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

Trump Told Russians That Firing �Nut Job� Comey Eased Pressure From Investigation

Guess who�s back � Liberals rise in latest Ontario politics poll
        Trudeau Liberals delay gun-marking regulations despite election promise
U.S. intends to name Kelly Knight Craft as Ambassador to Canada
        Liberals up five points since April, Conservatives down slightly: public opinion poll

Trudeau to ask Pope to apologize over residential schools
        Canada always prevails in U.S. softwood dispute and will again, Trudeau says
Who�s Maxime Bernier? From Separatist And Scandal To Tory Leadership Front-Runner
        Is the PQ running on empty?
When political parties get a little out of hand
        Alberta�s right-wing unity plan is absurdly complex. Could it be foiled by simple politics?
The malicious and dishonest media really are, as Trump says, �enemies of the people�
        I was booted from the Conservative Senate caucus for accepting a dinner invitation from Trudeau
Rona Ambrose was the best leader the Conservatives never had
        Trudeau government stacking up Alberta snubs

Conservatives might be cheering hardest for Jagmeet Singh
        Jagmeet Singh�s challenge: substance over style
A rickety conservative creation that will probably work

Liberal and PC parties in �dead heat� in Nova Scotia election campaign: poll
        Meilleur met with Trudeau advisers before nomination as official languages commissioner
Russia warns Canada Magnitsky sanctions would be blow to relations
        Feds urge airlines to end bumping of passengers before law takes effect
Ukraine seeks weapons from Ottawa to help fend off Russia-backed rebels
        Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose won�t vote for her replacement
In defence of the CBC�s Steve Ladurantaye, from a fellow sinner
        On trade, Trump bellows but Canada keeps it cool
Justin Trudeau�s millionaire vacation is not a political double-standard
        Next Conservative leader should channel their inner Ambrose

Cue the eye rolls: this is a piece about cultural appropriation
        Can mainstream journalism survive identity politics?
Tory Senate leader defends ousting senator from caucus over dinner with Trudeau
        Trudeau continues B.C. tour with fundraiser
�Pollution isn�t free�: Catherine McKenna makes her case for pricing carbon
        Premier Wynne expected to announce high-speed rail line
Big banks to face questions about banking practices
        Opposition calls on Bardish Chagger to follow Trudeau and recuse herself from ethics commissioner hiring
Kenney says he�d work with Wall to sue feds over carbon tax
        Liberals want infrastructure cash to reduce impacts of flooding, Sohi says
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE POLITICS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Dale Smith: Where is the courage of our MPs?

Hey Patrick Brown: Close doesn�t count in elections

Notley learns a hard truth about social licence � it�s not meant to be granted, ever. That�s the point - Rex Murphy, National Post
        Could Maxime Bernier kill universal health care? - John Geddes, Macleans
Wynne is all aboard $21B high speed rail project - Robert Benzie, Toronto Star
        Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose won�t vote on her replacement - The Canadian Press, CTV News
Military has been shortchanged by successive governments: Sajjan - Lee Berthiaume, The Globe and Mail
        Doctors, province reach tentative deal to send contract disputes to arbitration - Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star
Don�t be duped by Trudeau�s carbon pricing plan - Lorrie Goldstein, Toronto Sun
        Now the fight to lead Alberta�s united right begins - Jason Markusoff, Macleans
Pipeline protesters gather outside Trudeau�s meeting with Washington governor - The Canadian Press, The Globe and Mail
        United Alberta right a step closer, but not a certainty - Lorne Gunter, Edmonton Sun

Wynne�s Liberals: Rules? What rules? - Editorial, Toronto Sun
        Wal-Mart�s comparable sales beat estimates- Nandita Bose, The Globe and Mail
Pressure builds on Bank of Canada to tackle house prices by raising interest rates- Reuters, Financial Post
        Chrevrolet to pull out of India, South Africa- CTV News
CRA records missing in KPMG tax dodge affair- Harvey Cashore,


Guichet unique pour les agriculteurs victimes des inondationsPlus
        Traite des femmes durant la F1: la question �tudi�e par le Conseil des Montr�alaisesPlus
�lection partielle dans Gouin: le vote par anticipation s'amorcePlus
        Deux chasseurs chinois interceptent un avion militaire am�ricainPlus
        Ado tu� lors d'une intervention polici�re en Outaouais: une enqu�te publique ordonn�ePlus
Un fuyard captur� nu � Sainte-SophiePlus
        Arr�t� pour avoir ouvert le feu sur un proche dans un campingPlus
Agression � l'arme blanche � LavalPlus
        De la neige en Abitibi (encore)Plus

