The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA._____CANADA
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OPINION AND INFORMATION
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OPINION AND INFORMATION
- Harper, Trudeau and our really Big Court.
- Note to Tories let opposition do its (expletive) job
- Fair isn't always equal
- Doctor-assisted suicide is dangerous for us all
- We're still beavers ... in a good way
- RCMP's Paulson has fences to mend
- Capitalism's spoiled children
- Amid dire warming warnings, Canada is MIA
- Ex-Muslim 'royalty' faces dicey future over claims of Islam deception
- Contract reveals Defence Dept. has say over use of Winnipeg Jets logo
- Tories' crime legislation turns teens sharing marijuana into 'organized criminals'
- Justice Minister reverses stance on hate speech law
- PM painted as 'vain' over new colour scheme for VIP plane
- Liberal death spiral began before Michael Ignatieff: author
- Ashton unveils supporters, platform
- Debunking call to fire the chief electoral officer
- The jailed consultant, the Gaddafi bodyguard and the Canadian engineering giant
- Wheat-board bill gets pre-screening and debate limit in Senate
- Expect more climate upheaval, panel warns nations
- High-level policing failures cited in report into missing B.C. women
- Mountie docked pay over evidence tampering
- Can Commons seats change without adding MPs? video
- Can pooled pension plans help close retirement income gap? video
- Read more: Weimar Revisited
- Read more: The bastards have changed the rules
- Read more: PA must end security coordination with Israel
- Read more: Unrest in Syria
- Read more: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi arrested in Libya
- Read more: Reports: US weighs new Iran penalties
- Background to the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal Hearing
- Libya activity: Something to think about
- AfriSynergy: Black People face Ethnic Cleansing in Libya
- SPECIAL REPORT: Libya after Gadhafi
- 'Depleted uranium's toxic legacy to poison Libya for 40 years'
- Britain in Secret Talks with Syrian "Rebels" http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29767.htm
- Iran and the I.A.E.A. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29768.htm
- 'Washington Rules' and our Path to Permanent War http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29771.htm
- Two Afghan policemen killed by Nato occupation force troops: police: http://bit.ly/uA70eE
- Pakistani businessman says "coup" memo was dictated: http://reut.rs/vxMonq
- IAEA Backs Resolution To Intensify Pressure On Iran Over Nuclear Program:http://www.rferl.org/content/iaea_passes_resolution_on_iran/24395383.html
- Egypt : 1 dead - 676+ Injured - Police and protesters clash in Cairo's Tahrir Square - :Video -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaOWMj_ZmEc
- Kenya asks U.S. for help with Somalia offensive: http://lat.ms/tgrsV0
- Analysis: As Libyans wrangle, Qatar in wings: http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20111118/wl_nm/us_libya_qatar
- Saif al-Islam Gaddafi captured in Libya: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2011/11/20111119111936535209.html
- From Propaganda to Preparation: Will Israel Attack Iran, This Time? Read more...
- U.S. accused of hiking costs for B.C. lumber producers http://www.ctv.ca/canada/#ixzz1eD5hcJSL
- Military health-care reform leaves wounded troops with more red tape
- America's Media War on Syria
- Read more: GOP Candidates Advocate Torture
- 'Remains of US troops treated like trash': http://www.presstv.ir/detail/210961.html
- Occupy Oakland Video Shows Police Beating 'Peaceful' Iraq War Veteran http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29770.htm
- Here's What Attempted Co-Option of OWS Looks Like h ttp://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article29775.htm
- Caught on Camera: Ten Shockingly Violent Police Assaults on Occupy ProtestersRead the Article
- Read the Article
- "Near Poor" Struggling Just Above Poverty Startle the CensusRead the Article
- Read the Article
SAMEDI 19 NOVEMBRE 2011
SAMEDI 19 NOVEMBRE 2011
- 21h47 - Réorganisation des services de police · Les policiers demandent au gouvernement de laisser tomber
- 17h50 - Sécurité internationale · La Syrie et l'Iran à l'agenda du ministre de la Défense
- 08h35 - Plan Nord · Quand chasser en Afrique coûte moins cher que dans le Nord
- 07h30 - Santé · Donner son rein au suivant
- 00h01 - Québec · Une assurance pour soins à domicile
You can thank Becky for me not ranting about our getting ready to war again and asking which you see as the more justifiable to attack first, Iran or Syria.
Sure and when I read this article of Becky's, Loyola's portrayal of Canada was so alluring I know his prediction of thousands migrating will come true
I'm certain Ambassador Hearn's words flowed from his natural capabilities. Though, being in the country, he just might have possibly, maybe, perchance enhanced his capabilities by a visit to Castle Blarney http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blarney_Stone .
From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: too bad Canada doesn't have jobs for Canadians?
