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Notley supports CBC’s woke words for white people

The CBC released the list earlier this week and it has generally drawn scorn across the country.

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Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley has thrown her support behind a list of words the CBC says white people should avoid using.

The CBC released the list earlier this week and it has generally drawn scorn across the country.

As the Western Standard’s Linda Slobodian pointed out, the CBC’s list includes: “ghetto, to sell someone down the river, brainstorm, blackmail, savage, spooky, gypped, powwow, crippled, tribe, black sheep, blindsided, first-world problem, spirit animal, lame, grandfathered in, and tone deaf.”

Notley tweeted: “Such an important and interesting read.”

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CBC racialized journalists consulted black, indigenous, and people of colour to find out what offends them. 

“We ran some of the words by anti-racism and language experts, who said some of these phrases can be hurtful to various groups of people for their historical and cultural context,” said CBC.

“It might be time to rethink your use of these phrases and remove them from your daily lingo. CBC Ottawa compiled a small list of words, submitted by readers and some of our journalists who are black, indigenous and people of colour.”

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  1. Baron Not Baron

    December 10, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    JERRY TERPSTRA, I am with you!!

  2. Brian Carr

    December 4, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    Shouldn’t we all be offended to being called “White”?
    Caucasian sounds much better, well for now anyway…
    Next year that might offend me too…well see.

  3. D.Price

    December 4, 2021 at 11:55 am

    SNOTley gets crazier and more wrinkley at the same rate

  4. Glenn Taylor

    December 4, 2021 at 10:23 am

    Notley has shown us her true colours. She’s a demagogue who wants to control people from the top down: tell us how to think and what to say.

  5. James Smith

    December 3, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    cbc will never tell me anything, they are the epitome of fake news

  6. Andrew

    December 3, 2021 at 4:39 pm

    I think it’s fair to say white people need to fight back.

  7. William Clark

    December 3, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    Seems to me all left wingers look miserable and wrinkly.
    Glad I’m on the right side where they all look hot and beautiful as well as very intelligent.

  8. Claudette Leece

    December 3, 2021 at 11:06 am

    She truly is a white hater, and bat shit crazy

  9. Ben Wilson

    December 3, 2021 at 10:09 am

    This is what a Canada looks like when the country has been systematically infiltrated from within. 80% of politicians all MSM all the medical establishment all the big Co CEO’s, they all work for someone else. Not for Canada.

    The only cure is people must wake up and Kick these idiots out.

  10. Joc2257

    December 3, 2021 at 9:23 am

    OMG as if there isn’t anything else in this world that’s going on that really needs the attention of the politicians. Over 30,000 foreign nationals are trap in the Taliban controlled country with untold refugees. Strange how that news story has dropped off the CBC radar.
    Is this what our society is evolved into??? Removing words!!!! Speaking of a “first world” problem OMG the stupidity of it is just amazing. The Lieberal propaganda machine has way to much money and time on their hands hands, as does the Nation Communist/Socialist Party of Canada.

  11. Declan Carroll

    December 3, 2021 at 8:28 am

    It’s all fun and games until this physcotic, marxist gets the ring of power and then watch out. Rachel Notley is a disgusting individual and God help us if she ever gets the ring. What does it say about us that someone that evil could come from within our own society? We produced that witch and to make it even worse half the population supports it.

  12. Jkellock Jacqueline

    December 3, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Is Rachel Notley completely out of her mind? I guess Elvis Presley’s song ‘In The Ghetto’ won’t be played in Canada anymore. Please explain to me the ‘how’ and ‘why’ these sayings became so offensive and to whom when our own Prime Minister wore blackface how many times? Is it only the ‘white’ folk who cannot use these words and phrases? I find this to be a bit prejudice, don’t you think???

  13. j n

    December 2, 2021 at 6:39 pm

    JERRY TERPSTRA hahahaha

    #defunedCBC

  14. Wang ba dan

    December 2, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    Hahaha that’ll make some big heads explode.

  15. Left Coast

    December 2, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    I someone gave me over a Billion Dollars a year I could come up with reams of stupid stuff too . . . obviously they have way too much time on their hands.

    Great paragraph Jerry . . . you are sounding verY “First-world” . . . lol

  16. Longo

    December 2, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    How did she become so wrinkly?

  17. Jerry Terpstra

    December 2, 2021 at 3:39 pm

    While Visiting friends at their home in the ghetto I realized i was tone deaf and it felt a little spooky as i was being brainwashed, blackmailed and grandfathered into the tribe during a powwow. Being a black sheep it was a bit lame but i was blind sided into thinking that third world problems were my problems. Being in the blind spot of my spirit animal though i felt crippled and gypped of the chance to tell the CBC to sell it to some one else down the river.

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Ottawa press gallery discusses letting Chinese propaganda agency in

Xinhua has been accused of misusing press privileges at the direction of Chinese diplomats.

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Officials with the Parliamentary Press Gallery held a behind closed doors meeting on Tuesday to talk about letting reporters from Xinhau, the Chinese Community Party’s propaganda agency, into the club, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

“The gallery is not bound by any outside political considerations,” said gallery president Catherine Levesque of the National Post. 

“We are doing our due diligence to ensure Xinhua meets certain criteria and we will be making a decision shortly.”

Xinhua has been accused of misusing press privileges at the direction of Chinese diplomats.

“Membership in the Parliamentary Press Gallery allows access to the secure physical buildings of the parliamentary precinct and the opportunity to directly question individuals who drive and shape public policy,” gallery directors wrote in a 2020 code Journalistic Principles And Practices.

