Monday, 5 February 2018

CANADIAN DAILY DIGEST February 5, 2018



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Secret �Bureau� Of Prime Minister�s Office Handles Harassment Complaints

Conservative MP says underage access to porn is a key factor in #MeToo cases
        Christine Elliott urges Tories to opt for experience
TVO investigating sexual harassment allegation against Steve Paikin
        Caroline Mulroney says she brings �different kind of experience� to Queen�s Park
Fate of Rick Dykstra�s 2015 candidacy decided in conference call with Stephen Harper
        NAFTA deal possible by end of March, says Canadian envoy MacNaughton

Trudeau under fire for saying some vets want more than government can afford
        Alberta legislature member for United Conservative Party leaving politics
Federal government gave millions to Irving subsidiary, records reveal
        Jagmeet Singh faces many hurdles as party gathers for convention
My �Job Interview� Reveals Sexist Problems In Parliament Hill Culture
        Active bystanders can stop abuse in the halls of power
Parties to blame for failing to properly vet candidates
        As Tories tear their party apart, Liberals find party unity � and unity of purpose
As Ottawa mulls labour code update, culture change clearly needed
        Who is Caroline Mulroney? Ontario PC leadership candidate needs more than name recognition to win over party

For Caroline Mulroney, and the Ontario PC party, the stakes of her candidacy are sky-high
        A reckoning on Blacks and marijuana is a long time coming

Amid Kinder Morgan feud, Liberals post tender for promised coast guard towing vessels
        PQ leader gets an earful after joking about female opponent�s facial hair
Faced with nomination challenges, five-term Conservative MP Tilson �undecided� if he will run in 2019
        Canadian government spent over $7 million to advertise on social media in 2016-17
Silence over Dykstra allegations reveals rift within federal Tories
        Trudeau government poised to overhaul environmental assessment process on energy projects like pipelines
Why Justin Trudeau is not the leader many believe he is
        The increasing sophistication of political deception on social media
Can the Liberals� brainy new boss win big?
        Rumour mill hurting everyone, including the #MeToo movement

Ottawa lent $1 billion to a mining company that allegedly avoided nearly $700 million in Canadian taxes
        Caroline Mulroney says she�s �new� and �fresh� and can get Tories back on track
Conservatives revamp candidate vetting with question on sexual misconduct
        #MeToo movement creating a �transformational change� on Hill, inappropriate sexual conduct to be dealt with quickly and finally, say MPs, pundits
Tories to pitch change to benefits clawback for disabled people who want to work
        Canada�s new Australian fighter jets to call 4 Wing Cold Lake home
Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama to deliver speech in Montreal
        Don�t tell Albertans, but Ontario is benefiting from a big loophole in the equalization formula
Sask. finance minister not sure if budget will come out on time
        New BC Liberal leader pledges to fight NDP over Trans Mountain pipeline

Andrew Wilkinson�s stance against electoral reform in B.C. �a bad argument,� says political scientist
        New research suggests room for Rob Ford�s populist appeal to be duplicated
New EKOS/CP polling explores populist sentiment bubbling in Canada. Here�s how.
        Scheer leading Conservatives gaining voter momentum: poll
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Caroline Mulroney the real deal - James Wallace, Toronto Sun
        Who is Caroline Mulroney? Ontario PC leadership candidate needs more than name recognition to win over party - Chris Selley, National Post
Conservatives revamp candidate vetting with question on sexual misconduct - Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press, CBC News
        From Mulroney to Bouchard to P�ladeau, Luc Lavoie�s tell-all book keeps some secrets - Daniel Leblanc, The Globe and Mail
Senate to have special hearing on marijuana legalization - Rachel Aiello, CTV News
        Christine Elliott �ready to fight for Ontario� - Adrienne Batra, Toronto Sun
Ontario nurses walk away from contract talks - Moira Welsh, Toronto Star
        Federal justice minister concerned about general lack of Indigenous jurors - Jason Warick, CBC News
Nova Scotia mayor enters Tory leadership race after publicly coming out as gay - The Canadian Press, National Post
        Cannabis U: Educators offering more training for marijuana industry- CTV News

Canadian universities, colleges expand course offerings for careers in marijuana industry- Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Globe and Mail
        Canada is woefully unprepared for the fintech tsunami- Michael R. King - Ivey Business Journal, Financial Post
Costco�s plan has millennials in their stores- Benjamin Romano - The Seattle Times, Toronto Star
        Bell offers free phone unlocking for all following protests- Sophia Harris, CBC News

