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Beyond BuzzFeed: The 10 Worst, Most Embarrassing U.S. Media Failures on the Trump-Russia StoryBuzzFeed was once notorious for traffic-generating “listicles,” but has since become an impressive outlet for deep investigative journalism under editor-in-chief Ben Smith.

That outlet was prominently in the news this week thanks to its “bombshell” story about President Trump and Michael Cohen: a story that, like so many others of its kind, blew up in its face, this time when the typically mute Robert Mueller’s office took the extremely rare step to label its key claims “inaccurate.”But in homage to BuzzFeed’s past viral glory, following are the top ten worst media failures in two-plus-years of Trump/Russia reporting.

They are listed in reverse order, as measured by the magnitude of the embarrassment, the hysteria they generated on social media and cable news, the level of journalistic recklessness that produced them, and the amount of damage and danger they caused.

https://theintercept.com/2019/01/20/beyond-buzzfeed-the-10-worst-most-embarrassing-u-s-media-failures-on-the-trumprussia-story/

MSM Wrong Again! Hillary Clinton, Not Donald Trump, Has Narcissistic Personality DisorderDonald Trump is a Narcissist. Everybody knows that, because the Main Stream Media says so.

Is Trump a Pathological Narcissist? headlined a series of New York Times letters to the editor [October 20, 2019]. We Are All at the Mercy of the Narcissist in Chief proclaimed a New York Times opinion piece [October 11, 2019]. Googling “Donald Trump narcissist” currently [6 PM, November 30, 2019] produces 1.4 million results, as opposed to 418, 000 for “Hillary Clinton narcissist.”

Yet the evidence is clear that Clinton, rather than Trump, exemplifies this personality disorder.

https://vdare.com/articles/msm-wrong-again-hillary-clinton-not-donald-trump-has-narcissistic-personality-disorder

Money began to rain on Trudeau Foundation once Justin took over Liberals, analysis shows

The National Post's..

Too much weed: Canadian cannabis producers are sitting on a mountain of inventory
'I suspect it’ll be a race to the bottom with price because everyone now has more than enough supply'
Canadian cannabis producers and extractors are sitting on a massive stash of unfinished inventory that is growing so quickly that some analysts are concerned it could precipitate a price crash in the burgeoning industry.

Since January of 2019, the amount of unfinished inventory of dried cannabis has nearly tripled, reaching a staggering 328,000 kilograms at the end of August. That compares to roughly 118,000 kilograms eight months earlier, according to Health Canada data.

https://business.financialpost.com/cannabis/too-much-weed-canadian-cannabis-producers-are-sitting-on-a-mountain-of-inventory-and-its-making-some-industry-watchers-nervous

What ails Canada’s legal cannabis industry? Lack of stores, mostly

Weed Me’s growing facility in Pickering, Ont., is so crammed with cannabis plants that a row of pots have to be cranked out of the way before people can walk between them.

The growing rooms are perfectly clean and brilliantly lit, and of course, the building is filled with the overwhelming smell of weed.

Are there people in Pickering, east of Toronto, who might want to buy legal cannabis grown in their community by their neighbours? Well, so far, Weed Me hasn’t had the chance to find out.

https://globalnews.ca/news/6182678/canada-legal-cannabis-industry-lack-of-stores/

Bank of Canada exploring digital currency that would replace cash, track how people spend money

An internal Bank of Canada presentation says benefits of a digital currency include the sharing of personal information with police or tax authorities

he Bank of Canada is considering launching a digital currency that would help it combat the “direct threat” of cryptocurrencies and collect more information on how people spend their money, The Logic has learned.

An internal Bank of Canada presentation, prep..

Maxine Waters calls for Trump to be 'imprisoned and placed in solitary confinement'

Rep. Maxine Waters of California was one of the first congressional Democrats to call for an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, which the House formally launched last week.

https://www.businessinsider.com/maxine-waters-trump-should-be-put-in-solitary-confinement-2019-10

If Trump is ‘racist’ for questioning Waters’ IQ,What is Waters for questioning the intelligence of Dr. Carson?

Among the reasons Democrats and their media sympathizers offer to show President

Donald Trump’s alleged “racism” is that he called Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., a “low IQ individual.”At a July 2018 rally in Montana, Trump said: “She is a low I.Q. individual, Maxine Waters. I said it the other day. I mean, honestly, she’s somewhere in the mid-60s, I believe that.” And in June 2018, Trump tweeted:

“Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an extraordinarily low IQ person, has become, together with Nancy Pelosi, the Face of the Democrat Party. She has just called for harm to supporters, of which there are many, of the Make America Great Again movement. Be careful what you wish for Max!

https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/11/29/larry-elder-if-trump-is-racist-for-questioning-waters-iq-what-is-waters-for-questioning-the-intelligence-of-dr-carson-858345

Canada doesn’t limit politicians with dual citizenship — here’s how it works

The Canada Elections Act doesn’t have rules banning members of Parliament — or potential prime ministers — from holding dual citizenship.

According to 2016 conses data, roughly 1.4 million Canadians hold more than one citizenship.“It’s kind of this idea that your patriotism is determined by where you were born,” she said. “I like to think that as Canadians, we’re really past that.

”The Globe and Mail first reported Thursday that the Tory leader’s father was born in the U.S. and Scheer and his sisters received American citizenship as a result. Scheer said he let his passport ex..

Last week, we discussed – some say ridiculed – the New Zealand police for begging criminals to comply with the law. We thought this was a one-time aberration from the New Zealand’s Commissioner of Police and he would get back to doing his job – arresting criminals and putting them behind bars.

We were wrong.

New Zealand’s decision to pander to criminals instead of arresting them gained traction around the world.
In Sweden, rival drug gangs clash violently as they battle over turf – much the same as they do in every major city in North America.

