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just to put into perspective the endless cheerleading that's always posted here about Canada and how it's some kind superior alternative to the United States--

 

Canada, Too, Faces a Reckoning With History and Racism

By IAN AUSTEN AUG. 28, 2017

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/world/americas/canada-john-a-macdonald-kingston.html

 

Not just its past racism, but its current too.

 

http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/out-of-sight-out-of-mind-2/

 

http://globalnews.ca/news/3556823/racism-in-canada/

 

wow, it's even worse than I thought. And this is coming from the Canadian news media. You would never know this if you relied on US mainstream media sources, who go on and on about how wonderfully utopian everything is there, and gee whiz, how great it is to have a cool, "with it" prime minister like Trudeau!

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There's been far more drooling from the right leaning media over Putin for over a decade now.  At least the "liberal" media is fawning over an ally's leader, not an authoritarian dictator.

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Yep. Canada isn't perfect. But do a Google search on national rankings for human rights. There are a number of organizations that do these rankings and Canada beats the USA on all of them.


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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Yep. Canada isn't perfect. But do a Google search on national rankings for human rights. There are a number of organizations that do these rankings and Canada beats the USA on all of them.

 

Canada and Australia actually institute the points based immigration system Trump wants in the US and has much tighter controls on who can enter as a refugee. My boss is from the Sudan and is an American citizen now. You'll never see a Sudanese person in Canada that isn't there to transit through.

 

It's why Trudeau Jr. got in trouble with his own cabinet welcoming Haitians earlier in the year on Twitter. The dirty little unreported secret is almost all will be turned away due to the points system up there unless they're willing to rewrite some laws.

 

Canada's points system is very welcoming to immigrants who have money from China though.

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Seems to me Canada is more accepting of refugees.


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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Interesting...try googling "foreign interference in Canadian elections"...a bunch of stuff comes up.  And guess which country is most frequently mentioned as the source of the alleged interference.  Hint:  it ain't Russia!

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looks like the Trudeau effect is fading as Canadians are coming to their senses--

 

Echoes of Trump in Canada as Ontario heads to the polls

Andrea Hopkins

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-election-ontario/echoes-of-trump-in-canada-as-ontario-heads-to-the-polls-idUSKBN1IA2R8

 

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada’s most populous province looks set to elect as premier in June a plain-spoken Progressive Conservative often compared to U.S. President Donald Trump, setting the stage for a fight on many fronts with Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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looks like the Trudeau effect is fading as Canadians are coming to their senses--

 

Echoes of Trump in Canada as Ontario heads to the polls

Andrea Hopkins

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-election-ontario/echoes-of-trump-in-canada-as-ontario-heads-to-the-polls-idUSKBN1IA2R8

 

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada’s most populous province looks set to elect as premier in June a plain-spoken Progressive Conservative often compared to U.S. President Donald Trump, setting the stage for a fight on many fronts with Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

 

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Ontario hasn't done too hot with Conservative populists...

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^so sad you would mock someone who died as the result of a substance abuse problem. So much for compassionate conservatism.

 

But social democracies always have higher taxes. Wait, what??

 

Canadians Now Paying Lower Income Taxes Than Americans, OECD Data Shows

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/05/03/income-taxes-canada-lower-us-oecd_a_23426460/

 

just a little detail missing here: the sales taxes in Canada are much higher than in the US

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^so sad you would mock someone who died as the result of a substance abuse problem. So much for compassionate conservatism.

 

But social democracies always have higher taxes. Wait, what??

 

Canadians Now Paying Lower Income Taxes Than Americans, OECD Data Shows

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/05/03/income-taxes-canada-lower-us-oecd_a_23426460/

 

just a little detail missing here: the sales taxes in Canada are much higher than in the US

 

No, I would mock him for being a disgrace of a politician. Obviously no one needs to mock any death.

 

And yeah, in aggregate, Canadians pay significantly more in taxes.

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^^ are people that are dead no longer fair game for mocking?

 

Only if its Seth Rich.

