Monday, April 14, 2014

Fw: Daily Digest April 14, 2014

On Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:32:33 AM, Joe Hueglin <phoenix.rising@bellnet.ca> wrote:


The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION

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No charges to be laid in 2nd B.C. mill blast
         Trudeau, Ontario campaign head face lawsuit over blocking of Innes candidacy
Reasons why Flaherty was both a great and not-so-great finance minister
         Senators recommend nine major changes to controversial elections bill
Shaw Communications to lay off 400 employees
         Reasons why Flaherty was both a great and not-so-great finance minister
Three more Canadian NHL teams: Conference Board
         Shaw Communications to lay off 400 employees
Lev Tahor wins appeal in child welfare case
         Senate panel to push for substantive change to Fair Elections Act

Contract amendment inked for Cyclones
         Canada, Poland to unveil Ukraine help package
Harper, Mulcair, Trudeau to attend Flaherty's state funeral Wednesday in Toronto
         Ottawa and Sikorsky agree on new terms for Cyclone choppers: sources
Missing Toronto-area boy found safe: police
         Russia poses grave threat to world peace, time to rally allies: Harper
Fed lawyers said voter vouching a 'failsafe'

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>CBC<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

U.S. anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera arrested in Regina
         Payouts to departing federal political staff cost $30M since 2006
John Baird addresses recent developments in Ukraine
         Canadians' mental-health info routinely shared with FBI, U.S. customs
900 SINs stolen from Revenue Canada via Heartbleed
         Alison Redford flew daughter on dozens of government flights
Lunar eclipse, Mars close approach tonight
         More Canadian than British soldiers took own lives in 2013
Letterman's departure underscores the new laws of late-night TV
         McDonald's foreign worker practices face growing scrutiny
If NATO calls, will Canada stand by Ukraine?

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Canada.com<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

CBC TV finds itself in same sinking boat as other broadcasters
         Blatchford: In gang sex assault trial, when does an absence of evidence become evidence?
Robocalls registry may not be in place for next federal election
         Hunger in the form of low blood sugar leads to greater aggression and anger in married couples, study finds
Sale of meat to China thwarted by seal hunt opponents, Fisheries Minister Gail Shea says
         Halifax police lay more charges against two teens in alleged confinement of girl
Former finance minister Jim Flaherty's death leaves a void in Conservative party
         West and Russia play dangerous game in Ukraine

Violated children get new path to rights thanks to Canadian champion
         Canada to suspend $20 million of Commonwealth funds while Sri Lanka holds chair

