Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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From: "Joe Hueglin" <phoenix.rising@bellnet.ca>
To: "CANADIAN DAILY DIGEST" <phoenix.rising@bellnet.ca>
Sent: June 10, 2014 5:05 PM
Subject: Daily Digest June 10, 2014 ================================

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Brother gives eulogy at RCMP funeral
         Cyberbullying bill concerns privacy czar
Inquest told aboriginals face racism in ERs
         'World's greenest' refinery pitched for B.C.
Income splitting will be implemented: Kenney
         Hudak regime 'dangerous' for people: Wynne
Hudak says jobs plan to benefit disabled
         National palliative-care plan needed: doctors
Seaway traffic spiked in May to clear grain
         Hudak says only he offers message of 'hope'

Hudak government 'dangerous' for kids: Wynne
         Cyberbullying bill's online monitoring powers concern privacy czar
Nova Scotia to expand liquor agency stores
         Horwath calls 'bullspit' on PC-NDP coalition
3rd person charged in Whitby roommate attack
         Today on the Hill: report coming on what Canadians think about assisted suicide
Conservative plan on income splitting delivers most benefits to Alberta: report
         A busy day ahead for campaigning leaders

Moncton Mounties' funeral draws thousands of officers
         Chilliwack Cattle Sales to fire 8 workers caught on tape abusing cows
Moncton shootings: The challenge of detaining someone who poses a risk
         The political stakes in the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline decision
How World Cup could sway Ontario election outcome
         Skilled immigrants under 'express entry' to fill labour market needs
Marc Nadon challenger Rocco Galati to test citizenship bill in court
         Prostitution law changes have chance of surviving court challenge
The jerky pet treats mystery and what pet owners can do
         China trade ties a concern for Canadians surveyed

Moncton Mounties' funeral: 'What happened here is an outrage,' Stephen Harper says video
         Routierville double-homicide manhunt ends with arrest
Anti-loitering spikes removed after Montreal mayor voices outrage
         Men's faces evolved to be punched, study suggests
Moncton RCMP funeral: Watch CBC News live coverage, streaming video video
         Winnipeg magician Darcy Oake escapes bear trap, lands agent video audio
Rural Ontario residents fear contents of soil dumped near their properties

Law Society of B.C. revisits Trinity Western University law school approval
         Senate committee rejects changes to digital privacy bill
Canadians divided over legalization of euthanasia, doctors' group finds
         Weaning dementia patients off inappropriate antipsychotic drugs
Reevely: Campaigns on the verge of overheating
         Coyne: Gambling on victory in casino of Canadian elections
Cyberbullying bill's online monitoring powers concern privacy czar
         Icebergs, growlers and bergy bits: a banner year for big ice off Newfoundland

Highlights of election platforms of Ontario's main parties

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>YAHOO NEWS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
illegal for both hunters and hiders, says Vancouver police
         Calgary billboard blames sun for climate change, not humanity
Kids' seizure risk from combo vaccine could give anti-vaccination crowd fresh ammo
         A minority government looming in Ontario as Liberals and PCs are neck and neck
Tax Freedom Day: Fraser Institute highlights we're paying more tax than last year
         3 people including cop shot in Vancouver after gunfire erupts outside coffee shop
Trinity Western law school to be voted on by B.C. lawyers
         Home intruder kicked, punched by Edmonton woman
All gluten-free, all vegan bakery a first in Toronto
         St. Lawrence Seaway traffic spiked in May to clear large grain backlog
Quebec authorities knew about helicopter jailbreak risk, source says
         Nova Scotia education survey deadline looming
Clinton book describes Canadian glimpse of perils of climate change
         Ottawa insists on 'absolute secrecy' on Yukon environment law

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Tyee<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
In BC, Ample Fuels for Union Debates
        Pipelines spark support, opposition, from labour groups in province and across Canada.
Is Your Data Safe in Canada?
        Two changes to the proposed Digital Privacy Act would bring data breach law in step with other nations. By Michael Geist
Memo to Ontario: Strategic Voting Fails to Win
        Thursday's election a preview for BC municipal, federal contests.
VIDEO: Comedian Rips FIFA, a 'Comically Grotesque Organization'

