Sunday, January 05, 2014

Fwd: Daily Digest January 4, 2014

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From: "Joe Hueglin" <>
Sent: 5 January, 2014 12:05 AM
Subject: Daily Digest January 4, 2014




>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>HEADLINES ACROSS CANADA<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Tyee<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Stephen Harper's 13 Fails of 2013
        From hide-and-seek omni-bills to abandoning veterans, a very unlucky 13 for Canada.
A Pollster's Top 13 Insights from 2013
        Why surveys got the provincial election wrong, and more findings from a BC pro.
For BC Lib-tied PR Firm, 2013 Was Highly Lucrative
        Pace's government contracts, topping $2 million, included smoothing way for Bollywood awards show.
How to Put Canada Back Together Again
        Four big recommendations for repairing the tears in our social fabric. By Michael Valpy
Second Life for False Creek South?
        A deal that made Vancouver's urban housing experiment possible now clouds its future. Last in a series.

BC's 19th Century Idea to End Inequality
Historical critiques of economic imbalance sound surprisingly familiar. Excerpt from a new book.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>NATIONAL NEWS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

The House: Inside the Nigel Wright-Mike Duffy deal
         Wynne says gift card circulation flawed but necessary
Hudak's diagnosis of fiscal crisis proves a hard sell
         Court challenges show Harper governing in shadow of Trudeau's Charter of Rights
Despite favourable conditions, Tories continue to slide in the polls
         Tips, questions flow to auditor general's office in wake of Senate probe
The EKOS poll: A dismal time to be young
         Stephen Harper: Will he stay or will he go?
Tories would be wise to pass on Northern Gateway
         What would Woodrow Wilson say?

Public Voice(s)

­ According to the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), last year Canada's top 100 CEOs earned an average of 171 times more than the average working Canadian.

         Elimination of poverty requires more than a growing economy ­ it requires a dedicated plan
Hudak eager for election, despite byelection setbacks
         Thank goodness for the cold
Conservative parties slump in the provinces
         Public service unions brace for coming showdown over sick leave
Public servants waiting to see which vision for the bureaucracy will prevail in 2014
         Conservatives trim shadow government

Kevin Page dismisses Privy Council's Blueprint 2020 as 'empty vessel'

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>FOREIGN AFFAIRS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Yahoo Finance<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Retreating U.S. stimulus poses risk to world recovery

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Activist Post<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Michigan Bill Would Take on "Policing for Profit"
         Dr. Ron Paul on Obamacare: "This is what you get when the govt gets involved"
Obama Administration Issues New "Executive Actions" On Guns
         PETA's "Activist" Drones Enabling The Police State?
Undetected Asteroid Explodes Over The Atlantic
         What's the Scoop on Genetically-engineered and Pandemic Viruses?
The Ellen Show Flu Shot Fun
         Government Spy Cams in China Can't See Through the Smog
Know Your Rights and Stay Out of Jail – Infographic
         How Govt Allows Dangerous Food Additives Like MSG To Stay in Our Food

Science Vs. Politics – Australia's Water Fluoridation Debate
         Mental Handcuffs – A Kid's View of ADHD Medications
4-H Sells Its Soul to Monsanto and the U.S. Soybean Council

Greenwald DESTROYS Another Establishment Hack
         Dr. Ron Paul on Obamacare: "This is what you get when the govt gets involved"
90-Year-Old Business Owner Sends Robber Running: "Why get scared?
         The Tenacious Rise of Cryptocurrencies
Important Message for All Law Enforcers
         The Ellen Show Flu Shot Fun
Mental Handcuffs – A Kid's View of ADHD Medications
         Terms and Conditions and Government Spying
More Than Meets the Eye Behind Cambodia's Growing Unrest
         Big Brother's little siblings: How local police departments are spying too
Music conspiracy to detune us from natural 432 Hz harmonics?
         Are Other NSA Employees Leaking Documents Under The Cover Of Snowden?

