Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Daily Digest October 31, 2007


MINI-BUDGET RELATED

Measuring the impact of proposed tax measures
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071031.FISCALNUMBERS31/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

More of a trick than a treat
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Columnists/Weston_Greg/2007/10/31/4619037.html

It's nice, but it's only a start
Next epiphany should be that rich are overtaxed
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=afd83687-4616-4070-b2bc-f4f07afe39f1

Tories betting on solid economy
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=55b38f87-8b10-4feb-8657-b91bd8d24b53

Tax Cuts Total $60B 
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=e26a9a18-4859-4a62-8d5a-b0dc92081d03

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071031.wfiscal31/BNStory/National/home

Minority all but begging for an election
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/canada/story.html?id=ba884222-6c3c-448b-b43b-cdd759bc2732

Too rushed for the House
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/canada/story.html?id=64c061ef-9921-41c2-975b-6856442b4233

A year of lost income and trust
Ralph Goodale, National Post
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=f73b7629-7f40-449e-a1a0-3f3337dda036

Finally, tangible tax relief
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=6ebb1972-3e94-4cf4-b29d-76587d82a1ca

Tories didn't get an election but still came out ahead
Here's hoping they didn't give out too much, too soon
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/story.html?id=a248d3f2-a2a3-4e05-b71e-dba8105e7d64

Tax cuts pass easily as Liberals abstain
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071031.wminibudgetfollow1031/BNStory/National/home

Impact of cuts unnoticeable in real life of taxpayers
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071031.FISCALCARRICK31/TPStory/TPComment/Politics/

Liberals will feel effects of mini-budget for months
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071031.FISCALPOLITICS31/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Business groups laud focus on tax, debt
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071031.FISCALTAXES31/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

More tax cuts unlikely, Flaherty says
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/272374

Quebec is very disappointed with the economic statement from the federal government
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Finfo.branchez-vous.com%2FNationales%2F071031%2FN103176AU.html&langpair=fr%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=%2Flanguage_tools

Conservative MPs advocate mini
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cyberpresse.ca%2Farticle%2F20071031%2FCPACTUALITES%2F71031130%2F1025%2FCPACTUALITES&langpair=fr%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=%2Flanguage_tools

Good politics sometimes makes bad policy
GST cut will go over well with Canadians, but lower income tax is better idea
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=587148e2-50fb-4260-a983-62f7dcb0750b

Santa comes early
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=1e210c8e-52f6-4020-8ba6-63550f4d66e5

Tax cuts and debt repayment not the solution to nation's problems, says Alternative Federal Budget
http://www.policyalternatives.ca/news/2007/10/pressrelease1741/index.cfm

Liberals would consider rescinding Tories' GST cuts, says Dion
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071031/n1031168A.html


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

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM -
Chaos theory and the political butterfly effect
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=76018&sc=80

CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN - Catching the eye of corporate Canada print this article
In the information economy, a business doesn't necessarily have to be across the street from its clients.
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=76031&sc=103

MONTREAL GAZETTE - Flaherty makes everyone a winner 
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=626e94b9-12c4-4968-b4ef-4d6c15ba1d17

         Partisanship mars premier's message
         http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=272fbe76-f098-4eeb-9fa9-a077c8cdac77

OTTAWA CITIZEN - Money man
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=e71a3fa8-6784-4f77-9e60-a6eab9caeb22

        The market approach
         http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=3e68655c-3ad3-4d5f-bbda-77e2fd411fd9

BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER - Expect oil, gas prices to rise as peak oil has arrived
http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=756211&auth=Hielema%2c+Bert

TORONTO STAR - Liberals should defeat mini-budget
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/272037

NATIONAL POST - Respecting the taxpayer
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=b438572c-6040-466b-bac8-ce1e0746c37b

K-W RECORD - Well-timed tax cuts
http://www.therecord.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=record/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1193814946518&call_pageid=1024321927354&col=1024322198380

SUDBURY STAR - Standing up to China; Canada should boycott Olympics over human rights abuses
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=756284&auth=Claire+Hoy

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - Further disrepute
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4067910p-4670272c.html

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX - Mid-term budget wrong medicine for Canada's ills 
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=51175df1-77b3-43e0-904e-ad89f7d6c6c6

CALGARY HERALD - A life lesson not learned
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=883c2b53-aba7-41af-8694-04e8efcab9cc

        Jim Flaherty's power play
        Giving taxpayers their money back is always popular
         http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=b95575d8-7fb2-4b19-8fc6-b6b085b29dcf

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE - Business ~ Halloween massacre: Income trusts, one year on
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/Editorial/350610.html

        Ottawa ~ Treats from Flaherty
         http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/Editorial/350608.html

