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Ontarians Side With Ford On Illegal Border Crossing - Saturday, July 14, 2018

POLL: Ontarians Side With Ford On Illegal Border Crossing

Justine Trudeau and Doug Ford on  Illegal Border Crossing Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion Over two-thirds support Ford’s position

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  -  July 14, 2018  (LSN) While the Trudeau government is busy attacking people who want border security as “Un-Canadian,”the fact is that a clear majority of Ontarians side with Doug Ford over Justin Trudeau when it comes to the illegal border crossing mess.

The Ford government has had the toughness to actually call the crossings illegal, while the Trudeau government attacks those who call a spade a spade.

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TARIFFS ARE TAXES TOO! - Monday, July 2, 2018

TARIFFS ARE TAXES TOO!

TARIFFS ARE TAXES TOO! Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion  Consumers of tariffed products face higher prices on both domestic and imported goods

TORONTO, ONTARIO  July 2, 2018  (LSN) Liberals are famous for their “tax and spend” proclivities. Why all this squawking and hissing over tariffs?

Consumers of tariffed products face higher prices on both domestic and imported goods. Increased competition generally results in lower prices, but tariffs serve to decrease market competition. Tariffs often arise from the successful efforts of industry lobbyists who convince elected politicians to tax imports. 

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A President Like No Other By Conrad Black - Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Agenda with Steve Paikin an interview with Conrad Black ~ Donald J. Trump: A President Like No Other
By Conrad Black 

Donald J. Trump: A President Like No Other  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion With Steve Paikin of The Agenda

 

TORONTO, ONTARIO  June 30, 2018 (LSN)  Conrad Black, bestselling author of Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom and Richard M. Nixon: A Life in Full, turns his attention to his "friend" President Donald J. Trump and provides the most intriguing and significant analysis yet of Trump's political rise. Ambitious in intellectual scope, contrarian in many of its opinions, and admirably concise, this is surely set to be one of the most provocative political books you are likely to read this year.

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91% of minimum wage earners - Wednesday, June 20, 2018

91% of minimum-wage earners in Ontario don’t live in low-income families

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#LSN_Opinion  Fraser Institute 

TORONTO, ONTARIO — June 20, 2018  (LSN)  Despite misperceptions and false claims, raising the minimum wage would do little to reduce poverty in Ontario because the vast majority of minimum-wage earners don’t live in low-income households, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

Earlier this year, Ontario raised the minimum wage by 21 per cent to $14 an hour, and some groups—including the province’s official Opposition—continue to push for an even higher minimum wage.

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Illegal crossings must stop - Sunday, May 27, 2018

Canadians want the illegal crossings to stop.

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_LSN_Opinion

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  - May 27, 2018  (LSN) Processing people coming into Canada illegally is literally the least the government can do. Anything less would be total chaos.

And in fact, the government should be doing far more, including standing up for our border and stopping the illegal crossings from taking place.

As many have pointed out, a country without a border isn’t really a sovereign nation at all.

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Alberta Debt Service Costs - Saturday, May 26, 2018

Albertans will pay $442 each in interest this year due
to growing provincial government debt

 

Fraser Institute  Alberta Decline   Lake Superiorr News
#LSN_Opinion  Fraser Institute 

From $58 in 2008 to $655 in 2020 for every Albertan

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  May 24, 2018  (LSN) CALGARY—Every Albertan will pay, on average, more than $400 this year in interest costs on the province’s growing debt, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“Interest paid on government debt is taxpayer money not spent on programs or services that people value, including health care and education, and it leaves less fiscal room for tax relief,” said Ben Eisen, director of the Fraser Institute’s Alberta Prosperity Initiative and co-author of The Decline of the Other Alberta Advantage: Debt Service Costs in Alberta Are Rising.

The study finds that in 2018/19, the average Albertan will pay $442 in debt-servicing costs—interest on the government’s debt—compared to $58 (nominal) in 2008/09.

In fact, starting last year, per person debt-servicing costs in Alberta are increasing by approximately $100 a year, and are expected to reach $655 in 2020/21, when British Columbia—not Alberta—will have the lowest per person debt-servicing costs nationwide.

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nconditional basic income is a bad idea - Monday, May 14, 2018

Unconditional basic income is a bad idea

Basic Income Fraser Institute  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion  Fraser Institute 

Such a program would weaken the incentives to work for lower-income Canadians and people not strongly tied to the labour force

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  May 14, 2018  (LSN)  Almost 50 years ago, a Canadian Senate report declared that a basic income “is an idea whose time has come.” Ever since, the idea resurfaces every so often, with support that spans the political spectrum.

Most recently, a Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) report reinvigorated the debate by estimating the cost of a particular version of a basic income program. 

In our view, however, an unconditional basic income is a bad idea whose time should never come.

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Transport Illegal Border Crossers To Their ‘Preferred’ Destination - Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Trudeau Government Spending Taxpayer Dollars To Transport Illegal Border Crossers To Their ‘Preferred’ Destination


_LSN_Opinion

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  - April 21, 2018  (LSN)  This will create an even bigger incentive for people to enter Canada illegally. It is now clear that the Trudeau government has no intention of stopping illegal border crossings.

Instead, they’re increasing the incentive to violate Canada’s borders

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400 Illegals Per Day - Saturday, April 21, 2018

400 Illegals Per Day This Summer, In Quebec Alone
Trudeau’s solution, send them to Ontario

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_LSN_Opinion

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  - April 21, 2018  (LSN)  The Trudeau government keeps creating more and more of an incentive for people to enter Canada illegally.

