Thursday, May 31, 2012

Daily Digest May 31, 2012 030


The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA.
ARCHIVED at http://cdndailydigest.blogspot.com/

OPINION AND INFORMATION
_____CANADA

The Queen: three steps for Canada to replace the monarchy
Red and orange ridings feel Tories' EI blues

EI changes may be painful, but Canada faces a skills crisis
Canada's winter EI blues: Ottawa's proposal strikes a chord but misses the beat

Re-education of David Wilks a lesson on the decline of parliament
Never mind the Dutch, we need a cure for Greek disease

Mulcair's politically deft oilsands critique is right (sort of)
Brad Wall, defender of the West

Mulcair deluded
Mulcair's fixation on 'Dutch disease' simple-minded

Mulcair needs to seize chance
A few things to bang pots about

Why Quebec student protests won't translate into Ontario protests
Containing the global authoritarian threat

Mugabe welcomes you! UN cites Zimbabwe's dictator as tourism leader
Speaker Scheer says decorum in the Commons is getting better

Era of the Red Tory is long gone
Have the Tories changed their tune on sole-sourced contracts?

Back-to-work law puts CP Rail back on track
The Commons: Peter Kent promises two hours of enlightenment, delivers only one
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Oda says only appropriate travel costs covered
Embattled aid minister refuses to explain tinkering with expense claims

Mercury contaminating bird eggs in oilsands region: Environment Canada
NDP says it's 'criminal' that feds want to shut down F-35 House probe, and NDP MP Christopherson calls Grit MP Byrne a 'dishonourable
crybaby' for leaking to The Hill Times

Budget cuts threaten access to information,watchdog says
Cuts put access-to-information gains at risk, watchdog warns

Ethics watchdog gets tough with MPs
Senate Liberals launch online petition over charity funding row

BlackBerrys aren't cars: Jim Flaherty rules out RIM aid
Information watchdog still concerned about access

Oda's staff silent on travel expense changes
Soldier unhappy with 'hypocritical' politician

Poll reveals an age of pessimism
Canada Post inspections intercept drugs, alcohol and bunion cushions, access request finds

Alberta takes offense to Mulcair ahead of his visit
Mulcair, Oliver spar over NDP leader's Alberta trip

Redford knocked for missing Mulcair visit
Alberta NDP welcomes Mulcair, hopes for repeat visits to oilsands

Pipeline spill sends 22,000 barrels of oil mix into Alberta muskeg
Public service long-term disability rates troubling feds, Finley reveals

Dave Thomas: "Harper is probably the worst thing that's ever happened to Canada."
The Commons: Stephen Harper, environmentalist

Proposed changes to wine law back on table in Ottawa
Feds promise reforms to procurement system

Premiers collaborate to tackle new heath-care assignment
Quebec students want 'clear' answer to latest offer

Quebec government, students hit a wall in negotiations
Chisholm questions site of DFO office consolidation

Calgary MP Lee Richardson announces retirement
New charity aims to help Canadian seniors in need

Canadian on death row in Iran gets unanimous support from Ottawa
Alison Redford's constituency association received illegal donations: Wildrose

Alberta reverses stance on publicizing illegal donations to political parties
PEI Minister signs framework agreement for HST

Money-losing Tim Hortons in St. John's hospital a 'cautionary tale': critics
Syrian military action needs international support: Clinton

BC Premier Clark 'making up' scheduling conflict, says NDP's Horgan
Studies cite business benefits of safeguarding workers: labour groups

Human rights groups blast Tories' reaction to UN envoy
Koch Industries-supported think tank praises Harper budget

Legal challenge to Quebec protest law delayed to Friday
Tweeting in Handcuffs: Covering the Montreal Protests

Read more... Vive Les Casseroles!
Read more... Government and Mining Interests Buffalo First Nations in Clayoquot Biosphere Reserve The Canadian.org [See source for more videos. -ed.]

_____FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Source: Bilderberg Planning Fake Bomb Threat
Bilderberg 2012: Secretive Summit Kicks-Off in Virginia

ilderberg 2012: Driving Through the Westfield Marriot Full Videoo
EU Titans To Address Euro Crisis At Bilderberg

Bilderberg Building Security Perimeter Around ENTIRE Westfield Marriott
The Intel Hub Gear for Bilderberg 2012 We Are On Location!

