Saturday, February 10, 2007

Daily Digest February 10, 2007

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

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - Get the message?
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=1300&sc=3

CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN -
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/

HALIFAX HERALD - Passport problems
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/558283.html

MONTREAL GAZETTE - U.S. stirring pot in Somalia
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=11b10c96-b1bb-4e8a-b67b-e19f0744d0ef

OTTAWA CITIZEN - China has role in Darfur
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=791822a7-3e2d-4a12-a133-113174d7a394

OTTAWA SUN - Minimum sense
There's a lot of silliness going on in the debate over whether to raise Ontario's minimum wage to $10 an hour that needs to be shot down now.
http://www.ottawasun.com/Comment/Editorial/2007/02/10/3577685.html

TORONTO STAR - Stop clawing back children's benefit
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/180220

NATIONAL POST - The folly of Kyoto
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=9c126e34-1a54-4f64-bae8-7206dc8af570

TORONTO SUN - What about wait times, Stephen?
http://www.torontosun.com/Comment/Commentary/2007/02/10/3577693.html

LONDON FREE PRESS - Looking for candidate with clear Iraq plan
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Opinion/Editorials/2007/02/10/3577689.html

K-W RECORD - Equality, yes discrimination, no
http://www.therecord.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=record/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1171062616763&call_pageid=1024321927354&col=1024322198380

WINDSOR STAR - The economy: A blueprint for the future
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=369235f1-0b6f-4f1c-b9e2-130ca6dffa5d

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX - Healthy Mexico vital for Canada's trade
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=417eb85a-d0d5-4802-ba90-9e501d7a4cf0

REGINA LEADER-POST - The science of tough choices
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=fa44df4b-7005-4ff3-ac5c-89093c803a02

CALGARY HERALD - Who asked for an election?
Canadians would punish party that engineers Parliament's fall
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=578f711d-bc85-4fd4-8f35-53e0af71f2cb

CALGARY HERALD - Banning men wrong way to get women into politics
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=e9f26fdf-0ae7-47b9-8cbd-557de9abbdeb

CALGARY SUN - Tired of waiting
http://www.calgarysun.com/cgi-bin/publish.cgi?p=171772&x=articles&s=comment

EDMONTON JOURNAL - Ignite debate about democracy
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=8d04c84b-6c97-4727-8cf2-b3edadbd0546

VANCOUVER SUN - Passport bureaucracy frustrates captive travellers with its incompetence
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=26f7ced0-202f-4c77-985d-f8078cb308fa

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST - Hiding the facts about health care
Instead of coming clean on a critical letter, the government misused FOI laws
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=84d1ba7d-aebf-466d-a2d1-044d36542441


ISSUES

CANADIAN FORCES
Canada wants to buy German tanks
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cyberpresse.ca%2Farticle%2F20070210%2FCPACTUALITES%2F702101355%2F1025%2FFRONTPAGE&langpair=fr%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=%2Flanguage_tools

Afghan war blooms in spring
Taliban and NATO brace for renewed conflict
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/180224

Afghanistan a different beat, but it's still a political story
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/ideas/story.html?id=13b60f80-835f-42e3-9114-1626ccb2f60a

Third probe of detainee treatment
Complaints official to look into actions by military police in Afghanistan
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/180320

Inquiries appear headed for clash
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/canada_world/story.html?id=17691eb1-b4e4-4fbd-97e6-6fd7d5e0e370


CANUSA/USACAN
Breaking the passport myth
Windsor bars forge US$40,000 alliance to set record straight
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/story.html?id=2d769084-7c6d-4877-8325-4d1fa91af7b6


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Lumber from another world
Fir from a flooded valley will be used for Dockside Green
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/business/story.html?id=a9addeaa-8f7d-4c56-8ed6-14e59344b9fa


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Mexico's not too dangerous to visit: Tories
http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1171062614344&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1112101662670


HEALTH CARE RELATED
A sobering look at the private hell of alcoholism
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/558195.html

Ministers deny focus on five priorities hurts other health careareas
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070210.HEALTHMIN10/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

How long is too long to wait for surgery?
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/180226


JUSTICE SYSTEM
Victims focus of fed crime law overhaul
Ombudman creation next on Tory list
http://calgarysun.canoe.ca/NewsStand/News/National/2007/02/10/3578025-sun.html


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
A little something for all the political parties
But a few warning signs also in the by-election results
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/180225

Campbell's green plan
Tuesday's throne speech to call for emission targets to tackle global warming
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=66e9486e-84fd-466f-917d-a4b0732316ad


POLITICS
Tories to flout vote
Ignoring Opposition bill 'coup d'etat,' critics say
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2007/02/10/3577617-sun.html

Federal spring election gets cold shoulder: poll
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2007/02/10/3577920-sun.html

Tory flyer campaign angers Winnipeg MP
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2007/02/10/3577921-sun.html

