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July 26, 2013

Now we all can know, see he Trudeau is crazy

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Any family with children will be very concerned with the fact that marijuana will be more accessible to their kids. To most Canadians, marijuana legalization isn’t even on their radar of priorities.   Trudeau’s policy also leads one to wonder what bad drugs he’d legalize next?
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/dont-be-stupid-and-try-pot-or-decriminalize-marijuana/
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Now we all can know, see he crazy and that the Liberal leader, he and his party will sell his soul to the devil to get elected..  Now  there is a false widespread perception that marijuana is of little harm and the current discussions about access, such as Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s calls for legalization, ignore the drug’s impact on vulnerable populations — in particular, teenagers. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2013/08/28/bc-marijuana-teens-mental-health.html

Trudeau calls for legalization of pot but Smoking weed in teens leads to psychiatric disorders.  

Canadians should demand better by real drug enforcement and also demand drug addiction-prevention and treatment.

The Highlights includes concerns about pot shrinking the brains of teenagers, an, increases in drug-impaired drivers, severe personality changes, lack of productivity, birth defects, workplace absences, domestic violence and health problems

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/the-truth-about-marijuana/

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‘It’s more difficult for young people to get their hands on cigarettes’ than weed

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Trudeau+calls+legalization/8711232/story.html

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“Regular use of marijuana during adolescence may permanently impair brain function and cognition, and may increase the risk of developing serious psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia in adulthood, a new study has revealed. Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine hope that the study will help to shed light on the potential long-term effects of marijuana use, particularly as lawmakers in Maryland and elsewhere contemplate legalizing the drug. “Over the past 20 years, there has been a major controversy about the long-term effects of marijuana, with some evidence that use in adolescence could be damaging,” study’s senior author Asaf Keller, Ph.D., Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, said. “Previous research has shown that children who started using marijuana before the age of 16 are at greater risk of permanent cognitive deficits, and have a significantly higher incidence of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. There likely is a genetic susceptibility, and then you add marijuana during adolescence and it becomes the trigger,” the researcher said. “Adolescence is the critical period during which marijuana use can be damaging,” study’s lead author, Sylvina Mullins Raver, a Ph.D. candidate in the Program in Neuroscience in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, said.  “We wanted to identify the biological underpinnings and determine whether there is a real, permanent health risk to marijuana use,” she added. The study is published in Neuropsychopharmacology — a publication of the journal Nature.
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Teens should not do narcotics…No narcotic is OK for teens whether it’s booze, weed, Ecstasy or whatever.  There is a desperate need for education and an even greater need to stop glorifying drug use in pop culture to teens. kids should not smoke it and to think it was ever anything but harmful is naive.  This highlights just how incredibly naive and incompetent Justin Trudeau is.  He’s pandering for the young vote  and he’s willing to risk the health of young people to promote his vacuous theory about legalizing pot. Also, anyone who thinks legalizing pot is some sort of tax bonanza doesn’t have a brain in their head.   Still the most dangerous are drugs, alcohol and tobacco are  .
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“These drugs are illegal because of the harmful effect they have on users and on society, including violent crime. Our government has no interest in seeing any of these drugs legalized or made more easily available to youth,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.
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So that’s your stand , is it Prime Minister Stephen  Harper? To be consistent, you would also have to also now reduce, prohibit booze of all descriptions, right? The same people who consume alcohol tend to be the same people who use drugs in reality..  NOW STEPHEN HARPER GET OFF THE BOOZE AND LOOK AFTER THE GOOD WELFARE OF ALL CANADIANS

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Canada’s hogs get richer at the Citizens expense

MONTREAL – As Montrealers fumed about fare hikes and repeated métro breakdowns, several of the Société de transport de Montréal’s top managers were enjoying big pay raises last year. The salaries of 12 top STM managers jumped by more than 10 per cent in 2012 compared with 2011, according to a Gazette analysis based on information obtained under access-to-information. The data pertain to the STM’s “extended executive committee” — the agency’s 40 or so highest-paid employees. Salaries range between $120,000 and almost $300,000. In 2012, the average annual pay in this group jumped by 5.6 per cent or $9,200, increasing the average annual salary to $173,000. During the same period, the salaries of Montreal bus and métro drivers increased by two per cent. The average Canadian saw a salary increase of 2.8 per cent in 2012, according to Statistics Canada.  http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/managers+raises/8703628/story.html

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You know why these big execs all who rather should have been fired they did not care about the  Metro Breakdowns? they likely too their cars to work, and could afford the parking downtown too ehh..  and how many Managers also go useless pay raises elsewhere now too?

