Thursday, November 09, 2006

Daily Digest November 7, 2006

Joe Hueglin wrote:
> *The **DAILY DIGEST: /INFORMATION// and OPINION /from ST. JOHN’S to
> VICTORIA.
>
> EDITORIALs
>
> ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - Sentence structure
> The problems of comparing apples and oranges
> http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=321&sc=3
>
> <http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=321&sc=3>HALIFAX NEWS -
> Charter of Rights and Heating?
> http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=9340&sc=7
>
> <http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=9340&sc=7>HALIFAX HERALD - Danger
> at our doorstep
> http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/539268.html
>
> MONTREAL GAZETTE - Go to Helsinki, Mr. Harper
> http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=3e51047d-ab8e-4326-a7fa-a2ff1fc1cbaf
>
> OTTAWA CITIZEN - An insecurity policy blanket
> http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=46c43ba1-a5fe-429e-a73d-d68341a252aa
>
> OTTAWA SUN - Honour one and all
> http://www.ottawasun.com/Comment/Editorial/2006/11/07/2264449.html
>
> NATIONAL POST - It's high time for a highway strategy
> http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/editorialsletters/story.html?id=7ca8a463-8631-4d99-8978-7717783200d7
>
> TORONTO SUN - The bounty that got away
> http://www.torontosun.com/Comment/Commentary/2006/11/07/2264949-sun.html
>
> LONDON FREE PRESS - Get rid of barriers
> http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Opinion/Editorials/2006/11/07/2264771.html
>
> CALGARY SUN - In aid of remembrance
> http://www.calgarysun.com/cgi-bin/publish.cgi?p=161045&x=articles&s=comment
>
> <http://www.calgarysun.com/cgi-bin/publish.cgi?p=161045&x=articles&s=comment>EDMONTON
> JOURNAL - Useful tool against child abuse
> http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=9aff3eef-8dd3-4f99-ad2c-7376fc386068
>
> VANCOUVER PROVINCE - Let's put an end to this chatter about child
> euthanasia
> http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=ca3fa296-3e48-44e5-a23a-ffa5f1924821
>
>
> ISSUES
>
> ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS
> 'Too many chiefs,' aboriginal leader says
> http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061107.wxnatives07/BNStory/National/home
>
>
> CANADIAN FORCES
> Afghanistan, by the numbers
> http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/afghanistan/bythenumbers.html
>
> Afghanistan 'to spray poppy crop'
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6126966.stm
>
> `We've got to see it through to the end'
> http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?GXHC_gx_session_id_=c1f74438bfbaaa5d&pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1162853414178&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467
>
> <http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?GXHC_gx_session_id_=c1f74438bfbaaa5d&pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1162853414178&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467>Taliban
> threatens renewed war against Canadian troops
> http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=ecae0ebc-a150-487a-91f5-1edbc8f9fec7&k=36550
>
> <http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=ecae0ebc-a150-487a-91f5-1edbc8f9fec7&k=36550>Beacons
> to keep troops safe from friendly fire
> Forces to spend 'tens of millions' on high-tech identification system
> http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=14257f47-0934-481f-93c8-37eeab9a1a1d
>
> There's no life like it; recruits line up to find out
> http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/capital_van_isl/story.html?id=a21f4b11-44b2-41c6-be93-d37f29e69305
>
> Better technology helps to bring soldiers home
> While horrors of war remembered, new medical techniques ease pain
> http://www.therecord.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?GXHC_gx_session_id_=b6173010bfb15e49&pagename=record/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1162853417540&call_pageid=1024321927354&col=1024322421753
>
> <http://www.therecord.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?GXHC_gx_session_id_=b6173010bfb15e49&pagename=record/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1162853417540&call_pageid=1024321927354&col=1024322421753>Pricetag
> to send tanks to Afghanistan in the tens of millions: O'Connor
> http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061107/n1107161A.html
>
> Afghan conflict: Reporter's diary - The BBC's Alastair Leithead is
> currently embedded with UK forces in southern Helmand province, where
> Royal Marines have fought fierce battles with Taleban rebels. He will
> be reporting on life with the troops in a regular diary.
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6109076.stm
>
> Literacy cuts hit Afghan women
> The UN's World Food Programme (WFP) has been forced to cut almost all
> non-emergency aid to Kandahar in southern Afghanistan.
