Take every chance to debunk these six false promises destined to make most Canadians worse off. /1
/2 Actually, for most ordinary Canadians, it is precisely the government-funded infrastructure of support that Poilievre bashes that enable them the freedom to flourish individually and pursue things outside of simply “working hard.” Publicly funded and universally accessible
Sep 6 • 98 tweets • 23 min read
Thread of threads - Poilievre is lying to you:
Poilievre and his party have voted NO against the following legislation and bills in Parliament:
Voted No on Bill C-21 - amendments to firearms bill
Voted No on Bill C-245 - amendments to the infrastructure bank /1
/16 this is not a business, it has many layers, many variables and this would hurt the economy and everyday citizens across Canada. He stated that the only funding exempt from cuts would be healthcare and infrastructure. So this would mean there would be cuts to everything
Sep 5 • 7 tweets • 1 min read
Executives at big real estate companies profiting off and even driving up high real estate prices across Canada are listed as donors to the federal Conservative Party, Elections Canada records show. pressprogress.ca/big-real-estat…
/2 According to CBC News, “Toronto-based company Forum Asset Management purchased the building less than two years ago, and has offered tenants in unrenovated units $15,000 to leave.”
Poilievre even tweeted about the viral video, blaming the situation on “8 years of Trudeau and
Sep 4 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Think about this very carefully, another follower on here pointed this out, Provinces get funding for healthcare and it’s been proven they ARE not using it for healthcare. Canada has the highest funding for Universal Healthcare funding in the G7. On Housing, several funds /1
/2 were put in place along with funding given to Provinces to increase affordable housing stock, why isn’t the funding being used for what it is allocated for. It’s time to question WHY we as taxpayers continually get the short end of the stick from our Premiers NOT doing
Sep 1 • 26 tweets • 5 min read
Housing 1950's to 2022-
The changes to funding in Social/Affordable housing over the past 70 yrs in Canada, that led to the current shortage of affordable housing. This started long before our current PM - Poilievre fails to tell the truth when he is out bashing the govt. /1
/2 From the 1950's - 1970's the government built dedicated affordable rental stock and public housing.
Lester Pearson stated that everyone deserved decent housing in the 1960's.
In 1973, PM Pierre Trudeau made changes to the National Housing act that would increase social
Aug 13 • 15 tweets • 5 min read
Interesting - look what I found - National Housing strategy which incorporates affordable housing for all in Canada / PoiLIEvre and the rest of the party VOTED NO! /1
Here are the actual responsibilities by government in regards to #Housing in #Canada:
Municipal Government - Municipal responsibilities are set up by the Provincial government, variations in each Province across Canada. Municipalities are encouraged to be innovative to /1
/2 accelerate the supply and creation of affordable housing - needs assessment, zoning approvals, and land acquisition and assembly. The municipal government is considered the ‘front line’ when it comes to zoning and making the best (and most appropriate) use of land for
Jul 21 • 16 tweets • 3 min read
Article from Toronto Star - quite the takedown of PP.
Pierre Poilievre makeover can’t hide the meanness
Poilievre 2.0 isn’t new. Like the rest of us, he is what he is. He is mean. He is a nasty piece of work, can’t help it. /1
Pierre Poilievre wants to look like a hot, strapping man of the people. He won’t. It can’t be done. But the advisers of the federal Conservative Party leader demanded a makeover and events unfolded.
They got rid of his glasses — whether due to contacts or surgery we
Jul 7 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Nova Scotian's must read this - this Saltwire Article about bracket creep.
Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston is the only first minister in Canada deliberately profiting off of inflation.
By failing to index income tax brackets to inflation, Houston is raising taxes by /1
/2 pushing taxpayers into higher tax brackets even though they can’t actually afford to pay more. That’s what economists call bracket creep.
Every other government in Canada has acknowledged that it is wrong to punish taxpayers simply for receiving a cost-of-living pay raise.
Jun 29 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
I could not watch the whole presser, but this propagandist (PP) is twisting the narrative, as he always does. The Carbon Pricing comes back in the form of a rebate to Nova Scotian's. We would not be on the Federal program if Tim Houston did not remove the Cap and Trade program /1
/2 which Nova Scotian's have had for years, at no extra cost to taxpayers. Because Houston could not come up with a credible plan, his plan was to charge carbon pricing, but NOT give rebates. The Federal government stated the plan was NOT good enough to lower emissions.
