Sunday, September 23, 2007

Daily Digest September 23, 2007


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

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - Mr. Dyer's dire prediction
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=64716&sc=80

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD - Grits need policy edge, not civil war
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/898251.html

OTTAWA SUN - Don't tinker with vote system
http://winnipegsun.com/Comment/Editorial/2007/09/23/4518669.html

TORONTO STAR - Great wall of secrecy
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/259261

TORONTO SUN - Don't tinker with vote system
http://winnipegsun.com/Comment/Editorial/2007/09/23/4518669.html

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - Parable of the drug dealer
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4044271p-4652128c.html

WINNIPEG SUN - Don't tinker with vote system
http://winnipegsun.com/Comment/Editorial/2007/09/23/4518669.html

CALGARY HERALD - Highlight earlier problems
A society lacking a solid base of highly educated women is not healthy, but the same goes for one without educated men.
http://www.canada.com/calgary/calgaryherald/editorials/

CALGARY SUN - Don't tinker with vote system
http://winnipegsun.com/Comment/Editorial/2007/09/23/4518669.html

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE - Big win for Canada
Nation was the real winner in byelections
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/Editorial/340508.html

EDMONTON SUN - Don't tinker with vote system
http://winnipegsun.com/Comment/Editorial/2007/09/23/4518669.html

VANCOUVER PROVINCE - The state should be extremely cautious about seizing kids
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=1be63baf-1f02-4af2-8e1a-a04143a6e4c3

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST - No province stands alone
Transferring responsibilities from Ottawa will split, not unite, our patchwork nation
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=141b7cb8-3039-435a-b813-63387b62b9f9


ISSUES

CANADIAN FORCES
Pilot loses suit in bombing that killed Canadians
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070922/friendly_fire_070922/20070922?hub=Canada

Canadian forces to stay beyond '09, general says 
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=ce809d6a-a123-4b0b-b013-a6b9177e8308

NATO investigates killing of four Afghans
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=7d10acfd-2f92-47cb-80ed-c8a32d4779bc


CANUSA/USACAN
TRADE-CANADA: Losing Water Through NAFTA
http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=39365


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Healthy buck hurts livestock
http://winnipegsun.com/News/Canada/2007/09/23/4518996-sun.html

How young people are being driven off the farm
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/259460


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Harper joins UN on global warming
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2007/09/23/4519943-cp.html

Hired guns, loose cannons
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Margolis_Eric/2007/09/23/4519440.php

Canada rediscovers the Americas – again
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/898254.html

China on the wrong road in Burma
It's time for Beijing to withdraw its blanket diplomatic support
http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0921/p09s01-coop.html

Monks stage biggest anti-junta march in Myanmar
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/070923/world/international_myanmar_dc

Counting the casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan
http://www.thestar.com/columnists/article/259269

Blackwater guards caught on tape: Iraqi official
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070922.wvideoblack_new0922/BNStory/International/home

Rice, al-Maliki meet amid tension over Blackwater shootout
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070922.wusiraq0922/BNStory/Front

Iraq plans legislation to deal with security firms 
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=743b7926-a329-402e-83dd-25f12377b002


JUSTICE SYSTEM
Vancouver the proposed 'testing ground' for co-op brothel
Group says facility would keep sex workers safe
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=fcd7d334-1f94-4851-b20f-ceb7aab493ff


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
What's all the fuss? immigrants ask
Saguenéens need not fear, they say.'If they are so afraid of other religions, why did Quebec give up its own religion?'
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=b6b10f0d-ceb8-4db7-b88f-eb275f82e94d

Stelmach in mess of his own making
Oilpatch industry angered by premier's portrayal of them as greedy robber barons
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=71e19751-0367-4c3b-b006-301808d11a66

Lights dim on Alberta's economic future
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Columnists/Waugh_Neil/2007/09/23/4519088-sun.html

No such thing as free speech in politics
Campbell tolerates honesty, as long as it agrees with his policy
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=7979ffef-e60a-4d9c-8443-6023d0eb7002

Tory's plans for nuclear power draw sparks from Grit minister
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=ae6587aa-bd98-46b1-987d-95b2d34f0ef0

Ontario PC leader 'stirring the pot' in Caledonia, say Liberals
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/23092007/3/canada-ontario-pc-leader-stirring-pot-caledonia-say-liberals.html

Dalton stumbles, bumbles along
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Blizzard_Christina/2007/09/23/4519269-sun.php

The preem's fear-mongering over funding faith-based schools is a hypocritical slap in the face -- he graduated from one himself
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Mandel_Michele/2007/09/23/4519245-sun.php


POLITICS
Harper risks backlash to woo Quebec with limits on federal spending
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/070923/national/harper_spending

Dion says he'll wait for throne speech before judging fate of government
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/070923/national/libs_throne_speech

Duceppe blamed for backing Harper's minority
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=44968045-81e2-4d63-93c7-c9595ac6a49f

What do liberals stand for?
Marketers agree brand is damaged after Monday's by-elections rout. More than logo change is needed
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=9bb5ee8d-5024-4dc5-acb7-ea5ffd0e97ed

Dion needs all Liberals under one tent
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Copps_Sheila/2007/09/23/4519383-sun.php

Keep opposition at each other's throats, Harper confidant says
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=f5b82326-4b14-46c4-9d3b-a9f83783c3bd
PROGRAMMES
Harper to defend climate plan at UN summit
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070923/climate_summit_070923/20070923?hub=Canada

Harper zaps women with funding cuts
PM's ideologically driven decisions silencing worthwhile groups
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=857be28b-df7a-4536-8a26-bd90b4f3f47e

