Saturday 21 October 2017


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

Bill Morneau says he doesn�t �report to journalists,� bristles at questions about personal finances

Pressure Mounts on Morneau to Ditch Canadian Pension Proposal
        N.B. premier says mandate �accomplished,� will meet with lieutenant-governor
Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh resigns seat in Ontario legislature
        Notley says federal NDP pipeline opposition is irrelevant

Morneau�s firm doing work for the feds
        Governments shouldn�t tell women what to wear and what not to wear: Trudeau
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne moves to sue Opposition leader for defamation
        After two years, the real Justin Trudeau emerges
NAFTA 2.0 � Still Hoping for the Best � Preparing for the Worst
        New envoys to Canada break another glass ceiling
Canada must reform its stunningly inadequate political advertising rules
        The Veil Of Convenience: Trudeau Stays Silent As Quebec Targets Muslims
Words fail Trudeau in response to Quebec�s ban on face coverings
        Hands off Morneau! In defence of a great Albertan

Nobody is surprised Quebec is going after the niqab yet again
        Bill Morneau does the right thing two years too late

Airbus has no plans to buy out CSeries partners, expects tough Boeing fight
        Trudeau lacks courage of his father on nuclear disarmament
Conservative leader Scheer decries �irony� of small business tax plan
        Trade and innovation topped September lobbying
�Weird�-looking Senate carpet cost $7,000 to replace (twice)
        Russian President Vladimir Putin says Canada playing �political games� with newly-adopted Magnitsky law
A cultural policy that overlooks multiculturalism
        NAFTA: U.S. hasn�t done analysis on what happens if free-trade treaty ends
PM briefs premiers on NAFTA developments, as more ministers bound for U.S.
        �Problematic� and a �dog�s breakfast�: Quebec face-covering ban panned by authors of landmark report

McGuinty�s chief of staff �learned� how to double delete e-mails amid gas-plant backlash: court docs
        Opposition parties call for improved support for transitioning military members in government�s new suicide prevention strategy
Secretive committee that holds House of Commons� purse strings opens doors
        Bill Morneau tries to divest himself of a controversy
Inflation accelerates to 1.6% in September; retail trade contracts in August
        Supreme Court, CRA express concern about cellphone trackers after CBC story: documents
Conservative leader urged to help end Senate filibuster in neverending national anthem lyrics-change saga
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE POLITICS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Liberal A Team works diligently to seem obnoxious, evasive, out of touch - Rex Murphy, National Post
        McGuinty staff emails allegedly detail efforts to delete gas-plant files - Christie Blatchford, National Post
Philpott vows to settle dispute over school bus access for Indigenous boy - Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press, CTV News
        �I need to do more�: Bill Morneau takes steps to calm ethics controversy - Kathleen Harris, CBC News
First Nations leaders break with Ottawa on environmental policy - Shawn McCarthy, The Globe and Mail
        Ontario�s green energy policies killed jobs - Editorial, Toronto Sun
Bill Morneau�s �fixes� are worse for business � and Canada�s tax system- Jack M. Mintz, Financial Post
        Postmedia sees Q4 profit on sale of Informart unit- The Canadian Press, CBC News
Shopify to add up to 500 jobs in Waterloo- The Canadian Press, Toronto Star
        Natale hints at Rogers future amid calls to sell Blue Jays, other assets- Andrew Willis, The Globe and Mail
Bombardier rail division president unfazed by global challenges it faces- CTV News


Syrie: Raqa remise � une autorit� civile apr�s le d�minagePlus
        Il d�nonce �une tentative de s�cession�Plus
France: une �crivaine accuse d'agression sexuelle un ancien ministre, qui d�mentPlus
        Entraves � la circulation dans la r�gion de Montr�al: le secteur de l'�changeur Turcot � �viterPlus
Trump loue le travail �tr�s spectaculaire� du patron de l'ONUPlus
        Feux de for�t au Portugal: le bilan s'alourdit � 44 mortsPlus
Pologne: un mort, neuf bless�s dans une attaque au couteau dans un centre commercialPlus
        Vaste rappel de l�gumes au paysPlus
Br�sil: un adolescent tue par balles deux enfants de son coll�ge Plus
        Ligne de d�nonciation: des dizaines d'agressions sexuelles signal�es au SPVM depuis jeudiPlus