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Craintes d'une escalade nucl�aire malgr� le respect d'un trait�Plus
        Montr�al c'est �lectrique d�voile ses chiffres et met fin � ses op�rationsPlus
La MMA �cope d'une amende de 1 million $ en dommagesPlus
        Collusion: l'opposition veut r�duire les taxes des Montr�alais avec l'argent r�cup�r�Plus
SpaceX veut lancer mardi la fus�e � la plus puissante du monde �Plus
        Explosion � Lac-M�gantic: la MMA pourrait payer 1 million de dollars en dommage Plus
D�couverte d'un curieux sp�cimen d'araign�e vieux de 100 millions d'ann�esPlus
        Gymnastique: Nassar condamn� une nouvelle fois � jusqu'� 125 ans de prison pour abus sexuelsPlus
Selon Cuba, Trump ne conna�t pas l'Am�rique latinePlus
        Crise de l'eau au Cap: le tr�s redout� � Jour z�ro � recul� d'un moisPlus

Syrie: 23 civils tu�s dans des raids a�riens du r�gime pr�s de DamasPlus
        Un mois de janvier �sanglant� au Moyen-Orient, 83 enfants tu�sPlus
Embard�e spectaculaire sur l'autoroute 25Plus
        Nucl�aire: pour l'Iran, Washington menace d'an�antir l'humanit�Plus

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Answering 3 Key Questions About the House Memo - Byron York, Washington Examiner
        The Political Weaponization of FBI Must Be Investigated - Victor Davis Hanson, National Review
The Memo Is More Proof of Trump�s Obstruction - Renato Mariotti, New York Times
        Schiff: Trump trying to turn DOJ into �personal political tool� - Olivia Beavers, The Hill
Democrats Are Holding a Losing Hand - Wayne Allyn Root, Las Vegas Review-Journal
        Priebus disputes report that Trump tried to fire Mueller - Kailani Koenig, NBC News
Maldives army seals off parliament, arrests MPs- Zaheena Rasheed, Al Jazeera
        Thousands of Greeks protest over Macedonia name- France 24
Costa Rica election: Gay marriage debate dominates campaign- BBC News
        Iran accuses US of �shamelessly threatening� Russia with nuclear weapons- Guardian staff and agencies, The Guardian
Pro-Brexit MPs plotting to replace Theresa May: Reports- PTI, The Times Of India

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Russia says it met nuclear limits, questions US compliance
        German parties add another day in last-ditch push for coalition
US accuses Russia of balking at UN condemnation of Syria chlorine attacks
        Turkey detains nearly 600 for opposing Syrian offensive
Time has come to make a Brexit choice: EU tells Britain
        Britain hits back at Trump over attack on healthcare system
Israeli killed in Palestinian stabbing attack: Israeli officials
        Iraq plans military operation to secure oil route to Iran
Banks in Britain and US ban Bitcoin buying with credit cards
        Britain offers two options for future customs ties with EU: May's spokesman

Respect nuclear limits under New START Treaty: US to Russia
        Shoulder-launched missiles used by Syrian rebels a huge danger: Kremlin
US begins reducing troops in Iraq after victory over IS
        Tesla to turn 50,000 homes into power plants in Australia
�Greed is good� message triggers post-Davos state of depression
        Turkey warns U.S. troops over Syria clash risk
Trial postponed again for Palestinian teen in viral �slap video�
        Archaeologists find 4,400-year-old tomb outside Cairo
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Prominent Israelis Petition Irish Parliament to Back Bill Blocking Products From Settlements

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Construction group warns of price-cutting if Aecon sold to China

Should a Chinese government firm be allowed to buy into construction?
CCCC International Holding Ltd., a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company Ltd.,

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Sunday, 4 February 2018

CANADIAN DAILY DIGEST February 4, 2018




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PC candidate Rod Phillips withdraws from leadership race to back Caroline Mulroney

Caroline Mulroney to officially join PC leadership race: sources
        New research suggests room for Rob Ford�s populist appeal to be duplicated
Ottawa won�t tolerate long delays on Trans Mountain, federal minister says
        New EKOS/CP polling explores populist sentiment bubbling in Canada. Here�s how.

Some male MPs �really concerned� about false harassment accusations: Gladu
        B.C. Liberals elect new leader who stresses party roots, praises Gordon Campbell
Scheer leading Conservatives gaining voter momentum: poll
        For Caroline Mulroney, and the Ontario PC party, the stakes of her candidacy are sky-high
Post-scandal PCs poised for a dramatic revival
        Why Justin Trudeau is not the leader many believe he is
The best and worst of political leadership on shocking display
        The increasing sophistication of political deception on social media
B.C. Liberals opt for veteran over fresh face in leadership race
        Can the Liberals� brainy new boss win big?
Rumour mill hurting everyone, including the #MeToo movement

