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Cake day: January 29th, 2024


  • Shitty website, completely ignores the effect of population and land mass.

    If all countries were to follow Canada’s approach, warming could reach over 3°C and up to 4°C.

    If all countries were following Canada’s approach of having roughly 40M people spread across roughly 9.98M km² and emitted the same per capita that we do, we’d reduce global emissions by 77% (same population density of Canada emitting same per capita tons as Canadians).

    It’s pretty convenient that people like to ignore this though.

    And instead, here is Canada importing people largely from lower emitting per-capits emitting countries so those people can emit more here.

  • IMHO the issue is that the the CPC is a “big tent” that was historically dominated by SoCons (which Harper kept in line pretty well), however over the past approx. 5-8 years the Libertarian contingent has grown quite a bit from grassroots.

    Now even many of these “Libertarians” generally abide by SoCon principles but they don’t feel any need to push them on the general population; these people simply want to be left alone. This is causing some friction in the party as some SoCons are appealing to the “No True Scotsman” fallacy when discussing internal party/supporter politics.

  • The Atlantic provinces and Quebec are probably the biggest reason we won’t see PR actually take affect. They currently have massive over representation constitutionally guaranteed and I highly doubt they are gonna give that up without a massive fight.

    The closest we will ever get is a different way to count votes within the current riding system, which is still not PR at the end of the day.

    (And aside from the fact that PR doesn’t solve the issue of more populace regions fucking over less populace ones without regard)

  • name me a Canadian subreddit that ISN’T run by mods that staunchly control the narrative

    Not just limited to Canadian subreddits, it’s all local subreddits and basically all that are over 10k people. Niche hobby subreddits are basically all that’s left that’s still ok for actually discussion.

    And quite honestly, Lemmy kinda sucks too mostly because the userbase isn’t that large and politically leans significantly left of the average IRL (Reddit, other than some select (mostly American-based) subreddits also leans left of average, but not as far as Lemmy) so it’s very much an echo chamber.

  • I am extremely critical of Trudeau but he did the right thing

    If you read the federal court ruling, they list several reasons why he didn’t; largely summarised as:

    (1) The invocation of the EA being overly broad (it temporarily outlaws protests on any topic anywhere in the country, which is a Charter violation of anyone not involved in the protest),

    (2) Invocation was unnecessary (provinces and cities were capable of clearing out other protests without it), and

    (3) It resulted in unreasonable search and seizure of those alleged to be involved in the protest (another Charter violation, with no due process to boot).

    I can definitely understand disagree on point 2, but not 1 or 3. There’s no reason someone in Moosejaw should be stopped from protesting croc shoes while this was going on (not saying this happened but it could have with the way the EA was invoked), nor was there any process or accountablility with selecting who’s bank accounts got hit.