Hochelaga-Maisonneuve: un nouveau centre de loisirs pour 2021 Plus
        Les Iraniens aux urnes pour ou contre Rohani et l'ouverture Plus
Gr�ce: le Parlement adopte de nouvelles mesures de rigueurPlus


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE WORLD<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Former Bush AG: Comey�s Loyalty Was More to Schumer - Sean Davis, The Federalist
        Why Republicans Should Rejoice Over Mueller�s Return - Erick Erickson, Fox News
Impeachment Talk Is Pure Trump Derangement Syndrome - Nick Gillespie, Reason
        Trump Has Caused a Catastrophe, Let�s End It Quickly - E.J. Dionne, Washington Post
The Media Has Lost Its Marbles - Adriana Cohen, Boston Herald
        Princess Mako of Japan to lose royal status by marrying commoner- Agence France-Presse, The Guardian
Hassan Rouhani looks to beat hard-liner as Iran prepares to vote- The Associated Press, The Times Of India

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

Trump takes perilous first steps on world stage
        Convoy hit by coalition in Syria likely 'Iranian-directed': Mattis
U.S.' Mattis says no recommendation yet on troop levels for Afghanistan
        Military solution to N.Korea would be 'tragic': Mattis
North Korea links nuclear advances to hostile US policy
        Syria talks in final day as tensions boil over US-led strike
Spain urges Catalonia to debate independence in Parliament
        Dutch MPs oppose headscarf proposal for Amsterdam police
Syria condemns attack by US-led coalition
        Moscow says US coalition strikes on Syrian forces 'unacceptable'

U.S.-led coalition strikes pro-regime convoy in Syria
        Russia�s old cold war habit
U.S. plan for bigger NATO role faces resistance
        The last days of the Ringling Bros. circus
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From: "John Feldsted" <>
Subject: You know we are governed by idiots when #1

Canada warns it may cancel Super Hornet fighter jet buy over Bombardier probe
Rob Gillies The Associated Press

May 18 2017

TORONTO � Canada's government is warning it could cancel a planned purchase of 18 Super Hornet fighter jets from Boeing Co. because of U.S. Department of Commerce anti-dumping investigations against Canadian plane maker Bombardier.

Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland issued the threat in a statement Thursday. She says the government is "reviewing current military procurement that relates to Boeing."

Boeing argued at a hearing in Washington on Thursday that duties should be imposed on Bombardier's new larger CSeries passenger aircraft, insisting it receives Canadian government subsidies that give it an advantage internationally.

Freeland says Boeing's petition is "clearly aimed at blocking Bombardier's new aircraft, the CSeries aircraft, from entering the U.S. market." She says the government strongly disagrees with the Commerce Department's decision to initiate anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations.

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Is Ms Freeland so naive she didn�t think that Bombardier competitors would take note of the $372.5 million loan her government gave to the company? In trade circles that is a subsidy which gives the recipient an advantage over international competitors.

Threatening to retaliate by cancelling an order for aircraft is childish, petulant and will make upcoming NAFTA negotiations even more difficult. The principles of cause and effect seem lost on PM Trudeau and his cabinet. They consistently contradict themselves in action and try to paper over their mistakes with volumes of verbiage.

What they say has become meaningless. What they do is chaotic and we are watching.

John Feldsted
Political Consultant & Strategist
Winnipeg, Manitoba

From: Larry Kazdan
Subject: Re:  Infrastructure bank could insulate Canada from risky proposals, says Sohi, Jordan Press, May 18, 2017

Minister Amarjeet Sohi claims that government will be insulated from risk by having private partners.  But if these partners go bankrupt and exit their participation, the bridges, roads, water systems and electrical utilities will still need to be operational.  The federal government will be forced to step in and clean up the mess, whatever the cost. The risk transfer claim is just another spurious argument by the Liberals to justify their profiteering Infrastructure Bank at the expense of the public.   

Larry Kazdan,

The glorious gouging of the public purse

William Mitchell is Professor in Economics and Director of the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia

"The real problem with the PPPs in this regard is that is a falsehood that the risk shifts from the public to the private sector. Who ultimately bears the risk? The risk premium in private financing is based on the fact that a private entity can become bankrupt with its product and service exiting the market. With an essential public service it is a fantasy to say that the PPP contract transfers risk to the private sector.

If the private partner defaults, the public always has to pick up the pieces. There is no real risk transferred."
Modern Monetary Theory in Canada


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