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  1. freedom of speech is more important than some nurses and doctors being more stressed for nonsensical reasons speech not being "respectful" is not grounds to ban it some people being uncomfortable with speech is not grounds to ban it a pandemic is not grounds to ban speech willy nilly either all of your reasons to ban it are stupid reasons you simply want to ban protests you don't agree with and are grasping for straws to try and justify it
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  2. "I am part of the problem" "I have embraced selfishness as an ethic" "I can no longer expect anyone to do anything for me"
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  3. "We shouldn't be doing things for the sake of it." said UK's health secretary Javid Singh (BBC). Why? The recently published results on vaccine effects may suggest that passports limited to vaccinated may not be very effective in controlling the spread of the infection, because vaccination, though reducing, does not eliminate transmission of the infection. And if a clear public health benefit cannot be demonstrated, in the countries with functional independent judiciary such measures may not stand to legal challenges. "The Night Time Industries Association warned the plans could have crippled the industry and seen nightclubs facing discrimination cases." Morale: when one has to prove and defend their actions, one tends to think about them more seriously. Not all though. Maybe because not all of those who decide and manage have to think, explain, prove and defend their measures and policies?
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  4. 94% of all covid deaths are 65+ and/or with 2.5 comorbidities.
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  5. Guys I found the liberal platform. It was just released.
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  6. I think that Liberals made a big mistake calling for an unnecessary election in the middle of pandemic. People are angry blaming governments, jobless, fed up with lockdowns, loss of jobs, bad economy and frustrated at anyone in power blaming everybody for their bad lives. Liberals asked them to re-elect them with a majority like past two years has been a hell!!!!!!
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  7. Freedom of speech means that if you criticize government, they don't fine you or imprison you. It also means the Government can't penalize you for anything you say or post, unless it is incitement to violence or hate speech. Private companies, like Global, have no obligation to accept what you, or anyone else, posts on their site. They have the right to reject what you say, just as you have to say it.
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  8. 1. I don't agree that this is society's ethic but you yourself as said it's your ethic. 2. I'm going to get vaccinated, pay my taxes, pick up litter, signal when I change lanes and so on. I will not ask 'what is in it for me'. I will be thankful for being in a supportive community. I will also stay the hell away from you, though, if I can at all.
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  9. I hear a lot of people whining that this election was unnecessary. That is incorrect. We all heard a lot of voters who were unhappy with Prime Minister Trudeau. By calling this election, we had the opportunity to replace him. This was their big chance. If you didn't like the government, you wanted this election.
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  10. What ICU’s are filled? Tilting at windmills. We’re imposing restrictions for political and psychological reasons that have little bearing on public safety. There aren’t many at-risk people left to vaccinate. Kids are quite safe. End all restrictions. Let people take responsibility for their Covid safety.
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  11. Whether you agree or not, the fact is that vaccines can cause serious side-effects to some people. It's understandable for some people to be wary, and distrustful of it.....especially when it is acknowledged that there can be some serious damage. Why are people being forced to put chemicals into their own body? To say that they endanger others, is not good enough an excuse to be AUTHORITARIAN with this mandate. It is the responsibility of each and everyone of us to be responsible for our own selves. You protect yourself the way you see fit! You have that right! However - your right doesn't extend to stepping on someones else's right. There are other ways that can be given as alternatives without having to eliminate choices! Rapid testing before anyone can come in could be among them. Using masks or ppe can be an additional implementation for protection. So - why are the Liberals and NDP being so adamant that it's .......................either this, or the highway? We have to consider the ideology of these two parties. The NDP is admittedly a socialist party (therefore, no surprise there). And, Trudeau has been vocally appreciative of Communist regimes like China (therefore, no surprise there either)! The Liberal Party - just like the Democrats in the USA - isn't the same Liberal Party that your parents had supported years ago. The Liberal Party is now far left-leaning. We have to acknowledge that. Fear of this virus, is real to so many people. Fear....................................... that can be EXPLOITED! ARE WE BEING GROOMED TO BE OPEN TO............................. AND, ACCEPT AN AUTHORITARIAN GOVERNMENT?
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  12. Incredible that Trudeau, a so-called ideological ally of the US Democrat Party, isn’t taken seriously by the Biden administration. We should’ve known that this was coming when Canada didn’t ban Huawei from 5G networks. Trudeau, a self-proclaimed admirer of China, doesn’t have the diplomatic relationship that he thought he had with China to get the two Michaels released from Chinese detention. The US exercised its extradition treaty with Canada to get at a Huawei executive, driving a wedge between Canada and China. Harper was wise to be hawkish on China, making it clear where Canada’s loyalties lie. Trudeau has lost credibility with both the US and China. If O’Toole wins, he would be wise to take a firm, scathing stance against China, boost Canadian military strength and independence, and diversify trade from the US. Canada is too reliant on US trade and military power. China is a manipulative totalitarian superpower that cannot be trusted. We need to either shift our offshore production from China to other cheap jurisdictions or pay more to manufacture more items ourselves with our higher labour costs. The latter option is the more painful one in the short-term, but it has the best long term impacts for Canadian employment and independence.
