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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 7:40 am
 


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J.C. MacIsaac · for Canada 2017 · April 28

As I left my home, for what I thought was the last time, I could see a wall of inferno devouring the last trees in the forest before it breached into our neighbourhood and began its devastation of my community of Abasand, one of the hardest hit areas of the wildfire. Eventually the flames would claim 50 per cent of the homes in Abasand, many visible from my front door.

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In my car I had clothes, a wedding album and a digital hard drive full of family photos. The only other personal items I made space for were my children's very favourite stuffed animals and a pair of high-heeled shoes my oldest daughter had received as a gift from my mother. She affectionately referred to these as her "clickity clacks" for the sound she made when she walked in them. Later when my wife and I explained our situation to Olivia, the fate of her clickity clacks was her very first question.

As a father, it felt like my only victory on a day of immense loss.

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The community today is a city in transition. Many people are still in temporary accommodations while waiting to rebuild. Some have yet to return, and many more never will. It has fundamentally changed our community, but as we develop a new normal there seems to be hope and optimism in the air as houses are coming up from the ground this spring, almost as quickly as they disappeared the last.

Mine is but one story, a drop in the bucket. There are 90,000 others. 90,000 experiences that I imagine prove how good people really are. When people see people in need, they take notice, and our shared humanity is never more evident. I have no desire to relive my experience, but it humbled me in a way I am eternally grateful for. It exposed me to human kindness, compassion, and a selflessness I had previously believed the world to be lacking.


http://www.cbc.ca/2017/what-the-fort-ma ... -1.4085150


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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 7:59 am
 


It's no surprise that Trudope left a community of hard working normal Canadian taxpayers hanging out to dry.


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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 8:39 am
 


martin14 martin14:
It's no surprise that Trudope left a community of hard working normal Canadian taxpayers hanging out to dry.


Hey, they depend on logging and oil so fuck 'em, right?


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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 8:46 am
 


martin14 martin14:
It's no surprise that Trudope left a community of hard working normal Canadian taxpayers hanging out to dry.


[huh]

$300M in disaster relief, $90m in Red Cross donations is 'leaving them hanging'?

It's the insurance companies that are screwing people over, not the Libs.


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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 9:05 am
 


Trudough gives them $30m, then puts a massiff tariff on drywall.

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Now, any board imported for use in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Yukon and Northwest Territories are seeing an increase of up to 276 per cent.


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PluggyRug PluggyRug:
Trudough gives them $30m, then puts a massiff tariff on drywall.

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Now, any board imported for use in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Yukon and Northwest Territories are seeing an increase of up to 276 per cent.


http://globalnews.ca/news/2946027/new-t ... up-to-276/


That's what happens when a company sells things in a market below cost in order to run the competition out of business. If he hadn't put a tariff on it, would you complain he was letting Canadian Drywall manufacturers be put out of business?

Trudeau also set up rebates for Fort McMurray from the tariffs.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ottawa- ... -1.4000708



But this thread isn't about Trudeau, it's about the Canadian spirit, generosity and sense of community.


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