Thursday, May 24, 2012

Daily Digest May 24, 2012 030



Defeated federal Liberal alleges Tories suppressed voting
The defeated Liberal MP who convinced a judge to take the rare step of overturning the 2011 federal election results in one Toronto riding
now alleges his loss was due to more than just clerical errors.

Related Mulcair risks being branded by negativity
A hawkish Harper tempers his ways

Mulcair's carbon flaw: Cap-and-trade raises prices, it doesn't lower emissions
Mulcair worries about oilsands, while Montreal burns

Privates and public life
A protest devolves into a movement about nothing ­ except drama

Charest adds gas to protest fire
Quebec's impasse is a test of leadership

Riot culture firmly established
From CAW and CEP comes a new (old) idea to rebuild unions

No peace in Afghanistan without peace in Pakistan
Canada did what it could in Afghanistan

New EI reforms show there are 'work-shy' living in every province
Diane Finley wants more Canadians working at McDonald's

With EI reforms, the Tories finally get one right
EI message strategy: Success or failure?

8 views on EI changes: 'political football' or 'eHarmony'?
Redford hopes for better federal ties with new Ottawa office

Tories' sweeping new EI rules get tough on repeat users
The Commons: Smiling Diane

Conservatives Steady, NDP Gains at the Expense of Liberals
Did the Prime Minister's Office bungle the Product of Canada file?

Ontario Budget: Dalton McGuinty and Andrea Horwath clash over budget 'agreement'
Premier Dalton McGuinty seeks Harper's help to develop Ontario's Ring of Fire

Ornge suffering $14.5-million deficit this year, Tories claim
Feds obligated to protect economy during strike: Raitt

John Baird to champion religious freedom in U.S. speech
Elections Canada gambit in robo-calls probe fails

Accused drug trafficker who worked on Tory donor database sues party for wrongful dismissal
Economic unity beats out crime as hot issue, poll finds

5 Things MP David Wilks taught us about Canadian democracy
Ivison: Criticism by Conservative MP shows depth of unease over omnibus budget bill

Quebec student struggle poses a challenge for NDP
How a CP strike affects Canada's supply chain

Harper's Labor Hardline No Boon for Business
Canadian Pacific Railway strike leads to 2,000 layoffs

Maj.-Gen. Jonathan Vance Versus Defence Minister Peter MacKay
NDP wants task force into war-related mental illness in Canadian Forces

Black is back enjoying a night out
Passport office denies Orillia man is Canadian

RCMP officer transferred to B.C. after sexual antics with female colleagues
Two more charges against B.C. mountie, accused of stealing cocaine

'Officer Bubbles' identified other Toronto officers to G20 watchdog
AFN national chief Shawn Atleo to launch re-election bidlater today.

Liberal budget offloads services in Ontario to private sector
Montreal tourist season at risk over tuition protests

Canadian research stops U.S. whale hunt review
Prince Charles and Camilla jet home after 4-day visit

Calcium supplement use may raise heart attack risk
Citizen's group releases video to fight undead bill C-30

Last Post for B.C. Farmed Salmon Disease Outbreak
Your Government Working Against Your Interests (and Spying on Your Ass}


Is "Democracy" a Western Construct?
Why Does AIPAC Have So Much Power?

Why Don't Americans Hear the Palestinian Voice?
Why Do You "Attack" Putin?

Egypt Votes
Egyptians Vote in Historic Elections while Under Military Rule

Educational Strike in Spain Brings Hundreds of Thousands Into the Streets
NATO Summit Kicked Off with Massive Demonstrations

BP Coverup, Coverup
Thousands Call for Peace in Colombia

Corporate Media and the Austerity Campaign
Student Debt and Education as a Right

Mothers Demand End to Stop and Frisk
"Hell No" - Your Right to Dissent

More talks on Iran nuclear issue planned
Mutual Transparency to End the U.S.-Iranian Dispute

Heightening Tensions for War on Iran
Assad says Syria 'able' to get out of crisis

Iran nuclear talks in Baghdad go down to wire
Syrian activists report troop shooting

Polls or no, Obama could crush Romney
Drone Attacks: The latest aspect of growing US 'Shadow Warfare'

US and Israel Greater Threat to Iran
US should end all aid to Israel

Pentagon Keeps Building Overseas Bases
Iran rejects 'Israeli' proposals in nuclear talks with world powers

Israel, Not Iran, Feels Isolated
Brazil and China, Oiling the Wheels of Business

OP-ED: Mass Extinctions in the Cards Absent Urgent Action
Dirty Money Still Untouched in Mexico