During a recent showdown in Question Period, Conservative Immigration Critic Michelle Rempel asked Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen to stop giving excuses, and finally explain how he will end the growing illegal border crossing crisis.

Hussen responded with excuses.

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Environmental Ranking for Canada - Saturday, April 21, 2018

Environmental Ranking for Canada
and the OECD

Fraser Instutute and Enviromental Ranking   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion  Fraser Institute 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  April 21, 2018 (LSN)  Canadians care about the state of their environment. Over the past few years, several reports have presented Canada as an environmental laggard, ranking it near the bottom of the list of OECD countries. But we regard the methodologies behind these studies as flawed: they unfairly represent Canada’s environmental performance in some respects and do not always use the most meaningful and relevant performance measures. We therefore sought to develop an improved and transparent methodology that would allow us to measure and compare environmental performance among OECD countries.

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Untreated Sewage Overflows - Monday, April 16, 2018

B.C. Leads The Nation In Untreated Sewage Overflows

BC Priemier Horgan Province with the most  Untreated Sewage Overflows  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA - April 16, 2018  (LSN)  Report shows that nearly 40% of all the untreated sewage overflows in Canada take place in British Columbia.

B.C. NDP Premier John Horgan and the far-left have been busy trying to stoke fears about the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in an effort to crush the essential project.

Yet, perhaps Horgan is also seeking to distract from the real pollution problem in B.C.

Huge amounts of untreated sewage flowing into the water.

According to a Toronto Star report based upon Statistics Canada data, nearly 40% of all sewage overflows in Canada took place in B.C.

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Union Leader “Begging” For More Resources At Border - Sunday, April 8, 2018

Customs & Immigration Union Leader
“Begging” For More Resources At Border

Ahmed-Hussen  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion  
Ahmed D. Hussen Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship 

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  -  April 8, 2018  (LSN)  “It looks like the government doesn’t take this seriously” says the leader of Canada’s Customs and Immigration  Union.

For a long time now we have seen that the Trudeau government doesn’t take Canada’s borders seriously.

Now, the head of Canada’s Customs and Immigration Union Jean-Pierre Fortin is saying the same thing.

As reported by CBC, Fortin is ‘pleading for more resources at the border’ as the influx of illegal border crossers is expected to increase.

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Ontarians will pay more in income taxes - Sunday, April 1, 2018

At least 1.8 million Ontarians
will pay more in income taxes

Wynne Higher Takes Fraser Institute Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion  Fraser Institute 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  April 1, 2018 (LSN)  Ontario’s recent budget is jammed packed with new policies ahead of the upcoming provincial election. But what’s missing is any sign that the government wants to improve its uncompetitive personal income tax (PIT) system. In fact, the budget’s proposed changes will make the province’s PIT system less competitive overall, raising taxes on many skilled Ontarian workers at the early stages of their career.

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Vote Liberal Free Groceries of Life   - Sunday, April 1, 2018

Waiting for Vote Liberal Free Groceries of Life  

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#LSN_Opinion  Ross Ayotte

SMITH FALLS, ONTARIO April 1, 2018  (LSN)  I am just waiting for the big announcement that everybody in Ontario gets free groceries for life for the liberal vote

Premier Wynne's 25% hydro discount was to cost a minimum of 45 billion dollars for 24 billion dollars of hydro relief if the governments could balance their budgets for 30 years in a row and now the Wynne liberal's have stated they will run huge deficits for the next 6 years if re-elected with zero thought of getting a balanced budget as if they win this election they will continue to bribe Ontarian's with there own money on the following election to stay in power as the Auditor General pointed out earlier this relief could cost Ontario close to 90 billion dollars if financed.

Then you add in free child care at 2.2 billion dollars over 3 years then Wynne promised 300 million for special needs children over three years then 2.1 billion for mental health care but these election bribes will run over budget due to Wynne catering to union demands for better pay and low balling the actually cost due to inflation and interest rates on the cost to borrow the funds to implement and of course Liberal Math.

By Ross Ayotte

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Wynne Liberals $2 BILLION Tax Hike - Sunday, April 1, 2018

$2 billion in tax hikes buried on page 249
of the Ontario Liberal budget say PCs

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#LSN_Opinion  Ford PCs Rip Wynne Liberals For $2 BILLION Tax Hike

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  -  April 1, 2018  (LSN)  The Ontario PC Party is drawing attention to $2 billion in tax hikes on Ontario families and businesses.

In a release, the PCs said 1.8 million Ontarians will see their personal taxes increased by $200 per year, adding up to $855 million in tax hikes in the next three years.

There will also be tax hikes against 20,000 businesses – who are paying $2,400 per year, for a three year total of about $100 million.

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White privilege or simply elites posturing? - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

White privilege or simply elites posturing?

Creating a society in which everything is viewed in terms of race will divide our nation and breed resentment

White Privilege  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA -  March 27, 2018  (LSN)  Parents in the interior of British Columbia were shocked recently when their children came home from school with news of a new social awareness campaign: posters put up throughout School District 74 featuring administrators commenting on racism.

In one of the posters, district superintendent Teresa Downs (who appears to be a white woman) is shown beside a quote reading, “I have unfairly benefitted from the colour of my skin. White privilege is not acceptable.”

