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  1. What I see as an impending threat is we have a generation coming up who implicitly believe the government and their media outlets, as supreme wisdom from on high. They were born into a world of computers and internet, while I was not. And yet I have a much better sense of context and all-around historical knowledge than they do. The lost of historical knowledge, and ability to think or question authority was fundamental to implementing communism. Under its rule all prior history was re-written to portray the former state as utterly villainous, and criminal. Meanwhile it was THEY, political activists who brought communism who were criminal. Result- an even worse and more criminal society. That's why the government has to be reigned in on their power, and their ability to communicate and broadcast their propaganda has to be limited. Essentially make it illegal.
    5 points
  2. I came across this on a conservative forum, and it's a pretty damned sad thing to acknowledge that a small right wing online newspaper has a more accurate and coherent explanation about the whole residential school graves than in any mainstream media report I've seen to date. It calls out the inaccuracies of the media reports and has a graph from the truth and reconciliation commission report detailing the most common causes of death at residential schools. This report has the context all the mainstream media reports have lacked. When it comes to the coverage of graves identified near residential schools in three First Nations communities, the legacy media in Canada has done a tremendous disservice to all Canadians – especially First Nations. They have created a moral panic, and continue to fan the flames of racial division. This panic came to a breaking point over the weekend, when prominent statues were knocked over and at least 25 churches in Western Canada were either vandalized or completely burnt down. To make matters worse, several prominent commentators, including politicians, journalists, professors, lawyers and activists, excused the behaviour of the mob, explained away and justified these riots, and in some cases, even cheered them on. https://tnc.news/2021/07/07/six-things-the-media-got-wrong-about-the-graves-found-near-residential-schools/?fbclid=IwAR1hBFiREnGZhWU1VbuOa4D6LrQpCh7MLcgwT3atl3NJj5Q6s4sSegl65s4
    4 points
  3. With Justin Trudeau as PM Canada is certainly moving in the direction of a Communist state. We all know he has publicly stated his admiration for the Chinese dictatorship. Trudeau has started the process of disarming law abiding gun owners while ignoring gang violence. Bill C-10 and now C-36 to limit free speech on the internet are things all dictatorships engage in. Trudeau , like Joe Biden really isn't the one in actual charge, that would be the radical progressives past and present like Telford , Butts etc.
    4 points
  4. Politics has become so distant and professionally staged it is overwhelming our senses, leaving emotion – particularly fear – to play the role of reason. The cost of replacing community with floor-to-ceiling media is huge and will continue to take a greater toll until the voices we hear and the heads we see talking include those of members of our communities. Celebrity and representation are antithetical. Media-generated celebrity is good for selling hamburgers, not good for representing Canadians. We have the technology to fight back, we just need the will. The best defense we have against invasive technology is local control over the information delivery system. Fortunately, that capability is designed into internet protocols. A national network of independent communities with independent MPs would work equally well, be there 10,000 nodes or ten. Every riding has the talent to maintain a node. An opportunity to participate in such a learning project would be very welcome to people of all ages. It would be a great start to rebuilding community with the sense of purpose and contribution we have lost. Having politicians represent the riding to parliament rather than parties to the riding is just one of the benefits.
    3 points
  5. This funny ad by Pierre Poilievre had my eyes rolling, and laughing at the same time. Obviously, he is a good communicator and has energy. He seems smart and decided. I saw many of his interventions when he was questioning -sorry assassinating- Justin at We Charity hearings, and he is just like in this ad. There's just something that feels quite odd; this ad reflects exactly what is wrong with the CPC, and why they haven't taken power since 2015. The message of his advertisement was strictly economical, talking about our beloved God, money, and how he will make ourselves rich rather than credit card broke like his to-be-predecessor Trudeau leads us all to be. I think this is off a Canadian market target, but would fit more in the US. Would you vote for him? I would, because I'm a Tory, but I don't think he will suffice to convince soft Liberals to vote for him.
