- Oct 25, 2017
wtf is wrong with these idiots
Good, remind people that Conservative parties are shit for the next election. Remind people about Doug Ford when people enter the polls.
The law firm of Richmond Liberal MP Joe Peschisolido facilitated a secretive financial transaction that might have helped an alleged Chinese cartel “drug boss” launder his unexplained wealth through a Metro Vancouver condo development, a Global News investigation reveals.
The service that Peschisolido’s firm completed is a so-called “bare trust” joint venture.
This type of deal is legal, but a client involved in this case who is a convicted drug-trafficker should have raised “huge red flags” for the Canadian politician’s firm, according to financial crime experts that reviewed documents obtained by Global News.
The land deal facilitated by a lawyer at Peschisolido’s firm in 2011 involves a company directed by Kwok Chung Tam, an alleged “heavyweight” in the Big Circle Boys, a powerful Mainland China-based drug cartel, according to Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) records.
The deal was completed while Tam was still serving a conditional sentence for a 2010 drug trafficking conviction, court records show. The bare trust allowed Tam to conceal his ownership stake in a $7.75-million purchase of a 3.7 acre property in Coquitlam, B.C. that sold for $14.8 million in 2015.
Global News has learned that the B.C. Law Society took control of Peschisolido and Co. in April, and that Peschisolido is no longer a member of the society, which regulates the B.C. legal profession. It is not clear if this action is related to the Tam deal or any similar transactions. The society refused to inform Global News why it decided to “wind up” Peschisolido’s firm, and Peschisolido would not answer questions on why he is no longer a member of the bar.
Hello Charter violation. You come round' these parts often?
I was wondering when some foreign shitlord billionaire would be connected to this surge of right wing racism in Canada.
Par for the course for these assholes.
Sorry but you can't make fun of Trump's speech patterns and then give Trudeau a pass here. He fucking fumbled that hard. All he had to say was he couldn't remember the word for what the reusable bottles were made of or say it in French if he could remember that but not the English translation. Instead he looked flustered like he was caught in a lie over actually using them and sounded like an idiot.
Who made fun of Trump’s speech patterns? Trump has a speech pattern to make fun of?Sorry but you can't make fun of Trump's speech patterns and then give Trudeau a pass here. He fucking fumbled that hard. All he had to say was he couldn't remember the word for what the reusable bottles were made of or say it in French if he could remember that but not the English translation. Instead he looked flustered like he was caught in a lie over actually using them and sounded like an idiot.
<insert various pics of Trudeau with single use plastic water bottles here>
LOL. This. This is why i don’t mock people’s speech, I’m can be easily labelled with my idiosyncrasies.
Its only a danger if you have opponents who are willing to use it against you. Our Left doesn't really do that and would be actively punished if they did. So they know they are 100% safe.
That’s the tragedy. It’s targeted towards the base.
Previously Morneau demurred from supporting universal healthcare, but this is a pretty clear statement from the experts that Universal Pharmacare is the right way forward. Maybe he'll change his tune? I hope so!Advisory council calls for universal, single-payer pharmacare plan
An advisory council appointed by the Liberal government is recommending the establishment of a universal, single-payer public pharmacare system.
The council's 171-page report, released Wednesday, calls for the creation of a new drug agency that would draft a national list of prescription medicines that would be covered by the taxpayer, beginning with an initial list of common and essential drugs, by Jan. 1, 2022.
The council recommends that initial list be expanded to a comprehensive plan by Jan. 2, 2027.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, a former Ontario health minister and chair of the advisory council, is holding a news conference in Ottawa to outline the recommendations at 11 a.m. ET. CBCNews.ca is carrying it live.
Hoskins said the time for universal, single-payer public pharmacare has come.
"This is our generation's national project: better access to the medicines we need, improved health outcomes and a fairer and more sustainable prescription medicine system," he said in a news release.
"Let's complete the unfinished business of universal health care. That can be our promise and our legacy to each other and to all future generations."
