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  • ew Tesla owners on hook for $14K after sudden end of electric car incentive program (Ontario Canada)

    07/15/2018 7:57:25 AM PDT · by jerod · 51 replies
    CBC News ^ | July 14, 2018
    Ending program immediately for purchases directly from manufacturer is unfair, customers say Some Tesla customers say they now have to fork over an extra $14,000 for their new Model 3 electric cars because of Ontario's sudden decision to end an incentive program for electric and hydrogen vehicles. The provincial government announced Wednesday that the program will end on Sept. 10 for those who have their vehicle delivered, registered, and plated if it was purchased from a dealer, but it ended immediately for those who ordered their electric and hydrogen vehicle directly from the manufacturer. As Tesla does not have dealers...
  • After Two Weeks, Premier Ford’s Influence Felt Beyond Ontario

    07/15/2018 10:17:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/15/18 | Arthur Weinreb
    Ford was elected to save Ontario from economic and cultural disaster. If the last two weeks have shown anything, the premier may very well save the entire country On June 29, Douglas Robert Ford Jr. was sworn in as Ontario’s 26th premier. After 15 years of disastrous Liberal Party rule, Ford won a majority government based upon his promises to undo many of the terrible policies that saw the once mighty economic engine of Canada become a have-not province and an economic train wreck that saw many Ontarians forced to choose between heating and eating. As people are these days,...
  • Doug Ford Is Dead Right, Injection Sites Dead Wrong

    07/09/2018 10:18:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/09/18 | Dr. Gifford Jones
    History shows that more money, more social workers, and injections sites will end in failure Not all the lunatics are in the asylum. Why? Because federal prison officials are providing needles to prisoners so they can inject themselves with illegal drugs. Now, Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, is being criticized for damning the use of injection sites in prison and in Canadian cities. Condoning drug use is the most illogical way to combat North America’s opioid epidemic. But what else would work? The drug problem is like a cancerous growth that kills, not just people. Look at what has happened...
  • As Canada forges ahead on bridge project, trade tensions near a boil

    07/09/2018 1:14:31 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    Crain's Detroit Business ^ | July 8, 2018 | Chad Livengood
    WINDSOR, Ontario — The Canadian government is forging ahead with construction of a new Detroit River bridge designed to enhance trade as economic relations between the longtime trading partners grow strained — and the crossing could become a bargaining chip. Major construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge is expected to begin this fall once a contract is signed with Bridging North America, the consortium of infrastructure companies chosen last week by the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority to build the bridge. The long-awaited move toward an official groundbreaking later this month comes as President Donald Trump threatens a tariff on Canadian-assembled...
  • Doug Ford ends cap and trade in Ontario

    07/04/2018 5:15:30 AM PDT · by xp38 · 86 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | July 2018 | Antonella Artuso
    Premier Doug Ford has officially revoked cap and trade — and is now starting to wrap up initiatives funded by the doomed program. “Cap-and-trade and carbon tax schemes are no more than government cash grabs that do nothing for the environment while hitting people in the wallet in order to fund big government programs,” Ford said in a statement Tuesday. “I promised that the party with taxpayers’ dollars was over and that this would include scrapping the cap-and-trade, carbon tax slush fund.”
  • Canada Takes a Turn With Doug Ford

    07/03/2018 11:22:51 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 23 replies
    US News ^ | June 28, 2018 | Paul D. Shinkman
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been able to maintain popularity at home during his three years in office despite a challenging, at times combative relationship with the Trump administration since 2017. But amid a conservative rise at home, the young leader of the country's Liberal Party is about to face a new front from Canada's most influential province. The Progressive Conservative Party firebrand Doug Ford, brother of the late former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, will be sworn in as the premier of Ontario on Friday and assume a highly influential position in a province he calls "the engine of...
  • Lindsay Shepherd sues Wilfrid Laurier, claiming 'attacks'

    06/17/2018 8:37:45 PM PDT · by Paladin2 · 15 replies
    National Post ^ | June 12, 2018 | Joseph Brean
    Lindsay Shepherd, the teaching assistant who rose to prominence after she was controversially disciplined for showing her class part of a TVOntario program on gender-neutral pronouns, is suing Wilfrid Laurier University, two professors, and a manager of the school’s Diversity and Equity Office. She claims harassment, intentional infliction of nervous shock, negligence, and constructive dismissal. The “attacks” on her “have rendered her unemployable in academia,” she claims, and forced her to abandon her career plans for further graduate study and teaching. The statement of claim, which seeks $3.6 million, was filed Tuesday in Waterloo, Ont., and as yet no statements...
  • Doug Ford's Victory A Five Alarm Warning For The Alberta NDP

    06/10/2018 1:13:54 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 6 replies
    Calgary Herald ^ | 06/09/2018 | Don Braid
    Don Ford's Victory a five-alarm warning for Alberta NDP DON BRAID, CALGARY Doug Ford likes pipeplines. That's the end of the good news for Premier Rachel Notley. For her, Ford’s success is a five-alarm warning that a populist wave could swamp Alberta in the election next spring. It’s been a strong possibility since Alberta’s conservative parties united. Now, the UCP has a potent role model. Leader Jason Kenney certainly sees the future in this new Ontario premier who wasn’t the ghost of a possibility three months ago. Ford didn’t even lead the fractured PC Party until March 10. He remains...
  • The Ontario election live update thread.

    Just in case anybody wants to see some Canadian liberals get shellacked.
  • Conservatives win majority government in Ontario.