News of Dykstra investigation split Harper�s inner circle, sources say
        Time to ditch the �toxic� NAFTA name, says former U.S envoy
Centennial Flame upgrade project cost taxpayers $845,000
        Interim PC leader says party has fewer members than previously claimed
Wynne says Liberals facing �uphill battle� in coming election
        MPs mum about possibility of national drug plan
More than 1,500 attend Doug Ford rally on a snowy night
        Inside the explosive Conservative Party fight over Rick Dykstra
�Change is in the air,� Doug Ford supporter says at rally for PC leadership candidate
        Doug Ford launches campaign for Ont. PC leadership with Toronto rally

Notley says it�s time for Trudeau to �step in� to B.C. pipeline dispute
        Wynne to deliver keynote address at pre-election Liberal gathering
�I am the one who can beat Kathleen Wynne�: Q&A with Christine Elliott
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Interim Ontario PC leader says party has 67,000 fewer members than claimed - Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press, CTV News
        �We are changing lives for the better,� Kathleen Wynne tells Liberals� annual meeting- Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star
From Brad Wall to a choice of �mini-Brads�: Saskatchewan could teach Ontario about smooth transitions - Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
        The last hot sector of Toronto�s housing market is set to cool this year- Natalie Wong, Financial Post
Proposed B.C. pipeline regulation shouldn�t start a �trade war�: premier- CTV News
        Restaurants �taking from Peter to pay Paul� amid minimum wage hike- Jenny Cowley and Belisha Vellani, CBC News

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D�c�s d'un Qu�b�cois en Arizona: �c'�tait l'homme le plus prudent qui existe�Plus
        Iran: les �coles ferm�es � T�h�ran pour cause de pollutionPlus
L'Irak publie pour la premi�re fois les noms de 60 �terroristes� recherch�sPlus
        Temp�te de neige record � Moscou: au moins un mortPlus
Nucl�aire: pour l'Iran, Washington menace d'an�antir l'humanit�Plus
        Le discours de Trump, un �cri de terreur�, assure PyongyangPlus
Temp�te de neige record � Moscou: au moins un mortPlus
        Une collision entre deux trains fait au moins deux mortsPlus
Un homme suspect� de vouloir kidnapper Lana del Rey arr�t�Plus
        Rapport am�ricain sur le nucl�aire: des �supputations au hasard� selon P�kinPlus
L'Italie vote dans un mois, dans la plus grande incertitude

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-How Comey Disgraced an Honorable FBI - Chris Swecker, Fox News
        Trump�s Brazen War on the FBI Defies History - Jeet Heer, The New Republic
Democratic Media Complex Melts Down Over Memo - John Kass, Chicago Tribune
        FISA Memo Is the Latest of Many Obama-Era Abuses - John Davidson, The Federalist
The Fight for a White America - Jamelle Bouie, Slate
        Cape Town faces Day Zero: what happens when the city turns off the taps?- Jonathan Watts, The Guardian
Venezuela�s socialist party confirms Maduro as official candidate- France 24
        Defence minister: Saudi, UAE intended to invade Qatar- Al Jazeera
Maldives president fires 2nd police chief in 3 days- The Associated Press, The Times Of India
        Italy Macerata drive-by attack: Foreigners targeted, say police- BBC News

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Cyprus president re-elected with eyes on new peace push
        Israel to legalize settlement outpost deep in West Bank
Talks on creating German coalition govt enter final round
        Iran's Rouhani raps new US nuclear plan as threat to Russia
Erdogan rejects option of partnership with EU
        Trial of Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi postponed to Feb. 13
UK's May under pressure as Conservatives at war over Brexit
        Israel begins distributing deportation notices to Africans
Turkey warns US troops over Syria clash risk
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From: Progressive Canadian-SouthSurrey-WhiteRock
Sent: Saturday, February 3, 2018 5:14 PM
To: Letters (Times-Colonist)
Subject: Re: Andrew Scheer on Vancouver Island; observations of a Tory disappointed by the "new" Conservatives.

As a former Progressive Conservative policy wonk who found Harper and McKay's "new"� Conservative party less than welcoming, I attended Andrew Scheer's Vancouver Island party event north of Victoria, January 25th, near Duncan to listen to what he had to say on his own terms unfiltered by media.

Far from reason to be encouraged or a positive plan for anything, much less creating opportunities for Canadians, Andrew is just trying to keep together the unstable PC-CA coalition. He showed BC and Canada why the CPC is not electable. "Unite the right" meant hiding behind Tory branding to push CA policy.

Privately he managed to deny Sir John A. Macdonald's vision of a Tory party "willing to embrace every person desirous of being called a progressive Conservative" (source: National Archives), the definition of real Conservatives in Canada now and when Sir John A. made this historic statement of what it means to be a conservative in the English-speaking world.

