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Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
#781
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Despite the massive % support of the name in the NWT and Yukon by the actual peoples that were referenced as 'Eskimos'.

At least you snowflakes who know nothing of this demographic feel better, that's all that really counts

nothing to do with "snowflakes"......and everything to do with rapid societal changes.the dust is far from settled and no one can predict how it will evolve
 
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pgs
Free Thinker
+2
#782
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze View Post

nothing to do with "snowflakes"......and everything to do with rapid societal changes.the dust is far from settled and no one can predict how it will evolve

Right , I would bet you do not even attend football games .
 
captain morgan
No Party Affiliation
+2
#783
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze View Post

nothing to do with "snowflakes"......and everything to do with rapid societal changes.the dust is far from settled and no one can predict how it will evolve


Let me get this straight, although the actual people referenced in the team support it - you (oops, I mean 'society') deem it offensive to those people (that support it).

Nope, we are firmly in snowflake territory when an outside group decides the appropriateness on behalf of another group of which they know absolutely nothing about.

..... Ironically, kinda colonizing in it's own way.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
+2
#784
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Let me get this straight, although the actual people referenced in the team support it - you (oops, I mean 'society') deem it offensive to those people (that support it).

Nope, we are firmly in snowflake territory when an outside group decides the appropriateness on behalf of another group of which they know absolutely nothing about.

..... Ironically, kinda colonizing in it's own way.

We know what is best for you , and you will comply. .
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+3
#785
Gov. Gen. Payette has created a toxic climate of harassment and verbal abuse at Rideau Hall, sources allege

Quote:

Gov. Gen. Julie Payette has created a toxic environment at Rideau Hall by verbally harassing employees to the point where some have been reduced to tears or have left the office altogether, sources tell CBC News.

Four members of Payette's communications team have departed during the pandemic period alone. A fifth person is leaving this week and another two have taken leaves of absence. It's just the latest wave of staff to quietly transfer out of the small office in response to mistreatment during Payette's mandate, multiple sources said.

"This has gone from being one of the most collegial and enjoyable work environments for many of the staff to being a house of horrors," said one government source. "It's bullying and harassment at its worst."......More

Any official complaints are handled by, wait for it




The abusers, in a closed loop that can only be breached by Trudie to get any information out of the GG office, wow, just wow
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+2
#786
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Yup Eskimo is an honorable name ,as back in the day a true Eskimo gained that distinction by being as wide as tall . Being man enough to attain that girth was the sign of a true Eskimo.

Yep Eskimos were regarded as the toughest people on the planet due to the extremes they had to live through.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+1
#787
Safe Third Country Agreement ruled unconstitutional — here’s what could happen next

SJW must be rejoicing across Canada with this ruling
 
taxme
#788
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

We know what is best for you , and you will comply. .


I say assimilate all those buffoons into the Borg collective. Works for me!!
 
taxme
+2
#789
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Gov. Gen. Payette has created a toxic climate of harassment and verbal abuse at Rideau Hall, sources allege
Any official complaints are handled by, wait for it
The abusers, in a closed loop that can only be breached by Trudie to get any information out of the GG office, wow, just wow


Just another french man/woman from Quebec being allowed to run and ruin and rule over the rest of English Canada. These french lieberal socialist buffoons have been allowed to wreck what once was a great British and European country. All we get for our tax dollars now from these french traitors to English Canada is just more of their french communist globalist bull shit. Canada must separate from french socialist liberal Quebec because french socialist liberal separatist Quebec will never want to separate from English Canada. They already know that they would be fukd big time if they did.

Why is it that all the people that have gone into space first were french ones like Garneau/male and Payette/female? And why is our space headquarters program in Quebec anyway? I thought that the french from Quebec wanted out of Canada? Strange indeed, eh?
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#790
And now Trudie deemed it not necessary to nominate our top General to the NATO council

COMMENTARY: Retirement of Gen. Jonathan Vance is big loss for Canada on international stage

Quote:

After failing to win the backing of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his nomination as NATO’s most senior military officer, Gen. Jonathan Vance has announced his retirement from the Canadian Armed Forces.

