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THREAD: So, a little while ago, @RVAwonk and I saw a tweet that baffled us. That's right folks, I'm talking about that time Theo Fleury said @gmbutts is sitting on $23 million. Which is extremely false! So where did it come from?… #cdnpoli
One thing was clear right away: this false info didn't start with Theo. He was just the most prominent person to tweet about it. As far as we could tell, it originated on a fake news/clickbait site in 2016, as part of a listicle about the "richest politicians" in Canada.
There were a LOT of problems with this listicle. The grammar & spelling are atrocious. It seems to pull biographical details from Wikipedia and pair them with random, absurdly high net worths. It doesn't cite sources. It has no byline. The site is called TopRichests. Like, c'mon
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Good piece from @TomWalkom. It's true: we shouldn't be surprised that groups that challenge power, status quo, are spied on. Also important to remember that this doesn't mean we shouldn't push back on that surveillance,...… #cdnpoli #protestpapers 1/7
...speak out about its impact on our rights, and demand accountability and transparency. @BCCLA, @PaulChampLaw and all the groups involved are doing such important work on this front. #cdnpoli #protestpapers 2/7
We can also see the rhetoric of the Harper years - "foreign funded extremists" - returning with the Kenney government, and it wouldn't be surprising to see it become prominent in the elections #cdnpoli #protestpapers 3/7
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#BREAKING #Exclusive The second in command of Canada’s military Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, Lt General Paul Wynnyk quit his job. He wrote a scathing letter to CDS General Vance obtained by Global News alleging Vance planned to put Mark Norman back into the job #cdnpoli #CAF
In his letter LGen Wynnyk writes "the purpose of his letter is to advise you of my intent to release from the Canadian Armed Forces within the next 30 days." This VERY fast for a Vice to be leaving. Next up comes his reasons why. Wynnyk is not happy #cdnpoli #CAF #
Wynnyk writes that when he accepted the VCDS position Gen Vance required him two year commitment from him, Wynnyk says he originally planned to retire in 2019 but agreed to serve "away from my family and beyond maximum pensionable time..." #cdnpoli #CAF
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Dear Calgary Rugby Dad and WK hero, please supply credible evidence that anger against Trudeau is "growing massively". I'm an Albertan, too, and carping and whining is background noise in AB. #cdnpoli #abpoli
Oh, BTW, the Reform Party kept trying to take credit for the Clarity Act. I hope Reformers won't suddenly contract amnesia.
Preemptive screenshot:
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The thing to recognize when dealing with the anti-#transmountain people is that they love the bait and switch argument. This piece by David Hughes and promoted by @ElizabethMay is a classic example… #bcpoli #cdnpoli #canpoli @sjmuir #GPC #NOpipeline 1/
In the piece Mr. Hughes discusses the difference in price between heavy oil in the Gulf and Heavy oil in Asia to argue the @TransMtn is not useful. Except Alberta can't get its oil in volume to the Gulf Coast either #bcpoli #cdnpoli #canpoli #GPC #NOpipeline 2/
So the price comparison is totally irrelevant, he may as well be comparing the price of Alberta oil to the price of apples. What matters is what Alberta is getting for its oil at Hardisty. Compare that to the Asian price #bcpoli #cdnpoli #canpoli #GPC #NOpipeline 3/
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Holding the G20 in Saudi Arabia is a “slap in the face of all those who have fought and some of whom have died for accountability and for human rights protection,” said UN Special Rapporteur @AgnesCallamard
.@AgnesCallamard says she will ask Canada and other countries to advocate for moving the G20 summit from Saudi Arabia #cdnpoli
“Canada has probably taken the strongest stance against Saudi Arabia of all Western countries, alongside with maybe Germany,” said @AgnesCallamard. But she said Canada’s arms deal with Saudi Arabia undermines Canada's position as a norm-setter within the international community.
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The anti-gay Bill 8 legislation, that for the first time in Albertan history rolls-back rights LGBTQ2+ Albertans already had, just went to a vote.

Follow this new thread for context and to see every MLA who chose to have an anti-gay voting record.