“As a result, accreditation is a privilege, not a right.”

Xinhua had been a member until 2020 when its press pass lapsed.

The Department of National Defence in 2012 blacklisted the agency from attending its press briefings, and a Xinhua correspondent in 2012 disclosed he was asked to maintain surveillance on Chinese dissidents in Canada.

The gallery would not discuss the Xinhua application but the gallery code states members must “respect the rights of people involved in the news.”

The Commons by a unanimous 266-0 vote last February 22 condemned China for human rights atrocities including the genocide of its Uyghur Muslim community. MPs also voted to petition the International Olympic Committee to relocate the 2022 Winter Games from Beijing.

“We need to move forward, not just as a country but as a world, on recognizing the human rights violations that are going on in China,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier told reporters.

“This is an issue that matters deeply to me, to all Canadians, and we will continue to work with our partners and allies on taking it seriously.”

Xinhua was originally granted Press Gallery membership in 1964 at the request of then-Foreign Minister Paul Martin Sr.

“It is a step in the direction of mutual understanding between Canada and mainland China,” Martin said at the time. Membership was approved in a press credentials swap that saw the Communist Party permit the Globe & Mail to open a Beijing bureau.

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PHA head says cellphone snooping fears unwarranted

Dr. Harpreet Kochhar said managers at no time collected information that personally identified any of 33 million cellphone users.

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The president of the Public Health Agency (PHA) says Canadians need not fret over the fact his organization snooped on 33 million cellphone users, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

Dr. Harpreet Kochhar said managers at no time collected information that personally identified any of 33 million cellphone users.

“No personal information was asked or was received,” Kochhar told the Commons health committee.

“No individually identifiable data is contained in any part of the work.”

The Commons ethics committee last Friday voted 10-0 to examine the data collection program using cellphone tower tracking. The PHA said it sought the information to monitor compliance with lockdown orders.

“The actual reason why we collected this data is reliable, timely and relevant public health data comes out of it for other policy and decision making,” said Kochhar.

“This is population-level mobility data analysis. This is what we have collected.

“That would help us to understand the possible link between the movement of populations within Canada and the impact on COVID-19. We did that in terms of a very clear way of getting that open and transparent means of collection. We never, ever actually know when we use that information that it is individually identifiable. It is aggregated data.”

MPs on the ethics committee earlier noted cellphone users were never told the PHA was collecting the cellphone tracking data. Conservative MP John Brassard (Barrie-Innisfil, Ont.), noted the scope of the monitoring was only detailed when the Agency issued a December 17 notice to contractors to expand the program.

“It becomes increasingly concerning that government is seemingly using this pandemic as a means and a cause for massive overreach into the privacy rights of Canadians,” said Brassard.

“As parliamentarians, it’s incumbent upon us to make sure we protect those rights, that there is proper scrutiny and oversight.”

“The Public Health Agency was collecting data without the knowledge of Canadians, effectively doing it in secret. We need to know what security measures were in place to protect the privacy rights of Canadians.

“It is vital we do not allow the COVID response to create a permanent backslide of the rights and freedoms of Canadians including their fundamental right to privacy.”

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Health Minister Duclos has no info on $150-million COVID contract to SNC-Lavalin

But testifying at the Commons health committee, Duclos had no answer when asked why the contract was issued.

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SNC-Lavalin was given a $150-million sole-source contract to provide “urgently” needed field hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic — but Canada’s Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos doesn’t seem to know much about it, says Blacklock’s Reporter.

The field hospitals were never used.

“This is obviously in support of the needs at the request of provinces and territories,” said Duclos.

But testifying at the Commons health committee, Duclos had no answer when asked why the contract was issued.

“What is the status of the mobile field hospitals SNC-Lavalin was contracted to produce?” asked Conservative MP Shelby Kramp-Neuman (Hastings-Lennox, Ont.).

“It was an example of the significant level of preparation that we did throughout the crisis,” replied Duclos.

“Why have the field hospitals from SNC-Lavalin not been deployed?” asked Kramp-Neuman.

Duclos replied he had no information on “the exact nature of the state of that equipment.”

“Did the Prime Minister’s Office approve of this?” asked MP Kramp-Neuman.

“That’s a public works question,” replied Duclos.

“We’re not getting a lot of clarity here,” said MP Kramp-Neuman, adding: “The buck stops with you. Sadly, I recognize you don’t have all the answers to everything, but it doesn’t seem like we’re getting a lot of answers to anything.”

An unidentified Department of Public Works manager finalized the SNC-Lavalin contract on April 9, 2020 without notice to other bidders.

“A public call for tenders was not issued due to the urgency of the need as a result of the pandemic,” said an internal e-mail.

However, as late as Sep. 9, 2020, the Québec contractor had still not fixed a delivery date, according to staff emails.

Paul Thompson, deputy minister of public works, Tuesday said he knew little of the contract details.

“I personally don’t have all the details at my fingertips,” said Thompson.

SNC-Lavalin was paid to supply field hospitals equipped with 200 hospital beds, ventilators, masks, medical gowns and ten days’ worth of medication, back-up generators, water and oxygen tanks, X-ray machines, shower bays and latrines.

“The self-sufficiency of the unit makes it extremely flexible for deployment where the need is greatest in Canada,” said a memo.

Internal records dated Oct. 13, 2020 disclosed no one wanted the field hospitals.

The department said spending included $2 million for design work and millions more on warehousing medical supplies for presumed future use.

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