Rand Paul's Class Action Against NSA has Hundreds of Thousands Signed On
         Famous hacker Barnaby Jack's death ruled a drug overdose
New High Tech GrowCubes Offer Indoor Gardening Solutions
         Looking for Info on Prepping? New List Available for "Top Prepper Sites"
The Lowdown on Water Storage (w/Infographic)
         Can Parents Save Their Children by Leaving the USA?
Pakistan Long March Ignored by Media
         American Academy of Pediatrics Attacks Raw Milk
LA County Government's Attack on Solar Powered Homes
         Climate Engineering and Weather Warfare, An Unfolding Catastrophe

How the People Can Take Back the Internet
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Real News Network<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
NYT Editorial Backs Snowden but Fails Other Whistleblowers
         20 Years on, Mexico is NAFTA's Biggest Lie
Tragic Slaying b
Legal Retail Marijuana Sales Begin in Colorado

         Mark Ruffalo and Scott Smith Discuss Real Cause of Oil Train Derailments
A Future Memorial for NAFTA
         WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Calls on Computer Hackers to Unite Against NSA Surveillance
What Congress Really Accomplished This Year

Drag Queens Hired In Alabama Parade By Accident
         Worst Moments of 2013?
This Year in Unnecessary Censorship - 2013: featuring President Obama, President George W. Bush, Anthony Weiner, Rob Ford and many more
         The Final Word: A Holly Jolly White House Message
The Best of George Carlin: Exposing our government and fall of humanity one joke at a time

The Geopolitics of the Gregorian Calendar

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Globalist<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

The Global Economy in 2014: An Uneven Recovery
         Top 10 Upcoming Global Elections
Attacking the New Normal of Secular Stagnation
         The Low-wage, Low-education U.S. Future?
New Approaches to Inequality
         Energy: Subsidizing the Rich
A Tale of Three Americas
         U.S.: Rich Get Richer, Everyone Else Pays Taxes
Multi-stakeholder Negotiations in the 21st Century


The case of the missing US recovery
         People get manipulated: Top 10 proofs
Shia Islam standing strong in Yemen
         Understanding Zionist NWO
Untold stories of Gaza retold
         Unmasking Russia's terrorist blasts
Pope must condemn US warmongering
         Quenelle: Valor or reverse Nazi salute?
Folie à deux! - Madness shared by two
         Five years of brutality in Palestine

Academic Zionist agents in US go public
         'US sailors Vs. Japan's TEPCO'
False-flag terror targets Middle East
         [] 'Roadmap' reveals deadlier US drones »Read more
Militants fight each other in NW Syria »Read more
        'Saudi al-Qaeda leader dies in Lebanon'»Read more
'Israel not accountable under intl. law'»Read more
        62 militants killed in western Iraq »Read more
Israel ex-envoy confession, remarkable »Read more

>>>>>>>>>>INFOS <<<<<<<<<<


Un redoux et du verglas sont attendus au QuébecPlus
         Incendie à Montréal: la cause toujours indéterminéePlus
Remplacement des CF-18: le fédéral n'est pas presséPlus
         Un enfant de cinq ans tué à SaskatoonPlus
Pot légal: une fillette intoxiquée aboutit à l'hôpitalPlus
         Froid extrême: CAA-Québec débordéPlus
Reportage français sur le Québec: bonjour les clichésPlus
         Enfants de parents gais: vers une nouvelle approche?Plus
Le Nord des États-Unis se prépare à un froid recordPlus
         Grèce: 25 euros pour entrer à l'hôpitalPlus

Tunisie: la loi islamique est rejetéePlus
         Saga de l'Antarctique: le navire chinois est piégéPlus
Incendie majeur à DonnaconaPlus
         Les manifestations autorisées dans une «zone spéciale»Plus
Une piétonne violemment happée à MontréalPlus
         Un soldat de l'OTAN tué dans une attaque suicide en AfghanistanPlus
Un chef de cartel mexicain arrêté aux Pays-Bas

US using Chinese parts on F-35 jets
So what? Does this differ from the source of anything we want to buy to-day?
(If so please tell me )

From: Henry Atkinson
Subject: Fwd: OTTAWA CITIZEN: Toast to those who showed courage in public life
Subject: Fwd: Top 75 Pictures of the Day for 2013

From: John Duddy.  Calgary Centre.

From: "Ian Morrison - FRIENDS"
Sent: Thursday, December 26, 2013 9:07:19 AM
Subject: John, I made this video for you

A very powerful idea – that Canada should remain a free and independent country – binds us together.
We believe that public broadcasting, especially the CBC, is critical to the health of Canada.