Activists and Prominent Journalists Being Kicked Out of Westfield Marriot, Scene of Bilderberg 2012
U.S. Military Will Continue Surveillance in Afghanistan Far Beyond the Supposed 2014 Exit Date

Real ID Act Could Make One Feel Like a Prisoner in America
Growth in the National Debt

Confirmed: Westfield Marriott Kicks Out ALL Guests 2 Days Ahead of Bilderberg
Bilderberg 2012 Writers Submissions Fight the New World Order

Alberta; Meet the Bilderberg Group
Singapore Still Hostile to Immigrants

Parliamentarians Seek to Deliver Sexual Rights
Q&A: Afghanistan Between Peace and Stagnation

Half of U.S. Corporations in Study Skewed Climate Science
Q&A: The World Must Learn From Smallholder Farmers

Canadian Banks Navigate Treacherous Waters
Ikea Products Made From 600-Year-Old Trees

The Green Book & The Third Universal Theory
BBC Wages Propaganda War on Syria

Anti-Iranian Propaganda
Piling on Irresponsibly Against Syria
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Water Fluoridation: Facts & Fallacies
Anti-Syrian Propaganda Promotes War
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Killing with Impunity
In defense of leaks

A new direction for Egypt
The Reform movement saves Judaism

Reform or regression?
Seal the borders

Israel: Iran supporting mass murder in Syria

'Hamas will grow stronger if Israel doesn't attack Gaza'

Iran's insurance policy
Journalist who received and kept military papers to be indicted

The watchdog that bit democracy
Sa'ar: Barak represents fringe minority, not government policy

Two years after Marmara, Turkey plans more flotillas to Gaza
Iran: Flame virus fight began with oil attack

Irish set to vote on euro-zone fiscal agreement
Tech giants warn of threats to free and profitable Internet

Diplomats condemn Syrian slaughter but lament lack of options

US military to launch Plan X cyberwarfare

With Plan X, Pentagon seeks to spread U.S. military might to cyberspace

Obama OKs kill lists used in drone strikes

No. 2 U.S. Commander In Afghanistan Would Like 68,000 Troops Into Next Year
Ahmadinejad: 20% enrichment, Iran's right under intl. law

Julian Assange given 14 days to challenge extradition ruling

Anonymous warns Canada Grand Prix fans of fresh plot

Japan Moves Closer to Restart of Nuclear Plant
Deals with banks stack fees on college students

Satire: Drone hunting craze to replace weekend skeet shoots --
The Disaster Capitalism Curriculum: The High Price of Education Reform (Episode I) ead the Comic Strip

For-Profit Education: Milking Students and the Taxpayers for Corporate Profits ead the Article
Europeans' Economic Future Has Been Hijacked by Dangerous Ideologues ead the Article

Read more... West's Houla Syria Narrative Crumbles, Expels Syrian Diplomats Anyway
Read more » Steering from the Abyss

Read more » In Iran Talks, Who's Intransigent?
Read more » Double Standards on Civilian Deaths

Read more » The Moral Challenge of 'Kill Lists'
Read More Assad chooses civil war

"Nine meals away from anarchy" Video: http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/10725.html
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18h34 - Impasse dans les négociations · Charest est déçu du «fossé» avec les étudiants
        Des négociations entre le gouvernement Charest et les associations étudiantes sont rompues. Le premier ministre a évoqué un «fossé» et la       ministre        de l'Éducation Michelle Courchesne a reproché aux étudiants leur refus d'accepter «toute hausse». Agence QMI
14h23 - Pour financer les universités · Pas question de hausser les impôts
        Après avoir laissé entendre que cette option était envisageable, la chef péquiste Pauline Marois écarte clairement la possibilité de hausser les        impôts pour mieux financer les universités. Agence QMI
09h46 - CGI achète Logica · La Caisse investit 1 milliard $
         L'acquisition de CGI va faire de l'entreprise montréalaise de technologie le sixième plus grand joueur à l'échelle mondiale.  Agence QMI
01h00 - Conflit étudiant · Les négociations sont suspendues
        Les négociations entre les représentants des associations étudiantes et le gouvernement ont été suspendues peu avant minuit, mercredi, et doivent       reprendre jeudi. Agence QMI
00h46 - 37e nocturne · Deux manifestations à Montréal
        Deux manifestations, une illégale et une autre légale, se sont déroulées simultanément dans les rues de Montréal. Agence QMI

