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Trudeau Uses Victim Card Says Things Not ‘Easy’ for Him Either

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Trudeau Uses Victim Card Says Things Not 'Easy' for Him Either

If Canadians believe they’re having a hard time right now, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that they try being him. “Yeah, people are facing tough times, and, yes, everyone is finding it difficult right now,” Trudeau said Wednesday at the end of his government’s cabinet retreat in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

But, he also added, it’s also a trying time for him and his cabinet. “Part of our job as leaders, MPs, and parliamentarians of all types is to be there, to take it, to support it as Canadians are anxious, and to put out solutions.” So, certainly, it’s not an easy moment to be a politician right now,” Trudeau remarked.

The allegedly tone-deaf retort will not be remembered as a “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” speech, but rather as a “Cry for Me Canada” speech.

Earlier in Charlottetown, Trudeau stated that he will not “give up” on people who show “F— Trudeau” bumper stickers because he realises that some are “hurting.”

Then there was this second soliloquy that was part glass-half-full, part head-in-the-sand, where Trudeau’s narrative seemed to be trying to assure himself and his team that they are still relevant while trying to convince an ornery electorate that he can still win despite opinion polls showing a ten-point disadvantage to his opposition.

He didn’t blame himself, but rather the times the Toronto Star reports.

“This is a time when politics is deeply divided and toxic in so many ways,” Trudeau said. “However, it is critical that we remain present and remain positive and hopeful.”

As part of this positive and helpful approach, Trudeau blamed today’s problems on Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre, former Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

“What does leadership imply when people are in pain?” Mr. Poilievre has opted to make them even angrier by providing a scapegoat, pointing fingers and laying blame because it’s easy, it is. That is not my strategy.”

In fact, Trudeau stated that when “Mr. Harper was leading the country astray,” “as a party in 2014/15, we made a pledge to confront the challenges the middle class was experiencing… and “proposed solutions, rolled up our sleeves, and got to work,” and “we have lifted over a million people out of poverty, half of whom are children.”

This may come as a surprise to Canadians who are concerned about feeding their children in the face of soaring mortgage rates and galloping inflation.

“People are experiencing it a lot. “It’s no surprise that people are worried and upset,” Trudeau admitted. “As politicians, the question remains: what do we do when people are upset?” “How do we respond when they are concerned about their future and how they will buy groceries and pay their rent?”

Trudeau may believe it is a difficult time to be a leader of people dealing with these issues, but he and his cabinet spoiled themselves in a five-star way with a late summer junket to much-coveted P.E.I., where they dined on seafood, fine wines, desserts, and even Cuban cigars while parts of Canada burned due to out-of-control wildfires.

Meanwhile, Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre warned Wednesday of an impending humanitarian crisis if Trudeau does not reduce the cost of living. But, supported by his cabinet, Trudeau spoke softly and heartfeltly that he feels he is the only one who can fix this.

“As members of the Liberal Party and cabinet MPs have travelled across the country, we have heard from Canadians who are facing difficult times, but also from Canadians who know that the reduction in childcare fees by half over the last year has made a significant difference in their lives.”

That by providing jobs for local communities through global investments such as Volkswagen in St. Thomas” and other projects in Quebec and “out West,” he believes the future of the “greatest country in the world” is bright.

Trudeau went on to say that he’s “really looking forward” to “sitting down with all our MPs” to “talk about all the work we are going to do together to continue to put forward a positive, ambitious vision for this country that solves the challenges,” including a focus on “climate change, reconciliation, and building an economy that works for all Canadians.”

But, as Trudeau pointed out, it won’t be simple at a time when people aren’t buying what politicians are selling.

Read: Royal Bank of Canada to Cut 1,800 Jobs as Trudeau Economy Implodes


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Dianne Feinstein: ‘Pioneering’ Senator Dies Aged 90

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Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, who served for more than three decades and was a pioneer for women in American politics, passed away at 90.

Feinstein was the eldest senator in the United States, and she voted on Thursday.

The veteran Democrat was questioned about alleged memory and cognitive issues for months.

After a “minor fall” at home in April, she was admitted to the hospital, the latest in a series of health concerns.

The office of Ms. Feinstein stated in a statement that she died overnight at her residence in Washington, DC.

The statement continued, “Senator Feinstein was a force of nature who had an enormous impact on our country and her home state.” She left an incontestable and extraordinary legacy.

Governor Gavin Newsom of California must now appoint her replacement. He had previously promised to nominate a black woman to serve the remainder of her term, which ends in 2025.

Ms. Feinstein, born in 1933 and grew up in San Francisco, attended Stanford University and was elected to the San Francisco County Board of Supervisors in 1969.

This election marked the beginning of a long career in public service that led her to become the first female mayor of San Francisco and, in 1992, a senator.

She had previously proclaimed her intention to retire at the end of the following year, but she resisted mounting pressure. Several prominent Democrats, including Representatives Adam Schiff and Katie Porter, have previously declared their intentions to run for her Senate seat.


Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, who served for more than three decades and was a pioneer for women in American politics, passed away at 90.

In a statement issued after her passing, US President Joe Biden said that Ms. Feinstein “made history in so many ways, and generations to come will benefit from her legacy.”

Due to a case of shingles, she was absent from Capitol Hill for nearly three months earlier this year. Upon her return, she assumed fewer responsibilities and used a wheelchair to navigate the US Capitol. She occasionally appeared perplexed in interviews, committee hearings, and floor votes.

