Monday 27 February 2017

CANADIAN DAILY DIGEST February 27, 2017.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>HEADLINES ACROSS CANADA <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

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

Canadian Forces studying options for potential Syrian operation

Kevin O�Leary pulls out of Edmonton debate, citing �terrible� format
        Liberal candidates revolt in Markham-Thornhill as retroactive deadline seen as favouring top Trudeau aide Ng
Three�s a crowd? Guy Caron joins federal NDP leadership race, citing economic prowess
        Turkey says U.S.-based cleric may be planning escape to Canada

Manulife says its banking unit was penalized by Fintrac for �administrative lapses�
        Ottawa urged to go public with planned changes to tax credits
Border services sets up emergency trailer to make space for refuge seekers
        The NDP need a principled approach to policy, not a rock star leader
Liberals� heavy-handed health-care push just a chapter in endless political cycle
        B.C. NDP race lays the groundwork for federal pipeline battle
Conservatives at war with conservatism on display at Manning Centre conference
        Who will be next Tory leader? Look at Andrew Scheer
Keeping Donald Trump-inspired refugee flood in perspective
        Kevin O�Leary doesn�t seem to actually be a Trumpist, he just plays one on TV

A knife at the museum: Victim of Harper�s plan to rewrite Canadian history deserves reinstatement
        Nothing adds up in Alberta�s budget
Immigration harmony will be tested in Canada

Border services sets up emergency trailer to make space for refuge seekers
        Premier Rachel Notley visits Washington to press Alberta�s case
Prime Minister Trudeau heads to Calgary to host Liberal campaign rally
        Inside the mysterious removal of the Canadian military�s second-in-command
RCMP commissioner warns continued IT failures will have �catastrophic� consequences
        Tory hopefuls lack rallying cry
The secret to maintaining political secrets
        The backlash to political correctness was inevitable
Power Play: �Feel Bad for the Candidates�
Charlie Angus joins NDP leadership race, says party must counter Trump-style populism

George Smitherman is making a comeback
        Do Canada�s Conservatives want to join the populism parade?
Worry about yourself when it comes to cybersecurity, says federal security official
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE POLITICS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Then there were three: Guy Caron joins federal NDP leadership race - The Canadian Press, CTV News
        NDP Leader Horwath says she can cut hydro bills up to 30 per cent - Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star
A welcome mea culpa on soaring hydro prices - Editorial, Toronto Star
        Butts reached out first to Mulroney, Garneau asks former PM to come brief Canada-U.S. Cabinet Committee on Trump
Ottawa not convinced refugee surge constitutes a trend - The Canadian Press, The Globe & Mail
        Manning Manifests: Was this the whole picture of Canadian conservatism? - Kady O'Malley, Macleans
Conservatives at war with conservatism on display at Manning Centre conference - Chris Selley, National Post
        Do Canada�s Conservatives want to join the populism parade? - Aaron Wherry, CBC News
Alberta headed down a slippery slope - Editorial, Edmonton Sun
        B.C. NDP race lays the groundwork for federal pipeline battle - Campbell Clark, The Globe and Mail
Caisse de depot CEO says he hopes Bombardier contract dispute is resolved out of court- Allison Lampert, Reuters, Financial Post
        Power shift: A new dawn for solar energy- Nathan Vanderklippe, The Globe and Mail

Apple, Intel and more oppose scrapping U.S. conflict-mineral regulation- Todd C. Frankel, The Washington Post, Toronto Star
        Is the Ivanka Trump brand boycott anti-feminist?- Sophia Harris, CBC News


Le meurtrier Normand Gu�rin veut b�n�ficier de sortiesPlus
        Juristes de l'�tat: Qu�bec rejette l'id�e d'un m�diateur sp�cialPlus
Un chien errant tir� � l'arbal�te � RimouskiPlus
        Lutte contre l'EI: Trump examine ses optionsPlus
Le proc�s de Bertrand Charest report�Plus
        Accident mortel: 7 ans de prison pour un travailleur �trangerPlus
Les forces irakiennes prennent un pont sur le Tigre � MossoulPlus
        Un otage allemand d�capit� par des islamistes aux PhilippinesPlus
L'afflux de r�fugi�s n'inqui�te pas le ministre de l'ImmigrationPlus
        Un septuag�naire perd la vie dans un incendiePlus

P�kin envoie � Trump son plus haut diplomatePlus
        Les rivi�res B�cancour et Beaurivage �troitement surveill� Plus
Immigration: les �tats-Unis agissent en �terroristes�Plus
        Juristes de l'�tat: Moreau ouvert � un blitz de n�gociationsPlus
Charlie Angus brigue la direction du NPDPlus
        Des courriels de vengeance sexuelle envoy�s aux �tudiants de MonctonPlus
Le Qu�bec peine � retenir ses �tudiants �trangers