 

or Ted Kennedy

 

Or Beau Biden

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^so sad you would mock someone who died as the result of a substance abuse problem. So much for compassionate conservatism.

 

But social democracies always have higher taxes. Wait, what??

 

Canadians Now Paying Lower Income Taxes Than Americans, OECD Data Shows

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/05/03/income-taxes-canada-lower-us-oecd_a_23426460/

 

just a little detail missing here: the sales taxes in Canada are much higher than in the US

 

No, I would mock him for being a disgrace of a politician. Obviously no one needs to mock any death.

 

And yeah, in aggregate, Canadians pay significantly more in taxes.

 

 

Including all the sneaky hidden taxes that the U.S., states and municipalities slip in all over the place in order to keep income and sales taxes low?

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^lol Canadians don't have much of a sense of humor. I should know. Much of my family lives there ;D

 

Uh...damn near half of the comedians on television are from Canada.


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^lol Canadians don't have much of a sense of humor. I should know. Much of my family lives there ;D

 

You can't accept that Donnie is an idiot?  Occam's Razor. 


Very Stable Genius

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@Acosta: SCOOP: When Trudeau pressed Trump on national security justification for tariffs on Canada Trump responded: didnt you guys burn down the WH? That was Britain during the War of 1812 http://www.cnn.com/2018/06/06/politics/war-of-1812-donald-trump-justin-trudeau-tariff/index.html

 

America Junior was part of Great Britain at that time. So in that respect he is correct.

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The comments to Gilmore's tweet are priceless....

 

@Scott_Gilmore

Trump has made it official. He has chosen sides. America stands with North Korea and Canada should rot in hell. We now have no choice. Time to restore order, protect our cheese, and invade America. https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/the-case-for-invading-america/

 

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@Scott_Gilmore

A Canadian invasion & occupation of America will restore once great institutions, rebuild crumbling infrastructure, end human rights abuses, protect vulnerable minorities, deliver maple syrup, poutine & subsidized cheese to a long suffering people. We'll be greeted as liberators.

 

@Dreamweasel

Good luck invading Detroit; none of the parking meters accept your Canadian money

 

@SarasotaMermaid

We welcome you and your medical insurance.

 

@artsyTrish

#Canada needs a tropical Province. Minnesota and Maine just don't cut it. Give us Puerto Rico as it's obvious USA doesn't want it.  #PuertoRicoCanada

 

John Schindler

@20committee

Two caveats:

1. We know Michael Moore is your Ahmed Chalabi. Consider that a warning.

2. I'd avoid Detroit. But that's just me.

Otherwise a solid OPLAN. Execute.

 

@KennyPeepers

Disagree. There are no violent, slum cities like Detroit in Canada. I think Canada's record with urban development could do wonders for Detroit. It and most other Rust Belt cities have the most to gain from a #Canadian #invasion. Bring it on!


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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Crap. I may have to stay in the USA. Looks separation of church-state is becoming a problem north of the border too...

 

Here are some things Doug Ford’s new parliamentary assistant to the minister of education, Sam Oosterhoff, has posted on Facebook about the LGBTQ2 students of Ontario who will now have to survive school while under his office (via @pressprogress): https://pressprogress.ca/does_patrick_brown_know_what_his_teenage_candidate_thinks_about_the_sins_of_homosexuality/


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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^lol Canadians don't have much of a sense of humor. I should know. Much of my family lives there ;D

 

Uh...damn near half of the comedians on television are from Canada.

 

Who are these Canadian ''comedians''?

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Who are these Canadian ''comedians''?

 

Full list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Canadian_comedians

 

Highlights:

Will Arnett

Dan Aykroyd

John Candy

Jim Carrey

Michael Cera

Nathan Fielder

Phil Hartman

Jason Jones

Eugene Levy

Norm Macdonald

Howie Mandel

Lorne Michaels

Rick Moranis

Mike Myers

Leslie Nielsen

Russell Peters

Seth Rogen

Martin Short

Lilly Singh (aka "IISuperwomanII")

 

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Happy 151st birthday, Canada!

