Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Fwd: Daily Digest June 24, 2014

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From: "Joe Hueglin" <>
Sent: June 25, 2014 3:20 AM
Subject: Daily Digest June 24, 2014




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Baird says 'bullhorn' won't free Cdn in Egypt
         Kenney pitches virtues of skilled trades, but don't ask him to fix a leaky pipe
DDM urgently needed campaign help: witness
         Bluenose II unlikely to sail this summer
Pipeline protest targets B.C. Tory MPs
         Protesters chain doors shut at two B.C. Conservative MP constituency offices
Texts of Mother's, Father's Day email MacKay sent to Justice Department staff
         Moms change diapers, Dads form leaders: Justice minister's emails to staff
Egypt president refuses pardon for journalists
         Ottawa launches health innovation panel
Celebration day in Quebec for Fete nationale

Christine Elliott, widow of Jim Flaherty, to run for Ontario PC leadership
         John Baird, Lisa Raitt subject of Ontario PC "draft" campaigns
Mohamed Fahmy, Egyptian injustice and Canada's spineless response
         Jockey killed after horse collapses on him and dies at Toronto racetrack
Dual citizenship can complicate diplomatic protection
         Senate Liberals still not disclosing spousal travel expenses
Scotiabank hit injured soldier with $7K mortgage penalty

         Alberta insurance policies changing after $1.7B in flood payoutsJun 17 audio

FDA raises concerns over GlaxoSmithKline's vaccine facility in Ste-Foy
         KFC outlet's rejection of disfigured girl called hoax read 54comments
Peter MacKay accused of stereotyping in Mother's Day, Father's Day messages
         Climate change will cost big business dearly, report warns
Pesticides linked to bee deaths must be banned, scientists say video
         B.C. teachers' strike: students with failing grades 'bumped' to a pass
Operation Snapshot: Timeline of a child porn investigation
        New Brunswick case part of massive sweep that saw 343 charges laid and five children rescued
Holding dual citizenships can make it more difficult for Canada to intervene, lawyers say
         How WW I helped entrench the art of mass persuasion

Mass marketing got its start in the U.S. propaganda machine of WW1
         Public inquiry into Moncton Mountie shootings will be held, says MP

Ottawa MPPs mainly stay in place, trusted with big challenges
         MP Del Mastro hired him during election campaign says call centre owner
Memo points to turmoil within spy watchdog after Strahl's resignation
         Reevely: Meet Kathleen Wynne's new Minister of 'No'
Den Tandt: Kenney's clampdown on temporary workers program a deft, savvy move
         Dad in-training: Being judged by other parents - and judging them, too
US FDA warns GSK over problems at Quebec flu vaccine manufacturing plant

Packing heat on the Hill: Senate security guards to get guns
         Ottawa proposes sweeping new biosecurity rules for potentially deadly microbes
Sunscreen can protect against cancer-causing UV rays - if it's used properly
         Ottawa creates health-care innovation panel with aim of renewing, sustaining system
Special pacemaker benefits women more, but used more often in men
         Doctors to parents: Start reading daily to kids in infancy to improve development
Hantavirus claims life of Saskatchewan resident
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'My Hope Is Justice': Ex-Tim Hortons Worker Speaks from Mexico
        Despite new reforms, foreign temps still face fears of deportation. By David P. Ball
BC's Rising Oil Spill Risk Threatens Otters: Washington State Report
        More tankers up chance of major spill 'resulting in extinction' for state's otters. By Stanley Tromp
How Did BC Screw up Happy Hour?
        The province didn't 'modernize' liquor laws; they 'Liberalized' them. By Bill Tieleman
Education Minister Masters the Art of the Impossible
        BC simply can't afford what teachers want, he says. If only things were so simple. By Tom Kertes
BC Wrestles Google over What Appears in Search Results
        But how far should a region or country's jurisdiction go? By Michael Geist
Tyee Poll: How Would You Advise Gateway Opponents?
         High natural gas transport costs 'a constraint' to LNG: IEA
Lodge would need to pay full cost of connecting up front: BC Hydro
         VIEW: Pipeline 'nation-building' argument is just plain wrong