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Well, something else being changed without debate in the OBB (Omnibus Budget Bill)
that just turned up.
How many does that make now?
Federal Budget 2012: Canadian government plans to scrap fair wages law
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Syria: New Killings As US Hints At Bypassing UN
READ MORE
An Assessment Of Russia's Policy In Syria – OpEd

(Precedent for this set in attack on Serbia http ://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1999_NATO_bombing_of_Yugoslavia )

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Subject: Notice of AGM
From: Kids First Parent Association of Canada <listmaster@kidsfirstcanada.org>

KIDS FIRST PARENT ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

www.kidsfirstcanada.org

*parents putting kids first for 25 years*

NOTICE OF AGM

We will hold our Annual General Meeting for 2011 at 6 pm Mountain (Alberta) Time on Wednesday June 13, 2011

PARTICIPATE BY:
  • 1 - physically attend the meeting in Edmonton, Alberta; Burnaby, BC; or Ottawa, Ontario
  • 2 - attend by phone
  • 3 - give your vote to a member who is attending in person - this is called a proxy vote.
MEMBERSHIP

Members are those for whom we have name, residential address, email, and phone number who agree to our 2 puposes:
  • 1 - Support for children's optimal well-being
  • 2 - Support and recognition for care of children by their parents
CONTACT US BY JUNE 12, 2012 TO...
  • - confirm your membership or update your info
  • - confrrm your attendance and receive location address or teleconference details
  • - get a 'Form of Proxy' needed to designate a member who is physically attending to vote by proxy on your behalf
  • - offer to stand for election as an Officer of the organization
please email

info@kidsfirstcanada.org

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From: Henry Atkinson
Subject: Fwd: May29 letter to editor, gun registry pal,pol

Begin forwarded message:

From: lynda and inky mark
Sent: May-29-12 12:12 PM

May29, 2012

                        LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Dear Editor,
Re:  Long Gun Registry Gone, But Possession Licenses Manditory
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Most  gunowners in Canada believe that once the long gun registry is revoked by C-19,  everything will return to normal  to preC-68 days.  How wrong it is to think this way.  Killing the long gun registry has really not changed much in terms of controlling the people who own and use firearms in a peaceful manner.  There are an estimated  396,000 possession licenses which will expire between now and May of 2013(there's  over 300,000. already expired).  These 396,000 firearm owners will become criminals in the eyes of the law as written in C-68. Let's remember that C-68 has not been repealed in its entirety, a promise that Harper made over and over again before he became the PM.  In other words, if you own  a long gun (registered or unregistered), you must prove that you also have a valid possession license(PAL or POL), or you have broken the law and could face a fine or jail time for illegal possession of a weapon.   The long gun no longer needs to be registered,  but  you the firearm user must be registered .  In Canada firearm  owners      are seen as potential  criminals and therefore all must be registered, so that the police know where all these potential criminals live.  The Harper government will not waive the license fee as they have in the past.  Because of budget shortfall, the Harper government want start collecting the $80 fee  starting this September estimated to be over $20 million. Some provinces continue to keep  back door registry information on lawful long gun owners  despite calls from the feds to stop this activity.  This mandatory possession license will impact the purchase of ammunition, firearms, hunting licenses, transportation,  storage, etc. etc.  So what has changed?  Lawful firearm owners continue to be treated worse than criminals.  In my opinion , all firearms laws should be removed  from the criminal code. Please call you MP and let him or her know how you feel about this matter.
Yours sincerely,

Inky Mark

Plus qu'il change, plus que la meme chose
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From: "Sandra Finley" <sabest1@sasktel.net>
Subject: Recording of history: David vs Goliath. Julian Assange, George Bush, and nonviolent resistance.

This email is posted at:  http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=5543

For a listing of the Assange postings, click on Julian Assange, Wikileaks, and scroll down.

= = = = = = = = = = = == = = = = = = = = = 

Is there a bigger "David versus Goliath" story than

·         Julian Assange (Wikileaks)  versus

·         the American military-industrial-congressional complex?!

What a cliff-hanger, and for democracy!