Bill 8 is a rollback on LGBTQ2+ rights.
It also allows loopholes for a handful of mostly private, rural & religious schools to delay a student’s request for a GSA...yes potentially until after they graduate, drop out, or worse.
These MLAs voted against LGBTQ2 people today:
Minister @Doug_Schweitzer told folks he was an LGBTQ2+ ally for years, he talked a big talk.
Today - he chose to start his elected career off with an anti-gay voting record & voted to attack vulnerable LGBTQ2+ students.
Doug doesn’t walk his talk.
Doug is NOT an ally.
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The Hon. George Strathy, now Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Appeal who denied Del Mastro's final appeal, was a Harper appointee, as were most of the SCC Justices who denied his leave to appeal to them. #cdnpoli
The thing about Canadian judges - in stark contrast to the USA - is that they drop all politics and keep their own personal politics under close wraps the moment they are appointed to the bench. The ideology of Judges is almost impossible to see in decisions /...3
While some judges may be known for a slight bias on certain issues, it is usually only a matter of minor degree. It never comes out as support for partisan politics or policies. This was something even Harper learned, much to his chagrin. /...4
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Time for a thread on the new "The New Gas Boom" report I have seen on virtually every media platfrom from @GlobalBC to @CBCNews

The interviews I see about this report all repeat a "factoid" about #bclng that needs to be addressed #bcpoli #cdnpoli @lngcanada @nbennett_biv
The authors of the report (an NGO that opposes LNG by the way) claim that #BCLNG is "worse than coal" becasue of fugitive emissions. This claim is simply not true and is an example of depending on one narrative-friendly study to make your argument #bcpoli #cdnpoli 2/
In this case the authors rely on a single study in Science by Alvarez et al… that calculated that 2.3% of US production of LNG was lost in the form of fugitive emissions which wipes out the savings in using LNG for power #bcpoli #cdnpoli 3/
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Some questions for @cbcjones, award winning investigative journalist with the CBC who wrote an article that serves to undermine the public’s confidence in the judiciary without providing evidence of wrongdoing in the judicial appointments process except for conjecture: #cdnpoli
1) Did you contact the NB Law Society to ascertain how many qualified lawyers there are in the province, and how many have been called to the bar for at least 10 years? Law is a small world and many lawyers know each other. Especially so in smaller provinces.
2) Appears you tried to find out how many others applied for the NB vacancies. When you were unsuccessful in finding out from the govt, did you try another way to learn about the applications & appointments process?
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I overheard a woman the other day talking on her phone in the grocery store. She was saying. "I have been wondering what happened to the pipeline. Someone told me the government bought it and sold it to the natives..." 2/25
The election will, in part, be decided by people who don't pick up a newspaper or watch a news program from one year to the next. They hear things from friends... 3/25
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1. Seems that there’s a fascist music festival happening. Or, at the very least, a music festival being organized by fascists.

I feel like @bifnaked needs to be aware of the following information before participating with such an event.

#cdnpoli #cdnmedia
2. We’ll start off by saying that fundraising for veterans is admirable, yet there’s no indication of where any funds raised are actually going.
3. The organizer is Eric Brazeau. If that name is familiar, that’s because he was featured a few years ago by @vicecanada for his involvement with the Soldiers of Odin, and then Northern Guard - two ultranationalist patriot groups whose entire foundation is Finnish neo-nazism.
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“His plan doesn’t even have goals” is emblematic of the broken conversation Canadians have regarding what should be among the more serious, more thoughtful, political topics in a nation blessed with the world’s most abundant and greatest array of natural resources.
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Agriculture, air, fish, hydro, land, minerals, natural gas, oil, seafood, solar, water, wind, wood..there is no nation on earth blessed with a greater variety and abundance of natural resources than 🇨🇦.
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Not only were natural resources the initial foundation of our economy, today almost every sector of our economy relates to natural resources in one fashion or another, as a consumer or user or processor or supplier or transporter of resource-oriented industries.
3/n #cdnpoli
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As summer begins, @jkenney and the UCP have decided to show their “support” for teenage Albertans by cutting their wages by $2 per hour. Here’s a thread explaining why the anger being felt by young Albertans is justified. #ableg #abpoli #canlab #cdnpoli
The anger is justified because people doing the same work should get the same pay, regardless their colour, creed ... or age. Anything less is discrimination. Full stop.
The anger is justified because, despite UCP talking points to the contrary, the youth wage will kill more jobs than it creates. That’s because it will provide a big incentive for low-wage employers to replace 18+year-old workers with 15-17 year-old workers.
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@ratchit17 @AndrewScheer @ReginaChamber For the life of me, I cannot figure out why Conservatives do not know the meaning of corrupt. Corruption is against the law. The Trudeau Liberals haven't broken any laws The CPC, on the other hand, is very, very corrupt. immoral and racist.
@ratchit17 @AndrewScheer @ReginaChamber What did Canadians learn about SNC Lavalin?
It was the largest criminal corruption case in Canadian history perpetrated by the CPC's very own Arthur Porter who was arrested for taking $22 million in kickbacks from SNC Lavalin. #cdnpoli
@ratchit17 @AndrewScheer @ReginaChamber Pierre Poilievre the racist CPC minister that blurted out "tar baby" and gave Canadians the "fair" elections act that prevented millions of Canadians from voting is under a compliance order with elections Canada for knowingly breaking his own legislation and cheating. #cdnpoli
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1. Since there is no Robert Mueller in Canada, tasked with investigating foreign influence campaigns in Canadian elections, I urge all Canadians to at least read chapter II. Russian “Active Measures” Social Media Campaign of the #MuellerReport. #cdnpoli
2. You have all likely witnessed the use of troll-farms & bots to amplify paid troll accounts, supporting #DougFord, #JasonKenney & #AndrewScheer. One troll account tweeting pro Ford in the lead up to #Ontario’s election claimed to be from #Toronto. But mistakenly used Toronto OH
3. Fake #Facebook accounts have been active on the pages of front groups like #YellowVestsCanada & in comment sections of the FB pages of major media outlets like the #CBC.
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The Canadian Government is officially adopting the #IHRA definition of antisemitism, which according to @CIJAinfo includes "anti-Zionism" as well as virtually any criticism of the Israeli government which they consider to be unfair.
This is from @CIJAinfo's press release celebrating Canada's adoption of IHRA, where they explicitly say that "anti-Zionism," "double standards," and "demonization" count as antisemitism under the definition.…
Left: @CIJAinfo describing what now counts as antisemitism under Canada's new definition

