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Offline Gorgeous Graham

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Re: Election Campaign - you know its coming!
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2021, 04:47:43 pm »
hey member Gorgeous... the waldo is here for you!

I just signed up as a member of The Party so that I can vote against all the stupid policies and leaders.

You know what a 5th Column is, don't you waldo?  Don't you?
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« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2021, 12:32:30 pm »


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Erin O’Toole’s second-most senior staffer (Steve Outhouse) is personally involved with helping social conservative candidates secure party nominations, the Star has learned.

Although it’s not uncommon for the party leadership to have preferred candidates in nomination races … it’s quite another to have someone drawing a taxpayer salary to be making bank on the side to engage in such a transparently conflict of interest in tipping the scales of nomination races to their own financial benefit.

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« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2021, 12:38:09 pm »


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Erin O’Toole’s office gave nearly $240,000 worth of taxpayer-funded contracts to Conservative insiders in his first six months on the job, Global News has learned... For the last six months of Parliament’s fiscal year, ending March 30, which roughly corresponds to O’Toole’s first six months as leader, several contracts were awarded to Conservative insiders or entities with close ties to O’Toole’s leadership campaign including:

    => $83,000 to Jim Ross who was in charge of the O’Toole leadership campaign’s field operations. Ross is a senior consultant with a firm called ElectRight which provides voter contact services to candidates and campaigns.
    => $72,000 to ex-MP Alupa Clarke. Clarke was a Conservative MP from the Quebec City region who won in 2015 but was defeated in 2019. He subsequently became O’Toole’s leadership campaign chair in Quebec.
    => $30,000 to strategic communications consultancy Pathos Strategy whose principals are Dan Robertson and Dimitri Soudas. Robertson play a key advisory role in O’Toole’s leadership campaign and was subsquently hired by the Opposition Leaders Office (OLO) to provide communications advice. Soudas is best known as Stephen Harper’s longtime communications aide and Quebec advisor.
    => $20,000 to Katarina Homolova, a public relations advisor who worked in the OLO when Andrew Scheer was leader.

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Re: Election Campaign - you know its coming!
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2021, 10:16:32 am »
just how out-of-touch is the CPC as it continues to push Harper as some kind of 'saviour' to counter the oh so anemic CPC/O'Foole pre-campaign polling numbers?

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The Canadian government has spent irresponsibly in its attempt to fend off the economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic - It's not a good reaction, it's been overkill. This is bad macroeconomic policy on an enormous scale.

Canada's vaccine rollout was slowed due to lacklustre execution and the government's poor relationships with drug companies. When we were in government, we never had any trouble or problem making sure we had vaccinations and vaccines well in advance of getting them distributed. So it's just a matter of competent execution.
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I'm just fascinated by this notion that is just everywhere now, the so-called woke notion that America is a fundamentally racist country. And yet what I see is all of these supposedly repressed races trying desperately to become Americans and to join the United States. It's not that there aren't problems, historical and present, that are real, but the core of our countries are great, they have great futures and there is no alternative. The modern political left has become entirely nihilist and appears more interested in tearing down existing systems than in upholding and improving upon traditional democratic values.

Stephen Harper: Rejecting Wokeness, Addressing China, and Defending Western Values
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2CpZTlTL1A
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Offline waldo

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« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2021, 03:05:38 pm »
geezaz! Green party takes battle with leader Annamie Paul to court...  Green party feud with its leader reignites as executives seek to overturn arbitration in court - they claim an arbitrator exceeded his authority in requiring executives to cancel their non-confidence vote against Annamie Paul as well as a review of her party membership:

Green party bleeding cash amid legal battles with Annamie Paul

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The Green party is poised to shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars on legal battles with leader Annamie Paul, worsening an already rough financial situation as a federal election nears.

 The pricey legal proceedings are tilting an already steep cash imbalance, with the head of the Green Party of Canada Fund stating earlier this month that the "current financial situation is not sustainable."

The money woes prompted staff layoffs as well as cancelled funding for Paul's Toronto Centre riding campaign, and come amid ongoing power struggles in a divided party.

Two sources say that fund president Douglas Tingey told council members yesterday the Greens would have about $300,000 in the bank if an election were called next month, compared to $1.9 million at the outset of the 2019 election and $3 million when the writ dropped in 2015.

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Re: Election Campaign - you know its coming!
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2021, 04:09:30 pm »
over and over and over again, TikTok superstar NDP leader Singh has shown he doesn't understand the separation of powers/jurisdiction, vis-a-vis federal vs. provincial... or... he's repeatedly and purposely misinforming Canadians to cast doubt/uncertainty toward the federal government.

and now, as shown yesterday in a letter he sent to the Governor General (GG), the guy has no actual grasp as to the powers of the GG: Say no if Justin Trudeau asks for an election, Jagmeet Singh tells new Governor General

of course given the constraints on the discretion of the GG, the only circumstance in which the GG can say no to a dissolution request is right after an inconclusive election when there is another viable government ready to form and govern. Surely NDP Singh would know this... surely... or is the NDP leader 'asleep at the wheel'!

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Re: Election Campaign - you know its coming!
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2021, 01:13:58 pm »
in recent days, O'Foole discovers Atlantic Canada... and the CPC comms team is even more convinced that running snaps with local candidates are a winner!