TODAY, May 30, 2012:
The UK Supreme Court says . .  oops!   see  Assange gets surprise chance to fight another day

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Subject: Re: Daily Digest May 29, 2012 015
From: Ian Berg

Rebecca Gingrich recently wrote:  "Subject: who do our MPs represent??? When we were the Reform Party our MP always said that "he takes our concerns to Ottawa". After Manning killed Reform that same MP stated that "he has to answer to Ottawa". Six of us on the Board got up and walked out of the meeting--never to return."

Which MP was that?  I'm not surprised you heard that sentiment, . I'm just curious which MP in particular told the truth point blank about how strong party discipline really is in Parliament to their own riding association.   

Ian Berg
Calgary, Alberta

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From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject:  radiation on West Coast--DD
Study: Fukushima Radiation Has Already Killed 14,000 Americans
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=28347
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However – in the real world – radiation affects small children much more than full-grown adults. And small particles of radiation – called "internal emitters" – which get inside the body are much more dangerous than general exposures to radiation. See this and this .
In addition, American and Canadian authorities have virtually stopped monitoring airborn radiation, and are not testing fish for radiation. (Indeed, the EPA reacted to Fukushima by raising "acceptable" radiation levels.)
So the failure of the American, Canadian and other governments to test for and share results is making it difficult to hold an open scientific debate about what is happening
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FUKUSHIMA. GLOBAL NUCLEAR RADIATION? California Fish Contaminated with Fukushima Radiation

"Absolutely Every One" – 15 Out of 15 – Bluefin Tuna Tested In California Waters Contaminated with Fukushima Radiation
- by Washington's Blog - 2012-05-29
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Subject: Harper's principled support of Israel continues paying off   DD

Joe--I have to wonder why anyone would support Harper working for the genocidal israelis and then stating it is a good thing because it is 'paying off'!!!  Is it not Harper's mandate  to do what is best for Canadians--not just a small percentage of Jews in Toronto/Montreal? 
The fact that Obama and Harper are both controlled by israel seems to have escaped the psyche of the people attending this meeting. 
Our PM 'stands with israel' while they burn Palestinian children alive with a banned weapon, White Phosphorous.  But then Harper sees nothing wrong with leading NATO to bomb Libya over lies concocted by our israeli controllers. 
This writer states that Canada has not turned against Palestinians but read the article below--
John Baird: UNESCO Funding Slashed After Palestinian Decision
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2011/11/01/john-baird-unesco-funding_n_1070137.html

Has he forgotten that Canada Park in israel is built on three destroyed Palestinian villages?

Jewish National Fund Challenged for Complicity in Ethnic Cleansing
http://www.dominionpaper.ca/articles/3951

Sadly the truth about our democracy is glaringly obvious in this comment.  A politician will support genocide, brainwashing our children re holocaust lies, killing entire countries to 'protect the only democracy in the ME'  and on and on, to garner votes.  And obviously there are brain dead people out there who will support these actions because it brings power to their 'leaders'.  Wake up and see the reality of the situation.  Supporting evil does not make it good.  It just promotes evil.
becky

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From: "Stephanie McDowall"
Subject: National media coverage of the 2011 federal election was a failure - thestar.com

This guy's use of language & style is off putting to me....perhaps because I am lazy.    None-the-less the issues he raises should be considered.
 
Too bad the Corporate media will pay not pay attention to what the author is saying.   After all... the way the last election was covered was quite deliberate and achieved the results wanted by the 1% and those others hoping to join them.
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1203278--national-media-coverage-of-the-2011-federal-election-was-a-failure

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From:
Rory J. Koopmans
#203, 8912-156th Street NW
Edmonton, AB. T5R 5Z2
 
May XXXIst, MMXII
 
Joseph Hueglin
Niagara Falls, ON.
 
Joseph:
 
I have worked for Elections Canada, Elections Alberta, & The City of Edmonton as an elections poll clerk at advance polls, a Deputy Returning Officer, & an information officer. In addition, I have been a candidate for public office federally, civically, & for school board provincially. So I have seen both sides of the coin/equation.
 
Elections Canada is going to always have problems. They pay their advance poll clerks 1/3rd the rate for the 3 days of advance polls that the City of Edmonton does, & 1/2 the rate of the Province of Alberta. They also don't pay yopu a dime to come out Election night to count the advance poll ballots. So in the end, you are actually losing money by being a DRO or poll clerk at the advance polls.
 
I have never really minded b/c when I am hired as an Elections Officer, I am working for Her Majesty The Queen to ensure electoral transparency & quite frankly am proud to have The Queen as my employer.
 