Once fully implemented, the report predicts the amount spent on prescription drugs in Canada would drop by roughly $5 billion a year.
In March, the council's interim report recommended the creation of a new national arm's-length agency to manage prescription medications by negotiating prices and creating a formulary of approved, covered drugs.
It's not clear what shape a proposed national pharmacare program might take under the Liberals.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau said last February a new national program would be "fiscally responsible" and designed to fill gaps in coverage — not to provide prescription drugs to Canadians already covered by existing plans.
Speaking at the Economic Club of Canada in Ottawa after the budget was released, Morneau said there's a large number of Canadians, including those who are self-employed, who don't have drug coverage. Some parts of the system are working well, but others are not, he said.
"We need a strategy to deal with the fact not everyone has access, and we need to do it in a way that's responsible, that deals with the gaps, but doesn't throw out the system that we currently have."
The NDP has said that if it wins the October federal election, it will bring in a universal and comprehensive national pharmacare program in 2020.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said his plan would cover every Canadian and save families an average of $500 a year. It would also save $4.2 billion a year through lower drug costs, he said.
The Parliamentary Budget Officer released a report in 2017 forecasting a similar savings estimate.
This was actually the other reason that CoV put the breaks on the straw ban because Bubble Tea is very common and popular and businesses were like wtf there's no alternative.
I'm sure there are cardboard straw alternatives for bubble tea... If not, someone will fill that niche and make $$$$
Bubble tea shops struggle with potential Vancouver straw ban
VANCOUVER—How does one drink bubble tea without a straw?
Bubble tea enthusiasts may need to come up with an answer soon, because Vancouver city council is voting Wednesday on whether to ban some single-use items, including plastic straws, by Nov. 1, 2019. About seven million straws are thrown into the garbage every day in Vancouver, according to the city.
But for some drinks, such as bubble tea, straws are not optional — they are required. The drink is often served in clear plastic cups with a soft plastic cover sealed on top and a thick straw to allow people to drink the tapioca pearls, or “bubbles.”
Thick metal straws are not practical to carry around and paper straws would disrupt the drink experience, said Tony Jiang, co-owner of EXP Bubble Tea and Lifestyle on Commercial Drive.
“When the tapioca pearls touch the paper straw, they will stick on it. So it will disrupt the texture of the drink itself,” he said. “Bubble tea is not meant to be drunk very fast. It’s something that you grab and you walk around with it — the paper straw will melt by then.”
City staff say they are aware bubble-tea business owners are concerned about the proposed ban on straws.
How one local bubble tea shop is prepping for the plastic straw ban
Biodegradable paper straws are not the best alternative as they often become soft and mushy and difficult for users to drink the tapioca pearls in bubble tea.
“This (reusable straw) was always something in the back of our minds, we eventually had to do it,” said Ivanna Chan, owner of The Bubble Tea (BBT) Shop, underneath Canadian Superstore on No. 3 Road.
Plastic straws are still being used in-store but customers have the option to purchase the new straws and reuse them for future bubble tea purchases.
The reusable straws come in two different sizes and various colours such as rose gold, black and chrome.
Retailing at $3.50 for the bigger size – which is used for traditional bubble tea – and $3 for the smaller one, each straw also comes with a cleaning brush.
Oh man, I don't know how I missed this. I think they're just paving the way to throw this accusation if they lose. We weren't able to see how far they would take this in the US. It would be interesting to see how this would play out here.I was wondering when some foreign shitlord billionaire would be connected to this surge of right wing racism in Canada.
Par for the course for these assholes.
Decorum is all but done in politics.
Everyone's favorite CPC cretin:
Oh look there's talk of the election and votes being rigged.
Right wing party says elections are rigged, news at 11.
Throw it on the stack with the hundreds of other reports that say we needed to fix the gaps in our healthcare system years ago.Do it do it do it
Previously Morneau demurred from supporting universal healthcare, but this is a pretty clear statement from the experts that Universal Pharmacare is the right way forward. Maybe he'll change his tune? I hope so!
