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  1. lenaitch

    Police arrest Toronto man on suspicion of spying for P.R. China

    They would have to craft a system that satisfies the Charter. From what I understand, this fellow was a Canadian citizen, so I'm not sure the existing security certificate process would apply, although I'm not fully conversant with it.
  2. lenaitch

    Police arrest Toronto man on suspicion of spying for P.R. China

    Our criminal justice system is not well geared (to be generous) for dealing with prosecutions that rely on security intelligence derived evidence.
  3. lenaitch

    The WTF News Files

    A little bit of trig and time calculations and they should be able to come up with decent speed determination and slide that into the Crown Brief.
  4. lenaitch

    The WTF News Files

    A poster on another forum said she saw a Twitter feed describing that she was driving at high speed along the river, for quite a distance. If she's that social media engaged, there's probably a record of her driving from inside the vehicle. Oh to be fly on the wall when she calls her insurance...
  5. lenaitch

    Harry and Meghan to step down as senior royals

    I tried, pretty much in vain, to find a UK policy on charging for police services. The best I could come up with is this (it's long) and I'm not sure if it is guidelines or policy. I'm also unclear if the Home Secretary has an overriding policy role. The link doesn't really speak to personal...
  6. lenaitch

    Canadian Surface Combatant RFQ

    Jeez, didn't we back away from naming the new JSS Queenston and Chateauaguay because it was felt to be 'provocative' to our sensitive neighbour?
  7. lenaitch

    CDN/US Covid-related political discussion

    I do not, but the issue of federal and sub-national (state/provincial) authority are significantly different. These rulings, as I read them, focus on whether to federal action was constitutional legal, not on whether it was justified. That may be yet to come. Our federal government has a...
  8. lenaitch

    CDN/US Covid-related political discussion

    A ruling from a different country with a different Constitution. From what I have read, they did allow the mandate to continue for the healthcare sector.
  9. lenaitch

    CDN/US Covid-related political discussion

    Do we? Canadian hospital back offices can be smaller because they are generally billing a single payer; whereas US hospitals have to deal with myriad of insurance companies, employers and patients directly. https://time.com/5759972/health-care-administrative-costs/
  10. lenaitch

    8 Jan 2020: UKR Airliner shot down in Tehran

    Which do nothing to satisfy the judgement in favour of the plaintiffs.
  11. lenaitch

    CDN/US Covid-related political discussion

    The problems with AARs, 'lessons learned', de-briefs, etc. include: (1) policy makers don't want to be accountable and will wrap themselves in privilege , (b) the folks at the bottom of the pile don't want to play because they know how things go, (c) if it a formal process everybody lawyers-up...
  12. lenaitch

    CDN/US Covid-related political discussion

    Such is the nature of changing society. A hundred years ago, a nurse probably changed beds, changed bandages, took your temperature and little-to-no initiative regarding care decisions. Now there are nurses (NPs) who can prescribe drugs. Fifty years ago, an 'ambulance attendant' had basic...
  13. lenaitch

    CDN/US Covid-related political discussion

    I certainly don't want to let government off the hook but, simply in terms of people, I'm not sure what could have been accomplished in 18 months. In Ontario, it takes 4 years to train a Registered Nurse and about 10 years to train a doctor. These not counting any additional specialties. We...
  14. lenaitch

    CDN/US Covid-related political discussion

    I assumed, perhaps wrongly, that this will be some kind of tie-in to Quebec income tax assessment after they do a merge with their public health database; so not a fine or billable fee, per se. Administratively, it seems to be the simplest. If so, folks may protest now out of principle, but...
  15. lenaitch

    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    From the attached, per capita we pay about $8K/year for covered services(not counting any provincial premium like in Ontario). I assume, perhaps wrongly, the 'per person' part means taxpayer. Another article said around $7K and two Fraser Institute articles that use the figure of $11K and $41K...
  16. lenaitch

    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    Given that Sec. 33 binds the Crown and its agencies, but not private individuals, the injunctions and court challenges by the various Colleges and professional bodies of all the needle-holders, plus those dragooned into dragging the recalcitrant to them, would likely outlast the pandemic.
  17. lenaitch

    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    Just on a very pedantic point, your friend might be able to recover some costs. I don't know the details but it might be worth checking into. A friend of our daughter has to travel between two cities in N. Ontario for cancer treatment and receives an allowance.
  18. lenaitch

    8 Jan 2020: UKR Airliner shot down in Tehran

    It was a civil judgement, and opens the door for the plaintiffs to apply to seize Iranian assets in Canada (if any) or seek to apply international law to seize Iranian assets held in other countries.
  19. lenaitch

    Ecstasy drug a potential PTSD treatment

    My wife's niece just received her doctorate from UC-Berkley researching how to remove the 'debilitating' effects of psychedelic drugs so that what's left has a safe medicinal value (most of what she described was over my head). Apparently there is incredible potential. I just thought the...
  20. lenaitch

    All things Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

    But your earlier post was much broader: "When my taxes fund the survival of the selfish unvaccinated, not to mention the many other Canadians who disregard their personal well being because free healthcare, I have no problem casting them aside. My tolerance for those people at this point 2...
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