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The Rant Up Here - Version Number I Have No Idea

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Depending on who you ask, episodes like this are not nearly enough or any like it are too many. In reality, that call is mine and mine alone. So here we go...  The Rant Up Here  ... version number I have no idea.

Rant #1 - As if the "Electoral Reform" scam was not enough, we were told that at least the weakening of the electoral system courtesy of the Unfair Elections Act would be corrected. Bill C-33, an Act to Amend the Canada Elections Act, was given first reading in November 2016. Since then, not a goddamn thing. Past Chief Electoral Officers testified in committee on the timelines to be kept to make any revisions applicable to the 2019 vote. By most counts, that time is very near if not already past. But wait! There's more! Bill C-76, the Elections Modernization Act, was given first reading on April 30, 2018. Let's take everything from C-33, add a pile more to it, and start all over again.

Rant #2 - It takes a lot to become a legendary boondoggle in Canada. But the Phoenix Pay System has reset the standards spectacularly. Six years in the making, barely two years running and the state of paying Canada's employees has never been more dysfunctional and the opposite of the money saving system it was sold as. I'm not going to talk the money blown nor the fractional reactionary "fixes". I'm going to go over the Auditor General report on what the Trudeau government has done or not done. The next one on the CPC implementation will be released soon and expect it to be even more damning.

Rant #3 - In just the past few weeks, an inventor has been sentenced to life for raping, killing and dismembering journalist Kim Wall and burying her at sea. Victims of Bill Cosby have been vindicated as a guilty verdict awaits his sentencing. A dysfunctional man uses a vehicle to murder 8 women, 2 men and attempt murder on 13 more. Because he can't get any. When will misogyny be addressed?