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Re: Election Campaign - you know its coming!
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2021, 01:16:48 pm »
and... there was also time for a strategy session with some of his old-stock base!


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Re: Election Campaign - you know its coming!
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2021, 08:06:16 pm »
Business are crying for help but the feds are going to keep paying people to stay home. Most be an election coming, need to buy more votes.

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/feds-extend-business-worker-aid-to-end-of-october-1.1634972
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Re: Election Campaign - you know its coming!
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2021, 01:58:22 pm »
The kimmo poses a question:  is the country in better shape than it was in 2015?

JT and the Sunshine Gang swept to power on a platform proposing change. But beyond legalized marijuana, has anything really changed that much?

One of the big promises was fighting inequality. But inequality has only increased. Housing in particular is more out of reach than ever.

Democratic reform? Pharmacare? "Fighting for young Canadians"?  Transparency? Integrity? Reconciliation with First Nations people?  None of that has happened.  It's not much different than the Harper government.  The difference between this government and its predecessor is mostly superficial stuff-- identity politics and image, not substance.

Obviously the pandemic has been a big factor in the past 1.5 years and I think the Liberals have at least done a competent job of managing the medical side of that. And I think you have to acknowledge that the pandemic is the main factor in the current deficit and debt situation.  However the Liberals had over 4 years to show us what they were doing before the pandemic arrived, and aside from legalizing pot they didn't exactly inspire during that time.

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« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2021, 02:20:45 pm »
...and aside from legalizing pot they didn't exactly inspire during that time.

the kimmo is misinformed and misinforming - by design, hey!

pre-pandemic... say, 2018 in review:
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    - Increasing the Canada Child Benefit to help families keep up with the cost of living
    - New EI Parental Sharing Benefit, to provide 5 extra weeks of benefits when parental leave is shared
    - Supporting 40,000 new, affordable child care spaces across Canada
    - Introduced the new Poverty Reduction Act, which if passed, will cut poverty in half by 2030

    - Lowering the small business tax rate to help small businesses grow
    - Moving forward with diversifying Canadian trade with CPTPP and CETA
    - Addressing harassment and sexual violence in federally-regulated workplaces
    - Canadians have created more than 800,000 new jobs since 2015, and Canada’s unemployment rate is at its lowest in 40 years

    - Investing in women entrepreneurs at home and in developing countries
    - New investments to end drinking water advisories on reserves
    - Moving forward on the Canada–Métis Nation Accord

    - Welcomed the largest private-sector investment in Canadian history with LNG Canada in Kitimat, BC – which will lead to 10,000 middle class jobs
    - Announced plans for co-developed legislation to protect the rights and well-being of Indigenous children and families

    - A New NAFTA – Getting a good deal for Canadian workers, businesses, and our middle class
    - Introduced the Accessible Canada Act to advance rights for Canadians with disabilities
    - New investments and a new Minister to focus on helping Canada’s seniors

    - Building affordable housing with Canada’s first-ever National Housing Strategy
    - Fighting climate change by putting a price on pollution
    - Legalizing and strictly regulating marijuana

    - Introduced pay equity legislation, so women get equal pay for work of equal value
    - Investing in education for women and girls in crisis and conflict situations
    - The largest investment in science in Canadian history

    - New openness and transparency for political fundraising events
    - Launching the Canada Service Corps to involve young Canadians in their communities

    - New Canada Workers Benefit to help Canadians working to join the middle class
    - Hosted the G7 in Charlevoix to address climate change, gender equality, and building economies that work for everyone

    - Offered an official apology to passengers of the MS. St. Louis and their families
    - Passed Bill C-76 to modernize elections and make it easier for Canadians to vote
    - Strengthening air passenger rights for Canadian travellers
    - Increased support for NATO, and renewed Canadian leadership in the world
    - Historic new investments in better transit, roads, and bridges

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Re: Election Campaign - you know its coming!
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2021, 02:29:31 pm »
On the one hand we have the government paying people to stay home, and on the other we have

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 https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/desperate-employers-dangle-signing-bonuses-to-lure-in-workers-1.6123346

Need to get those votes bought before the election in October.
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Re: Election Campaign - you know its coming!
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2021, 11:10:13 pm »
a wish list is not a plan... no matter how many times you use the word SECURE! Apparently, climate change, infrastructure, healthcare, education, etc., didn't make the cut!

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Re: Election Campaign - you know its coming!
« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2021, 06:55:54 am »
the kimmo is right, but people only will vote on Covid, or a backlash against having a Covid election

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Re: Election Campaign - you know its coming!
« Reply #29 on: August 06, 2021, 12:31:05 am »
...or a backlash against having a Covid election

3 provinces have held elections during the pandemic... 2 provinces (Alta & Sk) have eliminated all restrictions, dropped provincial testing, ended contact tracing, ended quarantines. After months of the CPC/O'Foole & NDP/Singh being the only ones talking about an election, now O'Foole says, "Now's not the time for an election cause, you know, Covid! His reluctance has nothing to do with the abysmal positioning of the CPC in polls, or the fact he trails both PM Trudeau and NDP Singh in polling for favoured PM... in both freakin' Alberta & Saskatchewan! Or that his own 'shadow cabinet' is throwing shade on him!

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