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DoggyDawg 4 points ago +4 / -0

My favorite has always been when CTV refers to “lockdowns caused by covid.”

Covid has never been the cause of a lockdown.

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tuchodi -4 points ago +1 / -5

It says "climate disasters contributed"

Are you saying they didn't?

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DoggyDawg 3 points ago +3 / -0

Do you know how media propoganda works? This is how you imply something without expressly saying it.

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RightOfSask 1 point ago +1 / -0

They are not wrong about the things they are writing in this specific article.

I work in the agricultural sector. It was a very bad year. For example the durum wheat harvest was down by over 50% in Canada due to the drought in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Canada is the largest producer of durum wheat, the main ingredient of pasta. Harvest was also the worst in the US since the 1960s. Prices for pasta are up worldwide because of this. There are pasta factories in Europe which shut down because of the lack of Canadian durum wheat. And durum wheat wasn't the only thing affected. Canola oil harvest is down by 35%. Hay is another concern. There is not enough hay to feed livestock over winter. We will have to import and this will raise prices again.

You can pray for rain, because if we get another year of minimal rain, it will get worse. Only 12% of fields in Saskatchewan have enough topsoil moisture currently. It's not looking good.

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DoggyDawg 2 points ago +2 / -0

I know they're not wrong. If 95% of inflation is from covid lockdowns and 5% from weather (you can say that this is climate change, but it's specifically weather right now) but CTV News implies that weather is causing our inflation problems, that's media propaganda.

This post title is implying something. You understand how that works? CTV is implying one thing. Ham Sandwich is implying the exact opposite. That's satire. He's not trying to debate what the main cause of inflation is right now. We all know what it is.

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RightOfSask 1 point ago +1 / -0

CTV is implying one thing.

CTV is implying that weather and climate changes contributed to increased prices and that is correct. Nothing more, nothing less. Ham is implying something incorrect and that's not satire.

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DoggyDawg 1 point ago +1 / -0

No, CTV is stating that climate disasters contributed to inflation. They're implying that inflation is caused by climate disasters. There's a difference.

I know you're not a dummy and understand the difference, part you're playing the part.

Also, CTV implies that the pandemic is causing inflation. The pandemic is not causing inflation. Government policies in response to the pandemic is causing inflation.

You see? CTV, and the news in general, will distract from what's really going on by implying something else.

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RightOfSask 1 point ago +1 / -0

Rising prices are inflation. If the durum wheat harvest is down 50% and pasta prices rise due to this, it's called inflation. You may call it due to bad weather and CTV calls it a climate disaster, but it is contributing to inflation.

Even in the article you linked they talk how supply chain disruptions caused by workers in quarantine are contributing to inflation. That is your government policy. What they state and what you think they are implying are two different things.

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DoggyDawg 1 point ago +1 / -0

You might be confused with what I was saying. I don't disagree with anything you wrote here.

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tuchodi -4 points ago +1 / -5

It says "climate disasters contributed"

Are you saying they didn't?