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  1. 1 hour ago, Argus said:

    This is the kind of smarmy dishonesty I've come to expect.....

    .... unlike Harper, who faced the worst recession in generations. Complaining about him running up a deficit then, at the shrill insistence by all opposition parties, is flatly dishonest.

    The "worst recession in generations", or the "Global Financial Crisis" happened in 2008-09. Harper was in power from 2006 to 2015, where he ran a deficit every single year. Thank you for showing an example of swarmy dishonesty


  2. 22 hours ago, Army Guy said:

    Last time I checked Canada's oil reserves include more than just oil sands oil, hence why the prairie province have so many oil pump stations all over the place, not to mention the massive field off NFLD, and the massive natural gas field off NS....

    And yes retrieving oil out of the sand is an expensive process, and like as already been mentioned oil is being pushed down in price not because the lack of customers, but 2 oil giants having a pissing contest and flooding the market....they are losing money on this deal as well, and it will not last forever....and nobody knows for sure what oil is going to look like in 1 or 10 years from now...

    Are you telling us that Justins bills and policies have not hurt the oil and gas sector, that is new restrictions on infra structure makes it easier or harder to get things built....and yes companies are pulling out of oil and gas , because there is little money to be made right now with this oil flooding going on, among other things....they will be back when there is money to be made.

    Trudeau is a fencesitter. He's not like his father or Chrétien. Two guys with big personalities who were combative and "stuck to their guns". Trudeau seized on Harper's unpopularity and managed to win votes from both the Cons and a weak NDP. At the end, Trudeau rejected some oil projects and fought for others. In BC, the left are not happy with Trudeau. In AB, the right are not happy with Trudeau. 

    I think it's important to share that I have only voted once for the Liberals and that was in 2004 for Paul Martin. I'm not a supporter of Trudeau, and at the same time, I'm not a fan of the absolutism that some people here push for; Where Trudeau is responsible for everything that they deem as negative and at the same time, say that Trudeau is not responsible for anything positive that has happened during his tenure. 

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    What has the liberal government done to turn that industry around, please don't mention buying a pipe line....

    His policies have not been any different than Harper's policies when it comes to the energy sector. If an industry is dying and is seen as no longer sustainable, why should they survive on government handouts or preferential treatment just so we can milk a few last drops from a dying cow?

    Harper was also not able to get an approval on a new pipeline through BC and he had many years to do it. Personally, I am happy that neither parties could get it through. Trudeau knew it wasn't going to happen, so in order to please the left, he promised to not push for a new line. Instead, he approved Kinder Morgan, despite the resistance from the Left. 

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    If oil is a bad investment why is it still one of the largest contributors to our economy....shit even coal is still contributing  

    Nothing changes with a flip of a switch. The transition is already happening and it will take time. We already have more jobs in the clean energy sector, when compared to the fossil fuel industry. Why not continue the trend? People in the oil+gas and people from the car manufacturing industries should adapt and train themselves in the emerging markets. It's much easier than complaining. Leave the complaining to the billionaires who are whining about not receiving as much government handouts that has been given to them for so long. 

    By the way, the flippening and increase in jobs in the clean sector was already happening during the Harper years.

     


  3. On 6/16/2020 at 2:56 PM, Nefarious Banana said:

    Canada sits on the third largest oil reserves in the world . . . . we import 1,000,000,000 (one billion) barrels of oil annually.  Anyone 'cost-out' the price of the imported vs employment/ savings using our own reserves?

    We have, what is referred to, as dirty oil. The cost of extracting sand oil is not worth the investment, unless oil is above $45. RIght now, it sits under $40. I've looked into why we're importing petro, instead of investing and refining our own and the conclusion I came to was that it costs too much for us to do this. Oil and Petro is being done at a much lower price by countries abroad. 

    There are other factors involved as well. People like Argus want to blame Trudeau, because that's how they function, however, oil companies started pulling out of the Canadian market well before Trudeau came to power and well before the plunge in oil prices. 

    Environmental issues aside, oil is a bad investment.

    Have a look at this, when you get a chance.


  4. 6 minutes ago, Army Guy said:

    Id be curious to see how much of our GDP comes from the oil industry, and how much of our current GDP comes from the tech sector....and how did Justin make this happen , has he brought together policies that has reinforced tech industry, provided incentives to make this happen , or are we just crediting Justin as he happens to be PM....And by Justin moving us away from oil industry, would you say his policies and party commitments have helped with the fall of oil, or increased it's contributions to the country....and why can't we be invested in both ?