And what is the crime-fighting tactic of choice for Sweden’s Malmö Chief of Police Stefan Sentéus? [i]

https://myemail.constantcontact.com/IN-THIS-ISSUE--Is-This-Really-the-Solution-to-Gun-Violence-.html?soid=1124731702303&aid=gJ071tkV5Dw

They Voted Democratic. Now They Support Trump.

Two-thirds of battleground state voters who chose Trump in 2016 but selected Democrats in the midterms say they will return to the president next year.
Yet success in the midterms might not mean as much for Democratic presidential candidates as the party might think. Nearly two-thirds of voters in six battleground states who voted for President Trump in 2016 — but for Democratic congressional candidates in 2018 — say they intend to back the president against each of his top rivals, according to recent polling by The New York Times Upshot/Siena College.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/26/upshot/democratic-trump-voters-2020.html

PM taps Anne McLellan as western adviser

The Prime Minister has brought in former federal cabinet minister Anne McLellan as an unpaid adviser to help his government respond to growing western alienation and deal with the Liberal Party’s failure to win any seats in Alberta and Saskatchewan in last week’s election.

The Prime Minister’s Office announced on Tuesday that Ms. McLellan - an Edmonton-based lawyer - will be an adviser in coming weeks as Justin Trudeau forms a government against a backdrop of rising an..

Federal Government Introduces Bail-In Legislation: Bill C-15

On April 20, 2016, the Canadian federal government introduced Bill C-15, which is legislation that provides for, among other things, a bank recapitalization or “bail-in” regime for domestic systemically important banks (“D-SIBs”).

BAIL-IN

For those unfamiliar with this feature of financial services regulatory reform, the basic concept of bail-in is that certain stakeholders of a bank that finds itself in the remote circumstance of being in severe distress will be required to support the viability of such a bank by mandatory conversion of their respective instruments into the common equity of the bank. This mandatory conversion would occur upon a regulatory determination that triggering such conversions will absorb losses and that, together with such other measures as regulators may determine to be necessary, such conversions will be sufficient to re-establish the viability of such a bank.

https://www.mccarthy.ca/en/insights/articles/federal-government-introduces-bail-legislation-bill-c-15

P.E.I. minimum wage to hit $12.85 an hour in 2020

P.E.I.'s minimum wage will increase by 60 cents to $12.85 per hour on April 1, 2020.

The current minimum wage of $12.25 an hour came into effect in April of this year.

Ole Hammarlund, the Official Opposition critic for economic growth, said in a statement the increase is "a step in the right direction."

"While the increase is clearly not a living wage, any investment that lifts Islanders is good."

The Employment Standards Board reviews minimum wage annually and provides its recommendation to government after the review is complete.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-minimum-wage-increase-1.5353689

Trudeau criticized for tweet to Trevor Noah pledging $50M charity gift

Canada will contribute $50 million to a global charity for children's education, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted to comedian Trevor Noah, a pledge that quickly drew cr..

Political Theatrics: Relaxing Party Discipline
The Canadian political system is often argued to be controlled by excessive party discipline flowing from the centre of government onto elected members of Parliament. The tendency of political parties, specifically the governing party, to exert rigid discipline over its members has slowly evolved since the early 1900s and consolidated in the latter years of the 1960s under Pierre Trudeau.

The centralization of government has only strengthened this phenomenon. Under an executive-centred conception of Canadian government, we see a rise of the “Court Government”. The Prime Minister and a handful of his/her selected “courtiers” in the Prime Minister’s Office act as the ultimate decision-making body, significantly restricting the ability of Members of Parliament to dissent. This now characteristically Canadian style of party discipline emerged from the British parliamentary system and eventually evolved into an even more rigid lever of power.

https://mjps.ssmu.ca/2019/04/26/party-discipline/

Once again Quebec more equal than other provinces

In the 1992 referendum on the Charlottetown Accord, British Columbians rejected the proposed amendments to Canada s constitution with the highest no vote in the country (68.3%). Also in the no camp were Manitoba (61.6%) and then Alberta (60.2%). Four other provinces also turned it down and the package barely passed in Ontario.

In B.C. and Alberta, a prime reason why the Charlottetown Accord failed so miserably was fierce opposition to the proposed distinct society clause for Quebec. It was a nebulous concept with the potential to continually exempt Quebec s government from norms applicable to other provinces, including on individual rights. (It is why Pierre Trudeau opposed it). In another Charlottetown section, on the Senate, any issue involving French language and culture would have needed the approval of a majority of Francophone senators, not just a bare majorit..

Warren Reveals $52 Trillion Medicare for All Plan, Claims No Middle-Class Tax Increase Necessary

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) unveiled a Medicare for all plan Friday that will cost nearly $52 trillion over the next ten years and, she claims, will not require any middle-class tax increases.
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The proposal would be funded by roughly $20 trillion in taxes on employers, financial transactions, and super-wealthy corporations over the next decade. Existing federal and state spending would account for the remaining $30 trillion in costs.

“We don’t need to raise taxes on the middle class by one penny to finance Medicare for All,” Warren writes as part of the plan.

“When fully implemented, my approach to Medicare for All would mark one of the greatest federal expansions of middle class wealth in our history,” she continues. “And if Medicare for All can be financed without any new taxes on the middle class, and instead by asking giant corporations, the wealthy, and the well-connected to pay their fair share, that’s exactly what we should do.”

https://www.nationalreview.com/news/warren-reveals-52-trillion-medicare-for-all-plan-claims-no-middle-tax-increase-necessary/

Warren Releases $52 Trillion ‘Medicare For All’ Plan Funded By Unicorn Farts

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has finally released her “Medicare for All” plan, which her campaign says would cost $52 trillion over the next 10 years. While Warren pledged that middle-class taxes would not increase to pay for “Medicare for All,” given Congress’s refusal to pass a regular budget for a decade, the looming debt crisis due to hundreds of trillions in underfunded existing entitlements like Social Security, and decades of record-breaking federal budget deficits, it’s a certainty her pledge will turn out to be as reliable as President Obama’s “you can keep your doctor.”

https://thefederalist.com/2019/11/01/warren-releases-52-trillion-medicare-for-all-plan-funded-by-unicorn-farts/

Trick..

