Friday 8 December 2017



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

Saskatchewan Party investigating after three leadership candidates raise concerns

Manitoba premier comments on Winnipeg chamber chair’s appearance, high heels        Fiery exchange erupts in Ottawa over reports citizenship guide for immigrants may be changedCRA to review disability tax credit applications after backlash from diabetics        Boeing won’t end dispute with Bombardier despite Liberal plan to buy used jets

Trudeau’s ‘progressive’ trade agenda with China seen as arrogant, say critics        Libyan embassy in Canada dismisses CNN story showing African migrants sold into slavery as ‘swathed in doubts’Justin Trudeau makes history on the cover of Attitude magazine        Why Canada should say the Jerusalem decision makes the world worseWhy Trudeau got taken for a ride in China        Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin knew how to make Ottawa listenJagmeet Singh’s rookie blunders        Bonjour! Hi! Let us discuss language politicsStop China’s takeover of Aecon before it’s too late: Peter MacKay        N-word debacle at U of T shows need for fourth R of education: ‘Racial Literacy’Liberal caution risks costing Canadian a voice in the Middle East

PM nominates veteran lawyer Pierre Legault as Senate ethics watchdog        Senate not in rush to pass airline passenger-rights bill despite Liberal frustrationSome texts considered private, even after they’ve been sent: Supreme Court        Border screening bill escapes sweeping amendments in SenateCanada vows to aggressively defend lumber sector after duties confirmed by U.S.        Watch China’s efforts to influence as Canada pursues trade, says former envoyJustin Trudeau campaigns in Sask. ahead of Battlefords-Lloydminster byelection        2018 needs to be year feds put flesh on bones of climate change frameworkTrudeau, returning from China, faces pressure to fight for political prisoners with links to Canada        Conservatives won’t say whether or not Jerusalem should be recognized as Israel’s capitalAFN chiefs back resolution calling on MMIWG chief commissioner to resign        Tears, tributes as Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall bids farewell to legislatureProvinces, feds to debate proposed changes to ever-divisive equalization program        Landmark study shows military veterans at greater risk of suicide
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE POLITICS<<<<<<<<<<<<<< bill needs safeguards to prevent ‘a profile on all of us’: privacy czar - Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press, CBC News
        SCOC rules text messages can be private, even after they’re received - The Canadian Press, CTV News
Why B.C.’s latest electoral reform vote is probably doomed (again) - David Moscrop, Macleans
        Province ignored whistleblowers who warned about child abuse at its training schools - Kenyon Wallace, Toronto Star
Ontario government delays releasing number of college students seeking tuition refund after strike - Shawn Jeffords - The Canadian Press, Toronto Star
        Liberals face funding gap on First Nations water promise: PBO - Catharine Tunney, CBC News
Pressure builds on Liberals to wring more out of Ontario power plants caught filing ineligible expenses - Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star
        Hydro firms claim scuba gear, but critics say it’s customers sinking - Antonella Artuso, Toronto Sun
Median net worth of Canadian families in 2016 up 14.7 per cent from 2012- The Globe and Mail
        Canadian producers to appeal softwood ruling, expect to pass the costs to U.S. consumers- Geoffrey Morgan, Financial Post

Bitcoin soars then falls back; banks raise risk concerns- CTV News
        GE to shed 12,000 jobs worldwide as demand for traditional power plants drops- Reuters, CBC News
BlackBerry teams up with Qualcomm to expand connected-car technology- The Canadian Press, Toronto Star


Tentative d'incendie criminel dans une pizzeria: le SPVM recherche un suspectPlus        Le marché de l'emploi toujours à plein régime aux États-UnisPlus«VOTEZ ROY MOORE!»: Trump en première ligne sur l'AlabamaPlus        Les États-Unis isolés au Conseil de sécuritéPlusCalifornie: les incendies dévastateurs restent hors de contrôlePlus        République démocratique du Congo: 14 Casques bleus tués, «pire attaque» de l'histoire récente de l'ONUPlusL'ONU inquiète des risques d'une escalade violentePlus        Les illuminésPlusBettez sera absent pour des raisons de santéPlus        La facture du Brexit estimée entre 40 et 45 milliards d'euros PlusCrise politique allemande: rencontre mercredi entre Merkel et le SPDPlus        Cour suprême: la loi doit obliger le bilinguisme des juges, selon Raymond ThébergePlus Pensions alimentaires : indexation de 1,5 % dès le 1er janvierPlus


