Sunday, April 13, 2014

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CRA online services back in business
         Federal lawyers argued vouching a 'failsafe' before Bill C-23 eliminated it
Tories secretly gave Canadian military OK to share info despite torture risk
         Liepert defeats Anders in Calgary riding, says Kenney 'should mind his own business'
Oil industry now Canada's biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions, Environment Canada report reveals
         Kitimat residents vote no on gateway pipeline
Ron Liepert defeats Rob Anders in Calgary Signal Hill
         Mulcair takes aim at Fair Elections Act as party gears up for next election
Government says condolences can be left online for Jim Flaherty
         Battle of Signal Hill involves red vs blue
Alberta country music crooner cancels run for federal political office


Questions linger about secret panel for Marc Nadon's appointment

Annual East Coast seal hunt to start amid ongoing court case, trade challenge 27
         B.C.'s provincial auto insurer to pay back $39M in overcharged fees 16 1
Simplifying hysterectomies: Smaller scars, quick recovery
         Paradis: Private sector a key partner in Harper maternal health initiative

Final report on F-35 dropped references to fuel, IT problems
         Tories secretly gave Canadian military OK to share info despite torture risk
Canadian military member challenges government in court over housing costs
         Everything's shipshape when it comes to military procurement, Defence department says
Canadian military member challenges government in court over housing costs

Mounties seize two medical marijuana shipments over unauthorized items, won't say what they were
         Canada Revenue Agency pushes tax deadline to May 5, resumes online services after Heartbleed bug
Transportation Safety Board looking for new boss
         Oil industry now Canada's biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions, Environment Canada report reveals
This week in health: Oral Health Month, keeping feet happy, and more

Five changes can make H5N1 bird flu virus transmit among mammals
         Cancer: What do you know?
Math can customize most effective route to recovery from jet lag
         Beyond calories: Approach to dieting evolves

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Can Philippe Couillard survive Quebec politics?
         Global fiscal debt may threaten Canadian economy, Finance Minister Joe Oliver says
Now, Quebec must decide what to stand up for
         What does the future hold for the CBC?


TransCanada Corp. dismissive of employees' concerns about pipeline safety, records reveal
         The message in defeat for Rob Anders and Northern Gateway
Justin Trudeau: Riding high after one year as Liberal leader
         Did the 1995 referendum kill Quebec separatism?
Low on cash and ideas, Liberals recycle old plans
         Dates, details key to understanding who knew what ­ and when ­ in gas plants scandal
Star obtains list of red-flagged drugs
         Rob Ford, Olivia Chow and John Tory back out of debate that shut out Stintz, Soknacki
Cat videos vs. the Constitution
         CBC cuts show other side of Jim Flaherty
Social media main highway for mudslinging in Quebec election

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Ottawa Citizen<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Why a state funeral for Jim Flaherty?
         Government buying 1,600 pieces of custom wood furniture for 70 MPs new offices
Pierre Trudeau was mostly wrong about Quebec
         Flaherty wasn't afraid to listen
"Robbing Peter to pay Paul": Accused often has to use government support to pay victim fine surcharge, says judge
         Flaherty appeared 'in fine form' night before his death, says MP who tried to help him

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Tyee<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Without Better Science, BC's Herring Crisis Could Resurface
         Experts say there's more to do to ensure future fights, like this year's, end peacefully.
Does Kitimat's Vote on Northern Gateway Matter?
         While Enbridge rallies support for today's non-binding pipeline plebiscite, critics say risks stretch far beyond the coastal town.
Sensory Deprivation Goes into the Black
         Nearly two hours in this supposed 'mind-altering' floatation tank, have I reached the 'quantum realm of creativity'?
Alberta bitumen boom accompanied by rising worker injuries

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>YAHOO NEWS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Morgentaler clinic closure prompts thousands to sign petition 11 hours ago
         Why the war against unpaid internships isn't worth waging 8 hours ago
Plans for Jim Flaherty's rare state funeral excite mixed reviews 7 hours ago
         Federal lawyers argued vouching a 'failsafe' before Bill C-23 eliminated it 7 hours ago
Tories secretly gave Canadian military OK to share info despite torture risk 12 hours ago
         Strategist on falling out of favour with Harper­and his return from exile 8 hours ago
Canadians from coast to coast can view total lunar eclipse this week 17 hours ago
         Certain immigrants appear to face 'unreasonable' hurdles with OAS, critics say 14 hours ago
HMCS Kingston crew extinguishes "minor" engine room fire while bound for Halifax 13 hours ago

         B.C. MLA Marc Dalton makes odd, dismissive comments about province's child poverty
Questions linger about secret panel for Marc Nadon's appointment

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Rob Anders loses by a nose as Cowtown Cons make the best of a bad choice
         Canadian Jews will remain in the Tory camp
Media party makes mountains out of molehills
         The forgotten detainee?
Still voting for Wynne-McGuinty Libs?
         Did the 1995 referendum kill Quebec separatism?
Let's forgive Big Ben

