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Canadian Federal Election 44 - Sep 2021

Haggis

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The campaign is still young and Trudeau has yet to release most of his major campaign platform planks. The problem with all of his continued arrogance and total lack of integrity, accountability and transparency, is that his supporters don't care. Cult mentality - just like Leafs fans.
 

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I listen to a daily podcast called "Curse of Politics" with David Herle, Jenni Byrne and good ole Beer and Popcorn Scott Reid. They review the daily performance of the parties. Herle and Reid are hard core Chretien/Martin Libs and Byrne is a Harper Conservative.

Its very interesting as these old backroom boys warhorses parse the performances. Today's episode concentrates on the "My Taliban Brothers" comment. The Libs are pissed at the performance of their proteges. Reid still has an unhealthy admiration of the Dauphin.
 

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So what? The statement made referred to a doctor's belief that a) abortion was the murder of an unborn child and b) euthanasia was the pre-mature termination of a human life. Regardless of the law or in the case of abortion, the absence of one, those beliefs need to be respected and adjustments made to ensure that a doctor or any medical staff can work freely within his/her field and not fear repercussions. Referral is a strawman argument. Cellphones and internet access can quickly locate a competent medical team willing to undertake those procedures. Run a search through Google and you will locate a facility in every province and territory. It might not be in your neighbourhood but it is there. And for those who say it should be readily available in the neighbourhood, why? My heart specialist is a 2 hour drive. Want a baby delivered in Trenton, go down the highway to Belleville. If surgery is critical, try Oshawa or Kingston. Why should an abortion clinic be any more available?
 

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My observations so far. and I may be dead wrong, like when I decide to cut hay absolutely sure it won't rain and then 5 hours later, a down pour (thats my July this year).
I think Canadians can only handle so much of any one person as a PM, even if they are doing ok. Or in Trudeau case, not at all. Trudeau is flailing badly in this one. I went to the Unifor and LPC FB pages and there is almost no support Trudeau but the fanatical few.

His optics to call an election now was terrible. I believe he has tried the patience of the Canadian people. When look at it, the trend seems to have been heading this way, 2015, he was golden boy Canada (majority government). In 2019, he was on "PRB" and given another kick at the can to use a military analogy (a minority government). Now, with ZERO improvement and his continued arrogance and total lack of integrity, accountability and transparency, he smugly thought he could pull another rabbit out of the hat. However, the "PRB" (election) is on and sock boys seems to be having a difficult time convincing the 36 million board members why he should stay.

I realize elections are fickle (Like Clintons assured presidency in 2016).
ArmyRick I feel you on the hay, although this year was perfect for us as we had all June to do it. July would be your second cut? I don't usually bother with a second cut unless the stars align perfectly and just let the livestock graze it.

And I agree on the election as well, always risky to call an early election and I hope it blows up in their faces
 

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No worries, folks, bright shiny thing here to look at ....
Canada is deeply concerned by the rapidly evolving situation in Afghanistan and its impact on the humanitarian needs of crisis-affected people as it continues to worsen.

Today, the Government of Canada is announcing an allocation of $50 million for the initial humanitarian response and will be ready to respond to further United Nations and Red Cross appeals. Based on identified needs, Canada will work through trusted humanitarian partners, such as the World Food Programme, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Committee of the Red Cross, who have operational capacity on the ground both inside Afghanistan and in neighbouring countries.

This assistance will be provided in response to international humanitarian appeals, as coordinated and led by the United Nations. It will be delivered through UN and other established humanitarian partners with operational capacity to respond to these needs. Our partners will employ mitigation measures to ensure the assistance reaches the most vulnerable and is not diverted to other actors or for other purposes ...
 

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"our brothers the Taliban" is all I need to know right now. She should have been "deselected" to run for office. I'm sure if the Conservatives had said it there'd be pitchforks and torches out.
 

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I agree. Who did we get out? Who did we leave behind? What is the plan to get them out?
Can't find the article again but a few reports say 60% of who got out were already permanent residents or Canadian citizens. Other 30% are probably actually turns who helped us, frankly we should of prioritized turps over citizens of convenience
 

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Can't find the article again but a few reports say 60% of who got out were already permanent residents or Canadian citizens. Other 30% are probably actually turns who helped us, frankly we should of prioritized turps over citizens of convenience
Are they though? Or could it be they were people that got out under various programs before and went back to continue working or to rebuild? I can imagine that maybe some interpreters from before may have been hired by NGOs and government agencies once established here?
 

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Are they though? Or could it be they were people that got out under various programs before and went back to continue working or to rebuild? I can imagine that maybe some interpreters from before may have been hired by NGOs and government agencies once established here?
Fair point, after all this happened so quickly a timely evacuation was impossible
 

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Interesting watching the people currently holding the ball - and their media supporters - follow the usual script for managing an unfavourable news cycle, as if that's really all that's at stake.
 

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The issue of the interpreters and their families needs to be at the top or very near the top of the list.
To us, yes.

To the general public? I'd be surprised if people remembered a day after they entered Kabul. The issues of housing, healthcare, jobs, Covid, etc are going to be higher up.

Call me cynical, but if the CPC was in power I don't think the govt's response to this would have been any different. Something something "mile wide, inch deep"...
 

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Aaaaaand for the record (highlights mine)....
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the deadly attacks that took place near the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan:

“I strongly condemn the terror attacks that took place earlier today near the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. These heinous attacks took the lives of many innocent people desperately seeking to leave the country and those supporting evacuation efforts, including U.S. service members and medical personnel. As one of its closest allies, Canada joins with the United States as they mourn their fallen.

“Our thoughts are with the people of Afghanistan, and everyone affected by these senseless acts of violence. We offer our condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims, and wish a full recovery to those who were injured.

“As the situation on the ground continues to evolve, we will keep working with our international and local partners to support humanitarian efforts, fight terrorism, and ensure those who want to leave Afghanistan can do so safely.

“All Afghan people deserve to live in dignity, peace, and security. Canada expects any future government of Afghanistan to fulfill its obligations to uphold the human rights of all its citizens, as required by international law.”
G2G - bit in yellow look cut of the same cloth as other recent statements?
 

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Aaaaaand for the record (highlights mine)....

G2G - bit in yellow look cut of the same cloth as other recent statements?
Yup, BG.

Hollow…meaningless…platitudes.


Call me cynical, but if the CPC was in power I don't think the govt's response to this would have been any different. Something something "mile wide, inch deep"...

No, I think it would have been different, at least if O’Toole was PM…he has a solid record for supporting Terps years and years ago, not just at the last minute when it would be a few platitudes vacuously vomited out to sway polls…
 

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Yup, BG.

Hollow…meaningless…platitudes.




No, I think it would have been different, at least if O’Toole was PM…he has a solid record for supporting Terps years and years ago, not just at the last minute when it would be a few platitudes vacuously vomited out to sway polls…
It wouldn’t have been. This didn’t become a front page issue until a crisis happened. When was the last time O’toole mentioned it before all of this? Not to mention the tighter restrictions the CPC had in place as to who could come to Canada.


this from 2012. And take a close look at Kenney’s statement on Canada not having any obligation to anyone working with Canada after 2012.

politicians are pretty much the same regardless of them being RED or BLUE. I have no doubt we’d be in the same boat right now if team blue was in charge.

So yes, I agree with Dimsum’s cynicism.
 
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