Interview 1396 – New World Next Week with James Evan Pilato

11/01/201831 Comments

Welcome back to New World Next Week – the video series from Corbett Report and Media Monarchy that covers some of the most important developments in open source intelligence news. This week:

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Story #1: Trump Taps Ex-Monsanto Executive To Lead Wildlife Agency

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Aurelia Skipwith

Bayer + Monsanto = A Match Made in Hell

Judge Upholds Monsanto Verdict But Cuts Award To $78 Million

Update: Monsanto May Get New Trial On Punitive Damages

Story #2: Researchers Still Want To Put Lithium In The Water Supply To Prevent Suicide

Wikipedia: Dylan Matthews

Traces Of Hallucinogens, Other Banned Drugs Found In Meat Tests

Fluoride Fight: The Forced Drugging Of Society

Story #3: Desire Paths - The Illicit Trails That Defy The Urban Planners

Economics in One Image

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  1. manbearpig says:

    Voting with your feet, offering rebellious “feetback” to urban and other planners seems to me to be free-will paths of least resistance and little more…

    though it’s a lovely image and I do hope we’ll Skipwith Aurelian corporatocracy and trod desire paths into existance away from a drugged and technocratic world

    with greater gratification and more certain success than the paths portrayed in a Frosty

    Road not Taken…

    • manbearpig says:

      errr…”skip with”: per its common usage as synonymous with uh, “dispense with”…
      and “aurelian” as a homonym of “orwellian”…
      of course…

    • mkey says:

      Woah, poetry alert.

    • manbearpig says:

      Funny. WUWT just came out with this article today:

      The Fork in the Climate Road: Eliminate fossil fuels by Monday or “we pass on a dying planet to our children.” An Anthropocene Fairy Tale.
      David Middleton / 59 mins ago November 2, 2018
      Guest philosophizing by David Middleton

      The Roads Not Taken

      We can assume the economic “road not taken” by sane human beings will be Mr. Hillman’s preferred road back to the Pleistocene. So let’s look at some other “roads not taken.”

      While taking the high road, our climate opted not to take Jimbo Hansen’s even higher road to the Eemian/Altithermal…

      Back in 1975, our climate thankfully took the high road and opted not to follow the road to “The Ice Age Cometh?”…

      …Our climate has consistently taken the road that avoids all of the really bad models (>95% of the models), and only followed to good models (<5% of the models).

      …Even if we used the pause-busting Mears-ized RSS satellite temperature data the “road not taken” is RCP8.5 Nightmare Lane…

      …And in energy, the “road not taken” has been the Unicorn Expressway…

      It would seem that the climate road will take us to Frost and

      Apparently all Roads Not Taken, or rather the Roads Less Travelled, all lead to the Corbett Report… somehow… hyuka.

    • Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!

      Story #3: Desire Paths – The Illicit Trails That Defy The Urban Planners

      It might be me, but I don’t think so.

      I had a Twitter account in 2006 or 2007 that I soon stopped using. The other day I wanted to ask Protocol Labs what their Filecoin symbol was called and it’s unicode so that I could add it to the Wikipedia article. I don’t have a cell phone so after jumping through endless hoops to start a new Twitter account I finally hit a brick wall where they messed up my browser and will get back to me in a few days. Or whatev. Fuck twitter.

  2. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Lithium Agenda Ulterior Motive?
    I wonder if there is an underlying agenda with the push of Lithium in the water, such as getting rid of toxic industrial waste and also to shape an image in the public mind that Lithium is “safe”.

    For example: Fluoride toxic waste is put in the water delivery system, but if you dump the same stuff on land or in the water, the EPA will prosecute you.
    The Aluminum industry also tries to keep a “good, non-toxic image” and exerts pressures on Universities not to study its toxic ramifications (much like fluoride research funding).

    I have Corbett’s video “Fluoride Fight: The Forced Drugging Of Society” at the bottom of our local website.
    The video really brings home the primary issue.

    Vitamin C can help counteract Chlorine which is in tap water.
    But I would never push to have Vitamin C added to the water.
    It would be a slippery slope.