Gagetown vets get shorted
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Columnists/Weston_Greg/2007/09/23/4518671.html


PRESSURE POINTS
Common biofuels 'emit more greenhouse gas than oil'
Emissions from the burning of rapeseed and maize biofuels found to cause more global warming damage than fossil fuels
http://timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article2507851.ece

B.C. battle over coalbed methane goes global
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=609da6b6-48a4-406e-8ebe-0a3de199f562

Battle over climate change is being fought in world's courts
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2007/09/23/4519960-ap.html


OPINION AND INFORMATION
Elections and democratic ideals
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/259267

Levy a tax on private education
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/259268

Thank heaven for religious schools -- they keep our public system honest
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=d4996895-7bac-4962-a08c-36fc11aba12e

Early accommodation
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=281ea6c8-cc7d-4e3c-a0be-caab9953e230

Brian Mulroney teaches us that politics is personality
His Memoirs run remarkably to form - and we should thank him for that
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=a8e12e89-fbfd-46cc-b812-c8e30553cc30

Who's your Daddy? A child's right to know
With more children being conceived as 'genetic orphans,' society needs to determine its obligation toward them
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=f5ba4ba3-d982-4ac8-8f7e-0e663c05c079

How secrecy became part of the bureaucracy
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=6a6dd8f1-1d7d-4dd7-8820-0191ff5ab027

Fighting our culture of secrecy
Bureaucrats are especially secretive because they are able to defer to elected officials in all things, including credit or blame. 'None of us likes to work under scrutiny. Everyone makes mistakes and naturally you want to create that aura of competence'
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=9202d839-ba86-45d7-b75c-63416f1159df

A Senate to serve the regions
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/898255.html


Requests can languish on both sides of border

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=e11bddf9-69e1-44f1-a05d-f0a386cb7381

Electoral reform takes the joy out of politics
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=a7a0a991-e056-4142-9699-8cf018e9b38d

Should "older people" have young children?
http://www.canadafreepress.com/2007/klaus092207.htm

Story behind nation's religious collapse
http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Columnists/Byfield_Ted/2007/09/23/4518871-sun.php


INFOS
Changements climatiques: Stephen Harper prendra la parole à l'ONU lundi
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070923/N092308U.html

Le Bloc québécois confirme ses cinq conditions au gouvernement Harper
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/070922/N092254U.html

Blackwater · Al Maliki juge que la fusillade pose un «défi à la souveraineté»
http://www2.canoe.com/infos/international/irak/archives/2007/09/20070923-140402.html

Blackwater sous enquête judiciaire
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/International/2007/09/23/003-blackwater-video.shtml

Harper n'est pas inquiet des menaces de l'opposition
http://lcn.canoe.ca/lcn/infos/national/archives/2007/09/20070923-114119.html

Le Bloc a-t-il encore une raison d'être?
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070923/CPACTUALITES/709230556/1025/FRONTPAGE

Le bras de fer entre l'opposition et Harper engagé
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20070923/CPACTUALITES/70922124/1025/FRONTPAGE


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"I"m a proud Ontarian, proud to lead this province. But I'm a proud Canadian first."
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/070923/national/harper_spending
        
        Never thought I'd agree with the present Premier but soon to be Leader of the Opposition of Ontario. On this one point, however, his view and mine coincide.

        Well not quite.  I've never thought of myself as a "proud Ontarian", or for that matter as an Ontario-io-ian at all. 
        
        Never mattered to me whether or not Ontario won in curling or other fields of interprovincial rivalry.  When our teams win internationally - teams composed of
        players from all over - is when I"m "proud". This victory, for me at least was particularly sweet "Canada captures first hockey gold medal in 50 years"
         http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/olympics/2002/ice_hockey/news/2002/02/24/usa_canada_ap/
        
        Stephen Harper and Gilles Duceppe both hold this position: "Eliminate all federal spending powers in provincial jurisdictions.", one of the New Confederation   
        Proposals the present Prime Minister formulated that you will find in the attachment. Proposals that following Tom Flanagan's strategy are being brought
        forward incrementally.

        A question to whosoever will answer: What precisely are to be recognized as sole jurisdictions of the provinces?
        
        And collateral to this what are Government of Canada's powers to be? Are they to be limited as Stephen Harper stated on Thursday, January 19, 2006, to: "focusing       on issues like international treaties, foreign aid, national defence and the economic union."? http://www.cbc.ca/news/story/2006/01/19/harper-province.html

        If not, in what other fields will the Ottawa Government play a role in the lives of Canadians when the provinces are "autonomous in their areas of jurisdiction."
         http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=30e69393-823a-4bf4-b49c-441c832cf1a4
 
        A second question to be answered is: will the Government of Canada speak with one voice in international affairs?  Or, since the provinces are held to be       autonomous in their jurisdictions, what will happen to the ability of the Government of Canada to speak internationally. Will there be one voice or a dozen
        or more representing each their own interest?
        
        The Times Colonist in its editorial to-day states matters very well , in my belief.
        
        On this matter you ought to have either a position to express or questions to ask as you arrive at where you stand.
        
        You will find no better venue for discussion on this imminent matter of importance than the Digest, at least in my less than objective view.
        
        Should you know a better one, let me know, please?
        
                  Joe
        
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No province stands alone
Transferring responsibilities from Ottawa will split, not unite, our patchwork nation
Times Colonist
Published: Sunday, September 23, 2007
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=141b7cb8-3039-435a-b813-63387b62b9f9
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