Saturday, February 03, 2007

Daily Digest February 3, 2007

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

EDITORIALs

MONTREAL GAZETTE - This is no time for panic, denial or cynicism
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=b0cf029e-8bc4-4054-9f1c-317f011ba034

OTTAWA CITIZEN - Indifference is no option
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=2a7b6d82-41c9-49f6-85bf-24e91c4b1b95

OTTAWA SUN - Red-light green plan
http://www.ottawasun.com/Comment/home.html

TORONTO STAR - Leaders must act on climate change
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/177798

NATIONAL POST - What's in a 'consensus' ?
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=243a3aee-21ed-4b15-b150-bdac5899b99b

TORONTO SUN - OK, what's this gonna cost us?
http://www.torontosun.com/Comment/Commentary/2007/02/03/3514620.html

HAMILTON SPECTATOR - Seeking a planetary maintenance engineer
http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1170457813221&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1112188062581

LONDON FREE PRESS - Act before it's too late
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Opinion/Editorials/2007/02/03/3514617.html

K-W RECORD - Undeniable proof of a warming world
http://www.therecord.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=record/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1170457815718&call_pageid=1024321927354&col=1024322198380

WINDSOR STAR - Climate change: The reality we live with
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=9e96796d-81e5-4878-aaa4-2d20fc08c148

SUDBURY STAR - Cross border culture; United States and Canada need to understand each other better      
http://www.thesudburystar.com/webapp/sitepages/content.asp?contentid=388731&catname=Editorial&classif =

WINNIPEG SUN - OK, so what's this going to cost us?
http://winnipegsun.com/Comment/Editorial/2007/02/03/3514623.html

CALGARY HERALD - Alberta must seize climate reins
Proactive CO2 reduction plan could curb federal meddling
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=f741676f-cc5f-494d-b1b5-38d68deb3c26

CALGARY HERALD - Vaccines don't alter values
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=f0d80738-f0a4-4641-8c74-540dbcfd0678

EDMONTON JOURNAL - Watershed on global warming
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=8f17314d-a1b7-4131-ad6b-28b695b7faad

EDMONTON SUN - Laying blame
http://www.edmontonsun.com/Comment/Commentary/2007/02/03/3514612.html

VANCOUVER SUN - Flu vaccinations aren't a one-shot protection plan
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=980f99f5-0cd6-4055-ab55-456473548724


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS
AFN looks at secure status card for US/Canada border crossing
http://www.firstperspective.ca/fp_combo_template.php?path=20070201border


CANADIAN FORCES
We've lost sight of the mission's purpose
Driving out terrorists and rebuilding the country were the reasons Canada first went to war in Afghanistan,
but things have changed and Canada is now committed to a fight it doesn't really understand, says James Travers
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/177773

Kandahar cops making progress in street-survival skills, says RCMP
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070203/n020333A.html

Conservatives to boost Arctic defence
Promised port, armed icebreakers not in new plan
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=9f754787-c560-4f3f-8a7b-bf0e9461ed4d

Defence minister hails $3.4B cargo plane deal as 'new era' for military
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/02/02/military-planes.html


CANUSA/USACAN
U.S. rules reach into Canada
A rash of cases. Companies knuckle under - it's the cost of doing business with nervous neighbour
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/business/story.html?id=e6c32808-941a-4827-a4ce-359a8b81e675

U.S. gets most of military planes' economic lift
Canadians eligible for less than a third of spinoffs
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=bc46b28d-b98d-4e71-8ca6-5327bd96f004

U.S. may consider passport alternative
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/story.html?id=4836e601-d45d-42fb-860d-f3b3332c6129

U.S. farm bill 'positive'
But proposal failsto go far enough: Strahl
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/business/story.html?id=fe496e4a-02fd-4093-b5ed-b8471e8e72dd


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Don't panic, but our productivity just shrank
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/business/story.html?id=d111e559-7a3f-4089-b0e5-13afd1d22c2e

Global problem will hit hard at home
Businesses that need snow and cold are already suffering through warm winter
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=a567351b-b7d7-40d1-8a07-bc4f453b0f59

Havens for everyone
Offshore low-tax centres, such as Barbados, boost the Canadian economy by providing a cheap conduit to the world. That aids our competitiveness
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=1883adeb-5d84-482c-a0ae-a64020487480

Hard times for Big Three auto makers
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/177775


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
New UN agency to manage environment
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070203.wparis0203/BNStory/International/home

Can this man save Europe?
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/story.html?id=15db3a23-7d72-4595-9bdc-7196635b1c1d