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  13. That pact was for countries in the north Atlantic to deter Russian aggression. This pact is for the primary Anglosphere countries to deter Chinese aggression. Clearly Canada has no interest in deterring Chinese aggression. It prefers to grovel and feels of it does this long enough perhaps it will get a pat on the head and be rewarded with a nice bone. Plus China is working, using its influence to keep Trudeau in power. It likes having a weakling in charge here. Most Chinese language media in Canada are controlled by China and they're all working to get Trudeau elected.
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  14. That is so tru. When he said it will be down till the natives say so, he lost all authority.
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  15. Though young and healthy, unvaccinated father dies of COVID MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Healthy and in their 30s, Christina and Josh Tidmore figured they were low-risk for COVID-19. With conflicting viewpoints about whether to get vaccinated against the virus filling their social media feeds and social circles, they decided to wait. On July 20, Josh came home from work with a slight cough initially thought to be sinus trouble. On Aug. 11, he died of COVID-19 at a north Alabama hospital as Christina Tidmore witnessed a doctor and her team frantically try to resuscitate her husband. … “Josh was completely healthy, active, not a smoker.” He would have turned 37 on Saturday. Doctors say they are seeing a spike in cases among young adults and children as the highly contagious delta variant sweeps through unvaccinated populations. Medical officials say there is conflicting information on whether it makes people more severely ill or whether young people are more vulnerable to it, but it’s clear the contagiousness means more young people and children are getting sick. “There is no question that the average age of people who are being hospitalized is going down,” State Health Officer Scott Harris said Friday…. https://apnews.com/article/health-coronavirus-pandemic-32b7763e53ec1c77b18e842a264ecb03 LA man who mocked Covid-19 vaccines dies of virus Stephen Harmon, a member of the Hillsong megachurch, had been a vocal opponent of vaccines, making a series of jokes about not having the vaccine. "Got 99 problems but a vax ain't one," the 34-year-old tweeted to his 7,000 followers in June. He was treated for pneumonia and Covid-19 in a hospital outside Los Angeles, where he died on Wednesday. In the days leading up to his death, Mr Harmon documented his fight to stay alive, posting pictures of himself in his hospital bed. "Please pray y'all, they really want to intubate me and put me on a ventilator," he said. In his final tweet on Wednesday, Mr Harmon said he had decided to go under intubation. "Don't know when I'll wake up, please pray," he wrote. Despite his struggle with the virus, Mr Harmon still said he would reject being jabbed, saying his religious faith would protect him.….. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57958358 A mom of 4 who died of covid days after her husband makes one final wish: ‘Make sure my kids get vaccinated’ Out of options, the Galveston, Tex., mother of four, asked her family to make a promise: “Please make sure my kids get vaccinated,” Rodriguez, a piano teacher, told her sister during their last phone call. Rodriguez died Monday — two weeks after her husband, Lawrence Rodriguez, 49, also died after coronavirus complications. The couple fought the virus from hospital beds just a few feet from one another in a Texas intensive care unit, Jones said.…. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/08/18/texas-couple-declined-covid-19-vaccine-died-orphans/ Fitness enthusiast, 42, who rejected vaccine, dies of Covid Sarah Marsh A “fit and healthy” 42-year-old who loved climbing mountains and lifting weights has died of Covid-19 after refusing to get vaccinated, leaving his twin sister and mother heartbroken. The two women warned others not to think they are invulnerable to the dangers of the virus. The father of one, John Eyers, a construction expert from Southport in Merseyside, was described by his sister Jenny McCann as “the fittest, healthiest person I know”. She added that her brother had been climbing Welsh mountains and camping in the wild four weeks before his death. But he was left in intensive care after catching coronavirus, and told his consultant before he was ventilated that he wished he had been vaccinated. His twin said his death was “a tragedy”. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/04/fit-and-healthy-man-42-from-southport-who-rejected-vaccine-dies-of-covid A Texas GOP leader railed against vaccines and masks. Then he died of covid. Jonathan EdwardsAugust 5, 2021 at 7:04 a.m. EDT The month before, Apley had responded to what Baltimore’s former health commissioner was heralding as “great news” — clinical trials showed that the Pfizer vaccine was effective at fighting the coronavirus, including one of the recent variants, for at least six months. “You are an absolute enemy of a free people,” Apley wrote in a Twitter reply. And on Friday, the 45-year-old Dickinson City Council member republished a Facebook post implying that vaccines don’t work. Two days later, Apley was admitted to a Galveston hospital with “pneumonia-like symptoms” and tested positive for coronavirus, according to an online fundraising campaign. He was sedated and put on a ventilator. On Wednesday, he died, members of his county’s party announced on social media. Patrick McGinnis, chairman of the Galveston County Republican Party, said in a statement that Apley’s death was a “tragedy … magnified by his youth, his young family especially his very young son.”