Saturday, November 11, 2006

Daily Digest November 11, 2006

Joe Hueglin wrote:
> *The **DAILY DIGEST: /INFORMATION// and OPINION /from ST. JOHN’S to
> VICTORIA.
>
> EDITORIALs
>
> ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - War is hell
> http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=371&sc=3
>
> <http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=371&sc=3>CHARLOTTETOWN
> GUARDIAN - The changing faces of our veterans
> We can only pray for a time when war will be a thing of the past.
> http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sc=7
>
> HALIFAX HERALD - Constant battle
> http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/540176.html
>
> MONTREAL GAZETTE - From Vimy Ridge to Kandahar
> http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=c49cc1e4-bd19-493e-adc4-41853c8a5585
>
> MONTREAL GAZETTE - Thanks, we needed that reminder
> http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=d87853b9-c29e-478c-8a20-33a03a17afda
>
> OTTAWA CITIZEN - The way we remember
> http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=9097bb59-49c4-44c5-b0f2-ebd8d2676bc7
>
> OTTAWA SUN - Saluting sacrifice
> http://www.ottawasun.com/Comment/Editorial/2006/11/11/2314264.html
>
> TORONTO STAR - They fought for freedom, peace
> http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199011705&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795
>
> <http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199011705&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795>NATIONAL
> POST - Modernizing our veterans policy
> http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/editorialsletters/story.html?id=64a14352-7ae0-497a-9d76-2789de867034
>
> NATIONAL POST - A history to honour
> http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/editorialsletters/story.html?id=f2ba747b-326d-46d9-9d62-cc3c99e123b8
>
> HAMILTON SPECTATOR - The meaning of the poppy
> http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199013271&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1112188062581
>
> <http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199013271&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1112188062581>LONDON
> FREE PRESS - Have we remembered?
> http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Opinion/Editorials/2006/11/11/2314268.html
>
> K-W RECORD - For the newly fallen
> http://www.therecord.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=record/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199015432&call_pageid=1024322168441&col=1024322320546
>
> <http://www.therecord.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=record/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199015432&call_pageid=1024322168441&col=1024322320546>WINDSOR
> STAR - Why we honour our war dead
> http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=ba02f87d-69c1-4068-85c5-c410416414cb
>
> CALGARY HERALD - Fresh reasons to remember
> Sacrifices in Afghanistan remind us of a soldier's duty
> http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=9e6d4e93-e825-4101-8b03-138a3a859796
>
> EDMONTON JOURNAL - True meaning of sacrifice shared on this day
> http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=91ddf6a7-edd7-4d8d-abf4-207f77a09553
>
> EDMONTON SUN - Lest we forget
> At one time in Alberta, the annual Remembrance Day march to the
> cenotaphs and Legion halls was all about distant history.
> http://www.edmontonsun.com/Comment/Commentary/2006/11/11/2314260.html
>
> LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Ovation due to soldiers, past and present
> http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_4913.php
>
> PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN - A different day
> http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/current/n_empty.php?sid=1331057
>
> VANCOUVER SUN - Honouring our dead must remind us of the madness of war
> http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=9a33e7d7-77e3-40c2-adeb-958db8a06f4f
>
>
> ISSUES
>
> CANADIAN FORCES
> The most wrenching mission of all
> http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199011661&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467
>
> <http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199011661&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467>Canadians
> still in harm's way
> http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=3eefc28c-9e89-4587-8238-0b8159706fec
>
> Echoes from a distant battle
> http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/insight/story.html?id=b9d2d08d-46cd-4e94-9179-e8aa3cedd04f
>
> Three articles
> http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/westview/index.html
>
> Stealing Remembrance Day?
> http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/540180.html
>
> Half a century later, another misunderstood war
> http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/insight/story.html?id=dab5d08e-4178-496f-b4bb-c4fc5314946a
>
> Navy ship weapons may boost Afghan cache
> Guns to defend against mortars, rockets
> http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=c8a93b40-1913-4823-a5e1-a95bc36b3bca
>
> Canadians Face Uphill Battle in Afghanistan
> Canada's soldiers have suffered heavy losses in the violence-prone
> region of Kandahar, Afghanistan, but change may be on the horizon.
