June 25, 2006

June 25, 2006: Cross Pollination

Life in the slow and low lane -- photo from a friend in NB.

Cross Pollination -- Canada-France-China, CFCAS

Last week, I posted June 22, 2006: AG: Foundations Hiding Tax $$$ From Public Scrutiny -- What follows updates, is related to and adds to that post. It concerns just one foundation and a couple of scientists.

Considering the number of spies said to be in Canada, I wonder if this highly-acclaimed scientist, Marlon Lewis, PhD, of Satlantic.inc, member of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (CFCAS) has been or is being spied upon for his expertise. CSIS has mentioned the spies operating in Canada lately. Not only does Dr. Lewis have a connection to China ("He holds adjunct appointments at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, and the Ocean University of China.") as well as one to France (a Poste Rouge from the French Centre Nationale de Recherche Scientifique), but also, he has made, lately, a presentation at Nova Scotia's Energy Forum 2006 - May 24-26, 2006. Lewis spoke at the

New Technology: Sensors and Systems for Ocean Observation -- ns.energyresearch.ca/files/Marlon_Lewis.pdf Marlon R. Lewis, Satlantic Inc. -- Building Knowledge About Marine Environment – Session 1 -- ns.energyresearch.ca/index.cfm?ID=2900

There were other presentations that might be of interest.

Dr. Lewis has been honoured: CFCAS Board of Directors Marlon Lewis Dalhousie University/Satlantic Inc.

[....] Dr. Lewis is a recipient of the Lindemann Award from the American Society for Limnology and Oceanography, a Special Outstanding Achievement Award from NASA, a Killam Prize from Dalhousie University, and a Poste Rouge from the French Centre Nationale de Recherche Scientifique. His research interests span a broad range of oceanographic areas from upper ocean physics to biological processes to the ocean's role in global climate. He was named Entrepreneur of the Year in the Technology category in Atlantic Canada, and was named as one of the Top 50 CEO's in Atlantic Canada. He holds adjunct appointments at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, and the Ocean University of China. Dr. Lewis has published over 90 peer-reviewed scientific publications, and serves on numerous advisory councils to organizations and governments in Canada, the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia. [....]

Building Knowledge About Marine Environment – Session 1: .... Other sessions: ENERGY FORUM 2006 - May 24-25, 2006

Building Knowledge About Geoscience – Session 2
Building Knowledge About Sustainable Energy – Session 3

Note: Government of Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Dal Univ., governments of NS and of Canada.

Website by: Petroleum Research Atlantic Canada


* Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
* Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)
* Canada Research Chairs Program
* Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA)
* Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (CFCAS)
* CANMET Energy Technology Centre - Ottawa (CETC-O)
* Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Program (CCIAP)
* Environmental Studies Research Funds (ESRF)
* Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP)
* Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
* Petroleum Research Atlantic Canada (PRAC)
* Precarn Incorporated
* Program of Energy Research and Development (PERD)
* Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED)
* Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
* Sustainable Development Technology Canada

As a humble citizen, my question is: Where is the line between government's plans, taxpayer money, academics, business, awards and honours ... even other countries gaining Canadian knowledge and expertise? Insert CRTC / government control, really, and the mainstream media into all that and it bears questioning. Just asking.......

Life-time 100% research, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, ... A so-called “poste rouge” is often recommended in advance, a funding for ...

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France -- re: "in France­ the yearly announcement of researcher positions financed by the French Funding Organization “Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique” (CNRS). These are *life-time 100 % research* positions offered in an international competition to excellent candidates. .... "

[...] The web page is

[....] “Directeur” (Senior scientists) posts are told be more difficult to obtain for someone that comes from outside the French system. A so-called “poste rouge” is often recommended in advance, a funding for half a year within the host institution. [....]

After having applied *all* candidates will be invited to a presentation and an interview in Paris in spring 2006 (www.cnrs.fr/comitenational/calend/printe06/cprint06.pdf)[....]

Poste Rouge refers to a visiting researcher or fellowship position.

