Friday, November 30, 2007

Daily Digest November 30, 2007


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

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - Looking a gift shop in the mouth
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=85242&sc=80

HALIFAX NEWS - Immigration contract stench getting worse
http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=85012&sc=90

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD - N.S. finds right dosage
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/995233.html

AMHERST DAILY NEWS - Accessibility for everyone
http://www.amherstdaily.com/index.cfm?sid=84865&sc=61

MONTREAL GAZETTE - Fight AIDS war on many fronts
http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/editorials/

OTTAWA CITIZEN - Poor sense of numbers
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=07b1a293-afc2-4596-b1fc-2c844c7f0f70

BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER - Open system ensures trust in our police
http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=798359

TORONTO STAR - Testing Schreiber's tales
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/281206

NATIONAL POST - Brian's turn
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=133504

TORONTO SUN - Premier needs to find his target
http://www.torontosun.com/Comment/Commentary/2007/11/30/4696541.html

HAMILTON SPECTATOR - Breaking poverty's grip
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/289291

SUDBURY STAR - Denouncing radical Islam; Too often in the West, we are silent to its worst outrages
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=798529&auth=Den+Tandt%2c+Michael

         Impaired driving needs its own vaccine
         http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=798530

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - MPs out of their depth
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4086096p-4684905c.html

        Never surrender
         http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4086095p-4684886c.html

CALGARY HERALD - Turning off the drug taps will help defeat Taliban
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=e36684e0-47a6-4827-a56c-040d8cdb979f

         Seeking truth in numbers
        Method of defining the poor not always a fair measurement
         http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=e8f5ea36-dd81-44a4-b099-524038c115cb

EDMONTON JOURNAL - Declaration of dependence too hard to fight
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=376a9fb0-844c-4526-a3c0-8353836f9777

PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN - Reasonable doubt
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=106334&Itemid=592

         Liberals offer vague plan on protecting children
         http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=106347&Itemid=592

VANCOUVER SUN - Bickering by bureaucrats won't help families in crisis
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=831e2bde-cd2c-40e5-af02-550d5e668437

VANCOUVER PROVINCE - AIDS awareness the only real 'passport' to having safer sex 
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=d1eb7f0f-d479-4e1a-a3c7-27481db9921c


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS
Prime minister approves status change for native group in Newfoundland
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071130/n1130184A.html


CANADIAN FORCES
Crippling opium industry key to defeating Taliban: former Canadian commander
http://www.canada.com/globaltv/national/story.html?id=f86cef09-fa7d-4515-a581-bb144215d39b&k=44006

Ottawa to announce major cash injection to clear land mines in Afghanistan
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071130/n1130200A.html

NATO could fail if Canada quits Afghanistan
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=135114

Mission costs up sharply, MacKay says
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071130.wdefencegta30/BNStory/Afghanistan/home

Aurora flap wings MacKay
http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/995241.html

Dutch to keep troops in Afghanistan until 2010
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071130.wdutchafgh1130/BNStory/International/home


CANUSA/USACAN
Ottawa to change car safety rules to ease U.S. imports
http://www.financialpost.com/story.html?id=135851


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
It Ain't Pretty
http://www.reportonbusiness.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071127.rmtimber1127/BNStory/specialROBmagazine/home


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
China breaks its promise of press freedom
Chinese state continues its censorship and media-harassment policies despite vows to Games officials
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=eb818d40-7ef5-4de0-b195-cdc69de00587


MIGRATION
Federal court strikes down refugee agreement
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071130/refugees_071130/20071130?hub=Canada

Feds mull options after judge slams deal sending refugees back to U.S.
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071130/n1130203A.html


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Temporary ceasefire? print this article
War of words calms for now, but return to Williams-Harper spat could be easy as ABC
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=85288&sc=79

Williams, Harper agree to disagree
http://www.canada.com/globaltv/national/story.html?id=4e0e31d1-4b01-4494-800e-85f267733c3a&k=15736

Harper, Williams meeting ends with no resolution to Atlantic Accord spat
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071130/n1130209A.html

'He didn't bring me solutions': Williams on PM meeting
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2007/11/30/williams-harper.html


POLITICS
Dion admits Liberals overreacted in demanding veiled voters uncover faces
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071130/n1130104A.html

