Friday, September 21, 2007

Daily Digest September 21, 2007


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

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - The numbers game
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=64312&sc=80

HALIFAX NEWS - Doing the right thing
http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=64272&sc=90

         Byelections no bellwether
         http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=63636&sc=90

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD - Afghanistan's uneven load
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/897821.html

         Newcomers needed
         http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/897822.html

MONTREAL GAZETTE -
http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/editorials/

OTTAWA CITIZEN - Promises to keep
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=9c9c54d2-0a9b-4af9-bd2a-4d3c11eff0f6

TORONTO STAR - McGuinty foes fail to deliver
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/258976

         Ghostly Afghan army
         http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/258452

         Withering of the Bloc is great news
         http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/258975

NATIONAL POST - John Tory's common sense
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/editorialsletters/story.html?id=7cabda61-f082-455a-9510-0f319e5fd4c9

        Dalton McGuinty: creating a culture of educational profiling
         http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/editorialsletters/story.html?id=92cc7605-1ec8-4e13-89f8-314ed90b28c6

TORONTO SUN - Game, set and match to McGuinty
http://www.torontosun.com/Comment/Commentary/2007/09/21/4513949.html

        Great causes lose out to climate fight
         http://www.torontosun.com/Comment/Commentary/2007/09/20/4510554.html

HAMILTON SPECTATOR - Good ruling on a bad law
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/252042

K-W RECORD - Tory, Hampton score in debate
http://www.therecord.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=record/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1190358950263&call_pageid=1024321927354&col=1024322198380

WINDSOR STAR - Refugee claims
A problem we can't afford
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=7b67542c-d758-4f42-b4d6-7210d3520fb8

SUDBURY STAR - Real differences exist in party platforms
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=701599

        Missed opportunities; Stephane Dion has not taken the lead when he had the chances to do so
         http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=702666&auth=Den+Tandt%2c+Michael

        Canada shouldn't accept objectors
         http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=702664

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - Adopted in error
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4043067p-4651352c.html

        Sand in the gears
         http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4043064p-4651238c.html

REGINA LEADER-POST - Accountability the key
Transparency about casino revenues and how they are spent is key to the success of a new gambling agreement.
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=5d54fd09-877c-4d18-8e2b-db95680c3597

CALGARY HERALD - Return to sender
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=1c231f42-c6df-4464-a1c9-74efd440efcd

         Seeking a fine balance
         http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=7244b5da-cbb9-4cd3-8a95-cbffb473364d

CALGARY SUN - Royalty row unfolding as it should
http://calsun.canoe.ca/Comment/POV/2007/09/21/4513941.html

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE -
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/1editorial.lasso

EDMONTON JOURNAL - John robs Peter to pay Paul?
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=fb5abede-fd87-42ef-8ed0-1e25e03a8c3b

LETHBRIDGE HERALD - On royalties and more
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_8289.php

         Government asleep at the wheel
         http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_8277.php

VANCOUVER SUN - As dollar rises, there's more to setting prices than meets the eye 
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=59ab76a4-2288-4464-b4da-8d27a2858f77

VANCOUVER PROVINCE - Loonie's rise should make Canadians feel rather proud 
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=75121612-65f1-4640-b77e-3450a90c6af1

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST - Loonie's gains a threat to B.C. 
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=c1704274-3014-4a3e-bd57-e5308ccfa0fc

         Forestry plan long overdue 
         http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=f20306db-519e-42bc-8d82-21f3dc3258a4


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS
PM should apologize to aboriginal victims
http://www.winnipegsun.com/News/Columnists/Brodbeck_Tom/2007/09/21/4513987.html


CANADIAN FORCES
Veterans awaiting an ombudsman
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/258974

Moral duty to help Afghans: envoys
'Live Up To Pledge'; Withdrawal would 'betray' allies, UN diplomats say
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/canada/story.html?id=a117efd7-bd3a-46c4-8d1d-fc01d5fdd528

PM's troop trip-up
What is that wily fox Harper up to?
http://www.nowtoronto.com/issues/2007-09-20/news_story6.php

Major clash in south Afghanistan
Heavy fighting has taken place between US-led forces and Taleban militants in southern Afghanistan.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7005993.stm

Taliban speak in many tongues
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/II21Df02.html


