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First Civilian Flight From Kabul Since US Exit Lands in Doha
"The first time since the us military withdrawal from afghanistan the taliban allowed a plane carrying americans and others to leave kabul that plane landing and cutter just a short time ago while others are trying to cross my land in neighboring pakistan. Nbc's mollie hunter. Is there tonight. The first international flight taking off from the taliban run kabul airport. Tonight americans on board a us facilitated evacuation plane to doha cutter the first since. Us troops left and a far cry from the chaotic runway scenes. Two weeks ago the state department said they invited more than thirty american citizens and permanent residents but not everyone took up the offer. There will be more flights but the nfc says due to an ongoing terror threat. No details in advance on board one hundred thirteen people and alongside americans canadians brits ukrainians and germans. Nbc's raff sanchez. Was there. This is it. After a perilous journey that started in kabul through an airport controlled by the taliban. These passengers are coming down the steps here in doha. Finally to safety and security but for those so desperate in the last two weeks overland has been the only way out we headed up pakistan's khyber pass to the torkham border-crossing with afghanistan. This new taliban guard we spoke with says pakistan isn't letting all these people through there are people waiting who can't get over. Okay okay so the pakistani military's having moved back but sisters mersal and manisha mayday if you had stayed under taliban rule what would that have been like the big problem school. Not as they're headed to ottawa soon to be canada's newest refugees now if international flights really are starting back again that's potentially very good news for the tens of thousands of vulnerable afghans left behind.
Bryan Newland Snags Senate Approval for Indian Affairs Role
"On saturday the. Us senate confirmed the nomination of brian. Newlyn to assistant secretary of indian affairs. New england is a former president of the bay mills indian community based on michigan's upper peninsula. A major step. Recently in advancing the may t- people's of manitoba right to self-government is dan carpenter Reports the provinces mateen federation signed a recognition and implementation agreement the deal recognizes the matey of manitoba people's right to self government it also recognizes the federation's authority over citizenship leadership selection elections and the running of their government on behalf of the matey of manitoba. It's a step that lays out what happens next to recognize the f. As an indigenous government under canadian law david charter on the president of the says justices now being achieved. And it's something people have fought for. We've always been a government and no one will ever take that from us. We are the only truly recognize government province-wide in this country of canada. That is a powerful statement being made by canada. This is a legal legitimate document. And i hope. I hope that every party listening odor i ask you now. If you're going to challenge agreement challenge it now but not all are as satisfied as chartrand. The assembly of manitoba chief says ottawa did not consider the implications to the inherent and treaty rights of first nations as the original treaty partners of the crown. They argue first nations. Have yet to be given the right to self-governance chief. Arlen duma says canada's now clearly signaled it prioritizes the may t- over first nations people who claim rights and land that have existed long before the may t- came to be for national native news. I'm dan carpenter.
Accusations of Sexual Abuse at Manitoba Residential School Investigated
"The royal canadian mounted police has confirmed. They have been investigating allegations of sexual abuse at a former residential school in manitoba as dan carpenter chuck reports. The investigation has been ongoing for more than a decade. The large-scale criminal investigation was launched in two thousand eleven into allegations of sexual abuse at the ford alexander. Residential school officers traveled to ottawa to review archives of the school and to the manitoba archives. For historical information they ended up interviewing more than seven hundred people across america in the search for potential victims or witnesses since then rcmp officers have compiled a total of seventy five victim and witness statements. Here's dan vandal. The federal minister of northern affairs. The i think the fact that there's an ongoing investigation is Is something that that is is is justified. And we know that there were crimes committed the ford alexander residential school operated from nineteen zero five to one thousand nine hundred seventy it was built on the ford alexander reserve which is now the sad king i nation last week. The first nation began searching the former school site for any unmarked graves. Police say they will not be. Providing any further information about their investigation meanwhile rcmp in saskatchewan of opened an investigation into a death that is alleged to have taken place at a children's home which was not recognized as a residential school but which housed former matey and first nation students for national native news. I'm dan carpenter took
Mary Simon Officially Becomes Canada's First Inuk Governor General
"Mary. Simon has become the first indigenous leader to be sworn in as canada's governor general as dan carpenter reports. A ceremony took place in ottawa on monday. The seventy three year old. Simon of prominent inuk leader and former ambassador has held several key roles in promoting inuit culture. She has also been a social environmental and human rights advocate and negotiator. She knob becomes canada's thirtieth governor-general representing queen elizabeth as head of state is of enormous significance to me thirty nine years ago. When this was the government conference centre. I worked with other indigenous leaders and first ministers to have. Our rights affirmed in the constitution of canada. That moment made this possible in her. First comments as governor general. Simon talked about reconciliation for canada's indigenous. People the urgent crisis of climate change in its impacts and pledged to be an advocate for equality and mental health. She said she would strive to hold together. The tension of the past with the promise of the future in a wise and thoughtful way prime minister justin trudeau said he expects simon to use her unique experience and perspective to help steer canada's future. This is a big place. This is a diverse place and so we need people like ms sign because we need people who build bridges and bring us together. Simon also becomes the commander of canada's armed forces will grant royal assent so bills can become law. She will also play a key role in minority governments when it comes to issues of confidence and the calling of elections. She is expected to serve for five years for national native news. I'm dan carpenter.
Last-Place Sabres Win Draft Lottery; Kraken Get No. 2 Pick
"The Sabres were the NHL's big winners on Wednesday after serving as the league's biggest losers this season the sabers of won the draft lottery and will have the number one pick this summer buffalo had the best shot of getting the topic after finishing a league worst fifteen thirty four and seven two draws were held the first determine the club selecting first overall and the second determine the team receiving the number two choice Seattle to second followed by Anaheim New Jersey and Columbus Detroit San Jose Los Angeles Vancouver and Ottawa round out the top ten on the ferry
What Does Pride Look Like in Small-Town Canada?
"I'm jordan heath rawlings. This is the big story. Sheltering is the co director producer and editor of a new dock from extra called small town fried facial jordan. Before we get into the details. Maybe just tell me. Which small towns did you guys go to absolutely so we went to taber alberta Which has a population of about nine thousand people We also visited annapolis royal in nova scotia and they have a population of about five hundred people and Our last location was in norman wells in the northwest territories and they have a population of about eight hundred people. This documentary is fascinating And i love the idea behind it and we're going to get into the specifics of where you went and what you saw. But can you just start by explaining in general what is so fascinating and meaningful about pride in small town. Canada so My partner of twelve years Grew up as a closeted queer teen in the mid nineties. Much like myself Only she grew up in a small town nestled in the also in the ottawa valley This would have been in the mid nineties when You know the internet and gsa's and all of that good stuff. wasn't readily available to us and In two thousand eighteen her small town Called smiths falls celebrated their first Pride event. I think it was about fifty. People may be that what walked down their main street with their rainbow. Flags and Her mom was there and she got very emotional. And i asked her if she was okay and she said i just never thought i would see this happen. here in my small town
Why Are Vow Renewals So Meaningful?
"Vows by definition are very aspirational when a young couple vows to have and to hold whether rich or poor in sickness or in health you know hook goes to. They really know what they're in for. Of course they don't how could they often. They haven't seen enough of life yet of our renewal though is something else entirely. It's more than just a restatement of those original promises. It saying that after all these years of lived experience. I still love you. I'm still in this with you. And i stand here today. Ready to commit to all that. I love you. In spite of your beauty's in spite of your broken nece. I love you still. And i'm celebrating the fact that you love me still even though you know more about me than you did on our wedding day. That's reverend brian. Cockle he's dean of hendricks chapel at syracuse university. Which proud to say is my alma mater. Hendricks chapel is this sacred interface based on campus. The dates back to nineteen thirty on valentine's day. Brian was in the chapel presiding over a very unique very twenty twenty one kind of ceremony. It was a virtual group vow renewal for one hundred and fifty people at this time. I invite all of our participants to make. Sure your cameras are your microphones. And of course. This is the part where you repeat. After me courage you most of them were syracuse alumni or had some connection to the university. Like an and craig drum heller. They were married at hendricks chapel in nineteen ninety and returned on zoom for the renewal ceremony. Be your companion compan- your partner your partner. We somewhat successfully had everyone synchronize. Her it was we tried. And in addition to that we had musical selections. We had a nice surprise visit from ottawa. The orange our beloved mascot who brought some flowers who support you being with with it was our goal to say. Let's all in our busy lives in our lives filled with crisis in struggle. These days to stop pause. Look our partners in the eyes and say thank you for putting up with me. Let's keep at it.
Tesla's Berlin Gigafactory to Be Delayed Another 6 Months
"Everybody rob our here and today. We've got quite a few rumors through we've been hearing most this weekend about delays for gigabyte. We'll talk about that situation. You've got a handful of exciting rumors as well another. Snp inclusion for tesla news on giga austin and a couple other stories to discuss quick look at the stock start off the week tesla today finishing down three and a half percent amidst some of those rumors about giga berlian. Closing at six hundred eighty. Four dollars ninety cents that compared to the nasdaq which was down half a percent on the day or at so capturing the most attention this weekend has been the report from automobile. Voca in germany. They claim to have an exclusive report that tesla has delayed gigabyte saying quote the start of series production tests. New gigafactory and bruneta near berlin has been delayed by six months until the end of january twenty twenty. Two tesla. boss elon. Musk officially gave the team half a year. More reports automobile voca citing company circles and quote. So this then got picked up kind of all over the place. We had bloomberg report on this market. Watch report on this et cetera. And this of course follows the news that we discussed last week. That tesla had adjusted their approval. Permit application to include battery production as we discussed in that episode that may cause further delays. Because the permit may need to then go through the public feedback process again. And we've already seen tesla their dismay with your approval process. How it's been going so far before even these adjustments so i say that because a delay overall wouldn't be all that surprising a delay until the end of january twenty twenty two would be a little bit more than i would expect though and we did hear tesla give us an update on this in their most recent shareholder letter from q. On earnings where they said. The build out of giga berlin is continuing to move forward with production and deliveries remaining on track. For late two thousand twenty one machinery for paint stamping castings et cetera. Continues to be moved into the building. In the meantime we will continue to increase import volumes to europe. And so this was just last week. They're saying late twenty twenty one and we also saw them simultaneously. Update the design studio time line for delivery for ottawa in germany from previously sang production mid twenty twenty one two deliveries and twenty twenty one.