Publicly he lashed out at Liberals instead of talking about a positive plan, fell back on lame comments about cutting taxes and government regulation and denied the key role of government in building the economy and nationhood, sounding very neoconservative and libertarian; he repeated Stephen Harper's racist attacks on compensation to Canadians wrongly Gitmo imprisoned or tortured, in particular Omar Khadr, and fails to understand Canadians lured into the ISIS obscenity they have left, created by the Bush invasion of Iraq Harper endorsed, should not be treated like ISIS itself.

Andrew Scheer is trying to put a pleasant face on the same politics Canadians threw out of office October 19, 2015.

Brian Marlatt
Honeymoon Bay, BC

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Saturday, 3 February 2018

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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
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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

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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

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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

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

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Ought this to be altered so they can be represented in the wording as well?

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From: "Mahmood Elahi" <omega51@sympatico.ca>
To: "'Canadians for Affordable Energy: <letters@macleans.ca>
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.

MAHMOOD ELAHI

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

http://nationalpost.com/news/politics/john-ivison-trudeau-has-sided-with-alberta-in-pipeline-dispute-now-he-must-back-up-the-rhetoric

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. 

Footnotes:
1.  �Jobs vs. the Environment�: How to Counter This Divisive Big Lie
https://www.thenation.com/article/jobs-vs-environment-how-counter-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 http://bilbo.economicoutlook.net/blog/?p=34479
"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
http://credbc.ca/assessing-the-risks/
"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.
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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.
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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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From: "John Feldsted" <jfeldsted@shaw.ca>
Subject: If Canadian spies found a flaw in the iPhone, would they tell Apple?   Make the policy public, critics say
CSE has �responsibility� to be more transparent about its handling of software flaws says NDP MP Matthew Dub�
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/cse-c59-software-vulnerabilities-disclosure-matthew-dube-1.4508703?cmp=news-digests-canada-and-world-morning

The concept is ridiculous.

Our intelligence agencies exist to protect our nation and its people from attack.

We are employing highly skilled, well-paid experts to track information, analyse it and determine what risks, if any, Canada faces. They are not hired to maintain quality control over electronic products.

Requiring our intelligence community to warn manufacturers of product flaws is a waste of agency resources. The concept that our security services have an obligation to warn manufacturers (or the public) about product flaws is silly. A public warning about a product flaw will result in legal action by the producer. Then we can add legal costs and a possible damage award to the money wasted by having our spies act as product quality control agents.

Why can�t our MPs focus on real problems that plague us?

John Feldsted
Political Consultant & Strategist
Winnipeg, Manitoba

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From: Larry Kazdan
To: Vancouver Sun LetED <sunletters@vancouversun.com>
Subject:
Re: Opinion: Federal finances vulnerable to economic slowdown due to deficits,

Jason Clemens, Milagros Palacios, Niels Veldhuis February 1, 2018
http://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/opinion-federal-finances-vulnerable-to-economic-slowdown-due-to-deficits

The federal deficit is significant not for its numerical size, but for whether it closes the output gap - the additional amount required after private sector spending to return the economy to full employment with price stability.  Since households are loaded with debt, corporations are hoarding, and inflation is low, the federal government must inject more stimulus into the economy. 
Federal debt and deficits are always financially sustainable because our government owns the Bank of Canada and can never run out of Canadian dollars.  That is why troubled banks line up for government bailouts during times of financial crisis. 
Pundits and politicians need to waste less time on statistical irrelevancies related to federal debt, and start focusing on looming real-world problems that actually threaten the health and welfare of Canadians.  Dampening the economy through fiscal austerity would entrench long-term unemployment and exacerbate the many social ills that derive from increased poverty and inequality.
Footnotes:
1. William Mitchell, Professor in Economics and Director of the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE),                                                    University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia  http://bilbo.economicoutlook.net/blog/?p=35014      

"Governments should not aim for specific fiscal outcomes but rather, should aim to achieve full employment and price stability. At that point, the recorded fiscal outcome � whatever it is � will be unambiguously good.
But by obsessing about the fiscal balance in isolation and setting up all sorts of rules and traps for governments, the mainstream economics narrative not only creates bad outcomes but leads governments to pursue bad policy.
They are usually still left with deficits and rising debt � both of which are bad � in that context."
2. Economist Abba Lerner:  Functional Finance   http://bilbo.economicoutlook.net/blog/?p=5762
"Government should adjust its rates of expenditure and taxation such that total spending in the economy is neither more nor less than that which is sufficient to purchase the full employment level of output at current prices. If this means there is a deficit, greater borrowing, �printing money,� etc., then these things in themselves are neither good nor bad, they are simply the means to the desired ends of full employment and price stability �"

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