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How worried should we be about foreign takeovers?

The Big Story

07:41 min | 3 months ago

How worried should we be about foreign takeovers?

"There's an opportunity for investments from China into Canada today. The innovation minister was forced to stand in this. House acknowledged that he misled when he said that the company. He's selling our retirement homes to was Canadian. Under Chinese ownership. You could be forgiven if you missed some of the stories that inspired today's episode. I mean look. It's my job to be tuned into all the big stories. And I know I miss them. The fact that moves like this one. Don't register on. Most of our radars might be a problem. Right now obviously Canadian businesses are suffer. Not all of them are going to make it through Colfax now. And that makes some of them. A tasty target for foreign buyers who are looking to acquire assets in a stable and relatively prosperous. And in some cases, those investments are badly needed in other cases, though especially when the purchasing company has direct ties to a foreign government. There are real security concerns. I mean. Why would a foreign government have interest in owning a failing Canadian business? So much interest that they are willing to pay more than anybody else. What kinds of risks do we take on when we allow Canadian companies to come under control of state owned businesses. How can candidate government balanced the need for foreign investment especially during an unprecedented economic crisis? With the red flags being waved by our security and intelligence agencies. And also just. Why, don't most of us know or care about this? What part of the big picture is missing here? Jordan Heathrow, and this is the Big Story Stephanie Carbon is an assistant professor of International Affairs at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. She also has a book coming out this fall on you, T. press, which is called stand on guard, reassessing threats to Canada's national security. Hi Stephanie. I want you to start. If you can buy explaining a recent deal that kind of put this question in our minds in his why we reached out to you, can you just tell me a little bit about The Hope Bay Gold Mine Project, and what it kind of means for national security in general, so the Hope Bay Gold Mine is a mine eighty S. he was a Canadian control. It was it was kind of being run by. by US t, T MAK RESOURCES INC and it unfortunately unperforming, it's one of actually three mines that have been unperforming recently where there's been some kind of take over, but this kind of raised eyebrows because it's been a basically taken over by a company called Shandong Gold Mining Company, which I also goes by St. Gold and the concern is that this company is considered to be a state owned enterprise. The Chinese government has a forty seven percent. Share in this company, and often when you at the other owners, the you can dig down and find that there's actually probably more links to the state. Generally, so this seems to be an a case of a Chinese state owned enterprise, taking over a Canadian natural resources firm something that you know has raised concerns in the past say in the last ten years and seems to be happening even in this Cova era or perhaps because of it. Why does it raise concerns? I? Mean pretend I know nothing what's wrong with them? So. This is a really good question. Canada is is a small country, right? We're a country, thirty, seven, thirty eight million people, and that means we. Need for an investment in order to grow our economy. especially up north I mean it's very expensive to develop things up north, and we know that successive governments have wanted to encourage business up north to try and improve the lives and conditions of people who live there, but we get concerned when we see these government, company or state owned or even state champion enterprises coming into the market in order to provide that foreign investment, and sometimes they are the only companies that are interested in providing that financial assistance to get these companies going. So you know the first concern is for a long time. We saw the government trying to get of business. Right privatizing various companies, but we're seeing. Despite the Canadian government getting out of these businesses, we're seeing other governments. Take their place, and this is something that actually Stephen Harper warned about in two thousand and twelve thousand thirteen. Canada has spent a long time. Trying to privatize its into industry, but not in such a way that we want foreign governments coming in and taking over those. Businesses instead, so this is. This is something that we've worried about for some time and. Part of the reason that these state-owned enterprises are problematic is that we often don't understand what they are trying to do in. You've taken a normal company right? McDonald's any other company. You know that they're trying to make money, right? That's what they do, but with state owned enterprises. Is there some kind of geopolitical or Geo? Objective that they have in mind. Particularly in the natural resources sector that we have to maybe be concerned about you know, are they trying to strategically placed themselves in such a way that they have control over Canadian resource in a way that perhaps maybe Canadians or the Canadian government would be uncomfortable with. Do we have any examples of that happening that we can look at and say you have this was A. A mistake we shouldn't have gone down that path so a really good example of this would probably be nexen people would point to next is of course a oil company. It's out in Alberta and in two thousand twelve. It was kind of putting itself on the market, and it was taken over by Seahawk. which is a Chinese state owned enterprise, a petroleum company and there was some concern that you know. Do we actually get want. These kind of government owned enterprises owning these businesses, and it paid well over the market price in order to get access to accent. A Louis. Some national security concerns that were raised at the time. Eventually, the Harper government did let it go through, but you know a lot of the promises that were made as a part of the deal. Really haven't gone very well. the business hasn't been as profitable as as was hoped. There's been some safety issues. Accidents with regards to nexen owned critical infrastructure, and even recently we've seen a number of layoffs. I mean. There's so many layoffs in that industry anyways in my heart goes out to the the oil workers, but. It. Really just hasn't performed as well as hopes, and this is one of the concerns that I think has often been raised. Is that state owned? Enterprises can't fail they are. Backed by the state. They're not subject to the same pressures as a normal company like again. Going back to McDonald's. You

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"harper government" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

03:18 min | 5 months ago

"harper government" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"Julian Fantino is turning over a new leaf. Toronto's former chief of police and former Federal Minister has resigned as a board member of Olivia. The medical cannabis company. He helped start. Mr Fantino didn't explain why he was leaving but in November twenty. Seventeen on as it happens. He spoke with Carolyn boat why he was getting involved and naturally. Carol had a lot of questions because as a former top COP. Mr Fantino had put people in jail for marijuana possession and as a minister in Stephen Harper's government. He opposed legalization from our archives. Here's an excerpt from that interview. That health network has been started because we're motivation to help people. They can't be helping in a different way than climbing with. Opiates which this clear. You will make money from this right. This is for for for profit. We're a private company funded mainly by family and friends. And we're we're expecting at some point in time that It would be profitable endeavor. It's business note that we pay taxes were registered. We're running it as a business and we'll see where that takes him now but you can see where people's eyebrows are being raised you as chief of police in Toronto you. You were very strict about drugs. You put people in jail. There are young people who are in jail because of people like you. You don't see any contradiction between your past life chief of police not at all not at all what. I did in law enforcement I described and I followed my oath of office the laws of the land. But you know what? You're making a huge mistake. If you are to believe that I put everyone in jail. Then he came across that had marijuana. I gave all kinds of people all kinds of breaks. But we're talking about a different issue. We're talking about me today as a responsible educated informed citizen who's had the experience of knowing the benefits of medical cannabis for people who are suffering. But you knew this when you were in government when you were with the Harper government you said you learned from the vets that they needed. This medication was good for them. And yet you were part of a government that passed a law that put mandatory minimum sentences on people for having as few as six plants that people went to jail. Went to prison with six months sentences. The courts had to give them. Because of a law you passed even as you knew according to what? You've told us that this was something of benefit to. That's well I can tell you right now that we're talking about medical cannabis. You're you're making it. Wasn't that time to if someone was growing plants for medical reasons when you passed Bill C ten. That wasn't an argument. They go to jail. They had six plans. Is that not true? Mr Fantino all. I'm telling you. Is that what we did was to help veterans into and now we're helping others who are benefiting greatly from the medical cannabis Availability and the response from those people who are coming through. Our Clinic is absolutely invigorating from November. Two thousand seventeen that was former Toronto police chief and conservative. Federal Minister Julian Fantino speaking with Carol about his business venture joining a medical cannabis company. This Week Mister. Fantino announced he would be stepping down a leafy. Ah ooh.