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Canadian Progressive World<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
F-35 Fighter Jet Too Dangerous For Canadian Air Force, Says Report
         Harper Government should consider options for Sea King replacement: Report
Conservative MP insults Canadians with confused take on F-35 jet plan
         Report gives Manitoba's invisible migrant farm workers a voice
This is the answer to Toronto's $2.5 billion transit question
         Half of First Nations children in Canada live in poverty, study finds
Fukushima's victims show why Harper must update nuclear liability law

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

Why Liberals and Tories both believe they will win a minority
         Panel to back Ottawa's jet decision on F-35s

Trinity-Spadina Ontario Libertarian candidate woos voters on Tinder
Poverty in Ontario would grow under Hudak, activists predict
John Tory's 'SmartTrack' plan proves popular in Forum poll
Political parties battling voter fatigue in Ontario election
Antidote for overheated election rhetoric

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Public service needs new 'moral contract' to keep it neutral, study says
         Senate considers amending Digital Privacy Act

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A Liberal Climate Change Plan Is Pure Fiction
         For Harper, Approving Northern Gateway Is a Lose-Lose
Pakistan Doesn't Need Martial Law Again, But Thanks
         Do Ontario Liberals Want to Ban Solutions to Healthcare Challenges?
Animals in Canada Get Better Medical Treatment Than Humans
         Size Matters When it Comes to Classroom Numbers, Hudak
Oceans Day Still Belongs to Canadians
         Shining a Light on Government Spy Requests
The Best Reason to Vote in the Ontario Election
         For Students, Tim Hudak Is a Fail

Ontario's Political Leaders Should Reexamine Their Job Descriptions
         No Matter Who Won the Ontario Debate, Wynne Lost
Our New Prostitution Bill Protects the Dignity of Women and Youth
         Tories' Prostitution Law Is a Mess That's Destined to Fail
In a Data-Centric World, Harper's Cuts to StatsCan Are Baffling

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

They don't get any closer than this
         Hudak says only he offers message of 'hope'
The ballad of Kathleen Wynne
         It was the worst of times
Why Liberals and Tories both believe they will win a minority
         Antidote for overheated election rhetoric
Hudak should promise to stay clear of foolish electoral gimmicks
         Tim talks family and politics
No point training more lawyers when existing ones can't find work

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>FOREIGN AFFAIRS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Borderlands: The View Beyond Ukraine

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Real News Network<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Finance is Building the Architecture of their Own Rules - Robert Johnson on Reality Asserts Itself (3/8)
         Israeli Violent Perpetrators - Not Just a Few "Bad Apples"
Ontario Election: By Targeting Liberals, will NDP Help Elect Right-Wing Conservatives?
         TRNN Replay: Sudan's Bashir Threatens War Against South Sudan

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>TerraViva Europe<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
First Decolonisation, Now 'Depatriarchilisation'
         Small Islands, Beacons for the Rest of the World
Donors to Assist Developing Countries Negotiate Extractives Contracts
         Kiribati President Purchases 'Worthless' Resettlement Land as Precaution Against Rising Sea
A Strange Tale of Morality: Banks, Financial Institutions and Citizens
         Turkey's Building Boom Takes Toll on Worker Safety
Ethiopia Shoots for the Stars and Galaxies as it Aims to Become Space Science Hub
         World Conference Calls For 'Youth Office' at U.N.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Information Clearing House<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
        US Turns Blind Eye to Lugansk Massacre
It is clear that the Kiev government lied about the attack on Lugansk and that those lies were accepted as fact by the US government and the vast majority of the US mainstream media.
         Tightening the U.S. Grip on Western Europe Washington's Iron Curtain in Ukraine
NATO leaders are currently acting out a deliberate charade in Europe, designed to reconstruct an Iron Curtain between Russia and the West.
        Obama's Foreign Policy Rhetoric Does Not Match US Actions
Despite State Department claims to the contrary, it can no longer be stated that Assad enjoys no popularity in his country.
        Why Don't More Soldiers Walk Away?
"I have seen their ideas and I am ashamed to even be American. The horror of the self-righteous arrogance that they thrive in. It is all revolting."
        Leaving the USS Liberty Crew Behind
Will the USS Liberty survivors ever enjoy the opportunity to know and to tell the real story with all its evil cruelties? Or will silence continue to reign?

