Sunday, October 28, 2007

Daily Digest October >>27, 2007

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

We have been on the road visiting children celebrating Aase's coming of an age to have "senior's moments"

What follows was collected over several days

        Joe

EDITORIALs

HALIFAX NEWS - Offshore yields some good news for N.S
http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=74788&sc=90

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD - Baby step for detainees
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/974823.html

MONTREAL GAZETTE - Stop the farce of "regional benefits"
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=56497a00-2f32-450e-b076-5215f05027ba

OTTAWA CITIZEN - Getting over Kyoto
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=5b7ee109-367c-4b27-84c6-704d576a0bfe

        Listen to the children
         http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=05d0b440-8693-4dad-93a0-1fff36abb6fe

TORONTO STAR - NATO's cringe reflex
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/270587

NATIONAL POST - Bye-Bye, Mr. Nice Guy 
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=9de4432d-9564-44f4-9dfe-1dfa6a43f082

         Kyoto's death certificate
         http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=189a61d6-19a7-46e1-92a7-5fe1ea5c5b87

HAMILTON SPECTATOR - Interest cuts must be tried
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/273076

K-W RECORD - John Tory deserves another chance
http://www.therecord.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?GXHC_gx_session_id_=d520971afe3e0fdc&pagename=record/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1193469375649&call_pageid=1024321927354&col=1024322198380

         Harper's poor priorities
         http://www.therecord.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?GXHC_gx_session_id_=d520971afe3e0fdc&pagename=record/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1193469375638&call_pageid=1024321927354&col=1024322198380

WINDSOR STAR - Refugee claims
Some advice for the feds
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=87ff6d05-da96-4efb-be82-31d1a33e73f1

SUDBURY STAR - Double standard; Turkey faces regular attacks, but U.S. warns against self-defence
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=751979&auth=Taylor%2c+Scott

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - We truly are blessed
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4066204p-4668740c.html

        Post the numbers
         http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4066202p-4668700c.html

CALGARY HERALD - Mission shows NATO tensions
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=bbf493a8-b037-4c9a-8ed7-ef09b657c17a

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE - Compromise or smoke and mirrors?
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/Editorial/index.html

EDMONTON JOURNAL - The sky fails to fall
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=8e0a2f23-847f-4ca3-8eb7-b405655e15c0

        Cut customs, Jim
         http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=76d4da4f-d970-4c4a-9b98-53701fda0144

LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Premier�s schedule defied basic sense
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_8652.php

PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN - Race for the bottom
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=101284&Itemid=161

VANCOUVER SUN - Innovation, not ideology, will provide the kiss of life
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=3c421611-57b6-4a69-8c16-e7288a7f31a7


ISSUES

CANUSA/USACAN
Border towns face security crackdown
Illegal Immigrants http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=e8f7103b-8839-480c-95e2-3ff8d3977891&k=11717

Is a 'North American Union' in the future?
Mexico, U.S. deny plan for any EU-like merger
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/1024conspiracy1024.html

Canada asks U.S. to remove Arar from no-fly lists
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071025/n1025173A.html


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Sellers defend cost divide
With the Canadian dollar worth more than the U.S. greenback, why does a ski jacket that retails for $360 (U.S.) south of the border sell for $490 (Canadian) in Toronto?
http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/271015

Bombardier begins work in Mexico
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/business/story.html?id=89b0ae07-4ff8-431c-80a7-4fac2fe76caa


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
'War on terror' is now war on Iran
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/IJ27Ak03.html

Explosive charge blows up in US's face
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/IJ27Ak05.html


HEALTH CARE RELATED
Some Canadians willing to jump health-care queues
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=b904850f-c56a-49ed-a8e8-ae1b4de13c3d&k=59754

Market principles will give us great health care
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=4b853eb0-10f2-4f8d-a557-a14f1532d35b

Advances in health care make it harder to get
Much more work for about the same number of doctors means the rule of supply and demand has kicked in
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=5d939e56-6fa8-4e6a-95b2-44d9bc4d3b65

What if most medical research is mostly wrong?
Esoteric factors such as statistical significance and replication put results ahead of accuracy
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=62a504c5-198f-4579-8961-019e8beac515


JUSTICE SYSTEM
Ex-guard: Crime is a choice
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/974832.html

Existing parole rules a sham
http://winnipegsun.com/Comment/Editorial/2007/10/26/4607211-sun.html


MIGRATION
Losing skilled immigrants-in-waiting
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=9d0f7fa3-cb0b-455c-9988-d23b8fcb45d0&k=45989


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
ALBERTA
Debate rages over Stelmach's plan to raise oil royalties
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071027.STELMACH27/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Stelmach's royalty steamroller
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/comment/story.html?id=64f206c2-afd7-448c-b47c-8df9b25bca81