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"harper government" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

03:18 min | 5 months ago

"harper government" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"Julian Fantino is turning over a new leaf. Toronto's former chief of police in former Federal Minister has resigned as a board member of Olivia. The medical cannabis company. He helped start. Mr Fantino didn't explain why he was leaving but in November twenty. Seventeen on as it happens. He spoke with Carolyn about why he was getting involved. And Naturally Carol had a lot of questions because as a former top COP. Mr Fantino had put people in jail for marijuana possession and as a minister in Stephen Harper's government. He opposed legalization from our archives. Here's an excerpt from that interview. That health network has been started because of our motivation to help people. They can't be helping in a different way than climbing with. Opiates with this. You will make money from this right. This is for for for profit. We're a private company funded mainly by family and friends. And we're we're expecting at some point in time that It would be profitable endeavor. It's business note that we pay taxes were registered. We're running it as a business and we'll see where that takes him now but you can see where people's eyebrows are being raised you as chief of police in Toronto you. You were very strict about drugs. You put people in jail. They're young people who are in jail because of people like you. You don't see any contradiction between your past life chief of police not at all what I did in law enforcement I described and I followed my oath of office the laws of the land. But you know what? You're making a huge mistake. If you are to believe that I put everyone in jail then. It came across that had marijuana. I gave all kinds of people all kinds of breaks. But we're talking about different issue. We're talking about me today as a responsible educated informed citizen who's had the experience of knowing the benefits of medical cannabis for people who are suffering you. But you knew this when you were in government when you were with the Harper government you said you learned from the vets that they needed. This medication was good for them. And yet you were part of a government that passed a law that put mandatory minimum sentences on people for having as few as six plants that people went to jail. Went to prison with six months sentences. The courts had to give them. Because of a law you passed even as you knew according to what? You've told us that this was something of benefit to that while I can tell you right now that we're talking about medical candidates you're making it. Wasn't that time to if someone was growing plans for medical reasons when you passed Bill C ten. That wasn't an argument. They go to jail. Had six plants. Is that not true? Mr Fantino all. I'm telling you. Is that what we did was to help veterans into and now we're helping others who are benefiting greatly from the medical cannabis Availability and the response from those people who are coming through. Our Clinic is absolutely invigorating from November. Two thousand seventeen that was former Toronto police chief and conservative. Federal Minister Julian Fantino speaking with Carol about his business venture joining a medical cannabis company. This Week Mister. Fantino announced he would be stepping down from a leafy. Ah ooh.

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"harper government" Discussed on The Big Story

The Big Story

05:31 min | 6 months ago

"harper government" Discussed on The Big Story

"This is again more of a natural disaster. I guess I don't want to over Stated but when you've got you know an entire country under quarantine that's kind of big and how politicians handle that from a communication standpoint. It's not as much Under that circumstance what the economy does it is how the crisis is dealt with. Because they're kind of two different things now At the same time. We're into budget season. So you know the Federal Government Federal Government Finance Minister Bill. More no has said well. We're working on scenarios where we could do this that or the other thing from a stimulus effort to what end. I'm not sure because again. That doesn't you're not injecting money into a failing company per se. You're you're just basically trying to shore up confidence more than anything. Maybe some short term tax cuts. That's what they're talking about. The United States for payrolls for companies. It's a different if it's a different beast in the United States. Of course we're they're not under a a social healthcare net. Now a lot of people have been going to work because they don't get paid if they don't have that to some extent here but also health care is not covered in all circumstances. So it's a you know how they dig deeper. Theoretically into debt to pay for some short term economic stimulus efforts remains to be seen. And I think you know the the budget was supposed to be out here next couple of weeks. I have a feeling they're going to lay that just to get a handle on there. They've got to revise it. The can't you know that that's the thing if they go. If the Trudeau government goes with the current plan of talking about what they had been focused on and not account for what is the here and the now you can have grandiose plans. That's great but you gotta deal with you know because it was you know eight Late Finance Minister Jim. Flaherty onto the Harper government came out with a fall economic update in November after the collapse of Lehman brothers and the talk then was asked not gonNa Affect Canada. All that bad and of course it was in the midst of everything and he got it just got hammered from a political standpoint for sort of being oblivious to the the upcoming crisis that everybody else could see so you can't not do something in the here and now and just totally discounted. You have to be proactive. Rather than not this is perhaps A dumb question. I'm not intending to make light of the situation. But there are some companies that are seeing their stocks spike. Your this right. I imagine two weeks ago would have been a great time to buy Pierrot. Yes Kimberly Clark Procter and Gamble Costco and Walmart. All of them up in the past week. Because what have we seen people lining up to buy toilet paper Yeah no they`re. They're in every type of crises. There are winners and losers and right now consumer products companies are actually because people stockpiling whether they need to or not. You know the funny thing is you don't have to go to the store. Last time I checked you can have things delivered for the record to get off topic. I looked up Hand sanitizer on Amazon. The other day to have some delivered end You would not be shocked to learn that there is some price guy. I'm not shocked to hear that at all. In fact Amazon's been trying to crack down on that. They've been combing their website to get rid of third party sellers. That are trying to gouge. My last question is just a as someone who covers the markets What will you be watching four specifically over the next few days and weeks to see if this is the new normal and this is a dip you know some people say by the dip etcetera etcetera? What are your key indicators? I guess it's the The rate of the spread in various countries. it's starting to slow you watching the virus because then you'd actually have okay. We've passed the worst case scenario right so China's starting seemingly getting back to normal Italy is now the next kind of hotspot do they contain it. Does it spread into Germany more so than it already has And then here in certainly in North America as a as a as a big wild card. So that's you know and and also over the next couple of weeks. We'll have companies. The airline industry is already doing this as of today cutting their forecasts because they are shrinking capacity big time. They're taking planes parking them because they do not have the need right now for flights to various destinations. So you know they're all adjusting energy-sector too so I think it starts with the virus itself and then you kind of work out from there and also government policy. They could slow slow down some of the the risk as well. I guess. Short term. Thanks for helping Financial Moron understand this not at all. It's my pleasure. Mike Apple senior business editor four six eighty news. That was the big story if you would like more head to the Big Story. Podcasts DOT CA. You should know that by now. Shouldn't have to tell you you can also talk to us on twitter at Big Story F. p. n. you can find our whole network at frequency podcast network. Dot Com and at frequency pods on twitter or facebook or instagram. And of course you can find us in your favorite podcast player. Every single one leave us a rating five stars. Leave us a review. Say Nice things. Thanks for listening. I'm Jordan Heath Rawlings. We'll talk tomorrow..

