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  1. Trump has not done better than Trudeau, just because he stopped flights from China a few days earlier. Japan closed its borders on March 15 to Chinese passport holders. They added most other countries on April 1st. United States issued its travel ban to China, Iran and some European countries on March 11th. Canada issued its travel ban on March 18th. Not much difference between the 3 countries. So you're holding on a view/opinion that lacks proper facts. --- One thing that seems to be lost on Dr. Tam’s harshest critics is the fact that this is a novel virus. We have literally never encountered this virus before. That means that public health officials are responding to new information in real time and making policy decisions dependent on the data that is in front of them. When I asked Isaac Bogoch, an infectious diseases specialist at the University of Toronto and Toronto General Hospital, about some of the reaction to Dr. Tam’s policy, he told me: “Nobody should be free from scrutiny, and we should always hold our politicians and other officials to account, but we’ve had reasonable policy throughout this. The federal policy evolved with the evolving epidemic.” Link
  2. I appreciate you sharing that. Correct me if I'm wrong, but you probably were not born into a family where your parents were absent, or with a parent who was an addict, with another in prison? Unfortunately, there is a high rate of children who start life in that setting.
  3. Your statement shows that you don't understand the disadvantage and the word priviledge. Here is a video that might help you understand: Only a very small percentage of people who are able to overcome the big disadvantage they have in starting life. You calling people "lazy and useless" is why we're not moving forward quick enough to have a better society.
  4. I am not in a position to create 'concrete solutions'. This needs to be done through proper channels with people who understand the situation better and deeper. It must be done in conjunction with the communities who are effected. We must show respect for how they function as societies and communities. We must abandon the engrained mindset that we know best. There are some initial steps we need to take in full. Step 1 - Accepting that there is a problem. Unfortunately, there are people who think the issues are not something we should waste our time on and that we should just leave them to figure it out. Look at the post from WestCanMan and he calls people lazy and useless. Many people are still stuck on step 1. Step 2 - Accepting that how the First Nation were treated during the colonization of this land and actions taken after have had an enormous effect on their culture and the disadvantages that they are in. We're not there yet. As you are seeing on this forum, there are people who still deny this. Step 3 - Look at the steps we have taken, refine them, remove some of them that only apply a bandaid and introduce better plans. Those steps need to be taken in order for us to have a chance to succeed in nurturing and helping groups and people out of the cycle. To me, it's understandable why they have this hatred. Don't you agree? Look at what has been done to them and how our system continues to fail them. I'm glad that one person was able to get out of the vicious cycle, but a vast majority will not be able to.
  5. I get the criticism of the Canadian government's handling of the situation, especially at the very beginning. However, it's baffling that you somehow believe that Trump got it right. This is why I believe you have credibility issues.
  6. I don't think we need to spend more money. I am not sure why the mention of sympathy and empathy triggers screams of communism and taxes. There are children who start their lives at a big disadvantage. They start life in poverty and in insecurity and they are not random. Data shows there are specific ethnic/racial groups that have a higher chance of being in poverty. Data also shows that these specific groups have had experienced trauma for at least 1 generation. In the U.S., the traumatized group is mostly the African American population. In Canada, it's the First Nations. We know the trauma they have gone through, for more than 3 generations. We need to break the cycle. That starts with us accepting that there are children who start their lives at a big disadvantage and then we need to find a way to eliminate that. It is in the best interest of everyone that this happens.
  7. What culture do I hold so dear? Whose history is deplorable? It matters what we have done in the past. Let's look at the First Nations population in Canada. Do you not see what our past actions has done to these people today? You think you can suddenly turn the switch and change a culture, because a law was changed? I don't know WTF you're talking about. When have I done that? ?
  8. Not sure what you're trying to get at it here. Are you calling me a communist? I believe we are quite fortunate to be where we are in the world. I am under no illusion that this is the case. This is a secure country with a good functioning system. However, this does not mean that I'm going to turn a blind eye to what has taken place in the past, in order for this country to be formed. I am also not going to turn a blind eye to the issues that our system has created today.
  9. Why are you setting the bar by using a backwards government in Iran? I don't get it. We need to continue to improve as a society and part of that is by looking at what is wrong with our society and try to improve it. I also don't get your comment above. What are you talking about?
  10. Sure racist. Try to explain away that one. I mean that racist trash will be singled out as our culture, in general, does not tolerate racists like you.
  11. Marcus said: This is the same guy who calls a segment of immigrants Goat Herders and he thinks there is nothing wrong with that. People like you are being flushed out. Change is happening, despite your resistence. In due time, you'll be another screaming racist in a parking lot, embarrassing your family with your views. If you have kids, there is a good chance that your racist views will be shunned by your kids. In most cases, this is what happens. There is a break in the cycle of racism.
  12. Despite your attempt, there is nothing romantic about how Canada was formed and what took place and continues to take place in order for Canada to be formed.
  13. Yeah, flushed out. Like these racists: And: And: And: And:
  14. Our society is always changing. This is how societies have always worked. Most changes that occur, when you look at our history, have been for the good. Things have obviously improved, but the playing field is not equal and there are still people (with different backgrounds) who will still make decisions and comments based on the ethnicity of another person. Unfortunately, in general, minorities in most sectors have a disadvantage, just because they are a minority. The Old Stock Canadians are being flushed out. Many are in denial, because they're too busy listening to their own voices or watching their own typing to really listen and understand those who are being effected.