> http://www.theepochtimes.com/news/6-11-9/47943.html
>
> Taliban fighters talk tactics - while safe in Pakistan
> http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/1109/p01s03-wosc.html
>
> Afghan mission: As vets are honored, concerns grow
> http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/1109/p07s02-wosc.html
>
> The exit strategy
> Victory in Afghanistan means understanding what we can achieve there,
> then sticking to it
> http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/canada/article.jsp?content=20061113_136443_136443
>
> Mood Sours in Afghanistan
> http://www.cfr.org/publication/11984/mood_sours_in_afghanistan.html?breadcrumb=%2F
>
> Trouble in the Tribal Lands
> http://www.cfr.org/publication/11957/trouble_in_the_tribal_lands.html?breadcrumb=%2F
>
> Profiles of Pakistan's Seven Tribal Agencies
> http://www.jamestown.org/news_details.php?news_id=202
>
>
> CANUSA/USACAN
> Universities move to hide work from U.S. eyes
> http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061111.wxuniversities11/BNStory/National/home
>
> Integration into the United States
> http://www.ftlcomm.com:16080/ensign/ensign2/politicsNpoliticalSc/orchard/integration/integration.html
>
> Canadian medicines on Democrat agenda
> http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199012326&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467
>
>
> <http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199012326&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467>ECONOMIC
> AFFAIRS
> Agriculture fine print may foil wheat pool bid
> http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=5b4f240f-b19d-4839-87d1-60f489f05115
>
>
> JUSTICE SYSTEM
> A flagging relationship suffers another blow
> Judges sent reeling by Toews's plans to plow ahead despite objections
> http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20061111.JUSTICE11/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/
>
> Toews accused of trying to politicize the judiciary
> http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20061111.JUSTICEVIC11/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/
>
> Toews sticks to guns in battle with court
> http://www.winnipegsun.com/News/Columnists/Brodbeck_Tom/2006/11/11/2314241.html
>
> Judges, lawyers warn about Tory plan
> Say judicial independence threatened
> Toews wants police on advisory panel
> http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199012191&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467
>
> <http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199012191&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467>Country's
> top cop says old processes hurt crime fight
> http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/National/2006/11/11/2314342-sun.html
>
> PM targets stoned drivers
> http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199012196&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467
>
>
> <http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199012196&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467>MIGRATION
> Refugee board to reopen cases after complaints against member
> http://www.theglobeandmail.com//servlet/story/LAC.20061111.IRB11/TPStory/National/
>
>
> POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
> Trouble ahead for McGuinty?
> Liberal MPPs may opt for Ottawa
> Some are `thinking about bolting'
> http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199011605&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467
>
> <http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199011605&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467>Pushing
> environment onto the radar
> Issue promises to be a major one in next election
> http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199011567&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795
>
> <http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199011567&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795>Nuclear
> debate: Pros and cons in the long-running controversy over using
> atomic power to fuel new oilsands plant
> http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/business/story.html?id=a2172ddd-056c-453b-973f-16b30a4ddab9
>
> Premiers call for plebiscite
> Sask., Man. gov'ts want farmers to have sayin single-desk marketing
> http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/business/story.html?id=649ba38a-a3ac-4041-b246-08fc0ceccb9b
>
>
> POLITICS
> *
> *A new constitutional debate erupts
> PM cagey about plan to rein in Ottawa
> Liberals say it reveals the true Harper
> http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199012206&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467
>
> <http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199012206&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467>*
> *Liberals urged to avert a `war'
> Solve Quebec status: Axworthy
> Controversy threat to conference
> http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199012201&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467
>
> <http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199012201&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467>Liberals
> announce Keynote speaker, theme of Convention
> http://www.liberal.ca/news_e.aspx?id=12037
>
> Quebec nation plan bites Grits
> http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2006/11/11/2314108-sun.html
>
> Grit leadership race anyone's game: experts
> http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=da1e0fd8-9423-468a-a214-119b790bd363&k=19317
>
> <http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=da1e0fd8-9423-468a-a214-119b790bd363&k=19317>The
> surprising Mr. Dion
> http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/editorialsletters/story.html?id=18d3d222-0118-4935-a143-487fa31182b7
>
> Kicking the tires on global warming plans
> A peek at the ideas of four Liberal leadership hopefuls
> http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199011562&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467
>
> <http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199011562&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467>Leadership
> hopefuls circle Brison’s supporters
> http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/540286.html
>
> Liberal race likely to close the era of the dramatic political convention
> http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061110/n1110127A.html
>
> Blackburn agrees Quebec is a nation
> http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2006/11/10/2302954-cp.html
>
> Toews accused of trying to politicize the judiciary
> Move to let police help pick judges seen as pushing agenda to get
> tough on crime
> http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20061111.JUSTICEVIC11/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/
>
> Conservative Party linked to pro-U.S. annexation cabal
> http://www.agoracosmopolitan.com/home/Frontpage/2006/10/11/01243.html
>
> Let farmers decide about wheat board, Tory MP says
> http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20061111.WHEAT11/TPStory/National
>
> Some Movement in the Liberal Race?