… https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/08/05/texas-gop-leader-antimask-antivax-dies-covid/ Young, unvaccinated COVID patients are dying in Acadiana: 'We're stuck in this nightmare' A 24-year-old Lafayette nurse and a 30-year-old Eunice pastor died over the weekend after seeking hospital treatment for COVID-19, according to social media posts from friends and family. Their untimely deaths have highlighted Acadiana's divide over coronavirus vaccines, sparked lively debates and raised important questions at a time when their loved ones are still grieving. "This is now the face of what we are seeing in our community," Dr. Britni Hebert, a Lafayette internal medicine physician, said in a Monday interview. "And that is no longer the 70- and 80-year-old grandparents that are suffering and dying from COVID. These are 23-year-olds. They're 15-year-olds. They're 35-year-olds. They're young parents. "They are people with decades left to give to their life, their family, their community. That is an unspeakable loss, and it was preventable."..,, https://www.theadvocate.com/acadiana/news/coronavirus/article_c4f70fb6-e3de-11eb-95a5-cb7b3f1edb55.html Texas man who led anti-mask protests in name of ‘freedom’ dies of Covid-19 A man who led efforts in his central Texas community against mask-wearing and other preventative measures during the coronavirus pandemic has died from Covid-19, a month after being admitted to the emergency room. Caleb Wallace died on Saturday, his wife Jessica Wallace said on a GoFundMe page where she posted updates on his condition, the San Angelo Standard-Times reported. He was 30 years old and a father of three. His wife is pregnant with their fourth child. “Caleb has peacefully passed on,” Jessica Wallace wrote. “He will forever live in our hearts and minds.” On 4 July 2020, Caleb Wallace helped organize the Freedom Rally in San Angelo. People at the event carried signs that criticized the wearing of masks, business closures, the science behind Covid-19 and liberal media….. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/aug/29/texas-caleb-wallace-anti-mask-protests-freedom-dies-covid-19
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  16. Climate Barbie was right if you shout it loud enough and often enough Canadians will believe what ever you tell them.. It is almost like Canadians are not smart enough to do their own research, that they have to be spoon fed everything.... and if it comes form the liberals it has to be true... Any one with fire arms has debunked the liberals truth many times over...And yet some how legal gun owners are to blame for everything that is wrong in this country... And now Justin is providing funding to ban all handguns across the country....all in the name of keeping Canadians safer what a load of horse shit... we don't need a leader, what we need is for people to start thinking on their own.... Canadians deserve Justin and his merry band of lying sacks of shit.
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  17. As always, it depends on who's telling the story. Here's a different version of the same story. " Thousands of Canadian nurses and healthcare workers took to the streets Wednesday to protest against vaccine mandates and take a stand against “medical tyranny.” The protests, organized by Canadian Frontline Nurses (CFN), were held in 18 cities across Canada on the same day the Ontario government announced its plans to impose a vaccine passport in the coming weeks." Healthcare workers protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates and “medical tyranny” As to the protest signs...apparently the CBC wants to diss them but doesn't want you to see them. Me, I'm not afraid of them. Let's have a look and see what the CBC finds so objectionable.
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  18. Vaccinated people can be infected. Unvaccinated people can be infected. Unvaccinated people have a greater chance of being infected than vaccinated people. "Unvaccinated people are 22 time more likely to be infected therefore they have a much greater chance of infecting others for this simple reason. " -We are forgetting one major point. The individual must be infected, if they are not infected there are no grounds for transmission. If an individual is infected they can and should self isolate, preventing infection. most unvaccinated people are not infected, most vaccinated people are not infected. Both can be infected, but we have the choice at this moment, either we assume everyone is infected or we do not assume everyone is infected. If the goal is to have a society where only uninfected people are allowed into public spaces, the only option would be to test all individuals upon entrance into the public spaces. This means vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals would get a quick test before entering a public space or possibly their homes.
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  19. Trudeau is not, and never has been fit to lead this country. I think he has a personality disorder, or has psychopathic tendencies.
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  20. As long as our MSM is so far left there's not much the conservatives can do. If O'Toole said: "I will not recognize more than 22 genders" the hounds at CTV and CBC would compare him to Hitler, and all that we'd see in the news for the next month is glam-shots of Trudeau snot-bubble-crying and giving teddy bears to heroic 6 year olds after their sex-change surgeries. The media is the real enemy here, Trudeau is just capitalizing.