Were the lotus-eaters right?
Every communist country we fought by force of arms is still Communist
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/story.html?id=3a9cd024-465d-46ff-9786-9d941afa4c9a


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Alberta to introduce legislation that would set mandatory emission targets for industry
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=469642f8-f189-4384-9a8f-6216c70fcb15

Poll suggests minority government on the way
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/177779

Tory takes aim at bad plea bargains
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Canada/2007/02/03/3514982-sun.html


POLITICS
>Bickering while the world burns
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/556977.html

Seat in danger as Tories feud
Watson faces fight within party
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/story.html?id=b3f9e8a0-9df6-4d1e-8eb9-7e13fa4be8cc

No cappuccinos for 'Harper's Canadians'
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=7c5d6b06-bf6d-4a41-a0cd-94582cc92770

>Tories 'struck' by climate report
'we must accept what experts say,' says Baird, vowing to regulate emitters
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=7b42131d-dc14-4e29-a63b-7701e8e512cb

Harpe
r, Dion cite Canada's secular values 
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=e4d58e42-9d6c-4806-867f-5de35f17974f

>Green party's finances rising along with concern about climate change 
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=e22800d6-7773-4807-ae73-ff2eb8407525

>Stephen Harper, build a carbon market now
STEPHANE DION,
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=f6e75a9e-d6aa-4a60-a064-746f827506f7

>Harper vows to ‘stabilize' emissions
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070203.wxclimate03/BNStory/National/home

>A green light for political action?
The Liberals might yet regret the PM's new-found interest in the environment
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070203.FOSSIL03/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

>Layton calls for climate-change legislation
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070203.wlayton0203/BNStory/National/home

>Getting warmer ...
Stephen Harper's environmental conversion continues as he recognizes the `enormous' threat of global warming. But emission cuts? Not so fast
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/177916

>Out of the red, into the green
The environment issue is to the Tories as the deficit battle was to the Liberals
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/177774

>For Tories, Kyoto still ‘fantasy’
http://www.garth.ca/weblog/2007/02/03/for-tories-kyoto-still-fantasy/


PROGRAMMES
Quebec's aerospace industry slams Ottawa over Boeing deal
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/02/03/boeing-quebec.html

Review proposes slashing 300 prison-guard jobs
Cuts would worsen conditions inside jails, weaken Tory anti-crime agenda, critics say
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070203.wxprisons03/BNStory/National/home

Tobacco processors to get tax break
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070202.wxrtobacco03/BNStory/Business/home

No fast-tracking of citizenship for children of WW II troops
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/02/02/citizen-war.html

MPs can't rush passport
http://calgarysun.canoe.ca/NewsStand/News/National/2007/02/03/3514905-sun.html


PRESSURE POINTS
Warning on warming
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2007/02/03/3515072-sun.html

Forecast for Canada: Like nothing we've ever seen before
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=b5b8d535-5b71-48e0-949e-eb0ece4f2384

Report prompts a question of ethics
Humanity must weigh civil liberties against the public good
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=6636a5c5-b0b8-4105-a9f0-3895b7b5ba1b

Climate changes to 'bake' Windsor
Killer heat waves coming
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/story.html?id=d3c22aa4-1488-45d9-a8c0-27dc1fb86005

Report spurs worldwide calls for speedy action
But U.S., Australia remain wary of greenhouse-gas emission caps
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=a78a5c87-ccea-4c76-a92d-53edf5d2664f

Climate report predicts major consequences for Canada Video: Julie Van Dusen reports for CBC-TV
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/02/02/canada-climate-070202.html

Canada to warm more than U.S., experts say
http://winnipegsun.com/News/Canada/2007/02/03/3514642-sun.html


OPINION AND INFORMATION
Environment starts in your own front yard
Canadians should not look to governments and business to save themselves from polluting the planet.
The responsibility begins with the choices we make as individual consumers
http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1170457813226&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1112188062581

The real climate debate is moral
Are we ready to do what needs to be done?
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=f706bc69-e659-4e03-9434-6703e315d4ba

Chirac calls for 'new industrial revolution'
Harper changes tune on issue. 'I think there is a political will' growing to tackle environment, Charest says
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=a616d38a-096f-4b36-959e-0c39919a4bf0

'We live in a secular world'
A Quebec village has placed a ban on stoning women to death. Commenting on the rule, Liberal leader Stephane Dion tells Juliet O'Neill that Canadian multiculturalism cuts both ways: the majority must be open to minorities and minorities must be aware of our secular society.
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=6b13b8b6-34d6-4787-80c7-de2547383e43