Canada calls out for thousands of Irish workers to fill job vacancies
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/canada-calls-out-for-thousands-of-irish-workers-to-fill-job-vacancies-2939754.htmlBy Allison Bray
Saturday November 19 2011
CANADA hopes to recruit tens of thousands of Irish workers over the next couple of years to fill a labour shortage in a wide range of occupations, the Canadian Ambassador to Ireland said yesterday.
A strong economy coupled with massive infrastructure projects and booming fisheries, mining, oil and natural gas industries has the country crying out for workers.
"I'm hearing numbers like between 30,000 and 40,000 in construction alone," Ambassador Loyola Hearn told the Irish Independent.
All 5,000 holiday work visas open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 35, were snapped up this year, prompting immigration officials to increase the quota to 5,350 for 2012.
There are no official statistics available but it's estimated that around 10,000 Irish have already relocated to Canada over the past two years.
And there are still untold opportunities for workers with wide-ranging levels of skill who can be accommodated under various work visa schemes.
The embassy held a jobs fair at Croke Park in Dublin last weekend focusing on job opportunities in the four Atlantic provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island.
There is also a huge demand for workers in a wide range of jobs in the western provinces, including British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
There is a wide range of salaries and perks depending on the job and levels of experience.
Rents vary according to the location, with major cities like Toronto and Vancouver commanding rents starting at CA$1,000 (720) a month for a small apartment.
And there will be more job fairs to come, Mr Hearn said. But already Canada was seeing a massive influx of Irish workers.
"We've surpassed the US now with emigration and are second behind Australia ," he said. And such is the level of emigration and business between Canada and Ireland that the embassy is spearheading a campaign to establish regular direct flights between the two countries, he added.
The only direct flights operate on a seasonal basis to the major hubs of Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Fares start at around 300 one way including taxes and surcharges.
There are other international flights between Ireland and Canada but they require stop-overs in other countries.
Mr Hearn, who hails from Newfoundland -- a mere four hours' flight away -- said he was forced to fly to London, England, for a flight to Toronto and then backtrack on another three-hour flight east.
The embassy -- along with the Dublin Airport Authority, Failte Ireland, Dublin City Council and Irish-Canadian business and community organisations -- is developing a business plan it hopes will result in one of the major airlines opening up a direct link in the near future.
"It's going to be good for both countries," Mr Hearn said.
- Allison Bray
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Subject: Poli Sci 101 for National Post
Copy to: Hon. Marc Garneau MP, House of Commons, Ottawa.
Poli Sci 101 for National Post:
To stem concentration of MPs in one province, Ontario should forego more members
Re Editorial: Poli Sci 101 for Marc Garneau 17.
With more than 3 million square miles, Canada is the second largest country in the world after Russia. Yet, with only 33 million people, it is small demographically. And most of this small population are concentrated in Ontario (13 million) and to a much lesser extent in Quebec (7 million). As a result, Ontario, with its existing 106 seats out of 308, already dominates the electoral scene.
The Liberals, led by Jean Chretien, formed three back-to-back majorities by winning 100 of Ontario's then 102 seats, despite losing most seats to the Bloc in Quebec and to the Reform/CA in the West. After sweeping Canada's most populous province, the Liberals needed only marginal seats elsewhere to form a majority. Similarly, Prime Minister Harpar won a majority by winning more seats in Ontario than combined seats he won in the West, despite losing all but six seats in Quebec. As such, allocating more seats to Ontario because of growing population would only add to its dominance.
It may be pointed out that thanks to our first-past-the-post (FPTP) electoral system, Prime Minister Stephen Harper formed a majority government, despite winning only 40 per cent of popular votes. If representation by population (rep by pop) is the sole criteria for democratic governance, Harper's majority should be considered as a minority government. Also, democracy is not a tyranny of the majority. In the United States, all states, big and small, are allowed to elect 2 Senators each. Alaska, with only 500,000 people, enjoys same number of Senators as California with 30 million people.
For the sake of balance, provinces with smaller population should be allowed more seats than their numbers warrant. As for Quebec, as the only and lonely French-majority province, it should be allowed to retain 25 per cent of seats, despite its smaller population. It is National Post which needs to revisit Poli Sci 101.
From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: the truth about Iran
Why the West is Demonizing Iran
Iran nationalised its oil to achieve economic and political independence and combat poverty.
Subject: another article on assissted suicide DD
Corbella: Doctor-assisted suicide is dangerous for us all
Joe--this is the response I wrote to Licia. I know that doctors withdraw treatment from patients to help them die. But that is not the same as making it legal to kill people. We don't want the death penalty for criminals but we see nothing wrong in having it for the sick?
