The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN’S to VICTORIA.
HALIFAX HERALD - Bush’s gambit
MONTREAL GAZETTE - Sending extra troops might buy Iraq time
MONTREAL GAZETTE - Wanted: A coherent innovation policy
OTTAWA CITIZEN - Tyranny 101
TORONTO STAR - Afghan allies must avoid Iraq errors
TORONTO STAR - Meddling with courts
NATIONAL POST - Japanese realism
TORONTO SUN - There's too much gas in the air
HAMILTON SPECTATOR - Will Bush's plan end the war?
K-W RECORD - Protect workers in medical field
WINDSOR STAR - The bench: Tories and vacancies
SUDBURY STAR - Missed opportunity; Harper losing out on chance to assume the role of green champion
REGINA LEADER-POST - Bush digging deeper hole
REGINA LEADER-POST - Protect drug supply
CALGARY HERALD - Wary Albertans look for change
Stelmach has much work to do in quest for cleaner government
CALGARY HERALD - Urge to surge misplaced
CALGARY SUN - Unsteady start
EDMONTON SUN - Wasted money
VANCOUVER SUN - Bush's new strategy on Iraq is too much like the old one
VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST -
Child-care cuts hurt B.C.'s future
Despite Ottawa's failure to honour commitment, the province can afford to invest in quality care
Tackling the Taleban in the cold
Al-Qaeda 'rebuilding' in Pakistan
US frustration with Pakistan over al-Qaeda shows through
Harper calls U.S. security demands 'big worries'
Canada hopes U.S. won't shift troops from Afghanistan to Iraq - minister
U.S. links terror suspect to Canada
Arrested in Indonesia: Co-accused with Ontario men of aiding Tamil Tigers
War plan attacked from all sides
Democrats and some Republicans oppose sending more troops to Iraq
Baghdad or bust
Bush has no choice but to resume the charge in Iraq
The president who cried wolf
HEALTH CARE RELATED
Canada poised to grab medical talent
Lawyers want minister to review plan allowing police to help select judges
Supreme Court ruling closes tax loophole for governments
Municipal, provincial, federal tax agencies must repay ill-gotten revenues, judges say
Immigration's Achilles heel
Nominee program a lifesaver for businesses
How Canadian are you?
How does multiculturalism translate for minorities?
Canadian law can revoke citizenship on 28th birthday
POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
The honeymoon is over
Shuffle fails to shake voters
Conservatives must pay up to $50,000 to candidate who stepped aside for star
Khan's move to Conservatives no snap decision, says former Liberal MP
The mysterious Mr. Khan
The newest Conservative MP is 'getting things done.' What those things are remains under wraps.
Khan spent $13,000 on Mideast trip
Dion promises energy penalties
Would penalize firms that didn't reduce emissions
Liberal boss's fiscal plan for Alberta won't work
Tory fortunes bolstered as Grit quits
Big bucks for Driving Miss Lazy
Grit rips wait-time project
Cabinet fills posts before accountability rules take effect
Conservatives slammed over lack of daycare spaces
NDP plotting strategy to out-green its rivals
Buzz emits a blast at NDP leader
Car-exhaust controls sought by Layton could kill union jobs, says Hargrove
Liberals, Tories seek candidates for Quebec ridings
Dion shrugs off lost MPs
Harper says defections prove Tory appeal
Conservative wait-times plan called `photo op'
Dion would hold GST at 6%
Canada to hold farmer vote on barley monopoly
Tories earmark millions for high-tech border
PM pledges $2.6M for sick kids
Feds' crime plan panned
Shipyards to get $1.45-billion deal
Contract to work on military subs 'unbelievable,' company says
Global warming's Middle Ground
Will the sun cool us?
Steering North America like the Titanic
A cosmic culprit
Danish research shows that clouds are a significant factor in global warming, and clouds are influenced by the sun's magnetic field's deflection of cosmic rays reaching Earth http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=fee30b16-7855-43ef-9f48-15a872566b48
OPINION AND INFORMATION
Equality, not multiculturalism
Democrats must rein in Bush
Now is Harper's chance to defend rights of Falun Gong
Why is Canada opening door to Chinese propaganda against the group?
Why is the Alberta government picking a fight with the rest of Canada?
It may be trying to divert attention from the real problems we are facing
CRTC at crossroads
Central planning alive and well in university research
Tax system aims to buy votes
Accountability Act contains a long list of achievements
Bush's last stand without Harper
Le Canada espère que les Etats-Unis demeureront très présents en Afghanistan
Pas de consensus entre les provinces sur la péréquation, admet Charest
Les réfugiés afghans attendent toujours l'aide canadienne de 10 millions$
Dion ferait payer les plus polluants
Des immigrants se sentent moins canadiens
Québec ratera de 50 % la cible de Kyoto
Paul Martin devancera son départ
Le PC devra dédommager un candidat qui avait cédé sa place
Had I the skills to establish a poll this is an excellent subject that came my way from a post on Free Dominion http://www.freedominion.ca/phpBB2/portal.php
The USA is very nice for a foreign country. Let's keep it that way.
(2) BELIEVE IT IS NOT A NICE COUNTRY
(3) BELIEVE CANADA OUGHT TO MERGE WITH THE UNITED STATES
Any takers to set it up?
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Currently in Canada taxes are based only on individual income. Unlike in the US, France or 12 other nations, Canadians have to treat the lower earner in a household as a dependent. There is a tax penalty for earning only part-time or low waged. Household based taxation or income splitting would permit those who share income to be taxed at a lower rate in recognition of the sharing of finances and without the penalty.
Economists David Murrell of UNB and Philip Merrigan of UQAM will join John Williamson of the Canadian Taxpayers' Federation, elder care expert Caroline Tapp-McDougall, childcare CEO Kathy Graham, feminist lawyer Rebecca Bromwich, pension activist Frank Stokes, and politicians Guy St. Julien and Elizabeth May in looking at the issues. Long-time activist for women's unpaid work, Beverley Smith is joining Sara Landriault of Care of the Child Coalition in hosting the event under the auspices of independent MP Garth Turner.
The conference will be held from 10 Am to 2 PM in the conference room,, West Block, Parliament Hill. There is no admission and the national press is invited.
For more information contact
Sara Landriault 613-258-4854
Beverley Smith 403-283-2400
MP Garth Turner 613-992-3250
Friday, January 12, 2007
Daily Digest January 12, 2007
Joe Hueglin wrote: