Thursday, June 25, 2009

Fwd: [Skimaire High Tech] Canada has a great energy future

why Canadians have a future

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Canadian Oil Sands: More Oil Than Saudi Arabia?

Canada's oil sands hold an estimated 170 billion barrels of oil that can be recovered with existing technology and as much as 1.7 trillion barrels -- more than five times the size of Saudi Arabia's reserves -- that could be produced with the use of new methods that are being developed.

As the only non-OPEC source with the capability for large production growth during the next several years, oil sands have the potential to reduce the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries' revenues, weakening the cartel and those members that often undertake policies hostile to U.S. interests.

By getting more of their oil from Canada, refineries in the Midwest are moving from being at the back of the crude oil supply line to the front. With these secure supplies, Midwest refineries are not as vulnerable to supply disruptions from overseas producers or hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico.

So who would object to Canadian oil sands?

Eenvironmental groups like the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club are trying to shut down Canadian oil sands production and block the expansion of refineries here in the U.S.

If the environmental groups truly cared about achieving results in their battle against global warming, they would better focus their energy on the construction of scores of power plants in rapidly developing economies like China and India that account for most of the increase in the world's carbon emissions. These developments pose the real global environmental danger, not the Canadian oil sands.

~From my editorial in today's Detroit News

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Harper, Ignatieff are both winners - Brantford Expositor - Ontario, CA

Harper, Ignatieff are both winners - Brantford Expositor - Ontario, CA: "Who hates this? Not surprisingly, the NDP and the Bloc Quebecois do. It must gall Jack and Gilles that they gave Ignatieff just the leverage he needed to bring Harper to the table, by blurting their intention to vote non-confidence at the first opportunity.
They could have hedged their bets and denied Iggy his platform. Do these two never learn?
As for the media, we're guilty of theatrics of our own, it seems to me. During an otherwise newsless June we put up a rash of breathless stories speculating about a summer election. Will they? Won't they? Once the 'crisis' has passed we immediately rush to determine who won, who lost, who 'caved' and who didn't, and heap scorn on the entire process.
Does any of this noise matter? Surely it matters most that our MPs, whom we pay upwards of $175,000 a year, will stay on the job for another few months and that the two grown-up parties in Parliament are working together, for a change. Government should be about give and take. When did compromise become grounds for ridicule?"

This is a sound reality assessment PR

Reversal of decision 'pleases' builder - Brantford Expositor - Ontario, CA

Reversal of decision 'pleases' builder - Brantford Expositor - Ontario, CA: "A city homebuilder has the green light to begin the next stage of his controversial housing project along the Grand River waterfront.
After much debate Monday, city council approved, 7-3, a site plan agreement that will allow Mike Quattrociocchi and his company, Mayberry Homes, to proceed with the third stage of his housing project on Grand River Avenue, between Jarvis and Hilda streets.
The vote reversed a decision in a committee of the whole meeting two weeks earlier, when Quattrociocchi's application failed on a tie vote."

A wise business decision ? PR

Monday, June 22, 2009

Expropriation-a Necessity or a can of worms ?

No need to take over properties, owners say Posted By MICHAEL-ALLAN MARION

The city says its bid to expropriate the south side of downtown Colborne Street is a "reasonably necessary" move to end three decades of inaction by the private sector.

But some of the aff ected property owners say the municipality has yet to demonstrate a need to take over their land.

Those were the main competing themes at city hall during Thursday's hearing of necessity under the Expropriation Act. Three property owners and one tenant are objecting to council's decision in February to expropriate 41 properties on the south side of Colborne to clear the way for redevelopment.

Hearing chairman Victor Freidin is expected to deliver his report this summer.

Testimony and evidence Thursday reveal an interesting glimpse of the politics and business dealings swirling around the stretch of disputed properties.

Chris Tsekas of Weir Foulds, the law firm representing Brantford, said the city's downtown revitalization program has had "some traction." But the south side of Colborne with its increasingly decrepit and often vacant buildings has not had a "spark" that would spur the private sector in the past three decades, he said.

