Friday, September 28, 2012

Daily Digest September 28, 2012


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

OPINION AND INFORMATION
_____CANADA

Harper to recuse himself from matters dealing with Talisman Energy
A family connection could force Prime Minister Stephen Harper to step aside from politically-charged decisions
involving a looming foreign takeover of an Alberta energy company.
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Does Canada need the Justin Society?
Trudeaumania relapse should have us looking for remedy
Justin Trudeau might just save the Liberal party
Just in time for Justin?
The mystery of Stephen Harper's anglophilia
A matter of justice, without delay
A government on autopilot
The PQ's retroactive tax on affluence is damaging and unfair\
Opposition demands Tories return donations from fugitive businessman \
Radio personalities prank Harper with stunt phone call
Tim Powers: Rona Ambrose's big mistake in fetus-rights vote? Not explaining why
Barbara Kay on Rona Ambrose: When the sisterhood attacks its own
NDP's Mulcair throws support behind West-to-East oil pipeline
Justin Trudeau 'a good candidate': Chrétien
Forget it dreamers, Carney won't be seeking Liberal leadership
House of Commons vote related to abortion shows Rona Ambrose's Status of Women post is no longer useful
Rona Ambrose's big mistake in fetus-rights vote? Not explaining why
Who's the man between the prime ministers?
Harper offers no public support for Netanyahu's anti-nuclear plan
Israeli PM praises Canada for severing diplomatic ties with Iran
Air force's F-35 recommendation was missing key information
Testimony about Mafia rattles PQ; party defends member after inquiry revelation
Environment Canada offers Peter Kent tips to describe impact of climate change
CNOOC may need to boost spending to secure Nexen
Tories quietly table Canada-China investment treaty
Mulcair shrugs off Trudeau threat
Liberals transform themselves into the Lindsay Lohan party
Justin Trudeau's Style And Likeability Will Likely Outweigh His Inexperience
Record shows Trudeau is passionate about social justice, but light on economic issues
Bank of Canada: Mark Carney is not running for Liberal leader, so stop asking
Veniez: Move Over Trudeau, Mark Carney's Got it All
Potential opponents to Trudeau leadership bid scarce
Trudeau attracting buzz, but Murray, Garneau, LeBlanc, Cauchon and others still exploring options to run for Grit leadership
Comedian Jessica Holmes on Justin Trudeau
Trudeau plays coy in Seaforth
Bachand, architect of tuition hikes, enters Quebec Liberal leadership race
Crucial pipelines jeopardized by failure to consult first nations, Prentice warns
Did abortion motion expose a rift among Stephen Harper's Conservatives?
Thousands sign petition calling for status of women minister's job after abortion vote
Ambrose's vote in favour of fetus-rights motion raises ire of women's groups
Second MP plans motion related to abortion
Harper gov't received numerous complaints over War of 1812 ads.
Google Translation..
Stephen Harper chooses the Waldorf over the UN in New York
Harper takes jabs at UN, Iran while accepting statesman award
Quebec DJs posing as Harper get UN Secretary General on the phone
Info czar kicks off blue-sky review of federal access to information law
CRTC exec who spent evening in Bell box operated in 'gray area': Ethics expert
The growing cabal of English-speaking nations
New language rules for would-be Canadian citizens to begin in November
Toews says no to free needles in prisons
Unconventional official portrait shows Michaëlle Jean as 'a woman at work'
Ontario Liberals look for support after alienating unions
Premier Dalton McGuinty cut energy minister Brad Duguid out of power plant negotiations, documents show
B.C. NDP may kill balanced-budget law if elected, party leader says
More info in Richard Oland homicide investigation will be released next week
Canadian Food Inspection Agency suspends licence of Alberta packing facility
Consumers' association angry at food inspection agency's handling of meat recall
Canadian gets three months in jail for not serving in Israeli army
CFIA: Meat plant has not yet corrected E. coli risk
Canadian economy beats forecasts but outlook cautious\

TYEE:
Pipeline Violations Poorly Enforced: Engineer
'We Have Started Ball Rolling' on Justice for Work Deaths
Alleged Abuse 'Just Didn't Happen': John Furlong
Joint UBC-Langara program aimed at aboriginal students
Furlong's co-author Mason says he was told nothing about Burns Lake
BC mayors' caucus considering ways to become more democratic
NDP leader Dix says he'd balance budgets, but would repeal law
Tory crime agenda fuelling 'crisis' of aboriginal women in prison: report