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  21. Canada, as usual, admits floods of people from the wrong places. This will be our demise. It’s happening before our eyes and we pretend it’ll settle down and we’ll be a delightful “multicultural” mosaic. It won’t be. On local public transit there is virtually no English spoken. Canada will get what it deserves.
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  22. Perhaps the main differences are O'Toole seems a lot less shallow, narcissistic, smug and self-serving, and he and his party are a lot less obsessed with identity politics and a lot more likely to be careful about spending us into the poor house.
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  23. News media has never really been not biased. It could be more balanced though. That’s why Fox News is so important in the United States. It provides a little balance to the rest of the mainstream media.
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  24. I questioned one of them. Number 12,416. They never got back to me. Those bastards...
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  25. "You don't care about the welbeing of others?" was the drama question warranting the drama response.
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  26. Right now I would guess that Trudeau is still going to win even if the Conservatives have a slight lead. But no matter what the polls say I will always go out and cast my vote even knowing the Libs are a sure thing to win. I wouldn't rule out a majority for Trudeau but another minority is a huge slap in the face for this narcissist.
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  27. Canadians want to eat their cake as well, they want a viable military when it comes to ice storms or floods, forest fires or when 50,000 Lebanese Canadians wanted out of a war zone, only to have to rent ships to take them back to Canada....then everyone screams where is the army.
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  28. Agreed and I think that Trudeau’s naïveté and Canadians’ complaisance is making us too susceptible to threats to the quality of life we enjoy, including living standards and freedom. We struggle to maintain liberal-democracy without a strong conservative pushback against the new managed economy global reset mindset that is the consensus of the dominant Canadian parties. We can’t expect a seat at the big boy table for geopolitical influence with a diminished military and leaders who are seen as all talk. How do you make Canadians wake up to the fact that in order have policies that serve national interests in the long term, you can’t be totally beholden to foreign powers for defence and business? I get the progressive argument that money is better spent on lifting people out of poverty than buying military hardware, but military heft protects the business interests and trade policies that boost tax revenues. Also, by farming out manufacturing to China for the short-term affordability of goods we are losing our capacity to build a wide range of products. Without that capacity it’s much harder to close the drawbridge in times of crisis. If those jobs are going automated we should be producing the machines and collecting the profits. The progressives forget this, just as they don’t understand that shutting down resource development and oil production just shifts the supply to countries like Saudi Arabia and Russia. Biden has shown his hypocrisy on shutting down pipelines and fighting greenhouse gas emissions. He is committing the US to trucking in oil supply shipped in from less democratic countries, and Trudeau assents with a smile.
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  29. Why Won't Canadian Politicians Denounce Anti-White Racism? Anti-Racism is a dog whistle for anti-White racism. Yet Canadian politicians are not denouncing this form of racism. In fact, they embrace it. Where are the Conservatives to stop this liberal, communist attack on democracy? Fact Check There is no systemic racism in Canada. There are race-hustling grafters selling this nonsense for their own personal gain. The media, celebs, politicians, teachers are all on this train of hatred and divisiveness. In Canada, any person receiving differential treatment based on a Code ground can seek redress from the human rights tribunal, free of charge. This applies to service, such as police and education, housing, and employment. Where is the systemic racism? In a system that has built in mechanisms to prevent racism? That does not make sense. Canada in 2021 is the best society that humans have ever created. Free housing and healthcare for all. Ask your anti racism advocate who claim there is white privilege (whte people do not earn their success) instructor to name any country with stronger human rights legislation and freedom. Ask them why 60% of racialized people are doing better than white people. Ask them why on average there is only a 7% difference between whites and third generation non whites? Ask them why more Blacks are going to college than Whites. Ask them why more " other " are going to university than Whites? Ask them to explain why "equity" and not merit should be society's objective? This pursuit of everyone having the same outcome despite skill, intelligence and effort is communism. If the law in Canada prevents discrimination then how is there systemic racism? Name a single case of an unarmed person being killed by Toronto Police since 2012. If they suggest Regis Paquet, she had a knife fight with her brother so her mom called the police, the police arrived and Regis ran outside and jumped off a balcony. Data on Race-Based Earnings: 3rd Generation vs White Workers In comparison, to white workers' income, all racialized people in their third generation or more, are at 0.93 cents to the dollar. This difference of seven cents or 7% is statistically insignificant is NOT indicative of any systemic factors impacting people's ability, based on race, to succeed in employment. On any spectrum, there will be a higher