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  1. Mark F

    Canadian Politics

    why do people get angry when government imposes a small tax on gas, at,least with the intention of some improvement, but dont mind when the price of gas is routinely based on actions of speculators, and huge corporations, who use every trick in the book to keep the cost as high as possible? solely for profit. one day its 1.19 a litre, next day, 1.44. citizens "shrug", and fill up. guberment put carbon tax one penny a litre citizen " killing jobs, g.d. blankety blank" brainwashed
    6 points
  2. MOBomberFan

    Canadian Politics

    Carbon Tax isn't just about getting more tax dollars in the coffers, it's also about encouraging new (better?) habits like buying locally sourced materials and products, paying more for craftsmanship that lasts rather than relying on cheap/disposable crap (whether that's clothing, furniture, electronics, vehicles, construction, whatever...) There is a human cost involved in having same-day delivery, $1.79 cheeseburgers, and a new cell phone every 2 years. There are plenty of social issues that could be helped with the money a carbon tax would collect. I don't enjoy paying more in tax, but then again I'm not a big consumer and I believe we don't pay the real cost for things anyhow. The Value of Nothing by Raj Patel talks about this. Does it make sense that bananas from South America are $0.79 a pound? Imagine if everyone involved in getting a piping hot disposable cup of coffee into our hands every morning, starting with the bean farmer all the way to the fast food employee, lived relatively as good a life as the person drinking it... coffee would be a thousand dollars a cup! I'm not so naive as to think that could ever happen, and I suppose that makes me lucky because I sure do love coffee, cheeseburgers and bananas. My point being that funding research into an alternative fuel so that we can continue to exploit and consume at our current rates shouldn't be the ultimate goal. Maybe consuming less and being smarter with dwindling resources should be the objective. Like and Subscribe for more ramblings from a middle aged hippy 😛
    5 points
  3. the watcher

    Canadian Politics

    Let me tell you about the candidates that ran in my Provincal riding. But first I got rearranged and am now in Turtle Mountain. I'm 40 minutes from Morden/ Winkler. I am there at least once a week. .... My current MLA. has his office in Virden. About a 3 hour drive away or a 6 hour round trip. 2x as far as I am from Winnipeg. But back to my candidates. The Pcs are going to win here no doubt but the NDP candidate was a young women who lives in Winnipeg. Born and raised in Eastern Manitoba. I never saw her. No phone call. No meetings. No one came to coffee shops to talk. Nothing. A local small town paper contacted ALL the candidate's but only the Pcs and Green responded to give a bio and get some FREE advertising. At one point I promised myself that I'd vote for the 1st candidate that asked for my vote. So apparently the NDP a party that started out as a farmers party doesn't believe there is one person in the riding that covers almost half the width of the province, worthy of being their candidate. I'll add in, I'm the voter opposition parties want . I've voted PC, Liberal and NDP in the past. It's alright to complain that these rural ridings that could run a poorly trained seal and still go PC but that will never change till the other parties at least try.
    4 points
  4. Noeller

    Canadian Politics

    Carbon Tax is not the boogey man people think it is. Honestly it's going to be commonplace for years in every country.
    4 points
  5. 17to85

    2021 Season

    I'd they wanted money from the Feds they should have just changed their name to Bombardier.
    4 points
  6. Jpan85

    2021 Season

    4 points
  7. 17to85

    Canadian Politics

    Ok boomer.
    3 points
  8. Bigblue204

    Covid-19

    That a few days of increase now isn't? Don't like that!
    3 points
  9. This is the same "challenge" every playoff team will face this season with the intradivisional only format this season. It adds an interesting wrinkle to the playoffs. That third period on Saturday by the Jets was damn near a masterpiece of 200 ft. hockey. If they can play like that more consistently, they're in a fine spot to potentially win that North Division banner. Also: the Leafs lost again yesterday. LOL
    3 points
  10. 17to85

    Canadian Politics

    This doesn't inherently make one a bad mla. Need some diverse opinions in government. Can't all be old white businessmen or lawyers.
    2 points
  11. GCn20

    Canadian Politics

    She left the country early in the campaign and they had a hard time tracking her down to inform her she was now an MP but had to come back to be sworn in. lol
    2 points
  12. JCon

    Covid-19

    Manitoba TPR: 4.8% (up .3) Winnipeg TPR: 3.5% I think we can expect it to slowly begin to go up now. More openings mean more cases.
    2 points
  13. Mark F

    Canadian Politics

    same thing in the R.M. of Springfield. mainly rural , and south eastern, only contact from the NDP was asking for money. otherwise, nothing, not even a yard sign.
    2 points
  14. blue_gold_84

    Canadian Politics

    Well, this statement is BS. Canada doesn't have the infrastructure to be "oil independent" regardless of where the product goes. (this is not dissimilar to Canada's current vaccine dilemma, either) And before you piss and moan about Trudeau singlehandedly destroying Alberta's petroleum and gas industry again, rewind to 2014. That's when oil prices worldwide began to decline markedly and Alberta wasn't immune to that. This was roughly a year before Trudeau became PM. https://bta.ca/global-collapse-of-oil-prices/ https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/in-alberta-anxiety-grows-over-declining-oil-prices/article21122662/ https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/alberta/low-oil-prices-will-punch-huge-hole-in-alberta-budget-prentice-says/article22015643/ https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/alberta-and-the-oil-crash-1-year-later-1.3126945
    2 points
  15. Mark H.

