Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Daily Digest October 9, 2007


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

EDITORIALs

HALIFAX NEWS - And you think you've got bad neighbours
http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=69568&sc=90

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD - Paying above par
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/944840.html

MONTREAL GAZETTE - Harper is in the driver's seat 
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=e88642ac-7b2d-4082-bb03-4aebffa5fee2

OTTAWA CITIZEN - Time for Tory's Tories
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=8471007e-8905-42e1-a1ed-8ee755db2ee2

         Bureaucratic lament
         http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=fe73084b-435b-4fb2-b607-ab8017c2d4ca

TORONTO STAR -
Cutting rates is job one
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/264193

         Electoral reform fraught with risk
         http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/264192

NATIONAL POST - Alberta's golden goose
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/editorialsletters/story.html?id=95c8d2d7-c134-480c-b193-ccdb3185ff49

HAMILTON SPECTATOR - A shot at purer democracy
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/261177

K-W RECORD - Protecting the guards
http://www.therecord.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=record/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1191914152144&call_pageid=1024321927354&col=1024322198380

WINDSOR STAR - The border
Let's not blame Canada
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=c45b9dec-0741-4c38-86b7-ef9bbec11a21

SUDBURY STAR - Proposed system offers needed changes
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=725647

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - Police 'duty' refined
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4054111p-4659427c.html

WINNIPEG SUN - We'll be listening to this one
http://winnipegsun.com/Comment/Editorial/2007/10/08/4560680.html

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX - Reversing harm of unilateralism U.S. challenge
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=4f47f8dc-2f83-4e9a-b178-9446fb14e5cf

REGINA LEADER-POST - When there's no'right' decision
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=b0383bd7-25ec-4598-9a48-911e2efb339a

CALGARY HERALD - Reducing a grizzly toll
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=06c78153-58ca-495e-a12c-eabd389d61cf

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE - Afghanistan: A war won and lost
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/Editorial/344527.html

PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN - Police training too expensive
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=98812&Itemid=161

         Willingness lacking to combat climate change
         http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=98811&Itemid=161



ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS
Appeal court reinstates challenge to Nisga'a treaty
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071009/shadow_cabinet_071009/20071009?hub=Canada

First Nation wants apology from mining CEO amid vitriol over Kemess rejection
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071009/n1009162A.html


CANADIAN FORCES
Canadians pay to bolster Afghan security
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071009.afghan09/BNStory/Afghanistan/home

Tories may be considering new submarines, say military sources
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071009/n1009127A.html

French fighters
http://video.canada.com/Global_VideoContentHTML.aspx?fl=1

Canada to Kabul: spare NATO-captured prisoners
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071009/coderre_visit_071009/20071009?hub=Canada

Coderre troubled by Afghan government executions
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071009/coderre_visit_071009/20071009?hub=Canada

Front-line tour won't change Grit's mind
Defence critic says mission should still expire in 2009
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=f6c7a826-7822-4c7a-9491-68635d898bd9

Afghan base a bustling city in the desert
Kandahar Airfield has comforts of home, but smells of sewage
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=c27bdbdf-a4c1-467f-8181-17a8c303c29f


CANUSA/USACAN
Beef, pork sectors oppose U.S. labelling plan
http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2007/10/08/labelling-plan.html

PREMEDITATED MERGER
Ex-Mexican prez: Yes, there will be an amero
Vicente Fox confirms long-term plan worked out with President Bush
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=58052

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxcoPn9ucEo&mode=related&search =

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T74VA3xU0EA&mode=related&search =

CNN LARRY KING LIVE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYGrn0hZlCQ


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Pay off debt, CEOs demand
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=42d78b9e-7937-446a-a368-b9a06a04ec17


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Burmese monks plead for freedom, help
Economic worries escalate as military crackdown scares away traders from neighbouring countries
http://www.thestar.com/News/World/article/264785

ASIA TIMES ARTICLES ON BURMA
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia.html

Canada, India on path to sign nuclear deal despite weapons 'blips' in the past 
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=bbea67b2-c96e-4446-8e65-53b6e8a180dd

Give Tymoshenko her opportunity
Ukrainian election demands a change of leadership
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=edade95e-6278-46dd-8a9d-0f642871eae4

Politicians ignore U.S. health fiasco
Corporate control of Congress prevents reform
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=ba1f42aa-4d02-4432-a4ce-6af2bb6da1bf

