Thursday 21 September 2017

CANADIAN DAILY DIGEST September 21, 2017.

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

Scheer calls environment minister to apologize for MP�s sexist insult

Tax changes, anti-rich rhetoric have already inspired big fish to leave: Manley
        Other countries, security, refugees: Here�s what Trudeau didn�t talk about at the UN
Getting a NAFTA deal by 2018 is within reach, Canadian officials say
        Ontario�s budget watchdog Stephen LeClair resigns

Martin sees Trudeau�s UN speech as �waking up� the rest of the world
        Paul Martin: Decision on ballistic missile defence might be different today
Near majority of Canadians back legal pot but it doesn�t look like a vote-getter in 2019: poll
        On Trudeau�s tax reform, the well-heeled kick back
Jagmeet Singh could transform NDP from party of labour to party of the suburbs
        Tory leader Andrew Scheer may regret wading into the tax reform debate
Jagmeet Singh�s unique bid to inherit the aura of Jack Layton and Tommy Douglas
        The Indian Act and urban Canada
Trudeau�s sinister stand against doctors

MLA Rick Fraser quits new party, says focus on divisive politics hurting Alberta
        N.W.T. Senator Nick Sibbeston resigns
Missing and murdered inquiry commissioners to review police conduct and �investigate the investigations�
        New deadline established for competition to design navy�s new warships
Trudeau tells UN of Canada�s shame over Indigenous Peoples
        Government �fell short� in protecting privacy during electoral reform consultation, privacy commissioner finds
The misplaced praise for Jagmeet Singh
        Why administrative changes won�t kill the Indian Act
Up to 255 GM Canada workers to be laid off at St. Catharines, Ont. GM facility
        IBM contract cost for failure-plagued Phoenix payroll system jumped to total $185M

Canada border agent detentions of Mexicans surge to highest levels in decade
        Freeland, EU minister celebrate landmark trade deal
Senator Lynn Beyak loses committee jobs, keeps Tory caucus spot after controversial letter
        Canada deploys �multi-pronged� lobbying to counter Trump�s EPA cuts
With second United Nations speech, Justin Trudeau goes where no Liberal PM has gone before
        Federal pay system privacy breaches included salary information: watchdog
Rebellion brewing in N.B. against Prime Minister Trudeau�s proposed tax changes
        Canada to push for new peacekeeping pledges, but yet to fulfil its own
Niki Ashton, Jagmeet Singh at odds over domestic abuse allegations in Manitoba NDP
        Liberal MP warns against �class warfare� rhetoric on proposed tax changes
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE POLITICS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Canada is �work in progress,� Justin Trudeau tells UN General Assembly - Peter Zimonjic, CBC News
        Opposition MPs urge Morneau to extend tax proposals to family trusts - Robert Fife and Steven Chase, The Globe and Mail
Why do tax crusaders Trudeau and Morneau suddenly look so nervous? - Kelly McParland, National Post
        David Johnston: Thank you for an �extraordinary, humbling experience� - David Johnston, Macleans
Government policies making it difficult for MMIW inquiry to do its work on time: chief commissioner - Mia Rabson
        Canada�s NAFTA bid for cross-border labour mobility hits a wall - Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press, Macleans
Majority of small-business owners oppose Liberal tax changes: CFIB survey - Bill Curry, The Globe and Mail
        Provinces, territories push feds to loosen restrictions on infrastructure cash - Jordan Press, The Canadian Press, CTV News
Lockheed-Martin urges federal government to consider offers for full fighter-jet replacement - Daniel Leblanc, The Globe and Mail
        What voters � and the gods � really think of our politicians - Martin Regg Cohn, Toronto Star

Ontario considers price of $10 per gram in government stores for marijuana once it�s legalized next summer - Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star
        �Radical reverend� NDP MPP Cheri DiNovo is leaving politics for the church - Kristin Rushowy, Toronto Star
�We�re open to changes� Morneau says of Liberal tax proposal - Rachel Aiello, CTV News
        Moving from talk to action on Indigenous affairs - Macleans
Trudeau inches closer to ballistic missile defence - Editorial, Toronto Sun
        Tories unleash attack ads on �untrustworthy� Wynne - Robert Benzie, Toronto Star
Lynn Beyak added, then quickly removed, from Senate energy committee - John Paul Tasker, CBC News
        Toys �R� Us Canada granted creditor protection- The Globe and Mail
OECD raises Canada�s economic growth outlook 0.4%, now best in the G7- The Canadian Press, CBC News
        Environmental Defence wants feds to act on Volkswagen emissions scandal- Dan Healing, Financial Post

U.S. delays decision on Bombardier CSeries preliminary duties- CTV News
        Couche-Tard still wants to sell marijuana as co-founder says provinces should butt out of sales- Julien Arsenault -