Mulroney talked to Tory cabinet minister on behalf of Quebecor: CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/11/29/mulroney-lobby.html

Dion hints there could be a spring election
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/281482

Dion attending Bali summit for Earth, not political gain
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=135875


PROGRAMMES
Opposition demands debate on joining nuclear club
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071130/nuclear_group_071130/20071130?hub=Canada

Tories defend decision to join world nuclear group
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2007/11/29/4695652-cp.html

McCallion challenges Flaherty on city funding
Municipalities need more help from Ottawa, mayor says
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071130.wontariotoronto30/BNStory/National/home?cid=al_gam_mostview

Canada's ministers for seniors vow to continue fight against elder abuse
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071130/n1130205A.html

Canada Lobbyist Oversight Body Reviewing Mulroney, CBC Reports
http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&ct=us/0-0&fp=47507369e91064a3&ei=u8xQR8ToJYzc-wGW8PHUCQ&url=http%3A//www.bloomberg.com/apps/news%3Fpid%3D20601082%26sid%3DapZWk.80pUXM%26refer%3Dcanada&cid=1124325996

Conservatives defend wireless decision
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071130.wberniermulroney1130/BNStory/National/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20071130.wberniermulroney1130

Minister from Quebecor
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=6303ac14-cda9-4275-bd2d-10e54ac7af38&k=52152

No help for struggling manufacturing sector before next budget
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/politics/story.html?id=c123bf9a-298b-437e-9097-37ce37f68104&k=88726


PRESSURE POINTS
Laws governing RCMP, CSIS put Cdns at risk: Zaccardelli
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/War_Terror/2007/11/30/4697821-cp.html

Kyoto framework is still best hope ...
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/281191

Ottawa says new Kyoto must be team effort
http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/National/2007/11/30/4697028-sun.html

The Environment
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/world/environment/index.html
Our special page of environmental stories, including our ongoing series Climate Change: The Deniers


OPINION AND INFORMATION
Military nurse recalls 'intense' Afghan tour
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/995144.html

The slop on our trays 
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=9040a01a-78d7-48fd-bb7f-bf5a81da0663

Tasers helpful when dealing with violent suspects
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/headlinescan.html

Facts omitted by detractor of Taser use
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=0d181d5c-0798-450b-b3b4-3865d92e356a


INFOS

Téléphonie sans fil
Quebecor se défend
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2007/11/30/006-Quebecor-lobby-tel.shtml

Partenariat pour l'énergie nucléaire
L'opposition éclate
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2007/11/30/005-canada-nuke-reax.shtml

Extradition vers l'Allemagne
Sursis provisoire pour Schreiber
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2007/11/30/002-schreiber_extradition.shtml

Péréquation
Williams et Harper restent inflexibles
http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/atlantique/2007/11/29/005-TNL-dialogue_n.shtml

La survie des conservateurs grâce aux libéraux achève, laisse entendre Dion
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071130/N113069AU.html

Ottawa doit annoncer un grand investissement contre les mines antipersonnel
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071130/N1130208AU.html

L'opposition réclame l'abandon de l'entente sur les pays tiers sûrs
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071130/N1130189AU.html

Ottawa et Québec cherchent des solutions à la crise forestière
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071130/N1130143AU.html

Schreiber entame son numéro
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/11/30/166633.html

Taser: le sénateur Kenny rabroué par les policiers
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/11/30/166628.html

Club nucléaire: l'opposition demande un débat
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071130/CPACTUALITES/71130244/1025/CPACTUALITES


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        Although the matter may be solved, the larger issue is one of harmonizing vehicle regulations between Canada and the United States. Automakers in       Canada have been calling for such harmonization and an end to Canadian-specific rules on such things as bumpers and daytime running lights.
         http://www.financialpost.com/story.html?id=135851


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From: "Suan H.Booiman" <sumi701@shaw.ca>
Subject: UK Memorial - FALSE RUMOUR
 
Hello All (what internet can do to you)
 
Please check out this link:
 
http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/holocaust.asp
 
This is just another urban legend spread on the internet.
 
