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allthecanadianpolitics · an hour ago
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so,,,, I signed a petition in support of C-223 and S-223, and this particular petition I signed sent out an email to my local representatives asking to vote yes in support and I got an email back from our liberal rep has the fucking GALL to email me back with some bullshit that basically amounted to "I'm glad you don't want people to live in poverty, Canada already has these programs in place to help people", while not subtly side stepping mentioning whether she would be supporting the bills. Right to the face of someone who is forced to eat so little a day on ODSP that my doctor is concerned about my weight loss while I continue to have to drain my savings that were supposed to be used to help me through school. What an evil woman. Just say you don't care about poor people suffering it'll waste less of both of our times. Like wonderful that Canada already does these things that'd be all fine and dandy if they worked at all, because they clearly aren't enough. I'm so beyond furious at the way they clap themselves on the backs for doing nothing for us. That the experiences of real people starving and suffering and losing the futures they worked so hard for is an acceptable price to pay.
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Family-friendly drag events across Canada, many hosted by municipal libraries, have been targeted by a deluge of hateful comments and threats during Pride month, prompting multiple police investigations and renewed concerns about the safety of the LGBTQ community.
More than half a dozen libraries and drag performers, from Saint John to Victoria, reported being inundated online and over the phone by homophobic slurs and, in some cases, threats of violence.
Drag Story Hour events are popular at many libraries in the country, and usually feature a performer in drag reading children's books about inclusion. They are often held in collaboration with local LGBTQ associations and have caused only minor controversy in the past. 
But amid a surge in anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and policies in the U.S., and a conservative movement in Canada increasingly influenced by right-wing politics south of the border, the all-ages drag events have turned into flashpoints of anger.
The City of Dorval, a Montreal suburb, received a wave of complaints in early June as soon as it announced its library was hosting a story hour with well-known local performer Barbada.
"We received hate mail. We received threats. You name it — we received it," said Sébastien Gauthier, a spokesperson for the city.
In the comments, library staff were, among other things, accused of assisting pedophiles and threatened with lawsuits. Their personal information was also circulated online.
"We also received more worrisome threats for the activity per se, people threatening to come by and do this and that during the event," Gauthier said.
Montreal police patrolled the June 11 event, which was without incident, and have opened an investigation into the threats. 
"I've worked for the city for almost 20 years. I've never seen anything like this," Gauthier said. 
An all-ages drag show in Victoria was cancelled mid-June after the cafe that was scheduled to host received a slew of threatening phone calls.
"Our show has been running for the last three years with absolutely zero complaints or concern from anyone in the community," said a spokesperson for For the Love of Drag, the group that was slated to perform.
The spokesperson asked CBC News to withhold their name because of ongoing safety concerns.
"It's frightening to be reminded that there are people out there that wish you didn't exist, that wish they could harm you — especially during Pride month," the spokesperson said in an email exchange.
A police investigation did not treat the incident as a hate crime and no charges were laid but a restraining order was issued against one person, the spokesperson said.
Libraries in Pembroke, Ont., Pickering Ont., Orillia, Ont., and Calgary also confirmed receiving a large volume of negative comments for hosting their own Drag Story Hour events this month. 
Ontario Provincial Police said they have an active investigation related to the Pembroke event, but declined to provide further details.
The surge of hate appears to have diverse sources. In Saint John, for instance, past and aspiring candidates with the People's Party of Canada were among those who circulated misleading images on their social media accounts to suggest a story hour event at a local library earlier this month wasn't age appropriate. 
One image was from a 2019 burlesque show in the U.S., the other was from an adult drag performance in April.
The posts spurred a long string of hateful comments against the performer, Alex Saunders, whose drag persona is Justin Toodeep. 
"We read a couple of books about a prince and knight who fell in love and then a couple of books on different types of families you might see," Saunders said of the all-ages June event.
Saunders says they sent more than 40 pages worth of screen grabs of the comments to Saint John police, including one that said it was time to "light the torches," and another that called for Saunders and a fellow performer to be burned alive.
Saunders says they were told that there was insufficient evidence of a direct threat to pursue charges. 
"[It has been] very scary and weird and I really have been trying to put on a brave face for my community, but I had a full-blown, crying, didn't-want-to-leave-the-house meltdown," Saunders said.
