Wednesday, 31 January 2018

CANADIAN DAILY DIGEST January 31, 2018


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Andrew Scheer orders investigation into Rick Dykstra candidacy

Top Conservative denies knowing details of Dykstra allegations
        Conservatives �must answer� questions on Dykstra: Quebec MP Maxime Bernier
Liberal senator Colin Kenny resigning months before December retirement date
        Senate votes to approve gender neutral wording for Canada�s national anthem

Ont. Tories aim for March leadership contest despite party chaos after Brown scandal
        Post-Patrick Brown Poll: The Only Certainty In Ontario Is Uncertainty
Conservative MP Erin O�Toole considering run for Ontario PC leadership
        Plugging leaks: experts soundproof new offices for Trudeau, MPs
The web of politics is a tangled one
        How Ontario�s Tories tried to make it right but got it all wrong
Trudeau: Canada could walk away from NAFTA over �multiple issues�
        Alberta premier promises legal action against B.C. over bitumen restrictions
Between Two Worlds
        Here�s what Caroline Mulroney brings to the party, if she runs for Ontario PC leader
Much left unsaid during Trudeau�s public reckoning with Black people

Federal NDP moving to strengthen ties with B.C. in shadow cabinet shuffle
        Religious leaders say they�ll challenge �fascist� summer jobs form on charter grounds
Economy �firing on all cylinders� as Canada sees best growth in six months
        Ontario�s PC party turmoil shakes up election plans for Liberals, NDP
�Grossly unfair�: Disabled veterans take pension battle with Liberals to Supreme Court
        Why this backbench MP is lobbied more than most ministers
7 companies committed indictable offences in bread scandal: Competition Bureau
        Confidentiality an issue in whether to release Hehr report � Trudeau
Ontario PC interim leader orders probe of new party memberships during Patrick Brown�s reign
        �Big moment� for energy sector as Trudeau set to unveil sweeping regulatory reforms within days

Trudeau says Canada is ready if Trump nixes NAFTA
        Federal transgender inmates to be housed, addressed according to gender identity
Federal analysis outlines how extra EI benefit program topped $1.92 billion
        The Canadian company behind this Mongolian mine has avoided half a billion dollars in taxes, report alleges
Vetting should include questions about sexual conduct, say ex-candidate screeners
        Rachel Notley blasts B.C. government�s move against Trans Mountain pipeline
Justin Trudeau Gets No Questions About Black Canadians At Press Conference Focused On Their Experiences
        Brian Mulroney says Trudeau-Trump relationship Canada�s �ace-in-the-hole� for NAFTA
�Halifax is not the garrison town of Edward Cornwallis,� mayor says
        Tory makes fun of Ford�s basement campaign launch
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        Senators push for stronger legislation for boosting diversity on boards - Joanna Smith, The Globe and Mail
Federal Liberals� extra EI benefit program to cost nearly $2 billion � more than twice original estimates - Jordan Press
        Patrick Brown allegations prompt calls for better policies to protect young staffers in Canadian legislatures - Sabrina Nanji, Toronto Star
Politicians scrambling to adapt to new environment on sexual harassment: PM - Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press, CTV News
        Restoration, modernization of Parliament Hill buildings will be the mother of all renovation projects - Ivan Semeniuk, The Globe and Mail
Trudeau trades insults with Quebec nationalist, far-right group - The Canadian Press, CTV News
        Liberals remain popular because Tories remain lousy - Lorne Gunter, Ottawa Sun
B.C. NDP is well on the way to defeating Alberta NDP - Don Braid, Calgary Herald
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Metro to test scan-and-go tech, add self-checkout units- CTV News
        Shaw offers buyout packages to 6,500 employees as it looks to reduce customer service staff- Robson Fletcher, CBC News

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From: "John Feldsted" <jfeldsted@shaw.ca>
Subject: Our forgotten casualties

Canadians pride themselves on their compassion and care for the less fortunate in our society, but is that more myth than reality?

We pay homage to the brave women who spearheaded the emancipation movement, but we focus on women acquiring the right to vote. Emancipation was far broader as it required the government to recognize females as �persons� with all the attendant rights and privileges. That was really the first step down the long road to female and male equality.

Since then, there have been several skirmishes such as �equal rights� and �equal pay for equal work� that are not yet settled. Along the way, we have given up respect for one another. We are less polite and less willing to deal with one another respectfully. We don�t respect those we consider enemies.

