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Quebec values charter protest hits Montreal streets
What do the N.S. political leaders have in common?
Ottawa mulls appeal of labour board ruling in dispute with striking diplomats
NDP, Liberals to choose candidates for Toronto byelection, set stage for 2015
Banff exhibit sheds light on war prisoners
PM running from MPs, Mulcair says as Parliament prorogued
Tim Hudak Turfs Randy Hillier As Ontario PC Labour Critic
Organizers hope thousands turn out for march against Quebec values charter
Harper draws Canada's first PM into marijuana debate
Parties trade ideas
Ottawa says rules encouraging drug makers to post shortages will help patients
Lockheed Martin says $10.5 billion of Canadian work on F35 at risk without order
Jason Kenney posts picture of himself with Sikh head scarf
GG formally prorogues Parliament; new session to start Oct. 16
NDP lays groundwork for Saskatchewan electoral success
Eli Lilly files $500M NAFTA suit against Canada over drug patents
Stephen Harper in B.C. for pipeline push
'Angry' Pamela Wallin repays Senate $100K in expenses
Ottawa bargaining in bad faith with striking diplomats, labour board rules
Tories target apprenticeship programs
N.S. candidates go online to get message out
Rest of Canada afraid of secular values debate, PQ minister says
Maria Mourani, expelled Bloc MP, quits the party
South Korean ambassador honours veterans
Who are Canada's top 1%?
Prorogation starts countdown to the next election
McJobs, a Launch Pad for Young Workers
Employees of a BC burger joint share hopes, fears and life lessons. Last in a series.
Robocalls: Will We Ever Know the Truth?
Elections Canada could help clear things up. But don't count on it.
Victoria's Public Market Returns!
High hopes for brand-new hub expected to fill the city's growing hunger for island-made goods
Why Smart Teens Are Sexual Idiots
To me, disturbing frosh week rape chants indicate a failure to teach enthusiastic consent.
J. Roddy Walston's Gospel Glam 'n' Stomp
The piano rocker drops some essential business on his latest album.
BC Greens plan to stop skipping byelections, says interim leader
First candidate for BC Conservative leadership steps up
Harper hires new chief spokesman from aboriginal affairs ministry
SFU gives prestigious award for community achievement to reconciliation ambassador
'The Act of Killing' and 'The Dirties'
A doc that gives a genocide a fantasy turn, and a fictional film that ends in curious, murderous reality.
Weekend Listening: 'Shadow Warrior'
Free audiobook chapter from a riveting bio of William Egan Colby, CIA director under Nixon and Ford.
VIDEO: The staggering gap in First Nations educational statistics
BC liquor distributer hires relocation expert linked to Exel
Landlord, target of DTES 'wanted' campaign, turns himself in
Harper Cracks Marijuana Joke
Should He Just Shave?
Pamela Pays It ALL Back, Plus Interest
The Most Interesting MP Ever?
Battle For Rae's Seat A Bellwether
MP Ousted From Bloc Questions Sovereignty Movement
Mulcair's Murky Math
The Rest Of Canada Is Just Scared: PQ Minister
Former Budget Watchdog Scores Honour
Here's What I'm Doing to Make Canada's Government More Open -- It's No Secret
Canada's Refugee Problem: Are We Being Too Selfish?
Syria crisis: Baird calls Assad's timeline for handing over weapons 'ridiculous'
Police actions at Toronto's G20 Summit: Does one guilty verdict get justice served?
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>NATIONAL NEWSWATCH>>>>>>>>>>FOREIGN AFFAIRS<<<<<<<<<<
Economic reality is not a glum as headlines would lead you to believe
A Keystone breakthrough?
How to get young Canadians to vote
Quebec charter wrong in execution, not principle
Spurning Quebec's proud Catholic roots
The Duty to Protect, Still Urgent
Permanent 'temporary' taxes
A far cry from 'Hiroshima'
The lesson of Syria: 'Soft power' isn't nearly enough
Syria: The Sikorski Plan Ansgar Graw | How the Polish Foreign Minister shaped a (possible) solution for Syria.
