Saturday, May 17, 2014

Fw: Daily Digest MAY 17, 2014

On Saturday, May 17, 2014 6:15:40 PM, Joe Hueglin <> wrote:


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Hudak, Horwath to campaign on Saturday
         Jim Prentice officially in Alberta PC leadership race
Tories accused of patronage after ACOA ruling
         Gregarious Laureen Harper getting plenty of screen time in government videos
Railroad wants to send oil into Lac-Megantic after fixes
         Aboriginal women more prone to violent death: RCMP
Business nervous about Tory 'wage floor'
         RCMP to discuss murdered aboriginal women
Montreal La Presse print edition to disappear
         More competition in wireless could bring big gains

Leaders race officially on for Alberta PCs
         Mulcair withstands 2-hour grilling
Abortion issues trail Harper, Trudeau
         Walkerton tragedy focus of Ontario campaign
Harper announces $252M conservation plan
         Harper says no plans to reopen abortion debate as issue simmers in New Brunswick
Former Conservative MP and agent plead not guilty to Elections Act charges
         Deportation a death sentence: Harkat
Today on the Hill: Mulcair on the hot seat
         Baloney Meter: Is there a savings crisis?

Baloney Meter: Is Ontario really facing a retirement-savings crisis?
         NDP launches new digital platform today with help of U.S. company
Taxpayers still paying for NDP staff
         Nadon and the SCOC: Mulcair says Harper hurting Canada abroad
Smith says Prentice wants PC-Wildrose merger
         Abortion policy wrong, cardinal tells Trudeau
Kenney defends foreign-workers program
         MPs speak out on New Brunswick abortion rules

Number of murdered, missing aboriginal women surprises top Mountie
         Jim Flaherty to be honoured with naming of new Finance Canada HQ
Harry Neufeld warns problems remain on fair elections act
         Royal visit 2014: How Prince Charles is forging his own ties to Canada
NDP satellite offices: Party wants Speaker to rethink House order
         HMCS Protecteur heading home under tow from U.S. navy tug
Aboriginal women more prone to violent death, RCMP say
         Thousands of pages of parliamentary records set to go public
First Nations relations with Ottawa tested over 'economic shutdown' threat
         First Nations girl chooses traditional medicine over chemo

New pipeline rules don't reach 'world class' standard
         Thomas Mulcair and the black hole of party accountability
At Issue: Tom Mulcair, snippy politicians and AFN Chief Shawn Atleo
         Jean Charest critical of Canada-China deal delays
Jason Kenney set to introduce new temporary foreign worker rules
         Bernard Valcourt won't meet with 'rogue chiefs' until threats withdrawn
Residential school survivors fear testimony could be made public
         NDP satellite offices: Tom Mulcair maintains party followed rules
GM recalls new models, 2.7 million cars included
         Google swamped by takedown requests after court ruling

Front-runners embracing risks in Ontario election campaign
         RCMP bust passport fraud scheme tied to Canada's 'most wanted'
Mohamed Harkat could remain in 'immigration limbo' for years
         NDP satellite offices: What to expect from Tom Mulcair's committee appearance
Social media is a Rosetta Stone for journalistic bias
         Tory Senator says feds believe Canada ends at Quebec
Ruth Ellen Brosseau's rise from paper candidate to NDP star

Case not closed on missing and murdered aboriginal women
         Figuring out Ontario's energy future
Russians linked to Bombardier are spared from Canadian sanctions
         The Ontario parties' energy policies
Maher: Government making it easier to spy on Canadians without warrants or oversight
         Harassment case examines consequences of Internet wrath
Coyne: Why isn't voting like paying taxes? It should be mandatory
         Justin Trudeau's abortion move was no gaffe
Maher: Government making it easier to spy on Canadians without warrants or oversight
         Newfoundland and Labrador NDP votes to keep leader after caucus revolt

Ban upheld in child porn case after parents ask for daughter's name to be public
         Emergency chiefs' group takes control of aboriginal education file
Aboriginal women more prone to violent death, but RCMP solving cases: report
         Former Parti Quebecois cabinet minister Robert Burns dead at 77
Quebec union boss admits to falsified bills but lawyer s
ays actions aren't fraud

         This week in health: Food Revolution Day, cancer-fighting measles, and more

Weston family creates institute to fast-track brain disease research
         Doctor exposed to Florida MERS case in Canada, tests negative
As accord expires, Ottawa takes a back seat on health care policy
         Cancer: What do you know?
Are you getting enough sleep?
         New test may help MDs predict false labour or early delivery

