Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Fw: Daily Digest June 16, 2014

On Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:11:05 AM, Joe Hueglin <phoenix.rising@bellnet.ca> wrote:

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Government to issue request for proposals to replace CF-18s | hilltimes.com 

No fighter jet replacement contract before 2018: government guide
Final decision could be pushed back until after the 2015 federal election

$100B defence spending plan laid out for industry
         Feds' final decision on Northern Gateway going down to the deadline on Tuesday
PC MPPs not told of plan to cut 100,000 jobs
         Saskatoon to decide on parking for Afghan war vets
Hillary Clinton calls for broader energy talks
         No CF-18 replacement contract until 2018
Ontario should reduce its deficit: Oliver
         Poised to become premier, Coleman quits
Fontana resigning in wake of convictions
         Contract to replace CF-18s not anticipated until 2018: defence equipment guide

Hillary Clinton to speak in Toronto today
         DND turned aside solution to suicide investigation backlog two years ago: memo
Today on the Hill: Ottawa-born man fights to get his Canadian citizenship back

Northern Gateway decision holds no easy political options for Harper
         Tories want committee to investigate recovery of NDP mailing costs
Lawyer Rocco Galati targets pick for Quebec court after Marc Nadon win

Woman's stroke diagnosed through smartphone selfie video read 3comments
         GM recalls another 3.3 million cars over ignition switch problems read 16comments
Police suspected helicopter escape fugitives were planning jailbreak
         Joe Fontana, mayor of London, Ont., to resign
ISIS rebel push in Iraq sends thousands fleeing as U.S., Iran weigh options read 607 commentsvideo
         VIDEO Look like Rob Ford? If you can sing, act and dance, there may be a job for you read 96 commentsvideo
Top 1% took 13.3% of income, Canadian study shows read 646comments
         Quebec seeks $409M from MM&A in Lac-Mégantic rail disaster
The high-flying market for $30,000 scotch read 46 commentsvideo
         Average house price in Canada rose 7.1% to $416,584 in May

Caffeine may affect teen girls and boys differently
         E-cigarettes need strict rules, doctors tell WHO
Don't wash raw chicken, cook it, UK food safety campaign advises
         Alberta First Nations sue Ottawa over safety of drinking water

Ottawa-born man says he has been left stateless by Canada (with video)
         House of Commons reviews MPs' housing claims
University of Ottawa professor defends review panel on CF-18 replacement
         Privy Council Office defends top federal bureaucrat
Peter MacKay defends judicial appointment to Quebec 'Supreme Court'
         The Gargoyle: Fantino runs from vets into fresh controversy
Justice at last for developers victimized in 2006 native occupation
         Coyne: Ontario voters had a clear choice, and made it ­ clearly
Den Tandt: Kathleen Wynne's victory no blessing for Trudeau Grits
         Supreme Court delivers crucial win for online privacy rights

BC police watchdog orders administrative review in ex-soldier's shooting
         Another Conservative judicial appointment faces a legal challenge
Federal Appeal Court upholds land claim case in favour of B.C. First Nation
         Canada pulls out lone Iraqi diplomat amid strife, ruling out all military help
Strike imminent as teachers' union, B.C. government remain divided on contract
         Bloc Quebecois members want new leader to adopt a more open, unifying approach
'Bionic pancreas' for Type 1 diabetics passes key test
         Aging in Canada: How well are we treating our elders?
This week in health: Fathers' mental health, afternoon slumps, and more
         N.B. children treated after possible exposure to rabies; risk thought to be low

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>YAHOO NEWS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Canadian home resales jump in May as listings spike 6 hours ago
         Four-year-old child dead in northern Quebec after possible dog attack Sun, 15 Jun, 2014
Toronto councillor calls west-end neighbourhood a 'pedophile district' 3 hours ago
         Brother of deceased radio station intern hopes new bill will prevent abuse 2 hours 31 minutes ago
Iceberg-watchers flocking to East Coast for record number of massive floes 6 hours ago
         HitchBOT the hitchhiking robot is about to make its way across Canada 8 hours ago
Moncton Father's Day walk pays tribute to dead RCMP officers 23 hours ago
         Canada pulls out lone Iraqi diplomat amid strife, ruling out all military help 1 hour 20 minutes ago
Alberta gives new birth certificate to 12-year-old boy who was born a girl 22 hours ago
         U.S. Coast Guard rescues 2 women stranded on Lake Huron 20 hours ago
Police officer reunites in Moncton with woman he helped deliver 52 years ago Sun, 15 Jun, 2014

