Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Daily Digest October 2, 2007


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

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - Chronicling the Earth
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=67100&sc=80

CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN - A small price to pay for democracy print this article
With extra support staff, our MLAs should be able to develop better policy and legislation for Prince Edward Islanders.
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=67111&sc=103

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD - Dion losing grip on Grits
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/922437.html

        Free to recruit
         http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/922438.html

MONTREAL GAZETTE - Wanted: A coherent greenhouse-gas policy
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=fa18de19-906a-42a8-a77e-2704b3cdf48e

        China must press Myanmar
         http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=5a516db5-a95f-45aa-aecc-9ec4c16e97e5

OTTAWA CITIZEN - Bedtime stories
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=cf9a2e7a-83f7-4826-8089-99e1407a5ffc

OTTAWA SUN - Free vote won't save Tories
http://www.ottawasun.com/Comment/Editorial/2007/10/02/4542453-sun.html

TORONTO STAR - Tory opens door to two-tier care
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/262416

NATIONAL POST - Needed: a TV debate on Ontario's MMP referendum 
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/editorialsletters/story.html?id=f57475cc-d200-4b48-9afd-366157eba856

        Tory's plan is a good start 
         http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/editorialsletters/story.html?id=6f17f212-0e27-459c-be47-e8db9c7e0c11

HAMILTON SPECTATOR - Tory flip-flop a desperate move
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/257882

K-W RECORD - Confusion in Afghanistan
http://www.therecord.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=record/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1191309349118&call_pageid=1024321927354&col=1024322198380

CAMBRIDGE TIMES - Democracy is about diversity, not conformity
http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/cam/viewpoint/viewpoint_891759.html

WINDSOR STAR - Refugee policy
Canada's costly, flawed system
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=48e7858d-f1cc-47f0-9e36-79a5ec6a1330
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/headlinescan.html

SUDBURY STAR - Harper should consider more tax cuts
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=716900

        What was Tory thinking?
         http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=716901

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - Karzai's surprise
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4049544p-4656488c.html

        Hard decision
         http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4049543p-4656461c.html
WINNIPEG SUN - Cities need that extra cash
http://winnipegsun.com/Comment/Editorial/2007/10/02/4543341-sun.html

REGINA LEADER-POST - Speak up, Chicken Little
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=7e70369f-591a-4f66-8719-9b1af3402099

CALGARY HERALD - Starting all over again
EUB chairman's decision only chance to restore confidence
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=0ef074ae-22df-46b9-aed5-85c893d50f18

CALGARY SUN - AG's report pours fuel on the fire
http://calsun.canoe.ca/Comment/POV/2007/10/02/4542519-sun.html

        TV, kids and bad behaviour
         http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=e0d51fcb-1050-4d2b-9d45-e9f261f04166

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE - Playing the blame game
U.S. senators quick to take Canada to task on border security
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/Editorial/342867.html

EDMONTON JOURNAL - AG puts premier in tighter spot
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=9833cd6b-c7e4-4869-bee0-e05abf42d900

LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Wrong battlefield for war on drugs
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_8391.php

PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN - Fighting AIDS in the North
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=97818&Itemid=161

VANCOUVER SUN - Early detection is still crucial for treating breast cancer
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=cd592437-e13a-45ab-8895-964476208618

VANCOUVER PROVINCE - B.C. has travelled far in its aboriginal relations
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=2dd665d7-0406-4b07-a966-2f381f1c1cb3

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST - Canadian forces should be trained by Blackwater
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=a9815e85-1f52-424b-a668-7c3f346e67e9


ISSUES

CANADIAN FORCES
Afghan killed, child wounded when motorbike approached Canadian convoy
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071002/n1002134A.html

Afghan violence spikes to record levels
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/War_Terror/2007/09/29/4536591-ap.html

Re-thinking Afghan reconstruction
While some of the tens of thousands of foreign troops based in Afghanistan are fighting against the Taleban, others are involved in rebuilding and developing the country's infrastructure. But a debate is starting to emerge about whether the current strategy of reconstruction is becoming a hindrance.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/7016825.stm


CANUSA/USACAN
Finally, we're important
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=57766ab8-9ed1-4841-8b46-97ed4ac42431


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Food fuels loonie's rise
Ethanol demand growing
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/business/story.html?id=376e4344-cf9a-442b-a28c-7cd8832a7b58


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Global interest
Afghanistan not just Canada's fight; Bernier calls for more UN support
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=47981d00-8c0a-47c3-b924-39c404b99b17&k=4437

An unstoppable force
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/world/story.html?id=617d2cec-1a2f-48fe-8775-e40b3dee8d7f

NORAD general urges Russia to file a flight plan before sending out bombers 
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/world/story.html?id=50edcdec-2d9b-4e15-9448-08b6a1e28854

Why China has it wrong on Myanmar
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/IJ03Ad03.html


JUSTICE SYSTEM
A probation officer is kept in the dark about an offender's history, even when it could rein in dangerous felons
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Bonokoski_Mark/2007/10/02/4542911-sun.php