"It is an area that is affected by blight and it is an area that needs redevelopment," he said. "The city is tired of waiting for the private sector. All you have to do is walk by all those storefronts to realize that something is wrong."

He and associate Constance Lantaigne led a succession of senior city officials through evidence and testimony on the history of the downtown's decline, and the city's efforts to revitalize it in the past decade with a community improvement plan approved by the provincial government, a grants program and other policies.

It culminated in a detailed examination of a downtown master plan approved by council late last year to carry the goal to its conclusion, with the south side of Colborne as the No. 1 priority.

Coun. Mark Littell is chairman of the South Side of Colborne Task Force, which was formed last year to act as a political facilitator between property owners and Laurier Brantford, Nipissing University, Mohawk College and the YMCA.

He said the task force turned to expropriation after it became clear that one developer, Jack Lechcier-Kimel of Torontobased Summit Glen, was unable to assemble land he had optioned from businessman Steve Kun and other owners and meet deadlines to get proposals moving.

One project being watching closely, said Littell, is a $40-million joint athletic and recreation complex proposed for the south side of Colborne by Laurier and the Y.

Steve Kun, who owns 20 properties in the stretch, remained an objector to expropriation, and did not withdraw as was reported Thurdsay in The Expositor.

Some city officials misinterpreted a letter from Kun's lawyer that he had withdrawn. In fact, the letter merely declared that the lawyer himself had been instructed to withdraw from the hearing. Kun intended to represent himself.

In his testimony, Kun said he is not opposed to the city's redevelopment drive on south Colborne, only to council's method.

He said that his business goal was to purchase downtown properties to facilitate big projects.

He said he has sold blocks, when requested. For example, a group of eight properties on north Colborne were sold to the city, and later became part of the Harmony Square development. Another group of properties was turned into Laurier Brantford's Heritage Block project.

He also participated in a series of failed proposals to give the YMCA a new permanent home.

But he is adamant that the city did not talk seriously with him about the south side of Colborne. And he was never officially asked to attend any meetings of the task force, which met with other property owners.

In testimony, Kun recounted that city manager John Brown had asked him to a meeting last Jan. 8 to talk about south Colborne and the properties he had optioned to Lechcier- Kimel.

Kun said he told Brown that the options had been extended to the end of February because Lechcier-Kimel was having trouble with financing to close the major purchase. If it didn't work out, Kun said the city could buy his properties on the same deal given to Lechcier-Kimel.

He said Brown told him "the city is definitely not interested in any purchase of properties on the south side of Colborne."

The next month, council approved expropriation, a move that made it impossible for Lechcier-Kimel to get the necessary financing to buy the properties, said Kun.

"In all fairness to the developer (Lechchier-Kimel), the city did not give him the cooperation he needed," said Kun, accusing city officials of "duplicity" in their dealings.

"The city has not acted in good faith. I don't think it's fair, I don't think it's sound and I don't think it's necessary to expropriate in this way. There are willing sellers and willing buyers."

Dick Waterous, principal in Tutela Properties Ltd., argued the city could not demonstrate it needs to expropriate a vacant property his company owns at the western end of Colborne, near Icomm Drive.

He pointed out sections in the downtown master plan, which identify the property as a "gateway," but did not recommend immediate action because more technical information was needed about its condition.

"What do you think of the prudence of purchasing land without that information?" he asked Ross Burnett, a consultant who helped write the downtown master plan.

Paul Scargall, a lawyer for Donald Fines, whose company of the same name owns a large building at 35-39 Colborne, also argued the city has no compelling case to take over his client's property.

He pointed out that the building is occupied and has heritage significance, which would suggest it be left alone.

Waterous and Scargall both kept pressing the message that the city is trying to expropriate a large section of properties with no immediate purpose to show, other than the Laurier-Y project, which needs only a portion of the area.

Tzekas countered that it may be an "unusual expropriation" but the city has the power under Section 28 of the Expropriations Act to acquire land for provincially approved community improvement programs, which could have wider purposes.

"Cities can do that," he said.