Lies spread like viruses in blogland
Politicians forced to defend themselves against outrageous stories hatched online
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=81e8d55d-b56a-478c-8e38-4697f26dbd0e

The blunt talk that got MP next job
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=deae7bad-7465-4400-a76b-3275ab50d7dc

Keeping some advocacy groups out of court
Political bias in ending federal subsidy program?
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/177780

Tips on spotting that mendacious politician
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/177761

The perils of anonymous sources
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/177796


INFOS

 Stéphane Dion annonce les principaux points de son programme
http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070203/N020370U.html

Jacques Chirac lance un appel à une vaste mobilisation internationale contre la crise écologique
http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Monde/070203/M020314U.html

Gilles Duceppe présente son ambitieuse révolution énergétique
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070203/N020310U.html

Layton presse le gouvernement d'agir au sujet des changements climatiques
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070203/N020372U.html

future ONUE
Charest veut réserver une place pour le Québec
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070203/CPACTUALITES/70203132/1019/CPACTUALITES

Environnement: Harper contredit Baird
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070203/CPACTUALITES/702030746/1025/FRONTPAGE

Ottawa couperait 300 postes d'agents correctionnels d'ici 2009
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070203/CPACTUALITES/70203014/1025/FRONTPAGE

C-17: le Québec ne recevrait pas les retombées attendues
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070203/CPACTUALITES/70203013/1025/FRONTPAGE

Le Canada privé de retombées de 1,6 milliard
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/02/03/129797.html

La Terre est en danger de surchauffe
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/02/03/129786.html

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PRESSURE POINT SPECIAL: INTERIM REPORT
        
        Sure and the Digest is green t'day and St. Valentine's Day must be got through before the celebration of the Patron Saint of Ireland is upon us.
        
        The word chiliastic entered into my vocabulary some years ago.  It relates to 1000 years as mentioned in Biblical prophecy.  It comes
        to mind whenever that figure is mentioned otherwise than at the turn of the millenium - and it was in the UN Report.
        
        Ah yes the millenium!  In 1999 approaching 2000 it wasn't terrorism or pandemic or  climate change that was foremost in mind but Y2K.
        
        "Year 2000 problem"  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y2K states "The total cost of the work done in preparation for Y2K was $US 300 billion."
        Some argue the money was well spent - others it was a boondoggle.  It certainly was the flavour of the day in either case.

        Who was right we'll never know. What I do know, however, is that there was a great scare about anthrax and that a microbiologist who
        criticized the government response was penalized for doing so. There was no terrorism involved yet the response was based upon that premise.

        There may be those who agree with the first post below I received in response to PRESSURE POINT SPECIAL  To you my answer is the
        same as sent with no response being received.
        
        There may be others who like myself believe in considering very carefully why we're leaping and the nature of the leap that's proposed.

        The information passed on in the second post below was brought to my attention by a person receiving the Digest, for which much thanks.

        It is presented to you so that you have at your disposal what the Subject line reads:
Climate change: An alternate science based perspective.
        
                  Joe

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For the most part, Joe, you are an ostrich  with your head in the sand. You are part of the problem. We are already decades behind in protecting the environment but I think I hear your Exxon shares talking instead of a person worried about the future for our children.
Take me off your mailing list. You are simply missing the point here as you have on other issues.

=====
. . .would I were a share holder of anything!

Rather than dropping off please consider
stating your views.

        Best regards,

          Joe

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To: NATIONAL MEDIA <joe.hueglin@bellnet.ca>
From: Joe Hueglin <joe.hueglin@bellnet.ca>
Subject: F.Y.I.: Climate change: An alternate science based perspective.
Cc:

The concluding statement in the reaction of the The Center for Science and Public Policy www.scienceandpolicy.org to the United Nations final draft of the UN’s fourth five-year report on climate change is as follows:

                                            Though the mass media are now well-programmed to focus on the more alarmist aspects of the
                                            report, the halving of the sea-level projection is in effect a declaration, from the heart of the
                                            “consensus”, that the consequences of warmer worldwide weather will be minor and may be
                                            beneficial, that the worst scenarios are no longer probable, and that the panic is officially over.

No brief is held for the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report 2007 to be found at http://ff.org/centers/csspp/pdf/20070201_monckton.pdf. No more than for the UN report, for
both deal in variables beyond my ken.

This link provides articles relating to the Center http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=www.scienceandpolicy.org&btnG=Google+Search&meta = .


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