#2483: Serco’s Long Range 8(a) Death Pool – Francophonie Carbon Racket – Alberta Dhimmitude
1. AD ASSERTS THAT SERCO LAUNCHED A LONG RANGE 8(A) DEATH POOL service which allows Sixth Family bookmakers, casinos and assassins to predict the precise time when a target victim will die at a private or a mass-casualty event.
2. AD ASSERTS THAT SERCO KILLERS EQUIPPED FRANCOPHONIE PRIVY COUNCILLORS AND CRIME FAMILIES IN MONTREAL AND OTTAWA FOR A CARBON PROTECTION RACKET where climate-change deniers must pay a tax to stay alive.
3. AD ASSERTS THAT TRUDEAU PERE ET FILS PRIVY COUNCILLORS HAVE HIRED SERCO’S LONG RANGE 8(A) EXTORTIONISTS TO COLLECT DHIMMITUDE TAXES IN ALBERTA or engineer a shutdown of the oil industry with death pool threats to its leaders.
United States Marine Field McConnell (https://abeldanger.blogspot.com/2010/01/field-mcconnell-bio.html) is writing an e-book “Shaking Hands With the Devil’s Clocks” and invites readers to e-mail him images (examples below) for a proof by contradiction of the three assertions above.
State Dining Room of Rideau Hall, Queen Elizabeth II is seated at centre.
Trudeau Privy Councillors outsourced Goose Bay operations to Serco for
man-in-the-middle attacks on US.
Privy councillors Collenette and Chretien with Clinton after 9/11 stand down.
Run by Serco since 1953
USPTO run by Serco since 1994
Randolph Churchill – White’s Club assassin and former member of the SAS/Long Range
Desert Group who advised Prince Philip on the role of Goose Bay in mutually
assured destruction strategies during Cold War.
a neologism. For the 7th century Islamic legal concept, see Dhimmi.
a neologism borrowed
from the French language. It is derived by adding the
productive suffix -tude to
the Arabic noun dhimmi, which
refers to a non-Muslim living
a restricted life as a second-class subject of an Islamic
distinct, but related meanings depending on the author; its scope may be
historical only, contemporary only, or both. It may encompass the whole system
of dhimma, look only at its subjects (dhimmis), or even apply it outside of any
established system of dhimma, often polemically. The term has been criticised by
some academic scholars as misleading and Islamophobic.
1982 by the Lebanese President Bachir
Gemayel, who was later assassinated, in reference to perceived attempts by
the country’s Muslim leadership to subordinate the large Lebanese Christian minority. In a speech of
September 14, 1982 given at Dayr al-Salib in Lebanon, he said: “Lebanon is
our homeland and will remain a homeland for Christians… We want to continue to
christen, to celebrate our rites and traditions, our faith and our creed
whenever we wish… Henceforth, we refuse to live in any dhimmitude!”
The concept of
“dhimmitude” was introduced into Western discourse by the
writer Bat Ye’or in a French-language article published in
the Italian journal La Rassegna mensile
di Israel in 1983. In Bat
Ye’or’s use, “dhimmitude” refers to allegations of non-Muslims
appeasing and surrendering to Muslims, and
discrimination against non-Muslims in Muslim majority regions.
Ye’or further popularized the term in her books The Decline of Eastern Christianity: From Jihad to Dhimmitude and the 2003 followup Islam and Dhimmitude: Where Civilizations Collide In a 2011 interview, she claimed to have indirectly inspired Gemayel’s use of the term.
Associations and usage
The associations of the word “dhimmitude” vary between users:
Bat Ye’or defined dhimmitude as the condition and experience of those who are subject to dhimma, and thus not synonymous to, but rather a subset of the dhimma phenomenon: “dhimmitude […] represents a behavior dictated by fear (terrorism), pacifism when aggressed, rather than resistance, servility because of cowardice and vulnerability. […] By their peaceful surrender to the Islamic army, they obtained the security for their life, belongings and religion, but they had to accept a condition of inferiority, spoliation and humiliation. As they were forbidden to possess weapons and give testimony against a Muslim, they were put in a position of vulnerability and humility.” The term plays a key role in the allegedly Islamophobicconspiracy theory of Eurabia.
