Saturday 3 February 2018


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

Staffers �told to stay away from certain MPs� in Ottawa, says area MPP

Inside the explosive Conservative Party fight over Rick Dykstra
        Liberals to focus on Ontarians, not PC party turmoil, Wynne says
Doug Ford to kick off campaign for Ont. Tory leadership with rally
        Stephen Harper says he could not justify dumping Rick Dykstra in 2015

�Change is in the air,� Doug Ford supporter says at rally for PC leadership candidate
        Notley says it�s time for Trudeau to �step in� to B.C. pipeline dispute
Rumour mill hurting everyone, including the #MeToo movement
        Are Leap movement and advisers to Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn crashing the NDP�s party?
Will a Canadian leader truly heed the call of #metoo in alpha-male Ottawa?
        The Alberta vs. B.C. pipeline fight. Now it�s war.
Trudeau has sided with Alberta in pipeline dispute. Now he must back up his words
        Canada Can�t Refuel its Own Ships

Increasingly independent Senate injecting uncertainty into parliamentary process
        B.C. town-hall crowd derides Trudeau�s support for Trans Mountain pipeline
B.C. Liberals elect new leader today as party rebuilds after 16 years in power
        Tory leader Scheer open to echoing Quebec�s constitutional demands in 2019
Wynne to deliver keynote address at pre-election Liberal gathering
        Plan for pay equity legislation well underway, Trudeau says
Alberta legislature member for United Conservative Party resigns
        �I am the one who can beat Kathleen Wynne�: Q&A with Christine Elliott
Don�t talk to journalists, Canadian government warns companies interested in fighter jet contract
        Canadian peacekeeping contribution shrinks again, despite Liberal promises

Almost 60 per cent of Canadians don�t trust promises made by politicians before an election: poll
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE POLITICS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
In Canada, pipeline politics make for strange alliances - Carrie Tait and Jeff Lewis, The Globe and Mail
        PC leadership race will be decided on who has fullest dance card - Martin Regg Cohn, Toronto Star
Political parties struggling with new political realities - John Snobelen, Toronto Sun
        What happened to Patrick Brown was outrageous � but also an opportunity - Conrad Black, National Post
Liberals rally in Toronto as scandal-plagued Tories scramble to find new leader - Robert Benzie and Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star
        No carbon cuts or ocean protection without pipeline, Trudeau says - CBC News
Voter trust issues abound with Trudeau - Editorial, Toronto Sun
        Mulroney name has some cachet, but will that be enough to propel Caroline into leadership role? - Chantal H�bert, Toronto Star
U.S. adds 200,000 jobs in January, boasts fastest wage rise in 8 years- Christopher Rugaber - The Associated Press, Toronto Star
        Competition Bureau: What Canadians need to know about price-fixing probes- John Pecman, The Globe and Mail

Aphria selling stake in U.S. pot producer in $20M deal- CBC News
        Five signs that this market party might be winding down- Peter Hodson, Financial Post
Imperial Oil reports fourth-quarter loss, revenue down from year ago- CTV News


Les accusations d'attaques chimiques sont des �mensonges�Plus
        Une caisse de retraite demande au pr�sident br�silien de prouver qu'il est vivantPlus
L'arm�e russe confirme la mort du pilote de l'avion abattu en Syrie Op�ration en Syrie
        Op�ration en Syrie: trois soldats turcs tu�s samedi, selon l'arm�ePlus
Trump se dit �innocent� dans l'enqu�te russePlus
        La Seine monte � nouveau � Paris, d�crue attendue lundiPlus
Plusieurs �trangers bless�s par des coups de feu en Italie Plus
        Fusillade visant des �trangers en Italie: 6 bless�s Plus
Thomas Mulcair va enseigner � l'Universit� de Montr�alPlus
        La Grande-Bretagne s'en prend � l'argent russe suspectPlus

�tats-Unis: l'ambassadrice d�sign�e pour Singapour renonce � son postePlus
        Raid a�rien isra�lien sur la bande de Gaza apr�s un tir de roquettePlus
Six enfants dans un �tat critique apr�s une collision avec un autobusPlus
        Edmonton: 3,2 millions $ de carfentanyl saisisPlus


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE WORLD<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
The Back to the Future Democrats - Matthew Continetti, Washington Free Beacon
        Memo points to FBI�s sustained interest in Carter Page, ex-adviser to Trump - Rosalind S. Helderman, Washington Post
Scarborough: Trump is �scared to death� of Mueller investigation - Brandon Carter, The Hill
        A Never-Trump Press in Near Panic - Patrick Buchanan, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Trump Gains w/Independents, Republicans After Tax Cut Bill - Brady & Parker, Real Clear Politics
        The Trump White House�s laughable spin that releasing the Nunes memo is all about �transparency� - Aaron Blake, Washington Post
Nunes accuses Dems of lying about role of dossier in surveillance warrant - Max Greenwood, The Hill
        Memo Reading for Non-Partisans - Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal
Kenyan government on collision course with courts as lawyer detained- Jason Burke, The Guardian
        Saudi-led coalition killed 68 children in Yemen: UN- Al Jazeera

Cuba: Fidel Castro�s son �takes own life�- BBC News
        At least 90 migrants, mostly Pakistanis, feared dead in shipwreck off Libya coast- France 24
Five dead after two army helicopters collide in France- AFP

