The latest pitch by the oil-baron #Liberal Government of #Canada to British Columbia is a sop to fool the masses that electricity will somehow reduce the carbon footprint of the natural gas industry, which already produces about 18% of the province’s #carbon pollution[CBC]. Adjust your critical thinking hats: Continue reading “Horgan, Trudeau, LNG Canada, and reducing GHG with BC Hydro”
#CBC, the Canadian Broadcasting Company, has been under fire for selling Canadian reader’s data to dataminers. Continue reading “CBC hides privacy settings”
But Emerentienne was not Timothee’s first wife. In the marriage record written by the priest R. Robert he is listed as ‘veuf majeur’, a phrase whose meaning is… obscure, of Louise Rivet[G]. Continue reading “Searching for Louise Rivet”
Jean Guyon[G, en.WP] is one of those historic figures you do not hear much about. He was a master mason, accomplished some works which still exist today (not a small freat), immigrated to Nouvelle-France[fr.WP].
But his primary contribution to history was fathering 10 children, of whom 8 produced another generation. Continue reading “Jean Guyon, Sieur du Buisson, 1592-1663, saviour of western civilization”
Five years ago Albertans threw out the Conservative government which had proven to be corrupt, privileged, and unethical. This week they elected a Conservative government which is proven – before being elected – to be corrupt, privileged, and unethical. Continue reading “Alberta’s choices”
Here is why M Trudeau’s, and those of his inner circle, defenses ring false:
No means no.
You apologized for Canada’s actions in the past, which were reprehensible. Canada identified an ethnic group for selective discrimination. I applaud that. The BDS movement targets a country, Israel, for doing the same thing. I applaud them, too. Continue reading “Dear Mr Trudeau, about that BDS comment”
So I am tuning in to the podium following the urgent meeting called by Prime Minister Trudeau between British Columbia Premier John Horgan and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. CBC.ca’s new website freezes up the video in mid-sentence from Mr Horgan, so I reload the page. And there is Andrew Scheer holding forth. Continue reading “Canada poli confuses me…”
I was just noodling about, researching a summer holiday trip to Nova Scotia. Taking the Via Rail trip would take a minimum of 7 days each way, assuming zero train delays/disruptions. And about $1500 to ride economy, not including meals. Or the minimum overnight hotel in Toronto.
Which is somewhat more than the business class airfare on Air Canada which does the round trip in 16 hours.