A more recent pejorative usage variant of “dhimmi” and “dhimmitude” divorces the words from the historical context and applies them to situations where non-Muslims in the West and India are championing Islamic causes above others. “Dhimmi” is treated as analogous to “Quisling” within this context.
Sidney H. Griffith states that it “has come to express the theoretical, social condition” of non-Muslims “under Muslim rule”.
According to Bassam Tibi, dhimmitude refers to non-Muslims being “allowed to retain their religious beliefs under certain restrictions”. He describes that status as being inferior and a violation of religious freedom.
Mark R. Cohen, a leading scholar of the history of Jewish communities of medieval Islam, has criticized the term as misleading and Islamophobic.
Bernard Lewis, Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University, states that, “If we look at the considerable literature available about the position of Jews in the Islamic world, we find two well-established myths. One is the story of a golden age of equality, of mutual respect and cooperation, especially but not exclusively in Moorish Spain; the other is of “dhimmi”-tude, of subservience and persecution and ill treatment. Both are myths. Like many myths, both contain significant elements of truth, and the historic truth is in its usual place, somewhere in the middle between the extremes.””
“Terence Corcoran: Trudeau’s first challenge–come up with global climate strategy to take to Paris in 38 days
Terence Corcoran | October 20, 2015 10:54 AM ET
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Of all the forces buffeting the Canadian economy, the federal election hasn’t amounted to a hill of beans. It was a big zero. Nothing through 78 days of campaign rhetoric and disaster-mongering moved the loonie by so much as a penny. Stock markets have gyrated, but not in reaction to election developments. Nobody could say prices of any shares of any company moved in reaction to any party platform or to the latest poll projections. Now let’s see what happens.
There’s a reason the election failed to move markets. None of the campaign issues mattered. The battle over existence of a recession fizzled, the trade data proved meaningless, and the three-way skirmish over which party had the biggest or smallest deficit-spending plan dissolved.
And so here comes the hard part. Hard because, in reality, there really isn’t much Justin Trudeau, as prime minister, can do — whether it’s deficit spending or tax hikes on the rich or infrastructure gambits — to alter the course of economic growth and job creation. In the short term, which is the only horizon facing the new Liberal government at the moment, the economic and policy agendas have already been set, and they were set elsewhere long before the election was called.
The challenge facing the new Trudeau Liberal team — whoever they are as a team and cabinet — now is how to manage through the coming hailstorm of global events and trends. The high-profile election issues — national day care, job schemes, pensions, niqabs, taxes — will now be cast aside as trivial to focus on the serious issues that were largely ignored through the election.
Some of the election rhetoric will linger for a week or so, but it is only a matter of time before all the election promises are deep-sixed to deal with the real drivers of the Canadian economy — the price of oil, persistent global economic uncertainty, Middle East conflicts, the international refugee crises, trade agreements, international and local debt, along with the great global monetary policy muddle and the future of interest rates in the United States. A housing price crisis and the trajectory of U.S. politics may set the direction of the Canadian economy more than any decisions by Prime Minister Trudeau.
Looming over the all this is the United Nation’s climate conference that opens November 30 in Paris, an event that aims to set global carbon and energy policy for the next century. No global initiative is more important to the future of the Canadian economy.
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How well equipped are Trudeau and his Liberals to deal with the coming flood of decisions and events?
Dan Gagnier, former co-chair of the Liberal campaign — before he was forced to resign for moonlighting as an oil industry strategist — summed up the post-election scene. The first 20 days will be “difficult,” he wrote in a leaked email to TransCanada Corp., his corporate client. The flood of events and demands will require “intense scheduling and effective decision-making,” he said.
Some political operators are smart cookies, but 20 or 30 days is truly not enough time for any new government to devise a proper formal Canadian position on global carbon regimes and a host of other international issues, especially a new Liberal government that has promised to consult with the province’s and take a flock of premiers to Paris.
Within less than a month from today, Trudeau and his new finance minister are scheduled to fly to Antalya, Turkey, for a Nov. 15 summit of the G20 nations, the organization former Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin helped set up to save the world from future economic crises. Then it’s off to Manila for the Nov 18-19 Asia Pacific Economic Summit, where trade, climate, and global military strategies are up for review. A week later there’s the Nov. 27-29 Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Malta, from which the Prime Minister will supposedly then fly to Paris for the climate change extravaganza.
