Monday 13 November 2017

CANADIAN Daily Digest November 12, 2017.

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

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

Liberal MPs to blitz ridings with reminders of their greatest hits

Bill Morneau opens up about his path to the political hot seat
        Trudeau�s invite to East Asia Summit proof �Canada�s back,� Freeland says
Minister: Fixing Phoenix pay system could cost $1B
        Paradise Papers: No timeline on Bronfman investigation, unclear if results will be public

Federal report outlines hopes, skepticism on free trade with China
        American lawyers gather to ponder Trump�s NAFTA options: Can he cancel it alone?
�Anti-racist� group says it covered John A. Macdonald statue in red substance
        Patrick Brown�s clever strategy is withstanding Liberal attacks
It�s time for a royal commission on taxation
        What�s really dumb? Trudeau�s carbon pricing plan
The enduring power of Michelle Obama
        Donna Brazile a Democratic hero for exposing Hillary Clinton deal

Trudeau in Manila to pursue deeper trade, security ties in Asia-Pacific
        Canada�s push to eliminate coal power takes on U.S. clean coal in Bonn
Jason Kenney: Accusations that party wants to out LGBT kids are �ridiculous�
        Sajjan �looking into� allowance cut for ill, injured soldiers after 180 days
Stepping back but not down: How the Queen is gradually shifting duties to the next generation
        �It�s an insult�: Defaced war memorial in Montreal leaves visitors shocked on Remembrance Day
Rom�o Dallaire on new Canadian strategy to prevent use of child soldiers
        Budget watchdog considering legal �saga� with revenue agency to test his powers
On Remembrance Day, disabled vets still pushing for reinstatment of lifelong pensions
        Canada trumpets progress on elements of Trans-Pacific Partnership
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE POLITICS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Communities across Canada hold solemn Remembrance Day tributes - CBC News
        Gov. Gen. Julie Payette attends Remembrance Day service in Ottawa - The Canadian Press, Toronto Star
Feds still committed to procuring interim jets, open bids for replacement fleet �early 2019� - Rachel Aiello, CTV News


Rassemblement d'�ducatrices devant l'Assembl�e nationalePlus
        M�fait sur le monument � John A. Macdonald: des �antiracistes anticoloniaux� revendiquent le gestePlus
All�gations d'inconduites sexuelles: Sylvain Archambault s'excuse pour des gestes d'une �autre �poque�Plus
        Neuf usines feront retentir leur sir�ne d'alerte � Montr�al Plus
50 civils tu�s dans des bombardements depuis vendredi en Syrie Plus
        Trump aux Philippines pour l'ultime �tape de son marathon asiatiquePlus
La police de Toronto retrouve l'un des trois �tudiants chinois disparusPlus
        Trump �devrait avoir honte�, dit l'ancien chef de la CIAPlus
Lancement de la capsule Cygnus d'Orbital ATK vers la Station Spatiale (ISS)Plus
        En Catalogne, Rajoy en appelle � la �majorit� silencieuse�


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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE WORLD<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
How Canada allied with Mexico to fend off TPP pressure Disney plans to spend $1B on theme parks after profit falls- Christopher Palmeri - Bloomberg, Toronto Star
        Chinese consumers spend billions in �Singles� Day� shopping binge- CTV News
Hasbro makes takeover offer for rival Mattel: report- The Globe and Mail
        Apple admits some iPhone X models freeze up in cold, promises software fix- CBC News
Weather Network takes on �big boys� Google, Facebook in quest to rake in digital ad dollars- Emily Jackson, Financial Post
        Roy Moore�s refusal to exit Alabama Senate race reflects diminished power of Washington - Paul Kane, Washington Post
Will Virginia Teach Trump Fans a Lesson? - Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal
        Liberals Are Becoming Knee-Jerk Anti-Trumpists - Jeet Heer, The New Republic
Trump Team Begins Drafting Middle East Peace Plan - Peter Baker, New York Times
        Democrat: Effort to delay Alabama Senate election like a �dictatorship� - Max Greenwood, The Hill

Gillespie Was Virginia�s Version of Jeb Bush - Pat Buchanan, The American Conservative
        Trump Mocks North Korea�s Kim Jong Un Over �Old� Remark - Phil Helsel, NBC News
Tension mounts in Lebanon as Saudi Arabia escalates power struggle with Iran- Martin Chulov, The Guardian
        Putin and Trump talk Syria, election meddling at brief meeting- France 24
China, Japan agree to deepen cooperation on North Korea- Reuters, The Times Of India
        Spain Catalonia: Barcelona rally urges prisoners� release- BBC News
Hadi could be killed if he leaves Saudi: Yemen official- Faisal Edroos & Ahmad Algohbary, Al Jazeera