To: "Ian Morrison - FRIENDS" <>
"Dr. David Swann" <>, "justin trudeau" <>, "thomas mulcair" <>, "Elizabeth May, MP" <>,, "joan crockatt" <>, "joe hueglin" <>, "paul dewar" <>
Sent: Thursday, December 26, 2013 9:43:13 AM
Subject: Truth in broadcasting.

Nice work Ian.

Can you encourage CBC to look into my 2009 emails and phone calls to CBC Vancouver and Toronto?

I want to know if CBC has resolved which one is wrong, David Frum or FBI?

David Frum said on Sunday Edition in Sept. 2009 that Barbara Olsen called from the flight that hit the Pentagon in Sept. 2001.
FBI in a court of law stated the calls did not happen.  I explained this to you at an evening in Unitarian Church Calgary.
CBC should resolve this before using Frum as an expert pundit.  CBC needs to let us know what really happened.

And please demand CBC research the above link.

I sent you a small donation.

John Duddy.  Calgary Centre.

Greetings all.

'Mossad, Bush planned, executed 9/11'

Add this link to my previous email.


From: "John Feldsted"
Subject: Climate Change Scientists Caught in Ice

Forgive me if I find the rescue of the passengers from a Russian ship caught in Antarctic ice hilarious. These are climate scientists who wanted to prove to us that global warming is a real threat to our planet. These over-educated idiots could not even avoid being caught up in what they claim is the rapidly diminishing Antarctic ice pack. I submit that asking these fools for directions is distinctly unwise.

In the meantime our federal conservative government has banned some incandescent light bulbs effective January 1st. Apparently we are too simple minded to decide if we want to use more energy efficient and expensive alternatives. I know CFL bulbs made my wife ill; she was sensitive to the inherent flicker CFL bulbs emit during use. I recall my parents, wife and others telling one and all to turn out the lights when leaving a room to save energy. We were saving energy long before this unnecessary government initiative. Please tell your MP to get out off our private lives and let us decide how to spend the paltry sum we have left over after taxes. We don't elect representatives to be babysitters for us. If we want a nanny we will hire one. We need protection against unwarranted government mistreatment.

You will find the following Newsbusters piece interesting:

A group of climate change scientists were rescued by helicopter Jan. 2, after being stranded in the ice since Christmas morning. But the majority of the broadcast networks' reports about the ice-locked climate researchers never mentioned climate change.

The Russian ship, Akademic Shokalskiy, was stranded in the ice while on a climate change research expedition, yet nearly 98 percent of network news reports about the stranded researchers failed to mention their mission at all. Forty out of 41 stories (97.5 percent) on the network morning and evening news shows since Dec. 25 failed to mention climate change had anything to do with the expedition.

In fact, rather than point out the mission was to find evidence of climate change, the networks often referred to the stranded people as "passengers," "trackers" and even "tourists," without a word about climate change or global warming.

Chris Turney, the expedition's leader, is a professor of climate change at the University of New South Wales. According to Turney's personal website, the purpose of the expedition is to "discover and communicate the environmental changes taking place in the south."

Read more:
From: Larry Kazdan
Subject: Letter to Editor re:  Pipelines are the best, most cost-effective way to move oil, Brent Stafford, The Duel, Sunday, December 22,

Pipelines are the best, most cost-effective way to move oil, Brent Stafford, The Duel, Sunday, December 22

Building a pipeline provides temporary employment, but if the proposed $6.5 billion expenditure were invested in public transit, building retrofits, and renewable energy, between 3 to 34 times more jobs would be generated.
Also, additional super-tankers traveling up the inlet into Kitimat will have a negative impact on commercial fishing and eco-tourism.  Should there be a spill, thousands of jobs along the entire coast would be in jeopardy.
There is an alternative to exporting raw bitumen, an alternative that comes with fewer environmental risks, fewer carbon emissions, and more long-term work for residents of B.C.  
The Economic Costs and Benefits of the Proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline
Subject: Letter to Editor re: Harper government cutting more than $100 million related to protection of water, Mike De Souza, December 27, 2013

Re:  Harper government cutting more than $100 million related to protection of water, Mike De Souza, December 27, 2013

