CBC Radio, bless its dwindling adherents, has just received another kick. It will be bruised, of course, but no one is yet talking about cutting some of its a billion-dollar-plus annual burden on taxpayers. That still remains a conservative’s reoccurring dream. Young reporters (and increasingly the out-of-work) are naturally delirious if they snag a job at the beloved Mother Corp. It’s seen as a sinecure for life, with union-hyped salaries, great benefits, security in numbers, and impossible to get fired unless you are truly an axe murderer or, worst, politically incorrect or insensitive to the fragile. So words must be carefully pondered before spoken. Never ever, for example, quote stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle’s blunt monologues if there is a snowflake in the staff meeting room, even if there is ample attribution and context.
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It’s good to see that some outside testimony from a former donor, and a significant one, to WE Charity, Reed Cowan, has reignited public attention to the eerie connections between the Kielburger WE apparatus, the federal Liberal government, and the Trudeau family — wife, brother, mother and the prime minister himself.
“It’s really not about me personally. It’s about the fight that I have and that I bring here to Queen’s Park on behalf of everyday families — the criticism as well as the proposals…. At the end of the day, when the premier doesn’t like being questioned, doesn’t like being criticized, he goes to the worst possible place. That’s just who he is,” Horwath said.
Rotating blackouts were enforced in the U.S. state of Texas early on Monday to reduce demand on the electric system amid icy storms, state’s grid operator Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) said in a tweet.
New York Times retracts claim that Capitol police officer was killed by Trump supporter with fire extinguisher
The New York Times issued a correction on Sunday after it was revealed that the Capitol police officer who they reported had been killed by supporters of former President Donald Trump after being bludgeoned with a fire extinguisher actually died of a different cause.
Being, as the saying has it, a little under the weather over the weekend suggested to me, in the torpor that comes with that state, the idea of looking at that other weather, the real stuff. And what a fun time it was to dip into the meteorological sites just as a check on how much closer our part of this great planet is to the edge of global warming doom.
A weird thing happened right after the Nov. 3 election: nothing. The nation was braced for chaos. Liberal groups had vowed to take to the streets, planning hundreds of protests across the country. Right-wing militias were girding for battle. In a poll before Election Day, 75% of Americans voiced concern about violence. Instead, an eerie quiet descended. As President Trump refused to concede, the response was not mass action but crickets. When media organizations called the race for Joe Biden on Nov. 7, jubilation broke out instead, as people thronged cities across the U.S. to celebrate the democratic process that resulted in Trump’s ouster.
Why cheap wind power is making Quebec’s big, old dams more valuable as a ‘battery,’ say experts Social Sharing
You might think that what with having Canada’s largest hydroelectric capacity, providing almost 100 per cent of the its electricity, including exports, a new $600-million wind power project is the last thing Quebec would need.
It’s a mess. It’s a shambles. It’s an embarrassment. It is the worst ever by any reasonable measurement. Judging by their performance on the most important files, the current bunch in Ottawa would need to hire a consultant to figure out how to get wet in a thunderstorm, and set up a task force to study how to tie their own shoes. Look around you. Canada is in the biggest, most persistent and threatening crisis since — well since ever. The long-term care homes are under a blizzard of mortality. There is heartbreak in every small business in the country. The worry and anxiety level of most everyday citizens — especially those not shielded by uninterrupted cheques from provincial and federal governments, and those not serving as a member of a legislature — is at an all-time high.
A B.C. man who gained widespread attention for helping drive a stranded American family to the Alaska-Canada border will soon be able to do that trip in a new car. Gary Bath, a Canadian ranger and military veteran in Fort St. John, helped Lynn Marchessault and her family after they were stranded in a November snowstorm on their way to join her husband. That good deed has been recognized by Planters, the American nut company, which is giving both Bath and Marchessault a new car and a lifetime supply of peanuts. “They reached out through (Facebook) Messenger, trying to get a hold of us,” Bath said in an interview. “Their message was like: ‘I know this is going to sound crazy, but trust us, it’s true.”‘