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:
Glad to join PM @JustinTrudeau at a Town Hall meeting with over a thousand participants at the @UofRegina tonight.// Je suis heureux de me joindre au PM Trudeau à une assemblée publique avec plus de 1000 participants à l'Université de Regina ce soir. pic.twitter.com/7JRuqMKx2Y
-A woman who has heard Conservative lies and believed them said he should be hung. He still answered her 3 hoaxes.
-A student who wanted to pin him down on his criticism of boom-bust towns and their infamous abuse of women, when apparently she finds the oil industry and all the people around it entirely delightful.
-A woman expressing solidarity with First Nations opposed to pipelines that will poison their land, water, and air, and put the PM in his place for dodging answering too.
The Provincial Government had peaceful protesters arrested on Monday for having a tipi in Wascana Park. The government’s position was that the grass would be harmed, and the tipi would be a distraction from the Canada Day festivities, and probably for the National Aboriginal Day festivities in three days too.
Perhaps they didn’t want its smoke causing a distraction since the diesel or gas powered lights used in that same park space are already pretty toxic and loud:
Or perhaps they didn’t want it to upstage the tipi set up even closer to the Legislature last Canada Day?
@reginapolice forcing peaceful protesters out of a tipi on Crown land is a little too symbolic of the injustice the protesters are there to shine a light on. I wouldn't describe that as "professionalism".#skpoli
After requiring them to dismantle the ceremonial camp tipi set up to protest @SKGov's ongoing removal of Indigenous children from their families, @reginapolice@evanjbray are now holding 6 people in custody.
These are examples of why the US and Canada cannot have nice things. We’ve idiots in government. Who put them there? Was it voters, or people with even more direct influence like Donald Trump and Stephen Harper?
Like having a Surgeon-General who says smoking is not a primary cause of lung cancer. Shocking! https://t.co/eJTQMZl0aM
“First the government waits three days to announce it, then the company will neither confirm nor deny that it’s their oil. More worrisome, however, is that once again pipeline spill detection technology and systems failed, leaving it up to community members to smell and see the oil before action is taken.”