Thursday, August 19, 2021
Conservatives: “We voted against every single pandemic support that got you through the last 18 months, but please choose us to bring you pandemic relief.”#cdnpoli— Dean from Winnipeg (@Dean_Winnipeg) August 18, 2021
The first week of a campaign is almost never a good predictor of the outcome of an election .— Frank Graves (@VoiceOfFranky) August 19, 2021
Erin O'Toole's big economic promise today was not to tax something that's already not taxed, and not enough people on the campaign beat pointed out this ridiculous thing, IMO. #Elxn44— Asif Hossain (@asifintoronto) August 19, 2021
We also saw some deceptive advertising for the CPC's "holiday GST" promise, illustrated by a grocery store photo obviously implying this promise would save people on groceries. But actually, nobody pays GST on groceries now and nobody is suggesting they should.
2% is the midrange of the Bank's inflation targeting range. Here's a short piece from the Bank's website explaining this. https://t.co/BnU2wH4vSF— Diane Marie (@DianeMariePosts) August 19, 2021
"We all agree that as a country we need to do better by our seniors," says @JustinTrudeau in Victoria as he unveils Liberal plan to improve long-term care by providing $9 billion in support to provinces and territories.#Cdnpoli#ForwardForEveryonepic.twitter.com/6bu4jNwEMH— Jaro Giesbrecht🇨🇦 (@JaroGiesbrecht) August 19, 2021
One of the big topics today was the CPC position on abortion.
NEW: The Liberals are proposing a sweeping $9B investment over 5 years into long-term care - including a guaranteed $25/hr minimum wage for personal support workers - saying they’ll work with provinces and territories to improve the LTC system. #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/KUynCWbQEg— Laura Stone (@l_stone) August 19, 2021
"I'm pro-choice," says leader of anti-pro-choice party.— john d beggs (@dbeggs13) August 19, 2021
Note to reporters: it really doesn't matter if O'Toole himself is pro-life or pro-choice. He has already said he will let his MPs decide how they want to vote on matters of women's and minority rights. We saw how "the majority" of his MPs voted against banning conversion therapy. pic.twitter.com/Zc707kglE0— Adam Bolt 🇨🇦 (@AdamBolt13) August 19, 2021
"Conscience rights" is an anti-abortion position, full stop. That's Erin O'Toole giving a nod to anti-abortion groups that bragged after the last election they got 45 MPs elected (all Conservative) to push this type of legislation. Consider the abortion issue reopened. #Elxn44 https://t.co/QINHb9T2hx— Asif Hossain (@asifintoronto) August 19, 2021
That is false, Stephen. In 2007 CPC MP Ken Epp introduced The Unborn Victims of Crime Act, which stalled. Rob Nicholson tried to pass a similar bill. Both were trojan horse bills to enshrine fetal rights, and slippery slope bills to restrict choice. #ProChoiceBecause #cdnpoli https://t.co/4ygU9H9q2z— Maeri Kler (@dontevenblink) August 19, 2021
The situation in Afghanistan getting covered, with election twists:
I think women are going to have to win this election. If we allow the old conservative guys and their mini me successors to run over us again and mess with childcare and abortion what was the point of my whole life, exactly? I’m nearly 60 and this is getting OLD. #cdnpoli— Scribulatora (@Scribulatora) August 17, 2021
Heard erin otoole on 640 am say "if i was PM i would never abandon our interpreters"— jack mcgraw (@redmcgraw1) August 17, 2021
Dude, you were part of the govt which abandoned them in 2014.
Miscellaneous other stuff:
Maybe it's because I have spent most of nearly the last six years engrossed in immigration and refugee issues, but CPC platform commitment to do away w/ government-sponsored refugees is a huge walkback from helping the most vulnerable and hasn't gotten enough attention.— Jeff Jedras 💉💉 (@jeffjedras) August 18, 2021
CERB was less than minimum wage on full-time hours.— Kim Siever (@kim_siever) August 19, 2021
The only way people were taking CERB instead of going back to work was if they were getting crap hours at crap wages.
And that’s not a CERB problem.
Something to keep in mind, too:
September 20th ballot question being clarified with each hour. Who do you want running the Government of Canada? People who support science or People who pander to science deniers. https://t.co/oOhAC1jHh0— Charles Adler (@charlesadler) August 18, 2021
The NDP have 99 candidates running across Canada https://t.co/syw43I6DFO There’s what, 338 seats? So NDP are missing candidates in 239 ridings.— Tracey Kent 🐕 🏳️🌈 (@TraceyKent) August 18, 2021
NDP currently have 24 seats. Even if they won all 99, it wouldn’t get Singh as PM
And - this is hilarious:
Voting NDP opens the door for O'Toole to rip up the childcare agreements the Liberals signed with the provinces. Vote splitting always favours Conservatives. Singh isn't offering anything you aren't more likely to achieve through voting Liberal. Don't piss in the wind. #cdnpoli— Unbranded (@Unbranded63) August 18, 2021
Was scrolling through PPC candidates today and came across Vahid Seyfaie, their Missauga-Lakeshore candidate, who photoshopped his face onto a picture of Prince William for a campaign photo. VERY serious party here, folks... #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/9eeteN0Q6N— Friendly Local Left-Conservative (@AndrewFiggy) August 18, 2021
His suits were in storage… and he wants to abolish the crown so… he used a pic of a royal???— 🇨🇦 B *k2tog, p4* (@Asta_de_B) August 19, 2021
As I tiptoe through the world to protect immunocompromised intimates, my compassion for the willfully unvaxed and their too-late realizations dwindles closer and closer to zero.— Benjamin Dreyer (@BCDreyer) August 18, 2021
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