Why Americans Love Bombardment Michael Vlahos | Has justice through retribution become the new American virtue?
Russia and Egypt: Stunning Parallels Alexei Bayer | A key comparison on the global relevance of the slow-motion Arab Spring.
Mexico & Brazil: Why U.S. Spying Stings So Much
Olympic Dreams, Tokyo Style
U.S. Into Syria: Six Key Mysteries
Averting Another U.S. Foreign Policy Disaster
Haze: Asia's New WMD
Syria, Azerbaijan and the Sunni-Shia Divide
Continuity of Military Agenda: Syria Catastrophe Engineered Under Bush, Executed Verbatim Under Obama
Peace IS Possible If We Remain Committed to the Truth
On Syria, Putin's Anti-War Case Outshines Obama's Call for Bombs
Peace Pushes Back: How the People Won Out (For Now)
US Wealthy Have Biggest Piece of Pie Ever Recorded: Report
Kerry, Kissinger and the Other Sept. 11
US Grandstands on Chemical Weapons Treaty While Violating It
The 5 Most Ludicrous War Claims in Obama's Syria Speech
Despite Big Bank Threats, City Approves 'Eminent Domain for the People'
The Silent Military Coup That Took Over Washington
Secretive Free Trade Agreement Puts Climate, Public Health at Risk
The Occupy Movement is Dead – Long Live Participatory Democracy!
Subhankar Banerjee: Boulder Flooding: Remembering Warnings from "Weather Report"
Amid Diplomatic Process on Syria, US Clings to Threat of Force
Meanwhile, In America's Longest Running War, Consulate Attacked in Afghanistan
Little Love for Wall Street Five Years Post-Crash
Corporate Lobby Machine Takes Aim at US/EU Trade Deal
TEPCO Official: Fukushima is Out of Control
Obama Appoints Bain Capital Consultant to Top Post
Inequality for All: Robert Reich Warns Record Income Gap Undermines Democracy
100 Women Arrested in Pro-Immigration Reform Protest
Howard Friel: The Threat to Attack Syria Is STILL Illegal
Stan Sorscher: The 4 (or 5) Worst Market Failures in Human History
David Sirota: The Lessons of Colorado's Gun Debate
Cornucopia Institute: Biotech and Agribusinesses Attack GMO Labeling in Washington State
Sum of Us: Over 200k Worldwide Demand Bayer Drop Bee-Killing Lawsuit and Help "Save the Bees"
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US and Russia Agree to Syria Chemical Weapons Deal READ MORE
Obama's True Motives on Syria READ MORE
Obama to Drop Push for Threat of Force in UN Resolution READ MORE
Obama's Strained Ties With Antiwar Movement READ MORE
Rick Scott's Investigation of Dems for Voter Fraud Leads to Arrest, of a Republican READ MORE
Share the Harvest READ MORE
FISA Judge: Snowden's NSA Disclosures Triggered Important Debate READ MORE
DARPA's Plan to Flood the Sea With Drones, Carrying More Drones READ MORE
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Information Clearing House
Syria, Prepare Yourself for Rape! http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36222.htm
Syria Deal Needs to Face Down US Terror http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36223.htm
America's Ridiculous Position on Syria http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36217.htm
No More War for Israel? http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36219.htm
Defeating AIPAC Starts with Syria http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36218.htm
Why 'This Town' Loves Going to War http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36226.htm
Chomsky: 'All The News That's Not Fit To Print' http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36225.htm
WHO Refuses to Publish Report on Cancers in Iraq Caused by US Weapons http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36220.htm
How Economic Inequality Harms Societies http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36224.htm
Bugger The Bankers Video http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36221.htm
In Pictures: Witness to a Syrian Execution: "I Saw a Scene of Utter Cruelty" - Warning - http://is.gd/08Lppc
Who's a "Moderate" Rebel in Syria? Check the Handwritten Receipts: http://is.gd/ABfTjT
