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Toronto is looking at closing community centers and programs (for Canadians) in order to house all the people illegally sneaking into Canada from the USA:

http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/tor ... 1530009573


Seems like a good time to lock up the loophole in the Safe Third Country Agreement that allows for migrants jumping the border from the USA to claim asylum here. We have an immigration/refugee system for a reason.

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Blackjebus wrote:
Toronto is looking at closing community centers and programs (for Canadians) in order to house all the people illegally sneaking into Canada from the USA:

http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/tor ... 1530009573


Seems like a good time to lock up the loophole in the Safe Third Country Agreement that allows for migrants jumping the border from the USA to claim asylum here. We have an immigration/refugee system for a reason.



They won't. They'll just declare Trumpland to be "unsafe" for people to be returned to, to make the (accurate) point that it's rapidly reducing itself to "shithole" status. And then we won't be able to send them back, and America's (much larger) migrant problem will in effect be passed on to us.

Our system was already inadequate, and will be overwhelmed. Unless we decisively declare there will be immediate removal for any such illicit arrivals. Again, I doubt that will ever be the case, for the courts want to be involved in every governmental process, not just criminal cases, so involving courts means it will take months or years for every case.

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/ ... _Post_News

One less thief in the world.

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BREAKING: Sentient cockroach comes out of hiding and ruins everything.

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Harper blindsides Trudeau PMO, plans visit to White House


https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/harper- ... sc=w6LlKlb



Hopefully Harper will be smart enough not give Trump a handjob while the cameras are rolling.


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BREAKING: Sentient cockroach comes out of hiding and ruins everything.

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Harper blindsides Trudeau PMO, plans visit to White House


https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/harper- ... sc=w6LlKlb



Hopefully Harper will be smart enough not give Trump a handjob while the cameras are rolling.



Harper just wants to be the meat in a Netanyahu / Trump sandwich.

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Harper isn't meat. He is spam most foul.


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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/peter-khill-not-guilty-in-shotgun-shooting-of-jon-styres-1.4723854?cmp=FB_Post_News

One less thief in the world.


And naturally, Shree Pradkar wrote a blog entry for the Star about how this was absolutely racism. It had nothing to do with confronting a thief and defending his home and family :lol:

The best part are the final lines of the article:

Khill “decided to shoot the guy at point-blank range and kill him. That’s how much his car was worth,” says Palmater.

“That property is more important than an Indigenous person’s life is something that Canada has yet to reconcile itself with.”


Yes, my property is worth more than the life of a thief. The race of the thief has nothing to do with it. If you don't want to get shot, don't try to steal shit.

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Harper isn't meat. He is spam most foul.



Whatever, the main thing is, he just wants to be slathered in mayonnaise.

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For 16 years, the BC [conservative] Liberals made sure BC was for the benefit of two things:
- Albertan oIl & mining interests
- organized crime

Yesterday, there was a huge report dealing with the latter.

The connection is this: drug dealers and other criminal syndicates set up a system where:
1) they have have offshore "gamblers" come in to launder their criminal proceeds through casinos; large amounts of cash are converted into casino bank drafts. *

2) The laundered drafts end up in the hands of various front companies with anonymous owners controlled by the criminal syndicates, and held in offshore banks (in Panama, Caymans, etc.). **

3) That money is then re-invested into the local real estate market, again under anonymous and often foreign front companies. ***

4) Those billions of illicit criminal dollars pouring into the real estate market, fund a ton of condo projects that no legitimate local buyers can ever afford; people are driven into homeless status by the rising prices and subsequent rising property taxes. ****

5) The displaced and depressed local population become easy prey for criminal syndicates, as they struggle with poverty and fall into debt and drug abuse. The circle is now complete. *****

What does this have to do with the BC government (and municipalites too?)

Well, here:

* They have promoted casino gambling to excess in BC, including many casinos that seem to have no "tourism" purpose and would have very little business if not for shady sources of money. As well, they have been deliberately lax in enforcing anything like measures to combat organized crime activity. Their "problem gambler" program is a joke, and it's clear that by relying on the ideology of "industry self-regulation", they have let the casino industry simply ignore even the already-weak rules regarding keeping out suspicious cash flows.

** The rules regarding incorporation of companies are rife with abuse; there is nothing to stop people from setting up numbered companies with anonymous owners - not just for money laundering but also tax evasion purposes. At the provincial and federal level, right wing governments - for all their talk of law & order - have deliberately made tax evasion and money laundering easier. The provincial and federal authorities are toothless, unable and unwilling to investigate such crimes, much less convict anyone of them.

*** The rules regarding foreign / out-of-province ownership are nearly non-existent. Only the recent push to charge [mild] extra taxes to non-resident property owners has even begun the process of finding out who the true property owners even are. It is possible for governments at all levels to not know whether their owners are even residents of BC or citizens of Canada; they are also nearly-unable to determine how many properties people actually own. This is a deliberate concession by governments to the tax-evading elite and foreign owners, but it also benefits organized crime, and the governments simply don't care.

