onpoli #onhealth
Apr 19, 2021 4 tweets 4 min read
Liberals' non-existent child care program; it's been around since 1984 .. "Shortly before the 1984 federal election, the Liberal government announced a Task Force on Child Care to be led by BC sociologist Katie Cooke." .. childcarecanada.org/documents/rese… #shameful #cdnpoli #childcare "Most of the 1990s saw child care off the national political agenda after the Liberals' Red Book commitment to improve and expand child care at the national level was not fulfilled. After the Red Book, child care was off the national table until 2003" .. #childcare #cdnpoli
Apr 18, 2021 4 tweets 4 min read
Canada’s billionaires have grown richer during the pandemic, and calls for a wealth tax are getting louder thestar.com/news/gta/2021/… via @TorontoStar #Canada #WealthTax #inequality #cdnpoli #cdnecon "A one-time wealth tax won’t enable govts to make sustainable investments in major public projects, such as fighting climate change. It’s only an annual wealth tax that can bend down that curve of rising billionaire wealth & raise revenues for the long term." .. #cdnpoli #cdnecon
Jan 16, 2021 8 tweets 9 min read
The crisis in Ontario evolved from the Ford govt's "Do as I say, not as I do" attitude .. tvo.org/article/most-o… #Ontario #COVID19 #onpoli @fordnation #onhealth It started with this way back in May: You and I were supposed to stay home, but it was OK for Doug to travel to his cottage: “Please, this long weekend, do not go to your cottage. We can’t stress that enough" .. globalnews.ca/news/6919518/c… via @globalnews #DoAsISayNotAsIDo #onpoli
Jan 11, 2021 5 tweets 5 min read
Long-term care in Ontario: "Every resident has the right to be treated with courtesy and respect and in a way that fully recognizes the resident's individuality and respects the resident's dignity." .. cleo.on.ca/en/publication… #Ontario #LongTermCare #LongTermCrime #onpoli #ohealth Long-term care in Ontario: "Every resident has the right to be protected from abuse. No one is allowed to abuse you physically, financially, sexually, verbally, or emotionally." #Ontario #LongTermCare #LongTermCrime #seniors #neglect #deaths #onpoli #onhealth
Jan 10, 2021 23 tweets 19 min read
"Neoliberalism sees competition as the defining characteristic of human relations. It redefines citizens as consumers, whose democratic choices are best exercised by buying & selling. . . Attempts to limit competition are treated as attacks on liberty." 1/ .. #cdnpoli #cdnecon "In the opinion of neoliberals, tax & regulation should be minimized, public services privatized. Unions & collective bargaining are market distortions that impede the natural hierarchy of winners & losers. Inequality is recast a reward for generators of wealth" #cdnpoli #cdnecon
Apr 14, 2020 4 tweets 5 min read
@MotherJones Anaheim, California: Cars were lined up about a half mile long in both directions of the 57 Freeway to get to Second Harvest Food Bank .. #USA #COVID19 via @MotherJones @MotherJones Minneapolis, Minnesota: Cars line up at a drive-thru food pantry. #USA #COVID19 via @MotherJones