Do not do it without the real facts or a real plan -an expropriation caution to taxpayers - Haste makes for potential waste - TAXPAYER Comment

Expropriation is a Property rights game. If this was a legitimate game -win or lose on the merits -the city lost the game big time in the Necessity hearings and proceedings Listening to the testimony of the " city staff experts and witnesses" only re-enforced why the City should not be in the development business partiularly with " with free" taxpayer money and the bully power(Section 28 of the Expropriations Act ) to do it . Having a real plan- not a warm good feel fuzzy dream driven by political expediency, with real information about the properties and the remediation costs certainly would have helped save the day .

Which 200 stakeholders did they consult to justify this potential next Eaton ICOMM type unsinkable titanic clone project? Which Stakeholders did they consult? The stakeholder definition given by the embattled consultant was people with an economic interest or stake in the program- specifically a list of approved names given to him by the City. It is most unfortunate that the property owners, or Taxpayers for that matter, where not deemed worthy stakeholders entitled to provide input. In this case the property owner input was compelling and should be heard.

Everyone in Brant, should worry what this dream will cost Brantford and the precedent it sets for the future. The pleasant dream of dynamic ,academic growth,prosperity and a new tax base could turn into a expensive gateway nightmare if not properly planned and executed on the real facts or economic merits. S. HOLLE

Old car reduction incentive

The incentives proposed could be a win -win for the auto industry and the taxpayer-by providing a stimulus to reduce the estimated 2 year new car inventory. PR

Waterfront mike

Homebuilder, council face off again

Brantford homebuilder and former city councilor Mike Quattrociocchi will find out tonight if council will approve his application for a site plan agreement governing the third phase of his controversial housing project on Grand River Avenue.

The application failed on a tie vote two weeks ago, but it is on tonight's council agenda for consideration.

At first, Quattrociocchi held out hope that he may still win, because Coun. Vince Bucci was absent on the first vote, and was believed to support his application. But when he found out the Mayor Mike Hancock, who did support it the first time, is away on business, he began lobbying other councillors over the weekend.

"I still hope to get enough support," he said.

mistakes lead to success

"For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again…."1

Many years ago, in much younger days, I used to work in construction. On a construction site in which I was in charge I made what to me was a whopping error and was scared to death to tell my boss. Fortunately for me when I did tell him, he simply said, "Dick, the man who never made a mistake never made anything!"

What a relief it was to know my "error" was forgiven! Then we set about to correct my mistake.

I think it was Robert Schuller who said, "A high jumper never knows how high he can jump until he reaches a failure point." That's a good point, for we too will never know how high we can reach in fulfilling our personal goals until we also reach a failure point.

In fact, we probably learn a lot more through our failures than we do through our successes. The important thing when we fail is to get up, learn from our mistake, and go on to achieve better things. As another has said, "Not failure, but low aim is crime."

mistakes lead to success

"For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again…."1

Many years ago, in much younger days, I used to work in construction. On a construction site in which I was in charge I made what to me was a whopping error and was scared to death to tell my boss. Fortunately for me when I did tell him, he simply said, "Dick, the man who never made a mistake never made anything!"

What a relief it was to know my "error" was forgiven! Then we set about to correct my mistake.

I think it was Robert Schuller who said, "A high jumper never knows how high he can jump until he reaches a failure point." That's a good point, for we too will never know how high we can reach in fulfilling our personal goals until we also reach a failure point.

In fact, we probably learn a lot more through our failures than we do through our successes. The important thing when we fail is to get up, learn from our mistake, and go on to achieve better things. As another has said, "Not failure, but low aim is crime."

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - -: "The return of Lloyd St. Amand
Last Updated: Wed, 17 Jun 2009

BRANTFORD (BCN) - Lloyd St. Amand, who lost his federal seat in Brant to Phil McColeman in the last election, will be back to lead the local Liberals next time around. He was acclaimed last night in front of about 80 members of his party at the Polish Hall at 126 Albion Street. He won the two previous local federal battles in 2004 and 2006, but lost by over 3,000 votes to McColeman in 2008."

Lloyd St. Amand is a good choice who did an honest credible worthy job in the past. He is a quality contender for the post. PR

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Whose Ego is Bigger?

