Monday 23 March 2015



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

Harper and Trudeau tied in latest poll

Conservative MP Michael Chong wants more parliamentary spy oversight
        Stephen Harper To Make Case For ISIS Mission Extension
Woman protesting Bill C-51 expelled from the Commons for exposing her breasts
        White-powder envelopes prompt warning to: don�t open dubious mail
Harper meets NATO chief to talk about war against ISIL, crisis in Ukraine
        All-party support for ISIL mission hanging on text of motion, opposition says

Complainant testifies at trial of suspended senator Patrick Brazeau
        Trudeau�s Iraq dilemma: Keep opposing the mission, or back the government?
Baloney Meter: Were the prime minister�s comments on guns misinterpreted?
        Liberals fall into unhappily familiar pattern in Quebec
Renewing the Iraq mission: Liberals caught in the squeeze?
        Is Trudeau just handing Harper the election?
Cheer up, western prosperity will return
        Much to gain, but risks remain in Iraq mission extension
Searching for �moral clarity� in a Canadian mission in Syria
        Canada needs a leader with a bold vision

Opposition parties facing an unanswerable question on Iraq mission extension: If not this, then what?
        Harper�s needless niqab fight
Putting healthcare on the federal election agenda

Partisan advertising on the taxpayers� dime
        Legault�s vision is no future for Quebec
Welcome spring, hello happiness
        From parkade to park? New Westminster trio dares to dream
Meet the millennials � �generation screwed�
        Picture being presented by Ottawa Neighbourhood Study better than ever
Third-party spending in next election expected to be in millions
        Ottawa investing $75M in drone technology
Speaker of Ontario�s legislature says some guards are going to be armed
        Majority of Canadians oppose state surveillance, new report says

Ottawa police officer Abdi seeks Conservative nomination in Ottawa West-Nepean
        Internet, phone bills in Canada too high, says consumer study
Disabled workers to keep federal government jobs
        Safety hazards plague small border posts, federal evaluation says
CN Rail derailment numbers soared before recent crashes
        In conversation with Thomas Mulcair
Ottawa to invest in anti-terrorism drone technology
        Alberta�s claims of greenhouse gas success don�t measure up, experts say
Taxes without the filing headaches? It�s already happening in some countries
        CBC Asks: Is politics broken? The �Team Yes� argument

Supreme Court to say whether Quebec can keep part of the defunct gun registry
        Communication Security Establishment�s cyberwarfare toolbox revealed
White powder scare triggers security alert at Senate offices
        Public servants and politics: With election near, bureaucrats reminded of the rules
Retirement home fees of $1K per month continue after seniors die or move out
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE POLITICS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
        B.C. fires Basia Ruta, Auditor General for Local Government, for creating an �intolerable� situation
Toronto�s treatment of its ombudsman strengthens Andr� Marin�s case for oversight - David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen
        The Harper Government Has a Difficult Case to Make for Legally Bombing Syria- Justin Ling, Vice
Ontario�s opposition asks 131 straight questions about Sudbury - David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen
        C-51 hearings: Topless protester dragged from House of Commons - CBC News
Petition against anti-terror bill to be presented at hearing - Daniel Katz, Ottawa Citizen
        Diane Finley�s ethics rule breach should be reviewed by committee: NDP - Kady O'Malley, CBC News
Liberals face new onslaught of opposition criticism - Robert Benzie, Toronto Star
        Liberals and NDP should watch what they spin - Anthony Furey, Ottawa Sun
Tories pick up the pace on anti-terror bill hearings - Ian MacLeod, Ottawa Citizen
        The fall of the OPP - Lorrie Goldstein, Ottawa Sun

Federal government privacy breaches soar to record high - Jordan Press, Ottawa Citizen
        Vancouver�s mayor fails on homelessness pledge with hundreds still living outside - Sam Cooper, Vancouver Province
Pot luck: Canada�s first recreational marijuana stock set to begin trading- Peter Koven, Financial Post
        How a Canadian businessman lost everything in Cuba- Jeff Gray, The Globe & Mail
As oil boom collapses, Manulife looks for deals in Calgary- Katia Dmitrieva, Bloomberg, Toronto Star

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>GLEANED POSTS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Anti-Terrorism Act House committee hearings a �sham,� say opposition MPs
        Is Trudeau just handing the election to Harper ?
National Firearms Association pulls out of anti-terror bill hearings
        Anne McLellan on anti-terror legislation
Are we going to be safer when Bill C-51 criminalizes peaceful protests against injustice? | ThinkPol
        Canada's Privacy Commissioner speaks out against C-51
Why I Am Fighting Bill C-51
        Bill C-51: Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015 | Voices
How dangerous is C-51? You might be surprised.
        CTV QP: 'They're already spying on me'

What's More Worrying? Bill C-51 or the Fact That So Many People Don't Know What's In It?
        Transparency Act : Resource company payments to First Nations unveiled
Northwest Territories sees trade missions to China paying off
        Anemic job growth streak earns a place in the record book
Canada's economy in a funk, could actually shrink in first quarter
        Why this is not Ontario�s last university strike
Ontario Common Front to Host Anti-Poverty Assembly from April 17-18, 2015 | We Are Ontario
        What You'll Have to Do to Stay Under the Radar if Bill C-51 Becomes Law
As Harper stalls renovations, energy costs continue to climb at 24 Sussex
        Peter Goldring's pocket camera

Corrigan: Harper gets Cheney playbook | Toronto Star
        Top 10 Oddball Interview Questions for 2015 - Canada