CANUSA/USACAN
Canada-U.S. tax treaty to increase investment, trade: officials
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070921/n092195A.html

U.S. lobby group slams drug trade with Canada
American Election Issue; Canadian study warns of possible fraud, disruptions
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/canada/story.html?id=0bd049b9-9d95-4024-9273-ee66e1b5a5d3

U.S. company sues Canadian agency following recall of packaged carrots
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070921/n092151A.html


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Wireless market challenged
http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/National/2007/09/20/4512315.html

Canada's largest labour group calls for interest rate cuts after loonie soars
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070921/n092145A.html

Key industries take bruising
Agriculture and forest products pay price when loon soars
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/money/story.html?id=773ccee6-83d2-4ecf-9a30-25ac42e02393

Flaherty sees silver lining for manufacturers in dollar's rise
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070921/n092141A.html

Global forestry sector catching up to Canada
http://www.businessedge.ca/article.cfm/newsID/16284.cfm

Tourism industry fears slump
http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/258728

Currency not alone in rise against U.S. dollar
Run-up no made-in-Canada success story
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=51698819-b90a-4874-aff9-582448671f59

Canadians feeling fleeced by U.S. pricing
As our dollar hits par, consumers' association urges buy-direct tactics
http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/258989

'Sink the loonie!'
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/comment/story.html?id=d468a6c6-7ef3-4d1f-9e05-f7fdaa3fbc07

A black day in our economic history
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/comment/story.html?id=4240ad46-a0d0-48ca-a50a-6ca1146a675d


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
US Resumes Blackwater Convoys in Iraq
US Embassy Resumes Limited Convoy Movements With Blackwater Protection
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=3634398

JUSTICE SYSTEM
Junk-food ban leads to black-market trade in sweets
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070921.wjunk21/BNStory/National/home


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
ONTARIO ELECTION
all 250 news articles »


http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/canada/story.html?id=2d09c563-6337-4a66-9a22-339f130ada41

Ontario election 2007:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/ontarioelection2007

Ontario Election 2007 blog
http://communities.canada.com/nationalpost/blogs/ontarioelection/default.aspx

A couple of losers but no big winner
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Blizzard_Christina/2007/09/21/4513974.php

McGuinty too soft on crime, rival Tory says as debate-night attack carries forward
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070921/n0921105A.html

Ken Gray . The first casualty
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=f2ee0b85-6045-4195-b1ae-abb78ed8c670

Grits accused of privatizing power supply
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/story.html?id=cab25af6-8347-411f-ae96-1d61da582de8

All but called a liar, says McGuinty
Leaders' Debate; Tory, Hampton hammer Premier on credibility
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=830d1864-c4ae-4719-b792-772319251652

McGuinty owns up to broken promises
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070921.wdebate21/BNStory/ontarioelection2007/home

GREENS WEIGH IN
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070921.ONTGREENS21/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

He still has time to heal after Tory-Hampton attack
http://www.thestar.com/OntarioElection/article/258990

School plan may cost Tory core support
http://www.thestar.com/OntarioElection/article/258600

Tory's private health policy blasted
http://www.thestar.com/OntarioElection/article/258599

McGuinty rips Tory attack ads
http://www.thestar.com/Parties/ProgressiveConservative/article/258747

McGuinty, Tory clash over school funding
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=56ccb57a-038b-42cc-9b49-9de137b3cc91

A real argument against funding faith-based schools
http://www.canadafreepress.com/canadian-politics.htm


POLITICS
Chances of a fall federal election are now 50-50
Tories don't want one, but opposition could force it
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=a25cdcb8-6acd-4051-8cbc-0fdf3913754b

Wheat Board director joins Liberal team
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenx/news/story.html?id=8b928f5f-9e33-450a-837b-bb47eb58c7ac

Dion pledges to get personal
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/canada/story.html?id=516b96de-4919-4615-84c3-586a1a496fe8

Dion takes the blame for by-election losses
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070920.dion21/BNStory/National/home

MacKay assails Europe for not sharing burden
New Defence Minister lashes out at Liberals for sending Canadian troops into battle without proper protection
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070921.wmackay21/BNStory/Afghanistan/home

Dion launches foreign-policy attack
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070921.wdionafghan21/BNStory/National/home

Ex-Bloc voters the key to NDP win
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/258958

Harper, Dion might both want a fall election
http://www.thestar.com/columnists/article/258546