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Bill Morneau Calls     Lisa Raitt A “Neanderthal” - Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Bill Morneau Calls
    Lisa Raitt A “Neanderthal”

Bill Morneau Calls Lisa Raitt A “Neanderthal”  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion   Lisa Raitt   Bill Morneau 

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  March 27, 2018  (:SN) Canada’s most unpopular cabinet minister Bill ‘Moneybags’ Morneau is facing massive criticism for his comments toward Conservative Deputy Leader Lisa Raitt during questions at the Standing Committee on Finance.

When Raitt referred to the 2018 Trudeau budget a “cynical political gesture” that was all about “buying votes,”a point many others have made considering the immense amount of virtue-signalling and absence of common-sense in the most recent budget – Morneau arrogantly referred to Raitt as a “neanderthal.”

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‘Global Citizen’ Trudeau’s anti-Canadian energy policy - Friday, March 16, 2018

‘Global Citizen’ Trudeau’s anti-Canadian energy policy is costing our nation billions of dollars

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#LSN_Opinion  Under Trudeau’s energy policies, foreign countries win and Canada loses.

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  Marc h 16, 2018  (LSN)  CTF Alberta Director Colin Craig said, “Ottawa is holding Canadian oil to a higher standard than foreign oil that is imported to Canada. The situation is insane. By putting up roadblocks in front of Canadian oil companies, governments are literally losing out on billions in lost tax revenues.”

The CTF noted that the Energy East pipeline would have contributed $7.3 billion tax revenue.

Now, all of that is lost, while foreign oil pours into our country.

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Ontario stagnant decade - Thursday, March 15, 2018

Ontario needs more than one year of improved economic growth to make-up for stagnant decade

Ontario stagnant decade Fraser Institute Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion  #LSN_Econ

TORONTO, ONTARIO - March 15, 2018  (LSN)  Despite upbeat government rhetoric, Ontario’s economic growth in 2017 was not enough to repair the damage done during the preceding decade when the province’s economic performance was among the worst in Canada, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

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Time for Common Sense actions - Sunday, March 11, 2018

Time for Common Sense actions
on ISIS Terrorists

Trudeau-Government-NOT-TRACKING-Interventions-With-ISIS-Fighters-In-Canada  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA,  March 11, 2018  (LSN) Time for the government to take common sense action and keep our country safe. It’s sad that we even have to say such an obvious truth, but the government doesn’t owe anything to ISIS terrorists.

Instead, the government owes law-abiding Canadians a safe and secure nation.
That means punishing our enemies, and keeping them out of Canada whenever possible.

However, the Trudeau government seems to have completely reversed this.
Instead of doing everything possible – including enforcing current laws and strengthening legislation to deal with ISIS terrorists – the Trudeau government has gone out of their way to make it easy for ISIS terrorists to retain Canadian citizenship,

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Don't judge historic figures without knowledge - Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Don't judge historic figures without knowledge of our history

Sir John A. Macdonald  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion  
Canadian curriculums fail students when it comes to teaching the content necessary to have informed, intelligent debate

Winnipeg, Manitoba - March 7, 2018   (LSN)  Last fall, the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario demanded that Sir John A. Macdonald’s name be stricken from all public schools in the province. More recently, Halifax city council voted to remove the Edward Cornwallis statue that had stood downtown since 1931. Both decisions were vigorously debated and public opinion remains sharply divided.

These are separate events about two different individuals. Nevertheless, the underlying theme is the same. Macdonald and Cornwallis stand accused of crimes against Indigenous people. Macdonald played a role in the establishment of residential schools while Cornwallis offered a bounty to anyone who captured or killed a Mi’kmaq person.

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Carbon tax added on top - Sunday, March 4, 2018

Carbon tax added on top of the various bans
only worsens regulatory inefficiencies


#LSN_Opinion   Canada’s phoney debate about carbon taxes

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO March 4, 2018  (LSN)  In the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership race, all four candidates hoping to replace Patrick Brown oppose carbon taxes, a centrepiece of Brown’s platform. The federal Conservative Party also opposes carbon taxes.

Some commentators see this as a betrayal of Conservative free-market instincts because (supposedly) our choice is between inefficient bureaucratic regulation and the enlightened Liberal approach of using price signals to hit greenhouse gas targets. According to this reasoning, economically-literate Conservatives should prefer the latter.

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Raising minimum wages - Friday, March 2, 2018

Raising minimum wages: good intentions, bad policy


#LSN_Opinion

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  March 2, 2018   (LSN) Raising the minimum wage is a flawed strategy for achieving the critically important social objective of raising people out of poverty

As the old saying goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. But good intentions alone aren’t enough to justify government policy. Real-world evidence matters.

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Trudeau Launches Crackdown On Tips - Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Trudeau Launches Crackdown On Tips
​In Latest Tax Attack

Trudeau Launches Crackdown On Tips   Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA,  February 20, 2018  (LSN) Trudeau spends our money with wild abandon and lets his elitist buddies keep billions in offshore accounts, yet he wants to rip every last dollar he can out of the pockets of Canadian workers.
Justin Trudeau is seeking to take even more money away from Canadians.

The Trudeau CRA is launching a further crackdown on tips, taking even more money out of the pockets of Canadians even as the carbon tax adds to the growing financial burden on Canadians.

