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Offline kimmy

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Re: 2021 Election Campaign
« Reply #225 on: September 01, 2021, 11:48:34 pm »
LPC: "We need to talk about Cheryl Gallant."

Also LPC: "But let's not talk about Raj Saini or Taleeb Noormohamed."

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Re: 2021 Election Campaign
« Reply #226 on: September 02, 2021, 01:54:19 am »
DoFo came out today to land some haymakers on JT.

Why is there no Federal Vaccine Passport? Why do we have to wait until after this unneeded election?

a clear DOFO swing & a miss! The DOFO government absolutely did not ask the federal government to bring forward a federal vaccine passport/certificate; rather, it asked... pressed the federal government on a vaccine passport for international travel. Of course the federal government has been working on that for some time... working with the international community of nations in developing standards and implementing them towards a delivery in 'early fall' 2021 - while also working with provinces towards respective portals and related infrastructure to allow access to provincial health authority held vaccination records. Per Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino, in regards this international travel focused 'certificate':
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The vaccine certificate will be common across all provinces, and will include the holder’s COVID-19 vaccination history, the date they got it, the type of jab they received and the location where they received their shot. It will be available to all citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents living in Canada who are fully vaccinated.

further to a response provided by Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc:
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Although the passport is being crafted with international travel in mind, the federal government is happy to work with the provinces to use it as a domestic proof-of-vaccination tool too. If the provinces wish to work with us in order to use our federal credentials within their province, we would be happy to work with them.

certainly, there is a mixed response by provincial governments/Premiers towards introducing vaccine passports/certificates for domestic use within their respective provinces.

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« Reply #227 on: September 02, 2021, 02:32:23 am »
some of those lacking full and rounded knowledge are easily swayed by the 'johnny-come-lately' CPC/O'Toole buzzword-like references to so-called 'gig workers'.

waldo factoids:
=> on the broader front impacting a variety of worker types (including 'gig workers'), the Liberal 2019 platform included intentions towards such things as labour code job protections, expansion of worker benefits, minimum wage increases, job training funding, etc..
=> April's budget 2021 included worker benefit improvements and job protections; for example, references to multiple paths of intended consultation toward improving workers access to EI & based on required consultations, labour code amendments to protect 'gig workers', including those who work through digital platforms.

today, as many as 1 in 3 unemployed workers have been denied Employment Insurance (EI) coverage - self-employed people—such as freelancers, contractors, and gig workers—are unable to contribute to the EI system.

on the more pointed election platform front, towards an improved and more inclusive Employment Insurance system & increased job protections, a reelected Liberal government will:

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Re: 2021 Election Campaign
« Reply #228 on: September 02, 2021, 02:57:26 am »
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« Reply #229 on: September 02, 2021, 03:03:36 am »
some of those lacking full and rounded knowledge are easily swayed by the 'johnny-come-lately' CPC/O'Toole buzzword-like references to so-called 'gig workers'.

Erin O’Toole’s Plan For Gig Workers Was ‘Carbon Copied’ From Uber’s Corporate Lobbyists --- Gig workers warn the Conservative leader’s plan would erode employment standards and create a permanent underclass of precarious workers

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One of Conservative leader Erin O’Toole’s platform proposals to help gig workers is identical to demands from Uber’s corporate lobbyists that would undermine Canadian employment standards, gig workers say.

“The Conservative platform is clearly a carbon copy of Uber’s Flexible Work+,” Jennifer Scott, president of Gig Workers United told PressProgress, adding that O’Toole’s platform would “create a third category of worker.”

O’Toole’s platform promises that a Conservative government would require app-based companies like Uber, Lyft and Skip the Dishes to make contributions to an Employee Savings Account every time they pay workers. Workers would be able to withdraw from these funds “as needed.”

What O’Toole doesn’t mention is that his proposal aligns with Uber’s recent lobbying to change provincial labour laws around worker classification. Uber falsely told Canadians it cannot offer workers benefits without changes to Employment Standards and worker classification policies.
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« Reply #230 on: September 02, 2021, 11:34:41 am »
... the CPC/O'Toole has promised to cut all existing 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 => August 13 - Saskatchewan. These agreements include provisioned monies to create required new childcare spaces; additionally monies intended to keep the quality of existing spaces... or improve the quality of spaces as may be necessary.