"ottawa" Discussed on The Ray & Dregs Hockey Podcast
"I feel like i get my own way by overthinking things and You know. I'm just kind of let my instincts take over and Offense i'm laughing. Because the best streak i had was in the play offs and i had thirteen goals in eighteen games. For some reason. I started eating a kit kat bar and a half before each game so i had to go by to kit kat bars so i could eat half of the other one. How is that we. I mean what you think of. It is ridiculous. But i mean you know what it's like you when you einstein networks you just try to create that that feeling mentally because i it's such a mental game now you mentioned dj before dj smith your head coach and we know him as a funny and loud then know. I'm sure he's not the same as the coach. What what is he like when he say he wants to get you going. What is he like as he has that. Chat with you I think he's i think he's different with every guy depending on the type of person but for me. I think he realizes that. I'm i could be hard of myself almost time at times too hard. And so you know he. He tried it. He was just been getting me almost just relaxing. And like i said just kinda trust my instincts of there and You know like. I said i can get my own way over thinking things and so it's been nice to to grow some confidence and try to ball it up your twenty seven. Now you're on a team with a bunch of twenty year olds like do you feel old yet do you. You look at these guys and go man. I remember that. Yeah i feel. Like i came out of quarantine a little before and i feel all the teams getting younger. I'm getting older But you know it's i mean It's contagious how much all these young kids love of coming to the rink and Love making plays and so. It's it's been fun. I think. Our group You know actually we all. We haven't new hit we want. We want against the jets there but before that we had a bunch of games against edmonton toronto that we let slip but played really well Not kinda clogging it up at and You know but really making plays with them and gone check for tacking and breaking the puck. Oh well so. We have a lot of encouraging signs and got a lot of good players. And you know it's just about bill and confidence in that room and and More guys you'll be feeling good about themselves. I think will be a a real tough team for underneath night. Well obviously you know the identity of the ottawa. Senators is your competitiveness super competitive team an incredibly important staple of any club success in the national hockey league. But as you've just talked about here..
"ottawa" Discussed on The Ray & Dregs Hockey Podcast
"Owner of the longest goal scoring streak in ottawa. senators history. Now it's not like you're foreign scoring goals in the national hockey league it's It's a big part of what you can do for the ottawa senators. But when you go through a streak like that and i'm sure rape ferraro contests to is it. Just a collection of everything. I mean playing with good linemates. timing opportunity all of the above. I think it is definitely all above. I think more than anything. It's just You know. I think i've really changed my mindset a little bit and starting to think a little bit more offensively You know. I think you know that along with get good bounces is created for a nice little street. When you say you think a little different does that does that. Come with age confidence. Yeah i think so. I mean i've been around long time now. And i feel like i I i know. I know systems I know are supposed to be. I know we're not to turn the puck over. I know where to take care of it in order to make plays and so You know i'm just trying to feel confidence. Boss bloat their trust in my abilities in trying to drive offense and you know i've been feeling good as blade You know obviously on the net so it's nice to get results but even other than that. I feel good i feel good with pocketing. It's been fun was so that's always a good sign that You know that your your feeling on the ice. You have fun okay so i went through streaks good both streaks bad and you went zero goals in eight games just prior to the game run you got as we talk about now so like what what what for you. What's the difference between not like just doesn't go into it does go in. Well i feel like i was i was called in and and not only not nick not going in I really wasn't get many locks carrying the park wasn't wasn't creating nearly as much as i should Or as they can and You know i came in Kinda got moved around. Online's talk to dj and where he was Trying to get be gone you. I just i just remember coming in that game and just really wanted to play with as much as possible and Had a solid game didn't score. Got a goal the next game and then just try to build up confidence and You know. I'm just trying to follow this up in and You know. I'm sure you know the street is gonna die eventually. But i just wanna be able or keep playing with that kind of confidence Rest of the year and into next year. Now do you. Have you taken a stick in this streak and like measured it marked it so maybe down the road you'll go. Yeah when i was hot. I was using that thing. No actually you know i. It's not like i've been in any like certain routine. I think i've used five different sticks there. You know. I i Different things on game days. I've eaten different things. So i really have I've been trying not to be superstitious. Trying to be above that and You know try not to over. Think anything. Honestly just i feel like For me in my career. And the times where i wasn't plan my best You know types in toronto and even a small spurts here..
"ottawa" Discussed on The Ray & Dregs Hockey Podcast
"You fairly analyzed that trait and share your concerns with taylor hall and lack of surprise at the return that the sabers got for taylor hall. So i'm just flipping it a little bit. I'm saying this week. Given all of the negativity that tender hauseman swirled in and around. He is my okay tire performer. Of the week. We'll see when you said from the boston bruins. I started to get a little nervous. Okay because my pick is jeremy's wayman twenty-two-year-old goaltender from anchorage alaska. Who got caught up on the bruins ran into injury problems and to rask. And so the dan later and swakopmund carrying their goaltending spot Swimming at its first. Nhl shadow to twenty-five save zipper that he threw up this week. He's played five games. He's four and one for the bruins and a fourth round. Pick in two thousand seventeen and maybe just maybe as crowded up the goalie picture in boston. A little bit with to corral and halack both unrestricted free agents At the end of the year i. i don't think there's any boston bruin. That's gotten less respect or scrutiny than to grasp over the last decade or so always been the bruins best goaltender in forever. I know. There's tim thomas that was like a one little bit of stretch where he was out of this world. Amazing stretch but rask has been brilliant but my player of the week is jeremy swingman Bruins played five games drinks. He's given up three goals. One time manda. They need it to right. I mean obviously couldn't be more timely and the bruins are legit threat. Who's to say that. That team can't keep role they you know what else i like about swimming. He wears number. One yeah i dislike it all. Listen roberto luongo did an interview one time and they asked him. Why did you pick number one. And he said that says everything you need to know. I was like kinda like it. i like it. There are okay tire performers of the week. You can check them out okay. Tired dot com okay tire. It's going to be okay ray. I don't know if you've noticed the product placement here and the drag. I'm not i love. I love the office. I loved the placement. I loved the shelves. Drinks is currently yeah. Good friends Gum tree cabinets here in Brooklyn ontario canada made those shelves sparing ice shelves. Why see.
"ottawa" Discussed on The Ray & Dregs Hockey Podcast
"That's the next step in our process with infinity. absolutely it is now Ten ago. Cami and i dropped down to the local dealership. We we gotta look at it. We took the q x eighty out for a test drive. It is everything that you talked about. It is beautiful and then there was this one stretch. We're at a little bit of room. A little bit of runway. And i gave it a little punch and it goes loved. It loved the can't wait. Check about at infinity dot ca. We've got corner brown of the ottawa. Senators coming up. We recorded our interview with connor. Going into wednesday's game when he had that eight-game goals streak going so we'll talk to him about that he's such a good character. A good guy isn't he. He is but wasn't it predictable. I mean we get a hold of him at these games in the bag. And you know what's coming in game nine. We got a point though right. So it's point straight continuous. But when you're on a goal streak you're like the only thing that matters. I got it so gone brown joining shortly. We'll check in with. Cool bed. Chris as we look back on the masters i. I enjoyed the masters. I would have been nicer as we'll discuss with chris. If it had been more sort of on the edge of your seat stuff on sunday what dregs. Mid second or mid third round leaderboard was gummed up between like eight under and four under and they had two pages a guys jammed in there. That's when i like it when you can't even really keep track. Somebody makes a bogey. Somebody makes a birdie and they just shoot up the less. that's one. I think those tournaments are the best. But i loved the master's alum it. It just loses glass. Doesn't it just uses glass. I mean if all the way until the when we found out that duffy played there. And were sean cameron our buddy and in fact puffy was there obviously dot. They wasn't and i think this was poppies. First year going back into the pool. And i and i i think i would know. He would have told me to call the loading that he's played again. I don't even know if they did it this year because of covid nineteen. But i think it's been four or five years since puffy played it so you go back into the media pool to play again. That's just all kinds of wrong offering would get there before. I mean you just picture puff getting at the top of one of those hills and rolling down the hill just to get a sense of connection to the place with how many bottles of booze just piling.
"ottawa" Discussed on The Ray & Dregs Hockey Podcast
"From npr podcast partnership with tsn. Welcome to season two. It is episode eighteen of the raindrops hockey podcast and rate presented by our new rodrigues sponsor. Infiniti look we're not messing around anymore..