Dion admits image needs makeover
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/258957

Harper foreign policy amateurish, Dion says
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/258802

Liberals should put away the knives at Dion's back
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=83e9e186-72b8-4266-b482-7ea052e6730b

Even for a guy with a no-fun job, Dion has had a bad week
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=e76090de-0a93-4e22-8668-634f482dec10

Dion must change policies to appeal to Quebec 
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=1c4ebaf8-2a9e-4a97-ae23-62b5fe613f3d

Going beyond Dion
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Columnists/Weston_Greg/2007/09/20/4510930.html


PROGRAMMES
Ottawa halts $1.6B upgrade of aging aircraft
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/259008

Fear of lawsuits led Ottawa to go slow, official says
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070920.wairindia0920/BNStory/National/home

Doer brings law and order plea to Ottawa
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070920.wdoer0920/BNStory/National/home

GST a 'fair tax,' says chamber
Conservative government urged to break election promise and not cut tax
http://www.vicnews.com/portals-code/list.cgi?paper=36&cat=23&id=1069503&more=0

Take this idea and flush it
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Columnists/Harris_Michael/2007/09/21/4513983.html


PRESSURE POINTS
Federal body accuses government of inflating its climate-change plan
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070921/n0921119A.html

Taliban terror could hit at home, warns McKay
MacKay says Taliban threat will follow Canadians home if mission in Afghanistan is not completed
http://www.thestar.com/News/World/article/258949

Northern conservation could be paralyzed during Environment Canada review
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/070921/n0921117A.html

Registered charities bankroll terrorism: RCMP 
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=d8af3b33-c3b0-4d3b-961f-ef719719c1a2

U.S. researchers discover air pollution can trigger blood clots 
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=a3bd3d55-9764-4b03-98cc-923c99f97953


OPINION AND INFORMATION
Don't take $2B more from oilpatch
Energy firms are the major contributor to the current Alberta boom
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=dd39c062-d38f-40c1-ac96-f37ffc8e0dbc

Demand moratorium on takeovers
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=2f890445-90d9-44b1-aa59-6ddec1113c11

Trade, manufacturing jobs key election issues
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=51588b75-4950-4023-ae6b-8a162555fcec

Leaders share misfortune
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=666caa21-20c6-442d-a335-efeb95ada790

Pressure rises to address economic impact of high dollar
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=c64e5087-d1d5-446f-a7f8-b406c3813790

Harper zaps feminists 
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=9e88bfb9-171b-4bf8-bcdf-6afa7648be22

American mythology
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=cc408c85-fbcf-42cd-9463-c991a42519dd

Slim hopes for sanity
Skinny models send out the wrong message to women, particularly teens
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=1381680f-cb1a-45fb-b2a4-0aab758ed79a

Liberals, Bloc losing relevance in Quebec
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/897824.html


INFOS

Une autre bavure de l'OTAN
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/International/2007/09/21/002-afghan-bavure.shtml

Le dollar US a le teint vert
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Economie-Affaires/2007/09/20/001-euro-dollar-jeudi.shtml

Dion fait son mea-culpa
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/09/21/157729.html

La médecine conservatrice fait ses premières victimes
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/09/21/157727.html

MacKay rencontre Gates
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/09/21/157716.html

Afghanistan: MacKay réclame de l'aide
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070920/CPACTUALITES/70920156/5846/CPACTUALITES

L'ambassadeur afghan estime que les Canadiens comprennent mieux la mission
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070920/CPACTUALITES/70920212/5846/CPACTUALITES

Bernier chahuté
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070920/CPACTUALITES/709200507/1025/FRONTPAGE

Envolée du dollar: Ottawa n'interviendra pas
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070920/CPACTUALITES/70920215/1025/FRONTPAGE

Déversements dans l'Arctique: une loi ne fait pas l'affaire des Inuits
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070921/N092184U.html


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         Badezimmer, salle de bains, stanza da bagno, banheiro, cuarto de baño than where the computer is situated.
        
        I am on a BRAT diet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BRAT_diet and am in less than good humour.

        Rather than citing the paragraphs in the following links and commenting upon them you are presented with them, not that you will be able to identify
        what might have been cited.

                  Joe

         http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/258452

         http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=a25cdcb8-6acd-4051-8cbc-0fdf3913754b&p=2

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