No policy decisions have been telegraphed on Canada’s position on a global climate framework. The Trudeau campaign platform was particularly vacuous, so there is therefore some risk of stumbling into an international carbon control regime that will damage the Canadian economy. It would not be the first time for the Liberals, who cluelessly delivered Canada into the disastrous Kyoto Protocol.
Is Canada onside with a global carbon price, a massive wealth transfer from rich to poor countries, and a UN-managed bureaucratic empire to monitor and control world energy use? Nobody seriously mentioned any of this through 78 days of campaigning, but now a policy will have to be hammered out on carbon pricing and emissions controls over the next 38 days. Are the Trudeau Liberals ready?
The election, allegedly about the economy, is over. Now the question is what economic policies should and will a new Liberal government adopt as it faces a reality mostly beyond its control. That’s the stuff that will move currency and stock prices in the months ahead, maybe even today and tomorrow.”
“Trudeau’s carbon scheme targets Alberta
BY EZRA LEVANT, QMI AGENCY
FIRST POSTED: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 09, 2015 07:14 PM EST | UPDATED: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 09, 2015 07:20 PM EST
Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau delivers a speech to at the Kerby Centre in Calgary, Feb. 5, 2015. (MIKE DREW/QMI Agency)
A carbon tax is the new sin tax
What does Justin Trudeau really think about Alberta and the oilsands and the people who work there?
The real answer is he probably doesn’t think a lot about it — or any other policy area. Trudeau is more about looking dreamy. He leaves the grown-up stuff, like policy, to someone else. In this case, to Gerald Butts, his “principal adviser.”
Butts has quite a lot to say about the oilsands. For years, he was the boss of the World Wildlife Fund Canada, an environmentalist lobby group that took hundreds of thousands of dollars from foreign interests to campaign against the oilsands. Never against OPEC oil; only against Canadian oil.
When he was at the WWF, Butts compared government oilsands defenders to tobacco executives. Here’s the first few lines of a column he wrote for the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest newspaper. “Keep smoking kids. We need the tax revenue. Trust us, we will cure cancer by the time you get it. So goes our national political leaders’ myopic view of the tar sands.”
In 2012, Butts was asked about the Northern Gateway Pipeline. His answer was blunt: “Truth be told, we don’t think there ought to be a carbon-based energy industry by the middle of this century… The real alternative is not an alternative route, it’s an alternative economy.”
Canada is the second-largest country in the world, one of the coldest countries in the world. But Butts believes we should simply stop using oil or gas, and rely on expensive, experimental green technology to heat our homes and move around. It’s bizarre, it’s deeply unserious.
Yet is clearly animates Trudeau’s approach to the oilsands. Trudeau visited Calgary against last week and he outlined his plan for a carbon tax. He said we have to do it, because the oilsands have shamed our country internationally.
“You get a lot of people around the world who are worried about climate change who are looking for something that they can point to or something to do. And the lack of environmental responsibility on the world stage by Canada has led to people being able to point to our oilsands and make them, entirely unfairly, the poster child for climate change.”
You stupid, greedy Albertans. You have shamed us internationally. You have brought this carbon tax upon yourself.
“If we want to restore our international reputation, something we need to create jobs and spur investment, we must take action and we must do it now …And that starts with a mature and honest conversation about carbon pricing.”
It’s not true, of course. Canada is actually the most reputable country in the world, according to an international survey of 27,000 people done by the Reputation Institute.
And our carbon emissions – which have decreased under Stephen Harper’s government – just aren’t something other people care about. The liberal Pew Research Centre did a poll just last month asking Americans about their priorities. “Climate change” ranked 22nd out of 23 possible choices. No one cares. Global warming doesn’t even register in polls of Third World countries – that’s a made-up problem for rich white folks. Like Trudeau.
Trudeau says he’ll bring in a law requiring provinces to “price” carbon – that’s code for taxing it. When the Sun News Network asked him three times if he would penalize a province that doesn’t go along with it, he refused to answer, three times.
But when you’re trying to end Canada’s international shame, and eliminate an entire carbon economy, what’s a little Alberta-baiting?”
