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#1181 lanforod

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Posted 21 November 2021 - 10:44 PM

Shh, don't give it away, thats my local grocer.


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#1182 Danma

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Posted 22 November 2021 - 05:19 PM

Costco was crazy even before the recent events. The last few times I went there the lineups to checkout were back to the toilet paper area. I can't imagine what it would be these days.

 

I was in Costco saturday afternoon, and it was well ordered and full of stock apart from a couple items. For now it seems pretty sorted out.

There's a 2 dozen limit on eggs at Market on Millstream but otherwise no issues getting dairy products there either.



#1183 Matt R.

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 05:37 PM

The dairy commission has approved the pending February 2022 price increase for raw milk, an increase of about 8% which is unprecedented. My wholesalers are telling me to plan for an increase of 15% for most products, as the increase will hit items with a higher fat content more.

Typical annual increase is 2-3%. This year we saw the price increase twice, which I don’t think we’ve seen before.

https://cdc-ccl.ca/i...o-be-increased/

#1184 Barrrister

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 05:56 PM

Time to pay the price for Ottawa printing money. 


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#1185 vortoozo

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 07:32 PM

Time to pay the price for Ottawa printing money. 

 

You say this like Canada is alone.

Yet Canada's inflation rate is just slightly above the average among OECD (38 countries). 

The flip side is that Canada's economic growth is well above the OECD average for the first half of the year.

In terms of GDP growth, Canada has faired better than all of Europe, Japan, etc.

 

You've been listening to Pierre Poilievre too much. He used Switzerland as an example to demonstrate that Canada is trailing it's peers yesterday... Conveniently leaving out that Switzerland was very much an outlier, not Canada.



#1186 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 07:36 PM

The dairy commission has approved the pending February 2022 price increase for raw milk, an increase of about 8% which is unprecedented. My wholesalers are telling me to plan for an increase of 15% for most products, as the increase will hit items with a higher fat content more.

Typical annual increase is 2-3%. This year we saw the price increase twice, which I don’t think we’ve seen before.

https://cdc-ccl.ca/i...o-be-increased/

Imagine a world in which the producers conspire to set consumer wholesale prices.

Illegal in most products/services.

Not for the cartel.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 24 November 2021 - 07:37 PM.


#1187 Barrrister

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 08:25 PM

Vort: I do not believe that I even remotely suggested that Canada was alone in printing a lot of money. And I had to look up Poiloivre. It looks like since you dont have a point to actually make that you just toss stuff out to argue. You sound like a typical politico. My party it is of thee. 

 

My point stands that there is a price to pay for running the printing presses. That we are in bad company will not make the price any less. But it is not me that will be paying this bill,



#1188 vortoozo

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 08:28 PM

Vort: I do not believe that I even remotely suggested that Canada was alone in printing a lot of money. And I had to look up Poiloivre. It looks like since you dont have a point to actually make that you just toss stuff out to argue. You sound like a typical politico. My party it is of thee. 

 

My point stands that there is a price to pay for running the printing presses. That we are in bad company will not make the price any less. But it is not me that will be paying this bill,

 

Poilievre is the Conservative finance critic and his comments from yesterday were fact checked on CTV's Power Play this afternoon. It's current and therefore what I thought you were referring to.



#1189 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 08:32 PM

Fact checked by CTV! How much money does CTV get direct from the government?


Bell/CTV:


"Bell Media's parent company has boosted its dividends and still has almost $4 billion in the bank, and yet they're cutting jobs right across the country."

Despite the pandemic, BCE continues to be profitable and forecasts a profitable 2021. Dividends to shareholders have gone up by 5.1%. The company has received at least $122 million in federal wage subsidies, and at the end of 2020 had $3.8 billion of available liquidity.

BCE has forecasted it will see revenue and earnings growth of 2% to 5% in 2021, and free a cash flow of $2.85 billion to $3.2 billion.


https://www.newswire...-825302980.html

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 24 November 2021 - 08:36 PM.