  15. Of course Argus would deny that there is racism in Canada. This is the same guy who calls a segment of immigrants Goat Herders and he thinks there is nothing wrong with that.
  16. Rex is not a Liberal. Rex would not be able to get a job at NP if he was a Liberal commentator. He has definitely moved to the right even more, since his departure from CBC to NP. NP's commentators all sit somewhere from right of centre to full on advocates of the Conservative party. Here are Rex's last few NP articles - Anything but "Liberal": Rex Murphy – Was it code?: The PM's bizarre announcement on the carbon tax hike Rex Murphy: Now everyone's wearing masks! Pity the poor activists upstaged by COVID-19 Rex Murphy: COVID-19 and our new Government at the Bottom of the Cottage Doorsteps Rex Murphy: Michael Moore, exiled, is a non-progressive now Rex Murphy: Why is the media not more interested in assault allegations against Biden? Rex Murphy: Confessions of an Earth Day slacker and greenhorn historian
  17. He functions on emotion, which is triggered by the media he consumes himself with.
  18. 3 reasons why there is such a big difference between U.S. and Canada: 1) New York Take out NY, NJ and CT. If you take those out, the numbers are closer: 2) Health access and pre-existing conditions Obesity and pre-existing conditions. U.S. has the highest rate of obesity in the world. There is also the gaps in the U.S. health-care system that predated the pandemic. There's a persistent gap in access to care, for example, with visible minorities likelier to lack medical insurance. 3) Politics People in counties that voted predominately for Trump in the 2016 election were less likely to perceive risk, seek information or practise physical distancing, according to a paper published last month by university researchers in Chicago and Texas. Another paper said what precautions individual Americans took against the virus may have been influenced by what they heard on political talk shows. Tracking data collected by Google from smartphones suggests that Canadians practised more physical distancing than Americans and began doing it earlier. Google's reports for Saskatchewan and Alberta show people in those provinces doing more distancing than people across the border in Montana and North Dakota. Clear public communication is essential in a pandemic, said Saverio Stranges, chair of epidemiology and biostatistics at Western University in London. Canadian politicians, while not perfect, tried delivering consistent messages at the federal and provincial levels, guided by public-health experts, he said. In the U.S., Trump repeatedly clashed with state governors at various stages of the crisis — criticizing their performance, blasting some for reopening too slowly, and at one point also accusing a Republican ally in Georgia of reopening too quickly. Several governors expressed frustration at the mixed-messaging and lack of co-ordinated response and made their own plans for procuring protective equipment and curbing the virus. Trump was quicker in some aspects of his response than the Canadian government. He limited travel much earlier and promoted the use of masks earlier. Yet Trump's messaging ebbed and flowed on basic details such as the severity of the crisis. In February, a month after he restricted travel from China, Trump was still insisting the U.S. would have zero cases soon. Link
  19. What percentage? Of the 5 times more coverage of SNC, would you say that 3 of them were about their relationship with the Liberals? That's still 3 times more coverage of SNC than Duffy.. Again, what are you basing your comments on, when you say Duffy received more coverage on CBC than SNC + Liberals? I think we're done talking about this. I'm pretty sure I've made my point.
  20. What are you basing your information on? Do you have something to back up your comment? I do. According to the archives, CBC covered SNC 5 times more than Mike Duffy.
  21. You are going off on a tangent. You said Duffy was covered more than SNC. The internet archives all of this information. Whether it was video (tv) or articles. The simple truth is that Duffy was covered much less than SNC, by CBC with a ratio of 1:5. This is contrary to what you said in your original post about the differences in coverage by CBC. It shows that your perspective that CBC is a mouthpiece forTrudeau and an apologist for Trudeau goes against reality.
  22. The internet is an archive. So the articles and videos are an accumulation of coverage from CBC. It's not about coverage "now". Overall, the CBC, both in articles and in video coverage, covered SNC 5 times more than Duffy. This is significant and it is the opposite of what you have been thinking. I just wanted to show you that sometimes, what you think might be the truth, is not the truth. I believe that your mistaken thought that CBC covered Duffy more than SNC is a product of the limitations you have put on yourself in learning about certain stories. You've probably surrounded yourself with people and media outlets that preach to the choir. Your 'hate' for Trudeau has gone to an unhealthy level, where everything Trudeau does is wrong.
  23. Please don't hide from the truth. Number of videos by CBC has the same ratio for coverage. 5:1 SNC over Duffy.
  24. Going back to your original comments about this: I showed you, through the number of news links, that CBC covered SNC by a count of 5:1, in both article links and video links, when compared to their coverage of Mike Duffy. The Rebel, on the other hand, covered Mike Duffy more than SNC.
  25. It's not about now or before. CBC's coverage of SNC was higher than Duffy's coverage. Much higher. In fact, in ratio, they talked about SNC a lot more than other news outlets. Ever looked at The Rebel's coverage of SNC vs Duffy? I'll leave your strawman searches to you. The point is not about a name. The point is that you said CBC covered SNC much less than Duffy. I showed you that CBC had MUCH HIGHER coverage of SNC than Duffy. In ratio, higher than The National Post and The Rebel Media. The only outlet who had a higher coverage of Duffy than SNC? The Rebel Media.
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