Under Conservative economic stewardship, seniors in need will wait extra years for their first old age pension cheque, door-to-door mail delivery will disappear, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation will experience deep cuts and hundreds of job losses, and millions of dollars will be removed from scientific research to promote conservation, to protect endangered species, and to prevent industrial water pollution.
Though many will suffer unemployment, personal hardships, or risks to their health, the budget will be balanced.  Then Stephen Harper will triumphantly deliver on the most urgent of Canada's needs - a doubling of the children's fitness tax credit.
Larry Kazdan,
620 E. 23 Ave.,
Vancouver, B.C.
(604) 874-9982
Jim Flaherty says federal budget won't be a 'laundry list'

And, with 2015 being an election year, meeting the Conservatives' deficit-elimination target has taken on enormous political significance for the party. That's because in the 2011 election campaign, Harper promised several goodies for individual taxpayers once Ottawa's books are balanced.

These include doubling the children's fitness tax credit, a $2.5-billion measure to allow income-splitting on young families' tax returns, a doubling to $10,000-a-year of Tax-Free Savings Account limits and an adult fitness tax credit.
Subject: Harper on CPP: it's about individual responsibility,  John Geddes | Maclean's – Sat, 28 Dec, 2013

Re:  Harper on CPP: it's about individual responsibility,  John Geddes | Maclean's – Sat, 28 Dec, 2013

There are two ways that society can organize a retirement income system. One way is to force workers to make their own investments and to take their chances. If returns are poor, or too much money goes into the stock market causing an asset bubble, and the bubble collapses when people retire, that's their tough luck.
Another possibility is for government to guarantee a defined benefit for a lifetime of work and contributions. Government would invest its resources into health, education and direct job creation to assure that we have a skilled and healthy workforce in a productive and fully-deployed economy, one that can fully support our pensioners.
In the final analysis, what kind of society do we want: one where work receives its certain reward come old age, or one where workers must invest in a casino, come what may?

Pension Funds Are So Big They'll Create A Bubble In Any Market ...

To conclude, pension funds are so large that they will bubble-up any financial market they are allowed to enter­and what goes up must come down. The problem really is that what Hyman Minsky called managed money (including pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, university endowments, money market funds, etc), taken as a whole, is simply too large to be supported by the nation's ability to produce output and income necessary to provide a foundation for the financial assets and debts that exist.

From: Mahmood Elahi
Subject: Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year

       Wishing you A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. You Daily Digest has been a great source of information for all who are progressive and open to ideas.
As have the thoughts of you and others to me as well.
Subject: In the election, Harper will face the public anger over political  manipulations
To: Ms Kate Malloy Editor, The Hill Times, Ottawa

In the election, Harper will face public anger over political manipulations

Re ­­''Wells puts Harper into context,'' by Kate Malloy (Dec. 16).

In his interview with Hill Times editor, Kate Malloy, Paul Wells touches the crunch of the issue when he says: ''But there's also strategic choices. A running theme of the book is that most of the trouble that the Conservatives have run into has been self-inflicted, but none of the opposition leaders have made anywhere near as much trouble for Harper as he and his caucus have made for themselves.''

In fact, the recent scandal involving Conservative Senator Mike Duffy and Harper`s former chief of staff, Nigel Wright, has been incubated and nurtured by Harper`s inner circles. This has  reinforced the public perception of the Harper Conservatives as manipulative politicans only interested in their own careers.

In a democracy, the election provides an opportunity for ordinary people ro elect their leaders and most voters are non-partisan without any ties with the Conservatives or the Liberals or the NDP or any other parties. And ordinary voters think that most politicians are ruthless careerists and most political parties serve as doormats for ambitious political leaders. As such, the public mistrust of the political leaders have grown over the Duffy-Wright scandal. And the voters are likley send the Harper Conservatives packing in the same way they sent the Liberals packing over the sponsorship scandal. They didn't buy former Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin's contention that he  as finance didn't know that then Prime Minister Jean Chrétien was wasting millions of dollars in the name of national unity. Today, they are not buying Prime Minister Stephen Harper's contention that he didn't know that his own chief of staff, Nigel Wright, was writing a cheque for $90,000 to repay Mr. Duffy's dues. During sponsorship-scandal, Mr. Harper blasted Mr. Martin as incompetent for not knowing what was happening to public spending as the finance minister. Now he must face the same music.

