Sunday, December 31, 2006

Daily Digest December 31/January 1, 2006/07

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

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - They’re gone but they’re not forgotten
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=844&sc=3

MONTREAL GAZETTE - Saddam won't be missed whatever happens next 
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=88cc8fa2-6a36-449e-993e-c802f2c03e41

OTTAWA SUN - We stand on guard
http://www.ottawasun.com/Comment/Editorial/2006/12/30/3096614.html

TORONTO STAR - Out with bad habits
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/166544

TORONTO SUN - How the West could be lost
http://www.torontosun.com/Comment/Commentary/2006/12/31/3097088-sun.html

LONDON FREE PRESS - Little cause for celebration
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Opinion/Editorials/2006/12/31/3096719.html

LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Worth repeating: Don’t drink and drive
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_5400.php

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST - The old year ends with a whimper
Most of the big issues facing Canada a year ago remain, sadly, unresolved as we begin 2007
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=66d0df71-588f-4c95-990c-caf50f22be0e


ISSUES

CANADIAN FORCES
Canadian soldiers ready to reenlist for another tour in Afghanistan
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/061231/n123105A.html

Afghanis would suffer most if Canadian mission ended early
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2006/12/31/3096990-sun.html

Heavy Taliban fighting predicted
http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/World/2006/12/31/3097054-sun.html

Taking the pulse of Kandahar
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/166629


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
U.S. buries truth
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Margolis_Eric/2006/12/31/3097415.html

Giving the poor and weak a global voice
http://comment.independent.co.uk/leading_articles/article2116865.ece

US 'licence to snoop' on British air travellers
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=UZ35C3EEVL22PQFIQMFSFF4AVCBQ0IV0?xml=/news/2007/01/01/nusnoop01.xml


POLITICS
PM just too much for media
http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Columnists/Byfield_Ted/2006/12/31/3096720.html

Harper still a puzzle
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Columnists/Stanway_Paul/2006/12/31/3096811.html

Apocalypse soon, or at least a vote
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Columnists/Weston_Greg/2006/12/31/3096619.html

Harper looks good, Bush is in trouble
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Worthington_Peter/2006/12/31/3097189-sun.html


PROGRAMMES
Extend tax credit to non-fitness activities for kids, some urge Video: Ron Charles reports for CBC-TV
http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2006/12/29/fitness-credit.html

Most Canadians to see some tax savings in 2007
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20061230/taxes_2007_061230/20061230?hub=Canada

Regulation of election expenses will never work
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/westview/story/3828635p-4429490c.html


PRESSURE POINTS
Media's hot air on Kyoto
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Goldstein_Lorrie/2006/12/31/3097188-sun.html

The battle to come
http://comment.independent.co.uk/leading_articles/article2116868.ece


OPINION AND INFORMATION
Stop all the clocks: Julian Baggini on the tyranny of time
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article2114989.ece

The year the tail wags the dog
http://www.ftlcomm.com:16080/ensign/newYearsPred/predictions2007/predictions2007.html


INFOS

Une année mouvementée aux Communes
http://lcn.canoe.com/lcn/infos/national/archives/2006/12/20061231-161808.html

Rétablir la paix et la sécurité en Afghanistan ne sera pas facile
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/061229/N122952U.html

Les défis de Harper en 2007: l'environnement et l'Afghanistan
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20061228/CPACTUALITES/61228111/1025/FRONTPAGE

Ottawa investit dans les infrastructures de Tremblant
http://www.ledevoir.com/2006/12/30/126146.html


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        Some of the articles above are dated 1/1/2007 - so taking advantage of it already being the New Year before most will read this Digest a question
        is posed that may stimulate discussion.

                  Joe
                           _____________________________________________________________________________________________________
                          A question: are the following characteristics those of traditional Canadian conservatives or in part U.S. imports?


                          You can clearly see the traditional conservative – fiscally sound, committed to smaller government and the
                          division of federal and provincial responsibilities, and supportive of a strong and clear foreign and defence policy.
                           http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Columnists/Stanway_Paul/2006/12/31/3096811.html


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