"ottawa" Discussed on The Full 60 with Craig Custance
"I didn't mind the trade like you're only giving up second round pick. I didn't mind the trade. i didn't like the contract. I always felt like why not. Just give matt murray a one year deal. Make it a year. And if he's worth he's worth he's not he's not but they gave them. I don't blame matt. Murray at all for taking someone's gonna give me four years twenty five million. Let's go ahead and do it. But if you talk to the people who covered the penguins and the last eighteen months of matt murray's time there and talk to us in ottawa. It's the same scouting report it's inconsistencies and injury so ana was big issue has been goaltending and i think if they can get that solved there. There could be a playoff team next year. But you're getting eight. Seventy eight save percentage. You're going to be languishing at the bottom of the standings but are they can get some some competent and above average goaltending. I think they have a chance to maybe make some noise in the next year. To how do we feel in general terms about the return. You touched on the exodus of great players. How do we feel now that we have some time to measure about the return of your dorien got for for the players so those high players. Because i like the lowest. I was completely wrong here. So i'm going to say that first and foremost the lowest trade grade. I've ever given i think in my career was on the air carlson trade. I just did not like it from an ottawa perspective. And it's turned out to be great hall and you look at where carlton like. It's i was completely wrong. And that was that the deal is way better than i think. We thought in the moment and it's hard to measure traits in the moments but now that we have a little bit of time how do you think in general they performed in that part of the rebuilding. Yeah and know what it is. You ask anybody in the hockey world. The day after pierre dory on that traded with san jose in twenty eighteen. And i think we were all giving had the red marker out and giving them an f. You traded a generational defense in his prime. And you didn't get one piece back that anyone was like. Oh wow that's a you didn't get timo meyer and you didn't get thomas hurt hurdle that you didn't get anything back other than the first round pick and let's be honest here. If san jose performs the way we all thought san jose would that pick is somewhere between fifteen and twenty five but san jose inexplicably kind of bottoms out last year and that gives autumn suits and what saves the trade because students la right now. You wouldn't trade for carlson straight up if you're honored based on age based on contract all of that so they have turned that trade from an a letter grade f- to a letter grade a in the span of two years but the one that they that remains an f. For me is mark stone like crack mark stone. I still would love. I wish that there was a live webcam in the room of the vegas brass when they engineered that deal. I honestly because they know. Like a bob lows who got used to work with auto runs the scouting department in vegas. He's known mark stone since he was a kid he knew what he was getting. And kelly mccrum new mark stone since he was a kid like they knew what they were getting that they engineered that deal and then signed stone to an eight year contract..
"ottawa" Discussed on The Full 60 with Craig Custance
"Of the full sixty. And i am thrilled to be joined by an athletics ian mendez. We've called them other things in the past other companies at least attached to his name. Finally we got him under the right side of the ledger here. He has been called a national treasure canada. And that's that's a fact that is am not making that up He is a one on. We'll talk a little ottawa to start because he's so plugged in there but ian has done so much in his career has so many great story. I just love diving into that. How people end up from being a mascot to npr or radio tv. Half people know my obsession with that and somebody who can all learn from ian. Thank you for doing this. How are you. I listened to you. Set the bar high here craig. So i thought everybody had to be a mascot at some point to get into this industry never imasco. I was sparty for a at michigan state university for no. I wasn't strong enough. He's ripped inspired. They wouldn't even let me near my gosh. I did one of the f- variety off track. One of the first interviews ever did at machine state was with this guy named john. Spirit johnny spirit. Who would paint his body dried his bike to every michigan state away game and this guy was an interesting fella in. I remember doing an on tv. One of the things with jani spirit During a volleyball game in east lansing michigan. So i i've interviewed mascots. Don't even know mascot. I wouldn't say mascot if you spoke to him he's not a mask that's the number. One rule is as a mascot. You can't say anything. Did you read the sharkey story though. Yeah being suspended in air and never breaking character. I would have ripped the head off of my shark. Cost him so fast to signal for the fire crew or something out of there. Oh yeah can't kevin kerr's that such a great job in that story because the number of people that got to whether it was mike ricci or just the broadcasters at the game that was such a well done story that was data that was that was top notch. It was amazing. It was great and what i loved about cat. We talked about it afterwards. And my favorite part was the coaches that were behind the bench. Darryl sutter and scotty bowman. I mean those guys are as serious in the idea of them like having to weigh a human life in the balance versus like starting the game on time and how frustrated they were. I love that stuff. Yeah i if you had to hand pick like two coaches that probably would have just not not that many coaches would have patients but those guys would be on the shortlist of like just they have no time for a mascot being stuck would be darryl sutter one and probably scotty bowman do. It was unbelievable. all right. Let's let's talk a little bit little. Ottawa senators before we get into some of the incredible stories of your career. But in and i want to do it in big picture terms for two reasons one. We're not dropping this episode for a couple of days. I'm always reticent to get into trade deadline or in the moment staff and all of a sudden there's a huge trade. I would like your assessment for the kenneth casual hockey fan. That hasn't been knee-deep in ottawa. Where this team is at. I think there was some thought that. Hey they you know. They signed a couple of good players. bring about murray. They're addressing. the there may be turning the corner. And i don't know if that's happening..
How Indigenous architects are resisting colonial legacies and reshaping spaces
"Indigenous people have been living on turtle island since time immemorial and that means there's a long history of traditional dwellings on this land. Much of that knowledge was interrupted due to colonialism but indigenous architects are finding ways to reclaim that knowledge and incorporated into their work today on the show from resisting the colonial legacy of architecture in this country to integrating indigenous principles into design. How indigenous people reframing the way we look at architecture are you commanded. It's like a big organic living space. This is the mouth of the space where people come in and this organism. I like having building feel like it's a living organism. So here you're in the body of Structured show that's architect. Douglas cardinal name is douglas cardinal architect here in ottawa douglas's walking inside the canadian museum of history and gatineau quebec. It's a building. He designed a space. He calls a second home. He completed the building in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine or in the entry hall where people are greeted and introduced to the museum as a whole. Douglas designed his first building more than fifty years ago. Since then he's received just about every award. There is for his work from being titled an officer of the order of canada to being named world master of contemporary architecture by the international association of architects.
On the Job with Victoria Asikis, Food Lawyer
"Victoria. Thank you so much for being here and welcome to the alley on the run. Show awesome alley big you so much for having me. I am so excited to be here. I listened to your guts every morning. So it's such a dream come true for me. Thank you well. I'm excited because who knew your job existed. I didn't so. I have a lot to learn today and i have to laugh when you i mean i had to have you on during this season because when you posted about your work in the alley on their own show facebook group. Everyone flipped out like. Did you feel that reaction post got so many lakes people were like. What is this job. So we've got a lot of questions tasks today awesome. No i totally. And i wasn't expecting although it is actually think repeal early tol there's this pause it kind of look at me like seriously you we'll hear about it. We start every episode with what we call the warm up here on the show. You know it well. Can you please tell everyone listening. Who you are where you live and what this cool job is that you have absolutely so. My name is victoria. See geese. I was warning raised in toronto ontario canada. So many big city girl. Right over here. I always have it in always will be right now. I live in ottawa ontario. Canada are lovely beautiful finalists nation's capital just about two years ago. I moved here. So i've been living here since the spring of two thousand and nineteen non small town but definitely not as huge overbearing as toronto. So i kind of went to paul it a midsize city not too big not too saul. Guess right. I am proud alumnus of university of toronto where i received my honors bachelor of arts degree in english history and filming two thousand eleven and also proud alumnus of the university of windsor in windsor ontario. Where i received my juris doctor law degree out winds rely and i am aware i was called to the ontario bar in two thousand sixteen. And i've been working as a lawyer ever since right now. I am proudly working in the advertising and products regulatory group at dowling wwl g. canada l. key a large multinational law firm. We have offices really all across the world. And i am currently working out of the office here in ottawa ontario canada. I started here almost two years ago with the fabulous team in ottawa My focus is primarily on regulatory compliance for food and beverage products working with really large worldwide food and beverage companies on which. I'm sure we'll absolutely dive into at my work. Also touches on regulatory compliance were a lot of other consumer products that includes cosmetics so like now premium shampoo conditioner Not health products and other general consumer products which to range from textiles clothing costume veterans bang jewelry electronics toys. Meg devices toothbrushes everything. Honestly you name it and it's probably probably regulated and there are probably rules around its marketing and advertising saying and my group where the people that do that kind of stuff and gas there are in fact warriors their lives to doing this myself included. It's so interesting because when you first post it and you said. I'm a food lawyer in my mind. I'm like okay. She goes to court in defense of like broccoli and bucatini goes like defense these foods. I don't know what against but that's the cartoon image. I had in my mind which i realize is not correct. Don't worry you break down a little bit more. I know you just kind of explained top level but give us a scenario of an example of what you're doing who are you defending. Who are your clients. And who are you kind of. I always imagined layers are fighting which i know is all of them. But who are you fighting for. And who are you fighting against louis. So it's actually really interesting. You should say that my job is not a job on. And i actually. I listened to the first on the job series episode. This season. I know you will. You will be talking to somebody. Who i think is really like a trial attorney. Kind of like getting really into the weeds there. We don't go to court. At least we hope never talk award for it Really for us it's side. It's a matter of ensuring regulatory compliance for all of these companies. And they're so. Let me give you an example. A client who is like a big. Let's say like snack. Company will send us a proposed labelled. Let's say it's a label for. They want to release like a brand new chocolate chip cookie on the market. They'll send us a label and they'll say this is our label maka. Let us know what it is that the authority problems with It like what we need to do in order to be playing that sort of thing so essentially the the. What's your walking in the grocery store you pass by a a basic. Is you picked up the box. You look at the label at some point in time in all likelihood somebody whether it's regulatory lawyer or a regulatory compliance works in regulatory compliance has read out late all and either told a food and beverage company that they have to change it or die. There's a certain risk with making a certain statement on a label. Anything and everything that is on that particular food label probably has a roll around it especially here in canada. Things are quite highly regulated. A so firewall wall. Send us a copy of a label. We need to review it for compliance. And i mean we nice. Every single thing about these product labels down to like interest tax table down to be ingredient. This what are the ingredients. Are you allowed to have these ingredients in the product. And if there's a particular ingredient that has that's not allowed to be in a product up to a certain level. Are they excessive this level. Where are they putting their nets. T. statement so those of insect ninety liters or ten grams or one and a half ounce how does it look on the label of the way that it looks on a food. Label has eroded Why where is there. Ingredients statement whereas the nutrition All of these matters. And that is literally what i do. I will get us label for a grand products. And i will have to date and pick it apart and what's hostage is grocery shopping fun for you. Are you like. I'm at work now hilarious. I love loud grocery shopping. I mean i. I could spend hours hours out of Link so an. And i mean like everywhere my my husband and i went to italy. Who read before. I started working at outline so this would have been in two thousand nineteen. He wanted to go to like about that again and he wanted to go to like museums and i just bar square walking around understanding like international food labels like before i started this job like what are what are they intricacies of these food labels and how big difference when i started especially when i started working on my husband we hated rivers resolving with because i would i would just spend hours in the grocery store just like labels and looking at new products and it's interesting though because it kind of ends up being pretty good opportunity to kind of understand where different companies are going in terms of food so you know what are the new and emerging products. That are coming out dr getting a lot of traction on and we talked to a lot of guests on i think. Is it star. Starlight us tonight issue now. She's amazing. I love all representatives and that a lot of people ask questions on about like. Oh what does it mean what is cheeto mean or what is like up spam based food or you know what is all of this stuff about like oatmeal oatmeal mill. What almond milk and all this other kind of milk all that stuff. I like to kind of keep my eye on those kinds of products because the claims that they're making for products like by In canada especially are are all regulated. And we have to make sure that that these that were kind of in tune to these new emerging product so that we can sort of adviser daily in is.