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People, music and emotion: Enbridge decision day (NEW VIDEOS)
        One week ago, Vancouver's downtown came alive following the Harper government's decision to green light Northern Gateway. Vancouver Observer captured many of the voices in this short video.
This man says Canadians need to know what's in their government pension plan and what demanding justice cost him
        He pulls up his shirt, tilts his head to the side, and tells me to take his photo. "That way Canadians can see for themselves what is happening here."
My bucket list: Kumsheen whitewater rafting
        "I've always wanted to do it. It's on my bucket list." How often have you said this?  Grandma Hazel crossed whitewater rafting off her bucket list in 1978, the first time she ran the Thompson...
BC government ad campaign against teachers' demands backfires on social media
        Earlier this week, the province put out full-page, front page ad in 24Hrs and tweeted an infographic saying "teachers deserve a fair wage but it needs to be affordable."  The infographic drew...
Roselina Hung's exuberant creativity comes alive in "Myth and Men"
        A Woman's View on "Myth and Men" at Initial Gallery. Roselina Hung's exhibition of exuberantly creative paintings.


Suppressing vote of expats latest Conservative court battle
         Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's new cabinet unveiled
Lisa Raitt being wooed to run for Ontario PC leader
         Oilsands wages driving push for temporary foreign workers

'Nazi hunter' says some WWII criminals still live in Canada 7 1
         HBC under fire for selling 'skinny' T-shirt 15
B.C. prevents commercial marijuana grow-ops from getting farm tax break
         Read aloud daily to your kids from infancy, doctors advise 2 1
Critics blasts gov't over handling of Fahmy's case
         Two Canadians devastated by rare side effects from flu shot
Millions of notices sent out in global automotive recall
         Sunscreen works, but only if slathered on properly
Are allergy-free peanuts coming to a grocery store near you?
         New toys for the beach or cottage

Parents of jailed journalist speak out
         Recommended reading: Infancy to preschool
Awkward questions that trans people face
         'Born Reading' author shares tips on how to raise a bookworm

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Companies Urged to Disclose "Plastic Footprint"
         Obama, Rights Groups Protest Egypt Sentencing
From Genocide to African Catwalks - How Rwandan Women are Building their Lives and the Fashion Industry
         India's 'Temple Slaves' Struggle to Break Free
Senegal Walks a Fine Line Between Development and Environmental Protection
         Gay Fiestas Highlight Divisions in Cuba's LGBTI Community
Race for the Turkish Presidency Promises Suspense

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 Nine Reasons Our Foreign Policy Makes Us Look Like Complete Hypocrites
Obama Mandates Precedent-Setting Task Force to Protect Honey Bees and Other Pollinators READ MORE
Hardliners in Israel & Iran Resist US Pivot to Iran Over ISIS READ MORE

The United States Has Unfinished Business in Ukraine and Iraq

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The New Iraq Crisis: Iran's Options – OpEd
         World Cup Boosts Iran's Image And Highlights Political Sports Battles – Analysis
China Drives World Gas Growth – Analysis
         Protest Turns Violent In Divided Kosovo Town
Afghan Forces Kill Talib Who Was Behind Election Violence
         Iraq's Implosion: It Could Be A Larger Regional Gameplan – Analysis
Pope Francis Stops Car To Bless Young Disabled Woman – Video
         Herat Attack: India Should Boost Support To Afghanistan Military To Thwart LeT Plans – Analysis
Venezuela Energy Profile: Some Of World's Largest Oil And Natural Gas Proven Reserves – Analysis
         Growing Pains Of A New Democracy: Afghanistan's Rocky Runoff Election – OpEd

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US Offers Iraq 'Intense and Sustained' Support
         Kerry confronts threat of new war in Iraq
Iraq crisis: Key oil refinery 'seized by rebels'
         Afghan election crisis: 'stuffed sheep' recordings suggest large-scale fraud
Donetsk self-defense forces agree to ceasefire until 0700 GMT Friday
         Putin orders forces in the Urals on combat alert
Israel strikes 9 military targets in Syria
         Israel may have fabricated kidnapping, says Palestinian FM

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Understanding Political Islam,
         Global Warming Believers Deny Reality
Time for America to Set Its Foreign-Policy Priorities

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UK: How We Want to Stop Radical Islam
         PA Donors' Money Promised to Hamas
New Palestinian Intifada - Against Abbas
         Christians "Most Persecuted Group in World"

