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Calgary’s incoming mayor declares war on energy sector

Calgary’s new mayor-elect Jyoti Gondek says her first order of business is to declare a “climate emergency” and work to “move past” oil and gas. Andrew Lawton discusses on The Andrew Lawton Show.

Taxpayers billed millions for federal gun buyback scheme without any guns...

The federal government has spent millions of taxpayer dollars on its gun buyback scheme without actually buying any guns. As of May 2021, the estimated cost of the scheme has risen to over $1.5 million due to several contracts. 

Trudeau’s disastrous visit to Tk’emlúps First Nation

On Truth and Reconciliation Day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rejected an invitation by the Tk’emlúps First Nation to visit and instead opted to hit the beaches of Tofino, BC. Nearly 3 weeks later, Trudeau finally visited the Tk’emlúps First Nation – and things got pretty awkward.

SickKids Hospital puts 147 staff on unpaid leave for refusing COVID...

The SickKids Hospital has joined other medical institutions across the country in forcing staff to take unpaid leave for not being fully vaccinated. 

$1.28 billion of foreign funds funnelled into anti-Alberta energy campaigns: report

A much anticipated public inquiry into anti-Alberta energy campaigns released its findings today confirming that “well-funded foreign interests” have waged a “decade-long campaign of misinformation” to landlock the province’s oil and gas industry. 

LEVY: Toronto’s attempt to be “woke” discriminates against city’s residents

The Toronto Black Food Sovereignty plan, recently adopted unanimously by council despite having no budget attached to it, seeks to increase access to “healthy, affordable and culturally appropriate food” for Toronto’s black communities.

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Trudeau’s disastrous visit to Tk’emlúps First Nation

On Truth and Reconciliation Day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rejected an invitation by the Tk’emlúps First Nation to visit and instead opted to hit the beaches of Tofino, BC. Nearly 3 weeks later, Trudeau finally visited the Tk’emlúps First Nation – and things got pretty awkward.

Immigration

Majority of immigrants proud of how Canada treats minorities

Immigrants and minorities reported more pride in Canada’s equal treatment of people regardless of background than Canadian-born respondents did, a Statistics Canada survey reveals. 

Economy

Inflation highest it has been since 2003: Statistics Canada

According to the data, the price of chicken is up 10.3% and beef is up 13%. All combined food prices have shot up 3.9%. Meanwhile, the cost of shelter is up by 4.8% while the cost of goods has increased by 6.1%. 
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