Conservative candidate boycotts Pride Parade after UBC and Vancouver Public Library banned from attending
David Cavey, the Conservative Party candidate for Vancouver Centre announced that he will not be marching in this year’s Pride Parade after the organizers banned the Vancouver Public Library and the University of British Columbia from attending.
“He said he made the decision after sending a private request to Pride organizers to lift the ban on both respected public institutions. He received no reply,” reads the official news release announcing the decision.
A British business gives it workers “hangover days” which allows them to stay home when they’ve knocked back a few too many. I tell you this reporter could use that policy, STAT. Canada, what’s the holdup?
The Audit Lab, a marketing agency is based out of Bolton, England and currently has ten employees.
Ellie Entwhistle, 19, is a senior digital PR Manager at The Audit Lab and told CTV News, “You just use them as and when you need them.” she said. “I’ve probably had about five this year, three with work colleagues and two when out with friends.”
Entwhistle’s job requires networking with clients which often means going out and getting sauced. When you have to work the next morning you’re likely to leave the event prematurely as one is wont to do.
The hangover days provide flexibility which allows them to stay later, perhaps a better shot at solidifying partnerships with potential clients. This also allows for more transparency with the boss meaning you don’t have to call in “sick” when actually you’re just feeling like a sack of wet hair from the boozin.’ Heck, we’ve all been there.
The Audit Lab regular working hours are 10 am to 4 pm, not bad. What’s better still is the staff get unlimited holidays and six-month pay reviews. I need to quit this gig.
“You create a massive barrier when you lie to your manager,” Entwhistle said. “If people start to take the mick (abuse the system), the perk will start being taken away. You can use them when you need them.”
According to Entwhistle if you take a hangover day you’re still required to work from home, but that couch ain’t half bad. “Grab your laptop and grab the duvet,” Entwhistle added.
Lee Frame, a co-founder of The Audit Lab said the hangover days are part of a “three-pronged attack.” “We wanted our staff to come into work on a Monday,” he said. “It’s great for staff attrition and retention.”
Bolton is in the NorthWest of England and is close to Manchester a much larger city which makes it difficult to retain employees Frame explained.
Frame felt the policy didn’t encourage excessive drinking as much as it encouraged trust and respect. “We go to conferences, alcohol is often a part of it. We’d be remiss to think that people don’t drink through the week,” he said. “It’s a perk, a work-from-home today kind of thing.”
Entwhistle confirmed that you don’t have to be a drinker to be eligible for hangover days. “It’s for anyone who’s had a late night,” she said.
Sign me up.
The Executive Director of the Conservative Party of Canada, Dustin Van Vugt, has been removed from his position according to two sources within the party that spoke to The Post Millennial after allegations were brought forward this week that Andrew Scheer had used party funds to subsidize the cost of private school for his children.
Van Vugt as executive director publically commented after the release of the allegations that he had personally made the offer to cover costs of moving, including differential pricing in schooling.
Statement from the Conservative Party. Party President says he personally made the offer to Scheer to cover costs of moving his family from Regina to Ottawa and that it included costs associated with schooling. pic.twitter.com/dMXmk6C9FE— Mercedes Stephenson (@MercedesGlobal) December 12, 2019
While some in the party argued that the fees were not important, The Post Millennial reported that private school perks were an internal matter forcing Scheer’s resignation before media leak.
Global News soon after reported that former Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in fact “very angry” about Scheer’s use of party funds for children’s private schooling.
Global News can report that former Prime Minister Stephen Harper is “very angry” Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was using party funds to help pay for his children’s private school tuition. Source says Harper had no idea the funds were being used in that way #cdnpoli #CPC— Mercedes Stephenson (@MercedesGlobal) December 13, 2019
This is a breaking news story and will be updated.
A woman is wanted for stealing a dog on the subway in Toronto. On Friday the Toronto Police released images of the woman taken from security cameras.
According to police, the 45-year-old owner of the dog fell ill while at Kipling station and she lost consciousness due to a medical episode. Her dog “Charlie” was gone when she regained consciousness.
The woman boarded the subway at about 4:10 pm on October 27, 2019.
The images show the suspect leaving the subway with the dog in hand.
Her description says that she is 5’2 – 5’5 weighing about 100 pounds. She is slim and has long brown hair.
The suspect was wearing a purple jacket and blue jeans along with sunglasses and white and black running shoes. She also had two backpacks and a bag with white stars on it.
If you have any information please contact the Toronto police.
