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  1. Ron in Regina

    Air (or Error?) Canada. Our National Carrier…

    In 2003, the airline filed for bankruptcy protection and in the following year emerged and reorganized under the holding company ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. In 2017, Air Canada flew 48 million passengers, as the airline celebrated its 80th anniversary. In October 2021, the Government of Canada...
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    Canada’s Military current state & equipment

    I keep reading about the deplorable state of the equipment being given to our military, and the lack of members…& then I see other stories about us giving away military aid to other nations (Ukraine, Haiti, etc…while selling more armament to Saudi Arabia). Is it really as bad as I read (?) and...
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    Freeland Harassed in Alberta

    I know this thread title sounds like something that mentalfloss would dream up but here we are: http://apple.news/ABctVCF58S26kUkNrxSecQQ Thank goodness her staffers are well fed!!
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    Alberta Provincial Liberal Party

    The party is in the process of selecting a new leader, but the Friday evening deadline for nominations came and went with no news from officials, or any prospective candidates, as to who might be on the ballot come the September vote. As of Saturday, the party had not announced any nominees and...
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    RCMP and probably other Law Enforcement Agencies (Spyware this time)

    Maybe the RCMP’s use of spyware to track cellphones, laptops and tablets has been perfectly legitimate. Maybe they’ve only used specially trained investigators who know how to walk the exceptionally tricky line between lawful investigation and invasion of privacy. Maybe they haven’t snooped on...
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    August Civic Holiday (first Monday in Aug

    It's called Regatta Day in Newfoundland, Terry Fox Day in MB, Saskatchewan Day in SK, British Columbia Day in BC, Natal Day in Nova Scotia and PEI, Simcoe Day in Toronto, New Brunswick Day in New Brunswick, Colonel By Day in Ottawa, Heritage Day in Alberta and Joseph Brant Day in Burlington, ON...
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    If Justin Trudeau is going to ‘Crash & Burn,’ What costume would he wear?

    http://apple.news/AvcdgMcIKSICukALswqUHVg http://apple.news/Ald26kxlVRRKsH35g7QzSBw http://apple.news/AR158QGVkSfayNnf0NlNXjg http://apple.news/AVNFRMkd4Q7OS5gRlNTjhMg http://apple.news/Auf9_53lCSzOkfS0CIL9Mfw http://apple.news/ArXjNVE41TmS3JjaieUyTrA The political virus which migrated from the...
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    Ottawa Snowflakes wanting the gravy but NIMBY…

    Ottawa police plan significant road closures, backup from other forces, for Canada Day celebrations — and protests City police expect a bigger than usual Canada Day celebration plus an uptick in protests and demonstration, prompting a plan for a “major” boost in officers’ numbers with backup...
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    I’m not a Sports Enthusiast by any means, but….

    About three years ago my girlfriend bought some stand online that sat in our basement for the last three years. The rental suite came open (my son had been using it for the last eight or so months), so she was prepping things to put into that suite. Jammed in the back of a drawer of the stand...
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    Moe set to embark on trade mission to United Arab Emirates

    Premier Scott Moe is heading to the Middle East. He’s to leave this weekend on a trade mission to the United Arab Emirates, where he’ll promote the province’s natural resources and agriculture and agri-value sectors. The visit is slated to end May 11. “As a major trading hub to the Middle...
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    Swedish Riots

    OK, so from what I can understand so far with almost no reading on the subject, some extremist political party wants to burn a copy of the Quran for some reason, & Mostly immigrants of Muslim faith are protesting that by burning police cars and such… and this is been in the media for about 3...
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    Well, today is the Liberal/NDP Non-Coalition Coalition Budget Day!

    Today is the day Justin & Jagmeet send out their Finance person with…something.
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    Bill’s C-10 & C-11. If we aren’t talking about it already, shouldn’t we be?

    This has to start somewhere, so might as well start with a Wiki summary of C-11 (as C-10 got squashed when the last election got called): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_Streaming_Act The Online Streaming Act (Bill C-11) is a proposed Canadian federal legislation. It was first introduced...
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    Brookside Alabama Law Enforcement

    I stumbled across this one in the news and it just seems pretty crazy. http://apple.news/AgLRurMxGQQ2NwnPU-FWuVg After reading through the story it doesn’t sound like there’s a whole lot of recourse for anybody…. and there’s always three sides to every story minimum… but where there’s smoke...
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    Saudi Arabian beauty pageant disqualifies camels cosmetically enhanced with botox

    Yeah….this is not from the Onion: http://apple.news/AUDSVU8soR0C-p66vvu1jwg Authorities in Saudi Arabia clamped down on a popular camel beauty contest and disqualified more than 40 camels after dozens were given botox, face lifts and growth hormones. In what’s being called the largest...
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    Why America's rush to EVs might kill the entire Canadian auto parts business

    “This discriminatory action” could be the “death knell” of the Canadian auto industry. So says Flavio Volpe, and he should know, since he’s the president of the Auto Parts Manufacturers’ Association of Canada, the organization tasked with, amongst other things, enticing automakers and their...
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    “Higher food, energy costs are deliberate??”

    A world of escalating prices for energy and food isn’t just a temporary aberration caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s the deliberate, global policy of those who tell us their goal is to defeat catastrophic climate change. Only twice in the modern era have global greenhouse gas emissions...
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    Unity & Equalization??

    Bloc Québécois leader scoffs at Alberta's equalization referendum, as Premier Kenney touts fight for fairness http://apple.news/Ap1lFFh9MTBGS5TV1-2HqKg The leader of the Bloc Québécois says he would propose a new equalization formula that would see provinces with higher greenhouse gas emissions...
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    RCMP union applies to trademark potential names for a hypothetical Alberta provincial police force

    https://apple.news/ArCSlxskdRdmACVZ6QtE-tA The union representing RCMP officers is trying to throw up a roadblock for the province by seeking to trademark names for a hypothetical provincial police force. Online records show that the National Police Federation applied to the Canadian...
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    Trudeau Apologizes

    I am sorry. From the bottom of my heart. Really. Things haven’t been great lately. And for that I do apologize. I’m sorry I created a federal holiday for reconciliation then went and spent part of it vacationing. I’m sorry I didn’t go to Kelowna instead. I’m sorry my itinerary said I would be...