Being a comedian during COVID-19
"You know, around this time last year, the Canadian comic Shawn cut hand was really trying to get his comedy career off the ground. He was going to a ton of open mikes. He was getting some paid gigs. He just performed a really successful set One night. I'm a single native in my thirties with no kids. Oh, I'm like a very white buffalo set that he recorded was about to send off to the just for last festival. You know, in hopes of performing there. We all know how that would turn out festivals and coveted Well, they don't really go together. So going from performing every week to now, having to step off the stage, Sean had to look to other outlets for his comedy. And one of those outlets strangely, and he'll tell you the story was writing his aunt's eulogy. I got to talk to Shawn cut hand. From Saskatoon. Hey, Sean, How are you? Hey, I'm pretty good. How are you? Good. How is this catch one tonight. Today has the house Saskatoon today. We're finally sitting above zero. So we're doing good. Yeah, you could take off the winter coat. Thank God. Hey. Yeah. Finally s o. I want to get an idea of how things were for you before Cove it last year. What was work like for you back then, just before covert. Um I actually went to Ottawa to be a talent associate further inspire words. And that was just just before things started getting like backstage at that award show. We're kind of getting in mumblings of like, Oh, we better not be hugging everyone. And then that finished and I came home to Saskatoon and the next week. That was gonna work down backstage after Juno's and it went from going backstage there the first day too. Don't touch anyone. Hand shakes aren't allowed no hugging. And then we did our first day of orientation. And then the next day, the Juno's were just canceled. I remember I was there, I would do you remember that day we all woke up thinking that the Jew knows we're gonna happen and everything was all right. And then the news just started pouring in. It was terrifying. Yeah, it's like way start like the whole stage set up the day before And then it's just like, Yeah, everything's done. What was your comedy life like Before the pandemic? It was going pretty good. Like I was getting consistent gigs. I had just finished the holiday season and I had done my first half hour at Yuck yucks, which was like a big milestone for me that I had been working on and then me and my buddy Danny night. We're running this open mic Sunday nights at The compromise, which is just a little hole in the law ball bar, and we kind of wood. Just it was like a gorilla open mic. I called it. We just showed up that like 6 30 set up a carioca machine and Didn't open mic at 7 30 on people in the room. Didn't really know what was going on. It's always a good way to do a performance. Sneakily. Yeah s O. I mentioned earlier that you said you did a bit of tape that you were going to send off just for laughs, Um, in hopes of getting to perform there. I want to hear a bit of that. Take a listen. If you just look at a yogurt parfait like if you just look at the cup, I swear it's got the answer to all of the statue in problem great there, you know, Because first you got the white yogurt taking up all the space. On then up top. You got the brown shattered and broken granola. But then in the middle, you got this sweet Barry is a reconciliation. E my guest, Sean, Better great comic from Saskatoon. What's it like to hear that back when you could do stand up? Oh, yeah, Like, like what I was saying, Like I was really happy with that performance like I'm actually gonna put it online for sale pretty soon. Because, yeah, I just want to share it around. It was a good recording and Didn't really get to get much use out of it. And just like, yeah, the crowd was Really amped up that night because I think they knew that they weren't going to be in public for a while. Yeah, And that was the same Sunday that the Jew nose was gonna be And the day after that performance was when lockdown happened. Wow, that's crazy. That's like hearing it, like hearing the Chernobyl or something like that. Yeah, Yeah, It's like a little time capsule. I think. Yeah, You know, I've been talking to a few comics in the past year, and it hasn't been easy to like. I feel like musicians have been able to do a live streams and actors have still been able to do some movies. I feel like this has been hard on stand up comics and really, you know, in a really interesting way, right? Yeah, like we really need audiences to develop our material and like even doing them on zoo Mike's with other comedians like it's just It's not the same. You know, because other comedians will Laugh at your stuff. Differently than an audience well and yeah, like I've been doing a lot of soon Mike's. I've been doing it with people from Chicago people from London, UK and Rome, Italy. Even it's been pretty wild on zoom right, because it's not the same. You don't get that that big collective laughter, right? No. Yeah, like a lot of people have their mikes muted and you're just looking to see like if they're reacting on this screen. Yeah. Don't let me go to you. But what's the story on this one? I actually heard that you did. You did stand up on your aunt's funeral for her eulogy. I'm about first off. I I know you guys were close. I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you. What was she like? She was Here is an amazing person. She was the type of person that would always tell it like it is, you know, even with just the look of her eyes. She should. She could tell you tell you how it is, and she was She was big into taking a stand Me in her pro tested a couple of times together and she was a fire keeper on her reserve, Aqua, sassy Mohawk Nation. And yes. Oh, this, uh During covert She passed away due to cancer complications. And what was there with her name? Joyce Caskey. Sorry you were saying so She passed away and you had a service for Yeah, we went to Ontario and we had like a socially distance memorial. And it was kind of different. And like the morning of the memorial, my my dad just kind of just left the eulogy up to me and I was like, what really was kind of like Trying to get some some information that I could use from her childhood or something and and like that, I think people were being kind of agency. But the info and that's what I just kind of like. I had some jokes that I had practiced that involved her. And then I just added a couple stories into it. And I ended up making like a like a little eight minute. A performance that was like part stand up part just speaking from the heart. How did it I mean, This is a strange question for a funeral that how did it go over? Yeah, it actually like, went pretty good, like you know, because it went from like Everyone was in like a somber mood. And then I got up to talk, and I acted like I was gonna talk serious. But then I just cracked a joke at one of the what one of the attendees of the of the funeral and everyone. Was just laughing. And then I told some funny stories about my auntie and It's pretty great, that's beautiful. I mean, I think we think about stand up is something that happens that kind of smoky nightclubs. And that's that's all good. And we think about funerals is just things that are too sad, you know, and that's all good to you. It's lovely. It feels like you were able to It feels like you were able to bring some joy to your family when they needed it through your craft, right? Yeah, when someone passes away, and people are in that stage of grief there kind of focused on on how that person passed away and I think it's important in those times toe, Remember how they lived and the person that they were And cherish those moments, and she's a part of the reason you did stand up it all right? Yeah. She gave me a lot of confidence in my stuff because it was like years to go. My brother passed away when I was 22. He was 20. He was 23. Yeah, and I ended up having to do the eulogy. With my other brother for that one. And that one was more serious and really hard. But I remember after that, my auntie, she was the first one to come up to me, and she was Really proud of me, and she told me that She could picture me being a public speaker one day. And that that compliment like always stuck in my head. And I'm now like Look at me what I do now, so it really helped me a lot when when this is all over. You know, please God, when when this finally ends, and you're able to get up on stage and start doing comedy again. How do you think you have been changed by this year? To be honest, I think I've gained a lot of confidence this past year because a bunch of US comedians from Saskatoon Led by Dakota. He bear way started booking shows and people's backyard on the weekends. And so we would go into people's backyards and do a private show and sometimes, like I I did a show for six people in Martinsville and like to be stand in front of just six people like you really got a perform and not make things awkward and So I think those performances really helped me and I like to get in front of new audiences again. I'm kind of excited toe. Skills. When you picture and maybe this is a good way to close things off when you picture A year from now. What do you hope it looks like for you. I hope that I'm just consistently hosting an open Mike every Sunday again. That's what I would like to do. Yeah. Well, I hope it happens. I hope you never have to go on. Zoom ever again. Yeah, Sean, thanks so much for your time. Yeah. Thanks for having me. Shawn cut hand is a stand up comedian who is also part of the Web series Satirical group, the feather. He lives in Saskatoon.