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New Process Could Make Things Worse - Thursday, February 15, 2018

Trudeau Government “Fix” For Canada’s Jury Selection Process Could Make Things Worse


#LSN_Opinion

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  --   February 15, 2018   (LSN)  “Fixing” a process that isn’t broken on the basis of temporary emotion and a desire to “do something” is incredibly dangerous and will further erode the already-crumbling judicial independence in our nation.

The Trudeau government is moving fast to “fix” the justice system in the wake of the Gerald Stanley verdict – particularly the jury selection process.

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Judicial Independence Threaten - Monday, February 12, 2018

Trudeau & Liberal Ministers Threaten Judicial Independence With Comments On Gerald Stanley Verdict on a case that is still before the courts

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#LSN_Opinion

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  --   February 12, 2018   (LSN)  The ruling in the Gerald Stanley case, in which he was found not guilty in the death of Colten Boushie, has divided the country.

Unfortunately, instead of seeking to bring the country together, or refraining from interfering in what is still an ongoing judicial matter (because of potential appeals), Justin Trudeau and some of his ministers have inserted themselves into the situation, in what is a very dangerous move.

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Liberals add “gender rights” to energy approval - Sunday, February 11, 2018


Liberals add “gender rights” to energy approval process

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#LSN_Opinion  Rebel Media  Catherine McKenna Minister of Environment and Climate Change

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO,  February 11, 2018   (LSN)  The Liberals just turfed the apolitical National Energy Board in favour of some politically-charged regulator rooted in social justice.

And the worst part is, the new regulations seem to imply that oil and gas workers are … sex offenders?

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Canada Summer Jobs edict as 'insidious - Friday, February 9, 2018

Indigenous businessman decries Canada Summer Jobs edict as 'insidious'

Trudeau  2018 Moses
#LSN_Opinion  New Commandments by Justin

MONTREAL, QUEBEC  February 9, 2018   (LSN)  Just days before the extended deadline for the Canada Summer Jobs program, David Acco still can’t reconcile what the federal government wants employers to do as part of a new application process.

“It’s crazy,” Acco says from Montreal. “I would never tick the box they want me to tick. They should be looking at this strictly in terms of somebody being employed, not in terms of what I believe.”

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The Rebel Media on the PC Leadership Race - Wednesday, February 7, 2018

What is the future of the Ontario PC Party?

Rebel Media  PC Leadership    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion

TORONTO, ONTARIO  February 7, 2018   (LSN)  Ontario is just over four months away from the 2018 general election.

The Progressive Conservative caucus was quick to elect MPP, Vic Fedeli to be the interim leader hoping he would be the person to lead them into the general election. 

The party executive disagreed, and decided in a tight vote to conduct an expedited leadership race before the general election.

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The Rebel Media on the PC Leadership Race - Wednesday, February 7, 2018

What is the future of the Ontario PC Party?

Rebel Media  PC Leadership    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion

TORONTO, ONTARIO  February 7, 2018   (LSN)  Ontario is just over four months away from the 2018 general election.

The Progressive Conservative caucus was quick to elect MPP, Vic Fedeli to be the interim leader hoping he would be the person to lead them into the general election. 

The party executive disagreed, and decided in a tight vote to conduct an expedited leadership race before the general election.

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price for pipeline intransigence - Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Increasingly, the U.S. will compete with Canada for oil export markets, 

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#LSN_Opinion  Canada paying the price for pipeline intransigence

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - February 6, 2018  (LSN) Increasingly, the U.S. will compete with Canada for oil export markets, while more of its domestic needs are met by its own producers If Canada’s governments won’t push to get pipeline projects built, Canadians will be the poorer for it.

Canada’s overwhelming dependence on one market for its oil and gas exports comes with a serious price tag. Canadian Western Select crude oil sells at a substantially lower price than oil from other jurisdictions, such as West Texas Intermediary, Brent crude or Mexican Maya crude.

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 Risky business - Sunday, February 4, 2018

Entrepreneurs consider that government meddling is one of the greatest risks


#LSN_Opinion   Risky business

Imagine opening a business on a busy city street. Your business is the product of months of planning, compliance with government regulations, gathering finances maybe borrowing from family, presenting a business plan to the bank and borrowing more money, hiring staff, sleepless nights of worry, then finally achieving your dream. This happens thousands of times a year in Ontario, where entrepreneurs take enormous risks to provide a livelihood for themselves and their families. Businesses succeed and fail all the time, there are no guarantees.

With all the risks involved in opening and running a successful business, few entrepreneurs consider that government meddling is one of the greatest risks. Worse yet, there are at least three layers of government that each entrepreneur must confront.

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Canadians turning against carbon tax - Sunday, February 4, 2018

POLL: Canadians Are Turning Against Trudeau’s Carbon Tax

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#LSN_Opinion

WINNIPEG, MANATOBA  -  February 4, 2018  (LSN) A majority of Canadians now oppose the carbon tax Trudeau is trying to force on the country

That’s what has been revealed in a new poll by Angus Reid which shows support for Trudeau’s carbon tax is collapsing.
According to the survey, a combination of resentment to Trudeau’s imposition of the tax on the provinces and concern over Canada being disadvantaged economically compared to the United States, is damaging support for the carbon tax nationwide. Not to mention the fact that Canadians don’t want to see even more of our money stolen by the government.

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TPP2 death knell - Monday, January 29, 2018

TPP2 death knell for supply management, and that's a good thing

Troy Media  TPP2 Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion   Trans-Pacific deal will boost agri-food industries

THUNDER BAY, ONTAIRO   --- January  29, 2018  (LSN)  Canada is making its trade intentions crystal clear and that’s good news for most agri-food industries, although our supply-management sectors face big challenges.