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

Israel moves to 'legalize' rogue settlement
        Trump taking tougher stance on Russia nuclear threat
UK says new powers signal crackdown on illicit wealth
        Afghan president leaves open possibility of talks with some Taliban
Moscow denounces "anti-Russian" US nuclear policy
        Pressure mounts on Poland to back away from Holocaust bill
Merkel suggests changes could be made to new online hate speech law
        Germany's potential coalition partners seek to overcome health, labor disputes
UK promises to crack down on assets of corrupt oligarchs - The Times
        Egypt unveils 4,400-year-old tomb of ancient priestess

US immigration agents crack down on 'sanctuary state' California
        Palestinian reconciliation deal dying slow death
Mattis says has no evidence of sarin gas used in Syria
        Northern Syria: A Turkish war of America�s making
Tenancingo, the sex slavery capital of Mexico
        Apple, once again, has a bad case of the iPhone jitters
#MeToo movement means changes for Valentine�s Day
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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>GLEANED POSTS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Canada goes off the deep end, rewrites national anthem to be less offensive and �gender neutral�

Hmm, immigrants are not included in the words". . . our home and native land . . .."
Ought this to be altered so they can be represented in the wording as well?


From: "Mahmood Elahi" <>
To: "'Canadians for Affordable Energy: <>
Subject: RE: How a premature move to electric trucks could hurt Canadian consumers

The Editor
Maclean�s Magazine

Copy to: Mr. John Williamson, President, Canadians for Affordable Energy:  Despite Ontario government�s $14,000 subsidies for electric cars, there are few takers because there are very few charging stations. As such, no one will buy electric truck because of subsidies. Without charging stations, electric trucks will sit idle. Brigitte Pellerin has written about an imaginary problem.

To understand electric car revolution, Pellerin should look at China, not Canada 

Re: �How a premature move to electric trucks could hurt Canadian consumers,� by Brigitte Pellerin, Jan.  19.

Brigitte Pellerin fails to realize that despite Ontario government�s subsidies of $14,000 for electric cars, few people buy emission-free electric cars  because there are very few charging stations. If there were no gas stations, no one will buy gasoline cars even if you provide them subsidies for buying gas cars. To understand electric car revolution, Pellerin should look at China, not Canada.

In a news analysis: �China hastens the world toward an electric future,� published in Financial Post on Oct. 11, 2017 (reprinted from the New York Times), columnist Keith Bradsher wrote from Shenzhen: �There is a powerful reason that automakers world wide are speeding up their efforts to develop electric vehicles and that reason is China. 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.�

China not only provides generous subsidies for electric cars, but it also has  built thousands of charging stations around the country. Beijing, a city of 23 million, has 7,000 charging stations, compared  to just one in Ottawa with a million people. Brigitte Pellerin also fails to realize that without charging stations, no company can use electric trucks for delivery. If there were  enough charging stations, delivery charges would be much as electricity cost less than gas.


From: Larry Kazdan <>
To: Letters Editor <>Cc:
Re:  John Ivison: Trudeau has sided with Alberta in pipeline dispute. Now he must back up his words, Feb. 2, 2018

This January, an Iranian oil tanker exploded and sank following a collision with a cargo ship off the coast of China. Toxic fumes and fuels were released over many square miles, and 32 crew members were killed. The plan to increase tanker traffic seven-fold through narrow straits in B.C. invites a similar disaster here, threatening the health of both the human and wildlife populations, and the potential loss of tens of thousands of jobs in the tourist and fishery industries.

As for Alberta, its legitimate needs could be met by a visionary federal government making major investments in transit infrastructure, building retrofits, renewable energies, clean technologies, and community employment programs. A federally-supported Just Transition program would assist workers and entrepreneurs in all regions as our economy transforms and reduces reliance on fossil fuels. The national interest demands policies that promote common prosperity, not divisive stances that incite an inter-provincial war that will not have two winners. 

1.  �Jobs vs. the Environment�: How to Counter This Divisive Big Lie
"Mobilization for World War II provides an even more dramatic illustration of rapid economic transformation that created massive employment while halting production for some purposes and radically expanding it for others.

Such a shared program would end the �jobs versus environment� conflict because environmental protection would produce millions of new jobs and expansion of jobs would protect the environment."

2. William Mitchell is Professor in Economics and Director of the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE), University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia
"A just transition in any threatened region or sector requires government intervention and community partnerships to create the regulatory framework, infrastructure and market incentives for the creation of well-paid, secure, healthy, satisfying environmentally-friendly jobs with particular attention to appropriately meeting the needs of affected workers and their communities.

3. Assessing the risks of Kinder Morgan�s proposed new Trans Mountain pipeline
"An oil spill would put at risk industries that together employ over 200,000 people locally including tourism, film and TV, real estate, high tech, agriculture and coastal industries.
In 15 years of operations, Kinder Morgan has accrued a significant number of spills, largely the result of human error. This includes four along the Trans Mountain route since 2005.
In the case of a major spill, taxpayers would likely be responsible for the burden of costs, as a company�s liability is limited to $1.3 billion and a major spill could easily cost ten times this amount."


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