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Volume 28, Number 47, Wednesday, November 29, 2023

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Our boy in Ottawa just can't help but contradict himself.

I'm not talking about the Prime Minister, but our own Member of Parliament: Garnett Genuis.

Genuis claims to be a strong advocate of the Ukrainian cause. "Conservatives stand with Ukraine," he posted just Monday.

But just last week Genuis voted against a new Canada/Ukraine free trade deal supported by the Ukrainian government.

"Ukraine needs weapons, not a Carbon Tax," is his excuse.

Okay, so we get that you hate the Carbon Tax Garnett. But what does this have to do with a free trade deal?

Nothing, actually. It's just an excuse the Conservatives are using to stop supporting Ukraine. This free trade deal does mention working together to promote carbon pricing, but not only is this part of a non-binding clause, and therefore forces nothing on Ukraine (a point on which Ukrainian officials agree) — Ukraine already has a carbon tax!

Ukraine has had a carbon tax since 2011.

How can Canada possibly be forcing Ukraine to do something it has already done?

Genuis and his leader, Pierre Pollievre, are taking two words out of a 30-chapter several-hundred-page document and throwing the whole thing out.

Genuis also claims that he voted against it because the Liberals also didn't accept a proposal to add the free flow of weapons to the trade agreement.

This also is just another excuse, of course.

Genuis is saying one thing, but doing another here. His support for Ukraine has ended, and he and his party are trying to slip away from their promises to that nation and to us.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

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Santa comes to town this Saturday, Dec. 2.

The annual Santa Claus Parade takes place in the downtown a week later than usual this year, having been previously held on the last Saturday in November. It has been a Chamber of Commerce event since 1993.

Recent years has seen the parade moved to alternate nights and formats due to the COVID pandemic, including one year when it was held as a reverse parade on a Friday night.

The 2023 parade will be a conventional format, using the traditional route through downtown, but held one week later than usual. The parade starts at 11 a.m. at 99 Avenue and 108 Street, travelling west to 102 Street, then north to 100 Avenue and back to 108 Street.

Bring your letters for Santa and give them to one of the elves on parade day.

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023