Canada gives more time to drug injection site
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/071002/canada/canada_drugs_col


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Energy scandal! While Big Oil cries over royalty report, we learn knee-bending Tories kept Albertans in the dark all along
http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Columnists/Bell_Rick/2007/10/02/4542533-sun.php

Water use could double
Requests for local heavy-oil upgraders nearly match total current consumption
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/story.html?id=1af9a011-4ee6-49cc-9597-f624c6493d6f&k=75435

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

GOOGLE all 237 news articles »


Desperate to make faith-based schools issue go away, Conservative leader promises free vote
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Blizzard_Christina/2007/10/02/4542909-sun.php

Conservatives have about eight days to run the campaign they wanted
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071002.ONTHERLE02/TPStory/National

Faith-based funding fallout: Tory weathers storm after about-face
http://www.570news.com/news/national/article.jsp?content=n1002128A

PC candidates glad to tell voters Tory allowing free vote on religious funding
http://communities.canada.com/nationalpost/blogs/ontarioelection/archive/2007/10/01/pc-candidates-glad-to-tell-voters-tory-allowing-free-vote-on-religious-funding.aspx

The premier and principles
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=48b0a9c9-e9e3-4476-aec9-124254d09392

Voters derail campaign engine
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071002.wontelection1002/BNStory/ontarioelection2007/home

Tory has an ally in turning the page; Hampton wants focus changed, too
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071002.ONTLYLE02/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Equal-funding supporters accept bump in the road
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071002.ONTRELIGION02/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Can Tory's wink change the mood?
http://www.thestar.com/OntarioElection/article/262572

NDP, Greens scrap over environmental platforms
Premier hammers Tory over faith-based schools flip-flop
  Tory seeks provincial, federal aid to ease Windsor's immigrant influx
 
Editorial: McGuinty confirms that, in politics, nice guys finish last
John Moore: Goodbye John Tory, we hardly knew ye
Cleanup in aisle one: Tory effort to change subject scotched by irate shopper
NDP ham, eggs and promises for the average Joe: Hampton
Editorial: Tory's plan is a good start Needed: a TV debate on Ontario's MMP referendum



POLITICS
Conservatives have a message for opposition parties: open your books too
Opposition MPs set sights on $1.2-million in Conservatives' overspending
http://www.thehilltimes.ca/html/cover_index.php?display=story&full_path=/2007/october/1/thebooks/&c=1

Gotcha on YouTube, buddy!
Federal parties are taking notes on 'reality television' style of Ontario provincial campaign in cyberspace
http://www.thehilltimes.ca/html/cover_index.php?display=story&full_path=/2007/october/1/youtube/&c=1

Libs likely won't vote en masse against Throne Speech, say some Grits
Nervous Liberals infighting, leaking, self-destructing, and political posturing as next Parliament set to open
http://www.thehilltimes.ca/html/cover_index.php?display=story&full_path=/2007/october/1/thronespeech/&c=1

Dion expected to shake up party
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/262804

all 44 news articles »


Liberal director to be shuffled out
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/262673

Liberals' national director alleges party defamed him
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/10/02/carroll-resign.html

Gilles Duceppe denies report he is planning to retire after next election
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071002/n1002232A.html


PROGRAMMES
TORIES EYE BUYOUT RULE
State-owned foreign firms may be restricted
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=6001e451-20e8-467d-8e0a-3e2fb177029b

Canada to criminalize identity theft
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071002.wgtidthefy1002/BNStory/Technology/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20071002.wgtidthefy1002

Student recruits unfit for service, say former border guards
Facebook postings show drinking and partying while officers in uniform
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2007/10/01/bc-borderguards.html

Ottawa labels a man 'illegitimate' in order to deny him citizenship
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=f2a5c4dc-b1e4-4d7c-ba7c-7280a2c202a4


PRESSURE POINTS
Agency unclear how terror information used: inquiry
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=e5e15baf-c6df-4610-be56-6d663b07ad81&k=78352

Cap-and-trade fraud
Proponents misunderstand the dynamic marketplace
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/comment/story.html?id=96dc23c8-33e2-45c4-bf6a-14aba852d764

Chief Emissions Officers
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/comment/story.html?id=36537ca8-e115-412e-aa92-356ec76d80cc

Evade and delay; U.S. doesn't want an environmental protocol with hard targets
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=716903&auth=Gwynne+Dyer


OPINION AND INFORMATION
Bilderberg 2007 - Towards a One World Empire?
http://www.nexusmagazine.com/articles/Bilderberg2007.html

'An impossible deal'
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/story.html?id=9fede5ab-1e82-4454-b93e-620890a4fc7b

Advocacy groups soldier on after federal cuts
'Liberal outriders' find ways to get their message out
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=5275c5bf-2cca-4ed3-818a-357a9fbb44a8

