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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #630 on: September 10, 2020, 11:04:15 am »
All the articles i've read state mr Trudeau will be introducing quite the spendy mcspendster of a spending plan during and/or following the Throne Speech, complete with lots of green initiates.  I can see why Morneau and him butted heads.

And now we have O'Toole with his new "Canada First" slogan.  Quite the decision to borrow a slogan from the most hated politician among Canadians (Justin Trudeau a close second!).

What makes you think Trudeau is ďhatedĒ.  Whatís his approval rating among Canadians?

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #631 on: September 10, 2020, 11:05:47 am »
Europe is planning to spend the equivalent of Canada spending $100B over the next 5 years for future investment. We risk being left behind in a quickly changing economy if we don't spend.

Iím not sure why, but many Canadians take their cues from the USA.  Huge mistake.

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« Reply #632 on: September 10, 2020, 12:26:58 pm »
Europe is planning to spend the equivalent of Canada spending $100B over the next 5 years for future investment. We risk being left behind in a quickly changing economy if we don't spend.
Europe isn't a country.  It's also completely irrelevant what other countries want to spend.  If Europe drove off a cliff would you follow them?

I'm not saying we shouldn't spend, it all depends on what and how much.  We are in a recession after all, we will need spending support.  I guess we'll see what he has in store.

It's also a fact that Trudeau's poll numbers shot through the roof when he was giving away hundreds of billions in free money to Canadians, i'm sure that's also part of the calculus.  Sources within the gov privy to the Morneau/JT spat said JT was very focused on polling.
"The economy has been relatively strong but Trudeau has chosen to run deficits year after year & has said will continue to do so well into the future.  This means we'll be in a worse & more vulnerable financial position when a recession hits when we HAVE to run deficits again." - Me, Oct. 3, 2019

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #633 on: September 10, 2020, 12:54:11 pm »
Iím not sure why, but many Canadians take their cues from the USA.  Huge mistake.

Agreed.  Canada should do what's best for Canada, regardless of what the US or any other country is doing.

Culturally, Canada is good enough on its own merits.  We shouldn't need Americans to acknowledge us to make us feel special.  We didn't need the Tragically Hip to make it big on US radio for them to be great.
"The economy has been relatively strong but Trudeau has chosen to run deficits year after year & has said will continue to do so well into the future.  This means we'll be in a worse & more vulnerable financial position when a recession hits when we HAVE to run deficits again." - Me, Oct. 3, 2019
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #634 on: September 23, 2020, 02:46:32 pm »
Listening to the Throne Speech, while I work - I'm not catching all of it, but I'm catching enough to envision apoplectic Conservatives across Canada.
- Women
- Seniors
- Environment
- Indigenous
- Systemic racism
- Promoting French
- Fast tracking immigrants who've worked in the care industry

Way too ambitious, imo.  Gonna need a couple of decades at least to get all that done. 

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #635 on: September 23, 2020, 02:57:41 pm »
Listening to the Throne Speech, while I work - I'm not catching all of it, but I'm catching enough to envision apoplectic Conservatives across Canada.
- Women
- Seniors
- Environment
- Indigenous
- Systemic racism
- Promoting French
- Fast tracking immigrants who've worked in the care industry

Way too ambitious, imo.  Gonna need a couple of decades at least to get all that done.

As long as it sounds good.
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #636 on: September 23, 2020, 03:02:41 pm »
Dollar down almost half a cent. Related?
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #637 on: September 24, 2020, 09:49:33 pm »
That Throne speech/national address was a lot tamer than thought.

National daycare program.  Probably never going to happen.  Education is in the control of the provinces, they'd fight it.

I prefer just giving non-rich people the money and letting them look after their own early childhood education.  If there's demand for more childcare, people will open those businesses.
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"The economy has been relatively strong but Trudeau has chosen to run deficits year after year & has said will continue to do so well into the future.  This means we'll be in a worse & more vulnerable financial position when a recession hits when we HAVE to run deficits again." - Me, Oct. 3, 2019

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #638 on: September 24, 2020, 10:29:18 pm »
That Throne speech/national address was a lot tamer than thought.

National daycare program.  Probably never going to happen.  Education is in the control of the provinces, they'd fight it.

I prefer just giving non-rich people the money and letting them look after their own early childhood education.  If there's demand for more childcare, people will open those businesses.

Basically a rehash of most of the promises from the last throne speech. Evidently it was necessary to prorogue Parliament for that.
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #639 on: September 25, 2020, 12:30:09 am »
Basically a rehash of most of the promises from the last throne speech. Evidently it was necessary to prorogue Parliament for that.

 ;D c'mon member wilber... I've heard/read the exact same summation from 3 CPC members; granted, you're a little weak in also not mentioning the perogy covering up the fake trumped-up WE Charity thingee!

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #640 on: September 25, 2020, 09:26:59 am »
;D c'mon member wilber... I've heard/read the exact same summation from 3 CPC members; granted, you're a little weak in also not mentioning the perogy covering up the fake trumped-up WE Charity thingee!

Well other than some new pandemic spending, what exactly was new in this speeach?

I havenít but now that you mention it, the perogy thing did shut that down as well.
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« Reply #641 on: October 20, 2020, 02:06:47 pm »
so... the relentless WE Charity nattering of CPC #PigeonPierre and NDP CharlieLingus has emboldened the CPC to want to bring forward a voting motion to create a special committee, "to probe the government's {presumed} ethical lapses & pandemic response spending"... a committee that CPC leader O'Tool has actually called an "anti-corruption committee".

with the government alternatively proposing to strike a special committee with a narrower mandate to review federal COVID-19 program spending, PM Trudeau has declared the proposed CPC motion... a confidence motion with a related election call.

Quote from: PM Justin Trudeau
We have rolled out unprecedented measures to support Canadians, to support small businesses, to support families, to support communities right across the country, and we feel that parliamentarians should in this exceptional time have an ability to look very carefully at all that spending. And that's why we're proposing this special committee.

But it will be up to parliamentarians and the opposition to decide whether they want to make this minority Parliament work, or whether they've lost confidence in this government's ability to manage this pandemic and continue to govern this country during this crisis.

it's only coincidental that, today:

=> NDP leader Singh formally announces Margaret Trudeau should be off-limits to any considerations of scrutinizing the WE Charity... this after CharlieLingus has spent months demonizing her.

=> CharlieLingus announces he's done with twitter


=> CPC leader O'Tool asks to have his beer held... and rushes forward to amend the motion stating it has been amended to include language specifying that creating the committee should not be deemed grounds to order an election.  ;D
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #642 on: October 20, 2020, 02:54:47 pm »


CharlieLingus announces



Which of the toxic cesspool hate bots on Twitter are you Waldo?

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #643 on: October 20, 2020, 06:52:00 pm »
Which of the toxic cesspool hate bots on Twitter are you Waldo?

member squiggy, my post offered you several aspects to comment on; yet, somehow you could only rise sink to this level. It gives me pause to wonder are

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #644 on: October 21, 2020, 01:18:15 pm »
Be nice.

Be Harder nice.