September 10, 2019

Judge Says No DUI – Alberta Separation?

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Ontario judge strikes down mandatory minimum sentence for first-time impaired driving in case of Indigenous woman

Given the widespread discrimination against Aboriginal people, the imposition of a criminal record … would only add to the challenges an Aboriginal person faces’

n Ontario judge has raised colonialism, racism and the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women as reasons for declaring part of Canada’s impaired driving laws are unconstitutional, arguing it’s unjust to give a criminal record to a 22-year-old Indigenous woman caught with a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit.

https://nationalpost.com/news/ontario-judge-strikes-down-mandatory-convictions-for-first-time-impaired-driving-in-case-of-indigenous-woman

A quarter of Albertans favour separating from Canada, says poll

The percentage of Albertans favouring separation from Canada is 25 per cent, a number that nearly rivals that in Quebec, says a new poll.

While the Abacus Data poll of 1,500 adults from July 12 to 17 shows 28 per cent of Quebecers favour breaking ties with the rest of the country, the 25 per cent of Albertans is 79 per cent higher than the national average of 14 per cent.

“Not in my lifetime did I expect to see Alberta almost as much as Quebec in separatism sentiment,” said Abacus Data’s David Coletto, who also noted that outlook in Quebec has been on the downslide in recent years.

https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/a-quarter-of-albertans-favour-separating-from-canada-says-poll

New Alberta separation group meets in Calgary: ‘It’s time to take control’

Peter Downing is on a tour of Alberta, drumming up support for the province to leave the country.

On Saturday, the founder of Wexit Alberta told people gathered in Calgary that it’s not just a Liberal federal government issue; but the way Confederation is set up that favours the east politically and economically.

“This isn’t just based on sentiment. We’ve been feeling this for a very long time and now it’s time to take control,” Downing said.

https://globalnews.ca/news/5751140/alberta-separation-group-calgary-ottawa-wexit/

Predictions for 2019: Trudeau ends up with a Liberal minority government in Canada

One of my favourites was number 15, which cited a 1955 forecast by the president of the Lewyt vacuum company.

“Nuclear-powered vacuum cleaners will probably be a reality in 10 years,” declared Alex Lewyt.

He was wrong.

Another doozy? In 1995, Robert Metcalfe, co-inventor of Ethernet, predicted in that “the Internet will soon go supernova and in 1996 will catastrophically collapse.”

That ranked eighth.

https://www.straight.com/news/1182416/predictions-2019-trudeau-ends-liberal-minority-government-canada

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