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Canada, Aboriginal Tension Erupting Over Resource Development, Study Suggests

Canada, Aboriginal Tension Erupting Over Resource Development, Study Suggests

Commented Oct 31, 2013 at 16:42:11 in Canada Business

“Terrible things like giving them millions of dollars, allowing smoking in their casinos, paying outrageous amounts of money for a ring road, bailing them out when the band is bankrupt and funds are misappropriated, providing free post secondary education, grants for business start ups, free Drug and Alcohol counselling...............good lord the list could go on and on. All of this based on atrocities that happened generations ago.....time move on and take advantage of being native, way more opportunities than I had coming up”
Canada, Aboriginal Tension Erupting Over Resource Development, Study Suggests

Canada, Aboriginal Tension Erupting Over Resource Development, Study Suggests

Commented Oct 31, 2013 at 16:34:45 in Canada Business

“Yes I have been to reservations and I agree...what I am saying it is by choice that natives live there and it is their choice to live in those conditions. Just for example the energy industry is seeing dramatic short falls in available workers. Most drilling companies have rigs parked due to lack of crews for the coming season. Lots of work available all of it well paid .......but you have to show up”
Canada, Aboriginal Tension Erupting Over Resource Development, Study Suggests

Canada, Aboriginal Tension Erupting Over Resource Development, Study Suggests

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 18:46:32 in Canada Business

“Third World Country eh? Ever been to a third world country? Clearly the author or any one who agrees with that kind of a statement has never set one foot in a third world country......some reserves could be compared to 3rd world living conditions...but the government cannot force the aboriginals to provide the basic necessities for themselves and their families with the funds they provide. As a non aboriginal I am required to provide these things for myself and my family should I choose to purchase a 52" TV with my paycheck and neglect heat or home repairs I have no one to cry too. Why should the native population hold the rest of Canada hostage and hold up progress and the greater good when they contribute nothing to the country..............”

icecherry on Oct 30, 2013 at 22:28:32

“A corporation comes to town and everyone has to roll over...why? We don't know how many jobs were promised (if any), how much of the profits would stay in the region (likely all sent off shore) and what they would leave behind once done fracking.”

Andie Martin on Oct 30, 2013 at 19:30:51

“They are standing up for what is right. Clean air & water.”

teeleecee on Oct 30, 2013 at 19:00:01

“My close to 80-year old father used to talk like you. Now, he sees what the government has been doing to these people. If he can wake up, I'm sure there's hope for you, but it better be fast, cause things are about to explode.”

DanCitizen on Oct 30, 2013 at 18:57:48

“I have, a lot of them. And I have also been to rural Arkansas, the Robert Taylor Homes in Chicago, South Bend, IN, etc. - is there a difference? Take a trip to some of the reservations, and tell me they are not like the 3rd world.”

mrsmdressup on Oct 30, 2013 at 18:54:07

“Wow. First, your reading comprehension is horrible. What you wrote has absolutely NOTHING to do with what was discussed in the article. I will assume you never bothered to read it before you typed your tripe. Secondly, I am First Nations and I have paid income taxes my entire working life as a stockbroker. Likely far more taxes than you will ever pay, so don't even go there. The moneys set aside for First Nations bands does NOT come from YOUR tax dollars. It is money that was set aside decades ago from the profits that were made at the expense of the native peoples of Canada, by stealing their land and resources.

I'd suggest you 1. learn how read and 2. Learn where band moneys actually come from.”
Al Gore: Keystone XL Is 'Ridiculous'

Al Gore: Keystone XL Is 'Ridiculous'

Commented Oct 28, 2013 at 15:00:26 in Politics

“In the mean time???? Hows your walk to work????”

richharding1 on Nov 3, 2013 at 19:30:44

“Lovely, thank you”

ClimateHawk on Oct 28, 2013 at 19:28:29

“Walking is good, so is cycling.

For those who need a car, there are already plenty of efficient options and zero-emissions options.

Don't bother trying to pretend electric cars only run on electricity from coal. They run on electricity from any source. Solar panels on the roof, or electricity from any of the providers listed here: http://apps3.eere.energy.gov/greenpower/buying/buying_power.shtml
Ring Of Fire Project: For First Nations, Disruption Is Certain, Profits Less So

Ring Of Fire Project: For First Nations, Disruption Is Certain, Profits Less So

Commented Sep 30, 2013 at 18:29:43 in Canada Business

“"We want nothing to do with it"......No worries subsidies and welfare stop.....now. Lets see who blinks first”
Ring Of Fire Project: For First Nations, Disruption Is Certain, Profits Less So

Ring Of Fire Project: For First Nations, Disruption Is Certain, Profits Less So

Commented Sep 30, 2013 at 18:16:03 in Canada Business

“Tons of jobs available for them.....they do have show up for work with some regularity though”