    Canadian Politics

    I believe this has been pointed out before. Oil is cheap enough for Ontario & Quebec to source it elsewhere, should Line 5 get shut down. If we're counting on oil to pay for them - that ship sailed quite a while ago.
    2 points
  16. Tracker

    Canadian Politics

    It is already in place in California and several European countries so far as I know, and none have suffered an economic collapse. It is the future.
    2 points
  17. 17to85

    Canadian Politics

    No I am not talking about wasting votes. I am talking about voting for rhetoric and ending up worse. You know, like when you all voted for the UCP because of how awful the NDP were supposedly. How'd that work out? We had a carbon tax here already, trudeaus would have been nothing if we had kept our own. But no, conservative politicians made that a battle for some reason. I am not sold on their effectiveness, but they are a reality. Just another consumption tax. Again I will point to the UCP. How did they work out with their empty promises to get the price of oil higher? One more tax cut we will all be back to work right? Hey you know who else didn't get any pipelines built? Stephen Harper. Energy east wasn't going to fix anything and the world is moving towards a lesser dependence on oil so trying to pretend that is the answer long term is putting all your eggs in one basket that is full of holes. The conservatives are oil oil oil, the NDP are no oil, the only party that actually talks about oil, but we need to prepare for the future are the Liberals. And I ******* hate the arrogance and entitlement of the liberals. But the current conservative party are no different that the UCp and Republicans who want to pillage everything and burn it all to the ground. There is no wasted vote, but if you think this bunch of conservatives will make anything better you have rocks in your head.
    2 points
  18. So you'd rather vote for a party intent on taking the country backwards? I mean don't get me wrong I know all the problems with Trudeau and the Liberals but they are still a better choice than what the conservatives are offering. I have never voted liberal in my life and I don't really want to start, but the conservatives as they are now are a threat to our prosperity. Look at how well blindly voting for a conservative provincial government worked out.
    2 points
  19. 17to85

    Canadian Politics

    What issues? The ones where it's going as he said it would?
    2 points
  20. Mark H.

    Canadian Politics

    The writing was on the wall - all other provinces have just one bargaining unit for teachers - this is good because there will be more equity across the province Most school trustees get elected by acclamation. Now that they'll no longer be bargaining contracts locally, their elimination was inevitable.
    1 point
  21. Mark F

    Canadian Politics

    simple, cheap, available now solution, stopmburning coal to produce power. convert to renewable. there is no longer any justification for continuing to burn coal.
    1 point
  22. JCon

    Canadian Politics

    15 regions, so we'll see. No, elected board members. That certainly doesn't add to transparency and democracy. But, I think voting turnout for school board members is like 10%. One bargaining unit?
    1 point
  23. itchy

    Canadian Politics

    She was NDP and actually turned out to be pretty good at it once she got in, and got reelected. The story usually leaves out that part of it. She won reelection in the 2015 federal election with a larger vote share despite her party falling from second to third place nationally https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Ellen_Brosseau
    1 point
  24. bustamente

    Covid-19

    Until 65- 70% of the population are vaccinated expect a roller coaster of new cases especially with the new variants, get your shots people when it's your turn, supposedly we will be getting less doses in the coming week, but then a flood of doses will arrive from both Pfizer and Moderna and also Astra Zaneca and J&J
    1 point
  25. JCon

    2021 Season

    We don't know that they won't give them money. They said last time to come back with a plan. I expect the Feds to find some money for them but they need to have a plan. That should be much easier this year.
    1 point
  26. GCJenks

    Canadian Politics

    Wasn't this the same story in Quebec with a recent Federal Election, the one that brought Trudeau to power in the first place rings a bell. A 20 year old that had to cut her spring break trip short to come home and get sworn in or something?
    1 point
  27. From the Athletic Monday March 15th, 2021: The Maple Leafs have five regulation losses in their past six games. The big questions: What's wrong? And how do they fix it? Not bad, I'll take that headline. 🙂
    1 point
  28. I often wonder how well renewables would work and how cost efficient they would be if they had the same tax benefits and subsidies as their fossil fuel counterparts enjoy.
    1 point
  29. TBURGESS