Ms. Feinstein was well-known for her ardent support of gun control measures and the 1994 assault weapons prohibition signed into law by President Bill Clinton.

After the murders of her predecessor, George Moscone, and city councilman Harvey Milk, she became mayor of San Francisco in 1978.

She stated that the experience of racing to Mayor Moscone’s office and discovering a bullet wound while searching for his pulse had left an indelible mark on her.

As a senator, Ms. Feinstein was the first woman to chair the influential Senate Intelligence Committee, overseeing a multi-year evaluation of the CIA’s controversial interrogation program of foreign terrorists following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The evaluation ultimately resulted in legislation prohibiting “enhanced interrogation techniques” on terrorism suspects, such as waterboarding.


Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, who served for more than three decades and was a pioneer for women in American politics, passed away at 90.

Ms. Feinstein was the first woman to serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee and the first woman to lead the Senate Rules Committee.

Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, described Dianne Feinstein as a “pioneering woman leader” in a statement.

“Dianne’s extraordinary career will inspire countless women and girls to pursue careers in public service for generations to come,” she said.

On the Senate floor, Republican minority leader Mitch McConnell praised “her dogged advocacy and diligent service”.

In recent years, concerns about her deteriorating health and cognitive abilities have prompted calls for her retirement and brought attention to the aging of America’s legislators.

During a committee vote, individuals around her could be heard in a widely circulated video telling her to “just say yes.”

Despite mounting family tensions, she is succeeded by a daughter, Katherine, who reportedly held power of attorney over her mother’s legal affairs. Richard Blum, her investment banker spouse, passed away last year.


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New York City: State Of Emergency Declared Over Flash Flooding

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In New York City, a state of emergency has been declared as violent storms deliver flash flooding.

Many of the city’s subways, streets, and highways have been inundated, and LaGuardia Airport closed at least one terminal on Friday.

According to New York Governor Kathy Hochul, some areas received up to five inches (12.7cm) of rain overnight, and up to seven more inches (17.8cm) are expected.

“This is a dangerous, life-threatening storm,” she continued.

She announced on X, formerly known as Twitter, that she was proclaiming a state of emergency in New York City, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley due to the region’s extreme rainfall.

She urged individuals to take precautions and to “never attempt to travel on flooded roads.”

As a result of the declaration of a state of emergency, New York City Mayor Eric Adams issued a call for “heightened alertness and extreme caution.”

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In New York City, a state of emergency has been declared as violent storms deliver flash flooding.

“Some of our subways are flooded, and it is extremely difficult to move around the city,” he said at a press conference.

Due to intense rainfall, people were pictured and captured on video wading through knee-deep water in the streets and subways.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) advised individuals who did not need to travel to remain at home.

Terminal A at La Guardia Airport is presently closed due to flooding, according to airport authorities.

Before traveling, passengers were instructed to verify with their airline.

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The New York City Police Department also announced multiple road closures and the deployment of the National Guard.

Elsewhere, traffic stopped along a section of the FDR Drive, a significant thoroughfare on the east side of Manhattan, as the water rose above the tires of automobiles.

In addition, employees attempted to unclog a drain in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn, while cardboard and other debris floated by.

According to municipal officials, there were no storm-related fatalities or serious injuries as of midday (1600 GMT).

The weather service has issued flood warnings and advisories for approximately 18 million people in the New York metropolitan area and other major East Coast cities.


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Disney Plus Announces Crackdown On Password Sharing In Canada In 2023

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NEW YORK — Today, password-sharing crackdowns are becoming increasingly prevalent in the streaming industry. In addition, Disney Plus follows suit.

In an email sent to Canadian users this week, Disney announced restrictions on the “ability to share your account or credentials outside of the household.”

The updated Canadian Subscriber Agreement for Disney Plus stipulates that users may only share a subscription within their domicile if permitted by their account tier and that violations may result in Disney Plus limiting or terminating service. According to the streamer’s help center, “Household” refers to the collection of devices associated with a subscriber’s principal residence and used by the residents.

These password-sharing restrictions are part of multiple revisions to the Disney Plus Subscriber Agreement that will go into effect on November 1 for most Canadian users. According to this week’s email, annual subscribers in Quebec may see the changes a bit later, depending on their billing cycle, while users who alter their plan before November 1 will see the changes take effect immediately.

As previously disclosed in August, Disney Plus will launch its ad-supported tier offerings in Canada and select European markets on November 1. The ad-supported tier of Disney Plus has been available in the U.S. since December 2022.

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Disney Plus Announces Crackdown On Password Sharing In Canada

When contacted by The Associated Press, a Disney Plus spokesperson declined to comment on whether similar domestic restrictions could be anticipated in countries other than Canada.

In a recent earnings call, Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger pledged to make the company’s streaming services profitable, notably through an October price increase on its ad-free Disney+ and Hulu plans in the U.S. and a restriction on password sharing that is expected to last through 2019.

At the time, Iger did not elaborate on the password-sharing crackdown beyond stating that Disney could reap some benefits in 2024, although he added that the work “might not be completed” by then and that Disney could not predict how many password-sharing users would switch to paid subscriptions.

New restrictions on streaming extend far beyond Disney. Netflix, for instance, made headlines when it began clamping down on password sharing. Freeloading viewers are now required to open their accounts in the United States unless a subscriber with a standard or premium plan agrees to pay a $8 monthly surcharge to enable more people from different households to watch.


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