The public library in Pickering said it received a wave of homophobic and transphobic comments, both via phone and online, following an article and video report by True North, a right-wing media outlet founded by Candice Malcolm.
On True North's Facebook page, posts about the event received more than a dozen homophobic comments, many accusing drag performers of pedophilia, a long-running trope in anti-LGTBQ rhetoric. 
In several instances, groups and social media accounts affiliated with the Freedom Convoy encouraged supporters to protest the Drag Story Hour events.
Stand4Thee, an anti-vax mandate group that supported the blockade in Ottawa, has issued several calls in the past month for members to contact libraries hosting drag events.
In posts on Telegram, a social messaging app, the group says the events "indoctrinate our children" and are "disgusting perverted filth." Their posts were shared on the Convoy to Ottawa 2022 channel, one of the largest groups on the app used by convoy supporters. 
Members of Calgary Freedom Central — a Telegram channel with nearly 9,000 subscribers that helped rally support for truck blockades in Ottawa and Coutts, Alta., this winter — used slurs as they tried to mobilize opposition to an event last week at a branch of the Calgary Public Library.
Members suggested a physical confrontation to show performers they were "not welcome" in Calgary. Another user suggested confronting parents who brought their children to the event.
As in many of the other online forums, the comments in Calgary Freedom Central often invoked the term "groomer" to describe the drag performers or the library staff hosting the events.
The slur, which is derived from the baseless stereotype that LGBTQ people are involved in pedophilia, is increasingly popular among right-wing groups in the U.S., where several drag story hour events have been disrupted by protests this month.
When Calgary's LGTBQ community learned of the negative online chatter, about 25 members of the community and their supporters turned up at last week's story hour event to prevent disruptions.
"I want to make sure the children and performers are the most protected they can be," said Farrah Nuff, a drag performer who attended the event at the Nicholls Family Library.
Despite being subjected to threats, officials at municipal libraries hosting such events insist on their importance and maintain they won't be intimidated.
Bessie Sullivan, CEO of the Orillia Public Library, said she never contemplated cancelling the event, even though callers were, among other things, threatening to get her fired.
"They pissed me off," Sullivan said. "So actually, what we did, as this ratcheted up, I added a second story time."
Library staff in Pembroke say they fielded a slew of threatening calls and emails, some promising that dozens of protesters would disrupt their drag story hour event.
Karthi Rajamani, the library's CEO, was sufficiently concerned that she contacted police and gave her staff additional safety training. But, like Sullivan, she never considered cancelling the event.
"Libraries are community leaders. We should be examples of inclusion and diversity," Rajamani said. 
In the end no one showed up to protest in Pembroke. The event was well attended and, Rajamani said, residents applauded the library for going ahead with it. Several other librarians expressed similar sentiments.
I am so, so fucking tired of news like this becoming commonplace in Canada. Like, ok, the assholes didn't show up in person in this case but they still fucking threatened libraries, their staff, drag queens, LGTBQ+ folks, and KIDS. The damage is done anyway. And they are not. gonna. stop.
And still, every year, the white cis-straights still that things have gotten better and the fight for LGBTQ+ rights has been won and the bad shit only happens in other countries. Like, as an out trans woman, I genuinely feel more threatened now even if I live in one of the bigger cities in Ontario, than I did a few years ago after I came out back when I lived in bumfuck, nowhere in rural Quebec. Things were looking up for a little bit in the mid-2010s, but holy shit are they degrading FAST.
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allthecanadianpolitics · 21 hours ago
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Hello - I'm having a hard time finding a rundown of what each of the provinces and territories are like. do you already have a post that gives a rough summary or a site about the provinces' political leanings? No worries if not!
BC is the only province run by the NDP (Centre-Left).
Yukon and Newfoundland & Labrador are run by Liberals (Centrists)
Northwest Territories and Nunavut have no political parties.
Every other province in Canada is run by Conservatives (Centre-Right to Right-Wing).
Large cities are generally more progressive even if a province leans towards the right, so take that into account.
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allthecanadianpolitics · 22 hours ago
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I think it's still important to note how inaccessible abortion is to begin with despite its (current) legality, which may soon be subject to change because Canada is a joke. For Americans genuinely planning on moving, don't move to Quebec or Alberta. It's beyond white supremacy central. Quebec is restricting its immigration policies to the extreme right now anyways. If you're Muslim or brown the likelihood of them letting you in is already slim, but you'd also have to be subject to learning and mastering French in 6 months or risk deportation.