New testing system for life-insurance agents draws complaints across the border
         Tim Hortons celebrates 50 years, but faces new challenges beyond coffee
Royal Chat: Charles and Camilla visit Canada
         Live Chat: Should restaurants get rid of tipping?
Live Chat: Building an energy-efficient home
         Food Chat replay: Grow your own herbs
As accord expires, Ottawa takes a back seat on health care policy

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Prince Charles' visit to Canada will be steeped in tradition
         Toronto ranks surprisingly high on list of U.S. tourism destinations
RCMP report on missing and murdered women reinforces calls for national inquiry
         Indian election results may hold an important lesson for Justin Trudeau
Tories appear to be rebranding Stephen Harper as 'the environmental prime minister'

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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>National News Warch<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

NDP's Andrea Horwath expensed muffins to the taxpayer

Liberal Vaughan leading in Trinity-Spadina byelection race: Forum poll
         Winnipeg man fined for walking more than 'two abreast'

Harry Neufeld warns problems remain on fair elections act
         Grits: Fired ACOA execs received extra payments
That one Unmentionable Subject
         Harper could still hang on, even after defacing Canada
Collegiality pushed aside by bullying in fractured House of Commons
         An 'authoritarian' in power, 'balloon-brains' in opposition
Will Lukaszuk be the fly in the Prentice anointment?
         Tory leader sends right signals for financially distressed Ontario
Why is Tim Hudak (version 2.0) running against himself (version 1.0)?
         OPSEU calls on leaders to debate privatization

Subtle but serious risks to scholars
         Check your bigotry
Don't care about surveillance? You're probably white and middle class
         Byelections: Poor Toronto faces three election campaigns at once
Federal government cuts adult literacy funding, citing too much spent on administration, research
         Ontario NDP targets Liberals' old middle ground
NDP leader Andrea Horwath calls for major hydro shakeup
         'Grain innovation hub' set up here
Fantino insists he has no interest in running for mayor of Vaughan
         The Ekos poll: Advantage, Wynne
Mulcair shares Quebec's vision for new Champlain
         Chong's democracy bill will see May debate
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Tyee<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Government Kills 10-Year Teacher Contract Idea
         Proposes six-year deal with signing bonus; union still wants class size, composition changes.
School Board Hosts Emotional Hearing on Transgender Policy
         VSB considers letting students, not doctors, define their gender identities.
Single Mom Slams Clark on Clawbacks: 'She Has Zero Idea'
         Premier says growing the economy will help parents like Jessica Sothcott, whose child support is deducted from her disability cheques.
IMF Pegs Canada's Fossil Fuel Subsidies at $34 Billion
         In such giveaways we're a world leader, a fact rarely noted when federal budgets are debated.
Is French Immersion Creating a Two-Tiered System?
         One thing we know: enrolment processes can shut-out low-income kids.

Christy Clark's Never Ending Campaign
         A year after out-politicking the NDP, BC's premier is still in election mode. And one fast-growing job sector is spin agencies.
Religious Leaders 'Faith Off' Against Texada Coal Terminal
         Congregations raise flags over BC thermal coal exports.
My Old Sci-Fi Novel Is Coming True
         Collapsing Antarctic ice sheet? Just another global warming story. Also one I wrote decades ago.
Canadian Science Goes Down the Drain
         A limnologist laments the deserted Experimental Lakes, sapped fisheries management, and more.
Ten unheeded calls for a national inquiry into missing, murdered aboriginal women
         First Nation threatening fisheries blockade waits for DFO's call

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Vancouver Observer<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Robocalls in Ontario fuel rumours of Fantino's resignation
         Amid calls for his resignation, curious robocalls in Vaughan fuel rumours that Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino may be leaving the Harper government.
Draft Day at the Supreme Court: the Harper v. McLachlin feud explained
         To the average person, a judge is a judge is a judge. But judges are more like hockey and football players.
Rennie says Vancouver real estate market should focus on seniors, not youth
         "What will be the impact of $163.4 billion in equity in the hands of an aging population in our marketplace?
Update: 10,000 gallons of oil spill in Los Angeles suburb, businesses evacuated
         "Oil is knee-high in some areas," the fire department said. "A handful of commercial businesses are affected."
First Nations key to oil spill prevention and response: Rickford
         Increased NEB power and Aboriginal engagement are key.

