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Will the Yellow Vest protests happen in Canada?

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posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 08:05 AM
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I asked recently if a movement like Yellow vest could happen in the US and the consensus was no for various reasons.

Well now I wonder if our friends to the North will experience it.

www.activistpost.com...



The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau is planning to dramatically increase taxes on carbon emissions to combat climate change…he plans to set a national price on carbon emissions of $7.5 a ton rising to $37.50 by 2022!



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posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 08:12 AM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

It wasn't just about the tax in France... That was just the final straw. The proof was that Macron buckled and even threw in extras to sweeten the deal and nothing.

Canada actually has a thriving middle class that has surpassed the US in terms of distribution, they have more people in the middle class per capita.

I'm going to go with a confident no.



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 08:15 AM
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It would be interesting. In my neck of the woods we've had anarchists rioting in more yuppy neighborhoods and some vandalism towards local politicians.

I work for the bank so I get to see how people are doing financially on a day to day and the lion share of people are struggling. Raising rates at the same time as this tax, paired with loss of a lot of green tax rebates (ie bus fare for choosing to keep your footprint small) has definitely started some muttering.

Job loss following all of this could kettle us towards full blown anger, but i dont see it coming soon. people are still pretending everythings still good.
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posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 08:18 AM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

Nah.

Canadians love big government and big taxes.

They'll support paying 10.00 / gallon if it only goes to enriching and empowering the political class!

And they have all the best medicine government can buy!





posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 08:44 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

I bought gas for 95 cents a liter yesterday.



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 08:51 AM
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i can see it happening. Canadians are getting more and more PO'd at Trudeau and his globalist leanings. we have seen that these yellow jacket protests could very likely be over green taxes on things like gas, as well as the refugee/illegal immigrant problems. both being things Canadians are getting PO'd about. especially if he goes along with this new insane UN crap about the migration pact. while i don't see rioting in the immediate future, it could happen if people get PO'd enough over not being heard and paid attention to. quite frankly people have had enough. enough of skyrocketing electricity costs because of green energy. enough of the coddling of illegal immigrants and economic refugees. and treating them better and giving them more than actual Canadians. enough of extra taxes for Carbon to help fight the farce of human caused climate change (especially when Canadians are overtaxed as it is). and quite frankly more than enough of the Prime Idiot himself and his antics.



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 09:02 AM
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a reply to: strongfp

That works out to roughly 3.60 per gallon in us dollars. I paid 1.85 per gallon this morning. You have expensive gas!!



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 09:13 AM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

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posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 09:47 AM
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originally posted by: Benderisfunny
a reply to: strongfp

That works out to roughly 3.60 per gallon in us dollars. I paid 1.85 per gallon this morning. You have expensive gas!!


no Canada's gas is not all that expensive in reality. it is the same type of prices in most countries. the truth is that the US has the cheapest gas pretty much on the planet. and that has been true for years. and that price does not account for the difference in the value of money or the much lower wages in many countries. in fact in the last couple months the price of gas in the Philippines where people earn over 10X less than people earn in the US ranged between $3.58US/US gal to $4.38US/US gal. which is why i tend to get rather annoyed with all my American friends and relatives always going on about how expensive gas is. especially since they are always seeming to go on about it. when the truth is that no matter how much they are paying, everyone else in the world is paying more, without anywhere near as much complaining about it.



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 10:45 AM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

We can only hope so JAGStorm


I have been praying for my fellow Right Wingers (not the leftists though, couldn't care less about them) and I have no doubt we will prevail, on a global scale.

Our policies are sane and just, our people intelligent and capable. We are morally, legally and factually "right" in all regards. The left is completely and unquestioningly "wrong" in all respects. They are immoral. They have no respect for law, individual rights, individual ideas, private property or personal achievement. They want what is yours/ours, and they want it for free. And if we dare refuse them? They want the power of their God-entity (the State, which they worship..probably with human sacrifices knowing those sick puppies) to enforce their cruel and unjust system of socialist communism they intend to force on us.

I think it is safe to say that American patriots (and RW'ers around the globe) have rejected this tyrannical farce. Hopefully we send them packing. Let them go live in South America or North Korea if they want failed despicable disgusting worthless low-life socialism so bad.



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 10:47 AM
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a reply to: generik

With all due respect, the limited nature of our resources (compared to number of consumers) means all resource collection is a zero-sum game. That means I can't win completely without you (hypothetical you) losing completely. So you can't blame us (the clearly superior resource collectors) from being unhappy about paying the same (or nearly the same) as those in other countries that have failed miserably (or just not quite as well as us) at resource collection.

There isn't enough for everyone all the time. That is the basic premise of finite resource collection.



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 12:24 PM
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Will Yellowjackets invade Floribama Shore??




posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 12:53 PM
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a reply to: ViXxeN

So............Canada signed on to the Migration pact?

Get ready for hordes of uneducated and diseased criminals in your neighborhood!



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 12:59 PM
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originally posted by: strongfp
a reply to: DBCowboy

I bought gas for 95 cents a liter yesterday.


I bought gas for $1.99/gallon a few days ago. And that was without my "Kroger Fuel Points."

I'm no mathematician, but...



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 01:15 PM
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a reply to: generik

It's not about complaining, it really is about expense. When you live your life in one country, the relative cost of other nations is irrelevant to the cost of things in our daily lives. Pretending that what people pay in the Philippines should stop people from another continent from complaining about gas prices is absurd. The funny thing is, my parents from California don't think twice about their prices until they visit in the Cincinnati area, where prices are much lower. Then if you go down toward Tennessee, they are even lower than here in the Cincy area.

What you did reference in your first comment is what matters: Taxation. The price of gas in most of these other countries is absurd (relative to US prices) because of one main thing...the way that the federal government and state/provincial governments tax it to death. That's why prices are so different in, say, California versus Tennessee.

This site compares prices at the US dollar amount equivalent, so it does take into account the difference in the value of money (although there are not any direct comparisons to average individual annual income, but that's not what we're talking about here): Gas Prices Around the World.

While we are low on the list, if we want to play the relative-to-other-countries game, Americans can easily complain because there are countries even lower than us, although I disregard Venezuela's prices because it's a silly country.



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 01:30 PM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey

I was just stating how much i paid. I'm not trying to prove a point, or argue.



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 02:22 PM
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a reply to: strongfp

Why make a comment on the current topic if you are neither making a point nor arguing anything?

Meh, to each their own, I suppose.



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 02:48 PM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey

Why does everything need to be an argument or point?

Also, considering the us dollar is stronger than the Canadian dollar, 94 cents for a liter is rather cheap if you're coming from the states to Canada. And as someone pointed out the states has very low gas prices for various reasons. it's not just about taxes.



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 03:09 PM
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a reply to: generik




which is why i tend to get rather annoyed with all my American friends and relatives always going on about how expensive gas is.


I've lived in a few countries and I think there is a difference. Gas is cheap here, but Americans have a driving culture.
We love big vehicles, just love them and we love to drive, a lot. So the gas per gallon might be cheaper but I'd bet our consumption and overall spend is a lot more.



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 10:23 PM
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Its a possibility especially with the western provinces, like Alberta being screwed over while Quebec is said to receive to 13 billion.Quebec Boycott

I think it has more to do with M.E interference rather then ecological intent, due to Canada being a possible oil giant on it on. Thing is I think we do have to go through extra hoops/process to make oil rather then others which could make it more pricey.

But hey, it's supposedly good for the economy. Thing is Alberta just doesn't have the man power that Ontario or Quebec has.

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