> http://odsblog.blogspot.com/2006/11/some-movement-in-liberal-race.html
>
> First ballot to bring night of backroom deals
> http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061111.wxliberals11/BNStory/National/home
>
> VETERANS Tories reject boosting benefits
> http://www.peacearchnews.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=44&cat=23&id=769712&more
> <http://www.peacearchnews.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=44&cat=23&id=769712&more>
> =
>
>
> PROGRAMMES
> Canada with global majority in opposition to trawling ban, DFO
> officials say
> http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061110/n1110111A.html
>
>
> PRESSURE POINTS
> U.K. spymaster raises alarm
> http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061111.wxterror11/BNStory/National/home
>
>
> OPINION AND INFORMATION
> No place for bleeding hearts
> http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=15a133e4-8dbd-4919-988e-1eadbcacf7b8
>
> Crosses yanked from display
> Grade 3's Nov. 11 exhibit should be 'more inclusive': principal
> http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/toronto/story.htm
>
> l?id=ab6b3d62-695b-4e36-b453-9b3ee1265c83
>
> An evening with the pacifists
> http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/story.html?id=a560c3cf-cefc-4e86-a712-971f31b32188
>
> America's problems run deep
> http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/story.html?id=fd0e504b-ca01-4403-9422-bddb93160a4c
>
> A lesson for Harper in U.S. mid-term elections
> Republicans paid for bad policies
> http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199011666&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467
>
> <http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199011666&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467>Is
> Afghanistan mission another pointless war?
> PM's comparison to WWI oddly ironic
> http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199011671&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467
>
> <http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199011671&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467>Elusive
> creatures of the forest
> http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199011602&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467
>
> <http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163199011602&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467>Poverty
> panel ignored basic issues
> http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/business/story.html?id=fe17ddcc-d098-4990-b2c1-c1e1f96560d0
>
> Tories failing miserably on child care
> http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/current/n_empty.php?sid=1331058
>
> Adrift on the oceans issue: It’s time to get serious
> http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/540181.html
>
> Remembrance Day, Jack Layton
> November 11th hypocrisy
> http://www.canadafreepress.com/2006/weinreb111106.htm
>
>
> INFOS*
> Hommage au passé et au présent militaire
> http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2006/11/11/001-jour-souvenir.shtml
>
> Le temps du souvenir
> http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/International/2006/11/11/004-armistice-monde.shtml
>
> Nation québécoise -Division au Canada
> http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2006/11/11/002-nation-sondage.shtml
>
> Relations fédérales-provinciales
> Pas question de rouvrir la Constitution
> http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2006/11/10/004-Harper-constitution.shtml
>
> Conférence de Nairobi
> Québec ne craint pas d'être isolé
> http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2006/11/10/002-charest-reax-ambrose.shtml
>
> Le Canada souligne la mémoire des soldats
> http://lcn.canoe.com/lcn/infos/national/archives/2006/11/20061111-113429.html
>
> Débat sur le mariage gai
> http://montreal.24heures.ca/Actualite/2006/11/10/2301669-sun.html
>
> Bev Oda veut accélérer le processus de ratification
> http://www.cyberpresse.ca/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061111/CPACTUALITES/611110823/1025/FRONTPAGE
>
> PROTOCOLE DE KYOTO
> Rona Ambrose ne battra pas en retraite
> http://www.cyberpresse.ca/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061111/CPACTUALITES/611110822/1025/FRONTPAGE
>
> La reconnaissance du Québec comme une nation nuirait aux libéraux
> http://www.cyberpresse.ca/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061111/CPACTUALITES/61111014/5596/CPACTUALITES
>
> Kyoto: le mauvais calcul conservateur
> http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/11/11/122688.html
>
> La nation divise le pays!
