Friday, February 23, 2007

Daily Digest February 21/February 22, 2007

Joe Hueglin wrote:
 
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Friday, February 23, 2007
by : Joe Hueglin
Niagara Falls
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Without public discussion and for the most part without even public awareness the process of turning North America
into the United States of all North America is progressing. Should there be some public discussion on this process?

http://ensign.ftlcomm.com/editorials/LTE/hueglin/hueglinList/100/hueglin105/spp.html

______________________________________________________________________________________February 21, 2007
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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______________________________________________________________________________________ 22nd
The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN’S to VICTORIA.

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - There's gossip and there's news
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=12873&sc=80

MONTREAL GAZETTE - It's Quebec: Sovereignty is still The Issue 
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=ed5566dc-1dc3-41ea-a570-5def37de4a0b

OTTAWA CITIZEN - A fully open inquiry needed
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=f9507010-591d-42ac-ac31-28fc65ceba20

OTTAWA CITIZEN - Government's dim bulbs
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=168e480f-6ec5-4cb1-803a-aa3195f9ec9f

TORONTO STAR - Quebec's voters face stark options
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/184356

TORONTO STAR - Judicial independence put in peril
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/184353

NATIONAL POST - Judges with attitude
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/editorialsletters/story.html?id=cd97a348-1b03-4dba-af7e-393639e94dc3

HAMILTON SPECTATOR - Demise of wait-time guarantees
http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?GXHC_gx_session_id_=43e4677983dafffe&pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1172098213354&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1112188062581

WINDSOR STAR - The taxman's song
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=6ae2cfc2-d7e1-4e34-b65a-84d5049b597a

SUDBURY STAR - Military might not; If Bush orders invasion of Iran, generals will likely be peacemakers 
http://www.thesudburystar.com/webapp/sitepages/content.asp?contentid=415197&catname=Editorial&classif =

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS- CIDA failing them, us
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/3889235p-4497963c.html

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX - Rail strikes place undue hardships on other sectors
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=750c1087-077e-454c-aeff-26b785c5fd3b

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX - Money fuels health growth
With health spending continuing to rapidly grow, society needs to decide if it is ready for user fees and other tough medicine to keep the system viable.
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=0f1a5055-9786-43a9-826e-04530567c455

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE - A penny worth of thoughts
... While we still have a penny, that is
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/1editorial.lasso

LETHBRIDGE HERALD - All talk, no action plan
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_6023.php

PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN - No apologies
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/current/n_empty.php?sid=1412131


ISSUES

CANADIAN FORCES
Canadians pay Afghan farmers for land lost to building of bloodied roadway
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2007/02/22/3654002-cp.html

Canadians split over staying until 2009
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=2960ec27-9887-4db1-bb67-ecc14edcb436

Baluchistan an 'administrative nightmare'
QUETTA, PAKISTAN–As NATO troops in Afghanistan, including the Canadian ones, nervously await the spring offensive by the Taliban, there's greater focus on the Afghan-Pakistan border area. http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/184308


CANUSA/USACAN
U.S. eases passport rules for children 
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=5a22204d-7812-4041-a8d3-dc81da7fced4

Canada must not follow the U.S. on drug policy
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=a1b9fa14-8813-49ac-aed4-02cbd947ca76

Slumping U.S. housing market hurts B.C. mills
Less work for dependent Western Canadian sawmills
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/business/story.html?id=c45bd230-8f62-4371-bc6a-a3377780e134


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Canada is missing out on the green economy
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=1dfc0714-c01a-44b9-b948-d3f17ce9b5f9

Federal labour minister under the gun over CN strike as all sides weigh in
http://www.edmontonsun.com/Business/Columnists/Waugh_Neil/2007/02/22/3653577.html

It's March madness
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Columnists/Weston_Greg/2007/02/22/3653730.html

On fees, banks to give Flaherty a 'win'
Students, seniors likely to get a break
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070222.wrabms22/BNStory/Business/home


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
A better way to help Africa, HUGH SEGAL,
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/editorialsletters/story.html?id=14d2d027-679a-4381-bf2e-e16e35f14e5c


HEALTH CARE RELATED
Mammography does work
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=2d5ec8d3-3084-44ab-a897-8f71e0f9f952

Income, age, gender all play roles in receiving health care 
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=7571c1b4-982a-4954-b623-a923558624c5


JUSTICE SYSTEM
Top court poised to rule on terror tools
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/184760


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Radical voting proposal gains steam
Ontario citizens' assembly endorses `mixed member proportional' plan
http://www.thestar.com/columnists/article/184523

