CDNPoli, Trudeau, prank call
Ottawa Police, politics, defund
After a weekend raid on a peaceful protest related to the exoneration of the police officer who killed a #black man, the police board heard from constituents over the proposed budget.
It's not because the #app may spy on the workers, or because it might short-change their time. It is because it was not part of the negotiated contract.
USPol, Automakers vs California
ABPoli, Solar, Indigenous
Fort Chipewyan's remote solar farm largest of its kind in #Canada, federal government says"
2.2 MW installation at 58.7675° N!
Small drop in emissions in 2020 'cannot be distinguished from natural variability,' #WMO finds"
#GHG emissions rose in 2020, against expectations, the World Meteorological Organization reported.
ONPoli, IHRA, Free Speech
"The #IHRA definition will not help fight anti-Semitism
Chief Chris #Moonias received a e-mailed fait accompli to sign on Thursday. "…That message contradicted a commitment Miller made to Moonias that the terms of the investigation would be co-developed with the chief and council."
"Wastewater testing suggests virus surging in #Saskatoon
"Even if we are being conservative, I think we are looking at about 100 new cases each day within a week." U of S toxicologist Dr. Markus Brinkmann said."
Saskatchewanians: please stay home, stay safe.
<hmms> I think I will #CW news links which are political.
Premier François #Legault’s Coalition Avenir #Québec released a modest plan which would ban #FF #FossilFuel #car sales by 2035. But this was from the #CAQ who had never campaigned on the #ClimateChange issue.
After a #Tyee investigation, Facebook sent a desist notice to the maker who pulled the product."
"Rights tribunal hands down landmark ruling in #Longueuil racial profiling case
The ruling is "precedent-setting and raises the benchmark on the identification of and measurement and training on racial profiling in #Quebec," Fo Niemi says."
USPol, CanPol, Indigenous rights
The government of #BC is appealing to the #SCOC #SupremeCourt of #Canada their case which seeks to refute the tribal rights of the #Sinixt people, an #aboriginal group whose traditional territories exist on both sides of the #CAN / #USA border.
"…But as critics accuse governments of dragging their heels, a series of private sector-led projects in Alberta and Saskatchewan are evidence that profit-motivated entrepreneurs have already seen which way the wind is blowing…"
"The National Post has pulled a story that falsely claimed nearly a million “ineligible people” received Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) support during the COVID-19 pandemic."
" #Postmedia, the parent company of the National Post and owner of many of Canada’s remaining major newspapers, ran the story in at least 17 of its newspapers."
The story links now result if 404 errors.
#NDP MP Charlie Angus is a member of the Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics committee.
The Georgia Straight's "Best of Vancouver: Politics" delivers a set of sharp jabs amongst its also well sited awards and kudos.
Some of the awards to see:
* Best antidote to unemployment
* Best impersonation of an early 20th-century political party
* Best place to learn about councillors’ expenses
And the most-deserved award:
* Best investigative journalism by a politician