🇺🇦 🇨🇦 #Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will speak to the #Canadian Parliament on Friday as part of his campaign to bolster support from Western allies for Ukraine’s war against the #Russian invasion.
I also have a second TikTok and, due to some recent events in Ontario, I want to share some half-assed opinions.
Yes, I'm also #Canadian. :gnomed:
@fsorba Today Min. @JonathanWNV announced $3 billion in federal export finance to finance the construction of two #candu reactors in 🇷🇴, this will:
✅support #Canadian businesses & our supply chain,
✅create good jobs,
✅provide clean energy security to 🇷🇴&🇪🇺, and
✅fight climate change.
A #probe by #PressProgress exposed #connections between 1 Million March 4 Children to #farright #groups previously known for their #involvement in other #antiLGBTQ+ #protests and the #astroturf #FreedomConvoys.
"The multi-billionaire #rightwing #climatechange skeptic is back in the #Canadian Rockies with a new company to resurrect old plans to develop an open pit metallurgical #coal mine. It starts with new requests for drilling deep exploratory wells at Grassy Mountain in the headwaters of the Oldman River." https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2023/09/20/Australia-Coal-Miners-Gina-Rinehart-Target-Alberta-Rockies-Again/
भारत सरकार का कनाडा को लेकर बड़ा फैसला, कनाडाई नागरिकों के लिए वीजा सेवाएं सस्पेंड की, दोनों देशों के बीच तल्खी और बढ़ी
#India #visa #Canada #IndiaCanada #dwsamachar #BreakingNews #VisaService #IndiansInCanada #Canadian @MEAIndia
It's hilarious to see #canadian #muslims marching side by side with, what is when it comes down to it, "white nationalists" at the anti-trans marches occurring across Canada today... people that would happily see them kicked out of the country or "camped".
Religion makes them too stupid to see exactly what their #religion makes of them. Makes them too stupid to see exactly whose agenda they are pushing forward.
Le philosophe taoïste chinois Laozi a dit 千里之行，始于足下, ce qui signifie en anglais « Le voyage de 1 000 milles commence par un seul pas ! »
Moins de 4 ans pour obtenir la citoyenneté canadienne semble très rapide, mais cela a été obtenu grâce à de nombreux petits pas en avant.
#Canadian #Upfronts '23: A pivotal moment? - Canada Media Fund https://cmf-fmc.ca/now-next/articles/canadian-upfronts-2023-a-pivotal-moment/
Trudeau says other countries are quietly backing Canada in fight over Online News Act-https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-online-news-act-other-countries-backing-canada-1.6970582 CBC by Darren Major - #Canadian government not backing down from #billc18 forcing #Meta and #Google to pay for right to share Canadian news on their social media sites. #Newzeeland is working on a similar bill and so is the #US state of #california
Trudeau accuses India's government of involvement in killing of Canadian Sikh leader-https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-indian-government-nijjar-1.6970498- CBC by John Paul Tasker -This is huge. #Canadian Prime Minister has confronted #India PM and also some of our closest allies #UK #RishiSunak PM #USA President #JoeBiden and #France President #EmmanuelMacron This is not just Canadian politics, this is a potential international incident.
@CHogarthPC: Amazing day at the @PetsCanadaorg Industry Show!
Paw-sitively grateful for the work these vendors do to help our animals, wildlife an… https://twitter.com/CHogarthPC/status/1703905289668378802/photo/1
This Wednesday the anti-trans/queer MAGA-#Canada types are holding a big thing at multiple government buildings around the country. Counter-protests are being organized at as many as possible. If you live in Victoria, I’ve included the two separate actions in-town below. If you’re from anywhere else, a comprehensive-as-possible list of trans+/anti-hate actions/locations is being maintained at https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1N7E__H3s_PDxnyBxKuHzgSqPkiV3d52oycPJynyirko/
There’s also a Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/325603693311023/ where people are listing their local stuff.
