Thursday, June 19, 2014

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Subject: Daily Digest June 19, 2014




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Mediation mulled to end B.C. teacher strike
         Up to 500 Alberta homes damaged by flooding
MacKay defends remarks about women judges
         Calls to destroy evidence from residential school survivors
$5M more for Charlottetown Conference events
         More than 31,000 decline ballots in election
Outmigration nothing to do with EI: Harper
         Russian envoy blasts Harper, warns against joining U.S. missile defence
Unions sold their souls to Liberals: Thomas
         Pets, meds fetched from homes after tornado

Quebecor eyeing national wireless network
         Slow return to normal on flooded First Nation
Baloney Meter: Is there truth to the saw that governments suffer in byelections?
         Today on the Hill: The long road home
Today on the Hill: MPs put in a final effort as they edge toward the door
         Security breach affects Pearson Airport

U.S. Speaker John Boehner invited to pay Canada a visit
         Commons to rise: A House united, a House divided
Air Canada Toronto-to-Brazil flight turns back on security concerns
         BlackBerry reports $60M US loss for 1st quarter
Rocco Galati challenge to Mainville appointment seen as unlikely to succeed
         Jean Yves Lortie's 1981 Quebec election ploy story backed up by ex-civil servant
Canadian Forces' return to old-style ranks, insignia costs millions

Supreme Court should have 4 women says retiring justiceAug 15
         Justice Marc Nadon, gender equality and Stephen Harper's choice of judgesOct 04
Child porn bust: 5 children saved, RCMP lay 343 charges 2:14
         Child porn arrests: Investigators must track moving targets3:48 PM ET
FAQ: Child porn arrests in investigators' own words10:00 AM ET
         Pearson airport: flights grounded after apparent security breach2:39 PM ET
Ontario's the biggest loser on transfer payments, watchdog confirms read 442comments
         B.C. teachers' strike: 'Not even close' to deal, says education minister read 302comments
Alberta flooding continues after heavy rainfall video audio
         Mercuriceratops gemini dinosaur had wing-like headgear read 31comments

Summer break comes to Commons after MPs' bitter, emotional session read 487 commentsvideo
         WikiLeaks publishes 'secret draft' of world trade agreement read 255comments
Tim Hudak: Who's in the hunt to replace him?
         Harley-Davidson motorcycles go electric
Sub simulator provides training lab for future submariners
         Peter MacKay defends comments, says too few women apply to be judges video
Nigel Wright celebrated by Tories as he leaves Ottawa after a tough year
         Ted Menzies, former Tory minister, under fire for CropLife gig
Fewer women become judges because of 'closer bond to children': MacKay
         BlackBerry beats expectations in 1st quarter, shares rise 11%

Marijuana use OK'd for hospital patients in Sherbrooke, Que.

Baird's meeting with Syrian representative sparks concern
         No cash for companies shut out on armoured vehicle project
Wallin's former employee denies she was spying
         Harper says parties should let MPs vote their conscience on 'moral' issues
Harper says flow of workers from East to West has nothing to do with EI changes (with video)
         Blatchford: Romeo Dallaire's last Senate speech a cri de coeur for Canada to step up
Coyne: Heavy-handed tactics deprive Tories of much-needed goodwill on Gateway
         Den Tandt: After all the attacks, Justin Trudeau's star hasn't budged
Council of Canadians, students to challenge Fair Elections Act in court
         Coyne: Conservatives will be a potent force in next election

Den Tandt: After all the attacks, Justin Trudeau's star hasn't budged
         Russian ambassador blasts Harper for spreading 'propaganda' and aggravating strained ties with Moscow
New testing for football helmets proposed in quest for more concussion protection
         CDC probes possible anthrax exposure in a lab

