Constitutional sheriffs! Intelligence assessments! Fired Trump advisors! Photo ops with Canadian politicians!— Justin Ling (@Justin_Ling) June 22, 2022
This story has it all. https://t.co/a4PB5p77GA
They were greeted by multiple Conservative MPs, including leadership candidate @LeslynLewis, @JeremyPatzerMP, @Ryan_R_Williams, @ArnoldViersen and @DeanAllisonMP – among others. #Cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/Zn8YcairwX— Jaro Giesbrecht 🇨🇦🇸🇰 (@JaroGiesbrecht) June 22, 2022
Topp has been facing a court martial over a video he recorded, in uniform, endorsing the trucker convoy and occupation in Ottawa.— Justin Ling (@Justin_Ling) June 22, 2022
Alexander has recently taken to saying that public health officials should be prosecuted for their role in promoting vaccines.
Amid Alexander's long anti-vaccine rant (including tirades against all public health measures and PCR tests) it seems like multiple MPs got up and left.— Justin Ling (@Justin_Ling) June 22, 2022
Worth noting, his presence there shouldn't have been a surprise. He was listed on the event.
Alexander is now saying that masks are partly responsible for an uptick in violence and mass shootings in America. His evidence? Executioners have to be masked in order to execute someone.— Justin Ling (@Justin_Ling) June 22, 2022
So these are the people that Conservative MPs invited into our Canadian Parliament and met with, just as though they were normal?
Just to give you a sense of Marazzo's whole deal, here's some social media posts.— Justin Ling (@Justin_Ling) June 23, 2022
As I've said a bunch before: I don't think everyone who supported the convoy/"freedom" movement wants to try the Prime Minister for treason.
But a lot do! pic.twitter.com/5IVCYA0DcV
NEW: "It was absolutely needed to end that protest." @OttawaPolice Interim Chief Steve Bells tells @EvanLSolomon the use of the Emergencies Act was "necessary" to bring an end to the Ottawa blockades. #ottnews #cdnpoli https://t.co/Z60naVC7En— The Evan Solomon Show (@EvanSolomonShow) June 21, 2022
Canadian actors, musicians, and film makers support C-11:
Angus nailed it.— Elke Babiuk (@ElkeBabiuk) June 23, 2022
"The Abacus poll suggests a major rewiring of the public mind is underway.
We ignore this rewiring at our peril. Everyone needs to be concerned and remain vigilant about the integrity of the very foundation of our democracy."#cdnpoli https://t.co/aVETt6yeCY
Bill C-11, the Online Streaming Act, has passed third reading in the House of Commons. Congratulations! Our friends @CDEC_CDCE have released their press release in regards to this matter. Link - https://t.co/4NRtbKPM3x #billc11 #online #streaming #act #SAC #creatorsunite pic.twitter.com/BBMvtQOFIh— Songwriters Canada (@songwritersofCa) June 22, 2022
#ACTRA has been following the progress of Bill #C11 closely through @OurCommons and looks forward to ensuring this important piece of legislation meets the needs of Canadian creators as it moves through the Senate. https://t.co/zTpoKZVwOA— ACTRA National (@ACTRAnational) June 22, 2022
Very pleased that Bill C-11 has passed the House of Commons. Thank you @pablorodriguez for your tireless advocacy. We now must ensure that the potential of #C11 is fully realized through amendments at the Senate to ensure the maximum use of 🇨🇦 creative talent in the bill.— Writers Guild of CA (@WGCtweet) June 21, 2022
Pleased to see bill C-11 adopted in the House of Commons with multi-partisan support. This is an important step for Canadian creators. We look forward to collaborating with Senators to ensure the bill is adopted. @pablorodriguez #C11 #canpoli #polcan— SOCAN (@SOCANmusic) June 21, 2022
I'm reading a lot of right-wing twitter hysteria about C11 -- the sky is falling, it's communism, it's censorship, Tyrant Trudeau, the World Economic Forum is behind it, it's the end of freedom and free speech and the internet, and so on and on.