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MONTREAL — For years, Canada was regarded by international experts as one of the most protected and most expensive wireless markets in the world. Canadian consumers weren’t well served by mobile operators and that only began to change a few years ago when new entrants like Videotron and others came in and the market became more competitive.  Now, the federal government wants to continue the push toward greater competition and choice by auctioning off additional spectrum in September to attract a new player. From the perspective of consumers, what could be wrong with that?  http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Peter+Hadekel+Bell+wireless+arguments+against+Verizon+ring/8709258/story.html

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Well if you are Bell, Rogers, Telus, etc.. everything is wrong.. as they can never have enough money for a start..  Bell is one of Canada’s most hated Corporations still even because it too often abuses it’s customers still..

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You did notice that CTV News support Bell, BCE here? oh I forgot Bell owns CTV…

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see

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/major-canadian-telecommunications-firms-still-unacceptably-tend-to-lie/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/15/about-time-big-3-put-into-their-place-bell-rogers-and-telus/

PS   NOW STEPHEN HARPER GET OFF THE BOOZE AND LOOK AFTER THE GOOD WELFARE OF ALL CANADIANS

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/canada%e2%80%99s-prime-minister-stephen-harper-is-not-a-real-evangelical-christian/

July 15, 2013

The New federal cabinet 2013

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Complete New cabinet and forget about Honesty,  transparency, accountability still..

Stephen Harper — prime minister

Bernard Valcourt — minister of aboriginal affairs and northern development

Robert Nicholson — minister of national defence

Peter MacKay — minister of justice and attorney general of Canada

Rona Ambrose — minister of health

Diane Finley — minister of public works and government services

John Baird — minister of foreign affairs

Tony Clement — president of the treasury board

Jim Flaherty — minister of finance

Peter Van Loan — leader of the government in the House of Commons

Jason Kenney — minister of employment and social development

Gerry Ritz — minister of agriculture and agri-food

Christian Paradis — minister of international development and minister for la francophonie

James Moore — minister of industry

Denis Lebel — minister of infrastructure, communities and intergovernmental affairs and minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the regions of Quebec

Leona Aglukkaq — minister of the environment, minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and minister for the Arctic Council

Lisa Raitt — minister of transport

Gail Shea — minister of fisheries and oceans

Julian Fantino — minister of veterans affairs

Steven Blaney — minister of public safety and emergency preparedness

Ed Fast — minister of international trade

Joe Oliver — minister of natural resources

Kerry-Lynne Findlay — minister of national revenue

Shelly Glover — minister of Canadian heritage and official languages

Chris Alexander — minister of citizenship and immigration

Kellie Leitch — minister of labour and minister of status of women

Maxime Bernier — minister of state (small business and tourism, and agriculture)

Lynne Yelich — Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular)

Gary Goodyear — minister of state (federal economic development agency for southern Ontario)

Rob Moore — minister of state (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)

John Duncan — Minister of State and Chief Government Whip

Tim Uppal — minister of state (multiculturalism)

Alice Wong — minister of state (seniors)

Bal Gosal — minister of state (sport)

Kevin Sorenson — minister of state (finance)

Pierre Poilievre — minister of state (democratic reform)

Candice Bergen — minister of state (social development)

Greg Rickford — minister of state (science and technology, and federal economic development initiative for northern Ontario)

Michelle Rempel — minister of state (western economic diversification)

THEY OFTEN DO STEAL THE DESIGNATED MONIES

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The first revelation of all crooked politicians comes from follow the Money trail.. does he or she abuse the tax payer’s money..

The second  revelation of a crooked politician comes from see if his or she are an adulterer.. clearly big  liars…

The third simple  revelation of a crooked politician comes from see if she or him are an alcoholic, drink more than one glass a day..  meaning they are addicted to vice.. 

THIS IS NOT SOMETHING NEW AS I HAVE MENTIONED IT FOR YEARS IN MY WRITINGS..  THAT THEY  HAVE BEEN DOING IT FOR YEARS AT THE FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL AND MUNICIPAL LEVELS.  THEY STEAL THE MONEY… THE DESIGNATED MONEY NEVER REACHES IT’S INTENDED AREA  BUT IS FALSELY DIVERTED ELSEWHERE TOO OFTEN..

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/07/18/we-all-do-know-it-is-merely-the-tip-of-a-large-iceberg/ 

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/entitlements-are-a-minefield-for-elected-officials/article17728429/

EVEN IN ALBERTA CIVIL AND PUBLIC SERVANTS TRAVEL ABROAD CHARGING IT TO THE TAXPAYERS TOO

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/03/27/alison-redfords-final-travel-bill-131k-includes-private-weekend-retreat-to-england/

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/03/28/alison-redford-ordered-a-penthouse-for-herself-and-her-daughter-on-top-of-a-government-building-reports/

 The federal government had already given money to help reduce the  Railway transportation accidents such as the one at   Lac-Mégantic but somehow the monies never made it there.. they were stolen..