Elections Alberta & the City have brought me soup & sandwiches at times in polling stations, as well as when I was doing administration work in offices, they will feed you, give you bonus monies to work afternoons as opposed to mornings. Plus, they will give you gasoline vouchers or up gto $25.00 a day in gas allowances for travel if you unexpectedly have to work at multiple stations or in multiple ridings (allowed if 2 returning officers agree & transfer you to work in a riding that u don't live in.)
 
Going into Elections Canada offices during writs is stressful b/c the senior citizens who work in the offices afre essentially useless. They think you are there to replace them b/c you are younger when all you as a worker are trying to do is get the correct info. as to where your assignment is. They come in there, fight with you over where you are going to be placed, even trying to override the Returning Officer & where s/he tells them to place me (or any employee.) You are paid a flat fee as opposed to the more fair hourly rate for the Advance Polls. And as I said, get no further recompense for counting the ballots election night. Whereas folks in Elections Canada offices are paid for every minute they spend there.
 
There are going to be irregularities, many. I am sworn to secrecy about many of the problems in Edmonton-Centre last May still & throughout the April-May writ period. I wish I could tell you the horror stories about the lack of organization in the Edmonton-Centre offices, but then Elections Canada would be on my case & I do want to serve The Queen again. But, when you get $9.50 an hour, only a dime over Alberta minimum wage to do office work, literally starvation wages, of course Elections Canada will be hard pressed to find employees when the City of Edmonton pays a minimum $16.00 an hour for the exact same tasks.
 
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From: John Duddy
Subject: Quebecers Lead the Way in the Global Rejection of Voodoo Reaganomics | Veterans Today
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/05/31/quebecers-lead-the-way-in-the-global-rejection-of-voodoo-reaganomics/

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From: Robert Ede
Subject: re: Hepburn: 3 steps to replace Cdn Monarchy - who will sit at The Top of the Totem.
To: bhepburn@thestar.ca, Michael Bliss <m.bliss@sympatico.ca>
Cc: op-ed star <oped@thestar.ca>

Mr Hepburn,
Thanks for The Queen: three steps for Canada to replace the monarchy
I'm sure it will stimulate dinner table conversations around and about the country.

May I advance a thought or two on the not-so-simple aspects of the easy "replacement" ideas advanced:
a) re: Prof Bliss' First, Ottawa should hold a national referendum on a Yes-or-No question: "Should Canada sever ties with the British monarchy?" A simple majority would be sufficient to proceed further.

While I fundamentally object to 50%+1 as the standard for ANY decision ....what about the "amending formula"

41. An amendment to the Constitution of Canada in relation to the following matters may be made by proclamation issued by the Governor General under the Great Seal of Canada only where authorized by resolutions of the Senate and House of Commons and of the legislative assembly of each province:
(a) the office of the Queen, the Governor General and the Lieutenant Governor of a province;
(b) the right of a province to a number of members in the House of Commons not less than the number of Senators by which the province is entitled to be represented at the time this Part comes into force;
(c) subject to section 43, the use of the English or the French language;
(d) the composition of the Supreme Court of Canada; and
(e) an amendment to this Part.

b) re: Prof Bliss' Second, if the answer is yes, (Bliss #2 PART I) a federal commission (please don't call it a "royal commission") should examine how we could select a head of state. (Bliss#2 PART II)The commission, with a one-year mandate, could be appointed jointly by the prime minister and provincial premiers. (Bliss#2 PART III) The commission could look at various models for choosing a head of state, such as direct election or appointment by the federal Parliament.

Let's leave the Head of State selection process (#2 PART I & III) and leave the selection of that "federal Commission" (#2 PART II) for a paragraph or two and consider first the foundation upon which the "new" Canadian power-hierarchy will stand

Given that the Monarch is Canada's Head of State and the GovGen(and Lt Gov's) are the "local" representatives of that sovereignty (i.e. the source of all lawful executive and legislative authority) and given that the system of governance in Canada is a Constitutionally-limited Monarchy;
If your objective is to remove the UK/Commonwealth/Canadian Monarchy as sovereign in Canada, what governance system are you proposing to substitute?
--a republic? (no king, but many possible sources of sovereignty e.g. North Korea is a republic);
--a true democracy or true representative democracy? aka 'popular sovereignty' (the citizenry is the source of authority - everything is owned, operated & decided of/for/by the great unwashed);
--an oligarchy? (actually similar to the anti-de jure PMO/PCO cabal 'top-downing' everything since 1940 - with vote-by-colour, phony-promises elections periodically);
--a military-industrial complex-ocracy as in the USA?;
--a theocracy (likely you have in mind a Secular-Humanist-ocracy)
etc etc