Espion nord-cor�en, il veut rentrer chez lui avant de mourirPlus
        �lections am�ricaines: Facebook va fournir au Congr�s des publicit�s li�es � la RussiePlus
Une jeune femme est port�e disparue � DelsonPlus
        Trudeau admet � l'ONU l'�chec de son pays � bien traiter les autochtonesPlus
Des piratages successifs minent le syst�me financierPlus
        Transcontinental vend le �Journal Le Nord�Plus
Syrie: la victoire contre l'�I � Raqa est �proche�Plus
        Appel au respect du droit � l'autod�terminationPlus
Tchad: une �pid�mie de chol�ra fait plus de 50 mortsPlus
        Des scientifiques militent pour une mission europ�enne vers un ast�ro�dePlus

Cor�e du Nord: Trump annoncera jeudi de nouvelles sanctionsPlus
        Trump d�clare l'�tat de catastrophe naturelle Plus
L'Ontario s'attaque au conducteur n�gligent et distraitPlus
        Attentat de Londres: un sixi�me suspect interpell� Plus
L'ouragan Maria d�vaste Porto RicoPlus
        Crise au Front national, le bras droit de Marine Le Pen s'en vaPlus


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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE WORLD<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Allow me to mansplain �manspreading� to you, because Hillary Clinton didn�t - Callum Borchers, Washington Post
        Breitbart claims White House �worried� about crowd size for Trump-Strange rally - Joe Concha, The Hill
Wiretaps May Prove Trump Right�and That�s Terrifying - Michael Goodwin, New York Post
        Graham-Cassidy Is a Triumph of Federalism - Theodore Kupfer, National Review
RNC covering Trump Jr.�s legal fees: report - Mallory Shelbourne, The Hill
        Insurers Come Out Swinging Against New Republican Health Care Bill - Robert Pear, New York Times
Trump and Rand Paul Face Off Over Obamacare Repeal - Leigh Ann Caldwell, NBC News
        Trump slams Venezuela at UN; Maduro calls him �Hitler�- The Associated Press, The Times Of India
Catalonia referendum: Spain steps up raids to halt vote- BBC News
        Iranian president Rouhani condemns �ignorant, absurd, hateful� Trump speech- Julian Borger, The Guardian

Iraqi Kurdistan FM: �We are determined to go ahead� with independence vote- Marc Perelman, France 24
        SDF: Battle for ISIL-held Raqqa city in �final stages�- Al Jazeera

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

10 things to know today
        Thousands protest arrests by Spain over Catalonia vote
Muslims 'attached' to Europe despite discrimination: study
        Russia threatens US-backed forces in Syria push
Iran nuclear deal cannot be renegotiated: President Rouhani
        Pope promises 'firmest measures possible' against pedophiles
A stunned Puerto Rico seeks to rebuild after Hurricane Maria
        Russia warns US, says special forces helping Syrian troops
Turkey threatens sanctions over Kurdish vote
        How Toys �R� Us collapsed so quickly like dominoes

Economists see Bank of England mistake in hiking rates now
        Asylum policy crucial in German election
Spanish police raid Catalan government to halt referendum
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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sign Of The Times <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

From: Larry Kazdan
To: Toronto Star <>
Subject: Re:  Trudeau weighs calls to join ballistic missile defence, Bruce Campion-Smith, Sept. 19, 2017

After decades of research and development, an abysmal test record, and over forty billion dollars expended, the U.S. missile defense program has no proven capability to stop an incoming missile under real-world conditions. 

That politicians, pundits and ex-generals encourage Canadian involvement in this boondoggle should help us recall U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower's stark cold-war era warning: "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence..... by the military-industrial complex."

The Union of Concerned Scientists worries that unfounded faith in missile defence may encourage political and military decisions that only increase the risk of incoming attack. Canada should not actively support the U.S. missile defence charade, and should definitely not help pay for it. 


1. Shielded from Oversight: The Disastrous US Approach to Strategic Missile Defense (2016)
"In the 15 years since Bush�s order, the GMD system consistently failed intercept tests�six out of nine�despite heavily-scripted test conditions that don�t mirror real-world conditions. Countermeasures were never addressed, and administration officials never offered a credible technical approach or vision on how to do so.

To date, the system has cost more than $40 billion�and there�s no end in sight."

2. Shielded from Oversight: The Disastrous US Approach to Strategic Missile Defense
"Insufficient oversight has not only exacerbated the GMD system�s problems, but has
obscured their full extent, which could encourage politicians and military leaders
to make decisions that actually increase the risk of a missile attack against the United States."          

3. Military-Industrial Complex Speech, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961
"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."


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