Odds and ends ...
What former Prime Minister Stephen Harper fails to bring to light is that Western civilisation, the best that humanity has ever seen, is dying because it would rather embrace the nihilism and antipathy of cultural Marxism (the left's guiding ethos) than the ingenuity, imagination and moral and physical fortitude that made the West great. The former's ethos is why so many morons vote for a scumbag (in a rigged game and not a checked and balanced system, one might add) who gropes or hits women and wastes a country's natural potential in lieu of a murderous dictatorship:
In a rare and uniquely candid interview, former prime minister Stephen Harper warned of a “nihilist” modern left bent on “ripping everything down” and seeking to “end the democratic system.”
“If it plays out, our societies fail,” Harper said in a Tuesday edition of the podcast American Optimist. He added, “the adolescent egos of the woke university crowd is not an alternative governing philosophy for any society.”
I smell another lockdown!:
Canada is headed towards a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, but how severe of a resurgence it’ll be depends on how many people are fully vaccinated, warns new national modelling released Friday.
(Sidebar: oh, from the "vaccinated" people?)
Canada’s top doctors say Alberta’s decision to end isolation requirements for those who test positive for COVID-19, or who have been in close contact with someone who has, could have ripple effects across the country.
Polling from the Association for Canadian Studies (ASC) also points to a widespread hesitation among vaccinated people to be among non-vaccinated people in dining rooms, gyms, airplanes, and at work. A big majority of vaccinated Canadians said they should be entitled to “greater freedoms” than non-vaccinated people.
F--- off, snowflakes.
Cabinet should mandate vaccine passports, says a federal executives’ periodical. The Prime Minister has called it an “extreme measure,” while one federal agency said any passport mandate would breach the Privacy Act: “It is an encroachment on civil liberties.”
There is only "transparency":
Cabinet yesterday proposed to appoint a chief internet censor with sweeping powers to block websites, investigate anonymous complaints and conduct closed-door hearings into legal but hurtful content deemed a threat to “democratic institutions.” Technical papers released by Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault’s department said cabinet would determine “the threshold for what constitutes potentially illegal content.”
The Liberal government’s online harms bill would create a new regulator for illegal content with sweeping powers that critics say raise concerns about secret proceedings and Canadians’ charter rights.
The Charter is toilet paper and will not protect anyone from what China's Vichy government wants to do.
Canadians also lack basic math skills, as well:
According to a new survey from Harris Poll, commissioned by staffing firm Express Employment Professionals, 59 per cent of Canadian businesses say they can’t find qualified employees to fill vacancies. And a third of those businesses say one big reason is because prospective hires don’t have soft skills such as dependability, flexibility and a willingness to learn.
Elections Canada research shows a majority of electors oppose giving the ballot to high schoolers. A bill to lower the federal voting age to 16 was given Second Reading in the Senate on June 22: “What about running for public office?”
Whoa! Are there shoes for this? What about fire insurance?:
The priest, Rheal Forest, made the comments during a handful of masses at St. Emile Catholic Church in Winnipeg earlier this month. Forest was filling in for the parish’s regular priest.
During one service, Forest said he worked in the north for 22 years and believes students enjoyed their time at residential schools. He also suggested survivors claimed they were victims of sexual abuse to get settlement money.
“If they wanted extra money, for the money that was given to them, they had to lie sometimes,” Forest told parishioners.
“Lie that they were abused sexually and, oop, another $50,000. It’s kind of hard if you are poor not to lie.”
Some church in Winnipeg is going to burn down.
Not that Black Widow was that great but, you know, cash and all that:
A cinema industry executive familiar with the thinking at Disney said Iger is frustrated that Chapek may have harmed the company's carefully cultivated relationships in the all-important China market with its "Black Widow" release strategy.
Disney's choice of July 9 to release the latest Marvel movie internationally bumped into China's month-long celebrations of the Chinese Communist Party's 100-year anniversary. The cinema industry executive noted that China has yet to give a release date for "Black Widow." Widespread piracy of the movie also threatens to hurt the China box office.
As first reported by the Wall Street Journal, Johansson’s lawsuit argues that Disney’s decision to employ a simultaneous release strategy for Black Widow “intentionally induced Marvel’s breach of the agreement, without justification, in order to prevent Ms. Johansson from realizing the full benefit of her bargain with Marvel,” as the actress’ salary for appearing in the film was based heavily on its box office returns.
According to “a person familiar with details of her contract”, Black Widow’s Disney Plus release will purportedly cost the actress more than $50 Million USD.