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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Pacey View Post
    A fairly recent link re: the detention of Canadians by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's favourite communist nation:

    https://globalnews.ca/news/4945181/u...ent-canadians/
    Fwiw, here's the wiki re: Canada-China relations; oddly, perhaps, there is not much mention of the state of tensions deep into 2019, especially the recent pronouncements by one side's officials or the other in the media:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada...hina_relations
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    Fwiw, here's the wiki re: corruption in Canada:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corruption_in_Canada
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    Here's the wiki re: the concept of world domination:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_domination

    [edit: wiki listing 1990s cartoon series' episodes' plots re: 2 mice seeking world domination: ]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...Brain_episodes
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    Here's the wiki re: bailouts (relevant in Canada these days with Bombardier in the news yet again):

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bailout
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    A link re: the controversial Chateau Laurier addition that's currently being rammed through Ottawa city council (as led by mayor [and former provincial Liberal MPP] Jim Watson); Ottawa residents upset at this proposed eyesore may wish to closely question the relevant councillors (and mayor) on any donations from industry that they benefit from, come the next municipal election campaign:

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottaw...ting-1.5207621

    [edit: here's the wiki re: the Chateau Laurier, including photos of how it currently looks:]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_Laurier

    [edit2: a link re: big loophole in Ontario municipal political donations ban since 2016:]

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottaw...ions-1.3883831
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    A link to a nationalpost.com article: Opinion by Randall Denley: Assertions by Ontario teachers union don't stand up to scrutiny:

    https://nationalpost.com/opinion/ran...up-to-scrutiny
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    Inverted yield curve - recession time soon?:

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/yie...sion-1.4724637
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    nationalpost.com/opinion: Randall Denley: Ford's first year showed people wanted a change of government, but not a change of everything:

    https://nationalpost.com/opinion/ran...-of-everything
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Pacey View Post
    Another shocker in Canadian news: police can now demand breath samples in bars and in homes:

    https://globalnews.ca/news/4832762/i...reath-samples/
    Now for a real case of a breath sample taken in the home:

    https://torontosun.com/opinion/colum...nk-backyarding
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    nationalpost.com/opinion: John Robson: A message from the government of Canada: Shut-up (re: infringing on free speech by the public against politicians during an election campaign):

    https://nationalpost.com/opinion/joh...canada-shut-up
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