Saturday, October 28, 2006

Daily Digest October 27-28, 2006

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

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For the past week I've had server trouble . The ability to send outgoing posts at all is problematic. Sending the large volumes necessary for the Digest to be sent very long to impossible.

Last night was impossible. If you receive this there will have been improvement but it will be irregular until November 5th, so the information
is given when a call is made.

Part of my day was spent in composing the first part of a consideration of what I'm entitling "THE "NATION" QUESTION WITH US AGAIN".

Any questions you have concerning the thoughts presented or comments regarding them are most welcome. Having clarity in concepts and their expression in words are absolutely necessary in order to dialogue.

Will get unsorted articles to you when possible.

Joe

NATION IN A POLITICAL SENSE

Political-nations, countries, are sovereign land areas whose governments conduct relations with other countries and make laws applying to their citizens and all non-citizens inhabiting their land (with the exception of those from other countries present in ambassadorial positions).

There are two forms of political-nations:

the Unitary in which all decision making power rests with the national government, though generally some powers are delegated to subsidiary governments termed variously states, districts, shires, provinces et. al. ;

the Federal in which decision making powers are divided. The national government making decisions through its powers applicable to all resident within the country, the state or provincial governments doing so with theirs applicable only to residents in their portions of the country.

In political terms there is but one national government making decisions through its constitutional power affecting all resident in Canada. Provincial governments decision making powers are effective only within their portions of Canada.

There is no Alberta Nation, Quebec Nation. There is only one country, one political-nation in northern North America, Canada.

NATION IN A CULTURAL SENSE

Cultural-nations are groups of people sharing common cultural patterns .


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Rallies across country urge Ottawa to bring troops home from Afghanistan
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061028/n102823A.html

Dozens of B.C. First Nations demand governments work harder on land claims
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061028/n102847A.html

Tories see anti-crime agenda as grist for next election campaign
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061028/n102817A.html

Harper, opposition trade barbs over legislative foot-dragging
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061027/n1027123A.html

Harper refuses to be drawn into Quebec nation debate
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061027/n1027117A.html

Tories reimburse $9,600 for PM's Challenger junkets but don't cover true cost
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061027/n1027115A.html

Questions of integrity continue as MacKay tries to stifle slur controversy
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061027/n102787A.html

CSIS boss wants bigger foreign spying role; former MI6 chief seconds call
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061027/n1027111A.html

Ottawa plans no-fly list by 2007
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2006/10/27/flying-rules.html

Critics take aim at plan to buy new Lockheed planes
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20061027/military_planes_061027/20061028?hub=Canada

Doggone it!
http://www.edmontonsun.com/Comment/Commentary/2006/10/28/2154917.html

RCMP snitches promised protection
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2006/10/28/2155417-sun.html

The bad news out of Afghanistan never seems to end.
http://www.calgarysun.com/cgi-bin/publish.cgi?p=159966&x=articles&s=comment

Veterans of Russia's Afghan war say it's 'impossible to win there'
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/world/story.html?id=0c12b403-beb1-4364-a8fc-0a028d99872a

Emotions are dangerous in 'nation' debate
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=dcf57eb0-052a-48fa-b1fb-2fbcb6ec7c58

U.S. economy feels bite of housing bust
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/business/story.html?id=324b74d7-c3a6-4ae4-aca2-0969f3081deb

Tories table ethics bill, accept big donations on same day
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=4a659100-e4b7-4a23-9708-9201079c5e4c

Flying the open skies
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=b5f8eca8-e043-4a47-8a08-d87ca3c67bb4

A fit military is mandatory
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=13221c2d-fb3d-4ee1-93e6-ad8f71e21b92

First Nations culture survives efforts to shut down powwows
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=5201bcca-4f22-4665-905c-fc174a286bc4

Environmentalists, industry kept out of UN conference
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/national/story.html?id=6d1d6fdb-3aff-4684-b15f-5d50b3ebc37b

Afghanistan participation supported
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/canada_world/story.html?id=ca8f4629-597a-4a04-bb0c-7cba9148595e

Buying product rewards bad guys
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=0b183d24-5f7b-41eb-92dd-ff500401250d

B.C. judge deserves praise for speaking out about grow-ops
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=e68c2b7f-574b-4d8d-a898-647895fa2899

Canada facing Asian identity crisis
We're viewed sharing U.S. outlook on world, delegates told
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/money/story.html?id=d933b344-ffb7-4b9a-9605-08a10904034e

What price a perfect system?
http://www.thetelegram.com/news.aspx?pname=Editorials&StoryID=52797

The three amigos?
Here we go again, down the acrimony trail
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/1editorial.lasso

Tests defy greenhouse warming theory
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/westview/story/3751726p-4337464c.html

American dilemma
U.S. voters should punish Bush, not Iraqis
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/westview/story/3751724p-4337373c.html

West's farmers used to getting the shaft
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/westview/story/3748806p-4334120c.html

Desperate army
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/westview/story/3748805p-4334119c.html

Canada needs NATO partners
http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?GXHC_gx_session_id_=aecd7a1c729717fd&pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161985811616&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1112188062581

Ad hominem
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/537171.html

We’d be better off not trying to solve Quebec problem
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/537261.html

