Friday, October 20, 2006

Daily Digest October 20, 2006

Joe Hueglin wrote:
The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN’S to VICTORIA.

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - A ringing endorsement
http://www.thetelegram.com/news.aspx?pname=Editorials&StoryID=52635

CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN - The tools to enforce their own bylaws
The province must give the towns the clout they need to enforce their laws.
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sc=7

HALIFAX HERALD - Tories, Grits neck and neck
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/535520.html

HALIFAX HERALD - Where’s the proof?
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/535521.html

MONTREAL GAZETTE - An inconvenient truth for Quebecers
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161294617373&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795

MONTREAL GAZETTE - Conservative green plan fails to address issue
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=0d331ca4-6cee-40b9-a959-cd284c9ad22a

MONTREAL GAZETTE - Ruling is a small victory for liberty
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=e2adec34-34c1-449c-88bd-c38a6c56ab5f

OTTAWA CITIZEN - Ruling benefits all Canadians
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=7e2af1fc-9149-451a-9aa9-2248aea520d7

OTTAWA SUN -
http://www.canoe.ca/OttawaSun/editorial.html

TORONTO STAR - Segal stands up for education
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161294617362&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795

TORONTO STAR - Shameful delays in Clean Air Act
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161294617367&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795

TORONTO STAR - Press freedom, upheld
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161294617370&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795

NATIONAL POST - Garth had it coming
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/editorialsletters/story.html?id=82c9a7c9-5a89-4817-a007-967c1b4a8682

TORONTO SUN - Lifting the veil of prejudice
http://www.torontosun.com/Comment/Commentary/2006/10/20/2077233.html

TORONTO SUN - Tory world needs Garth
http://www.torontosun.com/Comment/Commentary/2006/10/19/2067867.html

HAMILTON SPECTATOR - Envoy sticks to the script
http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161294618605&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1112188062581

HAMILTON SPECTATOR - Border prejudices
http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161294618599&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1112188062581

LONDON FREE PRESS - Tory 'air' blows hot
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Opinion/Editorials/2006/10/20/2077230.html

K-W RECORD - Turner the maverick
http://www.therecord.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=record/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161294621118&call_pageid=1024322168441&col=1024322320546

WINNIPEG SUN - No overnight fix for air pollution
http://winnipegsun.com/Comment/Editorial/2006/10/20/2077234.html

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX - Producers must prepare for life without CWB
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=ab2477cf-2460-4ff0-84df-3703ce6dd271

REGINA LEADER-POST - Weak sequel to Kyoto
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=a87bfd64-f78f-434c-a70c-5e8878d4248a

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE - Head-in-the-sand mentality
Always fight for your right to know truth
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/1editorial.lasso

EDMONTON JOURNAL - Facing facts in Quebec
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=42f9e67d-2ac5-4eb5-be1a-254a6a3cf9cf

EDMONTON SUN - Butting heads
http://www.edmontonsun.com/Comment/Commentary/2006/10/20/2077225.html

VANCOUVER SUN - Dangerous offender law is based on illusion, not on the facts
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=54634068-a1c6-40cb-92e5-b456e41bc757

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST - Taking too long to cool the globe
The Tory targets to combat climate change are more realistic -- maybe too realistic
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=5e2ecf90-bfbd-4211-8e2f-44dbc7199c6f

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST - An MP with nothing to lose
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=b6d90f70-0c47-46dd-81c9-0b5b3c20b1dc


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS
Send in the Mounties, say overworked officers fed up with Caledonia standoff

http://www.torontosun.com/News/TorontoAndGTA/2006/10/20/2077870-sun.html

CANADIAN FORCES
Letters, threats, attacks spread fear along Suicide Alley
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2006/10/20/2078707-ap.html

Canada needs NATO help: MacKay
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2006/10/20/2078068-cp.html

MacKay makes pitch for more NATO help
Frustrated minister raises heat on allies to put `boots' on frontline
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161294617699&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467

Politics Watch This! Military recruiting ad pulls no punches
http://www.politicswatch.com/politicswatchthis.html


CANUSA/USACAN
U.S. listened on passports: Envoy
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Canada/2006/10/20/2077884-sun.html

It's going to get easier to apply for new border-crossing card
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161294617766&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Headline inflation plummets to 0.7% but policy-influencing core rate tops 2%
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061020/n102059A.html

Hard times for industry
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Ryan_Sid/2006/10/20/2077637.html

Oil sands needs high prices: Nexen CEO
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20061019.RNEXEN19/TPStory/TPBusiness/Prairies/


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Arch foes may hold key to peace
Feuding politicians have until Nov. 10 to settle differences
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=167b7949-2867-4cd8-b889-f81abc4701bf


HEALTH CARE RELATED
New legislation to regulate mould, radon in indoor air
Mould, radon to be monitored and regulated
Environmentalist praises `landmark decision'
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161294618088&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467

