Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Daily Digest March 6, 2007

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

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - We are what we eat
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=15097&sc=80

CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN - An exciting niche market for farmers Post a comment  print this article
Soybean production could provide a significant boost to the income of Island farmers.
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=14978&sc=103

HALIFAX NEWS - Debate denied
http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=15083&sc=90

HALIFAX HERALD - Hog-tied for help
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/562887.html

HALIFAX HERALD - Canada’s troubled skies
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/562886.html

MONTREAL GAZETTE - The feds have the cash but ...
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=f68ba409-4b84-49e9-9a97-0f5e3b04c8de

OTTAWA CITIZEN - Complicated world
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=b3acaad6-6a47-4d69-b273-0753fc6d8770

TORONTO STAR - Justice out of reach
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/188443

NATIONAL POST - Stephane Dion's sincerity shtick
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=688e0d0b-efd6-4501-8d11-9c5615140b2d

HAMILTON SPECTATOR - Ethanol is not a fix
http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1173135012385&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1112188062581

HAMILTON SPECTATOR - A prescription for drug safety
http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1173135012391&call_pageid=1020420665036&col=1112188062581

K-W RECORD - Keeping the faith in the 21st century
http://www.therecord.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=record/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1173135014746&call_pageid=1024321927354&col=1024322198380

SUDBURY STAR - Business, government must protect data   
http://www.thesudburystar.com/webapp/sitepages/content.asp?contentid=431803&catname=Editorial&classif =

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - A pipeline, not a grid
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/3901091p-4512027c.html

REGINA LEADER-POST - Lessons for us all
When Chief Clarence Louie tells First Nations how to build their economic future, we can all learn a lesson or two in hard work and self-sufficiency.
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=72a58ef4-124c-4420-8994-74009a7f0f3a

CALGARY HERALD - Emissions game heats up
Careful CO2 strategy needed to keep oil industry robust
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=b6cc4211-f209-48f9-a0e1-7baba7f2ef73

CALGARY SUN - Remember: It’s the Hill, not the till
http://www.calgarysun.com/cgi-bin/publish.cgi?p=174565&x=articles&s=comment

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE -  Global popularity
We're No. 1 (tied) in eyes of world population
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/1editorial.lasso

LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Alberta crapping out on gaming issue
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_6144.php

Prince George Citizen -Going for the majority
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/current/n_empty.php?sid=1422464

VANCOUVER SUN - Liberals' past belt-tightening allows Tories to spend today
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=b3a7b7bb-f1bf-40af-9d51-3c3767fecc06

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST - Dispelling the myth of 'activist judges'
Appeal Court ruling on Courtenay grow op shows sentences reflect law, changing times
http://www.canada.com/victoria/timescolonist/editorials/


ISSUES

CANADIAN FORCES
Canadians join Afghan offensive
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2007/03/06/3703069-cp.html

Canadian, British troops launch Taliban offensive
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=36941133-9c79-4f26-b65c-b103ed3c878b&k=79860

British, Canadian forces launch Afghan offensive
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070306.wafghanstrike06/BNStory/International/home

Afghan airstrike kills 9
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2007/03/06/3702990-sun.html

Oil firms polluting fragile areas on military land, reports say
Spills not cleaned up, soil left contaminated, at CFB Suffield
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/cityplus_alberta/story.html?id=55ba8e40-22e4-4f66-b852-a59107163cb1


CANUSA/USACAN
Canada will remain U.S.'s top oil supplier
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=ceb230ca-9bd9-42ce-b9d2-f14b65de0fc4

Democrats renew Arar fight
First step in bid to ban `repugnant' practice of sending suspects to other lands for torture
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/188553

Top U.S. court denies Canadian a quick review
http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2007/03/05/guantanamo-courts.html


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Canola crops considered for biofuel plant proposal
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/news/current/n_empty.php?sid=1422443


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Japan's PM says country won't cave on sex slaves 
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=0f4fc797-d64b-4b08-a051-fac4d50b30ed


HEALTH CARE RELATED
Health Canada red flags natural bipolar remedy
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=05e424b7-caf2-40e6-a5c1-4ea45aa09285

New strategy in diabetes fight pushed
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2007/03/06/3702987-sun.html


JUSTICE SYSTEM
Judicious compensation
In what other occupation do we expect people to be satisfied with exactly the same salary as all of their colleagues?
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=9e2638e6-90ba-47c1-898c-3b69dd630a76

Animal-rights activists considering legal action to block CBC seal hunt documentary
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=69f59e52-4960-4aa2-b76d-282eb8837707

