Sasketchewan Election Nov 2 2020

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Sasketchewan Election Nov 2 2020

Toxic gas nearly killed this oil worker. His employer never told the province

 

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/12/21/toxic-gas-nearly-killed-t...

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I don't know how well a guy named Navdeep Anwar is going to do in a place like Saskatchewan. They tend to be rural Conservatives, who might switch to the NDP, not the evidently cosmopolitan (and hence elitist) Liberals.

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It will be here two party race between the SP and the NDP. A strong liberal showing will be good for the NDP but I don't see it happening

jerrym

It's sad to see some of the people on the pro-pipeline and fossil fuel side. 

Funny thing about the Global Strike For Climate happening in Regina is that it will effectively be a counter-protest.

Over the past few months, the Saskatchewan legislative grounds have been the site of protests organized by people with a decidedly different outlook on climate change: yellow-vest protesters and other pro-pipeline activists who are opposed to the very notion that we need to address fossil-fuel extraction if we’re to halt global warming.

While Canadian media have tended to paint these anti-carbon tax protests as “pro-pipeline rallies,” the messaging from organizers has strayed pretty far from the economics of the oil patch.

Social media posts by prominent yellow-vesters and signs at yellow-vest gatherings regularly call for the executions of Justin Trudeau and Alberta premier Rachel Notley for the crime of treason. And the entire movement has become tangled up with anti-immigrant sentiments and racist conspiracy theories. It’s not uncommon to see slogans about supporting pipelines alongside those stating we need to protect our borders from an influx of dangerous illegal immigrants.

White supremacist and neo-Nazi groups like the Soldiers of Odin and the Northern Guard have mingle quite comfortably at yellow-vest and other pro-pipeline gatherings.

Okay, sure — one such gathering of anti-carbon tax protesters on Jan. 8 on the Legislature steps officially requested no yellow vesters or anti-immigrant activists attend. And Saskatchewan premier Scott Moe found time in his day to address this crowd.

He was just there, he said, to show his support for workers worried about the potential collapse of Canada’s resource sector.

Let’s see if he can spare a few minutes on March 15 to show his support for students worried about the collapse of civilization.

https://www.prairiedogmag.com/2019-03-14/climate-strike/

 

Aristotleded24

If these yellow vesters don't want refugees to come into Canada, you think they would be all over taking meaningful action on climate change. What do they think people are going to do as North Africa and the Middle East dry up?

bekayne

Aristotleded24 wrote:

If these yellow vesters don't want refugees to come into Canada, you think they would be all over taking meaningful action on climate change. What do they think people are going to do as North Africa and the Middle East dry up?

They don't care if they live or die-as long as they're not here