Reserve homes lack access to water, report says
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20061020.ONTWATER20/TPStory/TPNational/Ontario/


JUSTICE SYSTEM
Opponents of Tory 'three strikes' legislation are playing foul ball
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=6fead312-3645-4be7-8307-2fff114f31a7

Memo to Canada: Don't ape U.S. crime policy
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161294617124&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795

RCMP rebuked for probe of reporter
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/MediaNews/2006/10/19/2069029-cp.html

Prison report a real con job
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Columnists/Harris_Michael/2006/10/20/2077236.html

New card targets Internet fraud
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Canada/2006/10/19/2068522-sun.html


MIGRATION
Canada's welcome mat worn, immigrant studies find
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061020.wximmigration20/BNStory/National/home


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Quebec spending $300M to help forestry sector
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2006/10/20/2078385-cp.html

Taxpayers on hook?
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Canada/2006/10/20/2077881-sun.html

McGuinty says Ottawa must compensate province for cost of aboriginal occupation
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061020/n102041A.html

Clean air act wins Alberta approval
Distant targets outrage critics
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=5b9f6309-9998-4755-b284-02c95f81a28c


POLITICS
PM ready to call by-elections, sources say
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061020.wxbyelection20/BNStory/National/home

Tory Green Day
http://www.politicswatch.com/environment-oct19-2006.htm

Clean Air Act appears doomed as opposition parties unite in anger
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061019/n1019123A.html

http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2006/10/20/2077761-sun.html

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=57cfe7a1-988c-44d9-b165-aa9d312ab384

http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161294618088&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467

Act looks like an election document ... Harper has misread voters, critics say ... Political climate trumps climate change
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161294618052&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467

Green plan prescription for inaction
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161294617118&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795

Greenhouse gas plan hot air
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161294617127&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795

Senator alleges possible smear campaign
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20061019/senators_trip_061020/20061020?hub=Canada

Jews embrace Stephen Harper
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Goldstein_Lorrie/2006/10/20/2077642.html

Arab group wants action from Harper in Mideast
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161294617714&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467

Harper losing his tight grip
http://www.politicswatch.com/leg-update.htm

Rae likely to lead Grits
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Worthington_Peter/2006/10/20/2077258.html

Turner's 'a free agent'
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Canada/2006/10/20/2077886-sun.html

Ousted Turner considers future with Green Party
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161294617732&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467

Support for Tories among women deteriorating, new poll suggests
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061020/n102085A.html

Results confirm Ignatieff lead
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2006/10/20/2078696.html

Ignatieff camp's new sales pitch: He'll take Quebec
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20061020.LIBERALS20/TPStory/TPNational/Quebec/

PM gives strong defence of energy sector ... Canada emerging as a 'superpower'
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20061020.GREENHARPER20/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Grit gaffes a Tory boon
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=2b750481-4ab8-4547-a402-16fb0590dfef


POLITICS - US
Bush to consult on possible change in Iraq tactics
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061020.wbushiraq1020/BNStory/International/home

Bush's history lesson
Like scoundrels before him, U.S. president restricts liberty to preserve it
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/westview/story/3738549p-4321740c.html


PRESSURE POINTS
Health minister warms up to pandemic action
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=f4b03c3c-05a9-4162-93f3-e9ce91adf438

Terrorism and dirty money
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=e30a2446-495e-4e6c-8fc9-fa5b9f547027

Climate consultations will seem endless
But when the time comes for choices, will the Tories have the courage to act?
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=e749cc60-2e9d-4326-be3a-afdcd3a1a83a


OPINION AND INFORMATION
'The brute force of the state met its match'
Ruling against RCMP 'powerful statement' on press freedom
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=5bbcee5f-7512-4a6c-806c-6e6d27c5eeef

Ruling thaws 'chill' in Canada's newsrooms
Press and civil liberties advocates welcome decision as 'fantastic news'
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=21ef3a85-7615-4aaf-bf90-28fa154c7585

How do you dismantle the nuclear family?
http://www.cbc.ca/news/viewpoint/vp_binks/20061017.html

Biological father, couple fight over child's custody
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20061020/custody_battle_061020/20061020?hub=Canada

Stronach asks MacKay to apologize over comment
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20061020/stronach_mackay_061020/20061020?hub=Canada

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061020.wdog1020/BNStory/National/home

Canine epithets prompt few regrets about relationship with MacKay: Stronach
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061020/n102095A.html

MacKay denies calling ex-flame Stronach a 'dog'
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20061019/peter_mackay_061019?s_name=&no_ads =

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/editorialsletters/story.html?id=82c9a7c9-5a89-4817-a007-967c1b4a8682 #

Peter MacKay puts Tories in doghouse with alleged sexist comment
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061020/n102099A.html