Conservative Party of Canada Rejects Nomination Bid of Well Known BC Social Conservative
Harper challenged to stop allowing "outrageous muzzling" of right of social Conservative to participate in process
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2007/feb/07020906.html

Tories reassure oilpatch on green agenda
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=2df48d42-f9ed-404f-9136-a0c8e1df5e35

Anti-terror powers set to expire
Tory motion to extend them: Liberals withdraw support for provisions of law they enacted
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=8d03d73b-5cbe-4750-8a12-f63c6c0d0ec0

http://www.thestar.com/News/article/180317

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070210.wxterror10/BNStory/National/home

Is Harper turning green?
There is considerable debate over whether Prime Minister Stephen Harper has truly found religion on the environment. But history shows there is a precedent: his defence of medicare
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/180231

Dion's aggressive tone raising eyebrows
Liberal leader's new partisan posture more like Harper's, less like the man party members chose at their convention
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/180232

Dion's missteps leave some Liberals worrying
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/180227

Liberal strategy may be divisive
Dion wants more female candidates
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/story.html?id=8ac47089-e8f5-41f5-b195-0400d89fc28b

Fairness for all goal of trust changes
'There was a rapidly growing trend towards using income trusts as a tool of corporate tax avoidance' Jim Flaherty
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/ideas/story.html?id=99b9b4c2-02cd-4abf-a190-7f8a94f807b9

Finance minister's logic faulty on income trusts
Flaherty's analysis of BCE, Telus tax threat overlooks actual situation
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/ideas/story.html?id=18cb5bb9-f171-4006-8abb-45dda6192578

If the Greens can't win a seat now. . .
Strong leader, big public interest and money give the party its best chance
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=846f929c-7e08-4fb6-8951-2685b5180463


PROGRAMMES
Release of barley prices fans flames of wheat board debate
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2007/02/09/barley-wheat.html

Another Kyoto? Canada opposes mercury pact
http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1171062614220&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1112101662670

Purchase of Boeings raises share of questions
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/558388.html

Data to justify trusts tax attacked
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=e3a98ade-5119-4592-8c54-a47bf822b881

Canadians blast Ottawa over treatment of Saskatchewan
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070210/n021019A.html

Feds push crime bills
Gangs, guns on the agenda
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Canada/2007/02/10/3578117-sun.html


PRESSURE POINTS
Can this billionaire stop global warming?
http://www.therecord.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=record/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1171062616668&call_pageid=1024321927354&col=1024322421753

The green fervour
Is environmentalism the new religion?
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=07407be3-1f9f-4f41-a16a-5a286a5b374c

Kyoto is economic suicide as is
Liberal adherence makes no sense unless all countries are signed on
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=e0165f7b-2326-4bd1-a770-4ed635ad5d6c


OPINION AND INFORMATION
The government's plan to assess the risks of environmental substances on humans is way overdue
http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1171062614180&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1112188062581

Canada up a notch in the food chain
But that Stephen Harper is still no Patrick Swayze
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=f7728c5e-2dce-49e7-9994-5a39bfd586fe

Encoding Trudeau's statist spirit
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/story.html?id=86f07d0b-05d4-447f-a843-cf1b59a2a59b

Sexist hostility isn’t about sex
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=62fa7f50-d697-4ab9-80cc-ba51f3aae14c

An ethnic smorgasbord
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=feeca0bb-642d-473d-85ca-61ce86255a47

What do the growing number of working poor need to hear right now? Talk of loan guarantees and rent subsidies for those most in need
http://calgarysun.canoe.ca/NewsStand/News/Columnists/Bell_Rick/2007/02/10/3577985.html


INFOS

Harper refuse de donner des indices sur d'éventuelles élections
http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070210/N021030U.html

Le Bloc lève le nez sur les régions
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/02/10/130695.html

Ottawa viendrait d'embaucher 300 employés additionnels à Passeport Canada
http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070210/N021014U.html

La juge en chef de la Cour suprême favorise les débats sur l’accommodement
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070209/N020997U.html

Une enquête sera menée sur la police militaire pour de présumés méfaits
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070209/N0209114U.html

La GRC interroge des nationalistes québécois
http://www2.canoe.com/infos/quebeccanada/archives/2007/02/20070210-170558.html

L'impérialisme montréalais à l'égard des régions a nui au Bloc
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070210/CPACTUALITES/70210051/1025/FRONTPAGE

André Arthur trop bavard pour le Bloc
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070210/CPACTUALITES/702100451/1025/FRONTPAGE

Rob Nicholson maintient la ligne dure
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070210/CPACTUALITES/702100457/1025/FRONTPAGE

Le Canada veut acheter des chars allemands
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070210/CPACTUALITES/702101355/1025/FRONTPAGE

La Défense nationale défend sa politique de bilinguisme
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/02/10/130691.html

Loi antiterroriste
Les libéraux changent leur fusil d'épaule
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2007/02/10/003-loi-antiterroriste-PLC.shtml


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