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Any theories as to why Brampton seems to be a hot spot for pandemic disobedience?
People in their early 20's (including students) living at home with their parents who are at this point desperate to get out of the house and socialise with some other people?
EDIT: I know someone in that situation who is finishing his final year at York U. Basically he can't take it anymore. Before his father and mother would go to work, and he went to class, so, outside of weekends, they didn't really see each other that often, but now it's getting to him that they are there 24/7 watching and commenting on everything he does, LOL
 

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People in their early 20's (including students) living at home with their parents who are at this point desperate to get out of the house and socialise with some other people?
EDIT: I know someone in that situation who is finishing his final year at York U. Basically he can't take it anymore. Before his father and mother would go to work, and he went to class, so, outside of weekends, they didn't really see each other that often, but now it's getting to him that they are there 24/7 watching and commenting on everything he does, LOL
The young person who lives next to me has solved this. He sleeps all day and his parents sleep all night. They hardly ever see each other. 🤣
 

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People in their early 20's (including students) living at home with their parents who are at this point desperate to get out of the house and socialise with some other people?
EDIT: I know someone in that situation who is finishing his final year at York U. Basically he can't take it anymore. Before his father and mother would go to work, and he went to class, so, outside of weekends, they didn't really see each other that often, but now it's getting to him that they are there 24/7 watching and commenting on everything he does, LOL
So . . . useful for support. The parents must be really comforted to consider the future when they actually need help. Are they under quarantine or house arrest? I don't remember my 20-year-old brain but I doubt the urge to socialize overpowered the urge to self-preserve. It's one thing to get together with a group of close friends, but a 200+ party, jammed at a bar/park/beach?
 

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Brampton has broken window syndrome.


People think it's a bad place...
People who live there think the place is a lost cause.

As a result people think they can do things there and get away with it.


Like in brampton my friends start drinking a beer in the car as passengers...(cross into york region..) "you put that shit away"

Oof sigh
 

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Brampton has broken window syndrome.


People think it's a bad place...
People who live there think the place is a lost cause.

As a result people think they can do things there and get away with it.


Like in brampton my friends start drinking a beer in the car as passengers...(cross into york region..) "you put that shit away"

Oof sigh
Are ice cream trucks still illegal on the streets of Brampton? Maybe those parties had an ice cream truck on the premises, hence the reason they got out of hand.
 

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Brampton has broken window syndrome.


People think it's a bad place...
People who live there think the place is a lost cause.

As a result people think they can do things there and get away with it.


Like in brampton my friends start drinking a beer in the car as passengers...(cross into york region..) "you put that shit away"

Oof sigh
I get the impression it's had a crap reputation for decades, particularly among certain white people who live outside of it. It also doesn't help that the built form is an ugly suburban blob and the city hasn't made any serious efforts to address that, among other disastrous city council decisions like voting against a rapid transit line that would have been paid for entirely by the province...
 

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Yeah brampton is sky high property taxes and sky high auto insurance.

I would want to leave but housing is to expensive to move
 

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Cross-post from the Covid thread, for obvious reasons.

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School reopening plan is out, TVO has the details here:


Key items, masks are mandatory for all students from Grade 4 up with reasonable exceptions.

Masks are recommended but not required for students JK - Grade 3.

School 5-days per week for Elementary/Middle students but with some attempt to keep one continuous class group together (this is mostly the way it is now, but sometimes classes are split for gym/French etc.)

High School students in designated boards, including Toronto will have school every other day.

Cohorting where possible (mainly grade 9/10 I'd suspect as I don't see how you can cohort electives).

New investments noted below:

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Equal opportunity cross post - The Liberal/Del Duca commentary on the schools plan:

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Well. the opposition Liberals clearly are not at all satisfied w/the plan.

This is their commentary:

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Like in brampton my friends start drinking a beer in the car as passengers...(cross into york region..) "you put that shit away"

Oof sigh
I had a good lol here but have you met York police!? Put everything away and just pass through quietly.
 

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I did have low expectations of Ford going into the pandemic I'll admit, but I guess he did well handling the pandemic. Or at least up until schools start opening.
 

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I did have low expectations of Ford going into the pandemic I'll admit, but I guess he did well handling the pandemic. Or at least up until schools start opening.
He (in fairness, his government, including public health officials) blew it on LTC, and on migrant workers, the ramp up of testing was also slower than it could have been.

Outside of that he did 'fair'.

But those are not small screw-ups.

If we had adopted the same measures on LTC as British Columbia did, we would, without doubt, have saved several hundred lives; and cut the case total substantially.
 

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