Even as the North American Free Trade Agreement talks continue, we’ve learned that the Trans-Pacific Partnership isn’t dead after all, although the trade deal among Pacific Rim countries has a new name: the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

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Hijab attack a hoax  - Monday, January 15, 2018

Toronto Police say Hijab attack a hoax 


#LSN_Opinion

TORONTO, ONTARIO  -    January 15, 2018  - On Friday, January 12, 2018,  an 11-year-old Muslim girl in Toronto said she was attacked on her way to school by a man with scissors, who cut up her hijab. Twice, in a matter of minutes!

Today. Toronto Police say an alleged attack on an 11-year-old girl wearing a hijab last week was a hoax

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Taxing meat is an unpalatable proposition - Thursday, January 4, 2018

Arguing that meat is the new tobacco is sensationalist nonsense, since tobacco is not essential to life and food is. 

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#LSN_Opinion   Taxing meat is an unpalatable proposition

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  January 4, 2018  (LSN) Imposing a sin tax on foods that are deemed environmentally detrimental seems to be gaining support. But little can be accomplished by taxing meat.

For some, eating meat is considered a sin and therefore meat products should be taxed, like alcohol and tobacco. A new report published recently by a group called Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return (FAIRR) argues that a tax on meat is inevitable.

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Teaching Vs Brainwashing - Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Being a teacher means making sure your students are exposed to more than one perspective


#LSN_Opinion   Teacher attends training session led Al Gore

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ---   January 2, 2018  (LSN)  There’s a fine line between teaching and brainwashing. Teaching informs students about the world around them and helps them become critical thinkers. In contrast, brainwashing provides students with heavily skewed information that leads to one predetermined conclusion.

It’s easy to mix these two things up if we aren’t careful.

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Joshua Boyle Arrested - Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Joshua Boyle Arrested in Ottawa, Faces 15 Charges

Justine Trudeau with Joshua Boyle  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion  Trudeau with Boyle back in December

OTTAWA, ONTARIO --  January 2, 2018  (LSN)   Joshua Boyle Arrested, Faces 15 Charges Including Forcible Confinement, Eight Counts Of Assault, & Uttering Death Threats

He is now in custody facing charges for alleged crimes that took place since he was brought to Canada after being held hostage. Among the charges are two counts of sexual assault, and one count of misleading police.

Joshua Boyle will appear in an Ottawa court on Wednesday to face 15 charges.

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electricity prices set to keep rising  - Thursday, November 16, 2017

Ontario electricity prices set to keep rising 

Hydro keep rising Fraser Institute    Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion  #LSN_Fraser_Institute  rigorous pursuit of renewables increased electricity costs far more than necessary

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - November 16, 2017  (LSN)  The Ontario government’s rigorous pursuit of renewables has increased electricity costs far more than necessary.

The government recently released an update to its long-term energy plan, projecting that the cost of electricity for homes and businesses will keep rising over the next 20 years.

For example, the average monthly electricity bills for residents and large industrial customers in northern Ontario will jump 52 per cent.

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Canada’s Climate Action Plans - Thursday, November 16, 2017

Canada’s Climate Action Plans:
Are They Cost-effective?

Climate Change Fraser Institute   Lake Superior News

#LSN_Opinion  #LSN_Fraser_Institute  Little return in terms of environmental benefits.

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  November 16, 2017  (LSN)  Canadian governments have aggressively, and with little up-front analysis, rolled out climate action plans that are going to cost a great deal of money, but, most likely, will yield very little return in terms of environmental benefits. Governments would be well advised to slow or temporarily halt their climate action program implementation, and give the public solid analysis of their proposed programs’ economic costs and benefits.

Four provinces in Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec) have promulgated “action plans” to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These plans have several broad components. There is a carbon pricing component; there are assortments of energy efficiency programs; there is a “renewable energy” component; and most of the plans have vehicle electrification components (or such programs have been enacted separately from the climate action plans).

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Trudeau Snubs our trade partners - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Trudeau Snubs our trade partners
​ at TPP Meeting

 Trudeau Snubs our trade partners  Lake Superior News
#LSN_Opinion   #LSN_RebelMedia   Empty seats waiting for Trudea

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  November 12, 2017    (LSN)   Trudeau, like Trump, has expressed concerns with how the Trans-Pacific Partnership will impact Canadian industry, but there is no excuse for skipping a meeting with our closest allies and largest trading partners.

Eleven heads of state attended the meeting in Vietnam with the intention of negotiating a revised agreement, Justin skipped the meeting but managed to find time for photo-ops. In typical Trudeau fashion he was pictured jogging with Gerald Butts and meeting locals during his night on the town, but negotiating a trade deal didn't' make the cut.

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Misleading Middle Class - Monday, October 30, 2017

81 per cent of middle-class families pay more
in personal income taxes now 

Middle Class Paying More
#LSN_Opinion  middle-class families pay more 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO,  -  October 30, 2017  (LSN) In a recent commentary in the Financial Post titled “Misleading the middle class,” Simon Fraser University professor Rhys Kesselman criticized our analysis of how federal tax policy changes have increased the amount of income tax paid by middle-class families. Prof. Kesselman doesn’t contest, refute or disprove our tax analysis but rather—in parroting the Trudeau government’s talking points—conflates taxes and transfers, and completely misses the point of what our analysis set out to do.

