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  1. The 'method' was much more that just a 'method' it was a non-partisan committee that "conducted extensive consultations with more than 200 people across the country,] including academics, provincial premiers, current and former political party leaders, former prime ministers, and others, in order to develop a short list of five candidates,] from which the prime minister would make the final selection." A decent fair and respectful process that allowed a full airing of views, and asking of questions about any prospective appointee. Source:- Advisory Committee on Vice-Regal Appointments - Wikipedia The committee, to which people were appointed in 2012 for 6 year terms, was immediately abolished by Trudeau when he took office in 2015. Why do you need a non-partisan committee when you have all-seeing, all-knowing, dear leader Justin Trudeau ,who, like his father, great leader Pierre Trudeau, is incapable of incorrect thought?
  2. Interesting that prior to the release of the report, Payette was saying no formal complaints had been filed during her tenure, and she welcomed the report to find out what was being said. Various talking heads(on the major canadian TV and Radio channels) are saying that when Trudeau toadie #2 , Dominic LeBlanc visited her with the report, she asked for the opportunity to answer the charges, and would not consider resignation until that happened. Trudeau himself visited her later in the day, resulting in her resignation. The talking heads speculate (and I agree with them) that Trudeau used a carrot and stick approach to obtain the resignation ( carrot being the pension, stick being threat of Trudeau instructing QE2 to kick her out.). In any decent western society there is something called 'due process' under which accusations against someone result in that person being able to provide answers to the accusations in front of an impartial judge, and usually face their accusers too. What we have here is a political show trial where the accused is forced to admit their crimes ( by the resignation and silence). Seems that now Canada has evolved into one of those countries where committees issue statements and the target quietly disappears. Sad, so sad. What gets my goat the most is the utter pompousness of some of the talking heads, saying that her answering the secret report , 'would harm the dignity of the office', when you, I , and every Canadian knows , there will be no answering of the report because it might make Justin look bad. Pathetic, Pathetic Pathetic.
  3. NEVER FEAR PLASTIC LOVERS - IT CAN STILL BE DUMPED ON 3rd WORLD.... After the huge fuss last year about Canadas plastic garbage going to the phillipines and other 3rd world dumping grounds, Justin yielded to the environmentalist lobby and got Canada to sign the “BASEL AGREEMENT” which states we wont dump our crap on the 3rd world. At the same time he was bleating about how Canada has now signed the “basel agreement” - he was quietly negotiating with the US, who is not a ‘basle agreement’ signatory. Now Canada will send it plastic garbage to the US – who will dump it in 3rd world countries for us. !! Gywn Dyer , remember him ? has dug out the rotten details. Justin T is a two faced slimebag!.... read this Government quietly made 'back door' agreement with U.S. that could undermine treaty on plastic waste (msn.com)
  4. You are missing my point - A fair and equitable Republic where all citizens have equal political weight is what I am after. A republic with an equal elected and effective senate, a republic where there is one MP for every 125,000 citizens regardless of province. The current unfair system where maritime provinces are unfairly overrepresented must be swept away. If we could get reform of the Senate, and a fair redistribution of federal ridings under the current system **, then the Queen can stay. She is harmless and irrelevant. However the way things sit with the status quo benefiting from the way the country is currently set up today, it looks like like the move to a Republic is the only chance to redefine Canada as a full and fair democracy. **(the current system being one where Ontario and Quebec run the country to their advantage vs the Western Provinces, they always get supported by the maritime provinces by promises of bribes and handouts after the elections. The center plus the east outweigh the political strength of the Western Provinces. )
  5. This topic was opened up in July 2020 , in early september 2020 the Privy Council hired Quintet Consulting Corporation to conduct a 'review' into the allegations made by the CBC about Payette. They said the 'review' will be confidential. They have been diligently working away on this now for 8 solid weeks, has anyone heard anything? Does anyone expect to hear anything more on this?... other than perhaps 'the govt are considering the report produced by Quintet. It is almost as if they are delaying and delaying , until Payette's term runs out, then it won't be an issue any more, and the Govt won't have to answer anything. Surely Justin is not going to stoop that low ?
  6. The question on the Australian monarchy referendum 21 years ago was NOT 'do you want the queen yes or no?' It was 'Do you want Australia to become a Republic yes or no'. Autralians were about 35% Queen Lovers 'she does a good job etc', and 35% Queen Haters ' they are parasites', 'we don't need to pay for Kings and Queens in the 21st Century'. The remaining 30% were a bit more thoughtful. Their thought was 'What would this Republic look like?' When they discovered the proposed Australian Republic was merely a change of title of the GG to President, and the existing status quo would remain in place, they quickly said 'no thanks'. They wanted the Republic to be something better than they have now. Let us all be wary of proposals to remove the monarchy that just involve a lard-arse GG being given the title of lard-arse President. BUT - it there is a decent proposal of a fair and equal republic, with garbage like 4 MPS and 4 Senators for the 150,000 people in PEI, swept away - then lets go for it.