A minority government is a win for Canada’s climate agenda — but communication will be key
With the Liberals, NDP and Greens working together on policy, there is a chance to push a progressive climate agenda — if the right stories are told.
By then it was clear Trudeau would remain prime minister, with the Liberals winning 157 seats, 13 shy of what they needed to regain a majority government. The Conservatives, though they received nearly 250,000 more votes than the Liberals overall, earned 121 seats, the Bloc Quebecois 32, the New Democratic Party 24, and the Greens three.
https://www.opencanada.org/features/a-minority-government-is-a-win-for-canadas-climate-agenda-but-communication-will-be-key/

'Marching towards separation': Wexit Alberta applies to become registered party
The group behind the political movement “Wexit” applied to become a registered party Monday, its leader said.

Peter Downing told CTV’s Your Morning that Wexit Alberta had taken the first steps to becoming a federal party and filed paperwork with Elections Canada.

“We’re sending in over 500 signatures, over double the required 250 signatures,” said the founder. “We’re going to do for Western Canada what the Bloc Quebecois does for Quebec.”
Wexit, a portmanteau of “western and exit,” is a western separatist movement that has appeared to be gaining momentum since Justin Trudeau’s Liberals won the 43rd federal election. About 700 people reportedly attended a rally in Edmonton over the weekend where Downing and others were seen wearing blue “Make Alberta Great Again” hats, a nod to U.S. President Donald Trump’s successful 2016 campaign slogan. A Facebook page for the group created in June has more than 30,700 likes.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/marching-towards-separation-wexit-alberta-applies-to-become-registered-party-1.4668903

Wexit party registration drive coming to Saskatchewan

A Saskatoon-based Wexit organizer says plan A is challenging Premier Scott Moe to hold a referendum on separ..

So How Stupid Is Justin Trudeau?

Perhaps the Question Asked in the Headline can be Answered by the Following . . .

Justin Trudeau Is No More Stupid Than The People Who Voted For Him.

Trudeau’s Father . . . Pierre Elliott Trudeau, was Famous for trying to Stick it to the Americans. And in Senior Trudeau’s LEFTIST Philosophy . . . He Adored Castro, tried Desperately to make Trade Agreements with the Europeans, South Americans & Arabs, in Place of the United States of America.

In Short . . . Pierre Elliott Trudeau was such a Disaster for Canada, that much like the Nightmare Obama has left for America, Pierre Elliott Trudeau left an even Worse & More Sustaining Nightmare Legacy for Canada.
THE TRUDEAU APPLE DOESN’T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE:

Pierre Elliott Trudeau was given far more Credit by the Media, Intellectuals & Elitists, for being much Smarter than he Really was. In fact, Pierre Elliott Trudeau was far more of a Vicious, Calculating, Machiavellian Politician, than he was ever a Good Leader for Canada, for which the Trudeau Scars . . . 45-years Later, are still Evident.

https://galganov.com/podcasts/so-how-stupid-is-justin-trudeau/

Why Justin Trudeau shares his dad’s love of murderous communist despots like Castro

There should have been no surprise at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s colossally disingenuous statement on the death of Fidel Castro. The Trudeaus have been at this for six decades, flirting with the murderous icons of communist oppression since the 1950s when Trudeau the First expressed his admiration for elements of Stalin’s Soviet Communism. In the 1960s, a 41-year-old Pierre Trudeau visited Communist China during the great famine and co-wrote a book hailing Maoism and denying the existence of a national food policy that killed 38 million people. He never retracted his China views. But, in the 1970s, he cozied up to Fidel Castro, who until his death Friday has held the Caribbean island in a form of political slavery.

https://nationalpost.com/..

California Companies Flee Business-Hostile State In Droves

California's business environment has gone from bad to worse, with thousands of businesses pulling up stakes and moving elsewhere. But don't take our word for it. Just ask the 1,800 companies that either relocated or "disinvested" in the formerly Golden State in 2016.

A new report from business-relocation expert Joe Vranich says that the business climate has gotten so bad that, for the first time ever, he is actively telling clients "to leave the business-hostile state because its business climate continues to worsen."

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/california-companies-leave-taxes/

America’s First Third-World State

Medieval diseases, gangs, corruption, crime, crumbling infrastructure, out-of-touch wealthy elites …

‘Third World” is now an anachronistic geographical term of the old Cold War. But after 1989, “Third World” was reinvented from a political noun into an adjective to mean more than just Asian, African, and Latin American nations nonaligned with either the West or the Soviet bloc.

Rather, the current modifier “Third World” has come to transcend geography, politics, and ethnicity. It simply denotes poor failed states all over the globe of all races and religions.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/06/california-third-world-state-corruption-crime-infrastructure/

Spike In Shoplifting Blamed On California Prop 47’s Reduced Penalties

Perry Lutz says his struggle to survive as a small businessman became a lot harder after California voters reduced theft penalties 1 1/2 years ago.

About a half-dozen times this year, shoplifters have stolen expensive drones or another of the remote-controlled toys he sells in HobbyTown USA, a small shop in Rocklin, northeast of Sacramento. “It’s just pretty much open season,” Lutz said. “They’ll pick the $800 unit and just grab it and run out the door.”

Anything below $950 keeps the crime a misdemeanor — and likely means the thieves face no p..

Wealth and income are not the same

Wealth does not equal income, but people often mistakenly think they're the same thing.
Wealth is the net worth of a household, whereas income is what's reported on an income tax return.
Being rich isn't about how much money you make or spend — it's about how much money you keep

There are a lot of myths about wealth, but one seems to strongly persist: The idea that income equals wealth.

https://www.businessinsider.com/difference-between-wealth-net-worth-income-2019-1

The Biggest Economic Fallacy of All — Money VS Wealth

There are a lot of misunderstandings about economics, and many of these misunderstandings affect the decisions we make, especially political decisions. But the worst economic fallacy of all is the confusion of “wealth” and “money.” These are two very, very, very different concepts, and the confusion of the two cost the lives of hundreds of millions of people in the last century, because of foolish political decisions.

