Monday, January 22, 2007

Daily Digest January 22, 2007

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

EDITORIALs

HALIFAX NEWS - Suddenly, the jobs are right here
http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=6285&sc=90

HALIFAX HERALD - Going with the oil flow
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/554315.html

MONTREAL GAZETTE - Minimizing the risks of life in the digital age
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=54c257d4-9407-44fe-acdf-c21b8732a73c

MONTREAL GAZETTE - Harper gets it right on China
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=0e6c3a09-5295-491b-97d6-b39cf26e0ab9

OTTAWA SUN - The golden egg
http://www.ottawasun.com/Comment/Editorial/2007/01/22/3424210.html

TORONTO STAR - Personal data in peril
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/173063

NATIONAL POST - Separation of yogi and state
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=e21e1943-91a5-4e18-bd8a-ecd100469249

HAMILTON SPECTATOR - Consumers' privacy at risk
http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?GXHC_gx_session_id_=fd2dea488dbcb487&pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1169419810960&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1112188062581

WINDSOR STAR - Arnold's plan: Changing the debate
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=67e40926-47aa-46fa-8ad9-5ad6c5ec33ce

WINNIPEG SUN - Some questions on the climate file
http://winnipegsun.com/Comment/Editorial/2007/01/22/3424359.html

CALGARY HERALD - Home ownership slip sliding away
Affordability gap widening for middle-income Canadians
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=4eb53a75-6b40-4cd3-a2b3-4c87c578ae6c

EDMONTON JOURNAL - Exporting bitumen, and jobs
Albertans may regret the road we are heading down
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=760c58a6-420d-422a-b582-81de1c3c1984

VANCOUVER SUN - The evidence is in, now it's time to streamline the justice system
In most cases, neither a lack of personnel nor money is standing in the way of speeding up the process
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=3d1562a3-5f83-48c5-b24f-3a3206cfb678


ISSUES

CANADIAN FORCES
U.S. envoy expects heavy fighting in Afghanistan
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070122.wtaliban07/BNStory/Afghanistan/home

Call for extra Afghanistan troops
More troops are needed for a year-long push to defeat the Taleban, the British general in charge of Nato forces in Afghanistan has said.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6286387.stm

Taliban set to open schools
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2007/01/22/3424476-sun.html

Military jets use Pearson
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2007/01/22/3424619-sun.html


CANUSA/USACAN
Cdn ambassador to U.S. urges "go slowly" for new passport requirement
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070122/n012243A.html

Canada won't take Cubans held by U.S. 
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=b47b6106-f9eb-4dac-8291-c8da177535f8

U.S. says Arar should be on watch list
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/canada_usa_canada_security_col

THE TRUTH ABOUT CONSPIRACY THEORIES;PART 1 of 2
http://www.newswithviews.com/DeWeese/tom73.htm

THE TRUTH ABOUT CONSPIRACY THEORIES:PART 2 of 2
http://www.newswithviews.com/DeWeese/tom74.htm


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Fortress North America is an illusion
http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/173422

Call for regulatory and labour reforms
Economy: Conference board study
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=69476937-7f37-45dd-bb2d-dc876d3d1c7b

Is Canada's economic star fading?
The commodities sector has carried the market in recent years. Those days may be numbered ?
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=1170043b-9dac-4093-a36d-759f045c6feb


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Harper, Charest rap Royal over comments about Quebec
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/01/22/royal-quebec.html

MacKay discusses peace process with Israeli PM
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070121/mackay_barrier_070122/20070122?hub=Canada

MacKay wades into murky political waters
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/world/story.html?id=ce24ea52-19f6-41f7-814b-db822595eb56

The seeds of hatred
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/554359.html


HEALTH CARE RELATED
Politicians have double standard drug plan: study
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070122/drugs_meds_070122/20070122?hub=Canada