    I don't think everything Justin has touched he has destroyed and I personal think that Freeland has been behind most of Justins success, if anything I think Justin has damaged the liberal brand  more than make it shine, and on top of all that when it comes to his opponents, they just did not have what it took to smash Justin. even with the majority of the vote...

    Justin could have had dozens of successes if he had kept his promises during the first campaign, or the second...and yet the bils he did spend most of it was not to keep promises.... like you said the economy has grown 8 %, on top of what he added to the deficit...  

    I'll leave it up to you to look at the percentages for GDP. Historically, natural resources has been a large part of our GDP, but has been declining. We need to continue to promote technology, agrifood and other sustainable and emerging industries.

    The tech industry employs double the number of workers in oil+gas.

    The improvement for the tech industry is not something that Trudeau can take full credit for. Provincial policies, like for example, BC Provincial Nominee Program has a tech program, where it encourages growth in the tech sector has helped boost BCs economy. You also have factors like U.S.' poorly run immigration programs, that pushes U.S. tech companies to want to find a better place to do business as a factor. The reality is that Western countries are battling over international skilled workers in the tech industry. Canada's improved immigration system gives Canada an advantage over most other countries and that has increased the number of international companies expanding into Canada.

    Toronto and Vancouver have become tech hubs in North America. The healthy economy, a robust immigration system, a high standard of living and municipal tax incentives have created a positive atmosphere. In downtown Vancouver, energy sector companies are leaving in droves. Mostly because of low oil prices. Their office leases are being taken over by tech companies. Many of them local companies, like Hootsuite and  


  5. 20 minutes ago, Argus said:

    I always get suspicious when people use an odd time frame. Forty months? That's a time frame designed to support his point.

    When information does not support your narrative, you become suspicious. Of course. 

    20 minutes ago, Argus said:

    In truth, no one can point to anything Trudeau has done to improve the economy. His actions have instead been designed to discourage the resource economy, while increasing taxes on everyone else.

    Increase taxes? I would love to see your numbers.

    What you probably don't know, when comparing Harper and Trudeau:

    For 2014-2015 — the last full fiscal year of Stephen Harper's government — tax revenue as a share of GDP was 11.5 per cent.

    For 2018-2019 — after nearly four full years of Justin Trudeau's government — tax revenue as a share of GDP is projected to be 12.7 per cent

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    It's absolutely the right decision to wean ourselves away from oil and continue to nurture our technology sector. 

    Look at the price of oil. A price that will not recover to an amount where oil sands can be profitable. 

    20 minutes ago, Argus said:

    Canada's economy expanded due to American expansion, which is the norm for us. I might add that our unemployment rate was considerably higher than the US rate.

    Your absolutism that Trudeau cannot do anything right prevents you from having credibility. The economy is obviously doing well, but you're going to credit that to anything but Trudeau. This is how you weaken your credibility. There are many variables involved when assessing why the economy improved under Trudeau. If Canada had continued to make oil and natural resources as its focal point, our economy would not be as good as it is now.

    20 minutes ago, Argus said:

    Shitloads of government spending will do that for you. But as debt mounts we're looking at a very uncertain future.

    There are different economic models. Some believe that spending by the government will rejuvenates the economy. Sort of like what Harper did after the financial market meltdown. Harper came out of the recession better than any other Western government. Why? Because of two major reasons: 1) A strong banking sector, and 2) Spending

    The debt that you keep screaming about is not much different than what Harper accumulated:

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    20 minutes ago, Argus said:

    Stability? Meaning they're doing anything useful. In past years most of my stocks were Canadian. The last year or so I've found almost nothing in Canada worth investing in. The TXS has not exactly impressed.

    Look outside of energy, airline and pot.

    Look at healthcare and banking.

    20 minutes ago, Argus said:

    No, more like transitioning to a country living on borrowed money. Technology juggernaut? Seriously? If that were the case we wouldn't have to underpay workers in our technology sector in order to compete. We underpay them so much compared to what the US pays that we have to import thousands of third world workers while ours flood south to work in the US technology sector.

    That's a superficial comment.

    I help companies (tech/energy/trades) who want to hire foreign workers. I also assist foreign companies who want to open offices in Canada, which has increased in numbers towards the end of Harper's time in Canada.  

    A large number of tech workers and engineers in the U.S. are from India, Pakistan and Iran. They are foreign workers. So why are they getting paid higher than Canadians? Your idea that this salary difference is because of foreign workers does not add up.

    The salary difference between the U.S. and Canada is less in average and that gap has been present for over 2 decades. However, the gap is quickly becoming less and less. The reason for the high salaries in the U.S. is due to the competition between tech companies in silicon valley and other locations. Canada is starting to experience that as well. Tech specialists are in high demand and that is driving up the salaries.

