Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Daily Digest October 17, 2007


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

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - Those wacky editorialists
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=71992&sc=80

HALIFAX NEWS -
No election, please
http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=71973&sc=90

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD - Waiting for shorter times
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/966433.html

MONTREAL GAZETTE - Throne speech likely to be a crowd-pleaser 
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=0bbd501d-7a87-4e43-b889-52e2b526c92e

         China's system is a powder keg
         http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=e102ef00-4ac3-481d-960a-5407d3de6e2c

OTTAWA CITIZEN - Throne speech hardly grounds to force election 
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=bbb5571a-b02d-4eb5-8e2e-df8b7e260bce

        The family unplugged
         http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=1fb82f49-c1ad-4e1f-ac38-2ccbf9d839ef

TORONTO STAR -
Harper's agenda lacks bold vision
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/267733

        Action needed on poverty
         http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/267731

NATIONAL POST - Running from their own war
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=051d25c7-a1ce-4a7b-b6d1-25905fb9fa7a

K-W RECORD - Harper deserves a little more time
http://www.therecord.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?GXHC_gx_session_id_=996dd7dd3dba7b7f&pagename=record/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1192605349699&call_pageid=1024321927354&col=1024322198380

WINDSOR STAR - Throne speech 
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=7b4047aa-4c3c-40f2-9460-2b74933c6060

SUDBURY STAR - Manley won't get Tories off the hook
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=736965

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - Take a pill, Mr. Dion?
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4058865p-4663354c.html

        Made in China
         http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4058862p-4663317c.html

CALGARY HERALD - This incentive is a bribe
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=f177404c-9d5c-4196-a1c4-6ba14a0f55f1

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE - Easy pickings
Dion's flip-flop has Tories salivating for an election
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/Editorial/346881.html

EDMONTON JOURNAL - Speech no hill to die on
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=e951d0d6-d199-46c2-8d85-472436a9a979

LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Sex ed still falling short
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_8534.php

PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN - Dion's dilemma
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=100017&Itemid=161

VANCOUVER SUN - Americans should justify further intrusion into Canadians' lives 
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=82d22267-2a9f-48d5-a4e3-760fe1c77003

VANCOUVER PROVINCE - Tasers should only be used in dire situations
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=b987a47c-e998-4824-9503-bbcc988453a4

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST - Strike mirrors forestry's fall
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=28983e3d-9eb6-4276-b008-52dc449da24f


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS
Aboriginal youth must be included in the political process
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=42e90426-530d-4e9f-ae97-a7fee1b26553


CANADIAN FORCES
Gov't urges dismissal of challenge to Afghan detainee policy
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/War_Terror/2007/10/17/4583594-cp.html

DND cancels training for Afghan officers after some disappear, seek refugee status
Soldiers were brought to centres in Ottawa, St-Jean to learn English
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=502bd80a-f702-4611-b0c3-8303a84e75a0


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Russia against U.S. attack 
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=a02954a4-2d1a-4086-8dc2-a18b129f9099

Push is on for Arctic nuclear-free zone
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=d517aa66-e867-4574-8bba-84fe9061074c

Historical scab-picking
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=1ead5997-57f5-4df9-be07-9ff5fd52eff3


HEALTH CARE RELATED
The best medicine money can buy
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/267732

Imagine: a universal health system without waiting lists
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=fec0c878-e2d6-428c-a574-9a2831f331d4


JUSTICE SYSTEM
Ex-Hells Angel serving life for role in killings gets day parole
A former Hells Angel serving five life sentences for participating in one of the most cold-blooded crimes in Canadian history is a step away from being paroled. http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=5b367aab-5c38-4f06-8522-78dca4f67782


MIGRATION
Phoney nannies scheming way into Canada?
http://www.canada.com/globaltv/national/story.html?id=e121514d-4f38-457f-b69d-dfe17a569532&k=83571

Multiculturalism under the microscope ... 
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/267619


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
ALBERTA Tories have held the reins too long
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=d3915eb2-23a5-4401-a679-40c87b04ce5f

Why Alberta needs a new tax on bitumen - Under the existing royalty regime, Albertans can wait more than 20 years before they see a dime of revenue from their non-renewable resources. Worse, the current system provides no incentive for orderly, sustainable development and bringing projects in on budget http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/ideas/story.html?id=97b2db80-3af8-40d9-a683-11e52fa28e6a