    06/07/2018 6:18:07 PM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 122 replies
    CBC ^ | 06/07/2018 | CBC
    Progressive Conservative government projected. Liberals may lose official party status. Absolutely crushed.
  • Johnny Manziel sees first CFL action in Ticats exhibition loss to the Argos

    06/01/2018 7:44:25 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 10 replies
    Johnny Manziel completed 9-of-12 passes in his first appearance with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats but it was the Toronto Argonauts who cruised to the easy 36-18 victory at Tim Hortons Field in the exhibition opener for both teams. Manziel, 25, certainly didn’t look out of place but faced a Toronto defence minus most of its starters and Hamilton was very conservative in its play-calling. The six-foot, 210-pound Texan, who signed with the Ticats two weeks ago, directed five drives (22 plays) and was especially effective throwing on the run.
  • 2 males wanted after improvised explosive device detonated at Mississauga restaurant injures 15

    05/24/2018 10:38:50 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 57 replies
    CBC,ca ^ | 5/25/2018 | CBC
    3 people suffered 'critical blast injuries' paramedics say Police say an improvised explosive device is responsible for an explosion at a Mississauga restaurant that injured 15 people, including three who paramedics say suffered "critical blast injuries." Police say two males detonated the device inside the restaurant and are now searching for the pair, who fled the secne immediately after the blast.....
  • The Role of the Police in Andrea Horwath’s Sanctuary Province

    05/24/2018 7:18:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/18 | Arthur Weinreb
    People who always vote Liberal but are now switching to the NDP this year should really think long and hard about their decision As the Ontario election campaign enters its final two weeks, the PCs are dropping in support while that of the NDP is increasing. The majority of new support for the socialists comes from Liberal voters realizing the almost certain death of their usual party of choice. Some polls predict the governing Liberals will end up losing official party status. The NDP platform, entitled “It’s about change. It’s about you,” is a 42-page document. One section is about...
  • Ontario issues first genderless birth certificate to ‘non-binary’ trans activist

    05/10/2018 8:55:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 05/10/2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    ONTARIO, May 8, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A biological male who identifies as neither male nor female has received Ontario’s first birth certificate with an “X” designation in place of his biological sex. Joshua M. Ferguson is a Vancouver-based filmmaker who says he considers himself “non-binary” because he is biologically male but grew up with more feminine features. Last year he applied to Service Ontario for a “non-binary” birth certificate, filed a human rights complaint when he was rejected, and has finally gotten his wish, CTV News reports. The move follows new guidelines Ontario adopted last year allowing certificates to display...
  • CENTURY OLD SUNKEN SHIP PRESERVED IN PERFECT CONDITION BENEATH LAKE SUPERIOR(pictures)

    04/24/2018 4:01:22 PM PDT · by BBell · 114 replies
    http://www.storytrender.com/ ^ | 4/17/18 | Mike Jones
    These stunning images reveal the remains of a century old sunken ship that has been preserved beneath freezing Lake Superior. The ship looks almost exactly the same as the day it sunk beneath waves in 1911.At 60 metres long and built in Leith, Scotland in 1897, ‘The Gunilda’ sunk after it struck some rocks and could not be saved. Now, these stunning images have been captured 107 years after the sinking when a small group of divers revisited the vessel. Becky Kagan Schott and her team dove an incredible 270 feet deep to reach the Gunilda and photograph her remains....
  • Van strikes pedestrians in Toronto, killing 9 -- live updates

    04/23/2018 2:35:14 PM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 31 replies
    CBS News sources identified the suspect as Alek Minassian, 25. U.S. law enforcement sources told CBS News that the incident appears to be a deliberate act. Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale said it was too soon to say whether the crash was a case of international terrorism. He said Canada has not changed its terrorism alert level and he has no information that would suggest a need to do so.
  • At least 1 dead after van strikes people on Toronto sidewalk

    04/23/2018 1:53:48 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 40 replies
    https://www.ctvnews.ca ^ | April 23, 2018 | osh K. Elliott and Josh Dehaas
    Police have arrested a suspect after a white van mounted a curb and struck numerous pedestrians in Toronto. At least one person has died and at least several others were injured, according to a local hospital representative. Sunnybrook Hospital issued a statement saying that its trauma centre had received seven patients after “an incident involving a van striking a number of pedestrians.” A representative of the hospital later told CP24 that they were aware of eight patients, including one who died and several who were in critical condition.
  • Van plows into pedestrians in Toronto, injuring several, cops say

    04/23/2018 12:00:17 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 243 replies
    Fox news ^ | 4/23/2018 | Katherine Lam
    Toronto cops nabbed the suspected driver who plowed into a group of people on a crowded city street Monday afternoon, leaving several injured and the grim sight of what appeared to be bodies covered by sheets. Police confirmed to Fox News the arrest of the suspect, which came just minutes after news of the incident broke.
  • Did you ever notice that Trudeau resembles Fidel Castro?

    03/21/2018 7:39:26 PM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 59 replies
    Today | Me
    Just saw this in a comment thread on "Instapundit". Commenter "sven10077" posted this photograph. https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/291916/#respond
  • Doug Ford should not be quick to reject Trump comparison

    03/18/2018 11:28:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/18/18 | Arthur Weinreb
    More negative coverage he gets from the left wing media, the more he will resonate with ordinary people. Ford should not run around saying, “Vote for me, I’m just like Donald Trump.” But he should not run away from comparisons to the U.S. president Since winning the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party a week ago, former Toronto City Councillor Doug Ford has been compared to Donald Trump. And not in a good way. But as polls taken since his victory indicate, a significant number of Ontarians do not like him but will vote for him anyway in order...