Subject: Doctor-assisted suicide is dangerous for us all
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2011 09:46:42 -0500
Licia--how often have we heard that it is seniors that are causing the shortage of money for the health care system? What a boon this would be to the money flow problems? If it doesn't get passed this time it won't be long until it is. Governments are already practicing euthanasia. By refusing to help people who need certain treatments to survive, they are condemning them to death. Passing this law would make it easier for governments to deny funding. It is all about the money. We know we matter not a damn to them. We have known about the horror stories from the Netherlands for years and yet this is overlooked?
There are enough ways that we can commit suicide without a physician so why is this even an issue? It has nothing to do with the five people wanting physician assisted suicide--it is about giving governments the authority to overlook the decimation of the elderly and the ill. It is legal so therefore it is acceptable?
Subject: Canada, the Savage Invader? DD http://www.theglobalist.com/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=9440
Joe--what a phenomenal article. The actions and the names remain the same with the destruction becoming more evil. Poor USI--always the victim? Just more proof that those that don't know history are doomed to repeat it?
Subject: When will Canadians have this courage and join the protesters
instead of demeaning them? The only thing that will get the banksters
attention is removing our money from their greedy clutches.
Irish banks face mortgage strikes
Ireland's New Beginning is intent on mobilising 250,000 homeowners facing repossession
From: "Rory J. Koopmans"
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>
Subject: Aboriginal Studies 20 Chapter 7 Part 5
Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
Lois Hole Public Library Terminal #X
November XIXth, MMXI
Noreen Woitenko, B. Ed.
St. Albert Outreach High School: "Freedom To Excel."
50 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue St. Alberta, Alberta
25. - Wish II govern their own interests as they see fit.
- See themselves taking their place as an integral part of the Cdn. federation.
-Ie: Sharing revenues, as well as responsibilities as equals with the federal & prov. govt's.
- Want II design, as well as run their own economic, administrative, & social institutions.
- Reclaim their birthrifght to choose their leaders & make decisions in their own way.
Traditionally, they had governed themselves by "consensus."
26. A. 35$ billion in new spending over a staggered period of XX years.
B. Aborigi. self-gov't, with the power II collect taxes.
C. Elimination of the Indian Act. As well as replacement of Dept. of Indian & Nthn. Affairs with II new
depts. One IV 1st ntn's & 1 IV Inuit peoples.
D. Creation of a House of 1st peoples II operate alongside the Senate & the House de Commons.
E. Recognition of Metis peoples & their land rights.
F. Issuance of a new Royal Proclamation acknowledging past injustices & committing the gov't to a
new relationship with Aborigi. peoples.
G. The statement that assimilation policy's were wrong.
H. The statement that assimilation policy's caused great damage.
I. Aborigi. peoples should have the right to govern themselves or self-determination.
27. J. The year was MCMXCI, (1991). The asker was my friend, the Right Hon. M. Brian Mulroney,
PC, QC & Prime Minister of The Dominion of Canada at the time.
28. (The) Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples is what RCAP stands IV.
29. As stated in #27, the RCAP made the case unequivocally that old approaches such as the Indian
Act didn't work. It also pointed out how disgusting & racist assimilation was, & the fact that its so
degrading. That it needed II be abolished & that aboriginals needed II be able II determine their own
future. That aborigi. heritage was unique & should be recognized as a distict culture. #27 lists quite a
few of its suggestions Noreen in point form.
30. 1 Chief said: "The RCAP is the modern defining standard of consultation. No 1 can argue with
that. That is why the RCAP report is widely endorsed by 1st ntn's as the model IV real, progressive
So, yes, 1st ntn's endorsed the report Noreen.
Subject: Executive Dissertations: A Real Life Cowtown Fashionista
From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: [MPs hit new low in Question Period 'for Dummies' DD
This is what we pay these jerks to do?? I haven't watched QP for over a year because it made me sick to my stomach. If this is what we are paying billions of dollars for we are idiots. This passes as governance? I wish they would take Pat Martin's advice. Why aren't we all out on the streets protesting???
Subject: funny video some crude language] Damn it Feels Good to be a Banksta (feat. Herman Cain)
Damn it Feels Good to be a Banksta (feat. Herman Cain)
Subject: we are headed for the toilet
Gerald Celente: Run, "Entire System is Collapsing"
Subject: these are the type of people that now control Greece and Italy
Gerald Celente: MF Global "Took my Money"
Subject: so the West supplies the weapons to the 'rebels'. Is that not fomenting war?
The "Free Syria Army" is literally an army of militant extremists, - funded, supported, and armed by the United States, Israel, and Turkey.
Subject: it worked in Libya--so I guess the same 'democracy' will now be installed in Syria? Wonder if Canada is involved
Britain in Secret Talks with Syrian "Rebels"
The progression of the working relationship opens up the prospect of the rebels eventually being recognised as the country's representatives and supplanting the Assad regime. The development comes as France said that it, too, was ready to work with the Syrian opposition.