Canadian tried in China on spy charges, no verdict announced
"Justin Trudeau says China is practicing course of develop diplomacy, calling it a threat to relationships with West as Dan Carbon Chuck. Reports for those comments came is two Canadians detain for more than two years based charges of spying in China, Trudeau calls China's lack of transparency surrounding the trials for Michael Spatter and Michael coverage completely unacceptable. Spammers trial in private concluded Friday coverage has said from Monday the Chinese court will announce verdict set a later date. The tour arrested shortly after Chinese Wall Way executive Mang Juanjo was detained in Vancouver in December of 2000 and 18 on an extradition request from Washington. US wants her to face fraud charges. Trudeau says Ottawa will continue to work for their release. He says Beijing needs to understand it's not just about the two Canadians but about respect for the rule of law and China's relationships with Western countries. For NPR News. I'm Dan Carp in Chuck in Toronto, ending a
Trudeau Denounces 'Lack of Transparency' as Canadian Tried in China
"Trudeau. Says china is practicing course. Dapa diplomacy calling it a threat to relationships with the west. As dan carpenter chuck reports shows comments came as to canadians detained for more than two years face. Charges of spying in china trudeau calls china's lack of transparency surrounding the trials for michael savage and michael covert completely unacceptable spammers trial in private concluded. Friday coverings said for monday. The chinese court will announce verdicts at a later date. The two were arrested shortly after chinese wall way. Executive among joe was detained in vancouver in december of two thousand eighteen on an extradition request from washington the. Us wants her to face fraud. Charges trudeau says ottawa will continue to work for their release. He says beijing needs to understand. It's not just about the two canadians but about respect for the rule of law and china's relationships with western countries for npr news. I'm dan carpenter. Can toronto ending your long.
Tiger Woods home after rollover car crash
"Tiger woods and that whole thing with the car crash with thankfully he's okay but us authorities have been called into question over the investigation into tiger woods. Crash in february woods was driving alone through a downhill stretch of road through in the suburbs when his suv struck a sign crossed over to oncoming lanes and flip several times before coming to rest on its side. The golfer rushed to hospital and had multiple surgeries for leg injuries. He sustained in the crash now. The la county sheriff's department said at the time that they quote did not see any evidence of impairment from woods and ruled. The crash was quote purely an accident however authorities have been accused of giving the superstar golfer favourable treatment with several parts of the investigation coming under fire in usa today for example they've interviewed several forensic crash. Experts who believe investigators should have been way more thorough before making their conclusions in particular for experts are questioning. Why the crash was framed as a pure accident and why a drug recognition expert wasn't brought in right away because there were many situations involved in the accident where it's kind of automatic. And so i mean i could go on what you reaction immediately hearing all that well a couple of things My big one is though when a story like that breaks. I'm i'm i'm going to ask you know whoever broke the story. Or whatever people's reaction to it if they're going oh yeah we want to hear more about that. What what do you gain from that. What what do you gain from from if the guys who had the scoop on this or any anybody else who who found out about it steve. Something slipped through the to a loophole. Here somewhere where this story breaks. So that's my question. what do you. What do you gain by china this story. What does anyone gained by trying to run with the story. It's going to be well. I guess it's to be the police. It's going to be harmful to tiger woods. It's going to be what whatever mistakes were made. If there were any and the end result is Well it's not right. I mean it happens all the time if this guy's imperative or not okay I get i get the sensationalism of it of this holster who the guy was a celebrity. And all that stuff. But that's what you asked me. What i think when i hear that's one of the things
MLB will use experimental rule changes in 2021 minor-league season
"So think if. Somebody's baseball ideas. Major league baseball spring training. Well do it now. Almost into it's not quite as third weekend but yeah what they're doing is major league. Baseball's got every level of minor league baseball trying out rules. New rule changes that if they go well they might consider implementing it the major league level. So it's basically test time. Experimental rule changes so. Let's go through a few of them. Yes all of it though. Just just to preface it. Steve the backstory hairstyle. Nice is they want more balls in play. Okay how can they. How can they get more ball. That that's what i read today right and it's also increase the pace of play. That's always something that every league is concerned with given they're trying to attract the youth and the youth probably has less attention span than any generation in history but Let's go through some of the minor league ball rule changes and a couple in particular that we wanna talk about. But we'll go through them. Triple a ball. Which is where the ottawa. Lynx us to play you can have larger bases. They'll be eighteen square inches instead of the usual fifteen and so that means your distance between basis is a little shorter three inches this just in and they're hoping to increase stolen bases with that aa ball. They're going to ban extreme defensive shifts. The deal is you have to have at least four defenders on the infield and they have to be all of them with two feet on the infield dirt enable inaba step off. Rule pitchers are going to be cold for a balk of they. Don't completely disengage from the rubber before throwing to a base and that's designed to increase stolen bases as well you've also got an ball pitchers limited to pick off attempts per plate appearance and if the pitcher tries for a third pick off and the runner is safe. He'll be charged with a bach. Because they we all agree that that thr- over the first base after a while it's pretty damn tedious but the two changes that will be happening in low able will be automatic strike zone systems previously used in the atlantic league in the fall league and the league is also set to use additional timers to increase the pace of play as well including between the delivery pitches and those two big. Those two things could be really big if they work in minor league ball and eventually end up in major league. Paul and those to me are the two biggest ones to me. That's like is a massive change. Stephen baseball if you have a consistent computerized strike zone be no. You know what i mean. No doubt about it. I watch games last year. Where you know even the announcers right you. You'll see a game where where the party out noise calling that low on. You know what he's calling it a strike he's calling it a strike that low on but then i saw them where it was. Just so willy. Nilly you know what this guy was calling and batters get it. You know you're just you're strikes on a little bit these calling the low on us highway one. But i've seen them where it's just knows what they're doing and its way out of the frame that they put up there now. That's a huge change. That'll make a big difference a bit. That'll nothing with the speed of play. But you know. I think it's the most significant thing ever. Yeah yeah. Baseball needs to keep evolving. All sports. Do though
"ottawa" Discussed on Front Burner
"Sheriff any on. Cbc listen or on your favorite podcast app. Hey parents if you're looking for some screen free family fun while you're staying home. check out. The story store podcasts from cbc kids and cbc podcast new story stores. Shorties are released every week. These short original and hilarious stories fit anywhere near day from breakfast to bedtime story store available on smart speakers or wherever. You get your favorite podcasts. I want to talk to you about some scandals that this government is facing whether or not you think they're going to hurt them in in a possible upcoming election so the liberals are dealing with the fallout still from the wordy controversy. There is an ongoing ethics committee investigation and they are now managing a new scandal about very old problem allegations that the government and specifically the defense minister mishandled sexual misconduct claims against the military's former top soldier. And do you think either of these scandals are are going to be a real problem for them. Well your question in two parts and the first is On we It depends what comes of the testimony. I think it depends again. I think we've talked about it before. Like if there's new information that incriminates the government in some way which hasn't been the case for a number of months in this situation. There was a communications challenge. There was an optic challenge. There was no conflict of interest here. There was absolutely it wasn't it didn't look. It doesn't look admitted here because yes there are connections but there was no conflict here there was no profiting from this situation. They took their head on. We certainly but again they. They've bounced back so that's a possibility But i think a more remote one on the issue with the military. Here's my sort of two-parter to you. The first is the military has never been a huge determinant for voters. And i'm talking more from procurement perspective like we've had huge scandals in this country. Billions of dollars. Waste billions of dollars that could have gone to health care and a whole host of other things Wasted because of procurement issues. An that falls on many governments. And it's never really in the end of the day being something that canadians walked into the polls and said i'm gonna really hold him to account over this. This is obviously a very different controversy. And i think it calls into question certainly a lot of the values that this government has put forward specifically around being a feminist governments for victims of sexual misconduct. And i think those questions will persist. Certainly but i was having a conversation yesterday with some people who work around the minister of defense. And they're feeling was. Oh you know what people are losing interest. I think this one we were already putting it behind us. If you can believe it. So i don't think take. Yeah so internally. I mean look. There's always more that can come out and i don't know the full extent of of what might but i think internally the they're not perceiving it as something that would would factor in in a in a significant way to their calculation when it comes to an election or the potential for. It's interesting to hear. Say that because from my perspective or i'm sitting it does seem like more a certainly coming out earlier this week i think it about how the head of hr has also been accused of sexual misconduct and then also this week The prime minister admitted that his office knew that there was a complaint against against general the head of the military and you don't two thousand eighteen. This was the height of the me too movement so there certainly does seem to be new revelations. Yeah in the key is really. I mean they had said previously that they just learned that through global news is initial reporting on it. And then you're right. The prime minister and question period said okay. I Yes my office knew. There was a complaint but we didn't know the details of it and so you know whether or not canadians are paying that. Close attention to those kinds of details is a question i think for me. The bigger thing is ultimately. Does this become about the government itself right or is this do canadians kind of say. Okay this is a problem in the military. It needs to be fixed. Yes the government should have done more to fix it in the last six years but ultimately this is a cultural thing. That's going to take some time to to. I think the big thing is if there's more that comes out about either the prime minister or the minister having greater knowledge that the people that they can either kept in the most senior roles in the military or appointed to were engaging in allegedly really not good behavior and still kept them in those positions and of as the opposition characterizes. It turned a blind eye. If there's more information to that effect or if that ends up being a conclusion that canadians reach based on the evidence in front of them then it has a lot of potential power to do some damage. But if they don't get to that point it becomes hard for the government to wear hungry. There's no question about that. Every woman and man who serves armed forces deserves to work in a safe environment and have the resources and the support. I if they have allegations experienced unwanted unwanted behaviors but it is not true with the member says that we haven't done anything because right and do you think the allegations that are out there right now that the minister defense was presented with this evidence and he looked away and didn't want to see it. Do you think that that is resonating with people. I'm not one hundred percent. Sure i think. I think to a certain degree it is. I think the defense that he's employed which is well. The complainant didn't want to come forward so i shouldn't. I shouldn't have involved myself because that would politicize the process. I'm not sure that that defense necessarily wins. A lot of people who are who are worried that that that a blind eye was turned. I just don't know at this point. If it's at the level where like every canadian is paying super. Close attention to it. I think it's something people should pay.
