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« Reply #45 on: August 13, 2021, 09:51:14 pm »
I am not opposed to those sorts of operations, but many of those operations pre-date the current Liberal government. (And its not like Canada is spearheading any of these initiatives.)

under the Liberal government, significant commitments in Iraq and the Baltic... Operation Impact playing important roles in Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon; almost 600 troops in Latvia leading one of 3 NATO battle-groups.

in any case, back to the original theme, towards meeting the NATO 2% GDP commitment on military spending, Canada (and other countries) get no allowance/consideration for troops/monies deployed in service of NATO initiatives.

The U.S. spends so much on defense that, even if they took out the cost of the cost guard or veterans programs, they would still probably greatly exceed the 2% standard.

of course; however, the reference was not offered in that regard... it was simply to showcase yet another disparity in how calculations are made by some countries in how they calculate that said 2% commitment. There are clearly no standards, guidelines, rules, etc., for countries to follow in their calculations; more pointedly, there is no actual NATO "audit" of any measures and money figures respective countries put forward.

Plus, lets face it... even the government itself doesn't seem to be making the argument that "we meet our defense spending through border patrol and search and rescue".

not to that granular level - no! However, when that imbecile Trump was on his tirade over NATO spending, PM Trudeau pushed back several times when questioned by weak/lame-assed media looking to foment a "dust-up" between Canada/PM Trudeau & the U.S./imbecile Trump who perpetually and ignorantly spoke of, "NATO invoices... and the U.S. expecting a refund"!

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PM Trudeau: "I think the two per cent metric is an easy shorthand … it is a very specific and, to a certain extent, limited tool".

However, Trudeau said he considers tangible and consistent resources and leadership, which Canada continues to demonstrate, to be more important. "Ultimately, the more important metrics are always, ‘Are countries stepping up consistently with the capacities that NATO needs? Are we leading in different opportunities? Are we contributing the kinds of resources and demonstrating the kind of commitment to the alliance that always needs to be there?" His message, of course, is that in Canada’s case, the answer is yes.

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« Reply #46 on: August 14, 2021, 01:30:02 am »
https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/recoil-effect-new-nanos-polling-shows-liberals-may-be-out-of-majority-territory-1.5546747

Go for that majority Justin!  LOL

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“The latest Nanos tracking that was just completed on Thursday night, suggests that there has been a significant recoil effect against the Liberals. This hot speculation about an election has shifted voters from the Liberal column to the Conservative column, probably because they are upset about the fact that there is an election,” said Nanos Research's Nik Nanos in an interview with CTV News on Friday.

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« Reply #47 on: August 14, 2021, 10:18:55 am »
always insightful to see the challenged showing glee over a single poll! Of course that's the latest narrative being pushed by CPC/O'Foole & NDP/Jugmeet... that there shouldn't be an election in a pandemic - gdamnit! Meanwhile both have been eggin' on PM Trudeau for months to call an election - why here's O'Foole and largeMarge doing exactly that!

meanwhile back at the aggregatePollingRanch!


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« Reply #48 on: August 14, 2021, 11:20:32 am »

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« Reply #49 on: August 14, 2021, 11:32:26 am »
'conservatives'... give Max a chance, hey!


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« Reply #50 on: August 14, 2021, 02:10:54 pm »
Walduh thinks the Benign and Loving Trudeau is calling an election for the good of the country.

LOL

Walduh would also like to buy a bridge!

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« Reply #51 on: August 14, 2021, 04:52:42 pm »
waldo thinks the Benign and Loving Trudeau is calling an election for the good of the country.

LOL

waldo would also like to buy a bridge!

being the troll you are... got any bridge tips, hey!

but yes, a majority would be good for the country - putting an end to the obstructionist CPC... and NDP!

Quote from: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
We have seen a level of obstructionism and toxicity in the house that is of real concern

that weasel Singh is such a hypocrite - now he's out stating the obstructionist NDP is willing to work with the Liberals... so no election is necessary! Meanwhile any time there was a confidence matter, Singh rushed to support the minority government cause he and the fiscally constrained NDP are very afraid of an election!