Ear wax nature's way to protect mechanisms of hearing, MDs say

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Tyee<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Why 'Fair Elections Act' Means the Death of Reason
         Will Canadians let baseless talking points subvert democracy?
Quebec Vote Warms Heart of 'Canada's Most Dangerous Man'
         Take a lesson, politicians who would pander. By Rafe Mair
Young Hunting Guide Chosen to Steer BC Conservatives
         Dan Brooks vows to lead retiree-packed party out of the wilderness to 2017.
  Civilization in 2025: Cleaner, Richer, Decentralized?
         So predict CEOs and world leaders at Bloomberg New Energy Finance's invite-only summit.
Kitimat Says 'No' to Northern Gateway
         Community with 'everything to gain' from project rejects it in plebiscite vote.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Vancouver Observer<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Last Saturday night, emotions ran high in the Kitimat, B.C.
Enbridge loses the Kitimat plebiscite on Northern Gateway (BREAKING NEWS) Watch the video inside the story to hear people scream with joy as Cullen announces the results.
Kitimat 'growing like Fort McMurray': a mayor's prayers answered?
And it looked like Enbridge was pouring so much into the campaign they would win the vote.
Surreal Enbridge political campaign underway to sway Kitimat to "vote yes" to oil pipeline
 Sometimes Enbridge's campaign even seemed designed to confuse voters.  "Yes" for Kitimat actually meant "Yes" for Enbridge.  Observers wondered if people would decipher the true meaning of this code when they cast their ballots.
But they did understand.
Kitimat mayor flash mobbed by 'No Enbridge' protesters at Haisla basketball game (VIDEOS)
 When the Yinka Dene pipeline communities decided to ban Northern Gateway, it was pivotal.
And while some locals believed the pipeline would bring prosperity, others thought it would bring death to marine life. 'Expect dead whales' from Northern Gateway oil tankers, warn Kitimat locals (VIDEO)
Remember the deleted Enbridge islands? They have sea lions (PHOTOS)
Meanwhile, the on an island dead centre of the controversy,  the Gitxaala First Nation are battling with Enbridge for their very survival. 
And in Vancouver, yesterday on a gorgeous summery day, Burnaby residents rallied to say no to the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.
People's Procession & Rally Against Kinder Morgan Pipeline marches in Burnaby (IMAGES)
Not one of these stories would have happened without the support we received from our readers during The Tar Sands Reporting Project Kickstarter campaign. Many thousands are sharing them on Facebook and twitter.  They are now an archive of a David and Goliath tale in a drama that we are all a part of in one way or another.
On another note, last week, the Vancouver Observer was honoured with a nomination for the Excellence in Journalism Award from the Canadian Journalism Foundation.
The five finalists in the local or regional media category are: CBC Edmonton CBC New Brunswick Global Calgary L'Écho de Frontenac and VO. 
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Enbridge loses the Kitimat plebiscite on Northern Gateway (BREAKING NEWS)
Can Northern Gateway continue without social license?
Yinka Dene pipeline communities ban Northern Gateway
The list of Aboriginal communities and municipalities opposed to Northern Gateway grew, with the addition of Yinka Dene Alliance for First Nations, from north central Unfiltered voices: Kitimat votes today on controversial Northern Gateway pipeline
Today, citizens in the northwest coastal B.C. community of Kitimat are expected to make a record voter turn out for a plebiscite on Enbridge.
Harper government pressured to reject Northern Gateway after Kitimat defeat
Canada's new Natural Resources Minister must decide before mid-June if the Northern Gateway project goes forward.
Remember the deleted Enbridge islands? They have sea lions (PHOTOS)
Vancouver Observer spent the day boating the Douglas Channel -- and found sea lions on one of the infamous "deleted" Enbridge islands.

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  Digital Privacy Act not so good for privacy, critics say
Calgary Christian school has students, teachers vow to abstain from 'sexual immorality'
Ontario police collar head of cult-like church on sex and violence charges
Canada's Senate could turn the table on Tories over Fair Elections Act
Justin Trudeau's first year as Liberal leader a good one
Vancouver police responding to child distress call shoot homicide suspect
Vancouver's cheapest house sold
Edmonton-area community voting whether to ban photo radar
Downtown tagging rampage ends in 160 charges
Anti-vaccine message from some naturopaths raises concerns
Jennifer Pan interrogation video played at 'home invasion' trial
EXCLUSIVE: Over 60% of female inmates on psychiatric meds; probe launched
It takes 600 hours to earn tuition in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia government increases guarantees for credit union business loans
Swans flock to Yukon's Marsh Lake on spring migration

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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>NATIONAL NEWSWATCH<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Harper's support among Conservatives approaching free fall

         Ottawa and Sikorsky agree on new terms for Cyclone choppers: sources
Reasons why Flaherty was both a great and not-so-great finance minister

         Robocalls registry may not be in place for next federal election
Lunch with NDP director Anne McGrath: on Tom Mulcair's humour, Trudeau's 'inconsistencies,' and Conservative scandal
         Payouts to departing federal political staff cost $30M since 2006
Harper's idea of 'fairness' belongs in Arizona
         Anders a political crank who deserved to go down
The message in defeat for Rob Anders and Northern Gateway
         Why medical tourism is not the answer