Syria Chemical Weapons Death Toll Cited By Obama Administration May Be Inflated : http://is.gd/2baSVh
Syrian rebel groups sought to buy materials for chemical weapons, prosecutors say: http://is.gd/7x8UIq
Syrian rebel groups sought sarin gas material, Turkish prosecutors say: http://is.gd/MuzGEO
White House Says. 'America Is Exceptional' - Video - http://is.gd/cwflXm
Christiane Amanpour Angrily Calls For Intervention In Syria - Video - http://is.gd/oSdc8V
The Inside Story Of How A Fake PhD Hijacked The Syria Debate: http://is.gd/1jLR4F
Five Ways a Wider Syrian War Could Go Nuclear: http://is.gd/6gmWKq
Assad: Israel should ditch its chemical weapons too: http://is.gd/Q40Rfq
Israel also facing questions about chemical weapons: http://is.gd/NOeYQ7
Kerry heading to Israel to update Netanyahu on Syria deal: http://is.gd/7X121z
Jews say no to AIPAC and say no to bombing Syria: http://is.gd/n3c2HA
In blockaded Gaza, making gas masks with jars and paper towels: http://is.gd/hPaYKf
Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri calls for U.S. attacks and economic boycott: http://is.gd/VkpGFg
Al Qaeda calls for attacks inside United States: http://is.gd/Q1nQz5
Instances of Use of United States Armed Forces Abroad, 1798-2013: http://is.gd/qzi7Fg
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NSA shares raw intelligence including Americans' data with Israel
Syrian rebel groups sought to buy materials for chemical weapons, prosecutors say
CIA begins delivering weapons to Syrian 'rebels'
Syria crisis: US 'to drop military threat'
Russia sends missile cruiser to Mediterranean as Syria tension mounts -
U.S. troops oppose strikes on Syria by 3-1 margin
U.S. total of Syrian gas deaths could include bomb casualties - sources
UN team finds no proof on chemical weapons in Syria
Assad: Israel should be first to disarm
Israel not to ratify chemical arms treaty before Arab neighbors
Egypt extends state of emergency by two months
A Plea for Caution From Russia
Pro-Syrian opposition 'analyst' fired for lying about credentials
U.S. consulate in Herat, Afghanistan, attacked; 3 reported dead
Huge car bomb explodes outside US consulate in western Afghanistan
N. Korea may be restarting plutonium reactor - Report
'Scumbag' Petraeus heckled by New York students after teaching college seminar
U.S. oil group says FBI warns fuel storage operators to be on alert
Man gets 3 years for hacking police websites
Feds Stalked Airline Passenger Lists to Catch Manning's Friend, Documents Show
Tritium levels reach new high at Fukushima nuclear plant
Steam seen at Fukushima reactors: TEPCO
Friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect plead not guilty to hindering investigation
US pastor arrested before he could burn 2,998 Korans on anniversary of 9/11 attacks
An Interesting Day: President [sic] Bush's Movements and Actions on 9/11
The Koch brothers' secret bank
Damage from mountaintop removal mining 'staggering' compared to energy benefits - study
National Guard evacuating Colorado towns hit hard by flood
Colorado flooding: Thousands await help; town of Lyons evacuated
Colorado Deluge 'Could be Classified as 1,000-Year Event'
Save Sea Turtles from Deadly Guatemala Shrimp Trawls
>>>>>>>>>>INFOS <<<<<<<<<<21h40 - De Lavaltrie à Montréal · Des motocyclistes manifestent contre le harcèlement policier
LES NOUVELLES D'AUJOURD'HUI
LES NOUVELLES D'AUJOURD'HUI
Plus de 500 motocyclistes ont enfourché leur monture, samedi en milieu de journée, à Lavaltrie, dans Lanaudière, afin de dénoncer le comportement abusif des policiers à leur endroit. Agence QMI Sam
21h25 - Golfe du Mexique · L'ouragan Ingrid cause des pluies torrentielles et évacuations
L'ouragan Ingrid a provoqué des pluies torrentielles et des inondations entraînant samedi des milliers d'évacuations sur une grande partie du territoire mexicain. AFP Sam
20h39 - Arsenal chimique · Syrie: les États-Unis et la Russie concluent un accord ambitieux