Ignatieff, Harper in duel of egos
Posted 3 hours ago

This week's sabre-rattling between Michael Ignatieff and Stephen Harper over a summer election has all the makings of an epic battle over which leader has the biggest, um, sword.

Forget the worst economic crash in decades, the collapsing industries, the thousands of Canadians losing their their jobs, their savings, their pensions, their homes.

If the political jousting between Iggy and the PM is any indication, the country is at risk of being dragged out of the pool and off to the polls in July over duelling egos.

Harper, of course, is no slouch in the larger-than-life department, having spent the past three years successfully muzzling his ministers, and generally trying to put an iron grip on everyone and everything government.

Today, the Conservative administration remains predominantly all Harper all the time.

But make no mistake, there's a new ego-slinger in town with the potential to make "l'etat c'est moi" an understatement in both official languages.

As the Commons headed into its final week before the scheduled (and long overdue) summer break, Ignatieff held a press conference to set out the Liberal party's four conditions for not voting the country into a mid-summer's nightmare election.

For the first 15 minutes, Ignatieff spoke from a written text about what his party and fellow MPs were expecting from the Harper government.

But as soon as Ignatieff left his prepared text and went to questions from reporters, the political situation at hand was suddenly all about him.

By our rough count, in less than 20 minutes of answering reporters, Ignatieff used one word over 100 times -- "I."

For example, one of the Liberal demands on the Harper government to avoid an election vote at the end of this week is some enriched proposals for employment insurance (EI).

"I have said that I'm looking for co-operation," Ignatieff said.

"I will judge the proposals that I'm calling for . . . I require he (the PM) come forward with proposals now, not in the fall . . . I am pragmatic. I am prepared to make compromises."

Ignatieff was asked about leaving Harper an easy way out of a summer election.

"I know Canadians aren't crazy about an election, especially eight months after the last one . . . I accept the results of that election, and I'm just trying to work with government.

"I voted for the (January) budget even though I had some questions about it because I thought it was better for Canadians than the opposite. So that's why I did it."

And so it went for the entire press conference. As it happens, Ignatieff's proposed changes to EI

have caused divisions within his own caucus and party, just as there is among Canadian voters.

No surprise there -- the Liberals are proposing to change EI to provide a full year of payments to anyone who works a minimum 360 hours -- what the Conservatives accurately call a 45-day working year.

Asked if the Liberals would bend to a compromise from the Conservatives, Iggy said he would consider proposals from Harper, and "I will determine whether he's helping out the unemployed."

One of the Conservatives' latest attack ads aimed at Ignatieff claims the Liberal leader is in national politics for himself: "It's not about you; it's just about him."

While there seems to have been mixed reaction to the ads among average Canadian voters, Liberal MPs must be wondering if the Conservatives have a point.

Adding a crisis to a crisis is not impressive - lets get people working stop making useless points at our taxpayers expense PR

With Win -Win Standards The Indians win , Canadians win

National Post editorial board: Report, then reform reserves
Posted: June 16, 2009, 8:00 AM by NP Editor

We have long been advocates of more independence and responsibility for First Nations governments; not just more money and power — the typical demands of national Aboriginal politicians — but more transparency and accountability to those governed by band councils, too.

That is why we applaud the efforts of Winnipeg’s Frontier Centre for Public Policy. Last week the FCPP released its third annual ranking of the effectiveness of administration on Prairie reserves based on five criteria: impartiality of elections, effectiveness of band administration, respect for human rights, transparency of band business and success at generating economic activity.
Many non-Aboriginal communities would have trouble scoring well, measured against those yardsticks. Happily, a good number of First Nations did very well. Ten of the 68 reserves measured in the study received scores of 65% or higher. Based on more than 5,000 surveys conducted with band councillors and ordinary band residents, the FCPP results paint a reliable picture of the state of Aboriginal local governance. As the centre points out, while it found some examples of abysmal reserve administration, there was also plenty of “positive news.” Many bands who have been surveyed all three years now are using the results to encourage internal reforms, while others with high rankings have used their scores to attract non-Aboriginal business investment.