earlier the waldo provided a study that showed the economic gains realized when women are able to return to the workforce given affordable child care. In addition, Quebec’s experience demonstrates that those returning workforce women will boost growth and productivity — of course, both essential ingredients for an economic recovery... a recovery that CPC/O'Toole continually promises on the election campaign trail!

the CPC/O'Toole alternative to these promised cuts is to provide a tax credit... which does nothing to help create improved and most necessary new childcare spaces to create the foundation necessary for women to return to the workforce.

per Reuters, for select cities, the respective impacts of Liberal versus CPC/O'Toole child care policies:


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Re: 2021 Election Campaign
« Reply #231 on: September 02, 2021, 12:04:40 pm »
I don't see why I should have to pay for other people's kids.  No problem with a tax credit and a helping hand because costs are high.  Don't have kids then expect other people to pay for them.

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« Reply #232 on: September 02, 2021, 12:05:42 pm »
former leader of the B.C. Green Party, Andrew Weaver endorsing the Liberal climate plan... he of impeccable credentials as a climate scientist - a frequent waldo go-to on the climate file!

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a bold and thoughtful plan... the only credible science aligned climate plan put forward by any political party at the federal level... a plan that reflects the urgency and scale of the crisis... I'm extremely impressed by how ambitious the Liberal party climate plan is and I'm confident that this is the right plan for Canada

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« Reply #233 on: September 02, 2021, 12:27:03 pm »
the NDP/Singh remains the only major federal party that has yet to release its 2020 Financial Report/Statement to Elections Canada - was due June 30th... like clockwork the NDP has regularly requested extensions from Elections Canada - in 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020... where it was once again given an extension to August 30th. Well NDP/Singh, where is it?

geezaz waldo, if NDP/Singh can't manage to file their own party financial returns on time, what might they do with a national budget? LOL!


now speaking of election platforms, the CPC/O'Toole have been repeatedly chiding the Liberal party to release its platform. Well O'Toole, its there now and its fully costed... and your CPC/O'Toole platform - where's the costing, hey!

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Re: 2021 Election Campaign
« Reply #234 on: September 02, 2021, 01:09:56 pm »
I don't see why I should have to pay for other people's kids.  No problem with a tax credit and a helping hand because costs are high.  Don't have kids then expect other people to pay for them.

Perhaps wages should have kept up with inflation.

Why can't most single-income families make ends meet? Especially in big cities.
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« Reply #235 on: September 02, 2021, 06:06:04 pm »
Perhaps wages should have kept up with inflation.

Why can't most single-income families make ends meet? Especially in big cities.

Regulate the cost of housing better and people could afford to have more kids.

The Liberals want to bring in over 420,000 new immigrants a year by 2023.  These will mainly be young people of working age or couples with children.  But until the writ was dropped 2 weeks ago they didn't care about the cost of homes and that there's not enough homes in the big cities for all these new immigrants who will need homes to buy. We need some immigrants but we wouldn't need 420k if we had our own damn kids, and we wouldn't need gov childcare if we could afford to raise them ourselves instead of sending them to the government to raise.

The Liberals are too worried about their big bank and big developer friends to give a rat.

Canada has the highest housing prices-to-income ratio in the world.  Our governments at all levels - municipal, provincial, and federal - are corrupt and incompetent beyond belief.  They're not working for us.  Golden boy has never had to worry about paying a mortgage or utility bill in his entire life.
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Re: 2021 Election Campaign
« Reply #236 on: September 03, 2021, 12:32:10 pm »
I was not expecting O'Toole to open up a 3-5% lead in polling.

Should JT lose, this will go down as a historic political blunder.

The country is obsessed with COVID at a local level, but he wants people to reaffirm his leadership at a National level. It has catastrophically backfired.

His best hope is another Minority, or a coalition. If that's the case his part should bounce him ASAP.
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Re: 2021 Election Campaign
« Reply #237 on: September 03, 2021, 01:23:00 pm »
John Horgan he ain't. 


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Re: 2021 Election Campaign
« Reply #238 on: September 03, 2021, 01:24:11 pm »
Anyone know where I can watch the full French debate from last night?  In French, not voice over.

ETA, yes I googled (extensively) before asking you nice folks.

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« Reply #239 on: September 03, 2021, 03:14:41 pm »
Found it!  On Twitter of course.

If anyone else is interested:

https://www.tvanouvelles.ca/2021/09/02/en-direct--face-a-face-2021-les-chefs-saffrontent-dans-un-premier-debat

BTW, this debate is not through Elections Canada, it's just a TVA thing.