> http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/11/11/122687.html
>
> Mouvement démocratie-souveraineté - Des intellectuels veulent
> regénérer le débat public
> http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/11/11/122660.html
>
> *Federal Byelection
>
> **Liberal byelection candidate has sport with silent Conservative
> opponent
> http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061110/n1110163A.html
>
> Opponent says PM is muzzling by-election candidate
> http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20061111.LONDONBYELEXN11/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/
>
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> *
> *
> *Stealing Remembrance Day?
>
> *By Jim Meek http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/540180.html
>
> Remembrance Day, like no other date on the calendar, should rescue
> those shopworn phrases from the banality that repetition imposes upon
> them.
>
> Today, indeed, we revive their spirit in the names of those who fought
> – bravely or otherwise – for this country.
>
> And we should condemn those who would use our veterans and their day
> of remembrance to pursue their own crusades.
>
> Like Canada’s veterans, then, I simply wish that Women in Black would
> adopt another symbol, and promote their cause at another time of year
> – perhaps in conjunction with the International Day of Peace, Sept. 21.
>
> I’m also growing a little wary of Men in Grey – suits, that is.
>
> Politicians north and south of the world’s longest undefended border
> have reduced all history to just two wars – the "quagmire" of Vietnam
> and the noble fight against tyranny in the Second World War.
>
> And you may have noticed the new government of Canada TV ads that
> sound the latter theme – using archival and contemporary video footage
> to link the nation’s war history with the our current adventure in
> Afghanistan.
>
> Just like Women in Black, then, our governing politicians in Ottawa
> are using the war dead for their own purposes.
>
> Today, for their sake and our own, let’s honour Canada’s veterans for
> what they have given to history – and not transform them into another
> facile argument for the morning newspapers.
>
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> *
> From: PMO <pm@PM.GC.CA>
> Subject: Statement
> To: ALLNEWS_E@LSERV.PMO-CPM.GC.CA
>
> From the Prime Minister's Web Site <http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/>
> (http://www.pm.gc.ca/ )
> ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
>
> REMEMBRANCE DAY STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER
>
> November 11, 2006
> Ottawa, Ontario
>
> Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to
> mark the 88th occasion of Remembrance Day:
>
> “On this solemn day, Canadians gather together to honour the soldiers,
> sailors and airmen and women, who served and continue to serve our
> country, and we pause to remember the more than 116,000 men and women
> who have laid down their lives in defence of Canada.
>
> Today, as Canadians have done for the past 88 years, we pay tribute to
> the sacrifice made by generations of Canadian military personnel for
> the protection of our fundamental values and thank them for our freedom.
>
> “November 11 is a time to mourn. It is also a time to celebrate the
> proud military traditions of our great country. Canada has always
> answered the call to stand up for freedom, democracy, human rights and
> rule of law. Our commitment to these values is being tested yet again
> in Afghanistan, and Canadians are rightly proud of the work our brave
> soldiers are doing to help those less fortunate than us. Their courage
> and devotion to duty inspires us all.
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> “I know I speak for all Canadians in expressing unequivocal support
> and heartfelt gratitude to all our troops and their families. We are
> holding the torch high. The Canadian heroes who lie beneath the
> poppies in Flanders fields can rest in peace.”
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