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Tyee<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Please Advise! World Cup Proves Unethical, Irresistible
        Like heading a solid gold soccer ball, FIFA guilt can mess with your mind. By Steve Burgess
Climate Disdainers Canada and Australia Form 'Axis of Weasels'
        Jokes aside, Harper and Abbott's oily bromance could soon prove catastrophic. By Ian Gill
Lana Del Rey Redeems Herself
         'Ultraviolence' succeeds at being messed up. By Alex Hudson
Landmark Suit against Canadian Mining Firm Filed in BC
        Human rights group seeks to hold BC-based company liable for shootings at Guatemalan mine. By Sebastian Salamanca
'It's Prompted Debate': Enbridge CEO
        Company 'respects' citizens' rights to hold a referendum on approved pipeline. By David P. Ball
VIDEO: Watch the Invasion of America Unfold Before Your Eyes

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Canadian Progressive World<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Elizabeth May Questions Harper on Enbridge's Northern Gateway Pipeline [VIDEO]
         Five strategies to stop Enbridge's Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline
Enbridge's vice president lies about winning over local First Nations [VIDEO]

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Vancouver Observer<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Vancouver's "green brand" to be blackened by oil pipelines, says Mayor
        Gregor Robertson opposes both the Northern Gateway and Kinder Morgan expansion pipelines that are being "aggressively" pushed by the Harper government.
Four arrested at "No Enbridge" protest at Conservative MP's office
        "I'd never even been to a protest until Northern Gateway came along and I began to learn about climate change," said a mother and retired businesswoman arrested at the protest.
Enbridge boasts its list of supporters
        "The Northern Gateway project is a major economic win for B.C. and for Canada," says BC Chamber of Commerce.
Local composer Jocelyn Morlock named VSO's next composer-in-residence

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

Quebecor CEO: The case for high-quality, low-cost wireless in Canada
         Provincial finance ministers look to Ottawa for spending clarity
PM distances self from Northern Gateway pipeline approval amid opposition
         Evidence of abuse in residential schools could be destroyed


NDP went too far right and wasn't ready for election, defeated veterans say
         Harper Conservatives turn golden opportunities into lead
Peter MacKay tries to explain lack of diversity on federal courts
         Trudeau, Liberals widen lead over Conservatives, new poll shows

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

Q and A: Former MP Patrick Boyer explains why the Senate should be abolished
         The Gargoyle: Dallaire uses last Senate speech to question Conservative government's foreign policy, call for action on Central African Republic
Wallin feared spy in her office, new book says

Northern Gateway may be approved, but it's far from built
         Wynne victory exposes fallacy politicians can't win proposing tax hikes for the rich
Come on this tour of Northern Pulp Mill in Pictou, Nova Scotia! |.S.
         Fighting a pipeline and toxic colonialism
Mackay's Bill C-36 creates more harm than good. It's time he listens up!
         The coming battles to stop Northern Gateway
Protesters occupy minister James Moore's office over Northern Gateway approval |

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

Liberals accuse MacKay of dragging Canada 'back to the 1950s'

In Ontario and New Brunswick, the NDP go back to populist roots ­ with much moaning and whining
         Once again, Trudeau fumbles the abortion issue
Tax hikes aren't the third rail in Canadian politics anymore
         Memo to Premier Wynne: Don't panic. But don't get comfortable.
Wanted: New Tory leader, young, articulate, female
         Kathleen Wynne promises to listen to Opposition

Tories draw line in sand over prostitution
         Evidence of abuse in residential schools could be destroyed
Conservatives distance themselves from Northern Gateway approval
         PM distances self from Northern Gateway pipeline approval amid opposition
Northern Gateway not essential to oilsands growth
         Alberta, B.C. split on pipeline
B.C. premier warned to stand firm against Northern Gateway project or face LNG backlash
         Quebecor Inc 'ready, willing and able' to become Canada's fourth wireless carrier, CEO says
Conservative MP Mark Adler invited lobbyists to fundraiser
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>FOREIGN AFFAIRS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>TerraViva Europe<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Argentina Once More on the Map, Invited by BRICS
         Water Cut-off in U.S. City Violates Human Rights, Say Activists
U.S. Turns Attention to Ocean Conservation, Food Security
         Women Herders Bring Change
Obstetric Fistula Haunts Pakistani Women
         Natural Gas - Both Crisis and Solution in Chile
Saving Tanzania's Underground Hip Hop Scene