Prime Minister Harper officially endorses North American Union with Council of Foreign Relations visit
http://www.agoracosmopolitan.com/home/Frontpage/2007/10/01/01857.html

Building a North American Community
http://www.cfr.org/content/publications/attachments/NorthAmerica_TF_final.pdf

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Don't shake bloody hands
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=ee407c66-8846-4546-a41e-69ac4cda26ce

Does PM's press dinner snub mark end of institution-
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071001/press_dinner_071001/20071001?hub=Canada

Personal attacks trump policy in today's politics
Perhaps parties resort to gimmicks because they differ so little in substance
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=6e7dd645-ed8b-4225-bb98-f1198ef936c9

For the record: Why we need to know what our government is doing
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=7bd951b8-a891-451d-b9c0-c805241e2fa7

Why we should listen to a tyrant, even if he's nuts
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=69af2bae-0417-47f0-901e-bc1d4387d72a

Through the Looking Glass with Jim Flaherty
On the political art of doing nothing.
http://thetyee.ca/Views/2007/09/27/Flaherty/


INFOS
Jamie Carroll hausse le ton
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2007/10/02/005-Carroll-PLC-Dion.shtml

Blackwater dans la mire des élus
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/International/2007/10/02/009-Blackwater.shtml

Gilles Duceppe nie tout
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2007/10/02/002-Gilles-Duceppes.shtml

Québec hésite
http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/Montreal/2007/10/02/010-cannabis-therapie-couillard_n.shtml

Dion s'apprêterait à donner un coup de barre pour mettre fin aux divisions
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071002/N1002208U.html

Des soldats canadiens tuent un Afghan en lui tirant accidentellement dessus
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071002/N1002175U.html

Ottawa veut s'attaquer au vol d'identité en modifiant le Code criminel
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071002/N1002150U.html

M Bernier défend la présence canadienne en Afghanistan mais demande de l'aide
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071002/N100254U.html




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Mutatis mutandis

                 carries the connotation that the reader should pay attention to the corresponding differences between the current statement
                 and a previous one, although they are analogous . http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/mutatis+mutandis

        
Professors of history used to use the term mutatis mutandis.  I never got a clear definition in my mind.  The closest I came - and I guess still
        come to ,is "The same, only different" or "Differing, but in some ways the same."
        
        Seldom do I comment on the United States of America except when Canada is affected. Inspired in part by Becky's Subject: Terrorists will
        not change our way of life?  No, our governments will!
Suggesting you look and listen to the following videos is a departure from this.
        
        Burma's government is being challenged.  The statement from Merle below speaks of killings and incarcerations of peaceful protesters.
        
        What occurs in the videos below filmed in Washington, D.C. is different that which is occurring in Burma, but to me there is a mutatis mutandis
         relationship. A most unsettling one.

        Any one else see a similarity or just me?

                  Joe
Citizens Arrested for commiting FREE SPEECH in Washington DC

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From: Merle A. Jacobs.
Subject:  Upcoming events - Support the People of Burma!


What is Canadian Action for Burma?
 
Despite brutal crackdowns on peaceful demonstrators, the continual demonstrations have been widespread throughout other cities, and surprisingly the Canadian government seems to be indifferent. According to the latest sources from inland Burma, around 550 innocent civilians, including monks, were killed and 6, 000 imprisoned so far.
 
The Chinese regime has played a key role to support the Burmese despotic junta. In fact, China abused the veto power by rejecting resolutions when Burma¢s issue was decided in the UN Security Council on January 12, 2007. Resolving Burma¢s political problems is an urgent effort for China to embrace a peaceful Olympic games in 2008.  
 
Nothing less than a UN peacekeeping mission in Burma is needed now. These unfolding lawless atrocities are telling of our world today; of our level of complacency in face of the suffering of others and of our capacity for response.   Canadians are currently looking to their leaders to see if they will actively support and uphold their values beyond national borders.
 
We would like to see Canada live up to its reputation as a human rights champion. We support a Canada who will actively respond to the needs of suffering people in Burma by listening to their demands: a national reconciliation and democratization process. This means withdrawing the investment of our Canadian companies like Ivanhoe Mining and actively urging the Chinese regime to increase pressure on the Burmese military junta. 
 
The public has always played an integral role in garnering awareness necessary for international support and positive change.  We appreciate your presence. 
 
 
 DEMONSTRATION
Wednesday Oct. 3 at 6pm
in front of the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China
240 St. George St. (2 blocks north of Bloor St.)
 
 
GLOBAL MARCH & CANDLELIGHT VIGIL
Saturday Oct 6 at 6pm
Beginning in front of the Chinese Consulate¢s office and will march to Queen¢s Park
 
 
Contacts:  mintura wynn at 416-533-3656 or 416-882-3868 (c), Paul Copeland 416-946-8126 Ext. 142
        Ulla Laidlaw at 416-605-2588, Carol Lee at 647-588-9758
 
Organized by the Toronto-Burma Roundtable & the Burmese Students' Democratic Organization

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