Monday, January 08, 2007

Daily Digest January 8, 2007

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

EDITORIALs

HALIFAX HERALD - Eliminating trans fats
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/551501.html

MONTREAL GAZETTE - Regulatory board lacks balance
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=da224670-ab92-419c-be06-01b434907d3f

OTTAWA CITIZEN - Getting drugs to the poor
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=1573aec7-13af-4bc0-b4c1-1da6b8cbb51b

OTTAWA CITIZEN - Light change could help save planet
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=474feb3d-e8ec-4de4-92bb-2c0ad76fa9e5

NATIONAL POST - Stay in school, live longer
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=7de6b7cd-235b-4b4b-bd3c-b6c360afcabd

TORONTO SUN - Election rests on gang green
http://www.torontosun.com/Comment/Commentary/2007/01/08/3235286-sun.html

HAMILTON SPECTATOR - Respecting our nation builders
http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1168212908311&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1112188062581

LONDON FREE PRESS - Square peg, round hole
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Opinion/Editorials/2007/01/08/3234981.html

WINDSOR STAR - Trade barriers: The provincial equation
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=f0dfb75f-5948-4001-a349-59c3d8feb68c

SUDBURY STAR - It's the environment, stupid; Conservatives' new green veneer more about optics than policy      
http://www.thesudburystar.com/webapp/sitepages/content.asp?contentid=349850&catname=Editorial&classif =

WINNIPEG SUN - Team-building with majority in mind
http://www.winnipegsun.com/Comment/Editorial/2007/01/08/3234990.html

CALGARY SUN - Green light for Tories
http://www.calgarysun.com/cgi-bin/publish.cgi?p=168098&x=articles&s=comment

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE - It pays to keep kids fit
Rebate now available for organized sports fees
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/1editorial.lasso

EDMONTON SUN - Family matters
http://www.edmontonsun.com/Comment/Commentary/2007/01/08/3235269.html

LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Conservatives use holidays as camouflage
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_5480.php

VANCOUVER SUN - The next considerations about cloned food are the ethical ones
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=97225b94-ab0f-4842-ba0c-1868e2909a19

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST - More cellblocks not the answer
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=2e197827-f45a-45fc-8863-d8d47f6d96ed


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS
The 'race-based' myth
First nations are being allocated fishing rights because their fisheries were wrongfully appropriated
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=7883a178-9ee5-499f-83a4-2cea482e4979


CANADIAN FORCES
'Awful, evil mix' behind Afghan insurgency funding
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070107/afghan_insurgency_070107/20070107?hub=Canada

Afghan National Army fearless but still needs mentoring by Canadian troops
http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/politics/news/shownews.jsp?content=n010825A

Pakistan to get 'blunt talk'
MacKay to meet with Musharraf in bid to stem cross-border flow of Taliban
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=610f53ae-2802-4cca-b45e-17d595098b32

Flight-training centre's future in question as Danes pull out
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/national/story.html?id=d9963428-379e-49dd-ad4b-3c04d587775e

Discarded tanks, soldiers, helicopters now needed
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=09d6d11a-3ecf-480e-a1fd-f053883b6eda

ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Globalization column touched a raw nerve
Reader response eloquent and thoughtful ... but, writes David Crane
http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/168600


HEALTH CARE RELATED
Nowhere to turn
Children trapped in high-conflict divorces need special help
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/westview/story/3834809p-4437271c.html


MIGRATION
Meat firm abandons China deal
Consultant for Maple Leaf Foods found workers willing to pay $10,000 to come to Canada
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070108.wxleaf08/BNStory/National/home

Immigrants often need vaccinations, tests show
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070104.whvaccination051/BNStory/specialScienceandHealth/home


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Quest to make every vote count
http://www.thestar.com/columnists/article/168403

Ontario Conservatives eliminate $10.5M debt
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070108/ontario_tory_debt_070108/20070108?hub=Canada

McGuinty demanding fairness in federal transfers
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070108/mcguinty_ont_feds_070108/20070108?hub=Canada


POLITICS
Wacky weather wake-up call on climate change: federal environment minister
http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/politics/news/shownews.jsp?content=n010847A

Green plan limited, PM warns
Canada will be off Kyoto targets by 50 per cent in 2012, Harper says
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070108.wxenviro08/BNStory/National/homehttp://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070108.wxenviro08/BNStory/National/home

Green ad campaign went up in smoke after focus groups rejected 'childlike' logos
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070108.GREEN08/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Layton says NDP will take Tory agenda ‘issue by issue'
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070108.wlayton0108/BNStory/National/home

PM Harper's NEW expanded ministry a political move, say experts
http://www.thehilltimes.ca/html/index.php?display=story&full_path=/2007/january/8/ministry/&c=1

PM to engineer government's own defeat: Grit MP
http://www.thehilltimes.ca/html/index.php?display=story&full_path=/2007/january/8/engineer/&c=1

Kingsley resignation surprises MPs in likely election year
http://www.thehilltimes.ca/html/index.php?display=story&full_path=/2007/january/8/kingsley/&c=1

In praise of Rona
Quebec's government seems genuinely excited by the former environment minister's new job
http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/national/article.jsp?article=2007_1_5_1168040082

PM's new recruit urged to clarify views
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/168823


PROGRAMMES
CAC 'in limbo,' losing money without consulting function
The federal government is in desperate need of auditors who should be certified accountants, says a machinery of government expert.
http://www.thehilltimes.ca/html/index.php?display=story&full_path=/2007/january/8/cac/&c=1


PRESSURE POINTS
Reservoir reservations
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=fe640a2c-353d-49fd-9019-d065d4a8ea1e


OPINION AND INFORMATION
Have the Conservatives really gone green?
Or are they merely interested in optics – making it look as though they are doing the right thing
http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/168764

Handful of voters hold key to Tory, Liberal fates
Next election to turn on who looks best on a few 'ballot issues'
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/national/story.html?id=4985e30f-9956-4901-929d-37dc279f9af7

Harper's motion was clever and ambiguous and did not see Quebecers as they see themselves, writes Pierre Martin
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/168352

Whither the Scots?
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/story.html?id=5abbb536-a819-4c47-aa26-4d872f54596c

How to stop today's trails of tears
From Protestant Montagnards in Vietnam to the Copts in Egypt, minority groups face government oppression.
http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0108/p09s02-coop.html


INFOS

Le gouvernement fédéral annonce trois programmes d'aide à l'Afghanistan
http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070108/N010862U.html

L'armée canadienne croit que le narcotrafic finance les talibans
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070108/CPACTUALITES/70108018/5846/CPACTUALITES

Changement climatique aux Communes
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2007/01/08/001-layton-climat-collabo.shtml

André Ouellet a eu une demi-heure pour «démissionner»
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070108/CPACTUALITES/701080651/1025/FRONTPAGE

McGuinty réclame un traitement fiscal plus «équitable»
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070108/CPACTUALITES/70108151/1025/FRONTPAGE

Environnement : Harper déterminé à agir
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070107/CPACTUALITES/70107062/1025/FRONTPAGE

L'ACR fait enquête sur la divulgation d'informations privées de Dryden
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070107/CPACTUALITES/70107062/1025/FRONTPAGE

Les victimes canadiennes d'un programme de la CIA veulent poursuivre Ottawa
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/01/08/126752.html


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