Please attend one of at all possible. And show these #%*^ers they’re not the majority. Regardless if you can attend, boost this please, ffs, don’t like it and move on. 🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈💙
Haven't checked your ticket yet from the day before? Too bad, so sad, the new jackpot is now at this amount, meaning you didn't win the big one.
Way to kill the suspense, #OLGC.
Don't kill the suspense to the min, kill it to the max. No big wheel of cheese for you.
"Numerous demonstrations are planned to occur under the “1 Million March 4 Children” banner at legislatures, city halls, and school board offices across the country on September 20th. These demonstrations seek to eliminate Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity ( #SOGI ) curriculum and policies from #Canadian schools. Here is what we know so far…"
It seems like I've tried a hundred instances in 48hrs. I think this is the keeper, I hope.
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Well, that's convenient, they have their annual #Canadian #SearchAndRescue conference in St. Johns, Newfoundland this weekend. #HurricaneLee https://ntv.ca/top-search-and-rescue-members-share-knowledge-in-st-johns/
If you live in #Canada, then you benefit in some way from migrant labour. Whether it's the food you eat, the hotel you sleep in, the clean floors in your office, or any of a thousand other activities, migrant labourers have been involved.
Unfortunately, despite their contributions to our society, many of them are nonetheless denied permanent resident status, and thus deprived of basic rights that are taken for granted by the rest of the #Canadian population.
Help send the message to the government that this needs to change.
This Sunday - Sept 17 - groups around Canada will be gathering to protest this inequality and let the Federal government know that this needs to be dealt with in this session, without any more pushing it back or stalling.
You can find your local group/event here https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/regularize-everyone-lets-get-it-done
Please consider showing your support by joining in, but in either case, please boost this.
Seen from this perspective, the belief systems of the national parties barely differ at all.
You can argue what the distribution of actual peoples' political views along these axes is, but no matter how you do it, the numbers will come up showing that our national parties don't even come close to covering a majority of the public's views.
All of the semi-serious or serious #national #federal #political parties - #Conservative, #Green, #Liberal, New Democrat in alphabetical order - fall in the upper-right quadrant of the chart. They're not even particularly close to the center; the closest to the center would be the Conservatives, but they're only a tiny bit closer than the Liberals, a bit more than the others.
First, the #categorization of #political views along a single left-right #axis is almost #useless. This has long been known, and alternatives exist that present a much more accurate picture, but the traditional #media is #addicted to "#left this" and "#right that" and is lazy, so they'll probably never get better.
Amazing to see Smoulder play live on their first ever tour. And then to have them hit a super small venue just 10-15 minutes from my home. One that even has a policy to never ask above 8 euro entry at the door.
Amazing show and very glad to have seen them.
From the moment we arrived in #vancouver, it felt like home. Even the Border Guard said that I was #Canadian (My mother is Canadian, but because... stuff... I have never claimed my citizenship and currently only have my birth citizenship of the UK and my assumed citizenship of the US).
I had a blast, as did the rest of my team. But what really bummed was coming back to the U.S. and hearing all the usual hate in the media.
I really REALLY would love to move. The question is, how do we make that happen?
Roaming is the story of three young #Canadian women meeting up for a getaway to #NewYorkCity. Zoe and Dani are high-school best friends who haven't seen each other since they graduated and decamped for universities in different cities. Fiona is Dani's art-school classmate, a glamorous and cantankerous artist with an affected air of sophistication.
Chemong Public School head Deb Strain informed parents in a letter that an anti-Pride graphic was discovered on Tuesday's first day of school. Bridgenorth, a small town around 20 miles north of Peterborough, is home to kindergarten through eighth graders.
