Monday 24 April 2017


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

Unpredictable Senate causing trouble for Trudeau�s agenda, documents show

Bill O�Reilly�s No Spin News podcast returns Monday
        Knocked off balance by Trump, Canada prepares for �all eventualities� on trade
�It�s an outburst�: Canadian trade experts advise calm following Trump remarks
        Kevin O�Leary woos Conservatives in Kelowna

Transgender inmate hopes to make history with transfer to women�s prison
        Canada�s central banker on Ontario housing move: �I�m happy�
Opening shot coming this week in fifth softwood lumber war between Canada-U.S.
        Power failure � the cost of harassment
The artistry of balancing federalism
        It�s foolish to count Kathleen Wynne out
Six flip-flops by Premier Wynne

Wildrose, Tories remain tight-lipped as unification talks progress
        Clark highlights LNG hopes in NDP strongholds in northwest B.C.
Two Canadians added to most-wanted U.S. terror list
        Former CSIS head says mystery around Norman suspension �unprecedented�
�Don�t touch me again�: The moment the provincial debate changed
        Judge lifts publication ban on RCMP case against Vice-Admiral Norman
Let�s get going on NAFTA renegotiation, says Marc Garneau
        Michelle McHale abandons Manitoba NDP leadership bid; cites health concerns
Martin calls for Toews to be removed from bench
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE POLITICS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Judge lifts publication ban on RCMP case against Vice-Admiral Norman - Robert Fife and Steven Chase, The Globe and Mail
        The B.C. election and the folly of strategic voting - Macleans
NDP government would pay for drug coverage, Andrea Horwath says - Robert Benzie, Toronto Star
        Liberals set homeless reduction targets ahead of provincial talks - Jordan Press, The Canadian Press, CTV News
Liberals� budget will be tough sell to Ontarians- Adrienne Batra, Toronto Sun
        Let�s get going on NAFTA renegotiation, says Marc Garneau - Nick Gamache, CBC News
Conservative candidates need to step up to the front - Mark Bonokoski, Toronto Sun
        Canada looks to double astronaut corps through gruelling recruitment process - Sidhartha Banerjee - The Canadian Press, Toronto Star
Michael Chong campaigns as Conservative race heats up - CBC News
        Competition bureau may have dropped Google investigation due to �relative market share�: Heritage memo- Sean Craig, Financial Post

LinkedIn for farmers aims to remedy labour shortage- CTV News
        Studios battling over James Bond movie rights- Brooks Barnes - The New York Times, Toronto Star
�I�m shaking my head�: Hot Toronto housing market driving prices up in small town Ontario- Meagan Fitzpatrick, CBC News


Pr�sidentielle en France: Macron et Le Pen se qualifient pour le deuxi�me tourPlus
        Un Am�ricain arr�t� en Cor�e du NordPlus
L'administration Trump veut financer son mur, co�te que co�tePlus
        841 Qu�b�cois toujours en attente d'un don d'organesPlus
2 Canadiens sur la liste des terroristes du d�partement d'�tat am�ricainPlus
        Arr�t Jordan: Couillard rejette toujours le recours � la clause d�rogatoirePlus
Le consulat de France � New York �vacu� apr�s une alerte � la bombePlus
        Lutte contre l'exploitation sexuelle: Manon Mass� privil�gie un dialogue avec les organismesPlus
Les salari�s qu�becois veulent que les employeurs se pr�occupent de leur sant�Plus
        Les parents d'un b�b� retrouv� mort sont recherch�s � EdmontonPlus

Un homme de 61 ans port� disparu � Rivi�re-RougePlus
        Le gros lot de 55 millions gagn� � Montr�al!Plus
Cinq �co-quartiers c�l�brent le Jour de la TerrePlus


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE WORLD<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Trump becomes wild card in spending fight - Mike Lillis, The Hill
        Nixon Had His �Madman Theory.� Trump Is Just a Madman. - Jeet Heer, The New Republic
RNC Raises Record-Setting $41.5 Million Haul in First Quarter - Mark Hensch, The Hill
        Please, God, Stop Chelsea Clinton From Whatever She�s Doing - T.A. Frank, Vanity Fair
Dems Hold �American Idol� Events to Take on Trump - Alex Seitz-Wald, NBC News
        French Guiana strikes lifted after aid package agreed with Paris- Agence France-Presse, The Guardian
Protesters clash with police outside German far-right congress- France 24
        North Korea: �US has now gone seriously mad�- Al Jazeera
Thousands rally in global March for Science- AFP, The Times Of India
        General election: Tory victory �will not strengthen May�s Brexit hand�- BBC News

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

Macron, Le Pen leading French vote: initial projections
        German foreign minister to press Israel for two-state solution
North Korea says ready to strike US aircraft carrier
        China urges Korea peninsula denuclearization
Iranian candidate says nuclear deal failed to lift sanctions
        Furious Afghans call for resignations after Taliban base attack
Japanese ships join US carrier for drills as it nears Korean waters
        Israeli attack on Syria military camp kills three
France votes in high-stakes presidential election
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From: "John Feldsted" <>
To: "John Feldsted" <>
Subject: Opening Shot Coming This Week in Fifth Softwood Lumber War Between Canada-U.S.

 Looks more like an opening shot of American protectionism to me.

 President Trump has already mused over Canadian protectionism in the dairy industry citing our marketing system as �injurious to US producers�. The US system is unregulated, leading to under and oversupply of production. American producers are currently in an oversupply position and are angry that they cannot market their surpluses in Canada.

It appears that we are in for a rough ride on NAFTA negotiations. The real question is whether we have the tough negotiators on tap to stand up to US bully tactics. I suspect that the Trudeau Liberals are not up to the task.

 John Feldsted

Political Consultant & Strategist
Winnipeg, Manitoba

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From: Larry Kazdan
To: Cc:
Subject: Re:  Should welfare rates be raised in B.C.?  NDP and Greens promise increases, Liberals promise jobs, Mike Howell, April 17, 2017

Although programs that help parents on welfare make the transition to work can be very beneficial, they are only successful if job openings are actually available. Unfortunately, Canadian statistics indicate that for every job listing, there are five people seeking work. 

After Argentina's fiscal crisis in 2001, their national government created 2 million public jobs specifically for impoverished heads of households. Workers received income in return for providing services to their low-income communities.

Our provincial and federal governments could initiate a similar job guarantee here, providing elder care, youth recreation, and food security. Far better to offer immediate paid work to individuals eager to earn their keep than to push them into frustrating games of musical chairs, applying for scarce jobs that only a lucky few can possibly ever get.  


1. The Job Guarantee: A Government Plan for Full Employment

"The benefits of full employment include production of goods, services and income; on-the-job training and skill development; poverty alleviation; community building and social networking; social, political and economic stability; and social multipliers (positive feedbacks and reinforcing dynamics that create a virtuous cycle of socioeconomic benefits). An �employer of last resort� program would restore the government�s lost commitment to full employment in recognition of the fact that the total impact would exceed the sum of the benefits."

2. The JG / ELR and Real World Experience

In the aftermath of its economic crisis that came with the collapse of its currency board, Argentina created Plan Jefes y Jefas that guaranteed a job for poor heads of households. The program successfully created 2 million new jobs that not only provided employment and income for poor families, but also provided needed services and free goods to poor neighborhoods.

3.  John Maynard Keynes quote:

�The Conservative belief that there is some law of nature which prevents men from being employed, that it is �rash� to employ men, and that it is financially �sound� to maintain a tenth of the population in idleness for an indefinite period, is crazily improbable � the sort of thing which no man could believe who had not had his head fuddled with nonsense for years and years�". 


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