Push leads to shove and actions create reactions. We have shot off in many wrong directions and fought the wrong battles because we have drifted away from the principle that each person in our society is entitled to respect from others. As an example, an employer would not pay a woman less than a man doing the same job if he respected the woman.

Now, we are dealing with casualties of sexual assault and harassment who have remained silent for years. It started with accusations of misconduct by very high-profile men and is spreading rapidly. The storm has moved from the entertainment industry into politics and is spreading into business.

Prime Minister Trudeau�s claims to be a feminist and his strident cries for promoting women in politics and business are an attempt to change society without creating the tools to do that. Promoting a woman because she is a woman is as wrong as promoting a man because he is a man. Individuals bring a skill-set, experience and thinking capacity to the table. They need to be measured by the abilities, experience and enthusiasm they bring for consideration without gender bias.

Some men and women enjoy the level of occupation they occupy. They do not want a promotion for any number of valid reasons. They have outside interests they wish to continue to pursue, of family obligations they value, and a promotion would interfere with their pursuits. Others don�t want increased responsibility, in particular, the responsibility to supervising and evaluating others.

Others, both male and female, impatiently fret over opportunities for advancement but lack the knowledge and experience to qualify. Finally, we must deal with the pyramid structure of most organizations. There are fewer people at each level of the organization, which limits promotions to those levels. Our governments have solved the problems by creating a massive upper and middle management system. That works so well that every government is deeply in debt.

We need a reset on how we interact with one another and how we assess a person for employment and promotions.

Victims of sexual misconduct are not the only ones we are leaving behind. We are only beginning to come to grips with victims of the horrors that our military personnel and first responders are forced to face. It is recent that we have recognised PTSD as an illness that plagues these people. We are dreadfully short of treatment facilities and specialists. We have ignored the problem for too long and are poorly prepared to deal with it.

We have a mental health problem that is reaching crisis proportions because symptoms are ignored, and we again lack the treatment facilities and specialists needed to allow a person to regain good mental health. We can�t keep ignoring significant social problems and hope they will go away.

Homelessness is talked about endlessly, but we don�t create solutions to the problem. We are making minute headway with some isolated programs, but our overall response is unacceptable.

Our veterans are facing diminished compensation for injuries and reduced pensions which is intolerable.

Our Indigenous people are suffering continued lip-service to their real problems, but minimal action in addressing their issues. That is not tolerable.  

Female sexual abuse is coming out of the closet, and again we are caught flat-footed. Victims need support, but we are not moving to make that support available other than through scattered NGOs who do their best to help, but most are overwhelmed with victims. More importantly, we have no venue in which to bring a perpetrator to justice in a sexual harassment case. When our government moves to create safety from retaliation to females who speak out about abuse and provide a venue to deal with abusers, we will know they are paying more than lip service to protecting victims.

Perhaps our Prime Minster will pause in his efforts to fix the world, come home, put on his work clothes and focus his attention on solving real internal problems. He may be able to get away from them but we can�t. 

 John Feldsted


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Tuesday, 30 January 2018

CANADIAN DAILY DIGEST January 30, 2018


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Sister-in-law behind poll asking if Caroline Mulroney should run for Ontario P.C. leader

Trudeau says zero tolerance on misconduct toward women applies to him as well
        Canada Summer Jobs injunction request dismissed by Federal Court
Conservatives edge out Liberals in 4th quarter fundraising in 2017
        400 bottles of wine on the plane: Federal politicians have access to limitless alcohol on government flights

House spending $50k on in-person sexual harassment training for MPs; all caucuses declaring it �mandatory�
        Tory makes fun of Ford�s basement campaign launch
Mulroney offers spirited defence of NAFTA during Washington appearance
        Sexual harassment legislation alone cannot change the culture in Ottawa
Parliament�s MPs brace for a sex scandal of their own
        The #MeToo court of public opinion needs some ground rules, fast
For the accused men overtaken by the #MeToo tsunami, there is no recovery
        The presumption of innocence is for courtrooms, not politics
Canada�s railways are not self-regulated
        Tourism and Business Sectors Sound Alarm on Funds for Airport Security Screening

Doug Ford puts rest of Ontario political elites on notice
        Let those who know best pick a party leader � that�s the caucus, not �the membership�
Still Harper�s Conservatives? The Liberals are happy if voters think so