and lower end. White workers are on the lower end of average income. There are many groups who outperform Whites in earnings. This proves that there is no "White privilege" or "systemic racism" in favour of Whites. The following five groups are even with, above, or about equal to White earning power: South Asian (25% of racialized population) are at 0.96 cents Chinese (21%) are at 1.03 Arab (7%) are at 1.00 even Korean (2.5%) are at 1.53 Japanese (1.2%) are at 1.24 Approximately, 60% of non-Whites (third generation or longer) are even or above White earning power. This data is especially telling because these groups actually experienced legitimate systemic racism. Japanese Canadians who are at #2 were subjected to internment in the 1940's. 90% of Japanese Canadians were interned and they now earn more dollar than Whites. How can this be a system of oppression? How are they marginalized in 2021? Chinese Canadians were subjected to the head tax and the exclusion act which are examples of legitimate systemic racism. Now, they earn 1.03 to a White dollar. Arab Canadians are even with the White dollar despite claims of "Islamaphobia". Not all Arabs are Muslim but presumably all Arabs are marginalized due to "islamaphobia" yet they are on par with White earning power. When groups who claim to be oppressed and marginalized are doing better than the group with "privilege" , there is no logic to support this claim. It becomes absurd nonsense. 60% of racialized people do better/same as Whites. There is no systemic racism. Why do politicians continue to claim there is and throw millions at people based on their race? Based on being non-white. No reasonable person can claim "systemic racism" is real when the group alleged to have all the power and structure working to ensure their success is in the middle of the pack statistically and there is no significant difference between the average White and the average non-White. At some point, someone needs to call out the Emperor as wearing no clothes. The farce needs to stop. The data from Table 8 is clear, https://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/National Office/2019/12/Canada's Colour Coded Income Inequality.pdf The above completes disproves any systemic racism or White privilege in employment. Employment Rates There are many racialized groups with a higher employment rate than Whites. This counters the “White privilege” narrative: Black 63.8 to 63% Filipino 71.6 to 63% Latin American 66.3 to 63% Visible Minority 65.4 to 63% Multiple Visible Minority 65.9 to 63% *(similar) South East Asian 62.2 to 63% Source : “Ontario‟s Growing Gap. The Role of Race”-2005 data. https://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/reports/docs/The Role of Race Ontario Growing Gap.pdf Subject: Education The next point race hustlers will make will be that education is a structure designed for the purpose of making Whites succeed. However, like in employment, people succeed based on their effort, skills, intelligence, family support, and individual will. There is no systemic racism in education. This York report found "other" to have the most success and statistical advantages, not Whites. You may hear people claim education is "systemically racist". One might ask if teachers and administrators in Canada are not the biggest advocates for perpetuating the lie of "systemic racism" which makes the suggest that schools are "systemically racist" confusing, at best. However, the data on its own disproves "White privilege" in Canadian schools. The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) report provides evidence of "other" being the most successful in the TDSB. They define "other" as non-White and non-Black. TDSB: 4.1.b Graduation rates: 87% (Other) to 84% (White) Figure 6 shows the outcomes for students at the end of the 5-year period. Within this cohort, 84% of White students had graduated from high school at the end of 5 years, compared to 87% of other racialized students. Other are graduating at a higher rate than White students. This is not evidence of systemic racism rather the contrary. https://edu.yorku.ca/files/2017/04/Towards-Race-Equity-in-Education-April-2017.pdf 4.1.c Post-secondary confirmation (university): 60% to 47% Figure 8 compares the post-secondary plans of Black and White high school students in the same cohort. As the graph shows, almost half (47%) of the White students in this cohort applied to and were accepted by an Ontario university. A larger proportion of other racialized students (60%) in this cohort applied to and were accepted by an Ontario university. Post-secondary confirmation (university): College: A greater proportion of Black students applied to and were accepted by an Ontario college than their White and other racialized counterparts (21% versus 14%). Of note is the high rate at which Black students did not apply to a post-secondary institution. Black students did not apply to attend post-secondary education at almost the same rate as White students went on to university in Ontario (43% versus 47%). https://edu.yorku.ca/files/2017/04/Towards-Race-Equity-in-Education-April-2017.pdf If Other have a higher university entrance rate and Black have a higher college entry rate than Whites, where is the evidence that the "system" is acting in any way as a force to give unfair and preferential treatment to White students? 