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"harper government" Discussed on The Big Story

The Big Story

08:21 min | 7 months ago

"harper government" Discussed on The Big Story

"I'm Sarah Bosvelt sitting in for Jordan Heath Rawlings. This is the big story to help with all of this. I'm joined by Chanel. Gallon a feminist sex worker activists for the past twenty years and director of the the migrant sex workers project. Welcome Chanel now. Thanks so much for having me Sarah so tell me what went through your mind when you saw the coverage about the murder of Quebec city sex worker Maryland Leveque You know to be honest. I avoided reading about it for a few days. I knew that it was going to be painful to engage with and so I took a couple of days to just ready myself off To read the coverage And then when I did of course it was it was a I was very upset. I was upset at such disregard for sex workers lives and just the incredibly gross incompetence that went into her murder like all of the different factors played into that. Yeah it was really painful. Yeah the idea that his they're like we're going to allow him to meet his sexual need for like killing his partner. You know brutally and in terms of like the the media media reaction and the response to it. You know you've been you've been you've really interesting history of activism you co founded the migrant sex worker project sex workers. There's project I'm you've done a lot of harm reduction to like. What did you see sort of missing from the conversations around sex worker safety kind of sprung out of the smarter and the way that people responded the to it? Yeah I mean one of the wild things for me is that you know the government in two thousand fourteen under Harper introduced series of antisemitic legislation. And one of the things things they did was they criminalized the sharing of information between sex workers. You know what the criminalization of sex work does is it. Basically prevents experts from sharing information including about men who've been harassing abusive or even violent. And so they criminalized that information but then they it was unbelievable to me that they would prevent sex workers from from sharing information with each other but then they wouldn't even give sex workers the the information they have that they had sent a killer to them. Yeah so they could have the notified them. Could've way way first of all it never should have happened in the first place. I mean there were so many steps at which this tragedy could have been prevented and I think that's one of the reasons that is a tragedy is how completely preventable. It was at at so many different stages but to send a killer out into the community to access the community of sex workers without notifying them and then that means means that no sex workers were given informed consent so they could make their own decision but whether they would want to see a killer and no doubt Maryland Leveque would not have wanted to had she known that about him but she was not given that opportunity to make a decision for herself. And let's let's back up a little bit since you brought up the changes changes in two thousand fourteen. You know So essentially the Steven Harper's conservative government said Let's like not allow. Let's make get a legal to advertise and to buy sex. Where does that leave a sex worker? You know how are you like. Would they do that to any other. I no not make your business more. Not GonNa let you advertise them. We're not gonNA actually let anyone buy from you. So what does that do how does that. How does that impact a sex worker safety? Well you know what happens with sex. The sex worker laws That were introduced in two thousand fourteen is that they're similar to but slightly worse than the laws that had been in place as before while we're those those laws were introduced under Mulroney in the eighties and those criminalised essentially everything around the sex industry. So you know it criminalizes. The sex workers working together criminalizes sex workers advertising it criminalizes sex workers ability to screen clients. It criminalizes their ability to hire anyone to work with them. as safety security or any other form of support it criminalizes even housing sex workers Because then if you take rent money from a sex worker that scene as matere really benefiting from sets work so it basically just creates a situation of total structural isolation for sex workers and that is the most dangerous thing for any any community. Isolation is always tied to threats to people's human rights to violence And so that the impact on sex workers is just that they're not able to work under conditions that they choose. They're not able to decide how they work. They have to be always working to evade law enforcement. And I mean working with migrant sex workers must be really interesting and the compounding issue on on this front right. You know. You're already isolated if you come from somewhere else and you're really just trying to make money to maybe sent home or and also like in the media coverage to. This is a beautiful white woman who was murdered as well you know. That's a factor right that like. I don't know Bill Blair you know who is the minister of safety community safety like. Would he be at the Mike You. You know with such aggressive questions to if it wasn't migrant worker necessarily and I mean what if question off because we have the answer to that which is that migrant. Sex workers have died since the introduction of of the act the protection of communities and Exploited Persons Act or pepe so Evelyn Boom and take a studio was murdered in southern Ontario. Tammy Lee was murdered in southern Antero and no none of these politicians were anywhere to be seen and we issued press releases. And you know I'm a part of a coalition that is fighting continually early for the rights of migrant workers and we don't see any of this concern for their deaths and there should be an inquiry into all of the violence that has occurred to the sex workers after the introduction of a law that the Harper government claimed would protect them. And so now I'm going to ask you about a moment in the House of Commons that Kind of conflicts fleet some of these issues right so we had a conservative. M P in Arnold pherson respond to question and the House of Commons from an DP appea- MP Laurel Collins. I also asked the honorable member if he considers the Harper government's decision to implement bill thirty six which criminalized the work environments the establishment. So sex workers go to to feel safe that criminalized their ability to hire security if he acknowledges that this is a factor in this death and many others and he said I just respond onto that by asking them honorable member across way if it's a area of work that she is considered and if that is an appropriate You know with a certain tone I mean. And I'm I'm sort of you know everyone has perceptions and listen to you know hear things a certain way but it was a bit of in that adversarial environment comments like I would like to ask the member of she's ever considered sex work and then launching into kind of a You know we who women and do not want to choose this. This is something that they are traffic into. This is something that we have to work hard to and in Canada prostitution in Canada is inherently. What did you think when you heard those comments knowing some of these complexities but also these very different things that are going on at this type of work and this kind of expectation? Then I think you're hitting at something when you mentioned that there was something about the tone because I was shocked when I saw the comments. I thought he was incredibly disrespectful. Respectful but what I think we all picked up was that he came across like a man who is being challenged by an intelligent and capable woman and who panicked and responded with cheap sheep sexism and I think that's actually very familiar. Feeling like a Lotta women saw that and we're like wait a second and then he followed that up with the completion of sex trafficking but just a slow that down and look at the first part of that yeah MP Collins was doing her job by asking the Conservatives a good question did did they consult with sex workers when they drafted the legislation that re criminalized sex work in two thousand fourteen. We should all be asking that question but instead of answering honestly vierzon dodges dodges the question by essentially trying to slut shame. MP Collins and asking she's ever done sex work. The problem I see is that isn't that it shameful to do sex work. It's is that he's asking the question to try to embarrass her and to not challenging him or his party right so he's actually trying to use sexism.

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How Canadas sex work laws put lives at risk

