Saturday, March 10, 2007

Daily Digest March 9, 2007.

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

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - Technology can be dangerous
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=15871&sc=80

CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN -
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/

HALIFAX NEWS - World classless
http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=15855&sc=90

HALIFAX HERALD - Bitter end to a dream
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/563502.html

HALIFAX NEWS - Passing the torch
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/563503.html

MONTREAL GAZETTE - The VC - a medal like no other
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=133c2a6f-707c-42fc-8b06-1289863cc0d7

OTTAWA CITIZEN - Tories go green
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=fc3dee7b-dea4-4513-80b6-3f9e8894f75d

OTTAWA CITIZEN - Silliness at the UN
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=a6ea03e8-d598-4260-88c7-20d4324ff478

OTTAWA CITIZEN - A futile war on marijuana
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=76c4e12e-fc0c-4b4e-8c23-f0685c46952b

TORONTO STAR - Dion's Liberals must join debate
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/189893

NATIONAL POST - Dynamic exit
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=1989f640-9d56-4107-9f49-c553612aefc8

NATIONAL POST - The politics of ATMs
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=d44d96b0-48a0-4536-abd2-6b5f5ccc871e

TORONTO SUN - Recipe to help save Toronto
http://www.torontosun.com/Comment/Commentary/2007/03/09/3719376.html

CALGARY HERALD - Sale of organs must be curbed
Governments have options to control international trade
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=8ceee575-2e11-4561-8dca-9c5f2929b20c

LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Exploration of rural issues long overdue
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_6182.php

VANCOUVER SUN - Pharmacists' precautions save lives and money
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=1e7fb4fd-9516-4f77-8978-2917b728ba87

VANCOUVER PROVINCE - Don't put out the welcome mat for foreign criminals
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=ba0e2b13-b4f7-457f-aa54-f687d9aa7df6

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST - Jesus and the showmen
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=bcf1d72d-4643-4962-9355-f609aacc6fec


ISSUES

CANADIAN FORCES
Jean buoys spirits in Kandahar
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/190050

O'Connor issues about-face on detainees
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070308.wdetainees0308/BNStory/National/home

A catalogue of errors in Afghanistan
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/IC09Df01.html

Tribal leaders call on Taliban to free Italian journalist
http://www.pajhwak.com/viewstory.asp?lng=eng&id=32914

Warlord 'is open to Karzai talks'
A leading warlord fighting international forces in Afghanistan has offered to hold negotiations with President Hamid Karzai's government.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6432385.stm

A catalogue of errors in Afghanistan
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/IC09Df01.html

Suicide bomb tactics backfire on Taliban
study: 84% Of Victims Civilians
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=59a723cf-7591-4cfc-807f-82d5ac67039f


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Swaddled in nanny nation
Canada's tangled subsidies and trade restrictions are stunting economic growth and cheating consumers
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=14535d41-4701-4dfb-82b9-96909d3118c5&k=71746



FOREIGN AFFAIRS
THE NEXT WAR, AND THE NEXT, Part 1
The futuristic battlefield http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/IC09Aa01.html

Bush down south
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/IC08Aa01.html

On Latin America trip, Bush should strengthen ties with Brazil
The US's ability to address global challenges would be directly enhanced by closer coordination with Latin America.
http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0308/p09s02-coop.html

US dispatches agents to kill bin Laden
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=QBCDW1C5ZDYV3QFIQMGCFFOAVCBQUIV0?xml=/news/2007/03/09/wladen09.xml

Japan steadfastly refuses to apologize ...
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/189850

The must-do list U.S. has to be tough on terrorism without sacrificing rule of law
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/563506.html


HEALTH CARE RELATED
Provinces take a pass on cancer vaccine
'Exciting' advance: Costs and lack of evidence cited for lagging support
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=32bc6d2a-421d-4e2f-9bf4-cc34af719513


JUSTICE SYSTEM
Trudeau drunk driving case to be retried
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=7c127075-308f-4f2b-81d3-c40df24d2ede

Top judge sounds alarm on trial delays
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070309.wjustice09/BNStory/National/home

Legal system rolls the dice
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Columnists/Harris_Michael/2007/03/09/3719364.html

Taking your own counsel
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/189055

'Marpole Rapist' released despite indefinite sentence
Psych report noted moderate to high risk to reoffend
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=618d0f05-dad8-43a7-a3bc-ab79d14a270f


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Parlez vous tough guy?
http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Columnists/Bell_Rick/2007/03/09/3719360.html

Alberta gets $155 million to fund environmental projects
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/190059

Premier presses for `positive' budget steps
McGuinty says fiscal imbalance not yet resolved
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/190057

Countdown for poverty activists
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/189895

Liberals' position on partition
No way: Quebec's 'integrity' shouldn't change if there's a Yes vote
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/city/story.html?id=969ab870-27b1-44bf-85da-d143bf6f8bb6

Jean Charest has been strangely off his game
Phony partition issue threw him for a loop, but real campaign starts with debate
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=879a1a9b-c3ae-4a8f-a001-9e2cc97c52af


POLITICS
PCs' goofy oilsands strategy
http://www.edmontonsun.com/Business/Columnists/Waugh_Neil/2007/03/09/3719761-sun.html

