Monday, October 08, 2007

Daily Digest October 7-8, 2007.

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

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - CBC's wasted opportunity
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=69238&sc=80

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD - The glitch that grew
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/944662.html

MONTREAL GAZETTE - The right to sue police is fundamental
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=556e3b1c-ec3e-4cee-a1a3-08594b0da765

OTTAWA CITIZEN - Soldiers of fortune
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=218c720a-c776-4d37-8fbc-a80ce37bf40a

OTTAWA SUN - John Tory for Ontario
http://www.ottawasun.com/Comment/Editorial/2007/10/07/4556795-sun.html

TORONTO SUN - John Tory for Ontario
http://www.torontosun.com/Comment/Commentary/2007/10/07/4556994-sun.html

TORONTO STAR - Liberals credible on energy policy
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/264182

SUDBURY STAR - Healthy choices; Our medicare
system is not all public, but how much more private will it be?
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=725242&auth=Wallace%2c+James

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - Torture
All the civilized world's against it, but
'enhanced interrogation' is another story
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4053744p-4659005c.html

WINNIPEG SUN - Canadians have already won the lotto
http://winnipegsun.com/Comment/Editorial/2007/10/07/4558764.html

Think of less fortunate

http://winnipegsun.com/Comment/Editorial/2007/10/07/4556696-sun.html


CALGARY HERALD - Stopping the hemorrhage
Family doctors need incentives to continue practising
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=b09e583a-fbe4-4c8f-8b85-347bd27f8942

CALGARY SUN - Keep an eye on bottom line
http://calsun.canoe.ca/Comment/POV/2007/10/07/4556879-sun.html

A parliamentary world view

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=558c98f8-d6ee-4f52-9368-d4de5279c6c3

VANCOUVER SUN - Tories are shortchanging national security agencies
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=7014581b-a573-42d3-8dbf-3c852a916d35

VANCOUVER PROVINCE - A time to consider the dignity of our senior citizens
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=ba4474af-c3c5-496b-b1a1-acf96941450d

Ontario's bright idea for curbing speeders

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=e7d343ae-6de1-45f6-8619-06b9d36ca156

PM's drug strategy takes aim at real villains of the trade

http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=2cbba43b-5445-4e5a-a5ee-ef937fddc59c


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS
NOT SAFE, NOT SOUND
Is a change in the child welfare system failing Manitoba's native kids?
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=0bce00fb-44a7-4efa-9a5e-d73a076df929


CANADIAN FORCES
In Depth - Canada At War
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/indepth/afghanistan.html

Afghanistan a mission of baby steps
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/264532

Upbeat Bernier contradicts UN reports
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071008.wafghan08/BNStory/Afghanistan/home

VIDEO -
Bernier's bonus
Foreign Affairs Minister Maxime Bernier upbeat
after quick visit to Canadian forces in Afghanistan
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/Page/document/video/vs?id=RTGAM.20071008.wvcanmins1008

CTV Newsnet: Defence and security analyst Sunil
Ram on the politics of Bernier and Oda's visit
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/Page/document/video/vs?id=RTGAM.20071006.wvafghananalyst1006&ids=RTGAM.20071008.wvcanmins1008,RTGAM.20071006.wvcodere1006,RTGAM.20071006.wvafghananalyst1006

CTV Newsnet: 'They ignore my phone calls' says
Defence Critic, who's making his own way to Afghanistan
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/Page/document/video/vs?id=RTGAM.20071006.wvcodere1006&ids=RTGAM.20071008.wvcanmins1008,RTGAM.20071006.wvcodere1006,RTGAM.20071006.wvafghananalyst1006

Using our soldiers as pawns in new Afghan game
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/264395

British troops face a 30-year "marathon mission"
against the Taliban in Afghanistan, the commander
of UK troops in Helmand has warned.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/10/07/wafg107.xml


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
CAW predicts 'nightmare' for Canadian auto sector
http://www.canada.com/globaltv/national/story.html?id=0d3a1635-5c70-4fcb-9d9f-65e50f4ffabf&k=75359

Forest industry must face reality of global marketplace
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=22a32b27-702c-48b1-98f6-582ac950e65e

The gatekeepers have to help tackle the labour shortage
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=23dedf1e-960b-48db-b27a-c09c3ca328cb

Why many workers won't be feeling thankful today
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/264519


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Saudis let ex-detainees out for holiday
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/World/2007/10/07/4557217-sun.html

Playing cards mock Mugabe's Zimbabwe and give
insight into the political situation in that country
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Worthington_Peter/2007/10/08/4559131-sun.php


HEALTH CARE RELATED
Looming shortage of nurses begins in the classroom
Schools across the country lament lack of teachers
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=fc2bfe55-6e66-428c-974a-5ba821c28e85

ADHD might be a vision problem: researchers
http://www.canada.com/globaltv/national/story.html?id=8f06bb96-351d-48e2-b8b6-05b24f52c192&k=66134