Not all Prairie reserves participate in the FCPP assessment, so it would be inaccurate to insist the survey necessarily identifies the very best or worst bands. But to the extent it forces band leaders and members to examine what they are doing right and wrong, it is more than just a useful exercise. The FCPP survey could be a catalyst for better governance on reserves.
As the authors point out, “good governance is crucial” as a precursor to self-government and prosperity. The Frontier Centre survey, then, may be a useful step toward those goals.

It is true to say that without measurable standards there is waste and chaos -good for the Frontier Centre in leading the way PR

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fed-up homebuilder sets sights on mayor's job - Brantford Expositor - Ontario, CA

Fed-up homebuilder sets sights on mayor's job - Brantford Expositor - Ontario, CA

Local homebuilder Mike Quattrociocchi says he's so fed up with the "shenanigans" that city staff and council are carrying on over his controversial Grand River Avenue housing project that he is running for mayor in the next municipal election in November 2010.

"I couldn't stand anymore the shenanigans of the last few months that I have every intention of running for mayor and getting elected," Quattrociocchi, owner of Mayberry Homes and a former city councillor, said in an interview Wednesday.

He accused "several members of council" of trying to stall a housing project he has been building in stages by imposing periodic bureaucratic and political "roadblocks" against it.

"Look at this council. Some members can't get along with each other, some are being obstructionist and some are using their position for personal agendas," he said.

Bailout waste -auto - reality check

Yet despite the stabilization of U.S. sales, not to mention the taxpayer-funded bailouts of GM and Chrysler, there is very little chance the Canadian sector will ever top its 157,130 peak employment in 2001 — when total North American sales of cars and light trucks were around 20 million. According to Statistics Canada, auto manufacturing jobs in this country crashed by about 20%, reaching 99,684 in the three-month period ending March 31. But the Q1 figures do not account for the recent downsizing of GM and Chrysler operations, so that number will go even lower. As well, the recently increased value of the loonie might already have wiped out most, if not all, of the cost savings GM and Chrysler gained from concessions made by the Canadian Auto Workers, when the troubled Detroit duo renegotiated contracts to try to make local operations more competitive.

Meanwhile, DesRosiers and other industry watchers say aggressive competition from solvent automakers, not to mention government involvement in product planning and plantlocation decisions, could seriously hinder attempts by GM and Chrysler to stabilize their operations. That would probably lead them back to the public trough — especially given the way private-sector lenders have been treated by Washington and Ottawa during the restructuring process. And every bailout dollar handed to these industry dogs hurts the stronger North American operations of offshore-based players while making it more likely that Ford will eventually hit a wall.

In short, relatively few Canadian jobs have been saved, and a lot more bailing may be required to keep the shrinking Big Three from running off the cliff again.

What a waste - good job intentions does not make good economic or market sense Pr

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Invitation to view sieg's Picasa Web Album - Knights -street hockey tournament -june 09

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Venusian Issues: PROVINCE SLOWLY SQUEEZING US DRY - Chatham Daily News - Ontario, CA#postbox#links

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Thursday, June 04, 2009

Councillors eye ditching integrity complaints - Brantford Expositor - Ontario, CA

Councillors eye ditching integrity complaints - Brantford Expositor - Ontario, CA

Why not let the electors decide this . Stop the self serving nonsense and pre-electioneering let them resign and call a ward election Brantford deserves better PR

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Higher council conduct standards, not lower standards, needed please

Why are City council rules of conduct and performance standards so
important to the taxpayers? Objective, visible standards can improve
accountability and results to and for the customers, the taxpayers and
the public. Standards protect Taxpayer interests.

The recent call to reduce objective standards of conduct at City hall
is disturbing. Using the Taxpayers as a tool or validation for this
proposed action is unacceptable to many

In the guise of saving the City taxpayers, $18, 000 plus in fees for
the independent commission findings, or similar oversight costs in the
future, the city councillors would like to change or reduce their
rules of conduct. The councillors', who oversee a $100 million plus
budget, are concerned that future independent oversight commissions
might overtax or overburden the budget. This reasoning comes from
those that appear to be promoting an increase in the public
funding/spending burn rate on their pet projects. The proposed
reduction in public standards by this council is transparently
foolish, self-serving and considered by many to be outright
hypocritical. .

