Monday, October 23, 2006

Daily Digest October 23, 2006

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

EDITORIALs

HALIFAX NEWS - Dog days continue for Peter MacKay
http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=9002&sc=7

MONTREAL GAZETTE - Drug companies must pay their fair share
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=f011a501-65d9-4242-9fad-4f9949b88968

MONTREAL GAZETTE - Follow through on tax-cut rhetoric
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=0d581b92-9974-48e8-b6ce-b127e253b3c4

OTTAWA SUN - Sympathy wears thin
http://www.ottawasun.com/Comment/Editorial/2006/10/23/2104455.html

OTTAWA CITIZEN - The Quebec way is passe
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=6a1fe6a8-5c32-4421-ba89-b8e5f896d468

TORONTO STAR - Reveal travel expenses
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161381023765&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795

NATIONAL POST - An abysmal lack of parenting
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/editorialsletters/story.html?id=6a8a3195-3fab-448f-a2e4-c433788fcbea

TORONTO SUN - Hands in our pockets
http://www.torontosun.com/Comment/Commentary/2006/10/23/2104827-sun.html

HAMILTON SPECTATOR - Clean Air Act's delays insane
http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161553810353&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1112188062581

K-W RECORD - Conservatives fail environment test
http://www.therecord.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=record/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161553812710&call_pageid=1024322168441&col=1024322320546

K-W RECORD - MacKay's loose words
http://www.therecord.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=record/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161553812704&call_pageid=1024322168441&col=1024322320546

WINDSOR STAR - Senate reform: Ontario needs an open mind
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=c902ecc1-4a35-4bed-aebb-14893f1ac0cb

SUDBURY STAR - Environment won't benefit from Tories' Clean Air Act
http://www.thesudburystar.com/webapp/sitepages/content.asp?contentid=240849&catname=Editorial&classif =

WINNIPEG SUN - Lifting the veil of prejudice
http://www.winnipegsun.com/Comment/Editorial/2006/10/22/2104274.html

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX -
http://www.canada.com/saskatoon/starphoenix/editorials/

REGINA LEADER-POST -
http://www.canada.com/regina/leaderpost/editorials/

CALGARY HERALD - Literacy cuts short-sighted
Zeal to save taxpayers' money shouldn't hit essential programs
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=cfc74ac2-d1ed-4801-8fd3-36fab7dd8ed1

CALGARY SUN - ‘Junket’ charge is junk
http://www.calgarysun.com/cgi-bin/publish.cgi?p=159483&x=articles&s=comment

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE - Do we have an exit strategy?
What is our Afghanistan plan?
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/1editorial.lasso

VANCOUVER PROVINCE - Internet addiction all set for medical recognition
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=6b135ef8-329c-48cc-b073-7db6ffb4e513


ISSUES

CANADIAN FORCES
Minister's Kandahar visit one of `support'
Trip comes as aid efforts criticized ... Tour doesn't include actual projects
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161553809587&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467

Following Rumsfeld's lead
Mimicking America's Iraq policy in Afghanistan threatens NATO unity
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161342014793&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795

Military families speak out
Say they are against Afghan mission
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=ef09e4c4-d8a1-4cdd-95f3-54ae2598c426&k=20729

Hard to report on achievements yet to be made
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/536183.html

Navy, air force won't serve as infantry in Afghanistan: O'Connor
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2006/10/23/rerole-afghan.html

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061023.wparl-afghan1023/BNStory/Afghanistan/home

Critics slam Afghan naval mission
Throwing sailors and air force members into ground combat a mistake, experts say
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061023.wxafghans23/BNStory/Afghanistan/home

Probe clears Canadians in Afghan police death
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20061023/military_probe_061023/20061023?hub=Canada

32 killed in Afghan factional fighting
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/world/story.html?id=c77901c4-f964-4685-a6a0-27491c5a4947

Elite Afghan military effective weapon against Taliban
Commandos know culture, 'hear things in truest sense'
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=1f918202-505b-471d-bd03-f522f28f70df


