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Subject: Daily Digest September 18, 2013
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charge ex-bigwig Kevin Wallace, later head of SNC's CANDU Energy
now dominates World Bank corruption list, thanks to SNC-Lavalin

meet Quebec Lib leader; Couillard says questions were about party, not him
Oliver says Keystone is worth the costs of ongoing U.S. lobbying efforts
conclude anonymous emails to N.S. NDP not criminal
NDP gave polling firm wrong names of rival candidates in two ridings
cautions potential changes to Quebec values charter will be minor
board long urged new rail level-crossing regulations, safety assessments
of Rehtaeh Parsons disgusted by dating website ad featuring daughter's photo
unveils larger smartphone with a five-inch screen
Tories promise Home for Colored Children inquiry

NDP Leader Adrian Dix steps down
was warned about Arctic patrol ships' high price
train, Ottawa bus crash draws transport investigators
SNC-Lavalin VP charged in Bangladesh bribery probe
tweet condolences following Ottawa bus crash
police ID 3 of 6 killed in Via train-bus crash
file suit over transfer of mentally ill prisoners
flights cancelled due to computer outages

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Tyee

Break Residential Schools' Dark Legacy, Understand Why
         Know the roots of Canada's incarceration
of native children and see why effects linger.
Question at Cities' Shindig: What Will Dix Do?
         Catch the UBCM dish on tax changes,
trash talk and more in this reporter's notebook.
Hedge Funds Squeezing Profitable Postmedia: Union
         As media giant makes 17 per cent profit,
Sun, Province publisher says more fat to cut.
Foretold in Northern Gateway Danger Zones
         Enbridge already knows where, and how
much, the proposed pipeline could leak.
International Film Festival starts soon!
Does speed kill? Not according to this video
working on inter-provincial child welfare changes: Cadieux
for storytellers: Generation Rent
Saskatchewan agencies 'failed' First Nations toddler: report
last-minute pipeline talks worry BC First Nations leader

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Yahoo News

Bank of Canada says economy at tipping point 6 hours ago
in six Canadians say they needed mental health
treatment last year, StatsCan reports 2 hours 33 minutes ago
Ont. 'Marilyn Monroe' condos garner best skyscraper award4 hours ago
plans to lay off as much as 40 per cent of its employees: report 5 hours ago
extends tax break for manufacturers, says it helps Canada compete 5 hours ago
SNC-Lavalin VP charged in Bangladesh bribery probe 8 hours ago
Quebecois: No quick compromises on values plan 2 hours 30 minutes ago
who drowned sons in Alberta reportedly commits suicide 3 hours ago
team looks into body found in Surrey, B.C., park 5 hours ago
Time' on trial in Tatchun bridge contract case 6 hours ago
of B.C. says $250,000 pledged for anti-rape
counselling, education 2 hours 36 minutes ago
Post vulnerable to 'acts of terrorism,' according to RCMP 10 hours ago
Canada do more to free the Canadian men detained in Egypt? 9 hours ago

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Huffington Post

NDP's Latest Snoozefest Has Nothing on Trudeau
Two-Tiered Mental Health System
Teens Feel Bullied By the Charter of Values
for an Inclusive Quebec (English Translation)
Syria, the US and Britain Are Trapped in the Past
NDP's Latest Snoozefest Has Nothing on Trudeau
Quebec's Charter of Intolerance

Cast Selves As Defenders Of Consumers
Takes Credit For Liberals' Corporate Donation Ban
Bird Tribute For Harper In Nation He's Never Visited
Than 250 Collisions In The Last 10 Years
Have Long Pushed Feds For Change
Benefits Outweigh U.S. Lobbying Costs, Oliver Says
Not Ready To Water Down Charter
Emails Not Illegal
Ex-MP: Trudeau On Right Track
Tories Use 'Train Wreck' In Statement, Regret It


should cancel armoured vehicles procurement

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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Global Research E-Newsletter
The Global Economic Crisis: We Cannot Afford to Remain Powerless

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The European Union Times
10 reasons why diplomatic solution is unlikely in

gives surface-to-air missiles to Syrian rebels
deploys troops to Syria-Jordan border
secretly operates on Syrian border, supplies arms to rebels
'Irrefutable' evidence for Syria chemical weapons claims lacking
US warship deployed to Syria
Syrian special forces ready to attack USA?

starts arming Syrian rebels overtly
will bomb Syria with long-range bombers, official says
Senate Foreign Relations Committee approves plan to strike Syria
unable to stop USA from attacking Syria
'US tests show sarin used in Syria chemical attack'
NSA spy center in Vienna snooping on citizens

