Friday 6 October 2017


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

NAFTA further imperilled by U.S. demand for stringent American auto content
        Andrew who? In search of Scheer�s still-elusive Conservative identity

Bombardier CSeries faces 300 per cent in export duties to the U.S.
        U.S. secretly tested carcinogen in Western Canada during the Cold War, researcher finds
Canada is sort of, just a little bit, building a wall for Donald Trump
        Morneau hires former Christy Clark aide Ben Chin as a senior adviser
Liberals� pot bill tweaked to remove plant height limit, add timeline for edibles
        Despite conflict-of-interest claims, ethics commissioner not examining Morneau over tax reforms

Ontario Liberal cabinet ministers Matthews, Sandals won�t seek re-election in 2018
        Conservatives launch early attack ads on Kathleen Wynne
Holocaust monument plaque that didn�t mention Jews to be replaced
        The end of the Energy East pipeline could mark the start of federal-provincial turmoil
Why Justin Trudeau prefers Ivanka to Donald Trump
        Ottawa�s scorecard on advancing women in business comes up short
Why is Melanie Joly ignoring the crisis in Canadian journalism?
        Jagmeet Singh on his path to the Prime Minister�s office

Are Canadians open to voting for a turban-wearing Sikh?
End of blood ban for gay men could be on horizon in wake of new mandate letters
        Morneau prepares fall update as PBO report shows improving federal finances
Why Qu�bec Solidaire�s merger with Option Nationale might not pay off
        B.C. civil rights watchdog concerned with new Angus Reid Institute poll results
M�lanie Joly says Quebec�s Netflix tax is province�s �own decision�
        Energy East exposed political divide between energy and environment
Brad Wall pits West against Ottawa as Energy East project killed
        MPs backtrack, drunk canoeing may continue to be treated as impaired driving
Trudeau: Tories �playing politics� over cancelled pipeline
        Feds could erase debt by 2060, while most provinces face bigger fiscal woes: PBO
Former Liberal MP accuses party of �undemocratic� � and illegal � nomination practices
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE POLITICS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Andrew who? In search of Scheer�s still-elusive Conservative identity - Roy MacGregor, The Globe and Mail
        Ottawa trims its pot plans; amends bill to legalize marijuana - Rachel Aiello, CTV News
Records of residential school abuses can be destroyed, Supreme Court rules - The Canadian Press, Toronto Star
        Thanks to Trump�s ludicrous demands, NAFTA negotiations are going nowhere - John Ivison, National Post
�Deeply disappointed:� Premiers say loss of Energy East pipeline bad for West - The Canadian Press, CTV News
        Bill Morneau faces a backlash about tax breaks, not hurt feelings - John Geddes, Macleans
Federal government could erase national debt by 2060: PBO - Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press, CTV News
        Alberta shouldn�t follow Ontario down path of government pot stores - Chris Varcoe, Calgary Herald
Morneau to address potential �unintended consequences� of small-business tax plan - David Parkinson and Bill Curry, The Globe and Mail
        Feds pledge measures to prevent military personnel, veterans from taking their own lives - Bruce Campion-Smith, Toronto Star

Manitoba moves to allow floor-crossing; may end stall tactics by ousted MLA - Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press, CTV News
        �We remain far apart�: Union updates talks to end CAMI strike- CBC News
Ottawa axes 80,000 landlines, signs $176-million deal with Telus for VoIP services- Emily Jackson, Financial Post
        Energy East pipeline: Best-laid backup plan goes awry- Jeffrey Jones, The Globe and Mail
Percentage of women on boards of directors edges higher, CSA report- CTV News
        RioCan�s property sale suggests uncertain future for retail, says report- Francine Kopun, Toronto Star


Nobel: le trait� d'interdiction des armes nucl�aires �ne rendra pas le monde plus pacifique�Plus
        �Vous verrez�: Trump muet sur l'�nigmatique �temp�te� � venirPlus
Acquitt�, un pr�sum� terroriste reste d�tenuPlus
        Ottawa en complet d�saccord avec la nouvelle taxe contre BombardierPlus
Contraception: Trump annule l'obligation de remboursement par les employeursPlus
        Signes religieux: un Qu�b�cois sur deux ne voterait pas pour SinghPlus
Montr�al-Nord: Un homme tue son fr�re � mains nuesPlus
        Trois bless�s dans une explosion � GranbyPlus
Une fillette secourue apr�s plus de 12h dans une crevasse des Alpes suissesPlus
        Important r�seau de production de cannabis d�mantel� en Mont�r�giePlus

90,18% de �oui� � l'ind�pendance Plus
        La temp�te Nate s'approche du MexiquePlus
Agression � Terrebonne: les deux suspects compara�trontPlus
        Leurre informatique: la police recherche des victimes de David RossyPlus
[VID�O] Frapp� par des vents violents, atterrissage p�rilleux d'un A380Plus
        Voies de fait contre le PM: Torres plaide coupablePlus
L'exemple catalanPlus
        La pr�sidence de Trump �met en lumi�re� le risque nucl�aire Plus
Une journaliste meurt apr�s 159 heures suppl�mentaires en un moisPlus
        Onde de choc chez les cyclistesPlus

Les proches d'Yvon Lacasse lui rendront un dernier hommagePlus
        Un chimpanz� pique une crise de jalousiePlus
Le pr�sident catalan repousse � mardi son intervention devant le parlementPlus
        Le Nobel de la paix � la campagne antinucl�aire ICANPlus
Les dessous du pacte de Lafarge avec le groupe �tat islamique en SyriePlus
        Trump, �nigmatique, pr�dit �le calme avant la temp�te�Plus