Why have public standards? Every business, group, individuals has or
should have standards. ( Read the City Mission statements). A proven
fact is that the higher the standard, the higher the performance, and
the higher the results measured against an objective benchmark. Rules
of conduct improve performance.

Why then should we reduce our proven city standards, be in contempt of
the independent and paid for commission findings? Ask the Auditor
General or the Gormley Commission if an apology is enough to condone
bad behaviour or lapses in public interest judgement.

In sports, penalties are based on rules of engagement.. There are
consequences if they are not followed. You may be suspended from the
play or game if you cannot follow the basic rules. This is often to
the detriment of your team mates. There is a real incentive .to play
fair. Why should we settle for less from our councillors?

Here are some constructive suggestions to improve the integrity of
this important process. Do not change the conduct rules, follow the
rules fairly, and enforce the penalties as defined by the independent
commission-or have the offending councillors resign and let the voters
decide. We need higher not lower public standards that are executed in
a timely manner. If the outside legal oversight cost is deemed too
high, why not use the paid for city legal staff to handle future
breaches of ethical conduct?

Brantford deserves professionalism and good conduct from their
representatives-reducing the standard of conduct is not the answer.
and appears to be self-serving and counter productive

The Taxpayers also commend Councilor Martins attempt at following the
integrity commissioners ruling and keeping the process fair by
enforcing the given 90 day salary penalty, We, the ratepayers second
the motion ,even though the other councilors did not. Perhaps an Media
poll on this issue would clear the fog on this important issue.

Sieg Holle
Brant Taxpayers Coalition

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

FAIR testifies to Listeriosis inquiry

CCWG agrees

FAIR Newsletter                                                           2 June 2009

FAIR testifies to Listeriosis inquiry

Ottawa - Executive Director David Hutton testified yesterday to the Food Safety Subcommittee, which was set up to investigate last year's Listeriosis outbreak. Hutton stated that:

"Unless we create effective whistleblower protection for people working in the food industry - from the public servants who make policy and oversee the industry, to the managers and workers on the production lines - Canadians will continue to die needlessly because of avoidable failures within the food supply."

The full testimony (including video) can be seen at the FAIR website:
and in French:

FAIR (Federal Accountability Initiative for Reform)

Federal Accountability Initiative for Reform (FAIR) promotes integrity and accountability within government by empowering employees to speak out without fear of reprisal when they encounter wrongdoing. Our aim is to support legislation and management practices that will provide effective protection for whistleblowers and hence occupational free speech in the workplace. FAIR is a registered Canadian charity.



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Monday, June 01, 2009

Fwd: Dollars could be flushed away

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Subject: Dollars could be flushed away

Thank you for adding your voice to We've been busy making the case against bailouts to the media. But now is a crucial time for you to speak to parliamentarians.
The Globe and Mail reports that Canada's contribution to the bailout of General Motors and Chrysler could soar to more than $13-billion. GM moved a giant step closer to filing for bankruptcy protection as its bond holders refused to swallow their debt in exchange for equity in the company.
This means the $3 billion committed in "repayable loans" to GM Canada could increase to $10 billion. So far, GM has only borrowed about $500 million from Ontario and Ottawa so far. The governments are also providing $3.8 billion to Chrysler. Canadian Taxpayers took a 2 per cent ownership stake in Chrysler and may take a 10 per cent stake in GM.
Who stands up for taxpayers? While opinion polls show a majority of Canadians oppose auto bailouts, all federal political parties support them. Win, lose or draw your generous contribution in support of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation ensures taxpayers' voices are heard!
The federal government has admitted some of its loans have already been written off, and the same might happen again. The expected federal deficit has gone from $34 billion up to $50 billion and counting. Strangely, the Harper government says that much of the increase is due to money set aside in case the car companies can't pay the anticipated loans.
Before the federal government knowingly flushes your tax dollars down the proverbial toilet, let them know you do not approve! Click the following links to contact Prime Minister Harper, Industry Minister Tony Clement, and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. Contact info for your MP is available at
Finally, continue to forward to everyone concerned about proper financial management of our country.  There is strength in numbers.  Our voices will be heard!

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