        Dead in the Water BBC Video Documentary
How Israel committed the cold blooded murder of US sailors.
        Navy Seal "hero" says 'frustrated' soldiers do abuse prisoners:
'The bottom line is everybody's human,' says Marcus Luttrell, whose remarkable story is the subject of the film 'Lone Survivor'
        Libyan PM quits after court ruling:
Disputed Libyan Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteg says he is stepping down to comply with a Supreme Court ruling that his election was unconstitutional.
        The rogue general and the migrant 'massacre' on the Mediterranean:
Pressure on Europe as asylum-seekers in Libya risk everything to reach safety in Italy while the EU looks the other way.
        Battle to establish Islamic state across Iraq and Syria:

        Israeli Finance Minister threatens to bring down gov't that annexes West Bank?:
        Pope Francis wades into Mideast peace-making:
        Iran, US hold direct talks in Geneva for nuclear deal:
        Iran-US nuclear talks in Geneva 'constructive': Tehran:
        Ten NATO countries start war games in Latvia:
A major military exercise kicked off in Latvia, with 10 NATO member countries participating. The war games involve 4,700 troops and 800 military vehicles. Russia sees NATO's military build-up as a sign of aggression.

        Canada may expand military in Eastern Europe: PM:
Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Russian President Vladimir Putin is "obviously an imperialist" and hinted that Canada is considering expanding its military presence in Eastern Europe.
        U.S. Air Force sends two B-2 stealth bombers to Europe as show of force to Russia:
The U.S. Air Force has further beefed up its bomber presence in Europe, deploying two B-2 stealth bombers for military exercises in the region, according to Air Force Times.
        Lavrov slams EU Russia policies, NATO expansion:
Russia on Monday accused the European Union of putting pressure on Bulgaria to suspend work on a key Kremlin-backed gas pipeline, and said eastward expansion by NATO was "counterproductive".
        Russian companies prepare to pay for trade in renminbi:
Andrei Kostin, chief executive of state bank VTB, said that expanding the use of non-dollar currencies was one of the bank's "main tasks".
        3.5 mln UK children will live in 'absolute poverty' by 2020 - children's watchdog:
At least 3.5 million British children will be living in absolute poverty by 2020, five times more than the UK government expects, says a child poverty watchdog, adding that the UK authorities "lack any credible plan to get back on track."

        Cut War Not Welfare:
The priorities of any decent society should be to provide a safe environment, free from need or want such as hunger or homelessness.
In a world gone crazy:
        Chase to Charge Customers Fees For Handing Cash Deposits:
According to an internal document sent to account holders, in less than a month from now "the fee for all types of Cash Deposit Processing (CDP) will be $0.25 per $100 [deposited]. The CDP fee will only apply after you exceed your account's cash deposit limit."
        Leaked Images Reveal Children Warehoused in Crowded U.S. Cells, Border Patrol Overwhelmed:
Breitbart Texas obtained internal federal government photos depicting the conditions of foreign children warehoused by authorities on U.S. soil on Wednesday night.
        Holder seeks legal team for children on border:
The Obama administration announced a program late last week that would provide attorneys for the young illegal immigrant children crossing in waves over the U.S.-Mexico border, saying they want to make sure the unaccompanied minors are getting fair legal representation.
        War Gear Flows to US Police Departments:
During the Obama administration, according to Pentagon data, police departments have received tens of thousands of machine guns; nearly 200,000 ammunition magazines; thousands of pieces of camouflage and night-vision equipment; and hundreds of silencers, armored cars and aircraft.

        Beaten to Death During a Traffic Stop:
A Sherman police officer told other officers to "Tase the bitch" during a traffic stop, and officers then beat her to death after stopping her for an illegal lane change, the dead woman's sister claims in court.
        Indiana woman stripped by jailers and left naked for 7 hours:
The mother of 4 was humiliated and left to suffer with pepper spray on her naked body.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Globalist<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Ukraine's Balcerowicz Moment

        Ukraine's present duress could help push forward necessary reforms.

Francis as the First Post-Western Pope

        What is the new Pope's strategy for the Middle East?

Sierra Leone: From Blood Diamonds to a Market Economy

        Forgiveness, freedom and accountability help to restore prosperity to a war-torn country.