Les États-Unis et la Russie ont conclu samedi à Genève un accord ambitieux sur le démantèlement de l'arsenal chimique syrien, avec la possibilité de mesures contraignantes. AFP Sam
19h59 - Montréal · Des milliers de personnes dénoncent la charte des valeurs
Plusieurs milliers de personnes ont marché dans les rues du centre-ville de Montréal, samedi, afin de manifester contre le projet de charte des valeurs québécoises du gouvernement péquiste. Agence QMI Sam
18h12 - Arrestation | Philippines · Protestations pour la libération d'une étudiante montréalaise
Des défenseurs des droits de l'homme et un regroupement d'avocats des Philippines ont réclamé la libération de Kim Chatillion-Meunier, une étudiante de l'Université de Montréal arrêtée vendredi par le Bureau de l'Immigration au moment où elle s'apprêtait à quitter le pays pour revenir au Canada. Agence QMI Sam
13h37 - Trafic de drogue · Quatre Hells Angels canadiens sont arrêtés en Espagne
MADRID - Quatre membres canadiens des Hells Angels ont été arrêtés dans le nord-ouest de l'Espagne pour avoir introduit illégalement dans ce pays 500 kilos de cocaïne. Agence QMI Sam
12h55 - Justice · Magnotta prendra plaisir à subir son procès, dit une ex-amie
Dans un an jour pour jour Luka Rocco Magnotta subira son procès, et selon une ex-petite amie, il sera très heureux d'être le centre d'attention. Agence QMI Sam
04h11 - Une première · Un candidat gay au poste de maire en Turquie
Un homosexuel turc de 43 ans sera candidat aux prochaines élections municipales en mars, espérant devenir la première personne ouvertement homosexuelle à occuper des fonctions publiques en Turquie, rapporte samedi la presse turque. AFP Sam
02h40 - Enquête · Les sites de rencontres pour infidèles séduisent
Il n'a jamais été plus facile de tromper son mari ou sa femme. Des sites de rencontres pour infidèles attirent chaque jour de nouveaux adeptes. Et différents sites et applications offrent des alibis et de faux documents pour tout garder secret. JDM Sam
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From: Ric Levenston
What happened to the comments section?
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From: Rene Moreau <email@example.com>
The Creator saw that the people, unchallenged, were getting too relaxed and lazy and uncaring
about their own welfare. He knew that the people need to be challenged from time to time,
otherwise they are sitting ducks for invasion, or slavery, or take-over, wiping out all the past
efforts to build a strong society. It would seem that un-challenged humans do not get better, or
So the attempt by the corporate world to rule the human world presented a situation that would
sharpen people up a bit since corporations, by their very nature, of focussed institutional greed and reason for being of money and power, are not good for the human race, which has more and better values. Examples; love, empathy or caring, democracy, a knowledge of good and bad, etc., etc.
It could even be said that Goldman-Sachs Inc., and Enron, and World-com, and Monsanto and it's affiliates, was a gift to show us what could happen if we don't care and regulate, or we let the corporations undermine and neuter any regulators that they can, since regulation stands in the
way of their 'god', maximized money.
Should we not be considering the dangers of letting the corporate world play a part in world
governance, or privatization?
When the legal, lawyer-type, world gets paid much more by the corporate world and can, and have, changed the rule of law to fit corporate wishes, world-wide, do we not have a problem?
Read 'When Corporations Rule the World', by David Korten . It is NOT science fiction!
Rene Moreau (416-489-8347)
From: "S Booiman"
Subject: some thoughts
During an internet discussion reference was made to special article, about choice in 1912. suggested to
be the start of bilingual division. Google : Regulation 17.