    Another important factor for you to understand to potentially remove your misconceptions and the misinformation you are unknowingly/knowingly spreading: If a Canadian company wants to higher a foreign worker, the salary they pay the worker must meet the median average salary for that position.

     

     

     


  6. On 6/13/2020 at 7:30 AM, ironstone said:

    Free trade was a big one. Are you saying that Free Trade came from the political Left? Have you heard the name Brian Mulroney before?

    The other things you listed would fall into the category of the social safety net.We certainly need a social safety net of course but not the parts that almost encourage people not to contribute to society.

    I'm not saying that there have never been big,beneficial initiatives from the Left either. I'll even give you one, from the Chretien/Martin government. They aggressively balanced the budget and were able to do it mainly through deep cuts in spending. Because they were Liberals they had a certain degree of immunity from criticism from the media,but that's another topic.

    What has Trudeau done that has been as big and beneficial to our economy that compares to Free Trade?  Energy? Nope. Debt reduction? Nope. 

    The economy has not been this good in Canada for some time. Not only that, but Trudeau has moved Canada away from being a petrol economy, where the biggest factor for the worth of our dollar was the price of oil, towards technology.

    Here is more:

    Unemployment fell faster than in any developed nation during the 40 months that ended in May, to its lowest level since 1976. Gross domestic product accelerated to a pace second only to the U.S. rate. The stock and bond markets proved world beaters with the best returns and most stability.

    Behind the robust health are data showing Canada transitioning to a technology juggernaut from a country defined by its dependence on fossil fuels. While the government continues to subsidize coal, gas and oil, which account for 77% of the nation's energy needs, the correlation between the price of oil and Canadian stocks has all but disappeared since Trudeau became prime minister, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The traditional interdependence of stocks and oil prevailed during the 10 years preceding his election.
     
    All of which helps make the economy stronger and technology the fastest-growing Canadian industry. While Canada's GDP has grown 8% since 2015, its semiconductor business has expanded 11%; electronic products, 27%; computer systems 23%, and information technology, 36%, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
     
    Technology is driving the job market, too. While prices for oil, gas and coal averaged well below the decade's highs -- providing little incentive for expansion -- Canada's unemployment rate declined 1.8 percentage points in the 40 months since 2016, faster than the 1.3 percentage point pace for the U.S. over the same period and the steepest drop since May 2001, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
     
    I'm not a "Liberal Supporter". I also have issues with Trudeau. However, I don't function on absolutism, like some people on this forum. Where nothing Trudeau does is okay or good. Where everything Trudeau has done has been 100% wrong. I give credit where credit is due and overall, Trudeau has made good economic choices. 

  7. 24 minutes ago, Shady said:

    I’m starting to think that countries like Japan, Denmark, etc have the right idea when it comes to immigration.

    If it's based on your fear of "the others", I understand that you have this fear. However, economically, it's not a good idea. You need to address the aging population and part of that can be through immigration:
     

    An aging population like Japan's poses numerous problems. The government will have to spend more on healthcare, and that, coupled with a shrinking workforce and tax base, is a recipe for economic stagnation. It also means, among other things, that there will not be enough young people to care for the elderly.

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    Here is a good read in regards to our aging population and how other countries are handling the issue - they specifically mention Denmark and their successes:

    Declining fertility rates have combined with increased life expectancy to create a Canada in which there are more seniors than children 14 and younger.

    And projections released by Statistics Canada Tuesday show that gap will only increase over the next 40 years, leading to slower economic growth and a growing demand for social support, demographics expert David Foot says.

    Policy-makers could consider Tuesday's news a wake-up call, although the University of Toronto economics professor said these trends have been ignored for decades.

    Source


  8. 15 minutes ago, Argus said:

    We continue to increase the number of immigrants every year. With every increase we have to lower our sights and accept more people with less qualifications.

    Wrong.

    15 minutes ago, Argus said:

    Their language skills are not high.

    Wrong.

    15 minutes ago, Argus said:

    Some of them are barely adequate to ask directions to the bathroom. And the majority of them are sponsored, and thus not tested for language, skills or education.

    Wrong.

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  9. On 6/7/2020 at 1:10 PM, taxme said:

    Or in other words, if one is white you are privileged. Seeing that North America was founded and settled by white people, why would they not pretty much have all of the jobs? Although today in North America it will be nonwhite people that are starting to become the privilege ones. Don't believe me? Just wait and see. And the more new immigrants coming from nonwhite countries the worse it will get for white people. Believe it or not. Racism appears to be now against white people. Prove me wrong if you can? The floor is yours. ;)

    The immigrants that are coming to Canada, for the most part, are the cream of the crop. Educated, experienced, high language skills and they have money. Perhaps this is why you feel threatened?