Handelsblatt (Germany): Putins asiatische Strategie [PDF]

         Read in English at TG

The Coming of "Big Renewable"

        How renewable energy sparks growth in the economy of the future. By Karel Beckman

Freeing Poland From the Shackles of Its Debt Mountain

        The story of how the transatlantic partners collaborated to help Poland secure a stable future.

The Other June 4, 1989

        How the events in Tiananmen Square drove the first free election in Eastern Europe from front pages around the world.

Vancouver: coups de feu entre la police et un suspect Plus
Pierre Bibeau a vidé ses coffrets de sûretéPlus
Moncton: les funérailles des policiers célébréesPlus
Aide médicale à mourir: Barrette prêt à se rendre jusqu'en Cour suprêmePlus
Taxes scolaires: Yves Bolduc ne reculera pasPlus
Double homicide: un suspect arrêtéPlus
Agression sexuelle: un policier plaide coupablePlus
Fusillade dans une école secondaire de l'OregonPlus
Un corps découvert dans un boisé de ValcourtPlus
Double collision mortelle en EstriePlus
Accident mortel dans les monts ValinPlus
Une vingtaine de jeunes femmes enlevées au NigeriaPlus
Irak: les insurgés prennent la province de NinivePlus
Cinq soldats de l'Otan tués en AfghanistanPlus
Début du procès de l'équipage du traversier coréenPlus
Un corps trouvé dans les décombres d'un incendie à Montréal

From: Larry Kazdan <
Subject: Letter to Editor re: Think-tanks revive F-35 engine safety debate as cabinet mulls fighter choices, Murray Brewster, June 9, 2014

Re:  Think-tanks revive F-35 engine safety debate as cabinet mulls fighter choices, Murray Brewster, June 9, 2014

The F-35 is an aircraft designed for ground attack that will be difficult to land in the north, that presents technical problems for refueling, and whose single engine puts our pilots at risk, especially with our huge land mass and long coastlines. Why are we committing to the F-35 without a competitive tender when we know the costs continue to spiral? Canadians also want our military to respond when natural disasters strike - how will this expensive fighter jet help us conduct urgent humanitarian missions when it is mainly designed to carry missiles, cannons and bombs?
Larry Kazdan,

From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: Corporatism or Conservatism  DD

to reduce the regulatory burden on 
developers of new oilseed soybean and forage crop varieties and facilitate market entry
--this statement says it all.  Corporations are the only thing that matters to our governments and the farmer and the consumers will pay the price with their health and cash.  Just like with the dog treats from China--our government states that the treats are inspected in China for safety so therefore they are safe???  I stupidly thought that CFIA inspected products to make sure they adhere to Canadian standards.  But after reading these articles I realize that the only thing that matters to government is the well-being of the corporations.


From: Mahmood Elahi
To: "Angela Bischoff - OCAA" <angela@cleanairalliance.org>
Subject: Re: No Nukes News: It's Election Time

The Editor
The Toronto Star
Copy to: Ms Angela Bischoff, Outreach Director, Ontario Clean Air Alliance: It is strange that the Nuclear Safety Commission is downplaying the risk of cancer after a catastrophic nuclear accident by saying only children will be affected as if the children are less valuable than the adults.
Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Still a Global Nightmare

Re "Nuclear accident won't increase most cancers, study says" by John Spears (June 5). 

The report by the Nuclear Safety Commission seems to downplay the risk of childhood cancer when it says: "The only result attributable to the accident would be an increase in the risk of childhood thyroid cancer, a cancer that has a low baseline incidence rate as well as a high survival rate if contracted."  But the catastrphic nuclear accident at Fukushima in Japan shows such childhood cancer is a serious threat.

Three year have passed since the accident and still children are dying. The rate of thyroid cancers among some 250,000 area young people is more than 40 times normal, according to health expert Joseph Mangano. More than 46 percent have precancerous nodules and crysts in their thyroids. This is "just the beginning" of a tragic epidemic he warns.

