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Offline Gorgeous Graham

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« Reply #1095 on: January 25, 2021, 12:24:01 pm »
I am quite familiar with the changes, I have filed for every period since inception and know the calculations they use.

I'm critical of using revenue reduction *as a method*.  It doesn't make sense to just give free money to companies whether or not COVID has impacted them.

Yeah how do you go about proving that revenue loss was COVID related?  Lots of small businesses fail, lots of big businesses have bad years or bad quarters.

But the whole point of this program was to keep workers working because if they were laid off the government would be paying them on the CERB anyways for doing nothing, so better they be paid to work.

The whole thing is a sh!t-show, there's going to be abuse it's inevitable, and does the gov really have the resources to find it?  Tax returns themselves sound like a ton of work on CRA's part this year.  And how long would it take the Auditor General to audit half a trillion+ in program spending?

In the Trudeau gov's defense, they were stuck between a rock and a hard place.  Then again, a few of the most senior finance people in our gov resigned this year like Morneau and leaders at the Bank of Canada.
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« Reply #1096 on: January 25, 2021, 12:42:06 pm »
The alternative, I think, of letting businesses fail en mass, with mass layoffs, was far worse.
Like taking a laissez faire approach to COVID and just letting nature take its course.  I'm surprised Extinction Rebellion doesn't have a conservative wing advising that. It's been pointed out before that most of the planet's other inhabitants would raise a collective cheer if human beings disappeared from the scene.

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« Reply #1097 on: January 25, 2021, 04:24:48 pm »
As bad an appointment as this was, and it was bad, we are still suffering with the legacy of Harper appointments.

Mike Duffy is STILL a fuckin’ Senator.

Lynn Beyak, who the Senate can’t seem to get their **** together to remove from office....   maybe because they don’t like to actually work?....    One of the most awful and stupid human beings in all of Canada is an appointee of Harper’s.

At least we were rid of the GG in relatively quick fashion.

Bayak just resigned.
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« Reply #1098 on: January 25, 2021, 04:31:57 pm »
Cancel culture is out of control, you can't even be a horrible public racist without people demanding you give up you seat in the Upper chamber.

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« Reply #1099 on: January 25, 2021, 04:55:14 pm »
Cancel culture is out of control, you can't even be a horrible public racist without people demanding you give up you seat in the Upper chamber.

She wasn’t forced to go anywhere....  they never made her leave, or held her to account.   She resigned with all the honours and $$$ that go with the position.

She essentially said “there’s a place for racists like me in the Government of Canada”, giving most of Canada the middle finger while doing so.  And, sadly, I guess she was right.

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« Reply #1100 on: January 25, 2021, 05:44:54 pm »
She wasn’t forced to go anywhere....  they never made her leave, or held her to account.   She resigned with all the honours and $$$ that go with the position.

She essentially said “there’s a place for racists like me in the Government of Canada”, giving most of Canada the middle finger while doing so.  And, sadly, I guess she was right.

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In December, Sen. Mary Jane McCallum advanced a motion seeking a Senate first: having Beyak permanently removed. The motion was tabled but had not yet been debated before the Senate adjourned for the holidays and they were going to discuss it next week.

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« Reply #1101 on: January 25, 2021, 06:39:00 pm »
In December, Sen. Mary Jane McCallum advanced a motion seeking a Senate first: having Beyak permanently removed. The motion was tabled but had not yet been debated before the Senate adjourned for the holidays and they were going to discuss it next week.

She’s been a problem for years.

If this was a victory, whoop-dee-fuckin-doo.

I prefer not to be governed by racists while they dither and humm and haw about what to do.
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« Reply #1102 on: January 25, 2021, 07:10:57 pm »
If the Senate wants credibility they have to earn it by policing their own membership. To paraphrase an old saying, who would want to belong to a club  that had Beyak as a member
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