Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Canadian Daily Digest - May 26, 2014

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'Desperate move' by Ontario Liberals: Mike Harris
         Join missile defence, say ex-ministers
Ont mayor admits altering expense document
         Despite cuts, air force pushed for new plane
Wynne gets taste in north of next leaders' debate
         RCAF pushed for extra heavy-lift plane as DND budget axe was falling
Canada clicks OK for use of airborne devices
         New Democrats vague on Ring of Fire spending
Tory MP says Ukrainian vote went smoothly
         Wynne, Horwath face off in northern debate

Cyberbullying bill won't be split in 2, Peter MacKay says
         Ethics lawyer Kristine Robidoux suspended for leaking client info
Commons to stay open until midnight until MPs break for the summer
         NDP wants privacy, security experts to probe warrantless data gathering
Andrea Horwath's 'sophomore jinx' has NDP worried
         Tories launch bid to keep Chamber open until midnight
Ottawa axes questions from post-advertising polls
         Drug shortages worsening as Health Canada starts study to address it
Privacy pushback: 6 instances where rights could be threatened

Measles outbreaks spotlight need for national registry 
         Uncommon birth defect appears in 3 babies in homes on 1 road 
E-cigarette liquid nicotine makers fight to keep candy flavour names 
         Doctors want to know why drug shortages are increasing 
Conservative-linked patronage appointments broke rules, watchdog finds 
         The made-in-Canada problem facing medical scans: Kelly Crowe 


Canada faces new calls to accept Syrian refugees
         Supreme Court justices chosen on merit, Peter MacKay says
The Gargoyle: Canada in no hurry to annex Turks and Caicos
         The Gargoyle: Church hasn't asked for meeting with Trudeau over abortion
Politics in brief: The Monday roundup
         U.S. killing spree spurs debate on how families, police, doctors deal with mental illness
Fisher: Pro-Russian separatists test mettle of Ukraine's new president
         Maher: Government making it easier to spy on Canadians without warrants or oversight
Nunavut tables budget with thin $36M surplus; minister touts positive signs

         Julie Boulet apologizes after giving the finger to Parti Quebecois member over question

Couillard says Supreme Court selection process not acceptable
         A noteworthy exchange from question period Monday in the House of Commons
SPCA recommends charges against B.C. woman in deaths of six dogs
         Enterprise Cape Breton Corp. CEO improperly hired people with Tory ties: report
OpEd: Canada must continue to lead on maternal health
         Fab Five: Men's floral shirts
Kimono masterwork
         A woman's place: Why female chefs still struggle for recognition in a cutthroat restaurant world
Forever stylish: Dressing your age isn't what it used to be
         10 recipes to cook from scratch


Backyard gardening holds its share of health risks

         Liquid nicotine for e-cigarettes pilfering notable brand names like Thin Mint, Tootsie Roll
Multiple sclerosis drug shows promise in treating post-traumatic stress disorder
         Drop junk food before pregnancy, women told
Hydration balance haunts exercisers
         Progress and promise in the fight against cystic fibrosis
This week in health: Hand transplants, cochlear implant problems, and more

Walmart Canada management structure changes put 750 people out of work

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>YAHOO NEWS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Temporary foreign worker cuts will force companies to underground employment, businesses warn 3 hours ago
         Woman accuses RCMP of yanking her from shower during search 1 hour 20 minutes ago
Gunmen kill Canadian cardiologist from minority sect in central Pakistan 38 minutes ago
         Horwath, Wynne vow $1B for Ring of Fire during feisty debate 4 hours ago
Canadian among those killed in California shooting rampage 8 hours ago
         Privacy battle heats up over three controversial bills that allow more snooping 7 hours ago
Lac-Mégantic memorial centre proposed for disaster site 5 hours ago
         B.C. teachers strike as sides return to table in long-standing dispute 2 hours 47 minutes ago

Andrea Horwath's internal troubles in Ontario indicative of NDP woes across the country
         Man facing murder charge in B.C. hockey mom death ordered to remain in custody
Vancouver Police Pipe Band off to Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle
         B.C. teachers' strike prompts misinformation charge from government
Valley Line LRT a go after Ottawa kicks in $150 million
         Parents, children protest over fumes from school repair
Julie Boulet apologizes after giving the finger to Parti Quebecois member over question
         Nova Scotia Power warns winter natural gas price spikes will continue
N.W.T. Human Rights Commission 'too legalized:' chair
         Nunavut department, Crown heads got $300K in bonuses in 2012