The 'what ifs' of Jim Flaherty's political career
         Why a state funeral for Jim Flaherty?
Don't airbrush Jim Flaherty's record because of sympathy for his family
         Separatism is PQ's 'bogeyman'
CBC must deal with new reality


Conservative 2015 Majority At Risk As Incumbents Flee to Safer Ground
         Senate panel sets up confrontation with Harper on Elections Act
Elections Canada has a conflict of interest
         Ousted Anders said to be contemplating nomination run in nearby riding
John Baird addresses recent developments in Ukraine
         Quebec emerging as two-way race between Liberals, NDP in next election
Calgary Signal Hill Conservative nominee vows to listen more than ousted MP Rob Anders
         Rob Ander's defeat, despite heavyweight backing, shows how nomination battles undercut political elite
North Gateway reportedly offering bigger stake to First Nations
         F-35 decision back in government's court as air force completes major study

Ottawa doubles number of Irish workers allowed on two-year visas
         If NATO calls, will Canada stand by Ukraine?
Ukraine crisis: Pro-Russian occupiers ignore deadline
         House breaks, Cabinet ministers publicize $31.2-million in government funding announcements so far
Russia poses grave threat to world peace, time to rally allies: Harper
         Senate panel to push for substantive change to Fair Elections Act
Ron Liepert says it's time to put quarrel with Jason Kenney to rest
         Prime Minister Harper could trigger early election after 2015 budget
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The Modern History of Venezuela from 1908 to 1973 - Edgardo Lander on Reality Asserts Itself (2/8)
         Christine Lagarde : IMF will address Inequality in the World
Raising Big Banks' Leverage Ratio Good, But Not Nearly Enough
         TRNN Replay: Austerity Road to 19th Century
Chris Hedges: The Myth of Human Progress and the Collapse of Complex Societies

         Wide-area surveillance technology can watch a city in real time
Landmark IPCC Report on Climate Change Mitigation Says Sooner We Act the Better -But Will Governments Listen?
         Protesters Slam Gates Foundation for Private Prison Profits
G4S: Securing War Crimes



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Bill O\'Reilly \"Freedom is Responsible for Gun Crime\"
         Crimea: Media War Games - feat. Abby Martin [RAP NEWS 23]
The Daily Show: Dick Cheney Defends Enhanced Interrogation Techniques
         The Colbert Report: Jeb Bush for President
Stephen Colbert Is Replacing Letterman. Here is One of His Best Political Moments: On The O\'Reilly Factor
         Why We Need Media Critics Who Are Fiercely Independent
Ukraine's Debt And Putin's Upper Hand
         The Iranian Nuclear Weapons Programme That Wasn’t

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Information Clearing House<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
         Washington Is Humanity's Worst Enemy
Washington is putting the entire world at risk. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38227.htm
         The Next 24 Hours Are Crucial For Ukraine
There are a lot of reports of large columns of military units moving towards the East.  They even include artillery  and heavy multiple rocket launchers.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38233.htm
         Ukrainian Opposition Responsible for Lethal Shootings: Report
Evidence is mounting that the Western-backed opposition was responsible for the lethal shootings in Independence Square on February 20.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38229.htm
         Russia, Venezuela and the Asian/Pacific Pivot  Audio
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38230.htm
         The Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program That Wasn't
The deceptive rhetoric about the Iranian nuclear programme began with the Bill Clinton administration.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38231.htm

         Torture is Mainstream Now
Fifteen years ago, it was possible to pretend the U.S. government opposed torture.  Then it became widely known that the government tortured.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38228.htm
         Say NO! To All the Big Lies
"NO! I wont' believe anything these terrible criminals say and I absolutely will not help them in any way."
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38234.htm
         US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study
Who governs? Who really rules?"
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38235.htm
         The Global Banking Game Is Rigged, and the FDIC Is Suing
"Our system is completely rotten. All of the largest banks are involved-eagerly engaged in this fraud for years, covering it up."
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38232.htm
         Pro-Russian protesters storm new police station in east Ukraine:
An AFP correspondent in the Donetsk region town of nearly 300,000 people said the local police force, which put up almost no resistance to the attack, later swore allegiance to a pro-Russian commander who took charge.
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/pro-russian-protesters-storm-new-police-station-in-east-ukraine.aspx

