Private school perks was internal matter forcing Scheer’s resignation before media leak, says insider
News the Conservative Party paid for private schooling of outgoing leader Andrew Scheer’s children was never intended for public consumption, but precipitated Scheer’s resignation, according to a 21-year-old, nascent party insider and co-founder of #ScheerMustGo.
“Spare me the spiel about your family. We all know what this was really all about and when (Scheer) saw the writing on the wall, he thought he would bow out,” Anthony Koch told The Post Millennial late Thursday afternoon, hours after Scheer’s House of Commons announcement that he was stepping down.
Bell Canada and Rogers Communications Canada Inc. have had a complaint filed against them with the Competition Bureau by TekSavvy Solutions Inc., in which it’s alleged that the two communications giants have engaged in anti-competitive practices like rate manipulation.
Teksavvy claims the telecommunications companies used their dominant positions to take advantage of the wholesale market and jack up prices. Through their internet brands Virgin and Fido, the companies were able to offer retail prices below the wholesale prices which allowed them to exclude any other retail competitors. The complaint also sought an inquiry and enforcement action from the federal commissioner.
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunication Commission found that Bell and Rogers had violated rate-setting rules more than 50 times between 2016-2019 with rates being inflated sometime as much as 900 percent. The two companies were ordered to correct the inflated rates and to repay the the amounts unjustly taken from competitors in 2019.
Bell and Rogers managed to be successful in staying execution of the order. The two companies argued in their appeal that its enforcement would have been too damaging to their businesses according to Canadian Lawyer Magazine.
TekSavvy alleged that such anti-competitive conduct has resulted in many problematic consequences for Canadians such as higher retail prices than other countries; the exit of wholesale-based competitors such as the complainants themselves from competing in retail internet markets; and discouraging other new competitors from entering mobile markets. The complaint argued that Bell and Rogers were guilty through the the Competition Act, RSC 1985, c C-34 under all three requisites of s. 79(1).
Together, the companies jointly dominated the wholesale market and retail markets to exclude other competitors.
More than 150,000 Canadians have called for the CRTC to enforce an order and for the federal cabinet to take action against Bell and Rogers to reduce mobile and internet costs according to a TekSavvy news release.
“These kind of anti-competitive activities are the reason why Canadians pay among the very highest prices for Internet and Mobile services in the world,” said TekSavvy’s vice-president for consumer legal affairs.
The Post Millennial previously reported that Canadians are finding ways to avoid expensive Canadian phone plans by getting American plans instead.
A new video released by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas was released on to Twitter this morning and reveals shocking information about Senior ABC news correspondent David Wright.
In the video, Wright admits that he’s not just a democratic socialist. “More than that, I’d consider myself a socialist.”
Since the release of the Project Veritas video James O’Keefe announced Wright has been suspended from his job at ABC.
In the undercover video Wright is also caught criticizing ABC executives who he says don’t see an upside in “speaking truth to power,” at one point even admitting that ABC doesn’t hold Trump to account, but that they also don’t give the president any credit “for the things he does do.”
Wright continuously blasts ABC, CBS, and NBS for not being “terribly interested in the voters.”
“We recognize that we are dinosaurs and we’re in danger of dying,” says Wright.
The full video can be viewed below.
This is just the latest sting operation by Project Veritas. Previously they had an insider recording high-level conversations at CNN where top executive Jeffrey Zucker was caught assigning negative Trump stories and pushing a negative Trump agenda for the network.
Another person in Toronto has been deemed the 5th presumptive case of the deadly coronavirus COVID-19 in the city, according to Ontario health officials who made a statement on Wednesday.
This comes on the heels of Sunday’s news that a Montreal-to-Vancouver passenger tested positive for coronavirus on an Air Canada plane that flew on Valentine’s Day.
A statement released Wednesday morning revealed that a woman in her 60s who went to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s emergency department on Feb. 24 showed symptoms. She also had a travel history to Iran, where just yesterday news broke that the health minister of that country contracted the virus after saying it was contained there.
“As per established infection prevention and control protocols, the patient was cared for at the hospital using all appropriate precautions, including being isolated as she was tested for COVID-19,” reads part of the statement.
The woman was then sent home from the hospital and ordered to stay quarantined at home.
Toronto Public Health is investigating who the woman has been in contact with recently to ensure she hasn’t infected anyone else.
The virus sample has not yet been officially confirmed as the test results are being examined at the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg.
Top doctors have warned that Canadians should be prepared for a possible pandemic in Canada as the virus continues to evade containment.
The Hearltand Institute, a US conservative-libertarian think tank based out of Illinois, is hoping to combat the media’s mania for Greta Thunberg with their own YouTuber, Naomi Seiby, 19.
The German YouTuber has been dubbed the “anti-Greta” for her stances of “climate realism” over “climate alarmism.” The think tank, which has ties to the Trump administration, released a video recently entitled “Naomi Sebt vs. Greta Thunberg: whom should we trust?”
Seibt was called a, “fantastic voice for free markets and for climate realism,” by James Taylor, director of the Arthur B. Robinson Center for Climate and Environmental Policy according to the New York Post.
In December, Heartland had Seibt headline their forum during the UN climate conference in Madrid. The institute hired her services again in January to represent a climate skepticism campaign on global warming.
“I want you to panic,” said GretaThunberg at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland last year. “I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act.” Thunberg was also named “Person of the Year” by Time magazine for her work in fighting climate change.
Seibt posted a video on Heartland’s website decrying Thunbergs statements saying, “I don’t want you to panic. I want you to think.” Seibt has disavowed the term ‘anti-Greta’ title, “The reason I don’t like the term ‘anti-Greta’ is that it suggests I myself am an indoctrinated puppet, I guess, for the other side,” she says in a video titled “Naomi Seibt vs. Greta Thunberg: Whom Should We Trust?”
Seibt stated that she is “not this evil opposite of Greta—she might be a really nice girl and I would love to talk to her someday.”
“It is important that we keep questioning the narrative that’s out there instead of promoting it,” Seibt said. “These days, climate change science really isn’t a science at all.”
“I get chills when I see those young people, especially at Fridays for Future. They are screaming and shouting and they’re generally terrified,” she said in an interview with the Washington Post. “They don’t want the world to end.”
Seibt was a former “climate alarmist” herself but views changed after watching people joining Thunberg-inspired “Fridays For Future.” Seibt does not deny that the earth’s temperature has risen due to greenhouse gas emissions but she feels that its impact has been overstated by activists and scientists.
“I don’t want to get people to stop believing in man-made climate change, not at all,” she told the paper. “Are man-made CO2 emissions having that much impact on the climate? I think that’s ridiculous to believe.” said Sebt, who will appear at (CPAC) the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2020.