The Big Story

08:03 min | 7 months ago

How Canadas sex work laws put lives at risk

"Me what went through your mind when you saw the coverage about the murder of Quebec city sex worker Maryland Leveque You know to be honest. I avoided reading about it for a few days. I knew that it was going to be painful to engage with and so I took a couple of days to just ready myself off To read the coverage And then when I did of course it was it was a I was very upset. I was upset at such disregard for sex workers lives and just the incredibly gross incompetence that went into her murder like all of the different factors played into that. Yeah it was really painful. Yeah the idea that his they're like we're going to allow him to meet his sexual need for like killing his partner. You know brutally and in terms of like the the media media reaction and the response to it. You know you've been you've been you've really interesting history of activism you co founded the migrant sex worker project sex workers. There's project I'm you've done a lot of harm reduction to like. What did you see sort of missing from the conversations around sex worker safety kind of sprung out of the smarter and the way that people responded the to it? Yeah I mean one of the wild things for me is that you know the government in two thousand fourteen under Harper introduced series of antisemitic legislation. And one of the things things they did was they criminalized the sharing of information between sex workers. You know what the criminalization of sex work does is it. Basically prevents experts from sharing information including about men who've been harassing abusive or even violent. And so they criminalized that information but then they it was unbelievable to me that they would prevent sex workers from from sharing information with each other but then they wouldn't even give sex workers the the information they have that they had sent a killer to them. Yeah so they could have the notified them. Could've way way first of all it never should have happened in the first place. I mean there were so many steps at which this tragedy could have been prevented and I think that's one of the reasons that is a tragedy is how completely preventable. It was at at so many different stages but to send a killer out into the community to access the community of sex workers without notifying them and then that means means that no sex workers were given informed consent so they could make their own decision but whether they would want to see a killer and no doubt Maryland Leveque would not have wanted to had she known that about him but she was not given that opportunity to make a decision for herself. And let's let's back up a little bit since you brought up the changes changes in two thousand fourteen. You know So essentially the Steven Harper's conservative government said Let's like not allow. Let's make get a legal to advertise and to buy sex. Where does that leave a sex worker? You know how are you like. Would they do that to any other. I no not make your business more. Not GonNa let you advertise them. We're not gonNA actually let anyone buy from you. So what does that do how does that. How does that impact a sex worker safety? Well you know what happens with sex. The sex worker laws That were introduced in two thousand fourteen is that they're similar to but slightly worse than the laws that had been in place as before while we're those those laws were introduced under Mulroney in the eighties and those criminalised essentially everything around the sex industry. So you know it criminalizes. The sex workers working together criminalizes sex workers advertising it criminalizes sex workers ability to screen clients. It criminalizes their ability to hire anyone to work with them. as safety security or any other form of support it criminalizes even housing sex workers Because then if you take rent money from a sex worker that scene as matere really benefiting from sets work so it basically just creates a situation of total structural isolation for sex workers and that is the most dangerous thing for any any community. Isolation is always tied to threats to people's human rights to violence And so that the impact on sex workers is just that they're not able to work under conditions that they choose. They're not able to decide how they work. They have to be always working to evade law enforcement. And I mean working with migrant sex workers must be really interesting and the compounding issue on on this front right. You know. You're already isolated if you come from somewhere else and you're really just trying to make money to maybe sent home or and also like in the media coverage to. This is a beautiful white woman who was murdered as well you know. That's a factor right that like. I don't know Bill Blair you know who is the minister of safety community safety like. Would he be at the Mike You. You know with such aggressive questions to if it wasn't migrant worker necessarily and I mean what if question off because we have the answer to that which is that migrant. Sex workers have died since the introduction of of the act the protection of communities and Exploited Persons Act or pepe so Evelyn Boom and take a studio was murdered in southern Ontario. Tammy Lee was murdered in southern Antero and no none of these politicians were anywhere to be seen and we issued press releases. And you know I'm a part of a coalition that is fighting continually early for the rights of migrant workers and we don't see any of this concern for their deaths and there should be an inquiry into all of the violence that has occurred to the sex workers after the introduction of a law that the Harper government claimed would protect them. And so now I'm going to ask you about a moment in the House of Commons that Kind of conflicts fleet some of these issues right so we had a conservative. M P in Arnold pherson respond to question and the House of Commons from an DP appea- MP Laurel Collins. I also asked the honorable member if he considers the Harper government's decision to implement bill thirty six which criminalized the work environments the establishment. So sex workers go to to feel safe that criminalized their ability to hire security if he acknowledges that this is a factor in this death and many others and he said I just respond onto that by asking them honorable member across way if it's a area of work that she is considered and if that is an appropriate You know with a certain tone I mean. And I'm I'm sort of you know everyone has perceptions and listen to you know hear things a certain way but it was a bit of in that adversarial environment comments like I would like to ask the member of she's ever considered sex work and then launching into kind of a You know we who women and do not want to choose this. This is something that they are traffic into. This is something that we have to work hard to and in Canada prostitution in Canada is inherently. What did you think when you heard those comments knowing some of these complexities but also these very different things that are going on at this type of work and this kind of expectation? Then I think you're hitting at something when you mentioned that there was something about the tone because I was shocked when I saw the comments. I thought he was incredibly disrespectful. Respectful but what I think we all picked up was that he came across like a man who is being challenged by an intelligent and capable woman and who panicked and responded with cheap sheep sexism and I think that's actually very familiar. Feeling like a Lotta women saw that and we're like wait a second and then he followed that up with the completion of sex trafficking but just a slow that down and look at the first part of that yeah MP Collins was doing her job by asking the Conservatives a good question did did they consult with sex workers when they drafted the legislation that re criminalized sex work in two thousand fourteen. We should all be asking that question but instead of answering honestly vierzon dodges dodges the question by essentially trying to slut shame. MP Collins and asking she's ever done sex work. The problem I see is that isn't that it shameful to do sex work. It's is that he's asking the question to try to embarrass her and to not challenging him or his party right so he's actually trying to use sexism

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"harper government" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

08:42 min | 9 months ago

"harper government" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"We're more questions Christians than answers tonight for those who lost loved ones on flight. Seven fifty two this afternoon in Ottawa. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters that one hundred thirty eight people were missing when a flight from Kiev in Toronto today all of whom had been aboard that connecting flight out of Tehran. Mr Trudeau also said it's too soon to know whether the crash was an an accident or not but he promised his government will push for a proper investigation. Reporters wanted to know how he would do that since Canada has severed all diplomatic ties with Iran. First of all our initial thoughts are of course focused on the families. The families who woke up to Terrible terrible news This morning We will provide them all the support necessary. We have already begun reaching out and will continue to support these families through some very very very difficult days ahead As we move forward we've had a many countries step up to offer their support and assistance as we move forward word whether it's Ukraine or countries like Australia Italy France To assist us in our consular work on the ground was a said Minister concentrated shopping. We'll be engaging directly with his Iranian counterpart to request assistance and a presence by Canada that Both in Tehran a but also as part of the investigation was Prime Minister Trudeau at a press conference in Ottawa. This afternoon soon Erin O'Toole is the conservatives foreign affairs critic. We reached him in Bowmanville Ontario. This show too away just heard their prime minister. Say That He. He is prepared to give all support necessary to those families through these very difficult days and to do that. He has Countries that are stepping up to assist. What can candidate do without any presence of of its own on the ground? Well how much how much of that can actually fulfil that commitment. He just made well first off. I share his sentiments in terms of the profound sadness. That so many Canadian families woke up With today after this terrible accident and I know the conservative opposition as shares his grief and his support for the families. Canada has a strong history in transport safety investigation and so we do have have the capability to provide assistance. If we're required because it's not a Canadian aircraft or not Canadian jurisdiction. There is no role directly for Canada. But we have the capability in a very highly respected. TSP that that can provide assistance. Whether it's through Ukraine who Is the operator in this case. But obviously obviously were affected as one of the countries with the most losses that over sixty Canadians are dead and earlier today Mr Trudeau and the government was also saying that they are going to have answers for Canadians. I guess the question is is it possible that those families are never going to know why this plane went down. No I think they will have that knowledge When I was in the Airforce Carol I was involved in the response to the crash of Swissair flight? At one eleven I have an off Nova Scotia and certainty in the finality is important for the families that degree of closure and Canada will want that So we'll Boeing aircraft manufacturers manufacturers the Ukrainian airline so there despite the global tensions right now with Iran there will be immense pressure and there will be multiple nations ready to assist in terms of the accident investigation and so I think Canada can push for that and Ukraine has already expressed interest in making sure. Canada can participate perhaps provide them with assistance. So I think there is a way this could happen because it's important for the families but it's also important as an aviator myself for us to learn the causes of these incidents to make sure there's no repeat but they haven't even shared the black boxes and it doesn't seem like as much cooperation and so why are you so confident that Iran on is actually going to open this investigation up and help. Canada provide those answers to the families. That are grieving. Well look there. There are losses there there as well and in fact. Many of those families were returning to Toronto but using a Ukrainian aircraft often when there's these international flights carol many countries are impacted. So I think there's going to be a lot of pressure on Iran to to move past their intransigence. In terms of not sharing the black doc box with Boeing or the US and I think the Iranian citizens will want the same answers to trouble in in recent months has been the Iranian citizens. Really don't have if they're wills respected on on anything in that country with the regime right now but now the international attention from this crash will bring pressure and I. I can't see them resisting the proper investigation to make sure this terrible tragedy doesn't doesn't get repeated a number of people we've heard from families in Iran who earned here who are trying to get information are saying that how frustrating it is because there is no Canadian embassy. There's no consular assistance on the ground. And that's because under the Harper government. John Baird withdrew the embassy and closed those services in two thousand twelve. Do you think that the Conservatives should regret regret having done that as a government that did not have at this point any presence on the ground. That could be helping those families right away. No there's certainly no regret and it was the right decision given that we couldn't guarantee the safety of consular and embassy officials and nothing shows that more carol than the fact that Justin Trudeau ran and his election election in two thousand fifteen about reopening the embassy or consular presence and didn't do that after he looked at the circumstances. Certainly Canadian Canadian. The late Ken Taylor was famous for the Canadian caper about another breach of an embassy. And the the safety of its official so we have to balance off the the interest of having consular presence in a country like Iran with keeping our citizens and our interests safe so it was. It was a tough decision. But you make the tough decisions and in in favor of safety in favor of of your your own people And the fact that the Liberals have reversed that decision despite promising to do so kind of shows was it was the right one. We can't forget this is happening just after this this missile attack now. Donald trump say that that has to be a reshaping Ping other relationship with Iran. Is that something that if there was a conservative government. Would you think that Canada should find a way to join with Donald Trump as he reshapes these shapes this relationship with Iran. What we'd like to see is Iranian Negative influence wrote the region to to be stopped. Because if we're going to have a plan for long-term peace in the Middle East there can't be proxy fighters being funded by a force that doesn't want peace so we'd like to see more we're of this sort of sanctioning and in blocking off of the ROTC I think the the liberals have said they're moving on it but we WANNA see less foot-dragging it all began days ago when United States assassinated Major General Qasim Sumani Mr Trump said it was an opportunity and it was necessary to do. Do you agree with them. Do you think it was necessary. Do you think it was the right thing to do to assassinate the major general. Well I have a lot of faith in the United States military. I when I was in Canada US Royal Canadian Air Force I served with the Americans and I know that any decision made with respect to strike like this would be taken extremely serious with the the top intelligence and so. There's a lot of faith that Canada should have in our allies. Insure there's Politics Carol. And and there's a a Lotta politics in the United States at the moment but their military is one of the most professional world and So I know that there would be a good reason behind it so we have to give you're facing our allies. Canada should support the decision. The trump administration to assassinate general money. I don't support any decision where they the full information. What I'm saying is my experience is the US military is is professional and only makes serious decisions like this when the proper information the proper intelligence and there is a threat so without the full information I try and always lean in favor of supporting my allies? But you can't make a decision on on on on that with only a partial picture is due to leave it there. Thank you thank you. Carol Erin. O'Toole is the Conservatives foreign affairs critic. We reached him. I'm in Bowmanville Antero.