    I spent many years in Mineral Wells, TX, home of the world famous “Crazy Water”.
    “Crazy Water” has some Lithium in it.
    Also, there is the vitamin supplement called “Lithium Orotate”.
    I can see where occasional, light amounts of the proper form of Lithium might be of benefit.
    Some years back, I read a study about people who lived in areas with lithium in the water had a longer life expectancy. Just now, I ran across another study …”Trace lithium in Texas tap water is negatively associated with all-cause mortality and premature death.” ie longer life

  3. mkey says:

    American Bread & Circus (Hidden Secrets Of Money Ep 10)

    I’m not sure if it’s meant to be so, but this may be the final episode rounding the series nicely. Mike does present some points I’m not in full agreement with personally, but there is an (a zillion, actually) important lesson to be learned from history in regard to how currency/money was mistreated.

    One important thing to note is that, due to sleepless hours money changers put in, some monetary systems have been brought down to their knees. In fact, this is quite a common occurrence, the pendulum keeps swinging from currency to money and we need to realize nothing is outside of sphere of control. To that end, I’d suggest watching Bill Still’s documentary

    Bill Still: The Secret of Oz

    Again, I may not agree on many points with Bill, but this is a very important perspective. Even if today gold is mostly being touted as a means to save in a somewhat stable fashion (better than stuffing the mattress with cash, for sure) we need to remember that not so long ago in lands some refer to as US there was gold confiscation under a penalty (of imprisonment, was it?).

    I’d also like to note that, as far as Mike’s series goes, there seems to be a sense of urgency and while it’s implied it’s nowhere explicitly stated, but Rome took centuries to crack and it left a loooong trail of tears and death behind it. In these “modern” times it may look as if globalization is making the whole thing a lot more acute, but there’s also a whole lot of control in the backseat and these guys have at their disposal a lot of different tools. Just look at Japan’s zombie economy which has been going on for a few decades now. It may very well turn out that none of us live to tell about the final demise of the dollar.

    This is not to say one shouldn’t diversify their savings, keep a shotgun handy, have a nice vegetable garden, maybe apply for an extra passport in Chile possibly etc.

  4. mkey says:

    Another plug for Derrick Broze, hopefully you’re all following his/their work already so I’m just spamming. A reoccurring topic nonetheless.

    5 Tips for Voters from a Non-Voter

    1. be an educated voter
    2. don’t vote “straight ticket”
    3. don’t compromise
    4. stop shaming people
    5. vote with your actions

  5. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Some Good News
    and a plug for journalist and researcher Celeste McGovern

    Celeste McGovern is the author of a recent article, “Ozone gas: reversing tooth decay” published at “What Doctors Don’t Tell You”.

    I know a little about this ozone stuff, and some of the Dental and other health related procedures.
    Many of the anti-fluoride Dentists belong to IAOMT (The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology). IAOMT has a YouTube Channel with some fascinating lectures. More and more, Biological Dentists are utilizing ozone.

    However, Ms. McGovern takes her article to a wonderful level, giving us insight into what Dentistry should be like. Something with viable solutions.

    Moreover, Celeste has written articles on many topics, much of it health related.
    Corbett Members might grasp the importance of her articles about Population Control, many of which were published at the Population Research Institute.

    She even has had articles in “The Calgary Herald”.
    Celeste McGovern – About

    • manbearpig says:

      Speaking of “compulsory sterilization”, the following is just a sample of recent cases admitted to by whitewasher wikipedia:


      – These civilian exploitative sterilization programs are funded by the countries from northern Europe and the United States.[23] World bank is also known to have sponsored these civilian exploitative sterilization programs in Bangladesh. Historically, World Bank is known to have pressured 3rd World governments to implement population control programs.

      Every month 250 Bangladeshi people undergo sterilization routinely under government’s sterilization program in the border town of Cox’s Bazar, where the Rohingya refugee Muslims have taken shelter…


      – In the late 2000s, reports in the Israeli media claimed that injections of long-acting contraceptive Depo-Provera had been forced on hundreds of Ethiopian-Jewish immigrants both in transit camps in Ethiopia and after their arrival in Israel…Ethiopian-Jewish women said they were intimidated or tricked into taking the shot every three months, sometimes presented to them as vaccine.


      – During his presidency, Fujimori put in place a program of forced sterilizations against indigenous people (mainly the Quechuas and the Aymaras), in the name of a “public health plan”, presented on July 28, 1995. The plan was principally financed using funds from USAID (36 million dollars), the Nippon Foundation, and later, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).