Vito Rizzuto was born in Cattolica Eraclea, Sicily, Italy, on February 21, 1946, and was brought to Montreal by his parents in 1954. Vito was the first child of Nicolo “Nick” Rizzuto and his wife, Libertina Manno. Vito was named after Nick’s father, who was murdered in Patterson, New York when Nick was only nine. Nick would later be murdered as well, killed by a single sniper’s bullet while having dinner with family in November 2010.
On Vito’s eighth birthday, in 1954, the Rizzuto family, which by then included a daughter, Maria, arrived in Canada by ship, landing in Halifax and moving on to Montreal, where thousands of Italian immigrants thrived in a long-established community.
Vito married Giovanna Cammalleri, and had three children. His oldest son, Nicolo Rizzuto (Nick, Jr.) – named after his grandfather – was born on December 4, 1967. He was shot 6 times and killed near his car in the Montreal borough of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce on December 28, 2009. Another son is Leonardo Rizzuto. His daughter Maria was married to Paolo Renda, reputed consigliere of the Rizzuto crime family, who went missing May 20, 2010.
His father Nicolo Rizzuto began his Mafia career in Canada as an associate of the Cotroni crime family that controlled much of Montreal’s drug trade in the 1970s while answering to the Bonanno crime family of New York. By the 1980s, the Rizzutos emerged as the city’s pre-eminent Mafia crew after a turf war between the Montreal family’s Sicilian and Calabrian factions and the murder of Paolo Violi, a Bonanno soldier who had been named acting boss of Montreal’s family.
According to law enforcement officials Rizzuto oversaw a criminal empire that imported and distributed tonnes of heroin, cocaine and hashish in Canada, laundered hundreds of millions of dollars, lent out millions more through loansharking operations and profited handsomely from illegal gambling, fraud and contract killings.
Though only considered a soldier of the New York Bonanno crime family by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Rizzuto was considered by Canadian officials to be the most powerful mob boss in the country. The Canadian authors Lee Lamothe and Adrian Humphreys consider the strength of the Rizzuto clan to rival that of any of the Five Families in New York and dubbed it the Sixth Family. Rizzuto worked closely with the Sicilian Cuntrera-Caruana Mafia clan – major illicit drug traffickers – that was led in Canada by Alfonso Caruana.
According to Francesco Di Carlo, a Sicilian mafioso turned government witness who was interviewed by W-Five in 1998, Vito Rizzuto was in charge of Cosa Nostra in Canada.”
How Close Was Donald Trump To The Mob?
If Donald Trump wants to be a serious candidate for president, we deserve to know more about his business with mass murderers whose plunder of public and private funds added up to billions.
By David Marcus
JULY 28, 2015
Donald Trump is running for president. Many believed or hoped that the Donald’s latest foray into national politics was nothing more than a public-relations move, not a serious attempt to reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
But now that Trump holds the lead in national polls, as well as polls in Iowa and New Hampshire, it’s time to take his campaign seriously. Media outlets like Huffington Post and the Wall Street Journal, which are covering Trump’s run as an entertainment story, not a news story, are making a mistake. If Trump wants to be a serious candidate for president, and has the numbers to back it up, he must be vetted like a serious candidate for president. A good place to start is to take a hard look at Trump’s ties to Philadelphia and New York organized-crime families.
Donald Trump’s Connections to Organized Crime
Trump was building his eponymous empire of hotels, casinos, and high rises in the early 1980s in New York City and Atlantic City. In both places, the construction industry was firmly under the thumb of the mafia. And in both places there are literally concrete connections between La Cosa Nostra and Trump’s lavish projects. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston, who has covered Trump for decades, has written a very useful list of questions for Trump. Many focus on his ties to the mob. In addition in his 1992 book, “Trump, The Deals and the Downfall,” author Wayne Barrett lays out a slew of suspicious dealings and associations.
The Atlantic City story starts with Trump’s purchase of a bar, at twice its market value, from Salvatore Testa, a made man in the Philadelphia mafia and son of Philip “Chicken Man” Testa, who was briefly head of the Philly mob after Angelo Bruno’s 1980 killing. Harrah’s casino, half owned by Trump, would be built on that land, and Trump would quickly buy out his partner, Harrah’s Entertainment, and rename the casino Trump Plaza.
