Wednesday 5 April 2017


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

RCMP defends use of secretive cellphone surveillance technology for the first time

Mulroney on his role helping Trudeau, despite rivalry with dad: �That was then�
        New internal trade deal tills soil for cross-Canada marijuana regulation
Canada and Mexico pitching united front ahead of crucial NAFTA talks
        NDP, Tories ready to keep up their filibuster over changes to House of Commons

Don Meredith�s sex liaisons used public paid-for hotel rooms, office
        PM Trudeau takes the stage at question period to showcase his idea for reform
Premier Brad Wall rails against protectionism, for trade in U.S. speech
        Tweaking the Eagle�s Tail Feathers
Give the RCMP the resources it needs
        Byelection blowouts expected but still sweet for Conservatives
Ontario must amend its assisted dying legislation to recognize conscience rights
        Bombardier and the perils of privatization
Liz May�s got a bold plan to clean up the Commons
        When delay is not sober second thought

The Canadian federal government owns a massive porn stash: Here are the best bits
        Tory leadership candidate Steven Blaney mixes up Yogi Berra and Babe Ruth
CPC membership debacle: Tamil Conservative Party members feel unjustly called out
        Why the Liberals are still struggling to change how Canadian democracy works
Mulroney to attend Liberal cabinet meeting to advise on NAFTA
        Devices that track, spy on cellphones found at Montreal�s Trudeau airport
Bombardier reminds us how easy governments make it to forget taxpayer investments
        Defence deal could open the door to weapons sales to Ukraine
Patrick Brown�s support for carbon tax causing rift between Ontario and federal Tories
        Ottawa, Quebec City defend Bombardier executive pay hikes

Trudeau�s Senate representative slams �obstructionist� Conservative delay tactics in new report
        Ottawa�s pot advisor warns more info needed before legalization
Chinese ambassador says human rights, democracy shouldn�t factor in trade deal
The RCMP have gotten permission to use this cellphone tracking technology
Carbon tax could derail agrifood export boost
        Trudeau expected to visit Juno Beach after Vimy Ridge commemoration
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Kinsella: Are you gay?

The Canadian federal government owns a massive porn stash: Here are the best bits - Tristin Hopper, National Post
        Canada and Mexico pitching united front ahead of crucial NAFTA talks - Richard Madan, CTV News
Truth and reconciliation committee near Lynn Beyak�s hometown plans to meet with her - Jody Porter, CBC News
        Liberal bill on security oversight committee of parliamentarians passes - CBC News
Why the Liberals are still struggling to change how Canadian democracy works - Aaron Wherry, CBC News
        Byelections signal generational change for Conservatives, Liberals - Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press, Macleans
Will big data steer you to decide B.C. election outcome? - Daphne Bramham, Vancouver Sun
        Sorry Justin Trudeau, but radical Islam is a problem - Lorne Gunter, Toronto Sun
Ontario�s first cap-and-trade auction a sellout- Kristin Rushowy - Queen's Park Bureau, Toronto Star
        Liberal bill on security and intelligence oversight passes - The Canadian Press, Macleans

Wildrose slams NDP�s �toxic disrespect� for FOIP, proposes changes - Emma Graney, Calgary Herald
        Scotiabank CEO in support of free trade, wants gov�ts to address concerns- CTV News
Canada flips to $972M trade deficit in February after 3 surpluses in a row- CBC News
        Canada�s oil industry ponders its fate as the threat of electric cars looms in the rearview mirror- Geoffrey Morgan
U.S. car demand collapse jeopardizes Donald Trump�s auto factory push- David WelchJamie Butters - Bloomberg, Toronto Star
        Tesla overtakes GM as the most valuable U.S. car company- The Globe and Mail


Syrie: Trump d�nonce �un affront � l'humanit�Plus
        Un livre de coloriage pour enfants repr�sentant Hitler retir� de la ventePlus
Pris � tort pour un trafiquant de drogue, un boxeur arr�t� et menott� � Montr�alPlus
        Steve Bannon n'est plus au Conseil de s�curit� nationale Plus
Les chutes de neige fracassent des pare-brise sur le pont de Qu�becPlus
        Le PLQ aurait amass� 600 000 $ comptant, affirme Lino ZambitoPlus
Quand Ivanka Trump n'est pas d'accord, elle le dit � son p�rePlus
        �Qui, parmi vous, n'a pas de ma�tresse?�Plus
Qui espionne le parlement canadien?Plus
        Avertissement de d�b�cles et inondations au Qu�becPlus

