Monday, October 08, 2007

Daily Digest October 7-8, 2007.



ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - CBC's wasted opportunity

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD - The glitch that grew

MONTREAL GAZETTE - The right to sue police is fundamental

OTTAWA CITIZEN - Soldiers of fortune

OTTAWA SUN - John Tory for Ontario

TORONTO SUN - John Tory for Ontario

TORONTO STAR - Liberals credible on energy policy

SUDBURY STAR - Healthy choices; Our medicare
system is not all public, but how much more private will it be?

All the civilized world's against it, but
'enhanced interrogation' is another story

WINNIPEG SUN - Canadians have already won the lotto

Think of less fortunate

CALGARY HERALD - Stopping the hemorrhage
Family doctors need incentives to continue practising

CALGARY SUN - Keep an eye on bottom line

A parliamentary world view

VANCOUVER SUN - Tories are shortchanging national security agencies

VANCOUVER PROVINCE - A time to consider the dignity of our senior citizens

Ontario's bright idea for curbing speeders

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


Is a change in the child welfare system failing Manitoba's native kids?

In Depth - Canada At War

Afghanistan a mission of baby steps

Upbeat Bernier contradicts UN reports

Bernier's bonus
Foreign Affairs Minister Maxime Bernier upbeat
after quick visit to Canadian forces in Afghanistan

CTV Newsnet: Defence and security analyst Sunil
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CTV Newsnet: 'They ignore my phone calls' says
Defence Critic, who's making his own way to Afghanistan,RTGAM.20071006.wvcodere1006,RTGAM.20071006.wvafghananalyst1006

Using our soldiers as pawns in new Afghan game

British troops face a 30-year "marathon mission"
against the Taliban in Afghanistan, the commander
of UK troops in Helmand has warned.

CAW predicts 'nightmare' for Canadian auto sector

Forest industry must face reality of global marketplace

The gatekeepers have to help tackle the labour shortage

Why many workers won't be feeling thankful today

Saudis let ex-detainees out for holiday

Playing cards mock Mugabe's Zimbabwe and give
insight into the political situation in that country

Looming shortage of nurses begins in the classroom
Schools across the country lament lack of teachers

ADHD might be a vision problem: researchers

Public health system has much to learn from flourishing private sector

Newfoundland-Labrador re-election in the bag for Tory Danny Williams
Premier called 'completely unbeatable'

Williams backs legislation to protect whistle-blowers

Alberta Advantage takes another hit

Rein in auditor general and let MLAs do their job: banker

Fear and loathing in oilpatch

Reading between the lines for the truth about royalties

Royalty panel acted on half-information
Focus on gov't side of equation didn't do justice to business, economic half

Alaskan solution instructive as Alberta re-examines royalty rates
Our review panel proposed a balancing act

215 news articles »


What you didn't hear in campaign

NDP, Tories make last-ditch effort to turn tide of McGuinty majority

McGuinty, Tory find common ground on Ontario street racing law

Tory defends Liberal attack ad, McGuinty insists his campaign is 'positive'

Don't write off Conservative win yet, Tory says

Schools issue could edge Greens over the line

4 more years of blah, blah, blah?

Face to face with our premier, yes, but
definitely not seeing eye to eye on the issue of faith-based schools

School funding reversal calms Tory faithful

The politics of dull in a listless Ontario

McGuinty, Tory spar over rising hospital bill

Will McGuinty fool us twice?

Catholic schools feel fallout of Tory's idea

Experts on newcomer issues warm to Conservative
platform but slag New Democrats' proposals

Even in loss, Tory wants to stay

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? "

Coderre arrives in Kandahar on unauthorized trip

Ignatieff urges Liberals to stay united behind Dion

Canada doesn't want election, Ignatieff says

Knock off the posturing, we don't need an election

Memo to Liberals: Revive your brand

Maybe Canadians are too busy for politics

Conservatives foolishly float a trial balloon
aimed at deflating Canada's popular general

Ministers in Afghanistan visit troops and announce funding for UN program

Canadian cabinet ministers' Afghan tour filled with photo ops

Ignatieff urges Liberals to stay united behind Dion

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!

Will CRTC ignore decline of local TV news?

Diplomats face communications crackdown

Ottawa to re-evaluate foreign-aid priorities

Earth's salvation in urban forests

La Nina could bring long, cold winter

Survey: western Canadians see themselves as friendly but misunderstood

Our aversion to change means Ontario's students
are not getting the best education

On this day, Canadians have a lot to be thankful for
Economy is booming, there are jobs galore and
federal-provincial tensions are low

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

Lessons from Edmonton's school system

Ontario democracy fails faith-based test of maturity

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

Atlantic bluefin tuna stocks are on brink of collapse, experts say

Canada fibs about reason for Afghan mission

The dark human-rights pit where our coal comes from

McGuinty dénonce une publicité conservatrice; Tory se veut positif

Denis Coderre à Kandahar

Des célébrations des deux côtés de l'Atlantique

Les TCA lancent un cri d'alarme

Un « massacre délibéré »

Ottawa nourrira les Afghans

Maxime Bernier conclut sa visite en Afghanistan

L'arrivée de Denis Coderre à Kandahar est reportée

Le Bloc a des sympathisants hors Québec

Ignatieff ne croit pas Harper

L'arrestation de défenseurs des réfugiés ne stoppera pas l'afflux de réfugiés

Sondage: l'appui pour le Parti vert se concrétisera aux élections


Let's give thanks for our blessings!
>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...
>"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
> COURTESY Rosalie Piccioni