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Canada’s SNC-Lavalin Affair: The Site C Dam Project and Bulk Water Export PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 12:51
 
By Joyce Nelson
https://www.globalresearch.ca/snc-lavalin-site-c-bulk-water-export/5671247Global Research, March 13, 2019
 
Region: Canada
Theme: History, Media Disinformation, Oil and Energy
 
 
 
 
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In all the press coverage of the “the SNC-Lavalin affair,” not enough attention has been paid to the company’s involvement in Site C – the contentious $11 billion dam being constructed in B.C.’s Peace River valley.
 
The Liberals say that any pressure they put on Jody Wilson-Raybould to rubber-stamp a “deferred prosecution agreement” for SNC-Lavalin was to protect jobs at the company. But the pressure may have been to protect something much bigger: the Liberals’ vision for Canada’s future. Site C epitomises that vision.
 
The “Many Lives” of Site C
 
Birthed in 1959 on the drawing boards of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and BC Electric (then owned by Montreal-based Power Corp), the Site C dam has been declared dead, then alive, then dead again several times over the next five decades until 2010, when BC Premier Gordon Campbell announced that Site C would proceed. [1]
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:01
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Liberal precedent for confounding dual role of Minister of Justice and Attorney General PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Thursday, 07 March 2019 11:12

By Joan Russow

Global Compliance Research Project

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Image of the Honorable Irwin Cotler as Minister of Justice and Attorney General. in 2004, I wrote to him about my being discriminated on the grounds of Political opinion under the ICCPR, 

When I was national leader of the Green Party of Canada,I found out in 1998 that I was on a RCMP Threat assessment list. In 2002  I filed a case about being on a threat Assessment list and was in Court was against Paul Partridge  the Lawyer for the Attorney General office.. The lawyer from the then Attorney General Office was obviously acting in the political role of the Minister of Justice.  I was appealing in court for the attorney General to reveal the reason for my being on the RCMP list. The Judge said that I did not have enough information; I replied that he placed me in a conundrum because the government had refused to divulge the reason for my being placed on the list. The judge struck my claim but did not dismiss my case and advised me to go through access to information and Privacy to obtain documents which I did but the responses were all didacted for international reason of security.  In 2004,I wrote the enclosed letter to Irwin Cotler as Minister of justice and Attorney General and received no assistance from him. Irwin Cotler is purported as being concerned about discrimination on the grounds of political or other opinion in other countries yet not in Canada in 2004 when he was minister of Justice in his partisan role or as Attorney General, in his non partisan role.

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 March 2019 09:11
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Cuba's Ambassador Responds to CBC News PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 03 March 2019 22:05

Cuba's Ambassador Responds to CBC News

Cuba's Ambassador responds to the CBC News tendentious and manipulative article, Canada at odds with Cuban 'ally' over Maduro's fate.

I reject categorically and in the strongest terms the tendentious and manipulative article "Canada at odds with Cuba 'ally' over Maduro's fate", written by journalist Evan Dyer and published today, Sunday, March 3, 2019, by CBC News.

Good journalism does not speculate, it informs objectively.

The assertion that thousands of Cubans would allegedly be inserted into the structures of the armed and security forces of Venezuela, holding the government of (legitimate) President Nicolás Maduro, is a scandalous slander. I demand that CBC News present a proof, which evidently it does not have, since it does not appear in the whole article.

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 March 2019 19:08
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Glyphosate blocks trade between Italy and Canada PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 22 February 2019 10:08
 
 
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Canadian wheat exports to Italy are still low due to the use of glyphosate. Italy, the country that chose this ban on chemicals in the European Union, did not return to its position, Radio-Canada reported.

Italy, one of Canada's two biggest wheat buyers, stopped ordering in large quantities after learning that some local farmers used glyphosate to ripen grains, Radio-Canada said. The result: a 70% reduction in Canadian wheat imports for six months, from November 2017 to August 2018.

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It's taboo to talk about Canada's real corporate scandal PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 22 February 2019 10:00

By Matthew Behrens Rabble

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2019/02/its-taboo-talk-about-canadas-real-corporate-scandalFebruary 22, 2019

While the SNC-Lavalin scandal has torn another strip off the "sunny ways" prime minister, there's another

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits CFB Esquimalt. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO

While the SNC-Lavalin scandal has torn another strip off the "sunny ways" prime minister, there's another corporate scandal that makes the financial figures in that case -- mere hundreds of millions of dollars in fraud and bribes -- seem like pocket change. But no major political party will touch it, which speaks to the manner in which an all-party commitment to bedrock Canadian militarism squelches democratic discourse and strangles any opportunity for real economic justice.

The corporate scandal you won't hear about on the campaign trail is the largest procurement project in Canadian history, one that will result in forking over at least $105 billion in corporate welfare to war manufacturers for a completely unnecessary fleet of Canadian warships.

With every political campaign comes the costing question: how will modest investments in daycare, housing and pharmacare be paid for when Canada struggles with debt and deficits? But the question that will not be asked is whether voters want to mortgage their grandchildren's financial future for a project that will line the pockets of Irving Shipyards and the world's largest war profiteer, Lockheed Martin.

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 March 2019 20:13
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