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#1 On the Level

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 05:55 AM

Canada Day will possibly cancelled this year?

 

 

The City Family – the City’s reconciliation “advisory body” – participated at the formal invitation of the Songhees Nation, which gave us an opportunity to check in informally with City Family members about this year’s Canada Day celebration given the information we’d received on Friday.

 
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1. That Council direct staff to put on hold plans for the conventional Canada Day celebration this year

 

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#2 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 05:57 AM

i thought it had already been cancelled due to COVID anyway?  it was going to look no different than victoria day this year.

 

 

 

 

oh hold on.  but the excerpt above does say "the conventional canada day celebration".

 

https://www.timescol...ties-1.24122008

 

Instead, she said, the city is looking for other ways to mark the country’s birthday. “It’s more important now than ever, as we are coming together daily as a community and a country to support each other, that we take the time to reflect on and celebrate what it means to be Canadians,” she said.

 

Helps said she has written federal Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault asking about a “virtual national celebration” and how B.C.’s capital city could assist with such an event.

 

More broadly, Helps said, she’s asked staff to investigate how the city might be able to help people come together in other ways this summer.


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#3 spanky123

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 07:12 AM

As usual, the Mayor and Alto have forgotten that google exists. There WERE activities planned for July 1st and a budget of $65,000 set aside. I am sure that the money will still be given away to their buddies in any event.

 

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#4 Mike K.

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 09:16 AM

Note that Alto is the co-signer of Helps’ motion.

Helps is likely going up be campaigning for Alto’s mayoral run next year. Alto hasn’t announced but the writing is on the wall.

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#5 rjag

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 10:00 AM

Note that Alto is the co-signer of Helps’ motion.

Helps is likely going up be campaigning for Alto’s mayoral run next year. Alto hasn’t announced but the writing is on the wall.

 

Uugghhh Alto is so past her 'sell by' date. She's becoming more woke every week. The last thing this City needs is more of the same experimental ideology


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#6 spanky123

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 10:50 AM

Uugghhh Alto is so past her 'sell by' date. She's becoming more woke every week. The last thing this City needs is more of the same experimental ideology

 

Alto has always been progressive, what separated her from Helps was that she was also pragmatic.

 

If Alto intends to run she is simply playing to the audience. 



#7 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 01:58 PM

Victoria is cancelling its Canada Day broadcast, instead planning to work with the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations to create an alternative event at a later date, amid calls nationwide to cancel July 1 celebrations.

 

Councillors voted unanimously to cancel a planned one-hour Canada Day broadcast after long-standing Lekwungen participants told city staff last week they would not take part this year in light of the discovery of an unmarked grave at a former Kamloops residential school.

 

https://www.timescol...aths-1.24329272

 

Helps stressed that while the city is no longer planning a virtual Canada Day event, residents can still hold their own celebrations.

 

“Neighbours can still gather in COVID -riendly block parties, put out Canadian flags. People in Victoria and across the country can obviously do whatever they want on July the 1st,” she said.

 

 

 

 

thanks for your permission.


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#8 spanky123

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 02:20 PM

I am glad that Helps is allowing us to celebrate Canada Day on our own. Mighty big of her.

 

Well at least some performers will get $65K for doing nothing. If they spend it locally then it may boost our GDP by .0000001%


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Posted 23 June 2021 - 08:01 AM

Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole said today he's troubled by the cancellation of Canada Day celebrations in some municipalities and accused "a small group of activist voices" of continually talking down the country rather than acknowledging its many successes.

In a speech at the final Conservative caucus meeting before the House of Commons goes on its summer break, O'Toole said that while Canada's history is littered with injustice and wrongdoing, that doesn't justify cancelling the nation's birthday — a time to give thanks for "living in the greatest country in the world."


https://www.cbc.ca/n...a-day-1.6076752

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#10 Mike K.

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Posted 23 June 2021 - 10:26 AM

"We are not a perfect country. No country is. There is no place on this planet whose history can withstand close scrutiny. But there is a difference between acknowledging where we've fallen short and always tearing the country down."

 

 

The CBC misquoted him.

 

His actual quote says "...But there is a difference between acknowledging where we've fallen short. There is a difference between legitimate criticism, and always tearing down the country."


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#11 spanky123

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Posted 23 June 2021 - 10:59 AM

The CBC misquoted him.

 

His actual quote says "...But there is a difference between acknowledging where we've fallen short. There is a difference between legitimate criticism, and always tearing down the country."

 

For most people and businesses, the last 18 months have been the most lucrative of any period in their lifetime. Hundreds of thousands of teenagers and millions of workers have made $30K+ on the CERB/CRB, investments have returned 25%+, businesses have racked in millions in the CEWS and grants, and businesses that have been able to adapt have increased their revenue and market share on top of what they have been able to sponge from the various levels of Government. In total $1.2T of printed money has been transferred into the pockets of Canadians (and insiders and buddies of politicians as well but I digress).

 

All of that and yet someone we have a group that hates their country, hates themselves and is always looking at ways to undermine everyone else.

 

 

If that is the way these people feel during the most lucrative year in our history, I can only imagine how they are going to react in another year or two when all of that disappears and we experience the opposite.


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