Another Canadian scientist Honoured by France-Canada Research Foundation

Carleton University Aerospace Professor Ronald Earle Miller is the recipient of the 2006 France-Canada Research Foundation (Fonds France-Canada pour la recherche) award. June 5, 2006

(Ottawa, June 5, 2006)-- [....] The award is for a project that examines why reducing the grain-sizes of alloys such as steel and alumnium to the nanometer scale can significantly improve the strength, hardness and resistance of these metals. These, in turn, could eventually be used to develop stronger, lighter-weight materials for more efficient vehicles, sports equipment, and other products.

[...] Dr. Miller and his team use computer simulations [....]

The formal name of the award-winning project is “Plasticity on the nanoscale: the role of dislocation nucleation in nanocrystalline metals and nanoindentation" in materials science.”

[....Technion University, Israel ....] is both a Visiting Assistant Professor with INPG (Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble) in Grenoble, France and a "Poste Rouge" Visiting Researcher, with the Centre National de la recherche scientifique, in France. [....]

Chateaubriand Program: scientific cooperation between France and Canada

France-Canada Research Foundation pdf -- or Google -- ambafrance-ca.org/hyperlab/FFCR/_formulaire.pdf

[....] In both respects (excellence and industrial value), projects with a quality label, would be examples for remaining cooperative projects.

[....] France-Canada exchanges in the fields of research and higher education.

[....] A fund was created [in 2000] with an initial grant of CAN$1.6 million, with matching contributions from France's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and 16 top-flight Canadian universities*.

These universities represent wide areas of Canada and a broad range of expertise consistent with priorities for bilateral scientific cooperation (life and health sciences, information technologies, environment, social and human sciences).

In a second phase, following this initial grant, the focus will shift to expanding the Fund through private or public contributions [....] if the Fund has quickly established a solid reputation. [Would that include Canadian taxpayers' money?]

Capital for the Fund was assembled at the University of Ottawa, [....]

This fund is administered by a peer executive committee with a representative from each of France's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (International Cooperation and Development Directorate), Ministry of Research, Minister-Counsellor and Counsellor for Science and Technology from the Embassy of France in Canada.

[....] scientific cooperation between France and Canada.


1. The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...
2. The Embassy of France in Canada
... scholarships under the Chateaubriand program to Canadian researchers who earned their PhD less than three years ago.
3. Incentive funding ... bilateral scientific cooperation between France and Canada. [....]

Canada-France Co-operation ... has grown like Topsy

Frost Hits the Rhubarb: June 22, 2006: AG: Foundations Hiding Tax $$$ From Public Scrutiny .... Auditor General: Billions of tax dollars held by foundations out of public scrutiny Annual Report 2003-2004 .pdf

I have mentioned the connections between Canada, the Dept. of Heritage, UNESCO in Canada, France, the UN ... even a connection to Maurice Strong, the internet and a website in Zambia ... along with much more.

Related: Frost Hits the Rhubarb: Jan. 29, 06 to Feb. 3, 06

Feb. 3, 06
No Indoctrination 1, No Element of Coercion, No Global Aspirations [?]
No Indoctrination 2: No Outside Influences?
No Indoctrination 3: No Coercion, Helping the Poor of Africa & the World
No Indoctrination 4: Francophone Countries Gain
No Indoctrination 5: Summit's Outcome Important for Islamic Countries
No Indoctrination 6: Control & the CRTC, Protection, Language, Industries & the CRTC [added Feb. 5, 06 -- scroll down past #5 for it.]
Feb. 2, 06 and previous posts
The death cult people meet the death wish people -&-Brother, can you spare a dime? -&- Blasphemy
Another Gift that Keeps on Giving -- CRTC & Lib. Big Brother, Daycare Myths, Tsunami $$$ -&- GG's Royal Taste
Updated: Helicopters, Socialism on the March, Regina CSI Lab, Hamas, Calgary School, Tainted Blood Victims
No Indoctrination -&- Six Features of Socialism [Jan. 30, 06]
No Indoctrination: Elections Canada & Student Vote? [Jan. 29, 06]
No Indoctrination: One [Jan. 29, 06 -- re: CRTC, CBC, comments on Andrew Coyne's website about "The CRTC's willing stooges...." and note UNESCO's influence -- EnCana, Scotiabank, various teachers' associations and Canadian Heritage supported this effort at indoctrinating students -- using actual Elections Canada official ballots that were then held by the CBC -- a rather dubious endeavour, to say the least. See screen captures posted.]
No Indoctrination: Two [Jan. 29, 06 -- Student vote ....
Elections Canada, Canadian Heritage, EnCana Corporation, Scotiabank ....

