Christopher Bird explains what it’s like to be a reasonable Canadian observing Canadian political struggles of the largest 2 parties in their efforts to govern:
I don’t particularly like Justin Trudeau – he showed some promise but has been a massive disappointment on multiple levels – but he is, when you get down to brass tacks, a bog-standard centrist politician. He’s a white dude with some policy chops who embodies the Liberal Party ethos of “we are the natural governing party,” which means A) they care about getting the policy right (for their value of “right” which, for example, doesn’t entirely coincide with mine) more often than not B) but it’s not out of any sense of altruism or compassion, but rather because doing government right means you stay in power and that’s where every Liberal believes they deserve to be.
That said: there is a massive ocean between my dislike of Justin and the Canadian right’s dislike of Justin, which is this weirdly *animated* thing. It is performative and it is active and it is virulent and it is spiteful in a way that honestly doesn’t come close to my dislike of, say, Doug Ford, because when someone asks me why I dislike Doug Ford I have an actual list of Bad Things Doug Ford Has Done; without the list he would just be another dumb, loud conservative, and there are simply too many of those to hate him for being one.
Doesn't it count under the "tortures people" square?
The Liberals’ climate plan is an oxymoron, if you want to survive.
Butts/Trudeau/McKenna made some progress past the Conservatives’, but ultimately their legacy is buying a fossil fuel pipeline during a climate crisis. That’s like bringing a propane tank to a house fire, then calling it a bucket brigade.
“But John,” you might ask, “What progress did the Conservatives make?”
Glad you asked. They limited new coal plants to no new ones after 2030, and set a totally unhelpful limit generations from now, on some other pollution.
Give the ultra-knowledgeable @CanadianGreens the nod if climate change is your issue. Trudeau isn't getting the job done. He kept Harper's inadequate GHG targets. Plus you can't trust Trudeau's promises. He lied straight out when he promised electoral reform in 2015.
This is the actual spam message with the deceptive lie that people should fill tanks to get a lesser price before "Monday". If this was talking about the stock market, it would violate SEC rules probably too. pic.twitter.com/jnRB3oDs9e
Canada has had some bad Ministers of Finance, but can you think of a stinkier one than Oliver in his time since being tossed? Just yesterday the odious Financial Post published a factually incorrect account of climate change, for the benefit of fossil fuel companies which Oliver serves.
The climate alarmists are keeping poor people in the dark — literally It is impossible to elevate people in dire need to a decent standard of living without inexpensive electricity
However, failed predictions about […] islands sinking into the sea and extreme weather events have seriously undermined their scare tactics and moral preening. The evidence simply does not substantiate the apocalyptic prophesies.
Islands don’t sink into the sea, that’s not the prediction, Joe. It’s rising sea levels. It may look as the same disastrous result, but science has never said that islands will literally sink as a result of climate change.
Also, about that supposed lack of climate disasters, how many years ago was it that downtown Calgary, and also downtown Toronto flooded?
About the time that the odious racist Kellie Lietch was contending for the leadership of the CPC with Maxime Bernier and the guy who kept Syrian refugees out of Canada for years to suffer in camps instead, the media dropped the ball. It’s been objectively clear for years now that the Conservative Party of Canada is now a party run by, and in many cases for, racists. Has the Main Stream Media let the average Canadian know that the Official Opposition party promotes hatred against Muslims?
I've sent 2 emails & the tweets have gone viral, but Andrew Scheer has provided no response to my questions about if he regrets his appearance at the convoy rally alongside Faith Goldy & what he will do to tackle white supremacy + Islamophobia. My story: https://t.co/wdDgEE6DoU
This is not true. @MaximeBernier has commented on incidents in other countries. Around the world, and at home, ppl of all faiths should be able to worship freely and peacefully. Bernier’s justification for his unwillingness to call out violence against Muslims is deeply troubling https://t.co/laMttW6593
It’s been another amazing day, and the Sun isn’t even down yet.
Attended a lunch-and-learn this morning with @ElizabethMay at the new CAC #UofR building.
Earth is sick with multiple and worsening environmental ills killing millions of people yearly, a new UN report says. The report's authors say something can still be done. "There is still time but the window is closing fast." https://t.co/PnlbcTajpR
Then we got a tour of Cowessess’s Renewable Energy facility a few kilometers past their gas station east of Regina on Arcola Ave.
Now May has left for Fort Qu’Appelle for a forum on climate change. It’s in Scheer’s home riding, but he declined to attend! (The coward…)
The official video of the event had sound issues. Here are some clips: