Saturday, February 24, 2007

Daily Digest February 23, 2007

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

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - A must-read for all of us
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=13258&sc=80

CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN - This is a bill the feds should pay Post a comment  print this article
Our airport should not be charged for services that are provided as a public service at other hubs
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=13243&sc=103

HALIFAX HERALD - Conservative amnesia
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/560754.html

MONTREAL GAZETTE - Aid to Africa needs total revamping
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=e99097d3-11f4-41a7-9b41-bcf823d2c743

TORONTO STAR - How much lower will Harper go?
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/184841

TORONTO STAR - Bad electoral medicine
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/184842

NATIONAL POST - Shame'? Hardly
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/editorialsletters/story.html?id=b1945282-3bdb-4acf-86f8-1ee94421e770

TORONTO SUN - Getting a little hot, Dalton?
http://www.torontosun.com/Comment/Commentary/2007/02/23/3657396.html

WINDSOR STAR - 3-way trade: The agenda in Ottawa
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=8a0f8d4d-13e7-49cd-bb97-c0f2cbc1e12a

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX - Canada needs MPs to treat issues seriously
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=d92ab152-e61d-44a8-aaf8-fc59612cb605

CALGARY HERALD - EI reform now possible
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=4f092e01-3c87-4e65-8774-120b6e04a08a

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE - Surf’s up – so beware!
Study yields shocking stats on Internet porn clients
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/1editorial.lasso

EDMONTON JOURNAL - Iraq proves fatal to Bush-Blair team
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=c2a1945d-ec12-4749-b481-e8c3ae90faf4

LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Status quo fails test
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_6036.php

VANCOUVER SUN - Harper forgot the dignity of his office in quest for blood
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=9adefb73-772b-4dff-a512-9dc7e8e2d3be

VANCOUVER PROVINCE - Kudos to Prince Harry for insisting on Iraq duty
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=93a0afb3-7918-4113-b595-d648c2434486

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST - A bleak Afghanistan report
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=d03b6322-f300-4905-9a26-5cdd6e6c864f


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS
Minister issues warning ahead of native human-rights complaint
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070223.wxnatives23/BNStory/National/home

Ottawa must spend more to help First Nations: AFN
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/02/23/fontaine-money.html

Natives vow 'action' over geoduck plan
Nation says it was not consulted about clam farms in its territory
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=2bc17105-6675-450c-9912-f8b6de17c334


CANADIAN FORCES
Canadians split on mission, but strongly support troops
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070223.wxafghan23/BNStory/Afghanistan/home

Getting back on track
This is Canada's mission, so let us ensure we tackle it Canada's way
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/184814

Sell Afghan poppies for medicine: Dion
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/184984

NATO secretary general hopes Canada sticks with Afghanistan until job is done
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070223/n022303A.html


CANUSA/USACAN
We agree to disagree' with U.S. on Arar: MacKay Video: Alison Crawford reports for CBC-TV
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/02/23/trilateral-talks-070223.html

Arar divisive issue as N. American officials meet
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070222/rice_mackay_070223/20070223?hub=Canada

U.S. home builders rekindle softwood deal debate
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=d6a9aa47-a356-415a-96b5-a06374ee1cf2

U.S. drug czar pushes Canada to get tougher on marijuana
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=3267fb09-9c38-4180-ae8a-75c906d9c6a9

New border measures will in fact make travel easier
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=f7b3e51e-6e2e-487d-be96-e9cd83cab2e9

Critics slag meeting of top North American ministers as too secretive
http://www.cp.org/english/online/OnlineFullStory.aspx?filename=n0222101a&newsitemid=36157022&languageid=1

Officials dismiss concerns North America talks too secretive
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070223.wcdamexico0223/BNStory/National/home

Continental co-operation marches on
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=fc222494-8d5c-47db-bddf-e99af30bd061

Passport demand not done deal
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/National/2007/02/23/3657572-sun.html

Report to contain potentially lucrative proposal for Canadian energy companies
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=68b425fc-dc8e-4a46-8a0a-bc3a429e4f0d&k=55975

MacKay to meet with Rice, Mexican ministers
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070222/rice_mackay_070222/20070222?hub=Canada

Another Security and Prosperity Partnership Meeting Coming Up
http://www.jbs.org/node/2780

Foreign Affairs workers 'are just apoplectic'
A HIDDEN PEACE: Photo-op preparations put Pearson's Nobel Prize in the dark
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070223.NOBEL23/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Continental talks to spur oil industry
Report to recommend Canadian involvement in Mexican monopoly
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=15d8c1af-3ac4-493f-8d07-05eb8c69aba6

U.S. delays implementing new fees on trucks and trains 
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/business/story.html?id=0b187ce0-d9c7-4130-a117-1c8477d2b047


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Ottawa tables back-to-work legislation in CN strike
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070223.wcnleg0223/BNStory/National/home