U.S. politicians of all stripes wrap themselves in the protectionist flag
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071009.IBWORLD09/TPStory/TPBusiness/Politics/


HEALTH CARE RELATED
Physiotherapists troubled by technology-induced pain
Excessive use of laptops, cellphones leads to host of 'modern-day maladies'
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=91d48391-fc53-4916-a49a-febb2dd09c6c

The public has to be involved in the debate on biobanking
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=804dd212-6b43-4ae4-bb9c-ebd4d794cf9d

Even if your kids don't like you now, they may be grateful to you later
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=5b1e9bd3-9c86-4bc4-bb6e-e55f9a37abb0

Inequality in society means the poor are sick more often
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=d8c6de62-49c3-42c4-8293-e901d227c65e


JUSTICE SYSTEM
Provisions on sentencing and youth detention to be amended this fall: Nicholson
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071009/n1009117A.html

Rehab, treatment jam-up delays parole for federal inmates
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/10/09/inmates-programs.html

The government's case against compensating Arar
Officials couldn't have 'reasonably foreseen' torture, lawyers argued before settlement
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=287a4db0-641b-49d2-a660-d86a00142336

Fatal crash puts focus on law to curb racing
Brothers charged under new rules; witnesses claim speeding vehicle passed truck on shoulder, hit car
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=5f846f58-b9dd-4579-8fa3-cb356f964a77


MIGRATION
Windsor-bound 'refugees' use inn as way station 
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/story.html?id=52306b88-aa95-448d-8341-5fa2d0036b88


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Williams wallops the opposition
Conservatives take 43 seats, cutting Liberals to three and leaving the NDP with one
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071009.wnfld1009a/BNStory/National/home

2007 Provincial Election Results
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=69749&sc=79

Williams wins second majority in N.L. election
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071009/NL_election_results_071009/20071009?hub=Canada

Williams poised to be more forceful with stronger N.L. majority gov't
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071008/n100889A.html

Taking a lesson from Newfoundland Tories
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/canada/story.html?id=2012b48d-51db-41ab-9397-63fce60de357


Time to see if B.C. is selling resources too cheaply
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=eb8162cd-1881-4807-8c4d-fcdf83327da9


ONTARIO ELECTION

TORSTAR http://www.thestar.com/ontarioelection
GOOGLE all 265 news articles »

GLOBE http://www.theglobeandmail.com/ontarioelection2007
POST
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/ontarioelection/index.html

Reject MMP, Conservatives tell voters
http://www.thestar.com/OntarioElection/article/264843

The parties and their promises
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=0c5bbcc5-d903-43a4-aa66-aaa5132078fd

Liberal record takes back seat to faith based schools in Ontario election
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071009/n1009164A.html

Tory's reversal of fortunes
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Blizzard_Christina/2007/10/09/4561321-sun.php

McGuinty not only skipped a last chance to debate the issues with his rivals, he also missed getting an earful from this vote
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Warmington_Joe/2007/10/09/4561323-sun.php

Election lost on school issue
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Worthington_Peter/2007/10/09/4561338-sun.php

Blame me if Liberals win another majority, Tory says
Conservative leader vows to fight on, puts McGuinty on spot over taxes
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=920f90fd-648c-4410-8c85-36865f9e142b


POLITICS
Harper Tories lead sagging Grits by 7 points: poll
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071009/federal_poll_071009?s_name=&no_ads =

Liberals won't force an election, Dion says
http://www.canada.com/globaltv/national/story.html?id=25d0407a-f449-4c84-bbc3-05a1fe4bf1c8
all 105 news articles »


Dion names Bob Rae as new foreign affairs critic
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071009/shadow_cabinet_071009/20071009?hub=Canada

