Sunday, March 11, 2007

Daily Digest March 10, 2007

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

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - Stand and be counted
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=16012&sc=80

CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN - An interesting race shaping up in Egmont Post a comment  print this article
The Liberals may be favoured to win, but the right Conservative candidate could have a shot at the title.
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=16057&sc=103

HALIFAX HERALD - Barriers to justice
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/563736.html

HALIFAX HERALD - Tabooland
QUEBEC Premier Jean Charest claims he misspoke. But was it really a case of saying the opposite of what he meant? Or did he just let an inconvenient truth slip out? http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/563735.html

MONTREAL GAZETTE - A fairer way to fund child care
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=af25f305-4854-445a-ad30-f563ecdd4792

OTTAWA CITIZEN - Beating a bad bug
A new global battle against malaria is beginning, one with awesome weapons and a visionary new commander. It's time for Canada to sign up for active duty. http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=1aac4a0a-4544-4558-854b-9fce147470a1

TORONTO STAR - Use Ottawa's cash to help poor, cities
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/190307

TORONTO SUN - Safety first in workplace, s'il vous plait
http://www.torontosun.com/Comment/Commentary/2007/03/10/3725350.html

HAMILTON SPECTATOR - Canadian feminists take on the Tory agenda
http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?GXHC_gx_session_id_=3392ed8c0db1a9ae&pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1173507170916&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1112188062581

K-W RECORD - An unexplained death
Cpl. Kevin Megeney has become the 45th Canadian soldier to be killed in Afghanistan since 2002. But unlike almost all others, his death remains shrouded in mystery, as do the reasons for that lack of transparency. http://www.therecord.com

SUDBURY STAR - Claim your taxes; Many costs related to health care can be deducted from income tax      
http://www.thesudburystar.com/webapp/sitepages/content.asp?contentid=438492&catname=Editorial&classif =

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - Appropriate deportation
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/3906631p-4517954c.html

CALGARY HERALD - GG's great gesture of hope
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=1ffc51c9-e445-4688-a8cc-82aa73c92b55

LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Throne Speech offers hints of refreshing change
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_6194.php

Prince George Citizen -Time change a nuisance
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/current/n_empty.php?sid=1426311

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST - A deadly epidemic of our own making
Diabetes' deadly toll and soaring care costs could be halted with better prevention
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=d386487d-f979-4f85-9487-5aaa032d5d99


ISSUES

CANADIAN FORCES
Taleban try bartering for captive
A Taleban commander has called for the withdrawal of Italian troops from Afghanistan in exchange for the release of an Italian journalist.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6438095.stm

Taliban Kidnapping Motivated by 'Press Freedom'?
http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=36876

A big push for Pakistan's Afghan agenda
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/IC10Df01.html

Fighting a losing battle against opium production
http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=70511

Women’s hopes for equality fade
http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=70569


CANUSA/USACAN
Keep an eye on Canada's immigration rules, U.S. analyst tells legislators
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/070309/national/us_cda_terrorists


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
A game plan to get out from under the crushing weight of debt
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/yourmoney/story.html?id=105fa6a2-a0ae-4cbc-b6ec-d87ac5e5adb1

Canada gets kudos for mad cow stance
Will help open world markets
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2007/03/10/3725723-sun.html


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
THE NEXT WAR, AND THE NEXT, Part 2
The militarization of outer space
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/IC10Aa01.html


HEALTH CARE RELATED
Re-thinking self-esteem
A generation of 'special' kids raises questions about the value of constant praise
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/life/story.html?id=87581f2a-a249-433a-81ed-bf007a508788


JUSTICE SYSTEM
HIV-positive man jailed for 40 months
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2007/03/10/3725722-sun.html

66 sex criminals let loose in B.C.
At a rate of one a month, jails are freeing sex offenders deemed too dangerous for early release
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=28c92398-13dc-431d-9f61-c2c739a80bbd


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
‘New Nova Scotia’ remains old, afraid of change
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/563820.html

Stressed out in the land of excess
While many cash in on city's rising prosperity, almost half of Calgarians say the boom is eroding quality of life
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=11c051b8-4ccb-4aa0-a3fd-f70303f47a1f

Province's 'carbon tax' blasted
Environmentalists agree with industry that new policy is unfair -- and it won't lead to a reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=98b2b54b-efb4-415a-9a8a-83dd210d8eb9

Alberta's climate-change initiative earns rare praise from Green Party leaders
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=6d580c5c-7081-4e79-b99f-94d2754bb1bf