Federal Appeal Court upholds land claim case in favour of B.C. First Nation
         Jet fuel spilled by semi tanker did not enter B.C.'s Columbia River: province
Company, provinces reach agreement on expensive cystic fibrosis drug
         Another Conservative judicial appointment faces a legal challenge
Lawyer Rocco Galati targets pick for Quebec court after Marc Nadon win
         Frank Coleman nixes move to politics, premier's office
Moncton RCMP lack guns, vests recommended 7 years ago
         New 'organic' food label rules introduced in New Brunswick

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Tyee<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Why I Couldn't Live in Mr. Eco-Footprint's Future
         Bill Rees' latest vision for human society is cynical, authoritarian and disempowering. By Geoff Dembicki
Wynne's Win, and the Agony of Right-Wing Pundits
         Bad voters! You failed to opt for communal suicide. By Murray Dobbin
Through Certification, Indigenous Artists Take Back Their Work
         To kick off Aboriginal Week, an idea to curb appropriation and benefit creators, too. By David P. Ball
Does Your Organization Need a Vision Reboot?
         Learn how to lead it this Saturday, a Tyee Master Class with Amanda Gibbs. By Geoff D'Auria

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Globe and Mail<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Long-time NDP MPP Marchese blames loss on strategic voting
         Ottawa to blame for First Nations' pipeline stand, PM appointee says
Ottawa commemorates military history while under fire for veteran support


Some Tories pushing to dump Tim Hudak immediately
         Stephen Harper and Tony Abbott deserve each other
A trio of tough choices for Stephen Harper
         Liberals won because voters aren't cynics

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

The prostitution pipeline: Cut off from loved ones, women cycled from city to city ­ including Ottawa
         Yukon senator talks up defence – and a family dynasty
30 years of Liberal infighting
         Ten Conservative MPs mull the defeat of their provincial cousins
Harper's party of paranoia

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>BOURQUE NEWS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Tories play down report suggesting decision not until 2018
Canadian Military Spending as a Percent of GDP
First Nation to blockade Douglas Channel
Meanwhile, anti-pipeline activists computers confiscated over graffiti charges
The Byliners & Co ..
: The making of Senator Mike Duffy
Leger : MPs secrets too closely guarded
Ryckewaert : At $1.17M, Duffy looking like real bargain
Tuns : 30 years of Liberal infighting
Ottawa spends more on military history
amid criticism over support for veterans
Suicide probe backlog flagged in 2012
Bruised Tories can only blame themselves
Wynne's win no blessing for Trudeau Grits
BQ members quit over new leader
to catch motorists who "drug and drive"
Ex-Mountie co-invents marijuana breathalizer

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

Peter MacKay confirms, then denies, Justice Robert Mainville headed to the Supreme Court

Feds' final decision on Northern Gateway going down to the deadline on Tuesday
         MPs' secrets too closely guarded
Mansplaining: are feminists right to be saying this about men?
         Let's commiserate with Ontario
A barbaric UFC spectacle demeans us all

Protecting Canadians' Access to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
         Enbridge Set to Win Canada Approval on Northern Gateway
MPs' quarterly expense reports to cost House $3.8-million, Senate trying to find cheaper system
         Negative ads, ground game two keys to Wynne's surprising Ontario victory, say Hill politicos
Three Strategic Lessons and Seven Kinds of Ridings from the Ontario Election
         Governor general begins three-day stay in P.E.I.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>FOREIGN AFFAIRS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>TerraViva Europe<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Post-2015 Development Agenda - Will the Voices of the Hungry be Heard?
         Zarif Reveals Iran's Proposal for Ensuring Against "Breakout"*
Op-Ed: Not Only Hunger, but Malnutrition Too
         In Developing World, Pollution Kills More Than Disease
Q&A: "Some Individuals Are Now as Wealthy as Entire Countries"
         Survivors of Sexual Violence Deserve More Than Just T