**** So, does anyone ever look into real-estate projects properly, or make sure such projects meet the actual needs of the local population? No, never. The provincial and municipal governments are well known for never saying no to anything developers propose. Real estate projects can even be advertised and sold based on changes of zoning that have't even passed yet (which means they are assuming they can get any zoning changes they ask for). Governments act like they have no power to say no to whatever changes are asked for - stopping any project that uses private money is basically impossible, and public land is frequently sold off by government to private interests at a fraction of its actual value, and with no consideration of whether it would be worse to lose what little land might be used for public purposes. Why do these elected government officials (provincial and municipal) go along with this, instead of acting in the public interest? The simple answer is this: follow the money. Until recently, there were zero regulations governing who could make political donations. They take campaign money from (and owe their careers to) the very same people whose projects they are elected to say Yay or Nay to. The records are there: the top donors to their political parties and campaigns are: real estate developers & agents; Albertan oIl & mining interests; casino operators.

***** There are previous few federal and provincial resources put towards white collar crime; the RCMP, CRA, and FINTRAC are barely able to glean any useful resources with regard to tracking money laundering, tax evasion, and even the identity of assets across interprovincial and international borders. Relative to other nations, Canada starves its organized crime task forces and prosecutorial teams. Governments have been too careful not to offend the domestic and international elites, and turned a blind eye to their connections with organized crime. This is particularly true of ethnic communities, where the police and intelligence agencies have very little representation and are reluctant to pursue cases because of the increased difficulty. All those loopholes and dark patches remain open as soon as anyone lobbyist complains about any crackdown. As well, detox and rehabilitation are infamously under-funded - to the point where there's an undercurrent of just letting the drug trade go on, despite the enormous damage addiction does in the community in terms of spawning other crimes and tragedies. So, communities not only get worse in terms of affordability, but also livability.

With all that said, here's a look at what's really been going on in BC. A report that connects organized crime to casinos and real estate (and political donations). Probably just the tip of the iceberg in terms of actual money involved.

Read 'em and weep:

'They turned a blind eye to it,' says Eby on release of damning German report into money laundering at B.C. casinos

Money-laundering report crucifies BC Liberals for mismanagement

B.C. became a gangster’s paradise. Who will take the blame?

BC Casino Money Laundering a ‘Collective Failure’

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So the name of the person leading an investigation into money laundering in BC is named Peter German.

I thought for some reason the EU was affected by organized crime in BC when I read that one link.

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So the name of the person leading an investigation into money laundering in BC is named Peter German.

I thought for some reason the EU was affected by organized crime in BC when I read that one link.



:lol: Yeah. Domsen will have a fit if he thinks Merkel is involved.

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Trump excited to welcome ‘Canada Pence’ to White House

https://www.thebeaverton.com/2018/06/tr ... ite-house/





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Poor people, those on welfare, and of course migrants are entirely to blame, not the nearly $15bn annually sucked out of the country by rich people. http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cra-tax ... -1.4726983

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Overall, including domestic and foreign tax dodging, Canada's tax gap is now estimated to be at least as much as $14.6 billion a year based on 2014 data, the CRA says — the equivalent of 5.3 per cent of all federal revenues. That's enough money to plug the entire projected federal government deficit for next year.

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I don't think there is anything anyone can do about the rich assholes who do this.

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I don't think there is anything anyone can do about the rich assholes who do this.


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you're suggesting we hang them for tax avoision?

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you're suggesting we hang them for tax avoision?


Yup. At that level? No doubt about it.

Not so much suggesting as fantasizing, though. It'd never happen.

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Canadian Bolsheviks

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Anything beneficial to the public is "Bolshevik" in the eyes of the Albertan Mafia.

Speaking of which:

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Alberta's energy regulator ignoring own rules on tailings ponds


http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-s-energy-regulator-oilsands-tailings-ponds-1.4730489

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They don't care about the environment in other provinces so why would they care about their own? Of course it will be far too late when they realize the horrible damage they've caused.


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Anything beneficial to the public is "Bolshevik" in the eyes of the Albertan Mafia.


But lynching "wealthy" and "privileged" people is literally what the Bolsheviks did. :lol:

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Anything beneficial to the public is "Bolshevik" in the eyes of the Albertan Mafia.


But lynching "wealthy" and "privileged" people is literally what the Bolsheviks did. :lol:



The problem began when the Bolsheviks decided to become the new wealthy & privileged.

Dachas? Check.
Mistresses (sometimes coerced)? Check.
Cars and homes on demand with luxuries nobody else could have? Check.
Punishing anyone who dared complain about this elite? Check.

So much for a new era of equality!

Corruption has always been the enemy of the people and downfall of all systems of government. And the cure has always been the same: sometimes you just have to tear it all down and lop off some elite heads.

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Safe to say that Doug probably failed science in high school:

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'Science is not political,' says Ontario's 1st chief scientist after being fired by Doug Ford

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ ... -1.4735085



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