  7. While you are caught up in the Covid-19 frenzy, Trudeau is quietly slipping through orders in council, free from any parliament oversight or questioning. On August 15, 2020, Cabinet issued an order that included its expectations that the CRTC amend the terms of a decision it issued in August, 2019, which found that the rates charged by the incumbent major telecom and cable companies (such as Bell Canada, Rogers and Videotron) for internet services for at least the past four years were not "just and reasonable". https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/vmedia-federal-cabinet-condemns-canadian-families-to-higher-internet-prices-in-bailout-of-big-telcos-870332467.html Summary: the incumbent big telecoms are spinning the line that they cannot afford to support the Liberal policy dream of broadband coverage over 95% of Canada, if they are forced to compete with each other in the cities. So without extracting any commitment from these big telecoms to actually build anything, Trudeau says 'at your service sir'. The full text of Cabinet's decision (https://www.canada.ca/en/innovation-science-economic-development/news/2020/08/order-in-council-responding-to-petitions-to-the-governor-in-council-concerning-telecom-order-crtc-2019-288.html) contained elements so supportive of the incumbents that lawyers for the incumbents immediately raced to the FCA with a request that the Court reopen the record and take the contents of the order and the Minister's statement into consideration in its deliberations. I was very surprised to hear that a boot-licking entity like the CRTC had even dared to suggest that 'unreasonable' broadband prices are being charged. I am not surprised to find that Trudeau's puppeteers wait until the middle of the covid crisis to jerk his hand to signing the refutation of the CRTC's suggestion.
  8. Wow- I have just come across this thread … I admit I have not read all of the 50 pages of serious comment interspersed with one-liner bs, but I have made a fair sampling of a random dozen postings. I find the majority opinion seems to be that the Queen herself is irrelevant, and a whole lost of posters thoughts are simply - get rid of the Queen and we become a 'free people' ( err.. no we don't) ! However the title of the thread is The Federal Republic of Canada, which deserves a lot more attention than just Queen bashing. Here's my take. The end of Canada as a constitutional monarchy is ok by me IF the replacement is a Republic in which all Canadians are equal citizens, with equal political representation. The discussion needs to be about creating a Republic in which there are 300 members of parliament each representing 123,000 citizens in equal ridings, regardless of province, and a elected senate of 80 each representing 460,000 citizens in equal ridings, regardless of province.. No longer will a resident of PEI have four times the voting power of a citizen of Victoria, No longer will New Brunswick, whose population is the same as Vancouver Island have three to four times the political weight of the Vancouver Island representatives. There are WAY too many opinion pieces swamping radio and newspapers pandering to simpletons who want no more than the change of title of the Governor General to President, and have the rest of the rotten iniquitous Ottawa closed shop remain as is. Let the discussion be about Canada being re-defined as a fair and equal Republic. If this re-definition does not occur then Elizabeth Windsor can remain in place. This is too important a chance to finally sweep the politically privileged out. We cannot waste this chance to just get a simple-simon renaming of the GG to President, after which a certain uninformed mass will prance around shouting 'we're a free people' , while in the background the elite puppetmasters, who benefit from things the way they are now, silently snigger. I believe the vote in Australia to change to a republic was lost, not because of a surfeit of royalty lovers, but because there were 35% for, 35% against, and 30% in the middle who would have voted for a republic IF the redefinition of Australia as an equal and fair republic was included. The vote there envisioned the GG changing title to president and everything remaining the same, so a majority of those in the middle voted NO, hoping that somewhere further down the road a vote on a defined republic will take place. We should learn from their example. Thoughts anyone?