If you remove the House of Windsor (Hanover wed to Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha) from Head of State ... what becomes of the ownership of the Crown Lands, the Crown's interest in all fee simple (non-allodial) land grants, the Crown Attorneys, the Queens Bench, existing loyalty Oaths and pledges of allegiance, Royal Proclamations (1763 was the root of all we have now), Royal Assents to all Bills since then .etc etc ...we've been working under the "similar in principle to the U.K." idea for a long time. Be careful what you wish for ... you might get something else!

Returning to (Bliss#2 PART II)The commission, with a one-year mandate, could be appointed jointly by the prime minister and provincial premiers. Let's remember that the source-power, aka sovereignty, of the Canadian Crown will be "transferred" to "somewhere" in the event that the Monarchy is replaced - the last people I want picking the members of the federal commission on re-shaping that sovereignty are the officers most wanting to grab-it-all for themselves.

Returning to (Bliss #2 PART I) ... a federal commission ... should examine how we could select a head of state ...+ ... (Bliss#2 PART III) The commission could look at various models for choosing a head of state, such as direct election or appointment by the federal Parliament. IMHO, only once the replacement "form or type" of sovereignty is decided could we endeavour to decide the selection process. If we chose a democracy/popular sovereignty then surely the citizenry would have to directly elect the Head of State

c) re: Prof Bliss' Third, a second referendum would be held on the commission's top two recommended methods of choosing the next head of state.
Notwithstanding my objection to 50+1 as sufficient support for even minor decisions regarding governance - if a less-than-bias-free commission proposes two less than perfect choices to a pan-Canadian plebiscite ... how can the small minority that 'have a better idea" vote for "None of the Above"? in the scenario proposed by the Professor?

di) Instead of sorting out all these problems, thus requiring a re-opening of the BNA/Constitution 1867-1982 for piecemeal butchering and horse-trading by our vested (and wannabe) stakeholders (to obtain their consent to the Monarchy replacement), why not just redefine the de facto meaning-in-use of the terms "Crown" & "Monarch/Queen/King" in Canada?

Change the meaning of "Crown" to "the resident-taxpaying-citizens" of Canada (ie 3 part-qualification, no substitutes, zero-tolerance)
This would have to be a Tacit Revolution/Revelation/Resolution because any Legislation or resolution to the same effect would require 100% Amending Formula Consent PLUS the Monarch/Queen/King-of-the-Day would have to agree not exercise Their still extant and valid Disallowance Power anytime during the 2 yrs after that resolution/Bill's passage (BNA 1867 s.56)

ii) Instead of seeking a new Head of State ... just make the Governor General the Head of State on behalf of the "New Crown". Simply keep everything as it already is according to the as-written constitutional texts - except the allegiance of all officeholders and civil servants (including the GG) now would be to the "resident-taxpaying-citizens of Canada" rather than to a non-resident, hereditary OfficeHolder who (I'll wager) no ordinary Canadian feels has a mandate to make Executive decisions about our country.

iii) Instead of hoping for a fool-proof and fair Head of State selection process via Bliss' federal commission idea, simply have the Prime Minister's recommendation of a New Governor General be decided by an at-large vote simultaneous with every-other General Election (single-transferable balloting, one term only, starting 365 days after the return of the Writs)

Oh yes, yes, and tut, tut -indeed the Queen/King/Monarch will still be included the Constitution .... but that hasn't bothered us or hindered our political "evolution" since 1982 or since 1947 or since 1931.

The key elements are:
- no re-opening Constitution can-of-worms;
- only requires a "deemed disposition" of Crown Assets/treasury;
- causes a return to the as-written provision of our Fundamental Laws;
and most importantly
- the power-sharing agreement we call a Constitution, composed of Confederal Executive/Legislative + Provincial Executive/Legislative will for the first time include/enfranchise/empower the resident/taxpaying/citizenry at The Top of the Totem.

rce
Robert Ede,
Spokesman,
The Majority of Canadians P.A.C.


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