EDMONTON JOURNAL - Ottawa treats on Halloween
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=259d372e-04e4-4921-8d5b-d47d61ec6549

        Help for homeless
         http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=993708c0-969c-423f-a053-854a897107b7


EDMONTON SUN - Flaherty gives best treats
http://www.edmontonsun.com/Comment/Commentary/2007/10/31/4618643.html

LETHBRIDGE HERALD - GST going in the wrong direction
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_8680.php

VANCOUVER SUN - Conservatives give taxpayers early Christmas presents
The minority government's message: Keep us in power and the good financial times will keep rolling
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=f8d50182-71b2-43ce-9d19-4ae1ae6c5a50

VANCOUVER PROVINCE - Tax cuts are good news for over-taxed Canadians
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=e815ce57-1128-4822-bef0-fda7343cf2c8


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS
Bryant to visit Caledonia protest site
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/272381


CANADIAN FORCES
Canadian Forces in fierce battle near Kandahar City
http://www.canada.com/globaltv/national/story.html?id=eb9144b7-8005-4397-8a3f-2d5068933b2a

http://www.thestar.com/News/World/article/272286

Pakistan in new Taliban peace process
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/IJ30Df01.html

Defence falling short in meeting soldiers' mental-health needs 
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/canada/story.html?id=fca5f519-f0c9-445a-a2a0-838095a778f8


CANUSA/USACAN
Yanks shouldn't smart about the loonie soaring higher than their buck -- after all, they're superior in soooo many ways
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Strobel_Mike/2007/10/31/4619020.php

Khadr's Canadian lawyer barred from hearing
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/272332


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Canadian competitiveness stuck in neutral
Survey ranks economy 13th out of 131 in 2006, down from 12th in previous year; business competitiveness is in 14th place
http://www.reportonbusiness.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071031.wrankings1031/BNStory/robNews/home

More toys recalled due to excessive lead
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/272403


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Lessons from Kosovo
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=e28f4f6b-7d4d-4185-8abb-4c2c29393544

"Hell no, we won't go!' say U.S. diplomats
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071031.wirkdip1031a/BNStory/International/home

U.S. Army recruiting reaches historic lows
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/272399

Rumsfeld Flees France, Fearing Arrest
http://www.alternet.org/story/66425/


HEALTH CARE RELATED
Test alternative treatments
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=1affe791-0440-49b0-be61-41c94bfb894d

When will we realize that alcohol is a drug?
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=7437e35f-8b01-4dd4-a24e-16b24c582a0b

Fun food bad news in fighting obesity 
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/bodyandhealth/story.html?id=b98b9150-03dc-48b8-9d90-1cdd15963a54

Too much TV bad for children's health 
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/bodyandhealth/story.html?id=c560cb4c-7f15-4f5f-8c9d-f01605658458

Vitamin D cuts colon cancer deaths - study 
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/bodyandhealth/story.html?id=3d14b439-eb3a-4f8b-9120-504aa4564942

Ultraviolet light a potential 'double-whammy' cancer killer 
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/bodyandhealth/story.html?id=ac05a31f-b868-4c5a-85ce-b8bddf984d39

Canadians add 'CAM' to health care arsenal
Complementary and alternative medicine inspires $5 billion worth of faith among patients
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=162f057b-370e-424c-b9a5-b78effa7f415


JUSTICE SYSTEM
Police call for national strategy on street gangs
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071031/street_gangs_071031/20071031?hub=Canada

Mounties say witness protection would cost $24M
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2007/10/31/4619392-sun.html


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Stelmach pushes ambitious fall agendaComment6
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071030.walta_fall_sitting1030/BNStory/National/home


POLITICS

Tories drop 2 would-be Ontario candidates
Mark Warner, Brent Barr no longer party's picks
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/10/31/dropped-candidates.html

Our next Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre - Experience and Understanding
http://www.markwarner.ca/

Tories dump Toronto candidate
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/272298

PM vows to move on retail prices: 'Government will take action'
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=337de163-8c46-485d-8bfd-08334c8f2c6f

Finance minister's office plays down PM's warning to retailers on prices
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071031.PRICE31/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Warrant seeks to see if minister, future Ottawa mayor met
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071031.wottawa31/BNStory/National/home

Opposition MPs call for inquiry into Mulroney's financial affairs
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071031/n1031162A.html

PM again sticks it to Liberals
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/272122


PROGRAMMES
Billions set aside for additional spending
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=03e6898f-8274-4a3e-9896-a22d9ca221e8

Satellite to guard Arctic
December Launch http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/canada/story.html?id=eae64060-37f0-4e1d-b8e8-d7f9d314fa85

Federal departments blowing smoke on green plans, report says
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071031.AUDITORGREEN31/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Spy agency went too far, watchdog says
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/272158

