November 8, 2019

Fort Mac Insurance – Trudeau The Unifier?

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After 3 years with no settlement, Fort McMurray woman wants Insurance Act changed

‘We are still paying a mortgage on a pile of ashes,’ homeowner says

After struggling for three years to get a settlement, a Fort McMurray woman wants to see changes to the Insurance Act.

Jamie Harpe lost her home in the May 2016 wildfire that destroyed 15 per cent of the buildings in Alberta’s oilsands city.

“Three years into it, we are still paying a mortgage on a pile of ashes, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight,” she said.

After the fire, Harpe said, she was able to settle a claim for the cost of her home’s contents with her insurance company, Aviva.

But the house claim remains unsettled.

Aviva declined to comment on the case, but Harpe said she will opt for a formal dispute resolution process.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/fort-mcmurray-insurance-problems-1.5130983

‘How could this be possible?’ Fort McMurray condo board struggles to find insurance

In wake of 2016 wildfire, Winchester Greens building denied renewal by its insurer

After the 2016 Horse River wildfire that burned down more than 2,400 structures in Fort McMurray, residents of the 40-unit Winchester Greens condominium building considered themselves among the lucky ones.

Their apartment-style units didn’t burn, but the condo board did claim $246,000 of smoke damage on its insurance.

Three years later, the condo board is struggling to find insurance coverage, in part because of that wildfire claim.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/fort-mcmurray-condominium-insurance-1.5318750

Justin Trudeau, the great unifier, has one big regret

Elected to forge consensus and bridge divides, he has bequeathed a Canada of fresh regional and cultural estrangements

What these gruelling election campaigns tell you — or should tell you — is that Canada is too big and diverse to be governed by one size fits all solutions. The Fathers of Confederation recognized that power was best exercised close to home and divided jurisdictions so that health, education and other crucial services were the domain of provincial governments.

Trudeau, it seems, does not hold with that strict division of powers.

https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/election-2019/john-ivison-justin-trudeau-the-great-unifier-has-one-big-regret

Justin Trudeau may have won re-election, but Canada’s divisions will make his second term harder

Justin Trudeau claims Canadians rejected division at Monday’s election.

His supporters say the fact the Prime Minister secured the most seats and will now form a minority government is a sign the country backs his progressive agenda.

But is it really?

Yet, at time of writing, the Opposition had only managed to translate that into an estimated 122 seats.

Mr Trudeau’s team snatched roughly 156 — 14 short of a majority.

This is only possible because different parts of Canada seemed to vote for different things.

Far from a rejection of division, this election has served to highlight the nation’s rural-urban, east-west fault lines.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-23/trudeau-reelection-reveals-canadas-division/11627816

Canada’s Trudeau wins second term, but the nation is more divided

With results still trickling in early Tuesday, the Liberals had 157 seats — 13 short of the 170 needed for a majority in the 338-seat House of Commons — while the Conservatives had 121.

Still, Trudeau’s Liberal Party won fewer raw votes nationally than the Conservatives did, and his party failed to win a single seat in the western provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan where the Conservatives dominated.

https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2019/10/22/canadas-trudeau-wins-second-term-nation-more-divided

No more ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ for Air Canada in-flight announcements

The insistence that biology divides humanity (and almost all other multicellular creatures) into two sexes is now regarded as old-fashioned, according to the social revolutionaries of the Left. They are “science-deniers,” to use a favorite term of the warmist cult, a term far more appropriate in this context than when applied to those who question the predictive validity of computer models that have forecasted catastrophes, none of which has appeared.

There is nothing new about leftists inflicting bizarre theories on the rest of society, but what is remarkable is the speed with which the major institutions of advanced capitalist societies have capitulated to the demand that biology be superseded by political and social fashion.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/no_more_ladies_and_gentlemen_for_air_canada_inflight_announcements.html

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