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allthecanadianpolitics · 22 hours ago
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A group of Conservative Party of Canada MPs met with some of the people planning protests in Ottawa this summer, including organizers of the Freedom Convoy that occupied downtown streets earlier this year.
James Topp, a veteran marching across Canada to protest against remaining vaccine mandates, is set to end his journey on June 30 but he drove into Ottawa Wednesday to take part in the meetings.
He was joined by Paul Alexander, a former official in U.S. president Donald Trump’s administration, and Tom Marazzo, who served 25 years in the Canadian Forces and had a failed bid as an Ontario MPP candidate.
Marazzo was invited by James Bauder to come and help run the Freedom Convoy during protests in Ottawa earlier this year.
Bauder, who is facing charges in Ottawa and continued to protest in British Columbia after leaving the city in February, is responsible for creating the Canada Unity group and website that helped develop the initial convoy plan to come to Ottawa.
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allthecanadianpolitics · 22 hours ago
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I'm currently questioning my sexuality, but I'm scared to experiment in fear that it can get back to my parents (who disproves the LGBTQ+ community and me being in it) and of my peers mocking me (I'm in high school). Do you have any advice?
I don't have experience questioning my sexuality, but my gender identity, so maybe my followers can help.
But I'm sure there must be some LGBTQ related clubs or groups (gay straight alliance/etc) you can join and explore this part of yourself in a more private way with like minded and accepting people.
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allthecanadianpolitics · 23 hours ago
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Carla Beck made history on Sunday afternoon in Regina, becoming the first woman elected to lead the Saskatchewan NDP.
Beck received 3,244 votes to Kaitlyn Harvey's 1,492 in the race, held after Ryan Meili's announced in February that he would be stepping down as leader.
"The only way I can thank you is to take back this province," Beck said after her victory.
Beck said the NDP are the party that can deliver the change people are looking for.
"We can win and then we can deliver the positive change and the future we all want for our province," she said.
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allthecanadianpolitics · 23 hours ago
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A second legal challenge has been filed against Bill 96, Quebec's new language law, focusing on one of its provisions that requires corporations to file translated court documents in French.
Several lawyers are collaborating and they've narrowly targeted this provision of the bill -- one which others have already raised as legally questionable, and which they say will affect a huge swath of Quebec businesses and other groups.
It will apply to "giants like Apple or Ubisoft, or it could be local depanneurs and clothing stores," said the group of lawyers that launched the challenge, which was filed in court on Tuesday.
But it would also extend to many other kinds of groups, or one-person businesses, making it more difficult and expensive for them to seek justice.
"It would impact First Nations communities when their governments or other community organizations try to access the courts," the lawyers said.
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allthecanadianpolitics · 23 hours ago
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If you want to help vulnerable americans escape please tell us how to find and seduce a single canadian.
I mean I am single. 🥺
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look i know not a lot of people give a shit about Canada but Bill C-11 (“Online Streaming Act”) is waiting to pass the senate, which they’re painting as “promoting Canadian content (CanCon) to Canadians”. which on the surface sounds good.
there’s a disturbing trend in Canada where Canadians know more about US politics than Canadian politics and consume more American media than Canadian media. and that’s not good! that’s how our indigenous population keeps getting fucked over, because Canadians care about American issues and history, not our own! we are not America 2.0! so reminding Canadians that they’re Canadian, not American, isn’t a bad thing…
but the problem is that in order to be promoted, you need to be identified as CanCon. and you know who is identified as CanCon? the big companies, the big news stations. the Canadian gvt wants us to consume more CanCon, but approved CanCon is only a few major players. your average YouTuber/Twitch streamer isn’t going to get approved. smaller, alternative Canadian news sources (especially those that criticize the gvt) most certainly aren’t going to be approved. it’s old archaic farts vs independent young people who create user-generated content. but above all that: do we really want the gvt prioritizing what we should or not see in the first place? do you see the fucking problem?