Critics raise red flags as drug giant backs anti-smoking guide
A cancer society book funded by Pfizer pushes medication, despite evidence it's not always the best approach, Carly Weeks reports in this first in a series.
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=3393d14c-5466-4b65-8919-7f76acbace52

Private clinic opens in Montreal, offers surgeries
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070122/private_clinic_070122/20070122?hub=Canada


MIGRATION
Ottawa is being asked to increase from 250,000 to 350,000 the number of immigrants being accepted in Canada this year
800,000 would-be Canadians are held up by red tape, province and lawyers claim
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Canada/2007/01/22/3424665-sun.html


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Dispute flares up again over Quebec-Labrador border
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2007/01/22/quebec-labrador.html

Sask. minister slams equalization payments
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070122.NATSGTA22-1/TPStory/National

N.L. premier travels to Saskatchewan to build support in equalization fight
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070122/n012271A.html


POLITICS
Harper's second year in power will be more rambunctious than first: analysts
http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/politics/news/shownews.jsp?content=n012287A

Tories expect 'showdown' on Senate reform
http://www.thehilltimes.ca/html/index.php?display=story&full_path=/2007/january/22/legislation/&c=1

Tories playing politics with 'fiscal imbalance'
http://www.thehilltimes.ca/html/index.php?display=story&full_path=/2007/january/22/imbalance/&c=1

Tory pledge to kill gun registry still hanging fire after year
http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/politics/news/shownews.jsp?content=n012295A

No Tory child-care plan as parents face long waits, rising fees
http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/politics/news/shownews.jsp?content=n012279A

Conservatives to target urban, ethnic ridings in next election
http://www.thehilltimes.ca/html/index.php?display=story&full_path=/2007/january/22/conservatives/&c=1

Dion may back budget
`We'll see' what is in it, the Liberal leader says, which could mean election is put off until the fall
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/173463

Flaherty blasts attempts to revise trust bill
Bloc, Liberals would 'kill' tax decision
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070122.RTRUSTS22/TPStory/TPBusiness/Politics/

Stephane Dion says he expects Canadians to go to polls this year
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070122/n012249A.html

$30M forest pledge 'clear signal' of green Tories: Baird
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2007/01/22/rainforest-baird-070122.html

Dion easy target
http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Columnists/Levant_Ezra/2007/01/22/3424287.html

Tories tout renewed voter faith
http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/National/2007/01/22/3424527-sun.html

Simplify programs for poor, May says
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/173493

Critics diss Tory energy rebate
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=be10ab20-7b27-48f4-8a27-9b1c075ee471&k=15634


PROGRAMMES
Feds promise up to $5,000 for Canadians who make homes more energy efficient
http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/National/2007/01/22/3424529-sun.html

Barley growers to have 3 choices on vote for future of Canadian Wheat Board
http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/politics/news/shownews.jsp?content=n012273A

Ottawa gives farmers three choices in CWB vote
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/070122/canada/canada_wheatboard_vote_col


PRESSURE POINTS
Even cleanest biofuel includes a dirty underbelly, experts warn 
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=510dc7c7-8b3c-4ce0-8b97-d7a90d6245e2

Fuel fever keeps heat on corn
Price near record: Doubled in year on back of demand for Ethanol
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=97f89701-daa1-4a8d-8474-14bd5d021f2e

Work needed to make Canada clean energy superpower: report
http://www.canada.com/topics/finance/story.html?id=2997742d-11e3-4da6-8bdd-39386b57f68d&k=9274

Green goals in jeopardy
Coal plants put Canada in risk of missing another environmental commitment
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Canada/2007/01/22/3424676-sun.html

Power in clean energy
Capitalize on green ventures or risk 'being left behind'
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=cd56015c-7ccb-4f0a-a655-72ddb44c3d6f


OPINION AND INFORMATION
What is Canada?
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Columnists/Smith_Jordan_Michael/2007/01/22/3424219.html

Made-in-Canada aircraft essential
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/173401