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Real News Network<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Has Capitalism Lost the Ability to Reform Itself? - Robert Johnson on Reality Asserts Itself (7/8)
         Why the Worst Get on Top in Economics
Child Detainees Victims of US Immigration Policy Based On Mass Incarceration & Detention
         A Civilized Critic of Savage Behavior - Robert Johnson on Reality Asserts Itself (6/8)
Next Afghan President Unlikely to Solve Nation's Security Problems
         New EPA Rules Are a Boon for Fossil Fuel Industry
Congolese President Pushing Constitutional Changes To Allow For Third Term
         As Obama Considers Drone Strikes in Iraq, Could U.S. Military Action Worsen Sectarian Conflict?
Al Gore\'s Revealing Insider View of the NSA
         Banned Interview with President George W. Bush on Iraq Invasion
Report From Iraq: U.S. Invasion in 2003 Helped Set Path For Crisis Pulling Nation Apart

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The European Union Times<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Canada's Supreme Court rules in Favor of Internet Privacy Source
         'Warp drive': Faster-than-light NASA spacecraft Source
Saturn's moon Titan 'smells' aromatic' says NASA Source
         FIFA 2014 World Cup kicks off in Brazil Source
100,000 illegal immigrant kids from Latin America storm into the US Source
         Ukraine president vows response to plane attack Source
Kiev military airplane downed in Lugansk Airport Source

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Information Clearing House<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Washington's Enemy 'Doesn't Exist' : Former CIA Officer Video
The Fateful Triangle: Russia, Ukraine and the Jews
Inventing Terrorists: US Orchestrated Most Domestic 'Terror-plots'? Video Report
US, UK create joint team to prepare for air strikes in Iraq - report:
Scores killed as Ukraine minister threatens to cut Russia ties:

Russia now enemy, so we'll help Ukraine build up military - NATO chief:
NATO has no plans to deploy troops in Ukraine - NATO chief:
Ukrainian FM chants 'Putin - f**ker' at vandalized Russian embassy in Kiev: Video -
Western countries at UN SC block Russia's statement condemning attack on embassy:
Is Russia Pulling Money Out of U.S. for Safekeeping?:

Ralph Nader: "The Total Support Of The Military-industrial Complex And Empire By Barack Obama And Hillary Clinton Is Staggering" Video -
U.S. reconstitutes group to fight homegrown extremists:

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

UK Activists Begin Mobilizing Against GCHQ Spying
         The Pentagon's Preparation For "Mass Civil Breakdown"
U.S. expats find their money is no longer welcome at the bank
         10 Sci-Fi Technologies Moving Us Closer To Immortality
MIT Updates Wi-Fi Tech That Can Track You Through Walls
         The Promise of a New Internet
Industrial hemp – agriculture's best kept secret
         8 Industries that Deceived You About Health Implications
The U.S. Is Experimenting With Drones To Control The Weather
         Catholic mass grave sites of 350,800 missing childrenfound in Ireland, Spain, Canada

Fracking industry dealt huge blow by downgrade of Monterey shale formation
         The Lancet: Fluoride IS a Neurotoxin!
The Austerity Diaries: If You Don't Have a Job, Make One Up
         The Bitter End Of The Savings Account

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Lebanon Daily Star<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
In Iraq, the U.S. is defending the indefensible

La Russie coupe le gaz à l'UkrainePlus
         General Motors rappelle 3,36 millions de véhicules supplémentairesPlus
Corps découvert: il s'agirait d'un meurtrePlus
         Israël s'attaque au Hamas après l'enlèvement de trois IsraéliensPlus
Évasion: le complot était connu des autoritésPlus
         Réseau routier: Québec va injecter 4,9 milliards $Plus
Kenya: les islamistes somaliens revendiquent l'attentat Plus
         Elle meurt après avoir reçu une balle sur la têtePlus
Face à face entre Labeaume et les chefs syndicaux Plus
         Benoit Dorais devient chef de Coalition MontréalPlus

Rocco Galati revient à la chargePlus
         Régimes de retraite: Coderre est satisfait du projet de loiPlus
Fraude: le maire de London démissionne Plus
         Les laboratoires de l'Hôpital Royal-Victoria évacuésPlus
Mohamed Fadel Fahmy fixé le 23 juinPlus
         L'ex-maire de Gaspé profitait de la générosité de RochePlus
Exercice militaire Canada/France dans le golfe du St-LaurentPlus
         La route 138 est le théâtre d'un accident mortelPlus
D'autres pics anti-itinérants enlevés à MontréalPlus
         Irak: Washington envisage des frappes de dronesPlus