Author Wayne Barrett lays out a slew of suspicious dealings and associations.
Trump Plaza’s connection to the mob didn’t end with the land purchase from Testa. Nicademo “Little Nicky” Scarfo (who became boss after the elder Testa was blown up) and his nephew Phillip “crazy Phil” Leonetti controlled two of the major construction and concrete companies in Atlantic City. Both companies, Scarf, Inc. and Nat Nat, did work on the construction of Harrah’s, according the State of New Jersey Commission of Investigation’s 1986 report on organized crime. In addition, Scarfo, whose reign as head of the Philly mob was one of the bloodiest in history, controlled the bartenders union, which represented Trump’s workers in Atlantic City, according to George Anastasia’s book, “Blood and Honor.”
One more link to organized crime lurks in Trump’s past Atlantic City dealings. He had a close association with Kenny Shapiro, an investment banker for Scarfo. According to secret recordings of then Scarfo attorney Robert F. Simone, Shapiro was intimately involved with bribing Atlantic City Mayor Michael J. Matthews, whose term would end in 1984 with a conviction on extortion charges. On the tapes, in 1983, Simone, talking about Leonetti, states: “He’s a nice-looking boy…Nicky’s nephew, he can sit with the…mayor. Ah, and Kenny’s (Shapiro) got the mayor through this kid Phillip.”
The Connections Don’t End in Atlantic City
Trump’s association and business dealings with known mafia figures was not limited to his Atlantic City projects. In New York City, several of his buildings were built by S&A Concrete Co., a concern partly owned by Anthony “Fat Tony” Salerno, the boss of the Genovese crime family. In addition to this business relationship, Trump and Salerno were both represented by high-power attorney Roy Cohn. In his book, Barrett cites an anonymous source who confirms that on at least one occasion Trump and Salerno had a sit-down in Cohn’s apartment. Trump has denied this claim in the past.
How can the candidate who promises to secure the border and bring good jobs back to America explain having farmed out good-paying jobs to a bunch of illegal immigrants?
Is it reasonable to assume that Trump had no idea that S&A was run by Salerno’s Genovese borgata when Trump’s own attorney was so closely linked to that organization? After all, if Trump (who likes to point out that he has “one of the highest IQs“) is as smart as he would have everyone believe, how could he have been so naive?
Another issue that needs to be addressed in Trump’s New York operations is the use of undocumented Polish workers to demolish the Bonwit Teller building, which made way for the Trump Tower. Only a handful of union workers from Housewreckers Local 95 were employed on the site, the vast majority were illegal Polish alien workers, toiling under inhumane conditions, and wildly underpaid. Trump and his associates were found guilty in 1991 of conspiring to avoid paying pension and welfare fund contributions.
Two questions arise from this. First, how did Trump get away with using such obvious scab labor without raising the ire of local 95? More importantly, how can the candidate who promises to secure the border and bring good jobs back to America explain having farmed out good-paying jobs, legally entitled to American workers, instead to a bunch of illegal immigrants? When the rubber hit the road Donald Trump didn’t walk the walk, he lined his pockets and sold out American workers.
Is it possible that Trump was simply involved in an industry which in the early 1980s was so infiltrated by the mafia that he couldn’t help but have tangential ties? Could this myriad of associations, points of contact, and shared affiliations with known mobsters just be the price of doing business in that business at that time? Sure. And if Trump were just a private citizen, businessman, and reality TV star, he would be under no obligation to explain any of this. But he isn’t. He is the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for president of the United States.
Donald Trump Has Explaining to Do
As one of a handful of people within reach of the most powerful office in the world Donald Trump must explain why so much of his early career is peppered with appearances by powerful underworld figures. Had Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, or Scott Walker bought so much as a used car from a known mafioso, it would be front-page news. Trump bought a piece of land for $1 million from the son of Philadelphia’s former mafia Don, and used it to launch a gambling empire.
The major investigative news outlets in this country with the resources and wherewithal to seriously scrutinize Trump’s ties to the mob need to start doing so.