If you have not followed this debate, here’s some quick background. On the campaign trail and since coming to power, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his finance minister, and other federal officials have repeatedly claimed that the government cut income taxes on middle-class families. As just one example, the federal government’s first budget declared “the government cut taxes for middle class Canadians everywhere.”

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Hydro Costs hidden from consumers - Sunday, October 29, 2017

Ontarian’s in the dark about long-term costs of Fair Hydro Plan

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#LSN_Opinion  Liberal government is concealing the real financial impact of the rate reduction

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  October 29, 2017  (LSN)  A recent report from Ontario’s auditor general slammed the provincial government’s “needlessly complex” plan to reduce electricity bills for Ontarians. According to the report, the government is keeping the true cost of its plan off the books.

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NAFTA Negotiations To Fail? - Sunday, October 29, 2017

Does Trudeau Want NAFTA Negotiations
To Fail?

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#LSN_Opinion  he wants to run in 2019 against the U.S., and use the failure of NAFTA negotiations as an excuse 

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  October 29, 2017   (LSN)  Many are starting to think that he wants to run in 2019 against the U.S., and use the failure of NAFTA negotiations as an excuse to sell Canada out to China and his globalist elite buddies.

There’s been much talk about how the Trump Administration wants NAFTA to fail. This talk is likely correct, as Trump has made no secret of his desire to end NAFTA – which he calls the worst trade deal of all time.

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Jason Kenney wins the leadership - Saturday, October 28, 2017

Spencer Fernando  Jason Kenney has won the leadership of the United Conservative Party 

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#LSN_Opinion  Jason Kenney – 61.1%

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO,  Octobert 28, 2017  (LSN)  Kenney received over 60% of the vote, with Brian Jean coming in second, and Doug Schweitzer coming in third.

Jason Kenney has won the leadership of the United Conservative Party, putting him on the path to become the next Premier of Alberta.

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Trudeau Rewards Illegal Crossings - Monday, October 23, 2017

Trudeau Rewards Illegal Crossings, Almost 70% Of ‘Asylum’ Claims Reviewed By IRB Have Been Approved

 

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#LSN_Opinion  Canadian people will pay the price, as already over-burdened social services get even worse

THUNDER BAY, Onctober 22, 2017  (LSN)  This will now serve as a clear signal for more people to cross into Canada illegally, and will send a message around the world that Canada’s government is unwilling to enforce respect for our border or our laws.

As noted by the Globe & Mail, “According to new data from the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), 10,790 asylum claims were referred to the IRB between March and September. Of the 592 cases – or 5.4 per cent – the IRB processed during that period, 408 – or 69 per cent – were accepted as legitimate refugee claims.”

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Notley Trudeau Yes Means No - Wednesday, October 18, 2017

While telling people that they understand the importance of the pipelines, Notley and Trudeau piled up the regulatory bricks to ensure they were not viable

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#LSN_Opinion    Notley, Trudeau,said yes to pipelines, while really meaning no

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  - October 18, 2017  - Fraser Institute - TroyMedia  (LSN) Let’s get the red herring out of the way up front. Yes, the low world price of oil was surely part of this decision, but it’s certainly not all of it. The United States is getting its pipelines built despite the world oil glut.

TransCanada’s withdrawal of its proposal to build the Energy East and Eastern Mainline oil pipelines is a huge loss to Canada and Canadian workers – a $16 billion project regulated to death.

Rather, a series of events killed these two pipelines. First, while Energy East waited for approval, other pipelines were approved. Keystone XL, the Trans Mountain expansion and Line 3 (assuming it proceeds) are estimated to have capacity to meet export needs out to 2040. Secondly, a cascade of provincial activities including the Alberta carbon tax, the Alberta Climate Action Plan and the oilsands emission cap have hammered investor confidence in Alberta in recent years.

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Security On Border Questionnaire - Sunday, October 15, 2017

Canada has no obligation to make those crossing our border illegally feel comfortable.

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#LSN_Opinion   Trudeau Puts Virtue Ahead Of Security On Border Questionnaire

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO   -  October 15-02017    (LSN)  The recent controversy over some of the questions being asked of illegal border crossings by the RCMP has missed the key point when it comes to illegal border crossing:

​Canada has no obligation to make people trying to enter illegally feel comfortable

We know it’s absurd that we are supposed to consider the feelings or comfort level of those breaking our laws. In fact, when people considering crossing illegally see how our leaders are falling all over themselves to consider how we can be “nicer” to illegal crossers, it will only make Canada seem like a more inviting destination for those who have no interest in using the legal border entry process.

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Exports fall again. - Saturday, October 7, 2017

TRUDEAU ECONOMY: Exports Fall Again, Trade Deficit Fifth Largest Of All Time
 

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#LSN_Opinion    More bad news for Canada’s economy in the wake of the Energy East Pipeline cancellation

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  October 7, 2017   (LSN)  For the third straight month, Canada’s exports fell. With imports flat, Canada’s trade deficit has now risen to $3.41 billion. This is the fifth largest trade deficit on record, and is yet more evidence that Canada’s so-called economic growth is mostly illusory.

Exports fell by 1%, as consumer goods, chemical, plastic, rubber, metal ore, and non-metallic minerals all fell

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Trudeau's tax cutting rhetoric - Thursday, October 5, 2017

The government has raised income taxes on the majority of middle-class Canadian families, despite repeated claims of the opposite

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#LSN_Opinion   Trudeau's tax cutting rhetoric doesn't match reality

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ---    October 5, 2017  (LSN)  Too often, reality doesn’t match political rhetoric. The federal government’s tax relief promises are a case in point.

