Thursday, February 22, 2007

Daily Digest February 22, 2007

Joe Hueglin wrote:
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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