It isn‘t only Trump who has a responsibility here. The news media, which is enjoying his playful romp through electoral politics, needs to wake up on this story. Trump isn’t just fooling around this time. He wants to play in the big leagues, and in the big leagues they play hardball. The major investigative news outlets in this country with the resources and wherewithal to seriously scrutinize Trump’s ties to the mob need to start doing so, sooner rather than later.
Former mafia members need to be interviewed. Transcripts of wiretaps and interviews with the major players in Atlantic City and New York crime syndicates need to be reviewed. The work of Barrett and Johnson, among others over the past decades that show Trump’s underworld connections, need to be re-examined. Gary Hart and John Edwards learned that a serious run for president exposes all the dirty laundry, Trump needs to know that truth applies to him, too.
It’s time to stop treating Trump as a sideshow. He is being treated with kid gloves because nobody thinks he can win. Everybody is simply waiting for him to implode under the pressure of his own enormous ego and unfiltered motor mouth. But rather than plunging his run into chaos, his racist ramblings about immigrants and undignified digs at John McCain’s military service have excited some supporters. They think he speaks truth to power. They think he is the only honest man in politics. And no degree of exasperation from level headed news people and party officials seems to tamp his populist surge.
Being a loudmouth bigot, the Archie Bunker of 2016 who says what people are too afraid to say, is working well for Donald Trump. But it’s time to hold his feet to the fire. This is a man who did a significant amount of business with mass murderers whose plunder of public and private funds added up to billions. What did he know about them? Maybe more importantly, what do they know about him?
We need to welcome Donald Trump to his new place in serious national politics with a cold, hard look at the crooks, conspirators, and criminals who peopled his early career. Either the Donald will attempt to weather such scrutiny, or he will disappear from the race under it. Either way, that scrutiny needs to start now.
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David Marcus is a senior contributor to the Federalist and the Artistic Director of Blue Box World, a Brooklyn based theater project.”
“Education and the Second World War
degree at the Université de Montréal in 1943. During his studies he was conscripted into the Canadian Army as part of the National Resources Mobilization Act. When conscripted, he decided to join the Canadian Officers’ Training Corps, and he then served with the other conscripts in Canada, since they were not assigned to overseas military service until after the Conscription Crisis of 1944 after the Invasion of Normandy that June. Before this, all Canadians serving overseas were volunteers, and not conscripts.
Trudeau said he was
willing to fight during World War II, but he believed that to do so would be to turn his back on the population of Quebec that he believed had been betrayed by the government of William Lyon Mackenzie King. Trudeau reflected on his opposition to conscription and his doubts about the war in his Memoirs (1993): “So there was a war? Tough … if you were a French Canadian in Montreal in the early 1940s, you did not automatically believe that this was a just war … we tended to think of this war as a settling of scores among
In an Outremont by-election in 1942 he campaigned for
the anticonscription candidate Jean Drapeau (later the Mayor of Montreal), and he was thenceforth expelled from the Officers’ Training Corps for lack of discipline. After the war Trudeau continued his studies, first taking a master’s degree in political economy at Harvard University‘s Graduate School of Public Administration. He then studied in Paris, France in 1947 at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris. Finally, he enrolled for a doctorate at the London
School of Economics, but did not finish his dissertation.
changed. Despite this, Trudeau found himself an outsider – a French Catholic living for the first time outside of Quebec in the predominantly Protestant American Harvard University. This isolation deepened finally into despair, and led to Trudeau’s decision to continue his Harvard studies abroad.
In 1947 Trudeau travelled to Paris to continue his dissertation work. Over a five-week period he attended many lectures and became a follower of personalism
after being influenced most notably by Emmanuel Mounier. He also was influenced by Nicolas Berdyaev, particularly his
book Slavery and Freedom.Max and Monique Nemni argue that Berdyaev’s book influenced Trudeau’s rejection of nationalism and separatism. The Harvard dissertation remained unfinished when Trudeau entered a doctoral program to study under the renowned socialist economist Harold Laski in the London
School of Economics. This cemented Trudeau’s belief that Keynesian economics and social science
were essential to the creation of the “good life” in democratic society.