    They are not disadvantaged like the indigenous in Canada. They have not gone through generations of trauma. Their children start ahead of the indigenous population.

     


  10. 22 minutes ago, WestCanMan said:

    You think I have credibility issues because you don't understand what I'm talking about, with regards to Trudeau/Trump/covid.

    CTV, CBC and Global are Canadian. They're supposed to hold OUR politicians accountable. When our politicians are making idiotic mistakes that get people killed our MSM is supposed to notice, and they're supposed to care. They should step up and be a voice for Canadians.

    What did they do when Dr Tam said masks are bad? They toed the line and said "MASKS ARE BAD!" They didn't think about it from a neutral POV and examine the topic. They didn't wonder why Drs and nurses have worn masks for over a century. They just tried to propagate that narrative.

    What did they do when Trump closed off travel from China? (@ eyeball - yes he allowed Americans to come home so it wasn't really a travel ban lol) They followed Trudeau's lead and piled on Trump for "racism". They even quoted sources that said "it might violate international law". They didn't care that Japan and Taiwan also did it. They didn't even mention it at the time, because it was contrary to their narrative of racism as a primary motive. Our MSM was busy trashing Trump instead of thinking. Instead of following conventional wisdom. Age-old wisdom. Common sense. They didn't have our backs, they backed the turd.

    Now our MSM is busy trying to mop up Trudeau's mess. Trying to make it like "We did way better than the US!!!! Look at these stats!!!!"

    The stats are that if we had America's population, we'd have 67,800 covid deaths, and that's if our population density was still somehow only 1/8th of what America's is. We don't have a NYC subway station with 4.3M riders daily, in a city with the UN headquarters. We didn't have a superbowl during covid. Our airports are 1/10th the size of US airports. The simple fact is, that if you went back in time and put Canada's covid strategy in place in the US, the'd have far more than just 110,000 deaths. 

    Our covid laws were STUPID, top to bottom, back to front, just extremely stupid in every way imaginable. We had travellers from covid hotspots flying in just 1 week before we were banned from hiking on remote trails in our own country. 

    FYI my position has always been that Donald Trump didn't "get it right". Shinzo Abe got it right. Trump just did better than Trudeau, and our media wasn't only wrong about that, they vilified Trump for doing the right thing. They even vilified him for blocking funding to the WHO, pending an investigation. The WHO had one job - to give the world the right advice during a pandemic. The WHO got outsmarted by Donald Trump. You of all people should think that's reason for an investigation, based on your opinion of Trump.

    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.

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    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.”

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  11. 4 minutes ago, WestCanMan said:

    I completely understand disadvantage and privilege. That's why I worked hard, saved money, and bought a condo before I had a kid. 

    I was in the military and worked in a sawmill. I didn't get $1 to buy my place. My kid will have advantages because of the years of hard work that I put into getting my life in order and that's the way it should be. That's the way it would be in a tribal society, before there was ever such a thing as money. That's life.

    Will Smith's kids will have more advantages and opportunities than my kid will too. WS earned it. He chose a tough path, with a very low percentage chance of success, he worked like a mofo, and it paid off. Good for him. Should my kid get all kinds of private tutoring and nice cars, just like his? Nope. I didn't earn that. That's on me. 

    You can't have a society of "guaranteed equal outcomes" and still have a creative, individual-friendly environment. Communism doesn't work that way. 

    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. 


  12. 3 hours ago, WestCanMan said:

    Wrong. You are an "equality of outcome" proponent, which is like rewarding people for being lazy and useless.

    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. 


  13. 9 hours ago, Independent1986 said:

    Ok, so you are just acting like an opposition party would. Critique and talking is easy but I want to hear policies, what should we (whatever that means) do ? If you can list some concrete solutions, I am curious. Again you are dismissing the individual and creating an attitude of us and them. 

    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.

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    And I agree about the cycle, on both sides, this reminded of an event that I shared a few weeks ago:

    I have a very good friend of mine that I met through a volunteering position. He is native and struggled with substance abuse when he was on the reservation. He mentioned the amount of hatred daily what he heard about the outside world in there prevented him to get help earlier. He moved by himself to Toronto and now he has his own apartment and works a decent job. 

    I am extremely happy for him, I joke with him all the time saying that he was lucky that he did not meet any enlightened social studies degree holder that would tell him that society is the reason he was struggling. He does not fully agree with me haha, but hey, that's why this is one of the greatest country on Earth, we are allowed to disagree.

