Monday 13 February 2017

CANADIAN DAILY DIGEST February 12, 2017.


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

Pre-clearance bill would give U.S. border agents in Canada new powers

B.C. MP Peter Julian to announce NDP leadership candidacy        NDP’s Guy Caron gives up shadow cabinet role to consider leadership bidTable set for cordial talks between Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump        From polls to protests: the search for a Trump-like political movement in Canada

Conservatives offer support to Trudeau ahead of meeting with Trump        Canadians protest Liberals’ broken electoral reform promise across the countryIn Toronto, Liberals and Progressive Conservatives Tied        Passion can trump technology at the ballot boxTory hopefuls must avoid re-fighting the last election        The shattering glass house of Rona Ambrose, hypocriticizerTrump has wakened the sleeping giant of law        Donald Trump’s digital dilemma; SearsHow Christy Clark’s hacking smear backfired        Four Keys to a Successful Housing Strategy

U.S. needs to be ‘much more vigilant’ to stem flow of asylum seekers        Deepak Obhrai, Tory Party Elder, Seeks Leadership And A Little RespectNotley criticizes conservative leaders during NDP Provincial Council meeting        Military chaplain adds adviser for Indigenous soldiersConcern expressed about release of man who killed Greyhound bus passenger        Criminal courts scramble to meet Supreme Court’s new trial timelinesCollective resistance is only way to contain the Trump threat        Power Play: PM’s electoral reform ‘fear mongering’Alberta PC party careening down the tracks to leadership vote        PM Trudeau should ignore ‘dangers,’ focus on opportunity with Trump: former ambassadorDramatic increase in people having Canadian citizenship revoked since Trudeau elected        Liberals looking to eliminate many mandatory minimum sentences, justice minister says‘I’m confident,’ says Jason Kenney as PC party looks at complaint        NDP ministers scale back from international travel spending of Tories
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE POLITICS<<<<<<<<<<<<<< among priciest health care systems in the world - Lorrie Goldstein, Toronto Sun
        Protesters denounce Trudeau’s broken promise on electoral reform - Jesse Winter, Toronto Star
Canadians are proud of our unique identity - Kellie Leitch, Ottawa Sun
        Welcome to British Columbia, where you ‘pay to play’ - Nancy Macdonald, Macleans
Rona Ambrose takes to social media to question release of man who beheaded bus passenger - CBC News
        Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains ‘definitely’ on same page as finance department - CBC News
The politics of fixing ­ and keeping ­ power : Cohn - Martin Regg Cohn, Toronto Star
        Alberta’s urban-rural divide surveyed by electoral boundaries commission - Stuart Thomson, Edmonton Journal
Bombardier sees injunction against Metrolinx’s efforts to end light rail contract- CTV News
        After largest tech merger in history, Dell comes full circle- Shane Dingman, The Globe and Mail
Ex-SNC Lavalin execs acquitted of bribery charges after wiretap evidence nixed- The Canadian Press, CBC News
        Adam Levine, Sammy Hagar join forces in new tequila-based drink- Mike Snider - USA Today, Toronto Star


Yolande James fait le saut en politique fédéralePlus        Mexique: des milliers de personnes manifestent contre TrumpPlusQuébec solidaire annonce l'investiture dans Gouin le 26 marsPlus        Une adolescente de Sherbrooke manque à l'appelPlusLe ministre de la Défense visite la mosquée de QuébecPlus        Chefferie du NPD: la présence de Guy Caron se précisePlusL'Allemagne se dote d'un président «anti-Trump»Plus        Jusqu'à 25 cm de neige par endroits au QuébecPlusEncore un accident mortel sur l'autoroute 50Plus        70 000 évacués à cause d'une bombe de la 2e Guerre mondiale PlusMissile nord-coréen: Trump assure Tokyo de son soutien Plus        Libération de Vince Li: Rona Ambrose émet un doutePlusALÉNA: Raymond Bachand représentera les intérêts du QuébecPlus        La Corée du Nord a tiré un missile balistiquePlusLisée à la conquête des communautés culturellesPlus        Une plaque de glace détachée d'un camion explose son pare-brisePlusUne manifestation pour défendre la réforme électorale