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"harper government" Discussed on The Big Story

The Big Story

03:54 min | 1 year ago

"harper government" Discussed on The Big Story

"They had this program spending lots of money on it. They had no idea if it was working so the government runs job training programs for indigenous people, they don't follow up to find out whether the jobs as people get were part time or full time, or how long they stayed in their jobs that seems insane that you're spending money on the program. It's so it's a it's a fiscal conservative issue too. A lot of ways. I mean that that program might be not working at all you might want ramp it up, you might want to cancel it altogether. It's a complete waste of money purpose of that program is to find meaningful sustainable work for indigenous people, and they have no idea if it's meaning for sustainable mean literally no idea. So it's I think wherever you sit in Canadian society. This is an issue. It's not just for people who love big government. It's not just for people who are telling stories I'll just add to that to several other groups we did try to get a broad spectrum. We spoke to dozens and dozens of researchers right across Canada. But beyond that, we also spoke to two other people in other people who use data in different ways and two examples one in the charitable sector. Speaking to Eunice f it seems like a basic thing, but they want to compile an index of child wellbeing in Canada. It's been very difficult because we don't have much on children at the national level. There's a lot of local or provincial studies. And but so they've had trouble finding. Comprehensive ways to add indicators into their into their wellbeing index and the other one is parents of children with disabilities. I'm the last comprehensive national big survey was two thousand and six that's a long time ago. So certainly parents one sort of poignant thing that that one mother said is that when you don't track it, there's an invisibility to the issue and to some of the struggles that they're going to through in terms of accessing either funding or supports when people aren't measured. It does render them invisible. And in many cases, when they are measured or when there's something to reflect what they're going through. It is a sign of a more inclusive society how much of this was startling to you guys you dug into it. Because as I read your reporting and talk to the image. I keep getting his like someone stumbling around in the dark, and that's a scary thing to me one. We're talking about data that should be used to plan our cities, and and healthcare and stuff like that. Were you shocked by the level you found? I totally what TV has been reporting on stats can and health and demographics and using data for longer than I have. And I I had this kind of idea and immediately taken I started working together. And and this is a problem that was I think more on her radar than mine. I would say, but I think we were both pretty shocked. Yeah. I would say I've been at the globe thirteen years, and I've never learned more from doing story than this one. We all have our own silo is so I didn't know about the labor market. I knew about some economic status, but I didn't know much about health and to me health was very interesting. And and certainly something we'd like to pursue more because there's so much at stake people's lives are at stake. Both of you have kind of mentioned stats that are no longer kept after the Harper government. And my admittedly amateur understanding was that Trudeau in the liberals ran on a promise of more transparency and more open numbers. Have we started to see that change? I mean, his terms almost up so it'd be a little late. But have we start? Did you see that changing if not what needs to change? I think the Trudeau government's friendlier to data than the Harper government was they reinstituted the mandatory long form census, which was a big thing. But frankly, kind of a no brainer. They have boost its Askins budget a little bit. They have done some open government initiatives. We've been urging the government where we've been asking the government if they will consider filling marriage and divorce rates you could start doing that again tomorrow, and we put a bunch of these to the government, and they it didn't answer actually..

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"harper government" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

03:36 min | 1 year ago

"harper government" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"I mean, haven't Canadians paid four point five billion dollars to buy trans mountain pipeline doesn't that show a commitment of the part of the federal government and Canadians to see you get your oil to market. Well, we accepted that as a necessary evil with the problem is that we chased a multinational company out of the country that was willing to invest and risk five billion of its own shareholders dollars on that project. So we still hope there's that that. The transplant pipeline will be built if but I think the federal government could demonstrate greater commitment to that. By having appealed the federal court decision to the quarter of Canada, accelerating the the current aboriginal consultations and making clear to the government of British Columbia that will not tolerate obstructionism that would seek to unconstitutionally blocked, the expert of Canada's largest expert product. The beginning. She said that you mentioned failure. After failure of federal governments plural to get pipelines, build you were part of the federal government for ten years. How many pipelines Steven Harper's government build four that were built by the private sector that we're approved during the Harper administration that increased oil shipment by one point seven two million barrels per day, doubling shipping capacity and fit that was approved northern gateway which was subsidy which was opposed by the end EP and subsequently vetoed by Justin Trudeau that was the only coastal pipeline that came before the opera capitalism. The northern gateway to a two hundred conditions put on that by the Harper government, and the federal court overturned, it it didn't overturn it suspended it and and ask for limited additional consultations which could have been satisfied. And if you months, according to the court just watched what happened in on -tario where General Motors announced that the future is in electric cars, and we expect other car companies manufacturers to. Do the same. The the Elbert economy as we've seen is taking a beating because it's of your dependence on oil doesn't this indicate doesn't signals writing writing on the wall that says L Berta needs to diversify has diversified willing. Gases has shrunk has a by one third is sheriff are Konami in the last three decades. But the writing on the wall is massive capital expansion in the global oil and gas industry, the Texas economy, North Dakota, Colorado in countries around the world who've seen been the beneficiaries of capital moving from the Canadian oil and gas industry to their jurisdictions, the International Energy Agency estimates that there will be growing global demand for oil and gas through use at least the year twenty forty. The only question is whether Canada with the highest global standards will be able to satisfy some of that demand or whether we abandon those global energy markets to some of the world's worst. Regimes. The United conservatives announced their plan on climate change in the platform. It will probably involve a Levy major mirrors to support research and development to continue reducing the carbon intensity of heavy industry, including the oil and gas industry, so you the single biggest thing candidate do though would be to ship liquefied natural gas to China and other Asian markets. So they can convert from coal fired electric city too much much cleaner natural gas power. So I think those are the kinds of things we need to do that actually will make a meaningful difference in global emissions. We will leave it there mister Kenny. Thank you. My pleasure. Jason Kenney is leader of Albert is United conservative party. We reached him in Edmonton..