Police release drawing of sexual assault suspect
         Police have released a composite drawing of sexual assault suspect for the incident which occurred on 37th Avenue Monday afternoon.
Government muzzles expert witnesses on major citizenship bill
         "Do they think citizenship legislation is a joke?" said one witness, who was denied the right to speak before the committee moments before the meeting began.
'Over my dead body': northern BC residents overwhelmed by massive LNG push
         "I told him 'over my dead body [you'd] ever put a drill pad in there," northern rancher told an LNG driller.
Endangered orcas swim along Kinder Morgan's oil tanker route
         The gravity of Kinder Morgan's arrogance becomes chilling when we look below the surface.
Critics blast 'insensitive' rules for Aboriginal oral evidence at Kinder Morgan hearings
         "It's a totally flawed process," said a Tsleil-Waututh Nation member on the NEB's new regulations on what constitutes Aboriginal oral testimony.

Ezra Levant provokes outrage at anti-oil pipeline rally (VIDEO)
         "I just think you're a bunch of morally preening, self-righteous, luxurious rich white kids" among Ezra Levant's comments to citizens at rally.
Car Carbon series: cool new animation, plus the jaw-dropping impact it left out
         What weighs sixteen billion pounds yet hides in plain sight?
BC callously gambles with young people's lives
         Minister Stephanie Cadieux's comments are callous and extreme, says one volunteer who works with youth offenders.
Fight to provide greater protection of 'at risk' Coastal Douglas fir tree fails in BC
         Environmental groups in British Columbia have failed in their attempt to force the BC government to provide greater protection for 'at-risk' Coastal Douglas Fir trees and the l Premier Clark in Asia promoting investment for $175 billion LNG industry
         A new provincial government figure shows that the amount of LNG investment is equivalent to 15 Northern Gateway pipeline projects.

TransMountain pipeline expansion fatally flawed
         All Canadians, including Albertans especially, must insist that all shipping of dilbit and exports of low-value raw bitumen end.
Thousands rally against Enbridge Northern Gateway: photos
         A large crowd showed up to Sunset Beach to send a warning from the west coast to Ottawa over Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.

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

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Real News Network<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Right Wing Hindu Nationalist BJP wins a historic mandate in the Indian Elecitons
         FCC Moves to Kill Net Neutrality, Says Internet Advocacy Groups
TRNN Debate: Should The Internet Be Regulated Like A Utility?
         Unionization Is Next Step For Fast Food Workers
Piketty: The Market and Private Property Should Be The Slaves of Democracy
         Does Israel Have a Right to Exist as a Jewish State? - Ali Abunimah on Reality Asserts Itself (3/5)
The 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Ed in the Shadow of 'School Choice'
         TRNN Replay: The Making of "Untold History of the United States"
Palestinians Can Learn from the African-American Struggle - Ali Abunimah on Reality Asserts Itself (2/5)
         U.S. Pushing False Narrative About Iran & Nuclear Weapons

Why Democrats Are Paying Attention to Piketty's Book on Inequality
         Awakened by the Palestinian Intifada - Ali Abunimah on Reality Asserts Itself (1/5)
Is Ukraine Entering A Revolutionary Moment?
         The Roots of Nigeria's Chaos
If We Remain Predators, the Planet Will Cast Us Off - Lawrence Wilkerson on Reality Asserts Itself (3/3)
         Does a Higher Minimum Wage Cost Jobs?
Break the Monopoly on Local TV News
         Who Makes US Foreign Policy - Lawrence Wilkerson On Reality Asserts Itself (2/3)
Global Capitalism, the US Empire and Russian Nationalism
         Israeli Activist Accuses Interior Minister of Int'l Law Violations
Glenn Greenwald: U.S. Corporate Media is \"Neutered, Impotent and Obsolete\"

         The Illegitimacy of the U.S. Government
Walmart Corporate Welfare Queen, Koch Bros\' Judicial Junkets & Rebranding The Clintons
         Parasites: Big Pharma, Banksters & Tax Cheats
Sign of Things to Come?: Raging California wildfires with tornadoe turn deadly

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The European Union Times<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Joe Biden's son appointed to Ukraine's largest gas provider Source
         ADL claims 26% of all world population is "anti-semitic" Source
Shrimp and Beef prices skyrocket in the US Source
         Thousands protest in France against austerity measures Source
Russian MPs draft law to ban & label GMO farmers as terrorists Source
         30 million Americans set to storm Washington and oust Obama Source
5 more Saudis die from MERS virus, death toll hits 157 Source
         Eyes Wide Shut (1999) the Movie That Exposes the Illuminati Source
Tens of thousands of Argentineans protest economic, social woes Source
         US FCC trying to Close the Internet amid Protests Source