CANUSA/USACAN
U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins met last week with The Hamilton Spectator editorial board. Following are excerpts of questions posed by members of the editorial board and of Ambassador Wilkins's answers. http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161553810372&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1112188062581


HEALTH CARE RELATED
Patients with minor ills don't cause long ER waits, study finds
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061023/n1023103A.html


JUSTICE SYSTEM
Does ban compute?
Fed agency mulls letting prisoners have PCs
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2006/10/23/2104474-sun.html


POLITICS
Harper sets byelections to coincide with Grit convention
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=50365c53-cd1f-4690-ac0b-48113cdb0230&k=30609

Politics at play in timing of 2 byelections: Liberals
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2006/10/23/byelection-federal.html

Byelections to overlap Liberals' convention
Harper ignores plea
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=7372a806-0563-42e2-8cd3-73397eb023ca

Duceppe envisions sovereign Quebec by 2015
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20061023/duceppe_Quebec_061023/20061023?hub=Canada

PM 'critic' sent packing
Photographer bumped from job at 24 Sussex ... Was supposed to shoot for Mercer's TV comedy
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161553809722&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467

Debate seals Ignatieff advantage
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161553809536&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467

Liberal leadership page
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Render&inifile=futuretense.ini&c=Page&cid=1022181444328&pubid=968163964505

PM defends MacKay on alleged 'dog' slur
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161640212079&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467

Bob Rae: Why I left the Left behind
The Liberal candidate on his defection, and his vision for Canada
http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/politics/article.jsp?content=20061030_135274_135274

Social conservative Tory appointment raises opponents' hackles
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/politics/story.html?id=3af3361e-8a6f-4d9d-8cc5-7c155be21325&k=98756

Tory ministers’ lack of expenses "a red flag’
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Canada/536046.html

Liberal MPs divided along leadership lines on recognizing Quebec as a nation
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061023/n1023111A.html

Opposition pokes at Fortier's refusal to run for seat in byelection
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061023/n102377A.html

Liberals' Ignatieff commits to aboriginal development, but no price tags
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061023/n102335A.html

Dogged pursuit of an apology continues
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061023.wmackay1023/BNStory/National/home

Ignatieff's Quebec strategy fraught with risk
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061023.wxliberals23/BNStory/National/home

Garth being courted
http://www.politicswatch.com/turner-oct23-2006.htm

Turner's Halifax trip cancelled ... MP turfed from finance committee touring the country
http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=8995&sc=1

Gossip got Garth
Headline-hunting MP's ouster wasn't over noble principle
http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Columnists/Levant_Ezra/2006/10/23/2104918.html

So Garth Turner has been given the old heave-ho by the Conservative caucus
http://www.opinion250.com/blog/view/3891/7/the+written+word:++rafe+mair+oct.+22nd

David Chernushenko vs Garth Turner
http://politiquevert.blogspot.com/2006/10/david-chernushenko-vs-garth-turner.html

Turner starts new life as independent MP
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/politics/story.html?id=f6060a1d-f5d4-4180-8137-d76a54fec265&k=89000

Bravo Garth
http://manimal-farm.blogspot.com/2006/10/bravo-garth.html


PROGRAMMES
Ottawa to spend $8.4M on heart plan
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161553809409&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467


PRESSURE POINTS
Rush to ethanol and biodiesel could lead to food shortage, says scientist
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061023/n102365A.html


OPINION AND INFORMATION
Trustees, critics want to stop co-op program teaching students to be soldiers -- why?
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/MacDonald_Moira/2006/10/23/2104916.html

Sorry, not our revolution
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/story.html?id=8ce490b5-62a7-4460-a05e-773fd9bb5fa2

Numbers don't lie
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/story.html?id=9b059e9a-7f95-48bb-8017-9d9de5b2c4c1

From Stalin to cornflakes -- a Hungarian odyssey
50 years ago, a family fled Budapest for the unknown, which turned out to be Vancouver
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=7d532f9f-fd3d-4a4c-90e5-f292870f813f

