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Liberal Minority Government 2021 - ????

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There may be a few glitches to work out.

This shuttle runs (ran) right in front of our warehouse. I'll be curious to find out if the driver had it under manual control. Once or twice I've seen it and by the way it was moving suspected that the attendant was driving rather than the AI.

That being said, in the slightly snowy drive in to work on the 401 today my "smart" cruise control lost sight of the vehicle in front of me and started accelerating toward it. Lane correction is also glitchy in bad weather, construction zones and even when seeing cracks that have been repaired on the asphalt.

I think it will be some time before unattended vehicles are in general use on our roads other than on specific, controlled routes.
 

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Interesting thoughts but it won't work. Although it is probably technologically achievable I can't think of an insurance company around that would be willing to provide insurance to an unmanned fleet so a driver will still be required. If the driver is in the seat but not driving I would bet that he won't finish even the first trip before his mind and his eyes are elsewhere. There will be an incident and it will be an expensive one. the one thing humans don't do well is monitor. If you have to pay for the driver anyway there is no advantage in paying for the extra computers, sensors etc. required to produce a self-driven transport. Now having a partial system where the computer operated the throttle and was capable of overriding an error, much as the airbus system attempts to prevent some pilot error might improve truck safety but it won't save the owners any money.
Insurance companies will insure anything if it can be made profitable. They’ll need good data first, but once it exists they’ll price it in and go for it. Might be that we’ll see automated trucks do the technologically easier driving over long distance between major logistical hubs, with humans taking shorter distance local stuff.
 

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why not do away with pilots? automated flight has been a fact of life for several decades yet there are still two sitting in the front end. There are far fewer potential glitches with aircraft than transports
 

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why not do away with pilots? automated flight has been a fact of life for several decades yet there are still two sitting in the front end. There are far fewer potential glitches with aircraft than transports
Pilots are only really there for takeoff and landing.

Autopilot does a lot of the work as it is, and with AI I'm pretty sure the could handle most atmospheric events between point A and point B.

Same as AI trucking, the long hauls between cities will be where we will see it first, with random occurrences than in the city.
 

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While Statistics Canada and Health Canada regularly release economic and sales data, the Deloitte report offers the most comprehensive look at how the industry has impacted tax revenue and the labour market since legalization.

All told, Canada's cannabis industry has contributed $43.5 billion to the country's economy between legalization and 2021, Deloitte said. The industry has directly invested roughly $4.4 billion in the economy, while $29.3 billion was sourced from "indirect" economic contributions, and $9.8 billion in "induced" contributions, the report said.


Stephen Harper says a majority of Canadians agree with his opposition to legalizing marijuana, proving he's not behind the times on the way forward on pot.
Just a throwback. :LOL:
 

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Wait….what?

More than 200,000 mail-in ballots sent to voters in the last federal election were not counted, Elections Canada disclosed yesterday. The number of ballot kits that were late, cancelled or marked as lost in the mail was greater than the margin of victory: “We are deeply sorry.”


If this is true and nothing has been done about it…except ”sorry”??… this country is truly fucked.
 

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Wait….what?

More than 200,000 mail-in ballots sent to voters in the last federal election were not counted, Elections Canada disclosed yesterday. The number of ballot kits that were late, cancelled or marked as lost in the mail was greater than the margin of victory: “We are deeply sorry.”


If this is true and nothing has been done about it…except ”sorry”??… this country is truly fucked.

“We are deeply sorry for any elector who was unable to vote on election day,” said Susan Torosian, executive policy director for Elections Canada.

Report On The 44th General Election — tabled in Parliament — shows ballot kits were sent to 1,274,447 electors who asked to vote by mail. Only 1,068,543 were returned and counted.

Of the 205,000 uncounted ballots, 90,000 were “returned late and not counted” and another 114,583 were never returned.

Late ballots are late ballots, nothing to really be done there.

As for the 114,583 not returned, what do you want elections canada to do about it, go house to house hunting them down?

You're making it sound like legitimate votes are sitting in a warehouse somewhere not being counted.
 

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Wait….what?

More than 200,000 mail-in ballots sent to voters in the last federal election were not counted, Elections Canada disclosed yesterday. The number of ballot kits that were late, cancelled or marked as lost in the mail was greater than the margin of victory: “We are deeply sorry.”


If this is true and nothing has been done about it…except ”sorry”??… this country is truly fucked.