Vance's retirement followed a decision by Trudeau to reject Vance’s candidacy to become Military Adviser to NATO’s Secretary-General, Global News reported Thursday.

This was a stunning rebuke to a soldier who has spent 39 years of his life in service to his country, including long assignments in Germany, the Balkans and Afghanistan. It underscores how Canada has increasingly chosen to punch well below its weight internationally in security matters while promoting a progressive agenda overseas that was strongly rejected when Canada tried in June for a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

READ MORE: Gen. Jonathan Vance stepping down from role as Canada’s top soldier

Vance is arguably Canada’s most well-known warrior in more than half a century. The only Canadian to serve two combat tours in Kandahar and now in his sixth year as commander of all Canadian forces, he was highly respected among Canada’s closest allies, and had been considered a strong favourite for the key job in Brussels.

Nominations for the NATO job must be sanctioned by national governments. Only chiefs of defence can be considered.

The vote on who will succeed Air Chief Marshal Stuart Peach of Great Britain is to be held in mid-September in Rome. Nominations for the position closed on July 16. Poland and the Netherlands have nominated their top generals.

After Ottawa apparently chose not to support his candidacy for Brussels, Vance told Trudeau that he was going to retire from the Armed Forces.

Because his conversations with the prime minister were always confidential, the general said in an interview that he could not discuss what they talked about.

“I am not angry at all,” Vance said moments after the Department of National Defence announced his impending retirement on social media.

“This is completely and entirely the prerogative of government. They will have their reasons.”

COMMENTARY: Justin Trudeau is WE-deep in trouble

Trudeau’s apparent refusal to support Vance stands in stark contrast to the prime minister's strong push for a much less influential temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council.

That Vance will not continue his career is a big loss for Canada on the international stage.

That he won't be in the mix for Brussels is also NATO’s loss. The alliance could use a highly regarded commander of Vance’s skill and vast experience because it faces a difficult and uncertain future. Among the many challenges are extreme budget pressures caused by the economic fallout from COVID-19.

On the diplomatic and operational side, NATO is being tested by Russia’s ongoing provocations in Ukraine and threats to Central Europe, a rise in cyberattacks on western security networks and the rise of China, which has designs on the Arctic and has been trying to buy influence over some NATO states in Europe.

“Knowing that I would be leaving, one way or another, I was quite careful to work to get all the big things underway,” he said. “There are still a few things I want to get done (as CDS) but they are already quite mature.

"I arrived in the job with an agenda and the cupboard is kind of bare right now.”

COMMENTARY: Canada should follow Australia’s example in defence, foreign policy

Vance came under fire several times from the Taliban when out on combat patrols in Afghanistan. The general was deeply affected on a personal level when one of his bodyguards, Cpl. Nick Bulger, was killed only 15 metres away from him when his armoured vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.

“There is nothing like the crucible of conflict to bring you closer to troops and to your profession,” Vance said. “That has left an indelible mark on me. I will always carry the Afghan experience with me. It made me better as a leader and commander. It helped me as the chief of defence staff.

Asked who had the greatest influence on his unusually long career, Vance, who is the army’s senior infantry officer and the senior soldier in the Royal Canadian Regiment, said that as he wrote his letter to the troops on Thursday in which he told them he was relinquishing command, he said his first thought was of “every sergeant-major I ever had from my first, Tom Daigle, in Winnipeg, in 1986, and especially Sergeant-Major Stan Stapleford,” who served with him in Afghanistan.

He said he also remembered the special bond he had with every one of his military drivers.

