In the days around the time @SKGov shut down STC, I was on the phone with Greyhound Canada (PR people in Texas), trying to get an answer for why they weren't stepping into the role. It was apparent the SK Gov't hadn't spoken with Greyhound to get us coach bus service.
The gov’t was totally negligent, not even doing as much to ensure people could get to their medical appointments as some guy in Regina could do with less than an hour of effort. If they had, they might have realized Greyhound was considering closure, & STC would corner market. And Hargrave and Carr have remained recklessly partisan and heartless as Saskatchewan people and cross-Canada travelers alike are left without mainstream inter-city/province/country bus service. It leaves people questioning if we’re even a developed economy anymore.
If you’re driving across Canada, and your car breaks down in Regina, you can’t leave it by train, bus, or by hitchhiking (not legally). The government only just barely authorized ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft.
The train station is a casino only, the bus depot is a cop shop & vacant building, and the airport can’t be reached by bus/bike/walking. There are plenty of friendly and sympathetic people who’ll give you a ride if you ask, but for some demographics that’s too dangerous to contemplate.
Wow, feels a bit surreal to see such a hackneyed industry talking point reach this level. It might be funny if the stakes weren't so high. I mean just for starters let's check out the tax records of fossil fuel corporations, so many of which are American? 🙃 https://t.co/WgPYkN7zzs
Classic dirty tricks.
“If Krause were seeking a fair answer, she’d quickly learn that both investment dollars and philanthropic dollars cross borders all the time. There isn’t anything special or surprising about environmental groups receiving funding from U.S. foundations that share their goals — especially when the increasingly global nature of environmental challenges, particularly climate change, is taken into consideration.”
"If Krause were seeking a fair answer, she'd quickly learn that both investment dollars and philanthropic dollars cross borders all the time. There isn’t anything special or surprising about environmental groups receiving funding from U.S. foundations that share their goals"
What would be really great in this country is if journalists who purport to cover global philanthropy actually understood it, instead of passing off the warmed-over rhetoric of industry mouthpieces as their own original work.
P.S. Someone in 2013 was getting documents from CBC:
A-2013-00115 “Provide copies of all documents, including e-mails, memos, media lines, analysis, reports, contracts, correspondence, etc. regarding the Tides Foundation or Tides Canada since January 1, 2013. Clarification Jan. 24/14 Please limit search to the English news networks in Toronto, Ottawa, B.C. and Alberta.”
The FP published a ridiculous op-ed by Brad Wall.
business.financialpost .com/opinion/ brad-wall-canada-could-impact-emissions-were-ottawa-not-so-obsessed-with-carbon-taxes
“So, in Paris we were — without intention — a few prairie skunks at this low-carbon garden party.”
His intention was to stink. Wall has remained a skunk throughout his public life.
Remember a decade ago when he promised a Green Tech Fund to develop technologies to reduce emissions, instead of a price on carbon pollution? No? Perhaps because he never delivered it. His sole mission, that he shares with the odious (climate change Denial org) Heritage Foundation when he delivers his speeches in the USA, is to delay climate action.
I know most people reading the Financial Flop Post won’t agree with me, but his ideas are terrible, and are causing global damage.
The reason CCS is even close to making economic sense from his perspective is because it’s for Enhanced Oil Recovery. So the net pollution CCS reduces is offset by some unknown amount of oil burned for every unit of carbon dioxide re-sequestered underground.
The most difficult "The Talk" with kids these days has gone from discussion of puberty and sexuality, to now discussing if they'll have an ecosystem to live in when they grow up.#climatechangehttps://t.co/GT6j7Jldcb
Hi @ThangamMP I just wanted to say that I have no aspiration for my future after my Geography degree because life on Earth is collapsing faster than my dreams of helping fix this. Please can you tell the government this is how many young people feel. https://t.co/HUCUodchFq
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.