Training program focuses on #FamilyDoctors, experts call for overhaul | CTV News https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/new-medical-program-dedicated-to-producing-family-doctors-amid-shortage-1.6549757 ““is a growing sentiment among the public saying ‘what kind of a country are we that lets 20 to 25 percent of our people go without access to care?’ We wouldn't let 20 to 25 percent of our children (go) without access to public schools, we have been able to set up a public school system where everyone has access, why can't we develop systems where every #Canadian has access to #PrimaryCare?”
12 Canadian books make longlist for Giller Prize
So far, it seems to me the number of Canadians, Ph.D.s, and people who bicycle (plus ham radio folks) is of MUCH higher density out here on the Fediverse than other social platforms I've ever been on. Maybe just the initial networks I have plugged into, given how discovery works here (though, I'm all for it...). Not present in the same numbers: celebrities and actors (probably because this medium does not promote you specifically for your celebrity/viralness). #canadian #phd #bicyclists
Teil 2 aus #Freiburg:
Ursprünglich war der nach kanadischem Vorbild von kanadischen Trailbauern eher als Murmelbahn geshaped. Im Laufe der Jahre sind aber viele Stellen ausgewaschen und ähnlich wie die Borderline mit wurzligen und steinigen, gerölligen Passagen gespickt.
➡️ @mgeist - Really smart Canadian lawyer focusing on copyright and digital content.
➡️ @ymhc - YMHC is a registered charitable non-profit organization focused on youth, family and community engagement for mental health education, support, advocacy and change.
➡️ @j2dw - A non-profit I run about Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Safety in the workplace.
My shoulder has been killing me for days. 😒
I'm in one of those "Medicare Advantage" HMO's and just tried to schedule an appointment with a specialist.
Next available appointment is OCTOBER 6TH! (more than a month away.)
➡️ @Windspeaker - Canadian Indigenous news outlet, founded 1983
➡️ @LoadingReadyRun - Award-winning Canadian comedy troupe founded in 2003
➡️ @jackermann - Broadcaster on CityNews Vancouver
➡️ @robsonfletcher - Data journalist with CBC Calgary
➡️ @thenarwhal - Canadian investigative journalism about environmental issues
➡️ @ximenaka - Freelance journalist in Calgary, focus on housing, cities & real estate
🥥 A reminder that #Canadian author #MargaretAtwood's book The Handmaid's Tale was based on info she had in 1985 when it was published.
Even then the outlines of a patriarchal, white supremacist, totalitarian regime were visible to those who were paying attention.
In the book it was known as the Republic of #Gilead, today it's the Republic of #Texas.
(Now available as a TV show on Hulu.)
The #AmericanTaliban is ready today to do whatever they think they can get away with. 🥥
Did I ever get around to writing an #introduction ?
I think I was holding off, pending a shift to a self-hosted instance.
So in order to absolutely guarantee that happening tomorrow, let me post one now. 😋
Figuring this out as I go 😀
➡️ @stephenhui - Enthusiastic hiker, author of guide books on hiking in BC, fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society
➡️ @bcinfo - Bot posting BC-relevant news, weather, features etc from RSS feeds
Mstdn.ca is a Glitch Mastodon server for Canadians (Anglophones and Francophones), First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples of the great white north:
«An advocacy group is calling on Canadians to #boycott #Facebook and #Instagram later this week.
The #FriendsOfCanadianBroadcasting group began asking people Monday to stop posting content on Meta's platforms on Aug. 23 and 24 to show that Canadians won't be pushed around by #Meta, which decided to pull news from #Canadian publishers from its platforms in response to federal legislation.»
It’s called gravy, not poutine sauce… and I will die on this hill. 🇨🇦 😆
Did you know: for Canadians looking for a Canadian-specific or a more local fediverse instance, there's a directory for that?
Check out: https://mastodonserver.ca/
this past year alone, my family has faced evacuation twice in the #canadian north. during the current evac, thousands of northerners have zero communication with their families, emergency personnel or wildfire data.
this is entirely due to the collapse of NorthwesTel's fibre network infrastructure and zero secondary systems for comms. the sub/arctic is infamous for its fragile, ancient comms architecture.
i want to change that, and i'd like help thinking out loud about potential citizen-owned/operated technologies for long-distance emergency comms.