Putin Gives Dreaded "Black Notice" To All Russian Ministries Source
         US FDA approves Star Wars-like bionic arm Source
Russia about to deal Massive Blow to the Petrodollar Source
         Ukraine wants to sue Russia over high gas prices Source
Italy threatens EU with immigrants if assistance doesn't increase Source

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Citizens for Legitimate Government<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Coup-installed far-right Ukraine government borrows $1 billion under U.S. guarantees [Too bad U.S. students can't get loans like this!]
15 May 2014 Ukraine starts offering $1 billion in eurobonds on the external market with a record-low interest rate of 2.9 percent since the 5-year debt securities are guaranteed by the U.S. government taxpayers, a first for the country. On May 8 the Cabinet of Ministers passed a decree regulating the eurobond issue. It is virtually risk-free because no one expects the U.S. will not be able to cover principal and interest payments.

Ah, then came the dawn. Biden's son joins board of Ukraine gas company 13 May 2014 Vice President Biden's son Hunter is joining the board of a gas company that operates in Ukraine. Burisma Holdings, Ukraine's largest private gas producer, said Hunter Biden -- an attorney -- will be in charge of its legal unit and help the company with other international organizations.

Ukrainian APCs open fire at RT's video agency crew near Kramatorsk 14 May 2014 RT's Ruptly video journalists came under fire as their car was targeted near the city of Kramatorsk, in eastern Ukraine. The shooting came from two APCs, the crew said. According to Ruptly's producer, the journalists were en route to the town of Dmitrovka, some 30 kilometers from Slavyansk. A crew of another Russian TV network, Channel 5, was also in the same car.

UN-marked strike helicopter 'used by Kiev against militia' sparks scandal 14 May 2014 The UN has voiced concerns over the apparent use of UN-marked helicopters by Kiev troops in their military operation against Donetsk regional militia. A video of a white-painted Mil Mi-24 strike helicopter with UN logo has emerged. When inquired about the United Nations' stance on the use of peacekeeper-marked military hardware in non-peacekeeper operations, the office for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson said such use would violate UN rules.

Moscow to suspend American GPS sites on Russian territory starting June 1 13 May 2014 Russia is going to suspend the operation of all American GPS sites on its territory, starting from June 1, said Russia's deputy PM, Dmitry Rogozin, who is in charge of space and defense industries. "Starting June 1, we will halt the work of those stations on Russian territory," Rogozin said. Rogozin pointed out that American GPS ground stations are located in Russia under an agreement that dates back to 1993 and 2001.

400 US mercenaries 'deployed on ground' in Ukraine military op 11 May 2014 About 400 elite mercenaries from the notorious US private security firm Academi (formerly Blackwater) are taking part in the Ukrainian military operation against anti-government protesters in southeastern regions of the country, German media reports. The Bild am Sonntag newspaper, citing a source in intelligence circles, wrote Sunday that Academi employees are involved in the Kiev military crackdown on pro-autonomy activists in near the town of Slavyansk, in the Donetsk region. It is not clear who commands the private military contractors and pays for their services.

Ukraine guardsmen open fire on crowd 11 May 2014 Armed men identified as Ukrainian national guard opened fire Sunday on a crowd outside a town hall in eastern Ukraine, and an official for the region's insurgents said there were fatalities. The bloodshed in the town of Krasnoarmeisk occurred hours after dozens of armed men shut down voting in a referendum on sovereignty for the region. One of them identified the group as being national guardsmen.

Kiev's troops roll through E.Ukraine in 'bid to disrupt voting' - self-defense forces 11 May 2014 A town in the Lugansk region has come under attack by Kiev's APCs, while in the Donetsk region Ukrainian troops have seized four polling stations, self-defense forces claim. This comes as autonomy referendums kick off in the country's southeast. "Around 15 APCs have come near Novoaydar,' Aleksey Chmilenko said. "Our self-defense guards are trying to stop the attack and prevent the vehicles moving farther in the direction of Lugansk." Meanwhile, representatives of another Lugansk region self-defense group, based in Krasny Luch, told RT that they have seen APCs in the region, but have not heard any fighting yet.

