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  1. ".....but I do for the stupid resource company that was given consent to put their pipeline elsewhere." Rather misplaced contempt considering it was the 20 bands and communities along the line that gave consent.
  2. Throwing away more money on remote bands that exist only on government hand-outs is and always was a no-win situation as is evidenced by multiple bands who STILL are without clean water, decent housing, social services support for their suicidal youth and a plethora of other problems that have plagued such communities for decades. The only way out of poverty is good jobs that will provide employment for the FNs and funds to improve living conditions.
  3. It's great to see your utter contempt for those First Nations working hard to improve the quality of life for their people by partnering with resource companies which offer them the ONLY way out of poverty./s
  4. In absolute and total agreement with every single word, Zeitgeist.
  5. Jonathan Kay – Meet Canada’s new racists : our self-mortifying ‘progressive’ urbanites https://nationalpost.com/opinion/jonathan-kay-meet-canadas-new-racists-our-self-mortifying-progressive-urbanites
  6. From the BC court injunction ruling 2019 BCSC 2264, para. 152: "...the defendants [hereditary chiefs] chose not to engage in consultation with the plaintiff [Coastal Gas] or to challenge the permits and authorizations when they were issued."
  7. It would be nice to think so, bush_cheney but the fact is that all but the Conservatives are so far left that the idea they would support a non-confidence motion on anything that touches upon the pipelines or the FNs is pie-in-the-sky thinking.
  8. About time this benighted simpleton got 'woke' to the fact that her intervention in this matter is neither warranted nor wanted. HOW DARE SHE!
  9. Excellent post, scribblet and thank you for the link.
  10. "Today, we have one of the best balance sheets of any developed country. But the truth is, Canada never repaid most of that debt. It’s just that, two decades later, the economy is so much larger that what was a crippling burden in the 1990s is easily manageable now. And we have plenty of room to borrow more without harming our creditworthiness much. In a zero growth economy, this would have to end. Deficit spending would become more difficult, because there would be no growing out of debt ― it would all actually accumulate and become increasingly harder to pay off over time. Inevitably, governments would have to spend less on social programs, or tax more to maintain the current ones." The One Big Problem With A Zero-Growth Economy www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/zero-growth-economy_ca_5d8f7ad5e4b0ac3cdda97a2f ET call home.
  11. I was a Canadian Ranger for 7 years, Dougie. I can tell you personally that if called upon to take down a blockade, I would and could have done so. Besides, those on the barricades would be so stunned to see the Rangers, the troops would have them out of there in no time.
  12. Well it's all about the Mohawks now and the Wet'suwet'ens for and against the line are being left to twist in the wind as the focus has now turned to the Eastern rail blockades. This isn't about a pipeline anymore it is about one Indigenous group unsupported by a majority of their own people who have taken the law into their own hands in a so-far very successful attempt to bring our nation to grinding halt. And no one in any level of government has the balls to say enough is enough.
  13. Several bands have already spoken up against the influx of NGO bought protestors, environmental warriors, guilt-ridden whiteys and various other groups hoping to capitalize on the media coverage - but you have to hunt hard and long to find coverage about it and don't bother going anywhere near the liberal bought cbc or the extreme left tyee. BC's Premier Horgan had Extinction Rebellion thugs outside his home this morning. Now I am no fan of Horgan's but that type of behavior is waaay beyond the pale. The time has come for a united Indigenous voice soundly condemning these thugs and telling the rest of the hangers-on and wanna be seen on FB types to go home.
  14. Good question about the Mohawks, scribblet. Not their land under question. Not their decision about the line one way or the other. Totally superfluous to the issue. Their entrance into the protests/blockades has nothing to do with supporting the so-called hereditary chiefs for all their hollow words and poorly made signs. It is solely based on self-interest and the goal of causing as much economic chaos to the country as possible. If they had an iota of care or compassion for the Wet'suwet'en people, they would not be holding up essential goods and services to the community by blockading rail lines. Woos is absolutely right. The RCMP are staying along the right of way as the injunction dictated - to maintain law and order and safe passage for the Coastal Gaslink employees - over a 1000 of them being Wet'suwet'en.
