Monday, September 17, 2007

Daily Digest September 17, 2007


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

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - The Oct. 9 provincial general election is on
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=63123&sc=79

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD - Danny's dice & drum rolls
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/866830.html

MONTREAL GAZETTE - At home until later, but for sound reasons
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=9946d2b0-6fef-40dd-950e-ff733912ffaa

OTTAWA CITIZEN - A sad sign of uncertain times
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=21e9e617-3ff5-4507-b150-5905836f5b5f

TORONTO STAR - Caution on native rights
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/256867

NATIONAL POST - The scandal of Caledonia 
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/editorialsletters/story.html?id=9747ee34-2b84-4559-bf99-3620399139f5

HAMILTON SPECTATOR - Time to call in the carpenters
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/249717

WINDSOR STAR - Riding the bail merry-go-round
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=d0a86830-e0b7-41c1-b933-ac2ee41a3cbd

        NAFTA and truck safety
         http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=a4cde6cd-d6b5-45a0-8da5-55626dbda600

SUDBURY STAR - Unimpressive first week of campaign
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=696291

         Province should fund its orders
         http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=696292

WINNIPEG SUN - Building trust trumps lip service
http://winnipegsun.com/Comment/Editorial/2007/09/17/4502594-sun.html

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX - Sizable decline in child deaths tied to reforms
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=5bcd7e46-e7c5-4bbc-98c7-6d50c7bfe250

CALGARY HERALD - A minefield of ambiguities
Ottawa wise to decline UN's native-rights declaration
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=25c36d9f-c473-4836-851d-8f47248ee1e1

PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN - The way we live now
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=109439&Itemid=161

VANCOUVER SUN - Victoria and Ottawa show the right and wrong way to deal with their miscues 
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=8f061c5c-6aee-4537-9f5a-9e0fd8a6fe16

        Fixing the RCMP is more important than Bill's name
         http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=5b9fbcfb-5edb-473a-bf7c-4973d9a36243

VANCOUVER PROVINCE - Dreams of Afghanistan service go up in smoke
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=1d42c9b8-13e6-48f8-854a-43e4fced62dd

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST - Ottawa must keep out of our e-mail
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=530fa6f4-b6a6-42c2-b7c6-5fabac692381

        Kids, take it outside
         http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=83fecb92-d348-4492-a979-e75199d7a7a4


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS
Tsawwassen Treaty 'Fraud' Say Gulf Island First Nations
Will ask BC Supreme Court to halt signing.
http://thetyee.ca/News/2007/09/14/SaltWaterPeople/


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Flaherty tries to ease fears over global credit crisis
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/09/16/flaherty-commerce.html

We'll weather subprime storm: Flaherty
$35-Billion Exposure http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=4c71312b-867f-4829-b821-116b4244673d

Use soaring loonie to go high tech, Flaherty says
Finance Minister tells manufacturing sector to become more productive and innovative
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070917.RFLAHERTY17/TPStory/Front


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Canada warned on visas for EU states
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070917.wvisas0917/BNStory/National/home

China puzzles over PR
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=e2fbe180-5e0c-4f96-a32a-42124f43a935

U.S. Defense Secretary denies oil drove Iraq war
Gates refutes ex-Fed chairman Alan Greenspan
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=c03a9c62-faef-4dd0-b2b9-ebc082d31a78

Blackwater's License to Operate in Iraq Has Been Cancelled Following Atrocity
http://pimpinturtle.com/2007/09/17/blackwaters-license-to-operate-in-iraq-has-been-cancelled-following-atrocity.aspx

U.S. Sovereignty Threatened by U.N. Treaty, Critics Charge
http://pimpinturtle.com/2007/09/17/us-sovereignty-threatened-by-un-treaty-critics-charge.aspx

US struggles with Pakistan policy
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6998816.stm


HEALTH CARE RELATED
Physicians mull special licence for 'telemedicine'
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=7a26457c-d9c2-4e07-83fc-d66359fa0fb8


JUSTICE SYSTEM
Putting the onus on the accused
Changing the bail laws could help prevent another tragedy
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=c1920706-c99d-4da6-9851-2685a71b8c18

Faulty jaw implant victims sue Health Canada
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070916/Jaw_implants_070916/20070916?hub=Canada


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Williams heads into N.L. campaign with commanding lead
'Long after the oil and gas is gone, we will have to depend on the fishery': Liberal leader
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2007/09/17/campaign-launch.html

Williams tackles accountability questions as campaign begins
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070917.wnfld0917/BNStory/National/home

Intolerance has an economic cost, Jean Charest warns Quebecers
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070916/n091674A.html

Quebec aims for pact with Paris
Premier is confident he can negotiate a deal that will allow workers from France to fill employment gaps in the province - and vice versa
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070917.wquebec17/BNStory/National/home


ONTARIO ELECTION
http://www.thestar.com/ontarioelection

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/ontarioelection2007

Vote could radically change how MPPs are elected
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070917.wontreferendum17/BNStory/ontarioelection2007/home