    3 points
  6. Today is the birth of the best country in the world. We have every reason to celebrate it even in the privacy of our homes if we wish not to risk going out or take part in parties and gatherings. We are coming out of this long pandemic, the economic outlook is much brighter and we look forward to many happy days ahead as we live in the best country in the world where people are judged by the majority based on the size of their hearts and minds rather than the color of their skin or national origin. The country where all citizens are equal before the law and individual freedoms are respected. The country where women are equal and respected by a majority and we can live in the safety of our homes not fearing the security or intelligence agents busting in and arresting innocent people because they don't agree with the ruling government. A country which is prosperous and shares the prosperity with its citizens rather than 99% of the wealth to be in the hands of 1% ruling thieves and so called ruling elite. We have had some bumpy roads in our way in the past and no one claims perfection in Canada but lets work and hope for even better Canada and that the future would be much brighter for all of us. Happy birthday Canada.
    3 points
  7. Canadian news is all covid and natives. Nothing else other than an occasional murder or tragedy. I've basically stopped even watching it. Al Jazeera and Euronews have good roundups of what's going on in the world - news you won't see on CBC or CTV. As for what's going on in Canada. Who knows? Covid and natives. With an occasional outrage-porn story involving racism.
    3 points
  8. Just because you heard some woke leftists in the media call it genocide, you decide to go with that without having a clue of what it is all about. About 150,000 attended residential schools in a 100 year period and several thousand (4,000 to 6,000) died of likely mostly diseases and illness. No they did not wipe out the 150,000 aboriginals in schools. It impossible to have a rational discussion with someone who believes the red power radicals claims of genocide when you have no facts or proof of anything. The people who ran the schools were not killing students. We already know there was sexual abuse, physical abuse. But a lot of the people who worked in those schools are gone now. There may be some still alive from more recent times. But if you have any proof or factual information of crime, you should report it to the police.
    3 points
  9. I think you should roll another fat one and forget peeking out at western Canada. Yes, the west is unhappy, and yes, you've projected your stunted reality . . . yet again. Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and the Yukon would be a very viable country . . . European/Asian markets by sea. Food and fuel. Watch your tv shows and rest assured Canada is just a big happy picnic . . . .
    3 points
  10. You vastly underestimate the power of the media. The media forms people's opinions, 100%. Not just a few people, but a strong majority. That's because most people actually don't think for themselves at all, they just gobble up propaganda like hungry pit bulls, and like Mr Twain said: "It's easier to fool a person than to convince them that they have been fooled". For example: 99% of people will say that Trudeau fought covid successfully but he botched literally everything, 100%. He didn't actually do a single, solitary thing until March 16th aside from give very bad advice, allow planeloads of infected people in, let them wander freely without being screened, got his own wife infected with covid, gave away all our PPE to China and got back junk, ordered Chinese vaccines instead of American ones (then we had to poach vaccines from the 3rd-world-country pool, Canadians didn't care because they weren't told to care), and hid in his basement. Then he held press conferences, pretending that they were models of covid safety because he was socially distanced, but there were 15 reporters huddled under a tent together. They pretended that the lab leak theory was bunk, that healthy people and kids were at risk of dying, etc. Canada has the world's 39th-highest population, universal health care, we are 189th in population density, we're on a different continent from where the virus originated, and we were top ten to 5,000 covid deaths. There are metropolitan areas (Tokyo for example) with populations comparable to our entire country who had far less deaths than we did. Their population density is higher than ours by orders of magnitude. If they had Trudeau's leadership they'd have hundreds of thousands of deaths. Literally everything that Canadians think that they understand about C19 was wrong, and they could have easily figured it out if they though about it, but they are incredibly stupid and they just regurgitate what they hear. Our media gave Trudeau a shining star and Canadians believe that he was our saviour. Honestly, go ask some Canadians what they think of Trudeau's 'fight' against covid. You'll laugh. The media controls Canadians, outright.
    3 points
  11. Those burning churches are only exercising their legal right to commit whatever level of violence and vandalism they choose as long as it's done in the name of native rights or native protesting or whatever. The soft liberal bigotry of low expectations says we can't hold non-whites to the same standard of behaviour we do white people. I guess they're just not capable of self control or civilized behaviour.