The Nation-to-Nation Relationship: Three Indigenous Leaders Grade the Government�s Progress
        Trudeau Says Reflections From #MeToo Movement �Continue For Us All�
Justin Trudeau on why Kent Hehr remains in caucus amid groping allegations: �Every case will be different�
        Ont. Tories to �root out the rot,� says interim leader who won�t run for permanent job
B.C. announces oil transportation restrictions that could affect Kinder Morgan
        Trudeau trades insults with Quebec nationalist, far-right group La Meute
PCs wanted a leadership race and Doug Ford gave them one
        Doug Ford as leader is a nightmare for many Ontario PCs, but there�s a silver lining in his bid
Doug Ford makes everything worse for Ontario PC party �elites�
        Doug Ford cannot lose, and Toronto cannot win

Green Party invokes feminism in defence of Elizabeth May
        The Ontario PC Party needs a woman to take charge
Hasty change to assisted dying bill a serious error
        NDP outsider aims to pry open Ottawa�s secret ways
Conservative Party handling of sex harassment allegations �disgusting,� Tory MP says
        Ontario PC Party database hit by ransomware attack last November
Ontario PCs face deepening crisis amid pushback to cancel leadership race
        NB Liberals choose election-year spending over deficit cutting as budget presented
New bill reinstating public financing for political parties to cost more than $45-million: PBO
        How Doug Ford�s run for Ontario PC leader could shake the party to its core

Conservative MP urges politicians to practice self-care after emergency hospitalization
        Cornwallis statue to be removed from Halifax park after council vote
$1.1B lawsuit alleges horrors at Canada�s �Indian hospitals�
        Top CRA executives pocket $35,000 a year in performance pay
Military cites privacy concerns for slow progress in review of unfounded cases
        Liberals maintain lead over Conservatives
Liberals 38, Conservatives 31, NDP 20, Green 8: Nanos
        NAFTA Progress? Three Trade Experts Weigh In
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        Electronic spy agency watchdog asks for more powers - Alex Boutilier, Toronto Star
The Ontario PCs still have time to win (assuming they don�t screw up again) - Kelly McParland, National Post
        PC insiders tried to keep Ford out � and now he�s storming the barricades - Anthony Furey, Toronto Sun
Alberta�s new Opposition leader Jason Kenney sworn in at legislature - The Canadian Press, CTV News
        B.C.�s public auto insurer predicts more than $1 billion in losses by end of fiscal year - The Canadian Press, Toronto Star
Auditor general to issue new fighter jet report in the fall - Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press, CTV News
        Andrew Scheer would remove candidates accused of sexual assault - The Canadian Press, Macleans
�Crisis� of harassment on Parliament Hill, minister warns - Bruce Campion-Smith, Toronto Star
        NDP trade critic calls on Trudeau to release all details of new TPP deal - Jonathan Forani, CTV News

Pressure on Apple shares continues over iPhone X worries- CTV News
        Keurig buys Dr. Pepper Snapple, creating beverage giant with $11B in sales- The Associated Press, CBC News
�The potential is absolutely huge�: Watch out America, Canada is the next frontier for shale oil- Nia Williams - Reuters, Financial Post
        Ontario marijuana producers hit by minimum wage hike- Armina Ligaya, The Globe and Mail

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From: "John Feldsted" <jfeldsted@shaw.ca>
Subject: Trudeau says sexual harassment is a 'systemic problem'
Read on: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-liberals-sexual-harassment-hehr-1.4507704?cmp=news-digests-cbc-news-politics

It is easy for Trudeau to say that we must listen to women who raise complaints of sexual harassment, interference and molestation but we have failed to provide them with a venue to be heard in. For decades, women have been denied due process.

Sexual misconduct Is unlawful under the criminal code, but there are three major flaws. First is that an accused must be found guilty beyond reasonable doubt. Often the crown must rely on the versions of the parties involved. The second flaw is that the crown prosecutes, and the woman harmed is effectively a by-stander. The third is that our criminal courts have very limited provisions for victim counselling and healing.

We need changes to our laws to allow a victim advocate to participate in trials that are prosecuted under the criminal code.

We need to move some forms of sexual misconduct from the criminal courts to civil courts because a judgement is based on the balance of probability. Credibility plays a larger part.

Victims must have access to legal aid representation when they can�t afford a lawyer. We need to put in place counselling services for victims.