In Fukushima's wake the Japanese public has become far more anti-nuclear for right reasons. Last month, a Japanese court denied a corporate demand to restart two new reactors at Ooi power plant which was shutdown after Fukushima. The judges decided that uncertainty about when, where and how seriously the inevitable earthquake will hit makes it impossible to guarantee the safety of any reactor in Japan. Deep-seated public anger has spread over shody treatment of victims. In particular, concern has spread about children being allowed to move back to heavily contaminated areas around the crippled Fukushima power plant.

Meanwhile, new studies from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission have underscored significant seismic threats to American nuclear power plants. Anong those of particular concerns are two reactors at Indian Point just north of New York City (not far from Ontario), which sit near the highly volatile Ramapo Fault, and two at Diablo Canyon, between Los Angeles and San Fransisco, the most dangerous faultline in America. Any earthquake on the scale of Fukushima might trigger a catastrophic nuclear accident in any of these areas.

Heavily nucleariszed Ontario should learn from the Fukushima nuclear disaster instead of downplaying the cancer rates among children. Ontario must phase out its nuclear reactors before a catastrophic nuclear accident on the scale of Fukushima or Chernobyl devastate the province.


From: "John Feldsted"
Subject: Prostitution Regulation

Prostitution Regulation
The government needs your help. We need you write to your local paper on the prostitution debate. We must not allow a vocal few to set standards for the victims of violence. Feel free to copy sections below if it will help you to create your letter to the editor. Please consider completing and forwarding the petition attached.
There is a misguided debate raging in respect to prostitution.
Some opponents hold that prostitutes must not be inhibited from providing sexual services. Others maintain that making the purchase of sexual services is discriminatory as the main body of purchasers are men.
A small group of very vocal prostitutes do not represent all prostitutes or the sex trade. Those who advocate unregulated sex between consenting adults ignore ample evidence of how this has harmed the fabric of our families. Intimacy without responsibility results in broken relationships, broken families and harm to everyone involved, particularly children.
Bill C-36, the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act, can help to stop the most flagrant abuses of human rights in the sex services trade. In Canada, prostitution is a legal commercial transaction when conducted between consenting adults. Any commercial trade, including prostitution, can be regulated.
Thousands of women, men, girls and boys are trafficked into, out of and across Canada every year. The majority are in the sexual services trade against their will. The remainder are labour slaves, ranging from domestic servants to construction, factory and service workers.
Prostitutes who work from the streets engage in a risky trade. Some purchasers of sex are bullies, some resent women and still others are psychopaths. Some street prostitutes rely on a pimp for 'protection' although the protection afforded may be from the pimp!
Bill C-36 allows prostitutes who are in a position to do so to hire bodyguards and drivers if that is desirable or necessary to their business. Bill C-36 increases security for sex-trade workers despite what you read in the media.
Traditionally, there have been no consequences for the buyers of sexual services, creating the perception that the purchase of sexual services was socially acceptable. That is contrary to our social standards which place an emphasis on family values.
The prostitution transaction indicates a degree of ownership; for a price the prostitute has agreed to (or been coerced into) providing sexual services. Imagined ownership often leads to either psychological or physical abuse as the buyer feels empowered while the prostitute does not.
The buyers of sexual services don't care if the service provider is coerced into providing services, and a minority demand services from an under-age person. Buyers pay a premium for anonymity. We need a means of dealing with buyers who purchase from people coerced into prostitution or from under-age people. 
Banning advertising of sexual services exempts individual prostitutes. The targets are disguised operations most likely to harbour coerced and underage people. A total ban on advertising would not allow independents to seek customers. Coerced women can be manipulated to advertise as independents, but the trade-off is acceptable.
Banning direct solicitation where children are present, such as arenas, arcades, day care centres, fair grounds, playgrounds, schools and shopping malls is not an onerous restriction. Arguments to the contrary fail because legal prostitution is restricted to transactions between adults. We have much tighter regulations of alcohol and tobacco advertising and sales, all aimed at protecting children. Bill C-36 is not a new venture into regulation.
Prostitution, pimping and trafficking are too intertwined to allow separation of independents from those captured and coerced. Leaving people to languish as sexual slaves is not consistent with our social norms, values and standards. Local petitions, demonstrations and social media sites aimed at saving the girls abducted in Nigeria must mean something in Canada. We have a sex slavery trade to combat and can no longer ignore its existence.
John Feldsted.