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The Real News Network<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Chris Hedges Interviews Noam Chomsky (3/3)
         Israel Using Teenager Kidnapping to Cripple Hamas
Assange Remains Trapped In Ecuador Embassy Two Years Later
         Tar Sands Oil Extraction - The Dirty Truth
How to combat the tightening grip of inequality
         Why Halliburton Decision Matters With Paul Bland

The Intrigue Lying Behind Iraq's Jihadist Uprising
         Jordan Could Be the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant's Next Target

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>t r u t h o u t<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
WikiLeaks Reveals Global Trade Deal Kept More Secret Than the Trans-Pacific Partnership
         Lyme Disease Is a Feminist Issue: An Interview With Sini Anderson
"Are You Now or Have You Ever Been a Signatory to a Boycott of Israel?" The BDS Movement and the Return of McCarthyism
         Acid Seas Threaten Creatures That Supply Half the World's Oxygen

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Eurasian Review<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

China Might Be Winning The Race To Reduce Solar Costs – Analysis
         Kids With Strong Bonds To Parents Make Better Friends
Iran To Construct Oil Export Terminal In Jask Island
         Are Election Results In Europe So Dreadful? – Analysis
Fate Of Iraq Hangs In The Balance – OpEd
         Iraq's Night Is Long – OpEd
Vatican Website Censored By US School – OpEd
         Muslims Denounce Persecution Of Iran's Baha'is, Call For Religious Coexistence
Israeli Forces Detained 300, Raided Over 750 Homes In Last Week

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Activist Post<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< OKAY
Fukushima USA! - Gov't Hiding Serious Radiation Danger
         The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: We Are Literally Filling Up The Pacific Ocean
Government Increasingly Seeks Access to Private Health Records in Gun Permit Process
         Anti-Protest Drone Developed to Pepper Spray "Unruly Crowds"
The Clandestine Reasons for ISIS Taking Over Iraq
         ISIS Terror Group Controlled By Saudi Royal Family
UK Test Finds Biodiversity Loss Ignored in Climate Change Shadow
         US in Iraq: Geopolitical Arsonists Seek to Burn Region
The Austerity Diaries: How Saving Money Is Better Than Earning It
         How to Survive Skyrocketing Meat Prices (Without Becoming a Vegetarian)
The Death Of The Rust Belt

New Mass Movement in Berlin to End U.S Federal Reserve!
         No, War Does Not Help The Economy
Does The UK Need New Politics?
         Homegrown Firewood From a Small Garden
Fed sharply cuts forecast for US economic growth
         Saudis give apparent warning to Iran: don't meddle in Iraq
Lycopene: The Heart-Healthy Supplement (And Its Natural Sources)
         Price Index for Meats, Poultry, Fish & Eggs Rockets to All-Time High
Avoiding the Dangers of Hidden Allergens

Pornographie juvénile en ligne: la GRC porte 343 accusations Plus
         Leur compagnie d'assurance refuse de renouveler leur policePlus
Manque de femmes à la magistraturePlus
         Régimes de retraites: « en guerre » aux côtés des employés municipauxPlus
Libre-échange: le Québec signera malgré l'oppositionPlus
         Routhierville: Chabot subira une évaluation psychiatriquePlus
Transports collectifs: 40 % du budget n'est pas utiliséPlus
         L'Ukaine signera un accord d'association avec l'UEPlus
Moins d'argent pour les partis en 2013Plus
         Vers une fusion des commissions scolaires?Plus