Donetsk People's Republic asks Moscow to consider its accession into Russia 12 May 2014 Donetsk People's Republic has proclaimed itself a sovereign state and has asked Moscow to consider its accession into Russia, the Republic's council said. "We, the people of Donetsk, based on results of the May 11 referendum and the declaration of sovereignty of the Donetsk People's Republic, declare that from now on DPR is now a sovereign state," Republic Co-Chairman Denis Pushilin said. "Given the will of the people of the Donetsk People's Republic, and in order to restore historical justice, we ask Russia to consider the issue of our republic's accession into the Russian Federation," he added.

Lugansk and Donetsk regions vote for self-determination 11 May 2014 Polling stations have opened in Donetsk and Lugansk regions seeking independence from central government in Ukraine. Local self-defense forces boosted security measures, fearing that Kiev could stage provocations to disrupt the self-determination vote. Some 1,471 polling stations in Lugansk region and around 1,500 in Donetsk region opened their doors for voters at 8:00 local time (5:00 GMT) and will close at 22:00 (19:00 GMT).

Ukraine crisis: France, Germany threaten Russia over poll 10 May 2014 France and Germany have threatened Russia with further sanctions if Ukraine's 'presidential election' on 25 May fails to go ahead. President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a statement they feared further destabilisation of Ukraine. They also said referendums planned by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine for Sunday would be illegal.

Ukraine deploys 15,000 troops to Russian border, NATO beefs up forces in E. Europe - Moscow 08 May 2014 Ukraine has deployed 15,000 troops on its border with Russia, while NATO continues beefing up its forces in Eastern Europe, Russian Defense Ministry stated as the military alliance and Pentagon accuse Moscow of keeping armed forces close to Ukraine. "The 15,000-strong grouping of Ukrainian forces has been deployed in the border areas. Military conscription has resumed [in Ukraine]," Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said in a statement on Thursday. "At the same time NATO amasses its grouping of forces in Eastern Europe," he stressed, adding that such actions are not contributing to the efforts to de-escalate tensions in Ukraine.

Cops dead from 9/11 illnesses outnumber officers who died in attacks 06 May 2014 The names of police officers who died from ground zero-related illnesses now outnumber the 60 killed in the 9/11 attacks engraved on the New York State Police Officers' Memorial in Albany. The names of 20 officers have been added to the black granite memorial...That raised the total to 71. According to authorities, the 13 died from cancers attributed to rescue and recovery work at the collapsed World Trade Center towers in Manhattan.

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Saudi-Iran Thaw Troubles the Neocons Read more
         Trying to Scuttle Iran Nuke Talks, Again Read more
How NATO Jabs Russia on Ukraine Read more
         How Wall St. Bailed Out the Nazis Read more
Hitler's Shadow Reaches toward Today Read more
         Cold Water on the Neo-Cold War Hysteria Read more
Ethnic Russians Are People, Too Read more
         The Corruption of Human Rights Watch  Read more
The Limits of US Military Power Read more

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The Free-Trade Regime: Oligarchy in Action
         "Free trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership undermine democracy and sovereignty.
Ray McGovern: How NATO Jabs Russia on Ukraine
Robert Parry: Ukraine's Dueling Elections
Friends of the Earth: Bee Losses Highlight Urgent Need to Restrict Pesticides, Shift to Sustainable Agriculture
1,100 Missing Indigenous Women Reflects Human Rights 'Crisis' in Canada
Never Forget: Grandson of Auschwitz Commandant Fights For A Nazi-Free Europe

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Californie: la météo pourrait aider les pompiers Plus
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Plus de 300 morts dans la catastrophe minière en TurquiePlus
         Sainte-Adèle: une partie de la 117 enseveliePlus
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Mirabel: une enquête indépendante est déclenchéePlus
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Vancouver: du cannabis en vente dans un distributeurPlus
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Sécurité ferroviaire: nouvelles amendes possiblesPlus
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Les incendies font un mort en CaliforniePlus
         Fausse mère porteuse accusée en AngleterrePlus

1017 femmes autochtones tuées entre 1980 et 2012Plus
         Fausses factures de Dupuis: pas un acte criminelPlus
Renseignements personnels des citoyens: Houda-Pepin se défendPlus
         Pont Champlain: Harper agi en vendeur «de chars usagés»Plus
CUSM: un stationnement souterrain...visible de la ruePlus
         Turquie: la colère monte contre Erdogan Plus
Roche: des bonis contre du financement illégal Plus
         Amnésie contagieuse ou aveuglement volontaire?Plus
Incendie mortel à Saint-Louis-de-Blandford Plus
         Retrait de la «superpoutre» sur le pont Champlain