Opposition demands MacKay apology
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2006/10/20/2078394.html

Humour: The dog day of Peter MacKay
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/story.html?id=0e7a1e3d-746b-434d-a6ab-1ceb3481f3a7&k=48303

When no one is 'it'
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Columnists/Hanon_Andrew/2006/10/20/2077245.html

Ottawa needs to make a new vow: 'Til debt do us part
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/westview/story/3738550p-4321741c.html

Former prime minister Trudeau's son leaves door open to political future
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/061019/national/justin_trudeau_youth


INFOS

Belinda Stronach demande à son ancien ami Peter MacKay de s'excuser
http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/061020/N102088U.html

Québec présente un plan de 720 millions $ pour contrer la crise forestière
http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/061020/N102092U.html

Les syndiqués dans la forêt poussent un soupir de soulagement
http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/061020/N102074U.html

Les travailleurs demandent un délai
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/regional/modele.asp?page=/regions/Montreal/2006/10/20/006-Textile-Manif.shtml

Guerre en Irak Violence chaotique
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/International/2006/10/20/005-irak-violence-vendredi.shtml

Harper remet le compteur à zéro
http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/10/20/120884.html

«La solidarité passe par la lucidité» - Un an après la parution de son manifeste, Lucien Bouchard réédite son appel pour une société responsable
http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/10/20/120878.html

Conservation égale emplois viables
http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/10/19/120804.html?333

Les conservateurs à 14% au Québec
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20061020/CPACTUALITES/61020111/1025/FRONTPAGE

Le Bloc québécois se prépare pour des élections printanières
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20061020/CPACTUALITES/61020075/1025/FRONTPAGE

Kyoto part en fumée
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20061020/CPACTUALITES/61019277/1025/FRONTPAGE

Déclin constant des appuis féminins aux conservateurs
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20061020/CPACTUALITES/61020137/1025/FRONTPAGE

Les conservateurs terminent la semaine avec une autre controverse
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20061020/CPACTUALITES/61020120/1025/FRONTPAGE


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No Digest yesterday - due to no computerization of where I was situated for c.26 hours.

Tony must consider looking look into that - but first he has two programmes announced this week that will take his time and
his Ministry's budget.

Just think of the massive technocratic/bureaucratic and whatever other "ic" you can think of involved in keeping this promise!

There are still those using permanent "Johnny and Jennie" on the spots (the Jennie I just picked up last week
at the Fenwick Flea Market on Foss Road in Pelham). Will the MOULD METRES be Federal, Provincial, Regional
or Municipal reponsibilities. AND will there be the necessity of air conditioned rooms sucking air inward in private
homes for those persisting in putting "particulate matter" into the air?

"This new piece of legislation will allow the federal government for the first time to start regulating indoor air,"
said Clement. "You've got mould, radon and particulate matter making Canadians sick and having a particular
impact on absenteeism of kids away from school. They are very susceptible to indoor air quality, and so are the
elderly."

When asked for details, Clement said the government is starting at the "ground floor," so it needs to find out where
the problems are, and then move on regulations.
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161294618088&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467

Minister Clement's second pronouncement is placed under PRESSURE POINTS. Most articles you find there are just *.
Scaring the livin' be-jesus outta us over terrorism, pandemic and global warming. However this one merits * *. It combines
global warming and pandemic. "Canada must take immediate action on global warming to cope with the threat
of new infectious diseases from abroad, Health Minister Tony Clement said Thursday.
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=f4b03c3c-05a9-4162-93f3-e9ce91adf438

Now I know contrarians are not in vogue this week but may I ask someone to ask some one to ask someone whether
our weather is going to get any hotter than some parts of the 'States any time soon? And if it's not whether their findings
concerning weather relationships to new infectious diseases from abroad might apply here?

The coordinates to seek information are:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30333, U.S.A.
Tel: (404) 639-3311 / Public Inquiries: (404) 639-3534 / (800) 311-3435

Back some years ago when Hon Garth Turner, P.C., was first elected to the House he was invited to speak at a Niagara Falls
Riding fund raising dinner. (This may be speaking unconfidentially but there's likely a statute of limitations (or there ought to be ).

His Riding having not covered election received a donation from our Riding. I mention this because Garth was a Tory before
most of those suspending him from caucus were called Tories (called such by decision of the media).

Some views have been posted to the Digest relating to the question posed in this manner:

Which of the two sits best with you:

I accept the PM was as surprised as anyone;

I'd be much surprised if the PM was surprised.


These will be posted on a BELOW (30) later

In the meanwhile you may view others opinions as expressed on this G&M site, if you're of a mind. As well as those of
the "REBEL WITHOUT A CAUCUS" http://www.garth.ca/weblog/

Joe
Garth Turner(Comment68) Maverick ex-Tory MP took your questions
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061018.wturnprom1018/BNStory/specialComment/home

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