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Tyee<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Government 
Meet Vancouver's Tear Down Kids
         Living in a housing-crisis wracked city? Why not try demolition life?
Catch Up Fast to the Digital Data Storytelling Trend
         Tyee Master Class will equip you with latest skills and tools. 
Greenest City? Help Build this List of Must Do's
         Vancouverites gathered to share their criteria. Now add yours. 
Super Industrialized BC
         We need a real political debate about oil, gas and water. Who will step up? By Rafe Mair
Tyee Poll: Do You Support B.C. Teachers' Rotating Strike Action?
         BC Liberals debated 18 of 80 resolutions, dropped ferries and poverty
FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting has produced a new satirical video to gather support for the independence and funding of our national public broadcaster in its hour of greatest need. http://www.friends.ca/FreeTheCBC/tyee/

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Vancouver Observer<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Christy Clark confronted by Aboriginal leaders torn over LNG plans 
         Treaty 8 Chiefs had a hard time delivering a scathing letter to the Premier at a Vancouver LNG summit. 
California murders reveal troubled cultural sexism 
         "I needed to feel worthy as a male. For so long I have felt worthless, and it's all girls' fault." 
Harbour House Hotel, Restaurant and Organic Farm: Canada's only farm-to-table hotel 
         The Harbour House Hotel, Restaurant & Organic Farm is located on the largest of the stunning Gulf Islands off the West coast of British Columbia. 
'Clean' LNG would produce large-scale emissions 
         LNG is touted as a clean, green fuel. But the numbers paint a somewhat different picture. 
Activists hold "Frack Off" protest against Christy Clark's LNG projects 
         Protestors to Clark: LNG is a bad deal for BC. 
Foreign procurements taking jobs from Canadians 
         Canadians are losing jobs to foreign procurements. 
LNG promises an election "gimmick": Grand Chief 
         Grand Chief Stewart Phillip said it was "life changing and heart-breaking" to see how fracking was impacting northeastern BC. 
Lessons from the Komagata Maru 
         Are there parallels between the Komagata Maru and the recent policies of the Canadian government? 
Koch brothers' Canadian company makes first move to exploit oil sands gold rush 
         Fort McKoch? Construction of in situ facility planned next to Dunkirk River for 2016. 
Vancouver must tackle foreign home ownership problem head on: Sandy Garossino 
         "This is a boiling issue ... but has been remarkably suppressed in Vancouver ... largely because charges of racism have stifled this very important debate." 
Margaret Atwood's "Pauline" triumphs in Vancouver despite power outage 

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>BOURQUE NEWS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Dramatic increase in oil rail shipments to West Coast
Horwath denounces Wynne in heated debate
National Council of Canadian Muslims targets Stephen Harper & Jason MacDonald
Canada's ex-spy watchdog, currently detained in Panama
Lust in your heart again, Mr Ex-President ?
yes, and press this red button over here to eject
Caribbean nation wants to join Canada

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

Ontario Liberals lead PCs by 2; 51% think its time for another party to take over

Justin Trudeau, abortion and votes of conscience
         Hey Stevie, start with 'I'm sorry' and go from there
Trudeau preaches democracy, practices autocracy
         Stephen Harper's last chance to make life fairer for suffering fathers
U.S. tax deal jeopardizes Canadians' privacy
         Pull back veil on national security
Glover a very busy non-career politician
         Million Jobs math under scrutiny again
Liberals economical with the truth

Remembering Knowlton Nash is remembering a CBC that's long gone
         Andrea Horwath: the people's choice and her party's punching bag
Cabinet ministers on P&P get $1.3-million more on ministerial staff annually: report
         Integrity Commission probe zeroes in on Tory hiring practices
Supreme Court to rule soon on telecom data privacy
         Privacy watchdogs troubled by controversial bill extending police powers
Privacy pushback: 6 instances where rights could be threatened
         Wayne Wouters: Public service reform means fixing sick leave too
Public Service: The looming fight over sick leave
         Abolish or reform Senate QP, elect next Speaker, say some Senators

Integrity watchdog condemns patronage in Cape Breton, names MacKay friend
         NDP wants privacy, security experts to probe warrantless data gathering
Ottawa approved thousands of foreign worker requests at minimum wage, data reveals
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>FOREIGN AFFAIRS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Real News Network<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
TRNN Replay: Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan
         Camilo Mejia, chair of Iraq Vets Against War on GI resistance
TRNN Replay: Training That Makes Killing Civilians Acceptable
         Josh Stieber, a member of the army company that came upon the Iraqis murdered by the US helicopter crew, 
         discusses the Wikileaks video and army training that makes killing civilians acceptable
TRNN REPLAY: Military Suicide Rate Continues to Rise at Alarming Rate
         TRNN Replay: Anti-militarism activists say rising military suicides linked to illegal wars and high civilian death tolls