         Ukraine's deadline passes for pro-Russian rebels to surrender:
Acting president calls for UN peacekeepers for eastern Ukraine while protesters ask Vladimir Putin for help
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/14/ukraine-deadline-pro-russian-rebels-passes
         Ukraine's east braces for military operation:
Deadline for separatists to disarm and evacuate state buildings passes, as threat of "anti-terrorist" operation looms.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2014/04/ukraine-east-braces-military-operation-201441474418559686.html
         Civilians told to stay inside in flashpoint Ukraine city:
Ukraine's Interior Minister on Sunday told residents in the eastern city of Slaviansk to stay indoors, in anticipation of clashes between pro-Russian militants who have seized official buildings and Ukrainian security forces.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/13/us-ukraine-crisis-slaviansk-avakov-idUSBREA3C04A20140413
         Pentagon: Russian fighter jet repeatedly flew over US destroyer in Black Sea:
"This provocative and unprofessional Russian action is inconsistent with their national protocols and previous agreements on the professional interaction between our militaries," said Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman.
http://rt.com/news/pentagon-destroyer-russian-jet-428/
         The US Is Considering Arming Ukrainian Forces:
Republican Senator John McCain has suggested providing weapons to the Ukraine government, which says the occupations that began on Sunday are part of a Russian-led plan to dismember the country.
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-us-is-considering-arming-ukrainian-forces-2014-4

         EU threatens Russia with more sanctions over Ukraine:
British Foreign Secretary William Hague, arriving for the meeting in Luxembourg, said there could were was no doubt that Moscow was behind the destabilisation of eastern Ukraine.
http://www.trust.org/item/20140414120632-5zvbn/
         Kiev must stop war on Ukrainians - Churkin:
The international community must demand that those who are in power in Kiev stop war on their own citizens in south-eastern Ukraine, Russia's UN envoy Vitaly Churkin told the UN Security Council
http://rt.com/news/security-council-ukraine-violence-312/
         Russia's rep,Vitaly Churkin at the UNSC : Video and transcript -
Please, Ms. Power, ask VP Biden to call Mr. Turchinov right now because in several hours events could take an irreversible turn.
http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.mx/2014/04/excellent-statement-of-russias-rep-at.html
         Ukraine's ousted president puts blame on CIA:
 Ukraine's ousted president has accused the CIA of being behind the new Ukrainian government's decision to deploy armed forces to quash an increasingly brazen pro-Russian insurgency.
http://news.yahoo.com/ukraines-ousted-president-puts-blame-cia-192019377.html;_ylt=AwrSyCRx6EpTYwsACRLQtDMD
         Paying for America's War Machine Is a Terrible Waste of Tax Money:
It's time to redirect our resources to meet human needs. It's time to bring the war dollars home.
http://www.alternet.org/world/biggest-waste-your-money-taxes-are-paying-americas-war-machine

         Don't Pay Your Taxes:
The vast majority of income taxes collected by the federal government isn't going to the poor at all-unless prison now counts as public housing-but to a military that enjoys a budget just about equal to what the rest of the world spends on guns and bombs combined.
http://www.vice.com/read/dont-pay-your-taxes?utm_source=vicetwitterus

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Common Dreams<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Pulitzer Vindicates: Snowden Journalists Win Top Honor
         http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/14-6
In Small Canadian Town Democracy Wins, Tar Sands Loses
         http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/14-4
Former KKK Leader Charged in Shootings at Jewish Centers
         http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/14
FBI Accused of Infiltrating Guantánamo Defense Team
         http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/14-2
World's Financial Elite Get Lofty on 'Inequality,' But Critics Unimpressed
         http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/14-5

