Monday, September 17, 2007

Daily Digest September 17, 2007



ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - The Oct. 9 provincial general election is on

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD - Danny's dice & drum rolls

MONTREAL GAZETTE - At home until later, but for sound reasons

OTTAWA CITIZEN - A sad sign of uncertain times

TORONTO STAR - Caution on native rights

NATIONAL POST - The scandal of Caledonia

HAMILTON SPECTATOR - Time to call in the carpenters

WINDSOR STAR - Riding the bail merry-go-round

        NAFTA and truck safety

SUDBURY STAR - Unimpressive first week of campaign

         Province should fund its orders

WINNIPEG SUN - Building trust trumps lip service

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX - Sizable decline in child deaths tied to reforms

CALGARY HERALD - A minefield of ambiguities
Ottawa wise to decline UN's native-rights declaration

PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN - The way we live now

VANCOUVER SUN - Victoria and Ottawa show the right and wrong way to deal with their miscues

        Fixing the RCMP is more important than Bill's name

VANCOUVER PROVINCE - Dreams of Afghanistan service go up in smoke

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST - Ottawa must keep out of our e-mail

        Kids, take it outside


Tsawwassen Treaty 'Fraud' Say Gulf Island First Nations
Will ask BC Supreme Court to halt signing.

Flaherty tries to ease fears over global credit crisis

We'll weather subprime storm: Flaherty
$35-Billion Exposure

Use soaring loonie to go high tech, Flaherty says
Finance Minister tells manufacturing sector to become more productive and innovative

Canada warned on visas for EU states

China puzzles over PR

U.S. Defense Secretary denies oil drove Iraq war
Gates refutes ex-Fed chairman Alan Greenspan

Blackwater's License to Operate in Iraq Has Been Cancelled Following Atrocity

U.S. Sovereignty Threatened by U.N. Treaty, Critics Charge

US struggles with Pakistan policy

Physicians mull special licence for 'telemedicine'

Putting the onus on the accused
Changing the bail laws could help prevent another tragedy

Faulty jaw implant victims sue Health Canada

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

Williams tackles accountability questions as campaign begins

Intolerance has an economic cost, Jean Charest warns Quebecers

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


Vote could radically change how MPPs are elected

Tories' parody could get up preem's nose

69% of voters believe health care has not improved under McGuinty government: Survey

McGuinty asks Harper for more seats in Commons; leaders prep for debate

Emerging Green Party drops a clunker

Spending Limits Plan Ready
Harper pledge to boost power of provinces

How to reboot Parliament

No sure bets for Quebec byelections

NDP could grab 'safe' Grit seat while Tories eye Bloc riding

Speculation rife as polls open for by-elections
The Bloc Québécois and the Liberals are seen as the parties with most to lose

Liberal infighting shows panic over byelection

Government using veiled voting as 'diversionary tactic,': Grits

In close race, all eyes focus on Liberals

French dispatching jets boon to Harper

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

Dion plays respect card

Canada's media consolidation levels 'unacceptable':

PMO kept tight rein on terror file

Most of us are accepting of others' beliefs, so let's bring down the curtain on the veil and vote issue and move on

Mulroney and Chrétien political books released amid their 'toxic' relationship

Lobbyists focusing on Throne Speech, fall economic statement, and budget 2008

Quebec results could shape Afghan mission

Millions lead short, desperate lives

Mulroney: Canadian Idol

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.

We've been 'in harm's way' before


Des élections auront lieu le 9 octobre à Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador

Visas en Europe pour le Canada: la Commission européenne menace de répliquer

Valeurs mobilières
Québec veut un tribunal unique pour le Canada

Partielles: les candidats profitent du dernier sprint

Le dernier sprint du Bloc québécois

La force de l'économie canadienne calme les marchés mondiaux, dit Flaherty

Roberval-Lac-Saint-Jean : la boîte à surprises

Élections aujourd'hui dans trois circonscriptions québécoises - Le résultat des complémentaires donnera le ton à Ottawa cet automne

Plus de députés ontariens aux Communes ?

Le choix, par trois fois

Des mercenaires interdits de pratique



        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.

$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


Subject: Veterans' Petition
From: Henry Atkinson

Military/RCMP Veterans
Benefit Reduction at age 65
To: Our supporters

September 16, 2007

Comrades and Friends
Subject: Veterans Petition URL:
Military/RCMP Veterans are requested to carefully read and sign the subject petition listed at URL: 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!"
John Labelle
Campaign Coordinator
Numerous Committees
27 Dresden Court
Lower Sackville
Nova Scotia
B4C 3X1

Rene Moreau
Subject: Fw: Info

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)

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.....

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.

(When in doubt, go ahead and send !)
Graham Sproule <>
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:

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.


Graham Sproule

Coordinator of the No MMP for Ottawa & the NCR Campaign

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?


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

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


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."