November 28, 2006

Nov. 28, 2006: Various

Broadcasters push CRTC for viewer fees -- Specialty channels have advantage, TV networks say , Barbara Shecter, Financial Post, Published: Monday, November 27, 2006

[....] Among the items broadcasters are hoping will result from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission hearings: fees from the cable and satellite companies that deliver their channels to people's homes and more flexibility to get around a 12-minute-per-hour cap on advertising. [....]

Global, Canada's second-largest conventional TV network, has asked for a fee of 50 cents per channel [....]

Another tempering factor is likely to be the looming transition to high-definition TV signals from analogue to keep pace with developments in the U.S.

The process, which could cost hundreds of millions of dollars, has divided the industry on how it should be done and who will pay for it. [....]

Worth reading.

Toronto mobsters see their chance, Peter Edwards, Nov. 27, 2006. 05:29 AM

[....] The RCMP takedown of 73 alleged members of the Montreal-based Rizzuto crime family last week has created an opportunity for more business and less competition for organized criminals in Toronto, often seen as the Second City of the Canadian underworld, local mob experts say.

Warrants are outstanding for another 18 accused members of the Montreal organization, believed by police to be the richest mob group in the country. [....]

Francesco Arcadi, 53, arrested last week in a Quebec country cottage, sporting a camouflage jacket, was frequently seen in Woodbridge over the past year, visiting mob hangouts, including a members-only sports bar. [....]

Canada's David Duke, Nov. 27, 2006, The Shotgun

Search: ignored by the mainstream press , WASP , Trudeau Foundation . Elmasry , CIC

Memory Lane: Frost Hits the Rhubarb April 17, 2005

Search: Technip , Paris , Husky , White Rose , $2 million Chair in Oil and Gas Research at Memorial University , Atlantic Accord

"Technip, the Paris based company with world-wide reach. A search brought up Technip Asia branches (Myanmar / Burma and Malaysia) and there is a contract with Brazil's PetroBraziliera."

"Husky Energy Announces Prince George Oil Refinery Upgrade"

UNSCAM - Natural Gas - Pricing - Pipeline - Tarsands - Atlantic Accord - Oil - Husky - Newfoundland Labrador

Memory Lane: Judicial independence and impartiality ...

Frost Hits the Rhubarb April 17, 2005

This Puts a New Slant on Judicial "Appointments" -- and how to get one

PM dismisses judicial appointment allegations , News Staff

[....] Corbeil told the newspaper that the people who received the cash were part of a group of Liberal supporters at the party's Montreal headquarters during the campaign.

... lawyers, engineers or accountants from major firms[....]

Corbeil noted that many of the lawyers have since been named to the bench.

Memory Lane: Kyoto -- Terrence Corcoran article

Frost Hits the Rhubarb April 17, 2005
Kyoto & Conservative Party has NOT altered its Policy on Kyoto

For the specific post: Kyoto Madness, Terence Corcoran, Financial Post, April 14, 2005

... the Liberal Kyoto Plan .... a $1-billion Climate Fund and a Partnership Fund and a $200-million Wind Power Production Incentive and a slew of other programs, initiatives and regulations. What we couldn't appreciate, until it was all assembled yesterday in a single monster document, is the mind-blowing madness behind Kyoto. Only by looking at the whole plan ... mass exercise in collective insanity ...

The post-Kyoto plan has been assigned to the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, an "independent" agency stacked with prime ministerial appointments, including a new chairman, former Winnipeg mayor Glenn Murray. Also fresh to the Round Table are an assortment of mushy corporate types, including Robert Schad, green founder of Husky Injection Molding, and Audrey McLaughlin, former NDP leader."

Who these people are is less important than what they are to do.

Memory Lane: Natives - First Nations, Russian, Arctic ... and more

Frost Hits the Rhubarb April 26, 2006 #1

Don't miss. What a compilation!


Non-Aboriginal Canadians are thankfully not as gutless as their law enforcement officials and politicians. Someone has to stand up against the Mohawk criminals, and it’s obviously not going to be the local rent-a-cops or pussy-ass politicians:
members of the Aboriginal Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (A-CFSEU) arrested 26 people -- nearly half of them from the Kitigan Zibi reserve where the operation was based -- for a series of drug trafficking and firearms offences.

The Gift that Keeps on Giving [GG and husband Lafond]

Paul Martin's hand-picked conspiracy theorist -- Lafond's embarrassing film is a parting Liberal gift to Canadians John Geiger, NatPost, Apr. 26, 06

The controversy and embarrassment that has erupted again over a film by Jean-Daniel Lafond, the husband of Governor-General Michaelle Jean, is a parting gift to Canadians from former prime minister Paul Martin.
Lafond's film presents conspiracy theories -- Debunked stories portrayed as real in documentary
In a book he published , "So, a sovereign Quebec? An independent Quebec? Yes
The latest case has drawn a flock of intervenors, including the Canadian Bar Association, Egale Canada, the Sierra Legal Defence Fund ...

Starving the activist propaganda machine

[....] Every year, the federal government spends between $6-billion and $8-billion underwriting the activities of special interest groups, non-government organizations (NGOs) and advocacy groups. Much of this sum is knowingly given for the purpose of lobbying the public and government on behalf of these organizations' pet causes.

The model is one of the most enduring legacies of the Trudeau era. In the 1960s, the government of Pierre Trudeau hit on the idea of funding activist groups to "speak for the voiceless in society," to tell government what it was doing wrong and how it might create new programs to rectify it. [Update Nov. 28, 06: See below Bud Talkinghorn's post: Do you miss the Court Challenges Program? ]

Welfare coalitions, therefore, are funded to do research that shows the need for more welfare, health-care advocates for more public funding for health care, gun-control supporters for stricter registration of firearms and so on. [....]

Search: the highest profile feminist and multicultural organizations , Court Challenges program
Substance abuse costing economy about $40-billion a year, new study finds
Russian bombers flew undetected across Arctic - AF commander
Posted on 04/22/2006 8:10:10 AM EDT by RusIvan


Kyoto Plan Backgrounder

.... creating the potential for a backdoor carbon tax

· This “plan” encourages sending billions of Canadian tax dollars offshore for projects which will have almost no oversight, and will not improve our environment here at home. [....]

Re: Ottawa's $10-billion Kyoto flop, April 14, 2005


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