      – Based on a report by journalist Natalia Antelava, doctors reported that the Ministry of Health told doctors they must perform surgical sterilizations on women. One doctor reported, “It’s ruling number 1098 and it says that after two children, in some areas after three, a woman should be sterilized.”,… Doctors also reported to Antelava that there are quotas they must reach every month on how many women they need to sterilize. These orders are passed on to them through their bosses and, allegedly, from the government.[120]

      On May 15, 2012, during a meeting with the Russian president Vladimir Putin in Moscow the Uzbek president Islam Karimov said: “we are doing everything in our hands to make sure that the population growth rate [in Uzbekistan] does not exceed 1.2-1.3″[122] The Uzbek version of RFE/RL reported that with this statement Karimov indirectly admitted that forced sterilization of women is indeed taking place in Uzbekistan… It is unclear if there is any genocidal conspiracy in regard of the Mongol type involved, in connection with genetic drain of this type through lack of their reproduction.

      Despite international agreement concerning the inhumanity and illegality of forced sterilization, it has been suggested that the Government of Uzbekistan continues to pursue such programs…”

      without mentioning of course the “ooops!” sterilizing vaccination cases in Kenya and elsewhere…

  6. Hotfoot says:

    Wouldn’t it be nice if embedded BitChute videos such as the one above could be ‘maximised’ to full screen, without having to click through to the shownotes/mp3download link underneath it (which links to a YouTube version) in order to watch the video in fullscreen?

    Or is it just me on my old Mac that suffers this?

    Sorry if that sounded moany. First world problem etc.. I know

    • mkey says:

      The embedded video is on youtube and it can be maximized.

      • Hotfoot says:

        “….without having to click through to the shownotes/mp3download link underneath it (which links to a YouTube version)…”

        • mkey says:

          “embedded BitChute videos such as the one above”

          You probably get why I understood you the way I did. Youtube has some embed options, bitchute appears not to have any yet and fullscreen isn’t on by default.

          • I’ve got major issues with BitChute and the way it’s being portrayed and misrepresented – TECHNICALLY. (The hot politics of it are another thing and are also being wildly misrepresented for various agendas.)

            I’ve recently been on a tear updating a lot of articles on Wikipedia, or at least trying to fight the guard dogs.

            I recently updated the BitChute article, but its been since ‘attacked’ a bit, but nothing major. The worst is that the logo was removed.

            Surprisingly there was no article for WebTorrent on which BitChute relies so I wrote an article on that which has remained unscathed.

            As “problematic” as BitChute might seem politically, and technically over-sold – I firmly believe the REAL THREAT threat to the establishment is the IPFS and/or Decentralized Web. The guard dog censors at Wikipedia won’t let you add much of anything to the IPFS, Filecoin, or DTube (non-existant) articles.

            My recent upgrading of these Wikipedia articles began when I wanted to know more about DTube and found only 2 passing mentions in all of Wikipedia. So I added a paragraph to IPFS which was soon revoked. I did more research, worked on other related articles and have come back around, still fighting against their “authoritative” opinions.

            One thing worth noting – it’s not just Wikipedia. There is a media silence around IPFS and the Decentralize Web alternatives and solutions. And Wikipedia doesn’t allow non-reputable sources – so if no one talks about it, it doesn’t exist.

            (Unless you’re Evel Knievel, and you get a riddiculously long article, but if you’re something current that threatens the establishment you’re kept a stub. They use the excuse that there are too many “cryptocurrency scams” out there to keep a tight leash.)

            And yet Filecoin is breaking records. IPFS, IPLD, Filecoin, libp2p, and Multiformats ARE ALL CONNECTED but they won’t even let me include this concept in either IPFS or the Filecoin stub articles.

            Compare the censored Wikipedia article:

            To the uncensored InfoGalactice article:

            I’m presently working on collecting enough new mainstream corporate media sources to start a Wikipedia article on the Decentralized Web, which would, in addition to IPFS, also include a few other developing projects:

            Solid (Social Linked Data), a web decentralization project led by Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web:

            Data distributions tool:


            Notice how short the articles of these all complex ideas and softwares are?

            Wrapping up… I don’t know if I trust Robert David Steele or not. Now I wonder if the open source thing is a way for us to give up our stuff, because the establishment certainly benefits from open source as much as we do. I still like open source though. And even if RDS is still CIA, I like his idea, though not always well argued, that we should open-source everything. For over a year I’d been meaning to revamp this formerly dismally disappointing disambiguation page on Wikipedia – and I finally revised it (so far no censorship):


            Also, feel free to add to these uncensored articles, those above, and others:

            • Full Disclosure: FYI: Re: InfoGalactic

              InfoGalactic is owned (I think) by VoxDay (author of “SJWs Always Lie”) and most of the folks there are Alt-Right.

