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Daily Digest April 8, 2011


The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA.
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23h51 - Politique · La visite princière ne fait pas l'unanimité à Québec
23h45 - Québec · Samantha Ardente: un congédiement «abusif»
23h38 - Vitesse à l'approche des chantiers · Les automobilistes sont délinquants
22h32 - Québec · Priorité de Labeaume: l'équipe, mais pas les Olympiques
22h21 - Québec · L'épuisement professionnel des procureurs en augmentation
21h47 - Fédérales 2011 · Mirabel: les libéraux veulent rouvrir la tour de contrôle
21h37 - Fédérales 2011 · Les Verts veulent un régime national d'assurance-médicaments
21h21 - Pont Champlain · Sam Hamad favorable à la reconstruction du pont
21h01 - Alimentation · Des noix de Grenoble potentiellement dangereuses
20h53 - Fédérales 2011 · Le Bloc accuse les conservateurs de «vouloir faire taire les femmes»
20h48 - Montréal · Le dirigeant d'un réseau international de stupéfiants arrêté
19h40 - Fédérales 2011 · Layton préfère des bateaux à des avions de chasse
19h33 - Fédérales 2011 · Horaire des chefs: samedi 9 avril
19h28 - Fédérales 2011 · Les conservateurs en tournée québécoise
19h18 - Couche-Tard · Pas de crainte pour les autres syndiqués
18h59 - Fédérales 2011 · Ignatieff veut annuler des lois sur le crime
18h51 - Transport · Société des traversiers du Québec : grève prévue le 21 avril
18h48 - Fédérales 2011 · Duceppe traite des conservateurs de «nuisance publique»
18h22 - Fédérales 2011 · L'annulation du contrat des F-35 se ferait sans douleur
17h57 - Épilepsie et autisme · Découverte d'une cause génétique commune aux deux maladies
16h50 - Nouvelle mission pour le Canada · Défendre les minorités religieuses dans le monde
16h49 - Fédérales 2011 · Nouvelle mission pour le Canada : défendre les minorités religieuses
16h36 - Virage vert · Véhicules électriques: un plan «insuffisant»
16h27 - Travaux d'inspection · Pont Champlain et échangeur Turcot : des perturbations à prévoir
15h22 - Fédérales 2011 · Arcade Fire égratigne Stephen Harper
14h45 - Ancien premier ministre de l'Alberta · Ralph Klein victime de démence
14h27 - Fédérales 2011 · Duceppe fait une campagne «aseptisée», selon Gauthier
14h02 - Conservateurs · Des économies et des mesures pour plaire à la droite
13h37 - Élections · Duceppe en colère après Larry Smith
12h43 - Canada · Le taux de chômage en baisse de 0,1 % en mars
12h19 - Élections · Harper se moque des Québécois, selon Duceppe
11h42 - Fédérales 2011 · Harper prêt à couper 11 milliards $ au gouvernement
11h02 - Immobilier · Hausse des mises en chantier en mars
10h34 - Fédérales 2011 · Ignatieff veut assurer un financement stable à la santé
06h12 - RAMQ · Surprise, la photo de sa femme
06h06 - Denis Coderre · De lieutenant à simple soldat02h49 - Agressions sexuelles · Un candidat libéral s'excuse pour des propos inappropriés
22h45 - Élections fédérales · Le Parti conservateur présente sa plateforme vendredi
20h09 - Élections fédérales · Elizabeth May présente la plateforme verte
20h05 - Fédérales 2011 · Harper veut doubler la limite du CELI
19h29 - Fédérales 2011 · Pas d'entente Bloc-NPD dans Outremont
18h34 - Élections fédérales · Le NPD veut faire la lutte aux gangs de rue
17h24 - Élections fédérales · NPD deuxième au Québec: Jack Layton ravi
16h38 - Affaire Carson · Harper ne dit pas tout, d'après Layton
16h26 - Étudiantes expulsées d'un rassemblement · Stephen Harper s'excuse
15h15 - Fédérales 2011 · Michael Ignatieff courtise les aînés de Laval


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.From: Robert Ede
Subject: Fwd: A rare film of the wonders of God's Creations. this time - Bird-ies!