Public health system has much to learn from flourishing private sector
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=69ce9ef8-e30b-456a-9bf9-cafae4f1880e


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Newfoundland-Labrador re-election in the bag for Tory Danny Williams
Premier called 'completely unbeatable'
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=5d348317-7018-49d3-b8da-de90c594155a

Williams backs legislation to protect whistle-blowers
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071008.NATS08-1/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/


Alberta Advantage takes another hit
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=5fdfb83f-3291-4543-b055-89f11ccc185d

Rein in auditor general and let MLAs do their job: banker
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=42da426c-f819-450d-ac75-9e9a959ddd33

Fear and loathing in oilpatch
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Columnists/Waugh_Neil/2007/10/07/4557181-sun.html

Reading between the lines for the truth about royalties
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=e2241745-7d15-478d-b237-10369030bf2d

Royalty panel acted on half-information
Focus on gov't side of equation didn't do justice to business, economic half
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=c83c3fc3-4ed6-4fbe-8cec-2be4cafe205e

Alaskan solution instructive as Alberta re-examines royalty rates
Our review panel proposed a balancing act
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=397f9b24-1d61-49eb-8a42-1cdfc1d0d80d


ONTARIO ELECTION
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215 news articles »

TORSTAR http://www.thestar.com/election

What you didn't hear in campaign
http://www.thestar.com/OntarioElection/article/264568

NDP, Tories make last-ditch effort to turn tide of McGuinty majority
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071007.ontario08/BNStory/ontarioelection2007/home

McGuinty, Tory find common ground on Ontario street racing law
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071008/n100813A.html

Tory defends Liberal attack ad, McGuinty insists his campaign is 'positive'
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071007/n100753A.html

Don't write off Conservative win yet, Tory says
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071007/Tory_election_071007/20071007?hub=Canada

Schools issue could edge Greens over the line
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071007.wontgreen1007/BNStory/ontarioelection2007/home


4 more years of blah, blah, blah?
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Blizzard_Christina/2007/10/07/4557121-sun.php

Face to face with our premier, yes, but
definitely not seeing eye to eye on the issue of faith-based schools
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Mandel_Michele/2007/10/07/4557122-sun.php

School funding reversal calms Tory faithful
http://www.thestar.com/OntarioElection/article/264418

The politics of dull in a listless Ontario
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=98b311a1-8d29-4603-819f-0cad1552fb62

McGuinty, Tory spar over rising hospital bill
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=d9cff41c-6d95-436e-be1f-baa5367a7f93

Will McGuinty fool us twice?
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=b85b7796-744d-446c-95ff-5b1f7303fb96

Catholic schools feel fallout of Tory's idea
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/264582

Experts on newcomer issues warm to Conservative
platform but slag New Democrats' proposals
http://www.thestar.com/OntarioElection/article/264573

Even in loss, Tory wants to stay
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=9d61b58e-5a4b-47fb-b306-a66ef5b6cba4&k=92558


POLITICS
Many Jews unsettled over Harper holiday greetings
Puzzled card recipients want to know how PM knew their religion
" How does he know I'm Jewish? "

http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=198690d9-d9b8-4bbc-983f-d7236a2dfc8e&p=2

Coderre arrives in Kandahar on unauthorized trip
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071007/coderre_afghanistan_071008/20071008?hub=Canada

Ignatieff urges Liberals to stay united behind Dion
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071007/ignatieff_libs_071007/20071007?hub=Canada

Canada doesn't want election, Ignatieff says
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071008.liberals08/BNStory/National/home?cid=al_gam_mostview

Knock off the posturing, we don't need an election
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/944663.html

Memo to Liberals: Revive your brand
http://www.thestar.com/columnists/article/264176

Maybe Canadians are too busy for politics
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Columnists/Weston_Greg/2007/10/07/4556867-sun.html

Conservatives foolishly float a trial balloon
aimed at deflating Canada's popular general
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Copps_Sheila/2007/10/07/4557106-sun.php

Ministers in Afghanistan visit troops and announce funding for UN program
http://www.canada.com/story.html?id=b29a5954-3ac7-4eab-b1c7-bf253f33bc1a&k=83163

Canadian cabinet ministers' Afghan tour filled with photo ops
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/War_Terror/2007/10/07/4557244-cp.html

Ignatieff urges Liberals to stay united behind Dion
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071007/ignatieff_libs_071007/20071007?hub=TopStories

We've now got 236 people who successfully got
their forms for the Federal Registration of the
NLFP ratified: we still need at least 15 more!
http://nlfirstpartyblog.blogspot.com/2007/10/weve-now-got-236-people-who.html


PROGRAMMES
Will CRTC ignore decline of local TV news?
http://www.reportonbusiness.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071007.wtvv1007/BNStory/Business/home

Diplomats face communications crackdown
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071008.diplomats08/BNStory/National/home

Ottawa to re-evaluate foreign-aid priorities
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071006.Aid06/BNStory/International


PRESSURE POINTS
Earth's salvation in urban forests
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/264185