Québec entend réclamer 409 millions de dollars à la MMAPlus
         Une femme se noie en plongée sous-marinePlus
Irak: Washington condamne le massacre jihadiste


An example to follow to preserve your local environment.
From: Bill Woollam <templelife@hotmail.com>
To: Joe Hueglin <joe.hueglin@bellnet.ca>
Subject: Re: Request for enviro bylaw banning 'Fracking'

To Kate Miller and the CVRD (Cowichan Valley Regional District) Environmental Committee:

I represent a delegation wishing for your committee to propose and pass a bylaw to ban 'hydraulic fracturing' in the greater Cowichan Regional District.  Fracking for natural gas is hazardous and harmful.  This is relevant to Valley residents because according to geologist David Hughes our provincial government is on the hook for 65 thousand fracking sites over the next 25 years, to meet its export licenses granted by the National Energy Board.

Cement casing failures in the fracking shafts used in unconventional drilling extraction for natural gas range from one in twenty to as often as three out of four, according to a 2014 study " Oil and gas wells and their integrity: Implications for shale and unconventional resource exploitation", by Richard J. Davies et al.  This breakdown of the concrete casing acts as a conduit for toxic chemicals in the fracking fluid ( and even radioactive radium) to escape into aquifers, wells, ponds, and rivers as they  make their way to the surface due to high underground pressure.  Tailing ponds which hold fracking waste-water often leak, or overflow, into surrounding creeks and rivers.
Even scientists are warning of earthquake risks from fracking operations.

Or consider what a simple hauling truck spill would do to an entire pond or lake where just one part per million of toxic fracking fluid is enough to contaminate and kill the life in that water system.

There is growing peer-reviewed scientific evidence of the harmful effects of shale gas development.  One has only to be concerned enough to do an internet search on the topic.  Those whose sight is set on the big bucks of the natural gas industry are ignoring the detrimental effects on our limited, freshwater systems that exist in our province.

For those who would like to understand what 'fracking' is and how drilling for natural gas contaminates aquifers please do a youtube search on the short documentary titled "Fracking Hell: The Untold Story" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEB_Wwe-uBM

Or google search the indepth article titled: "What is in Fracking fluid?- by Delores Broten" editor of the Watershed Sentinel magazine.

There is also a growing list of communities, towns, cities, states and countries banning the unsafe process of hydraulic fracking for natural gas. Just google search "Global bans on Fracking" http://keeptapwatersafe.org/global-bans-on-fracking/

Our delegation would like to set up a short info session with the CVRD to begin the process of creating a bylaw to stop 'fracking for natural gas' in the greater Cowichan Valley Region for now and future generations to come.  Because once the 'cream' of the natural gas industry has been extracted, the companies will then find it economically viable to begin fracking under the Georgia Straight.

Bill Woollam
960 Marchmont Rd
Duncan, BC
V9L 2X1

To  Richard Gwyn
From Rene Moreau (416-489-8347)
re; "Students pay more and more for less teaching." Richard Gwyn, June 10, 2014, page A17.

My concern with this subject  relates to the  article but not directly.

There is, at this time in history an issue that must be addressed. Many in the world of universities, higher education and the  corporate-led, and at times,  funded 'business schools', are aware that professors, can be consultants for the business world, at the same time, getting paid for both.

So we see where the test cases, put to students as part of their curriculum, can actually be seeking answers for  the problems of the corporate world, for which they pay the consultant  e.g. How does the corporate world cope with activists, who, when they see corporate malfeasance of all types, like 'regulatory capture' for instance, spread the word to others, when the mainstream media don't or won't do so, under threat of revenge, since they are corporate owned after all?

Now, where this gets really of concern, is that the students are paying big money to get an education, right? Do they get to share in the consultants' profits?  Apparently not, at this time. But the real problem is how our youth are being unknowingly used to make the corporate world stronger as it strives to rule the world, as in David Korten's book,  When Corporations Rule the World 

Is it not time for this to be addressed by the main-stream media? Perhaps it has, and I just haven't seen it.