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"harper government" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

03:31 min | 2 years ago

"harper government" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"A lot of corporate team building exercises involve children's games, which makes sense. They allow grownups to loosen up and connect as adults by becoming kids. Again, they help people remember who they really are by letting them briefly forget themselves. Perfect example. The recent team building exercises at NatWest Bank in Birmingham, England boxes bosses set up a fun game of hide and seek for their employees during business hours. And the Bank people really got into it, tapping into their childlike wonder to find the best hiding places of some of them didn't really strain themselves creatively. They just hit under desks so far so team building, and they certainly forgot themselves inside the Bank. Everyone felt like a kid. Again, the problem was that from outside the Bank through the window, they still looked like adults adults inside a Bank hiding or possibly cowering under their desks. Desperate not to be. Discovered. See what it looked like to the person who called the police anyway, wasn't armed robbery, which is why unit of armed officers was dispatched to the Bank immediately, which was how a number of Bank employees wound up having to explain to the cops, that there was normal. They were just playing hide and seek at work. So not West Bank employees in terms of future team building exercises? No, red Rover, no capture the flag, an absolutely no cops and robbers. In auto Wah today, the supreme court ruled that governments do not have a duty to consult indigenous people before passing laws that might affect their treaty rights that is a defeat for Steve Kutaragi. He's the former chief of the Mika shoe Cree first nation, which is in fort Chippewa in in the Elbert oil, sands region chief Kudarat launched the challenge after the Harper government passed a budget Bill that contained major changes to environmental legislation. We reached chief Khuda Ray in Edmonton. Kutaragi. What does today's defeat the supreme court mean for the miccosukee cre- was very disappointing. You know, everything that this government the newly elected government is time the liberal party said, all the right things. You know, you talk for the Reconsiliation and when this court case started in two thousand thirteen, we were with the conservative government. So we got to approve that. We have the right to be to be consulted that the they must consult before anything that they do, and also any legislation. That's what impact our treaty rights and remind people. So this, as you mentioned, goes back to twenty twelve. The federal court with is the conservative empower their the government of the day. They had introduced these omnibus budget bills that would dramatically alter environmental laws in Canada. You took them to court. And this supreme court decision is the final word of at least of the courts point of view on this, and they saying that they've rejected your arguments that the federal government when it's drafting laws has to consult with first nations when it could affect their treaty rights..

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The USMCA keeps Canada in America's thrall

As It Happens from CBC Radio

04:40 min | 2 years ago

The USMCA keeps Canada in America's thrall

"Do not call it NAFTA two point. Oh, or the marika's trade deal has a new name. The name US MCA does not have the same flow NAFTA. We've been making quite a meal of that tonight, but Canada's liberal government says that the deal itself, the new US Mexico Canada agreement is an improvement to the old document. The conservative party of Canada is not so sure. Today leader, Andrew Scheer, said, Canada, quote, failed to achieve progress on key issues while giving ground to the u. s. Peter MacKay used to be Mr.. Cheers colleague, his former cabinet minister in prime minister, Stephen Harper's government. We reach Mr. MacKay in Toronto. This McKay Canada's liberal government is calling this trade deal, a victory for all Canadians. Is that a fair assessment in your I? I don't think so. It falls short of what we had, but it's. Certainly brings back census some stability and certainty in perhaps we can now move to other important economic matters around direct foreign investment and Canadian capital and taxes. But as far as this being a win, it's clearly a win for Donald Trump and the Americans just the just before we get to some some criticisms of what's in this and I wanna go through those with you. Is there something you can point to what is the largest chievements that day that the Canada has come out of these negotiations with well, and I don't wanna be completely negative. I was like everybody else. It's Team, Canada, we, we needed a win here. So to answer your question, chapter nineteen, the prime minister has pointed out was preserved. It remains intact. Chapter, eleven, the investor state dispute resolution mechanism. I understand will be phased out, but we're not in a place we were as when the process began. Let's be clear Lisa. What happened with President Trump when he decided this to well, just turn over all the tables and chairs in the room and say, were all this is up for grabs is nothing. We can't you. Nothing is predictable here. We want to toss out this NAFTA deal. This is over scrapped and you come back to me was something I may or may not consider it was it was hard ball, right? So what we can point to is that we survived it is that is that the best we can say that we actually came out with not as many cuts and bruises. We might have survival. Carol is a good way to describe it. The bombast and the personal acrimony animosity was there for all the see the threat of tariffs on autos was a very looming, very serious one. And there was reason to believe it. We still have the tariffs on steel and aluminum place, which is another related issue as we come to a close of the NAFTA discussion, but look even calling it the US. Mexico Canada agreement is devoid of the word free and trade which is notable. But the politics of this are such that the president can go back to Wisconsin dairy farmers and others and say, we won. We we Rabl to get concessions from both Canada and Mexico, and we're in a better place today as a result of my President Trump stewardship of this process. Arguably the Mexican gave up more than we did, but nobody is talking about what the Americans gave up, which was quite frankly, nothing other than giving up on other demands such as a sunset clause. There are some things we complain too. There is now a seventy five percent of North American auto content must come from the NAFTA region and that's up from about sixty two percent forty, five percent of the content must be made by workers earning at least US sixteen dollars per hour. I mean, these were these are beneficial. Canada, these concessions, right? Yes, they are. And that is part of the the whole modernisation one would say and bringing about greater sense of equity. It helps Mexico to Mexican workers. So to to the extent that the auto sector remains whole and perhaps enhanced, that's a good thing, but calling it a win or suggesting that was a good day for Canada. Does preclude what the dairy sector might have to say about this? What retailers might think about the personal exemption or the minimus piece intellectual property, some of the other more granular, but for those sectors, important considerations that are found in the detail of this agreement.

