Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Daily Digest October 25, 2006

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

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - The tiger hiccups
http://www.thetelegram.com/news.aspx?pname=Editorials&StoryID=52728

HALIFAX HERALD - Justice served
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/536527.html

HALIFAX HERALD - Sustaining the mission
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/536526.html

MONTREAL GAZETTE - Exposing the myths about abuse
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=db24b619-2b96-4d91-a221-b6ee01063753

OTTAWA CITIZEN - Three may not be a crowd
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=3d1b6768-9f26-4a93-b3a3-f87625e06366

OTTAWA SUN - Convict PCs byte
http://www.ottawasun.com/Comment/Editorial/2006/10/25/2123726.html

TORONTO STAR - Judging Canada's anti-terror laws
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161726631887&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795

NATIONAL POST - The Quebec quagmire
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/editorialsletters/story.html?id=231ec495-3cad-4006-8708-0825540a4966

NATIONAL POST - Save the vote for Canadians
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/editorialsletters/story.html?id=35319b76-ac00-4c2b-a76d-7b400acc2963

TORONTO SUN - A sneak attack on our military
http://www.torontosun.com/Comment/Commentary/2006/10/25/2123730.html

HAMILTON SPECTATOR - Terrorism laws need oversight
http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161726633520&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1112188062581

WINDSOR STAR - The Fortier challenge
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=93490eca-6f08-4e0b-975b-c7404994ac14

SUDBURY STAR - Ottawa's solution to wait times is to talk
http://www.thesudburystar.com/webapp/sitepages/content.asp?contentid=243916&catname=Editorial&classif =

SUDBURY STAR - Journalists upset; But Harper's attitude toward the press gallery is understandable
http://www.thesudburystar.com/webapp/sitepages/content.asp?contentid=243915&catname=Editorial&classif =

WINNIPEG SUN - Prison cells no place for computers
http://www.winnipegsun.com/Comment/Editorial/2006/10/25/2123731.html

CALGARY HERALD - Votes are never convenient
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=d8c58732-66b1-4360-a813-98f9e64c5400

CALGARY SUN - Does not compute
http://www.calgarysun.com/cgi-bin/publish.cgi?p=159600&x=articles&s=comment

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE - Getting the green spirit
Canada is blessed with natural resources, but ...
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/1editorial.lasso

EDMONTON JOURNAL - Ignatieff's Quebec tactic divides party
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=b52f5323-0a40-43b2-9f50-73a286fadc27

EDMONTON JOURNAL - Reverse literacy cuts
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=7b83a845-b87a-401c-ba55-87643845df14

EDMONTON SUN - Hearts and minds
http://www.edmontonsun.com/Comment/Commentary/2006/10/25/2123724.html

LETHBRIDGE HERALD - New parks great, but what about the old?
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_4693.php

LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Seizure law is flawed in more ways than one
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_4707.php

VANCOUVER PROVINCE - It's not degrading to salute our monarch
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=1453b430-ab4e-41a3-8ad0-9dd373b2cea8


ISSUES

CANADIAN FORCES
Five modified Sea Kings practice carrying troops in N.B. exercise
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061025/n102597A.html

Army testing Afghanistan-bound soldiers for drugs
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20061025/afghanistan_drug_test_061025/20061025?hub=Canada

Military tight-lipped but sources cite 18% failure rate at CFB Gagetown
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2006/10/25/2124267-sun.html

Canadian sailors and aircrew may end up driving trucks in Kandahar
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061025.wafghgrunts1025/BNStory/National

Afghanis need food, Ottawa told
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161726632759&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467


CANUSA/USACAN
Canada complains to White House about Republican ad
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061025/n1025143A.html

U.S. campaign ad critical of Canada yanked
http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2006/10/25/tennessee-canada-ad.html

Double life of passport: Senate
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2006/10/25/2124279-sun.html


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Ontario hardest hit by U.S. slowdown, but modest growth predicted: Dodge
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061025/n102581A.html