Bill C-11 isn’t about promoting Canadian content to Canadians, it’s about ALGORITHMIC CONTROL over what we consume online.
they’re saying they aren’t messing with our algorithms, but how can they not touch our algorithms AND promote CanCon at the same time? the cognitive dissonance is astounding. they are LYING straight to our faces.
this bill is trying to force you to see things through a Canadian government-approved lens. maybe im overreacting (and i hope i am) but isn’t this is propaganda 101?
Canadians, I KNOW the situation in the US is horrible right now and it’s hard to look away, but do not forget that you live in Canada and you NEED to start caring about Canadian issues.
go to ourcommons.ca/Members/search and put your postal code to find your current MP. their contact info is there when you click on the profile. email them. you could also write a letter to
[Name of Member of Parliament] House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1A 0A6
(^postage-free btw)
@allthecanadianpolitics what do you think?
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Sorry I accidentally posted about Bill C-10 which was a related bill that eventually became Bill C-11.
Here’s more info on specifically Bill C-11:
What’s wrong with Bill C-11? An FAQ
What is Bill C-11 about?
Bill C-11, also known as the Online Streaming Act, is the updated version of Bill C-10, first introduced last year by former Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault. Now spearheaded by current Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez, Bill C-11 partially fixes some of C-10’s faults, without fixing its core problems.
Bill C-11 expands the Broadcasting Act that grants the CRTC regulatory powers over radio and television to cover all audiovisual content on the Internet, including content on platforms like Tik Tok, YouTube, Spotify, and podcast clients.
Under Bill C-11, all platforms hosting audiovisual content that are not specifically excluded must make financial contributions to producing officially recognized “CanCon” - currently defined by a 1980s era points system built around legacy media broadcast media.
Does that system support Canadian storytelling? Unevenly at best. In recent years productions about US President Trump and the English Tudors have been greenlit as CanCon, while lavish productions of iconically Canadian stories like the Handmaid’s Tale and Turning Red have not met the standard.
Under Bill C-11 platforms must also make CanCon “discoverable” by filling our feeds and search results with a mandatory quota of official CanCon content, or face stiff financial penalties from the CRTC.
CanCon support currently largely excludes small and digital-first Canadian content creators. While Bill C-11 instructs the CRTC to review CanCon definitions, there is little guidance on how to do so, and no certainty for when it will complete its review, or whether digital creators will be appropriately included in future support.
Does Bill C-11 exclude your posts from the CRTC’s regulatory control?
Despite efforts to clean Bill C-11 up compared to 2021’s disastrous Bill C-10, the short answer is NO.
Like Bill C-10, Bill C-11 gives the CRTC unprecedented regulatory authority to monitor all online audiovisual content. This power extends to penalizing content creators and platforms and through them, content creators that fail to comply.
In Bill C-11, Section 4(1) establishes a limited exception from regulation for some types of online audiovisual content. Unfortunately, most audiovisual content will still be subject to CRTC regulation under the current draft of the bill.
Why? Section 4.2(2) re-establishes CRTC regulation of most audiovisual content at the CRTC’s discretion, based on three criteria:
Guess what? Most content on the Internet generates revenue for someone, somewhere - and has unique identifiers tagged to content. As a result, most online audiovisual content is still at risk of being regulated and taxed by the CRTC.
Whether the content generates revenue for someone, indirectly or directly;
Whether any part of the content has been broadcast on a more traditional broadcasting platform;
Whether the content has been assigned a “unique identifier” under any international standards system.
How will Bill C-11 affect the content I see?
You’ll see less of the content you want most. According to the government, Bill C-11 will ‘increase visibility’ for some officially recognized Canadian content creators– but their tool for doing this is manipulating our playlists, feeds, and algorithmic recommendations. This means that the CRTC will be picking winners and losers, forcing some officially recognized content ‘up’ in feeds and recommendations, while downranking or hiding other content we’d otherwise receive. Global content and content that best fits your search criteria as a platform’s algorithm understands it will become harder to find. The content you WANT to see that doesn’t fit the CRTC’s vision of CanCon is pushed down.
But wait - doesn’t Bill C-11 ban the CRTC from forcing an algorithm on us?
Yes, but it doesn’t really matter. Under Section 9.1(8) of Bill C-11, the government bars the CRTC from explicitly requiring platforms to use a particular algorithm or source code to construct their feeds.
