Friday, November 10, 2006

Daily Digest November 10, 2006

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

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - What's the right answer?
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=361&sc=3

CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN - Entrenched institutions in our midst
We should thank those who’ve supported the food drive, but it’s disturbing that such need exists
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=4610&sc=7

HALIFAX NEWS - Cops, not cameras, needed downtown       
http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=9410&sc=7

HALIFAX HERALD - Changes in Washington
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/539952.html

MONTREAL GAZETTE - Concerted effort needed to end gang warfare
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=dfa809f2-6aea-4671-a3ae-f2176d4e468b

OTTAWA CITIZEN - The larger wound
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=a0f2933d-9cc2-4294-b73d-817317d09ae1

OTTAWA SUN - Rummy left too late
http://www.ottawasun.com/Comment/Editorial/2006/11/10/2301069.html

NATIONAL POST - Killing Saddam
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/editorialsletters/story.html?id=16d5d3c8-5d80-4746-aec5-af1ee74340a6

TORONTO SUN - Peace and the red poppy
http://www.torontosun.com/Comment/Commentary/2006/11/10/2301074.html

K-W RECORD - Poppies mean wartime sacrifice
http://www.therecord.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=record/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163112613326&call_pageid=1024322168441&col=1024322320546

SUDBURY STAR - Arnold and Steve
As Schwarzenegger's fortune goes, so will the prime minister's
http://www.thesudburystar.com/webapp/sitepages/content.asp?contentid=267546&catname=Editorial&classif =

CALGARY HERALD - An oh so small tax break
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=ca77e463-d990-42d2-b34b-d80dd612755a

CALGARY HERALD - Red remembers the dead
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=ac44fc6c-e35d-4ee5-bc74-64bda5b7ea3c

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE - Farmers get their plebiscite
Producers deserve to have a say in future of CWB
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/1editorial.lasso

EDMONTON JOURNAL - Gas for oilsands debate needed
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=b7199589-3bda-410a-ac02-d0b877006acc

EDMONTON JOURNAL - New focus on Afghanistan
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=94232aa8-6a77-4bbc-915c-07b1d3c6ba88

EDMONTON SUN - Bushwhacked
http://www.edmontonsun.com/Comment/Commentary/2006/11/10/2301066.html

LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Torch for veterans flickers
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_4901.php

PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN - Fighting for what’s great
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/current/n_empty.php?sid=1330021

VANCOUVER PROVINCE - We honour all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=30c65e2e-aba6-484d-9662-27728ceb0aa1

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST - A big step forward on fetal alcohol
Child and youth officer outlines high cost of denying victims the help they need
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=9a535057-23d9-4ea2-bf0a-f6cb95e686f5


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS
Court rules government didn't consult Dene Tha' over Mackenzie gas pipeline
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/061110/national/mackenzie_pipeline

PM's stance won't stop land claim treaty
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=bb273b38-ede0-453d-b96f-686d99e877df

Ottawa's solution: Move town to Timmins
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061110.wxnatives210/BNStory/National/home

Critics fear for future of remote reserves
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20061110.RESERVES10/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/


CANADIAN FORCES
Memorial honours Canadians who fought in all our wars - from the War of 1812 to those now in Afghanistan
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Bonokoski_Mark/2006/11/10/2301299.html

Keep their memory alive
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=b29406c7-fbd5-40a1-8afc-af0b33beec58

No greater sacrifice
http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/National/2006/11/09/2288967-sun.html

NATO making a difference in Afghanistan - Five years after the ousting of the Taliban, the country is making progress in democracy, education, health care and equality, writes NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer  http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163112609373&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795

No 'cheap peace' in Afghanistan
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2006/11/10/2301968.html

Military to buy new shells costing $150,000 each
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20061109/military_shells_061109/20061109?hub=Canada

Navy warrants greater investment
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=db1fdc70-f823-476b-98ca-e3c7422a10fe

Germany lukewarm to join Canadians
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/world/story.html?id=73745b3f-e10f-48fe-9acb-c583edc0f37b

Clinton wades into Canada's mission
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=e5fa7dd4-4c93-4acf-b71b-0d7a480cc2cc


CANUSA/USACAN
Canada worries U.S. border rule will slow trade
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/061109/canada/canada_trade_canada_usa_ca_col


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
'The game is up' for oil and gas juniors
Seeking new model after trusts ruling ends exit strategy
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=61588095-840f-4f3d-8fc6-2e3f0a4fc53b&rfp=dta

Now Flaherty clamps down on offshore tax havens
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=128ee8de-e0cb-4279-b1af-71a851d07634&rfp=dta

First income trusts, next tax havens?
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061109.wfiscall1109/BNStory/Business/home

Trade surplus erodes
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/business/story.html?id=3a10d6eb-51db-4b1a-b3e0-4c685bc0f05e


HEALTH CARE RELATED
Blocks best for babies' brains
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/bodyandhealth/story.html?id=b75a0854-64ae-4040-83a5-07f40c99d4a3


MIGRATION
Blame and shame: The South Asian community has to find the courage and wisdom to deal with problems that darken the doorsteps of all households
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=9bbe8576-f675-49fe-a323-7e130e99450b


