Monday, September 20, 2021

Dumping raw sewage

Toronto, like the vast majority of Canadian cities, doesn't monitor real-time data of sewage leaks into lakes, rivers or oceans. As a result, it's unknown how much raw sewage flowed through overflow pipes when the storm overwhelmed the city's treatment facilities.  Environment Canada does require municipal governments to report annually how much untreated wastewater is spilled, but settles for calculations that are based on computer models, rather than specific data of actual events.  Data provided by the federal government shows in 2017, municipalities reported 215B litres of raw sewage were spilled or leaked without being treated.  (CP)
Cops in Cuban paradise in living hell

Prosecutors appeal acquittal of Canadian cops trapped in Cuba

The recent acquittal of two Metro Vancouver police officers, who have spent more than eight months in legal limbo in Cuba, has sparked cautious optimism among their supporters. On Monday, family members of Mark Simms and Jordan Long received the news they had been fearing: the prosecution is appealing. (Global News)
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    You can always count on Justin Trudeau to do the wrong thing

    The Alberta economy is badly in need of an injection of investment and the jobs that go with it. The Trudeau government is considering an aid package for Alberta in case they reject the Teck Frontier oilsands mine. (True North)

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    Angry Kavanaugh denies Ford accusation, sees ‘disgrace’

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    OTTAWA - Veterans Affairs Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is quitting the federal cabinet days after allegations became public the Prime Minister’s Office pressured the former justice minister to help SNC-Lavalin avoid criminal prosecution. (National Post)

    Huawei decision should be a ‘no-brainer’ for Goodale

    The federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said this week that he expected a decision on whether the government will allow the Huawei Chinese tech giant to provide the 5G technology to Canada to be made before the next federal election. At first blush one would wonder what the heck is the hold up? (True North)

    Liberal candidate tainted by organized crime allegations

    It used to be in the parliamentary system that an MP would step aside if he was under investigation. If that member refused to step aside,  typically the party leader would demand a resignation until the cloud of suspicion was lifted or not as the case may be. (True North)

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