SASKATCHEWAN PC party still has 'soul': Swenson
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=e745af10-51ab-41ad-9299-7b81027e2d63

Riding the campaign trail
Bus, custom van, SUVs all bear witness to leaders' aspirations
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=3c932a8a-48e9-4395-b63d-d66d0a219b49

Campaign can turn nasty quickly
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=1525fb6a-bef7-438e-938b-91a8e3894117

 ONTARIO Tories pit centre against right 
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/267664

Road map to recovery
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=8783e270-763a-4ad7-a1bf-6a7c739ee550

NOVA SCOTIA Premier should have learned his lesson
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/966438.html


POLITICS
Questions over Tory election spending highlight Commons return
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071017/n101792A.html

Angus Reid Global Monitor : Polls & Research
Canadians Review Performance of Harper's Tories
http://www.angus-reid.com/polls/view/28626/canadians_review_performance_of_harpers_tories

Allegiance will be earned by competence, voters say
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071017.THORNHILL17/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Derisive laughter from Conservative benches pours down on Dion
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071017/n1017178A.html

 Take it or leave it, PM tells rivals
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/267727

Shut down the buses
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=08d7f881-d0e3-4640-9aec-ecdbcb4b3df6

What's next?
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2007/10/17/4582489-sun.html
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Liberals back down from election over throne speech, but new showdown looms
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071017/n1017206A.html

Crime legislation has priority: Prentice
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/10/17/throne-speech.html

GG's cutting remarks
Speech calls for tax breaks, Afghan extension
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2007/10/17/4582486-sun.html

Prime Minister says passage of Throne Speech will be mandate to govern
http://pm.gc.ca/eng/media.asp?id=1862

Harper's five priorities have morphed into five themes
Speech conveys a sense of how the PM sees the country and how he means to lead it
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=ee4de5b3-ae1b-4be1-821a-dcdd3aadd386

Liberals weigh Throne Speech tactic: report
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071017.wharper1017/BNStory/National/home?cid=al_gam_mostemail

Dion pledges to 'make parliament work'
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071017.wthronereply1017/BNStory/National/home

Blueprint for an election
The plan: Broad tax cuts// Strengthen Arctic sovereignty// Kill off Kyoto//Extend Afghan mission to 2011
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071017.THRONE17/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Conservative platform a blueprint with a centrist touch
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071017.TORIES17/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Spending to be curbed
Approval of provinces would be sought
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=3d5a2128-02eb-41c1-b55e-0b6dd3ad7edf

Quebec wants a side deal on federal spending powers
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/politics/story.html?id=76a40ee0-8132-45cc-912c-eae0fb6b363e

Poison pill has distinct Quebec flavour
PM would be able to argue Bloc is breaking its promise to uphold Quebec's position
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=da5133b6-a951-4449-b1da-7d6fdcd576ba

Government vows to fight pollution but drags feet on Kyoto
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/story.html?id=faadf60c-b727-47b5-9033-3fd1d81b22d2

Push to extend Afghan mission
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2007/10/17/4582488-sun.html

Tax cuts will wait for budget, Flaherty says 
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/267906

Harper offers few details on tax reliefComment19
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071017.wbusiness17/BNStory/National/home

Media Advisory: Labour on Throne Speech
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do?id=782083

Speech from the Throne: Another vote against First Nations
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/October2007/17/c5085.html

Harper would seek provincial approval on new national programs
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=290729e0-fd61-4282-86c0-1d0405f38a21

Ready to govern? Tories say yes
New priorities reflect party's long-term goals
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/columnists/story.html?id=25659e19-d15f-4a24-a971-e11b262eb5cf

Dion won't force vote: MPs 
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/267880

Tories issue challenge
Throne speech dares Opposition to back gov't or risk election campaign
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=6cdb9b0d-d544-4715-83e9-36c5def03e16

Speech from the Throne leaves students wanting more
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/October2007/16/c4864.html

Responses to Tory tactics range from outrage to shrugs
A Liberal MP calls the Tory outreach plan 'sinister,' but members of some ethnic and religious groups regard it as merely archaic
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071017.wtarget17/BNStory/National/home

Canada should stay in Afghanistan until 2011: throne speech
http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5izgIrKPhkoPagnCNr4wNdx0b0dLA