My goal with this article is to define “money” and “wealth”, and explain why these are two different concepts.

https://medium.com/@greenslugg/the-biggest-economic-fallacy-of-all-money-vs-wealth-c152e8bce49a

Socialism Now, Socialism Tomorrow, Socialism Forever — The Ruin Of Nations

They insist it's "democratic socialism" rather than "socialism." Publicly, they say they merely yearn for the "democratic socialism" found in Scandinavian countries.

But what's found in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark is not socialism or even democratic socialism. Those nations are more accurately defined as welfare states subsidized by market economies. They need capitalism to survive, and to fund their welfare programs. Even more so, they need the power of America's capitalist engine to keep their economies moving forward.

https://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/socialism-ruin-nations/

Socialism Destroys the Human Character

More Is More: Caplan and ‘Open Borders’

Kamala Harris Proposes More School

Sco..

Trump Impeachment Talk Started Before He Was Even Nominated

Months before Donald Trump was even nominated for president at the Republican National Convention, the possibility of impeaching President Trump was already being floated in political circles.

“‘Impeachment’ is already on the lips of pundits, newspaper editorials, constitutional scholars, and even a few members of Congress,” read an April 2016 Politico piece, titled, “Could Trump Be Impeached Shortly After He Takes Office?”

https://dailycaller.com/2017/05/17/trump-impeachment-talk-started-before-he-was-even-nominated/

WaPo declared impeachment campaign started 19 minutes after President was sworn in

Impeachment is not new. It’s been going on for 2 years, 264 days. It started 19 minutes after President Trump was sworn into office. And some would even say it started well before he was inaugurated, that the machinations of Democrats, the media, and the “Deep State” operators like former FBI agent Peter Strzok had impeachment plans in the works before election day itself.

The “official” launch of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry (though without a vote from the full House authorizing it, nothing is actually official) may have been two weeks ago, but the actual plans to bring about impeachment of President Trump started long ago. Everything from the Mueller investigation to incessant calls for his tax returns to considerations of invoking the 25th Amendment have all been part of the ongoing impeachment campaign.

https://noqreport.com/2019/10/11/reminder-wapo-declared-impeachment-campaign-started-19-minutes-president-sworn/

Law-Abiding Citizens Have More Than 600 Million Firearms in America

According to Weapons Man, it is:

We believe that the correct number is much higher — somewhere between 412 and 660 million. You may wonder how we came to that number, so buckle up (and cringe, if you’re a math-phobe, although it never gets too theoretical): unlike most of the academics and reporters we lin..

Trump’s businesses take a hit as the brand ‘has lost its mojo’

When workers pried the Trump name off another Manhattan building earlier this year, it capped a bad few weeks for the president’s businesses.

Donald Trump’s golf resorts in Scotland had just posted millions of dollars in losses, one of his hotels in Panama had rebranded itself a Marriott MAR, +0.71% , and New York officials announced they were looking into how he avoided paying tens of millions in taxes.

All that, along with the daily drumbeat of Trump tweets and headlines about investigations into his administration, led Austin, Texas, tech executive Gary Barrett to finally give up hope of ever turning a profit on an apartment he bought as an investment in a Trump tower in Las Vegas.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trumps-businesses-take-a-hit-as-the-brand-has-lost-its-mojo-2018-12-23

Trump Now More Popular Than Obama at Same Point in His Presidency

President Donald Trump’s approval numbers continue to rise.

According to Thursday’s Rasmussen Reports daily survey, the Republican president’s approval rating has ticked up to 48 percent, virtually tying his disapproval rating, which stands at 50 percent.

Not only is this the best approval rating spread for Trump since he entered the White House, but it also beats former President Obama’s rating during his same time in office.

https://www.westernjournal.com/trump-now-popular-obama-point-presidency/

Trump Is Now More Popular Than Obama

Media hostility to President Trump has been unremitting since he secured the Republican nomination. It didn’t stop, or even slow down, with his inauguration. The many achievements of his young administration haven’t given the press pause, either: his coverage continues to be just about 100% negative.

What, then, to make of the fact that Rasmussen Reports, which conducts the only daily presidential approval poll of likely voters, finds Trump at 50% approval and 49% disapproval? Those are better numbers than Bar..

As Of October 2018, The US Is Now Energy Independent

While the main event this weekend was the latest OPEC+ meeting which saw member states of the oil cartel and their allies scramble to promise that oil production will be cut if oil prices continue to drop due to excess supply now that Iran's oil exports may rebound thanks to waivers granted to its main trading partners by the Trump administration, a just as important event to take place was the news of record oil production levels in North America.

Helped by higher prices, total oil production has hit a record level in the US, reaching a combined 15.9 million b/d (crude oil and NGLs) in the past month and almost 2mn b/d above last year.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-11-12/october-2018-us-now-energy-independent

Trump rallies huge campaign crowd in Minnesota

Thanking the jubilant crowd and vowing to win the state in 2020 as the first administration in a long time to "put America first," he said there are 20,000 people inside and another 25,000 outside.

Trump went after Democrats congresswoman Ilhan Omar, the Bidens, and Democrats in his speech that lasted nearly two hours.

"They will fail because in America people rule again," Trump said, accusing Democrats and the "radical left" of trying to "nullify" the result of 2016 election.

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/americas/us-trump-rallies-huge-campaign-crowd-in-minnesota/1610670

President Trump Holds Massive Campaign Rally in Dallas

In downtown Dallas on Thursday evening, President Trump addressed a collective crowd of more than 50,000 people gathered inside and outside the American Airlines Center.

https://thetexan.news/president-trump-holds-massive-campaign-rally-in-dallas/

Mark Levin: 'Unpatriotic' news media hates Trump, treats 'half of America' contemptuously

Many Americans have tuned-out the mainstream media -- in part because many news outlets show contempt for President Trump and his supporters, and because of the news outlets' often egregious c..

