Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Daily Digest October 25, 2006

Joe Hueglin wrote:


ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - The tiger hiccups

HALIFAX HERALD - Justice served

HALIFAX HERALD - Sustaining the mission

MONTREAL GAZETTE - Exposing the myths about abuse

OTTAWA CITIZEN - Three may not be a crowd

OTTAWA SUN - Convict PCs byte

TORONTO STAR - Judging Canada's anti-terror laws

NATIONAL POST - The Quebec quagmire

NATIONAL POST - Save the vote for Canadians

TORONTO SUN - A sneak attack on our military

HAMILTON SPECTATOR - Terrorism laws need oversight

WINDSOR STAR - The Fortier challenge

SUDBURY STAR - Ottawa's solution to wait times is to talk =

SUDBURY STAR - Journalists upset; But Harper's attitude toward the press gallery is understandable =

WINNIPEG SUN - Prison cells no place for computers

CALGARY HERALD - Votes are never convenient

CALGARY SUN - Does not compute

Canada is blessed with natural resources, but ...

EDMONTON JOURNAL - Ignatieff's Quebec tactic divides party

EDMONTON JOURNAL - Reverse literacy cuts

EDMONTON SUN - Hearts and minds

LETHBRIDGE HERALD - New parks great, but what about the old?

LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Seizure law is flawed in more ways than one

VANCOUVER PROVINCE - It's not degrading to salute our monarch


Five modified Sea Kings practice carrying troops in N.B. exercise

Army testing Afghanistan-bound soldiers for drugs

Military tight-lipped but sources cite 18% failure rate at CFB Gagetown

Canadian sailors and aircrew may end up driving trucks in Kandahar

Afghanis need food, Ottawa told

Canada complains to White House about Republican ad

U.S. campaign ad critical of Canada yanked

Double life of passport: Senate

Ontario hardest hit by U.S. slowdown, but modest growth predicted: Dodge

The myth of collective security

Coverup alleged in track probe

Group gets funds here to kill our troops
Day: Afghani Islamists banned by Ottawa as terrorists

Lottery 'insiders' win big bucks
Odds of Ontario results are astronomical, investigation by CBC program reports

Don't appeal, newspaper group asks Toews

Manitoba vows to hold vote on wheat board

Manitoba wants farmers' vote on Wheat Board

Ontario electoral legislation sets bar high

The heart of the matter

MPs duck and weave over Caledonia issue

Angus Reid Global Monitor : Polls & Research
Tories Lead by Nine Points in Canada

MacKay controversy heats up as Speaker re-examines alleged slur

MacKay denies he disparaged Stronach

Tories say it's time to let sleeping dogs lie

PMO officials not required to publicly post cost of Challenger flights: Tories

Dion, Kennedy fear backlash if Quebec nationhood debate turns ugly

Opposition will pay electoral price for stance on crime, says Harper

Gomery disappointed by inaction on inquiry findings

Ignatieff vows to address gender issues

Healthy federal budget surplus likely won't last, says finance minister

Ottawa awash in surplus cash
$6.7-billion, five-month budget windfall poses political dilemma for Flaherty

Flaherty slams Liberal economic record

Kennedy, Dion camps hold talks
Alliance could overtake delegate leader Ignatieff
'Natural synergies' between the two candidates

Tories deny they're losing control of the House

Three choices, Mr. President
The least bad option on Iraq: Disengagement and damage control

No good exit strategy from Iraq for U.S.

Conservative government announces consultation on open-skies policy

Anti-scab bill a step closer to passage in the House of Commons

World can't wait for climate action, says former U.S. Treasury Secretary

Pandemic to be 'disaster in slow motion'

Walkom: Rulings question terror obsession
Crime is crime, courts are saying

It's a !@#&* soap opera

Here we go again, placating Quebec

Parliament's ill manners no surprise
Crude heckling a manifestation of its irrelevance

Modesty and menace

Day of the Longbow

Critics shelve bid to overturn same-sex law

No Tory `chivalry' as Greens' new leader seeks seat
PM has no plan to let May run unopposed in London by-election

Proposed new rape law shows women haven't come far enough

Suez II
Lessons never learned from invasion of Egypt 50 years ago

I hope no one tells my daughter not to wear a veil

Legal torture is another defeat for democracy

New Status of Women could restart women’s movement

Digital democracy gets the digit


# Nation québécoise n'a pas le même sens dans les deux langues, dit Kennedy

# Harper met en garde l'opposition qui contrecarre ses projets de loi

# Des marins et du personnel de vol vont conduire des camions à Kandahar

"Nation québécoise" n'a pas le même sens dans les deux langues, dit Kennedy

Les conservateurs défendent les dépenses de deux hauts responsables

Les surplus risquent de fondre au cours des mois à venir, prévient Flaherty

Premiers échecs pour le gouvernement Harper

Un peuple de paresseux?

Harper met en garde l'opposition

Passeport à la frontière : une initiative légitime mais périlleuse

Federal Byelection

PM uses by-election to weigh Ontario support

As Dianne Haskett earns the Conservative nod, an ex-opponent's son considers a Liberal bid. ... Haskett, Burghardt again?


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 ...
>... 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