4.1.e Suspensions: 85% to 82% Suspension rates are an important indicator of school success, as they reflect lost instructional time, which reduces students' opportunities to learn. Further, suspension can undermine the attachment of students to their school, particularly if they feel they have been unfairly treated. Figure 11 shows the cumulative suspensions received by Black, other racialized, and White students during their time in high school. White students, as per York's study, were suspended at a higher rate of 85% compared to 82% of " other " students. White students are also expelled at a higher rate than many groups as well. This is not evidence of preferable treatment. https://doczz.net/doc/7981010/towards-race-equity-in-education---york-university-facult... Schools Teach Equity and Anti-White Racism Despite the lack of statistical advantages for Whites, school systems will target White students and make absurd and offensive claims that they are oppressors. "Talking Race with your Children": TDSB Document The TDSB teaches that White students have unearned privilege and unfair advantages despite the above evidence to the contrary. Their "education" teaches: privilege• Unearned freedoms, rights, benefits, access, and/or opportunities thatprovide unfair advantages for members of the Dominant Group(s) insociety. Because privileges are granted by mere affiliation with theDominant Group(s), some people are not always aware of theprivileges they have. Examples include: cisgender privilege, straightprivilege, male privilege, settler privilege, White privilegePower• access to privileges such as information/knowledge, connections,experience and expertise, resources and decision-making that enhancea person’s chances of getting what they need to live a comfortable,safe, productive and profitable life. (OHRC) https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Portals/ward8/docs/Shelley%20Laskin/Talking%20Race%20with%20Your%20Child(ren).pdf&ved=2ahUKEwja78Pj94HzAhU6SvEDHZ0aAF4QFnoECCQQAQ&sqi=2&usg=AOvVaw2ge1Ok5s0K78TJyDT46MbU.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwja78Pj94HzAhU6SvEDHZ0aAF4QFnoECCQQAQ&sqi=2&usg=AOvVaw2ge1Ok5s0K78TJyDT46MbU.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwja78Pj94HzAhU6SvEDHZ0aAF4QFnoECCQQAQ&sqi=2&usg=AOvVaw2ge1Ok5s0K78TJyDT46MbU.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwja78Pj94HzAhU6SvEDHZ0aAF4QFnoECCQQAQ&sqi=2&usg=AOvVaw2ge1Ok5s0K78TJyDT46MbU)) Equity is also a priority in Canadian schools. Their objective is to see White students be at the bottom of every measurement. As per their philosophy, in any situation in which white students have a statistical advantage, they claim "systemic racism". As many groups outperform Whites, as long as any group is below whites, they want "equity". Funding goes to areas in which there are less Whites. There is an inverse relationship between funding and white population. This is anti-white racism. Ontario: Differential access to quality education In examining if the educational system in Ontario is inherently biased/racist/discriminatory on a systemic level, the funding requires examination. There is a common myth that Canada funds schools based on neighborhood taxes and that wealthier neighborhoods have an advantage in funding as a result. This is not true in Canada. How funding is structured In Ontario, elementary and secondary school is free and available to all people. The Ministry of Education provides the majority of operating funding to Ontario’s 72 district school boards through the annual GSN, also known as “the funding formula.” The GSN is a collection of grants described in detail in an annual regulation under the Education Act. There are two major components of the GSN: The Foundation Grants cover the basic costs of an educational experience that is common to all students, which is allocated based on student enrolment and the number of schools. The per student allocation is equal across all races. In this grant, all races/colours are equal. The Special Purpose Grants address the unique needs of students, schools and school boards related to location, student and school needs, and a board’s demographic profile. The ministry recognizes that conditions vary widely across Ontario and the funding formula cannot take every situation into account. There is no evidence to support any practise of students receiving more money for being White or for predominantly White schools receiving more money based on race. In fact, there is evidence that the opposite is true and non-Whites are categorized as “marginalized” and receive increased funding. In July of 2020, the provincial government committed to providing $3.5 million to support the Black and Indigenous grad coach programs, which provide wrap-around supports for students who are at risk of not graduating. * ( 4 ) White students are not eligible for this program and there are no programs to support White people exclusively. Teaching All public schools require teachers to be accredited by the Ontario College of Teachers. There are no rules, laws, policies to place “better teachers” in schools based on the race of students anywhere in Ontario. Toronto District School Board (TDSB) The largest school board in Ontario is the TDSB. They prioritize Black and Indigenous students. They have a special anti-Black racism mandate. Ontario: Colleges and Universities In addition to Charter protection and the Ontario Human Rights Code, all colleges and universities in Ontario have inclusion and diversity/anti-racism policies/departments to address allegations of unfair practice/programs/policies. Policing: OHRC Report The race hustler will typically also claim that police are "racist" and there is "systemic racism" in policing yet the data finds that "other" are the least charged by Police. This demonstrates that Police are interested in arresting those who do the crimes, not people based on race. Anyone sincerely interested in examining this claim should look at what demographic is responsible for the most serious crimes: violent crimes, shooting, murders, gun violence. The evidence will again prove that there is nothing systemic about the police investigating the groups disproportionately involved in the most serious offences. The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released a report that disproves any inherent, structural advantages to people based on their race in Toronto policing. The report looked at set of nine criminal charges. Interestingly, the data was divided into three groups: White, Black and “other racial minority” despite the data actually being prepared by the Toronto Police to reflect six racial groups: White, Black, Asian, Aboriginal, Brown, Unknown. The three group data format showed that for all 9 set of