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE WORLD<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Ninth Circuit Ignores Precedent, Threatens National Security - Rivkin & Casey, Wall Street Journal
        Trump: I won’t allow immigration to be turned against us - Mark Hensch, The Hill
Federal Election Commission calls on Trump to share evidence of voter fraud - Daniel Chaitin, Washington Examiner
        The Republicans Are Off to a Pitiful Start - Brian Beutler, The New Republic
Why Democrats can’t just obstruct their way back into power - Aaron Blake, Washington Post
        13 dead, thousands caught in flooding in central Indonesia- The Associated Press, The Times Of India
India’s PM Modi faces biggest electoral test since gaining power- BBC News
        A family affair: Nepotism in French politics goes beyond ‘Penelopegate’- Ségolène Allemandou, France 24
Thessaloniki starts evacuating 70,000 over WWII bomb- Al Jazeera
        China expels South Korean missionaries amid missile defence tensions- Reuters, The Guardian

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

Israel endorses bill to mute mosques: justice ministry        Protests mark cathedral's return to Russian Orthodox controlTrump administration officials may be deposed over immigration order        Swiss streamline citizenship for third-generation immigrantsPakistan retaliates after US denies politician visa        Success of EU exit bill sends strong message to upper house: UK ministerDutch populist Wilders warns of backlash if he is frozen out        Journalism key to fighting human rights violations: Canada envoy Greece, lenders risk euro zone instability if review talks drag on: EU's Dombrovskis
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From: "John Feldsted" <>
Subject: Crocodile tears and other Liberal eyewash
2017 is going to be a wild ride. We live in interesting times and maintaining an equilibrium during media inspired crisis, protests and wild rumours will require fortitude and resilience. Our federal government is adrift with nothing but vague statements and a lot of travel to show for its efforts.

Trudeau is so tone deaf that he thought he could replace a first past the post system that has served us through 23 Prime Ministers presiding over 42 different parliaments during a span of 150 years without upsetting many people. Tinkering with our electoral system is not a priority for Canadians.

Our government has promised legislation to legalize marijuana this spring. Not everyone is aboard with the legalization of street drugs, safe injection sites and equipping paramedics and police with anti-overdose kits. Apparently, asking people to refrain from ingesting potentially lethal street drugs is not adequate to protect them from themselves. There is a point when someone is determined to self-destruct that we must cease interference and prepare for a funeral. 

Trudeau has a promised carbon tax on the table. The US has withdrawn from the global warming nonsense and our government is a lonesome proponent of this new tax. Australia tried it and has put carbon tax on the scrap heap as a failed experiment. The hit on cost of living was too high, but our tone-deaf PM does not seem to care about people who earn less than the $45,000 taxable income at the bottom of his ‘middle class’.

Trudeau is going to be looking at increased defence spending for our participation in NATO. We have been derelict for decades, failing to put up our fair share of costs for the alliance. We need to step up to the plate as NATO is the only organization left trying to maintain world peace and good order.

Trudeau thinks the sun rises and sets on the UN, but it is a dismal failure. Instead of preventing wars and genocide, the UN is pleading with civilized nations to give aid to the refugee crisis it was created to prevent. The US has put the UN on notice that numerous anti-American and anti-western efforts by UN members will no longer be tolerated. The UN has about 192 members of which 79 (41%) are democracies who pay the costs of UN operations while dictators and tyrants run the place. That is not acceptable.
In Trudeau’s world, everyone with a taxable income (after personal exemptions, age exemptions, allowances for dependants, union and professional dues, etc.) between $45,000 and $210,000 is ‘middle class’. His 3% surcharge on the rich kicks at a breathtaking $230,000 taxable income. 

We want an economy that supports jobs that pay decent wages, a lower tax burden, smaller and less intrusive government. We want our elected representatives to deal with us as the adults we are. We do not need them to make choices for us or ‘for the public good’. They are not in Ottawa to rule us or to mandate what is socially acceptable and personally responsible. We want our children and grandchildren to mature into responsible adults, able to make wise choices and live comfortably in a safe and secure nation.

The political class holds up one flawed person after another as a ‘leader’ who will take us to the promised land when what we need is a competent administrator, able to provide us with needed services efficiently and effectively. The political class and elites who surround them are not on the same page as the people paying taxes and that must change. We can do without them, but the reverse is not true.

John Feldsted
Political Consultant & Strategist
Winnipeg, Manitoba

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