Projet de loi 62: Trudeau ouvre la porte � une contestation judiciairePlus
        Attentat contre une mosqu�e chiite � Kaboul: au moins 22 mortsPlus
Gatineau: elle fait une sortie de route avec plus de quatre fois la limite d'alcool permise dans le sangPlus
        Coup de filet antip�dophilie au Br�sil: plus de 80 arrestationsPlus
Andrej Babis, un �Trump tch�que�, au seuil du pouvoir, inqui�tudes pour la d�mocratiePlus
        Deux exc�s de vitesse en moins de 30 minutesPlus
Des � chemtrails � de la S�rie-C dans le ciel qu�b�cois?Plus
        Remont�e de la CAQ dans les intentions de votePlus
Un sexag�naire manque � l'appel � Montr�al


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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE WORLD<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
McCain threatens to subpoena Trump aides for information on Niger attack that left 4 U.S. troops dead - Karoun Demirjian, Washington Post
        Clinton Cover-Up�Brought to You by Trump Investigators - Gregg Jarrett, Fox News
America Needs Higher Wages, Not Lower Taxes - Jonathan Tasini, CNN
        Obama Knocks �Old Politics of Division� in Return to Campaign Trail - Alex Seitz-Wald, NBC News
Democrats� Test of Party Unity Is Off to a Rocky Start - Jeff Stein, Vox
        Bush Decries �Nationalism Distorted Into Nativism� - New York Times
Economic Growth Is Not a Mystery, Yet It Eludes Dems - Peter Ferrara, NY Observer
        Schiff slams Trump CIA chief for �minimizing the significance� of Russian meddling in 2016 election - Brandon Carter, The Hill
All the Other Harvey Weinsteins - Molly Ringwald, The New Yorker
        Togo protests: What is the way out of the crisis?- Al Jazeera

Catalan crisis: EU leaders rule out involvement in crisis- BBC News
        Latest French labour protests fail to draw large crowds- France 24
Taliban kill at least 43 Afghan troops as they storm base: Officials- Reuters, The Times Of India
        UK is confusing the EU over Brexit, says Corbyn after meeting Barnier- Daniel Boffey, The Guardian

>>>>>>>>>>>>>THE LEBANON DAILY STAR<<<<<<<<
UN: 589,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Myanmar in last 8 weeks
        Iranian commander issued stark warning to Iraqi Kurds over Kirkuk
'Unacceptably high' number of Afghans flee military training in US: report
        Raqqa to be part of 'federal Syria', US-backed militia says
Iran's Guards flex muscle in Middle East despite Trump warning
        Five things to read today
EU leaders struggle to break through Brexit talks impasse
        US will not interfere in EU trade with Iran: Tillerson
Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for N.Korea: agency
        Russia accuses US govt of pushing for its Olympic exclusion

'No deal' Brexit could cost 1.2 million EU jobs: Belgian minister
        Russia says continues dialogue with Washington on N.Korea, Iran: RIA
NATO, Russia envoys to hold rare joint meeting in Brussels
        Five things to know today
US-backed Syria force hails 'historic victory' in Raqqa
        Spanish government aims for January regional elections in Catalonia: PSOE
Merkel sends positive signal to May on Brexit talks
        Could the 1987 stock market crash happen again?
More conflicts loom after Daesh defeat in Raqqa
        Russian opposition divided over TV host�s presidential bid

Huge cave found on moon, could house astronauts: Japan scientists
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From: "John Feldsted" <>
Subject: Marijuana Legalization

Only in the bizarre world of governments do they believe that they can control the sale of legalized marijuana to minors when for decades they have been unable to control the illegal sale to minors. Governments have created generations of scofflaws who have grown, harvested, processed, exported, sold, purchased and used marijuana with minimal government interference.

The marijuana trade is so lucrative that growers caught can afford to walk away from a few thousand dollars in lost product and equipment to set up and continue operations elsewhere. Those left in charge of the growing plants are expendable employees who can�t finance a house purchase and grow equipment. The people who financed (and profit from) the grow project are rarely caught.

The current growers of marijuana are not going anywhere. Some may invest some of their earnings in legal marijuana operations to earn income they don�t have to launder. Dealers will adapt and continue to serve long-time customers, including minors. Some of the dealers are minors.

The puffery about regulating sales is just that � a lot of hot air and promises that cannot be kept. The huge trade in illegal tobacco products suggests that government efforts to control marijuana use will suffer a similar fate.

Apparently, governments don�t learn from past mistakes and repeat the same errors endlessly while expecting different results. We build asylums for people so afflicted. In this case we don�t have to build anything � we just wait until parliament is in session and lock the doors.

John Feldsted
Political Consultant & Strategist
Winnipeg, Manitoba

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