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    This Week in Canada...

    911 call centre reveals silliest calls of 2018

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada...2018-1.4232369

    A Canadian call centre has revealed its top ten reasons not to call 911 for this year, including a motorist reporting their windshield wipers had broken and someone who asked if the clocks move forward or backward in spring.
    Among the callers wasting valuable time on the emergency line, was a person complaining that a fast food restaurant wasn’t opened 24-hours-a-day as advertised and someone who lost their jacket.

    E-Comm’s top 10 reasons not to call 911 in 2018
    1. To complain a local fast food restaurant wasn’t open 24-hours-a-day, as advertised
    2. To complain a store won’t take shoes back without the original box
    3. To complain that a gas station attendant put the wrong type of gas in their car
    4. To report a rental company provided the wrong-sized vehicle for a customer’s reservation
    5. To report a restaurant wouldn’t redeem a customer’s coupon
    6. To ask for help turning off their car lights
    7. To report their vehicle’s windshield wipers had stopped working
    8. To find out where their car had been towed
    9. To report a lost jacket
    10. To ask if the clocks move forward or backward during the spring time change
    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    This falls under the category of "only in Quebec"

    Under a Quebec City bylaw governing peace and good order, it is prohibited to insult police officers. Blaney was issued a ticket, which he challenged in court.
    I didn't realize Quebec City Police needed protection from being called names.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Satch View Post
    This falls under the category of "only in Quebec"



    I didn't realize Quebec City Police needed protection from being called names.
    Tabernak.

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    Boo fkn hoo. I’m sure they never insult or violate anyone’s rights. “Insult” is a pretty broad term. I’d encourage everyone to eat a few cans o beans and insult their senses. The human nose hair curlin hot box insult

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    To my fellow Canadians
    I miss seeing this
    More times than I can remember it would wake me up from being crashed on the couch. Still gets me everytime


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    https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/w...line-1.4968169

    It sounds like we got the Canadian version of Standing Rock set to get under way pretty quick here so you probably see this on the CBC every night cuz the RCMP are starting to swarm

    the gas company sez they got an agreement with the band but the band councils/chiefs only run the band and have no say in the territory which is run by the hereditary Chiefs of the 5 houses


    This is also the territory where the Delgamuuk decision went in favor of the FN so i think in view of this and precedents in the Tsilcotin descision i think the courts may have erred on this judgement, also the optics are BAD
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    This Week in Canada...

    Canadians could now be charged with drunk driving — even if not drunk, lawyers warn.

    Even drinking within 2 hours after you've stopped driving can get you charged.

    ie. You drive home from work stone sober. Get in the door, then have a few beers, or you've had a tough day, so you slam some vodka or scotch. Then your BAC gets above 0.08.

    Police can come to your door and demand a breath test. If your BAC is now above 0.08, you will be charged with drunk driving. The police can do this any time up to 2 hours after you've gotten home.

    As a bonus, this is a reverse onus law, which means it's up to you to prove you were sober before.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toron...warn-1.4975008

    Canadians could now be charged with drunk driving — even if not drunk, lawyers warn

    Even drinking within 2 hours after you've stopped driving can get you charged

    A tough new impaired-driving law that came into effect late last year is 'a breach of the charter,' says Toronto criminal defence lawyer Calvin Barry.

    Canadians could now face criminal charges for driving with illegal amounts of alcohol in their system, even if they were stone cold sober while behind the wheel, under tough new impaired driving laws passed by Parliament, according to criminal defence lawyers.

    Bill C-46, which came into effect last month, gives police wide-ranging new powers to demand sobriety tests from drivers, boaters and even canoeists.
    Police no longer need to have any reasonable grounds to suspect you're impaired, or driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of more than .08, which is 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood, before demanding you submit to testing.

    Refusing the test can result in a criminal charge.

    But even drinking within two hours after you've stopped driving or boating could now get you arrested, if your BAC rises over .08

    Defence lawyer Daniel Brown says part of the bill may be unconstitutional.

    Law is unconstitutional, lawyer says

    "I think anyone should have a problem with this legislation, because it's unconstitutional," Toronto lawyer Daniel Brown said.

    When introducing the bill, federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said the law would help crack down on people who consume large quantities of alcohol in a short period, then drive or boat, hoping to get home before the alcohol is fully absorbed into their systems.

    Previously, if drivers could prove they weren't yet over the legal limit  when they were stopped by police, a court could find them innocent.

    The new law removes that defence.

    "Its primary purpose is to eliminate risky behaviour associated with bolus drinking, sometimes referred to as drinking and dashing" Wilson-Raybould told Parliament.
    But Brown calls the law a solution for a problem that rarely existed and claims it will "criminalize Canadians who have done nothing wrong."

    He points to number of scenarios where people park their cars with no intention of driving anytime soon, then start drinking.
    "You can imagine a situation where a husband and wife are out together.

    The husband drives to the bar knowing the wife will be the designated driver on the way home, and she's not going to be consuming alcohol that night. The husband drinks alcohol and is now over the limit and has driven a vehicle within the previous two hours," said Brown.
    Brown says police can legally enter the bar, or wait for the couple to leave the establishment and demand a breath sample from the husband.

    "Even if he's walking to the passenger side of the car, if he is now over 80," added Brown, he could be arrested.