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What Iran Wants in Iraq and Why
         Scholar Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Criticizing Iran Nuclear Program and the Judiciary
Iranian President Warns 'Petrodollar' States About Supporting Militants

        On Dictators " Where's Saddam Hussein When the U.S. Needs Him?"
-- From Cairo to Baghdad, the United States is totally hypocritical in the cause of human rights, preferring the rule of brutal military despots. 
        The Women of Pakistan " How the Women of Pakistan Cope With War, Honor Killings and Prejudice" -- The West is flooded by news of all the incessant outrages, but by looking back at history we get a better understanding of what is happening in this forsaken country of ours. Progress is never linear.
         Journalism's Decline " The New York Times' Desperate Dive to the Bottom" -- The motto of The New York Times has long been "All the News That's Fit to Print." After reading the Times report on how the paper might survive the digital era, I'm afraid it could be overtaken by a concept called "good enough."

La pluie ne gâche pas le défilé de la Saint-JeanPlus
         Canadien emprisonné en Égypte: libération compliquéePlus
Ukraine: les rebelles abattent un hélicoptère malgré la trêvePlus
         Soudan: la chrétienne libérée arrêtée de nouveauPlus
Violation de domicile: torturé chez lui pour 23 000 $Plus
         Un entraîneur et son cheval meurent à TorontoPlus
Fillette expulsée du PFK: une fausse histoire?Plus
         Délit de fuite mortel en EstriePlus
Procès Al-Jazeera: Sissi refuse de «s'ingérer»Plus
         Un accident fait un blessé grave dans LanaudièrePlus
Les combats se poursuivent près de la principale raffineriePlus
         News of the World: l'ancien rédacteur en chef coupablePlus
Nigeria: 60 femmes enlevées, 30 personnes tuéesPlus
         Un triangle amoureux à l'origine d'un meurtre?


No Digest June 25 and maybe 26th.

From: John Kruithof
Subject: Re: Daily Digest June 23, 2014

Opinions anyone?

In 1982, when the Charter of Rights and Freedoms was enacted, I was involved in workplace activities promoting improved relations.  The Charter was, and remains, immensely beneficial.  Had there been a public vote on its passing, many conservative Canadians would have had nothing to do with it.  Hence, calls by present-day Conservatives to amend or abolish the Charter. To come up with even stronger wording of tolerance and acceptance?  Hardly!
John Kruithof
Ottawa South

Subject: Re: Daily Digest June 22, 2014
From: Phil C.

It would be nice sir since you publish this propaganda to explain the truth.
Peter Mac Kay never said that women were not welcome to the Judiciary of Canada. What he said they are not recognised by their peers as being a qualified person to be appointed to the Bar. The Minster can pick Qualified people from the Bar.  But the bar refuses to accept ; why because those are more contentious than boys and work much harder.   They are entitled to an elevated throne into the Judiciary.  

From: Mahmood Elahi
To: <>
Subject: With its cities choking with pollution, China needs energy, not oilsands crude

