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brier and scotties

I saw on the sports that the PM tweeted congrats to Adam Hadwin on the PGA win. I am not on Twitter, but can someone confirm he tweeted congrats to the Scotties and Brier winners?

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I certainly hope so...I guess the weather gave our PM an excuse not to attend the final.

I will check twitter...his disdain for curling is horrible.

As someone noted when Brad Gushue made the Olympic Final, NL gave public servants and schoolchildren the day off.

When Brad Jacobs won Olympic gold...barely a mention by old Mother Wynne.

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i can confirm that he did not.

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I don't get it, why wouldn't he? How long does it take to send a tweet out? Both the Scotties and Brier finals were very exciting this year.

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id like to defend him here and say he has a lot to pay attention to and more important matters to worry about but then i see him tweeting out congratulations to the cwhl's clarkson cup champions or to canadians who won oscars or grammys or welcoming claude julien back to the bench of montreal canadiens..

so yeah , he could have taken a second to acknowledge these wins

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Has the PM posted anything yet? Does he only recognize Canadians who accomplish something in Trump land? First he does not appear at either the Scotties or Brier, then he does not even have one minute to tweet something out? Does the PM even know curling exists? Very poor on his part.

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Has the PM posted anything yet? Does he only recognize Canadians who accomplish something in Trump land? First he does not appear at either the Scotties or Brier, then he does not even have one minute to tweet something out? Does the PM even know curling exists? Very poor on his part.
Our P.M. is an asshat. enough said.

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I would not go that far, but the Brier and Scotties are true national Canadian events that should be recognized by the sitting PM of the day.

Some people have referred to refugees here. I for one am in favour of integrating new Canadians when they come into the country. Over one hundred years ago, the west was populated by immigrants from eastern and northern Europe. One of the things that eased their integration to Canada was curling. I hope the PM has a good appreciation of the role of curling in the assistance of helping new Canadians with the language and culture of their new country.

Curling is inexpensive, non violent and social. My question is, how is the PM promoting curling among new Canadians, particularly Syrians. Has he spoken to Syrian groups about the benefits of curling? Has he (or the Immigration Minister), contacted the CCA, provincial associations, or individual curling clubs to encourage new Canadians to join learn to curl leagues?

I assume the PM has a good understanding of Canadian history and the role curling has played in the past and can play in the future to enhance proper integration to Canada. So, I assume he is doing some of the things I have suggested.

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I would not go that far, but the Brier and Scotties are true national Canadian events that should be recognized by the sitting PM of the day.

Some people have referred to refugees here. I for one am in favour of integrating new Canadians when they come into the country. Over one hundred years ago, the west was populated by immigrants from eastern and northern Europe. One of the things that eased their integration to Canada was curling. I hope the PM has a good appreciation of the role of curling in the assistance of helping new Canadians with the language and culture of their new country.

Curling is inexpensive, non violent and social. My question is, how is the PM promoting curling among new Canadians, particularly Syrians. Has he spoken to Syrian groups about the benefits of curling? Has he (or the Immigration Minister), contacted the CCA, provincial associations, or individual curling clubs to encourage new Canadians to join learn to curl leagues?

I assume the PM has a good understanding of Canadian history and the role curling has played in the past and can play in the future to enhance proper integration to Canada. So, I assume he is doing some of the things I have suggested.



You're correct , it should be recognized. If our p.m. wasn't so ignorant.
I'm in favour of legal immigrants, not the ones that have crossed the border illegally without background checks whatsoever. Our gov't should take care of the existing Canadians , then worry about ALLOWING immigrants in.
Curling is very low on the p.m.'s list of priorities. Giving money to other countries is much more important.

Your assumptions are most likely wrong.

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Has the PM posted anything yet? Does he only recognize Canadians who accomplish something in Trump land? First he does not appear at either the Scotties or Brier, then he does not even have one minute to tweet something out? Does the PM even know curling exists? Very poor on his part.


He would only show up if another important figure was there (i.e. the Queen or a major celebrity). His office is rather ignorant of what is happening IMO.

As for refugees...don't wait for the PM to suggest it, clubs should reach out to those groups that assist them and offer learn to curl sessions. As there are separate leagues for men and women, it is ideal for many groups.

My personal trainer referred to curling as a white person's sport...I couldn't really argue as we were looking at the brier which was being shown on the gym's TV. Curling needs to dispel this myth and hopefully in a decade we will have more then white people curling at the Elite level.

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I do believe Stephen Harper, as PM, attended quite a few Briars and/or STOHs.

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I do believe Stephen Harper, as PM, attended quite a few Briars and/or STOHs.


He really loved curling - he attended as many Briars as he could.