TAJIKISTAN: Divorce Spurs Female Labour Migration And Finally, To Vote India's Economic Growth Leaves Human Development in the Dust
Indonesia Is Wilting

8 Report Offers Worrying Look at Aid Accountability
"Africa - a Place Where You Will Make Money, Not Lose Money"

Caribbean Courts Mexico as Ally in the G20
Messing With Our Minds: The Ever Finer Line Between News and Advertising
Read the Article

As Anti-Protest Law Attempts to Stifle Dissent, 400 Students in Quebec Arrested in Mass March
Read the Article
Florida Congressman Demands Gov. Rick Scott "Immediately Suspend" Voter Purge
Read the Article

Prisoners' Families Are Paying for State Prison Kickbacks in Order to Phone Their Loved Ones
Read the Article
What Can Labor Win if It Backs Obama's Re-Election?
Read the Article

Cooperative Banking, the Exciting Wave of the Future
Read the Article
Pictures of Second "NATO 5" Informant, "Gloves," Published for First Time on
Read the Article

More Than 31 Percent of All American Homeowners Are Underwater on Their Mortgages
Watch the Video and Read the Article

The Environment Is Dead: Long Live Mother Nature
Read the Article
How to Forget on Memorial Day: Whistling Past the Graveyard of Empires
Read the Article

Romney's Disastrous Education Agenda: Reward His Donors, Make Sure Money Dominates Politics
Read the Article
What Started a Mississippi Prison Riot? Depends on Who You Ask
Read the Article

Drone Warfare: Killing Our Civil Liberties With a Joystick
Read the Article
Drone Program Aims to "Accelerate" Use of Unmanned Aircraft by Police
Read the Article at The Huffington Post

Candidates and Whistleblowers Continue to Receive Vicious Attacks Read the Article at BuzzFlash
The GOP's Played-Out Race Card Read the Article at The Nation

Did Obama Just Deliver Marriage Equality in Maryland? Read the article at Mother Jones
The US Government Is Running a Massive Spy Campaign on Occupy Wall Street Read the Article at Business Insider

Romney Silent on Immigration as Latino Vote Slips Away Read the Article at Talking Points Memo
Chicago Mercantile Exchange Entrance Blocked as Protesters Criticize Huge Tax Break Read the Article at DailyKos

Source New York wants to ban anonymous speech online
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Source Israel developing insect drone for indoor surveillance