"ottawa" Discussed on Front Burner
"Hello it is friday although our days anymore i'm jamie and i am here now with a very good friend of front burner the host of cbs's power politics. She capello's h-have as she has it. Gordon hi jamie good things great to have you here so. I know that you're here today to bring us the latest from ottawa. Of course and we're going to talk about the possibility of the next federal election. Which is a pretty evergreen question and a minority government but very much so right now and bash as covid vaccine start to roll out across the country. There's a lot of speculation that one is coming soon. And what are you hearing. Yeah i feel like every time. The pandemic appears to be subsiding a little bit like the spread of cases etcetera etcetera. All of a sudden that election fever takes hold again. So i don't know if it's necessarily unique to this moment in time because we kind of had a bit of that prior to christmas as well But then once things got a lot worse after christmas everyone was like no vaccines are in trouble. The you know it's not going to happen. There's no way. I think that still the more predominant feeling that like until we know that people are concretely all vaccinated or to a large degree vaccinated doesn't seem super likely that any party is heading to the polls but certainly as that supply ticked up in the past few weeks so has the speculation that it is as those days go by a little bit more of a possibility that it could happen as early as the spring right. The goalpost serve nation is like end of june for a lot of provinces beginning of july. So this is coming up pretty quickly. And i know conservative leader erno tool. He certainly seems to be suggesting that he thinks of the liberals are are up to something planning something. He's he's tweeting this week that he's disappointed. Justin trudeau is considering election right. Yeah and he's not the only one there's actually all all week it's been quite a bit of back and forth. All parties are accusing the other of playing tricks in the house of commons with legislation. Either prolonging it or introducing it without consultation and everybody's saying the motivation for doing that like describing the motivation to each other as being about somehow setting the stage for an election. We should be focused on vaccines not on votes. We need to turn the corner in covid nineteen and the only thing that will do that. Is vaccines in the arms canadians. So i want the government to succeed and there should be no election until we have those vaccines deployed. We can start reopening. And everybody's saying the other guy's doing it and it's bad that they're doing it but then the reverses kind of lodged at them too so again that lends me think like there is more hog around the possibility of an election. It's still gamesmanship to a certain degree at this point politically but it can very quickly. I think it's irresponsible to say that an election would be irresponsible. Our country and our institutions are stronger than that if there has to be an election. We'll figure it out. I don't think that's what canadians want. I don't think that's what opposition parties wanting to know what the government wants. What we want to be able to do is focus. And i wanna talk with you a few minutes about the opposition parties more and where they're coming from but let's talk with the liberals i and what are they weighing here. Let's do the pros. I guess like why would they want an election relatively soon so right now. They are doing well in public opinion polling. I think that's one of the main reasons. I mean internal polling as well from everybody. I've spoken to era news. Poll tracker they're sitting at about thirty four point. Nine percent the conservatives are sitting at about twenty nine point seven percent and there has been a lot of public opinion polling over the past few weeks that show that the liberals did see a little bit of a rebound from hit. They took from vaccines. So i think they're looking at that. They're looking at the potential for supply like this week. We found out that there should be enough for shots for every canadian by july. Think as you as you already mentioned. So they're looking at that scenario and i think the the vaccines were going to be the biggest determinant of how good a shot. They had not to not to corny. But how good shot. they had. Yeah no pun intended. But so intended i in the election so it appears at this point to be kind of under control. That's not to say that it can't go out of control but as you like get closer and closer and it seems like the supply is really coming in i think that removes that part of it from from the equation and allows them to go ahead and there's some interesting like even if you parse a pert a lot of the point that's being done. The one that really jumped out at me earlier. This week was one done by nano's for bloomberg and it showed that. I think it was like thirty. Three percent Support for the liberals over twenty four percent for the conservatives when it comes to which party is best suited to manage manage the fiscal part of things so managed the economy here in canada. And the reason that jumped out at me is because generally when you pull canadians on issues. Even if they're not voting for the conservatives they have a view of the conservatives as a better manager of public purse strings so to see that reversal even prior to a budget prior to them laying at what they're fiscal vision is kinda stuck out to me. Now it's one pool so i don't read like the world to it. But certainly there seems to be a bit of momentum in the liberals and the main calculation that they're they're going to be making as okay. Where's the pandemic can you know. Can we hold election and not jeopardize.
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Creating super-human voice assistants with Nikola Mrki, CEO of PolyAI
"Apple for a while and then you win and create polly ai. What was it specifically the kind of took in that direction. What was it that you enormous in wasn't working either necessarily broadly speaking invoice technology. What was it that you saw wasn't quite right. In what problem did you think you could solve by by creating paula. I absolutely so What i think the challenger creating a horse assisted. Level thrive people through any of these media kardashian mobile phone speaker. Second thing it's different. Hotter product has many uses. The finish quality and other food is very different. People inside cleanable the to clear those the ottawa Negative while we're kind of like you know the future Know say amazon charged enough to have On every two will not when you aggregate fact their fifteen thousand equal working at alexa do actually as long as someone who worked on this before it was as huge as opulent as it is today. 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Shopify is taking on e-commerce giants
"We've been talking again. About small businesses rushing to get on line during this pandemic and suddenly all kinds of companies want to help with that from amazon to facebook to oetzi to into it and shop by the ottawa based company that helps merchants create websites enable payments and ship their goods to customers shop. If i had unprecedented growth last year it revamped its shop app. Which tracks shipments enables payments to include local shopping collections. And it's got with so called marketplace's no relation facebook and instagram walmart and google to let merchants on its platform also sell on those platforms harley. Finkelstein is the president of shopping by. He told me a big draw for small business owners. Is that shop by. Lets them own their own customers. Their data belong to them. They control the personal information their customers and unlike a marketplace we do not force merchants to give us any independent rights to use their data. The only thing that we are allowed to do is to provide them with better insights better information of which they can make better decisions based on their data so for example. If we see that you were getting a spike in traffic coming from pinterest for example we may encourage you in the admin to act with pinterest channel and try to see if you can actually find more customers there and is it only their data or do give them insights that are based on similar retailers or anything like that or you aggregating at all not really no. i mean. We'll we'll give them very broad industry macro trends and so we really don't aggregate data in that way simply because each those businesses are really independent. And then i wanna ask you about your kind of frienemie placements which is in some ways. Shop of is positioned itself as david up against goliath. But like you said you're working with some of these glass facebook and instagram. What is the risk and being kind of both allies and competitors with some of the biggest names in commerce is so i don't think we actually compete necessarily with the marketplaces. I think our merchants do but we also have to ensure that we are future proofed against what may be the future retail trends and in terms of that competition. I guess technology. You certainly do feel a little bit of you. Know co optician I suppose where there should be cooperation and some competition but the positioning of shop. If i being at the center of commerce and not being a marketplace not being a discovery tool gives us an opportunity to really play with all these different surfaces wherever consumer might be found but there are elements of your business that compete with elements of some other businesses right like facebook pay versus shop. Pay or even the shop app which seemed like it might be headed in the direction of a marketplace versus facebook shops. There's no intention of turning something like shop which is really more of shopping. Assistant app really. The idea of the shop app has to be a consumer shopping assistant. So that if you're buying off five different sites plus marketplace the shop out can tell you where all of your packages are they can provide you with. Incredible realtime order tracking. It can help you shop pay which are accelerated check which is now process like over one hundred thirty seven million orders But the idea was shop is really a way for our merchants shop fai to have a deeper relationship with existing consumers so we all know that the cost of customer acquisition. His is certainly going up in some categories. And we're not facebook and we're not google we're not necessarily the discovery platforms social media platforms but one thing we can do is to increase. Ltv lifetime value of the relationship between a consumer and a brand net. Release the the the purpose and the objective around shop. There there is no. There is no plan to create a marketplace there. You'd also mentioned shop pay and facebook. Look i think social media. I think you'd probably agree that social media in places like instagram are the town squares of the current digital world and if that is the case and consumers are using social media for more than just connection there. They're using it also for things like commerce. Then it's really important that any merchant of ours that wants to sell in those platforms is able to use the best tools cutting edge technology and and shop as one of those
"ottawa" Discussed on Front Burner
"Earlier in this conversation, you mentioned nobody wants an election or everybody is saying they say that that they don't want to watch which is the question I have for you because you know the liberals do do they not want to an election because I'm guessing that you have to be pretty confident about how you do in the election to force one over whether or not there can be a new committee, right? Yeah I think that's a really good point. I mean there's a couple of ways to look at it. I feel like if you take a step back in you, you know quote unquote ignore that were in this awful portion of this never ending pandemic. Is this probably one of the more opportunity times and I. Don't mean this in a facetious way. But a more opportune times for the liberals given the pandemic is you know forefront for many voters and most most Canadians feel they've done a pretty good job. Could it get a lot worse when you know more spending has to happen there's more accountability in time goes on and people are even worse off because of the pandemic. Yes it definitely could. So from a purely political str- strategy view like a strategic view, this might be as good time as any for the Liberals. At the same time I've talked to a number of cabinet ministers and a number of MP's some most of them. I would say located in Ontario and only because they're the ones who come to Ottawa more. So so I'll see them more frequently and I've asked them about that and there is a huge hesitancy among rank and file MP's to go to an election they don't think there's any appetite they don't feel safe. Campaigning they've said that to me is it's a pretty precarious time across most of the country raise talking about Ontario kids can't go out for Halloween. Yeah. So yeah, that's what I said Mr today I'm like, how are you gonNa have an election when the prime minister admitted that he's not even going to send his kids out for Halloween, because that's what Ottawa public health is same is because we're thinking of all those people's Those lost jobs and looking is looking for another one. We need to have the capacity to keep working for canes like it's it's just hard to imagine and I know that even politically there's a lot of pushback within within the liberal caucus about it. So you know I I don't think that. Really anybody does want it. I think they all acknowledged that it would be very difficult. I. Do think though underneath it, there's a bit of. Yeah. Okay. For the Liberals this probably is as as good a time as any I don't think the calculation is same for opposition parties for different reasons right Erin O'Toole just became the leader You know they have an they have some money in the bank, but they certainly could be in a better position if more Canadians were familiar with him a number of months from now the MVP has no money and very little money and so. The prospect of an election for them is is you know they say that they're ready to fight when but I wouldn't be good. Okay. So I know that you hate predictions. Why do you do you to predict right now? What do you? Think's going to happen today? Are we to be talking again. Are we GONNA be talking again tomorrow about heading to the polls yesterday. I really don't like doing this because as I add this caveat, every time I feel like I particularly thing I'm usually wrong I. Don't know I don't think we will be I don't think we will be. But Stranger things have happened and I just feel like the math is such a crazy part of this like what if some liberals don't show up to vote what are some MVP don't want? You know there's a lot of things that can impact those numbers so it could be A. Weird turn of events but just like in my heart. I definitely do not think oh my gosh these words are going to haunt me I don't think. Okay. Perfect. Thank you so much. It's a pleasure as always to catch. Other than your last question you're the best thing. For.