    Arrest has serious consequences

    An arrest for driving over the limit comes with an automatic 90-day driver's licence suspension and potentially increased insurance premiums. Those who fight the criminal charge in court would likely have to spend thousands of dollars on legal fees as well.

    According to several lawyers canvassed by CBC News, police can come to your home up to two hours after you stopped driving or boating to test your sobriety.

    Potentially complicating matters is the fact the charge is considered a "reverse onus" in legal terms. Essentially, that means police don't have to prove your BAC was over the limit when you were driving, or boating two hours earlier.

    It's now up to you to prove you were sober.

    It's unclear if anyone in Canada has been arrested under the new two hour law yet, but lawyers CBC News has spoken to insist any such case will be fought all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada to test the law's constitutionality.

    And Ontario's Criminal Lawyers' Association has warned the government the law could result in thousands of wrongful convictions.

    'Fear mongering,' MADD says

    But Andy Murie of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) says lawyers have got it wrong and accuses them of "fear mongering."  

    Murie, who is not a lawyer, insists police still need probable cause to demand a sobriety test.

    "Only if [police] suspect that you've committed an offence of drunk driving and they are following the investigation, and that investigation took them to your house or your bar" can they demand a sobriety test, he said.

    Murie says a spot check would be an exception, and police can legally test everyone stopped.

    Toronto criminal defence lawyer Calvin Barry, who has defended hundreds of drunk driving cases, says MADD has it wrong.
    "Police do not require reasonable suspicion any longer," Barry told CBC News.

    Barry also warns Canadians they can be arrested and charged within the new two-hour time frame if their BAC has risen over the limit — even if they had been sober when they parked their car and planned to take a cab or transit home later.
    "That is just a flagrant contravention of one's civil liberties and a breach of the charter," Barry said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    Tabernak.

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    Welp.... I’m fucked tonight then.


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    https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/20...3d931eN674j1FQ

    Up here in the narth west and just down the road

    cops with assault rifles arresting natives on their own lands while unsuccessfully atempting to shut out the press, quite a shit show as predicted which spawned more protests across Canada,

    the pipeline company, the PM and the premier have shown their ignorance on Indigenous law, IMO they don't know whom they are dealing with and this is far from over
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    the pipeline company, the PM and the premier have shown their ignorance on Canadian law, IMO they don't know whom they are dealing with and this is far from over
    FIFY. But then the politicians have been dragging their heels and kicking the can down the road on this issue since before confederation. Support for the Wet'suwet'en is strong tho, and not just within the indigenous community.

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    The issue was settled in Delgamuuk and then reinforced in Tsilcotin but due to the ignorance of the politicians/ the gov/ the courts/ I guess it will be Delgamuuk II and guess who is gona lose ... again

    a few years ago it took 1/2 an hr to get across that bridge and thru the checkpoint to do some research on tree plots, the RPF had to show the contract while they checked us out pretty carefully as we were standing around getting cold and they were denying acess to the lookyloo public who just wanted to drive around

    Just outside the check point they had strung fish lines with flagging tape over the road to discourage police helicopters from landing, we thot the siege mentality was a bit of an eye roller at the time but as it turns out ... they were invaded
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    This week in Newfoundland:

    Rogue snowmobile escapes husband, smashes through house and lands on wife.

    Full tale here.
    "... Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to your body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much: I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those deskbound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: you will outlive the bastards." – Edward Abbey

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    ^^^that one lead me to this one: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfo...d-it-1.2988616

    Another runaway snowmobile, this one going down the Trans-Canada. The video with genuine Newfie dialog is good stuff.

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    Lard 'tunderin Jaysus, byes.
    "... Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to your body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much: I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those deskbound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: you will outlive the bastards." – Edward Abbey

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    Happening this week at a winter carnival in Bracebridge, Ontario:

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    If you are Canadian, no explanation should be needed.
    "... Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to your body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much: I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those deskbound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: you will outlive the bastards." – Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Multiglisse View Post
    Happening this week at a winter carnival in Bracebridge, Ontario:

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    If you are Canadian, no explanation should be needed.
    Fantastic!
    “I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different.”
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    That's brilliant. Love me some crokinole.

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    The local brew pub has a small curling sheet on their patio... https://scontent.fcxh3-1.fna.fbcdn.n...5d&oe=5CC89C21
    I don't work and I don't save, desperate women pay my way.

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    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-...itch-1.4987228

    It was so windy it blew a zamboni 500 yards into a ditch
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    Last week in Canada: Canadian air traffic controllers live up to the stereotype, and send pizzas to their American colleagues working without pay.

    https://people.com/travel/canadian-a...ment-shutdown/

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    Build that wall, build that wall!! Fuck Canada, national security risk. We don't need your pizza!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gcooker View Post
    Build that wall, build that wall!! Fuck Canada, national security risk. We don't need your pizza!
    What if we send a bottles our superior maple syrup delivered by Montreal and Vancouver strippers in high heels and string bikinis ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Satch View Post
    What if we send a bottles our superior maple syrup delivered by Montreal and Vancouver strippers in high heels and string bikinis ?
    We'll take the strippers. However we already have the best maple syrup in the world right here in my town. Maple capital of the world. I suppose those heathens outside VT might not be able to tell the difference.

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