Unions v. workers: Canada's labour minister doesn't seem to realize he's about to hand unions a billy club to bludgeon their own members
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=6f61ad12-1077-4204-8557-1ad6e0c78c50

Finance committee to review ABM fees
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070223.watmfees0223/BNStory/National/home


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Laying claim to Canada's 'internal' waters
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2007/02/22/3655342-sun.html

Tighten grip on the north, poll says
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/National/2007/02/23/3657570-sun.html

Court's blow to security certificates reflects global trend of rethinking anti-terrorism
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070223/n0223123A.html


JUSTICE SYSTEM
Federal watchdog, RCMP wrangle over privacy legislation
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=9a0b8f5f-bd9d-42c1-84aa-dcaa529d81df

Court puts security certificates in limbo
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070223.wscoc0223/BNStory/National/home


MIGRATION
Ottawa extends time foreign workers can stay in Canada
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070223.wforeignwrk0223/BNStory/National/home


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Opinion: Too much licence for U.S.
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/184969

All but Quebec agreed to collaborate on cancer drug reviews to speed the process.
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/National/2007/02/23/3657609-sun.html

Charest is not a slam-dunk
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/184811


POLITICS
PM raises stakes in bid to extend security powers
Relatives of Air-India victims support Harper's extension of anti-terror clauses
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070223.wharper23/BNStory/National/home

Liberals want to know whether government leaked name of Air India witness
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070223/n0223151A.html

Harper won't apologize to MP
PM dismisses question, goes on offensive, attacking Liberals for opposing extension of provisions in anti-terrorism law
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/184981

PM breached law he's fighting for
Harper named man on RCMP witness list
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2007/02/23/3657756-sun.html

Accused by Harper of being 'soft on terror', Liberals buoyed by court decision
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070223/n0223159A.html

PM must act on Kyoto now Stéphane Dion
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/184813

JACK LAYTON - Greening the elephant
Real leadership can bring sustainability to the oilsands
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/story.html?id=1f02f6df-36f3-4ca7-b5c4-c3d8407dd4af

Chrétien takes heat over Kyoto
Former PM was not ready to meet targets when Canada signed on, adviser says
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070223.LIBSKYOTO23/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Liberal MP pilloried by Alberta oil patch to venture into lion's den
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070223/n0223108A.html

Collateral damage and the new politics
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=9650224b-d5e8-4c66-abc1-46462abd50ff

Harper pulls some Liberal whiskers
Only possible recourse of the Dion crowd is to scream in unison at the PM
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=44775686-8895-430b-b84d-d7843e63faa7

Did the real Harper stand up?
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=13236&sc=102


PRESSURE POINTS
Charges stayed against teen in Ontario bomb plot case
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2007/02/23/bombplot-youth.html

Polls hide the truth about climate change
Questions should ask what we're prepared to give up
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=c7bb1f82-14f7-4ae5-9c6a-9dc2306affee

Clouded research
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=975f250d-ca5d-4f40-b687-a1672ed1f684

Suzuki blasts Harper over global warming
http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Alberta/2007/02/23/3659258.html


OPINION AND INFORMATION
The living come first
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=ffff0453-946a-4bd0-8e92-e221908f4842

Out of their depth in Africa
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/184840

Whitehorse throws wild party to open 2007 Canada Winter Games
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070223/n0223177A.html

Bush awaiting his spaceship
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Columnists/Harris_Michael/2007/02/23/3657388.html

Is the government just plane crazy?
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=da974c70-9fa8-4191-9a79-406d6b87c77e

Resources warrant special treatment
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=df38df6e-37c3-4dfe-964e-a8a17aacc511

Bottled water is the new wine
Specs on designer H2O help determine proper food pairings, stemware
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=72aa0aed-0efa-431e-b8ca-513d43214b91


INFOS

La Cour suprême donne un an à l'Etat pour revoir les certificats de sécurité
http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070223/N0223134U.html

Le Canada est 'important' mais n'est pas 'seul' en Afghanistan, dit l'OTAN
http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Monde/070223/M022360U.html

Les Canadiens et les Afghans abattent plusieurs insurgés talibans
http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Monde/070223/M022374U.html

Les libéraux demandent qui est la source d'une fuite dans l'affaire Air India
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070223/N0223156U.html

Rencontre USA-Canada-Mexique: une journée de discussions sans annonce précise
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070223/N0223146U.html

Les garde-frontière approuvent les passeports obligatoires à la frontière
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070223/N0223162U.html

Certificats de sécurité
L'opposition veut une action rapide
http://lcn.canoe.com/lcn/infos/national/archives/2007/02/20070223-220404.html

Les paris de Harper
http://www2.canoe.com/infos/chroniques/sheilacopps/archives/2007/02/20070223-212616.html

Ottawa devra refaire ses devoirs
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/02/24/132398.html

Les libéraux contre-attaquent
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2007/02/23/003-liberaux-fuite.shtml


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