The federal government issued money to improve our armed forces too but somehow all of the designated the monies never made it there.. they were stolen..

The federal government issued money to help to reduce the negative effect of flooding in Alberta but somehow all of the designated the monies never made it there they were falsely and  mostly spent elsewhere.. they were stolen..

Even the RCMP does the same bad things now.. even the unnecessary out of town trips

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The RCMP repeatedly stonewalled media inquiries for months about the price tag for destroying the federal long gun registry data, even though the federal police force had a full cost estimate in hand. The Mounties had a detailed breakdown more than a year ago that showed fulfilling the long time Conservative promise to kill the registry would cost about $1 million. A PowerPoint presentation laying out the plan and its costs was provided to The Canadian Press under an Access to Information request following an 11-month delay. In the meantime, RCMP officials refused to answer direct questions about whether any such costing had been done, saying only that any spending related to the registry’s destruction would come out of the force’s own budget. “It’s sad when it comes from an agency like the RCMP that is there to uphold the law. They’re supposed to be leaders in this society on how to behave well,”    RCMP’s handling of the file calls into question whether its communications can be trusted on bigger issues – including the current Senate investigation of improper expense claims     http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/RCMP+cost+estimate+registry+data+destruction/8921176/story.html

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WHAT HAPPNED IN Lac-Mégantic, Quebec and in the flooding of Alberta both were even falsely allowed to occur by bad  persons.. and the police should put the bad people in jail..

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And so it goes on and on.. and the citizens are the ones who mainly suffer as a direct result..

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Having lived for years in Alberta for me to say I do not trust the whole Alberta Governments is still a really great understatement.
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A bad image problem  is not the only main problem for Alberta even in June 2013  Canmore, Cochrane; Bragg Creek and Redwood towns were one of the first to be hit with flooding as well  and now yes  Canmore  the home of the perverse Canmore Traffic court, and RCMP  traffic ticket revenue generation as I have already written recently,  the  severe flooding moved on to Calgary and next to many cities along the   rivers of southern Alberta.
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BC Man Creates Speed Kills Your Pocketbook Video, Goes Viral

 Sep 17, 2013  Chris Thompson is like the majority of us who think speed limits in many areas are too low to be safely adhered to. The only difference between us and Chris is he’s doing something about it. Earlier this month, Thompson posted “Speed Kills Your Pocketbook” on YouTube where it has already garnered over a million views and is grabbing the attention of MLAs in British Columbia. The video focuses on one road in particular, but does mentioned others in BC and talks about speeding in general. It also takes ICBC (British Columbia’s public insurer), the police, and media to task for using speed as an excuse to boost venues and provide sensational news items. The major point the video makes is it isn’t those who go above the posted speed limit in a safe manner that cause crashes. Instead, it is those who go way above the limit while driving recklessly, or those who drive at the posted limit when the flow of traffic is much higher. “Everybody votes with their right foot every time they drive, and it’s pretty obvious that virtually nobody is obeying the unrealistic speed limits we have on some of our better highways,” “Virtually nobody has said they don’t like [the video],”   http://globalnews.ca/news/839872/speed-kills-your-pocketbook-video-goes-viral/

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 The RCMP now have no time to get money from speeding tickets but instead they have to help instead the flooded citizens.. that must hurt their false pride and economic income. 
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Speeding is all about money tickets and not public safety .
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WHILE SPEEDING IS A  GOOD MONEY GENERATOR  STILL IT  IS NOT THE  MAJOR CRIME IN  ALBERTA, BUT THEIR LYING, AND STEALING IS.
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Now the  safety Nazis certainly won’t agree with this statement, but in my opinion SPEEDING IS NOT A CRIME NOR DOES IT KILL  PEOPLE AS MUCH AS OTHER ACTS NOW DO.. SUCH AS MEDICAL ERRORS, ALCOHOLIC AND DRUG CONSUMPTION, ROAD RAGE, DIVORCE ETC. , 
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And ”Please Note I am talking ONLY about speeding on highways and interstates, not in congested urban areas, on residential streets or in school zones.  Idiots who drive too fast for traffic, weather or visibility conditions, weave in and out of traffic, don’t signal when changing lanes or turning, cut off other drivers, blow through red lights and stop signs, pass on a yellow lines, and generally drive as if they were competing in a NASCAR race ought to be ticketed  They STILL DO SAY  say that “Speed Kills!”  No, speed does NOT kill.  Drunk drivers kill.  Idiots kill.  Road Rage kills. Bad weather kills.  Stupid driving blunders kill.  Tire blowouts and rollovers kill.  Exhausted truck drivers kill.  People falling asleep at the wheel kill.  But driving 10, 15 or even 20 mph over the posted speed limit does NOT kill anybody.  It never has.  It never will.  I think I should have the right to determine how fast I can drive my car on the open highway depending on weather, visibility and traffic conditions, and the capabilities of my vehicle.  I don’t need some bureaucrat telling me how fast or slow I should drive.  In the meantime, I’ll keep my radar detector on to reduce my risk of getting a speeding ticket” http://www.aa1car.com/blog/speeding_not_a_crime.htm
  