La Nina could bring long, cold winter
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071006/el_nina_071006/20071007?hub=Canada


OPINION AND INFORMATION
Survey: western Canadians see themselves as friendly but misunderstood
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071007/n100719A.html

Our aversion to change means Ontario's students
are not getting the best education
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/MacDonald_Moira/2007/10/08/4559201-sun.php

On this day, Canadians have a lot to be thankful for
Economy is booming, there are jobs galore and
federal-provincial tensions are low
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=b3d3e562-cda9-4d15-a26c-564c49e39365

Free trade has been vindicated
Twenty years ago the doomsday prophets claimed
that free trade would make Canada the 51st state
-- I think we can now call it a success
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=bde7d940-b542-476f-afd1-55dc838404df

Lessons from Edmonton's school system
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=ab5a0e89-0b49-43cd-8f41-7038ec618d83


Ontario democracy fails faith-based test of maturity
http://www.thestar.com/columnists/article/264177

Here's the truth: we're all liars
Uttering a falsehood is not the same as making a
statement that later turns out to be untrue
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=9c2fa9fb-f96c-46bb-859f-298f883bd6ce

Atlantic bluefin tuna stocks are on brink of collapse, experts say
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=92faa493-20f0-4fea-a7ce-be612406ab7d

Canada fibs about reason for Afghan mission
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/937403.html

The dark human-rights pit where our coal comes from
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/937415.html


INFOS
McGuinty dénonce une publicité conservatrice; Tory se veut positif
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071007/N100766U.html

Denis Coderre à Kandahar
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2007/10/08/001-coderre-afghanistan.shtml

Des célébrations des deux côtés de l'Atlantique
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/International/2007/10/08/004-france-quebec.shtml

Les TCA lancent un cri d'alarme
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Economie-Affaires/2007/10/08/001-tca-automobile.shtml

Un « massacre délibéré »
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/International/2007/10/07/009-blackwater-dimanche.shtml

Ottawa nourrira les Afghans
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2007/10/07/001-afgha-aide-alimentaire.shtml

Maxime Bernier conclut sa visite en Afghanistan
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071007/CPACTUALITES/71007080/5025/CPDMINUTE

L'arrivée de Denis Coderre à Kandahar est reportée
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071007/CPACTUALITES/71007004/5846/CPACTUALITES

Le Bloc a des sympathisants hors Québec
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071007/CPACTUALITES/71006131/7044/CPACTUALITES

Ignatieff ne croit pas Harper
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071007/CPACTUALITES/71007055/1025/CPACTUALITES

L'arrestation de défenseurs des réfugiés ne stoppera pas l'afflux de réfugiés
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071007/N100748U.html

Sondage: l'appui pour le Parti vert se concrétisera aux élections
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071007/N100726U.html

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING !!
Let's give thanks for our blessings!
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>History and Origin of Canadian Thanksgiving
>
>In Canada Thanksgiving is celebrated on the
>second Monday in October. Unlike the American
>tradition of remembering Pilgrims and settling
>in the New World, Canadians give thanks for a
>successful harvest. The harvest season falls
>earlier in Canada compared to the United States
>due to the simple fact that Canada is further north.
>
>The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back
>to an English explorer, Martin Frobisher, who
>had been trying to find a northern passage to
>the Orient. He did not succeed but he did
>establish a settlement in Northern America. In
>the year 1578, he held a formal ceremony, in
>what is now called Newfoundland, to give thanks
>for surviving the long journey. This is
>considered the first Canadian Thanksgiving.
>Other settlers arrived and continued these
>ceremonies. He was later knighted and had an
>inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in northern Canada
>named after him - Frobisher Bay. At the same
>time, French settlers, having crossed the ocean
>and arrived in Canada with explorer Samuel de
>Champlain, also held huge feasts of thanks. They
>even formed 'The Order of Good Cheer' and gladly
>shared their food with their Indian neighbours.
>
>After the Seven Year's War ended in 1763, the
>citizens of Halifax held a special day of Thanksgiving.
>
>During the American Revolution, Americans who
>remained loyal to England moved to Canada where
>they brought the customs and practices of the
>American Thanksgiving to Canada. There are many
>similarities between the two Thanksgivings such
>as the cornucopia and the pumpkin pie.
>
>Eventually in 1879, Parliament declared November
>6th a day of Thanksgiving and a national
>holiday. Over the years many dates were used for
>Thanksgiving, the most popular was the 2nd
>Monday in October. After World War I, both
>Armistice Day and Thanksgiving were celebrated
>on the Monday of the week in which November 11th
>occurred. Ten years later, in 1931, the two days
>became separate holidays and Armistice Day was renamed Remembrance Day.
>
>Finally, on January 31st, 1957, Parliament proclaimed...
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>"A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God
>for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has
>been blessed ... to be observed on the 2nd Monday in October
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>LET US GIVE THANKS!
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> COURTESY Rosalie Piccioni
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