    3 points
  12. Orange shirts (red power and their left wing radical supporters) in Winnipeg just brought down statues of Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria and the authorities did absolutely nothing. If authorities continue to do nothing or next to nothing, they are sending a message to anarchists and lawbreakers they can do whatever they feel like with impunity in Canada.
    3 points
  13. the left did far more damage when it comes to rioting than the right did at the capitol pull your head out of your ass the capitol riots was a nothingburger compared to the BLM riots after George Floyd died be serious, enough of the partisan hackery
    3 points
  14. I refuse to take responsibility for anything somebody else is responsible for, that occurred before I was even alive.
    3 points
  15. Yeah, I've got a townhouse that's gone up exponentially in value, but it makes me nervous and it doesn't feel right. And, while on paper it looks good, what can I do with that equity? I can't sell and trade up, because all other properties have also increased exponentially. My mortgage is pretty low, even though I've borrowed against the equity for some renos, and I'd like to keep it that way in case of a severe downturn. So it does kind of feel like false wealth; I'd be a lot more comfortable if the increase had happened more slowly and wasn't so high.
    2 points
  16. The housing prices in major Canadian cities have skyrocketed absolutely crazy so that a single incomer even with highest education and years of work experience cannot afford to buy even a small house. This is hardly real prosperity but fictitious prosperity.
    2 points
  17. I see the "information age" as simply indoctrinating people. With a life long career in advertising I initially thought the juggernaut was aimed at youth but I'm observing weak and otherwise helpless adults falling for it. They don't even know how they're being bought and sold. Very sad.
    2 points
  18. Incredible that you don't even have the semblance of knowledge to at least realize whose side the former president was when he initiated Operation Warp Speed. You are just drinking the propaganda Kool-Aid, like a zombie needs brain to survive, the idiot needs his fake news to comfort himself.
    2 points
  19. That useless fucker wearing Golden eagle tail feathers . . . what an insult. A turkey wanting to be an eagle . . . .
    2 points
  20. Blaming others is not a solution, it’s an absolution. Politicians don’t elect themselves, the electorate elects them, and then we start doling out the blame. We can’t send media creations to Ottawa and expect competent politicians to arrive. Whatever Canada is becoming, it starts with Canadians. There was a time, not so long ago, we may have been able to engineer a better future if we were lucky enough to vote for statesmen. Not anymore. Today, we need problem-solvers. Words aren’t working. No Newfoundland fisher has ever talked the crew’s way out of a storm. No prairie farmer has ever negotiated away the devastation caused by bad weather. They both have to navigate their way through banks and buyers – as every other business owner – before the benefits can be realized. The problem solvers we need are plentiful and in wide distribution. They are Canadians from coast to coast to coast. They are in every riding in the country. Furthermore, they don’t source historic, well-documented (marketed) solutions for problems with surface similarities, they create proper solutions on the fly using experience-based knowledge. Information for them is a starting point, not the solution. We can no longer afford to be overwhelmed by loose-fitting, impressively-accurate statistical solutions that are beautifully presented and completely unsuitable. Soon, Canada will be getting a crash course in reality. Neither the environment nor the economy can be tricked by vacuous political glad-handing, empty promises or smiling celebrities generated as required by media. The upcoming challenges will create opportunities for any party that presents realistic, comprehensive options riding by riding; a party that respects and appeals to thinking Canadians. There are far too many to ignore. Those opportunities do not include parties handing out fairy-godmother promises more suited to a past that never existed or an electorate that acts as if they just won free shopping at the bank. I hope the difficulties we face will cause us to realize this great country was built by Canadians working together. We need Canadians to guide the future if we are to have one as Canadians. The biggest bang for the buck will come from elected representatives listening to those who will be providing those bucks, not those who propose ways to spend them...many times over. If parties are unwilling to offer proper representation for Canadians, then Canadians need to elect independents. At least they would not be committed to doing as they are told by the party elite.
