How Secure Is Your Phone?

Your phone’s security is probably not too bad, aside from it being a tracking device. And especially when someone buys state-sponsored spyware to attack you and your network:

Sask Party Breaks Federal Election Law

The despicable election attack ads the SaskParty Saskatchewan Government ran to help the federal Conservative Party circumvent federal election spending limits, were not legal. Further, the SaskParty is partly funded by oil and gas companies, money that cannot legally be accepted by the Conservative Party as it would be considered a form of criminal corruption. In their effort to exploit a loophole to send that money to other SaskParty donors like Rawlco Radio, to buy attack ads, the SaskParty screwed up and broke the law. Their response was to say it was really hard to figure out the 3rd party election ad spending rules.

No Truth

Manitoba’s new Minister really put his foot in his mouth. The leader of the Official Opposition put him in his place.

Why are Canadian Conservatives like O’Toole and this Manitoban willing to publicly defend the Indian Residential School genocide program?

Why Is The SaskParty Lying About Well Cleanups?

Here’s the scale of the problem:

So, why is the Saskatchewan Party lying about where the bulk of the cleanup money is coming from?

Why are they lying about the cost? Oh, right, the corporate donations that would be illegal in other parts of Canada.

I guess Moe is going to be cutting @JustinTrudeau‘s government a big fat refund cheque with their claim here contradicting how much they wanted for well cleanup.

SaskPower’s War On Solar

SaskPower told me last decade that their Y2K test of solar panel technology at the time convinced them there was no utility future for solar. Never mind that the tech was already more than a decade old at that point, and costs had dropped while efficiency of the panels had risen significantly.

Over 4 years ago they promised to build a 10MW array of solar panels. They’ve yet to deliver. Instead, they dealt a body blow to the solar installer industry in the province by cancelling Net Metering and replacing it later with Net Billing. This is in large part to the governing party of Saskatchewan taking corporate donations that would be illegal in the rest of Canada.

The Crown utility has lied about solar technology on Twitter even. They can’t be trusted, and that’s a damn shame, because we could be at a near 100% solar grid by now if we started building 6 years ago like I and others proposed.

Cost Of A Child’s Coffin In Canada

Then, there are the bodies that will never be found, like the infant tossed into the furnace[!] as described by Irene Favel, a survivor.

We have the names, why don’t we have convictions?

Plague Update: Vaccinations And Premature[?] ReOpenings Proceeding

“Ontario MPP Stephen Lecce said COVID-19 wasn’t spreading in schools. Internal documents show Ontario’s education ministry did not know if this was true.
New Ontario research now indicates school outbreaks, when they occur, are relatively well contained. There is also evidence that in-person learning can drive spread.”
What’s changing? Lots.

Some people are choosing to change where they work, if employers won’t adapt to the new social structure built to adapt to COVID.

“Employees are quitting instead of giving up working from home.
With the coronavirus pandemic receding for every vaccine that reaches an arm, the push by some employers to get people back into offices is clashing with workers who’ve embraced remote work as the new normal.”

“Isn’t Who We Are”

Why are there Canadians willing to deny the Residential School system was a genocide perpetrated against Indigenous people of Canada? Maybe the top politicians saying this Isn’t Who We Are, and the paid radio ads have an impact on the Denialist psyche?

Hundreds of Kids Found Dead In Unmarked Graves

Canada is a normal settler-colonial country with a dark history of genocide against Indigenous peoples

The Minister doesn’t seem aware, or in charge since this is his tweet upon the discovery of the graves:

Maybe stop fighting survivors of these Residential Schools in court, Liberals?