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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE WORLD<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Repeal the Second Amendment - Bret Stephens, New York Times
        The Unserious �Serious� Discussion About Guns - George Neumayr, American Spectator
GOP Rep. Murphy Resigning After Reports of Affair - The Associated Press, NBC News
        The NRA�s game-changing decision to disarm on bump stocks - Aaron Blake, Washington Post
Liberal, Anti-Trump Media Taking Us All for �Morons� - Bill O'Reilly, The Hill
        Rex Tillerson Running the State Department Into the Ground - Nik Steinberg, Politico
At least 18 dead in suicide blast at Jhal Magsi shrine in Balochistan- The Times Of India
        Macron accused of �class contempt� after jibe at protesting workers- Angelique Chrisafis, The Guardian
Spain�s constitutional court suspends Catalan parliament session in attempt to block independence- France 24
        UN blacklists Saudi-led alliance for Yemen child deaths- Al Jazeera
Saudi king signs lucrative deals on landmark Russia visit- BBC News

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

Trump to unveil new U.S. responses to Iranian 'bad behavior': White House
        Iran says missile program non-negotiable, denies Reuters report: agency
Saudi Arabia says UN report on Yemen 'inaccurate and misleading'
        Moscow faces surge of fake bomb calls, prompting evacuations
Moscow slams US for pressure on Russian media
        Sustainability of G20 growth 'not assured': IMF
NATO gives frosty reception to ICAN Nobel win
        Five things to read today
Spain apologizes, tone softens in Catalonia independence crisis
        Kremlin says 'no alternative to nuclear parity'

EU Commission says all sides should stick to Iran deal terms
        Five things to know today
US gun lobby agrees to examine 'bump stocks' after Las Vegas massacre
        Catalan parliament to defy Spanish ban on independence debate: official
Iran nuclear deal should be preserved: Russian FM
        Divisions over UK PM May's future burst into open with plot to topple her
Food prices slide higher thanks to oils
        Securing land rights for African communities and individuals
Hong Kong must remain free
        Threats to Supreme Court test Israel�s balance
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From: CurtisMacDonald
Subject: Mahmood Elahi

Hi Joe

Nice dream but I am from BC and have one question, The question is where the hell in BC are you going to plug your electric ac in?

Cutis MacDonald
Delta, BC

From: "Mahmood Elahi"
To: <>,     <>
Subject: BMD will not protect America from more likely nuclear terrorism

The Editor
The Toronto Star

BMD will not protect America from more likely nuclear terrorism

Re: �Should Trudeau�s Liberals ask Trump for protection against missiles,� by Tim Harper, Oct. 5.

In his book: �Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe,� Dr. Graham Allison, Founding Dean of Harvard�s Kennedy School of Government and former Assistant Secretary of Defence, writes: �The nuclear weapon that terrorists would use in the first attack on the United States is far more likely to arrive in a cargo container than on the tip of a missile. In March 2001, six month before 9/11, national intelligence officer Robert Walpole testified to a Senate subcommittee: �Non-missile delivery means are less costly, easier to acquire, and more reliable and accurate.� � A nuclear bomb smuggled into the country inside a ship or a truck and detonated by surprise would have no return address. In the aftermath of a nuclear attack, America�s leaders could find themselves with no idea of where it came from, or how and against whom to respond.�

If a rogue state like North Korea wanted to attack the United States with nuclear weapon, it would simply smuggle a bomb in a container ship and explode it through remote control. As such, missile defence will be an expensive boondoggle that will not protect North America from more likely nuclear terrorism. Dr. Allison�s prescription has been to install radiation �portal detectors� that can scan entire cargo containers for traces of radioactivity in minutes.

With nuclear terrorism a bigger threat, more preventive measures are needed to protect our ports by installing radiation detection portals and other devices. No missile defence will do the job.


From: Larry Kazdan
Subject: Re:  Feds could erase debt by 2060, while most provinces face bigger fiscal woes: PBO, the Canadian Press, October 5, 2017

According to Library of Parliament research, "By recording new and equal amounts on the asset and liability sides of its balance sheet, the Bank of Canada creates money through a few keystrokes. The federal government can spend the newly created bank deposits in the Canadian economy if it wishes."  

The Canadian government's budget is "fiscally" sustainable because funds can always be made available with political will  -  witness the $200 billion fund offered to troubled financial institutions by the federal government after the 2008 credit crunch.  Certainly too much government spending could cause inflation, but too little allows mass unemployment which is indeed the case today with 1.2 million Canadians actively seeking work. 

The only meaningful way to appraise the fiscal position of a monetary sovereign like Canada is to assess the state of the economy in real terms: do we have full employment, environmental stewardship and first-class education and health infrastructure? The Parliamentary Budget Officer should answer questions like these and ignore the federal budget balance which standing alone is simply an irrelevant statistical artifact.


1. William Mitchell is Professor in Economics and Director of the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia
"The fiscal balance should never be a policy target � whether it be an immediate aim or some stretched goal into the future.

The relevant goals should be about the outcomes that make societies prosperous and inclusive � goods schools and hospitals, good public transport, full employment, strong income support safety nets for those who cannot work, socially responsible minimum wages etc.
Forget the deficit. Forget the fiscal balance. Focus on what matters � employment, equity, environmental sustainability. And as we would soon see � the fiscal balance will just be whatever it is � a relatively uninteresting and irrelevant statistical artifact."

2. How the Bank of Canada Creates Money for the Federal Government: Operational and Legal Aspects
Penny Becklumb,Mathieu Frigon, Economics, Resources and International Affairs Division, Library of Parliament, 10 August 2015

3.  Improving Access to Financing and Strengthening Canada's ...


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