There is no declared timetable for the prime minister to name his successor, but Vance thought it likely that this would happen before the end of the year.

 
petros
+1
#791
A meddling AMERICAN.
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
+1
#792
Economy grew 4.5 per cent in May, Statistics Canada says

https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/econ...nada-1.5046594
 
Hoid
+1
#793
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze View Post

Economy grew 4.5 per cent in May, Statistics Canada says

https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/econ...nada-1.5046594

It shows we are moving in the right direction
 
pgs
Free Thinker
+2
#794
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

It shows we are moving in the right direction

Right .
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+2
#795
Under fire over workplace harassment claims, Gov. Gen. Julie Payette reaches out to staff in memo

With a 3rd party investigation to look into this, I see this more as a CYA memo
 
pgs
Free Thinker
+2
#796
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Under fire over workplace harassment claims, Gov. Gen. Julie Payette reaches out to staff in memo

With a 3rd party investigation to look into this, I see this more as a CYA memo

Come now , what is a princess to do ?
 
Ocean Breeze
Free Thinker
#797
Trump to impose 10 per cent tariff on Canadian aluminum

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/trum...inum-1.5054066
 
Mowich
Conservative
+4
#798
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze View Post

nothing to do with "snowflakes"......and everything to do with rapid societal changes.the dust is far from settled and no one can predict how it will evolve


That's the thing about 'movements', OB they behave much like pendulums - they both eventually reach their point of maximum displacement, at which time the pendulum reverses course and the 'movements' lose momentum as history has shown us down through the ages.

Most folks don't take kindly to a constant diet of self-righteous preaching, finger pointing, unsustainable demands and continuous lists of grievances. Under those circumstances tolerance, understanding and compassion are sorely tested.
 
Mowich
Conservative
+3
#799
Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

Come now , what is a princess to do ?


Maybe we could just send her back to space and leave her there?
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#800
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze View Post

Trump to impose 10 per cent tariff on Canadian aluminum
https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/trum...inum-1.5054066

I don't agree with the tariffs if the total tonnes in dispute are on average of what we usually deliver. However while mining industries were shut down across North America over the pandemic Canada never stopped processing Aluminum. Stock piled it in US warehouses waiting for industry to restart giving the Canadian Aluminum producers an advantage in selling their product. I understand the complaint and hopefully cooler heads prevail and this is short term.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
+2
#801
Canada to retaliate 'dollar for dollar' after U.S. slaps 10% tariff on aluminum

Quote:

A subset of American metals companies have complained that Canadian aluminum has recently been dumped on the U.S. market.

Canadian aluminum-makers have said they switched production during the COVID-19 pandemic as demand for higher-end products crashed, and the resulting aluminum has been sent to the U.S. primarily for storage.

The Aluminum Association of Canada (AAC) said last week those exports fell 16 per cent in June and 40 per cent in July as the system was starting to rebalance.

AAC president Jean Simard said U.S. tariffs will destabilize Canada's industry and supply chains in an economy that is already struggling under the weight of the pandemic.

Sorry there is a perception of Canada being in the wronge on this issue
 
gerryh
+1
#802
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Canada to retaliate 'dollar for dollar' after U.S. slaps 10% tariff on aluminum
Sorry there is a perception of Canada being in the wronge on this issue

By who? Trump and his band of Jack asses?
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
+1
#803
Quote: Originally Posted by Ocean Breeze View Post

Economy grew 4.5 per cent in May, Statistics Canada says
https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/econ...nada-1.5046594

Grew as compared to when? Certainly not this time last year.
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#804
If the CBC is on the attack must mean Trudie ain't happy and a change maybe in the works

Trudeau government refuses to support Gov. Gen. Julie Payette while under scrutiny

Quote:

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland drew a sharp distinction between her support for the office of the Governor General and its current occupant, Julie Payette, in the wake of reporting by CBC News showing unusual spending to meet Payette's demands for privacy.

Payette is also under fire over claims she's created a toxic work environment and a culture of fear at Rideau Hall. Seventeen sources told CBC News Payette and her second-in-command have verbally harassed workers to the point where waves of staff have left the office.

Asked twice on Friday by CBC's Tom Parry if her government had confidence in Payette, Freeland offered support for her office and the constitutional role it plays, but pointedly did not express explicit confidence in Payette.

"I think Canadians have a great respect for the office of the Governor General and I have that respect as well," said Freeland.

"But for this Governor General?" asked Parry.

Freeland responded: "The office of the Governor General plays a very important role in that system. And, I think like the overwhelming majority of Canadians, I have a great deal of respect for that office and for that role."