From the late 1940s
through the mid-1960s, Trudeau was primarily based in Montreal and was seen by
many as an intellectual. In 1949 he was an active supporter of workers in
the Asbestos Strike. In 1956 he edited an important book on the
subject, La grève de l’amiante, which argued that the strike was a seminal
event in Quebec’s history, marking the beginning of resistance to the
conservative, Francophone clerical establishment and Anglophone business class that had long ruled the province. Throughout the 1950s Trudeau was a leading figure in the
opposition to the repressive rule of Premier of QuebecMaurice Duplessis as the founder and editor of Cité
Libre, a dissident journal that helped provide the intellectual basis for
the Quiet Revolution.
Trudeau worked briefly in Ottawa, in the Privy
Council Office of the Liberal
Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent as an economic policy advisor. He
wrote in his memoirs that he found this period very useful later on, when he
entered politics, and that senior civil servant Norman Robertson tried unsuccessfully to persuade him to stay on.”
“DRAWN & QUARTERED: THE TRUDEAU YEARS
cartoons by Roy Peterson; introduction by Peter Newman
appeared out of nowhere…. He was the product of a crammed, precisely plotted
education… He entered active politics at the age of forty-six….Trudeau
travelled the world in solitary quest to taste new cultures and languages.
The exact chronology of that time is unclear….His known ports of call
included Belgrade, Vienna, Budapest, Istanbul, Warsaw, much of the Middle East,
India and Pakistan. He was expelled from Yugoslavia as an Israeli spy and penetrated
Palestine aboard a truck of renegade Arabs, just before Partition in 1948.
Trudeau returned to Canada in 1949….joined the Privy Council office in Ottawa,
under Louis St Laurent…Most French Canadians at that time occupied
token positions within the fedreal bureaucracy and French was used
mainly be elevator operators and maitre d’s….During the 1950s, Trudeau founded
the intellectual review Cite Libre, and resumed his globe-trotting. Once
again, his Montreal publishing activities and travels would be retroactively
condemned by critics….
* The Charge & Facts: …as editor of Cite Libre he
featured works of Professor Raymond Boyer (convicted of Soviet espionage in the
Gouzenko case)….; and Pierre Gelinas, the Quebec director of the
Communist Party’s agitation and propaganda section…. Raymond Boyer did
contribute two articles to Cite Libre — in December 1952 and May 1955, one
dealing with a study of the death penalty…and another with a history of
torture through the ages; as well, he wrote some literary reviews….The
Gelinas article was published in 1952 as part of a review of a recent
provincial election campaign in which he described Communist Party
* The Charge & Facts: …In 1952 Trudeau [joined] a
delegation of Communists to the International Economic Conference in
Moscow… He caused a minor riot in Moscow’s Red Square when he
started to heave snowballs at the then-hallowed statue of Joseph Stalin….
* The Charge & Facts: …In 1960 Trudeau [joined] a
Communist delegation to Peking for a Red victory celebration….in the company
of Jacques Hebert, the Montreal publisher. The story of their journey was
published in a benign travel book, Deux Innocens en Chine Rouge [Two
Innocents in Red China]…
* The Charge & Facts: …In 1952 Trudeau was barred entry
into the United States as an inadmissable person….Under USA immigration
regulation, all individuals who had travelled behind the Iron Curtain later
than 1946 were barred entry….
During the mid-1950s, Trudeau’s Cite Libre became an important agent in rallying intellectual dissent….He also founded a pseudo-political movement named Le Rassemblement….
Drawn-Quartered: Trudeau Years”
of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada use
the title The Honourable if
they are ordinary members. Prime Ministers, Governors General and Chief
Justices automatically are given the title The Right Honourable. While Governors General have the right to
the title Right Honourable upon being sworn into office they are not inducted
into the Privy Council until the end of their term unless they were previously
members of the council by virtue of another office. Other eminent individuals such
as prominent former Cabinet ministers are sometimes also given the title Right
Honourable. Leaders of opposition
parties and provincial premiers are not
automatically inducted into the Privy Council. Opposition leaders are brought
in from time to time either to commemorate a special event such as the Canadian
Centennial in 1967, the
patriation of the Constitution or, in order to allow them to be advised on
sensitive issues of national security under the Security
of Information Act. Paul Martininaugurated a practice of inducting parliamentary
secretaries into the Privy
Council but this has not been continued by his successor, Stephen Harper. [HRH
The Duke of Edinburgh (1957)
… HRH The
Prince of Wales (2014)]
“Four Days in September
Serco bulldozes ahead
UPDATED: 23:00 GMT, 1 September 2004
Today its £10.3bn order book is bigger than many countries’ defence budgets. It is bidding for a further £8bn worth of contracts and sees £16bn of ‘opportunities’.