Ordinary voters cannot change the behaviour of political leaders, but they can vote them out in the election and Mr. Harper is likely to face the fate of former Liberal Prime Paul Martin who went down in a crushing defeat over his ignorance in the sponsorship scandal. Ordinary voters are angry and their votes, not the support of the partisans, will decide who will be the next prime minister. 

In her long interview, Ms Kate Malloy, did't ask a simple question: ''What ordinary people, not party rank and file, think about Prime Minister Stephen Harper?'' Democracy is about the public participation in the political process and not about the privilege of political leaders and their parties to rule. Paul Wells might get ready to write another book I've Been Prime Minister for Long.

Subject: Trudeau the Younger can learn from Pitt the Younger
The Editor The Toronto Star
 Copy to: Hon. Justin Trudeau MP, Leader of the Liberal Party.
                Hon. Elizabeth May MP,  Leader of the Green Party.
Trudeau the Younger should learn from Pitt the Younger and May may look to the Athenians to stem tyranny of the majority
Re Editorial: "Goals for the great and not-so-great," and News Reports: "Trudeau promises Liberal 'reboot' in 2014," and "Democracy 'slipping away,' Green leader fears," by Susan Delacourt (Jan. 1).
The editorial didn't mention the Liberal leader, Justin Trudeau, in its "Resolutions for 2014," despite all signs points to his becoming the Prime Minister of Canada after the next election. After eight years of Conservative rule, most voters are yearning for a new and younger leader and Justin Trudeau is likely to follow in the footsteps of his famous father to become the prime minister. In this way, he resembles William Pitt the Younger who became the prime minister of Britain, following in the footsteps of his famous father William Pitt the Elder.

Pitt the Elder was responsible for the conquest of India and Canada, laying the foundation of the British Empire. His son, Pitt the Younger, reformed both colonial administrations. He also signed a reciprocal trade treaty with France and consolidated Britain's position as the world's greatest trading nation. Trudeau the Younger can learn much from younger Pill as he prepares to become next prime minister of Canada.

The Green Party leader Elizabeth May is right when she says that power is now so concentrated in the Prime Minister's Office that Canadian democracy already resembles "a dictatorship punctuated by elections." This is mainly because there is no institutional check on the what can be called the tyranny of the majority. To stem any tyranny of the majority, she may look to the inventors of democracy.

Democracy was invented by the ancient Athenians who believed that ordinary citizens must have a say in the governing as it touches their own lives. So, they invented a system of government involving ordinary citizens and called it Demokratia -- government by the people. However, the Athenians found out that democracy is not the majority rule. When they allowed the majority to rule, the poor majority imposed heavy taxes on the rich minority, who conspired to bring down democracy. After several bouts of class warfare, they took practical steps to bring everyone in the government and make democracy work for all.

Central to this was the Athens Council, composed of 500 people chosen through lottery to represent a cross-section of society. All social groups were equally represented. The Athens Council had the power to override any decision that ignored the legitimate concern of the minority. The idea of checks and balances was born.

To stem any tyranny of the majority in Canada, we can turn our patronage-ridden partisan Senate into a non-partisan body. Instead of the prime minister appointing the Senators, all Senators should be appointed by an all-party committee on non-partisan basis. Freed from the patronage of the prime minister, the non-partisan Senate will be able to provide necessary checks and balances to the governing majority. Like the Athens Council, it will have the power to override any decision that ignores the legitimate concern of the minority, without creating any partisan gridlock.


From: "Ray Strachant" <>

To: Joe Hueglin <>
Subject: Re: The Bobbsy twins

From: "Joe Hueglin" <>
DD I see the Bobbsy twins Obama and Harper are boycotting The Russian Olympics.
My writing at times is "Boobsey" not "Bobbsey".
Good choice Joe.....I kept my article short. I realize the two fellas  are out to protect The Gays and Lesbians (I guess)  at least that is the see through screen they are probably using ,    I have nothing against those people, I don`t believe they have ever just chosen their decision,  don't believe it is just their choice. 

With the twins it is just another way  to stir up our world.  Putin I think has his own reason. He needs votes from the Hard Core Christians which there are millions in Russia.  Funny that our twins   leave Christianity in the wind. I believe God does have something to say on the subject.    Merry Christmas Joe to you and yours.