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6120810.stm
>
> AFGHANISTAN:NATO Strikes - Parliament to Probe Civilian Deaths
> http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=35329
>
>
> CANUSA/USACAN
> Trade a top concern as Canada watches U.S. vote
> http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20061107/midterms_canada_061107/20061107?hub=Canada
>
> User fees will harm cross-border trade: senator
> http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20061107/trade_fees_061107/20061107?hub=Canada
>
>
> ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
> Don't treat U.S. slowdown lightly report: Exporters face dire
> consequences if 'bubble' bursts south of the border
> http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/business/story.html?id=f83cd3d3-cf0a-4e10-b595-93db738d69a5
>
> Trusts may slash spending
> Lost tax advantage could make them 're-evaluate' plans
> http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=bf8b6c47-d669-4209-8c32-f4b7873f6213
>
> Free-trade fears unfounded, RBC says
> But CLC economist credits dollar for surge in exports
> http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=e18a5b10-177e-49b6-9a04-528d715a95b4
>
> Morgan victor in EnCana struggle?
> http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=fcd7be2c-93bf-42c1-8b4c-a9bc79a3aaf1&rfp=dta
>
> <http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=fcd7be2c-93bf-42c1-8b4c-a9bc79a3aaf1&rfp=dta>Talk
> of reopening trust talks just talk
> http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=94b92533-561d-49f4-9faa-61be75f7b0b2
>
>
> FOREIGN AFFAIRS
> Russia, U.S. compete for influence in the 'stans'
> http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=5416d114-b126-400c-b433-24a71e4dea5f
>
>
> HEALTH CARE RELATED
> Key to depression found - T.O. scientists discover increased activity
> of an obscure protein could lead to more potent medicines T.O.
> scientists' discovery of an elevated protein in patients may lead to
> better drugs
> http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?GXHC_gx_session_id_=c1f74438bfbaaa5d&pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1162853413983&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467
>
>
> <http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?GXHC_gx_session_id_=c1f74438bfbaaa5d&pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1162853413983&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467>JUSTICE
> SYSTEM
> Tough gun laws will mean more jails: Toews
> http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?GXHC_gx_session_id_=c1f74438bfbaaa5d&pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&pubid=968163964505&cid=1162940511584&col=968705899037&call_page=TS_Canada&call_pageid=968332188774&call_pagepath=News/Canada
>
>
> <http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?GXHC_gx_session_id_=c1f74438bfbaaa5d&pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&pubid=968163964505&cid=1162940511584&col=968705899037&call_page=TS_Canada&call_pageid=968332188774&call_pagepath=News/Canada>MIGRATION
> Ottawa reviewing rules of dual citizenship: Solberg
> http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2006/11/07/dual-citizenship.html
>
>
> POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
> NDP introduces law scrapping forced retirement
> http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=479ec4eb-843b-47d3-a5bb-f12f977a9330
>
>
> POLITICS
> Parliament approves income trust tax
> http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/061107/canada/canada_economy_canada_trusts_col
>
> Canadians back me, Flaherty says
> http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061107.wtrustsss1107/BNStory/Business/home
>
> New Democrats launch filibuster over softwood lumber deal
> http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061107/n110741A.html
>
> MP vows to filibuster until his voice gives out
> http://www.politicswatch.com/softwood-nov7-2006.htm
>
> PM ignores calls to attend Canada-EU summit to talk about environment
> http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061107/n110749A.html
>
> Canada raises Kyoto eyebrows by killing EU summit
> http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/061106/canada/canada_europe_kyoto_col
>
> EU skeptical on cancelled climate talks
> Officials challenge Prime Minister's story, call for Ottawa to meet
> Kyoto obligations
> http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20061107.IBBITSON07/TPStory/
>
> Internet revolution YouTube enlivens Liberal leadership race
> http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061107/n110761A.html
>
> Harper's Quebec Strategy
> http://www.cbc.ca/news/viewpoint/vp_zolf/20061107.html
>
> Yesterday it was the Revenge of the Trusts.