Ottawa funds plan to employ skilled immigrants
         Duffy-Wright probe: PMO gives hard drive to RCMP
Dates, details key to understanding who knew what ­ and when ­ in gas plants scandal
         Star obtains list of red-flagged drugs
Closure of abortion clinic dismays P.E.I. women's advocacy group
         Edmonton MP takes wait-and-see approach to Tory leadership bid
Do new federal ridings mean new political fortunes in Alberta?
         TransCanada Corp. dismissive of employees' concerns about pipeline safety, records reveal
Critics argue Election Act's not 'fair' at all
         Kitimat residents vote no on gateway pipeline
Kiev must stop war on Ukrainians – Churkin
Kiev to launch 'full-scale' military op as massive protests grip eastern Ukraine
OSCE monitors visit Slavyansk, expected to submit report
Moscow slams Kiev's military op order as 'criminal', calls for UNSC meeting
Battle in Slavyansk: Gunfire rages in Ukraine's besieged city
[]   US Mercenaries and Right Sector Fighters Move Into Donetsk – Militia Leader
  Advanced Mig-31BM Interceptors Stationed in Western Russia [] []

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Real News Network<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Has Palestinian Maneuvering Revived Peace Talks?
         Quebecers Reject PQ and Elect a Liberal Government Representing Big Business
TRNN Debate: Decriminalization vs. Legalization
         The Modern History of Venezuela - Edgardo Lander on Reality Asserts Itself (2/4)
"Off With His Head": Court Upholds Obama's Power to Kill
         Protesters Slam Gates Foundation for Private Prison Profits

G4S: Securing War Crimes
         "Imagine Living in a Socialist USA\": New Book Envisions Greater Democracy, World Without Capitalism
Arundhati Roy on Her New Book, \"Capitalism: A Ghost Story,\" and World\'s Largest Election in

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The European Union Times<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
WHO speaks out on Ebola deadly disease outbreak Source
         Strange Ghostly Cloud Engulfs Beach in Spain Source
Ancient Lost City Uncovered by Wind in Saudi Arabia says Researcher
North Korea slams US double standards over missile tests Source
         US corn exports to China drop 85 percent after ban on GMO strains Source
Russian Agent "Missing" In Detroit Was Tracking Bio/Nuke Device Source
         Turkey to maintain YouTube block despite 'free speech' ruling Source
Senator Harry Reid Behind BLM Land Grab of Bundy Ranch Source