              Contrarily, I am a progressive voluntaryist truther, and I have more in common with the Alt-Right than the Corporate-Democrats, (I never thought I’d ever say that), in our common fight for freedom of speech.

              Wikipedia is shit – but it’s popular with mass access – and the censored me for a year, 2017, in part because I wrote the 3rd article about James Corbett that was of course censored.


              Also rescued from Wikipedia, among others:

              So why do I continue with Wikipedia and InfoGalactic? WP has the eyes. IG has the freedom. They both have a deep encyclopedia (even if most of IG is WP mirrored) and I like their format. I like Wikispooks, but I don’t like the format and it’s very slow. RationalWiki is not rational at all.

              If ever there was a Truther encyclopedia I’d move there in a heartbeat – especially if they were also on IPFS and ZeroNet where they can be potentially permanent and decentralized not to mention uncensorable.

              If you know of one (they’re popping up all the time, ie. Everipedia may show promise), please let me know.

              I’ve been working on this truther article off and on for a while now. It’s a mess as I go down rabbit holes and add more crap to it. One of these years it may be respectable.

              Anyways, I just wanted to clarify, I’m not Alt-Right. I am in favour of voluntaryism, worker coops, and progressive ideas – especially a decentralized web.

  7. 3will says:

    Good Episode. Enjoyed the conceptual angle. Don’t know if I want it all the time, but a nice mov for sure.

    Definitely think the Lithium thing is messed up, and unsurprising. There is just too much lithium battery trash that’s sitting around not making money or leveraging people’s minds on behalf of corrupt cartels.

    I will add though that bio-lithium is an essential nutrient and is about totally stripped from all soil. It can help protect against cadmium poisoning and does have positive psychological benefits. Lithium deficiency often appears as a psychological disorder, and can be passed down generationally. Mineral lithium is not really healthy because the body can’t activate it. That’s why we don’t eat rocks. And that is what we would be getting in the water. If we were lucky.

    Of course, even if they wanted to put bio-lithium in the water it would be a mistake for reasons listed above. essentially it’s immoral.

  8. NES says:

    Are we still talking about teeth health in association with fluoride? GOD. When the mainstream deceivers start a narrative lie, no matter the decades encompassed, they never, ever let it go. Of course, the stupid people continue to tout the line as if they know something, even dentists–my dentist included.

    How many times must the truth be restated? Yes, continuously. Dumping fluoride into the water had absolutely nothing to do with good tooth health. That was a marketing scheme which came AFTER the dumping of fluoride into public water supplies began. It was a Federal marketing campaign. Fluoride is a waste product. PERIOD. Not for human consumption. Now, the same asses want to dump lithium into the water, their newest soothing agent for the bad populace, and they’ve pumped up their central marketing lie to ‘saving lives!’? No matter the so-called science of the issue. It’s wrong.

    Exactly when did TPTsB strive to save lives? Unless they can capitalize on and profit from the act they don’t. Through an act of forced drugging, make certain, they have a plan to do so.

    Nevertheless, this new drugging campaign has nothing to do with saving lives or helping the public. It is assuredly about holding and increasing power through the suppression of consciousness. That’s the real enemy of the power mongers and their State of affairs–AN AWAKENED PUBLIC. They are quite aware of this ‘problem’ for them. (Sorry guys. No matter what you do to stop it — it’s coming for you.)

    Egads! Yes, VOX is SO smarmy (ick). I felt I had to bathe after reading their supporting narrative for lithium dumping. Yikes.

  9. Camille says:

    Have you heard of Julian Savulescu? I watched a video of him a while back that is crazy and I don’t think should be missed. If I remember correctly he doesn’t go into adding Lithium to the water in THIS talk but he does seem to like the idea.