 

 


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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uh huh, this is the person the PC crowd always points to as morally superior to Trump ::)

 

Trudeau again denies groping incident, but says accuser might have felt uncomfortable

 

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/trudeau-again-denies-groping-incident-but-says-accuser-might-have-felt-uncomfortable/

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Because he is in every way conceivable.


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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How Canada works:

 

- Family owns chocolate factory in Syria

- Factory gets bombed

- They lose everything

- Canadians sponsor them

- They move to town of 4,000 people

- Dad starts making chocolate in basement

- Word spreads

 

They now make 250,000 pieces of chocolate a month ?? https://t.co/hVVQJ5jWjr


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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Members of the Official Opposition banged their desks and yelled "No!" as Doug Ford's government was set to reintroduce legislation that has thrown the civic election into chaos.

 

NDP kicked out of Ontario legislature as bill to cut Toronto council reintroduced

NDP MPPs delayed introduction of Efficient Local Government Act by banging desks and yelling 'no'

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/queens-park-council-cutting-bill-1.4820139


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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For comparison's sake, the current Toronto City Council has 47 members for a city of less than 3 million people.  New York City has 51 for a city of more than 8.5 million people.

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Hmm. I wonder if Torontonians have a more positive experience regarding constituent services and responsiveness by their councillors than New Yorkers do about theirs?


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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Indigenous women kept from seeing their newborn babies until agreeing to sterilization, says lawyer

Sterilizations happened as recently as 2017, Saskatchewan lawsuit alleges

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-november-13-2018-1.4902679/indigenous-women-kept-from-seeing-their-newborn-babies-until-agreeing-to-sterilization-says-lawyer-1.4902693


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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The cities listed there all have building restrictions that make housing expansion difficult, while Toronto just builds and builds.  Seattle less so but there's been pushback there too. It doesn't make sense to base a national economy around cities that can't grow.

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It seems that when Americans express concern about this sort of thing, they're labeled as "racist"

 

‘Birth Tourism’ Is Legal in Canada. A Lawmaker Calls It Unscrupulous.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/31/world/canada/china-birth-tourism.html

 

“Birth tourism may be legal, but it is unethical and unscrupulous,” said Joe Peschisolido, a Liberal member of Parliament in Richmond, who brought a petition against the practice to Ottawa, where the immigration minister, Ahmed Hussen, said he would examine the issue.

 

The practice underlines how Canada, and British Columbia in particular, has become a favored haven for well-heeled Chinese seeking a refuge for wealth and kin away from authoritarian China."

 

 

 

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I don't hear Canada suggesting the Chinese are all gangsters and lepers and rapists.  Incidentally, can you imagine 2019 America putting a guy named Ahmed Hussen in charge of immigration policy? 

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From the way all the Trump haters are always singing the praises of Justin Trudeau, I thought he was supposed to be "Mr. Clean" 🤪

 

Justin Trudeau's reelection bid hits the rocks

The Canadian leader faces unprecedented political peril as a fast-escalating scandal implicates him specifically.

 

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/02/28/justin-trudeau-election-1229686

 

All bets are now off about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's political survival.

 

An ethics scandal has plunged Canada's government into disarray, with the prime minister himself facing unprecedented political peril.

 

A flood of new details allege Trudeau and several senior government officials repeatedly pressured his former attorney general to drop corruption charges against a large construction company and reach a settlement agreement. Trudeau's political opponents sent police a letter Thursday requesting an investigation and called for Trudeau's resignation.

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Oh good, mr clean is dirty!!  Yea!   So now trump isn’t so bad. I guess we should keep trump now. Brilliant logic. 

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Trying to remember the last time anyone posted anything about Trudeau on here.  I think it was when some of our resident Trumpsters posted some fraudulent crap about him being Castro's secret love child.