The Editor
Vancouver BC
Copy to: Mr. Andrew Nikiforuk, with reference to your article.
With its cities choking with pollution, China needs clean energy, not oilsands crude
Re Opinion: "No, Northern Gateway Is Not a Nation Builder," by Andrew Nikiforuk (June 22).
Those who think building the Northern Gateway pipeline to bring Alberta oilsands crude to BC for export to China as nation-builing project should not only think about its environmental implications in Canada, but also its impact on China which facing an environmental crisis of epic proportions.
In 2011, I spent a month visiting Shanghai, Beijing and other cities of China. It was a rewarding experience to see the world's most populous nation on the march. With its Maglev(magnetically-levitated) trains running at a breakneck speed of 430 kilometres an hour, Shanghai looks like a city of the future.
By 2010, China achieved many important milestones: It overtook Japan as the world's second largest economy in the world; it overtook the United States as Japan's biggest trading partner; it overtook Japan as South Korea's biggest trading partner and it overtook the United States as the biggest market for cars. In fact, China is now bankrolling America's trillion-dollar budget deficit.
But all these have come with an environmental price. With millions of gasoline-powered cars spewing toxic fumes, the air in Shanghai and Beijing is simply unbreathable. You need a surgical mask to go out. It is increasingly becoming clear that economic growth at the expense of environment is simply not sustainable. China is also aware of this and it is trying to cut down the use of two of the most polluting sources of energy -- coal and oil. It is trying to stem explosive use of automobiles to reduce pollution from cars and use of coal for power generation.
China is developing both solar, wind and hydro, replacing coal to generate electricity and electric cars to replace gasoline-powered cars for mass transportaion. Developing new energy vehicles is part of the national plan to control air pollution. China hopes to become the most important electric car market.  China will popularized at least 10,000 electric cars in megapolses and key urban areas by 2015. As such, China doesn't need oilsands crude to be brought by the Northern Gateway pipeline to BC for shipment to China. China needs to drastically cut down its fossil fuel consumption to reduce the growing pollution in its cities. Conversion to electric-powered cars using electricity generated by solar, wind and water is the only way China can escape the pollution on epic proportions. Canada must not add to its environmental problems by exporting oilsands crude to China.
As for nation-building at home, the Canadian policymakers should follow in the footsteps of the builders of railways in the 19th centrury and build a high-speed train-system linking Vancouver with eastern cities. China, which has built 10,000 kilometres of high-speed train-system, can provide a model. I travelled from Bejing to Shanghai -- 1,200 kilometres away -- by high-speed train. Traveling at the top speed of 300 kilometres an hour, the bullet train was an epitome of efficiency, arriving Shanghai in less than five hours. The train is entirely electrified and emit no pollution. Increasingly, the high-speed trains are trasforming China, opening up vast areas for economic development. A similar high-speed train linking Vancouver with Toronto, Montreal and other eastern cities will transform Canada`s vast hinterland. It will also be able to trasport Canada`s vast wheat, corn and other  agricultural products for export to the vast Chinese market of more than a billion people who need canada`s agricultural products more than oilsands crude. It will help build both Canada and China.

From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: profit over human life
Hormone-disrupting activity of fracking chemicals worse than initially found -
Subject: try not reporting all your income and see what happens--but MPs are above the law when wasting our money??
MPs' 'friendship' trips cost millions, but not recorded in new expense system
Subject: Del Mastro trial begins on Elections Act charges from 2008 campaign   DD

Talk about fraud.  Sadly this MP and probably many others are not competent enough to prepare their own talking points during an election campaign but have to hire someone to do it for them???  If they are this incompetent and unaware of what they promote why are they even in government??? 

Subject: Melting Yukon ices reveals 5,000-year-old treasures    DD

Joe--not only does the melting reveal these treasures it puts paid to the GW idiots.  This isn't the first time GW has happened and it won't be the last.  Sadly the next change will be another ice age.  I wonder what Al Gore will have to say about that???


Joe--I do not like bilingualism but I would rather have that than be known as israeli supporters.,  Our government bows to israel and forces us to bow to them also.  How many Canadians have been abused by the farce of anti-semitism??  I am not anti-semitic--I have nothing against Arabs.  To force Canadians to worship(for that is what this really is) a stolen land and support their evil actions against an innocent people is incomprehensible.  We killed hundreds of thousands of Libyans and Afghanis to 'bring them democracy' while ignoring israels destruction of the Palestinians and other peoples in the ME.  Most of the destruction around that area is instigated by Harper's beloved israel but this is ignored.

We know that any government operates for their own benefit to garner votes and obedience to their dictates.  Quebec is no different and this is just a game played by Ottawa and Quebec for their own profit while the rest of us pay the price.  As we live in a 'democracy' we have no say in anything our governments of any level do.  So don't blame Quebec alone--it is all a game and none of us can win.

Subject: Who cares about the  truth when you've got a hefty ad budget?
 ...The biggest joke  of all? The fiction  that the economy has  been strengthened by trade deals...Canada is completely in the dark as a democracy. ...

Who cares about the truth when you've got a hefty ad budget?
By Michael Harris | Jun 22, 2014 8:19 pm
Canada is completely in the dark as a democracy. This is a crowd that writes its own report cards without taking the exam. They seem to think Canadians want the Bilderberg Bunch as their governance model....
"Free trade is the serial killer of American manufacturing and the Trojan Horse of World Government. It is the primrose path to the loss of economic independence and national sovereignty. Free trade is a bright shining lie." Patrick Buchanan, Author and Journalist....
Canada is also a member of the "secretive" Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) still in the negotiation stage, which has been described as a " Stealth Corporate Coup d'Etat" [4]...