    2 points
  21. Victoria, BC: Victoria city council has voted unanimously to cancel 'Canada Day'. They are spineless.
    2 points
  22. Leslyn Lewis is one conservative candidate I would vote for were she in my constituency. I also believe that had she won the party leadership Conservatives would have had a much better chance in the coming election.
    2 points
  23. Nope. OntariOWE and PAYbac will flood the trust fund adolescent punk back in.
    2 points
  24. Why are historically inaccurate narratives about residential schools, Sir John A. MacDonald, and falsehoods about other figures and events allowed by current governments to set public policy? Conrad Black calls out the inaccuracies, but as usual these days the loudest and most radical voices drown out the truth and the public is cheated: https://apple.news/AlBlLoximQ6mypRpbEP-g_A
    2 points
  25. Do you have a problem with all immigration, or do you have a problem with certain kinds? If so, which ones are you ok with? And how many should come in per year? I don't have a problem with immigrants, but they should be to the benefit of the country. The number of new annual immigrants should help our economy and Canadians, not create harm via stressed infrastructure and skyrocketing housing price etc. Refugees or any other class of immigrant shouldn't become permanent residents if they don't have the skills/education to support themselves in order to stay out of poverty. Bring in a moderate # of highly educated/skilled immigrants, spread them across the country, this will help the country.
    2 points
  26. In case someone doesn't know what Communism means, this describes it quite well.
    2 points
  27. Who exactly changed everything around? More “settlers” are coming than ever before, as many as 600,000 this year. Life on the successful reserves looks much like life off the reserve. We need to stop pretending that there are these purist people living a thousands-year-old lifestyle. It’s a myth. Integration to a life with better outcomes was inevitable, except perhaps in the far north and remote locations. It’s often the reserves in the remote locations that have the most deplorable conditions. Indigenous want them modernized with water purification systems and all the conveniences. Who wouldn’t? But there’s nothing pre-contact about that. And who is paying for and building these modern systems? It’s like saying I’d like to be taken care of like a child yet also have the freedom of an adult. A good parent says, when you can work and pay for things yourself, you can have all the freedom you want. Self-determination means self-reliance. As long as Indigenous don’t have to pay towards their own care through taxation, they will continue to be seen as and feel like dependents. The old ways disappeared a long time ago. What are we propping up here? The racist Indian Act? Special privileges based on ethnicity? If it was up to me I’d allow and encourage private ownership of reserve land and I’d phase out status cards and the special privileges, because they’ve only incentivized dependence and staying on mostly unsustainable reserves. I’d at least grandfather the privileges and give bands the option to privatize reserves. But I’m not stupid enough to believe that this wouldn’t be held against our government as yet a further example of colonialism, so instead we have to drag this out until the Indigenous themselves change their situation. Of course there’s a small minority of Indigenous, especially at the chief level, who benefit from the current arrangement and want to keep it. Language and culture can be protected quite easily without the Indian Act. I just can’t help but see the whole current system as an ineffectual money pit, which is why I’d cap funding rises for Indigenous Affairs at the level of inflation and write it off because it’s a counterproductive system. It’s like a controlled hemorrhage that won’t heal. More examples of “colonialism” will be cited and more handouts will be asked and it will never be enough. It’s a broken cycle of dependence. We can no longer blame Canada for a system that Indigenous are free to change. Nor can we blame the current population of Canadians, most of whom are immigrants or the descendants of immigrants who arrived within the last century, long after the Indian Act was established. Canadians alive today didn’t build this system and want it gone.
    2 points
  28. I know that area, and you just have to look at the history to understand what happened. They were imported into Upper Canada with the Loyalists and lived beside us as we grew into a nation unlike the western tribes.