From: Ray Strachan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Golan Heights
I see Gods chosen people more than ready for war. Oh yes and I saw a bully today in a school yard.
From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: reality bites?
They Denied That We Were In A Depression In 1933 And They Are Doing It Again In 2013
Subject: the same is true in Canada
Former Presidents Warn About the "Invisible Government" Running the United States
Subject: Will the Taxpayers o f Canada be subjected to more of these Corporate Lawsuits when the Harper Govt. signs the E.U. and TPP "trade deals?" See info below.
Eli Lilly files $500M NAFTA suit against Canada over drug patents
Compensation sought for Federal Court's invalidation of Straterra, Zyprexa patents
Eli Lilly is accusing Canada of violating its obligations to foreign investors under the North American Free Trade Agreement by allowing its courts to invalidate patents for two of its drugs.
The company officially filed a complaint this week with NAFTA seeking $500 million US in compensation....
Various consumer advocacy organizations on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border have expressed concern over the company's attempts to challenge domestic court decisions before an international trade tribunal and over the broad investor rights that the NAFTA treaty affords to companies.
The Council of Canadians, the Washington, D.C.-based government watchdog organization Public Citizen and the global consumer rights group Sum of Us have all spoken out against Eli Lilly's complaint, and Sum of Us created an online petition calling on Eli Lilly to drop the suit.
Eli Lilly's NAFTA complaint is unprecedented and should worry the citizens of Canada and other NAFTA countries because the drug maker is not only challenging the invalidation of its particular patents but is challenging "Canada's entire legal doctrine for determining an invention's 'utility' and, thus, a patent's validity," Public Citizen wrote in a brief on the case.
"While pushing for an entirely different patent standard, Eli Lilly, the fifth-largest U.S. pharmaceutical corporation, is demanding [$500 million] from Canadian taxpayers as compensation for Canada's enforcement of its existing patent standards."
While the tribunal can only award damages and can't force Canada to change its laws, some argue that the latter is, ultimately, what Eli Lilly is after.
The company's so-called investor-state challenge "marks the first attempt by a patent-holding pharmaceutical corporation to use the extraordinary investor privileges provided by U.S. 'trade' agreements as a tool to push for greater monopoly patent protections, which increase the cost of medicines for consumers and governments," Public Citizen said.
If Eli Lilly is successful in getting the NAFTA tribunal to approve its claim for compensation, it "could expose Canada to a slew of investor-state attacks from other drug companies that have had patents invalidated because their patent applications failed to show or predict that the medicines would provide the promised benefits," the group said.
In an interview with the American online news magazine Politico, Toronto attorney Lawrence Herman, a former trade official with Canada's foreign service, agreed that Eli Lilly is less interested in compensation than in changing Canada's patent law so that judges no longer have the leeway to make the kind of rulings they did in its case.
[read more at link below]
Are "Trade Deals" a Camouflage for Treason?
Can the people of any country have any 'trust" or "confidence" in a government that is involved in "hidden"  and "secretive"  trade deals? Why all the secrecy? Yet, this is happening here in Canada and in other countries as well. Canada is in the process of signing a free trade deal with the E.U. The Montreal Gazette of April 28, 2012, had the headline, "Tories pitch EU free-trade deal online…text of pact remains hidden from public" The article went on to state: "The deal is not just about free trade, which eliminates tariffs at the border, but greater economic integration with the EU."  (emphasis added)
Canada is also a member of the "secretive" Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) still in the negotiation stage, which has been described as a "Stealth Corporate Coup d'Etat" ...
[read more at link below]
Does the "Secretive" Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Undermine National Sovereignty?
"The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a secretive, multi-national trade agreement that threatens to extend restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws across the globe and rewrite international rules on its enforcement….TPP raises significant concerns about citizens' freedom of expression, due process, innovation, the future of the Internet's global infrastructure, and the right of sovereign nations to develop policies and laws that best meet their domestic priorities." ...
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