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
The myth of collective security
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=f086ba30-b573-466a-bda2-7a225fe5ec44


JUSTICE SYSTEM
Coverup alleged in track probe
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Canada/2006/10/25/2124378-sun.html

Group gets funds here to kill our troops
Day: Afghani Islamists banned by Ottawa as terrorists
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=3c4d4c4f-d015-4b9a-b25c-db90ad2bbb4a

Lottery 'insiders' win big bucks
Odds of Ontario results are astronomical, investigation by CBC program reports
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061025.wlottery25/BNStory/National/home

Don't appeal, newspaper group asks Toews
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20061025.NATS25-2/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Manitoba vows to hold vote on wheat board
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20061025.NATS25-3/TPStory/TPNational/Prairies/

Manitoba wants farmers' vote on Wheat Board
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20061025.RTICKER25-8/TPStory/TPBusiness/Prairies/

Ontario electoral legislation sets bar high
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20061025.ONTELECTION25/TPStory/TPNational/Ontario/

The heart of the matter
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061025.wcodryden25/BNStory/specialComment/Quebec/

MPs duck and weave over Caledonia issue
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161726631749&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795


POLITICS
Angus Reid Global Monitor : Polls & Research
Tories Lead by Nine Points in Canada
http://www.angus-reid.com/polls/index.cfm/fuseaction/viewItem/itemID/13566

MacKay controversy heats up as Speaker re-examines alleged slur
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061025/n1025155A.html

MacKay denies he disparaged Stronach
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Politics/2006/10/19/2076164-cp.html

Tories say it's time to let sleeping dogs lie
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061025.wdog1025/BNStory/National/home

PMO officials not required to publicly post cost of Challenger flights: Tories
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061025/n1025149A.html

Dion, Kennedy fear backlash if Quebec nationhood debate turns ugly
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061025/n102585A.html

Opposition will pay electoral price for stance on crime, says Harper
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061025/n102599A.html

Gomery disappointed by inaction on inquiry findings
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061025.wgomery1025/BNStory/National/home

Ignatieff vows to address gender issues
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061025.wwomen1025/BNStory/National/home

Healthy federal budget surplus likely won't last, says finance minister
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=0b61d2c5-95c4-4e19-a1f5-1b27910d892f&k=89137

Ottawa awash in surplus cash
$6.7-billion, five-month budget windfall poses political dilemma for Flaherty
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061025.wsurplus25/BNStory/National/home

Flaherty slams Liberal economic record
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061025.wflaherty1025/BNStory/National/home

Kennedy, Dion camps hold talks
Alliance could overtake delegate leader Ignatieff
'Natural synergies' between the two candidates
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161726632800&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467

Tories deny they're losing control of the House
http://www.politicswatch.com/house-oct25-2006.htm


POLITICS - US
Three choices, Mr. President
The least bad option on Iraq: Disengagement and damage control
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161726631746&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795

No good exit strategy from Iraq for U.S.
http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161726633657&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1112188062581


PROGRAMMES
Conservative government announces consultation on open-skies policy
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061025/n102563A.html

Anti-scab bill a step closer to passage in the House of Commons
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061025/n1025145A.html


PRESSURE POINTS
World can't wait for climate action, says former U.S. Treasury Secretary
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061025/n102591A.html

Pandemic to be 'disaster in slow motion'
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&pubid=968163964505&cid=1161775029261&col=968705899037&call_page=TS_Canada&call_pageid=968332188774&call_pagepath=News/Canada

Walkom: Rulings question terror obsession
Crime is crime, courts are saying
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161726632885&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467


OPINION AND INFORMATION
It's a !@#&* soap opera
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Goldstein_Lorrie/2006/10/25/2123710.html

Here we go again, placating Quebec
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=27c31413-2e50-4d5a-801f-c20830bbfe56