But the CRTC is requiring outcomes, and manipulating algorithms is the only way to achieve the government's requirement to promote official CanCon content first. By saying they can't directly manipulate algorithms, it's up to the platforms to decide how they will manipulate feeds to promote this content. The government turns a blind eye to how this is done. In other words, if it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it's an (algorithm manipulating) duck.
How will Bill C-11 affect small and digital-first Canadian creators?
Canadian digital creators are telling our cultural stories on new non-broadcast Internet platforms every day. As such, they should be equal recipients of any dedicated Canadian storytelling funding but excluded from top-down broadcasting standards regulation. Bill C-11 does the opposite: applying outdated broadcasting standards and financial regulations to their work, without updating CanCon to support them financially.
Many small digital creators may be regulated as producing ‘broadcast’ content: C-11 attempts to distinguish between “professional” and “amateur” content based on an unspecified quota for how much money a creator makes, how much money creators generate from a certain platform, what kind of brand deals creators are involved in, etc.
The new CanCon requirements will make it nearly impossible for independent creators to benefit from any financial or promotional gain from CanCon.
Rather than having diverse voices on the Internet, C-11 would penalize the success that creators generate. Many independent creators post on multiple channels to enhance their discoverability and showcase their work to different demographic bases. This common practice would subject content creators to C-11 regulation. If their content does not meet CanCon requirements, their overall discoverability is affected on all channels they use for their work.
Prove you’re “Canadian” enough or watch your views drop: Bill C-11 establishes a two-tier system for Canadian creators. Those who find algorithmically manipulating content to be categorized as CanCon will mean that creators who don't meet CanCon requirements will be pushed down on feeds, while those that do meet the requirements will be prioritized.
look i know not a lot of people give a shit about Canada but Bill C-11 ("Online Streaming Act") is waiting to pass the senate, which they're painting as "promoting Canadian content (CanCon) to Canadians". which on the surface sounds good.
there's a disturbing trend in Canada where Canadians know more about US politics than Canadian politics and consume more American media than Canadian media. and that's not good! that's how our indigenous population keeps getting fucked over, because Canadians care about American issues and history, not our own! we are not America 2.0! so reminding Canadians that they're Canadian, not American, isn't a bad thing...
but the problem is that in order to be promoted, you need to be identified as CanCon. and you know who is identified as CanCon? the big companies, the big news stations. the Canadian gvt wants us to consume more CanCon, but approved CanCon is only a few major players. your average YouTuber/Twitch streamer isn't going to get approved. smaller, alternative Canadian news sources (especially those that criticize the gvt) most certainly aren't going to be approved. it's old archaic farts vs independent young people who create user-generated content. but above all that: do we really want the gvt prioritizing what we should or not see in the first place? do you see the fucking problem?
Bill C-11 isn't about promoting Canadian content to Canadians, it's about ALGORITHMIC CONTROL over what we consume online.
they're saying they aren't messing with our algorithms, but how can they not touch our algorithms AND promote CanCon at the same time? the cognitive dissonance is astounding. they are LYING straight to our faces.
this bill is trying to force you to see things through a Canadian government-approved lens. maybe im overreacting (and i hope i am) but isn't this is propaganda 101?
Canadians, I KNOW the situation in the US is horrible right now and it's hard to look away, but do not forget that you live in Canada and you NEED to start caring about Canadian issues.
go to ourcommons.ca/Members/search and put your postal code to find your current MP. their contact info is there when you click on the profile. email them. you could also write a letter to
[Name of Member of Parliament] House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1A 0A6
(^postage-free btw)
@allthecanadianpolitics what do you think?
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The federal Liberal government did not call their disability benefit legislation for debate before the House of Commons broke for summer.
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The federal Liberal government did not call their disability benefit legislation for debate before the House of Commons broke for summer.
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I am making this post for no apparent reason, Americans
Resources for immigration to Canada:
Immigrate to Canada
Immigration and citizenship
Canada Points System
Six selection factors – Federal Skilled Worker Program (Express Entry)
Skilled Occupation List Canada 2022 
Articles on moving to Canada from the USA:
Moving to Canada, explained
‘Move to Canada’ threats return – but actually emigrating there is difficult
Dreaming of Moving to Canada? Here’s What to Know If You’re American
Studying in Canada:
Step by step: How to get into a Canadian university as an international student
HOW TO APPLY TO CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES
Moving from the U.S. to Study in Canada
Study in Canada: Step-By-Step Guide for International Students
For knowing basic Canadian politics:
GUIDE TO THE CANADIAN HOUSE OF COMMONS
Canada Guide: Government
Canadian Government: Structure, Type & Facts
I know this isn’t viable for all Americans and in general I wouldn’t recommend it (given how difficult it can be) but I know a lot of vulnerable people are desperate and feeling very unsafe in the USA right now. I’m not judging anyone, which is why I am providing this information with no bias what so ever.