At present we are witnessing an accused convicted by public opinion without due process. Our duty as a society is to find a balance where valid complaints are fairly heard and the charter and legal rights of both accused and accuser are protected including protecting a victim from retaliation.

We will not see a change in workplace harassment until perpetrators understand they can be facing a public court hearing or trial if they persist.

When Trudeau puts forth appropriate amendments to legislation, he will have some credibility on this file. Until then, he is just blowing smoke rings in an effort to look good.

John Feldsted


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Andrew Scheer says sexual assault allegations against ex-MP are �disturbing�

All sides agree to fast-track harassment bill into committee
        Morneau flooded with more than 10,000 messages over controversial tax plan: memo
Doug Ford seeks Conservative leadership amid party turmoil
        Elizabeth May dismisses �groundless� bullying allegations ahead of investigation

Canada to U.S.: Give us a softwood deal, and we may drop WTO case
        Auditor general to issue new fighter jet report in the fall
Time for change on harassment, including on Parliament Hill: minister
        The Ontario PC Party needs a woman to take charge
Wait, is Canada standing up to the Americans? The nerve!
        Ontario Tories flirt with creative self-destruction
Hasty change to assisted dying bill a serious error

Interim PC Leader Vic Fedeli �disgusted� at sex assault allegations against Rick Dykstra
        �Just the start�: more stories of sexual harassment expected to rock political Ottawa, say observers
Candidates facing sexual assault allegations would be removed under Scheer
        Green party leader Elizabeth May asks lawyer to investigate bullying claims
Nasty fights erupt between some incumbent Conservative MPs and challengers, while two Tories decide not to run again
There�s no justice in politics. Morons win, geniuses lose and Patrick Brown can be ousted without due process
        I don�t care if Patrick Brown was a randy womanizer
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        Minister Kirsty Duncan sworn in to sport, disabilities portfolio
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        Most Canadians support government funding for local media, poll finds

If Trump kills NAFTA, it could hit America�s Rust Belt hard
        Ontario PC party president steps down amid purge of Patrick Brown loyalists from top posts
Trudeau says women who speak up about sexual harassment must be believed
        Edmonton woman faces death threats after alleging sexual harassment by Kent Hehr
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Liberal caucus proposes decriminalization of illegal drug use, simple possession - Joan Bryden - The Canadian Press, The Globe and Mail
        �Just the start�: more stories of sexual harassment expected to rock political Ottawa, say observers - Jolson Lim and Marco Vigliotti,
#MeToo movement is 2018 version of man-shaming - Sue-Ann Levy, Toronto Sun
        Liberal MPs hope cabinet ministers, PM Trudeau �learned their lessons� from �unforced errors� of last two years - Abbas Rana, The Hill Times
Ontario restaurant owners say minimum-wage hike forcing them to cut, alter menus - Megan Marrelli, The Globe and Mail
        Governor General to attend Olympics in PyeongChang - CBC News
Fedeli tackling allegations of questionable party spending in Brown era - Robert Benzie, Toronto Star
        Bay Street gives Morneau tips on how to restore confidence- Greg Bonnell, BNN
Canadian pot companies are worth billions � but is it a bubble ready to burst?- Pete Evans, CBC News
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From: "Mahmood Elahi"
To: <fpletters@nationalpost.com>,       
Subject: Electric cars

The Editor
Financial Post

To stem pollution, China, the biggest gas car market, turning to electric car, not bicycle

Re: �Sacrificing cyclists for the climate,� Lawrence Solomon, Aug. 26.

In 2016, about 24 million passenger cars were sold in China, compared 17 million sold in the U.S. As result, China has also  become the biggest source of carbon emission in the world. With millions of gasoline cars spewing toxic fumes, the air in most Chinese is simply unbreathable. It may be pointed that not long ago, China was the biggest market for bicycles. However, to combat pollution, China is turning to electric car, not bicycle.

In a news analysis: �China hastens the world toward an electric car future,� Financial Post wrote on October 11, 2017: �There is powerful reason that automakers around the world are speeding up their efforts to develop electric vehicles � and that reason is China.  � the country also fears a dark future, one where its cities remain cloaked in smog ��

FP also reported that already, China is the world�s largest maker and seller of electric cars. Chinese buyers are on track to snap up almost 300,000 of them this year. The European Union should follow in the footstep of China and replace gas cars with electric cars.

MAHMOOD ELAHI
Ottawa.


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