_____FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Information Clearing House:
America's Drone Attacks Are 'Killing 49 People for Every Known Terrorist
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32580.htm
Petty Princes and Potentates Why the American Raj is Under Seige
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32587.htm
A Culture of Delusion
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32583.htm
Bibi's Crazy UN Speech Medievalist poses as champion of "modernity"
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32582.htm
Israel Is A Pretty Crazy State An Interview With Noam Chomsky
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32581.htm
Will Israel Launch a False Flag Against Iran to Start War?
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32585.htm
'Our (New) Terrorists' the MEK: Have We Seen This Movie Before?
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32579.htm
Memo to UN :  The Door on a Two-state Solution was Closed 45 Years Ago
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32584.htm
Mitt Romney Blurts Out The Truth About Neo-conservatism
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32588.htm
Skimming Profits Off Bad Loans Bankers And Their Dirty Tricks
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article32586.htm
16 killed as Syrian Army 'Beats Back' Aleppo Rebels:
http://en.rian.ru/world/20120928/176286515.html
Syria rebels struggle to advance in new Aleppo offensive: http://is.gd/qFxleI
Aleppo, dead city in a horrifying free-fall: http://is.gd/Ui7Wd5
Video: Islamists Attack Christians In Syria: http://is.gd/PjZL0k
Scholar Warns Syria Rebels Could Turn Into Warlords : http://is.gd/INituL
Clinton offers $45 million to Syrian rebels, who want more support: http://is.gd/WgdqqK
Rebel support 'pushes Syria deeper into the abyss of bloody sectarianism' - Russia:
http://rt.com/news/lavrov-syria-un-general-assembly-265/
Turkey's Erdogan slams Russia, says it 'stands by' massacre in Syria: http://is.gd/Wbllxy
Iraq militants kill 12, attack Tikrit prison, freeing 90 inmates:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-19750039
Blair could have stopped Iraq invasion, says Kofi Annan: http://is.gd/gCa8lq
Allies say 45 rebels killed, Taliban claim killing 35 troops: http://is.gd/wXSpBe
NATO occupation force soldier killed in Afghanistan: http://is.gd/JO3Aan
Pakistan: Almost 90 per cent of people killed by US in Waziristan are innocent citizens. http://is.gd/AkPcy2
Calling U.S. Drone Strikes 'Surgical' Is Orwellian Propaganda: http://is.gd/prcyay
The next wave in robotic war: autonomous drones: http://is.gd/eznZSg
Iran to retaliate against any attack with full force: Deputy UN envoy: http://is.gd/05Ua0q
Israel's threats only strengthen our resolve, says Iranian military commander: http://is.gd/Dh4klK
No red line on Iran, US insists after Netanyahu speech: http://is.gd/8ROs69
Humor: Netanyahu at UN - Picture / Cartoon http://www.flickr.com/photos/expd/8030549166/
Canadian Premier Harper skips UN General Assembly to get Jewish award:
The Canadian official seized the opportunity to level criticism at the UN and accused its members of using the world body as a "forum to single out Israel for criticism." http://is.gd/C8ug7m
National Survey of American Jewish Opinion Shows Obama over Romney by a 65-24 Margin:
http://www.sys-con.com/node/2380387
Romney less popular than Bush:
http://www.salon.com/2012/09/28/romney_less_popular_than_bush/
Living in Hiding From Libyan Militias:  http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/09/living-in-hiding-from-libyan-militias/
Military conflict 'looms' between China and Japan: http://is.gd/JUiCFD
Man behind anti-Islamic film, jailed for probation violation: http://is.gd/oqwwuU
Iraqi-American is imprisoned by US for saving his family from US sanctions: http://is.gd/9WKkHK
France unveils 'harshest budget in 30 years': http://is.gd/p5qgRb
UK could lose prized AAA debt rating, Fitch warns: http://is.gd/SyJQBA