charges, Whites were more represented than “other racial minority”. If the system is designed to favour Whites over non-Whites, this comparison against “other racialized minority” does not support that theory. As per the report, Whites constitute 48% of the population and represent 45.5% of all criminal charges. This would be objectively seen as neutral: neither advantageous nor disadvantageous. The “other racial minority” group represents 42.8% of the population and 22.2% of total charges. This shows that racialized people are significantly less likely than Whites to be charged criminally. Furthermore, the data indicates that the system of Toronto Policing demonstrates zero evidence of systemic racism against “other racialized minorities” and neutral to Whites as opposed to any “privilege”. Summary The next time you hear someone claiming Canada is racist, we have systemic racism, White privilege, ask for the facts. Why would groups outperform Whites and be better treated in schools and by Police if the system is designed for them? Whites would not be behind "Other" if there was a system in place to keep "other" down and Whites above. They will mention George Floyd and other events unrelated to Canada. They will attempt to add slavery to the crimes of Canada yet Canada became a nation in 1867 when slavery had long been abolished. The last point is that any person receiving differential treatment based on a Code ground can seek redress from the human rights tribunal, free of charge. This applies to service, such as police and education, housing, and employment. Where is the systemic racism? In a system that has built in mechanisms to prevent racism? That does not make sense. Canada in 2021 is the best society that humans have ever created. Free housing and healthcare for all. Ask your anti racism instructor to name any country with stronger human rights legislation and freedom. Ask them why 60% of racialized people are doing better than white people. Ask them why more Blacks are going to college than Whites. Ask them why more " other " are going to university than Whites? If the law prevents discrimination then how is there systemic racism? Name a single case of an unarmed person being killed by Toronto Police since 2012. If they suggest Regis Paquet, she had a knife fight with her brother so her mom called the police, the police arrived and Regis ran outside and jumped off a balcony. Canada is the greatest society in the history of humanity. All races are welcome and equal. I hope the politicians will start enforcing this message of Canadian pride. Who cares about color/race? Only anti racists.
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  30. Are you serious? Check out his picture - he wears a Texas turban!
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  31. This is me too. It's the lying. Why are they doing it? Fear. Look even here, there are people advocating denying healthcare to unvaxxed, sending them to camps, denying them basic freedoms, plunking them in refrigerated cooler when they get sick "because that's where dead bodies go" even though there's a 99% chance of most surviving, without being elderly and having comorbidities. It's scary how fast this has turned and the fear that created that is making normally sensible, rational people throw their fellow citizens under the bus.
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  32. Consequences. People who drink too much lose their jobs when it starts to affect their work. People who are obese lose their jobs when they can't perform. People who are too sick to work because of lung cancer or heart disease lose their jobs. Healthcare workers who refuse to vaccinate are affecting their ability to do their job because they're putting their patients and colleagues at risk.
    2 points
  33. would be better if the commies left less pro-freedom people will only make Canada more communist if you left, Canada would be far better off than if I left heck off, Commie
    2 points
  34. A dystopia of doctors assisting mentally ill people to commit suicide, constant attacks on Canada for “colonialism”, elderly locked away in homes without visitors, endless restrictions on behaviour and required proof of vaccination to enjoy basic freedoms, encouragement of uncertain children to undergo gender transition surgery on demand, continued legislation of abortion up to the day before expected day of birth, race-based funding of businesses and employment programs, continued curtailing of free speech on campuses, massive increases in immigration and refugee entry without parliamentary debate, continued looking the other way on the burning of churches and blockading of railroads, throwing taxpayer dollars at pipelines and introducing regulations that make them impossible to build, profligate overspending on whimsical pet projects…Am I missing anything?
    2 points
  35. You can't do anything if you can't get elected. That's really the pragmatic attitude the conservatives are taking. Talk softly and soothingly, then try to move the population more to the right once you're in power and have more influence.
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  36. Oh no not another anarcho-Marxist. That’s what we produce now, guys who stand around flaming garbage cans on pogey and rail against the people who actually work and make the things we need. Canada is too far left.
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  37. It sounds like you've been listening to too much FOX News, OAN, Newsmax, and The My Pillow guy.
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  38. OMG. Are you serious? Just please reflect on the fact that government imposes speed limits, traffic laws, licensing and insurance reqemts, seatbelt laws, stop signs, traffic lights, vehicle safety standards, etc. THOSE ARE PUBLIC SAFETY RESTRICTIONS IN RESPONSE TO DEATHS- NO DIFFERENT THAN COVID RESTRICTIONS Luckily we didn’t have populist nutjobs back then on the verge of terrorist attacks over having to wear seatbelts like we have now over having to wear masks.
