The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN’S to VICTORIA.
Jason as usual asks a question to which a response will be forthcoming.
Others have sent responses to "The term NATION: A primer.
Having spent 6 hours on the road to-day and five or so slapping what follows together no responses - mine or others tonight.
Two questions though:
Whose view of what was accepted last night is your view, that of Lawrence Cannon or the other person?;
Which of the "competing conservative visions " would you support were you an Albertan PC Card hoolder voting this week end?
Subject: Re: The term NATION: A Primer
Assuming that you supported Meech and C-town in the 80's / 90's (if that assumption's wrong, please correct me), do you - and other DD readers who claim to be "progressive conservatives" - still think that Quebec is a "distinct society"?
I'll be interested in the response to that question, as well as responses to the motion intro'd yesterday, once the DD resumes its regular broadcast special.
Harper's Quebec lieutenant, Lawrence Cannon, didn't clear matters up when he alternately referred to Quebecers and Quebecois, and said any "taxpayer" who cast a vote in the last Quebec referendum is part of the definition of nation. http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2006/11/23/2461197-cp.html
It's important to distinguish that the motion refers to recognizing the Quebecois, the people, as a nation within Canada, which is not the same as recognizing Quebec, the province, as a nation within Canada. Further, the key is that it refers to a united Canada, and does not require another unwanted round of constitutional restructuring negotiations. http://www.therecord.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=record/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1164581414280&call_pageid=1024322168441&col=1024322597709
Federal Tories fight for Morton
Certainly, the battle for the Tory leadership is proving to be not only a struggle of competing conservative visions -- but also two different Conservative parties within Alberta. http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=e497c286-5ef2-44c2-9c10-5d5f956cfe1e
The lesser of PM's headaches New Liberal leader may be less trouble for Harper than Alberta's top Tory
What does nation really mean?
Canadians strongly reject Quebec nationhood: poll
Quebec needs its own hockey team, says lawyer
Circular debate national pastime
Quebecers can be a nation in Canada
Our leaders have failed as nation-builders
One Canada, two nations
Recognizing nations within strengthens the nation as a whole
Nation motion carries risks
Harper's six degrees of separation
And ... Canada sends ambiguity into battle, yet again
Resolution to recognize Quebec as its own nation just one more example
Nation building … not
Who's voting for Quebec motion?
Just compare these ayes and nays with the results of the 'distinct society' vote in 1995
Deeming Quebec motion divisive, cabinet minister splits with Harper and quits
Harper pays price for victory on Quebecois nation motion
Harper wins the vote - but loses a cabinet minister
'The only option was to resign'
Motion on nationhood: Minister couldn't compromise 'fundamental belief in Canada'
A brief sketch of Michael Chong
Three cheers for Michael Chong
Chong just the first casualty
Cabinet minister quits
Harper exhibits his political skills
Liberals defuse potential Quebec nation bomb at leadership convention
Kennedy denounces Quebec-as-nation motion
Ontario premier says nation vote is going in the 'wrong direction'
O Canada, O Quebec!
Declaring Quebecers a nation closes door on constitutional change
Candidates navigate roiling `nation' waters
Constitutional head games; Canada is likely bound for a third referendum thanks to Harper and Ignatieff
Quebec "nation" raises native Indian ire
Quebec motion exposed limits of PM's one-man show: Rae
NOW, THE ENDGAME
Liberals won't debate Québécois nationhood at convention
Goodale says he'll back Bob Rae for Liberal leadership
Dion picks up steam in home stretch
Dion strong 2nd choice, poll of delegates shows
Why I support Dion
Federal Tories fight for Morton
The lesser of PM's headaches
New Liberal leader may be less trouble for Harper than Alberta's top Tory
Ambrose slammed for snubbing environment committee - again
Liberals win tough byelection race in London, Bloc takes Quebec riding
Green party 'has arrived' after finishing 2nd in byelection
Liberals win London riding
Green Party claims moral victory after leader comes second
Bloc Québécois easily holds seat in Quebec by-election
Harper should heed Greens' growing support, Sorbara says
Bye election update
NATO's raison d'etre
Harper lobbies NATO for help
Canadian military names 2 soldiers killed in Afghanistan
We need backup, Canadians tell NATO allies Video: David Common reports for CBC-TV
Allies to help Canada only in emergencies
Being elite pays in military
National interest before profits
Sales veto welcome priority to safeguard Canadian assets
Social responsibility must be on Canadians' agenda
Tory view of CPP as asset sparks worries
Inclusion as asset against debt worries analysts
A new kind of farce
Miserable failure at UN
'Don't ask' policy on illegals under fire
Public's safety is being 'compromised,' border official warns Toronto police
Toronto police chief says border agency fears about new policy premature
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Daily Digest November 28, 2006
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