Wednesday 7 November 2018

Daily Digest November 6, 2018.


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Robyn Luff fires back at Alberta NDP after they kick her out of caucus

Maxime Bernier says he’s ‘the only politician in Ottawa’ against Paris Accord        Elusive Liberal MP Nicola Di Iorio resigning January 2019Canada could ratify new NAFTA even if U.S. tariffs stay put: Trudeau        Midterm election results could put the USMCA in jeopardy, which isn’t good for Canada: experts

Former Quebec premier Bernard Landry, lifelong soldier for sovereignty, dies at 81        Johnston pledges to release public report on expenses incurred since retirementClarkson’s spending much higher than indicated in public records, sources reveal, in some years exceeding $200k        Political parties ­ not Statistics Canada ­ are the real bad guys of privacy invasionIt’s not cheap being a public figure ­ but that’s not the public’s problem        How to build on the Senate’s renewal process

Liberal government hammered over process to create independent debate commisison        Parliament unanimously approves plan to stop leaving money unspent at Veterans Affairs CanadaPremier’s Office addresses departures prompted by allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour        MLA Robyn Luff says she won’t run under another party banner after being ousted from NDP caucusOttawa taking longer to approve weapons export permits following controversial arms deal with Saudi Arabia        Trudeau says Trump’s wrong, tariffs had no effect on NAFTA negotiationsHere’s the trouble with Trudeau’s election debate plan        Ottawa to save money with new veterans’ pension plan, despite saying it will cost billionsLiberals 40 Conservatives 28, NDP 19, Green 7, People’s 1: Nanos        Stronach family feud deepens as brother joins the frayNine-in-ten Canadians say ‘no’ to future arms deals with Saudi Arabia; divided over cancelling current one        NDP member kicked out after accusing premier of bullyingInvestigations underway following Ontario minister’s exit        Spy service says federal pipeline purchase seen as ‘betrayal’ by many opponentsGoodale doubles down on ‘tombstone’ data-sharing at the border        Wind energy company accuses PC government of aiding Liberal ‘cover up’Growing awareness of mental health issues reaches the farm        Aluminum associations of North America urge end to tariffs before trade deal signedOttawa engaged in ‘delicate’ talks to protect Pakistani woman released from blasphemy death sentence
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE POLITICS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<, other Western countries urge China to shut Uighur detention camps - Reuters, CBC News
        Can the Liberals avoid a partisan trap on StatCan and the banks? - Colby Cosh, National Post
Ford was both foolish and wrong to mislead on reason for shuffle - Editorial, Toronto Star
        Progressive Conservatives will take power Friday in New Brunswick - Chris Morris - The Canadian Press, Toronto Star
Minister has met with leaders of 22 Indigenous communities in Trans Mountain consultation redo - The Canadian Press, Toronto Star
        Business leaders meet with Trudeau to discuss corporate tax reform, pay equity - Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press, CTV News
Premier acted swiftly and decisively - Sue-Ann Levy, Toronto Sun
        Canada Revenue Agency ‘going after’ refugees: NDP MP Jenny Kwan - The Canadian Press, CTV News
Ottawa promises ‘transformative’ sum to tackle Indigenous homelessness - Samantha Craggs, CBC News
        Most Canadian firms not tracking gender pay gap, advancement rates: report- CTV News
Canadian consumers shake off months of NAFTA-negotiation anxiety- Theophilos Argitis - Bloomberg, Toronto Star

L'ex-premier ministre du Québec Bernard Landry est décédé Plus        Guatemala: le volcan El Fuego entre à nouveau en éruptionPlusProjet de loi fédéral pour combattre la pauvretéPlus        L'UNESCO lance un «Observatoire des journalistes assassinés»PlusSPVM : le nouveau chef doit rester prudent Plus        L'administration provisoire à la police de Montréal cessera le 31 décembrePlusSPVM : Montréal invitée à choisir le prochain chef à l'externePlus        Yémen: 59 enfants hospitalisés à Hodeïda menacés par les combats PlusTrump saisit la Cour suprême pour supprimer le programme des «Dreamers»Plus        Allemagne: jugé, un ancien garde de camp nazi pleure face aux victimesPlusLa Chine a été confrontée à de vives critiquesPlus        Macron plaide pour une «armée européenne» capable d'agirPlusAu Népal, des caméras cachées pour compter les tigres sauvagesPlus        Le temps presse pour les anciennes fortificationsPlusVieux-Québec: le temps presse pour les anciennes fortificationsPlus        Victoria's Secret dévoile qui portera la «Fantasy Bra» à 1 M$PlusCampagne contre le cancer du testicule: «faites gaffe à vos boules les gars, ce serait vraiment couillon»Plus        Mali: 2000 élèves privés d'école par des menaces djihadistes au nord de BamakoPlusPlus de 200 charniers du groupe EI découverts à ce jour en IrakPlus        La Corée du Nord déploie pour la première fois en public un portrait de KimPlusPlus de 2000 migrants morts en Méditerranée depuis janvier Plus        Six personnes liées à l'ultradroite arrêtées pour un projet d'action violente contre Macron PlusImmeubles effondrés à Marseille: un 3e corps découvert dans les décombresPlus        Les Américains votent, deux ans après la victoire de TrumpPlusÉtats-Unis: les premiers bureaux de vote ouvrent pour des élections législatives crucialesPlus        Les élections américaines de mi-mandat, enjeux et mode d'emploiPlusÉlections américaines : les facteurs clésPlus