The CMF welcomes the adoption of Bill C-11—the Online Streaming Act—by the House of Commons. We are eager to see the proposed framework head to the Senate and, in due course, modernize the Canadian content creation and funding ecosystem. #C11 #BillC11 pic.twitter.com/wuFYWd05oH— Canada Media Fund (@CMF_FMC) June 22, 2022
After some searching I did find some that raise actual, sensible, problematic issues with the bill:
Bill C11 amending the Broadcast Act unchanged for 30 years passed House today & goes to Senate. This, after 11 public meetings (22 hrs ), hundreds of pages of written submissions, extensive filibustering by the #CPC and 8 hours of Committee debate on amendments.— Dr. Hedy Fry (@HedyFry) June 21, 2022
2) The intent to make platforms like Youtube promote Canadian content to Canadian users, while well-intentioned, shows they don't get how this works. This would require a change in algorithm, and would ultimately hurt the potential for global success of Canadian creators.— Serge (@HunterSerge) June 22, 2022
Here is an interesting comment about Canadian politics generally, and Liberals in particular:
it needs a lot of explanation yet to come because everything depends on the "regulations" that only appear after it is law— Glen type guy (@canadianglen) June 22, 2022
This meme here (which is Frum’s actual original quote) applies to both left and right parties and the only party in this country that does NOT fit it is the LPC and that is not because they’re all angels, but because it’s the only party with both types in it. pic.twitter.com/OljSLPsABI— Scribulatora (@Scribulatora) June 22, 2022
In the Conservative leadership race, here's some excellent analysis by Scrimshaw:
In fact, one of the things I like about Trudeau is that I think he leans right in the appropriate ways and left in the appropriate ways and otherwise sits in the heart of the democratic centre.— Scribulatora (@Scribulatora) June 22, 2022
Is he sometimes a colossal screw up? Oh yeah. But, still … it is what it is.
Love the conclusion. tl;dr— Gerald Butts (@gmbutts) June 22, 2022
“…all that thinking he will succeed does is tell me you think the average Canadian is too stupid to notice.
Spoiler: they’re not.”
The problem with the hand waving away of Poilievre calling the child care deals a bad thing because “why should your taxes pay for other people’s kids” or the Bitcoin stuff or him calling retirees in single family homes “gatekeepers” and all the rest of it is that you’re not just saying that the Conservative membership is too stupid to care, you’re saying that 2021 Liberal voters are stupid too!If “nobody will care that Pierre Poilievre pumped up an obvious scam, he’ll win anyways” is true, definitionally a lot of 2021 Liberal voters will have to vote for him. There’s no combination of seats that does not include the Tories having to make some suburban and urban gains to win in 2025.
It's about time for Arredondo to be off the job.— SkyeDawn 🖊️ (@SkyeDawn) June 22, 2022
And now Robb Elementary School is going to be torn down.
I'd say it was burned down the minute police officers decided to stand down & do nothing -- as kids were being murdered within earshot.
Hey, George Takai has now noticed that Canada has a new queen:
What Joe Rogan doesn’t realize is that a majority of Canadians agree with gun laws and almost all of us do not want to become the USA. https://t.co/rMXmWDfWRF— Claire D. (@3rdtimewalter) June 22, 2022
On a lighter note, here's a fascinating video:
Not sure what's sadder, that she would prey on people's hopes and fears like this, or that some actually believe her? pic.twitter.com/Y8tB1t4IhL— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 23, 2022
Can's resist this one:
This video is brilliant - a guy watches an NBA game from every decade, going back to the 1950s, and analyzes the changes in strategy. https://t.co/FAFBketnuI— Dr. Mike P. Moffatt 🇨🇦🏅🏅 (@MikePMoffatt) June 22, 2022
i did it: the perfect tweet— Justin Ling (@Justin_Ling) June 22, 2022