Right: Eschel Rhoodie in 1969 complaining about the unfair treatment of South Africa
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"Brave" #Antifa detained following assault at Jenn Smith's event.

#SOGI #UBC #bcpoli #cdnpoli
80k views in 24 hours, might as well plug some other #Antifa videos here...
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Here's what you have to believe if you believe @LindaFrum & @denisebatters allegations there was widespread voter fraud in ridings Liberal's won by close margins in 2015:

@LindaFrum @denisebatters - You have to believe the conspiracy theory that @ElectionsCan_E is corrupt & ineligible people were included in the voters list on purpose
- You have to believe the Liberal Party was complicit in this & they conspired with EC to get these ineligible people on the voters list
@LindaFrum @denisebatters @ElectionsCan_E - You have to believe the conspiracy theory that these ineligible people were tracked down in each riding across Canada and were compelled in some way to vote
- You have to believe that these ineligible people actually voted en masse
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1/ I strongly oppose any reinstatement of hate speech in the Canadian Human Rights Act. It would be too big a restriction on free speech in a free & democratic society.

I seconded & voted for Bill C-304, which removed hate speech from the Act.

2/ Bill C-304 removed Section 13, the hate speech provision, from the Act. It passed into law in 2013.

Among others, Bill C-304 was supported by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, B’nai Brith and the Toronto Star (Editorial, December 15, 2011).

3/ The right way to counter hate speech is through free speech, not human rights codes.

Using human rights codes to counter hate speech is an overly expansive interpretation of the harm principle.

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Time to debunk this far right myth making. Who is up for a trip down memory lane about the record of the Harper/Scheer government? Let's start with some background with what Harper/Scheer inherited from the Liberals under Chretien/Martin. #cdnpoli #cdnecon @CPC_HQ @liberal_party
The federal debt under the Liberals was reduced by $90 billion from 1993-2006; the debt burden fell from 66.6 per cent in 1994-95 to 31.4 per cent in 2006-07. #cdnpoli #cdnecon
The Liberals implemented a temporary capital tax on large deposit taking institutions, a higher tax on large corporations, a temporary corporate surtax; and higher excise taxes on gasoline and tobacco products. There were ZERO personal tax increases. #cdnpoli #cdnecon
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Re: CPC ‘real’ climate plan (tl/dr spoiler: it’s not). Here’s @cleanenergycan take:
It fails to live up to its billing as a comprehensive plan—in fact, it’s not really a plan at all.
We’re left wondering:
How much pollution would it cut? 1/ #cdnpoli #climatechange
@cleanenergycan How close would it take us toward our pollution reduction target?
How much would it cost?
In short, it fails to provide Canadians with a clear apples-to-apples comparison.
@cleanenergycan The Conservative document is built on three pillars, none of which do much to reduce Canada’s carbon footprint: research and development, environmental protection (a separate issue from climate change), and global emissions.
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