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE WORLD<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Hillary Clinton to Democrats: �Keep fighting and keep the faith� - David Weigel, Washington Post
        Republicans can�t agree on how to replace Obamacare after repeal - Paige Winfield Cunningham, Washington Examiner
Trump-Reagan Parallels Scary, But Not Why Critics Think - Tammy Bruce, Fox News
        Kasich says Dems, Republicans need to work together to fix ObamaCare - Rebecca Savransky, The Hill
Trump�s Job Approval Stands at Just 44 Percent as Partisan Splits Reign - Carrie Dann, NBC News
        Iraqi forces push deeper into west Mosul- France 24
Germany hate crime: Nearly 10 attacks a day on migrants in 2016- BBC News
        March to remember murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov- Al Jazeera
Kim Jong-nam killing: poison dose so high he died in �15 to 20 minutes�- Agencies in Kuala Lumpur, The Guardian
        Iran holds naval war games amid rising tensions with US- Reuters, The Times Of India

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

China's top diplomat holds talks at White House, meets Trump
        Rising tensions loom as US, Asian powers discuss NKorea
Trump seeks help of insurers to smooth Obamacare transition
        Pentagon presenting counter-ISIS plan to White House
Russian frigate heads to Mediterranean on Syria mission: source
        UK govt spokesman: there should not be new Scottish independence referendum
Hungary starts construction of second border fence
        Palestinian president urges protection of two-state solution
Moscow workers demolish opposition leader's memorial
        Bashful Tokyo pandas mate after four-year hiatus

Iran tests missiles in naval exercises
        Tony Blair�s democratic insurrection
Refugees make up bulk of crossings from U.S. to Canada: UNHCR
        �Ring of fire� eclipse wows humans, spooks animals
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From: David Bell
Subject: RE: Daily Digest February 25, 2017.


With all due respect:

�The federal government can either spend too much causing inflation or too little allowing mass unemployment.�

This is fantasy: the Federal Government has the capacity to control the economy or specifically �unemployment� but chooses not to because of �confusioon� or �uncertainty.�  The Federal Government has no more capacity to control unemployment that the Salvation Army has to control �sin.�

I�m in the �employment� and self-employment games the real unemployment rate in Canada is northh of 60% (World rate is 73%).  Do you know how StatsCan measures �unemployment?�  They take the number of jobs advertised and subtract the number of applicants hired and you have the official unemployment rate.

�Unemployment� to StatsCan = the number of jobs (advertised) that go unfulfilled.

Makes sense:  How (exactly) would the Federal bureaucracy measure the number of people who desperately wanted a job but had given up (insofar as) registering with  an Employment Service Centre � because 2 years of that = zero?

1st thing I learned in Stats 101 was �be damn clear about how you get statistics before you start interpreting them.�

Most of the talk about employment is a liturgical exercise.  �How many angels could dance on the head of a pin?�

David Bell

From: "John Feldsted" <>
Subject: Generation Politics

We frequently read or hear the media refer to Generation X, Generation Y, Baby Boomers and Millennials. I have often wondered what is meant by these terms. A bit of research indicates that there is not a consensus on parameters for the titles. Below is a list of what appears to be a middle ground, but some commentators will disagree with definitions not set in stone.  

The Great Generation, which is rarely used, refers to people born in 1945 and earlier. This means that the youngest of this generation will be 74 years of age when we hold our next federal election in 2019.

The Baby Boomer Generation is the only generation defined by sociologists and generally includes people born between 1946 and 1964. In 2019 the youngest of this generation will be 55 and the oldest 73.

Generation X refers to people born between 1965 and 1984. In 2019 the youngest of this generation will be 35 and the oldest 54.

Generation Y refers to people born between 1975 and 2004. This definition is not useful as it overlaps both Generation X and the Millennials (age in 2019 � from 18 to 44) although the groups are quite different. That tells us something about the people who use it.

The Millennial Generation refers to people born between 1982 and 2004. In 2019 the youngest of this generation will be 18 and the oldest 37. Note that there is an overlap between the youngest of Generation X and the oldest of the Millennials.

Except for Baby Boomers, these definitions come from the media. Media outlets are not in agreement on the definitions which makes me wonder how they expect us to understand what they are trying to tell us when they refer to various generations. This is another example of the media not allowing facts to get in the way of a good story. Like Liberals, the media pretends to be open to other opinions and are then horrified to discover that people really do have different opinions! That smells like a sense of entitlement to me.

John Feldsted
Political Consultant & Strategist
Winnipeg, Manitoba

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