On the federal election campaign trail in 2015, Justin Trudeau promised to cut income taxes for middle-class Canadian families. And since becoming prime minister, he and his government have repeatedly claimed to have kept this promise.

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Higher taxes of Middle income familes - Thursday, October 5, 2017

More than 80 per cent of middle-income families face higher federal income taxes

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#LSN_Opinion  Impact of Federal Personal Income Tax Changes on Middle Income Canadian Families

Thunder Bay, Ontario  October 6, 2017  (LSN) Contrary to rhetoric from Ottawa, the vast majority of middle-class

Canadian families are paying higher income taxes due to changes made by the federal
government, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent,
non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

On average, middle-class families will pay $840 more in federal income taxes this
year.

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Justin vs Pierre vision of Canada - Friday, September 29, 2017

Justin's tribalism the opposite of his father’s one Canada vision

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#LSN_Opinion  Imagine what Pierre Trudeau would have thought of his son's hyphenated Canadian fixation

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO -  September 29, 2017 TroyMedia    (LSN) Like father, like son? Not so for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who appears to have selected a path at odds with the best of his father’s legacy.

Pierre Trudeau, even as one of the most divisive prime ministers in Canadian history, was a champion of a singular, unifying notion: one Canada. He boldly fought to bring the “two solitudes” of English and French Canada together. His nationalist leanings were unsurpassed. He also believed in the rule of law, equal rights for all Canadians, and a limited role for government in the social fabric of our society.

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Conservatives Lead Trudeau Liberals - Monday, September 25, 2017

Trudeau’s net approval rating is now negative

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#LSN_Opinion     Conservatives Lead Trudeau Liberals 39% To 35%

A new poll by Forum Research has surprised many in the Canadian political world.
For only the second time since the 2015 election, Forum Research shows the Conservatives are ahead of the Liberals.

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Your bills will go up - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

  The debate over internet, cable and mobile rates is far more complex

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#LSN_Opinion  haggling over how your cable, cellphone and Internet spending should be divvied

All the average citizen knows about their cable, mobile and Internet bills is that – like taxes – they always  go up.

For those who care why this happens, a brief Twitter tour of #crtc will introduce you to the debates surrounding the inexhaustible and often catty haggling over how your cable, cellphone and Internet spending should be divvied up among the hagglers.

All of this is, of course, in the public’s interest.

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Tax Changes Could Cause Recession - Sunday, September 17, 2017

RISK: Economist Says Trudeau Tax Changes Could Cause Recession

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#LSN_Opinion   #LSN_Econ   small businesses could “tip the economy into a recession.”

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  September 17, 2017   (LSN)  A prominent Canadian economist says Justin Trudeau’s tax increases on Canadian entrepreneurs and small businesses could “tip the economy into a recession.”

As reported by BNN, David Rosenberg – an economist from Gluskin Sheff + Associates – said, “My disappointment with much of what already has been done, and the pledges to tax capital in all its forms, are only going to act as major constraints on growth.”

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Province bear the burden of legalized marijuana - Sunday, September 10, 2017

Provincial governments bear the burden of legalized marijuana

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#LSN_Opinion   #LSN_Health     Province bear the burden of legalized marijuana

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -- September 10, 2017   (LSN)   There are strong correlations between how a drug or an indulgence, such as gambling, is made available to the public and the propensity for individuals to indulge in it, and the negative health and social outcomes associated with its use.

In other words, it matters how we legalize marijuana, not just that we legalize it.

The federal government is set on legalizing marijuana by summer 2018. While they will enjoy the political payoff of appearing progressive, all the problems and the logistics of legalizing pot will fall on the shoulders of the provincial governments.

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TransCanada walks away from Energy East - Saturday, September 9, 2017

TransCanada walks away from Energy East: Liberals “lose” pipeline to gain votes

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#LSN_Opinion   TransCanada walks away from Energy East

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  --  September 9, 2017   (LSN)  TransCanada announced they’ve suspended their application to build the $13.7B project.   The company still wants to build the project, but says it might be cancelled due to significant changes to the regulation process. 

Canada has around the third highest oil reserves on the planet yet still imports conflict oil from Middle East countries where barbaric practices abound, all because professional eco-radicals don’t want a pipeline and some government officials and bureaucrats want to keep their cushy taxpayer funded jobs.

You’d think our feminist Prime Minister, champion of human rights and minorities, would be opposed to bringing blood oil into the country. Instead, he’s responsible for bringing in more of it by putting an end to Energy East.

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Punishments For Those Performing Female Genital Mutilation - Friday, September 8, 2017

Canada Must Drastically Toughen Punishments For Those Performing Female Genital Mutilation

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#LSN_Opinion  Female Genital Mutilation gainst our values as Canadians

 THUNDER  BAY, ONTARIO,  September 8, 2017   (LSN)  Female Genital Mutilation is against our values as Canadians, and the government must send a clear message that it is unacceptable in our country.

Canadians believe in the equality of men and women under the law. That’s why there is such concern about the rise of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) taking place in our country.
From reports that more people are coming across the border to inflict the horrible procedure on girls in Canada, some people taking their children outside the country to perform the procedure, to a website advocating for the procedure in the country, there is rising concern that the horribly anti-women procedure is growing in the country.