> http://www.edmontonsun.com/Business/Columnists/Waugh_Neil/2006/11/07/2264784.html
>
> Carbon trading exchange rumoured
> http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/National/2006/11/07/2264826-sun.html
>
> Carbon exchange muddled, opposition says
> http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20061107.wcarbon1101/BNStory/Front/home
>
> Soft answers to hard questions Environmentalists disappointed minister
> a no-show on Clean Air meeting
> http://www.peacearchnews.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=44&cat=23&id=766635&more
> <http://www.peacearchnews.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=44&cat=23&id=766635&more>
> =
>
> As environment leader, Ambrose has 'good hair'
> Government calls cutting critique 'garbage'
> http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=db7dbd5e-8780-47b2-a053-db75977953ec
>
> Rae campaign defeats Ignatieff complaint
> http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20061107.NATS07-1/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/
>
> PM could feel effect of U.S. mid-terms
> Is seen as following Washington policies
> `The Bush ship is sinking:' professor
> http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?GXHC_gx_session_id_=c1f74438bfbaaa5d&pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1162853413806&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467
>
> <http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?GXHC_gx_session_id_=c1f74438bfbaaa5d&pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1162853413806&call_pageid=968332188774&col=968350116467>PM
> risks being left adrift, exposed ... With the Republicans set to lose
> seats in the U.S. mid-terms and with Bush's waning influence, the
> Prime Minister will have few allies to press his neo-con agenda
> http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1162810869312&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795
>
> <http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1162810869312&call_pageid=968256290204&col=968350116795>Most
> still wary of liberals
> 60 % say party not ready. Leader who wanted to recognize Quebec would
> cost Grits dearly, survey finds
> http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=cd3ac2be-ea4d-45b6-994d-c8db2bfd1f95
>
> Tory supporters use loophole to donate
> http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/canada_world/story.html?id=bc2d3d57-9331-431f-8bba-b061004b110b
>
> Heritage, Industry ministers stars of fundraiser co-organized by media
> exec
> http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/061107/national/tories_fundraising_ethics
>
> Heritage Minister cancels fundraiser co-organized by media exec
> http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061107/n1107151A.html
>
>
> POLITICS - US
> The 2006 U.S. mid-terms
> http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/us-politics/us-midterms2006.html
>
> Electronic voting shapes up as election debacle
> http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2006/11/07/machine-voting.html
>
>
> PROGRAMMES
> Bureaucracy leaves elderly out in the cold
> http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Columnists/Weston_Greg/2006/11/07/2264476.html
>
>
> PRESSURE POINTS
> Top energy agency warns of 'dirty' future
> http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=b9c11e80-10c3-47f5-addf-47b613f1125d
>
> Stern rebuke
> Nicholas Stern's report on climate change is flawed, selective and
> creates a worst-case scenario worse than any others on the table
> http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=ecfbc198-1dfd-4365-905e-3cb699ca4bf8
>
> Global warming threatens poverty reduction: Kenya
> http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/061106/canada/canada_environment_climate_col
>
>
> OPINION AND INFORMATION
> Mideast: Lessons from classical warfare
> http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/HK07Ak02.html
>
> The hidden cost of 'choice'
> http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/story.html?id=47b8406d-8d86-4959-b822-45cd43763047
>
> Monsters in your Bible
> The book of Revelation has been dismissed as 'apocalyptic pornography'
> and 'insane rhapsody.' Yet its imagery and influence persist
> http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/story.html?id=62ebe0ea-d55c-47a9-a22f-626348a11d7f
>
> Promise made, promise kept
> http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/story.html?id=1a14ee36-5e4b-44c4-8ece-79d92eee46b9
>
> Control in a single protocol
> Cost savings of VoIP are just the beginning
> http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=5aa5cb4a-22a6-464c-a3ff-b430451897da
>
> Vigilance or witch-hunt? Muslims and McCarthyism
> http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/westview/story/3762833p-4351600c.html
>
>
> INFOS*
> Claude Béchard veut voir le Québec parler de sa propre voix à Nairobi
> http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/061107/N110798U.html
>
> Québec annonce sa politique en matière de francophonie canadienne
> http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/061107/N1107108U.html
>
> La SNA applaudit la nouvelle politique de Québec en matière de
> francophonie
> http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/061107/N110758U.html
>
> Un sénatrice américaine veut réduire les nouveaux frais imposés aux
> Canadiens
> http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/061107/N1107132U.html
>
> Duceppe a perdu espoir que le Québec touche 3,9 milliards $ de plus
> d’Ottawa
> http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/061107/N1107114U.html
>
> Le NPD dépose 98 amendements au projet de loi
> http://lcn.canoe.com/lcn/infos/national/archives/2006/11/20061107-211108.html
>
> Harper ignore les appels à la participation canadienne
> http://www2.canoe.com/infos/quebeccanada/archives/2006/11/20061107-202203.html
>
> La ministre Oda annule un événement de financement
> http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20061107/CPACTUALITES/61107201/1025/FRONTPAGE
>
> L'exécutif national du PLC a préparé une nouvelle constitution
> http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20061107/CPACTUALITES/61107195/1025/FRONTPAGE
>
> Ambrose a semé la confusion
> http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/11/07/122317.html
>
> Changements climatiques
> Une dissidence feutrée
> http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2006/11/07/003-bechard-bilan-ambrose.shtml
>
>
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> * * * * * **Women's literacy programmes, where women received food in
> return for attending classes, are being hit hardest.