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE WORLD<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Dems Ponder the Unthinkable: What If They Lose? - Gideon Resnick & Sam Stein, The Daily Beast
        Trump Closes Out a Campaign Built on Fear, Anger and Division - Peter Baker, New York Times
NBC pulls Trump immigration ad after backlash - Claire Atkinson, NBC News
        Trump accuses CNN of ‘Fake Suppression Polls and false rhetoric’ - Emily Birnbaum, The Hill
Midterms Will Show Voters’ Love or Hate of Trump - Allan Lichtman, The Guardian
        How Trump Will Handle Defeat? Not Like Past Presidents - Jeff Greenfield, Politico
On the eve of midterm election, Democrats, Republicans make their final pitches - Felicia Sonmez, Washington Post
        Suicides among Japanese young people hit 30-year high- BBC News
Ukraine activist Kateryna Handzyuk dies from acid attack- Andrew Roth, The Guardian
        Two Saudi experts were sent to Istanbul to ‘cover up’ Khashoggi murder, Turkish official says- France 24

Hassan Rouhani says Iran to sell oil, defy US sanctions- Reuters, The Times Of India
        Over 150 killed in weekend violence around Hodeida as Yemen’s kids face ‘living hell’- The Associated Press, The Japan Times
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>THE LEBANON DAILY STAR<<<<<<<<
Minsk warns against US base in Poland, nixes Russian base        Too soon to send Rohingya back to Myanmar: UN rights envoyWTO upholds Japan's complaint over India's safeguard on steel imports        Putin discusses US sanctions on Iran with his security council as Moscow says sanctions 'illegitimate'Joint US-Kurdish patrols in Syria are 'unacceptable': Turkey        Turkey will not abide by US sanctions on Iran: ErdoganIran able to sell as much oil as it needs despite US pressure: vice president        Macron urges European army to defend against Russia, USIsrael lawmakers to debate death penalty for Palestinian 'terrorists'        Carp carnage as Iraq water woes worsenHotel poses challenge for Iraq tribal tradition        Eurozone ministers urge Italy to respond to budget demandsHigh-flying women closing the pay gap with men: report
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BELOW(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)30)(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)From: John Feldsted <>
Subject:: Liberals detail homelessness program, set to unveil anti-poverty law
Plan will set an official poverty line for Canada for the first time
The Canadian Press
CBC News
Nov 05, 2018

Cities looking for more federal cash and a more regular flow of money to tackle poverty are being told that they will be able to tap into $1.25 billion over the next nine years through the Liberal government's cornerstone homelessness strategy.

The Liberals agreed to overhaul the program after hearing complaints from cities about cumbersome reporting requirements, inadequate funding and unrealistic expectations about how quickly the money should be spent. Anti-poverty advocates have waited since the summer to find out how funding will move.

The revamped homelessness strategy, dubbed "Reaching Home," will come into force early next year, which is when cities will be able to apply for new funding.

Municipal governments administer most of Canada's housing programs but construction and rent subsidies are expensive so the cities rely on provincial and federal governments to support them. This money should help up to six large cities qualify for annual federal funding, joining 61 cities already considered "designated communities" with access to yearly contributions from the federal government.

Territories are also being promised $43 million over the nine-year period.

There will also be new spending targeting Indigenous people ­ a group over-represented in shelters compared to their percentage of the general population ­ but how much will be spent remains unclear. The Liberals say they are working with national Indigenous groups on how to allocate that new spending.

Formalizing the poverty lineDetails of the Reaching Home plan are being laid out as the Liberals prepare to introduce legislation to put into law a strategy to lift more than two million people out of poverty. The government notified MPs before the weekend that it planned to bring in the anti-poverty legislation this week.

The law will set an official poverty line for the country for the first time, create a council on poverty to advise the minister in charge of the plan, and require annual reports to Parliament on the government's progress to reduce poverty rates.

Poverty-reduction targets already appear in the Liberals' latest budget-implementation bill, styled as the first phase of a full poverty-reduction law.

The government's strategy sets reduction targets of 20 per cent from 2015 levels by 2020 and 50 per cent by 2030.

Please stop:
  • building more bureaucracies.
  • subsidizing cities.
  • pretending you can deal with poverty and homelessness.
  • building future ghettos.
Cities are created by and are the responsibility of provinces. They are not a ‘third level’ of government. They are the first level of government, closest to the people they serve and most responsible to the people they serve.

When cities have trouble meeting their obligations, they go to their provinces for help. Federal funding mucks up the responsibility chain and encourages irresponsible spending.

Raise the personal income tax exception and insist the provinces do the same. Allow the poor and working poor to keep their earnings tax free.

Stop building house and apartment complexes for the poor and homeless. Non-government agencies who are helping the homeless need provincial subsidies, not more bureaucrats. Establish rental rate averages for apartments and homes. Subsidize those who can’t afford 80% of the average rental cost for a like apartment or house. It is a lot cheaper than building housing and apartments that turn into slums that harbour criminals.

Stop stigmatizing people who are down and out. They need counselling to regain a sense of self-worth that has been trashed for a variety of reasons.

Invest in addictions counselling and treatment. Canada-wide, our efforts to treat addictions are dismally and woefully inadequate, tying up justice, police and medical services needlessly. The combination of addiction and poverty is horrendously expensive and a root cause of property crime. Desperate people turn to desperate measures.

John Feldsted

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