Non-citizens' rights
The recent addition of special advocates to the security certificate process does little to protect the accused
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=c51ec402-833b-42f8-9b7c-c06de2273fc4

Federal Court deals CF-18 smart-bomb upgrade another blow
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071031/n1031130A.html

Critics call for closer eye on CSIS following constitutional violations
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071031/n1031128A.html


PRESSURE POINTS
Rights of al-Qaeda terrorist violated by CSIS, report says
Government Committee http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/canada/story.html?id=be4b648b-16c5-4303-a202-64f3376615d0

Hotter weather, fewer deaths
Man-made global warming will take thousands of lives. It will save many more
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/story.html?id=d4b3016d-ecae-4f99-a685-44b01913e859

Burning the poor
Carbon taxes in Europe have resulted in massive job losses
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/comment/story.html?id=695c8e47-3139-4d02-82f6-a3e627bb9470

New global warming villain fingered: Trees
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071031.wtrees1031/BNStory/National/home

This time the wolf is real, but nobody's listening
Doomsday environmental warnings have become so commonplace that people have started tuning them out. They do so at their peril
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/ideas/story.html?id=b49d5150-be48-4215-9290-78243a3b54c5


OPINION AND INFORMATION
Christmas should be 'downgraded' to help race relations says Labour think tank
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=490925&in_page_id=1770&ct=5

The forgotten Norseman
Otto Sverdrup discovered much of Canada's Arctic-- then sold it to us. So why don't Canadians know his name?
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/story.html?id=74533477-4b45-437e-81ec-54ee9ea9c09d

From desperate separatists, a Hail Mary pass
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/issuesideas/story.html?id=0503f28f-0ad0-471d-822b-bd085553394e

Broomstick for Suzuki?
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/comment/story.html?id=592263e0-17c3-4956-9332-cf9dba9a6998

Brian Mulroney: The payments and the taxman
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071030.wmulroney1031/BNStory/National/home

The untenable position of Jack Layton
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071031.RREYNOLDS31/TPStory/TPBusiness/Politics/

We need national daycare
The Conservatives' $100-a-month plan just isn't working for Canadian families
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=a0f22ab4-1ce4-4fc7-86c0-792ffcf25b53

Let dairy farmers sleep - we'll buy somewhere else
Agricultural marketing system rips off consumers
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=d9abe1ad-8e32-4563-afcb-f924cbd67746

Hunger a global equalizer
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=764b4b9d-880a-479c-8e65-85430a8a7daa

Politics of dissent never black/white
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=1894492c-e299-4684-ba6d-de1e227a49e5

Elementary, my dear Watson
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=8136df37-dc2b-4279-866b-0a3a0a6590d0

Information and privacy: the pillars of democracy
Access to information and privacy legislation are often seen as post-Watergate phenomena. But the underlying principles are ages old
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/ideas/story.html?id=97391c3e-cbed-43f8-b7a5-fc48e42f7465

Empathy for global tragedies only runs so deep
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/975619.html

Ask not what newcomers can do for you …
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/975556.html


INFOS

Les libéraux évalueraient la possibilité d'annuler la baisse de la TPS: Dion
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071031/N1031119AU.html

Le Québec est très déçu de l'énoncé économique du gouvernement fédéral
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071031/N103176AU.html

Pas de surprise à Ottawa
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2007/10/31/003-mise-jour-quebec.shtml

Affaire Mulroney-Schreiber
Nouvelles allégation http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2007/10/31/001-schreiber_mulroney.shtml

Guerre en Afghanistan
Les civils fuient les combats
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/International/2007/10/31/003-afghanistan-operation.shtml

Afghanistan: violent combat près de Kandahar
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071031/CPACTUALITES/71031198/5846/CPACTUALITES

Ottawa élimine certains visas
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071031/CPACTUALITES/71031120/1025/CPACTUALITES

Les députés conservateurs défendent le mini-budget
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071031/CPACTUALITES/71031130/1025/CPACTUALITES

Le Québec très déçu du minibudget fédéral
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071031/CPACTUALITES/71031096/1019/CPACTUALITES

Baisse du fardeau fiscal de 10 milliards par an
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/10/31/162584.html

Voir aussi


Rapport de la vérificatrice générale du Canada - L'armée ignore si des médecins opèrent avec ou sans permis

Énoncé budgétaire - L'opposition critique mais ne renversera pas le gouvernement


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"We want to clean up internal party politics, beginning with grassroots democratic control of the nomination process."
Stephen Harper while campaigning for the 2004 federal election.

Conservative Party president Don Plett would not reveal the precise reasons for dropping the two candidates, citing privacy issues. He would only say there were certain concerns and because of those concerns the party needed to take action. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/10/31/dropped-candidates.html
Reality October, 2007

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