Friday 16 June 2017


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

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

Former N.B. premier Frank McKenna to head search for next RCMP commissioner

Canadian Labour Congress linked to failed attempt to oust Mulcair
        PM says unelected senators have no business re-writing federal budget
New mission against ISIL won�t include sending troops to Syria: Sajjan
        Trudeau government puts its agenda at risk unless it fixes broken appointments process

Canada�s spy agency expects cyberattacks during 2019 federal election
        Chinese bidder back on track to buy Norsat after matching U.S. offer
Newspapers in Peril?�Canadians Unworried


Why this MP�s words should be etched in marble
There will be a reckoning for Trudeau�s Liberals when summer vacation is over
        Having trouble reading regular news, ladies? Don�t worry, the women�s pages are back
Appointments paralysis shows internal dysfunction
        The B.C. Conundrum
Liberals forced to swallow humble pie � again � on parliamentary rule changes
        All-female taxi service Lady Drive Her buys women peace of mind. Period

Senate report on court delays gets at big truths about criminal justice system

Trump, Sanders stoked fear, protectionist sentiments in U.S. for years: Mulroney
        Supreme Court throws out drug case, upholding accused dealer�s right to a timely trial
Canada enacts protections for transgender community
        Trudeau government has passed half the bills Harper did by this time in the mandate
Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin ready to write new chapter with novel
        At Issue | The state of Canadian politics
Sooner or later, the bill will arrive for Trudeau�s spending
Peter Mansbridge To Be Replaced By 3 Anchors At New �The National�
BC Liberals warn minority legislature instability could lead to another election
        Former Alberta PCs looking for centrist alternative in time for 2019 election

Citizenship bill ending revocation for terror convictions to become law
        Liberals ready to move to change House rules on omnibus bills, prorogation
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE POLITICS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Trudeau government has passed half the bills Harper did by this time in the mandate - John Paul Tasker, CBC News
        Supreme Court stands by its controversial ruling to ensure timely trials - Tonda MacCharles, Toronto Star
Trudeau pines for an endless summer - Tim Harper, Toronto Star
        Wynne buying votes with our money - Editorial, Toronto Sun
Canada falls behind other rich nations on child issues, UNICEF report finds - Camille Bains - The Canadian Press, Toronto Star
        Alberta premier says opponents should stand down if won�t fight for human rights - CTV News
The unbearable smugness of Chrystia Freeland- Lorrie Goldstein, Toronto Sun
        McKenna unveils details of Ottawa�s $2B low carbon fund - Mia Rabson , The Canadian Press, CTV News
Senators debating changes to national anthem bicker over divisive �us� as Canada Day nears - Marie-Danielle Smith, National Post
        BC Liberals start making nice with mayors where votes vanished - Vaughn Palmer, Vancouver Sun

New mining rules in South Africa would require 30-per-cent black ownership- Geoffrey York, The Globe and Mail
        Fiat Chrysler recalls 297,000 Dodge minivans because air bag can inflate unexpectedly- The Associated Press, CBC News
�It�s not going to slow us down�: Bombardier brushes off Boeing dispute ahead of Paris Air Show- Alicja Siekierska, Financial Post
        CRTC bans cellphone unlocking fees, clarifies �family� plan rules- CTV News



>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE WORLD<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Will Republicans Ever Return to Sanity on Gun Control? - Bob Cesca, Salon
        Trump welcomes Gorsuch on first Supreme Court visit - Ben Kamisar, The Hill
Comey�s History of Questionable Obstruction Cases - Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist
        Five Ways Russian Hysteria May Backfire on Democrats - Jim Stinson, LifeZette
The Rage Over Trump�s Election Turns Violent - Michael Goodwin, New York Post
        Will Robert Mueller�s Special Counsel Run Amok? - Karl Rove, Wall Street Journal
US charges President Erdogan�s Washington security team with assault- France 24
        London fire: Prime minister orders full public inquiry- BBC News
Western sanctions made Russia stronger: Putin- The Associated Press, The Times Of India
        Australian government unveils gun amnesty amid terror warnings- Australian Associated Press, The Guardian
Eurozone ministers agree Greece bailout payment- Al Jazeera