- legal/frequency considerations for non-voice/packet transmission specific to #Canada
- recommended hardware & software for 1000km+ transmission, tcp/ip
- examples of amateur radio clubs that have undertaken this kind of role before
if possible, please respond with links to documentation, research and/or policy papers.
my entire family has worked wildfire management since the teletype days, and i hopefully can effect some actual useful change for northerners here.
My whale artwork will be shown on CBS News Sunday Morning today (Aug. 13) after a segment about whales by Conor Knighton. I'll add the link to the segment online after it has aired. (Here's the link - https://www.cbsnews.com/video/identifying-humpback-whales-online/ )
Prints & more available at https://peggy-collins.pixels.com/featured/a-whimsical-whale-tale-peggy-collins.html
#whales #cbs #sunday #sundaymorning #mountains #ocean #britishcolumbia #canada #canadian #art #artist #CreativeToots #ArtForSale #AYearForArt #MastodonArt #FediGiftShop #MastoArt #FediArt #BuyIntoArt #silentsunday
I just added another coastal landscape to my series. I used to live on the Sunshine Coast of #BritishColumbia and this was the kind of scene I'd often see.
Prints & more are at - https://peggy-collins.pixels.com/featured/coastal-landscape-peggy-collins.html
This is what happens when you give too much power to a private company.
It is time to #BreakUpMeta
In the meantime: stop using its products!
New username (formerly CozyAvalon), new #intro.
I like fluffy #animals and cute #birds.
I'm dual citizen #Canadian and #American. Canadian born and raised. Lived in California for over 12 years (moved back north last year).
Child-free. Happily single.
So on and so forth. :ablobcatheart:
I've said it before. I'm saying it again.
Despite the problems we all share with #PublicHealthcare & #PublicEducation - both are worthy of defending & fighting to protect. We can work on improving both - which would benefit every single #Canadian .
The only folks upset at citizens wanting government to help improve both those public services are folks who benefit from #privatization & making profits off them.
Here is the episode about how QAnoners are plotting to take over smaller constituencies across Canada in an attempt to gain enough power to affect policy.
EVERY CANADIAN SHOULD BE CONCERNED.
While Facebook isn't the best place to get news, what they did help with is to integrate the news to the feed you're reading anyways, it's a convenience thing & you can share with others.
I really enjoy creating these abstract landscapes...for this one I tried to evoke the mood of a coastal sunset in my home province of British Columbia.
Prints & more are here - https://peggy-collins.pixels.com/featured/abstract-coastal-landscape-sunset-peggy-collins.html
#landscape #abstract #abstractart #britishcolumbia #canada #canadian #sunset #art #artist #coast #color #colorful #CreativeToots #ArtForSale #AYearForArt #MastodonArt #FediGiftShop #MastoArt #FediArt #BuyIntoArt
In Beacon Hill Park, which is in Victoria, British Columbia, they have peacocks roaming around free. It's an amazing sight! This is my tribute to these amazing birds...
Updated #introduction to keep my timeline spicy. Enjoy the ugly hashtags.
Music - #darkwave #postpunk #altrock and yes even #kpop and #ppop
Books - #scifi #fantasy #horror - Give me haunting prose, body horror and grimdark. I also write dumb stories I shouldn't be writing.
Games - indies, roguelikes, strategy, life sims, and #DiscoElysium
Comics - #Uber #JunjiIto #Cybersix (tbh rly the show)
Podcasts - #RiteGud #TechWontSaveUs #TrashFuture
Really fucking good book. First time to read #Canadian #Horror and it's a really good time with the worst people you've ever known in a small Canadian suburb in the middle of nowhere. If you're Canadian, you'll definitely recognize these characters slinking about town.