Cantoffie on Sep 30, 2013 at 21:37:42

“And what right do you have to tell them they want the jobs. We don't want your mines, we don't want your money.”
Leaked Target Diversity Training Documents Reveal Struggles Of Managing A Diverse Workplace

Leaked Target Diversity Training Documents Reveal Struggles Of Managing A Diverse Workplace

Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 17:44:26 in Business

“Maybe instead of investing diversity training they could attempt to stock the shelves of thier stores....new target here in Canada is a joke 2/3 of the shelves are empty ...... waste of time going there”
'Frankenstein' Rabbit In Minnesota Attracts Internet's Attention, May Have Cancer (VIDEO, PHOTO)

'Frankenstein' Rabbit In Minnesota Attracts Internet's Attention, May Have Cancer (VIDEO, PHOTO)

Commented Jul 12, 2013 at 10:45:18 in Green

“Why not just shoot it???? Its a rabbit .............”

GreenCircle on Jul 13, 2013 at 00:40:43

“Do you live in a trailer park?”

MrsIttyBitty on Jul 12, 2013 at 11:17:02

“I love how everyone just assumes he is in pain. He is eating, hopping around just fine. I had a dog with MRSA, skin cancer, tumors.... before he died this past June he couldn't eat and was a bag of bones before we put him down. Now that was a dog that was suffering.... this rabbit is just fine.”
BC Election 2013: Alberta's Oil And Gas Industry May Be Impacted By Outcome

BC Election 2013: Alberta's Oil And Gas Industry May Be Impacted By Outcome

Commented May 14, 2013 at 12:21:07 in Canada Alberta

“OH BC, just accept the inevidble the pipe line is coming.....scream, cry, ralley your First Nations, get celebrity spokes people, but its going to happen.....Just please don't "key" my pick-up with Alberta plates while I'm at the cottage this summer”

golsen9 on May 14, 2013 at 18:23:34

“Anyone who thinks BCers roll over the way Albertans do when big oil wants some nookie must be smoking some of BC's finest!”
Fort McMurray House Prices: A Look At The Most Expensive Houses For Sale In The Oilsands Region

Fort McMurray House Prices: A Look At The Most Expensive Houses For Sale In The Oilsands Region

Commented May 6, 2013 at 18:33:08 in Canada Alberta

“not so much leases but the fact that the entire area is surrounded by muskeg”

Western Canadian on May 7, 2013 at 20:42:44

“Very true”
Attawapiskat Sewage Flood: Charlie Angus Writes To Leona Aglukkaq After Hospital Evacuation

Attawapiskat Sewage Flood: Charlie Angus Writes To Leona Aglukkaq After Hospital Evacuation

Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 14:08:04 in Canada Politics

“How on earth is this reflective of a Harper/ Con Gov? I am not native nor do I live on a reserve and god forbid my sewar was to back up into my basement or anyone elses for that matter but if it did I would be responsible to get it sorted out. No one is going to come my aid and help me out, yes I have insurance for those type of things but I pay those premiums.....so again I ask how is this the fault of our gov or for that matter big oil......ridiculous thought. Maybe the reserve or the people living on it could for once be responsible for them selves......................”
Stephen Harper Marijuana Clip Shows What PM Really Thinks (VIDEO)

Stephen Harper Marijuana Clip Shows What PM Really Thinks (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 18, 2013 at 10:34:11 in Canada Politics

“"Walking the Line" would be defined as a qaulitative test and would not be admissable in court. I have no issue with pot or pot users I do have an issue with impared driving and if you have been smoking pot you are impared.”

samseed on Apr 18, 2013 at 10:57:36

“A cop has discretion on if they consider you impaired or not.  You dont have to necessarily pass any tests.  They can just pull you off the road if they want, tow you and charge you with impairment.  It may even be a medical issue, or maybe you're just way too tired.  Whether it stands up in court is up to the situation, even drunk driving offences sometimes get dropped in court.”
Stephen Harper Marijuana Clip Shows What PM Really Thinks (VIDEO)

Stephen Harper Marijuana Clip Shows What PM Really Thinks (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 17, 2013 at 14:57:05 in Canada Politics

“Legal only when there is a quanatative test that defines impairment”

samseed on Apr 17, 2013 at 17:21:32

“It doesnt take a quantitative test to know if someones impaired, a regular roadside test should be fine (walk a straight line, say the alphabet backwards etc). If that was the case maybe we should have a quantitative test for cough syrup and other pharmaceuticals. Pharmaceutical drugs are WAY more potent than Cannabis when it comes to impairment. And what about sleepiness...the list doesnt end. If it were a huge problem, people would have been screaming about it for the last bunch of decades. Also, Cannabis is something that people get use to over time. I have been using it medicinally for 15 years and recreationally for 20. I barely get high, maybe for 15 minutes, but it goes away. And it doesnt alter my perception to the point where I think its safe to drive (like alcohol does) when it isnt safe. If there were a breathalyzer or something that could definitely peg me as being stoned out of my mind, then yes I wouldnt have an issue. In places like Colorado and Washington where it was recently legalized they have quantitative tests, but the level is so low, you might hit it even if you used Cannabis the day before. It isnt reliable to check for actual impairment.”
Dayleen Van Ryswyk, Kelowna NDP Candidate, Quits Over Racist Comments

