Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Daily Digest February 13, 2007

Joe Hueglin wrote:

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DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN’S to VICTORIA.

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - Looking for the worker-bees
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=9746&sc=80

CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN - Yet another example of floor-crossing print this article
MPs who quit their party should be required to sit as independents until an election can be held
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=9554&sc=103

TORONTO STAR - Let 9/11 powers elapse
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/180929

SUDBURY STAR - Fence politics; More countries are building permanent barriers around their borders
http://www.thesudburystar.com/webapp/sitepages/content.asp?contentid=402103&catname=Editorial&classif =

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE - Looking for love?
The true meaning of Valentine’s not lost
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/1editorial.lasso


ISSUES

CANADIAN FORCES
US 'not to repeat Afghan errors'
The US will not repeat its error of neglecting Afghanistan and allowing extremists to take over, Defence Secretary Robert Gates says.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6352841.stm

Norway to send special forces to Afghanistan
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=97a5f694-5fb4-4d76-8833-1bdeff9637fe&k=318

NATO, Afghan troops secure southern Taliban stronghold
http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2007/02/13/nato-taliban.html

Villagers fear expulsion
Told they'll be expelled again if Canadian troops attacked
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/World/2007/02/13/3607145.html


CANUSA/USACAN
U.S. Secretary of State Rice to visit Canada
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=8f8f0fdc-cf9e-421e-93c7-507aae96ccf3&k=52122


HEALTH CARE RELATED
Wait targets delay other surgeries: MDs
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/181333


MIGRATION
IRB appointment review kept under wraps
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Canada/2007/02/13/3606159-sun.html


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Hands off the oilsands, says Stelmach
http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/2007/02/13/3615625.html

Harper won’t play favourites in Quebec election, ADQ leader says
http://www.canada.com/story.html?id=14b4d99f-6c41-4142-a070-83cd894c5af5

Alta premier says per-capita federal environment funding won't be enough
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070213/n0213156A.html

Ads to raise Tory profile
Reveal soft side of party leader
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Canada/2007/02/13/3606170-sun.html


POLITICS
Liberals, Tories in dead heat nationally, new poll suggests
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070213/n0213107A.html

Tories launch new attack ads against Dion
http://www.cp.org/english/online/OnlineFullStory.aspx?filename=n02139a&newsitemid=25032019&languageid=1

Tory ads portray the Liberal brand “as a joke”
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=bc548b8f-247b-4ed5-9169-f5469e8dac36&k=3603

Tories give $1.5B to boost air quality
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/181064

Harper tosses $1.5-billion electoral dilemma into lap of opposition
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070212/n021288A.html

MP fumes over clean air plan
Liberal accuses PM of undermining special committee formed to deal with environment
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/181044

Vic Toews defends parole board hiring of aide's wife
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070213.wpatronage0213/BNStory/National/home

Harper defends judiciary committee appointments
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070213.wjudges0213/BNStory/National/

Tories pushing courts to right, critics say
Legal community fears partisan battles could damage credibility of judiciary
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070213.JUDGES13/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Critics attack Harper's spending 'madness'
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070213.HARPERBUDGET13/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Tories twisted my words, Gore says
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070213.HARPERGORE13/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Tory control freaks
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Columnists/Weston_Greg/2007/02/13/3605741.html


PROGRAMMES
Canada's New Government and the Government of Quebec Contribute $46 Million to the City of Montréal for Major Infrastructure Work
http://www.news.gc.ca/cfmx/view/en/index.jsp?articleid=276329

Government gets failing grade on SIN use, Coast Guard operations
Release of gun data breach of privacy, lobby says
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/story.html?id=60f61e4b-88bc-4261-9fa7-f0848d00f419&k=33892


PRESSURE POINTS
How to manage a global challenge
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=64b01d99-446a-493c-8a09-29573a34c012


OPINION AND INFORMATION
Tax cuts really coming?
Analysts fearful budget won’t deliver meaningful tax relief
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=e458d23c-4976-489a-b69b-aadf48017b30&k=38691

How the Left Should Frame Issues
Harper's team is expert at word games.
http://thetyee.ca/Views/2007/02/06/WordGames/

Think-tank thinks Canada Post better if privatized
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=fae900b0-758e-4d96-8073-8f9562dbb5ff

Sordid case highlights an intractable social problem
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=a3b88cf7-9fe2-41ce-bc93-6aca7a4e4c54

Misogyny and racism are cosy bedfellows
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=82284a16-ae65-430f-ada0-086cd661baa0

Women lacking influence in Ottawa
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/180891

Grant system mired in red tape
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/180931

Call to axe GST, transfers
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Canada/2007/02/13/3606157-sun.html


INFOS

Harper dame encore le pion au Bloc
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070213/CPACTUALITES/70212302/1025/FRONTPAGE

Déboires à Québec: Duceppe veut tourner la page
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070212/CPACTUALITES/70212199/1025/FRONTPAGE

L'Opposition accuse les conservateurs de faire preuve de favoritisme
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070212/CPACTUALITES/70212261/1025/FRONTPAGE

Justice: les conservateurs au pilori
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/02/13/131002.html

Kyoto: l'argent d'Ottawa ne suffira pas, selon une coalition de groupes écologistes
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/02/13/131003.html

Le Canada devrait se retirer si les choses ne changent pas
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/02/13/130980.html

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The main story was the Prime Minister speaking at Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivieres, in Quebec. Sherbrooke was all positive for Canada and Canadians.

Three-Rivers not so in my view as expressed in the LTE posted on the Ensign.

Joe
February 13, 2007
by : Joe Hueglin
Niagara Falls : It appears the prime minister is gearing up for a spring election and yesterday's $349,000,000 donation to Quebec is intended to go a fair distance in re-electing Charest and putting conservatives in Parliament from Quebec. Gilding the lily (la fleur-de-lis)
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