Thursday, February 22, 2007

Daily Digest February 21, 2007

Joe Hueglin wrote:

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

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - Courting disaster
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=12433&sc=80

CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN - Celebrating Island life and its heritage
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=12753&sc=103

HALIFAX NEWS - Unfairness coin of political realm
http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=12441&sc=90

HALIFAX HERALD - A Hillier of beans
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/560326.html

MONTREAL GAZETTE - A solid budget to take into election 
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=5fd2c96e-6ed2-47d4-9f2a-acfd555a9080

TORONTO STAR - Culture of secrecy erodes democracy
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/183849

TORONTO STAR - Research requires steady funding
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/183847

TORONTO SUN - Inquiry in Major need of all the facts
http://www.torontosun.com/Comment/Commentary/2007/02/21/3650388.html

K-W RECORD - A blast from the past
http://www.therecord.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?GXHC_gx_session_id_=011a479483d6e683&pagename=record/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1172011815177&call_pageid=1024321927354&col=1024322198380

WINDSOR STAR - Liberal ridings: The wrong way to go
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=8530eb4e-fe45-44e7-8784-1c5352b15e22

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - Protecting the children
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/3887452p-4496090c.html

CALGARY HERALD - Killing our kids with caution
Overprotected children never learn street smarts
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=ded62b6d-3d19-419e-a944-c1fd3efc5c8d

EDMONTON JOURNAL - Review royalty panel
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=a56fee9f-aa72-4ec7-affc-548962e81193

VANCOUVER SUN - Secret hearings are needed to unlock terrorists' secrets
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=502c92d7-d86b-4b2a-bbe5-a7841a66b10c


ISSUES

CANADIAN FORCES
Taliban support down: Canuck
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2007/02/21/3650463-sun.html

Commanders aiming to cut Afghan civilian casualties
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2007/02/21/3650464-sun.html


CANUSA/USACAN
Border stoppage: Security is the excuse for an endless --and often redundant -- series of fees and delays to trucks at the U.S. border
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=cfbb23c1-c8d9-4614-970d-2c330334ed54

Canada silent on Khadr trial
Next month the U.S. military is to resume prosecution of an alleged Canadian terrorist
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=31e4b2da-820f-4663-9bab-3ff3cdae8297


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
CP exclusive: EI surplus hits $51 billion, critics say workers overpaying
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070221/n0221153A.html

Nation frozen, and no one dares move
CN strike coincides with passage of Bloc labour bill
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=78c3e0a1-d5e3-4f10-bc83-4dc9e6b14450


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Will U.S. top brass stand up to Bush on Iran?
http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?GXHC_gx_session_id_=30632de283d96de8&pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1172011813023&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1112188062581


JUSTICE SYSTEM
Conservatives imperilling judiciary Chief Justice
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=b477d817-8062-481a-a3c7-10f3a6d08dc5

Tories imperil neutral courts: Judges
Plans for advisory committees risk politicizing system, council argues
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/184017

Human-rights groups ask court to stop soldiers from giving up enemy detainees
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070221/n022117A.html


MIGRATION
Resolve dual-citizenship row with China, MPs urged
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070221.CANADACHINA21/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Quebec election campaign kicks off with political uncertainty a major issue
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070221/n022195A.html

Charest at the top of his game
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/183825

Ottawa the phantom in Quebec budget 
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=4d0bd5f5-de4b-4051-bd09-8e335a5b0b67

Casting anxious eyes at Quebec
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/183823

Quebec separatists seek rule, then independence
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/070221/canada/canada_quebec_col


POLITICS
Liberals demand Harper apologize for attempt to "smear"
http://www.politicswatch.com/harper-feb21-2007.htm

http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070221/n0221135A.html

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070221/harper_libs_070221/20070221?hub=Canada

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/02/21/harper-house.html

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070221.wharpshout0221/BNStory/National/home

Liberal MP's in-law interviewed in Air India case
Ontario Liberal is son-in-law of former spokesman for Babbar Khalsa Panthak
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=572691d1-56ba-4268-bc33-0abc4afe890d

Government could face late-March confidence test
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/070221/canada/canada_budget_votes_col

Government turfs top Tory from helm of high-profile Senate committee
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070221/n0221127A.html

Too much a Tory
http://www.garth.ca/weblog/2007/02/21/too-much-a-tory/

Hugh Segal Had It Right -- What Now?
http://scrux.blogspot.com/2007/02/hugh-segal-had-it-right-what-now_21.html

Senate committee to recommend extension of controversial anti-terror provisions
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070221/n0221156A.html

Dion has Stockwell Day syndrome
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=2962133e-2f29-44b1-a557-8343ff467460

Outfoxing Dion on his own green turf 
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/editorialsletters/story.html?id=89e3ee3c-0d1c-4c55-9664-ac90a535dfa0

Liberals back Afghan mission until 2009
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070221.wliberals21/BNStory/National/home

Dion third choice for PM 
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=013c3924-9c64-4d55-9f81-00861131995d

Tories, Bloc oppose $10 minimum wage motion
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/184013

May still weighing where electoral grass is greener
Green party leader could run against MacKay. Or not
http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/560347.html

Income trusts not dead yet
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Copps_Sheila/2007/02/21/3650394.html


PROGRAMMES
Polluters could pay into fund rather than cut emissions under Tory plan
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070221/n0221111A.html

MP criticizes Coast Guard executive bonuses
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2007/02/21/coast-guard.html

PRESSURE POINTS
Alternative fuels needed to meet cuts 
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=f9b7baca-6af5-4086-a59c-9abc8d883f37

Pollute now, pay later?
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=a2835406-c759-4f26-93ec-c0363c927212

David Suzuki vs. Michael Crichton
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/editorialsletters/story.html?id=55f4dc45-f308-4b34-80af-011a0cf38fed

A day with Stern and Suzuki
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=a896791d-37f1-4adc-b634-75fe26b594f6

Kyoto won't sink oilsands Suncor
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=ac4e409f-c5ba-41f3-a8e8-4841f837f6fb

Send terror suspects home
If you don't like security certificates, there is an alternative
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=6263cf97-669c-482c-b170-5aa94cfdec4e


OPINION AND INFORMATION 
People's parliament
http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Columnists/Byfield_Link/2007/02/21/3650412.html

Public service still lags in hiring minorities
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/183824

Widespread student cheating is a symptom of a much larger problem
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=c44f7052-32f8-4de8-aa69-a53732c728a6


INFOS

Les libéraux huent Harper en Chambre sur la Loi antiterroriste
http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070221/N0221158U.html

Un climat électrique
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2007/02/21/002-dion-caucus-mercredi.shtml

Des ONG dénoncent une rencontre USA-Canada-Mexique
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070221/CPACTUALITES/70221221/1025/FRONTPAGE

Harper fait taire les rumeurs d'élections
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070221/CPACTUALITES/702210917/1025/FRONTPAGE

Le sénateur Hugh Segal écarté d’un comité
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070221/CPACTUALITES/70221238/1025/FRONTPAGE

Le projet sur le mode de sélection des juges dénoncé
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070221/CPACTUALITES/70221238/1025/FRONTPAGE

Le surplus de la caisse a atteint un sommet de 51 milliards $
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070221/N0221100U.html


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