What’s that mean? You’ve heard the Con Premiers like Ford and Moe and Kenney are all threatening Trudeau, saying if he doesn’t do impossible things for the oil industry (because it’s rightfully dying), he’s threatening national unity because the Con Premiers will try to break away from Canada to have their own Petrostate?
The whole purpose of the $30 million dollar “war room” is so Kenney can intervene in the federal election on behalf of the federal Conservatives – with taxpayer dollars and no oversight. #ableg
It’s all part of the Conservative Party of Canada’s effort to exceed election spending limits. Kenney in Alberta is throwing $30,000,000 away on an “energy war” room to target environmentalists and other sane people who care about our planet. Basically it’s a way to funnel more money to crackpot media like Rebel, and climate change denial media like POStmedia. Their theory seems to be that if they can spend provincially, as a government, their ads indirectly supporting Scheer will translate into votes for him without running up the finite election spending limit federal parties face.
Chief Electoral Officer Stéphane Perrault cautioned that even if he recommends parliament look at the issue, regulating provinces would be very complex. #cdnpoli
It's basically the crux of the argument around the #carbontax court challenges too. Our Confederation didn't count on having unscrupulous Premiers across the country all owned by Big Oil and launching a coordinated attack on a federal government for the benefit of an oppo party.
The purpose of the War Room is the correct kind of socialism; sending $30M in government money that was earmarked for children's school lunches directly to fringe conspiracy theorists, fake oil sands campaigns, and Andrew Scheer's re-election fund.#ableg
As many journalists and others have been saying for a decade, the US was seeking Assange to charge him with an anti-Constitutional law that threatens investigative journalists around the world.
The Daily Beast has been tough on Wikileaks. Very tough. But charging someone under the espionage act for publishing classified info — that's not okay. It sets a terrible, terrible precedent for the rest of us. https://t.co/3n3PKEaq3y
“The blast radius of an Espionage Act conviction against Assange would include every working national security journalist. Surely the Justice Department is aware of those implications.” New @brbarrett: https://t.co/liaiHTtuUf
Many people don’t like Assange, for a variety of reasons, some of them real, and some of them concocted by the US smear campaign run against him. They shouldn’t let their hate blind them as to the real threat.
Unrelated, the Bare Naked Ladies song $1000000 mentions John Merrick.
“I’d buy you John Merrick’s remains”
Just read this story today about John Merrick. How strange I was at the Royal London Hospital just last week and discovered the Hospital Museum, where I took the photo attached in the comments: #coincidencehttps://t.co/1DddhikfcJ
Assange has been a political prisoner for most of a decade and he still is one today, not a criminal hacker.
Note that Ecuador revoked asylum, nationality 24h after we exposed illegal spying on Assange, his lawyers and doctors, and just days before the UN Rapporteurs on Torture and Privacy were set to meet Assange to investigate rights violations in the embassy. https://t.co/vvbZBOgCwL
That $12 million in public funds that went to Canada’s second-richest family could have funded some needed and highly desired Indigenous-run renewable energy projects in the North: https://t.co/lpkdzCgMLt
“I want my tax dollars to go to education, healthcare, police and fire services, and infrastructure…not to profitable private businesses. There is something very wrong with this.” – Ms. Kurtz
This should be a joke. Loblaws/Superstore conspired to fix prices on bread. Why aren’t they exempt from Government funding for a period of time after that [unprosecuted] crime? Hmm, where have I recently heard about a large too-big-to-fail Canadian company attempting to evade prosecution for a crime against society, by appealing to the Liberals (and Conservatives)?
Minister McKenna, you lack good judgement if you thought of promoting this shame with a media event, and posting it on your Twitter. Corruption like this is supposed to be a private moment. “Let them eat price-fixed cake products from the Weston bakeries.”
I like energy efficiency as much as the next guy. Okay, probably a bit more than the typical guy. Yet I have a bit of a problem with the Government of Canada giving money to effing Loblaws to improve their energy efficiency. Is there no Ma & Pa grocer left in Canada to give these millions of dollars to to accomplish the same reduction in emissions, while requiring Loblaws meet a minimum standard, or have them simply respond to the [too-low] carbon pricing that just went into effect? You know, the one you put in place to inspire businesses to find innovative ways to build in efficiencies? Asking the Liberals for money isn’t innovative, nor is Liberals paying billionaires more millions of dollars. Those are older than my record collection.
You may be a Liberal reading this, and thinking, “You can’t say that, what if it helps the Conservatives win because this shows that the Liberals are beholden to Big Money, and that they support corrupt businesses with Government dollars.” Except you wouldn’t say that out loud because you’d use a thought bubble if it even crossed your mind.
Easy for you to say- some of us do not have other options. Makes this even more infuriating.
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