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Alberta a black hole - Monday, September 4, 2017

The Alberta's  overall score on labour market performance is in the bottom half of North American jurisdictions

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#LSN_Opinion  Alberta a black hole for private sector jobs

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO --  September 4, 2017   (LSN) Go west, young man. Not long ago that was sound advice for a young person struggling to find opportunities in Eastern and Central Canada. While it may still hold true for parts of Western Canada, it’s no longer the case for Alberta, once the pillar of western opportunity. 

A strong labour market is critical for the prosperity of workers. It matches workers looking for the right job opportunity with employers looking for workers with the right skills. 
In a high-performing labour market, opportunities abound with rapid job growth, low unemployment and high productivity. Until recently, Alberta was full of opportunities for those willing and able to work. Times have changed. 

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Fraser Institute study reveals “massive” cash grab - Sunday, August 27, 2017

Fraser Institute study reveals “massive” cash grab

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#LSN_Opinion  Where does it all go?
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO August 27, 2017 (LSN) A new Fraser Institute study shows that the average Canadian family pays 42.5 per cent in taxes, including all types, demonstrating how much the government has been whittling away at our paycheques over the last 55 years

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Welfare cheques for thousands of illegal border crossers - Friday, August 25, 2017

The Quebec government is planning to hand out welfare cheques to thousands of illegal border crossers

Welfare cheques for thousands of illegal border crossers
#LSN_Opinion  Welfare cheques for thousands of illegal border crossers

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  August 25, 2017  (LSN)  Quebec’s employment Minister Simon Laboissonniere estimates that 4,000 people will get the cheques for September.

According to the Canadian Press, the minimum payment per month will be $632 per person, and some will get more based on their family status.

The cheques will be given out over three days starting next Wednesday at Montreal’s Palais des congres convention centre.
After getting the cheques, the illegal border crossers will be asked to find a permanent place to live.

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“Buy Canadian” In NAFTA Negotiations - Sunday, August 20, 2017

We should take a tough stance in support of our right to “Buy Canadian” for projects funded with our taxpayer dollars

“Buy Canadian” In NAFTA Negotiations
#LSN_Opinion  “Buy Canadian” In NAFTA Negotiations

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  -  August 20, 2017  (LSN)  A new report says the U.S. government is planning to heavily push their “Buy American” plan in the NAFTA negotiations.
 

According to the Canadian Press, “While it’s being pulled in one direction by Canada and Mexico, urging it to reduce Buy American rules for public-works contracts, and in the other direction by domestic U.S. politicians seeking an increase in Buy American, the administration has issued a reminder that it’s working on a separate path.”

The U.S. says they’re working on a domestic study of the issue – and it’s expected their negotiators will say they can’t discuss it until that study concludes as they have issued a notice asking for public input. This effectively locks in the “Buy American” policy direction in the U.S. which is to be expected under an administration that explicitly campaigned on that idea.
As Dan Ujczo – a trade lawyer in Ohio – pointed out to the Canadian Press, “The issuance of this notice is a deliberate strategy for the USTR (US Trade Representative) to then say, ‘We can’t really talk about procurement, it’s a multilateral issue, it’s much broader than the NAFTA … and we have a process underway so we really can’t put this on the table for discussion.”
“So I think this is a way to essentially shut down that discussion…In my view, the U.S. is playing hardball on this issue.”

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Minimum wage hikes hurts - Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Minimum wage hikes hurt
#LSN_Opinion   Minimum wage hikes hurt most vulnerable

VANCOUVER, B.C./Troy Media/ August 8, 2017  (LSN) – With many of Canada’s largest provinces (Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia) either committing to or considering a minimum wage of $15 per hour, many analysts – including us – note that this policy will hurt many vulnerable workers by reducing job opportunities.

But in an open letter to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, 53 “economic experts” dismissed this concern as “fear-mongering” and “out of line with the latest economic research.”

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Trudeau Refuses To Say Illegal Border Crossings Should Stop - Sunday, August 6, 2017

Trudeau Refuses To Say Illegal Border Crossings Should Stop
#LSN_Opinion  Trudeau Refuses To Say Illegal Border Crossings Should Stop

THUNDERE BAY, ONTARIO,  August 6, 2017  (LSN)  As resources are strained due to a massive surge of illegal border crossings, Justin Trudeau is facing increasing criticism for not doing anything to reduce the influx.

While at an event in Ontario, reporters tried to ask Trudeau if he thought the illegal border crossings should stop.

Trudeau Refuses To Say Illegal Border Crossings Should Stop - Spencer Fernando 

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MAGNA Warns it might leave Ontario - Sunday, July 23, 2017

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#LSN_Opinion   Magna International Warnings to Leave Ontario 

High hydro rates, cap-and-trade, and new legislation could push 22,000 jobs out of Ontario.Ontario is at risk of massive jobs losses.

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO, July 23, 2017  (LSN) Magna International – Ontario’s largest auto sector employeer – is warning that the policies being imposed by the Ontario government could push them out of the province entirely.

The warning comes as Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is pushing legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, and impose other requirements on businesses that some fear could lead to job cuts and more unemployment.

    As reported by BNN, the warning from Magna was clear: ‘”We find ourselves in the very untenable position of questioning whether we will be able to continue to operate at historic levels in this province,” warned Magna Chief Human Resources Officer Marc Neeb in a submission to a committee studying the legislation.”

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