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But Obama's own administration and the entire intelligence community believe Iran is not weaponizing.
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Source Riot police clash with tuition protesters in Montreal making 300 arrests
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>>>>>>>>>>INFOS <<<<<<<<<<
JEUDI 24 MAI 2012
17h49 - Avortement | Motion 312 · Débat rouvert?
        Les médecins spécialistes, obstétriciens et gynécologues dénoncent en bloc le dépôt de la motion 312 sur le statut du fœtus. Agence QMI
17h28 - «Maclean's» · Les étudiants en Une
        Le magazine «Maclean's» fait du conflit étudiant la une de son prochain numéro. Agence QMI
17h22 - PLQ · Jean Charest relève sa garde rapprochée
        Jean Charest procède à une relève de sa garde rapprochée: Daniel Gagnier reprend du service et Luc Bastien tire sa révérence après 18 mois aux  commandes du bunker, selon ce qu'a appris Le Journal de Québec. Agence QMI
15h42 - Conflit étudiant · Victor Lévy-Beaulieu écrit une lettre à Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois
        L'écrivain Victor-Lévy Beaulieu a publié jeudi une lettre à l'intention de Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois dans laquelle il lance l'idée que « le réveil des      étudiants et de la population québécoise » n'aurait pas eu lieu sans lui. Agence QMI
15h36 - Assurance-emploi · L'Est-du-Québec en a besoin
        L'économie de l'Est-du-Québec a un besoin vital de l'assurance-emploi pour assurer le maintien des emplois saisonniers et des entreprises qui y         sont rattachées. Agence QMI
14h16 - Cour suprême · Le droit des prisonniers de rentrer au pays sera débattu
        La Cour suprême du Canada devra déterminer si le refus du gouvernement fédéral de rapatrier un prisonnier canadien viole son droit à la mobilité,       qui est garanti par la Charte des droits et libertés. Agence QMI
14h07 - Se saigner contre la hausse · Des étudiants ont organisé une collecte de sang
        Des étudiants contre la hausse des frais de scolarité ont organisé une collecte de sang jeudi à Montréal. La collecte avait lieu à la Grande    Bibliothèque et se déroulait sur une période de sept heures, de 13 h 30 à 20 h 30. Agence QMI
13h40 - Université d'Ottawa · Des étudiants bloquent l'entrée aux bureaux administratifs
        Une douzaine d'étudiants ont bloqué l'accès à l'administration de l'Université d'Ottawa, jeudi matin, pour manifester leur mécontentement sur la        hausse proposée des droits de scolarité par la direction de l'établissement. Agence QMI
13h22 - Conflit étudiant · Une nouvelle ronde de négociations à l'horizon
        Une nouvelle ronde de négociations est en vue entre le gouvernement Charest et les leaders étudiants. Agence QMI
13h13 - Assurance-emploi · Les prestataires devront accepter des emplois «convenables»
        Le gouvernement Harper resserre les règles en matière de prestation d'assurance-emploi... Agence QMI
13h04 - Statut du fœtus · Des médecins s'allient contre la motion visant la révision
        Les obstétriciens et les gynécologues du Québec et du Canada ainsi que la Fédération des médecins spécialistes et la Fédération          interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec (FIQ) s'allient contre la motion M-312 visant à réviser le statut du fœtus. Agence QMI
12h16 - Arrestations massives · «Ça dépasse l'entendement», selon Marois
        Le PQ a accusé le gouvernement Charest de plonger la province dans la pire crise sociale qu'elle n'ait jamais connue. Agence QMI
12h06 - Manifestations étudiantes · 694 arrestations à Montréal et Québec
        Au lendemain des rassemblements qui ont pris d'assaut les villes de Montréal et Québec, le nombre de manifestants arrêtés en un soir a atteint un       niveau record depuis le début du conflit étudiant, avec plus de 694 arrestations. Agence QMI
11h44 - Loi 78 · Le conflit dans le New York Times
         Deux professeures invitent les Américains à se tourner vers leurs voisins du nord, parce que le Canada, habituellement « progressiste et juste »,       l'est soudainement un peu moins. Agence QMI
08h02 - Conflit étudiant · 176 arrestations à Québec
        Les policiers ont procédé à des arrestations de masse, mercredi soir à Québec, alors que les manifestants ont pris d'assaut les rues de la      ville. Agence QMI
03h29 - Manifestations étudiantes · Anti-émeute 101
        Des patrouilleurs suivront un cours accéléré de contrôle de foule à l'approche des vacances. JDM
03h22 - Tourisme · Une saison menacée
        Les prochaines semaines seront déterminantes pour le tourisme estival à Montréal. JDM
02h54 - Conflit étudiant · Les manifestations, un attrait touristique?
        Les touristes ne prennent pas tous la fuite devant les manifestations qui perturbent Montréal, comme le craignent plusieurs. JDM
02h29 - Crise étudiante · Charest s'entoure de fins stratèges politiques
        L'ancien chef de cabinet de Jean Charest, Daniel Gagnier, est même appelé à la rescousse. Agence QMI
02h20 - Négociations entre le CP et le CN · Johnson touchera 1 million $
        Le pont de Québec et les échangeurs Turcot et Dorval seront au cœur du mandat de Daniel Johnson, qui s'échelonnera sur deux ans. Agence QMI
02h07 - Tourisme · Québec prend sa revanche
        Plusieurs exploitants de Québec profitent d'une manne inespérée profitent des manifestations continues à Montréal. Agence QMI
01h55 - Conflit étudiant · Soirée de manifestation à Sherbrooke
        Les policiers ont procédé à plus de 36 arrestations à Sherbrooke. Agence QMI
01h11 - 30e manifestation nocturne · Au moins 450 arrestations
        La 30e manifestation nocturne a été déclarée illégale avant même le départ des manifestants, mercredi soir. Agence QMI


Tories denounce Council of Canadians in bid to squash voter suppression lawsuits
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Charges have been made that actions were taken to mislead voters, actions that affected the outcome in a number of Electoral Districts.

Arguments being given to "squash" the lawsuits are so unrelated to whether or not robocalls were made or not its astonishing to me.

I want the cases to proceed so we find out what occurred, do you agree with me or the reasons given to have them dismissed?