    2 points
  39. The behavior of some within the protest groups is pretty bad. Dropping f-bombs and throwing stuff is unacceptable but you call these actions Nazi tactics? Nazis exterminated people, had concentration camps. These kinds of actions are in fact not typical Cons behavior. The behavior of these guys is actually a lot more like leftist mobs. Think antifa or BLM. I hope you have noticed that conservatives have condemned this behavior.
    2 points
  40. JT’s first problem is that the election call was unpopular. Most people don’t see a need for one now. Secondly, O’Toole comes across as a calm, reasonable and reassuringly uncharismatic candidate not too affected by the zanier enthusiasms of the right, so it’s hard to paint him as a fire-breathing extremist. His personal story plays well too, especially when compared to the incumbent. However, the protesters at Trudeau’s rallies are a serious matter and could swing sympathy behind him if things deteriorate. I give Singh credit for raising two issues that bested our last two PMs - the cell phone oligopoly and the inability of CRA to get to grips with tax evasion and the ‘completely legal’ loopholes enjoyed by Trudeau’s trust fund buddies.
    2 points
  41. You have to first start by accepting nothing we do is going to make the least difference to the level of CO2 in the world. We're just not that big and only contribute 1.5% of CO2. And the levels being put out by the developing world are growing by leaps and bounds, completely eclipsing the cuts made by the developed world. Hundreds of coal fired power plants are being built as you read this. So our efforts are not really about accomplishing anything so much as looking good. The goals the Liberals recently increased are not really achievable, especially given we're adding 400k people every year from immigration. That's more than four million more people in the next ten years. That's going to pump out a lot more CO2. But this is the style over substance government. The goals are meant to be impressive. That we won't actually achieve them is not really relevant.
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  42. I sensed a big change in the weather when Trudeau's teddy bear photo op flopped. Normally that would have been a glorious moment for him but it landed like a turkey from a helicopter. I know a lot of Canadians who never saw it, so it didn't get a ton of coverage, but he was universally seen to be using dead children as an election prop, even among Liberal sycophants. In that moment, even if O'Toole was just standing still he took a big leap forward. He's not seen as divisive or as a big user of people, just a guy with a tough job to do. IMO the bloom is off the rose, and that's all there ever was in this instance. The quote that sums him up best is still Leo Knight's : "Trudeau is the Kim Kardashian of political leaders, an all-style, no substance bimbo with all the depth of a puddle." In 2019 their crusade from the last 20 years (climate change) was reported as the biggest election issue, and yet the Greens were still unable to gain any ground on anyone. IMO their embarrassing loser of a leader just caps their party's potential as 'a sideshow' at best. No one takes them seriously. Bernier strikes a chord with conservatives who are furious with Trudeau's inept and vacuous leadership. There are atheists & religious devotees who would vote for Satan right now if they thought that he could beat Trudeau and they're not happy with "Trudeau-lite".
    2 points
  43. In english canada yes. In Québec, Bernier is a joke. There is a reason why even in his own riding he didn't pass.
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  44. We continue to accept dreck from the wrong points of origin of course and it shows on our streets. We need to be far more choosy about who we admit with a binding legal commitment to assimilate. Anyone who doesn’t should be deported with 18 months at their expense. The only issue that matters is how can they enhance our communities within our culture to our advantage.
    2 points
  45. The biggest fear for young men is rejection by young women. It can be awfully discouraging to be rejected again and again, and in this era where so many people have so few friends hard to get advice, especially if you're embarrassed about your plight. So some turn inward and resentment and anger grow. They find like-minded types on the internet and as is the trend nowadays instead of blaming themselves and seeking ways to improve their odds they blame those who rejected them. This is not helped by living in a Tinder world where nothing seems to matter but looks and being glib. Mind you, those have always been a huge advantage. I think the real problem is so many are so isolated, with no membership in groups, clubs, church organizations, etc. where they can meet and interact with others in person.
    2 points
  46. Our governments and health authorities are being grossly irresponsible by perpetuating the fear over a virus that is close to endemic and poses a low risk to those who aren’t eligible for vaccines. Why are taxpaying citizens footing the bill for all the restrictions and accepting such a curtailment of freedom? They aren’t publicizing the level of risk. They aren’t trusting people’s judgement. They aren’t supporting a return to normalcy because they themselves don’t want to work or face accountability.
    2 points
  47. Hey, Maryam - being the MINISTER for GENDER EQUALITY - why don't you plead to your Taliban brothers to not scrap...................... but instead, to continue with the gender equality program that had been started in Afghanistan? We should send you as an envoy to them. When Taliban shot Malala in the head, this is what she did. Her story https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/newsindia/when-taliban-shot-malala-in-the-head-this-is-what-she-did-her-story/ar-AANIGaT
    2 points
  48. And my Liberal stronghold has NDP signs everywhere. I get the point about Ontario and Quebec but we're looking at a Liberal minority at best I think.
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