Common Dreams Daily Newsletter:
Ralph Nader: Barack to Mitt: Corporations Run the Economy
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/09/28
Pakistan Foreign Minister: Drones Are Top Cause Of Anti-Americanism
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/09/28-2
France's 'Toughest' Budget: Super Tax on the Super Rich
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/09/28-0
Voyage Reveals 'Planetary Scale' of Plastic in Oceans
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/09/28-4
Big Pharma Medicaid Fraud Penalties at Record High
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/09/28-1
'Excessive' Tear Gas, Water Cannons Used in Chilean Students' Latest March
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/09/28-3
Pakistan 'Categorically Rejects' Claim That It Tacitly Allows US Drone Strikes
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/09/28
Judges to Review Constitutionality of NDAA Military Detention Legislation
http://www.commondreams.org/video/2012/09/28
Poet and Activist Alice Walker on Women Rising, Obama, and the 2012 Election
http://www.commondreams.org/video/2012/09/28-0
Eric Margolis: Why the American Raj is Under Seige
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/09/28-7
Ira Chernus: Israel Versus Iran: Netanyahu's Cartoon Version
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/09/28-1
Soraya Chemaly: One Billion Rising: Ending the Pandemic of Violence Against Women
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/09/28-4
Greg Kaufmann: The Invisibles in Mississippi and the US
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/09/28-2
David Sirota: The Choice Between Automatons and Leaders
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/09/28-3
Shadowy Money From U.S. Chamber of Commerce Pours Into Nine California Congressional Races
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2012/09/28-12
Bradley Manning Support Network: Military Makes a Mockery of Bradley Manning's Right to a Speedy Trial http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2012/09/28-6

Epoch Times Newsletter:
1) Immigration Reform Could Tip the Balance in Elections
2) Man in China Avoids Responsibility for Road Accident
3) Organ Harvesting Petition Asks US to Pressure China
4) RIM Announces Blackberry 10 … and Music Video

Chinese Regime Pressures, Japanese Businesses Retaliate

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China is in much deeper trouble than the world suspects and countries like America and international bodies need to adjust policy accordingly.Read more
Immigration may not be a primary concern for most voters, but it could be a defining issue for many Asian-American and Latino voters. Read more
Canada celebrates 50 years in space on Saturday, marking five decades since the launch of the Alouette-1 satellite on Sept. 29, 1962. Read more
Chinese companies to boycott Japanese-made goods and services, including [...] Read more
Fear of a violent attack forced closure of the U.S. Consulate building in Kolkata, East India, Thursday afternoon. Read more
America faces job losses at home and a high trade imbalance with China. China faces an impoverished population alongside a wealthy elite. Read more
Internet Increasingly Censored in China, Report Says Read more

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        LES NOUVELLES D'AUJOURD'HUI

