Canada

Ontario – Feeding On The Government Teat

Federal government, Ontario invest $100M to support Linamar auto parts maker The federal and Ontario governments announced grants Monday worth up to $100 million combined to help automotive parts maker Linamar Corp. develop its advanced manufacturing technologies. The Linamar (TSX:LNR) investments are expected to create 1,500 jobs in Canada and help maintain more than 8,000 […]

Canada – Ottawa Prepares To Relax Carbon-Pricing Measures To Aid Industry Competitiveness. So Who Is Left To Save The Planet?

Ottawa prepares to relax carbon-pricing measures to aid industry competitiveness “Canadians know pollution isn’t free and last year we saw that extreme weather events are costing us billions of dollars – trillions if you look at what is happening around the world,” Ms. McKenna said in an interview. “And we know a price on pollution […]

Canada – Police Say Scissor Attack On A Girl’s Hijab Did Not Happen

Toronto police say scissor attack on a girl’s hijab ‘did not happen’ Canadian police say an alleged scissor attack on an 11-year-old girl’s hijab never happened. The girl made headlines last week after she said a man came up to her and tried to cut her hijab off. Toronto police now say the incident, which […]

Canada – Private Retailers To Sell Cannabis In Saskatchewan

Private retailers to sell cannabis in Saskatchewan The Saskatchewan government says the sale of legal cannabis will be handled by the private sector with government oversight but it’s still mulling over a minimum age of consumption. Gene Makowsky, minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, says the authority will issue about 60 retail permits to private […]

Canada – When It Comes To Handing Out Cheques….

When it comes to cheque hand-outs, the Trudeau government easily tops Harper’s record After just over two years in office, the Trudeau Liberals have made nearly 9,000 spending announcements, easily eclipsing the 7,300 spending announcements made during the four-year majority government of their predecessors, the Harper Conservatives. The combined value of all those Liberal announcements […]

Canada – Lindsay Shepherd Update

The latest in the Lindsay Shepherd saga.  (previously related post here) I would not have a child attend Wilfred Laurier University.  No way.  There are better choices in Canada.  Research is required. I am not sure what kind of citizens that that institution is turning out.  What I do know is that those citizens will […]

Canada – Canada To Buy Used Australian Jets

Federal government scraps plan to buy Boeing jets, turns to Australian military instead The federal government will officially punish Boeing Co. for its trade dispute against Canada’s Bombardier Inc., replacing the planned order of 18 new Boeing jets with the purchase of up to 30 second-hand fighters from the Australian military, sources said. Government and […]

Canada – Eliminating Sexism From Indian Act Will Cost $407 million A Year. Actually, It Will Cost 10 Times That…

Eliminating sexism from Indian Act will cost $407-million a year Removing the last vestiges of sexism from the Indian Act will cost the federal government more than $400-million a year, according to a new report from the Parliamentary Budget Officer. On Monday, the House of Commons passed a significantly amended version of the bill it […]

Canada – The Lindsay Shepherd/Wilfred Laurier University Saga Continues

A negative opinion is not abuse. You can’t control other people’s thoughts and they shouldn’t have to apoligize for them anyway, because their thoughts are theirs, not yours. – Matt Christiansen The university Trans community fights back. When is an apology necessary?  What does it accomplish? Those are questions that pop up in my brain […]

Canada – Consortium Offers Canada A Deal On a New Fleet Of Frigates That Could Save $32 Billion

  Consortium offers Canada a deal on a new fleet of frigates that could save $32 billion Fincantieri of Italy and Naval Group of France — major forces in international shipbuilding — are offering to guarantee the cost of the ships at a fixed $30 billion In a surprise twist in Canada’s shipbuilding saga, a […]