Of course we saw that the recommendation from experts brought in by the Federal Government to consult on electoral reform was ignored, so no sure thing.
I think it will be a trainwreck. They'll cause a shitstorm if they lose. They're seeding the seeds for distrust of our elections. Normally government should everything possible to ensure integrity but what do you expect from the Robocall Party ?
It's election season man!
Ignoring my sarcasm earlier. They have said over the past couple years that they were looking into actually acting on the recommendation of this subcommittee. The real question though has always been to what extent. It would be so incredibly easy for them to pull an Ontario Liberals and start attaching qualifiers to it to keep costs down. Basically having enough to say it exists, but not going far enough with it to the point that it is cumbersome or that people can't get access to their meds.
The thing with that, most people age 25 and up in Ontario are employed and has pharmacare of some kind.Ignoring my sarcasm earlier. They have said over the past couple years that they were looking into actually acting on the recommendation of this subcommittee. The real question though has always been to what extent. It would be so incredibly easy for them to pull an Ontario Liberals and start attaching qualifiers to it to keep costs down. Basically having enough to say it exists, but not going far enough with it to the point that it is cumbersome or that people can't get access to their meds.
Because remember. When the OLP did it, they put age qualifiers, restricted the number of drugs available and then made the process to get exemption for coverage or to use your own private plan so complex and time consuming that people were forced off drugs they and their doctors knew worked onto generics that didn't work, just so they could build up more of a paper trail to go back to the ministry so people could get back on their meds.
And that's the main worry. Because that was only with people 25 and under. Imagine the whole population being like that. It'd basically kill Pharmacare from a social policy perspective
I find it hard to believe it's not Dean French:Progressive Conservative sources told the Star that Ford is also weighing a major revamp of his office after complaints from Tory MPPs about his heavy-handed chief of staff Dean French.www.thestar.com
Who is actually in charge of the Ontario government? Yikes
Nope, you remembered the compromises on both parties correctly. Neither plan was great. The idea compromise would have been the 2500+ drugs from the Liberal Plan, but the coverage for everybody of the NDP Plan.The thing with that, most people age 25 and up in Ontario are employed and has pharmacare of some kind.
the compromise was NDP: everyone is covered but only cover 400 drugs. Liberal; age restrictions but covers 2500 drugs. So pick your poison. Not everyone was happy with either. I may have gotten the numbers wrong but that was my impression.
I wouldn't be surprised if the federal model followed the OLP model unless they were will to find new sources of revenue (taxes).
Jesus Christ. What a toxic party filled with toxic individuals. The OPC is such a toxic work environment.It came after a Greater Toronto Area MPP and a Toronto member personally appealed to Ford to rein in his chief of staff.
Sources says the rookie suburban MPP broke down in tears after being scolded by French outside the airport hotel on Thursday in front of the premier, other MPPs, and staffers.
“She couldn’t stop crying,” said a PC source, speaking on condition of anonymity.
After French went back inside the hotel — and as the suburban member continued to weep — the Toronto MPP explained to Ford that Tories feel like they are living in the former Soviet Union with secret police monitoring their every move.
“There’s a culture of fear — it’s like the KGB,” the premier was reportedly told by the MPP.
The Toronto member emphasized to Ford that MPPs are afraid to speak out in case they are ejected from caucus like veteran Randy Hillier was in March.
“MPPs are treated as if (they’re) lower than the staff,” said a Tory source.
They are so trained to give him standing ovations that they even do it behind closed doors lmao.(Outline Link: https://outline.com/48NLRx)Progressive Conservative sources told the Star that Ford is also weighing a major revamp of his office after complaints from Tory MPPs about his heavy-handed chief of staff Dean French.www.thestar.com
Jesus Christ. What a toxic party filled with toxic individuals. The OPC is such a toxic work environment.