Mandat de grève: «les familles en otage»Plus
         Washington enverra 300 conseillers militaires en IrakPlus
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev réclame d'être jugé à WashingtonPlus
         Des politiques d'immigration devant les tribunaux?Plus
Chevarie: financement illégal organisé par la firme Roche?Plus
         Îles-de-la-Madeleine: l'UPAC enquête sur un complot Plus
Garderies: la ministre n'exclut pas la modulation des tarifsPlus
         Frank Zampino aurait demandé 100 000 $ à RochePlus
Deux ans de prison pour avoir battu un chienPlus
         Les députés libéraux en tête-à-tête avec Marc BibeauPlus

Égypte: le chef des Frères musulmans condamné à mortPlus
         Allemagne: coincé à 1000 m sous terre pendant 11 joursPlus
Espagne: le roi Felipe VI prête sermentPlus
         Mégantic: une des mesures inquiète le BSTPlus
Bagdad demande l'aide de Washington


With Parliament shut down now
no question on this will be asked.
Subject: CWB Audit Missing In Action

(Pelly, Sk., June 17, 2014)  Farmers are wondering why the Minister of Agriculture has failed to meet the legal deadline for filing the 2012-2013 Audited Statement for the Wheat Board he created.

Have Minister Ritz and his appointees used the Government of Canada credit card responsibly and how much are tax payers on the hook for?  By failing to table a full and transparent audited statement on the operations of his creation, Minister Ritz is inviting speculation that he and his appointees have something substantial to hide.  It is time he obeyed the law and tabled the information."
From: Larry Kazdan <
Subject: Letter to Editor re: Northern Gateway: You don't build a nation by saying 'No', Martha Hall Findlay, Jun. 18 2014

Re:  Northern Gateway: You don't build a nation by saying 'No', Martha Hall Findlay, Jun. 18 2014

Martha Hall Findlay assumes clear economic benefits to Canadians if the Northern Gateway pipeline were built. But having 220 super-tankers traveling up the inlet into Kitimat will have a negative impact on commercial and traditional fishing in the region, as well as on eco-tourism.

Employment created by the pipeline would be temporary because we would be exporting unprocessed resources. And should there be major oil spills, thousands of jobs along the entire coast as well as along the land route would be in jeopardy.

Although large profits would accrue to Enbridge and oil sands producers if the pipeline were built, the Canadian public would be left with the massive environmental risks and the carbon emissions.

There is an alternative. If the proposed $6.5 billion in expenditures were invested in public transit, building retrofits, and renewable energy, it would generate between 3 to 34 times more jobs than Northern Gateway, help reduce our greenhouse gases, and lead to advanced environmental technologies and services that could be exported.


The Economic Costs and Benefits of the Proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline
If the full costs of carbon emissions from extraction, processing and combustion
were counted, the pipeline would likely be uneconomical. While private gains accrue to the oil and gas industry, huge costs are borne by others.

Modern Monetary Theory in Canada
Subject: Wynne should look how Clinton balanced the budget Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:34:30 -0400

