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From immigrant to MP: Three proud citizens
         Is Canada's vaunted trade agenda stalled?
Foreign Affairs puts pariah states on 'do not invite' Canada Day receptions list
         Toronto, Alberta byelections test extent of Liberal comeback under Trudeau
Yukon aboriginals fight Ottawa over assessment
         Is Canada's vaunted trade agenda stalled?
Researchers to explore 1,000-year-old hunting site
         Johnny Canuck returns in reprint of '40s comic


Drunk driving crash survivor tells her story RAW 2:21
         Brandon declares state of emergency as rain slams Manitoba video
Gino Odjick, ex-Canucks enforcer, surprises fans at rally in his honour video
         Heavy rain leads to flash flooding in southeast
Drunk driving crash survivor Alyssa Alanis: 'That was my consequence' video
         Harvest Meats recall issued over 'unsuitable ingredients'
Designing Women's Meshach Taylor dies
         Animal cruelty charges laid after puppy stomped to death

Political party emails latest 'psychological effort' to get Canadians to donate
         Canada's drug-impaired driving law 'cumbersome to enforce and prosecute,' watchdogs say
Canada Day falls on a Tuesday, so should you skip work on Monday?
         With deals yet to be locked in, questions surround Canada's free trade agenda
It's rattlesnake season: Experts have tips on how to avoid getting bit
         5 made-in-Canada medical discoveries
Six things not to do on the road this summer

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

$20,000 per person: Activists push for guaranteed minimum income for Canadians 2 hours 8 minutes ago
         Trinity Western approval by N.B. law society criticized 11 hours ago
Burials, food stores and tent sites from Inuit ancestors found on Hudson Bay 12 hours ago
         Heavy rain leads to flash flooding in southeast Sask. 2 hours 41 minutes ago
Yukon aboriginals fight federal government over environmental assessment changes 12 hours ago

         Despite large sockeye forecasts, terrible 2009 sockeye return still haunts B.C.
Food bank seeks donations during Ramadan
         Edmonton veteran finds unique way to cope with PTSD
Quebec nurses routinely take on unpaid overtime: study
         On Point: John Ottenheimer in the ring for PC leadership

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Canadian Progressive World<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Unpacking the undemocratic Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
         CBC "Abandons Canadians", Says Friends of Canadian Broadcasting
Report: World's Oceans on Brink of Collapse
         Final Tar Sands Healing Walk Under Way In Fort McMurray, Alberta

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>BOURQUE NEWS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>NATIONAL NEWSWATCH<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Tory MP wants Alberta exempt from foreign worker program changes

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

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

Why Non-Alignment Has Greater Relevance In Modi's India – Analysis
         Message Of Modi's Bhutan Visit – Analysis
Tajiks Stand Against Extremist Recruiting
         Tunisian Jihadist Video Sparks Outrage
Dempsey: Iraqi National Unity Needed To Counter ISIL
         Rim Of The Pacific Exercises (RIMPAC): Thaw In China-US Tensions? – Analysis
Russia Sends Fighter Jets To Help Iraq
         World Cup: Netherlands Beats Mexico 2-1
Syria: ISIL Crucifies Eight Opposition Fighters
         'Use' Of Stents Now Being 'Questioned' In India – OpEd

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Iraqi Chaos May Give Kurds a State Read more
         Who Violated Ukraine's Sovereignty? Read more
Selective Sympathy in Israel/Palestine Read more
         Learning Little from World War I Read more
The Wisdom of Lawrence of Arabia Read more
         Europe's Generational Change Read more
Obama's New 'Bias for Action' Read more
         NYT Revamps Its False Ukraine Narrative Read more
Reaping the Seeds of Iraqi Hatred Read more
         America's Blunderbuss Wars Read more
The Folly of Making Iran an Enemy Read more

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Media With Conscience<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Jean-Claude Juncker: The Gravedigger of the European Union
         The Washington Treaty Breakers
Why It Is Hard to Feel for Israel
         Shifts in the Climate Change Debate: Hopeful Horizons?
An Armed Ghetto
         The Hounds of War: a Dedication to Our Leaders
A World Not Yet Free from Divinely-Inspired Jurisprudence
         ISIS (DAASH) now recruiting in Palestinian camps in Lebanon
A revolution of ideas is needed
         Smedley Butler and the Racket that Is War
ISIS insurrection serves Israel's interests