  15. Whilst giving each and everyone the ' finger' and a resounding FU.
  16. Why don't we task Canadian Rangers with the job of removing the thugs and punks from the blockades. There are Ranger regiments all across Canada well equipped and able to do the job.
  17. Good post. On point and very true.
  18. Excellent summation, Zeitgeist. The only point I would take issue with is your statement - "Of course they have little support, no money, and no expertise on how to....". The fact is that many if not most of these mobs are well paid for their illegal acts by such as Tides Foundation and other NGOs bent on preventing any of Canada's resources from getting to market.
  19. The 'economy needs to be put on a path to zero growth'? I'm sure that will go far to solving the problems on reserves when the funds dry up because there is no money in the governments treasury. Did you even bother to think before you typed that drivel???
  20. Everyone has a right to their own opinion, taxme - it is just the radical 'woke' who believe otherwise and try at every opportunity to shut down any opinion that does not fall in line with their activist ideologies. Their twisted conception of 'free speech' mistakenly has them believing that 'feelings' give them the right to shutter and de-platform anyone's opinion that might do so while failing to realize that facts matter and that 'feelings' are not and never will be a valid and just argument against them.
  21. https://torontosun.com/news/national/memo-cbc-loses-in-the-billions-after-hnic-fallout Memo: CBC loses in the billions after HNIC fallout The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is hemorrhaging billions of dollars after losing the rights to Hockey Night In Canada, according to an internal federal memo. According to Blacklock’s Reporter, the television network is out more than $2 billion after losing the 12-year licensing rights to Hockey Night In Canada. The memo, which was obtained via Access To Information, contradicts claims by network executive that the HNIC contract was only worth a “few dollars.” In a confidential report, the CBC claims it remains “the cornerstone of culture and democracy” despite the large loss in ad revenue. “CBC Television lost its long-standing flagship sports broadcast Hockey Night In Canada which had been part of the broadcaster’s programming lineup for fifty-five years,” CBC staff wrote in a 2019 briefing note to then-Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez. In 2013, Rogers Communications Inc. paid $4.2 billion for the HNIC rights, which runs until 2026. The note stated the CBC’s annual ad revenue dropped by about $175 million, which equates to $2.1 billion over a 12-year period. Rogers allows the CBC to license games but without the lucrative revenue generated by advertisements. Drawing more than a million viewers weekly, HNIC was once CBC’s highest-rated program. At the time, CBC execs claimed the losses were insignificant when Rogers picked up the rights. “We have not lost hundreds of millions of dollars on the hockey contract,” then CBC head Hubert Lacroix said in 2015 testimony at the Senate communications committee. “We lost a few dollars.” “When you look at the broadcasting rights and the cost to produce hockey, and the revenues on the other side, and when you look at it over six years, we didn’t make money on this contract,” Lacroix testified. At the time, senators questioned Lacroix’s claim. “If you can’t make money on hockey in Canada, I don’t know what you could make money on,” Senator Michael MacDonald (Conservative-N.S.) stated. “This was very poor management.” Other ex-CBC executives saw the HNIC loss as disastrous. “The loss of hockey is going to have serious financial consequences,” said ex-CBC exec vice-president Richard Stursberg while testifying to the Senate communications committee. “You not only lose the profits from hockey, you also lose your capacity to sell the rest of your advertising at reasonable prices.” “The way you would do it is you’d say, ‘If you would like to have hockey, then you have to buy this dog over here that nobody wants.’ I would say, ‘But I don’t want the dog,’ and you would say: ‘I’m sorry, you have to take the dog if you want the hockey,’” Stursberg testified. “So, hockey is not only important in its own right, it’s important because it props up the rest of the advertising sales.” CBC’s main revenue source is a $1.2 billion annual parliamentary grant. Last year, the network saw ad revenues drop by 37%, from $178 million to $112.5 million. The briefing note to Rodriguez included a draft report from the CBC, which cited its “cornerstone of culture and democracy” claim. “CBC continues to face financial pressures,” staff wrote. Only the Communist Broadcasting Network could lose money in an inept attempt to broadcast hockey in Canada. I am 100% onside with Erin O'Toole defunding this money losing PR wing of the liberal government.
  22. Hey taxme - good to see you in this forum too - always happy to see your insightful and on point comments. Now I am off to CC to raise more hell.
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