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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE WORLD<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
GOP senator joins calls for ethics probe if Moore wins Senate election - Avery Anapol, The Hill
        Franken’s Phony Finale - George Neumayr, The American Spectator
The odd history of the seat that Al Franken is giving up - Philip Bump, Washington Post
        The Closing of the Republican Mind - Ronald Brownstein, The Atlantic
Trump, Israel, and the Art of the Giveaway - Thomas Friedman, New York Times
        Trump’s Jerusalem Decision Promises Upheaval - Stephen Collinson, CNN
FBI head seems to confirm wiretap warrant requests in Russia probes - Ken Dilanian, NBC News
        German Social Democrats vote to open talks with Merkel’s conservatives- France 24
Theresa May edges closer to deal with DUP over post-Brexit Irish border- Rowena Mason, Daniel Boffey and Henry McDonald, The Guardian
        Argentina judge orders Cristina Kirchner’s arrest- Al Jazeera

Trump Jerusalem move sparks Israeli-Palestinian clashes- BBC News
        Nepal clocks 67% voter turnout in final phase of historic poll- PTI, The Times Of India

>>>>>>>>>>>>>THE LEBANON DAILY STAR<<<<<<<<
Second Palestinian killed in anti-Trump clashes in Gaza: health ministry        Protests sweep Muslim world against Trump's Jerusalem moveIsolated US defends Trump on Jerusalem at the UN        May faces hardliner backlash after Brexit dealRussia claims radioactivity spike not due to nuclear plant        Ukraine president denies hampering anti-corruption effortsEU, Japan finalise free trade deal        Brexit deal guarantees 'no hard border' with Ireland: MayBritain, EU in Brexit breakthrough        Syrian government to rejoin Geneva talks Sunday
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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sign Of The Times <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> "Canada needs the goods manufactured in China and China needs Canada’s vast agricultural, forestry, livestock and mineral resources."Anyone ever figure out what proportion of the $66 billion imported from China
were previously made by Canadians in factories no longer existing here?

From: "Mahmood Elahi"
To: <>,<>
Subject: Trade with China will grow, with or without free trade agreement
The Editor
Financial Post

Trade with China will grow, with or without free trade agreement
Re: Trudeau can’t hand a trade deal because he is no free trader, by Terrence Corcoran, Dec. 5.

Terrence Corcoran is absolutely right when he says: “The prime minister and his advisers are obsessed with issues that have no relation with the principles of free trade. Labour rules, culture, gender and environmental laws have no place in agreements that aim to open up trade. They are, at heart, attempts to embed social protectionism in agreements that should be focused on free trade in goods and services.”

Trade is about exchanging goods and services for mutual economic benefits and not about promoting freedom of expression and human rights. This is why authoritarian China is the biggest trading partner of democratic U.S., Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. It is also Canada’s second biggest trading partner. If Canada’s labour, environmental and gender laws are to be incorporated in trading arrangements, no trade agreement with China or any other country is possible.

By talking about non-trade issues, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau might have neglected the real trade issues like tariff and non-tariff barriers. In fact, this is pure distraction which made progress towards trade deal difficult. However, trade with China will grow whether any free trade agreement is concluded or not. Canada needs the goods manufactured in China and China needs Canada’s vast agricultural, forestry, livestock and mineral resources.

China already exports $66 billion worth of goods to Canada, while importing $20 billion worth of goods from Canada, leaving a trade surplus of $46 billion in China’s favour. This is mutually beneficial – Canadian consumers get affordable Chinese goods and China earns foreign exchange to buy more from Canada. This beneficial bilateral trade may be undermined by any managed “free” trade agreement.



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