What is Alberta's fair share?
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=fca1e1df-ca28-4a0f-8cba-a940cdeb929d

Stelmach did what he had to do
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=176196c6-a1a7-405c-83cc-dcda8af97d97

SASKATCHEWAN
Positioning key in second half
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=b2142ed2-f916-449f-9a19-90453f713488


POLITICS
Furor over campaign funds heats up
Elections Canada probing Tory advertising scheme that claimed rebates for `in and out' transactions
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/271032

Dion defends strategy
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/974831.html

Surplus robs Tories of excuses
$600-per-Canadian windfall on track to break record
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=bd4b2f1d-1f65-4ca6-a01c-dd1745a7b321

PM dismisses Hillier's Afghan assessment
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/270734

Hillier denies contradicting Prime Minister's timeline
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071026.whillier1026/BNStory/Afghanistan/home


Related Articles
Recent Tories accused of lying about time needed to stabilize Afghanistan
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071025/n1025195A.html

Harper adopts cautious style of patronage
PM mixes eminent names with Tory faithful
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=85a1021b-3483-499c-9810-185f60586a77

Peter Van Loan Invokes the Spirit of Mulroney
http://phantomobserver.com/blog/?p=819

Tories
accuse Grits of defaming their staff
Party threatens legal action against opposition for comments made on spending investigation
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071026.wtories26/BNStory/National/home

Dion's GTA support holds up
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/271064

 What the Speech from the Throne said about Kyoto...
http://www.greenparty.ca/en/node/3039

Liberal senators won't let PM rush them through fall session
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=c115f32f-136e-4620-aa9c-9300db0f8ab2

Ottawa ex-Tory ends part of legal battle with party bosses
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=c8cff0c7-3ab8-48dc-bf6f-c34107b58cd6


PROGRAMMES
Few companies keen to provide daycare
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071027.DAYCARE27/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

New bill to ban veiled voters
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071027.VEIL27/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Afghanistan panel will open website for public submissions
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071027.wmanley1027/BNStory/National/home

Gesture falls flat in Quebec
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/269891

The GST cut: a triumph of politics over economics
http://www.rbcinvest.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/PEstory/LAC/20071027/COSIMP27/Columnists/columnists/columnistsNational/7/7/13/


PRESSURE POINTS
IPCC too blinkered and corrupt to save
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/comment/story.html?id=55387187-4d06-446f-9f4f-c2397d155a32

Get over Kyoto, climate conference hears
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=f3eb0b23-41ac-405d-9ea5-c78242886b25&k=35420

Is there really anything new to be said about climate change? Hasn't the issue become the public-policy equivalent of Groundhog Day, with the same arguments playing out in the same way every week? http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/comment/story.html?id=1119d47c-479f-487a-8c48-872b88ee89d3

Beyond the doom and gloom of climate change
Author Chris Turner believes most of the environment movement has been spreading the wrong message. It�s time for us to shift from despair to dreams, he says
http://www.thestar.com/sciencetech/Environment/article/270970

Terrorism not abating, Blair tells Calgarians
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071027.BLAIR27/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/


OPINION AND INFORMATION
Censorship on the airwaves? Not quite
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=c863648c-ba90-4a7c-a95d-379b92fcda38

A realistic plan for protecting the environment
John Baird, National Post http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/story.html?id=fcdd6928-50eb-4356-bfe8-66306831b1ee

Ignoring the most important right of all
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/story.html?id=da241ae9-fc5c-4c08-9f50-0921597bf699

Globalization leaving some behind: OECD head
Angel Gurria; 'Unprecedented wealth, but poverty still widespread'
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/canada/story.html?id=33c32edd-5a41-457f-9654-365e203550f8

Our vision for Canada
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=ecf7cf82-fdab-4b12-83ad-2aefabb3638f

The next prairie powerhouse
For the first time since 1984, Saskatchewan had net in-migration
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=89e8f466-b65f-452c-805f-4304753f2e7a

Moving beyond the hatred
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=101472&Itemid=161

It�s a crime that law and order is getting so much political attention
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/974227.html

Counting the costs of standing on guard
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=ff4b9a15-5f9c-4a67-b412-304d3d22e52d

Follow the leader
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=b24f2bd3-d5bf-4ee0-8eed-6dae75b7f7e3

Beware the Dalai Lama
Stephen Harper shouldn't fool himself into thinking he's striking a blow for freedom by meeting Tibet's spiritual leader
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=64629cd8-1a34-4551-ab19-772a89aabe86

One life taken, or two?
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=25f829c2-660a-42f4-bd64-4644c17d7590

Canada's Arctic 'eyes and ears'
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=70df9b29-5197-419e-8a3c-a901485bbcf0

Policies trip on the law of unintended consequences
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=7c67e422-7d80-4d0d-a402-00b5b0926d81

Recipe for disaster in Afghanistan
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/271041


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