Moscou d�fend Damas apr�s l'attaque chimique pr�sum�ePlus
        Une entreprise d'Anjou est ravag�e par un violent incendiePlus
R�actions outr�es � l'attaque �chimique� en SyriePlus
        Routes en mauvais �tat: un ��chec lib�ral�, dit LegaultPlus
La requ�te �Jordan� des pompiers sur la glacePlus


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE WORLD<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
White House: Russia back channel story �flimsy� - Jordan Fabian, The Hill
        John McCain: Trump policy contributing to violence in Syria - Kyle Feldscher, Washington Examiner
Five Reasons Why Democrats Are Right to Block Gorsuch - Ari Berman, The Nation
        Trump to construction workers: �Together, we are going to rebuild our nation� - Mike DeBonis, Washington Post
CNN Refutes the Susan Rice Story It Refuses to Cover - Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist
        UN expanding camps near Mosul as 300,000 people flee- Al Jazeera
Theresa May defends UK ties with Saudi Arabia- BBC News
        Up to 100,000 UK jobs at risk as Merkel and Juncker ally warns on euro clearing- Daniel Boffey, The Guardian
�Gas� attack kills 58 in rebel-held Syria town- AFP, The Times Of India
        �Made in France�: Is economic patriotism financially viable?- James Andre, France 24

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

France's Macron sees election lead narrow after TV debate: poll
        Jordan king welcomes Trump engagement in Israel-Palestinian peace
Israel approves controversial law on house demolitions
        US threatens unilateral action if UN fails to act on Syria attack: Haley
Russia says Obama 'red line' on Syria provoked attacks
        US officials dismiss Russian claim Syrian rebel chemical weapons depot exploded
UN Security Council meets on suspected Syria chemical attack
        Russia says proposed UN Syria chemical attack resolution 'unacceptable': Ifax
US senators urge Tillerson to meet with activists in Russia
        EU lawmakers adopt Brexit resolution, reject pro-Gibraltar hint

U.S. trade deficit falls as exports hit two-year high
        Watchdog cites breakdown of democracy in Poland, Hungary
Swedish PM blasts Islamic school gender segregation
        Dutch clog-makers hoping to put a stamp on the future
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From: Glen Harewood
Subject: Re: QUESTION: Is acting to offer "meaningful work" a proper role  of government?

I answer the question with other questions.

* What if there NO work for anyone? Can we imagine existence in our western world WITHOUT work, or the concept of work?

* What is meaningful work?

* Is the meaningfulness of work the same to all those who work, or want to work?

* Must one work in order to have a meaningful life?

* In the 21st C. and beyond, when robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) threaten to replace workers in the workplace as we know it, what might be left to classify as meaningful work?"

* And what next after (AI). But who creates (AI)?  Mankind, or (AI) itself???

* Does "...acting to offer..."  mean encouraging private sector employers to "offer" work?

*"... proper role.." How is that phrase being defined such that  there is a common  understanding for all?

* is it a government's role at all to act to "offer meaningful work?"

* aside from civil servants ( bureaucrats)  who assist elected representatives -- the government-- carry out 'governance,
can a government provide work for anyone?

* what does government of, by, and for the people mean in a western democratic populace?

WHAT ABOUT  Jeremy Bentham's (1748--1832), James Mill's (1773--1836), and John Suart Mill's Utilitarianism?
[ Vide Bentham's "An introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, 1789." in The complete Reference Collection, The Learning Company, Inc. copyright 1994,1995, to 1997.]

Should we still judge the goodness or quality of a government's actions by the usefulness to society of the actions or measures that that government enacts?

* Today,  given the concept of  corporate Globalization, the notion that, for, or on behalf of the interest of the electors, a liberal-type government's role is to control the large corporations, that notion seems to have been reversed: the large corporations actually control those very same governments.

 Example(s): When an automobile manufacturer, a GM,  announces the closure of its plant, or Bombardier, a transportation (train, bus,street-car) manufacturer, turns to the Federal government for funding to keep its plant open, does the government say to these large companies, "sorry, stand on your own feet?"

Who calls the shots???

Glenn Harewood

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