Due North Story - People's Party of Canada - 20181214

Maxime Bernier was a Member of Parliament of the Conservative Party of Canada, but following some controversies and other disagreements, has decided to leave the Conservative Party and start his own party, the People’s Party of Canada.

In June, Maxime was removed from the Conservative Party’s Shadow Cabinet. This was following some disagreements with the ranks of the CPC in regards to supply management. An anonymous Convervative MP said the reason for the removal was because of Maxime republishing a chapter from his book regarding supply management, which also accused Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer of having won the leadership because of “fake Conservatives” that joined for the purpose of protecting supply management. This controversy also raises the important issue of party discipline and its resulting implications.

Shortly after Maxime announced his departure from the Conservative Party, there was some controversy at the Conservative national conference in Halifax. A Dairy Farmers of Canada briefing book was leaked, detailing their plans for how to proceed in some given scenarios regarding motions on supply management. Notable was their “Safety Net”, which said that Andrew Scheer’s power as leader can prevent a policy against supply management, and that Andrew would be willing to use it to protect supply management. Both Andrew’s office and DFC say the info put into the book was false, but it nevertheless generated speculation. There is also some interest in being able to see the booklet, otherwise.

Supply management is a common theme. What is the PPC’s stance on it? How important is it?

When Maxime announced his departure from the Conservative Party, causing some more controversy. Maxime accused the party of being “too intellectually and morally bankrupt to be reformed”, and many Conservatives accused him of seeking to divide conservatives, or even help Justin Trudeau win next election. Is vote splitting a concern?

The potential appeal to Prince George citizens and university students, as well as possible broader value of the existence of this new party are also discussed.


Due North: Scott Smith - President of Cariboo-PG EDA - People's Party of Canada - 20181118

Scott Smith, the President of the Cariboo-PG EDA and Regional Organizer for Northern BC for the People's Party of Canada, joins Due North for an interview! Topics discussed include what the party stands for, issues with the Conservative Party of Canada, what the PPC can do for Prince George, and more!

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Today's Top Wikipedia Edits: Kapre is a filthy giant who smokes huge cigars and scares children

According to Wikipedia:

  • In Philippine mythology, "Kapre is a filthy giant who likes to smoke huge rolls of cigars, and hide within, and atop, large trees, particularly the Banyan and old acacia or mango trees. A Filipino bigfoot, it scares away little children who play"
  • As of December 11, 2017, Vladimir Putin is leading in the polls for the 2018 Russia Presidential election, at 68%
  • "Despite 'The Last Jedi' being critically well-received and an overwhelming box office success, fan reaction has not all been positive. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has the lowest user approval rating of any of the major films in the franchise; user review on IMDB as well as on Metacritic received a number of poor reviews from fans. Many fans have cited the film's overuse of jokes, general cheasiness [sic], plot holes, pacing, the ultimately unnecessary story line between Finn and Rose, changes in lore, and tonal and storytelling shifts from previous movies in the series"


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Today's Top Wikipedia Edits: Which US Presidents Were Nicknamed Lord Dampnut, The Teflon President, Bam, and Slick Willie?

According to Wikipedia:

  • History through the lens of presidential nicknames: Donald Trump is nicknamed Lord Dampnut and The Donald. Barack Obama was nicknamed No Drama Obama and Bam. Bill Clinton was nicknamed Bubba, Slick Willie, The Comeback Kid, The First Black President, and The Big Dog. Ronald Reagan was nicknamed The Teflon President, and Richard Nixon Tricky Dick.
  • "The first law of holes, or the law of holes, is an adage which states that 'if you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.' Digging a hole makes it deeper and therefore harder to get back out, which is used as a metaphor that when in an untenable position, it is best to stop carrying on and exacerbating the situation"
  • "The argument from poor design, also known as the dysteleological argument, is an argument against the existence of a creator God, based on the reasoning that an omnipotent and omnibenevolent God would not create organisms with the perceived suboptimal designs that can be seen in nature"
  • "Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson were portrayed by the US Mint on the 1925 Commemorative silver US half dollar, along with the words 'Stone Mountain'"
  • In the "list of fictional astronauts as imagined before the Space Age.... Miss Pickerell Goes to Mars (1951) [depicts a]...secret expedition to Mars. Haggerty is accidentally left behind on Earth due to Miss Pickerell unexpectedly boarding [the] rocket"

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Today's Top Wikipedia Edits: Pokémon Episode 38 Banned Due to its Danger to Health

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According to Wikipedia: 

  • List of Pokémon episodes removed from rotation: Episode 38, "Denno Senshi Porygon" was removed because it was claimed "to be dangerous to health. 20 minutes into the episode, there is a scene in which Pikachu stops some vaccine missiles with its Thunderbolt attack, resulting in a huge explosion that rapidly flashes red and blue lights.... [V]iewers started to complain of blurred vision, headaches, dizziness and nausea." Two episodes (19 and 23) were also "temporarily removed after the September 11 attacks for destruction of buildings, the name and/or weapons in the episode"
  • "In 1987, Marvel staged a mock wedding at Shea Stadium [in New York City] as a publicity stunt to promote the wedding issue of The Amazing Spider-Man"
  • The number 101 is "a Sexy prime since 107 and 113 are also prime, with which it makes a sexy prime triplet"
  • "The concepts of facial familiarity and similarity of people are of practical importance for criminologists due to the instances of wrongful convictions based on eyewitness testimony. In one case, a person spent 17 years behind bars persistently denying any involvement with the crime he was accused of. Eventually, he was released after a doppelganger sharing not only a striking resemblance, but also the same name, was located"
  • "Whey has a pH less than or equal to 5.1"
  • Kim Jong-su was "disqualified [from the 2008 Summer Olympics] for doping and stripped of both [his] medals"
  • The National Macaroni Manufacturers Association "is said to be the first organization to publish a recipe for [spaghetti with meatballs], in the 1920s"

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