Suan

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From: Eugene Parks
Subject: RE: Daily Digest November 29, 2007

For the Digest:
 
First advisor to Prime Minister Harper: Brian Mulroney (an unregistered lobbyist who just got a billion dollar spectrum allotment for his company)
Second advisor to Prime Minister Harper: Tom Flannagan, and American – what the h* are Americans doing interfering in Canadian politics!
Third in command: Sandra Buckler (who worked for Mulroney)
Fourth in command: Peter McKay (who worked for Schreiber, and was directly involved in the company with the botched deal under investigation)
Fourth in command: Nicholson (who works or worked for Mulroney and was contemptuous of parliament when he tried to get Schreiber out of the country)
 
The cabinet of Mr. Harper is so deep into the Schreiber-Mulroney affair, one hardly know where to begin.
 
Spin that Sandra B.
 
Cheers
 
Eugene Parks
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L'affaire Schreiber

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Schreiber escorted home
http://www.canada.com/globaltv/national/story.html?id=cb5e67dc-f368-4b03-b490-4560dcac5903&k=6410

Schreiber to seek bail after extradition delayed
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071129/schreiber_court_071130/20071130?hub=Canada

PM Harper among powerful politicians who want Schreiber extradited: Greenspan
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071130/n1130198A.html

Schreiber soap opera likely to continue for some time
Businessman's end game is obvious -- delay his deportation indefinitely
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=8fca8ef7-4434-49eb-9e81-380ac3ebff3e

The Schreiber Files
Maclean's full coverage of the ongoing Mulroney-Schreiber saga
http://www.macleans.ca/canada/features/article.jsp?content=20071129_191900_7916

Peter MacKay told father not to associate with Schreiber
http://www.canadaeast.com/news/article/142868

MacKay denies knowing Schreiber before Thyssen job
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071130/mackay_schreiber/20071130?hub=Canada

Tories rightly wary about revelations
MacKays were big backers of N.S. project
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/headlinescan.html

The committee mob scene on Parliament Hill
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2007/11/30/warren-kinsella-bye-bye-brian.aspx

Schreiber teases and confuses in sordid Mulroney melodrama
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/columnists/story.html?id=21fc59ed-a8c2-4466-96a7-eab1f4b1dfbc

Schreiber lures MPs with crumbs
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/281317

Politicians have reason to worry
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=133477

Afternoon television
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/columnists/story.html?id=6ae8cccc-6a89-42c0-88ce-744f51fa82a3

MacKay stuck in the middle
http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/995117.html

A few things to chew on
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Columnists/Harris_Michael/2007/11/30/4696595.html

Schreiber says Mulroney raised his case with Harper
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/281316


Behind the testimony
National Post, Canada - 10 hours ago
German-Canadian arms dealer Karlheinz Schreiber appeared yesterday before the House of Commons ethics committee. Initially, he refused to answer questions, ...

Pasta explanation 'nonsense'
Globe and Mail, Canada - 15 hours ago
OTTAWA ­ Karlheinz Schreiber's assertion yesterday before the House of Commons ethics committee that it was "nonsense" that former prime minister Brian ...

Mulroney aide confirms PM wanted arms deal
Edmonton Sun,  Canada - 16 hours ago
By CP A former top aide to Brian Mulroney says the ex-prime minister personally directed him to oversee a project that's now at the centre of a $500000 ...

Mulroney intervened in project at heart of payments scandal, ex ...
The Canadian Press - 19 hours ago
OTTAWA - A onetime top aide to Brian Mulroney says the ex-prime minister intervened in a project that's now at the centre of a $500000 cash-payments scandal ...

Mulroney mum on declaring cash
Globe and Mail, Canada - Nov 29, 2007
Around the time that former prime minister Brian Mulroney accepted $100000 in cash from Karlheinz Schreiber in a New York City hotel room, ...

MacKay finds himself stuck in the middle
ChronicleHerald.ca, Canada - 14 hours ago
By STEPHEN MAHER Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA ­ Brian Mulroney, Karlheinz Schreiber and Elmer MacKay were once close friends, men at the pinnacle of power, ...

Ties that grind
Winnipeg Free Press, Canada - Nov 28, 2007
BRIAN Mulroney and Stephen Harper worked together to create the new Conservative party and government. "Without (Mulroney), it wouldn't have happened," says ...


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