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  1. It would be tricky to do. It's a big district with RMs like the one I'm in that are right up to snuff with the rest of the province. I guess you could do it by RM and Cities. It would be like targeting St .Boniface.( just an example ) Tough to do and I'm not sure it would work. An example is to look at the different vaccination rates of Morden and Winkler. 7 miles apart driving, but completely different vaccination rates. I would really really like them to crack down on enforcement in specific areas of Southern Health.That wouldn't be hard and I believe it would be effective. I share your sentiment though. Its sickening.
  2. I'm getting off the Covid subject a bit but I've always been impressed with leaders who can set aside their personal or party idealology and do what they know to be right for the good of the country or province. I think what we are seeing in Alberta is what can happen if a leader can't or won't do that. In this case it is deadly .
  3. Unless he weaseled his way in as leader of the Conservatives. I'd prefer he just disappears with epitaph of the Premier who failed the worst during the pandemic.
  4. To be honest I wasn't following what or how things were going to closely in Alberta pre Covid. My years of heading west to work in the winter are far behind me. So my impression of Kenny and crew is based mostly during the pandemic. It's pretty hard to say anything positive other than this should kill any rumors of him entering Federal politics.
  5. It's got to be one of the stupidest things I've seen any government in Canada do in my 60 some years. This wasn't only predictable but it was guaranteed to happen
  6. This is a story from a ICU in Ontario. In it they are talking about using an ECMO machine. It removes the blood near your groin then removes the CO2 and adds Oxygen and pumps it back into you at your neck. I haven't heard them talked about before and I'm wondering if Manitoba has them and how many. They said Ontario has a limited number. Only for the most desperate with nonfunctional lungs. https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/inside-an-ontario-icu-where-the-covid-19-patients-are-largely-young-and-all-unvaccinated-1.5587419
  7. I don't want them " sold off " or privatized. But, yes they need to be accountable. They have gone from the news that everyone watched to the news no one watches. That hasn't happened overnight because of cuts. It seems to be an untouchable subject around here. Apparently I am not a thinking person now because I don't think the CBC is up to snuff lol.
  8. I'm not exactly sure what you are alluding to in your last comment. I am discussing CBC news . As far as the the other programs you mentioned, I've never watched a single episode of them or anything like them.You are blaming a cut in government funding on a lack of quality news broadcasting. Their competition doesn't get that government funding. Yet most Canadians prefer the nonfunded news .They prefer CTV and Global National news. They prefer CTV and Global local news. That is not the fault of a %10 cut
  9. Harper cut their budget by a little under %10 over 3 years I don't call that slashed. People talk like they decimated the CBC . It was less that %10. Trudeau has also added at least some of that back. And that's not why they have such a poor viewership. There are local station news shows that have better ratings every single week. Since I have started checking it out they have never made the top 30.. 1.2 billion is a massive, massive budget. Their local or national programing is unwatchable because of damn poor management not because of Harper lol. So Global,and CTV can get " watchable news " using the same amout of advertising money as the CBC and CBC can't because they had their "extra budget" reduced by %10.You hear over and over how at news events CTV and Global roll in with a couple of vans and trucks then in roll CBC with 10 or 12. They are a top heavy, poorly run organization that rarely has to answer for either their spending or their ratings. To claim they aren't biased against the CPC especially during the 1st few years of Trudeau is ridiculous. Even during this debate when the CBC had their chance to ask O'Toole a question they 1st made a long recital of what the Liberal platform was on regarding her question then said " so what is yours " . That was utterly deliberate. All they had to do was ask how his differed from the Liberals. And just to frame this I have no intention to vote CPC I'm voting NDP. in this election.
  10. If you dance on a tight rope enough times , sooner or later you fall. It's going to happen if they don't stop the silliness. And when it does things won't be silly at all. It will be downright ugly, perhaps for more than the USA.
  11. It would be helpful if alot of Christians would read a book titled The Bible.
  12. Now this is a great discussion on the election by a public broadcaster.
  13. I think CBC radio offers programming that is hard to to find elsewhere. But that's just my guess.
  14. So Otoole is definatly confusing on the assault weapon ban. Some flip flopping going on. So whether it gets repealed or not is a good question. As far as the CBC / CPC battle it has been going on forever. The CBC has no balanced coverage when it comes to the CPC and the CPC looks at that 1 billion dollar plus budget and start salivating. The CPC has lots of ammo to attack the television side because their ratings are awful. The only program they run that makes top 30 is Coronation Street. In the last week of August there were 8 news broadcasts in the top 30 watched programs . None were CBC . Canada's least watched news. I believe part of the reason for that is they are not balanced in their portrayals. If they could fix that the CPC would have less of an argument. Regardless selling the CBC is a bit of an exaggeration. Edit : my numbers are from here : https://en.numeris.ca/media-and-events/overview
  15. May I ask where you saw that because it's not on the CBC website, Global's or CTV 's. As both stories would be breaking news I find that odd.
  16. An article from The Guardian on Ivermectin use as a treatment for Covid. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/13/ivermectin-treatment-covid-19-anti-vaxxers-advocates
  17. I don't know if I find that funny or if it makes me angry. I'm kind of stuck on " really ? " If Fox is doing that maybe it's the beginning of a change in mind set down there. Although the cynical part of me thinks most Fox employees are already double vaxed and don't say or deny because they make alot of coin peddling their BS.
  18. Thanks for a great article and follow up Wildpath. My initial reaction to anti-vaxxers/maskers is always anger. But to be honest that never really accomplishes alot if anything. Most of the unvaccinated that I know are either not well educated, not well read or move exclusively in a circle of the same. Peer pressure and group mania seems to just suck people along into beliefs and actions that just make no sense. The real guilty people are leaders both political, media, and self appointed who push this crap. The article was a good reminder to work on my patience and understanding. Thanks.
  19. Other than his weak enforcement of the rules at times Pallister has had tougher rules than most provinces. We were if not the 1st we were one of the 1st to have a vaccine pass and reopen based around that. Ford in Ontario has also had strict rules and was better with enforcement. Vaccination levels also don't reflect badly on all Conservative governments. Alberta and Saskatchewan are indeed examples of Conservative failures but other non conservative governments have had huge issues as well. There is lots to rip the current Manitoba government and ex Premier on ( Bill 64, health decisions, stupid comments ) But it's pretty hard to argue that they have mismanaged the pandemic. Both our vaccination numbers ( some of the highest in the country despite Southern Health ) and our current infection numbers would argue against that.
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