    2021 Season

    I doubt the Feds are going to save our CFL. They would have given us money early on if they were going to. The XFL talks are about getting the needed funding from the Rock and his group. Without funding, the CFL will likely die. I get that us CFL fans want the game to remain the same, but the XFL isn't going to give the CFL many concessions, if they bring the money, they make the rules. The CFL will be negotiating about what they are allowed to keep from the Canadian game, not about what the XFL will have to change in their rules. Americans always believe there way is the right way and the XFL will be no exception. They're going to want 4 downs, 11 men, US sized fields, etc. They know that's the way to interest the American fan and there are 10 times as many of them as there are CFL fans. Without enough of those fans on board, the XFL/CFL merger will die no matter how much money the owners have.
    1 point
  30. Noeller

    Curling

    **** everything about Canadian Men's Curling right now. Manitoba...the greatest curling province of all time....is a complete shambles. Until that gets fixed to the point where it's like the Scotties, and we're sending 5 teams that are contenders, I'm going to be angry. And the best curler we've produced in at least a decade, is skipping the Gappers (of all ******* provinces) until at least after the Trials. I'm still hopeful that he comes home if they don't win the Trials, and skips a new team with a bison on his back, as it should be.
    1 point
  31. It’s a shame that in their first season they got swept by the Capitals late in the year. Otherwise they could have had a shot at having both a North division and a Southeast division championship banner along with their inevitable Central division banner.
    1 point
  32. SpeedFlex27

    Canadian Politics

    Energy East would have made our country oil independent. If Line 5 is shut down in Michigan starting in May there will be oil shortages in Ontario & Quebec. The world will not be less dependent on oil for another half century. You just watch the erosion of our social programs in the years to come thanks to Trudeau.
    1 point
  33. Bigblue204

    2021 Season

    How so?
    1 point
  34. bigg jay

    Restaurant/food thread

    Best I've had here would either be from Ramallah Cafe or Baraka Bakery.
    1 point
  35. Tracker

    Restaurant/food thread

    For Those Who Like Very Hot Food:
    1 point
  36. might have to axe a couple of franchises to get anything significant done. for instance, Toronto people just arent interested. why bother with that team. I am tired of watching players working their butt off in front a few thousand people. replace it with an american team with actual fans. that would be more interesting to watch for me than toromto dumping on the game and league. if that means more american players, fine. I think a lot of canadians would be MORE interested in the CFL if it had more americans.
    1 point
  37. FrostyWinnipeg

    NFL thread

    Drew Brees has announced his retirement from the NFL.
    1 point
  38. 17to85

    Canadian Politics

    I have some bad news for you..... Progressive conservatives are dead in this country. Look at how resoundingly the conservative party rejected Peter McKay in the last leadership convention. That party is fully under the control of the racists and religious nuts. The only honest to God option right now is the Liberals and that kills me to say because Trudeau is ******* clownshoes.
    1 point
  39. bb1

    Game 27 : @ Toronto

    We still need a top 4 defenseman to really take a run this year imo, that and staying healthy of course. Hats off to Stastny and Perreault, 2 vets that show the kids how to play.
    1 point
  40. Noeller

    Game 27 : @ Toronto

    This Jets team can absolutely win the North of they stay healthy. I have absolutely no clue how they match up with the rest of the league, but absolutely they can win the north.
    1 point
  41. If the Jets can bottle that defensive performance for every game, they would be a scary team come playoff time in the North.
    1 point
  42. JCon

    Game 27 : @ Toronto

    I was laughed at when I suggested the Jets could be the best team in the North Division by the end of the season following the PLD trade. 5 of 6 points in Toronto.
    1 point
  43. I'll give Brossy some love. Shaky start, but he rebounded nicely and even after that softie he played great. 5 / 6 pts from the Leafs and with 2 games in hand. I'll take that!
    1 point
  44. Ya I will. but its more for the immuno compromised ppl i take care of. I feel like if we dont hear serious news on the xfl merger in the next couple weeks, that this will turn into the biggest cfl nothing burger in ages. So far the comments following the announcement have been empty pleasantries.
    1 point
  45. Noeller

    Canadian Politics

    I will never forget the hand made "billboard" (a bed sheet across two sticks) that was spray painted "A VOTE FOR THE LIBERALS IS A VOTE FOR THE DEVIL" that was set up at a major intersection in Winkler when I first moved there in 2006 (it was shortly after Harper's first win)... That told me everything I needed to know about Manitoba South of the Trans Can. It was a weeeeeeird year and a half down there....
    1 point
  46. Well, his teammates certainly have been demoralized by the goals he has let in, haven’t they?🙄
    1 point
  47. I don't know about you, but the more I hear about this Covid19 thing the less I care for it....
    1 point
  48. bluto

    2021 Season

    3 Downs Larger Field Extra man These are my non-negotiables and I'll treat 'em like The Alamo if necessary.
    1 point
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