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6120810.stm
>
> * Canada ought to be able to supply food for this programme in
> Kandahar. It is not. Why not?
>
> This challenge is issued 'cause this is an example of what will gain
> support from the population, right?
>
> Joe*
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> Phyllis Wagg
>
> *How do we mark progress in Afghanistan? What are the measures we use?
> Who do we believe? Often we are bombarded with so much conflicting
> information that what we accept becomes a matter of “faith.”
>
> Mr. Garstin presented a number of statistics without referencing his
> sources making it difficult to evaluate his comments. However, even if
> these figures are accurate they do not necessarily reflect the
> Canadian contribution.
>
> From what I can gather any progress made to this point is under threat
> because there is simply not enough military power to establish
> security and the practice of moving soldiers from combat to
> development duties in order to “win hearts and minds” is counter
> productive because it blurs the line between combat forces and aid
> workers. This threatens the entire aid operation.
>
> The Canadian troops are playing the same role that they did in former
> wars that were being directed by a stronger power: we are being sent
> out as shock troops into the most violent areas of the country. Our
> Prime Minister has also made a commitment to accept this role for
> another two to three years and possibly indefinitely.
>
> After three years, security in the country should not be declining in
> the area in which we are fighting. We are fools to continue such a
> mission indefinitely because we have already lost the hearts and minds
> of much of the population by taking too long to create a positive
> impact. With the inability of Pakistan to do anything about the
> Taliban and hence giving them refuge we have become sitting ducks
> being picked off one or a few at a time. In my opinion, our role in
> the war is now driven more by a partisan politics that has been
> hardened by the “cut and run” rhetoric than any reasonable hope of
> “making a difference”.
>
> http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006%5C11%5C07%5Cstory_7-11-2006_pg4_14
>
>
> http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/story.html?id=ecae0ebc-a150-487a-91f5-1edbc8f9fec7&k=36550
>
> <http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/story.html?id=ecae0ebc-a150-487a-91f5-1edbc8f9fec7&k=36550>
> http://www.zeenews.com/znnew/articles.asp?aid=327830&sid=SAS
> <http://www.zeenews.com/znnew/articles.asp?aid=327830&sid=SAS>
>
> http://www.kuna.net.kw/home/story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=914212
>
> <http://www.kuna.net.kw/home/story.aspx?Language=en&DSNO=914212>
> *===================================
> Don Keir
>
> In reply to John Halonen:
> Who's ever heard of thia North American Union thing? Who Cares ?
> *
> Where have you been John ? Believe me. It will be important to you.
>
> Our federal government has been and is now negotiating with
> representatives from the US and Mexico to unite the three countries
> legally, economically, commercially, and militarily, under one
> administration before the end of 2007.
>
> An agreement to that effect was signed by Bush, Martin and Fox in Waco
> Texas on March 23, 2005 and by Bush, Harper and Fox in Cancun, Mexico
> on March 31, 2006.
>
> A meeting attended by approximately 100 government, business, and
> military leaders from Canada, Mexico and the US was held in Banff on
> 12 to 14 of this past September, to promote the finalization of these
> plans for the North American Union.
>
> Our noble business leaders are apparently planning it as a surprise
> for us. Isn’t that nice of them ? And the leaders of all our major
> political parties have somehow been convinced to promote this union
> without telling us what they are doing.
>
> Don Keir
>
> *===================================
> Ian Berg
>
> *Dear Phyills Wagg re. Canadian Wheat Board:
>
> I am amazed that you would support a government-owned grain buying
> institution which can jail its suppliers. No private multinational
> corporation in the world has that kind of power. It would make 19th
> century railroad barons blush.
>
> Ian Berg
> Calgary, Alberta
>
> *===================================
> *
>