After 3 years with no settlement, Fort McMurray woman wants Insurance Act changed

'We are still paying a mortgage on a pile of ashes,' homeowner says

After struggling for three years to get a settlement, a Fort McMurray woman wants to see changes to the Insurance Act.

Jamie Harpe lost her home in the May 2016 wildfire that destroyed 15 per cent of the buildings in Alberta's oilsands city.

"Three years into it, we are still paying a mortgage on a pile of ashes, and there doesn't seem to be an end in sight," she said.

After the fire, Harpe said, she was able to settle a claim for the cost of her home's contents with her insurance company, Aviva.

But the house claim remains unsettled.

Aviva declined to comment on the case, but Harpe said she will opt for a formal dispute resolution process.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/fort-mcmurray-insurance-problems-1.5130983

'How could this be possible?' Fort McMurray condo board struggles to find insurance

In wake of 2016 wildfire, Winchester Greens building denied renewal by its insurer

After the 2016 Horse River wildfire that burned down more than 2,400 structures in Fort McMurray, residents of the 40-unit Winchester Greens condominium building considered themselves among the lucky ones.

Their apartment-style units didn't burn, but the condo board did claim $246,000 of smoke damage on its insurance.

Three years later, the condo board is struggling to find insurance coverage, in part because of that wildfire claim.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/fort-mcmurray-condominium-insurance-1.5318750

Justin Trudeau, the great unifier, has one big regret

Elected to forge consensus and bridge divides, he has bequeathed a Canada of fresh regional and cultural estrangements

What these gruelling election campaigns tell you — or should tell you — is that Canada is too big and diverse to be governed by one size fits all solutions. The Fathers of Confederation recognized that power was best exercised close to ..

Justin Trudeau lied again

Trudeau continues to assert that media stories are false despite ruling that he broke the law

Last night Justin Trudeau unrepentantly lied again to Canadians about the SNC-Lavalin corruption scandal. In a debate exchange with Mr. Scheer, Justin Trudeau shockingly asserted that a Globe and Mail story, which first detailed how Justin Trudeau attempted to interfere in an ongoing corruptions and fraud court case, was false.

How do Canadians know Justin Trudeau lied last night? Check the record:

https://www.conservative.ca/justin-trudeau-lied-again-last-night-about-the-snc-lavalin-corruption-scandal/

Trudeau attempts to rewrite history on SNC-Lavalin

The most troubling part of Justin Trudeau’s attempt to rewrite history on the SNC-Lavalin affair is it’s a sign the prime minister may be prepared to politically interfere again in a criminal prosecution.

Trudeau claimed during Monday’s televised leaders debate the original Globe and Mail story that ran in February was "false." He made the surprise comment after Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer reminded Trudeau he looked Canadians in the eye the day the story ran and flat out lied when he said the allegations were false.

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/special/federal-election/trudeau-attempts-to-rewrite-history-on-snc-lavalin-562652592.html

Forgive Trudeau? Not on your progressive life. The case for his dismissal as Canada’s prime minister

“Forward” is Justin Trudeau’s “progressive” call to arms in this election campaign.

Away is more like it.

Away from holding him accountable for his own sordid past, rife with scandal, illegal conduct, broken public trust, and seemingly no end of unethical behaviour and decidedly stupid decisions.

https://www.straight.com/news/1305381/martyn-brown-forgive-trudeau-not-your-progressive-life-case-his-dismissal-canadas-prime

Behold, the New Trudeau Man

When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took power in 2015, he promised us “change.”

At the time, w..

Dick’s Sporting Goods Lost Millions Over Anti-Gun Policies – Here’s How Much The Backlash Cost

Dick’s Sporting Goods took a loss of an estimated $150 million in sales last year after the company heavily restricted firearm purchases and began advocating for gun control.

The company made various policy changes after a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, left 17 dead. It announced it would no longer sell modern sporting rifles or high-capacity magazines and increased the purchase age for all firearms to 21.

https://dailycaller.com/2019/03/29/dicks-150-million-gun-sales/

Trudeau Has ‘Secret Plan’ on ‘Sweeping Gun Ban,’ MP Clement Says

Blair says government is “prepared to consider whatever measures will be effective” for safety.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a “secret plan” to order a “sweeping gun ban” early next month aimed at hunters, farmers and sport shooters, said Tony Clement, an independent member of parliament.

He declined to identify his source for the information.

“We are prepared to consider whatever measures will be effective” for safety, Minister Bill Blair, in charge of exploring mass gun confiscations for the past nine months, replied to Clement in the House of Commons today.

https://thegunblog.ca/2019/05/09/trudeau-has-secret-plan-on-sweeping-gun-ban-mp-clement-says/

Outdoors community injects $13.2 billion to Canadian economy each year

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) and the Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association (CSAAA), with support from 30 other organizations and companies, commissioned the Conference Board of Canada to quantify the overall economic footprint of fishing, hunting, trapping and sport shooting in Canada.

The resulting study determined that millions of Canadians participate in these activities, they spend billions of dollars, and they make an enormous impact on Canada’s economy.

Study highlights include:

2.97 million Canadians fish, 1.27 million hunt, 45,000 trap, 1.4 mi..

Losing majority with hysterical dignity? Trudeau’s ‘victory speech’ turns into scandal, as he jumps on stage interrupting rival

The series of campaigning cycle scandals in Canada spilled over into election night when Justin Trudeau took to the stage to deliver his victory speech while his main rival Andrew Scheer was still addressing his supporters.

The Liberals managed to retain in power in a narrow election win getting 157 seats of 338, according to Elections Canada.