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2013/06/03/no-doubt-about-it-the-rcmp-is-a-big-joke-laughing-stock/
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July 2013.. Federal Official Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair himself after visiting Calgary, Alberta said he doesn’t think the rest of Canada has a full understanding of the devastation caused by floods that hit southern Alberta  now. “  it’s easy to forget that there are months, and months, and months of cleanup. And then years and years and years of rebuilding”  Many of the Albertans,  First Nations and even low-income Albertans, including seniors, who were pushed out of their homes NNED TO be put back into proper housing  EVEN before the  Alberta winter hits. Who will help to do all of this still? Almost no one? Donations received  are just a drop in the bucket.
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 Up to 150,000 people without a Home to live in or a home that is flood damaged and  NO one will pay for the repairs to it.. Major roads, even bridges damaged, the C-train  put out of action for weeks, accessibility across town, or to downtown extremely difficult, the whole downtown core shut anyway.
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Infrastructure damage in the Billions of dollars, months or years to repair too.. and No one had ever thought such a devastation  would  ever happen. The Government of Alberta does not have the cash or income to pay for all of this too. . Insurers won’t cover homes hit by overland flood waters.  “There’s no overland flooding coverage in Canada.”  
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Now THE  Flood emergency HAS BEEN  lifted in Cochrane; Bragg Creek and Redwood residents permitted to return.. 
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DUE TOO THE HEAVY ABNORMAL  RAINFALL IN ALBERTA, THE FLOODING OF THE RIVER BASINS THAT STARTED IN BANFF, NEXT IN EXSHAW, CANMORE,   WELL I DO UNDERSTAND THE DEVASTATION AND IT’S FULL CONSEQUENCES  AS I HAD  WORKED EVEN AS A REALTOR THERE..    
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 EVEN CALGARY ALBERTA DOES NOT HAVE THE MONEY OR  THE SKILLED MANPOWER TO REBUILD FROM IT’S UNEXPECTED DEVASTATION THAT OCCURRED INSTANTLY AND WILL TAKE DECADES TO RESTORE.
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Bowness park Where many of the seniors, poor people live, their homes were flooded too.  Flooding impact in downtown Calgary is so dire that some parts of the core may take weeks or months to return to normalcy, Mayor Naheed Nenshi said  on June 20,2013 . Calgary Alberta Downtown business to be shut down at least a month due to floods, power outages    In Alberta  now price gouging is going on . Products such as water and ice  etc ., are being sold at jacked up values. “Under the emergency management act in province of Alberta, price gouging or price fixing above normal levels during a state of local emergency is illegal and it would take some cooperation between ourselves and police but individuals could be prosecuted for that,”  and “the legislation states the cost of goods before a local state of emergency should be the cost of goods during the local state of emergency.” Fire Chief and head of the Calgary Emergency Management Association Bruce Burrell says there are laws against it which protect the consumer. But it is all still  just cheap talk as  no one has been arrested for it so far. Such is the bad  reality.
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Alberta’s cities rarely spend federal cash on disaster prevention.  
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While receiving hundreds of millions of federal dollars for infrastructure since 2006, southern Alberta’s flood-battered communities focused on building highways, leisure centres and event facilities rather than flood protection, which Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi acknowledges is not considered a “hugely sexy thing.” 
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Since 2006, the list of projects Calgary sought, and received, Infrastructure Canada money for includes $138-million for roads, $63-million for public transit, $25-million for the home of the Calgary Stampede and another $25-million for a National Music Centre. Calgary’s 17 listed projects total about $366-million in federal cash.
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But none appear to have dealt with disaster mitigation, which an Infrastructure Canada spokesperson said “has been an eligible category for funding under several Building Canada and Economic Action Plan initiatives.” Municipalities have little financial incentive to pick disaster mitigation projects – when disaster does strike, the province foots the initial bill, with federal taxpayers ultimately picking up the vast majority of costs. In the case of High River, Alta., municipal officials ultimately stepped aside altogether, allowing the province to lead the recovery plan as well as pay for it.   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-left-on-the-hook-as-funding-not-often-spent-on-disaster-prevention/article13094979/  
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BY  THE WAY THE BROKE GOVERNMENT IN ALBERTA IS STILL MOSTLY ALL UNWISE TALK AND VERY LITTLE HELP TO THE FLOODED CITIZENS, FLOODED HOME OWNERS