Tories accused of $5M `ploy'
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/190058

Dion slams PM's economic policy
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/190054

Tories gain among women
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/190060

NDP issues '07 budget wish list
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070309.wxndp09/BNStory/National/home

Dion says he won't stoop to conquer
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070308.wdion-style0308/BNStory/National/home

Dion would scrap next cut to GST
Speech to business focuses on productivity gap
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=4d8f9586-5fb2-4f37-90e8-a1d767cf3d1a

Elected lords a cue for Canadian senate, Tory senator says
Liberals stalling plan 'just don't get it,' le Breton says
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=efb67b9c-23dd-4e56-a295-68439fbaeaca

Old colleagues can be more damning than rivals
Liberals paint leader as a slacker on the green file
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=aae5c318-b37f-4685-8118-f9b47cded36b

Tory candidate: Resume 'may' have exaggerated claims
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=71ebf108-8cf0-4880-b39f-9ccbf37db551&k=97970

All is not well in the Tory heartland
Income-trust tax leading to talk of 'spoiler' candidates
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/columnists/story.html?id=f4cd3593-fd32-4685-8b98-dd0640fc3dd3

Liberals concerned Dion surrounded by 2006 election loss deniers
http://www.politicswatch.com/liberals-mar9-2007.htm

Dion promises to stop Tories from abolishing wheat board's monopoly
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070309/n0309167A.html


PROGRAMMES
PM promises $1B in aid for farmers fighting high costs
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2007/03/09/3721054-cp.html

Fisheries bill: for the record
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/563505.html

DND mishandled $100M in contracts
Transport audit reveals sole-sourced deals, improper screening, insufficient paperwork
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=842f5dae-cf02-4fa6-8994-69500c94e0c1


PRESSURE POINTS
Driver's licence plan worries privacy czar
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070309.wxpassport09/BNStory/National/home

Polar bears 'thriving as the Arctic warms up'
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml;jsessionid=QBCDW1C5ZDYV3QFIQMGCFFOAVCBQUIV0?xml=/news/2007/03/09/wpolar09.xml

EU agrees on ambitious plan to fight global warming
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Science/2007/03/09/3720937-cp.html

China wakes up to environment crisis
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/189892

A more efficient way to go green
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=47c757e3-d4a1-43cd-8042-aa9099ac9e89

The heat's in the sun
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=67ac2d90-ec56-4460-a831-75aacc20670d

Green solutions a long way off
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=9b20f4c8-75f0-4a0d-8149-7510251fb128


OPINION AND INFORMATION
Jean has an agenda on Afghan visit
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=8a6f9b97-6076-4941-ba12-7f543f519283

Justice not served Only in the U.S.? Pity
http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Columnists/Corbella_Licia/2007/03/09/3719361.html

Guerrillas' lessons lost
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Worthington_Peter/2007/03/09/3719381.html

Alberta's dirty money
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=ca926073-2f7c-43e9-8cc7-ff3aece06967

Scholar says treason abounds in Canada and the U.S. over North American Union (NAU)
http://www.agoracosmopolitan.com/home/Frontpage/2007/03/09/01396.html

British reforms of upper house provide model
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=e1060fac-70a2-41a0-a348-8d3b95329a07

Little being done to stop data theft
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=49a3ac5e-c582-44cc-8b58-34ddaaf29a07

Sympathy for the devil
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=7d63af82-2394-497b-b76c-ed15eeae581c

Quebec grass not so vert
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=65cc8bf9-ee31-43cd-a6e6-86dee1c00e8c

People fear tyranny more than war
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=ae60d2f3-67e8-4fe0-b03a-79c235e2a423


INFOS

Un sondage donne six points d'avance aux conservateurs sur les libéraux
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070309/N0309153U.html

Harper refuse de repousser la date limite pour les déclarations de revenus
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070309/N0309149U.html

Michaëlle Jean a complété une visite de deux jours en Afghanistan
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070309/N0309125U.html

Dion promet d'empêcher les conservateurs d'abolir le monopole de la CCB
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070309/N0309157U.html

Harper promet 600 millions $ aux agriculteurs
Poursuivant sa tournée du pays où il annonce des parties de son budget qui sera déposé le 19 mars, Stephen Harper était en Saskatchewan vendredi pour promettre 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

Les nouveaux permis de conduire ontariens ne remplaceront pas le passeport
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070309/CPACTUALITES/70309224/1025/FRONTPAGE


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        Canada told not to use term 'visible minorities'
UN watchdog calls words 'racist,' but offers no alternative
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=99f7e1e1-4424-429c-908a-125822989a97
        
        I offer an alternative. Let each person be judged on their merit as individuals. Should an individual be maltreated, let the judgement be on that individual basis.
        
        The U.N. dumps on Canada for what is in effect reverse discrimination, NBC's are being continually told to accept the ways of life of others.
        
        The article below deals with "multi-cultural heritage".
        
        Have these patterns been brought to Canada?  Are the interrelationships between groups in the homeland being practiced in Canada?
        
        Just a question that came to mind when I read it after having read how Canada is in such need of cleaning up its act.

                  Joe
        
        
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