A great reminder of the wonder of spring! and parenting  -- catch the end
 
This shows beautiful close-ups of robins in their nest. The miracle of life?  Keep alert - it's Springtime......Enjoy!
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=9479342&server=vimeo.com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1

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From: Larry Kazdan
Subject: Letter to Editor re:  Doubled TFSA room a bit late for retiring boomers but still welcome, Jonathan Chevreau  Apr 7, 2011

Re:  Doubled TFSA room a bit late for retiring boomers but still welcome, Jonathan Chevreau  Apr 7, 2011
http://opinion.financialpost.com/2011/04/07/tories-will-double-tfsa-annual-contribution-to-10000-but-only-when-balanced-budget/

Doubling the Tax-Free Savings Plan would double the benefits to those who can most afford to salt away an extra $10,000 each year for themselves and each of their family members, namely those who are already affluent.  At the same time, the growing loss of government tax revenues will increase the pressure to reduce government services which will largely impact the most vulnerable in society. The Tax-Free Savings account would make the Sheriff of Nottingham smile because it is a Robin Hood initiative in reverse.

Subject: Letter to Editor re:  The Vaderization of Harper,  Kate Heartfield, April 7, 2011 (from Larry Kazdan 604-874-9982)

Re:  The Vaderization of Harper,  Kate Heartfield, April 7, 2011
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Vaderization+Harper/4572593/story.html

According to Kate Heartfield, "Harper and his party have centralized control, favoured ideology over evidence, manipulated the democratic process, bullied civil servants, exhibited mistrust and disrespect for Parliament, the media and even, sometimes, the public.."    But hey, he's not Darth Vader, so why fearmonger?  Why worry about what Harper might do with a majority?

Subject: Letter to Editor re:  'Normal' for Tory  ridings to get more money, star candidate says, April 7, 2011

Re:  'Normal' for Tory ridings to get more money, star candidate says, April 7
http://www.therecord.com/news/elections/article/513923--normal-for-tory-ridings-to-get-more-money-star-candidate-says

Conservative candidate Larry Smith says it is normal for Tory ridings to get more federal cash.  I find this objectionable, and hope other Canadians express their disdain. The public purse should not be treated as booty to be divvied up by a Prime Minister pirate king  and his parliamentary freebooters.

Subject: Letter to Editor re: Cone of silence tightens on Tories, JOHN IBBITSON AND DANIEL LEBLANC,  Apr. 07, 2011

Re:  Cone of silence tightens on Tories, JOHN IBBITSON AND DANIEL LEBLANC,  Apr. 07, 2011
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/cone-of-silence-tightens-on-tories/article1975896/

Parliament is shut down to prevent a confidence vote.  Public servants critical of the government are fired. The courts are used to delay the release of potentially damaging documents.  Harper limits questions from the media and Conservative candidates decline to debate.  Are they here for Canada or here to protect the interests of the Conservative Party über alles?

Subject: Letter to Editor re: Selective scandal coverage is a disservice,  BRIAN LILLEY,  April 8

Re:  Selective scandal coverage is a disservice,  BRIAN LILLEY,  April 8
http://www.ottawasun.com/comment/columnists/brian_lilley/2011/04/07/17915821.html

The ejection of students because of their Facebook photos is an important issue because the act is part of a pattern.  Conservatives have shut down Parliament, fired public officials who dared to criticize, and used the courts to prevent the release of potentially damaging documents.  Accountability and transparency are also issues of policy on which the media should focus.

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From: Rebecca Gingrich

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Subject: [On-Guard] Too bad Carson didn't have a facebook page?

Sadly likes attract so it is really not a surprise that Carson  was hired?
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/pms-former-adviser-carson-had-ties-to-money-launderer/article1976056/

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Subject: [On-Guard] unemployment
 
Does anyone else get a headache reading this???  The unemployment rate fell because less people were looking for work???  What has that got to do with the reality of the situation???  How many people have given up looking for work that isn't available?  A friend of my daughter's has gone to two employment agencies to try to find a job after she couldn't find one on her own.  Same result--no job. 
They brag about PEI job increase--of course--fishing season is starting up again.  They talk about Ontario--of course--crop involvement is starting again. 

