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The Daily Edition for October 9, 2018 #ableg #abpoli

Jason Kenney held an anti-Carbon tax rally in Calgary on Friday with his “good friend” Doug Ford.  As always, I’m impressed with the narratives that politicians create and I reached out to Dr. Michael Lukas from the University of Victoria to talk about how political rhetoric is used to persuade people to believe almost anything.

We also look at a strange story out of Hamilton, Texas about how a stick figure on a sign was turned into a caricature of a Supreme Court Justice’s daughter for political gain.

Editor’s note: the Texas Agriculture Commissioner is Sid Miller and the bill we are referring to in the last quarter is Bill C-16.

https://soundcloud.com/deirdre-mitchell-maclean/the-daily-edition-october-9-2018

Sources:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ucp-kenney-ford-carbon-tax-1.4851782

Bruce Pardy: Meet the new ‘human rights’ — where you are forced by law to use ‘reasonable’ pronouns

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/texas-police-seize-law-sign-with-gop-elephant-with-trunk-up-girls-dress_us_5bbae4c2e4b01470d05292d7

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