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

Three Palestinians shot dead after killing Israeli officer
        Mexico urges U.S., Cuba to work out differences via dialogue
Trump confirms he's under investigation, fires angry tweets
        As Brexit talks loom, UK PM May scrambles for deal to stay in power
Germany threatens retaliation if US sanctions harm its firms
        Turkey opposition chief accuses Erdogan of 'second coup' with purge
Saudi-led sanctions 'harsher than Berlin wall': Qatar
        EU says need for transatlantic unity on new Russia sanctions
US Senate's Iran sanctions are breach of nuclear deal: Iranian official
        Arrests in Egypt as opposition calls for islands protest

Putin says Russia to beef up Syrian military
        U.S. jobs market tightens; inflation pressures cooling
May confident on power-saving deal, will open Parliament next week
        Pay up, make nice if you want �soft Brexit,� EU to tell May
The Arab world�s coming challenges
        Europe on the move: Why the eurozone must reform or die
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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sign Of The Times <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>GLEANED POSTS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Canada's Complicity in Fifty Years of Israeli Occupation

"We want prudent and responsible governance, not efficient rule by autocrats which is what we increasingly suffer."

The British North America Act of 1867 provided 
full powers to provide sober second thought

Trudeau errs in seeking to force through his Omnibus budget!

PM says unelected senators have no business re-writing federal budget

From: "John Feldsted" <>
To: "'Joe'" <>
Subject: RE: Daily Digest June 13, 2017.

The Harper Government tacked onto budgets unrelated acts
to ensure passage - Trudeau II' is seeking to do the same
Hopefully the growingly independent Senate will stop this.

For goodness sakes Joe, I get tired of the growing numbers who seem to think nothing happened prior to year 2000.

Pierre Elliot Trudeau introduced the first Omnibus Bill in 1967 in which he completely overhauled the Criminal Code to �modernize� it.

Trudeau Sr. and most Prime Ministers since have produced omnibus bills including budget bills in the name of �efficiency�. Bills use to take weeks of debate in a clause by clause study; budget bills used to take months. We are more efficient now and increasingly deeper in debt. No one is watching the purse strings. Opposition laments about uncontrolled spending are dismissed as �sour grapes�.

Now the move is afoot to limit opposition powers with the same efficiency objective. We want prudent and responsible governance, not efficient rule by autocrats which is what we increasingly suffer.

John Feldsted    

From: Larry Kazdan
To: Letters Editor Cc:
Subject: Re:  Everyone gets a bathtub full of beer: What the Liberals� massive $52.5B deficits could buy, Tristin Hopper | June 15, 2017

Nations such as Canada, the U.S, and Japan have had large and increasing public debts for decades, and yet their economies have been generally prosperous.

Significant public expenditures enable a country to nurture a healthy and educated workforce, to develop updated transport and communication infrastructure necessary for modern business, and to stimulate the economy when the private sector is subdued.

A sovereign government can certainly spend too much money causing inflation, or spend too little tolerating mass unemployment. Since Canada currently has 1.3 million individuals actively seeking work, the government must step up with a targeted job creation program. Governments created many jobs during the Great Depression, but these can be created anytime with political will, and the economy is stronger when everyone is earning their keep and contributing to society.  

1.  Debt Is Good - Paul Krugman
"Believe it or not, many economists argue that the economy needs a sufficient amount of public debt out there to function well. And how much is sufficient? Maybe more than we currently have. That is, there�s a reasonable argument to be made that part of what ails the world economy right now is that governments aren�t deep enough in debt."

2. John Maynard Keynes
From a 1933 radio debate Keynes:
"I do not believe that measures which truly enrich the country will injure the public credit�It is the burden of unemployment and the decline in the national income which are upsetting the Budget. Look after the unemployment, and the Budget will look after itself."

3. What is Modern Monetary Theory, or �MMT�?
 "The essential insight of Modern Monetary Theory (or �MMT�) is that sovereign, currency-issuing countries are only constrained by real limits. They are not constrained, and cannot be constrained, by purely financial limits because, as issuers of their respective fiat-currencies, they can never �run out of money.� This doesn�t mean that governments can spend without limit, or overspend without causing inflation, or that government should spend any sum unwisely. What it emphatically does mean is that no such sovereign government can be forced to tolerate mass unemployment because of the state of its finances � no matter what that state happens to be.

Virtually all economic commentary and punditry today, whether in America, Europe or most other places, is based on ideas about the monetary system which are not merely confused � they are starkly and comprehensively counter-factual."


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