    Unfit for the Future: The Urgent Need for Moral Bioenhancement – Julian Savulescu

    Fluoride and the Future: Population Level Cognitive Enhancement – By Julian Savulescu
    – published 2008

    “Fluoridation of the water is an example of human enhancement. Tooth decay is a part of the human condition but we now have the ability to prevent it through a safe, cheap, easy intervention – adding fluoride to the water. Many parts of the civilized world have been employing this strategy for decades with dramatic success. England is now debating whether to fully embrace this simple enhancement technology.
    Fluoridation is the tip of the enhancement iceberg. Science is progressing fast to develop safe and effective cognitive enhancers, drugs which will improve our mental abilities. For years, people have used crude enhancers, usually to promote wakefulness, like nicotine, caffeine and amphetamines. A new generation of more effective enhancers is emerging modafenil, ritalin, Adderral and ampakines and the piracetam family of memory improvers. Students and professionals are using these to gain a competitive edge, just as athletes are doping in sport.
    But once highly safe and effective cognitive enhancers are developed – as they almost surely will be – the question will arise whether they should be added to the water, like fluoride, or our cereals, like folate.”

    If you click on Savulescu’s name on the Oxford site you’ll see he writes about all sorts of interesting things…

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      Thanks Camille,

      Julian Savulescu needs to consult this Dental Attorney…

      November 2, 2018 – 3 minute read
      Dental Law Expert says Fluoridation is Unethical

      The concept of water fluoridation is unsound when based against all four principles of medical ethics, writes dentist and dental law authority, Dr. Stephen Hudson, in “The Ethics of Water Fluoridation”(10/30/2018).
      “The idea that the dental profession is 100% behind water fluoridation is nonsense,” says Hudson who is also an expert witness.
      Fluoride chemicals are added to public water supplies in a failed effort to reduce tooth decay
      “I feel that the evidence for fluoridation’s benefits are poor, whilst the evidence for its evident risk of harm are strong,” writes Hudson….

      • HomeRemedySupply says:

        From the article is the link to…
        The principle of nonmaleficence states that we should act in ways that do not
        inflict evil or cause harm to others. In particular, we should not cause avoidable
        or intentional harm. This includes avoiding even the risk of harm. It is important
        to point out that this principle can be violated with or without intention. That is,
        you don’t have to intend harm to violate this principle. In fact, you don’t even
        have to cause harm. If you have knowingly or unknowingly subjected a patient or
        colleague to unnecessary risk, you have violated this principle (Munson, 2004).

    • mkey says:

      Anfetamines actually have a very good legitimate use. We’re talking about the clean version, not crazed meth version. Diabetics can use anfetamines to safely lose weight, according to a doctor friend of mine, who also claimed it could be as life saving as penicilin, but that’s not how the dice rolled.

      On the other hand, if it were that benficial, they’d probably edge toward adding it to the drinking water.

      I just skimmed through that video, that guy is great. Batman is his natural enemy.

  10. zyxzevn says:

    Preparing another false flag?

    “Swift And Severe”: Trump Administration Readies Its Best Hackers For Cyberattack Against Russia

    [They]..agreed on a rough plan for an offensive cyberattack against Russia in the event the Kremlin interferes with the 2018 midterm elections on November 6

    Because there is still no evidence for Russia’s interfering, and because the US is hyped on attacking all opposition, I suspect that they will make up some kind of story again. Almost all voting-machines are still hackable.
    The attacks may also be directed to websites (like CorbettReport) that challenge the narrative, because they are still marked as “Russian agents”.
    Maybe the start of cyber-9/11 ?

  11. Chris_in_CHS says:

    And it seems to me perfectly in the cards that there will be within the next generation or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude.

    — Aldous Huxley, “The Ultimate Revolution” March 20, 1962 Berkeley Language Center

  12. This is bad. Very bad.

    I tried Lithium for my bipolar for two months before the took the precaution of locking me up for two weeks as I detoxed. I was getting way worse on their poison, but knowing that it would be over, as in I was finally quitting, then I could endure the recovery. Instead they locked me up as a precaution which was FAR MORE torture, because a) you’re in the fucking nut house with some legit nuts, many can’t even hold a conversation much less about anything of substance, and b) there’s nothing to do BUT suffer. 2 weeks seems like 2 years.

    On the other hand, Ketamine – still not accessible in Canada for chronic depression the way it is in the USA, UK, and Australia – is the ONLY drug that has ever helped me – and I’ve been on 17 or 18, though I stopped cold turkey about 4 years ago and will never “try” their big pharma prescription poisons again.

    That said, while Ketamine is wonderful for me, I know for a fact that a lot, I think 1 in 10 people, are very sensitive to it and have negative reactions. Duh. A lot of people don’t like pot or alcohol.

