Saturday 2 March 2019

Daily Digest March 2, 2019.

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

Majority of poll respondents say opinion of Justin Trudeau �worsened� by SNC-Lavalin scandal
        Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes says she will not seek re-election in 2019

Trudeau refuses opposition demand to recall Parliament over SNC-Lavalin affair
        Who�s Investigating Justin Trudeau � and What Do They Hope to Find?
Splitting the AG role from the justice file is worth considering, say former AGs, experts
        The Harper government passed a measure 13 years ago to catch Liberal scandals. It worked perfectly

 The Liberala , Conservatives and media have all failed on this mess
        Time for Michael Wernick to walk away with cushy pension
Growing support for separating roles of justice minister and attorney general
        Lametti says he didn�t know Wilson-Raybould rejected cutting SNC-Lavalin a deal when he took over
Feds green-light formal extradition process for Meng Wanzhou
        A deferred prosecution agreement is not what you think it is
The SNC-Lavalin affair shows us how this country really runs, and who it is run for

A new poll suggests Alberta is the province that most wants to separate from Canada � not Quebec
        Trudeau needs the magic of doubt and persuasion to defuse SNC-Lavalin scandal
Why all this effort by the Liberal government on behalf of SNC?
        Justin Trudeau needs to live up to his own standards
For Justin Trudeau, the days of �sunny ways� are over
        Trudeau now finds himself up to his neck in the SNC-Lavalin scandal
The Trudeau brand takes a hit after Jody Wilson-Raybould testimony
        The moral catastrophe of Justin Trudeau
PM �hiding� behind Ethics Commissioner on SNC affair, opposition says
        Trudeau says ethics watchdog to decide truth in SNC-Lavalin affair as Scheer calls for RCMP investigatation

Trudeau says RCMP has not contacted him about SNC-Lavalin affair
        Trudeau undecided on Wilson-Raybould�s fate in caucus following her testimony
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE POLITICS<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Wilson-Raybould�s testimony is just the beginning. We must get to the bottom of this - Andrew Coyne,
        Wilson-Raybould�s strength of character provides Canadians hope in troubling time -
Will Canada learn the wrong lesson from Wilson-Raybould�s testimony? - J.J. McCullough
        All the obstacles standing between Jagmeet Singh and a revived NDP - Terry Glavin,
New impact assessment bill for energy projects to get major changes in Senate -
        The significance of Jody Wilson-Raybould invoking Indigenous �Big House� laws -
What has Jody Wilson-Raybould�s testimony done to the Liberals? - Nick Eagland, Vancouver Sun
        UCP �kamikaze candidate� details could spill out in court - Don Braid, Calgary Herald
CP freight train derails near Banff, marking third crash in area this year- Eric Atkins, The Globe & Mail
        Gap Canada stores to be included in North American closures, parent company says-

CRTC could allow access to Big 3 wireless networks for small competitors- The Canadian Press
        Dismal data out today gives Liberals licence to spend, spend, spend in this Federal Budget-
Canadian youth sports industry worth $8.7 billion, company says- CTV News


Un important chef de la Camorra arr�t� � Naples
        Abandonner la vente de cigarettes au supermarch�
Trump critique le penchant �socialiste� des d�mocrates
        Un cargo russe percute un pont
Les �gilets jaunes� de nouveau dans la rue

        Jugement contre les g�ants de la cigarette

Imperial Tobacco compte saisir la Cour supr�me

        En mode campagne devant les conservateurs

Trump critique le penchant �socialiste� des d�mocrates

Pasteur accus� de s�vices

        T�moins et pr�sum�es victimes menac�s

P�nurie de main-d��uvre

        Un cours de premiers soins suffit pour travailler en CPE

Match pr�sent� � TVA Sports

        Canadiens: ne rien laisser � Crosby et sa bande

Prostitution juv�nile

        Les prox�n�tes ont plus qu'un truc pour attirer les jeunes filles

A�roport de Montr�al

        Une panne cause des retards pour les vols vers les �tats-Unis

Seulement 150 cas dans le monde

        Ils sont atteints d�un myst�rieux mal

Sur TVA Sports d�s 22 h

        L'Impact enfin de retour sur le terrain
Que sont devenus ces 62 candidats de Star Acad�mie
        Star Acad�mie, �un ph�nom�ne musical comme il y en a eu peu�


>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LOONIE WORLD<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
If You Miss Hillary, You�re Going to Love Kamala - Christopher Buskirk,
        Socialism a Rising Danger in Democratic Party - Mark Penn, Fox News
Unlike Trump, Trudeau Is in Real Trouble - David Marcus, The Federalist
        Electoral College Is the Greatest Threat to Our Democracy - Jamelle Bouie,
Why Trump Is Destined for an Historic 2020 Win - Conrad Black, American Greatness
        How conversations about race and friendship shaped the Cohen hearing -
Saudi Arabia strips Osama bin Laden�s son of citizenship- Al Jazeera
        Brexit: Spain to give 400,000 Britons rights under no deal- BBC News
North Korea, US vow to keep talking after Hanoi summit collapses- AFP, The Times Of India
        Pakistan returns Indian pilot shot down over Kashmir in �peace gesture�- Michael Safi
Algeria braced for �million man� anti-Bouteflika march- France 24

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

India, Pakistan exchange heavy border fire
        France's 'yellow vest' protesters back on the streets, police respond with teargas
Hundreds march in Beirut against child marriage
        Britain�s Brexit backtracking guessing game
Battered by scandal, Netanyahu still poised for re-election
        No deal a blow to Moon�s vision of �peace-driven� Korean economy
North Korea, U.S. vow to keep talking after Hanoi summit collapse
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From: John Feldsted
Subject: Deal for SNC-Lavalin could still be on the table, says Trudeau�s public services minister

ByTonda MacCharles
Ottawa Bureau
The Star

Thu., Feb. 28, 2019

OTTAWA�A deal to allow SNC-Lavalin to avoid criminal liability could still be on the table amid a furor over whether the Trudeau government tried to meddle in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin, the Star has learned.

�My understanding is when criminal proceedings are ongoing that that option is always available,� Public Services and Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough said in an interview.

The requirement to continually assess the strength of the prosecution case, evidence, witnesses, and changing circumstances are �an ongoing obligation� within the DPA (deferred prosecution agreement) regime, as in any prosecution, she said.

Qualtrough, a lawyer, is the minister for federal procurement and shares responsibility for the government�s corporate integrity reforms.

She underlined that she is not the attorney general and the definitive opinion would have to come from David Lametti, Jody Wilson-Raybould�s successor and a Quebec MP, but said her understanding is that it is remains open to the attorney general to intervene.

�If you think of a criminal trial, maybe a prosecutor said no (to a deal) because he or she thought the evidence was really strong and then finds out two months later it�s less strong, maybe a witness doesn�t come through,� said Qualtrough. �So there�s always an option for both the prosecutor and the attorney general as long as the criminal proceedings are still underway to exercise that option of pursuing a DPA. So the decision isn�t final,� she said. �It�s kind of revisitable.�


This threat to proceed with political interference in a criminal justice prosecution is precisely what we fear. This government seems determined to undermine judicial impartiality. This tedious hair-splitting to justify acting beyond its legitimate powers is frightening.

The government that can intervene in a criminal proceeding to protect a criminal organization can also intervene to unjustly persecute an enemy, or even anyone it considers a pest.

That could be any one of us. Political interference in the administration of justice is unacceptable; it is the demarcation point between a lawful nation and a dictatorship.

John Feldsted



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