Tories' parody could get up preem's nose
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Canada/2007/09/17/4502801-sun.html

69% of voters believe health care has not improved under McGuinty government: Survey
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Canada/2007/09/17/4502802-sun.html

McGuinty asks Harper for more seats in Commons; leaders prep for debate
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070916/n091672A.html

Emerging Green Party drops a clunker
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/249723


POLITICS
Spending Limits Plan Ready
Harper pledge to boost power of provinces
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/canada/story.html?id=6cd3530b-2646-499a-9a38-18cf72a84a95


How to reboot Parliament
http://www.politicswatch.com/leg-update.htm

No sure bets for Quebec byelections
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2007/09/16/que-byelections.html

NDP could grab 'safe' Grit seat while Tories eye Bloc riding
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Canada/2007/09/17/4502806-sun.html

Speculation rife as polls open for by-elections
The Bloc Québécois and the Liberals are seen as the parties with most to lose
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070917.BYELECTIONMAIN17/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Liberal infighting shows panic over byelection
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070916/que_byelection_070916/20070916?hub=Canada

Government using veiled voting as 'diversionary tactic,': Grits
http://www.thehilltimes.ca/html/cover_index.php?display=story&full_path=/2007/september/17/veiledvoting/&c=1

In close race, all eyes focus on Liberals
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/257262

French dispatching jets boon to Harper
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/world/story.html?id=c6f01966-2a83-4bae-8b16-199cedf01dc4

A loss in Outremont today would be bad news for Dion
It is possible the Liberals could go zero for three in today's by-elections
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=eae6eea5-a70a-4816-a1e2-b144688e7061

Dion plays respect card
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=05dfc348-f6a0-45d3-bdf4-64ecd3637b78


PROGRAMMES
Canada's media consolidation levels 'unacceptable':
http://www.reportonbusiness.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070917.wcrtcstaff0917/BNStory/robNews/home


PRESSURE POINTS
PMO kept tight rein on terror file
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070917.wterror17/BNStory/National/home


OPINION AND INFORMATION
Most of us are accepting of others' beliefs, so let's bring down the curtain on the veil and vote issue and move on
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Worthington_Peter/2007/09/17/4502863-sun.php

Mulroney and Chrétien political books released amid their 'toxic' relationship
http://www.thehilltimes.ca/html/cover_index.php?display=story&full_path=/2007/september/17/mulroney/&c=1

Lobbyists focusing on Throne Speech, fall economic statement, and budget 2008
http://www.thehilltimes.ca/html/cover_index.php?display=story&full_path=/2007/september/17/lobbyists/&c=1

Quebec results could shape Afghan mission
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/257263

Millions lead short, desperate lives
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=da9c82ee-379f-4fe7-92f9-280f9dc1ca57

Mulroney: Canadian Idol
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=86f55a15-2982-46e1-a8a5-65e4a12fe9c0

Rights of the unconceived
As families change, more children will be conceived as 'genetic orphans' -- we need to determine society's obligation to the children it helps bring into being. http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=81ba0584-b562-4a98-b91f-63aa77601d66

We've been 'in harm's way' before
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/866869.html


INFOS

Des élections auront lieu le 9 octobre à Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070917/N091716U.html

Visas en Europe pour le Canada: la Commission européenne menace de répliquer
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070917/N091704U.html

Valeurs mobilières
Québec veut un tribunal unique pour le Canada
http://argent.canoe.com/lca/infos/quebec/archives/2007/09/20070917-170839.html

Partielles: les candidats profitent du dernier sprint
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070917/CPACTUALITES/709170587/1025/FRONTPAGE

Le dernier sprint du Bloc québécois
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070916/CPACTUALITES/70916028/1025/FRONTPAGE

La force de l'économie canadienne calme les marchés mondiaux, dit Flaherty
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070916/CPACTUALITES/70916028/1025/FRONTPAGE

Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean : la boîte à surprises
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070916/CPACTUALITES/709160416/1025/FRONTPAGE

Élections aujourd'hui dans trois circonscriptions québécoises - Le résultat des complémentaires donnera le ton à Ottawa cet automne
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/09/17/157125.html

Plus de députés ontariens aux Communes ?
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/09/17/157122.html

Le choix, par trois fois
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2007/09/17/001-partielles_lundi.shtml

Des mercenaires interdits de pratique
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/International/2007/09/17/004-irak-mercenaires-tuerie.shtml


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CONSPIRACY OF THE DAY

        Not knowing where to place this article I thought this up.  It's not much farther out than some others floating around - and around - and around.  There are
        those other than myself who remember mention of a gunshot from a knoll the day JFK  died.
                 
        This one will be interesting to watch 'cause it's not second and third guessing the past.

        It's futuristic.  We can see if it's pure speculation or has substance.