act like they are at war with ordinary US citizens
spied on UN videoconferencing meetings
Warning Against Obama Regime Stuns Russia
cancels surveillance pact with US
XKeyscore gives one-click real-time access to almost any internet activity
'Monsanto Protection Act' quietly extended by
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Protection Act' slips silently through US Congress
signs 'Monsanto Protection Act' written by Monsanto-sponsored senator
'Monsanto Protection Act' Gives Monsanto Power Over US Government
GM rice found in US exports to over 30 countries
Contamination by all means necessary
Russia to expand Mediterranean fleet to 10
warship <>Source
sends missile cruiser to Eastern Mediterranean
Med fleet returns, an unintended consequence
'carrier-killer' Moskva enters Mediterranean
launches largest naval drills in post-Soviet history
reopens its naval bases in Soviet-era ally countries
Spain's public debt climbs to record 92.2% of GDP
Economy falling, nine countries are in recession
million people unemployed in Spain
begs Spain for a yes or no answer on bailout
places Spain on top of list of Europe critical economies
Commission: Eurozone faces deeper recession in 2012
Fewer Americans than ever trust govt. to handle
problems: Gallup

not to permit no-fly zone over Syria: Foreign Ministry
Bush, Blair must be put on trial at ICC: Chomsky
afraid of Obama's drones
could strip citizenship from Americans under Enemy Expatriation Act
to seek Congress approval for Syria strike
North Korea launches plutonium reactor again, US

Korea fires general, US sends warships
Korea issues ultimatum to the South, warns of immediate retaliation
committed to protecting Japan amid Korean tensions
nuclear strike on Pyongyang will raise anger of South Koreans
Korea raises alert status to 'vital threat'
CIA starts arming Syrian rebels overtly
condemns Assad for threatening peace talks as CIA 'prepares' to arm rebels
U.S. hold secret talks on how to arm Syrian rebels
the battle for Syria's ancient Christian village
'US tests show sarin used in Syria chemical attack'
to seek Congress approval for Syria strike

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Information Clearing House
Israel Wants Syria and Iran, Crushed
         It looks as though Israel, while
remaining largely mute about its interests in the
civil war raging there, has been doing a great
deal to pressure the White House into direct
involvement in Syria.
Syria's New Game: The Russian Factor
         Putin is not exactly a peacenik, but his
country has indeed succeeded in breaking, at
least for now, a predictable pattern of American
military interventions in the Middle East which
are mostly aimed at ensuring Israel's military and political supremacy.
Talented Mr Kerry Backslides on Russian Deal over Syrian Chemicals
         The obvious point is that US Secretary
of State John Kerry is not a man whose word can be trusted.
New York Times on Syria: All The Propaganda Fit to Print
         The story's headline, "UN implicates
Syria in using chemical weapons," is a cynical
distortion of reality tailored to meet the needs
of the US government for war propaganda.

Unverified Videos Allegedly Show Syria Rebels Using Chemical WeaponsVideo
         Video, allegedly shows Syrian rebels
using chemical weapons on 21st of August.
  The "Indispensable Nation" Threatens Another War Against Children
         Considering the barely imaginable oceans
of dollars US war departments spend on selling
their newest illegal, manufactured war of
aggression, they certainly spend little on
US Sanctions Are Genocidal : Fmr US Attorney GeneralVideo
         Former US Attorney General, Ramsey
Clark, discussing Iraq before the first Gulf War and his opinions on Syria.

Canadian Billionaire Predicts End of US Dollar as World's Reserve CurrencyVideo
         " In my view, the dollar is about to
become dethroned as the world's de facto
currency. I'll tell you how I came to that conclusion so quickly... "

The Armageddon Looting Machine: The Looming Mass Destruction from Derivatives
         Five years after the financial collapse
precipitated by the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy on
September 15, 2008, the risk of another
full-blown financial panic is still looming
Your Household Lost $7,000 Last Year. Where Did It Go?
         The average under-65 household in the
United States has lost $7,490 in annual income
since the year 2000, according to 2012 census
data. Less money has been going to the average
household in wages because more money is going into corporate profits.
Republican Controlled House Scheduled To Vote On Aid To Poor
         September 19 the Republican controlled
House of Representatives are scheduled to vote on
a Farm Bill; part of which includes a $40 billion
cut in the food stamp program.
Syria claims rebels behind chemical weapon attack, gives evidence to Russia:
         Evidence supporting the claim has been
given to Russia, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei
Ryabkov said on Wednesday. However, he refused to
divulge any more
Russia claims chemical attack in Syria provocation, calls for investigation:
         "There is a wide variety of evidence
that a large-scale provocation was organised in
Ghouta on August 21 in order to encourage foreign
military intervention in the Syrian conflict,"
Russian Representative to the United Nations said

Turkey confirms Syrian rebels with Al Qaida ties sought chemical weapons:
         This marked the first time that Turkey
confirmed claims by Russia and Syria that Al
Qaida-aligned rebel militias were acquiring CW
precursors for attacks against the Syrian Army
and security forces.
Russia demands 'immediate return' of UN inspectors to Syria:
         Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said the UN
inspection mission should also investigate "the
incident on March 19 near Aleppo as well as
incidents of intoxication of Syrian government
troops on August 22 and

Chemical experts to return to Syria: UN:
         UN chemical weapons inspectors will
return to Syria soon to investigate various
accusations against the regime and opposition,
their chief told AFP on
Fact or fiction? UN Report Suggests Regime Behind Sarin Attack:
         A U.N. inspectors report on last month's
chemical weapons attack in Syria suggests the
rockets containing the nerve agent sarin were
fired from the regime's elite military units