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Old Posted Mar 15, 2017, 4:13 PM
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Yeah, they probably materialized in Emerson out of thin air. That's plausible.
They're already in Canada.
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Old Posted Mar 15, 2017, 9:10 PM
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Got my Liberal MP's spring newsletter in the mail today. The first thing under his name, in big bold letters is "PIPELINES APPROVED".

Something tells me his caucus colleagues in the Lower Mainland aren't quite so bullish.
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Old Posted Mar 15, 2017, 9:40 PM
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Got my Liberal MP's spring newsletter in the mail today. The first thing under his name, in big bold letters is "PIPELINES APPROVED".

Something tells me his caucus colleagues in the Lower Mainland aren't quite so bullish.
Why are they so environmentalist in southwestern BC like nowhere else in Canada it seems?
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Old Posted Mar 15, 2017, 9:53 PM
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Why are they so environmentalist in southwestern BC like nowhere else in Canada it seems?
Generally coastal BC (everywhere from Van Island, to Vancouver, up to Haida Gwaii, Prince Rupert etc) is a hotbed of environmentalism...I think a lot of this has its roots in historical tensions between the forestry industry and local indigenous groups, hunters, the importance of fishing and tourism to the economy in these regions, etc. Let's make no bones about it, the natural environment in these areas is gorgeous and pristine, and people understandably want to protect that. Vancouver and Victoria were also historically hotbeds of the hippy movement in Canada, high-profile environmental activists like David Suzuki come from the area, there's a history of more militant union activism, etc. Vancouver is a dense urban area boxed in by the ocean and the mountains, and this has also led to development that is more dense and thoughtful than you'd find in most of the rest of the country. It seems these things are just more top of mind for people in these areas. I mean, the ocean is right there, the forests are right there, the mountains are right there, it's in your face.
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A number of practical problems arise, however, in that the two countries do not consider refugee applicants in identical ways - i.e. that someone has been accepted or refused as a refugee by the USA does not necessarily mean that Canada would reach the same conclusion wrt that individual. In addition, my understanding (someone correct me if I'm mistaken) is that very few of the people crossing illegally into Canada are failed U.S. applicants. More of them are people who lived in the USA without documentation or, and this they need to learn more about, who went to the USA as part of a plan to get to Canada. Until the two countries have a handle on who these people are and why they are crossing the border (and I understand that work on that has begun), I would be sceptical that the issue can be addressed effectively. What one would want to avoid would be a situation where, rather than seeking refugee status in Canada, the border crossers simply try to live in Canada illegally.
My understanding of the STCA is that it addresses some of these potential loopholes by requiring refugees to file a claim in the first country where they land (either Canada or the US). But that still leaves the 'entering away from border crossings' which pretty much overrides the agreement, rendering it basically useless.
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Kevin O'Leary called in to Open Line this morning. Great job. I don't trust him so I'd never vote for him, but I liked what he had to say. Pragmatic, liberal positions really - except for fracking. Channeled Danny a couple of times "No more stupid deals!" Etc.

He's definitely a threat.

A little too obsessed with Ontario and some hospital in Halifax with bad water. Paddy and him got a little heated.
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Audio of Kevin O'Leary's call-in to VOCM.

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Old Posted Mar 22, 2017, 5:50 PM
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Audio of Kevin O'Leary's call-in to VOCM.

https://soundcloud.com/vocm/paddy-da...ry-on-openline
I don't even know why he bothered with that.

It's very clear he'd be absolutely brutal to the island.


It's ironic people he get on with the trump shit.

The guy is totally a ron paul libertarian.


I gotta say though it's funny but his weak leadership line actually has some pull.

It's painfully obvious to me this bubble we have right now could of been avoided very easily.
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Kevin O'Leary called in to Open Line this morning. Great job.
Odd but entertaining
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I don't trust him so I'd never vote for him,
Who can we trust?

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but I liked what he had to say. Pragmatic, liberal positions really
I like that he's loud, you can hope whatever he does is under scrutiny.


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- except for fracking.
Yeah this is a weird one. Although i do think there is a bit of blind hysteria around the topic.

I don't want it in my parents literal back yard. But I do think
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Channeled Danny a couple of times "No more stupid deals!" Etc.
That'd be convincing he could really establish how he'd avoid a danny like bubble.

Honestly he just sounds like an old fashioned narrow focused driver type boss that is oblivious to all the details.

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He's definitely a threat.
Yeah he's the only conbot that isn't selling themselves as truddeau lite.
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A little too obsessed with Ontario and some hospital in Halifax with bad water. Paddy and him got a little heated.
Yeah I donno that's an odd one.

Especially when he gets closed lined for ignoring water troubles virtually everywhere else in the country.

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Old Posted Mar 22, 2017, 7:12 PM
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Old Posted Mar 22, 2017, 7:28 PM
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We'll soon see whether that survives the Budget!
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Old Posted Mar 22, 2017, 7:34 PM
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We'll soon see whether that survives the Budget!
No doubt it will be interesting to see the polls after the budget.
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How pathetic and childish of the Tories to delay this budget.
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Overall I'm pretty happy with this activist budget.
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Good budget federally, worst Saskatchewan budget in 25 years.
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How pathetic and childish of the Tories to delay this budget.
Huh?
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I'm impressed with the budget. It seems to be the first one which shows that we finally get it--that our future is in high-tech and not in propping up dying industries.
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Old Posted Mar 22, 2017, 10:37 PM
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I don't think this budget will have much impact on support for/opposition to the Trudeau Liberals.
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Old Posted Mar 23, 2017, 2:37 AM
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Maternity leave now up to 18 months from 12 before. This is a good move IMO.
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