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Offline wilber

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #570 on: August 19, 2020, 01:38:04 pm »
Oddly, my leftist friends all seem to think so too.  I'm a little more guarded but I like a few things about her:

1) Came from journalism, not law or academia
2) Doesn't seem to be a silver spoon kid
3) Negotiated very strongly with the US on the new NAFTA

She could be the political unicorn we have been awaiting.  And we all could reunite with the Waldo even... I'm getting wet eyed...

This will be interesting. Finance Minister can be a step away from PM or a career killer.
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« Reply #571 on: August 20, 2020, 05:56:04 am »
   GIANTESS SEIZES POWER !!!!!
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« Reply #572 on: August 20, 2020, 12:38:10 pm »


which you're getting! Harper Conservatives prorogued to avoid a confidence vote - PM Trudeau/Liberals prorogued to reset the government's policy and legislative agenda... the prior 'Throne Speech and related policy', of course, had no mention/reference to COVID-19. And as I said, most pointedly, this perogy forces a confidence vote - so let's just wait and see which parties call for an election! Lets just see!


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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #573 on: August 21, 2020, 08:54:36 am »
If a post is dumb, I'll tag it as dumb, just to make it clear.

Also, as a reminder, I'm not really actively moderating. I'm not ignoring reports so much as just disregarding them.

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #574 on: August 21, 2020, 08:58:16 am »
It's hilarious that people keep underestimating her. She's going to be a great Prime Minister one day.

Did you see her put David Akin in his place yesterday?

https://twitter.com/gtlem/status/1296536979530829827?s=20

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« Reply #575 on: August 21, 2020, 10:50:53 am »
If a post is dumb, I'll tag it as dumb, just to make it clear.

that one particular member here so liberally... so incessantly... tags posts as dumb is a testament to the most indiscriminate nature of the/his act! That there is a history of multiple members railing against the particular members propensity to tag posts as dumb is a testament to the most indiscriminate nature of the/his act! Do I personally give a flyingPhack about the lilShyte's dumbTagn' - NO, I don't. What I do object to is... the most indiscriminate nature of the/his act as it impacts upon the membership at large and the fact the lilShyte chooses to so wantonly sow division with the ease of a most dismissive dumbTag... irregardless of whether or not a posting member has taken the time to post... taken the time to research the subject matter of the post... taken the time to present a cogent, meaningful and contextually relevant post. To choose to simply liberally/incessantly shyte upon posts with a dumbTag... because he can... is the act of a purposeful disruptor! Knock it off member squiggy!
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #576 on: August 25, 2020, 12:39:01 pm »
No matter, Carney will be the real finance minister.

I don't think the Finance Minister needs to be the best economist in the country, any more than the Justice Minister needs to be the best judge in the country or the Health Minister needs to be the best doctor in the country. These are primarily management roles.  She'll have the best advisors available (including Carney), and she'll have an army of economists and accountants available.

Also, I object to the idea that we need to have a businessman or a stock-broker or a hedge-fund manager as Finance Minister.  I can see why business executives or stock-brokers or hedge-fund managers would like to see somebody with their perspective running the economy. But policies that are great for big businesses and stock markets and hedge funds aren't necessarily policies that are great for the economy at large.  They're increasingly disconnected from the economic well being of the majority of people.

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #577 on: August 25, 2020, 01:20:42 pm »
By the way, I just found out O'Toole wants to defund the CBC and turn the airwaves into another corporate wasteland.

I may as well mail my ballot in now... I hate the Conservatives for making me vote Liberal time in and time out...
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #578 on: August 25, 2020, 03:58:21 pm »
By the way, I just found out O'Toole wants to defund the CBC and turn the airwaves into another corporate wasteland.

I may as well mail my ballot in now... I hate the Conservatives for making me vote Liberal time in and time out...

Apparently, he also wants to re criminalize marijuana.
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #579 on: August 25, 2020, 05:15:32 pm »
Apparently, he also wants to re criminalize marijuana.

So, basically, Conservatives don't actually want to win?
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #580 on: August 25, 2020, 05:24:07 pm »
Apparently, he also wants to re criminalize marijuana.

What.

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #581 on: August 25, 2020, 05:27:46 pm »
What.

O’Toole wants there to be tickets for marijuana....  so still illegal.

https://erinotoolemp.com/2017/04/18/up-in-smoke/

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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #582 on: August 25, 2020, 05:41:12 pm »
O’Toole wants there to be tickets for marijuana....  so still illegal.

https://erinotoolemp.com/2017/04/18/up-in-smoke/

Finding police forces willing to write them might be a problem.
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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #583 on: August 25, 2020, 05:57:43 pm »
By the way, I just found out O'Toole wants to defund the CBC and turn the airwaves into another corporate wasteland.

I may as well mail my ballot in now... I hate the Conservatives for making me vote Liberal time in and time out...


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Re: Government Day-to-Day
« Reply #584 on: August 27, 2020, 06:52:19 pm »
Fitch really needs to stop interfering in internal Canadian politics. No one believes that there's any chance that Canada would default on Canadian dollar debt.