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It would have been so much simpler to give them a rebate on home heating oil as a one off and make it nothing to do with climate action.

Feet full of bullet holes.

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Your view certainly is the same as the Leader of the Opposition - devoid of reality of the context. The reality is that they have not had the ability to fully get off oil for heating homes and their economy is in tough. Ideally, there'd have been another solution but those still on oil are more likely in need of help than others with the means to convert.

If you think this federal government is bad, just help elect the Conservatives.

Progressives should stick to the policy and proposal arguments like that segment who are pushing hard for basic income or at minimum a guaranteed income scheme. The NDP and the federal Liberals are the only progressive parties in federal politics and we don't need another lost decade of Conservative policy.

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I thought it was a tweak on a policy that's still hitting all drivers, and just a long list of commercial consumers that nobody outside of their fields ever hear about. (It takes heat to can food; every can of food feels the carbon tax.)

The question at voting time still comes down to a few parties, and do you want the one that's trying, within economic and popularity limits, to do what they can about carbon emissions, or the party that is actually pursuing policies that would increase them?

I know the Liberals are in the polling basement, but I can't help but think this year's fires did far more damage to to the Conservative side than anybody suspects; some things take time to sink in.

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It's a fair piece but a little overdramatic on 'wails of a dying government' theme. Ironic that this is a 'controversy' in Canada. yes it's good old fashioned patronage, the same kind the Conservatives will enact shortly after taking power, if that is, they do. You seem to be convinced. Still think Pierre Poilievre is weasel looking and acting. Atlantic Canada got a bone,-good for them. Even if living in Ottawa is the pits, and the hypocrisy of governments gets you down, you got to admit we got a pretty cushy country. Lame, I know, but looking around the globe we're still pretty damn lucky.

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We don’t need the conservatives in, it will not only hurt Canada but our lives will end in death. These conservatives who are really Trump republicans already cruelly crucified me. I’m literally hanging by a thread. Now I’m being pushed to sell my vehicle so they can cut me for 4 months and leave me with no shelter. I worked hard my whole life but not to be harmed and kicked under a semi. If the liberals don’t get in, our country is doomed. Maybe write about the sabotage and slander by conservatives then downing our spirits. Pierre is a very evil man. And I’m tired of being constantly bullied by these Tories, they took away my retirement and my story wasn’t told. These Trump loving Canadians should just move to the states and leave our country alone and hate needs to be addressed our youth are royally threatened with a dark future

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your first paragraph is probably one of the best summaries of government I've read. Thank you!

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any of the betting firms giving odds on how soon the weak and not particularly bright PM Trudeau throws one of his intelligent and capable female cabinet ministers under the bus in a desperate attempt to save himself? Let's see, won't be the french one as he's banging her (Montreal Gazette), not the non caucasien one as that could hurt the 905 vote... CF is fucked.

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