    2 points
  29. Well it becomes obvious mainstream media has greatly mis-represented the residential school graves report. It seems they were very quick to report and sensationalize the story without any background investigation or reporting. They reported on it repeatedly in a way that caused hysteria among the Canadian population and did not present the true facts. As a result many people reacted in a predictable way, with anger and hysteria. Some went as far as pulling down and destroying statues. Others defaced churches and others burned churches down to the ground. Many politicians seemed to have accepted the media reports at face value and many did not strongly condemn the illegal acts and arson. As a result of these inflammatory reports, many cities even went as far as to cancel Canada Day celebrations. This new report goes into the details of what the misinformation was. Six things the media got wrong about the graves found near Residential Schools | True North (tnc.news) Since mainstream media got this issue so wrong, can they really be trusted in anything they report? Are they prone to automatically take the side of the left wing radical woke anarchists who seem bent on tearing down Canada? "A recent study by the consultancy firm Edelman found that 52% of Canadians believe most news outlets are more concerned with promoting their own ideology than telling the truth. Another 49% of Canadians surveyed believe journalists are “purposely trying to mislead people by saying things they know are false or gross exaggerations.” CBC restricts comments section to hide opposing voices | True North (tnc.news)
    2 points
  30. We will never hear or read the true stories of the 100 or 150 years of residential schools because that history has been hijacked by the radical red power activists and their supporters, many of whom are politicians, some time ago. Senator Lynn Beyak tried to question their narrative which came from the so-called Truth and Reconciliation committee of the Senate, but was shot down. The residential school policy of forcefully removing aboriginal kids from their homes was a mistake. But not everyone working in residential schools were criminals or abusers I am sure. There were likely many normal people who sincerely tried to do a good job. All that has been undercut by the abusers and the forced removal of children from their homes. In the TRC hearings only the worst accounts over a 130 year history were allowed. The bad things that went on (cases of sexual / physical abuse) have been exploited to the extreme to discredit the whole of white man's society and government by the activists. Yet it is known many natives died from diseases. A large number died from tuberculosis (TB). Unfortunately, Europeans did inadvertently bring diseases to north America and natives had little or no immunity. That is one reason many died. They also had very poor hygiene and a lack of sanitation. This contributed to the spread of disease and death. It is unfortunate disease was spread from Europe to natives in north America but mankind has always migrated and there have always been diseases around. Also, little was known about diseases in the earlier period. A large portion of Europe died from the black plague in the middle ages. I think there are reports that was carried from the Orient. That is part of the history of mankind. We can't change it. Now the activists have developed their propaganda tools and the unmarked graves have become the latest tool in their arsenal against colonization and white supremacy. Trudeau has described Canada as a country of systemic racism, but will not call the burning down of churches a hate crime. What would he call it if it were mosques that were vandalized or burned down? Of course it would be a hate crime. The unmarked graves are portrayed as proof of genocide without a shred of evidence. It is all about increasing their power for land claims, compensation for all kinds of things and reparations for white man coming to north America.
    2 points
  31. I don't know anyone who is "fed up with natives", and I live in rural Ontario. I live very close to the Tyendinaga reserve. These people aren't living in filth and squalor. In fact they are doing quite well. I for one am a bit envious when I drive through their town and see the well kept houses and land, multiple cars, boats and quads they own. To be honest, I think they're living better than most people and have the best of both worlds, quiet rural living with quick access to a nearby small city for resources. But I do know many people who are fed up with the government and media narrative on this. Watch the TV news and they come out like this is a total shock, look we found children's graves. Older folks know, it was already known a long time ago that these deaths occurred and there are grave sites at many if not all residential schools. Young folks do not know. It angers me to hear the media go on like this, as though they intend to inflame the anger in our youth towards Canada. Our youth don't know the history of Canada very well and they are hearing about this, and asking, wtf are we. That's how to subvert a society, by fomenting dissent from within through ahistorical narratives. In other words, lies. It's not a lie that the kids died. It's a lie that they all died of abuse and that this was not known. Now ask yourself who would want to subvert Canadian society, why, and how.