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Information Clearing House<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
         The Ascent of a New Power Bloc Capitalists, Technocrats and Fanatics
A new power bloc is emerging on a global scale.  It is already flexing its muscles.  It has come to power in India, Turkey, Ukraine and Israel. 
         Israeli Government Tries to Undo Image of Pope at the Wall
The Pope - was sandwiched between two Zionist Polish liars who continue to build walls of hate and destruction: 
         WPost Seeks US-Patrolled 'Safe Zone' in Syria
Having brought the world to the brink of war over Syria last summer, Kerry, the French, Human Rights Watch and the Western mainstream media are not about to cease and desist now.http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38617.htm
         Why War Is Inevitable
Like the Fourth of July, Memorial Day is being turned into a celebration of war.http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38612.htm
         A Day of Remembrance Everyone Seems to be Forgetting.
Nothing says "honor the dead" quite like a mattress sale. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38611.htm

         The So-called War on Terror Is A Criminal Fraud 
the US Constitution and Bill of Rights have been displaced by War-on-Terror legislation.http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38618.htm
         Thomas Paine, Our Contemporary
He died, largely forgotten, a pauper in New York City. Six people went to his funeral. Two of them were black. 
         How Mexico's New President Is Turning His Country Into a Servile US Client
President Barack Obama has actively participated in the dismantling of development and democracy in Mexico. 
         Ukip Wins European Elections With Ease To Set Off Political Carthquake
For the first time in modern history, neither Labour nor Conservatives have won a British national election.http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38610.htm
         Eastern Libya oil rebel says does not recognise new government
The leader of protesters occupying Libyan oil ports said on Monday he did not recognise the new government of Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq and suggested a deal to end the blockade, reached with the previous administration, could be jeopardised.

         Patrick Cockburn: Libya's slow motion coup..: Op-Ed: 
A crisis is clearly coming, but the Hifter coup still feels like the first act of a drama which will have more episodes, many of them violent, but without any final winner necessarily emerging. http://gulftoday.ae/portal/5b7c9f4f-66a1-480b-8ebc-fc78bc9cba44.aspx 
         Turkish court orders arrest of four Israeli generals over Mavi Marmara: 
The Istanbul 7th Court of Serious Crimes also decided May 26 to request an Interpol Red Notice for the arrest of former Israeli Chief of Staff, Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi, former Naval Forces Cmdr. Eliezer Alfred Marom, former Military Intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlinir and former Air Forces Intelligence head Brig. Gen. Avishai Levi, who are all being tried in absentia. http://tinyurl.com/kk3xayc
        In a world gone crazy: US House approves $600 million military aid package for Israel: 
Legislation obligates the president to report to Congress every 3 months on Qualitative Military Edge issues for Israel, authorizes provisions for Iron Dome, David's Sling and Arrow 3. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4523107,00.html 
         Scores killed in Donetsk as grenade hits truck carrying wounded - reports: 
Self-defense of Donetsk says that at least 35 people have been killed when a rocket propelled grenade hit their truck transporting the wounded from the airport area where the Kiev troops are waging an 'anti-terror operation.'http://rt.com/news/161592-donetsk-truck-grenade-killed/ 
         Gunfire, airstrikes leave Donetsk Intl airport up in smoke : 
Donetsk self-defense forces claim on Twitter to have regained control over the international airport in the eastern city after Ukrainian troops launched a military operation there, deploying fighter jets and helicopters. http://rt.com/news/161516-ukraine-airport-clashes-defense/

         Video: Ukrainian military helicopters fire missiles on Donetsk intl airport : 
Intensive gunfire and blasts have been heard in the vicinity of Donetsk International Airport in eastern Ukraine, as fighter jets resume strikes at the self-defense forces at the facility http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6DT2412Iro
         Ukrainian army shells Slavyansk residential area, 3 civilians killed (GRAPHIC VIDEO): 
At least three civilians have reportedly been killed and several wounded when the Ukrainian Army launched a mortar attack on the town of Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine. One of the shells fell near a local teachers college, according to Ridus news portal.
         New president vows to return Crimea to Ukraine: 
Poroshenko pointed out that he was ready and determined to hold talks with people in the eastern Donbass region, regardless of their political opinions and attitudes, saying the primary duty of a president was to protect his country's citizens from armed people, bring peace, provide stability and create employment. http://www.aa.com.tr/en/rss/335177--new-president-vows-to-return-crimea-to-ukraine 
         Ukraine Agrees to Pay Gas Debt to Russia: EU:
Ukraine agreed to pay $2 billion back to Russia by Thursday for the gas delivered since July last year, Xinhua quoted Oettinger as saying in a press conference after a meeting with Ukraine Energy Minister Yuri Prodan and his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak. http://tinyurl.com/otnjreq
         List of countries by external debt: 
Where the public debt is the money or credit owed by any level of government, from central to local, and the private debt

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Activist Post<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
After The March Against Monsanto, Momentum Favors The People
         The Future Is The Farmer
US-Led NATO's War on Humanity
         Genetically Engineered HIV Vaccine INCREASED Risk of HIV Infection

TRO LLC: Hacktivist Hedge Fund Seeks Crowdfunding
         Next Generation Drones Will Be Inspired By Nature: Scientists
Facebook Admits to Wiretapping Via Device Microphones
         Retail Death Rattle Grows Louder
Thai Coup Stings Western Meddlers
         Santa Barbara Shooter Psy Op the First "Men's Rights" False Flag?

