🧵1. There is no #coalition as the NDP MPs are not in the Liberal cabinet., instead there is a supply and confidence agreement to provide stability and an environment to get important work done #supplyandconfidenceagreement2. During a time when transitions from a pandemic financing to normalcy must take place Canadians will benefit from what the supply and confidence agreement provides. Federal #COVID19supports expired on May 7th. cbc.ca/news/politics/…
🧵1/2 I am a long-time political activist and protestor, as are many of my friends. I'm accomplished at letter-writing campaigns targeting govt officials. Today my protestor friends and I agree that the so-called #FreedomConvoy created a turning of the tide of illegal protests.
2/2 We no longer support illegal protests and blockades of any public infrastructure highways, bridges, ports, railways, etc. We are changing our strategy and tactics to gain public support and govt attention. We are developing more effective means of sharing our messages.
Apr 20 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
1/2 HELLO! I see small l and big L liberals trolling each and every thread he, who I shall not name, tweets. They aren't informing any fence-sitters of his deceit. Despite their righteous indignation, They aren't doing anything different from what con bots and trolls are doing.
2/2 Here's an example, he, who I will not name started a thread 3 hours ago with Clifton Brown. Note all the responses in the thread are progressives TROLLING. They don't get the fact that HE is playing them. They are amplifying his message.
How Catholics Avoided Paying Millions in Reparations for Residential Schools. During its final weeks in office, the previous Conservative government under Stephen Harper reached a deal allowing the church to walk away from most of its obligations. nytimes.com/2022/04/02/wor…
Protestant churches paid about 9.2 million Canadian dollars. But the Catholic Church, which operated about 70 percent of the more than 130 schools, only paid 1.2 million of the 25 million Canadian dollars it agreed to raise in cash contributions as reparations.
Apr 1 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
1/2 Bill S-233 calls for the creation of a national "framework" to allow the federal government to begin studying a "guaranteed livable basic income" program in Canada.
2/2 Senators overwhelmed by emails, calls pushing conspiracy theories about #basicincome legislation | CBC News cbc.ca/news/politics/…
Mar 30 • 18 tweets • 6 min read
Canada has taken first place in the 2021 Best Countries Report, an analytical study conducted by U.S. News & World Report. This is the first time Canada has claimed the top spot in the yearly ranking, having spent several years in the second and third positions. 1/3
Highlighted in the 2021 report is that Canada ranked first in sub-rankings, including quality of life and social purpose, meaning that it is seen as “a stable and safe society in which individuals [and business] can develop and prosper, and is open, fair and equitable.” 2/3
#Bitcoin’s massive energy use faces $5M shame campaign. Change the Code Not the Climate, launched today, and it’s seeking to encourage bitcoin luminaries like Elon Musk ... to push for changes that would slash bitcoin’s energy use. arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20…
Mar 29 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
Gloria Bell says she found evidence residential school students made souvenirs for the Pope. Canadian researcher challenges Vatican's claim that its #Indigenousartifacts were gifts | CBC News cbc.ca/news/politics/…1/2 I know that old paper records like #residentialschoolrecords require controlled environments to be prevented from degrading and that creating and maintaining such environments is extremely expensive. The Vatican has such records.
Mar 29 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
Get both vaccinations: Patients with #coronavirus and #infkluenza are at double the risk of dying and 4 times more likely to need ventilators. New research revealed an increased mortality rate for those with both conditions theguardian.com/world/2022/mar…1/2 Get both vaccinations: Near-zero circulation of influenza in B.C. for the second season in a row but don't be complacent. COVID-19 related restrictions and masking have all but stopped the spread of influenza but now many are going mask-free. cont'd
Mar 13 • 14 tweets • 4 min read
#yycbeltline 🧵I'd like to bring forward another POV on policing. I'm experienced in protesting & I don't support counter-protesting. If there were no counter-protestors there would be no potential for violence. The police would not have to separate 2 groups to prevent violence.
If you aren't counter-protesting on the street you can put city council, mayor & police on the hot seat. Where is the permit to protest? What conditions does it state? If there is no permit or conditions then why is that? How & when will the council & police act to restore peace?
Mar 12 • 8 tweets • 4 min read
If you think the failed #freedomconvoy22 s were focused on removing COVID mandates please think again because I disagree.⬇️
Recent research shows some individuals have strong desires to incite chaos when they perceive themselves to be marginalized by society. These individuals tend to see chaos as a way to invert the power structure and gain social status in the process. royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/abs/10.109…
Feb 19 • 17 tweets • 8 min read
🧵What is #rightwingextremism? A loose movement, characterized by a racially, ethnically and sexually defined nationalism. ... often framed in terms of white power, grounded in xenophobic exclusionary understandings of perceived threats posed by such groups as people of colour,
Jews, immigrants, the LGBTQ community and feminists.
Here are the 7 things you need to know: 1. COVID-19 had a significant impact on right-wing extremist activity in 2020. 2. Canadian right-wing extremists appear to be heavily influenced by US activity.
AJR - World's Smallest Violin (Official Video) via @YouTube
Aug 27, 2021 • 24 tweets • 7 min read
🧵The CPC and NDP created a toxic parliamentary environment during a pandemic, exactly when we Canadians expected and deserved to see effective negotiation and collaboration to address our needs. Instead of being collaborators they were obstructionists resulting in this election.
Opposition MPs focused on solely on attacking the gov't in office and/or obstructionism are political misfits. Their antagonism neuters their ability to work collaboratively and produce results that benefit those whose interests they are elected to serve. They won't get my vote.
Aug 27, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Here's a summary of what the minority Liberal gov't has accomplished, despite a toxic parliamentary environment, during a pandemic. liberal.ca/our-progress/
When you head to the polls to vote on Monday, September 20 to vote please consider how much more could be achieved by returning the Liberals to gov't with a majority. liberal.ca/our-plan/
Aug 26, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Here's a roundup of #bcwildfires
243 wildfires, 3,745 properties on evacuation order | Number of wildfires in B.C. falls to below 250; cooler temperatures in forecast | Evacuation orders and alerts drop in B.C. as number of wildfires holds steady theprovince.com/news/local-new…
@1MikeMorris I checked Singh's tik tok out and noted he was trying to groom pre-teens & teens to become followers years before they can vote. It concerns me deeply that those followers may think is honestly presenting NDP policy because he isn't. He's gaslighting, misinforming and projecting.
@1MikeMorris 1. Opposition members who focus on solely on attacking the gov't in office and/or obstructionism are political misfits. Their antagonism neuters their ability to work collaboratively & produce results that benefit those whose interests they are elected to serve.