Americans should also know that Canada has every single systemic social issue that the USA does, so moving here is not going to necessarily get rid of these issues. They may be less severe in some ways, more severe in others but there are serious issues here, so if you are considering this please don’t uphold Canada as some kind of utopia.
I am also available anytime to answer any questions.
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I am making this post for no apparent reason, Americans
Resources for immigration to Canada:
Immigrate to Canada
Immigration and citizenship
Canada Points System
Six selection factors – Federal Skilled Worker Program (Express Entry)
Skilled Occupation List Canada 2022 
Articles on moving to Canada from the USA:
Moving to Canada, explained
‘Move to Canada’ threats return – but actually emigrating there is difficult
Dreaming of Moving to Canada? Here’s What to Know If You’re American
Studying in Canada:
Step by step: How to get into a Canadian university as an international student
HOW TO APPLY TO CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES
Moving from the U.S. to Study in Canada
Study in Canada: Step-By-Step Guide for International Students
For knowing basic Canadian politics:
GUIDE TO THE CANADIAN HOUSE OF COMMONS
Canada Guide: Government
Canadian Government: Structure, Type & Facts
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I know this isn’t viable for all Americans and in general I wouldn’t recommend it (given how difficult it can be) but I know a lot of vulnerable people are desperate and feeling very unsafe in the USA right now. I’m not judging anyone, which is why I am providing this information with no bias what so ever.
Americans should also know that Canada has every single systemic social issue that the USA does, so moving here is not going to necessarily get rid of these issues. They may be less severe in some ways, more severe in others but there are serious issues here, so if you are considering this please don’t uphold Canada as some kind of utopia.
I am also available anytime to answer any questions.
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March 4 2021
In one year, this renewable natural gas bus will use and divert 450 tonnes of organic waste from the landfill.
HAMILTON, ON – The City of Hamilton and Enbridge Gas publicly announce the first renewable natural gas (RNG) fuelled bus in Ontario. Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) is now the first public transportation authority in Ontario to use RNG, to transport customers. In one year, the HSR RNG bus will use and divert 450 tonnes of organic waste from the landfill. That’s equivalent to 38 garbage trucks, while also displacing CO2 emissions from 36,000 litres of diesel consumed in a year.
“Renewable natural gas provides an excellent opportunity for the HSR and City of Hamilton to continue our efforts to lower corporate GHG emissions and move toward targets outlined in our Climate Change Emergency declaration and Corporate Energy and Sustainability Policy. We are proud to partner with Enbridge Gas on this innovative initiative that will pave the way to ensure the future of transit in our community is energy efficient and sustainable,” says Mayor Fred Eisenberger City of Hamilton.
RNG vehicle fuel is upgraded biogas; the gaseous product of the decomposition of organic waste from homes and businesses that has been processed into green fuel. This green HSR bus operates with carbon-negative RNG—fuel that goes beyond net-zero—provided from the StormFisher facility in London, Ontario, creating a circular economy in the province; achieving climate change targets, diverting waste from landfills, and supporting economic development, all while decreasing CO2 emissions and providing transit customers with comfort and reliability.
“We are excited to work with the City of Hamilton and Enbridge on this transformational initiative. The use of renewable natural gas as a carbon-negative fuel for public transit is a great example of the steps that need to be taken as we move forward into a net-zero carbon future, and supporting economic development and jobs in Ontario,” says Brandon Moffatt, Vice President, Development & Operations, StormFisher Ltd.
RNG buses cost half compared to electric buses and have a similar fuel price as diesel. Diesel buses can be replaced 1-for-1 with RNG without compromising performance. Like diesel, RNG operates during freezing weather conditions and refuelling takes minutes, not hours. This demonstrates that municipalities can have carbon-neutral transit today without sacrificing performance, reliability or range.
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