    2 points
  32. It’s not that simple. Various Indigenous groups moved in and out of much of the country. In Ontario the Ottawas pushed out the southern tribes. What are now Six Nations pushed out the Hurons. Anishnabe and Six Nations moved in and out of each other’s farming areas, though the farms lasted maybe six years before the soil was stripped of nutrients and the clans packed up and moved elsewhere. For a long time settlers came without infringing on the traditional Indigenous lifestyles, and the exchanges helped both sides: guns for pelts, for example. The colonial confrontation that you’re describing is a bit of a Hollywood charicature. That’s not to say that there weren’t conflicts and disagreements over land, poor treaties or lack thereof, but it’s complicated. There weren’t a lot of shoot-outs in Canada. The settlers thought that they were offering all of the benefits of modern western civilization, including education, health, farming and manufacturing technology, etc. The wide open unsettled territory gradually shrank with immigration, which is accelerating today. The Indigenous lost and gained. To pretend that the Indigenous of today are living as they did before contact serves no one. Pretending that education and technology were destructive overall is disingenuous. Yes the settlers educated according to their values, but having an education was considered far more progressive than the alternative, including for Indigenous. Now, how it was done was another issue. Much should have been better. Again, this is a fairly recent critique about colonialism that people didn’t make more than about a half century ago. Bringing China into this doesn’t help. They do not treat those who don’t fall in line with mainstream society as well as we do. Indigenous in Canada receive more money and benefits than any ethnic groups, considering that property, income, HST, and other taxes aren’t collected from status Indians or those who who claim status and work on the reserve. Health, education, and much utility infrastructure are provided free by the federal government. The Indian Act, the reserve system, and the idea of special status should all be revisited and reformed, but doing so would be highly contentious. As long as it’s revenue neutral, Indigenous should decide on the reforms, but if more taxpayer money is asked, then the non-Indigenous must be involved in the changes. That’s why economic self-reliance is so critical to self-government. You can’t have one without the other. Without paying taxes or making an economic contribution to the services on and servicing of their land, it’s hard to justify having Indigenous at the centre of decision making.
    2 points
  33. I think that they lived far from home in a time before antibiotics, modern medicine, and easily accessible hospitals. I don’t assume that most priests, nuns, and teachers are murderers, pedophiles, or abusers. I think it was easier for bad people to be abusive in a residential school than a day school. I think abuse took place. I don’t think it was advocated systematically. I do think corporal punishment was used systemically because it was standard in all schools. That’s all I can say with any confidence.
    2 points
  34. We can thank all of those eastern batards that keep voting in those lefty liberal and french socialist traitor politician to Canada for decades now for the mess western Canada finds itself into today. The east has pretty much destroyed the west and it's wealth and well being. Hundreds of billions of western tax dollars every year are being stolen and given away to those eastern liberal/socialist Quebec batards that hate and despise the west and Canada itself. I have been a pro western separatist for decades now and that will never change. The old British/European English speaking Canada that we all once knew and love is gone and it will never come back. It is now being replaced by a bunch of incompatible cultural foreigners who really never had all of that much love for the old Canada. They just came here to make money and are now being allowed to preserve their own cultures and traditions rather than assimilate and are being told that they need not assimilate into our British/European culture and traditions. And the more that keep bringing in the worse things can only get. Turf and tribal warfare may just be around the corner for Canada. Believe it or not. 🙄
    2 points
  35. Biden: We’re Sending People ‘Door-to-Door, Literally Knocking on Doors’ to Check Americans for Vaccinations https://beckernews.com/biden-were-sending-people-door-to-door-literally-knocking-on-doors-to-check-americans-for-vaccinations-40135/ Or to put it another way...
    2 points
  36. I think you are projecting. Is everybody so unhappy ? What kind of leverage would the Manitoban Republic have, with a population in between that of Trinidad and Estonia ? I think you should swallow your pride and watch some fine Canadian comedy like Just For Laughs/Juste Pour Rire and relax 😆
    2 points
  37. I have no complaints about my government residential education at the RCR Battleschool best education a boy could ever have of course, at the time we were fighting against the Communists who have taken over in Ottawa now we were the best small army in the world vigilamus pro te
    2 points
  38. Canadians like me who had nothing whatsoever to do with this mess have already contributed $3.3B to families and "survivors". No more public money is necessary. I went to school too. I was smacked with a ruler. I was cuffed in the head. I was strapped. I was kicked in the shin. I'm talking public school in the 1960's and 70's with nothing but caucasian kids in the class. Am a I "survivor" as well?