Boomer spell soon to be broken
The generation that was never going to grow old has found that nature had other plans, and the influence of this powerful group is finally starting to wane
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=4eb1f8cf-3dc8-462f-8932-2f18a590bc24

Why freedom is so precious
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=b99cc4b9-f820-4481-9b50-5f4d5d10e70c

Does it really all boil down to electricity?
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=8a9b4ae9-8a87-4fb2-a979-b168451a664e

Abortion fragile issue
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=8a4a9a97-9355-463f-9e21-77cbb9aad33e

The big idea that won't die
The fact that string theory is suddenly under attack only underscores its success as a path to a unified description of nature
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=ba3851ad-32fc-4232-b296-0bbf41b6400c


INFOS

Le juge Gomery déçu par la réaction d'Ottawa
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2006/10/23/002-gomery.shtml

Le PLC accuse le PCC de ne pas respecter la tradition en "cachant" Fortier
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/061023/N1023100U.html

Michael Ignatieff propose un plan pour les autochtones, mais sans budget
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/061023/N102348U.html

Le Canada au 16e rang
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/International/2006/10/23/011-classement-liberte-presse.shtml

Le Bloc lance la bataille de Québec
http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/10/23/121110.html

Souveraineté : Françoise David promet une démarche inédite
http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/10/23/121094.html

Le protocole de Stephen
http://www.ledevoir.com/dossiers/333/120630.html?333

La GRC a recruté un ancien employé de Groupaction
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20061023/CPACTUALITES/610230753/1025/FRONTPAGE

Harper se porte à la défense de MacKay
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20061023/CPACTUALITES/61023184/1025/FRONTPAGE

Des députés libéraux refuseront de reconnaître le Québec comme nation
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20061023/CPACTUALITES/61023176/1025/FRONTPAGE


BY ELECTION
Dianne Haskett's road back was paved by Tory party officials in Ottawa.
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/Local/2006/10/19/2068060-sun.html

The party needs a candidate in London North Centre. No one seems to want the job.
High profile Liberals say no
http://www.lfpress.com/cgi-bin/publish.cgi?p=159190&x=articles&s=elections

London in byelection frenzy
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/Local/2006/10/23/2104627-sun.html

Overlapping elections may fatigue voters
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/Local/2006/10/23/2105505.html

We are 3l1te
http://manimal-farm.blogspot.com/2006/10/we-are-3l1te.html



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A POSITIVE IN AFGHANISTAN

While their marine advisers extol the Commandos' performance, and their commander talks about leveraging their
success into more resources, such as better weapons and night goggles, for the Afghan army, the soldiers themselves
decline to tell war stories. They're more interested in talking about what their country needs for prosperity and peace.

For Sgt.-Maj. Mohammad Mirwais, Sgt. First Class Mohammad Mohebullah and Platoon Sgt. Rahmanuddin Jallaly,
two elements weigh greatly: They want the insurgents' support base in Pakistan severed and Afghanistan's education
system boosted.

Their commander -- the first Afghan officer to graduate from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at
Fort Leavenworth, Kan., since 1979 -- emphasizes a third. Tribal and ethnic conflicts, Ahmadi said, can't continue to
dominate. The Commandos, for instance, have been instructed to put their ethnicity aside. "Afghan interests must
come first," Ahmadi said. "I don't belong to tribes, I don't belong to the ethnic groups. I don't belong to the north or
south. I belong to Afghanistan."
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=1f918202-505b-471d-bd03-f522f28f70df

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Robert Ede

Subject: I'm running in the By-election - London North Centre - Nov 27th

Good Morning,

I figure this is as good an opportunity as even to run an 'un-campaign'

Independent of party
Independent in thought

Dedicated to honour & truth
Dedicated to improving Canada for all Canadians

Running to represent the middle class, that's ignored as an 'interest group'
yet pays the freight for just about everything
Running to BE an unencumbered member of the Assembly and to emancipate that Chamber