IPCC Findings: Create 'Age of Renewables'... Or Pay Higher Price Later
         http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/14-0
10,000 Russians Rally Against 'Lies' of State-Run Media
         http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/14-3
Center for Media and Democracy: Reporters' Guide to the Koch-funded Rich States, Poor States Report
         http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/04/14-0

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Harper denounces Russian 'provocateurs' in Ukraine
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says 'provocateurs' sent by Russian President Vladimir Putin are behind threats in eastern Ukraine.
http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/World/ID/2449139861/

Today Prime Minister Harper made statements he says are true
"without any doubt whatsoever".
He errs in this as well in other statements
Read a Letter to the Editor below suggesting what Canada's
path could and to me ought to be. 

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From: Larry Kazdan
To: letters@nationalpost.com
Subject: Letter to Editor re: Mulcair says  the wealthy can't empathize with the poor . He should read some history, Robert
 Fulford | April 12, 2014  (from Lar
 ry Kazdan 604-874-9982)

Re:  Mulcair says the wealthy can't empathize with the poor. He should read some history, Robert Fulford | 4/12/14
http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/04/12/robert-fulford-mulcair-says-the-wealthy-cant-empathize-with-the-poor-he-should-read-some-history/

Robert Fulford notes that the welfare state began under Otto von Bismarck, but it is commonly understood that the German Chancellor was in cahoots with industrialists whose primary motivation was to keep socialism away from the factory floor. Worried by the growth of the socialist movement, Bismarck first instituted the Anti-Socialist Laws in 1878 which forbade socialist meetings and newspapers, and which led to the arrest of socialist leaders and the abolition of trade unions. But repression could not turn back the tide, and minimal concessions to the working class eventually became necessary.
In view of these circumstances, it is ironic that Fulford dotes on Bismarck's empathetic qualities, while at the same time asserting that NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair has a simplistic understanding of character.

Footnote:

Otto von Bismarck - Social Legislation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_von_Bismarck#Social_legislation

Bismarck's idea was to implement welfare programs that were acceptable to conservatives without any socialistic aspects. He was dubious about laws protecting workers at the workplace, such as safe working conditions, limitation of work hours, and the regulation of women's and child labor. He believed that such regulation would force workers and employers to reduce work and production, and thus harm the economy.......... Bismarck's program centered squarely on insurance programs designed to increase productivity, and focus the political attentions of German workers on supporting the Junkers' government.
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Modern Monetary Theory in Canada - website
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From: MAHMOOD ELAHI
To: "letters@ottawacitizen.com ..
Subject: "Unparliamentary" language in Australian Parliament adds to colour

The Editor
The Ottawa Citizen

"Unparliamentary" language in Australian Parliament adds to colour
Re "Shame! House rules aimed at wrong targets," by Kate Heartfield (April 12).

In this context, we may take a look at Parliament of a sister democracy -- Australia., where parliamentary debates are known to be wild and colourful.

In his book Among the Barbarins, Australian writer Paul Sheehan tells us an exchange in Parliament between an opposition MP named Wilson Tuckey and then Prime Minister Paul Keating:

Tuckey:  "You are an idiot. You are just a hopeless nong ..."
Keating: "Shut up! Sit down and shut up, you pig ... Why do you not shut up, you clown? This man has a criminal intellect ... this clown continues to interject in perpetuity."

The Australian equivalent of the U.S. Congessional Record, records many epithets that Mr. Keating regularly used: scumbags, sleazebags, mangy maggots, immoral cheats ...

However, noted American writer, Bill Bryson, in his book In a Sunburned Country, writes: "On the other hand, and what makes up for a lot, is that Australians have the best and most entertaining parliamentary debates anywhere. Our television news coverage would be vastly enlivened if it provided a nightly report from Australia's parliamentary chambers."