Quit tinkering with the system
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=27bfbf9c-0b93-4e86-8fda-cc1d0f060acf

Hyperbole pollutes the green debate
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/current/n_empty.php?sid=1385275

A national parliament without politicians
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/westview/story/3851581p-4456148c.html

Blood, sweat and climate change
Are we tough enough to cope with global warming?
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/westview/story/3851583p-4456203c.html

Kids and violence in the media
http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?GXHC_gx_session_id_=fd2dea488dbcb487&pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1169419810763&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1112188062581

The white separatist and the thought police
IT WAS a memorable scene that few people witnessed: a smooth-talking white separatist in a suit being shouted down by a posse of politically correct storm troopers. It was, quite literally, a race war in which almost everyone was white. http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/554314.html


INFOS

Stephen Harper tient ses promesses
http://www2.canoe.com/infos/chroniques/lisepayette/archives/2007/01/20070122-193901.html

# Les prochaines élections fédérales se tiendront avant 2008, selon Dion
http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070122/N0122106U.html

# Ségolène Royal dit avoir des affinités avec la souveraineté
http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070122/N0122138U.html

Tirs groupés sur Ottawa
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2007/01/22/004-crise-forestiere-syndicats.shtml

Un premier bloc opératoire privé s'ouvre à Montréal
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/01/22/128256.html

Le Passage du Nord-Ouest n'est pas une future autoroute maritime
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/01/22/128205.html

Le registre des armes à feu tient bon
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070122/CPACTUALITES/70122164/1025/FRONTPAGE

Ottawa n'a pas de plan pour aider les parents sans service de garde
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070122/CPACTUALITES/70122156/1025/FRONTPAGE

Crise forestière: Ottawa pressé d'agir
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070122/CPACTUALITES/70122138/1025/FRONTPAGE

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WHY and FOR HOW LONG

         Afghanistan has been largely absent from the news lately and the media focusing on The Greening and on disputation over fiscal imbalance and consideration
        of Year One of the New Government has not commented on these mouthings of Defence Minister Gordon O'Connor.
        
        Are we there fighting Afghan's "in "retribution" for the 9/11 attacks "?  Are we as a country committed "until progress there becomes irreversible".? 
        
        Appears so in that the comments stand without contradiction.

                 Joe..
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EDMONTON - Canada is fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan in "retribution" for the 9/11 attacks that killed at least 3,000 people, including 25 Canadians, Defence Minister Gordon O'Connor said yesterday. http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=3a784a6c-a6fc-490e-bccd-62cefb82cbad

Afghan mission will continue until progress secure - defence minister
OROMOCTO, N.B. (CP) - Defence Minister Gordon O'Connor has told the latest wave of troops heading for Afghanistan that Canada will support the NATO mission in the war-torn country until progress there becomes irreversible. http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/politics/news/shownews.jsp?content=n011933A#continue


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Ian Berg

Every day that goes by is one day closer to the end of George W. Bush's presidency.  Time is quickly running out for his agenda. Bush has to prioritize which Daily Digest conspiracy theory he must fulfill before January, 2009:  war with Iran, North American economic union, dissolution of the ozone layer, or turning Iraq into a vassal state.  It is tough as he faces a Democratic Congress and a press corp eager for a "Clinton-Obama 2008" presidential ticket.
 
Ian Berg
Calgary, AB

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From: George Weiss

 Picture of global warming in 1974!!


Hi, Joe:                                        01-21

Here is a picture which I took in 1974 at the Columbia Ice fields of the Athabaska Glacier. The picture was taken from the side of the Banff - Jasper Highway. I have also attached a close-up of the far away cars and low buildings. When we returned home (in Manitoba at that time), our neighbour showed us a picture taken several years earlier, where a member of his family stood at the edge of the glacier, at the edge of the road.

Should go back to see how far the glacier has shrunk now, in case it is still there.

Best wishes

George Weiss
Guelph
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