I would love to know if others feel that the problem has been addressed

Rene Moreau (416-489-8347)

From: "S Booiman"
To: "Harper Stephen <stephen.harper@parl.gc.ca>
Subject: courage


"ONE OF US" for me is a melding of traits arrived at by common usage
To: "letters@ottawacitizen.com ...snip... joe.hueglin@bellnet.ca>
Subject: It is pointless to talk about Hudak from hindsight

The Editor
The Ottawa Citizen

It is pointless to talk about Hudak from hindsight

Re "The only surprise in the Liberal win is that people are surprised," by James Gordon (June 13).

James Gordon is obviously talking from hindsight when he says: "And yet, the only thing I find stunning is that people are stunned. The reason it isn't a surprise because Hudak's fatal misreading of the electorate was obvious from Day 1 of the campaign: he chose to pander to his base when he should have been convincing everyone else he wasn't the second coming of his mentor, Mike Harris." He should have written this at least a week before the election. You are always right from the hindsight. But it is pointless.

In this provincial election, I voted for my local MPP Bob Chiarelli, not because he is a Liberal, but because he has been a competent MPP. Similarly, in the coming federal election, I will vote for Trudeau the Younger, because he is a young and charismatic leader like Britain's Pitt, the Younger who, following tht footsteps of his famous father, William Pitt the Elder, became prime minister at the tender age of 24. Although not as young as Pitt the Younger, Trudeau the Younger is young enough to satisfy the public desire for a younger leader and he is likely to win in a landslide. I may be wrong, but I am saying this from foresight and not from hindsight in which you are always right.
To: <chebert@thestar.ca>
Subject: To the editor

The Editor
The Toronto Star
To understand coming victory of Trudeau the Younger, look at Britain's Pitt the Younger
Re : "Ontario election part of dramatic shift in dynamic of Central Canada," by Chantal Hebert (June 13).
Chantal Hebert is right when she says: "Wynne did campaign on a left-leaning platform that staked out a large role for government in the social and economic affairs of the province. It could be argued that Stephen Harper's interventionism-adverse mantra took a hit by proxy on Thursday." But to understand the coming landslide victory of Trudeau the Younger, she should look to Britain's two great father and son prime ministers -- William Pitt the Elder and William Pitt the Younger. Together, they founded the great British Empire.
William Pitt the Elder became the prime minister of Britain in 1755 when the Seven Years War against France was going badly for Britain. He turned the tide and successfully carried out the world's first global war against France, driving the French from India and Canada and laid the foundation of the British Empire. But he opposed taxing the American colonies and when his conciliation proposal was rejected, he withdrew from politics altogether. Following in his footsteps, his son, William Pitt the Younger, became prime minister at the tender age of 24. He reformed the Indian colonial administration, abolished slavery and signed a reciprocal trade treaty with France. In short, he consolidated the empire founded by his father.
Trudeau the Younger shares many traits with Pitt the Younger. Like younger Pitt, he is the son of one of Canada's most famous prime ministers. Like Pitt the Younger, he is charismatic. Although he is not as young as Pitt the Younger, he is young enough to satisfy the public yearning for a younger leader. As such, it is clear that Mr. Trudeau will win the election in a landslide. Kathleen Wynne's landslide victory in Ontario will add to his chances.

From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: Nestle CEO: Water Is  Not A Human Right,  Should Be Privatized
Is water a free and basic human right, or should all the water on the planet belong to major corporations and be treated as a product? Should the poor who cannot afford to pay these said corporations suffer from starvation due to their lack of financial wealth? According to the former CEO and now Chairman of the largest food product manufacturer in the world, corporations should own every drop of water on the planet — and you're not getting any unless you pay up....
Subject: Does the taxpayer pay for this Harper advertising???
Laureen Harper getting plenty of screen time in government videos
Why we should watch Stephen Harper and learn
Subject: War is Peace--Orwell was a prophet
US sparks unrest in Syria, Libya, Iraq, Ukraine to save its ailing economy - expert
Subject: War and death around the world is good for the economy?
New York Times Says "Lack Of Major Wars May Be Hurting Economic Growth"
Subject: again we are being propagandized by the msm and our governments
Get Facts Straight On Ukraine
Subject: The corrupt criminals are at it again
Rothschild Crony Capitalist Summit Plots Against Free Markets