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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #465 on: May 28, 2020, 10:57:23 pm »
Liberals decided they wanted to shut down Parliament during a state of emergency so their MPs can hang out and drink beer over the lovely summer months while the Liberals spend gazillions of dollars that won't be properly scrutinized in Parliament.

Meanwhile, though the Liberals are giving out money to everyone, they won't properly fund the AG so that they can do appropriate audits.  https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/house-committee-unanimous-in-petitioning-morneau-to-cover-auditor-generals-funding-shortfall

So Liberals want to suppress oversight of their massive spending.  Good job.  Enjoy your summer vacation, paid for by the billions you don't want any oversight on.  Oh yeah and the government wage subsidy the parties are taking too.

your post is a pile of shyte! Of course, for weeks on end, weakAndy has been pushing for a full return of all MPs... apparently claiming virtual sittings don't allow his trained seals to properly perform! It was most inconvenient for media wags to point out to Scheer that he only attended 2 of 6 virtual sittings! What a conArteeest that weakAndy is, hey!

in any case, the fully functioning Parliament voted... you do realize the current minority government couldn't act without gaining enough support, right? ConspiracyG, you do know how minority governments work, right?

but yes, kinda per norm, there will be a summer recess - but not before:
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Some MPs will still sit in Ottawa, four days a week well into June as part of a special COVID-19 committee that will include multiple hours of questions on the pandemic from opposition leaders directed at the government. In addition to those in the chamber, MPs from across the country will be able to take part via video conference, with large screens set up inside the House of Commons.

the waldo will allow you a do-over... suggesting you check the date on your linked article!  ;D By the by, the AG's office is proceeding with 3 key audits... I do believe your special whine is covered here, yes? 
- an examination of the federal government’s $187 billion infrastructure plan,
- an audit of COVID-19-related special warrants issued under the Financial Administration Act and
- an audit of Ottawa’s pandemic emergency response

try again, try harder!

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #466 on: May 29, 2020, 10:48:44 am »
Liberals decided they wanted to shut down Parliament during a state of emergency so their MPs can hang out and drink beer over the lovely summer months while the Liberals spend gazillions of dollars that won't be properly scrutinized in Parliament.

Meanwhile, though the Liberals are giving out money to everyone, they won't properly fund the AG so that they can do appropriate audits.  https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/house-committee-unanimous-in-petitioning-morneau-to-cover-auditor-generals-funding-shortfall

So Liberals want to suppress oversight of their massive spending.  Good job.  Enjoy your summer vacation, paid for by the billions you don't want any oversight on.  Oh yeah and the government wage subsidy the parties are taking too.

Do you actually believe this garbage? The house will continue to sit in the form of the COVID committee. Ontario still has a massive problem with COVID-19, and Ottawa shouldn't be adding to that by bringing thousands of people back to the Hill.
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #467 on: June 10, 2020, 08:18:59 am »
Liberals decided they wanted to shut down Parliament during a state of emergency so their MPs can hang out and drink beer over the lovely summer months ...

Conservative MP's can sit around and drink beer all summer too.


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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #468 on: June 11, 2020, 10:34:50 am »
ya ya, weakAndy/CPC have been pining for more face-time in Parliament... virtual sittings are an impediment to the posturing of CPC barking seals. And the summer recess was clearly the last straw!  ;D

for weeks on end Scheer was nattering on about Canadian fraudsters taking advantage of COVID-19 related assistance. Of course the news that ~190,000 persons, on their own initiatives, moved to pay back monies they weren't rightly entitled to - well that just messed with the Scheer narrative! And yes, it was MORE important to get the money out quickly versus alternate delays that rigourous oversight would have resulted in.

so now the government proposed a new two-fold COVID-19 aid bill intended to offer assistance to disabled persons... along with measures to impose penalties for fraudulently claiming the Canada Emergency Response Benefit... not just "simple mistakes" made; rather, overt fraud actions taken. But the CPC refused to support the new bill - even refusing to support a split bill that would allow a separate vote just on the disability aid... even refusing to discuss/debate the proposals. And why? Because, they have now openly stated they will not debate, they will not vote... on anything - until full Parliament is resumed!

here's Deputy CPC House leader John Nater - MP Perth-Wellington saying exactly that:

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #469 on: June 12, 2020, 03:31:52 pm »
So now Scheer is personally responsible for withholding money for disabled people, even when that  bill is separated. Edit: My error I think. It isn't separate.