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He would only show up if another important figure was there (i.e. the Queen or a major celebrity). His office is rather ignorant of what is happening IMO.

As for refugees...don't wait for the PM to suggest it, clubs should reach out to those groups that assist them and offer learn to curl sessions. As there are separate leagues for men and women, it is ideal for many groups.

My personal trainer referred to curling as a white person's sport...I couldn't really argue as we were looking at the brier which was being shown on the gym's TV. Curling needs to dispel this myth and hopefully in a decade we will have more then white people curling at the Elite level.



I quite agree. Despite the blatant fascism of Lord Steven Harper, the former PM was an automaton who would easily have pencilled in all the national championships and sent automatic congratulatory tweets or letters to the winners.
Although I'm not a fan of Harper, he did lower the GST, not once but twice. Trudeau is obviously more a people person but he's getting very loose writing cheques on promises his party can't clear.

As far as getting thru to the PM or that w***e running the health ministry, Jane Philthpott forget about it. Neither Justin nor Jane the non-Virgin have formal intake offices for the people of Canada to express concerns. Just an auto-bot reply system which generates instant auto-bot replies (which are of no use whatsoever)

Frankly, I'd rather have some of Trump's hotheads and deceptikons than a nasty piece of work like Philpott!

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I don't want to make this political, as I have seen Harper at the entire Scotties final in Montreal, but the former Liberal MP and mayor of Montreal, Denis Coderre also attended the event.

I agree with CB, curling is not diverse enough. But I also think a Canadian Prime Minister should recognize the most Canadian of sporting events, the Brier and the Scotties. If he is too busy or bored to attend, at least let him spend 30-40 seconds to put out the tweets that he does for less Canadian activities.

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Art & curlerbroad are spot on.

Justin Credible could easily have tapped an underling - particularly whoever occupies the title Minister of Sport to show up on the rock for the weekend and medal ceremonies. Gives a bit of face-time to the dupe in the ministry - plus scores a few points with the curling community.

Obviously, one of the latte-fetches in Justin's office screwed up something fierce and now its to late for the PM to admit there was a screwup. . . he's fast developing a reputation as The 3rd Trump Brother!

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He make a statement at the Grey Cup. Everyone just booed the whole time.

In these matters a PM is damned if he does, and damned if he doesn't.

So people had perhaps best not give a damn whether the PM does or doesn't.

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Some of you actually take Twitter seriously, and believe that genuine feelings like sincere congratulations can be expressed through 'tweets'?
Really?
And from politicians, on top of that?
Honestly??

Wake up, people.
Any such 'tweets' are done for one reason, and one reason only - public relations. You know - marketing. Selling the product (in this case, the Federal Liberal party).
It's meaningless, self-serving fluff. Nothing sincere or genuine about it.

As 'ngm' wrote "people had perhaps best not give a damn whether the PM does or doesn't".

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Some of you actually take Twitter seriously, and believe that genuine feelings like sincere congratulations can be expressed through 'tweets'?
Really?
And from politicians, on top of that?
Honestly??

Wake up, people.
Any such 'tweets' are done for one reason, and one reason only - public relations. You know - marketing. Selling the product (in this case, the Federal Liberal party).
It's meaningless, self-serving fluff. Nothing sincere or genuine about it.

As 'ngm' wrote "people had perhaps best not give a damn whether the PM does or doesn't".



I don't care if it is Twitter, an email, a phone call or as Harper did, invite them to his office, the PM should acknowledge the Brier and Scotties winners.

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I don't care if it is Twitter, an email, a phone call or as Harper did, invite them to his office, the PM should acknowledge the Brier and Scotties winners.



I agree, I believe Jean Chretien also made an effort to acknowledge them as well.

While Jones got recognition in MB for her Olympic gold win, I think Team Jacobs got minimal recognition except from the local area. Should Team Homan win the Olympics or Worlds, better warn them not to expect much from the Feds or the Province.

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I don't think they care either way. As a curler though, I am disappointed in the PM.

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I don't think they care either way. As a curler though, I am disappointed in the PM.


As a CANADIAN, I'm disappointed in the P.M.

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If the PM cared, he would have acknowledged the Scotties and Brier victors.
So... obviously, he doesn't care - which is perfectly his right. Should he care? No - not any more than you or I 'should' care about the lacrosse champions. One cannot demand that someone care, or demand that certain things be important to someone. Caring and acknowledgment is only meaningful if it is sincere.
As Trudeau obviously doesn't care about curling, any acknowledgment would be completely artificial and insincere.

It's sad that some of you are demanding that he acknowledge the Scotties and Brier winners, whether he truly cares or not. To you, it would be wonderful if he gave a completely phony and insincere 'caring' and acknowledgment.
Jeez - elevate your standards.

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