    Just don’t make it illegal nor mandatory.

  13. Lumen says:

    Hello James and James,

    I do not know under what topic to add these comments but I think they are worth mentioning and I wonder if your Readers have had similar experiences and are willing to share them. I will be presently entering the OIPC ‘Request For Review’ stage as I am not receiving Personal Information from a Multi-National Corporation under the PIPA Act (Personal Information Protection Act). I have often wondered if FOIP and PIPA were for my Protection or that of Corporations but this is my first time submitting a PIPA Application, which may confirm my suspicions about ethical controversies and revolving-doors between Government and Multi-National Corporations in relation to PIPA. Corporation-Paid Stooges called Independent Investigators, Mediators, Lawyers etcetera ‘Ply Their Trade’. I have been trying to obtain my personal information from a Private Company, Morneau Shepell Ltd, the Founder and Executive Chair being Bill Morneau, from 1966 to 2015, when he resigned to assume his Government Role as Finance Minister of Canada. I was imagining that no Corporation was ‘above the law’ but it seems that many people have adopted a ‘hands-off approach’ when this Company is mentioned, including lawyers. In addition, I am realizing that the PIPA ACT allows Private Corporations tremendous power to withhold personal information. I guess the Act would not have been passed without these ‘back-door’ privileges; back-door because the words are extremely flexible to interpretation while most people do not understand the legal jargon. In July 2018, I applied to the OIPC and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta under the PIPA ACT and have since received a partial, access-package of irrevelant material while the required information relating to ‘Whistle-Blower Protection and Protection against Bullying, Harassment, Discrimination’, due by December 9, 2018, will probably be withheld under Sections 24(3)(b) (could reveal information about other individuals and Section 24(3)(c) (could reveal the Identity of individuals providing information in confidence). Also, I assume that they will invoke the ‘Undue Hardship Clause’, as they repeatedly used this in two short paragraphs of their letter as follows: ‘… will take a significant amount of time for Morneau to search for and identify’ and ‘Morneau cannot resonably attempt to identify records containing your personal information’ and ‘would take Morneau an unreasonable amount of time and expense to perform’ and ‘Morneau cannot reasonably be expected to incur such costs’. I am not expecting any material of significance in the second portion of the access-package and I will need to proceed to OIPC Request For Review and see what follows. The following relevant extract is from:
    Bill Morneau, the current finance minister of Canada, resigned from his position as executive chair of Morneau Shepell in October 2015.[15] Since his resignation, Mr. Morneau has been subject to intense scrutiny regarding his holdings in the company, including his use of a blind trust.[16] There have been allegations that Morneau Shepell stands to benefit if the proposed small business taxation legislation is passed.[17] Critics state that Morneau Shepell would benefit if the proposed changes prompt more people to use individual pension plans, a claim which Morneau rejects.[18] In December of 2017, Morneau Shepell said that individual pension plans account for less than one 25th of one per cent of its revenues.[19]
    Ethics controversy
    Additional Information taken from a Mr. Morneau has also been criticized for holding shares in Morneau Shepell outside a blind trust, and thus being in a conflict of interest situation with respect to the pension plan changes.[20] In response, Mr. Morneau said that he acted on the recommendation by the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson, who stated that shares could remain behind a conflict-of-interest screen overseen by the minister’s chief of staff, and that a blind trust was not necessary.[21] The Conflict of Interest Act states “that any such assets, irrespective of their value, must be divested by either the establishment of a blind trust or by way of sale at arm’s length.”[22] Mr. Morneau responded to the controversy by stating that he sold his remaining shares in Morneau Shepell and donated all of the money he’s profited as a result of an increase in the value of share to charity.[20]
    It was reported that Mr. Morneau and his father sold Morneau Shepell shares before the tax change announcement in December 2015.[23] Media reports state that Mr. Morneau sold 680,000 shares for proceeds of $10.1 million before December 7, 2015. Subsequently, Mr. Morneau is said to have sold an additional 320,000 shares on December 17, 2015, for a profit of $4.5 million, which he donated to charity.[24] It was later reported that Mr. Morneau’s father sold 100,000 shares in Morneau Shepell on November 23, 2015 and 100,000 shares in Morneau Shepell on December 3, 2015.[25]
    I look forward to hearing about other FOIP and/or PIPA Experiences. Thanks, for all the great work.

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