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Politics Insider for Sept. 17: Bernier invited to debates, Trudeau 'supports' the CBC and the Liberals and Conservatives fight over who's got more Faith

17.9.2019

Politics Insider for Sept. 17: Bernier invited to debates, Trudeau 'supports' the CBC and the Liberals and Conservatives fight over who's got more Faith

Politics Insider for Sept. 17: Bernier invited to debates, Trudeau 'supports' the CBC and the Liberals and Conservatives fight over who's got more Faith

However much Scheer might not like it, Johnston’s decision was the right one, writes Stephen Maher. But drawing on the experience of Canada’s first ever televised leaders debate in 1968, in which a fringe candidate was allowed to join the event late, Maher argues that Bernier should not be given equal airtime in the debates to Trudeau and Scheer:

It seems to me that the organizers of that first debate were right to invite Mr. Caouette and also right to give him less time than the other leaders, and the consortium of nine media outlets putting together two debates in this campaign would be wise to consider the precedent. (Maclean’s)

Losing faith: Because apparently the Liberals and Conservatives have nothing better to argue about, Monday saw the parties trading barbs over which has closer ties to white supremacist Faith Goldy. The Liberals kicked things off over the weekend by releasing a 2013 video featuring Conservative candidate Justina McCaffrey and Goldy together. Then Goldy teased in a tweet that “only one” federal leader had bought her drinks at Ottawa’s Chateau Laurier hotel, without mentioning who. Her tweet would have been a completely non-event, except that the Conservatives challenged the Liberals on Twitter to “fact check this one for us” and then Scheer himself got up before reporters and said he looks forward to Trudeau’s response to “allegations that he took Faith Goldy out for drinks.” The Liberals denied Trudeau has ever had drinks with her but said if he “were to talk to her we’d tell her to stop saying racist and hateful things. We encourage Andrew Scheer to do the same.”

If only we could all end it there. And, with it, retire the term “abortion debate” from the lexicon of Election 43. Who’s debating abortion? The courts? The Canadian Medical Association? No on both counts. And certainly not party leaders. They’re falling over one another to say they won’t reopen a “debate” that has been closed legally and politically since 1988. That’s the year the Supreme Court of Canada declared an abortion provision in the Criminal Code was unconstitutional; the ruling decriminalized abortion, which is now treated like any other reproductive health care procedure. As such, the provinces and territories determine literal access to abortion, a procedure that remains difficult for some Canadian women to access.

“Ha ha ha. I am a live agent but I just used scripted responses to ensure the information I provide is accurate and for quality assurance.”

Don’t read all about it: Andrew MacDougall, who served as Stephen Harper’s comms director, argues at Macleans.ca that while Andrew Scheer unveiled the biggest policy announcement to date over the weekend with his “universal tax credit,” you’d never know it even happened judging by the Canadian political media’s coverage so far.

Is the economy hot or not? A lot comes down to perception, and that presents a challenge for Liberals crafting their re-election pitch, writes Shannon Proudfoot in the latest print edition of Maclean’s:

Read more: Maclean's Magazine

PMJT talking out college girls for drinks... I Think MAX will kick Trudeau's butt in the debates and I'm very pleased with the decision, I also believe he'll win more seats than people realize. Well we know the conservatives have more Faith Goldy

The case for (some) Max Bernier in the commission debates - Macleans.caStephen Maher: By meeting the organizer's threshold, the PPC leader earned his ticket—but it shouldn't extend to equal air time on our TVs as the frontrunners FireAndrayDomiseNow From the publication that wouldn’t let bernier in its debate and employs an editor who flipped off ppc candidates... I really hope the PPCs pull out a major win. Like I know they're not going to come anywhere near becoming a major party. But I hope they get just enough seats to scare the shit out of people who are discounting them. I'm voting for them I know that much.

Max Pacioretty has hat trick, Vegas Golden Knights beat Arizona Coyotes - TSN.caMax Pacioretty had a hat trick and an assist to help the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-2 on Sunday in the NHL preseason opener. The habs gave this guy away for another midget forward. Lmao. Golf clap. Yah ,pacioretty scores,👏🏻👏🏻🏒🥅👏🏻👏🏻🇨🇦go knights

The case for (some) Max Bernier in the commission debates - Macleans.caStephen Maher: By meeting the organizer's threshold, the PPC leader earned his ticket—but it shouldn't extend to equal air time on our TVs as the frontrunners FireAndrayDomiseNow From the publication that wouldn’t let bernier in its debate and employs an editor who flipped off ppc candidates... I really hope the PPCs pull out a major win. Like I know they're not going to come anywhere near becoming a major party. But I hope they get just enough seats to scare the shit out of people who are discounting them. I'm voting for them I know that much.

Ghosts of cyberspace: What happens to your digital life when you die - Macleans.caYour digital footprint is larger than you think. And failing to have a plan for it could result in legal fees, headaches and heartaches for your survivors when you die. It's not that hard to deal with. Create a complete list of sites & services, complete with logonids and passwords, and keep it with your will in your safe deposit box. Simple solutions. I’m deleting accounts. Further. 2 factor on and I’m using aliased email addresses for every account and 40 character passwords and names that aren’t my full name. So what’s the issue.

This summer, Canada's land of ice was on fire - Macleans.caHundreds of wildfires, some visible from space, swept across the Arctic Circle this summer—and as they burned, these northern firefighters faced down the changing climate In other news the media union continues to desperately try and get the liberal party re-elected with their propaganda Tall trees above the arctic circle? Hmmm. Just a little history lesson for the cult of man made climate change adherents : climate change has been around since the formation of the earth. History has dozens of ancient examples of civilizations moving, adapting or, failing when confronted with climate change.

What the media isn't covering during this election - Macleans.caAndrew MacDougall: Andrew Scheer's 'Universal Tax Cut' is his biggest policy announcement to date, and it's not all obvious that it even happened Worst tax cut ever. Worst campaign ever. Scheer can't go 5 feet without stepping on a rake. Well said, Mr. MacDougall. And you wonder why JT skipped your bs debate. The writer is the former Dir of Comm to Stephen Harper, for F sakes and he's commenting on the state of journalism in Canada while bashing the typical Con media targets. Wow, shocker regurgitation. Nice propaganda here. What a joke.

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