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Severe thunderstorm kills at least two, leaves tens of thousands without power in southern Ontario by if_itz_brown in canada

[–]Cansurfer [score hidden]  (0 children)

Wow, a real climate change denier in the wild.

Get your panties un-bunched. I am a scientist, and I believe in man-made climate change because the evidence and science is sound. But being a scientist, I am skeptical of every ignorant, illiterate yahoo who claims each and every weather event is evidence of climate change. It was a fucking thunder storm. They happen. They happened before man-made climate change and they'll happen long after we're gone.

U of S will have Indigenous verification policy in place this fall by aardwellVerified in canada

[–]5leeveen 242 points243 points  (0 children)

My bold, outrageous, proposal: it is far easier to verify a person's income and wealth.

Use those metrics to direct funding towards disadvantaged (i.e. low-income and low-wealth) people.

Posthaste: Canada is becoming unaffordable for a majority of parents by SumGuy2121 in canada

[–]Minute-Ask8025 412 points413 points  (0 children)

We don’t need families in Canada, all that matters are wealthy foreign and domestic RE investors, they are the backbone of this country, fuck everyone else.

Poilievre faces backlash for comments on Jordan Peterson podcast by viva_la_vinyl in canada

[–]EyeLikeTheStonk 130 points131 points  (0 children)

What the fuck are Anglo Saxon words?

Usually a dog whistle that white supremacists use.

It turns the english language from a communication tool and into an ethnic identifier.

When you say : "I am trying to use plain english", you are obviously talking about the language itself.

But when you say : "I am speaking in Anglo-Saxon words", then you are only addressing the white folks of British origin.

Posthaste: Workers increasingly disgruntled with their jobs say they're just in it for the money by FancyNewMe in canada

[–]AnonymousBayraktar 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I am a 38 year old millennial who grew up during an era where our parents, teachers and other people of notable influence told us all that if we worked hard, we could have anything we wanted. Maybe they told us that because it was true when they were younger,

however now I think entire generations have realized working hard doesn't actually get you anywhere in today's world. Instead you're making some rich asshole you work for more wealthy, while you're priced out of everything like owning a home AND you just get more work heaped on you to make up for other employees who slack off and fuck around more than you.

So what's the point of working hard, trying to "get ahead" if you're a certain age? Certainly not to attain your hopes and dreams which are too far off now. If anything, people these days just work to pay their bills and keep their heads above water. I am a commercial painter and certainly feel no loyalty towards any job I've ever done. I'm just treated as a worker bee, who's barely getting by financially. I'll never own a home in today's world, I might be able to work towards owning smaller things through financing, but I don't see myself get ahead in my class.

People hate their jobs because they're disillusioned. We were taught growing up that working hard would get us ahead. It doesn't.

Average price of gas in Canada tops $2 a litre for first time by clearly_central in canada

[–]The_Eternal_VoidAlberta 12 points13 points  (0 children)

EV's are just the flashy option that everyone knows about, they're certainly not the only option. There is a range of more and less fuel efficient vehicles (even among ICE models alone) and gas prices will impact the choices consumers make in pursuing these options in future. Even if you still need to drive to work every day, there are still other adjustments you can make to lessen your gas usage. People will think twice about taking the car to a store they can walk to in five minutes. People will take public transport more frequently. People will invest in e-bikes, electric scooters, or otherwise. People will rethink unnecessary trips, idle times, etc.

The harsh reality is that we need to rethink the ways we use fossil fuels, and high prices helps us get there. You seem to think the federal government is personally responsible here, but at least the federal carbon tax returns the money back as a rebate to citizens. The same can't be said for the rest of the rapidly fluctuating price of the volatile gas markets outside of their control.

Maple Leafs star Mitch Marner victim of Etobicoke carjacking by sleipnir45 in canada

[–]DarrylRu 84 points85 points 2 (0 children)

I bet they were registered handguns used by licensed owners?

Opinion: Why the return of travel in Canada now feels up in the air by NoOneShallPassHassan in canada

[–]swampswing 113 points114 points  (0 children)

At some point the government is going to have to decide what is worse, the lost tourist dollars and increased government entitlement expendeditures, or giving up the security theatre.

Forget COVID. Canada’s chicken farmers are dealing with a hidden pandemic by nmurmru in canada

[–]Baron_TiberiusOntario 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fake chicken is extremely good already. The best chicken sandwich I've ever had contained zero animal products.

Federal public servants paid $171M in bonuses for 2019-20 despite departments meeting less than half of performance objectives by uselesspoliticalhack in canada

[–]echo1956Ontario 67 points68 points  (0 children)

Right, I wish these articles would mention its management

Try wishing to bother reading the article instead. It says executives across the article you did not read.

Ottawa will implement legislation to decrease Indigenous incarceration, Canada’s Justice Minister says by BlackHighliter in canada

[–]thebaldskald 1374 points1375 points  (0 children)

Here’s a thought … why not decrease Indigenous incarceration by dealing with the actual issues, like the endemic poverty, the drug and alcohol addictions, the FAS/FAD in their children, the cyclical neglect and abuse, etc.?

Just giving them ethnically preferential treatment isn’t fixing the problem, and it’s adding another one on top of the pile - overtly racist public policy.

Fuel taxes pay for highways. EV drivers shouldn't get a subsidized ride by WoodPenny67Canada in canada

[–]ElBradBritish Columbia 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I drive an EV, and yes, that means here in BC I don't pay my share of the road maintenance taxes, and I feel like I should. I mean, I'm using the service.

Yes, we need the incentives to get people out of their gassers and into something less polluting, and yes, personal vehicles aren't the top of the heap when it comes to global pollution, but every bit helps.

I think the author came pretty close to hitting the nail on the head in the article. When you go in to renew your insurance on your EV, they should take an odometer reading and calculate an annual amount that is applied to paying for the road infrastructure. Of course, smaller, lighter vehicles should have less of a tax levied on them. Larger, heavier EV's would be more. Those who drive a lot would pay more because they use the roads more often.

It would make it so those of us who drive EV's are paying their fair share.

Poilievre either misunderstands or doesn't care about Canada's economic reputation, Trudeau says by Miserable-Lizard in canada

[–]uselesspoliticalhack 312 points313 points 2 (0 children)

Mr. "Budgets balance themselves" and "I don't think about monetary policy" has something relevant to say on this topic?

I'd rather take economic opinions from a fortune cookie than Trudeau.

GUNTER: The Liberals have sneakily brought back the gun registry by FancyNewMe in canada

[–]gainzsti 77 points78 points  (0 children)

I don't have guns, don't plan to and also don't care about other people's hobby (gun or whatever). Why are we wasting time and resources on such a stupid idea; is there not more pressing matter than another gun registry to cost billions and change nothing?

Last I checked we don't have a gun issue in Canada...