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?

“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?

Anti-carbon tax Government attacks hundreds of EV owners with a new tax

Saskatchewan Government will start charging EV owners $150 a year. The Minister who removed the EV incentive almost a decade ago took his next job as Canada’s top oil and gas lobbyist. If that doesn’t scream Conflict of Interest, what does?

This is an “anti-#carbontax“, as it encourages people to stay away from a zero emission technology without directly regulating against them, and without collecting sufficient money to make a solid impact on most consumers. It’s still worth getting an EV, and gas burners will be mostly gone by the end of the decade, but the Sask Petrostate Party will still implement this unpopular tax to give a figurative middle finger to the hundreds of families who’ve decided to move on to better technology and leave oil in the dust.

SGI is sending back money, but the government is collecting over half of it back from anyone smart enough to choose a zero emission vehicle (that the federal government offers $5000 off to buy). It’s a cash grab by the desperate Sask Party. It sucks to live in a Petrostate some (most) days.

Conservatives Reject Reality

Sucks to be a country where the Official Opposition party rejects longstanding science that a grade school kid can understand. For ideological and economic reasons, the Conservative Party of Canada won’t accept that air pollution is bad. They won’t even accept that it’s air pollution, instead, the veg-heads erroneously call excess carbon dioxide from fossil fuel combustion “plant food”. And this is the party that was in charge of Canada between 2006 and 2015. Horrible.

Conservative Party members reject policy to recognize that ‘climate change is real’

On Saturday, Conservative Party delegates voted by a margin of 54% to 46% to reject a policy that would add the statement “climate change is real” to the party’s policy book, and recognize that “Canadian businesses classified as highly polluting need to take more responsibility.” The vote came just hours after Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole told delegates that the party “cannot ignore the reality of climate change.””

With how terrible the Conservatives are, the Liberals’ lacklustre, and even bad, management of the climate crisis has been getting a pass. Should Trudeau’s minority government fall during the pandemic, there’s a chance that the anti-science, racist CPC could come to power again, so I get why partisan Liberals are nervous. It’s not like there’s anything concrete for them to point to 5 years into their mandate to do far more, when their hero bought a pipeline, and has yet to build a solar or other renewable power grid where Canada still pollutes with coal burning. Emissions are up, not down.

And the carbon tax fight the ridiculously Conservative SK Government is leading the charge in, goes to the Supreme Court next week. Will the top court side with the stupid people who don’t care if the world burns?

Plague Update: Moe & Ford, Worst Of Both Worlds

First of all, Doug Ford is a racist, incompetent, buffoon.

CTV: “Premier Doug Ford has apologized after accusing a First Nations MPP who got a vaccine in his home riding of ‘jumping the line,’ even though he was invited to get the shot to combat vaccine hesitancy.”

Perhaps as a result of those serious character flaws, Ford has been ineffective in Ontario at controlling COVID-19.

Meanwhile in Saskatchewan, incompetent Scott Moe has done a terrible job, among the worst in Canada. Added onto his incompetence is the appearance of corruption.

We know Moe’s political party takes money directly from Big Oil, but has a corrupt money motive been found for why his riding got early vaccines, or was there simply apparent vote buying going on?

Weather Alert Dismantling

Write your MP and the weather office now please.

Dear Canadian Government:

Regarding closing weather radio stations, in a year when an unusual emergency was the top news story in 10 of 12 months, seems like a precursor to more embarrassing stories of how the government cut pandemic alert systems just prior to 2020. In Regina, crates of N95 masks were landfilled prior to 2020 and not replaced. Who needed them, right? Long Term Care home workers, dealing directly with COVID-19 patients still don’t have N95 masks at work.

Internet isn’t a replacement for weather radio, as cell phones don’t stay charged long in an emergency. Don’t make the mistake of closing weather radio access for Canadians to save a couple bucks. Additionally we should have tornado sirens in Regina, but don’t because it’s deemed old technology. We’ll miss having it when it’s too late.

We should be building onto what previous generations provided us with, not dismantling their working systems.

What’s Going On?

YouTuber David Doel was saying all the cops had to do to win mass public support was to come out and do nothing. They couldn’t even do nothing. They threatened charities, faked being poisoned, all while slashing tires, shooting eyes, gassing people, clubbing them, breaking old men’s heads, and playing the victims.

India and China are in a shooting war this week. Why? I’ve no idea.

Canada lost its bid for a UN Security Council seat. Why? Again, not sure. A friend tells me that Trudeau’s racist blackface incidents from decades ago played a factor.

The NDP leader was kicked out of Parliament for the day for calling a racist Bloc MP a racist, after he stopped unanimous consent to examine systemic racism in the RCMP.

Plague Update: Saskatchewan Prepares To Increase Infections

It’s no surprise to most reading this that I have a low opinion of Saskatchewan’s Premier. He’s an unlovable oaf. He’s never been elected by the general electorate to be Premier, and his party takes corrupt corporate donations. Yet he gets lots of media support from Rawlco and other big media here, so he enjoys a bizarrely high approval rating.

This oaf, this Luddite, wants to start opening Saskatchewan back up while people around the world are dying in record numbers, so that people can go play golf. Yes, you read that right, golfing is one of the first public activities being allowed. Soon you can go hit the links with your buddies, and instead of dying on the fairway of a heart attack or lightning strike, you can die two weeks later in hospital from the plague, after giving it to your family.

Our doctors and scientists are fighting a battle around the world, to conquer COVID-19 before it mutates and remains a perpetual threat like polio and Smallpox once were. To give us our best chance, we need to all limit the spread as much as humanly possible for 1 year. It should be no surprise that Moe wants to undemine scientists and say its possible to break physics and chemistry rules. We know that gets people killed. He’s a climate crisis Denier too. That’s what they do.

When the US went to war in Iraq for the second time, they said it would be a quick victory. It’s dragged on almost 2 decades, and Americans put up with it. Meanwhile, scientists say we can have vaccines for SARS-CoV-2 in less than 18 months. We can’t fight the biggest plague of our lifetime (hopefully) for a fraction of the time and effort put into defeating so called terror?

Frisbee golf is closed in Wascana Park

Government of Sask is sending people onto thin ice

#LockDownNow To Spare Lives

This is interesting, and packed with references to explain the assumptions.
Canada is being too soft on the new coronavirus, and we’re paying the price in the long run. For example, it’s not “essential” for post secondary education to continue this semester(, but we probably can with all but a handful of people making trips to the office). It can’t stop entirely everywhere, there may be research underway that’s critical to stopping this pandemic, or the next one.
It’s not essential that grocery stores remain accessible to public shoppers, they could have orders of essentials filled by hand-washed and masked professionals.
We could be sending every adult $2000+ to their bank account this month, so they can pay bills online or on the phone, and not have to leave their home.
Dragging out this half-hearted social distancing instead of preparing Canadians to lock down for a couple weeks in April, is probably a mistake we’ll come to regret.