Mr. Charest's cynical game
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=6b71b291-3c87-408b-976e-7d3ffea6ee3c

Winning conditions for Charest
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=c3ac237d-6003-49b7-917a-92740f826c2d

Wartman seeks biofuel help in federal budget
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/business_agriculture/story.html?id=b3a55d00-1986-44af-b4cd-e8d73f493e0f

New licence may double as passport
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/184496

Who gets to fish off Nova Scotia, anyway?
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/560539.html


POLITICS
Libs open to new anti-terror proposals: Goodale
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070222/anti_terror_0702022/20070222?hub=Canada

Harper: No apology to MP
http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&ct=ca/0-0&fp=45de55d36e28ca1b&ei=4zPeRbugA5L2oAL33I1t&url=http%3A//www.thestar.com/News/article/184774&cid=1113835591

Harper's dark side trips him up
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=02f04cd8-c151-4d35-8d6d-06734f0ea58c

PM's attack on Liberal fuels bedlam in Ottawa
Harper gets shouted down for suggesting anti-terror reluctance is meant to shield MP
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070222.wterror22/BNStory/National/home

PM's attack on Liberal 'devious and deceitful'
Harper shouted down after suggesting anti-terror reluctance is meant to shield MP
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070222.TERRORSB22/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

PM hitting new lows: Liberals
Opposition outraged as Harper links Brampton MP's family with terror probe
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/184516

PM's attack on Liberal fuels bedlam in Ottawa
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070222.TERROR22/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Harper brushes off critics of judicial appointments
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070222.wxjudges22/BNStory/National/home

Duceppe sees alliance
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=b7d689c3-cebe-4ec3-922d-ed4fbb1ad146

PM attacks Liberals over terror probe 
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=e343d658-2192-4fa5-8147-10e02b1dee2e

Liberals vow 2009 Afghan troop pull-out
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/070222/canada/canada_afghan_liberals_col

Finding their mark: As the Conservatives just showed, so-called 'attack ads' work
Warren Kinsella, http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/story.html?id=13dc1978-1af0-48ab-8b6c-b75a498eec08

Voters could seal PM's fate
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/184491

'Vision thing' looms as election issue
Suggestion that Stephen Harper's ideas are seen as best for Canada is not what polls actually reveal
http://www.thestar.com/columnists/article/184309


PROGRAMMES
Harper to unveil aid plan
Set to announce `hundreds of millions' for reconstruction, humanitarian efforts
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/184511


PRESSURE POINTS
The New Climate Almanac
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070216.wclimatealmanac/BNStory/ClimateChange/home

Eco-icon not so green
http://www.winnipegsun.com/News/Columnists/Brodbeck_Tom/2007/02/22/3653725.html

Don't follow U.S. lead on climate change 
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=470b6540-3a37-4f46-9e06-776d1800e773

Business as usual is over, Gore warns
Green crusader speaks in Montreal. Firms must adapt if they want to survive, former U.S. vice-president tells conference
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/business/story.html?id=1615fbc8-634e-45fd-be79-193e535429fe

Environmentalism: The new socialism
Disciples appear more interested in grabbing power than saving the planet
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=b58a489b-5cc4-4167-9c8c-670e39ae1a12


OPINION AND INFORMATION
Judges who are tough on crime long overdue
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/third_page/story.html?id=20ca5a23-b7d6-4661-8bd3-fd477adf0bf8

Start seeding indoors
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/living_spaces/story.html?id=51a5ed96-065a-48b5-af3c-259a94aae635

Sask. to be hub for corridor project
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/business_agriculture/story.html?id=327e1531-93bd-4a92-aca0-ccdf7d1f62bc

Gates tackles new kind of virus
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=d7afba25-f409-4416-94ef-1486f37c879d


INFOS

Les familles des victimes d'Air India dénoncent la politicaillerie des partis
http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070222/N0222169U.html

Le Canada compense des fermiers afghans pour la perte de terres
http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Monde/070222/M022230U.html

Harper persiste et signe
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2007/02/22/004-harper-pas-excuses.shtml

Dion promet un retrait
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2007/02/22/002-dion-afghanistan.shtml

Le CRTC ne tolérera pas d'autres écarts
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/societe/2007/02/22/005-crtc-fonds-television.shtml

Ottawa s'est engagé à l'impossible avec Kyoto
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070222/CPACTUALITES/70222185/1019/CPACTUALITES

Le Bloc regagne du terrain
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070222/CPACTUALITES/70222156/1025/FRONTPAGE



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