Pardon the Bushism. The CPC’s spin regarding the oil crowding out grain shipments by rail must be inspired by Dubya.
Elizabeth May provides some sanity on the issue.
“The current rail cars used for shipping hazardous materials are not safe. Both the US and Canadian Railway Safety Boards have ruled that the DOT111 cars are unsafe, needing upgrading and replacement.”
The insanity is underneath, from Joan Crockatt.
March 6, 2014
For Immediate Release
Oil and gas putting food on the table for Canadian families
Brad Butt is an ass. Look what other election fraudsters are working with him to reshape Canada’s Election law.
Borys Wrzesnewskyj, the former Liberal MP in Etobicoke Centre, successfully went to court to have the May 2, 2011, election results in the riding overturned due to ballot irregularities. Conservative Ted Opitz, who won the riding by 26 votes, has appealed the decision to the Supreme Court of Canada.
The seniors’ home incident, which Wrzesnewskyj dropped from his case before it was heard, happened at the St. Demetrius Seniors Residence, a large apartment building in Etobicoke offering assisted living and long-term care.
Affidavits filed by three Elections Canada polling staffers at this poll, number 427, describe a Conservative named Roman who arrived at the poll in the morning and “suddenly started screaming and waving his arms wildly … He was raging in a bullying fashion, which caused confusion, and frightened many voters.”
Mr. Opitz broke the Election Act by exceeding a limit to the tune of thousands of dollars, and is not facing charges! This after he went to court to defend his seat narrowly won amidst voter intimidation and the Robocalls scandal, rather than resign and run again.
How can you tell a spy is lying to Parliament? Their lips are moving.
Or at least I’d assume they were moving while he was telling us that they didn’t conduct mass spying on Canadians, while also defending illegal mass “meta-data” spying on us.
“Lord” Black is a criminal.
Here’s another person bringing disgrace to the Order of Canada.
As a factor of being 20 years out of date, the news is reporting on the Chretien government more completely now. “Liberal leader Jean Chretien gets some coputer [sic] tips” in 1993. In ’93, Wallin was reporting the news that Black was steering.
2013 had more railroad accidents than the past 40 years combined. Also, if you remember, a Quebec town was blown up, killing dozens instantly after the Lac Megantic rail disaster from under-staffing of a trail carrying dangerous tarsands bitumen in cars not rated for carrying it.
My pal Jerry mused: “if only we cold put the oil in sum sorta elongated cylindrical right of way where it could be monitored for leeks and it would take less energy to move it” (please excuse his typos, he has a learning disability).
Maybe he doesn’t mean like this pipeline explosion in Manitoba, leaving thousands without heat because they have no renewable heat sources for their homes? Maybe some of them have fireplaces still.
Here’s where government is going wrong. Giving jobs to oil execs, we end up with people like Pam Wallin in power.
I wonder if talk radio will be buzzing about how Manitobans let a young woman freeze to death rather than stop and see why she was trying to flag them down for help.
I bet John Gormley Live will be all over this scandal and worrying shift in Canadian values.
Family members of a woman found frozen in a snowbank over the weekend believe they aren’t getting the full story from RCMP about her death.
Rocelyn Gabriel, 20, was found at the recycling depot in Portage la Prairie, Man., just after 8 a.m. on Sunday.
What’s the spin talk radio will use if they do talk about it? Recycling kills?
While you’re stocking up on chocolate, as the stores fill with it for Easter and Valentine’s Day, consider only treating yourself and others if the candy is labeled Fair-Trade. Fair-Trade chocolates come where the supply chain has been verified to be ethically providing a living wage for the workers growing and harvesting the plants critical to the production of cocoa.
Only a decade ago, human rights orgs were warning that a large portion of our chocolate is the result of child slavery.
This is from 3 years ago:
Many people admire Abraham Lincoln for his effort to free slaves in the American south. Sadly, the opportunity to free people from slavery has not passed away with the 19th century. You can be a hero, and contribute to the freeing of modern-day slaves. Eat less slave-chocolate, and reward fair-trade chocolate producers even though the price you pay is higher.
A worrying subset of the Canadian population seems content settling for a Conservative Party that willingly destroys Canadian heritage and property. How can Canadians peacefully stop the looting and burning of our cultural and scientific records?
Although the Department of Fisheries and Oceans states that the purpose of its Library Consolidation Initiative is to create greater public access to information online through ‘digitization,’ it is unclear what, if any, digitization has taken place to date. A secret departmental document obtained by Postmedia refers to ‘culling materials’ as ‘the main activities’ of the consolidation initiative, showing that digitization and greater public access to material were not the rationale for the consolidation.
The Harper Government doesn’t respond to legally required requests for information from reporters even. It’s a secretive regime.
“A man standing up for downtrodden people: Is he a hero, or a hypocrite?
Let our expert panel decide for you by suggesting the hero is a hypocrite simply through his participation in modern society. One of our experts working for an oil-friendly newspaper in a city oil-money built, will suggest the heroic man has not always felt the way he does now, so his position is invalid. Rather than living a life of isolation in the northern woods, to be quietly poisoned by the very thing he’s fighting now with his fame, he’s speaking about changing society. *gasp*
Isn’t someone opposed to the drug addiction and pillage mentality of the oil patch, really better off dead or silenced by obscurity?”
Superman was a big hypocrite: dressed as a human except to fight crime.
When Superman wasn’t fighting crime, he dressed as… a journalist.
Harper took some good buddies along on our dime.
Sinopec, a Chinese state oil company that works in the Alberta tarsands, trades with Iran.
Perhaps Israel is a theocracy? How else could criticizing a state amount to being against people of a particular religion, unless that state is the official representative of the religion?
Is “fire and water” code for “we’ll be with you even after your water is destroyed by hydraulic fracturing”?