                  Joe
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$200 Dollar a Barrel Oil Is Bilderberg Plan To Destroy Middle Class
Elitists use peak oil scam, market turmoil, threat of Iran war to hike profits, torpedo middle class
http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/september2007/170907_middle_class.htm

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Subject: Veterans' Petition
From: Henry Atkinson


Military/RCMP Veterans
Against CFSA-RCMPSA
Benefit Reduction at age 65
 
To: Our supporters

September 16, 2007

Comrades and Friends
 
Subject: Veterans Petition URL: www.petitiononline.com/vets8
 
Military/RCMP Veterans are requested to carefully read and sign the subject petition listed at URL: www.petitiononline.com/vets8 We then urge you to distribute this e-mail petition information to all Military/RCMP Veterans, their families, friends and all Canadians who support Veterans. We seek their support to individually sign this petition.
 
The Veterans petition has been prepared to convince The Honourable Mr. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada to terminate the benefit reduction formula that is being applied to our Military Annuity when we attain age 65.
 
The Torch of success is now in your hands!  We urge all Veterans to get involve and distribute this information to all Military/RCMP personnel, including all Canadians supporters. Every Vote counts!
 
Mes chers Veterans et Amis Francais, s'il vout plait de faire votre possible de distribuer cette information a nos voisins a la Province de Quebec, notre petition a la recherche de signatures. Merci!
 
"Veterans want their Golden Years' Financial Dignity restored!"
 
Sincerely,
 
John Labelle
Campaign Coordinator
Numerous Committees
 
27 Dresden Court
Lower Sackville
Nova Scotia
B4C 3X1
florencejohn@ns.sympatico.ca

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Rene Moreau
Subject: Fw: Info

FYI --- TO ALL
RE; Stelco, and the rape thereof
    In the way of considering all possible scenarios,  consider this!

    Air Canada, led by Robert Milton, an American citizen, with dual citizenship when the ploys became too obvious, declared bankruptcy some time back. (and Milton kept his job)  Despite the bankruptcy, G. E. Capital , the richest corporation on earth, got  Air Canada to take on 43 million dollars worth of new planes.  It meant that   Air Canada, through debt, was owned 80% by foreign entities, (Cerberus, Deutchebank and G.E. Capital) DESPITE A 25% OWNERSHIP LIMIT BY FOREIGN ENTITIES, from the government.

    Letters went out of course, to expose this, but were apparently sidetracked by Echelon and did't get to the main media, except for some exceptions

    It would seem we've been done again.

    What the hell is next? Will U.S. Steel get the povincial and federal government to  pay them taxpayers money to not remove Stelco from Canada?

   Air Canada's scam had  Cerberus, Stelco's has Apaloosa, both apparently, vulture type hedge funds.

     It would follow the pattern.

                    Rene Moreau (416-489-8347)

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Rosalie Piccioni

Subject: I feel...

compelled to send this to you, Joe....was going to send it two days ago and vetoed the urge, but it won't go away..... http://www.aish.com/societyWork/society/Witness_at_Darfur.asp
 
Rosie

Witness at Darfur
Brian Steidle's experiences in Darfur propelled him to become one of the foremost activists trying to focus the world's attention on the ongoing genocide.
http://www.aish.com/societyWork/society/Witness_at_Darfur.asp

(When in doubt, go ahead and send !)
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Graham Sproule <nommpottawa@hotmail.com>
Subject: Tune into to the Steve Madely Show Tommorow at 8 AM

Dear Supporters,

One of the key spokesmen for No MMP for Ottawa & the NCR, Charles Ficner, will be debating Rick Anderson on the Steve Madely Show on 580 CFRA.  You may listen live as well from the following URL:

www.cfra.com

Steve will likely be taking calls from listeners, so be sure to call in to express your support for Charles and to ask Rick the tough questions about MMP.

Sincerely,

Graham Sproule

Coordinator of the No MMP for Ottawa & the NCR Campaign
613-228-3866
www.nommp.ca

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Barry Douglas
Subject: esteem of politicians

With jokes like this floating around, it is a wonder that any one is still
attracted to serve these very important elected offices.

=====
. . . are you suggesting those in public office in Canada have the same
physiognomy as the Yanks?

         Joe

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No - a comment on the skills developed by the US medical system

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5 Surgeons - the best patients

Five surgeons are discussing who makes the best patients to operate on.

>>>>>>

The first surgeon, from New York, says, "I like to see accountants on my
operating table, because when you open them up, everything inside is
numbered."

>>>>>>

The second, from Chicago, responds, "Yeah, but you should try
electricians! Everything  inside them is color coded."

>>>>>>

The third surgeon, from Dallas, says, "No, I really think librarians are the
best-- everything inside them is in alphabetical order."

>>>>>>

The fourth surgeon, from Los Angeles, chimes in, "You know, I like
construction workers...those guys always understand when you have a few
parts left over."

>>>>>>

But the fifth surgeon, from Washington, D.C., shut them all up when he
observed: "You're all wrong.  Politicians are the easiest to operate on.
There's no guts, no heart, no balls, no brains, no spine, and the head and
the ass are interchangeable."
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