#1190 vortoozo

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 08:41 PM

Fact checked by CTV! How much money does CTV get direct from the government?


Bell/CTV:


"Bell Media's parent company has boosted its dividends and still has almost $4 billion in the bank, and yet they're cutting jobs right across the country."

Despite the pandemic, BCE continues to be profitable and forecasts a profitable 2021. Dividends to shareholders have gone up by 5.1%. The company has received at least $122 million in federal wage subsidies, and at the end of 2020 had $3.8 billion of available liquidity.

BCE has forecasted it will see revenue and earnings growth of 2% to 5% in 2021, and free a cash flow of $2.85 billion to $3.2 billion.


https://www.newswire...-825302980.html

 

CTV News is reputed to be one of the least biased news organizations in our country. CTV News - Media Bias/Fact Check (mediabiasfactcheck.com)



#1191 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 08:42 PM

Who checks mediabias?
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#1192 vortoozo

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 08:48 PM

Who checks mediabias?

 

A number of universities and libraries, for one: Media Bias Fact Check as a Source: Universities and Libraries - Media Bias/Fact Check



#1193 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 08:49 PM

Universities! Those bastions of left / right balance in faculty.

(It’s 90% left, for those that are unaware).

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 24 November 2021 - 08:51 PM.

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#1194 vortoozo

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 08:55 PM

Universities! Those bastions of left / right balance in faculty.

 

Where are you going with this? If you look up the other major news organizations in the country on mediabias they sit where you would expect them to; it's not inaccurate.

CTV News is the only one that sits in the middle; trying to suggest that they skew a certain way politically because their parent company benefits from the same subsidies that more biased media organizations also receive is a little far fetched, no? I'm not sure if you've ever watched Power Play specifically, but Even Solomon doesn't hesitate to give the gears to anyone regardless of political affiliation.



#1195 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 08:58 PM

Evan Solomon was fired from the CBC for secret art investment deals with show guests.

https://www.thestar....-art-deals.html

Hardly the guy to hang your argument on.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 24 November 2021 - 09:00 PM.


#1196 vortoozo

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 09:05 PM

Evan Solomon was fired from the CBC for secret art investment deals with show guests.

https://www.thestar....-art-deals.html

Hardly the guy to hang your argument on.

 

Lots of people have a second job. And it wasn't secret, it was disclosed ahead of time to CBC.

We're getting sidetracked. Regarding inflation, Canada's is reasonable in the context of other countries. Regardless of whether Conservative critics want to mislead people.



#1197 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 09:14 PM

The Star found Solomon had been brokering the sale of paintings and masks owned by a flamboyant Toronto-area art collector to rich and famous buyers. Solomon, in at least one case, took commissions in excess of $300,000 for several pieces of art and did not disclose to the buyer that he was being paid fees for introducing buyer and seller.

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Among the people to whom Solomon has brokered the sale of paintings are Jim Balsillie, co-founder of Research In Motion (now BlackBerry) and Mark Carney, the former Bank of Canada governor and current governor of the Bank of England.

Solomon, as a journalist, has dealt with both men in his high-profile host jobs at the CBC. Carney, who is also a friend, has been a guest on both of Solomon’s shows.

Solomon met Balsillie while courting him as a journalist two years ago in unsuccessful attempts to get him on CBC to discuss sustainable development and small businesses, as well as Balsillie’s role in backing the search for the Franklin expedition ships.




Second job!!!! Lol.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 24 November 2021 - 09:16 PM.

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#1198 Barrrister

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 09:34 PM

All of that is really nice but rather cold comfort to people as they hit the grocery store. Just a tiny increase in the price of houses or gas these days. But the politicos end up arguing about who is buying art. My dad had his first job at fourteen working in a Welsh coal mine so I guess I am just not fancy enough to understand all this art buying stuff. Old saying that you should never trust a man with soft hands 



 



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