The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN’S to VICTORIA.
CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN - Why the delay in announcing good news? Post a comment print this article
It appears the premier and the health minister sat on this federal money for too long.
HALIFAX HERALD - Find quality time
MONTREAL GAZETTE - Just penalty for an abhorrent crime
OTTAWA CITIZEN - Driving lessons
OTTAWA CITIZEN - Wartime prayers
TORONTO STAR - Harper hits out from the gutter
TORONTO STAR - Passport for 10 years
HAMILTON SPECTATOR - Give priority to new infrastructure
WINDSOR STAR - Judgeships: Selecting the selectors
SUDBURY STAR - A $10 minimum wage good for everyone
SASKATOON STARPHOENIX - Mudslinging real scandal of trust affair
CALGARY HERALD - Kids playing HIV roulette
Reckless sexual attitudes heighten risk for teens
EDMONTON JOURNAL - It's action that counts on climate
EDMONTON JOURNAL - Green onset
EDMONTON SUN - It's time to stamp out Canada Post
VANCOUVER SUN - Lunar New Year concentrates on family, food and the spiritual
VANCOUVER PROVINCE - Harper is quite right to want judges who are tough on crime
VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST - We'll need help with emissions
Provinces should not set vehicle standards -- it's a national issue, so Ottawa must act
Canadian 'lost tribe' hoping to collect U.S. government payout
Afghan spring will be deadly, Harper warns
NATO presence enough, for now
Defence minister 'pleased' with allies' Afghan contributions
U.S. move means Canada stuck in Afghanistan
We have no excuse after Bush commits more troops to war
'Integration' talks spark fierce debate
Ambassador worried over U.S. plan to require passports at land borders
Wilson pushes Cuba connection
To defeat a bill
Border jam responsibility lies elsewhere
Harper chided for silence in U.S.-Iran standoff
The rush to re-arm
Senior U.S., Canadian judges spar over judicial activism
Kidnap victim picked for judges' committee
Appeals sought for refugees on run
POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
The new happy couple
The Stephen Harper-Jean Charest union the latest in the province's politics
The fight begins: Leaders come out swinging
Pollster consensus on election is 'anything can happen'
Royalty review panel draws criticism
Trust ads 'a lie': Grits
PM clashes with Goodale over attack ads
General draws Liberal fire
Chief of defence staff denies blunt talk about past budget cuts is too political
Tory MP links action on climate change to suicide
Terror vote sparks Grit revolt
MPs' threat of mutiny won't change Liberal stance, Dion vows
CWB vote to help in potential court battles: Agmin
Showdown over military's direction rankles top general
To sell Canada on war, try `hope' but not `liberty'
Focus groups advised Harper not to echo Bush
There is no longer any doubt
It's time to act on global warming
OPINION AND INFORMATION
Unwise attack on judicial independence
Harper's moves at home run counter to aims in Afghanistan
Harper does it my way
Public-private partnerships save money
Dirty little secret no more
Professional sports forge cosy relationships with gambling industry
Renewable energy strategy offers Stelmach a needed green light
Freshman Alberta premier doesn't see the political potential yet, but he'd better
Things will get worse at the border
Passport lineups a symbol of inconvenience and dubious benefits
Five reasons why poker-faced PM wants spring vote
Does Harper have just cause?
Harper wants to appoint hard-on-crime judges when crime stats are down
Crazy kids; North Korea just wants to fit in with all the others in the class
Le gouvernement Harper sera la cible de 2 manifestations
Hillier soutient Harper, accusent les libéraux
Les forêts dévastées plus vite que prévu
Harper ne reculera pas
Continental integration talks spark fierce debate in U.S.
Next week an SPP meeting will be held in Ottawa the aims of which are " to build a safer, more secure and economically dynamic North America"
Unlike the last meeting relating to these aims the media are aware of it.
An SPP/NAU SPECIAL is in preparation. You can familiarize yourself with the official view of what is transpiring through the links below.
Some posts have been received regarding this initiative.
Others are welcomed.
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The Security Agenda
The Prosperity Agenda
The three leaders of North America agreed at a meeting on March 31, 2006 in Cancun, Mexico, to advance the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) by focusing on five priority areas. These include:
- Strengthening competitiveness
- Emergency management coordination
- Cooperation on avian and human pandemic influenza planning
- Energy security
- Ensuring smart, secure borders
Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America Report to Leaders August 2006
The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America – Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America?
Is the SPP an international agreement similar to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)?
How does the SPP work?
What do Canada and its partners achieve through the SPP?
How does the SPP affect Canadians?
How does the partnership affect the terms of NAFTA and other agreements that define Canada’s relationship with the United States and Mexico?
Does the SPP diminish Canada’s sovereignty, laws, rights or culture?
What are some of the SPP’s results to date?
What consultations have guided the establishment and day-to-day activities of the SPP?
Initiatives under the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) cover areas as diverse as border security, the environment, e-commerce and pandemic influenza management. A broad range of expertise is required to address such complex issues. The effort is divided among a number of inter-departmental Working Groups, which in turn guide the efforts of a number of federal departments and agencies involved in the creation or revision of policies, services and agreements related to each initiative. Each Working Group is responsible for a specific facet of the SPP's undertakings. The objectives of these groups are updated as initiatives are achieved and others added.
The Security Agenda is being dealt with by 10 working groups addressing 10 goals:
* Traveller Security
* Cargo Security
* Border Facilitation
* Aviation Security
* Maritime Security
* Law Enforcement
* Intelligence Cooperation
* Protection, Preparedness and Response
* Science and Technology
The Prosperity Agenda is being pursued by nine different working groups:
* E-Commerce and Information and Communications Technologies
* Financial Services
* Food and Agriculture Regulatory Systems
* Manufactured Goods and Sectoral and Regional Competitiveness
* Movement of Goods
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Daily Digest February 17, 2007
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