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« Reply #52 on: August 14, 2021, 11:11:54 pm »
being the troll you are... got any bridge tips, hey!

but yes, a majority would be good for the country - putting an end to the obstructionist CPC... and NDP!

that weasel Singh is such a hypocrite - now he's out stating the obstructionist NDP is willing to work with the Liberals... so no election is necessary! Meanwhile any time there was a confidence matter, Singh rushed to support the minority government cause he and the fiscally constrained NDP are very afraid of an election!

So Walduh thinks the Libs shouldn’t have to compromise with the choices of the other 67% of Canadians for parliament. 

Trudeau got the lowest % of votes ever to form a government.

Walduh had no problem with Conservative minorities…
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Re: 2021 Election Campaign
« Reply #53 on: August 14, 2021, 11:47:19 pm »
settle down trolling member squiggy! This current Liberal minority has lasted in line with the length of typical minority governments...

by the by, popular vote doesn't mean shyte in Canada... notwithstanding the CPC got all of 1% more - geezaz, why should we not be surprised you're channelling the loser CPC/Scheer's fall-back on popular vote! LOL!

but hey dipshyte, that's how the Westminster system rolls! 

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« Reply #54 on: August 15, 2021, 12:40:23 am »
Premiers of Conservative led provinces: "end the lockdown, end restrictions... open up schools - grow the economy! Well sure, there were 5 provincial elections held during the pandemic but really, c'mon - that means nothing in regards a federal election!"

CPC/O'Foole: We're in a pandemic damnit - this is no time for an election!

oh snap! Maskless O'Foole at a Stampede super-spreader event... "hotcakes, hotcakes - get your hotcakes now... Jason told me it will be the best Alberta summer ever"




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« Reply #55 on: August 15, 2021, 01:19:24 pm »
that weasel Singh is such a hypocrite - now he's out stating the obstructionist NDP is willing to work with the Liberals... so no election is necessary! Meanwhile any time there was a confidence matter, Singh rushed to support the minority government cause he and the fiscally constrained NDP are very afraid of an election!

in NDP Singh's presser today he again, repeatedly, states PM Trudeau should not be calling an election during the pandemic... meanwhile, 4 days ago nearing the end of the Nova Scotia election campaign, here's Singh in Nova Scotia campaigning on behalf of provincial NDP leader Gary Burrill - HYPOCRITE!

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« Reply #56 on: August 16, 2021, 12:55:30 am »
early learning & child-care agreements signed between the Liberal federal government and:
    => July 8 - British Columbia;
    => July 12 - Nova Scotia;
    => July 23 - Yukon;
    => July 27 - P.E.I.;
    => July 28 - Newfoundland and Labrador;
    => August 5 - Quebec;
    => August 9 - Manitoba

and the latest province to sign on => August 13 - Saskatchewan:

Liberal Federal, Sask. governments sign $10-a-day child-care agreement --- 28,000 new regulated early learning, child-care spaces to be created over 5 years

PM Trudeau has given repeated assurances that these agreements are NOT an election promise; they are NOT tied to any election outcome... the same answer Deputy Prime Minister Freeland just gave during her Q/A session after announcing the Saskatchewan agreement. So waldo, what's this doing in this election campaign thread... well... good optics, dontchaKnow!     
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Re: 2021 Election Campaign
« Reply #57 on: August 16, 2021, 01:17:48 am »
outright misinforming lies - such audacity... but par for the NDP/Singh course!


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Re: 2021 Election Campaign
« Reply #58 on: August 16, 2021, 10:10:26 am »
hipsterDoofus on the cover of the CPC election platform - yes, that's right! Oh my!


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« Reply #59 on: August 16, 2021, 10:27:47 am »
Singh’s right about calling an election.  And he’s trying to score political points with it.

Wow….  What a shocker. 

That’s a great pic of O’Toole.  He’s looking buff!  Maybe Trudeau will offer to have a boxing match!  He’d kick Trudeau’s ass all over the ring!
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