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The Crappy Alberta’s Minister of Municipal Affairs, Doug Griffiths, held a news conference   to unveil his unrealistic new policies to mitigate future floods in the province. And the already broke, poor,  Premier Alison Redford promised a harder line on building in flood-prone areas in the aftermath of this summer’s unprecedented flooding, while lyingly pledging that the Alberta provincial government will be there to help with all the costs for the devastated community of High River in the long run.
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Rebuild or relocate? Devastating Alberta floods have some wondering if it’s time to move communities off flood plains.
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the province is struggling to balance the probability of future flooding with the cost of repair, replacement and mitigation.
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There are no easy answers.” “ I think you would have to move half the city.” “ It’s an extreme position, but as the flood waters leave billions of dollars in damage in their wake, some Albertans are increasingly questioning how — and even whether — to rebuild their homes and businesses. Some of the critics,  object to funnelling thousands of taxpayer dollars to replace the homes that line Calgary’s Bow and Elbow Rivers.
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The idea of millionaires receiving government aid money rankles, even though damage to these  elite properties represents a small minority; last month’s unprecedented flood washed out whole neighbourhoods — including high rises and middle-class and working-class homes.
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Additionally, half the city’s dense downtown core was inundated, flooding office towers, roads, electrical substations and even the Stampede grounds. The cost of relocating half the core and almost all of the neighbouring heritage communities would be staggering. 
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There is no overland flooding insurance in Canada, although some companies have agreed to cover the cost of sewer back up. Still, that will leave thousands of homeowners paying out of their own pocket, or relying on the provinces disaster recovery program” Money that both federal and Albertan government do not even have  when you consider about 100,000 homes to be relocated at least a minimum half a million dollars each..   http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/07/14/rebuild-or-relocate-devastating-alberta-floods-have-some-wondering-if-its-time-to-move-communities-off-floodplains/
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DREAM ON!  THERE IS VERY LITTLE OR NO SERVICED  LAND AVAILABLE AND IT FIRSTLY WOULD TAKE YEARS TO GET  MORE OF THE  NEW LAND SERVICED AS WELL…
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NOW ABOUT THE FLOODED BASEMENTS, MOST OF THEM WOULD REQUIRE NEW HEATING FURNACES INSTALLED before winter too WHICH ARE NOT READILY AVAILABLE NOW TOO NOR THE PEOPLE TO INSTALL THEM..
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THEN THERE IS THE COSTLY SEWER BACK UP PREVENTION WATER VALVE INSTALLATIONS, COST IS ABOUT 20,000  DOLLARS TOO FOR EACH HOME.. I AM SURE THEY ALL THE FLOODED HOME OWNERS  CAN EASILY AFFORD THAT COSTS TOO..
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July 2013..Many of those affected by the recent flooding in Canmore,  Calgary, Exshaw, high River, etc,  are now looking back on the month that was and are starting to rebuild.
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Flood info sessions planned. Provincial experts on flood mapping and the disaster recovery program will be available in communities affected by the floods at upcoming public information sessions.
The province is mandating that homeowners who live in the floodway can choose to rebuild and repair, or leave. If they choose to relocate, the province will assist them — in some cases, that means purchasing land.
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Residents living in flood fringe areas must flood-proof their homes if they want to eligible for flood relief in the future. The first information session was held in High River tonight. There are sessions planned in Medicine Hat, Calgary, Canmore, Lethbridge, Bragg Creek and Turner Valley.
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Many Albertans still do say they’re having a tough time finding contractors and equipment and others are still waiting for word on compensation from insurance companies and the province. The provincial government announced its long-term flood recovery and said “We know this work will take years — not weeks or months — and we will be there to support communities in their renewal efforts over the long term,” said Premier Alison Redford in a release. Prepared by the Flood Recovery Task Force, the plan looks to focus on four areas: financial support, repairing infrastructure, mitigating long-term environmental impacts and nurturing economic growth through reinvestments.
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do see also
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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2013/06/24/calgary-flooding-downtown-water-nenshi-status.html
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2013/07/18/calgary-flooding-aid-transparency-ableg.html
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