  9. So the cat is out of the bag on Covid-19 at Canada's prisons. Finally the mainstream press has taken notice. In this article the first 2 positive tests at Mission prison are admitted. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/correctional-service-of-canada-says-2-inmates-in-mission-have-covid-19-1.5522366 the total is now 11. Since the start of March PM Trudeau and Safety Minister bill Blair have been pressed to release prisoners to avoid overcrowding and take the inmates out of danger. Many thousands could be out if the categories of non-violent offences, and those within a few months of the end of their sentence were let go. The answer from Trudeau in at least 4 press conferences since early March, when asked are prisoners to be released? has been to side step the question with "we are working with correction Canada to take all steps to stop the spread of covid-19" as of now, no prisoners have been let out. Even the gross human rights abuser Iran has let out 80,000+. Investigative journalists have received phone calls from prisoners and find that there is no hand sanitizer issued, that prisoners are making their own masks from rags, and that anyone suspected of being infected is thrown into the solitary confinement cell for 24 hrs a day. The virus has now taken hold across the system . evidence from Corrections Canada https://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/001/006/001006-1014-en.shtml As of 8th April Blair has ordered that critical corrections staff and contractors wear masks at all time...( Note 'critical' not 'all'). Why has it taken so long and why not 'all' ? What annoys me the most is Trudeau's 'don't worry be happy' responses. If he had just taken note of suggestions about the prisons at the start of March, many lives could have been saved. It is almost as if he has no comprehension of critical points like this and just spews out a 'we are working with' response as a knee-jerk reaction. Does he not care? Because he did nothing, now it is too late, there are cases spread over dozens of prisons, now they can't be let out because they will just spread it further. Trudeau and Blair have a lot to answer for on this issue. A very good podcast on the issue can be found on CANADALAND https://www.canadalandshow.com/podcast/320-coronavirus-is-in-our-prisons-and-trudeau-is-doing-nothing/ Actually I don't think it is lack of caring that is the problem with Trudeau and Blair, I think it is a mixture of incompetence and passive negligence.
  10. Lets steer this thread back to the title of the topic "pipeline protesters need to be jailed". I would say No - they need to be given a background on the issue at hand. The protesters claim that the Wetsuweten hereditary chiefs did not give permission for the natural gas pipeline. The truth is that a year ago, there were 5 hereditary chiefs, they voted 3 to 2 in favour of the pipeline (along with the wetsuweten elected chiefs). Then the 2 'against' hereditary chiefs gathered together some bully boys, and stripped the 3 'in favour' chiefs (all matriachs) of their credentials, on the basis of they cannot be hereditary chiefs, because they are women.!!. Here is my evidence - straight from the tribe members https://www.jlsreport.com/2019/02/22/wetsuweten-strong-the-symbol-of-male-dominance-over-women/ The 3 "replacement" chiefs have no validity, and therefore the refusal of permission to allow the pipeline is bogus - making the whole protest bogus. The complaints that I have heard - that the pipeline will pollute the water and the land, are also bogus - my evidence - for over 50 years there has been a natural gas pipeline through the Wetsuweten territory, it goes to Prince Rupert, and on the way it branches off to supply natural gas to the houses of the wetsuweten people!!. It has not 'polluted the water and the land', so why would the new one? The protesters are misinformed. I heard innumerable cries of 'they did not consult'. the truth is that 8 years of respectful consultation have taken place, and 20 separate bands on the pipeline route have signed their agreement. The agreements signed with these 20 bands agree to pay them $2.5 million each on completion of the first 10 km of line , $400,000 each on completion of the full line and $10 million dollars per year to share for every year gas flows ( divided by 20 = $500,000 a year to each of the 20 bands). evidence - search on BC government natural gas pipleline agreements and read the text yourself like I did. The majority of these 20 bands number 200 - to 300 persons, that money is badly needed to fund new business opportunities for them. and yet the 2 wetsuweten hereditary chiefs and their 3 'friends' who named themselves hereditary chiefs, want all that money stopped.! and they promise nothing to replace this opportunity for those 20 first nations.. I have witnessed two protests personally, one was up in Courtenay BC, about 25 first nations people in the 15 to 20 age group were standing outside the town on the side of the entry road to the main highway going south. They were not blocking the road, but the RCMP WERE !. a single RCMP vehicle was sideways across the access road., I had to drive 20 minutes through a bunch of side roads and rejoin the highway below Royston. As I rejoined the highway, I saw the access road going north, was blocked by a single BC Government highways contractor vehicle. ! Most of the signs carried were "RCMP leave Wetsuweten people alone". What I conclude is that the RCMP and BC Govt colluded with the protesters, they appeared to be letting them stay there for the day, I am guessing it was on condition that the detour route was left open. The second protest has been on the steps of the BC Legislature in Victoria, the protesters are indigenous youth of whom many are studying at UVIC, who were all well dressed, well fed and well educated, and they have Canada to thank for that. They too, are 15 - 25 year olds with their whole life in front of them, in the best country in the world!!. They have never had it so good!! They have opportunities that young people all over the world would kill to get!. Mother Canada has taken care of them , and yet the protesters have signs saying ' Shut down Canada' ?. Billions upon Billions of dollars are taken in taxes every year from the Canadian population and given to first nations, for this, I do not expect to see the flag of our beautiful country desecrated by signs saying "Reconciliation is Dead" superimposed on an upside-down Canadian flag. No non-indigenous Canadian would dream of desecrating indigenous symbols in such a fashion, there is something very wrong here.
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