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    Rex Murphy: Conservatives Are Gutless

    Old man is old. Rex Murphy: The country needs an opposition. Too bad O'Toole's Conservatives seem too gutless to provide it In its most recent, present iteration, the Conservatives come across as timid — afraid to challenge any of the main Liberal doctrines, afraid to scorn “woke” causes and...
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    U.S. and China Announce Surprise Climate Change Deal

    Go Xi Xi! It's yer birfday! US and China announce surprise climate agreement Earlier in the day, the COP26 presidency published a draft agreement for the summit. It includes language that says the world should be aiming to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and acknowledges the role...
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    Trump Aims to Block Diaries, Call Logs From January 6 Committee

    Isn't this the free speech, libertarian grand pube-ah, who likes to constantly lecture us about putting his mouth in a cage? Letting the people see the truth? Well shheeeit, this seems remarkably the opposite, but predictably consistent. According to the filing, Trump is seeking to block...
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    Alberta: The Province of Socialists?

    Who knew? Only 30 per cent said the province has done a good job generally on the economy, and 26 per cent approved of its handling of education. "We do not see in Alberta even half of Albertans saying a 'good job' on any of those measures," Kurl said. The poll also found that the New...
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    Is Trump's power over Republicans starting to slip?

    Wuh-oh A recent Pew Research poll found that, while two-thirds of Republicans in the US want Trump to remain a "major political figure", fewer than half want him to seek the Republican presidential nomination a third time. It's what the New York Time's Jonathan Martin has called the "gold...
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    Private equity firms are leaving the tarsands

    Consolidation Is Inevitable For Canada’s Oil Industry The private equity industry is in a rush to leave Canada's oil sands—once a lucrative investment but no longer—as emission reduction takes priority. According to a Reuters report citing unnamed sources, there are at least a dozen such...
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    Ontario removing capacity limits on public venues

    Cinemas, theatres, spectator sports venues and several other spaces in Ontario where proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required can open at full capacity this weekend. The government said Friday the decision was based on high vaccination levels, stable public health indicators and the vaccine...
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    MSM is making the big push on shifting to renewables

    The 3 stooges: Jason, Erin and Moe Where are you guys?? Alberta’s oil patch should focus on energy transition and waste no time on resentment Canadian oil producers, the big ones especially, are spending serious money to reduce emissions from operations, expand carbon capture and support new...
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    Canada’s Tory party left reeling after dismal performance in federal election

    It would be pretty stupid to get rid of O'Trudeau as far as I'm concerned. The head of Canada’s Conservatives has ordered a review of the party’s dismal performance in Monday’s federal election amid growing questions over the future direction of the party – and his future as its leader...
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    Anti-vax Terrorists Overwhelm Restaurant, Cause Shutdown

    Please, stay home and finish your horse paste. “This past weekend we were overwhelmed with threats and bullying both in person and online. This was directed to the ownership group and the staff! We feel the safety of ourselves and our staff is at risk,” the bar said...
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    Alberta declares State of Public Health Emergency

    Alberta to launch proof-of-vaccination program, declares health emergency amid surge in COVID-19 cases "It is now clear that we were wrong, and for that I apologize," Kenney said. Alberta has declared a state of public health emergency and is taking immediate action to stave off the ongoing...
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    Trudeau BLASTS Anti-vaxxers For Throwing Asphalt at Protest

    Dumbasses Trudeau says he ‘won’t back down’ from anti-vaxx protesters “I can’t back down from standing up for Canadians,” said Trudeau in a press conference on Labour Day. “I won’t back down.” The crowds, which have been seen holding signs protesting vaccines and COVID-19 measures have...
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    O’Trudeau pivots on gun policy in increasingly tight election race

    Erin O’Toole reverses his position on gun control, shoots self in foot. O’Toole pivots on gun policy in increasingly tight election race In a week that shook up the federal election campaign, both Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole focused on guns and crime...
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    Toronto the Second Safest City in the World

    And everyone here just loves that because we're certainly not crazy bumpkins and we're all proud of our Canadian cities. 🏆🏆🏆 Despite last year's spike in incidents of gun violence, stunt driving and more amid lockdown, Toronto was just ranked the second safest city in the world, coming only...
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    CTV: Conservatives Have Gone Green

    The stated goal is to slash emissions by at least 40 per cent compared to 2005 levels by 2030. "I've been crystal clear why climate change is important to me, not just as a politician. I talk about climate change with my daughter Mollie, who's 15. And we need to make our emission targets as a...
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    Bernier Arrested for being a total dumbass

    I'm paraphrasing. Maxime Bernier arrested in Manitoba for violating public health orders People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier, who is currently on what he has dubbed the “Mad Max Manitoba Tour,” was holding rallies in several rural Manitoba towns starting Friday and was planning to...
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    The Keystone XL Pipeline Is Officially Dead

    Harper did say it was a no brainer. The Keystone XL Pipeline Is Officially Dead “When this fight began, people thought Big Oil couldn’t be beat,’ Bill McKibben, author and the founder of 350 who has fought the pipeline for more than a decade, said in a statement. “But when enough people rise...
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    Trudeau: Canada Won't Rush To Reopen Border

    Are borders really that important? "We're on the right path, but we'll make our decisions based on the interests of Canadians and not based on what other countries want," he told a news conference in Ottawa. Canada won't rush reopening border with United States, Trudeau says MONTREAL --...
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    Canada's economy grew at 5.6% annual rate in first quarter of year

    I expect much champagne popping and jubilation! Canada's economy grew at 5.6% annual rate in first quarter of year Statistics Canada says the economy grew at an annual rate of 5.6 per cent in the first quarter of the year. The economic boost was aided by the loosening of public health...
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    US Economy Set to Grow at Fastest Pace Since 2+2=5

    Seriously though, who cares about the economy? The US economy is set to grow at the fastest pace since 1984 thanks to stimulus and the rapid vaccine rollout, the OECD said The US economy is set to grow at the fastest rate since 1984 this year thanks to government stimulus and the speedy rollout...