Jun 23 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
In a nutshell, this is what Bill C-18 does and it is not censorship. The bill would compel platforms like Meta and Google — which share, preview and direct users to online news content — to strike deals with the media publishers behind those stories, and face financial
/2 penalties if they don’t. A number of news publishers (including Torstar, which publishes the Toronto Star) have lobbied Ottawa regarding the bill, and already have deals in place with both companies for the sharing and repurposing of their content.
Jun 23 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
Royal Assent - Bill - C-47
An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 28, 2023
This bill received royal assent on June 22, 2023 /1
**doubling the maximum deduction for tradespeople’s tools from $500 to $1,000;
**allowing divorced and separated spouses to open joint Registered Educational Savings Plans and increasing educational assistance amounts under those plans;
Jun 23 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Grocery Rebate amounts #Canada July 5, 2023
The Grocery Rebate will be double the amount of your GST/HST credit payment from January 2023. The amount is calculated based on your family situation in January 2023 and your 2021 adjusted family net income.
/2 You could receive a maximum payment of up to:
Article from Bloomberg:
Wind power seen growing ninefold as Canada cuts carbon emissions
Canada is set for massive growth in wind power generation as it moves toward net zero emissions by 2050, a new report by the country’s energy regulator suggested.
The report models how /1
/2 energy consumption is expected to change under various scenarios as the world reduces its carbon emissions, and it projects electricity use will more than double in Canada from now until mid-century.
“Among all technologies, wind contributes the greatest amount of new
Jun 23 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
What's happening to Canada's farmland? #onpoli
The Ontario government is giving up parts of the Greenbelt for development, citing the province's housing crisis.
But last month, a group of farmers produced a joint statement that effectively halted /1
/2 one proposal from Bill 97 that would have allowed new kinds of residential and urban development on prime farmland.
"Ontario boasts some of Canada's richest and most fertile farmland and these policy changes put the sustainability of that land and the food system it
Jun 19 • 11 tweets • 2 min read
This article torches PoiLIEvre.
Trump hands Poilievre’s Conservatives the bully’s blueprint to power
Pierre Poilievre, the “My Pillow Guy” of Canadian politics, is at it again. 🤣 /1
/2 But the man who specializes in taking selfies has nothing so useful on offer as the head-huggers Mike Lindell flogs in those cringeworthy TV ads. In the Conservative leader’s latest “video,” shot in a subway station, what Poilievre presents—with that ever-
Jun 16 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Must read: Former Conservative Party staffer Fred DeLorey, who served as his party’s national campaign manager for the 2021 federal election—one of the campaigns at the centre of the current foreign interference controversy—told The Hill Times the recent move by LeBlanc had /1
/2 left the opposition parties looking “a little bit confused and stunned.”
“It’s like, ‘sorry guys, you’re the dog chasing the car, you finally caught up to the car, and now you don’t know what to do,’” he said.
DeLorey, who has repeatedly said he does not support calls for a
Jun 16 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Interesting find - Stephen Harper made policy changes to Corrections Canada - Maximum to Medium Security Prisons in Canada - effectively due to overcrowding in the Maximum Security Prisons - prisoners were moved to Medium - which is overflowing with /1
Right wing pundits will not go there - Foreign Interference under the Stephen Harper Conservative Party in Canada.
So let's go there. Stephen Harper - during his 9 years in power - received Foreign Interference reports yearly - 2006 - 2015. During this time /1
Harper ignored all reports by CSIS, there was no inquiry, there was no investigation, in fact this happened:
There is not one person that could be appointed as Special Rapporteur that the CPC would agree with. Why? They don’t want a report, they want someone to destroy the PM. This was never about foreign interference for them, but a destruction of our democratic institutions. /1
Their attacks on Johnston’s integrity was proof of their hatred and quest for power. The parties that aligned themselves together are going down the wrong path. Their decision to make this investigation about the PM and not about protecting Canada’s interests is telling. /2
Jun 9 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
Sporting goods being donated to families in fire zones
Nova Scotians have rallied to collect sports equipment for those affected by the recent wildfires in the province. #NovaScotia
/2 More than 200 families in Hammonds Plains, Tantallon and Shelburne County have lost their homes in the last two weeks due to the fires. Many of those families have kids involved in sports.