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(03-21-2020 03:44 PM)Dr. Howard Wrote:  Temporary foreign workers just undercut the national labor market and prevent price, process or industry corrections to make the business profitable. If apple orchards couldn't hire jamaicans, and canadians were too expensive, someone would figure out a way to make a better mechanical harvester. Instead, jamaicans are used as a legal back stop to innovation.

When Canadian Farmers are guaranteed to have their product sold in Canadian Markets at non global prices, then this makes sense.

Ultimately, you can't compete on the market against countries that have $1/hour labour when you are paying $15/hour.

The reality of farm economics is different, a lot of these farms just go to cash crop and put no value add into the land. Around here there are many former tobacco farms. My friend who is in vegetables has 25 Jamaicans, he also has a huge investment in modern equipment.

The typical tobacco farm rents their farm land out because the farmers don't have the capital or in some cases ingenuity/drive to produce a true value added product.

I heard a story from a friend who is part of an ag lobby for his growers. Canada has equivalent farm subsidies to USA and European farmers. He was shocked....But the calculation puts in all the dairy as subsidized.

In tobacco it used to be the domestic tobacco constituted about 50% of tobacco smoked by law. That is a fair way to maintain local production and balance out against free markets in my opinion.

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(03-25-2020 08:36 AM)scotian Wrote:   Escape from Florida: My 2,400-km drive back to the sanity of Canada
https://www.macleans.ca/society/life/esc...of-canada/

Here’s an article by a typical smug Canadian of the Laurentian variety who thinks that Canadians are better than our neighbours to the south, especially the white idiots who vote for Trump. One part of the article did stick out though:
Quote: I think we can see the same thing in Canada. Quebec, which has a stronger sense of social solidarity than other provinces, has been quicker to act decisively, and thus may be spared the worst of this illness.

Usually Anglo media portrays Quebec as a xenophobic, racist place but apparently their inward looking society is benefiting them in this time of crisis.

Well, our health system is better, that much is clear by now.

Leadership at the federal government is bad, but no worse than those of most western countries. But I get your point, this neoliberal globalist feels smug towards the average Floridan, criticizing them for going to the beach (a pretty safe activity actually, raising their vitamin D and strengthening their immune system and pulmonary health), but didn't have anything to say about Trudeau and Freeland keeping the borders wide open last month and saying that closing borders would not make a difference in preventing the spread in Canada.

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(03-17-2020 10:06 PM)Emancipator Wrote:  Vancouver/Toronto does not have the personnel to maintain order, can you imagine a place like the DTES being controlled, the illicit drug supply chains have been hit hard too since ingredients haven't been coming out of China. All the junkies there have to do is spit on officers.

The drug supply chain has also been hit with the US/CAN border restrictions.

The imminent exhaustion of the supply of illegal drugs in Vancouver, nobody on the street to panhandle from, no stores open to steal from, and everyone at home making B&Es difficult, is going to result in some extraordinarily aggressive junkies detoxing in public.

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Victoria Police have also reported a sharp increase in B&E in retail shops.

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After having to be in close contact with East Hastings and downtown Van for the better part of 3 years, I for one welcome the great junkie culling of 2020.

Corona keeps on giving.
03-26-2020 04:07 AM
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This is the main reason why I left the DTES last week and took the family out to the farm. Not the virus, but the people.

The panic among the addicts is going to be off the charts. Last night was welfare payday so the party is raging for those who could get what they need. People were buying up any and all drugs they could get. By tomorrow their money will be all gone.

I have been in daily contact with friends down there. I have warned all of them as of last week. They need to exercise high precaution down there right now.

Its going to get ugly.
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I work in essential services, catch the 6am subway from DT TO heading west. This public transport timeslot is still packed with maybe 1-2 free seats and notoriously known as one of the best ways to get sick in Toronto. If anyone's going to get this it'll be me. Been on it everyday since the shutdowns. Will update if/when I get sick.
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Apparently signs starting to appear in Crappy Tire stores in the Montreal area, "no ammunition will be sold until further notice". Could be fake but would not be surprised either.

If there's one positive to come out of this, maybe a whole lot of people who previously scoffed at the notion of owning a firearm for self/home defence will start to rethink their position.

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(03-27-2020 09:10 AM)ed pluribus unum Wrote:  Apparently signs starting to appear in Crappy Tire stores in the Montreal area, "no ammunition will be sold until further notice". Could be fake but would not be surprised either.

If there's one positive to come out of this, maybe a whole lot of people who previously scoffed at the notion of owning a firearm for self/home defence will start to rethink their position.

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No, its legit.