"ottawa" Discussed on The Big Story
"Lifetime opportunity, and if you think about it, the economy society has been brought to a certain point to a standstill. In some areas of the economy been put into the gutter to rebuild all of that. You now have an opportunity to shape that rebuilt and so for a government, did it is a unique opportunity, but we'll see whether businesses by yen whether the country buys in and whether the other opposition parties Bienne because this is a minority government and that throne speech will go to a confidence vote and if if they don't get enough parties on side, the country could be heading to another election in this fall we could. As if twenty, twenty, one already. Full of surprises will there had been and this is one of the last things that I did want ask you there had been whisperings of potential confidence votes or a fall election before this. So notwithstanding the fact that it's it should be a big ambitious throne speech What's the feeling in Ottawa about the chances that this really could trigger an election one thing that twenty twenty has taught me is never rule anything out. At the moment there's only one party that is directly talking about bringing down this government and launching the country into a fall election, and that's the blocking. BECUA-. they said they want Finance Minister Bill more no the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his chief of Staff Katie Telford to all resign and if they don't resign then they'll move a confidence vote in the fall. Now they're going to get that confidence vote because of this latest move and the throne speech will be put to a confidence test. The Conservatives have been very hesitant so far they've said you know this is not enough to bring down the government and the reason for that is There in the middle of a leadership I wa, they're actually the tail end of a leadership contest. By the end of this week, they will have a new leader in place. How that new leader decides to handle this? Remains to be seen conservatives in responding to the PROROGATION has said, they will wait to see what their new leader decides before. They decide to move forward the Conservatives if their new leader ends up having a honeymoon and skyrockets in the polls over the next month or so maybe they think now would be a good time to go to the polls New Brunswick Saskatchewan or two provinces that will be holding elections during this pandemic lessons can be learned..
"ottawa" Discussed on The Big Story
"Was it face to face over zoom what was being discussed? Exactly what was the outcome of this meeting and I know I'm not the only Journalist in Ottawa who got radio silence basically from the Prime Minister's office and the Finance Minister's office, and usually when that sort of stuff happens that tells you something is happening behind the scenes that could be big and a lot of journalists were hanging outside the prime minister's office waiting to see if we could spot either person anyway I think by late afternoon, a lot of journalists just sorta said it doesn't seem like we're going to get much just standing around here and no neither man was spotted i. think it was about six forty pm eastern Ottawa time. where I saw an email saying the finance minister was going to hold a news conference at seven PM that left a lot of journalists myself including scrambling to try and get back to the office. And try and figure out what was going on the news conference was slightly delayed, and at that time the news at broke, and then it was confirmed moments later when Finance Minister Bill more no came out and said that he was resigning not just as finance minister but also as MP, for Toronto Centre and that he would then be applying to become the secretary general of the always a big international economic development organization and he denied that he was being pushed out by the prime minister. The next day of course, while that news is still settling on the minds of Canadians that morning we got word that there's going to be a cabinet. Shuffle taking place and I believe see tv I broke that Christa freeland deputy prime minister would be named the new Finance Minister and she was one of the names that was being rumored about to take over for more. No. Later in the morning news started trickling out I believe CBC was first break this that the government was going to pro parliament on top of this cabinet shuffle this all before either event even happened, and so the cabinet shuffle took place early afternoon as expected at Rideau Hall and then we got the prime minister's media availability shortly after the cabinet shuffle where he announces, he has proroguing Parliament until September twenty third one. They will deliver a new throne speech to set out a new path forward for the country as we look towards the economic recovery from the pandemic. So a lot of news packed in less than twenty four hours here in Ottawa I'm GonNa. Talk for just a couple of minutes and just so you can catch your breath. Really no we're, GONNA get into all of that but just I. can you really quickly explain for people who haven't lived through it once before or pay attention to it once before what it means to prorogue parliament and how that's done essentially, it's not. You know we often say the Prime Minister prorogue parliament technically, that's not true. It's the Governor General that prorogue parliament she is the Queen's. Representative in Canada and what happens is the prime minister usually approaches the Governor General, an inbetween election cycles. If for whatever reason it may be the prime minister feels that both House of Commons and the Senate kind of need a break that they can go to the Governor General and say, we need a bit of a break. They give the reasoning to the governor. General the Governor General agrees..
"ottawa" Discussed on The Big Story
"Mid August The Dog. Of Summer. Everything slows down people take vacations even the most hardcore political pundits can relax for a couple of weeks. Right? He is covering it up by blocking it out and shutting down our investigations than I am Canada's first woman finance minister. It's about time that we broke that glass ceiling the move by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to prorogue parliament until late September big shakeup this evening the Trudeau government bill more no has announced he's resigning. Minister of Finance, include a confidence vote a failure on that vote would trigger a new election. I. Hate to tell you this. But everything that you just heard there happened over the span of about seventy two hours. From a scandal, the liberals were hoping was fading into the distance to a resignation to a history making appointment to a prorogation of parliament in the middle of a pandemic to more damning revelations about the we charity deal, and now the looming threat of a non-confidence motion and a fall election. When the government returns, it's been a week and hey, it's only Thursday. So. If you hoped that you could escape politics during these last couple of weeks of summer. I am truly sorry. But if you happen to be wondering what the Hell is going on in Ottawa while we can help you with that at least..