Tories want troops to stay 2 more years
Government seeks to extend Afghan mission until 2011
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=bb9f8ba1-1dd4-4e6f-ab31-1e72f5f23678

Controversial anti-terrorism measures remain priority for Tory government
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=4967c002-b18d-4bc2-bb90-088d5ba1b0ff

Conservative water strategy still murky following throne speech promise
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071017/n1017238A.html

B.C. A POSSIBLE PROVING GROUND
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071017.TARGETRIDINGS17/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Dion's Quebec team in disarray
Liberal Leader faces two high-level resignations as all parties insist they are election-ready
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071017.wready17/BNStory/National/home

Harper's agenda poses challenge with crime law
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=236aa0b0-ffd4-478c-b279-a470783c780b

Conservatives want to provoke the Liberals, woo the voters
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=181c013e-2c11-4b36-8490-2a68e8018bf4

Harper should stop fishing and get to work
Throne speech not worth election, House has job to do
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=d3577029-6966-4253-87ad-9f4ba7ba9e33

Stephane Dion, tax cutter
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=4d5578ce-71e6-475b-8272-5ad06d0bee12

Conservative water strategy still murky following throne speech promise
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071017/n1017238A.html


OPINION AND INFORMATION
Canadians fear national security measures threaten privacy
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=04d05fdc-db6b-47c1-976e-236193bb7a17&k=38695

 Afghanistan in the Speech from the Throne
http://toyoufromfailinghands.blogspot.com/2007/10/afghanistan-in-speech-from-throne.html

Stephen Harper's Second Speech from the Throne
That great whooshing sound you hear is Canada as we know it being flushed finally down the crapper.
http://www.atlanticfreepress.com/content/view/2643/81/

The Looming Legacy of Stephen Harper
http://www.atlanticfreepress.com/content/view/2563/81/

John Crosbie . Friends and neighbours
Brian Mulroney reveals in his autobiography an appreciation for the immense value of healthy relations between Canada and the United States
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=c2977d16-09e8-42e9-a1c6-416b7fccc05d

Why we should stay
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=f68a8dc9-dbd2-4203-b41a-6176269e6605

A fresh promise to limit spending
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=96651e87-9200-44bd-b868-dac85415839a

Canadians finally have bid a merciful farewell to official multiculturalism
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=a127d767-7c3c-4d73-b1a0-f4c738d62ad4


INFOS

Le gouvernement Harper tient le coup
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2007/10/17/001-Discours-trone-mercredi.shtml

Le pouvoir de dépenser en question
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2007/10/17/002-Dumont_reactions.shtml

Les libéraux ne feront pas tomber le gouvernement sur le discours du Trône
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071017/N1017191U.html

Ottawa a l'argent pour offrir de bonnes baisses d'impôts, dit Flaherty
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071017/N1017215U.html

La commissaire à la protection de la vie privée critique la GRC
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071017/N1017219U.html

Environ 2000 manifestants demandent de ne pas réduire les impôts
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071017/N1017223U.html

La sénatrice Hervieux-Payette devient lieutenant politique au Québec
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071017/CPACTUALITES/710170557/7044/CPACTUALITES

Harper tend la perche à l'Opposition
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071017/CPACTUALITES/71016193/1025/CPACTUALITES

Le gouvernement conservateur n'est plus le «nouveau gouvernement»
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071017/CPACTUALITES/71017178/1025/CPACTUALITES

Harper: droit devant
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/10/17/160818.html

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Emacs!

Prime Minister Stephen Harper with Defence Minister Peter MacKay during debate of the Speech from the Throne

By the time he finished a 45-minute speech in which he declared he would not bring down the government,
the Liberal leader was deluged with derisive guffaws. Prime Minister Stephen Harper joined in as his troops sniggered openly at Dion.


Hubris or hybris (Greek ), according to its modern usage, is exaggerated self pride or self-confidence (overbearing pride), often resulting in fatal retribution. In Ancient Greece, "hubris" referred to actions taken in order to shame the victim, thereby making oneself seem superior.

In its modern usage, hubris denotes overconfident pride and arrogance; it is often associated with a lack of knowledge, interest in, and exploration of history, combined with a lack of humility. An accusation of hubris often implies that suffering or punishment will follow, similar to the occasional pairing of hubris and Nemesis in the Greek world. The proverb " pride goes before a fall" is thought to sum up the modern definition of hubris.[5]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubris

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