Ms Kate Heartfield
Editorial Page Editor
The Ottawa Citizen
Copy to: Hon. Kathleen Wynne MPP, Ontario Premier: Ontario voters have endorsed your budget for increased funding for public services. As for balancing the budget without undermining public services, you should look how former US President Bill Clinton balanced the budget by raising taxes on wealthy Americans and why so many Republican governors, defying the tax-cut orthodoxy of their own party, had been raising taxes.
               Mr. Mark Sutcliffe, c/o CFRA: With reference to your column: "Ontario election result raises questions about province's future," published in the Citizen. To understand that balancing the budget is also about raising enough revenues, you may look why so many US Republican governors have been raising taxes to pay for public services.
Wynne should look how Clinton balanced the budget and why so many Republican governors raised taxes
In his June 14 column: "Ontario election result raises questions about province's future," Mark Sutcliffe writes: "While the Liberals criticized Tim Hudak's math, the spending plans of their own recent budget and their promise to balance the budget within four years are incompitable." But he fails to realize that balancing the budget is also about raising enough revenues through increased taxes. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne should look  how former US President Bill Clinton balanced the budget by raising taxes on wealthy Americans.
When former U.S. President Bill Clinton entered the White House, his first act was to raise taxes on wealthy Americans (earning $250,000 and above per year) to stem a runaway budget deficit left behind by earlier administrations. Clinton`s tax-hike on the rich, denounced by neo-conservatives as "a passport to recession," balanced the budget, produced a surplus, lowered the long-term interest rate and triggered the longest economic boom in recent history. His successor, President George W. Bush, squandered the surplus by his staggering $1.67 trillion ta cut, producing a massive $400 billion budget deficit.
Calling Bush's tax cut a "tax fraud," the Washington Post editorialized in May 26, 2001: "A tax cut that large strips the government of the resources it will need to meet its obligations -- shore up Social Security and Medicare, beef up defense, pay for the rest of the services, from highways to Head Start, that the public has rightly come to expect. The benefit of the cut will go mainly to the better-off." Today, the United States is facing a budget deficit of epic propotions and China is bankrolling America's trillion-dollar budget deficit.
It is interesting to note while Mr. Bush was cutting taxes federally, many Republican governors, defying the tax-cut ideology of their own party, had been raising taxes to pay for essential public services.
"Pure conservatism means lean and responsible government, not mean and irresponsible government," said former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who reluctantly raised taxes to pay for increases in government spending for public services. After first cutting taxes and spending, Mr. Huckabee found that his state's spending obligations were rising for education, health care and law-enforcement. He says this prompted him to raise taxes.
And Huckabee is not alone. Ohio Gov. Bob Taft raised taxes to the tune of $2.9 billion over two years. Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn pushed through an $836 million tax increase. Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue also raised taxes. In fact, more than half of the nation's 28 Republican governors have raised taxes.
These governors say that fiscal responsibility and a commitment to maintain adequate spending on essential services such as education and health care made their decision to raise taxes necessary. Facing rising state expenditures, these Republican governors opted to raise taxes rather than slash spending that they say could undermine essential public services.
"What did they want me to do -- not put teachers in our new schools?" Mr. Guinn said of critics who wanted him to cut spending.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne should ask the same question to critics like Mark Sutcliffe and others who are clamouring for spending cut.

From: "S Booiman"
To:         "Stephen Harper" <>
Subject: PEI

It is interesting to see Harper quoting Quebec in his PEI message.
It was Premiers Tilley NB supported by Tupper NS that brought unity
to the table with Psalm 72 vs 8, showing again that Canada was build
on CHRISTIAN principles, so often forgotten, regardless the opening
line of our Constitution saying "We recognize the supremacy of GOD".

From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: It's open season on mourning doves in parts of Ontario   DD

Joe--Environment Canada sees no problem with this while Harper has had a bird sanctuary in israel named after him???  I guess israeli birds are more important than ours??

And don't forget in the 2015 election we will have 30 more MPs to vote for.  Is that not a huge increase and shouldn't something be done to control the numbers of these pigs at the trough??  I doubt if they would be edible though.

Mourning doves are one of the most gentle birds on the planet.  I guess that makes them fair game??

Subject: We are all slaves to corporations
Slave Children Used by Major Corporations to Make Chocolate
awsuit alleging that Nestlé, ADM and Cargill benefit from child slavery in their cocoa supply chain in back in court, throwing new light on decades-old concern that the chocolate industry is built on the backs of slave children

While the first world regularly congratulates itself for eliminating slavery, using this as a marker of civilizational progress, the data shows a different story: It's simply been outsourced by multinationals, the slavery kept in developing world countries where we don't have to see it up close....
Subject: Justice?
Justice for builders victimized by natives
Subject: This is what Canada helped destroy
The Real Reason They Killed Gadafi
Subject: Has Canada done anything like this to protect it's citizens???
Europe Bans American Apples – Too Toxic to  Eat
Subject: Our governments are thieves and liars--more proof
Only four wounded veterans get $10,000 per month, despite Fantino's remark
Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino cited $10,000 figure to illustrate government's generosity but only a handful actually qualify for top-tier benefits.