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"harper government" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

KMOX News Radio 1120

07:35 min | 2 years ago

"harper government" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120

"Weather K O X. Overnight America continues here on camel accent? Let's take a look at this next story. This tell me this isn't a nightmare. I am not a fan of flying. I don't like what it's nice. There's a convenience to it. There's a okay with waiting. I can sit for ten hours straight and knock complaint. I could be perfectly fine with that. But when I hear stories like this, I think. We're gonna drive we're gonna drive the next one. Here's the story of what happened on board. A flight between India in New York City. So it happened on September eleventh. That's just a coincidence. And as they were flying into JFK the Air, India, Boeing, seven seventy seven carrying about three hundred seventy passengers had a lot of problems. It was the pilots worst nightmare. No auto land. No wind shear systems. No auto speed break in the auxiliary power unit unserviceable as well. They've been in the air for fifteen hours. Non stop from New Delhi all the way to New York City, all the way, your instrument landing system is out of service on both sides of the aircraft air traffic control says yes, that's correct. And you said your radio ultimate ultimate out on both sides of the plane, traffic control said, Yup. That's right. Right. A single single radio ultimate right now. So in simple terms, the pilot of this Boeing seven seventy seven among the most sophisticated design would need to manually land the plane. The weather conditions were bad. It was super cloudy in there. And they weren't clear land at JFK because of the weather conditions. It wasn't safe for the Milan. Add to it. It was going to be a dangerous situation because the pilot would have to do some things a little unconventional which you learned here in a minute. They were low on fuel. They couldn't be diverted anywhere else. So sometimes they'll take them to Boston. Sometimes they'll fly over to Albany, New York places like that into Connecticut, but it wasn't going to happen. They said that their gas was too low me think about you're just fifteen straight hours in the air. Yeah. You might be a little low on gas. So this is what he decided to do with the availability of his instrument landing systems the crew decided to attempt a non precision approach by using the few functioning navigation systems in headed over to Newark to land over there was an out of the box approach, and they were saying as they began to land. They couldn't even see the runway. There are so many clouds in the weather was so bad that by dissenting descending onto the runway. They had to do it blindly in hoped that they were pointing in the right direction by the time. They got through the cloud coverage. The manufacturer Boeing of this jet doesn't even mention this technique. It was something the pilot came up with on the fly in order to help the people that were in side of this airplane. And it worked says the jet was on the ground took about thirty eight minutes after the cockpit decided or mentioned that there was a problem in all of these features were no longer available. How awesome is that? Now. That's a hero pilot right there. A hero pilot who deserves the credit. It's captain Rustam Pala commanding the Air India, Boeing, seven seventy seven he really deserves a lot of credit for that. I don't know if he's going to get a lot of credit for it. But he should he absolutely does. There was another story. I read in Canada. I'm just gonna go through these stores at get this big stack of articles feel like if I don't burn through fast. They just keep piling up. This was from global news in Canada. And I want to just point out. How proud I am a global news for handling the new story this way, it wasn't a particularly crazy news story sensational. I guess says Trudeau Trudeau who's the prime minister up there in Canada, the leader of Canada apparently is having a hard time spending money earmarked for veterans in play this for you the couple of the thing I wanna point out when you listen to this imagine if CBS NBC ABC, if they handled news the way that this global news decided to Canada, what they did was they laid out all the facts, and they weren't afraid to say things like liberals in Republicans because you know, you have different parties up. There is not just to center. So they got a point him out that way every year. Most government departments leave some money in their approved budgets unspent, but leaving money on the table at the department of veterans affairs with something Justin Trudeau vowed he would never do and on the campaign trail in two thousand fifteen he attacked the Harper government on that issue. They left unspent more than one billion dollars that parliament allocated for veterans support Canadians know that this is wrong. But in government, the Trudeau liberals are on pace to match the Harper conservatives for unspent or lapsed funds at veterans affairs in two thousand sixteen nearly eighty one million dollars went unspent two thousand seventeen one hundred and forty three million dollars and for the fiscal year that ended in March this year nearly one hundred and fifty million dollars was left on the table. Now that represents between two and three percent of the overall veterans affairs budget just about the same unspent ratio as the Harper conservatives. But when the conservatives left even that amount on spent the liberals in opposition said it amounted to stealing from veterans notice how they're using the phrases appropriately because they have to point out. What party the politicians are from based on over in England. There's there's a lot of countries that have multi parties. But you know, you still have your most popular ones you'll here in the United States. You basically got to. I mean, you can have the green party the independence, whatever it is. But it's really just Republican and democrat those are. The the too hard hitting ones in after this past election. If an independent couldn't sweep in and get a majority of the vote, then there's no chance of independent party is going to be able to go that far normally the people that run as a democrat or as a Republican saying they're independent are the ones that normally find themselves with some success. They have to like anchor themselves to us specific side. And then but that little I next to their name. But notice how they're using the party names in there doing it responsibly inside of the news. I couldn't believe it. When I heard this story how can they justify swiping a billion dollars from veterans while wasting hundreds of millions on their own self. Now after being in government for three years, the liberals have a different line. There's no stealing veterans here. I'll I'll tell you very very simply is that we run run the department on an extremely tight budget. And a department spokesperson told us lapsed funding does not result in anyone receiving less than they should it is simply an administrative process. A big issue for for every DP, though, says it's wrong where we allocate money for veterans. We expected.

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"harper government" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:01 min | 2 years ago

"harper government" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The attracted a lot of attention he was meeting with the most important leaders from around the world it seemed like it was going to be a new day in canada for dealing with the climate after stephen harper the the previous prime minister who had pretty much told the line that the fossil fuel companies wanted there was a period over the past ten years in which the government was not wanting to talk about climate change where scientists were discouraged from speaking to reporters there was a lot of them that were were saying that they felt muzzled and that they couldn't even talk about the issue hey mike you got a hold of some internal government documents showing the public servants were directed to find a way to approve love of the trans mountain pipeline of kinder morgan talk about what your investigation revealed couple of things first off when the government was elected they promised to fix candidates environmental laws there was this belief in the two thousand fifteen election that the harper government had raked canada's environmental rules at rid the regulator so that it was biased in favor of industry and so the government promised to fix the process to restart the review of the kindergarten project right after they got elected they started getting phone calls from kinder morgan so our reporting showed that kindergarten was was lobbying not only politicians but also high ranking public servants who had risen to positions of significant power within the government during the harbor years and had gotten accustomed to doing things the way that harper one of them to be done either one of her first report showed that after a phone call for me anderson the chief executive of kinder morgan canada the next day they started talking about speeding up the review in watering down the liberal government's promise so that resulted in the government speeding up is review they did add some layers they consulted some first nations but their minds were made up as i understand the.

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"harper government" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"harper government" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"Lose anyone on the supervised injection sites losing people alone at home who are using these toxic street drugs and don't have anyone to to save them it really is what you're describing beyond anything that we're seeing anywhere else for dealing with this but i wonder how much public support you'd have if you were to say that the public health system should be providing a safe alternative to what you give the street is something that's affordable and and able to access in in an environment which is safe how much support would you have from the city from people in the city for that my senses given our success with the supervised injection sites here vancouver they've saved countless lives over and over a decade now despite challenges from harper government to try and shut them down the the sciences very clear when you take a harm reduction approach when you invest in treatment and we see this as a next step to to save lives that there will be public support here we've i think we are positioned as a city and country where we can take leadership here and demonstrate that drug policy needs to shift to healthbased approach away from criminalising and and stigmatizing what inspections can you give to the police to vancouver as chief of police are they should the police stopped now arresting people who are who are caught with these kinds of drugs the vancouver police i already do not put a priority on on arresting for possession of those street drugs i think they're they're very well aware and dealing with the frontline impacts of so many people dying out that's very real for our police and and there i think a very progressive police force on this front it's a very large very radical idea very ambitious i know you are even mayor for ten years now and do not running again that the end of your term.