 Should hope that we are not idiotic  enought to allow this to become law.

In a few years   seed  would be so expensive that they would be beyond our ability to purchase them.   slow starvation,   certain ruin.

Ray Strachan

Subject: A sign that we have reached a new low.


When the people who we are to trust, and watch the "Grande Marche"  ,  by  beautifully dressed RCMP, in their Scarlets,

Who would ever guess   what they are capable of,from  killing human beings  with not one , but maybe 7 bullets for no or very little reason?

Kicking people in the head when they are down and have given up.   Bullies.,,,,,,,,      call the police..????? Many of those killed are mentally challenged people..Not a drop of psychology, just force from the cops.

The gestapo is the first sign of moral breakdown.      We are in a Fascist state   now,    right   now..  That is the state where rats  wont  rat on their own rats. More over, our Prime Minister loves it ,   "Get hard on crime."keep them in hog pens forever" .   Could that get him elected again by a less than intelligent electorate?

Time will tell ,  won`t it?    Don`t  ever kid yourself, The RCMP  have been ,and are ,capable of doing dastardly deeds just like the rest of the human race. They love uniforms and guns.(Power).driving fast cars.

Power in the wrong hands is lethal.    A  beautiful Uniform and Gun  are very attractive to some, who should not be issued them ever. Easy to fake being Mr.   good  guy long enough to get them. Rite?

Ray Strachan

Subject: Re: Daily Digest January 3, 2014
From: Rene Moreau <>

To Joe;
From Rene Moreau (416-489-8347)

re; The suppression of knowledge, or How the Harper Government Committed a knowledge massacre.

   It has been said before that 'a little knowledge is a dangerous thing', (Alexander Pope).

   Is that why Harper wants to stop the flow of knowledge from the  Canadian public to any government officials, federal provincial, and municipal. The fact that communications departments, aka 'corporate communications, are being set up throughout North America and Britain to control the flow of knowledge and government sharing of knowledge with citizens  is being suppressed, is a problem,right?

   Try for instance, to reach the attorney-general, or the governor-general, the real one, not the governor-general in council, who is non-existent, or non- corporeal, but wields massive power in Canada. You will be told " Contact is in writing only, no voice contact" by the communication 'handlers', or 'gate-keepers,  at the G.G's office.

    The opposite to this control is called CROWD-SOURCING. IS IT NOT TIME FOR CROWD-SOURCING?

   Try it yourself, and ask to speak to the Governor-General on whether the governor-general in council is stronger, and why?

   It is not good to let communications guys filter our government contact, to fit their goals, eh?

                                               Rene Moreau (416-489-8347)

You're right, Rene, What we don't know can't hurt them".

Subject: What is wrong with Canada's military procurement process?

FYI ---- to all
This purchasing fiasco has been watched for years. But no mention in the media, till now. Note that this ploy also worked in Britain and Australia, where we believe that government is there to prevent such ploys being used against the people.The ploy is called SEP, Some-one else's problem!

   This problem is not  an anti-American thing. It is bigger than that. It is the elimination, or neutering of any regulators, since corporations with their ' reason for being' of MONEY, will hate regulation by their very nature. (John Kenneth Galbraith, Economics and the Public Purpose, written in 1967). Consider  reading Aesop's Fables, the Sheep, the Wolves and the dogs.

e.g. The wolves were after a flock of sheep,
but could not kill them, in their sleep,
because of the dogs that stood on guard,
all night long in the big sheep yard,

So the wolves sent a message to the sheep,
to say that they should no longer keep,
the dogs, they said, that were the source of their troubles,
especially with wolves. .........

 (you might like to look up the last lines) !!!!!!

   The price of democracy is eternal watchfullness!