Mike Duffy Live: Bob Rae discusses his new role
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/HTMLTemplate?tf=/ctv/mar/video/new_player.html&cf=ctv/mar/ctv.cfg&hub=Canada&video_link_high=mms://ctvbroadcast.ctv.ca/video/2007/10/09/ctvvideologger3_191929041_1191963711_500kbps.wmv&video_link_low=mms://ctvbroadcast.ctv.ca/video/2007/10/09/ctvvideologger3_191929040_1191962316_218kbps.wmv&clip_start=00:02:00.85&clip_end=00:10:23.62&clip_caption=Mike%20Duffy%20Live:%20Bob%20Rae%20discusses%20his%20new%20role&clip_id=ctvnews.20071009.00216000-00216746-clip1&subhub=video&no_ads=&sortdate=20071009&slug=shadow_cabinet_071009&archive=CTVNews
CTV Newsnet: Dion takes questions from reporters
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/HTMLTemplate?tf=/ctv/mar/video/new_player.html&cf=ctv/mar/ctv.cfg&hub=Canada&video_link_high=mms://ctvbroadcast.ctv.ca/video/2007/10/09/ctvvideologger2_500kbps_2007_10_09_1191959650.wmv&video_link_low=mms://ctvbroadcast.ctv.ca/video/2007/10/09/ctvvideologger2_218kbps_2007_10_09_1191957583.wmv&clip_start=00:03:39.18&clip_end=00:10:21.62&clip_caption=CTV%20Newsnet:%20Dion%20takes%20questions%20from%20reporters&clip_id=ctvnews.20071009.00216000-00216737-clip2&subhub=video&no_ads=&sortdate=20071009&slug=shadow_cabinet_071009&archive=CTVNe ws
CTV Newsnet: Dion takes questions from reporters, part two
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/HTMLTemplate?tf=/ctv/mar/video/new_player.html&cf=ctv/mar/ctv.cfg&hub=Canada&video_link_high=mms://ctvbroadcast.ctv.ca/video/2007/10/09/ctvvideologger3_191929033_1191960394_500kbps.wmv&video_link_low=mms://ctvbroadcast.ctv.ca/video/2007/10/09/ctvvideologger3_191929032_1191958999_218kbps.wmv&clip_start=00:01:09.10&clip_end=00:15:39.94&clip_caption=CTV%20Newsnet:%20Dion%20takes%20questions%20from%20reporters,%20part%20two&clip_id=ctvnews.20071009.00216000-00216740-clip1&subhub=video&no_ads=&sortdate=20071009&slug=shadow_cabinet_071009&archive=CTVNews

Canada 'not for sale,' Industry minister says
http://www.canada.com/globaltv/national/story.html?id=54a17521-1962-4b04-9838-dc158a331386

Happy days for PM
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Weston_Greg/2007/10/09/4561337-sun.php

Quebec Liberals haunted by divisions over the nation question
The divisive convention debate provides the backdrop for the party's disunity
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=a353dd7f-591f-49be-a403-8e34cd954820

Liberals ready for a fight, Dion warns
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071009.wdion1009/BNStory/National/home

What, me worry?
Ivision: Upbeat mood suggests Dion doesn't grasp dire nature of predicament
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=ff5d4cb4-998d-48e0-a1ad-d0fa56413f23


PROGRAMMES
Canada urged to review private contractors guarding embassies and diplomats
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071008/n100853A.html

Feds spend $42 m on better oil spill response plans, more ocean research
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071009/n100984A.html

Wish for free markets, get a wholesale review
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=30acc8da-46a1-49c0-8c56-01e1d462d70d

Canada to set new foreign takeover rules
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071008/foreign_ownership_071008/20071008?hub=Canada

Languages Commissioner looks to Throne Speech
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071009.NATS09-2/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Environment Canada scientists in funding storm
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/canada/story.html?id=955691b8-b5a6-4c9d-b738-7296c59ca03c


PRESSURE POINTS
Rivers Inlet mystery: What happened to the sockeye?
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=76f86c85-ea55-4770-8f29-d91864830209


OPINION AND INFORMATION
Alberta oil thirst leading to disaster: author
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071009/alberta_oil_071009/20071009?hub=Canada

Canada AM: Author William Marsden with concerns
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/HTMLTemplate?tf=/ctv/mar/video/new_player.html&cf=ctv/mar/ctv.cfg&hub=Canada&video_link_high=mms://ctvbroadcast.ctv.ca/video/2007/10/09/ctvvideologger2_500kbps_2007_10_09_1191931132.wmv&video_link_low=mms://ctvbroadcast.ctv.ca/video/2007/10/09/ctvvideologger2_218kbps_2007_10_09_1191929066.wmv&clip_start=00:00:19.08&clip_end=00:04:22.26&clip_caption=Canada%20AM:%20Author%20William%20Marsden%20with%20concerns&clip_id=ctvnews.20071009.00216000-00216692-clip1&subhub=video&no_ads=&sortdate=20071009&slug=alberta_oil_071009&archive=CTVNews