May be we can give a little latitude when our parliamentarians occasionally resort to "unparliamentary" language.

MAHMOOD ELAHI

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From: Rebecca Gingrich
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Subject: Do you appreciate the difference between a unitary and federal state? It is prime reason for unrest in the Eastern Ukraine.  DD

Joe--the prime reason for unreswt in Ukraine is the fact that the West and israel are fomenting the unrest.  Unitary government should allow the people to decide what they want to do and a Federal government will dictate what they may do.  Sadly the government in the Ukraine is controlled by the same evil that controls us.  Greed and power are the only things that matter and the opinion of the people matters not a damn.
Becky
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Subject: Why you should care about the Fair Elections Act  DD

Joe--when the government uses a word like 'fair' you know it is a scam.  And the minute I saw Manning promoting it I knew ir was a scam--no one knows better than he how to manipulate an election.
becky
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Subject: Do the "Political Warriors" Want A World  War Over Ukraine? B
 y Stephen J. Gray
Do the "Political Warriors" Want A World War Over Ukraine?

By Stephen J. Gray

"When a major power acts in a way that is so clearly aggressive, militaristic and imperialistic, this represents a significant threat to the peace and stability of the world and it's time we all recognized the depth and the seriousness of that threat."
Stephen Harper, in The Canadian Press, April 14, 2014. [1]

Oh really, P.M. Harper should tell that to the B.S. merchant in the big house of no shame that is spying on the whole world [1a] and is "militaristic and imperialistic," and has his sycophants destroying homes and killing children with drones in other countries. [1b] And has numerous wars planned. [1c]
Mr. Harper should give his head a shake and put his brain box in motion and listen to this video [2] where some of his "allies" were plotting the takeover of the elected government of Ukraine. Still, not only does Stephen Harper fail to educate himself on who started all this dangerous brinkmanship, his media mouthpieces [3] have also covered up the evidence that is available, that shows "regime change" and a "coup" was plotted by Harper's wonderful "allies."  And of course his "allies" have a history of starting illegal wars [4] and causing devastation and destruction worldwide. And Harper is the guy who talks about a "threat to the peace and stability of the world." He should tell that to his buddies in the Gang of 7 (G7) who have been up to their dirty necks in regime change around the world for years. Oh, I forgot, they call this "bringing democracy" and a "responsibility to protect." Their last big victory along with NATO was Libya where they helped out Al-Qaeda, [5] a supposed enemy. But hey, these are our "great leaders" [6] who watch all the action in the safety of their bunkers. [6a] After all, you can't expect the "international community" [6b] to be where the fighting is. Can you?
Anyway, I have a suggestion for Mr. Harper and his "pit bull" buddy Mr. Baird. If they really want some action get some combat gear on, head to Ukraine and lead the charge for war from the front lines along with your Gang of 7 (G7) and corporate, banking and media buddies. Let's see you all really perform instead of shooting off your mouths while others have to do your and your allies dirty work. Let the "war business" and "war games for World Leaders" begin. [7]

Stephen J. Gray
April 14, 2014.
graysinfo@gmail.com  http://graysinfo.blogspot.com

 Endnotes:
[1]
http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2014/04/14/russia-poses-grave-threat-to-peace-harper/#.U0wc0_ldVig
[1a] http://graysinfo.blogspot.ca/2013/07/the-evil-of-empires.html
[1b] http://graysinfo.blogspot.ca/2012/12/are-they-armchair-assassins.html
[1c] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RC1Mepk_Sw&feature=player_embedded
[2] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbOwfeoDX2o
[3] http://graysinfo.blogspot.ca/2014/03/a-message-from-media-to-great-leader.html
[4] http://graysinfo.blogspot.ca/2014/02/the-wars-and-civil-wars-of-political.html
[5] http://graysinfo.blogspot.ca/2011/09/do-friends-of-libya-include-al-qaeda.html
[6] http://graysinfo.blogspot.ca/2014/03/a-message-from-our-great-leaders.html
[6a] http://graysinfo.blogspot.ca/2012/02/imaginary-message-from-bunker.html
[6b] http://graysinfo.blogspot.ca/2013/02/the-international-community-of-gangsters.html
[7] http://graysinfo.blogspot.ca/2014/01/the-war-business-its-victims-and-its.html
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Check out my blog: http://graysinfo.blogspot.com