Running to start people talking about controlling the all-too-powerful PMOffice by:
-restablishing the Governor General as Chief Executive
-re-instating the Privy Council as the GG's independent advisors
-re-instatng the Comptroller General as pre-spending gatekeeper of the Treasury
-re-instating the Senate to its rightful place by explaining the Property & Net-Worth Qualifications (and adjusting same for inflation)
-re-instating the Commons as House of Assembly for ALL points of view, not just party-line "read" speeches

The Commons belongs to all Canadians and every point of view should be expressed there
The Government system of Canada belongs to Canadians, not the Political Parties

Many issues will be in play beyond the 'democratic deficit' ones above
Most notably the re-consideration of the re-definition of Marriage - I want in on that discussion

In an election, Canadians have their opportunity to shape their government
In a by-election in a minority House EVERY member's vote counts EVERY time.

In this election I grant every Canadian (particularly those in London) " Permission to Think"
Permission to think about how Canada should/could be and ponder how it fell into its current state and permission to forgive themselves for not 'standing on guard'.

All Hail the Dominion of Canada - but first consider-
Whose Dominion is it?

"There is no shame in turning back, when you discover you're on the wrong path"

"The Future of Canada belongs to those who will build it" (PET)
The Future begins now.
Are you a builder?

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I plan to hold small/medium/large meetings in homes, restaurant -
- can you arrange one with your circle of associates?
- arrange one in London?

Robert Ede
25 Dersingham Cres
Thornhill ON
L3T 4P5
416-819-7333

Tax-Receipts for Contributions available soon cheques payable to "Campaign to Elect Robert Ede"

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Rosalie Piccioni

Subject: Re: Daily Digest October 22, 2006

Dear Joe,

That was an enjoyable, and appreciated, well-written summary you gave :o). Thanks for the insight.

And Barry Douglas' Subject: Insightful. He said This is one brave woman! Wow! As for
Wonder how long it will be able to be viewed Hopefully, for a long time. This is something that should never be deleted, and I want to hear and view it again and again.

Rosie

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THIS KIND OF STUFF HAS GOT TO
STOP IN OUR COUNTRY!

We Must Stop This Immediately!
Have you noticed that stairs are getting steeper . Groceries are heavier. And, everything is farther away. Yesterday I walked to the corner and I was dumbfounded to discover how long our street has become! This extension work was apparently done at night!! Very sneaky stuff..

And, you know, people are less considerate now, especially the youngsters. They speak in
whispers all the time! If you ask them to speak up they just keep repeating themselves, endlessly mouthing the same silent message until they're red in the face! What do they think I am, a lip reader?

I also think they are much younger than I was at the same age. On the other hand, people my own age are so much
older than I am. I ran into an old friend the other day, and she has aged so much that she didn't even recognize me.

I got to thinking about the poor dear while I was combing my hair this morning, and in doing so, I glanced at my own reflection ........Well, REALLY NOW-
even mirrors are not made the way they used to be!

Another thing, everyone drives so
fast these days! You're risking life and limb if you happen to pull onto the freeway in front of them. All I can say is, their brakes must wear out awfully fast, the way I see them screech and swerve in my rear view mirror.

Clothing manufacturers are
less civilized these days. Why else would they suddenly start labeling a size 32 pair of pants a 42, or medium shirt as 'extra large? Do they think no one notices that these things no longer fit around the waist, hips, thighs, and neck?

The people who make
bathroom scales are pulling the same prank, but in reverse. Do they think I actually "believe" the number I see on that dial? Heck ! I would never let myself weigh that much! Just who do these people think they're fooling?

I'd like to call up someone in authority to report what's going on -- but the
telephone company is in on the conspiracy too: they've printed the phone books in such small type that no one could ever find a number in there!

All I can do is pass along this warning:
We are under attack! Unless something drastic happens, pretty soon everyone will have to suffer these awful indignities. PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO WE CAN GET THIS CONSPIRACY STOPPED!

PS: I am sending this to you in a larger font size
, because something has caused my computer's regular fonts to be smaller than they once were. (They must be sneaking to my house and messing around with my computer. Probably CIA....!!!) Pretty scary stuff huh?

J. Edgar Robertson
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