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau selected Payette — a former astronaut, computer engineer, pilot, academic, musician and executive — to take on the viceregal role as the Queen's representative in Canada in October 2017. The selection has been fraught with controversy from the beginning, and Trudeau has been notably silent in offering any defence of her.

The National Post and Radio Canada also reported Payette's time at the Montreal Science Centre foreshadowed the issues to come at Rideau Hall raising questions about the Trudeau government's vetting process.

Trudeau has only said publicly his government is committed to ensuring federally regulated workplaces are harassment free. The Privy Council Office also launched an external, independent investigation last month into the workplace environment following CBC's report on the alleged harassment.

Although Payette's role is mostly ceremonial, it can be important during a minority government. Payette is bound by constitutional convention to follow the advice of the prime minister if the PM requests a dissolution or prorogation of Parliament, but she is empowered to dismiss a government that has been defeated on a vote of confidence if it refuses to step aside......More

Freeland urges restraint with expenses following Rideau Hall renovations

Quote:

OTTAWA — Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says public office holders should be mindful of how they spend taxpayer dollars, following a report on Rideau Hall renovations.

The CBC reported Thursday that hundreds of thousands of dollars have been spent on designs and renovations to the official residence of Gov. Gen. Julie Payette, some allegedly at her personal request, for privacy, accessibility and security reasons.

Freeland would not say whether she believes the expenditures were appropriate, but she did say she thinks questions about the Rideau Hall expenses are legitimate.

"Canadian journalists and Canadians absolutely have the right to look carefully about how we spend Canadians' money," she told reporters Friday in Toronto.

"I do think that all of us who have the privilege of serving Canadians have to really be mindful that when we spend money, we are spending the money of Canadians and we have to be very, very thoughtful about that, very careful about that."

The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General was unavailable for comment Friday.

Freeland expressed respect for the office and constitutional role of the Governor General, without directly answering a question about her confidence in Payette.

"I think Canadians understand and appreciate the way our system of government, our constitutional system works," she said.

"The office of the Governor General plays a very important role in that system and I think, like the overwhelming majority of Canadians, I have a great deal of respect for that office and for that role."........More

 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#805
Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

By who? Trump and his band of Jack asses?

Canadian Aluminum companies didn't stop production due to the pandemic, and were actually hauling their products across the border and warehousing them for when the market comes back. The perception of Canadian companies trying to take advantage of the circumstances can be seen by all.

Like I posted earlier that once the dispute is investigated, and if the amount of Canadian Aluminum housed in the states during the shutdown are of no significant amount then the Tariffs are wrong, Trump or no Trump.
 
gerryh
#806
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Canadian Aluminum companies didn't stop production due to the pandemic, and were actually hauling their products across the border and warehousing them for when the market comes back. The perception of Canadian companies trying to take advantage of the circumstances can be seen by all.
Like I posted earlier that once the dispute is investigated, and if the amount of Canadian Aluminum housed in the states during the shutdown are of no significant amount then the Tariffs are wrong, Trump or no Trump.

Are we "dumping", as in selling below market value.
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
+1
#807
"I think Canadians have a great respect for the office of the Governor General and I have that respect as well," said Freeland.

That woman is always wrong. The GG is a total waste of tax $$$$$
 
Twin_Moose
Conservative
#808
Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

Are we "dumping", as in selling below market value.

Dunno that's why I reserved judgement until an investigation is completed, common sense says that a large amount of metal stockpiled waiting for industry to restart could reasonably conclude there would be a discount deal to be made.
 
gerryh
#809
Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

Dunno that's why I reserved judgement until an investigation is completed, common sense says that a large amount of metal stockpiled waiting for industry to restart could reasonably conclude there would be a discount deal to be made.

So, you believe its ok for the americans to impose, what can only be described as crippling, tariffs on a Canadian industry with no proof.

Got it.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
#810
Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

So, you believe its ok for the americans to impose, what can only be described as crippling, tariffs on a Canadian industry with no proof.

Got it.

They can do as they wish and we can retaliate in kind .
 

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