Three weeks ago I went to the Canadian Tire near my work where they showed they had 6 boxes of shotgun shells. I was going to buy them.

When I got to the counter I noticed all the ammo was gone. The kid working there said its in the back, and told me to wait. He came out 5 minutes later looking confused and said, apologetically, that this location does not sell ammo.

"Even thought your site shows plenty in stock?"

Yes. But then I noticed a middle aged, overweight woman 'manager' peeking from behind a distant shelf. She held an iPad in a manner that could be taking video or photos. So I thanked the kid and left, detouring a bit so I could see if she was following me. She was.

So I went instead to my local gun shop. Plenty of ammo. Buckets of .22 and .223 and CASES of shells. Also masks - lol - the panic hoarders seem to overlook gun shops. Not surprising, considering who most of the panic shoppers are.
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(03-27-2020 11:15 AM)Laner Wrote:  No, its legit.

Three weeks ago I went to the Canadian Tire near my work where they showed they had 6 boxes of shotgun shells. I was going to buy them.

When I got to the counter I noticed all the ammo was gone. The kid working there said its in the back, and told me to wait. He came out 5 minutes later looking confused and said, apologetically, that this location does not sell ammo.

"Even thought your site shows plenty in stock?"

Yes. But then I noticed a middle aged, overweight woman 'manager' peeking from behind a distant shelf. She held an iPad in a manner that could be taking video or photos. So I thanked the kid and left, detouring a bit so I could see if she was following me. She was.

So I went instead to my local gun shop. Plenty of ammo. Buckets of .22 and .223 and CASES of shells. Also masks - lol - the panic hoarders seem to overlook gun shops. Not surprising, considering who most of the panic shoppers are.

Does not seem to be applied uniformly - I just got back from one that had a relatively full ammo case, where I picked up another 100-pack of cheapo target load 12ga. shells. I'd be curious to know if this is a Cdn Tire HQ directive or store owner 'initiative' or what.

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(03-27-2020 01:09 PM)ed pluribus unum Wrote:  
(03-27-2020 11:15 AM)Laner Wrote:  No, its legit.

Three weeks ago I went to the Canadian Tire near my work where they showed they had 6 boxes of shotgun shells. I was going to buy them.

When I got to the counter I noticed all the ammo was gone. The kid working there said its in the back, and told me to wait. He came out 5 minutes later looking confused and said, apologetically, that this location does not sell ammo.

"Even thought your site shows plenty in stock?"

Yes. But then I noticed a middle aged, overweight woman 'manager' peeking from behind a distant shelf. She held an iPad in a manner that could be taking video or photos. So I thanked the kid and left, detouring a bit so I could see if she was following me. She was.

So I went instead to my local gun shop. Plenty of ammo. Buckets of .22 and .223 and CASES of shells. Also masks - lol - the panic hoarders seem to overlook gun shops. Not surprising, considering who most of the panic shoppers are.

Does not seem to be applied uniformly - I just got back from one that had a relatively full ammo case, where I picked up another 100-pack of cheapo target load 12ga. shells. I'd be curious to know if this is a Cdn Tire HQ directive or store owner 'initiative' or what.

I think its store to store. I talked with a guy who said that only one Canadian Tire in Vancouver city was selling ammo. The one in Richmond is still selling when I called last week.

The good news is that online stocks of ammo don't seem to moving off the shelves here in anti gun Vancouver. I also just picked up another 250 pack of target load 12ga shells for $70 Smile
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(03-27-2020 09:10 AM)ed pluribus unum Wrote:  Apparently signs starting to appear in Crappy Tire stores in the Montreal area, "no ammunition will be sold until further notice". Could be fake but would not be surprised either.

If there's one positive to come out of this, maybe a whole lot of people who previously scoffed at the notion of owning a firearm for self/home defence will start to rethink their position.

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This is definitely 100% real French Canadian, as there are 3 grammatical errors packed in this one short sentence.

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(03-26-2020 10:48 AM)Laner Wrote:  This is the main reason why I left the DTES last week and took the family out to the farm. Not the virus, but the people.

The panic among the addicts is going to be off the charts. Last night was welfare payday so the party is raging for those who could get what they need. People were buying up any and all drugs they could get. By tomorrow their money will be all gone.

I have been in daily contact with friends down there. I have warned all of them as of last week. They need to exercise high precaution down there right now.

Its going to get ugly.

Anddd they're getting free drugs and hotel rooms from the city and federal governments. Free shelter in two of the country's most expensive neighbourhood real estate Coal Harbour and Yaletown


My friend lives a few blocks away from the community centre being staged in CH, people are not happy.

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