Friday, November 10, 2006

Daily Digest November 10, 2006

Joe Hueglin wrote:


ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - What's the right answer?

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

HALIFAX NEWS - Cops, not cameras, needed downtown

HALIFAX HERALD - Changes in Washington

MONTREAL GAZETTE - Concerted effort needed to end gang warfare

OTTAWA CITIZEN - The larger wound

OTTAWA SUN - Rummy left too late

NATIONAL POST - Killing Saddam

TORONTO SUN - Peace and the red poppy

K-W RECORD - Poppies mean wartime sacrifice

SUDBURY STAR - Arnold and Steve
As Schwarzenegger's fortune goes, so will the prime minister's =

CALGARY HERALD - An oh so small tax break

CALGARY HERALD - Red remembers the dead

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE - Farmers get their plebiscite
Producers deserve to have a say in future of CWB

EDMONTON JOURNAL - Gas for oilsands debate needed

EDMONTON JOURNAL - New focus on Afghanistan

EDMONTON SUN - Bushwhacked

LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Torch for veterans flickers

PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN - Fighting for what’s great

VANCOUVER PROVINCE - We honour all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST - A big step forward on fetal alcohol
Child and youth officer outlines high cost of denying victims the help they need


Court rules government didn't consult Dene Tha' over Mackenzie gas pipeline

PM's stance won't stop land claim treaty

Ottawa's solution: Move town to Timmins

Critics fear for future of remote reserves

Memorial honours Canadians who fought in all our wars - from the War of 1812 to those now in Afghanistan

Keep their memory alive

No greater sacrifice

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

No 'cheap peace' in Afghanistan

Military to buy new shells costing $150,000 each

Navy warrants greater investment

Germany lukewarm to join Canadians

Clinton wades into Canada's mission

Canada worries U.S. border rule will slow trade

'The game is up' for oil and gas juniors
Seeking new model after trusts ruling ends exit strategy

Now Flaherty clamps down on offshore tax havens

First income trusts, next tax havens?

Trade surplus erodes

Blocks best for babies' brains

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

Fed funding deal not so exclusive

Quebec miffed at Kyoto snub

Charest says Quebec to defend position on Kyoto at international conference

Ethics and softwood bills coming back to the Commons

Tories attack Martin over Kelowna accord

Committee OKs luxury hotel stay

Senators demand apology after probe clears them of expense wrongdoing

Opposition to follow minister

Tories snub vet care plan

Would allow bank mergers, Kennedy says

Top judges rebuke Tories

Building an Enterprising Canada Gerard Kennedy

Group accuses Harper, Flaherty of lying

Ambrose floundering

Ottawa plays hide-and-seek on Kyoto

Government says no plans to pull out of Kyoto: UN

Accountability bill 'gutted' by Senate Grits
Conservatives: 'We are committed to put the meat back on the bone'

U.S. election results won’t affect Harper and the Conservatives

Green official appointed to environment panel

U.S. voters clip Bush's wings

Rumsfeld: A chronic failure to adapt

Tories' ethics package in peril
Senate passes accountability act with changes opposed by government, NDP

Tax cut plans expected in finance minister's budget preview

Tory cuts to be challenged in court

Ambrose ‘considering’ Kyoto revisions

PM to unveil new drug-driving legislation

Trusts could have sunk surplus: Flaherty

Tories create 'police' unit to punish PS workers
Bureaucrats who break rules set to face new disciplinary group

Canada eyes possible APEC free trade negotiations

Cdns. losing knowledge of military history: study

Bush-league warning

Is that true -- or are you pretexting?

Define poverty, stop poverty fraud

Wheat board restrains western farmers
The Honourable Chuck Strahl is Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board.


Québec ne craint pas d'être isolé

Charest et Fortier ne s'offusquent pas du différend sur Kyoto à Nairobi

Projet de loi pour sévir contre la conduite sous l'effet de stupéfiants

Pas question de rouvrir la Constitution sans un climat adéquat, dit Harper

Kaboul, année cinq: corruption et inégalités

Des sénateurs demandent des excuses après avoir été blanchis par une enquête

Charest prône des positions divergentes

Nairobi: Ottawa muselle le Québec

Kyoto: l'opposition demande au gouvernement Harper de faire marche arrière

Fin de la diplomatie culturelle
Federal Byelection

It's getting 'nasty' out there

Party staff assisting with byelection

        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 .

Subject: Lest We Forget

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.
From: Lynn Costea <>
Subject: Lest We Forget

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:

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.


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