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Information Clearing House<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
         Building a Russian Wall The US/NATO Enlargement Project
There had been a concerted effort at the US State Department to establish what has become a Russian Wall - meant to cut the country off from land and sea access.
         Patriotism is the First Platform of Fools By Eric Margolis
President Putin is being demonized into America's leading hate figure. Few in the media dare say that Putin is reacting in Russia's interests to NATO's foolish push right up to his borders.
         MI6, The CIA And Turkey's Rogue Game In Syria
New claims say Ankara worked with the US and Britain to smuggle Gaddafi's guns to rebel groups.
         Hijacking God? Tony Blair, George W. Bush and David Cameron
"Beware false prophets", there are some very powerful ones around and these are dangerous times.
         South Africa: Twenty Years of Apartheid by Another Name
The violent inequality that now stalks South Africa is no dream. It was Mandela, after all, who said, "If the ANC does not deliver the goods, the people must do what they have done to the apartheid regime."
         Venezuela Shows That Protest Can Be A Defence Of Privilege
Street action is now regularly used with western backing to target elected governments in the interests of elites.
         2014 Crash Will Be Worse Than 1987's: Marc Faber
"I think it's very likely that we're seeing, in the next 12 months, an '87-type of crash," - "And I suspect it will be even worse."
         Obama's Presidency And The Reversal Of The New Deal.
We believe the capitalist organization of production has now finished its period of usefulness in human history. It is now no longer able to deliver the goods.
         Gaddafi sons' war crimes trial begins in Libya amid security fears:
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and brother Saadi face accusations of masterminding campaign of murder and torture during civil war
         Barack Obama pulls a George W. Bush:
Lies, misinformation and chemical weapons: Remember the almost-war in Syria last year? An amazing new report -- which our media won't touch -- is a must read
         Syria rebels advance in Aleppo city:
 Syrian rebels have advanced in Aleppo, killing scores of troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, Al Jazeera's reporter in the northern city said.
         Former American officials accuse Israel of breaching international law:
For the first time, six former senior American officials issued a statement candidly accusing Israel of breaching international law and undermining peace talks. ?
         Report: Marine Corps to create Middle East crisis response unit in 2015:
The Marine Corps will create a new land-based unit in the Middle East during fiscal 2015, designed to respond to crises in the region, including emergencies at embassies, the Marine Corps Times reported Thursday.
         The British army doesn't want you to know what it did in Afghanistan :
The military fought publication of "An Intimate War: An Oral History of the Helmand Conflict" on the grounds that it includes classified materials, such as cables previously published by WikiLeaks.
         Afghanistan's Abdullah leads in vote count:
"With 500,000 votes from 26 provinces Dr Abdullah is leading with 41.9 percent; Dr Ashraf Ghani has 37.6 percent and is in second; and Zalmai Rassoul has 9.8 percent in third position."
         Dead on both sides in Ukraine 'anti-terrorist' operation:
Ukrainian security forces launched an operation on Sunday to clear pro-Russian separatists from state buildings in the eastern city of Slaviansk, with dead reported on both sides as Kiev combats what it calls an act of aggression by Moscow.
         Ukraine sets deadline for pro-Russian separatists to surrender:
Ukraine has set an 0600 GMT Monday deadline for pro-Russian separatists to give up their weapons and leave buildings they have occupied in the east of the country, a presidential decree said.
         Russia says Kiev's planned operation against rebels is "criminal":
Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Sunday that the West should bring its allies in Ukraine's government under control. "It is now the West's responsibility to prevent civil war in Ukraine," it said in a statement posted on Facebook.
         Ukraine's Slavyansk under siege as Kiev orders crackdown on protests:  
Casualties were reported on both sides as gunfire broke out in Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine, where anti-government protesters seized several buildings. The city is under siege as Kiev announced an "anti-terrorist operation" against the protesters.
         Ukraine: pro-Russian militants seize second building in Slavyansk:
The militants seized hundreds of police handguns and gave them to pro-Russian protesters outside
         Gunfire erupts in eastern Ukraine town:
Security forces exchange gunfire with armed men in Kramatorsk
         Ukraine prepares armed response as city seized by pro-Russia forces:
Armed separatists took control of a city in eastern Ukraine on Saturday and Kiev prepared troops to tackle what it called an "act of aggression by Russia", pushing the conflict between the neighbours into a dangerous new phase.
         Russia sets 4 conditions in return for aid to Ukraine:
Ukraine should recognize Crimea's independence, reform the country's constitution, regulate the crisis in its eastern regions and guarantee the rights of Russian speakers if it wants to get financial help from Moscow, Russia's finance minister has said.
         Britain's first female genital mutilation trial provokes national controversy:
Female genital mutilation is the cutting or removal of women's genitals for cultural, non-medical reasons. In the most extreme cases, a girl's entire labia and clitoris are sliced off.
         Global warming is man-made with 99.9% certainty, study says :
"This study will be a blow to any remaining climate-change deniers," Lovejoy said in a statement.
         China's GMO Ban Costs US Corn Traders $ 427 Million in Sales:
China's ban on US corn containing traces of unapproved genetically modified maize caused a significant drop in US exports that has cost US traders $427 million in sales. Last year Mexico banned GMO corn. Last week, Russia banned the import of GMO food into the country.
         Violence breaks out in Caracas as protesters clash with police - video:
Anti-government protesters clash with police on Saturday in Caracas, Venezuela, just two days after talks aimed at ending the deadly protests
         Human Rights Watch Keeps the Distortions Coming about Venezuela:
Joe Emersberger calls out Human Rights Watch on their latest attempt to "mislead" people about the content of Venezuelan media.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Activist Post<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
U.N. Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Ukraine tonight
         Welcome to Bitcoin Island
Feds Back Down In New Bundy Standoff, Agree to Release Cattle
         Iran cancels plan to send warships to US borders
Blackwater Guards Finally to be Tried for Killing 14 Iraqi Civilians
         Obama Lets NSA Exploit Some Internet Flaws, Officials Say
Your Life is Your Line in the Sand

         Neuroscientist Exposes Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields
The Troubling Truth Behind the Ebola Outbreak
         Japan's Radioactive Potemkin Village: The Government's Double-Dealing Data
Palestinian Children's Day 2014

         Measles Outbreak Patient Zero Fully Vaccinated

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Tony Magi: Labeaume sommé de dévoiler ses sourcesPlus
         Effondrement d'un mur d'une ancienne église à MontréalPlus
John Baird en visite en Égypte et à OmanPlus
         Ukraine: Kiev dénonce la «guerre» russe dans l'EstPlus
Trois morts à la suite de tirs sur des sites juifs au KansasPlus
         7 bébés retrouvés morts dans une résidence en UtahPlus
Mexique: au moins 25 morts dans un accident de carPlus
         Un intimidateur écope d'une peine d'humiliation en OhioPlus
Sorel-Tracy: Alain Primeau reconnu coupable de meurtrePlus
         Le NPD déjà en campagne électoralePlus

Un homme meurt dans une collision à FramptonPlus
         Incendie à Montréal: une femme dans un état critiquePlus
Homme barricadé à Longueuil: il était enquêteur au SPVMPlus
         Incendie mortel à RimouskiPlus
Viaduc de la 30: les travaux de démolition vont bon trainPlus
         Une femme meurt en tombant d'une boîte de camionnettePlus
La pluie fait monter le niveau des rivièresPlus
         Climat: «Nous devons changer d'approche»Plus
La Malaisie dément l'appel du copilote du vol MH370Plus
         Chili: Valparaiso toujours aux prises avec l'incendiePlus


UN Security Council Meets On Ukraine

Do you appreciate the difference between a unitary and federal state?
It is prime reason for unrest in the Eastern Ukraine.

"Armed men from the radical Right Sector movement arrived in Slaviansk to participate in the special
operation against pro-federalization protesters, a coordinator of the international liberation movement, "