Illinois House Votes Unanimously to Ban Warrantless Cellphone Tracking
         U.S. Sends Military Personnel To Chad
Did Two Oregon Counties Just Ban GMO Crops?
         Mass Fish Deaths: Millions Dead Found All Over The World This Past Month
27 Huge Red Flags For The U.S. Economy
         10 Outrageous Crimes The Banksters Hope You Forget
The US Department of Agriculture Needs Submachine Guns...And This Is Why
         Who Is The New Secret Buyer Of U.S. Debt? 
31 Ways Turmeric Protects Against The Post-Industrial 'Chemical Apocalypse'
         Cash is Out, Bartering is King

The Age Of FATCA Is Upon Us: Credit Suisse Admits Guilt For Money Laundering

         CIA Vaccines: Spying or Sterilizing Program?
How to Deal with a Warrantless DUI Checkpoint
         Rep. Massie Eats Hemp Seeds on TV to Show DEA It's Not a Drug
Rand Paul SLAMS Assassination of US Citizens Without Due Process

         How the NSA is Transforming Law Enforcement

Astronomers Tell Congress They're Almost Certain ET Exists
         SEC: Major Banks Linked To Mexican Drug Cartels
GM already recalled more cars this year than it sold in the five years
         World Bank and aid donors (economic hitmen) accused of enabling land grabs

China Arrests Former CEO Of JPMorgan Asia
         Russia and China seal historic multibillion gas deal
NYT: JPMorgan Are Saints
         How the NSA Is Transforming Law Enforcement
Prestigious French Lab Closed After Losing 2000 test Tubes of SARS Virus 
         Poll: 47% of Unemployed Have 'Completely Given Up' Looking for a Job
FBI chief says anti-marijuana policy hinders the hiring of cyber experts
         Memo Justifying Drone Strikes on Americans to Be Released
Supreme Court Ruling Not Enough To Prevent Debtors' Prisons
         House Guts USA Freedom Act, Every Civil Liberties Organization Pulls Their Support
Legal marijuana created thousands of jobs in Colorado

Rural Oregon voters back ban on GMO crops amid U.S. labeling uproar

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Globalist<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<OKAY
Russia Pivots To Asia

         The Russia-China Energy Agreement Is the world's largest commercial deal ever, by Ken Courtis.

Finger-Wagging Over Asian Health Risks

         Premiums for health risks could move Asia toward a better habitat, but a tenser trade environment, by Shihoko Goto.

Asia Searches for Its Path to the Future

         The example of the Western world offers only very limited guidance to resolve Asian countries' domestic conflicts

5 Uplifting Things About Haiti
         From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia
Fulfilling Hopes of a Nation is a Huge Obstacle for Modi
         Asia Co-operation Will Do the World a Whole Lot of Good


Trois blessés légers sur le Louis-Jolliet, à QuébecPlus
         Richard Bergeron s'inquiète de l'avernir du SLRPlus
Un pèlerinage au proche orient chargé pour le papePlus
         Les élus soulignent le départ de Marcel CôtéPlus
Tuerie en Californie: des pages Facebook en appui au meurtrierPlus
         A ccurso conteste sa citation à comparaître à la Commission CharbonneauPlus
Congrès de la CSN: les syndiqués appelés à la mobilisationPlus
         J ulie Boulet aurait fait un doigt d'honneur Plus

Vie privée: le NPD demande la convocation d'experts Plus
         Au moins 10 morts dans un accident de train en IndePlus
Nigeria: 20 morts dans une attaque de Boko HaramPlus
         Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean: le plus de décès en embarcation nautiquePlus
Nigeria: «Nous savons où sont les jeunes filles»Plus
         Début du procès de Joe FontanaPlus
Vers une modulation des tarifs de garderiePlus
         Ukraine: Porochenko élu présidentPlus
Arthur Porter attaque la commission CharbonneauPlus
         Pierre Karl Péladeau à l'Assemblée nationalePlus

Faveurs sexuelles: un enseignant plaide coupablePlus
         Stephen Harper poursuivui pour diffamationPlus
Procès Thibault: une experte comptable de la SQ témoignePlus
         Le budget du Québec sera déposé le 4 juinPlus
Un bébé sans nom mis à l'adoption au Royaume-UniPlus
         Ukraine: nouveau front à l'aéroport de DonetskPlus
Une ourse polaire dévore un paon au zoo de ViennePlus