"ottawa" Discussed on The Big Story
"Gone ahead the last time we talked to you. I was kind of right after the election. And there was a lot of anger in Alberta. Had Bat. Mellowed at all before this Is this just the the latest phase? How is Alberta feeling about the rest of the country right now as goes with almost any emotional response. It's most acute immediately after an offending result or outcome after the election rage was very was very hot because there was the potential that we could have gone the other way. It has died down. It hasn't gone away There's still people talking about it and Jason Kenney setting up this quote unquote fair deal panel to have public. Discussions about different ways can seek autonomy from Ottawa. Like taking its own pension printing. Its own pension plan collecting its own federal its own income taxes and a these were keeping this discussion alive to some extent but largely The real acute frustration had died down when the dust settled this wax. It we went we talked about in. Its in its own leaders. Didn't have much going didn't have a big constituency. Separation talk is largely obscure academic and fringe. This projection is a fresh provocation. The first major provocation from Ottawa That we've seen so obviously you know the temperature goes up Kenny is at now once again. Talking More with more enthusiasm about measures to seek autonomy from Ottawa. Whether there's going to be any action on that were not sure but certainly the temperature after in the immediate aftermath of these type of provocations or Albert feeling spurned by Ottawa Will inherently rise. Is there any way That Ottawa could have prevented some of this blowback. One of the things that I note that you wrote about it. Mcclain's is the sort of lack of any overarching guidance. On what gets approved and what doesn't and I wonder if if there was maybe some more clearly defined rules. We WOULDN'T BE IN THE BLAME GAME. There was a really interesting letter Written by Dawn Lindsey the CEO of tech resources to the Environment Minister. John Wilkinson on Sunday as they were withdrawing this project and one of the things that This he said he was disappointed. He wished he didn't have to pull this project but he said that. This project is landing in the middle of this debate informing the nexus of this debate over energy and climate change. And you know it would be great if there was some sort of framework that determined what the expectations are of oil sands development for climate for investment in this country without such a framework. It's very hard for this to go ahead. As I said earlier. The framework for the longest time under liberal and conservative federal governments has been. We approve these. It's simple as that The Times have changed. That is no longer the process but auto ad doesn't know what the processes Ottawa doesn't have a plan. They don't have a policy on oil set. How much oil sands development is enough? They don't have a real policy on how future royal says projects or curt ones even faded to their expectations of how much how much tonnage or megatonnage of a carbon emissions can come from oil sands. There is one hundred megaton cap that's been legislated by the government on oil sands but there's not even a consensus on where we are right now. How much room there is under that cap for future projects. So I mean I think in theory yes don Lindsay is right. There should be a framework. This shouldn't be up to the whims of in varying opinions of different cabinet ministers based on where they're from and who's talking to them. There should be a process slots into if we're not gonNA just rubber stamp what You know what the technical reviews come to but I I would recommend The Oil Patch. Be careful what they wish for. In that regard any sensible review or framework would take into account that there are dozens or you know more than a dozen oil sands projects still on the table Still with approvals just waiting for the economics or the construction time to To go up. And that is two point. One million barrels I believe of a potential oil sands development. This mind was just two hundred sixty thousand barrels and so there's a lot of a lot of potential jobs off potential oil sands developments still to come and there's a lot of Carbon footprint still to come in. What's already on the books as approved before US projects and I imagine if they look take into account all that in this framework looking at climate change looking at economics. They might not look too kindly on having another rubber stamp project for down the road. Win The economics work for Tech Frontier? Mine about those projects that are already sitting there waiting for the economics to improve. How confident or hopeful even our People in Alberta in the government that the economics will actually get to the point where these things can go forward are. Are we kind of trying to wrap our head around a new way that The oil sands work in Canada. Different projects have different. Economic points differ and not all projects are created equal. There are again two different types of oil sands projects there the oil sands mines. These giant open pit developments the classic oil sands projects. That are huge That take years to develop And have you know several decades worth of oil sands to exploit and those are just you know basically the size of the size of small cities those documents and then there are the thermal projects or alternative SAGGY smaller projects? Were they drill wells and develop a bit by bit the oil Smaller projects Have Different Economics. They're often more affordable to build. They don't have the same Expansion growth growth spending the capital spending and they're smaller. You're putting less risk at your investing less money into it. You're putting up less risk capital if you're developing those. Those are a lot of the projects that we have and some of those because of their geology because of where they are and who's proposing them a lot of those are looking for different oil prices as well but those ones are more likely to go ahead because they are smaller. Nobody else had been billed. Proposing a mega mine. After the foretells mine opened. They're they're very large. They cost a lot of money. Last time there was a mind proposed Chelles Pierre River mine. The adaptation was pulled as well back in two thousand fifteen when Harper was still around. Nobody was proposing these. A lot of people were surprised at Tech. Resources was still going with this until they pulled their project given that there might not be Another mega mine in store. What else is there I guess so to speak in the pipeline that that might push the Ottawa Alberta relationship closer to a breaking point well the next big thing and this has been a busy busy news week. Sunday Tech Frontier. Pull their mind on Monday afternoon. Just says Reporters and Edmonton were waiting for Jason Kennedy to speak about the tech frontier. Mine decision there came a ruling from the Court of Appeal. 'cause Alberta was also like other provinces Saskatchewan Ontario had challenged the federal carbon tax in court. Said it was unconstitutional. Scotch Yuan lost last year Ontario loss late last year. Alberto One The judges ruled four to one agreeing with Alberta that the federal carbon taxes unconstitutional. This is all going to the Supreme Court for hearing next next month So the Supreme Court of Canada is going to referee On these three Split Court decisions on whether or the federal carbon taxes. Going to stay if the feds win that one Alberta's cannot lump it. It seems the feds lose that. They're going to have to do some kind of negotiation or reckoning on what sort of consumer carbon tax there is in Alberta if other in other provinces. That's going to be a very tricky one. I'm not sure what what auto is going to be able to do to make vis one up for out. Berta BERTA relies on this continuous horizon of growth projects in the oil sands For the you know this is not quite a no. This isn't Ottawa. Drawing a red line saying this is the end of world sounds grow but this was pretty close to it and it seems like eventually Any government that serious climate change is going to have to do that unless we suddenly magically start getting emissions free oil sands which were not getting. Let's keep in mind. This is fresh wound. And I'm not sure how Ottawa or any nice words out says are going to make this one field whole lot better. My last question is maybe a more asking for your opinion. But just given everything this week from Batak mind decision to the court ruling Alberta to protest happening across the country. It feels like the energy industry verses Climate Policy Debate in this country is kind of coming to a head all at once. And you're kind of at Ground Zero for that as the Alberta reporter what do you see? I see a lot of frustration on both sides of it because the liberal government doesn't know where it stands on this. I think back to where the Harper government wasn't they were big fans on drawing clean firm lines on things. Making things look sound very simple. We're GONNA make this decision for the president for the future and if need to figure out figured out later we'll figure it out later Ottawa. A Trudeau's Ottawa's much unsure about things. Look at how they handled. What's written related blockades They were firmly opposed to you. Know saying we need the blockades lifted at first and then after not seemingly much changed they changed tack a few days later Their their hesitations seemed almost worse than their than anything else on the on the tech frontier. Mine project they don't have an oil sands policy. They don't have any clear they haven't given anybody any clarity on how the ashy expect to get to Twenty fifties net zero. Promise or for that matter. There are Paris climate targets which are much more sooner down the road. Alberta is you know looking is having to deal with a bunch of shifting goalposts and again they want things clear they want things especially to be things to be the way they used to under a conservative government. What they want unpredictability is constant yeses. They want investor confidence which means constant approval constant growth That money keeps flowing in And that they manage somehow the carbon impact with technology not not with penalties not with a steep carbon taxes or phase outs of oil sands projects So that's the tension It's especially a big tension because Ottawa under the liberal government hasn't decided exactly where they stand on these. When you have the old rules are gone but we have no idea what the new rules are exactly. Thanks for joining us. Jason Jason Marcus off the Alberto correspondent for Maclean's magazine. That was the Big Story. If you would like more you can find us. The big story podcast dot ca can also find us always ready to engage in dialogue on twitter at the Big Story F. P. N. You can find our podcast and all of the other frequency podcasts. In your favorite podcast player whether that's apple or Google or Stitcher or spotify or podcast Republic. Thanks for listening. I'm Jordan Heath Rawlings. 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"ottawa" Discussed on The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
"Yeah well all right well this is the first episode of the year so we will be getting to our psychic predictions a little bit later but first care i you're gonna start a soft with what's the word absolutely sell the word this week was actually recommended by a listener i love it when you guys send me email recommendations in this one was from daniel corner in ottawa and he said that he found this one while researching water fasts and the word is horror meese s and of course it's interesting because he was reading about fasting and coming off of a fast and how quickly people eat food or drink water after a fast in some of the kind of woman who and pseudoscience i think around those like palio ideas that we should just be the way our hunter gatherer ancestors were as if we really fully understand how they were anyway the word itself is much more i think interesting and complicated even than that so hormesis actually comes from a group recode word it was first coined i think pretty recently like in the 1940s and its roots are a little bit removed from how we understand hormesis to work and or not work because we're visas of course this kind of theoretical and it's an idea of a dose response relationship where there's a harmful biological effect at a moderate or high dose but it might actually be somewhat beneficial at a low dose what it would end up looking like is sort of a shaped curve or maybe a ushaped doseresponse kerr so that at if you get a little bit of it it's actually good for you and then if you get more of it it becomes bad for you and so we hear a lot about a hormesis hypothesis with things like homeopathy we hear about it with things like iin izing radiation and they're even some examples like i was just looking at.
"ottawa" Discussed on Hockey Today
"In the third period and there's a defensive zone faced off and you lose that base off that's gonna killer so face off in the neutral zone a faceoff in your offense of zone not that big of a deal so that when you have the overall percentages is going to count wherever the face off his on the ice i got to see columbus first hand on friday i thought they won the faceoff that they needed to win especially in the that offensive zone are they should have enough centres there to be able to get the dodd the job done i've always loved ubi as a as a as a center i i wouldn't be overly concerned about it at this particular point uh kevin said so far which team besides locals have disappointed you to start the season while as i mentioned abington has to be looked upon as a disappointment i thought that that was a team that was going to be pi down the company still can it's still very early in the season but a little surprised that after winning against calgary on opening night that they've lost three in a row and just got thrown around by the ottawa senators that was a little bit of a surprise eyes bars other teams struggling that surprised me i had buffaloes the playoff team there one four and one um i'm a little surprised a little disappointed with that otherwise i can't get crazy carolina has a playoff team one one and one they've only played three games can't get crazy they'd got three points all montreal does not surprise me i had the missing the plows but of the teams that i thought we're gonna make the playoffs that have been disappointing so far he early edmonson and buffalo those are the two teams that have really surprised me on how much they've struggled here early in the season.
"ottawa" Discussed on True Crime Garage
"The conservativepartyofcanada load of located in ottawa the office received their male just like any other business day typically the office would receive the usual stuff you know bills letters packages big and small on this day there was one particular package that stood out from the rest this was not a particularly large package smaller than average size but the box is labelled with a red hearts symbol are right maybe we should open that on well according to the return address that package was mailed from a renee board ally the office assistant in charge of receiving and distributing the male started to open the box inside she could see something wrapped up up but will was more alarming was that the the package it it stunk uh there was an extremely foul odor coming from this package she noticed what she thought to be bloodstains on the bottom of the box the assistant stopped what she was doing she was too disturbed and upset to open the package any further she took the small box to her boss her boss opened up the bucks inside there were a pieces of bright pink tissue paper stuffed inside the box to protect the contents from being damage the contents well there were something soft and moshi wrapped in a black garbage bag she asked the assistant to bring her a pair of scissors and ashsheikh cut opened the bag she noted that strong rotting smell this kind of blowing out atr therefrom she she net she now new for certain that there was something very not right about the situation right but that's when you stop you call the police have them open you should open packages like that and you're you are exactly right captain that's exactly what she did they called the ottawa police they came quickly and it would be their job to finish opening up this package inside the officers found a severed left foot and they found a note and the note read stephenharperandlaureentaskey.