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To: Letter to the Editor <joe.hueglin@bellnet.ca>
Subject: Canada: Could be Peacemaker in the Ukraine

Dear Editor,

Canada's contribution to Ukraine's problems could be offering an example of how two language groups have succeeded in inhabiting the same country.

A Federal system of governance provides that those matters serving  collective interests be undertaken by the national government , those that divide be within the domain of provincial governments,  with institutions existing  enabling those moving from province to province to maintain their language.

The Kiev Post in 2002 wrote of "delegating powers to the local and regional levels, introduce true self government, and a real division of powers between the branches of power.
Ukraine should consider federalism" (1)

Pro-federalization activists have taken over government buildings across the 80% Russian speaking Eastern Ukraine. They are calling for referendums. In this they are supported by the general population  An article ending, "TheComment: As is evident from the above, these are not as the Western media claims small isolated protests. " is supported by videos on it. (2)

Videos in this and other articles (3) invalidate Prime Minister Harper's  accusation that these actions are ""Russian provocateurs sent by the Putin regime."  (4)  Russia has, however, been arguing a Ukraine with Federal governance such as Canada's would serve Ukrainians of both language groups best.. (5)

Canada could serve Ukraine and the world by presenting our example and pressing for it.

Unfortunately such is not the case.

Eastern Ukrainian Federalists are accepted by Harper as terrorists inspired by Russia. Ukrainian government suppression of them is supported. He considers their actions copying what was was done in Kiev, barricades and seizing buildings,  by those who overthrew the elected President a day after an agreement was made for the future, as being started by Russia.

Because he sees Eastern Ukrainians as Russian aroused rather than acting in their own interests he said ""When a major power acts in a way that is so clearly aggressive, militaristic and imperialistic this represents a significant threat to the peace and stability of the world and it's time we allrecognized the depth and the seriousness of that threat." (6)

Canada could be a Peacemaker . Unfortunately Harper is acting as a Powder Monkey,  fueling what may well lead to  more than cannons going off.


(1) Ukraine should consider federalism May 23, 2002, 7 p.m. |
      https://www.kyivpost.com/opinion/op-ed/ukraine-should-consider-federalism-11141.html

(2) Berkut forces side with protesters as pro-federalization activists take over govt buildings across Eastern Ukraine
      http://www.sott.net/article/277293-Berkut-forces-side-with-protesters-as-pro-federalization-activists-take-over-govt-buildings-across-Eastern-Ukraine

(3) Pro-federalization activists take over govt buildings across Eastern Ukraine
      http://rt.com/news/rally-donetsk-slavyansk-ukraine-160/

      The 'Crackdown' Begins: Ukraine Launches "Anti-Terrorist" Operations In Eastern Ukraine, Arrests 70
      http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-crackdown-begins-ukraine-launches-anti-terrorist-operations-in-eastern-ukraine-arrests-70.html

(4) Russia poses grave threat to world peace, time to rally allies: Harper
      http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Russia+poses+grave+threat+world+peace+time+rally+allies/9736968/story.html

(5) Ukraine-Crimea – The Solution Is a Federation with High Autonomy
      http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/04/ukraine-crimea-solution-federation-high-autonomy/

(6) Harper blames Moscow for Ukraine insurgency, vows action
      http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/harper-blames-moscow-for-eastern-ukraines-insurgency-vows-action/article17958465/

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