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"harper government" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

02:24 min | 2 years ago

"harper government" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"Particularly during the the the annexing of crimea we brought in very tough and targeted sanctions on the russian federation to target the government and their economy so they would pay very heavy tangible price that was right fair and appropriate sanctions didn't help still consequence on the russian federation and it's konomi and on targeted individuals but they haven't got russia to change course which is regrettable of unfortunate and i think the harper government and certainly christy freeman now it's completely unacceptable that use military force to redraw the boundaries of europe in the century and required a very tough and targeted response the sanctions applied after crimea had no effect and the explosion of these russians you believe we'll have a little fact because mr putin simply won't care what can you possibly do to modify behavior of the russian president i mean short of a military response it's it's really hard to imagine that that that can take place i mean the russian economy is already basically a large gas station and so much of eastern europe requires that energy to fuel their lives in our connie's so unless we do an oil boycott which would be a natural gas boycott which would be obviously you know tantamount to shutting the lights out in big parts of europe there's not much else that would have much of a response phelan said today in her release which is when ask you your thoughts on this the reason for expelling the four members of russia's diplomatic staff and the other three who won't be approved the four have been identified as quote intelligence officers or individuals who have used their diplomatic status to undermine canada's security or to interfere in our democracy we've been trying to get an answer to what some expansion on that in the course today what do you think she's referring to wouldn't come surprise to you most canadians that the russian government exercising spying with the biggest surprise was the interference in our in our democracy i'd like to learn more about of a what without entails questions is that statement rise for you just makes you wanna know obviously we've seen the the allegations and the charges by robert mueller the special counsel in the united states about fourteen specific individuals who are interfering in elections.

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"harper government" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

01:32 min | 2 years ago

"harper government" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"It isn't the biggest item in yesterday's federal budget bought the four million dollar commitment to reopen federal prison firms is very big news for jeff peters mr peter's helped lead the protests when the harper government announced it would be closing the farms close to a decade ago and when that wasn't getting arrest it he would walk around with stormy a donkey who became a mascot for the people who joined the fight to save the farms stormy sadly is now deceased but we did reach jeff peters on his farm outside kingston jeff you sorry that stormy isn't about for this victory while that that the one thing missing in end starter boat stormy a whole lot who are they end if he would around he would definitely a gift from attention in in in a big apple today but e e kept it said when he wore the sign that don't give up boy it really meant something coming from storm me in it and it's actually paid off now and it just went it would take us back to when these at prison farms were closed by thenconservative public security minister victims he said at the time that the farms is a quote they weren't training individuals for anything useful who i've never forgotten that lie you know and it's been something that has has kept me you know you you after nine years you you start to wear down a bit but it when whenever i.

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"harper government" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

02:11 min | 2 years ago

"harper government" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"This is a cbc podcast over twenty years ago wayne cravat was killed by a bomb mailed to his home now that's wife son and daughter joint david region and to find out who might have scented and why someone know something season four subscribe on apple podcast or your favorite podcast app hello i'm carol off good evening i'm geoff douglas and this is as it happens the podcast edition akg that tonight rebel with a lot of cows jeff peters fought back when the harper government closed canada's prison farms so he's over the moon did the liberals are reopening then and he'll supply some of the cattle instant lawsuit just add water when tiny quebec village passed a law protecting its private wells from the effects of drilling by an oil company the companies sued for a million bucks today the village one famous last words three days after a slovak journalist was murdered his final story was published setting off a corruption scandal and tonight i'll speak with the canadian journalists to help bring this story to light future tense fancy parents criminals across the country have a problem because they're the only ones using canada's pink one thousand dollar bills and the government's vote to strip them of a legal tender status their total package listening this with garbage turning the world into a landfill adept supermarket chain introduces an ice kylo this completely free of plastic so humanity will dump to its inclusion and giving us up pizza of his mind remembering the inventor of the pizza pop which turned the unwieldly pie and do a handheld dough envelope and turn the toppings into inciting as it happens slow wednesday edition a radio that guesses he changed snacking singlehandedly unless you way too at once.

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"harper government" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"harper government" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"The hook in fact i am heavily engaged in fighting for maintaining our climate science assessments here the us against deep steep odds as you point out uh but again a we cannot let the the front waiver on on any nation budget and priorities at this point we just a to recap put this program is the climate change and atmospheric research programme here in canada launched in 2012 by the harper government and it was it much reduced um program from one that was that was already in existence for the study of climate change and climate research and so this is the one that the liberal government has chosen not to renew it seems what what do you know about the kind of work it was doing that was important to to your work into the work of a climate scientists well i understand that they operated some observing capacity and the uh the arctic region of canada where there are very few direct optic vatian than where we need all the data that we you got these are some of the most sensitive parts of our climate system and uh and eat so she ecosystem and so it's my understanding that uh data streams that we rely on that you understand what's going on with the climate system and how things are changing and this is one of the most passes changes we can observe are in the arctic so indeed we should be putting more observing capacity on the ground in these areas that are facing such a rapid changes not less going forward until whenever there's data on the line i'm you're going to see climate scientists like me standing up and and fighting for that uh continue dana sets of interest to the heart for government took a lotta hits for what it for for cancelling or we're reducing this program and a lot of american scientists sons us around the world were criticising writing similar letters to complain to the conservatives for what they were doing does it how does it strike you that the liberal government under justin trudeau who is the what.

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"harper government" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

01:44 min | 3 years ago

"harper government" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill

"We have to do more right and so this is what the way in which i think we need to be really holding the trudeau government to account just being like sorry sending out of mean that says refugees welcome is not good enough when they're not by now exactly that god sent out and in the wake of all of this panic i'd say about immigration changes in the united states trudeau capitalizes by sending out a message saying if you wanna come here you're welcome so one of the big groups that have been coming here by the hundreds our haitians who are afraid of provisions of there being able to stay in the united states which are about to expire and so haitians among others in the world here are prime minister's message you can come here you can be safe and they've been coming by the hundreds across the border in a place near lacolle quebec they've they've been coming for several weeks now not only haitian immigrants but many of them haitians little do they know however that a moratorium under that's right the harper government that stopped deportations back to haiti has been lifted by the current government so haitians ironically are running here thinking that it might be safe because of messages from our prime minister and you see in the media this idea that all wo they must be spreading false information amongst their communities know your prime minister this is his brand this is how he sells it even if he doesn't mean it because what's going to happen is haitians will have a chance to be deported from canada instead of having a chance to be deported from the united states that's basically what going on right now so like this branding exercises so dangerous and that's why i resent this late fluffy harmless canada.

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"harper government" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

02:07 min | 3 years ago

"harper government" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"Yeah and here's the decision and the court effectively uh determined whether or not the eligibility criteria would allow for a um federal court judge from quebec to be appeal to the supreme court so there was a matter of effectively statutory law there uh the bigger part of that decision was actually whether or not parliament itself was free to change the eligibility requirement for supreme court justices and the the court was actually quite strident in effectively entrenching itself in the constitution and requiring the unanimous consent of all the provinces in order to make changes to uh the the courts own composition and so that that was certainly the i think the most pronounced uh institutional struggle suring uh chief justice mclachlan's year and it was certainly certainly with the harper government and and we did see also an unprecedented a kind of set of competing press releases between the harper pm oh and and and the supreme court over the chief justices um involvement in in warning the government about the about this appointment ahead of time decisions it sealed i think the these recent uh references that you indicated uh involving senate reform and and involving the supreme court itself are an important legacy because of the first time that the court addressed in any way in any substantive way the constitutional amending formula and how we can make or cannot make future changes to our constitution um and i think that resonates this year as as we celebrate the one hundred fifty th anniversary uh uh of the original constitution um i think she's also generated as such a litany of of important precedents will cases on issues ranging from prisoner voting rights to the design of the health care system itself.

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