"The UNESCO protocol on Cultural Diversity is adhered to by mainstream media, artists and artists' unions, some, if not all telephone companies (quebectel) and many more. They have a vested interest in seeing that a Liberal government be returned to power, in order that this be used to maintain their pre-eminent positions. This is one reason why it is worth checking further." ]

No Indoctrination: Three [Jan. 29, 06 Languages in Quebec -- note that plural which refers, not to English, but to Aboriginal languages. .... "UNESCO protocol. I have written before (Dec. 18, 06) on the plans for languages promoted particularly by the former Heritage Department and UNESCO under the misnomer of "Cultural Diversity".]

No Indoctrination: Four [Nodice Election Website]

More UN activity in Canada

In concert considering the above network(s), I also have noted how universities, research and other funding have been used to advance a the former (Liberal) government's agenda, in my opinion, at any rate. (It may account for the mainstream media / friends of that government's attempts to paint anything but the Liberal agenda on Kyoto and numerous other issues as useless, the object being to bring back the ones they understand, the devils they know.)

The following links to another example; I compared the treatment and programs for laid off NB Nackawic mill workers with that for the Africa industry -- which may or may not be intended to address poverty. IMHO, there have been motives other than poverty at work with these talk fests.

Frost Hits the Rhubarb: March 12, 2005: Compare: "Pulp MIll Workers Urged to Build Arts Industry" & UNB: World Bank, Industry, Educ. Ambassadorial Reps "Working with Africa Workshop"

The following came about when I read about the difference in the scenarios afforded the pulp and paper mill workers and the power and prestige assembled to develop enthusiasm and plans for projects in Africa -- What might have been. The former group have just found out that the Saint Anne Nackawic Pulp and Paper Mill will not re-open.

There are two sections.
1. The Unemployed New Brunswick Mill Workers [....]
2. The "Working with Africa Workshop" at the University of New Brunswick
First, it is useful to check who are the Sponsors of the "Working with Africa Workshop" .... there is information about each

Frost Hits the Rhubarb: January 19, 2006: OneWorld, Maurice Strong, UNESCO & The Global Governance Gang -- Search: Zambia

More than once, I have noted the burgeoning connections between China and Canada.

Frost Hits the Rhubarb: January 11, 2006: Business & Agribusiness: Fujian & Canada, ACOA / AIF Grants & Academics

Add to that, Cuba - UNBSJ

Possibly this project is also under the leadership of Muhammed Kabir, University of New Brunswick Saint John's first Associate Vice-President, who was given responsibility for international development and research projects
(See FHTR Jan. 11, 06


Memory Lane: Updates & Related -- The following are links on that webpage.

FHTR August 29, 2005

Update: PetroKazakstan, Bernard Isautier & Jean Chretien

Prior to 1990, Mr. Isautier served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Polysar Energy and Chemicals Corp. in Toronto, Canterra Energy Ltd. and Aquitaine of Canada in Calgary. Early in his career, Mr. Isautier served as an advisor to the French Minister of Energy and Industry and as an advisor on uranium development to the President of the Republic of Niger.

Mr. Isautier is a citizen of Canada and France.


PetroKazakhstan's operations are located in the 31,000 square mile South Turgai Basin in south central Kazakhstan, approximately 625 miles west of Almaty. PetroKazakhstan has an interest in eleven fields with land holdings totaling 410,522 (gross) acres and owns a 100% interest in an exploration license surrounding the Kumkol field totalling 341,848 acres.


Three articles:

China's Kazakh prize: The expert opinion
Chinese oil company to buy Canadian firm for $4.2B
Riding Down the Curve: How Cities Can Survive the Energy Crisis (Peak Oil, Part III) [....]


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