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

Putin manipulating Trump with flattery, ex-director suggests
        UK foreign secretary backs Lebanon sovereignty
We must all think 'Lebanon first': Hariri
        Iran must stop its meddling in Arab countries: Hariri
Hariri says his resignation was meant to send a "positive shock"
        Myanmar troops systematically gang-raped Rohingya women: UN envoy
No figure on cost of Brexit offered to unlock talks, British minister says
        Spain PM Rajoy calls on companies not to leave Catalonia
Israel signals free hand in Syria as US Russia expand truce
        Pollution spikes in Delhi amid warnings no relief in sight

Philippines president says South China Sea row 'better left untouched'
        Israel warns Gaza fighters against revenge attack
China's Silk Road revival hits the buffers
        Iran tells France nuclear deal 'not negotiable'
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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sign Of The Times <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

"NATO missions are a different matter."

However fruitless United Nations peacekeeping missions are they serve
positive purposes to my mind.  John is accurate in stating NATO varies
in its missions for Canadian Defence Forces from serving for the UN   

Canadian troops in Latvia on the Russian Border and training troops
in Ukraine to fight better against Russian speaking Ukrainians don't.

"US-led NATO forces are deployed menacingly close to Russia�s borders, their hostile presence a cause for great concern.

If Russian troops were positioned along America�s north and/or southern borders, or offshore near its east, west, or Gulf coasts, Washington would consider their presence an act of war. Conflict could follow."

NATO�s leadership is planning for war with Russia

Are Russians to accept Canadian troops on their borders as positives?

From: "John Feldsted" <>
Subject: Doing the UN shuffle

Liberals to offer equipment, training for peacekeeping but no mission commitment
Ottawa pledged last year to make up to 600 troops and 150 police officers available for UN missions

The list of commitments and promises that turn out to be something less than advertised grows daily. It would have been wise to procure the necessary aircraft, ships, high tech equipment and troops before making promises to support UN missions.

The United Nations is noted for botching its missions whether peacekeeping, protecting refuges or intervening in a conflict. The UN is comprised of social climbers, bureaucrats and social workers who are ill-equipped for the reconnaissance, logistics and planning for a major deployment of men and equipment. Mr. Trudeau fits right in � long on promises; short on delivery.

NATO missions are a different matter. They are led by experienced officers who have faced a hostile and armed person. We need to be very cautious about committing our armed forces to UN command. Combat with an enemy is risky. Peacekeeping is far riskier as we often don�t know who is wearing the white hats on a given day.

John Feldsted
Political Consultant & Strategist
Winnipeg, Manitoba

From: Larry Kazdan
To: Toronto Star <>Cc: "" <>
Subject: Re:  Why the history of poverty keeps repeating itself: Cohn, November 10, 2017

Today we have 1.2 million Canadians officially unemployed, many more who would prefer longer hours, and another cohort that has given up all hope of working.  This situation is today considered normal, and means that wages will remain depressed, productivity increases will continue to be captured by profits, and strapped families will borrow more just to keep up. 
A large segment of poverty arises because of these stagnant wages, precarious employments, and lack of jobs. Solving poverty will entail a full employment policy that puts pressure on employers to increase the total wage share.  A job guarantee program funded by the federal government but administered locally by non-profit and social enterprise groups could employ people in areas such as helping the aged, educating the young, supporting public arts, beautifying neighbourhoods and parks, and retrofitting homes and buildings.  

In addition to strengthening the bargaining position of labour, these kinds of jobs would redefine the purpose and nature of work since community benefit rather than profit would provide the rationale.  In contrast, a basic income program targeted at those otherwise able to work would create passive recipients who are unlikely to challenge the status quo, and who will remain at the poverty level dependent on the grudging goodwill of those lucky enough to find scarce work.    


1. L. Randall Wray, Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Research Director with the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability and Senior Research Scholar at The Levy Economics Institute

Well it�s very easy to reduce the inequality that results from low income, from poverty, from low wages; all you have to do is offer jobs. Minsky did a calculation [in] 1974 and Professor Kelton and I did one around 2000. We showed that if you just give a job to anyone who wants to work you will eliminate two thirds of all poverty, even if you pay only the minimum wage.
More on Job Guarantee:

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

Anti-Poverty Week � best solution is job creation
There is nothing complex about announcing that the government will pay a living wage to anyone who wants to work � just turn up tomorrow and the wage begins. If that announcement was made then we would know who wants to work for a wage and those who do not. For Anti-Poverty Week � the best thing the government can do is announce the unconditional job offer.

3. The Job Guarantee: Delivering the benefits that Basic Income only promises


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