    2 points
  39. The free world is under siege while its citizens feast on lotus and fall asleep this is the way the world ends this is the way the world ends this is the way the world ends not with a bang, but a snore
    2 points
  40. Can anyone say with 100% certainty that mail-in ballots are every bit as secure as in person voting? Were there no strange results in the 2020 election. Biden get's more ballots than any candidate in history, easily surpassing Obama's numbers, and yet the Democrats lost ground in the House. Biden is way more popular than Obama? Who knew that all along it was Obama riding Biden's coattails?😆 A statistically impossible election (publish0x.com) Voter Fraud Never Happens! (Except in These 10,000 Cases) - Ann Coulter If people are suspicious of the 2020 election, so what? What's the difference between saying the 2020 and 2016 elections were stolen. The election cannot be undone and everyone has to live with the results. It's not as though there has never been a single case of voter fraud in the US before. It's almost funny that Democrats have the ability to "find" more votes in close races they have apparently lost. I totally accept that Biden is President(at least in theory). I do think democracies should also strive to make elections more secure and I believe in person voting with ID is hard to beat.
    2 points
  41. Thanks Conrad. Few have the brains or courage to tell it like it is. Canada is a great country and there’s no shame in celebrating it. https://apple.news/AZi9SYDzVQoyXJAIgVt3uUA
    2 points
  42. The anarchists, Marxists, and nihilists want to destroy all of that and governments are looking the other way. When Canada’s own leaders hesitate to defend her and the protections of our institutions, including public property, we’re all vulnerable. https://apple.news/AgbViqFv3Rhukuo8Ey_cPOA
    2 points
  43. You might have a case if this was a rental building, but my understanding is that the units were owned by the people who lived in them. In Canada, such buildings are called stratas and a group of owners called councils oversee the operations, including making decisions on repairs. Major repairs require majority of owner approval and, if approved, are paid either through special levy or, if there are enough funds, out of the contingency fund. Owners have been known to vote down needed repairs for years, creating dangerous conditions for residents and court cases forcing stratas to make repairs. A few years ago, in BC, all stratas were required to have a depreciation report created and updated every two (?) years and are required, by law, to carry out needed repairs. In the States, condos are run by homeowners associations, comprised of resident owners and have similarities to the way stratas are operated in Canada. It could be that the resident owners themselves were the ones delaying the repairs, simply because enough of them didn't believe they were necessary and voted down any motion for a special assessment or any other financial option they have down there. Or other HOA rules specific to Florida may have delayed the repairs too long. It's tragic, and likely the result of many small failures over time, rather than a single event or some kind of plot.
    2 points
  44. Routine safety inspections for many things have been placed on hold during the time of covid. If the building had been inspected between 2019 - 2021 it might have been declared unsafe, and people evacuated. Contractors were not allowed to take on any new work, but emergency repairs were still allowed in specific cases. Therefore the building collapsed, and they died of Covid -19.
    2 points
  45. by all means investigate perhaps you are correct perhaps not too early to jump to any conclusions yet
    2 points
  46. The way these people are going on in the news, you’d think the friggin world was coming to end because of 2-3 days of warm weather.
    2 points
  47. Were it not for Quebec supporting the Liberals and Quebec PMs Canada would look very different. It was Pierre Trudeau who liberalized Immigration and did away with so many traditional symbols and institutions, Brian Mulroney who tripled immigration numbers, and now Justin Trudeau who has increased them again while saying Canada wasn't even a nation. It is Liberals who disdain nationalism. If Quebec wasn't here Canada would have had a lot more Conservative governments, ones who cared about the traditions, values and culture. Small c conservatives are big believers in such things, and according to polls the great majority want lower immigration, and support protecting our culture and values.
    2 points
  48. funny because it's true the attempt to erase British & French Canada to replace it with the Liberal Party of Canada has resulted in no Canada at all
    2 points
  49. Mr. Trudeau - The Weeping Prime Minister - has effectively killed Canada. Post-national, get it? Not even a funeral. Oh well, it wasn't a real country anyway... We no longer stand on guard for thee.
    2 points


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