Parliament's ill manners no surprise
Crude heckling a manifestation of its irrelevance
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=670a0e9d-d159-47dd-a5fd-341ffc2bdaea

Modesty and menace
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/editorialsletters/story.html?id=a252b9d9-0ba1-4483-9d55-bd1f6fec52aa

Day of the Longbow
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/story.html?id=bcc95ef1-b70c-4eab-9af1-2c5807ac1548

Critics shelve bid to overturn same-sex law
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20061025.SAMESEX25/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

No Tory `chivalry' as Greens' new leader seeks seat
PM has no plan to let May run unopposed in London by-election
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161726632644&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467

Proposed new rape law shows women haven't come far enough
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=33d7a641-fd8d-4549-a875-25714cc63a82

Suez II
Lessons never learned from invasion of Egypt 50 years ago
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/westview/story/3744549p-4329334c.html

I hope no one tells my daughter not to wear a veil
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/westview/story/3744548p-4329295c.html

Legal torture is another defeat for democracy
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/westview/story/3744550p-4329337c.html

New Status of Women could restart women’s movement
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/536530.html

Digital democracy gets the digit
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/536532.html


INFOS

# Nation québécoise n'a pas le même sens dans les deux langues, dit Kennedy
http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/061025/N1025134U.html

# Harper met en garde l'opposition qui contrecarre ses projets de loi
http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/061025/N1025172U.htmlhttp://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/061025/N1025134U.html

# Des marins et du personnel de vol vont conduire des camions à Kandahar
http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/061025/N1025158U.html

"Nation québécoise" n'a pas le même sens dans les deux langues, dit Kennedy
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/061025/N1025134U.html

Les conservateurs défendent les dépenses de deux hauts responsables
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/061025/N1025162U.html

Les surplus risquent de fondre au cours des mois à venir, prévient Flaherty
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/061025/N1025188U.html

Premiers échecs pour le gouvernement Harper
http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/10/25/121273.html

Un peuple de paresseux?
http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/10/25/121201.html

Harper met en garde l'opposition
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20061025/CPACTUALITES/61025183/1025/FRONTPAGE

Passeport à la frontière : une initiative légitime mais périlleuse
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20061025/CPACTUALITES/61024370/1025/FRONTPAGE


Federal Byelection

PM uses by-election to weigh Ontario support
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161726631730&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795

As Dianne Haskett earns the Conservative nod, an ex-opponent's son considers a Liberal bid. ... Haskett, Burghardt again?
http://www.lfpress.com/cgi-bin/publish.cgi?p=159604&x=articles&s=elections


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Michael Watkins

Noted in a posting by Rosalie Piccioni:

> It is true that the "white man" came and took the freedom the people had
> across a God-given land. Canada is a land "blessed ...
...snip...
>... to feel that they have a
> right to all of it ...Wouldn't it be more appropriate and feasible two open
> up the world to them

While our land may have abundant natural resources, thanks to quirks of
geologic processes which started hundreds of millions of years ago, the
distribution of the rewards of this abundance has always favoured those with
financial, political, and military power who occupy such lands.

The very least we could do on behalf of our conquering forefathers is come to
agreement with first nations peoples across the land as to what a just
settlement is.

That settlement will not resemble the cookie cutter approach Ms. Piccioni
seems to be suggesting, one which would essentially erase much of their
culture in exchange for lifestyles that some of us non first nations folks
hold up as a preferable carrot, provided of course that first nations people
give up any claims they have so we can continue our full speed ahead, exploit
at all costs, ways.

What's at stake? Their culture. Our reputation and sense of a fair society.
The use, or abuse, of our collective natural resources.

In a day and age when the decades-old warnings of environmentalists are
finally resonating loudly among the public, and have become undeniable
problems for policy makers, we ought to reflect more on a people who
frequently put environment and culture ahead of monetary gain. We could
certainly stand to learn some lessons there.

Michael Watkins
Vancouver--Kingsway


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