Dayleen Van Ryswyk, Kelowna NDP Candidate, Quits Over Racist Comments

Commented Apr 16, 2013 at 17:58:36 in Canada British Columbia

“Idle No More....come on.....how about ...Canada Ain't Gonna Pay No More......”

J SEVER on Apr 17, 2013 at 10:48:08

“Then we have a real problem, dont we.”
Right-To-Work Laws: Canada Would See Income Inequality Rise Under Weakened Unions, Study Says

Right-To-Work Laws: Canada Would See Income Inequality Rise Under Weakened Unions, Study Says

Commented Mar 27, 2013 at 13:41:31 in Canada Business

“You make a key point when you say he has a trade which in my understanding equates to a skill, skilled workers are in demand and they have more opportunities than non-skilled. I also understand the sacrafices you, your husband and the family makes. I applaud those choices I myself also started at the bottom in a position where I too worked rotational type work away from home and away from my family. i currently hold a senior position that does not require me to be away, but its about doing what is nessessary and paying your dues. Skills provide opportunities - opportunities are not provided by collective bargining”
Right-To-Work Laws: Canada Would See Income Inequality Rise Under Weakened Unions, Study Says

Right-To-Work Laws: Canada Would See Income Inequality Rise Under Weakened Unions, Study Says

Commented Mar 27, 2013 at 13:33:20 in Canada Business

“I do know what a world without unions looks like my industry is completly free of Unions. Additionally my industry is well paid, safe and driving the economic engine in Canada. I went to University in S. Ontario and was exposed to many union shops where factory workers were paid very well and had no skills other than those required for work on the factory floor. These same workers were demanding wages that rivalled what Dr's and other profesionals earned. Those wages are not sustainable if Canadian Manufacturing is to compete on a global scale.”

MikeyJ79 on Mar 28, 2013 at 15:29:44

“Narrow minded response at best.
So you're better than those who work on "the factory floor", and subsequently more deserving. Gotcha. Stay Classy buddy.
I'm not unionized either, but neither of us have any idea what our working conditions would be like without the Labour movement. I'm also very well paid, but I'd be earning as little as my employer could pay a 3rd world worker without Unions.
Canada shouldn't be trying to compete with manufacturing on a global scale. We should be levying punitive tariffs on any company that moves manufacturing offshore but would like to maintain access to the NA market.”
Right-To-Work Laws: Canada Would See Income Inequality Rise Under Weakened Unions, Study Says

Right-To-Work Laws: Canada Would See Income Inequality Rise Under Weakened Unions, Study Says

Commented Mar 27, 2013 at 13:27:20 in Canada Business

“When you say "collectivly agreed upon" don't you actually mean the worker holds the employer hostage until such time as the employer agrees to the union demands?”
Right-To-Work Laws: Canada Would See Income Inequality Rise Under Weakened Unions, Study Says

Right-To-Work Laws: Canada Would See Income Inequality Rise Under Weakened Unions, Study Says

Commented Mar 27, 2013 at 11:52:47 in Canada Business

“Unions provide skilled wages for unskilled workers so we can all be middle class and comfortable, jobs are leaving because unskilled workers in other countries are being paid what they are worth. Yes wages will go down and they should for unskilled work .... if you want more contribute more”

49tales on Mar 27, 2013 at 13:03:04

“Don't you think your generalizing? You do realize there are unions for all sorts of trades along with police, teachers, nurses, firefighters, etc.....I would say nurses for example are very skilled workers

As are many of the trades. My husband is in a trade union and his job happens to be in the Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in North America.

Can't ship his job to another country because he is building Canada.

Yes he makes good money. And even still, there are a shortage of guys in his trade. They even have to bring tradesmen up from the U.S,

He's also had to move 2000km for this work, he puts in 12 hour days for 21 days straight....contribute more you say? Really? Are other Canadians contributing as much as this? Are you? Is your family?

The union helps ensure a safe work environment so I'm not a widow and my children don't lose their father at a young age. The union also provided all the training to make him highly skilled and competent in this very in demand job. The union makes sure that he makes a good wage to help compensate him for the sacrifices he makes. Without the union you would either have unskilled workers doing this dangerous work or you would not be able to find workers to fill the positions on these billion dollar projects and construction of them would come to a halt.”