In Britain, the people have spoken. Again. Boris Johnson and his Conservatives absolutely crushed Jeremy Corbyn’s labour party in what many see as a second referendum on Brexit.
This is for sure the “Hillary moment” for many labour voters in Britain. They are in shock, despairing, believing it a devolving of descent to the end of democracy. What it really means is that democracy is alive and well, though there may be years of Boris Derangement Syndrome to come.
Threats to democracy are coming from leftist antifa, who are protesting free and fair election results.
This is what being unhinged looks like—being so sure of your correctness that you demand affirmation. The use of violence to revolt against lawful elections is only done by people who don’t care about free and fair elections. Britain is not a rogue state where sham elections are held. It’s a cornerstone democratic nation.
In a New York Times op-ed, Michelle Goldberg explores her “democracy grief.” She cites the House vote for impeachment, which will certainly not pass the Senate, and the changing staff members at the civil service level. She has reached out to therapists, and women who maintained enough optimism in 2017 to usher democratic House reps into office.
They all give her the same message, that democracy is dying and their grief is hard to bear: “Lately, I think I’m experiencing democracy grief. For anyone who was, like me, born after the civil rights movement finally made democracy in America real, liberal democracy has always been part of the climate, as easy to take for granted as clean air or the changing of the seasons. When I contemplate the sort of illiberal oligarchy that would await my children should Donald Trump win another term, the scale of the loss feels so vast that I can barely process it,” Goldberg wailed.
The thing is, we didn’t take clean air for granted. Air quality was a disaster. Constituents and lawmakers worked hard to get the air breathable. Things are better in the U.S. now because people worked for it, and people are still working for it. There are issues, there will always be issues, but people will work to fix them, and they are doing that.
Uberfeminist Amanda Marcotte praised Goldberg’s dirge for democracy, tweeting: “The people who mock liberals for being distressed at the possible end of our democracy are the ones who should be ashamed. We should be proud of our tears. It shows we aren’t sociopathic Trump monsters.”
The trend of delirious democracy despondency always goes hand in hand with the discrediting and dehumanization of political opponents. Conservatives and Trump voters are not people. They’re monsters. It makes it easier to swallow defeat.
A similar trend is at play in England. Observe how a simple tweet by celebrity Rachel Riley in celebration of Johnson’s historic victory over the anti-Semitic Corbyn elicits the response: “i hope your baby is stillborn” by a Labour supporter who no doubt is suffering a fatal case of “democracy grief.”
Another great tactic when things don’t go the way you hoped is to blame social media. Facebook and Twitter have different ideas about how to deal with political discourse and political advertising. Much has been made about the impact of third party ads on Facebook and the initial Brexit vote. It’s easy to say that when people don’t vote they way you wanted them to, or the way you think was the right way to vote, they have been somehow coerced or manipulated, but that doesn’t make it true.
The woke left will blame social media, TERFS, disinformation, racism, Islamophobia, fascism, and Facebook for their political defeats. Never do they look inward and contemplate how their constant alarmism and dehumanization of others may actually have something to do with it. No matter how many times it’s recommended that they ought to.
In fact, gender critical feminists are happy to take some of the credit. In part, these results have nothing to do with Brexit, and everything to do with the controversial self-ID, which has been pushed through without debate. Women have been silenced, investigated, berated and beaten for staking their claim to the reality of biological sex. Like those who oppose anti-Semitism, gender-critical feminists made their voices heard: they would not accept Labour’s creeping authoritarianism.
Whenever a legitimate democratic result occurs that the elite media establishment don’t like, they claim that democracy is in peril, or it dies in darkness, or it’s already deceased. It’s getting a little tedious. And it’s just not true. Democracy and disagreement are not anathema to each other.
Goldberg’s democracy grief is nothing compared to the people’s media grief. Seriously. This nonsense has to stop. That Donald Trump won doesn’t mean democracy didn’t happen. That Boris Johnson won doesn’t mean we need to change the way democracy works. The truth is that the authoritarian hacks and pundits who whine and whimper about how democracy is broken are the very ones who are trying to break it. If democracy depended on eliciting a specific outcome to be tenable, that wouldn’t be democracy. The fact that it doesn’t turn out the way you voted doesn’t null the result.
The world is seeing populations rise up and fight for their rights to democratic leadership, for a voice in their own governance. When we disparage the freedoms we have, claiming that they are not liberties but lies, we do a disservice to our fellow citizens. Democracy works. It doesn’t always work out for the way you’d like, but that’s kind of the point.