Mounties pointing the finger elsewhere on Air India is a little rich
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Columnists/Weston_Greg/2007/03/06/3703062-sun.html


MIGRATION
Refugees run all over Canada
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Columnists/Jacobs_Mindelle/2007/03/06/3703420-sun.html


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Wrench may be thrown into Alberta's red-hot economy
http://www.edmontonsun.com/Business/Columnists/Waugh_Neil/2007/03/06/3703400.html


POLITICS
Harper free to call election
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/188435

Liberals weigh response to attack ad spots
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070306.wxads06/BNStory/National/home

Dion losing law-and-order votes, leading Liberal says
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070306.wxibbitson06/BNStory/National/home

From fiery foes to bosom buddies?
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/188559

HILL TIMES COVER STORIE PAGE
http://www.thehilltimes.ca/index.php

Expect PM to drop writ April 23, election on May 28, predicts new Grit Turner
'I think that perhaps the tin foil hat's a little tight on [Turner's] head,' says Jay Hill

'Retail politics' in Commons could be another sign of spring election
Five-week stretch without any House break spells trouble for good decorum, says Chief Government Whip Jay Hill.

Grit leadership candidates find it difficult to clear campaign debts under tight, new financing rules
All leadership contenders are required to file complete accounting reports by the beginning of June.

Up to five per cent could be disenfranchised in election
Bill C-31's proof of residency could shut out voters: Jean-Pierre Kingsley

Flaherty too cozy with banks
NDP: Promised to get tough about atm fees. 'It's up to them how they respond,' finance minister says after meeting CEOs
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/business/story.html?id=4efba621-0e1a-468a-8fa6-cb15b0177459

Auntie Marjory gets her way
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=9c223184-63fe-4ff3-868f-8b125df37091


PROGRAMMES
Unknown Soldier shouldn't get Victoria Cross: veterans
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/03/05/cross-soldier.html

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070306.wxcross06/BNStory/National/home

Fed buildings on block
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2007/03/06/3703292-sun.html

Funding spike to power up nukes
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2007/03/06/3702983-sun.html

Bureaucracy fails to shrink
'It is the nature of the beast to keep filling cubicles in Ottawa'
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=77686df3-3ccb-4624-a576-42b352acbf5f

Ottawa mulls weakening lobbyist rules
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070305.wxlobbying05/BNStory/Front/home


PRESSURE POINTS
CEO task force on tax increases
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=2edc5f0a-ad5a-4eb4-b917-e667fc19e07a

Wind wars: Wind-power advocates square off over the pros and cons of wind as a major source of renewable energy 
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=289a27f5-d53f-49ae-bb83-25ec215c20f6

Blame soot, not global warming, for wicked B.C. weather
Pollution from Asia alters 'storm track,' scientists say
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=b6c0d3f9-52de-4c6f-8e92-ab36bb02d9df

Military guarding against Al-Qaeda attack at Vancouver Olympics: report
http://www.macleans.ca/canada/national/article.jsp?content=20070306_094145_4900


OPINION AND INFORMATION
Convention challenges war myths
http://www.thestar.com/columnists/article/188434

Anglos should fill leadership vacuum, not just give up
Scowen's updated book points out need for people to fight for the community
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=423809c2-3107-47c1-992c-31792c929644

A cultural balance: The issue of girls wearing hijabs on the soccer field should open a wide debate on how much diversity should Canadians accept
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=ea47ef04-7f46-4bfe-ab92-c03612dd0b07

Accumulating wealth, religiously
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=cb92ae0a-9440-48f4-a69a-323e75ae7c80

The business of government
For those from the private sector, the beef against the federal bureaucracy is its lack of sizzle
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=63c6e829-0efc-4194-b0a6-d8e7581c5ed3

INFOS

Un militaire canadien a été tué par un tir ami à Kandahar
http://mesnouvelles.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070306/N0306106U.html

Ottawa verse près d'un milliard $ à Toronto
http://www2.canoe.com/infos/quebeccanada/archives/2007/03/20070306-180326.html

Une vaste offensive de l'OTAN compte plus de 200 soldats canadiens
http://www2.canoe.com/infos/international/archives/2007/03/20070306-170856.html

Le Canada craint une frappe d'Al-Qaeda à Vancouver
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070306/CPACTUALITES/70305259/1025/FRONTPAGE

Des grands patrons canadiens en faveur de la réduction des GES
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/03/06/133692.html

Duceppe s'en mêle
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2007/03/06/001-duceppe-appui-boisclair.shtml



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