There could be darker, xenophobic reasons why Ontarians have rejected John Tory's call for funding of faith-based schools
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Bonokoski_Mark/2007/10/09/4561322-sun.php

Arrogance is Liberal undoing
http://www.winnipegsun.com/News/Columnists/MacFarlane_Gord/2007/10/09/4560941.html

Opposition leader's job takes vision, thick skin
Dion learns frustrations of leading without advantage of a PM's powers
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=88265018-8fb3-4c38-9f09-d1b83fa2a335

It's the tone, not the text
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=611f3342-acbe-4935-ad42-f3c952569d67

Banging our tin cup harder won't make it better
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/944839.html

Suddenly, I seem to exist in the land of excess
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/944844.html

In search of a good leader
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=a02d8bf4-749b-4da8-b9a4-5104b44c231d

"E.X." . Abort? Retry? Reboot?
The public service has the technology but can it use it?
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=db1f5c14-1515-47b3-a643-8419b0022aa9

Ontario's dark side
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=77aa77cf-c3e5-44dd-a684-230f1f5987dd

Depleted uranium: enduring risk
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=48ba1d82-68df-41d3-91d3-8c618b32ccc7

Harper moderates political approach to avoid going to the polls
Tories content to nudge Canadians gradually in a conservative direction
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=cbce8c66-215b-400f-bda6-1bcb421bc5eb

Pay less attention to our politicians
At least until they get around to calling an election, anyway
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=f9b17a4e-8c90-435b-8b43-a5873bf0c44f

Separatist movements less ominous
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/264772

Behind the Star's endorsements
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/264194

Move education beyond the faith-based ...
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/264801


INFOS

[ Élections Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador 2007 ] – Scrutin
Balayage conservateur Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador reportent au pouvoir le gouvernement de Danny Williams avec une écrasante majorité.
http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/electionsTNL2007/2007/10/09/001-TNL-elections_n.shtml

Ottawa toujours en réflexion
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Economie-Affaires/2007/10/09/007-prentice-etudie-toujours.shtml

Sprint final
http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/electionsOntario2007/index.asp

Ottawa est invité à revoir ses coupes nuisibles aux minorités linguistiques
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071009/N1009132U.html

Le Canada rappelle aux Afghans de ne pas exécuter les prisonniers
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071009/N1009153U.html

Le silence canadien en Afghanistan est déploré
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071009/CPACTUALITES/71009180/5846/CPACTUALITES

Dion lève le ton, assure que Harper le regrettera s'il provoque une élection
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071009/N1009106U.html

Querelle d'avocats entre le PLC et son directeur
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071009/N1009110U.html

Dion garde ses options ouvertes
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071009/CPACTUALITES/71009177/1025/CPACTUALITES

Sondage: les conservateurs creusent l'écart
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071009/CPACTUALITES/71009162/1025/CPACTUALITES

Bernier et Coderre se croisent à Kandahar
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071009/CPACTUALITES/710090633/1025/CPACTUALITES

«Les Canadiens ne veulent pas d'élections», soutient Ignatieff
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071009/CPACTUALITES/710090648/1025/CPACTUALITES

Les Canadiens font plus confiance à la police qu'au système de justice
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071009/CPACTUALITES/710090650/1025/CPACTUALITES

Le pétrole canadien dans la mire d'al-Qaïda
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/10/09/159883.html

Le Commissaire aux langues officielles surveillera de près le discours du Trône
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/10/09/159889.html


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        As happens from time to time there will be a separate BELOW (30) posting. So I'm going to comment on a couple of quotes.

                  Joe

The RCMP will continue to have problems recruiting enough people as long as it refuses to pay them during its 24 weeks of training.
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=98812&Itemid=161

         New to me - and probably 99.9% of those not in some manner directly connected to the R.C.M.P.

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Canada has decided to sidestep the corrupt Afghan government and ensure the safety of Canadian soldiers by paying Afghan http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071009.afghan09/BNStory/Afghanistan/home

         Doesn't sit quite right when were told we're winning when this is necessary.  It protects our troops, so I support it. Makes the mission viable? Gotta question this.

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