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^ He seems to be newsworthy every few months:

 

Justin Trudeau Wore Brownface at 2001 ‘Arabian Nights’ Party While He Taught at a Private School

https://time.com/5680759/justin-trudeau-brownface-photo/

 

👳🏿‍♂️

 

Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, wore brownface makeup to a party at the private school where he was teaching in the spring of 2001. TIME has obtained a photograph of the incident.

 

The photograph has not been previously reported. The picture was taken at an “Arabian Nights”-themed gala. It shows Trudeau, then the 29-year-old son of the late former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau (or is he?!), wearing a turban  and robes with his face, neck and hands completely darkened. The photograph appears in the 2000-2001 yearbook of West Point Grey Academy, a private day school where Trudeau was a teacher.

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35 minutes ago, Ram23 said:

^ He seems to be newsworthy every few months:

 

Justin Trudeau Wore Brownface at 2001 ‘Arabian Nights’ Party While He Taught at a Private School

https://time.com/5680759/justin-trudeau-brownface-photo/

 

👳🏿‍♂️

 

Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, wore brownface makeup to a party at the private school where he was teaching in the spring of 2001. TIME has obtained a photograph of the incident.

 

The photograph has not been previously reported. The picture was taken at an “Arabian Nights”-themed gala. It shows Trudeau, then the 29-year-old son of the late former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau (or is he?!), wearing a turban  and robes with his face, neck and hands completely darkened. The photograph appears in the 2000-2001 yearbook of West Point Grey Academy, a private day school where Trudeau was a teacher.

 

Terrible and he'll definitely face serious criticism for it.  Liberals don't tolerate that and handle their own.  Haven't you defended it before?   Isn't the conservative response to this kind of thing is that "it was years ago and people make mistakes"? 

 

And if this is the worst scandal Canada has right  now, I'd gladly trade places.  We have a president willing to disclose classified intel to the enemy, hand over citizens to authoritarian regimes and invite terrorists to Camp David for tea.  All things you never bother talking about. 

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4 hours ago, Ram23 said:

^ He seems to be newsworthy every few months:

 

Justin Trudeau Wore Brownface at 2001 ‘Arabian Nights’ Party While He Taught at a Private School

https://time.com/5680759/justin-trudeau-brownface-photo/

 

👳🏿‍♂️

 

Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, wore brownface makeup to a party at the private school where he was teaching in the spring of 2001. TIME has obtained a photograph of the incident.

 

The photograph has not been previously reported. The picture was taken at an “Arabian Nights”-themed gala. It shows Trudeau, then the 29-year-old son of the late former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau (or is he?!), wearing a turban  and robes with his face, neck and hands completely darkened. The photograph appears in the 2000-2001 yearbook of West Point Grey Academy, a private day school where Trudeau was a teacher.

it gets worse!

 

New Video Surfaces Showing Trudeau in Blackface, Compounding Scandal

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/world/canada/justin-trudeau-brownface-image.html

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41 minutes ago, eastvillagedon said:

it gets worse!

 

New Video Surfaces Showing Trudeau in Blackface, Compounding Scandal

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/world/canada/justin-trudeau-brownface-image.html

 

In addition to the other instance Trudeau admitted to voluntarily (to get ahead of it), that makes the count 3 separate times he's donned brown/blackface.

 

What is it about folks who love to play the role of arbiter of what is or isn't racist and the urge to dress up in blackface? Is it just an odd coincidence?

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Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party wins Canada's general election

By Darran Simon, CNN

Updated 7:13 AM ET, October 22, 2019

 

(CNN) Election results show Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party will return to power, but as a minority government after Monday's general election, according to CBC News and CTV News.  The victory ensures that Trudeau will serve as Prime Minister for a second term.

( . . . )

Trudeau, the Liberal leader, and Conservative leader Andrew Scheer were the two top contenders in Monday's competitive general election.  More than 300 parliamentary seats were up for grabs.  Health care, the climate crisis and the cost of living reportedly are voters' top issues.

 

MORE:  https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/21/world/canadian-general-election-justin-trudeau/index.html

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