Even though the result put Trudeau’s party far short of the 170 seats needed for a majority government, he was apparently too impatient to make his triumphant appearance. While Conservative candidate Andrew Scheer was giving a speech thanking his supporters, Trudeau walked on stage, breaking into Scheer’s speech, forcing news networks to switch all attention to him. Some anchors said they and their studio guests were "shocked" and "mystified" with Trudeau’s move. Global News’ anchor called this "unprecedented" and explained the choice of switching to his speech solely by the fact he got more votes in the election.

CTV’s news anchor said: “It’s very unorthodox for one leader to start talking while another leader is still talking.” The channel later had to screen Andrew Scheer’s speech from where they had to cut it off in order to cross to Trudeau.

https://www.rt.com/news/471506-canada-trudeau-election-minority/

Alberta, welcome to your nightmare

Sad election. Pathetic election. Not an unexpected result.

Alberta, welcome to your nightmare. The worst case is the case.

Trudeau won.

You prayed for this not to happen and the people down east did not listen to your prayers.

You feared this day, you loathed the possibility, but the cold, cruel math doesn’t lie.

This is no sour grapes. They died on the vine when the polls during the ballot battle showed the Scheer Conservatives couldn’t move the dial their way.

https://calgarysun.com/opinion/columnists/bell-alberta-welcome-to-your-nightmare

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Lost Millions Over Anti-Gun Policies – Here’s How Much The Backlash Cost

Dick’s Sporting Goods took a loss of an estimated $150 million in sales last year after the company heavily restricted firearm purchases and began advocating for gun control.

The company made various policy changes after a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, left 17 dead. It announced it would no longer sell modern sporting rifles or high-capacity magazines and increased the purchase age for all firearms to 21.

https://dailycaller.com/2019/03/29/dicks-150-million-gun-sales/
Trudeau Has ‘Secret Plan’ on ‘Sweeping Gun Ban,’ MP Clement Says

Blair says government is “prepared to consider whatever measures will be effective” for safety.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a “secret plan” to order a “sweeping gun ban” early next month aimed at hunters, farmers and sport shooters, said Tony Clement, an independent member of parliament.

He declined to identify his source for the information.

“We are prepared to consider whatever measures will be effective” for safety, Minister Bill Blair, in charge of exploring mass gun confiscations for the past nine months, replied to Clement in the House of Commons today.

https://thegunblog.ca/2019/05/09/trudeau-has-secret-plan-on-sweeping-gun-ban-mp-clement-says/
Outdoors community injects $13.2 billion to Canadian economy each year

The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) and the Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association (CSAAA), with support from 30 other organizations and companies, commissioned the Conference Board of Canada to quantify the overall economic footprint of fishing, hunting, trapping and sport shooting in Canada.

The resulting study determined that millions of Canadians participate in these activities, they spend billions of dollars, and they make an enormous impact on Canada’s economy.

Study highlights include:

2.97 million Canadians fish, 1.27 million hunt, 45,000 trap, 1.4 million participate in sport shooting
$18.9 billion in total spending
$13.2 billion to the Gross Domestic Product (0.6% of Canada’s economy)
support nearly 107,000 jobs and labour income of $6.4 billion
boosted federal and provincial tax revenue by $6.1 billion in 2018

https://www.ofah.org/2019/09/outdoors-community-billions-canadian-economy/
Justin Trudeau Promises To LOWER Minimum Age For Anal Sex

Get your freak-on, King Justin. Prime Minister Trudeau told a homosexual news agency his government will be “moving on” lowering the age of consent on anal sex for consenting unmarried partners from 18 to 16 in Canada’s Criminal Code.

According to NDP Member of Parliament Randall Garrison, Bill C-32 would repeal an archaic section of section 159 of the Criminal Code. Adopting Bill C-32 would remove a longstanding point of discrimination against gay men by eliminating the UNEQUAL AGE of consent for anal sex.

https://capforcanada.com/justin-trudeau-promises-to-lower-minimum-age-for-anal-sex/

If you lie to an employer during hiring, you can be fired. Shouldn't that apply to Trudeau too?

There is no question that Trudeau’s failure to disclose that he wore blackface would be cause for termination if he was a CEO

James Courtright had a secret and wanted it to remain just that. It was an embarrassing truth that he hoped would never see the light of day.

He was under police investigation for influence peddling. This fact was particularly hazardous given that he was, at the time, seeking a job as a lawyer for Canadian Pacific in a position involving regulatory work.

https://business.financialpost.com/legal-post/if-you-lie-to-an-employer-during-hiring-you-can-be-fired-shouldnt-that-apply-to-trudeau-too

Liberals' camping scheme an exercise in stupidity that takes nannyism to new heights

What with blackface, photo-shopped coffee cups and free camping trips, voters this election could be forgiven if they opt for the Rhinoceros Party

At a Conservative campaign rally the other evening, local candidate Krystina Waler talked about her goal for her riding: “To make St. Catharines the best place to live, work and raise a family.”

That seemed to me to be a pretty good encapsulation of what governments should aim to do – lay solid foundations upon which citizens can build fulfilling lives.

Frequently though, governments overreach, spreading their tentacles too far into the lives of their citizens, wasting their money in the process. The impossibly optimistic Ugandan space program under Idi Amin comes to mind – ranked by Time Magazine as one of the “100 worst ideas of the 20th century”.

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/election-2019/john-ivison-liberals-camping-scheme-an-exercise-in-stupidity-that-takes-nannyism-to-new-heights

Trudeau's camping pledge is peak privilege

Now Justin Trudeau’s privilege truly is showing.

I’m talking about Trudeau’s announcement Thursday that the planet can be saved and the plight of the urban poor reversed if only we woul..

If you lie to an employer during hiring, you can be fired. Shouldn't that apply to Trudeau too?

There is no question that Trudeau’s failure to disclose that he wore blackface would be cause for termination if he was a CEO

James Courtright had a secret and wanted it to remain just that. It was an embarrassing truth that he hoped would never see the light of day.