Profit growth is less ballistic. The first-half pre-tax surplus rose 4% to £28.1m, net profits just 1% to £18m. Stripping out goodwill, the rise was 17%, with dividends up 12.5%
Chairman Kevin Beeston said: ‘We have virtually no debt and more than 600 contracts.’
Michael Morris, at broker Arbuthnot, says they are ‘a play on UK government spend’ which is rising fast.”
“Defence Serco supports the armed forces of a number of countries around the world, including the United Kingdom, United States and Australia, working across land, sea, air, nuclear and space environments. Our mission is to deliver affordable defence capability and support to the armed forces. We work in partnership with our customers in government and the private sector to address the cost of defence, both financial and social, delivering affordable change and assured operational support services.
In the UK and Europe:
Serco manages the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) as part of a consortium with Lockheed Martin and Jacobs. AWE is one of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world, developing the sophisticated materials, quantum physics and computer modelling vital to the safe and effective maintenance of the UK’s nuclear deterrent. AWE experts also play a leading role in nuclear non-proliferation and international nuclear security.
We enable the Royal Navy to move in and out of port at HM Naval Bases Faslane, Portsmouth and Devonport for operational deployment and training exercises. Managing a fleet of over 100 vessels, we operate tugs and pilot boats, provide stores, liquid and munitions transportation and provide passenger transfer services to and from ships for officers and crew.
We provide facilities and information systems support to the MoD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), the UK government’s leading defence research establishment, including a £400m programme to rationalise the Dstl estate. We also provide facilities management services to the Defence Estates in support of the UK military presence in Gibraltar.
Serco provides extensive engineering and maintenance support to UK military aviation, including to the Fleet Air Arm and Royal Air Force, working on over 16 military aircraft types, in addition to the logistical support services at RAF bases across the country, including Brize Norton, Lyneham and High Wycombe, the Headquarters of Air Command.
Our space and security specialists provide spacecraft operation and in-theatre support to the Skynet 5 secure military satellite communications network; we maintain the UK’s anti-ballistic missile warning system at RAF Fylingdales and support the UK Air Surveillance and Control System (ASACS); Serco also supports the intelligence mission of the MoD and US Department of Defence at RAF Menwith Hill.
Serco enables the training of national security personnel through its services at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, the MoD’s world class institute responsible for educating the military leaders of tomorrow; we train all of the RAF’s helicopter pilots at the advanced training facility at RAF Benson; and we manage the Cabinet Office’s Emergency Planning College, the government’s training centre for crisis management and emergency planning.
In the UK, we also developed an approach that combines the introduction of windfarm friendly radar technology at RRH Trimingham, Staxton Wold and Brizlee Wood that has enabled >5GW windfarm development projects, which are equally important to the Department of Energy and Climate Change to meet its commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the Ministry of Defence”
The 8(a) Business Development Program assists in the development of small businesses owned and operated by individuals who are socially and economically disadvantaged, such as women and minorities. The following ethnic groups are classified as eligible: Black Americans; Hispanic Americans; Native Americans (American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, or Native Hawaiians); Asian Pacific Americans (persons with origins from Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Japan, China (including Hong Kong), Taiwan, Laos, Cambodia (Kampuchea), Vietnam, Korea, The Philippines, U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (Republic of Palau), Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Samoa, Macao, Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, or Nauru); Subcontinent Asian Americans (persons with origins from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, the Maldives Islands or Nepal). In 2011, the SBA, along with the FBI and the IRS, uncovered a massive scheme to defraud this program. Civilian employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, working in concert with an employee of Alaska Native Corporation Eyak Technology LLC allegedly submitted fraudulent bills to the program, totaling over 20 million dollars, and kept the money for their own use. It also alleged that the group planned to steer a further 780 million dollars towards their favored contractor.”