Thursday, September 16, 2021
Chretien was at a Liberal event last night, so they got Mulroney at one tonight, and he started talking about O'Toole making "deep structural changes" in Canada - maybe so Conservatives will win elections more easily in the future? Oh but nothing to see here, folks, move along, move along:
The NDP promise to align with with a CPC minority government will not be progressive.@JustinTrudeau🗨"I think it is cynical of Mr. Singh to continue to pretend that there is no difference between a Conservative government & a Liberal government" #Cdnpolipic.twitter.com/Vc9kcpR1fs— Jaro Giesbrecht🇨🇦 (@JaroGiesbrecht) September 15, 2021
Unmentioned is that Harper excommunicated him after the literal bags of cash revelations. Mulroney was politically radioactive. Even his old loyalists had to be very silent about it, lest they upset Harper and lose their status. It was not voluntary. https://t.co/GYnX1N4zhP pic.twitter.com/cxgFg5SNPc— Dale Smith (@journo_dale) September 16, 2021
I will never vote @CPC_HQ @erinotoole or any Conservative when they continue to throw immigrants and other people of colour under the bus to pander to the racists among their base. Absolutely sickening. https://t.co/YJKRmoSyVB— Dr. Faisal Moola (@faisal_moola) September 15, 2021
In 45 minutes Alberta Premier @jkenney will announce lockdown measures and a vaccine passport in a effort to battle COVID-19.— Brian Lilley (@brianlilley) September 15, 2021
There is unrest in caucus and several members will leave. Hearing some high level cabinet ministers may go.
Fascinating times. #ableg #abpoli #cdnpoli
“I’m sorry. But also not sorry, but kind of sorry, and I really want to emphasize how sorry I am, but not for my apology earlier, but for sure my apology now, which I’m not sorry for, and for that, I am truly sorry…but not, because I’m sorry.”— Andrew Phung (@andrewphung) September 16, 2021
- Jason Kenney
September 15, 2021
AHS CEO Verna Yu says they’re making preparations to send Alberta ICU patients to other provinces. They’re also preparing to implement “triage protocols” — which mean asking doctors to decide who lives and who dies. #intentionallycruelwave #COVID19AB— Gil McGowan (@gilmcgowan) September 16, 2021
Who else thinks @jkenney waited for the advance polls to close before making todays announcement? he should have done this a week ago or more.— Gibson (@BGib47) September 16, 2021
Hey Alberta, your lives are election playthings pic.twitter.com/xitqGYiwOt— ethan (@verynotmad) September 16, 2021
Saskatchewan had another 450 cases today. Again. I expect sometime tomorrow or Friday Scott Moe will finally be dragged kicking and screaming into the same types of restrictions Alberta is implementing. We really should be trying to do a better job in managing Covid than Alabama.
I fully believe that was the intention was to wait till Tuesday but couldn't because the Healthcare system wouldn't make it— David Gallant (he/his) 🏳️🌈🇨🇦 (@abguy09) September 16, 2021
When thinking about the importance of maintaining gun control in Canada here's something to consider:
"University of Sask professor Andrew Potter said it's clear Moe has stopped listening to reason and facts when it comes to the pandemic." #skpoli #cdnpoli— Charles Smith (@ProfSmithSask) September 14, 2021
Alabama health officials warn Saskatchewan: don't repeat our mistakes in the COVID-19 battle https://t.co/ys4CVX71H7
And the Marijuana Party is still toking:
I have bowls full of beach rocks and cans of wasp spray in my classroom. The kids know they’re there in case we need to use them against possible shooters.— KD 📚🌎🌊🇺🇸 (@kdnerak33) September 15, 2021
Think about having this conversation with kids before you tell me how traumatizing masks are.
The Marijuana Party’s responses to the questionnaire sent out by the Western Canadian Wheat Growers are just a trip that none of you are prepared for in the slightest. pic.twitter.com/TRGLPCbRGW— Jordan Sherbino (@JordanSherbino) September 16, 2021
Makes me think of those Japanese navy/army fighters found on the islands in the pacific years after ww2 ended and they still thought they were at war. Same idea except cloud of cannabis smoke instead of an island.— Mike (@Mread8821) September 13, 2021
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I'll point out that Brian Mulroney had the BEST environmental record of any Canadian Prime Minister and he's Battle against Apartid, in concert with South African activists in Africa was one of the most successful acts of anti racism in my life time.
Don't get me wrong, Brian Mulroney's NAFTA was FAR from progressive, but at least he believed in what he was doing, he believed it was, and he fought hard for it.
And he tried to fix the constitution, he wanted to bring in First Nations and Quebec from the cold, and yes he failed, but at least he tried, while Trudeau Sr. undermined him at every turn, and he and his party payed a horrible price for that.
Meanwhile so called progressive Prime Minister Chretien made massive austerity cuts to Healthcare, Education,Social services, and stole billions from hard workers who payed into EI and gave it to Banksters, campaigned against NAFTA and then became it's greatest champion and expanded it. And when he balanced the budget at the expense of the working class and poor, he cut income taxes on the rich and multinational corporations, instead of reinvesting in social services. He signed climate change treaties and DID NOTHING to keep his promises in them, knowing full well he had no intention of doing so. Chretien had to be taken to court in order for gay folks to get the right to marry, disgraceful.
Before you dump on the NDP for being willing to make deals with the CPC, maybe you should actually look at the Liberals own horrific record, which us often WORSE then the CPC, and be honest with yourself. For the Liberal party being progressive is just so much hollow virtue signaling when the NDP isn't holding a metaphorical gun to its head, at least the CPC has the courage of its convictions, even when I disagree with them, I trust the CPCs word more then lying Liberals.
A Dipper whitewashing Lyin' Brian, Gyor?! I sure didn't have that on my bingo card. Live and learn, I guess. How many brown paper bags do you think it took to get him to back O'Toole? Or was he just getting the gang together for another round of "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling"?
Chretien may have been "small town cheap," but even Harper recognized Mulroney for what he is and tried to scrape him off his shoes.
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Thanks for the comments - very interesting.
I had had the feeling that nobody remembers anything that happened in Canada before about 20 years ago, but it still is relevant today isn't it.