He was under police investigation for influence peddling. This fact was particularly hazardous given that he was, at the time, seeking a job as a lawyer for Canadian Pacific in a position involving regulatory work.

If you lie to an employer during hiring, you can be fired. Shouldn’t that apply to Trudeau too?
Liberals' camping scheme an exercise in stupidity that takes nannyism to new heights

What with blackface, photo-shopped coffee cups and free camping trips, voters this election could be forgiven if they opt for the Rhinoceros Party

At a Conservative campaign rally the other evening, local candidate Krystina Waler talked about her goal for her riding: “To make St. Catharines the best place to live, work and raise a family.”

That seemed to me to be a pretty good encapsulation of what governments should aim to do – lay solid foundations upon which citizens can build fulfilling lives.

Frequently though, governments overreach, spreading their tentacles too far into the lives of their citizens, wasting their money in the process. The impossibly optimistic Ugandan space program under Idi Amin comes to mind – ranked by Time Magazine as one of the “100 worst ideas of the 20th century”.

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/election-2019/john-ivison-liberals-camping-scheme-an-exercise-in-stupidity-that-takes-nannyism-to-new-heights

Trudeau's camping pledge is peak privilege

Now Justin Trudeau’s privilege truly is showing.

I’m talking about Trudeau’s announcement Thursday that the planet can be saved and the plight of the urban poor reversed if only we would spend gobs of taxpayers’ dollars getting underprivileged urchins out camping. The alleged climate “crisis” and chronic poverty whisked away with some tents and sleeping bags and, of course, government-subsidized trips to the woods.

This is at one and the same time one of the most patronizing and one of the most naive policies ever proposed during a Canadian election.

GUNTER: Trudeau’s camping pledge is peak privilege
Clear Majority Of Canadians Want Trudeau Liberals Booted From Power

Fewer than 1 in 3 Canadians say Trudeau should be re-elected

There’s a strong mood for change among Canadians, with a new Ipsos poll showing a clear majority of Canadians want the Trudeau Liberals to lose power.

According to the poll conducted for Global News, just 32% of Canadians say the Trudeau government deserves to be re-elected.

By contrast, 67% say it is time for another party to take power.

Those are bad numbers for the Liberals, particularly because the 32% ‘deserve re-election’ number is far below the 39.7% of the vote they won in 2015.

https://www.spencerfernando.com/2019/07/17/poll-clear-majority-of-canadians-want-trudeau-liberals-booted-from-power/

Why Canada Could Break Apart If Trudeau Gets Back Into Office

We know that much is at stake in the upcoming election.

With Canada more divided than ever before, and with Separatist sentiment rising in Western Canada because of Trudeau’s anti-Canadian energy policies, the stability and even future survival of our country could be on the line.

Notably, the Trudeau Liberals have doing everything possible to rig the system in their favour, by putting restrictions on social media ads that make it tougher for the Conservatives to utilize their financial advantage, and even threatening to shut down social media if the networks don’t do what the Trudeau government demands.

https://www.spencerfernando.com/2019/07/15/watch-why-canada-could-break-apart-if-trudeau-gets-back-into-office/

Why President Trump’s huge rallies are important

President Trump has big rallies. He always has. He talks about his rallies, especially the size, every time he has one. He even talks about them when he hasn’t had one in a while. It’s important, and not just for the sake of stroking his own ego.

https://noqreport.com/2019/08/16/size-matters-president-trumps-huge-rallies-important/

More than 20,000 at Trump’s Controversial Minneapolis Rally

President Donald Trump held a rally on Thursday, October 10, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and more than 20,000 people showed up to support him. The rally was held at the Target Center, which has a capacity of a little over 19,000. The Target Center was filled to capacity and even more people were in overflow areas, attending the rally for his 2020 campaign.

More than 20,000 at Trump’s Controversial Minneapolis Rally [CROWD PHOTOS]

Is Carbon Offsetting Really A Climate Solution Or Is It a Licence to Pollute?

Carbon offsets are a greenwashing mechanism that enables individuals to buy themselves green credentials without actually changing their consumption habits, and nations to avoid the more difficult structural and regulatory change necessary to prevent further global warming.”

https://ecowarriorprincess.net/2018/01/is-carbon-offsetting-really-a-climate-solution-or-is-it-a-licence-to-pollute/

Trudeau a hypocrite on climate change for using two campaign planes, Scheer says

'I don't know what types of props or costumes or camping equipment he's bringing along with him, but he's made his choice'

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau defended his campaign’s use of a second plane to ferry cargo after his Conservative opponent Andrew Scheer criticized him for the extra air transport during Wednesday’s French-language leaders’ debate.

Scheer also ridiculed the use of the extra plane in a post-debate press conference, calling Trudeau a hypocrite on climate change.

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/election-2019/scheer-chides-trudeau-for-second-plane-for-campaign-cargo-during-debate

Trudeau's broken balanced budget promise will cost us $100 billion and counting

Most people don’t expect their governments to be perfect. But they do expect governments to make some effort to honour commitments, be straight with taxpayers and make the best of circumstances as they come.

In the 2015 election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised he’d run “modest” deficits for a few years, then balance the budget in 2019.

https://canadafreepress.com/article/trudeaus-broken-balanced-budget-promise-will-cost-us-100-billion-and-counti

Justin Trudeau’s desperate campaign spending announcements to cost $57 billion

In the face of scandal, Trudeau reveals platform, making billions in farcical promises to Canadians

In an attempt to cover up international embarrassment, Justin Trudeau has revealed his platform, announ..

Is Carbon Offsetting Really A Climate Solution Or Is It a Licence to Pollute?

Carbon offsets are a greenwashing mechanism that enables individuals to buy themselves green credentials without actually changing their consumption habits, and nations to avoid the more difficult structural and regulatory change necessary to prevent further global warming.”

https://ecowarriorprincess.net/2018/01/is-carbon-offsetting-really-a-climate-solution-or-is-it-a-licence-to-pollute/

Trudeau a hypocrite on climate change for using two campaign planes, Scheer says

'I don't know what types of props or costumes or camping equipment he's bringing along with him, but he's made his choice'

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau defended his campaign’s use of a second plane to ferry cargo after his Conservative opponent Andrew Scheer criticized him for the extra air transport during Wednesday’s French-language leaders’ debate.