Skepticat on Mar 27, 2013 at 12:45:27

“Nope - workers in other countries have few rights and are being exploited because the employer can get away with it. Thus Bengla Desh textile workers being paid 40 dollars per month for 6 day work weeks 10 hr days or longer and no benefits in sweatshops that make triangle shirtwaist a poster child for occupational safety. And what do they contribute - exploited empoverished labor. If a sneaker that costs $8.00 to produce and can sell here at $140 or more is it because the management is really "worth" that much more than the peasants who did the actual assembly work - methinks probably not.”

Ed MacDougell on Mar 27, 2013 at 12:29:42

“Obviously you know nothing and about Unions...

A nonunion worker is "worth" the least amount of money SOMEONE ELSE is willing to work for, therefore wages are unilaterally dictated by the Employer and often has very little to do with actual worth.

In a Union, wages are collectively agreed upon between the Union members and their Employer. It is a much fairer representation of what someone, performing a particular skill or trade is actually worth!”

MikeyJ79 on Mar 27, 2013 at 12:10:30

“You've no idea what life would be like for anybody if Labour Unions didn't exist.
"If you want more contribute more"... Who's definition of more? What does that even mean? Just a small minded bias against people you think less worthy than yourself? You're okay with economic slavery and poverty level living standards for fellow Canadians? I'm really curious what you meant by "contribute more"?”

pinkibus on Mar 27, 2013 at 12:06:12

“Daniod, i personally, am opposed to slavery. I do not want to go back to the good old days of Victorian England.”
Nishiyuu Journey By Cree Youth Ends As Harper Greets Pandas (TWEETS, VIDEO)

Nishiyuu Journey By Cree Youth Ends As Harper Greets Pandas (TWEETS, VIDEO)

Commented Mar 26, 2013 at 13:27:53 in Canada Politics

“I find that people who have purpose whether that be attending school or have a job that you are required to be at every day ...you don't really have time to walk _____ amount of KM's”
Nishiyuu Journey By Cree Youth Ends As Harper Greets Pandas (TWEETS, VIDEO)

Nishiyuu Journey By Cree Youth Ends As Harper Greets Pandas (TWEETS, VIDEO)

Commented Mar 26, 2013 at 13:14:28 in Canada Politics

“How is any of the above statement wrong or rascist .......what are we to do run around like chickens with our heads cut off...."THE NATIVES ARE HERE...THE NATIVES ARE HERE...DROP EVERYTHING A GROUP OF NATIVES JUST ARRIVED AND THEY REQUIRE AN AUDIENCE" ..... "OH very good then ..... cancle my day some native youth have travelled over hill and dale and need my undivided attention" ..... Does anyone else see the absurde nature of your argument”
Federal Budget 2013: Government Stays The Course On Cuts, 2015 Balanced Budget

Federal Budget 2013: Government Stays The Course On Cuts, 2015 Balanced Budget

Commented Mar 21, 2013 at 18:19:22 in Canada Politics

“goaway....you must be joking Muclair has not presented an original thought other than being an alternative to the Cons ..... Muclair will kill Canada nothing but a special interest group for socailists”
Brad Wall Accuses Thomas Mulcair Of 'Betraying' Keystone, Oilsands

Brad Wall Accuses Thomas Mulcair Of 'Betraying' Keystone, Oilsands

Commented Mar 14, 2013 at 14:27:33 in Canada Alberta

“the refining capacity in the east is miniscule compared to the US....Muclair is well aware of this fact and is doing nothing but political grandstanding. NDP is only looking out for the interestes of the party no interest in Canada”
Ask Me Anything: Roughneck Answers Questions About Living, Working In The Alberta Oil Patch

Ask Me Anything: Roughneck Answers Questions About Living, Working In The Alberta Oil Patch

Commented Mar 11, 2013 at 13:25:32 in Canada Alberta

“Any recent High school graduate not planning on going to University should be headed to Alberta for work there is tons of it and its well paid......Alberta's Oil Patch has been turning Boys into Men for 75 years now might do you some good to do an honest days work”

George Wade on Mar 12, 2013 at 19:35:17

“While at Oil Patch U. it would be good to figure out what you love doing, are really good at and tune into it during free time. I'm happy sailing so that is where I'm heading now, in time for summer. Wish I was young enough to work The Patch during winter to pay for the summer but I can still get by being frugal.”
State Department's Keystone XL Report Provides As Much Grounds For Rejecting Pipeline As Approving It

State Department's Keystone XL Report Provides As Much Grounds For Rejecting Pipeline As Approving It

Commented Mar 7, 2013 at 13:37:04 in Canada Business

“Did i just get put down by a guy who rides an elctric bike? Do you wear the pant leg protector as well??”
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