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on January 21, 2016 in World News

The Specter of Donald Trump Is Haunting Davos

Jeff Black Jeffrey_Black If Donald Trump as president of the United States is the ghost that’s stalking Davos, many among the global elite hope he’ll be banished by spring. Others see that as wishful thinking. “I think the nominees will be Donald Trump for the Republicans and Hillary Clinton” for the Democrats, Donald Baer, a former White House adviser under President Bill Clinton, said at a panel co-hosted by Bloomberg and WPP Plc. “The next year will be a very uncertain, chaotic period.” Eric Cantor, left, Donald Baer, center, and Martin Sorrell speak at Davos. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg The prospect… View Article

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on January 21, 2016 in World News

Vote-Trutherism: Glenn Beck Triples Down On Debunked Claim Trump Voted for Obama

by John Nolte Last last week, Blaze founder Glenn Beck fell for a phony, photo-shopped tweet that had Donald Trump bragging about voting for Barack Obama in 2008.  Beck then spread this misinformation through his own Twitter account and on Fox News’s “O’Reilly Factor.” Once he realized he had been duped, using his Facebook account, Beck wrote a gracious, unreserved apology to Trump and set the record straight. All good. We all make mistakes. There but by the grace of God go I. Rather than leave it at that, reminiscent of Dan Rather’s career-ending RatherGate scandal, Beck has since launched… View Article

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on January 21, 2016 in World News

Trump Blasts ‘Wacko’ Glenn Beck: ‘Failing, Crying, Lost Soul!’

by John Nolte21 Jan 20169 Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday to blast The Blaze’s Glenn Beck as a “failing, crying, lost soul” and “wacko.” Beck has not only put his support behind Trump’s main rival in the primary race, Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), the talk show host has been on a somewhat bizarre crusade-of-sorts to prove Trump voted for Obama in 2008. Even after Beck fell for a phony tweet and was forced to apologize to Trump, The Blaze founder has since tripled down on this phony claim. Thursday morning, Trump responded: — Wacko @glennbeck… View Article

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on January 21, 2016 in World News

Students Boycott High School’s Required ‘Racial Identity’ Day

by Joel B. Pollak21 Jan 201640 At least one thousand students skipped New Trier High School’s mandatory day of “racial identity” classes on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The suburban Chicago high school, which ranks among the top public high schools in the country, held class on the public holiday, and scheduled seminars on “systemic racism” that sought to increase students’ awareness “of their own racial identities and the identities of others.” But students stayed away in droves. One parent, whose daughter is biracial, told Breitbart News that her daughter had deliberately avoided the program for fear of being singled out and forced to define… View Article

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on January 21, 2016 in World News

Liberals wind down controversial political audits of charitable groups

The Liberal government is winding down a controversial Conservative program of political-activity audits on charities, but it won’t redefine what is political — nor will it change how much political work a registered charity can do. Some 24 ongoing audits will continue in an effort to address any “serious deficiencies” that are found, Federal Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier said Wednesday in a news release. However six other charities previously targeted for examination won’t get audited, and five organizations that previously had their charitable status revoked are being invited to appeal. The Canada Revenue Agency says 30 political activity audits have already been completed under a controversial, $13.4-million program… View Article

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on January 21, 2016 in World News

With twice the debt of California, Ontario is now the world’s most indebted sub-sovereign borrower

Katia Dmitrieva and Cecile Gutscher, Bloomberg News Ontario, the world’s most indebted sub-sovereign borrower, is ploughing ahead with Canada’s most ambitious infrastructure plan — risking the censure of Standard & Poor’s and underperformance for its $307 billion of bonds. The nation’s most-populous province is keeping a goal of spending $130 billion over the next decade on work such as roads and mass transit in Toronto even after S&P dropped its credit grade this month to the lowest level ever. Yield spreads on some of the province’s debt reached the widest since January after the ratings move. Ontario, with about 13.7… View Article

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on January 21, 2016 in World News

Ontario not facing ‘debt wall,’ says study of province’s fiscal health

Amid all of Canada’s bleak economic news, there may be a glimmer of hope about Ontario’s massive provincial debt. By: Robert Benzie Queen’s Park Bureau Chief Amid all of Canada’s bleak economic news, there may be a glimmer of hope about Ontario’s massive provincial debt. A new report on the province’s fiscal situation to be released Thursday concludes the long-term outlook is less grim than critics have feared thanks largely to historically low interest rates and a growing Ontario economy. “Despite some concerns about the level of Ontario’s debt, the province isn’t anywhere close to hitting a debt wall,” said… View Article

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on January 21, 2016 in World News

Wall says $1B federal stimulus would be ‘helpful’ to Saskatchewan, Alberta

Michelle Zilio, CTV Question Period   @michellezilio Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says a possible $1 billion federal stimulus for infrastructure projects in Saskatchewan and Alberta would be “helpful,” as the two provinces deal with the effects of plummeting oil prices. Wall told CTV’s Power Play on Wednesday that financial help is welcome. “We’re in a comparatively better position in the province of Saskatchewan because of the diversity of our economy,” said Wall. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall appears on CTV’s Power Play on Jan. 20, 2016. “But that’s not to be cavalier about the issue because there have been layoffs here in… View Article

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on January 21, 2016 in World News

When corporations sue countries, no one wins

TransCanada is demonstrating beautifully why there is so much opposition against trade agreements such as CETA (Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) and the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership). The Calgary-based company recently filed a US$15 billion NAFTA challenge after U.S. President Barack Obama’s rejected the pipeline. This is under the NAFTA’s Chapter 11 investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions which allows corporations to sue government over policy decisions that may affect their profits. Keystone XL would have produced 110 million tons of greenhouse gasses per year. Last week, Globe and Mail columnist Barrie McKenna slammed the Council of Canadian’s opposition to… View Article

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on January 21, 2016 in World News

EU quietly asks Canada to rework trade deal’s thorny investment clause

Both sides admit surprise as deal risks losing ratification vote thanks to anti-American sentiment European Union officials quietly approached Justin Trudeau’s new government last fall with a request to revisit the controversial investment protection clause in the Canada-EU trade deal. Negotiations for the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) were supposed to have concluded in the summer of 2014 — the former Conservative government led by Stephen Harper had trumpeted success since an agreement in principle in 2013. But nothing was signed then. Or since. Chrystia Freeland won’t commit yet to Feb. 4 TPP signing Stephen Harper confident as final EU trade deal released Harper uses G7 summit… View Article

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