Going solely by what was posted in front of the paywall:

More than 200,000 mail-in ballots sent to voters in the last federal election were not counted, Elections Canada disclosed yesterday. The number of ballot kits that were late, cancelled or marked as lost in the mail was greater than the margin of victory:

A late ballot isn't counted. A cancelled ballot cannot be counted. And anything lost remains lost until it is found. If it's a ballot for an election and it's found after the election, see point 1.

What would be interesting is to see the whole article, rather than the eyecandy rage inducing deceptive headline of: 250,000 ballots not counted.

Do better.
 

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Going solely by what was posted in front of the paywall:



A late ballot isn't counted. A cancelled ballot cannot be counted. And anything lost remains lost until it is found. If it's a ballot for an election and it's found after the election, see point 1.

What would be interesting is to see the whole article, rather than the eyecandy rage inducing deceptive headline of: 250,000 ballots not counted.

Do better.

It's OK though because Elections Canada is already 'sorry' about how ineffective they are, which has already been widely reported:

Elections Canada 'sorry' people didn't vote because of long lineups​


 

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Oh I'd never accuse Elections Canada of being fantastic. The pandemic really showed off that changes are needed. QVs issue seems to lie with Canada Post or people mailing stuff late, or not at all.
 

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Going solely by what was posted in front of the paywall:



A late ballot isn't counted. A cancelled ballot cannot be counted. And anything lost remains lost until it is found. If it's a ballot for an election and it's found after the election, see point 1.

What would be interesting is to see the whole article, rather than the eyecandy rage inducing deceptive headline of: 250,000 ballots not counted.

Do better.
1,274,447 mail in votes were sent out, 1,068,543 were counted.

1,274,447-1,068,543=205,904
 

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Going solely by what was posted in front of the paywall:


What would be interesting is to see the whole article, rather than the eyecandy rage inducing deceptive headline of: 250,000 ballots not counted.

Or perhaps by reading the "Report on the 44th General Election of September 20, 2021" that was tabled in the House and upon which the story was based.


The section of the report dealing with voting by special ballot is section 2.8.1.

And take note that Canadian Forces Electors vote by "special ballot" in federal general elections even when that ballot is done at a military polling place. Therefore the numbers counted or not counted, as the case may be, will include Regular Force members. Hopefully, very few of those over 44,000 ballots not counted were from CF members.

Ballots issuedBallots returned on time and counted (with rate)Ballots returned on time and not counted (spoiled) (with rate)Ballots returned late and not counted (with rate)Ballots not returned or cancelled* (with rate)
Electors absent from their electoral district voting by mail or at a local office, Canadian Forces base or correctional facility203,446158,693(78.0%)826(0.4%)19,231(9.5%)24,696(12.1%)
 
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What is more disgusting than the mail in ballots not being counted is the fact that only 57% of Natives Reserves had a polling station, leaving many Natives without the ability to vote in the last election as they were too remote to be able to vote anywhere else. That is a failure of democracy of the highest order.
 
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What is more disgusting than the mail in ballots not being counted is the fact that only 57% of Natives Reserves had a polling station, leaving many Natives without the ability to vote in the last election as they were too remote to be able to vote anywhere else. That is a failure of democracy of the highest order.
This is all no big deal provided your party of choice won the election.
 

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There is a reliable source (sarcasm / humour), a renown British psychic who made many predictions about Canada for 2022. Some major highlights :
PM Trudeau will face a serious scandal regarding Chinese influence / money in the 2021 election. Received kick backs. 2:33
Doug Ford will rise in prominence. 4:32
A surprising new federal political leader will emerge to become PM. 5:22. is Trudeau gone?
Foreign interference in Cdn politics. 6:29
Strong COVID restrictions will remain place. 8:37
Canada will remain loyal to the British Monarchy. 15:00. Note in another video he is predicting that QE2 will die in 2022 and Charles will ascend to the throne.

This psychic claims a high success rate.

This is for entertainment purposes only.
 

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Michelle Peters-Jones has only worked part time for the last nine years. In the face of expensive daycare options in Edmonton, it never made financial sense to work full time and have a bill for five days of child care.


But now, after the new affordable child-care program began in Alberta at the beginning of the year, she's accepted a full-time job. And instead of paying $800 for three days of child care, she's now paying $500 for five days.

"It's not just about the money for me, honestly, it's about following dreams, restarting my career," she said.

"We'll definitely be spending money on improving our house, for example, paying down our mortgage, [and] making sure the kids have more activities to choose from, which we couldn't actually afford on our budget."

Nice to see praise for this program coming out of Alberta. I suspect the case is simiar across the country.

Except Ontario, the only province yet to negotiate a deal.
 
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