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    A Calgary mayor who can’t build coalition or...

    A Calgary mayor who can’t build coalition or consensus isn’t important. There’s no executive power to dictate policy or make operational decisions for Alberta mayors. So if you have a mayor nobody on...
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    The Useful Idiot politician’s dreams are made of.

    The Useful Idiot politician’s dreams are made of.
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    But Farkas will make sure every cul-de-sac is...

    But Farkas will make sure every cul-de-sac is plowed promptly after every snowfall..s

    He’s a populist. He’d be Rob Ford but without any executive power like Toronto’s system allows. Council will...
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    All leads to the same thing, which is what Druh...

    All leads to the same thing, which is what Druh voters want: more NIMBYism, more Community Association involvement in decision making, no big ticket commercial items, increased services based on...
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    They voted together on too many big things to be...

    They voted together on too many big things to be considered opposites. Most of their fighting is just because their voters hate each other, so itís beneficial to appear opposite to each other.
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    It's not like there is a scarcity of countries to...

    It's not like there is a scarcity of countries to look at.

    The style of healthcare didn't really have any effect on what the spread would be like or what restrictions would be.

    Australia and...
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    There's a reason Kenney's ratings over the...

    There's a reason Kenney's ratings over the pandemic have fallen and fallen.

    Started out decisive, relatively quick. Firm. Then things started to just get wishy-washy, half-assed, politically...
  8. tHEOGrkhDp0

    tHEOGrkhDp0
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    Poll: Some J&J (300,000 nationwide) but Pfizer and...

    Some J&J (300,000 nationwide) but Pfizer and Moderna for now.

    But Moderna looks to be upping their deliveries finally, up to a million per delivery right now. IF they can keep that going on the...
  10. The stuff I support is cheaper, so my self...

    The stuff I support is cheaper, so my self interested stance is better.
  11. Imagine if an airline had to pay actual market...

    Imagine if an airline had to pay actual market price for these planes.
  12. Solution for the arena funding issue? No...

    Solution for the arena funding issue? No government money to it.

    Want to start up a private school? Government should have no involvement and certainly no funding.

    Multi-billion dollar roads...
  13. Yes. Just because you get upset at things...

    Yes.

    Just because you get upset at things like 'airlines don't operate in a free market so it isn't in the country's best economic interest to be the first to drop protectionism because of a...
  14. Nobody's suggesting it is.

    Nobody's suggesting it is.
  15. Taxpayers are shareholders, pension plans are...

    Taxpayers are shareholders, pension plans are shareholders, bankruptcy also means consumers (the ever important consumer) don't get relief. The government will deal with these problems anyway, so...
  16. Government restrictions resulting in a reduction...

    Government restrictions resulting in a reduction in travel and increased operating costs seems prime justification for government subsidy to get a small margin business through said restrictions,...
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    Poll: For now, yes. But doesn't mean other windfalls...

    For now, yes. But doesn't mean other windfalls won't be available like the last AZ shipment, and more AZ and JJ is set to come for June.

    Doesn't make the NACI messaging any less ridiculous.
  18. It's a question of 'is the corporate side of an...

    It's a question of 'is the corporate side of an industry important to have in your country.'

    Because being the country to open up to the market, that's what you lose. Whether it's Air Canada or...
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    2400+ cases. 11%+ positivity rate Things...

    2400+ cases.
    11%+ positivity rate

    Things just going swell.

    1388616713017565188
  20. Appropriately enough, Air Canada lost the Canada...

    Appropriately enough, Air Canada lost the Canada Post contract when they wanted CP to pay a fuel surcharge, causing them to go with Kelowna Flightcraft (which was controversial as it was owned by...
  21. A new entrant can do that now if they wanted. If...

    A new entrant can do that now if they wanted. If the prices were high enough we'd see a few more Flair Airlines pop up, another WestJet hopeful.

    I guess prices just aren't high enough to be good...
  22. Doesn't seem good for the consumer.

    Doesn't seem good for the consumer.
  23. Does our industry particularly suck? Seems like...

    Does our industry particularly suck? Seems like it’s going about the same as their competitors.
  24. We're just emulating the U.S. The real Canadian...

    We're just emulating the U.S. The real Canadian syndrome.

    They bailout their airline industry, we follow. Gotta keep the producers happy.
  25. Hopefully the message starts with consumers, then...

    Hopefully the message starts with consumers, then things will start making a lot more sense to people.
  26. Why doesn't WestJet run a LAX-NYC route (maybe...

    Why doesn't WestJet run a LAX-NYC route (maybe see what deal they can get from EWR if JFK is too busy)? Or LAX-SFO? Enough demand to try and get a competitive route in there, provide some cheaper...
  27. Like any tariff, protectionism is bad for the...

    Like any tariff, protectionism is bad for the consumer. It's why trade wars are dumb, why leaving trade blocs is dumb, etc. But you only lose a trade war when you stop fighting. The airline and...
  28. Yep. But it's good for the companies. What makes...

    Yep. But it's good for the companies. What makes you think any of this is about the consumer?



    The point is that they wouldn't need to in order to get consumer money out of Canada. When only...
  29. Very nice rhetoric, but doesn't do anything to...

    Very nice rhetoric, but doesn't do anything to change the fact that the global, not just Canadian, airline and aerospace industry as we know it exists entirely because of government subsidization and...
  30. So the hundreds of billions that aircraft...

    So the hundreds of billions that aircraft manufacturers have received in subsidies doesn't create value for the companies? Having competition limited isn't valuable to an airline? You seem to be...
  31. What countries that don't have heavy...

    What countries that don't have heavy protectionism and airline regulation should we emulate?

    The entire airline and aerospace industry as we know it is built off government subsidies, contracts,...
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    They’re learning about the American residential...

    They’re learning about the American residential school system, seems good enough.
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    Conservation Officers did get lumped into RAPID...

    Conservation Officers did get lumped into RAPID to help with rural policing back in December so this is the probable outcome.
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    Those second graders need to learn about...

    Those second graders need to learn about Charlemagne’s impact on early Middle Ages Europe otherwise they’ll fall behind.

    People will bitch about user fees, it’s in their nature. People are used to...
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    Since when do Albertans care about balancing the...

    Since when do Albertans care about balancing the budget?

    The dumbest thing about the plan is the pass being tied to cars, and not being applicable to all parks. Saskatchewan has a simple 'copy and...
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    Poll: When we had a >7-day supply it really doesn't...

    When we had a >7-day supply it really doesn't matter who pretended to be what.

    In the grand scheme it's not people trying to get vaccines that are the problem. A little underhanded at worst (less...
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    Poll: Good news for those who want to hook up with hot...

    Good news for those who want to hook up with hot Jewish singles in their area:

    Over 2.7M doses in Alberta by the end of May. Over 4.1M by the end of June. And that's without any schedule on...
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    The Caymans has a 42% duty on car imports over...

    The Caymans has a 42% duty on car imports over $30,000, FWIW.

    Tax shelters still need to make money, afterall.

    https://caymanresident.com/live/transportation/importing-a-car
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    Poll: You work with jutes?

    You work with jutes?
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    All the A-Team needed was a GMC van, anything...

    All the A-Team needed was a GMC van, anything more is definitely a luxury item.
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