Seems a dumb ego trip devoid of caring on both leaders.

 
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« Reply #470 on: June 16, 2020, 06:36:44 pm »
You’d have to ask the people buying the bonds.
What people? You just assume there will be people.
There are people buying right now ffs.

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #471 on: June 17, 2020, 05:45:07 pm »
Canada loses UN Security Council bid.  2.3 milllion dollars completely wasted on selling bribes to 3rd world dictators so they'd vote for us.

2.3 million dollars can pay for a year's rent for 190 homeless people, or a lifetime's supply of food for a bunch of them.
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #473 on: June 17, 2020, 07:40:15 pm »
Canada loses UN Security Council bid.  2.3 milllion dollars completely wasted on selling bribes to 3rd world dictators so they'd vote for us.

2.3 million dollars can pay for a year's rent for 190 homeless people, or a lifetime's supply of food for a bunch of them.

$2.3M is also about 1 millionth of the Canadian economy.

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #474 on: June 17, 2020, 08:22:16 pm »
LOLZ

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/security-council-rejection-a-deep-embarrassment-for-harper/article1370239/

I imagine that some people who were posting about failing to win the security council seat 10 years ago was "an international indictment of Stephen Harper" or crap like that are busy deleting old tweets today.

I don't think a seat on the security council actually matters, though. 

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #476 on: June 22, 2020, 03:30:14 pm »
ya ya, weakAndy/CPC have been pining for more face-time in Parliament... virtual sittings are an impediment to the posturing of CPC barking seals. And the summer recess was clearly the last straw!  ;D

for weeks on end Scheer was nattering on about Canadian fraudsters taking advantage of COVID-19 related assistance. Of course the news that ~190,000 persons, on their own initiatives, moved to pay back monies they weren't rightly entitled to - well that just messed with the Scheer narrative! And yes, it was MORE important to get the money out quickly versus alternate delays that rigourous oversight would have resulted in.

so now the government proposed a new two-fold COVID-19 aid bill intended to offer assistance to disabled persons... along with measures to impose penalties for fraudulently claiming the Canada Emergency Response Benefit... not just "simple mistakes" made; rather, overt fraud actions taken. But the CPC refused to support the new bill - even refusing to support a split bill that would allow a separate vote just on the disability aid... even refusing to discuss/debate the proposals. And why? Because, they have now openly stated they will not debate, they will not vote... on anything - until full Parliament is resumed!

here's Deputy CPC House leader John Nater - MP Perth-Wellington saying exactly that:

Well, if the Conservative MP's refuse to perform their duties, I guess they'll just be marked Absent. They are already entirely irrelevant, so it won't make much difference.

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #477 on: June 24, 2020, 07:50:10 pm »
The government lost one AAA rating today due to global government debt (provinces plus feds). The market took no notice. Now that I have an understanding of MMT, I wonder why we even care about the ratings, debt, or deficits. They're all meaningless for a monetary sovereign with a reserve currency like Canada.

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #478 on: June 24, 2020, 08:24:58 pm »
The government lost one AAA rating today due to global government debt (provinces plus feds). The market took no notice. Now that I have an understanding of MMT, I wonder why we even care about the ratings, debt, or deficits. They're all meaningless for a monetary sovereign with a reserve currency like Canada.

What market? The stock market took a big hit today for the same reasons.
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #479 on: June 24, 2020, 08:46:29 pm »
The government lost one AAA rating today due to global government debt (provinces plus feds). The market took no notice. Now that I have an understanding of MMT, I wonder why we even care about the ratings, debt, or deficits. They're all meaningless for a monetary sovereign with a reserve currency like Canada.

http://www.igmchicago.org/surveys/modern-monetary-theory/
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