New driver's licence trumpeted as more secure against fraud
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=3b23b4b6-0e5b-4375-a91c-511e8b2bb814

It's now a three-way fight to the finish
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/190272


POLITICS
A dozen Liberal MPs not expected to run in next election
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/national/story.html?id=078360bc-0c60-4672-bb00-f75c9043a32f

Harper still mystery to voters
Three out of four women feel they don't know PM: poll
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/national/story.html?id=a146ecb7-8a94-4402-adf8-60bbb861fa88

Prime minister travels to Sask. to promise ... $1B for farmers
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=cada8dd1-ca9b-4525-b90a-e93b2b3ca478

Liberals, Conservatives leak damaging information on opponents in British Columbia
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=24db1625-5e6b-48cd-a2a8-9065d518ff67

Conservatives silent on EU's tough new environmental plan
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=ac0642e2-6ca4-45d9-820a-4831e82db5a9

Ex-harper advisor takes CBC to task for judicial analysis
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=e3fe7bf2-7122-40d4-9c2d-ccc4a371e5d8

Stephen Harper's beaux stratagems
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070309.harper10/BNStory/National/home

Liberals election-ready, Dion says
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070310.wdion10/BNStory/National/home

Opposition charges O'Connor misled Commons on detainees
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070310.wxdetainees10/BNStory/National/home

Tories aim to spread no pain in budget
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/190389

Those polls don't matter
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/190291

Voters don't mind idea of minority government
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/190292

Liberals hoping to shed `soft-on-crime' label
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/190269

`Red-Green Show' opening soon?
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/190270

Judge's Tory slam a 'mistake'
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Canada/2007/03/10/3725797-sun.html


PROGRAMMES
Harper says computer glitch does not mean tax deadline will be extended
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070309/n0309169A.html

Funding problem delays no-call list
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/story.html?id=3414101e-3973-4bc4-8946-aec082d05374

Canadian Aid Agency under Fire
CIDA criticized for lack of accountability
http://en.epochtimes.com/news/7-3-8/52554.html


PRESSURE POINTS
Carbon trading Q & A 
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/story.html?id=52409f7c-b57d-4133-9a32-9bbfa298ca45

Draft of new international climate report warns of droughts, starvation, disease
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/climate_report


OPINION AND INFORMATION
Little for us to celebrate on bin Laden's birthday
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=5f9bfe4c-8854-435f-843e-b1dc7c5044fb

Social programs help reduce crime
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/current/n_empty.php?sid=1426313

Take it to the banks
Jim Flaherty's urgings aside, there is a lot the federal government can do to make banks treat customers fairly
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=02faf56e-d86c-4f5d-80aa-5264d2d4c579

House of sober second thought devolves into sober second-guessing
Senate committee debate reflects the reality: they need to be elected to office
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/ideas/story.html?id=18bb6384-2c7d-4514-be00-dc34c290e445

Canadian english, eh
LANGUAGE. Before timbits were centre pieces from doughnuts they were children, a UBC team revising the Dictionary of Canadianisms has discovered
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/westcoastnews/story.html?id=8b2a7a51-0ec4-47c8-8f3d-3f8bff7626d6

UN selective about protecting women
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=00a0221e-e681-4c93-a9be-a68289b04336

Forget robots. We need an ethical code for humans
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/story.html?id=abfc7848-8e11-45da-aaf4-5c8efa84fe2a


INFOS

Stéphane Dion affirme que les libéraux ne souhaitent pas d'élections
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070310/N031062U.html

C'est trois semaines plus tôt que l'on revient à l'heure avancée
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070310/N031020U.html

Les mythes sur les autochtones nuiraient aux politiques
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070310/CPACTUALITES/70310086/1025/FRONTPAGE

Harper promet 600 millions $ aux agriculteurs
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070309/CPACTUALITES/70309152/1025/FRONTPAGE

Dion attaque la politique économique de Harper
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070309/CPACTUALITES/703090717/1025/FRONTPAGE

Déclarations de revenus: Harper refuse de repousser la date limite
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070309/CPACTUALITES/70309229/1025/FRONTPAGE

Harper reste une énigme
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070310/CPACTUALITES/70310054/1025/FRONTPAGE

Michaëlle Jean parle de sécurité et de développement à Kandahar
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/03/10/134349.html

Les talibans menacent d'exécuter un otage
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/International/2007/03/10/005-afghanistan-menace-otage.shtml

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