Topic = ...I would rather watch the movie Gladiator instead.
.. who anyone votes for who is none of your business.Don't BS ...even by western independent polls, 80%+ support Putin... btw, more than 85% of Israelis with Russian citizenship voted for Putin last elections...
you don't as in any case you gonna vote for your Liberal Dictator JT
.. now that's even funnier with the contradiction Since when were the "lefties=authoritarians" from your "urban version" less liberal than you?Not sure why that's funny.
I think high density urban living is bad for people, they also tend to lean left/authoritarian, which contradicts my liberal values.
... don't disagree with the first statement but definitely more contradictions with the second.Being aware of your preferences and opinions isn't a bad thing. Definately better than the looneys who think "I'm unbiased"
.. all I can say at this point, this is going to get very very ugly.The issue isn't that some kids got sent to boarding schools, many parents pay significant funding to do that today.
It's was the dictator "we're the government" attitude of running them.
They had all the power and no accountability, so of course abuse happened.
Combine that with a bit of good old fashioned racism, and white supremacy and of course we have it.
Now I'd bet the answer is going to be more white supremacy, because that's the only thing "progressives" understand.
Yes, I do consider race based quotas "white supremacy" because the underlying assumption is that those groups are not capable of doing these things themselves.
Of course now we have terrorists roaming the streets, and they don't care about that either, because it serves their needs.
Egerton Ryerson statue will not be replaced after being pulled down, university says | Globalnews.caThe statue has been the subject of criticism for several years amid calls for Canada to reconcile its history of colonialism and treatment of Indigenous people.globalnews.ca
Yes it is terrorism, these people are using violence to push their political agenda.
... you must living in a bubble or la-la-land to say TODAY GOC didn't violate human rights ... when was/will be TODAY?Well, as far as I am aware TODAY Government of Canada didn't violate human rights - kudos for them!
They did in the past though and they shouldn't be allowed to do so in the future.
... means racism, abuse of human rights, violations etc. HAS AND ALWAYS WILL exist in Canada. Not just TODAY by your definition plus the notion that I've learned nothing from residential schools. Nothing changes, only better-sounding or pretending something will be done about it.... when was/will be TODAY?
... remember he acquired the skills from being a drama teacher previously. This is not to say some people are born to be politicians with their in-bredded sneakiness.A private phone call will only get a few votes, a big public stand thousands or millions.
One is way more helpful.
Remember Trudeau is horrible at pretty much everything... except politics. In politics he's a genius.
Ford shuffles cabinet, Rod Phillips replacing Merrilee Fullerton as long-term care minister
... OMG ... I think Ford just ruined his term with this shuffling trick of his, especially bringing back someone whom he fired (disguised as resignation) previously. So Rod can perform better than Merrilee as Minister of LTC ... LMAO.Fri., June 18, 2021, 1:46 p.m.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford is shuffling his cabinet, with former finance minister Rod Phillips — who resigned from his post following a Caribbean vacation during the COVID-19 pandemic — returning as the new minister of long-term care.
CBC News has learned that Phillips will replace Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, who will now serve as the minister of children, community and social services, according to a PC party source.
The move is part of a large-scale shuffle, which comes with just under a year to go before the next provincial election. The changes have not yet been announced officially, but are expected sometime Friday afternoon.
The Opposition NDP slammed Phillips's return to cabinet even before it was announced, with ethics and accountability critic Taras Natyshak saying in a statement that Ford kept Phillips "near and dear to him even after his elaborate St. Barts vacation coverup.
"Phillips jetted off to luxurious St. Barts, covering up his tracks as he went with pre-written messages, pre-recorded Christmas greetings, and a fake Zoom background, while the rest of Ontario hunkered down and followed public health advice to stay home over the holidays," Natyshak said.
... I think you got part of the answer in post #524 ... Conservatives got "followers".PM Harper was instituting the conservative ideology when Canadians showed their discontent and replaced him with a majority Liberal government who pledged to reverse most of the Harper ideologically driven changes if elected.
The Liberals have already made a lot of changes and reversed legislation left over from the Harper government, and is currently working on eliminating mandatory sentencing before an election is called.
They recently announced a roll back of Harper changes to the pardon system. They legalized marijuana, reversed Harper changes to OAS age qualifications, EI rules, and expanded the CPP. They announced gun control measures (which some say didn't go far enough) and settled Syrian refugees without much of a problem within a few months of winning their mandate.
They restored funding to science and research and restored the national census. They increased child benefits and take climate change seriously.
What has O"Toole pledged to voters ? Nothing to address climate change, and to allow a free vote of MPs to possibly change abortion laws.
Conservatives don't announce much policy on anything else because they know it would cost them votes if people knew their policies.
All of those issues and many others are non-starters for Canadian voters, so the Conservatives are doomed by their philosophy.
The question I have is ......why do 30% of Canadians vote for Conservatives ?
... not sure about that part.Conservatives are very reluctant to change their policies, and instead blame weak leaders, unfair opposition, and clueless voters for their lack of electoral success. Until that mindset changes they will continue to struggle with voters, most notably in heavily populated urban areas among younger adults.
... okay as he says so in need of better optics.... Faced with another vote on the issue soon, a spokeswoman for O'Toole confirmed he will again allow a free vote, but added that he “has long been an ally to the LGBTQ community and will continue to support efforts to ban conversion therapy.”