    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.


  14. 15 hours ago, WestCanMan said:

    Here's CBC, backing Trudeau/Tam/WHO 100%:  https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/covid19-travel-bans-1.5495919

    Thank you experts, for killing 7,700 Canadians with your "stupidity" [possible treachery].

    Here's Global "News", censuring an MP who is smarter than the whole Liberal Party and MSM in Canada:

    This stupid bimbo even posted a link to name other Conservatives who were 100% right on this issue while Global was playing stupid, and watching Trudeau's six, while Trudeau was dissing the POTUS (who was also right). 

    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.


  15. 3 hours ago, Independent1986 said:

    So what did you do, you, marcus in the past to feel responsible for these injustices ? What did I do ? This is the talk you hear in social studies courses, where the productivity is at zero. How am I, an immigrant from Eastern Europe responsible ? Because of my skin color ? Even if let us suppose in theory my grandfather was a colonialist,  I am an individual, why should I be judged by the action of another person ? 

    So what do you propose we do ? More taxes ? You want to tax the private industry at 99 % so we can resolve these "issues" ? And who should get this money ? What about the minorities and the native Canadians that succeed in life, why are you grouping them together so you can make your point across  ? Lots of people don't listen to the propaganda, they go out and start businesses becoming productive members of society.

    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. 


  16. 36 minutes ago, WestCanMan said:

    I'm comparing the culture within this country, whose history is so deplorable according to you, to the culture which you hold so dear:

    What culture do I hold so dear? Whose history is deplorable?

    36 minutes ago, WestCanMan said:

    You're not limiting yourself to talking about where we are and going forward in this thread, you're taking a jab at our past as if it's somehow extremely relevant to the topic of how the left talks/acts in 2020.

    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?

    36 minutes ago, WestCanMan said:

    I'm talking about how you act like the culture of islam is beyond reproach and Canada is a huge work in progress.

    I don't know WTF you're talking about. When have I done that?

    36 minutes ago, WestCanMan said:

    If you want to take the position that Canada needs to try to step up it's game, that's for certain. No country is perfect, no country will ever be perfect, humans are too far from it. This topic just doesn't jive with the first half of the one above, at all. 

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  17. 32 minutes ago, Independent1986 said:

    It starts to smell like Karl Marx's dirty bed sheets. Did you know that Karl Marx in his quest to brainwash individuals and turn them into sheep was forgetting to wash his linen ? Just a fun Friday night fact.

    Canada is an opportunity for every immigrant, minority, white person to work hard and create a life for their family however in a capitalistic society some people fail, who knows, it might be me next or not, I don't know, maybe then to explain my failures I will turn to agitators like yourself for comfort. I sure hope though, if that happens, to have wisdom and trust myself and keep moving forward. 

    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. 


  18. 1 hour ago, WestCanMan said:

    Keep in mind that in the whole history of the world, this is one of a handful of the most peaceful, least-bigoted societies ever.

    In order to try to make a point, you’re holding Canadians accountable to a standard that we created, which almost no one else has ever attained.

    Slavery had been normal, going thousands of years back into pre-history. Conquest and subjugation were normal practices of war. 

    What you perceive as a massive, criminal injustice against a POC here wouldn’t make page 60 of the most liberal newspaper in Iran if it happened to a non-muslim. 

    If you want to be a true SJW, go east young marcus. Your ME culture is still in the dark ages, so your mindless accusations would actually be on point over there.

    Go ahead and tell the mullahs they’re bigots. I’m sure they’ll change their ways. 

    We both know that if Mohammed’s men had come to North America there’d be no vast tracts of land under aboriginal authority. The aboriginals would all be beheaded or converted and their women and children would be sex slaves. 

    Sadly, genocide and genocidal rape are still regular occurrences in muslim-controlled areas. 

    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.

    1 hour ago, WestCanMan said:

    You’re the worst kind of bigot that there is. A “do as I say, not as my people do” bigot. 

    I also don't get your comment above. What are you talking about?


  19. Marcus said:

    This is the same guy who calls a segment of immigrants Goat Herders and he thinks there is nothing wrong with that.

    50 minutes ago, Argus said:

    I see nothing wrong with truth, unlike yourself.

    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.

     


  20. 51 minutes ago, OftenWrong said:

    You have no idea who you are dismissing. Those are the people who made this country the free and equal place it is, warts and all. The founders of Canada had a unique vision and they should be celebrated. They understood full well those who are 'effected'.

    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.

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