Scheer also ridiculed the use of the extra plane in a post-debate press conference, calling Trudeau a hypocrite on climate change.

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/election-2019/scheer-chides-trudeau-for-second-plane-for-campaign-cargo-during-debate

Trudeau's broken balanced budget promise will cost us $100 billion and counting

Most people don’t expect their governments to be perfect. But they do expect governments to make some effort to honour commitments, be straight with taxpayers and make the best of circumstances as they come.

In the 2015 election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised he’d run “modest” deficits for a few years, then balance the budget in 2019.

https://canadafreepress.com/article/trudeaus-broken-balanced-budget-promise-will-cost-us-100-billion-and-counti

Justin Trudeau’s desperate campaign spending announcements to cost $57 billion

In the face of scandal, Trudeau reveals platform, making billions in farcical promises to Canadians

In an attempt to cover up international embarrassment, Justin Trudeau has revealed his platform, announcing a staggering $57 billion in campaign promises. The tally of his disastrous campaign is mounting, and so is his debt.

“Justin Trudeau will do or say anything to get re-elected. If given four more years, we know that Trudeau is going to raise your taxes to pay for his out of control spending,” said Pierre Poilievre, MP Carleton at a media availability in Ottawa.

https://www.conservative.ca/justin-trudeaus-desperate-campaign-spending-announcements-to-cost-57-billion/

Trudeau vows to use Trans Mountain pipeline revenues to plant 2 billion trees

Justin Trudeau promised Friday that a re-elected Liberal government would use revenues from the Trans Mountain pipeline to pay for a $3-billion plan to use nature to combat climate change, which includes planting two billion trees over the next decade.

https://globalnews.ca/news/5960379/trudeau-plant-trees-climate-change/

Six things to know about the Liberal plan for a tree-planting bonanza

With a cryptic post on Twitter and a photo opportunity with teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau announced a plan to plant two billion trees in Canada over a 10-year period. Here are six things to know about Trudeau’s quixotic tree-planting scheme:

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/election-2019/six-things-to-know-about-the-liberal-plan-for-a-tree-planting-bonanza

Victims' families say killer Matthew de Grood should never be released

Family members of five people stabbed to death by Matthew de Grood at a university house party in 2014 while he was in a psychotic state told a review board Friday he should never be released from the psychiatric facility where he is now being treated.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/matthew-degrood-stabbing-3rd-ncr-hearing-perras-hunter-rathwell-hong-segura-1.4813615

Young man who killed five at house party to be reintegrated into Edmonton community

n 2014, Matthew de Grood fatally stabbed five people at a Calgary house party. He was originally charged with five counts of first-degree murder but was found not criminally responsible in 2016 after a two-week trial. At the time, the judge ruled that de Grood suffering from schizophrenic symptoms at the time of the attack, believing there was an impending war, and that he was not capable of understanding that what he was doing was wrong.

https://www.thepostmillennial.com/young-man-who-killed-five-at-house-party-to-be-reintegrated-into-edmonton-community/

I missed a Leaf game for this debate? (They lost, just like Trudeau)

So if there was a knockout punch Monday night, that was it, delivered by Trudeau unto Trudeau, always delicious to see

There may not have been a super obvious winner — though five of the leaders had their moments — but there sure was a single clear loser.
That would be the current prime minister.

It was Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s turn — the format of the leaders debate was bizarre and complex, at least to my tiny mind — to ask any of the other leaders a single question, whereupon the recipient of the question got a minute to answer and then in turn, chosen randomly, the others yelled over one another.

https://o.canada.com/news/politics/election-2019/christie-blatchford-for-this-non-debate-debate-i-missed-a-leafs-game/wcm/f53c9cee-fb84-457a-8094-737732c53215

That wasn't a debate. Nor was it national. It was tokenism, and feeble at that

The issues of this vast and highly differentiated country cannot be shoehorned into a two-hour shout fest, chopped down to nuggets

From the perspective of simple utility, how it assisted voters to make up their minds, Monday night’s exhibition — the so-called debate — was a waste of time. I came away from it with one dominant impression: that the only purpose such debates may claim is to provide journalists with a once-in-four-years opportunity to over- and mis-use the most stale cliché in all reporting history — the “knockout punch.”

E.g., “Mr. Singh had a good line — Mr. Deny and Mr. Delay — but it wasn’t a knockout punch.” Or, “Mr. Scheer came on really strong against Mr. Trudeau in the beginning, but it wasn’t a knockout punch.”

Why journalists are addicted to a boxing metaphor — boxing being a competition between two fighters (obviously) fighting each other — for a spectacle involving six politicians firing over-scripted talking points at each other, while displaying their powers of equivocation and evasion — is a mystery not worth the effort to solve.

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/election-2019/rex-murphy-that-wasnt-a-debate-nor-was-it-national-it-was-tokenism-and-feeble-at-that

Supreme Court Allows Blind Man's Lawsuit to Proceed Against Domino's Pizza for Online Accessibility

Guillermo Robles filed the lawsuit in 2016, claiming Domino's website was not accessible to him as a blind man

The U.S. Supreme Court allowed the lawsuit filed by a blind man against Domino’s Pizza to proceed forward on Monday, as announced in a court order.

The justices revealed that they were declining Domino’s appeal of a lower court ruling of the lawsuit, filed by Guillermo Robles in 2016. By rejecting the appeal, the lower court’s decision allowing Robles to move forward with his claims against Domino’s remains in place. The case will now proceed to trial.

Domino’s released a statement on their website on after the ruling, according to USA Today.

https://people.com/food/supreme-court-approves-blind-man-lawsuit-against-dominos-pizza/

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