20h59 - Commission Charbonneau · Des témoignages qui font des vagues
        Les révélations faites à la commission ont fait réagir vendredi plusieurs entrepreneurs dont les        noms ont été diffusés. Agence QMI Vend
20h11 - Fusillade d'Aurora · James Holmes avait menacé un professeur
        L'auteur présumé de la fusillade d'Aurora, qui avait fait 12 morts lors d'une séance du film Batman,    avait menacé un professeur peu avant son passage à l'acte. AFP Vend
19h33 - Policière décédée · Son véhicule faisait l'objet d'un rappel
        Le véhicule conduit par la policière Katia Hadouchi faisait l'objet d'un rappel de General      Motors.
19h25 - Direction du Parti libéral du Québec · Raymond Bachand se porte candidat         
        L'ancien ministre des Finances a officiellement confirmé sa candidature, vendredi. Agence
17h02 - Fidélité · Les coyotes de ville sont 100 % monogames
        Si vous êtes à la recherche d'une relation basée sur la fidélité, tenez-vous avec un coyote. Agence
16h18 - Industrie de la construction · Maltais veut barrer la route aux fraudeurs
        Une version améliorée de la Loi 35 sera déposée dès la rentrée parlementaire, assure la ministre        Agnès Maltais. Agence QMI Vend
15h42 - Outrage au tribunal · La cause de Nadeau-Dubois en délibéré
        Le juge Denis Jacques, de la Cour supérieure, a pris en délibéré la cause de l'ex-porte-parole de la    CLASSE, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, accusé d'outrage au tribunal. Agence QMI Vend
14h41 - Commission Charbonneau · André Villeneuve nie tout lien avec la mafia
        Le député de Berthier, André Villeneuve, a réagi à la diffusion d'un reportage de Radio-Canada le       liant à la mafia montréalaise. Agence QMI Vend
14h39 - Chefferie du PLQ · Couillard part favori
        Philippe Couillard part favori dans la course à la direction du Parti libéral du Québec. Les    Québécois, tous partis confondus, le voient comme le meilleur candidat à la succession de Jean  Charest. Agence QMI Vend
14h37 - Projet Montréal · 48 heures pour débusquer 134 millions $ en contrats
        Richard Bergeron est outré que son équipe, malgré son peu de moyens, ait mis seulement 48       heures à découvrir un stratagème entre des entrepreneurs en construction alors que le maire     Gérald Tremblay, en poste depuis 2001, n'a rien vu. Agence QMI Vend
14h32 - Stocks de poissons · Le déclin peut être arrêté selon les experts
        Des scientifiques américains estiment que le déclin des stocks mondiaux de poissons résultant de        la surpêche n'est pas irrémédiable. AFP Vend
14h08 - Nucléaire iranien · Accord Obama-Netanyahu
        Le président américain Barack Obama et le Premier ministre israélien Benjamin Netanyahu sont    «entièrement d'accord» sur la nécessité d'empêcher l'Iran de se doter de l'arme nucléaire, a affirmé    vendredi la Maison Blanche après un entretien téléphonique entre les deux dirigeants. AFP Vend
13h01 - Lanaudière · Chasse à l'homme à Rawdon
        Un homme de 31 ans a été arrêté vendredi matin au terme d'une chasse à l'homme qui a débuté à la        suite d'un vol de véhicule, survenu au cours de la nuit précédente, à Saint-Paul, dans la région de     Lanaudière. Agence QMI Vend
12h15 - Ontario · Une citrouille de 200 livres disparaît
        Une citrouille de 200 livres (90 kilos) a été volée dans le jardin communautaire de l'Union Place à     Owen Sound en Ontario. Agence QMI Vend
09h18 - Chronique · Tout ce qui grenouille et scribouille...
        Oh là là! Comme on peut dire n'importe quoi depuis quelques semaines, soit depuis que le        gouvernement péquiste de Madame Marois a décidé de 1) supprimer cet impôt injuste de 200$ que   l'ex-ministre libéral Bachand appelait pompeusement la «contribution santé» et 2) d'aller chercher      ce manque à gagner dans les revenus des plus riches, c'est-à-dire chez 3 % de la population du  Québec.  Agence QMI Vend
08h13 - Minneapolis · Une fusillade dans une entreprise fait cinq morts
        Un homme a ouvert le feu jeudi dans une entreprise de Minneapolis, tuant quatre personnes, dont le      fondateur de la société, avant de retourner l'arme contre lui.  Agence QMI Vend
02h46 - CRTC | Lobbying · Soirée dans la loge de Bell
        Neuf mois après sa nomination au poste de vice-président de la Radiodiffusion du CRTC, Tom      Pentefountas s'est placé dans une situation délicate en passant une soirée dans une loge        corporative de Bell. JDM Vend
02h37 - Megan Kanka · Un crime sans nom
        «Ça a été une nuit horrible...» Richard Kanka se souvient comme si c'était hier des heures qui ont      suivi la visite des policiers qui se sont garés devant chez lui dans quatre gros véhicules noirs, un    samedi soir de juillet 1994. JDM Vend
02h30 - Registre peu utilisé, mais nécessaire · «Je l'ai à l'œil»
        Presque 20 ans après l'adoption de la Megan's law, les citoyens du New Jersey rencontrés par    le Journal de Montréal n'ont rien de justiciers sans pitié prêts à lyncher à la première occasion les   agresseurs dont le nom figurent sur la liste noire. JDM Vend
02h14 - Prédateurs sexuels · Savoir pour mieux protéger
        Au bout des doigts, en seulement quelques clics, les citoyens américains peuvent savoir qui sont        les agresseurs sexuels dangereux près de chez eux et où ils habitent. Une mesure destinée à     permettre aux parents de mieux protéger leurs enfants. JDM Vend
00h00 - Népal · 19 morts dans un écrasement d'avion
        Sept touristes britanniques et cinq chinois figurent parmi les passagers d'un petit avion népalais qui  s'est écrasé. AFP Vend

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