Ville-Marie: un homme sera accusé de meurtrePlus
         Un conducteur dans un état critique à FarnhamPlus
Fortes intempéries au Manitoba et en SaskatchewanPlus
         Collision entre deux bateaux: deux femmes blesséesPlus
Des pièces de collection en vente à MontréalPlus
         Une Pakistanaise brûlée vive pour avoir dit nonPlus
Un adolescent échappe à la mort Plus
         L'Ukraine et l'UE maintiennent la pression sur Moscou à la veille d'une trèvePlus
Des oeufs de dinosaure fossilisés à l'encanPlus
         Hong-Kong: 800 000 participants au référendum Plus

Point de vue des proprios: l'angoisse du 1er juilletPlus
         Drummondville: un homme poignardé dans une résidence Plus
Un homme s'immole en public au coeur de TokyoPlus
         Sortie de route à Beauceville: quatre personnes blessées Plus
Attentat de Benghazi: le suspect plaide non coupable Plus
         Erin Gray et ses deux enfants retrouvés Plus
Inde: l'effondrement d'un immeuble fait 9 mortsPlus
         En pleine contre-offensive, l'Irak reçoit des avions russesPlus
Une maison de Beloeil en Montérégie passe au feuPlus


In Flanders Fields

By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD.,
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

[] cCrae's "In Flanders Fields" remains to this day one of the most memorable war poems ever written. It is a lasting legacy of the terrible battle in the Ypres salient in the spring of 1915. Here is the story of the making of that poem:

Although he had been a doctor for years and had served in the South African War, it was impossible to get used to the suffering, the screams, and the blood here, and Major John McCrae had seen and heard enough in his dressing station to last him a lifetime.

As a surgeon attached to the 1st Field Artillery Brigade, Major McCrae, who had joined the McGill faculty in 1900 after graduating from the University of Toronto, had spent seventeen days treating injured men -- Canadians, British, Indians, French, and Germans -- in the Ypres salient.

It had been an ordeal that he had hardly thought possible. McCrae later wrote of it:

"I wish I could embody on paper some of the varied sensations of that seventeen days... Seventeen days of Hades! At the end of the first day if anyone had told us we had to spend seventeen days there, we would have folded our hands and said it could not have been done."

One death particularly affected McCrae. A young friend and former student, Lieut. Alexis Helmer of Ottawa, had been killed by a shell burst on 2 May 1915. Lieutenant Helmer was buried later that day in the little cemetery outside McCrae's dressing station, and McCrae had performed the funeral ceremony in the absence of the chaplain.

The next day, sitting on the back of an ambulance parked near the dressing station beside the Canal de l'Yser, just a few hundred yards north of Ypres, McCrae vented his anguish by composing a poem. The major was no stranger to writing, having authored several medical texts besides dabbling in poetry.

In the nearby cemetery, McCrae could see the wild poppies that sprang up in the ditches in that part of Europe, and he spent twenty minutes of precious rest time scribbling fifteen lines of verse in a notebook.

A young soldier watched him write it. Cyril Allinson, a twenty-two year old sergeant-major, was delivering mail that day when he spotted McCrae. The major looked up as Allinson approached, then went on writing while the sergeant-major stood there quietly. "His face was very tired but calm as we wrote," Allinson recalled. "He looked around from time to time, his eyes straying to Helmer's grave."

When McCrae finished five minutes later, he took his mail from Allinson and, without saying a word, handed his pad to the young NCO. Allinson was moved by what he read:

"The poem was exactly an exact description of the scene in front of us both. He used the word blow in that line because the poppies actually were being blown that morning by a gentle east wind. It never occurred to me at that time that it would ever be published. It seemed to me just an exact description of the scene."

In fact, it was very nearly not published. Dissatisfied with it, McCrae tossed the poem away, but a fellow officer retrieved it and sent it to newspapers in England. The Spectator, in London, rejected it, but Punch published it on 8 December 1915.

Thanks to Mack Welford for reminding me of this great poem.