From: "rory j. koopmans" <>
Subject: Executive Dissertatibions: Prime Ministers Week-Part II

From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: The feds waste the money and then punish the unemployed for their incomeptence?
Subject: [On-Guard] Ontario refuses to pay for blind boy's treatment in U.S. DD

Joe--more evidence that our government looks after us?? Ontario just spent billions with no results on eHealth and ORNGE and yet there is not enough money to treat this little boy? What a disgusting province we live in. The treatment is not available in Ontario as has already been proven with the surgery done here on his right eye.
'Ontario is trying to rein in out of province funding for healthcare'--I guess it is more important to have eHealth(that fizzled after billions of health care dollars being wasted on it) than it is to have healthy, seeing children? At the same time Ontario is discussing cutting pay to doctors. This should work well for Ontario--with no doctors OHIP will have nothing to pay for? Oh goodie--more money to waste on politicians and their buddies. Did it ever cross the minds of these incompetents that if they improved healthcare here there wouldn't be so many people having to search for care elsewhere? The government does everything in their power to remove our taxdollars from us and we see no positive results from this theft. This little boy can be blind--that doesn't impact the pigs at the tax payer trough so don't worry, be happy? As long as we allow governments to control our every breath things will only get worse.
Subject: it is all in the words and the translation of same???

Two Nuns were shopping at a 7-11 store.
As they passed by the beer cooler one Nun said to the other,
"Would a nice cool beer or two taste wonderful on a hot summer evening?"
The second Nun answered, "Indeed it would, Sister, but I would not feel comfortable buying beer
since I am certain it would cause a scene at the checkout counter."
"I can handle that without a problem" the other Nun replied, and she picked up a six-pack and headed for the check-out.
The cashier had a surprised look on his face when the two Nuns arrived with a six-pack of beer.
"We use beer for washing our hair" the Nun said, "back at our Nunnery, we call it Catholic shampoo."
Without blinking an eye, the cashier reached under the counter, pulled out a package of pretzel sticks,
and placed them in the bag with the beer.
He then looked the Nun straight in the eye, smiled and said,
"The curlers are on the house."
Subject: this sounds like Canada
Judge Napolitano At His Best
Subject: Just look the other way--israel can do no wrong?
Israelis run organ trafficking network
Subject: FW: Motion 312: Let's Talk About It

To: r.gingrich
Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 16:07:51 -0400
Subject: Motion 312: Let's Talk About It

Dear Concerned Canadian,

I am writing to you on an extremely important matter­one that concerns human life and when life is recognized as a human being.

At present, Canadian law states that a child becomes a human being only after the moment of complete birth. Remarkably, this legal definition is based on British Common Law from the 17th Century. It is vital that the Canadian definition of a human being should be determined with 21st Century medicine science, not 17th Century medical science or law.

Member of Parliament Stephen Woodworth has put forward a Motion in Parliament (Motion 312) that recommends that Parliament form a special Parliamentary Committee to study Canada's 400 year old definition of a human being and to report back to the House of Commons on the medical evidence it finds, and on options to deal with this archaic law.

I encourage you to write or e-mail your Member of Parliament and ask him or her to support MP Stephen Woodworth's Motion, Motion 312.

If you have the time, visiting your Member of Parliament in person to discuss your support for Motion 312 is also very effective.

More information is available at:

I encourage you to circulate this e-mail to your friends and family.


Brad Trost, MP

From: CWB Alliance Media <>
NEWS RELEASE Canadian Wheat Board Alliance
Farmers and Rail workers both victimized by loss of single desk CWB

(Regina, May 24, 2012)
Bill Gehl a durum and wheat farmer near Regina and the chairperson of the western farm group The Canadian Wheat Board Alliance says both farmers and rail workers are being victimized by the loss of the farmer controlled Canadian Wheat Board.

Gehl observed: "our Canadian system was not perfect, but it did represent a balance of interests between farmers represented by a powerful farmer controlled single desk Wheat Board and the largely foreign owners of the two railways. However that balance has now been removed and the field is tilted in favour of foreign shareholders. This is especially galling because the railways have just received a revenue cap increase of 9.5% under the current system."

During the debate about killing the CWB some analysts warned freight rates could increase between 25 and 50% once the revenue caps are removed because the farmer controlled CWB was the single most powerful supporter of the rail revenue cap system. Without the single desk CWB, freight rates will move closer to American levels. "The first sign of this was the recent effective takeover of CP Rail by New York based Pershing Square Capital Management based on their expectation of increasing revenue from the company," explained Gehl.

"Why should farmers and workers have to take less to allow foreign owned companies to take more money out of Canada?" asked Gehl who called on the Minister of Labour to chose the side of Canadians, rather than foreign controlled management.

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For further information call: Bill Gehl at (306) 537-3899