Gay marriage controversy need not disturb the social peace
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/537175.html

It makes sense to look after our forests
A healthy forest supports a variety of tree species.
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=4443&sc=7

Al-Qaeda warns Canada
Quit Afghan mission or endure attack like 9/11, threat says
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=e9f20f44-ec19-470c-9ac3-6c79218d4d91

Feds make sweating complicated
Tax credit for child sports is unnecessarily complex
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=d1d0ec4b-7de7-49db-bb78-e1eef570b1af

Ignatieff-camp MP moves to Rae's side over Israel comments
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=d3367c46-d854-4451-823e-d444be269d7f

Where Rae stands
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=2e2cef62-4834-468e-bf29-47b298d7d405

We are at war with Jihad
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/story.html?id=15f5d2e2-3ad3-414f-a34e-b9d2344fb9a7

Cue the political outrage
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/story.html?id=1e21ab40-27cd-4d78-a14b-e5368eb27b12

Canada Post's regulatory farce
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/editorialsletters/story.html?id=b714ec60-b61f-425a-903b-aa4a4fe24dc2

`Big Mo' behind ex-NDP premier — at least for now
It's been a good week for Rae
Camps planning convention tactics
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161985810461&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467

U.S. promises notice if Canadians are removed
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161985810401&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467

Harper continues to attack opposition
Government business being stalled, PM says Denies he's preparing for early election
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161985810380&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467

Spies operating abroad: CSIS chief
Comments ignite debate on creating foreign agency
Tory government looking into expanding service
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161985810421&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467

Ignatieff rolls the dice with Quebec gambit
But it poses a big gamble for Liberals
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161985809872&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467

Rae behind Quebec row: Ignatieff
Accuses rival of dredging up old feuds
Says others share his view on province
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161985810467&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467

Ontario cringes at more constitutional talk
Quebec `nation' idea splits Liberals
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161985809877&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467

Ottawa, Ontario resume hostilities over money
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161985809758&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795

Opposition stymies Conservative agenda
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161899442220&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795

Canada must seek deal with U.S.
Vanishing ice puts Canadian sovereignty in the far north at serious risk
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1161899442217&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795

Medical discharges thinning military's ranks
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061028.wxsoldiers28/BNStory/National/home

No-fly list will add layer of security to air travel
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061028.wxnofly28/BNStory/National/home

Ottawa rules out amnesty for illegal workers
Construction industry hit hard by decision
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061027.wamnesty27/BNStory/National/home

Bill amendment would protect spy-service whistle-blowers
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061028.wxethics28/BNStory/National/home

Ignatieff, Rae square off on Quebec nationalism
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20061028.LIBERALS28/TPStory/TPNational/Quebec/

Newfoundland: The 'promised land' of fishing
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20061028.RFISH28/TPStory/TPBusiness/Atlantic/

Wheat board monopoly nears end
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20061028.WHEAT28/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Tories resort to stall tactics as grip on Parliament weakens
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061026/n1026147A.html

Harper's Senate reform plan clears first hurdle in upper house
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061026/n1026133A.html

Tory bill won't stop meddling in PS
watchdog: Bureaucrats won't face scrutiny after working for minister
http://www.canada.com/components/print.aspx?id=1da989ac-74e3-4aec-a6b0-66ee6c6ef30e

More federal bucks for provinces opposed
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2006/10/27/pf-2144994.html

Top Coach Puzzled] By Military's Decision To Kill Fitness Test
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061027.wxmilitary27/BNStory/National/home

Crime bills take centre stage
http://www.politicswatch.com/leg-update.htm

Harper riled at 'arrogant' Senate
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2006/10/27/2144989-sun.html

Accusations fly as parliament business grinds to a halt
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/politics/story.html?id=d76e6810-11a3-4b16-9b33-84295e2e6d7e&k=13005



# Des manifestants réclament le rapatriement des troupes canadiennes
http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/061028/N102876U.html

# Des jeunes âgés d'à peine 12 ans pourraient être emprisonnés, dit Toews
http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/061028/N102870U.html

# L'économie se porte bien et Harper n'entend pas réduire la TPS l'an prochain
http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/061028/N102812U.html

PLC: une ex-collaboratrice d'Ignatieff se joint au principal rival Bob Rae
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/061027/N102716U.html

Stephen Harper demeure à l'écart du débat sur la nation québécoise
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/061027/N1027126U.html

[ Ontario ] – Travailleurs sans-papiers
Harper écarte toute amnistie
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/regional/modele.asp?page=/regions/Ontario/2006/10/28/001-sans_papiers_amnistie.shtml

Sécurité aérienne - Ottawa aura sa liste noire
http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/10/28/121566.html

Des postiers refusent de distribuer du matériel homophobe
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20061028/CPACTUALITES/610280410/1025/FRONTPAGE

Les renvois pour raisons médicales de l'armée canadienne augmentent
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20061028/CPACTUALITES/61028070/1025/FRONTPAGE

LETTRE OUVERTE SUR LA RECONNAISSANCE DE LA NATION QUÉBÉCOISE
Bernard Landry applaudi à Ottawa http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20061027/CPACTUALITES/61027317/1025/FRONTPAGE


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