                                  Rene Moreau (416-489-8347)

From: Rory J Koopmans
Subject: Important organizations to support.
From: Robert Ede
Subject: (The) Majority of Canadians:Steward of the Crown, Moore - "Is it my job to to be totally on-top of my Dept's files and to be fully prepared for impromptu media attacks? 
          I don't think so,"

prompted by :

Andrew Coyne: James Moore's poverty comment was ill-phrased, but, by and large, true

National Post December 18, 2013 8:48 PM ET

"Of course nobody wants kids to go to school hungry… We want to make sure that kids go to school full-bellied… Empowering families with more power and resources so that they can feed their own children is, I think, a good thing."
Mind you, those may not have been the statements you read. What you would be more likely to have seen quoted, from a scrum with a Vancouver radio reporter, would be: "Is it my job to feed my neighbour's child? I don't think so," or "is that always the government's job to be there to serve people their breakfast?" The story appeared on the radio station's website under the headline "Federal minister says child poverty not Ottawa's problem."
"The statements were part of a long, rambling answer which the minister probably regrets giving. He had been asked ­ challenged, might be better: "Child poverty in B.C. is at an all-time high. What does the federal government plan to do about that?" The question, it is evident from the tape, flummoxed him, and it's not hard to see why."

" flummoxed him" . The fact that he fumbled the answer, shows his lack of "complete & in the moment" grasp of his dept.
This is not uncommon today -- they read pre-prepped speeches (and even questions) at Pressers, Meetings, and in the House. Abominable! Stop this charade of "speaking/talking points"!

Solution Part 1- institute an all-party ban on (at least Opposition and maybe the G-of-Day will be humiliated into following) "reading" in the Houses of our One Parliament (s.17) - they used to jeer when some-newbie "read" his/her notes in the Assemblies.

Solution Part 2 --Stop the farce of Cab Mins being "Heads" of departments - the Deputy Min, ADM and Asst ADMs are the REAL bosses (these behind-the-scenes Privy Council Office jobs ARE political appointments too) AND it is these gnomes who draft the points/speeches (vetted by Firewall Steve before uttering is permitted).

Let the Cabinet be a real Board of Directors - no agendas to promote/ jockey for approval, no favours to repay, no butts to kiss upstairs (or behind the stairs) ---let these "Privy Councillors" judge and scrutinize ALL policies, programs, vote-buying-schemes that come across the Cabinet Table WITHOUT prejudice, pandering or promise .... but according to their pre-set "principles" of Stewardship on behalf of trhe Crown (and thru it, on behalf of the Cdn resident, taxpaying citizens)

Oh yes, we all know there is an inner-inner sanctum of Priorities & Planning (or some-such name) that actually initiates and decides .... but if we're going to continue the anti-BNA/Constitutional charade of MP's (part of the penultimate ie subservient Legislative power) being sworn into the Privy Council (part of Executive Power) ...let them ACT as "deciders", not just 50-ft nobody-trained seals ..... IN LIMOS.
Posted by Robert Ede at Friday, December 20, 2013 []

From: "S Booiman" <>
To: <Undisclosed-Recipient:;>
Subject:  2014
From the Prime Minister's Web Site ( )

Beyond the Border Action Plan Implementation Report shows solid progress on trade, travel and security

December 19, 2013
Ottawa, Ontario

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Barack Obama, President of the United States, today welcomed the release of the second annual Beyond the Border Action Plan Implementation Report.  This report outlines the progress made by Canada and the United States to implement the Beyond the Border Action Plan - an agreement that was put in place to enhance our mutual security, prosperity and economic competitiveness.

"Canada and the United States are making meaningful progress in implementing the Beyond the Border Action Plan.  We are already seeing improvements in the flow of goods and people over a more secure Canada-U.S. border," said the Prime Minister.  "We remain committed to fully implementing this transformative long-term initiative, which is critical to the future prosperity and security of citizens in both countries."

Over the past year, significant progress has been made across all areas of work under the Action Plan.  Benefits are emerging for citizens, travellers and businesses in both countries as we work together on this joint approach to perimeter security and economic competitiveness. 

The Beyond the Border Action Plan, announced by both leaders on December 7, 2011, sets out ambitious milestones designed to advance economic opportunity and enhance security between our two countries.  Canada and the U.S. remain committed to the full implementation of the Action Plan and will continue to focus efforts on ensuring that progress continues on all elements of the plan.

As well, both countries will continue to work towards ensuring transparency and accountability around the initiative. Over the coming year, stakeholder engagement will be deepened by establishing a process for more regular and extensive consultations, and our Government will keep Canadians informed of progress on the Action Plan throughout the year.

The third Canada-U.S. implementation report is expected in December 2014.

The report is available at

The Prime Minister's Office - Communications
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