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Consommation de coca�ne: le juge Girouard risque la destitutionPlus
        Le fils de �Mom� Boucher est recherch�Plus
Accus� de meurtre, un milliardaire voit sa lib�ration refus�ePlus
        Bousculade entre manifestants et policiersPlus
Une mosqu�e va bel et bien �tre am�nag�e � ShawiniganPlus
        Parc Jean-Drapeau: contrats octroy�s � l'encontre de la loiPlus
Colis suspects � Ottawa: fausse alerte chez les s�nateursPlus
        Entente de principe entre Qu�bec et les pharmaciens Plus
La cause d'Alain Perreault prise en d�lib�r�Plus
        Andr� Villeneuve appuie Bernard DrainvillePlus
L'h�tel de ville de Montr�al sous haute surveillancePlus

Une temp�te s'abat sur l'est du Qu�becPlus
        Proc�s Brazeau: ecchymoses et soutien-gorge ab�m�Plus
Incendie � l'usine Royal Mat de Beauceville Plus
        Projet de loi C-51: le NPD veut faire t�moigner trois ministres qu�b�coisPlus
Diffamation: Khadir obtient un r�glement hors courPlus
        Strat�gie maritime: une coquille vide, selon la CAQPlus
Y�men: les bellig�rants restent sourds aux appels � la d�sescaladePlus
        Amanda Knox de nouveau devant la justicePlus
Les chefs de la police de Tunis et du Bardo limog�sPlus
        Perp�tuit� pour un Hongkongais qui avait fait cuire ses parentsPlus

�tats-Unis: Ted Cruz se lance pour la pr�sidentiellePlus
        ONU: Isra�l boycotte une session sur l'offensive contre GazaPlus


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE WORLD<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Bush Plots Vast Effort to Win Florida - Michael Barbaro, New York Times
        Iowa�s Uneasy Embrace of Hillary - Gabriel Debenedetti, Politico
Dear Senator Warren: Please Run in 2016 - Anna Galland, Boston Globe
        Neocons� Never-Ending Iraq Fairy-Tale - Tom Switzer, The National Interest
20 Republicans who are gearing up to run for president - Jonathan Easley, The Hill
        The Economics of California�s Drought- Matt Schiavenza, The Atlantic
Leader of Iranian force fighting Isis is complicating US efforts, says CIA chief- The Associated Press, The Guardian
        Houthi fighters seize airport in south Yemen- Al Jazeera
Obama says it is now �hard to find a path� on Israeli-Palestinian peace- France

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>THE LEBANON DAILY STAR<<<<<<<<

Obama must decide on US troop levels in Afghanistan: Ghani
        US vows 'unwavering' commitment to strong Afghan ties
'Productive' Afghan talks show 'enduring' US friendship: Kerry
        Clashes rage in Ukrainian town, making mockery of truce
Turkish MP: US, Canadian med students among group in Syria
        White House chief of staff calls Netanyahu comments 'very troubling'
Tsipras, Merkel urge end to eurozone name-calling, 'stereotypes'
        Israel steps up military drills on Lebanon border
Germany sees all Europeans as equals, Merkel tells Tsipras
        Israel's Netanyahu apologizes to country's Arab minority

UN watchdog says 'progress limited' on Iran nuclear inquiry
        Iran deal must halt nuclear program for 'decades': US lawmakers
Time running out for wild elephants: experts
        Israel 'boycotts' UN rights council session on Gaza war
Israeli minister: World powers, Iran likely to agree bad nuclear deal
        Tsipras tells Merkel 'impossible' to repay debt without EU aid
Afghan protesters demand justice for woman killed by mob
        US will not take floor at UN rights debate on Israel, Palestinians
Japan's Okinawa orders halt to US military base work
        Iran urges world to find 'common position' for nuclear deal

Erdogan at odds with government over Kurdish peace
        Women demand right to pass on citizenship to their children
Iraq militia chief slams army over U.S.
        National Coalition to boycott Moscow meeting
Netanyahu ignores the Palestinians at his peril
        King Richard III returns to English battlefield where he died 530 years ago
Arms should be on the table for Ukraine: NATO general
        Keeping oil below $100 will shut shale out of market: Saudi official
Era of banking secrecy is over: Swiss banker
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From: Lucy Sharratt - CBAN Coordinator <>
Subject: [cban e-News] GM apple approved in Canada over consumer and farmer objections

Update: GM apple approved in Canada over consumer and farmer objections

On Friday March 20, 2015, Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced approval of the genetically modified (GM) apple, trademarked "Arctic Apple"�. The GM apple is now legal to sell in Canada and the US. The company says it will start selling GM "non-browning"� varieties of Golden Delicious and Granny Smith apple varieties next year. But will any stores actually sell the GM apple?

The apple is genetically modified to not turn brown after being cut. Polls show that almost 70% of Canadians did not want this GM apple approved. Are you one of them?

Take Action

Grocery chain stores are listening to customers. Please write your letter to the head office of your grocery store this week. Contacts are posted at or you can visit the company website to find a phone number. Your letter is very influential. Please send the responses you get to

Information and other actions, including a "No GM Apple"� pledge form for your small independent store, are posted at

Today's press release from CBAN is below. Please send this press release to your local paper. Send your own letter to the editor, to your local newspaper, if you have something to say about the GM apple.

P.S. You can follow us on twitter @biotechaction or on Facebook

Press Release

[1] Poll available  at

CBAN is a campaign coalition of 17 organizations that researches, monitors and raises awareness about issues relating to genetic engineering in food and farming. CBAN members include farmer associations, environmental and social justice organizations, and regional coalitions of grassroots groups. CBAN is a project of Tides Canada Initiatives.

Lucy Sharratt, Coordinator
Canadian Biotechnology Action Network (CBAN)
Collaborative Campaigning for Food Sovereignty and Environmental Justice
Suite 206, 180 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K2P 1P5
Phone: 613 241 2267 ext. 25
Fax: 613 241 2506


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