"There are lies, damn lies, and then there are statistics"--proven as true today as when Mark Twain first said those words.

Becky

Canadian unemployment slips to 7.7 per cent in March; full-time employment rises
http://www.900chml.com/News/National/Article.aspx?id=273916

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Subject: [On-Guard] What is going on in this world???  Are we that anxious to start
 WWIII???

UN-backed Forces Slaughter Christians in Ivory Coast

But as the UN helicopters were bombarding Gbagbo forces earlier this week, critics of the international body's military support for Ouattara blasted the campaign. The Russian government, for example, said the UN and the French government had no right to intervene on one side in the dispute.

http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-mainmenu-26/africa-mainmenu-27/7025-un-backed-forces-slaughter-christians-in-ivory-coast

"The UN peacekeepers and supporting French forces in Ivory Coast have started military action taking the side of Ouattara, carrying out air strikes on the positions held by supporters of Gbagbo. We're now looking into the legality of this situation because the peacekeepers were authorized to remain neutral ­ nothing more," said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. "An emergency briefing in the UN Security Council has been held upon our request, but we have not received any concrete answers. We will keep looking into the matter." 

In the United States, conservative critics of the international intervention have also attacked efforts to oust Gbagbo. World Net Daily described the situation as "the forced Islamist takeover of [the Ivory Coast] government." It also noted that UN and U.S. government leaders were "ignoring the nation's own procedures that determined Laurent Gbagbo, a Christian, legitimately was re-elected president."

http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-mainmenu-26/africa-mainmenu-27/7025-un-backed-forces-slaughter-christians-in-ivory-coast

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Subject: [On-Guard] An Imaginary Political Speech to Friends

An Imaginary Political Speech to Friends

By Stephen J. Gray

Friends it is that time again for me to seek your support. I have five points to put before you today.

[1] Friends, as you already know we have "same-sex marriage" in this country and I have said I will not bring this matter back before the House. I have also stated, I will not use the not-withstanding clause on that issue. We also gave a large grant of money to the parade of pride, where some people have been known to parade naked. But hey, we support diversity and family values. And surely all segments of society deserve our support even in their nakedness.

[2] Friends, let me also state that, we must protect our children from criminals, and surely that is a laudable stance? I know it has been reported that someone with criminal convictions had worked in my office, but hey, one cannot know everything that is going on! Still, we must have strong law and order. As you all know, I support freedom of choice to kill the unborn children therefore I will not permit the abortion issue to be revisited. The status quo remains, and there is no law on abortion in this land. In fact, who needs a law, when we give the highest honor in the country to an abortionist. What does that say about our principals and values? But, surely, everybody is welcome in our big family values marketplace?

[3] Friends, we live in a great democracy, that's why we have "human rights commissions," and as you all know we intervened with the human rights commission against free speech. I know there are some people who say I am a hypocrite and that I once called these commissions totalitarian, but hey, it's different when one is in power.  Some opinions must be suppressed if we are to have a strong controlled democracy. Still, I believe in accountability, and who would argue with that?

[4] Friends, I believe in lower taxes, that's why I gave billions to two Liberal provincial governments to bring in a tax that some people are calling the Hammer the Serfs Tax (HST). But, I still believe in lower taxes, that's why I am giving a $6 billion dollar tax break to large corporations. 

[5] Finally friends, let me say this. We have weathered the great recession. Taxpayers' money bailed out the system world wide. I ask you, where would we be without the taxpayers? They are the backbone of our society, and that's why we are in favor of the HST. The taxpaying stiffs, oops I mean you wonderful friendly people will now be taxed on just about everything that moves and does not move. I like to call this sharing the burden and I am sure my corporate friends who received bailouts and are now getting tax breaks agree with me. In closing, I once again ask for your support as we go forward into the future. If we all pull together the promised land awaits us and hopefully as your great dictator, oops, I mean your great leader, I will still be holding the reins of power.

Respectfully submitted and asking for your support.

Your Friend and Leader.

Stephen J. Gray
April 8. 2011.
graysinfo@gmail.com http://graysinfo.blogspot.com
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