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Fed funding deal not so exclusive
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2006/11/10/2301216-sun.html

Quebec miffed at Kyoto snub
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061109.kyoto10/BNStory/National/home

Charest says Quebec to defend position on Kyoto at international conference
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061110/n111075A.html


POLITICS
Ethics and softwood bills coming back to the Commons
http://www.politicswatch.com/leg-update.htm

Tories attack Martin over Kelowna accord
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163112609971&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467

Committee OKs luxury hotel stay
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2006/11/10/2301217-sun.html

Senators demand apology after probe clears them of expense wrongdoing
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061110/n111049A.html

Opposition to follow minister
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2006/11/10/2301218-sun.html

Tories snub vet care plan
http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/National/2006/11/09/2288981-sun.html

Would allow bank mergers, Kennedy says
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20061110.LIBSKENNEDY10/TPStory/National

Top judges rebuke Tories
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061110.wxtoews10/BNStory/National/home

Building an Enterprising Canada Gerard Kennedy
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/story.html?id=8d18bc0a-f3ab-49ca-8918-d6306fe2de2a

Group accuses Harper, Flaherty of lying
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=dc0e3fa6-f467-4435-b3ff-f73aad7108fb&k=58557

Ambrose floundering
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=efac6716-74cf-4a9f-80ab-e4b9d2565aee

Ottawa plays hide-and-seek on Kyoto
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/539959.html

Government says no plans to pull out of Kyoto: UN
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/061109/canada/canada_environment_canada_kyoto_ca_col

Accountability bill 'gutted' by Senate Grits
Conservatives: 'We are committed to put the meat back on the bone'
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=bd06cee9-6343-4188-9bf6-7978fb1d8a16&k=67654

U.S. election results won’t affect Harper and the Conservatives
http://www.canadafreepress.com/2006/weinreb110906.htm

Green official appointed to environment panel
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20061110/tories_greens_061110/20061110?hub=Canada


POLITICS - US
U.S. voters clip Bush's wings
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/westview/story/3768293p-4358054c.html

Rumsfeld: A chronic failure to adapt
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163112609399&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795


PROGRAMMES
Tories' ethics package in peril
Senate passes accountability act with changes opposed by government, NDP
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163112609267&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467

Tax cut plans expected in finance minister's budget preview
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163112610564&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467

Tory cuts to be challenged in court
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163112609966&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467

Ambrose ‘considering’ Kyoto revisions
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163069646903&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467

PM to unveil new drug-driving legislation
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20061110/drunk_driving_061110/20061110?hub=Canada

Trusts could have sunk surplus: Flaherty
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163112609520&call_pageid=970599119419

Tories create 'police' unit to punish PS workers
Bureaucrats who break rules set to face new disciplinary group
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=8e3bc06c-3c55-4fd7-99de-efc7dd3eb0c5

Canada eyes possible APEC free trade negotiations
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/061110/canada/canada_trade_apec_canada_col


OPINION AND INFORMATION
Cdns. losing knowledge of military history: study
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20061110/remember_quiz_061110/20061110?hub=Canada

Bush-league warning
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Columnists/Harris_Michael/2006/11/10/2301078.html

Is that true -- or are you pretexting?
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/story.html?id=a43f7e19-cfcb-43bc-9e4a-1f6830a8ebac

Define poverty, stop poverty fraud
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=9b843b7b-79a3-4b01-bfcc-4c2bf8d6f214

Wheat board restrains western farmers
The Honourable Chuck Strahl is Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board.
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/westview/story/3768295p-4358117c.html


INFOS

Québec ne craint pas d'être isolé
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2006/11/10/002-charest-reax-ambrose.shtml

Charest et Fortier ne s'offusquent pas du différend sur Kyoto à Nairobi
http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/061110/N111066U.html

Projet de loi pour sévir contre la conduite sous l'effet de stupéfiants
http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/061110/N111046U.html

Pas question de rouvrir la Constitution sans un climat adéquat, dit Harper
http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/061110/N111098U.html

Kaboul, année cinq: corruption et inégalités
http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Monde/061110/M111038U.html

Des sénateurs demandent des excuses après avoir été blanchis par une enquête
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/061110/N111064U.html

Charest prône des positions divergentes
http://lcn.canoe.com/lcn/infos/national/archives/2006/11/20061110-162255.html

Nairobi: Ottawa muselle le Québec
http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/11/10/122564.html

Kyoto: l'opposition demande au gouvernement Harper de faire marche arrière
http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/11/10/122555.html

Fin de la diplomatie culturelle
http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/11/10/122562.html
Federal Byelection

It's getting 'nasty' out there
http://lfpress.ca/cgi-bin/publish.cgi?p=161294&x=articles&s=elections

Party staff assisting with byelection
http://lfpress.ca/cgi-bin/publish.cgi?p=161218&x=articles&s=elections


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REPRISE
        A reprise is defined as "A recurrence or resumption of an action.".  What follows is that which was sent out at this time last year.  Added are thoughts        expressed by Rod Morley.

        You will I know have empathy with what Rod holds to be the motivations for his involvement in the activity we share, serving our country and our        people through acting to shape the future .

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Subject: Lest We Forget
Cc:

The following was received from Lynn.

It is passed on with the expectation you will be moved to pass this on to others as it has been to you.
        
                  Joe
        
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From: Lynn Costea <lynn@memlane.com>
Subject: Lest We Forget
To: joe.hueglin@bellnet.ca

Hi, Joe
 
My neighbour sent me this .wmv file. She and her husband are retired military.
 
The file is a video made by a Canadian in honour of those who fought and died for us. It brought a few tears to my eyes and is a reminder to all of us about the importance of November 11.
 
 It takes awhile to download, but it's worth it.
 
One can watch the video here: http://www.army.gc.ca/chief_land_staff/remembrance/English/Docs/TKeng6mb.wmv
 

The song's history:
 
On November 11, 1999 Terry Kelly was in a Shoppers Drug Mart store in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. At 10:55 AM an announcement came over the store's PA asking customers who would still be on the premises at 11:00 AM to give two minutes of silence in respect to the veterans who have sacrificed so much for us.
 
Terry was impressed with the store's leadership role in adopting the Legion's "two minutes of silence" initiative. He felt that the store's contribution of educating the public to the importance of remembering was commendable.
 
When eleven o'clock arrived on that day, an announcement was again made asking for the "two minutes of silence" to commence. All customers, with the exception of a man who was accompanied by his young child, showed their respect.
 
Terry's anger towards the father for trying to engage the store's clerk in conversation and for setting a bad example for his child was later channeled into a beautiful piece of work called, "A Pittance of Time". Terry later recorded "A Pittance of Time" and included it on his full-length music CD, "The Power of the Dream".
 
In the interest of creating a greater awareness of the sacrifices that have been made and are still being made on our behalf, "A Pittance of Time" has been adapted to the French language and titled "C'est si peu de temps". Music videos for both audio tracks were also produced in support of the campaign.
 
http://www.army.gc.ca/chief_land_staff/remembrance/English/home.asp
 
Regards,
 
Lynn


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As I watched my son model his Sea Scout uniform for the first time for us, I was struck by the look of his excitement and yes, pride of being able to be just like his fellow Sea Scouts for his first Remembrance Day Ceremony. I have been thinking even more than usual about Remembrance Day and what it means to me this year.
 
My grandfathers both served in World War One. My uncle served in World War Two, my father enlisted but never served due to health reasons. My brother also served with the Armed forces for a number of years. I, along with my nephew am the only Morley men who have never signed up to protect my country. As I get older, I find that the fact that I have never put myself in harms way for my Country is weighing heavier on my heart every year.
 
While I have never served in the military, I have tried to make this a better country by being involved on the Canadian political scene for over twenty five years. Even though many Canadians feel that most politicians are only in politics to line their own pockets or to further their own agendas, I know in my heart that that is not why I have knocked on doors, suffered abuse from opposing view points or put up signs in the middle of the night for both the candidates I have worked for or for myself as I have run both Federally and now Municipally.
 
The main reason I find that I have the urge to put myself through this exercise called politics is that I am trying to find my own way to honour what my family and other Canadian families have fought for in order to preserve this system called Democracy.

While some politicians are only thinking about what they might get out taking part in this Democratic system, I find that I willing to run to not only to help the constituents that I hope to serve but to some way to show to my ancestors that their sacrifices have not been forgotten.
 
I have a hard time imagining what it must have been like for our Canadian sons to find the courage in them to voluntarily, sign up to leave their homes, many for the first time and to find themselves weeks later in a place somewhere else in the world with bullets flying by them and explosions occurring right next to them. I luckily do not know the feeling of finding your new best friend that you have just spent a few intense weeks of training with being blown apart or being hit just inches from yourself. I can’t imagine the emotions of someone who has narrowly missed being killed numerous times in one day to then be ordered to risk their life one more time for another assault on enemy positions.
 
The lucky survivors, who came home after the wars, have had to endure the guilt of surviving while having to walk away from their fallen comrades. Many could not forget the pain and anguish they saw and would replay the horrors at night in their nightmares.

The men and women did come back to Canada and tried to fit back into a traditional way of life. They found jobs, raised families and helped Canada grow into a prosperous nation. The simple fact of these man and women tried to fit back into these traditional roles after the horrors that experienced showed that their bravery did not end on the day they were able to leave the battlefield.
 
I have been lucky. The sacrifices of our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles who risked their lives either from wars past or interventions at present have allowed this country to grow and thrive. I have never had to go to war. For that I am very thankful.

I owe my way of life and my ability to be able to run for office to the brave Canadian men and women who answered the call of their country in a time of need. I hope that in my political life that I can be shown that I have exhibited at least a small amount of the bravery, integrity and dedication to duty and dedication to others that our Canadian soldiers, past and present have demonstrated.
 
Now if you will excuse me, I some brand new wool socks to wash for son’s uniform. He will need them for our Remembrance Day ceremonies.
 
 
Rod Morley

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