Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Daily Digest December 11, 2007


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

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - Plenty of guilt to go around
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=88280&sc=80

CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN - Welcoming medical residents print this article
The announcement of a medical residency program here is a progressive step for Island health care.
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=88318&sc=103

HALIFAX NEWS - Mental health court step in right direction
http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=88242&sc=90

OTTAWA CITIZEN - Time to face reality
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=87ba732e-e4b0-440d-9e57-42c5c8ba5130

         Nuclear anxiety
         http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=6209d943-f716-4944-aa83-dcce71c47101

        Only the beginning
         http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=2b4a52c2-d39a-4620-8968-0875b602a871

        A matter of leadership
         http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=d83e573a-2c45-476f-a71e-1e2611255cbd

TORONTO STAR - Quebec's politics of fear
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/284257

        A just sentence for defiant Black
         http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/284258

NATIONAL POST - Facebook nation
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=159506

CALGARY HERALD - Consecutive sentences needed to reflect the crimes 
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=c2092002-4001-4c90-a38f-f97a5c428512

EDMONTON SUN - No crooked CEOs in Canada?
http://www.edmontonsun.com/Comment/Commentary/2007/12/11/4718262-sun.html

VANCOUVER SUN - Change laws to protect vulnerable women like Pickton's victims
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=c3f884e9-4256-443a-ae70-b0b165f665bd

         Instead of an inquiry, spend the money on those in need
         http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=81e12642-81af-4826-aa29-cb473fd70010

VANCOUVER PROVINCE - Defiant media baron finds that nobody is above the law 
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=b5501dd6-e6d9-4ac5-9f61-bcf26055d785

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST - We're all complicit in women's deaths 
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=79b77973-d6a2-47aa-b843-d6dbe8238d46


ISSUES

CANADIAN FORCES
DND's been gagged, says retired colonel
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Canada/997538.html

Afghan suicide car bomber hits Canadian convoy in Panjwaii; 2 children hurt
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071211/n121151A.html

Gift packages for Canadian soldiers abroad are security risk, CAF says
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2007/12/11/qc-holidaypackages1211.html

Karzai seeks more Afghan forces
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7137816.stm


CANUSA/USACAN
Poll highlights unease over U.S. foreign policy
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071211.wpoll11/BNStory/National/home

WTO set to investigate U.S. agriculture policies
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/071211/canada/canada_trade_usa_dispute_col


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Assessing the side-swipe factor of a U.S. slump
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=ef5be1c7-e742-4c3e-b2bb-dab5ff1c93ad

Canada's new securities supermarket target for takeover
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=158357

Canada Post's monopoly grab
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=159513

Cross-border shopping tips from CSA International
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/December2007/11/c9376.html

Main Street USA is poised for rebound: CIBC
http://www.reportonbusiness.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071211.wcibc1211/BNStory/SpecialEvents2/home

Free trade? First, lower the barriers
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071210.wekorea10/BNStory/specialComment/home

Deloitte: Tax Laws Creating Crisis in Canada's Venture Capital Industry by Posing Barrier to Badly Needed Global Funding
Deloitte survey of over 500 global venture capitalists underscores need to fix Canada's "broken VC ecosystem" to prevent industry's collapse
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release.do?id=799685

Big Oil lets sun set on renewables
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2007/dec/11/oil.bp


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
A country reinventing itself
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=04deba94-8da4-448d-8e84-1ce0916406c2

UN agency nudges Canada to dig deeper
Small Nordic countries give more to help refugees
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=ac17b304-f168-45e8-b3c3-769412aacfdb

Prime Minister taken to task on Sudan crisis
Case made for strengthening mission in Darfur
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=160769

When it comes to Kosovo, Canada's in odd company
http://www.thestar.com/columnists/article/284329

McGuinty gets support from provincial rivals in Commons seat battle
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071211.wontario11/BNStory/National/Ontario/


HEALTH CARE RELATED
Breakthrough on Alzheimer's
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=159491

Dispute causing isotope delays
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071211.wisotope11/BNStory/National/home


JUSTICE SYSTEM
RCMP internal culture ripped
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/284362

Judge questions charity's claims
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/284332

Defence lawyers seek info on sale of B.C. Rail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071211.BCBRIEF11-1/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Supreme Court hears 'race-based' fishery case
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071211/scoc_fishery_071211/20071211?hub=Canada

RCMP boss hints reinstated deputy commissioner not entirely off the hook
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071211/n1211121A.html


MIGRATION
Risk too great for border agents
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=61049034-9c9a-4ae2-b21d-6f7310b9d31f


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
N.L. reluctantly signs on to equalization deal
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2007/12/11/equalization-nl.html

Ontario introduces new adoption bill
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=646ab86d-566c-4ccc-9997-f44fd65a9b56

No Muslim garb for teachers, judges: unions
Federation proposes charter of secularism ' to avoid anarchy'
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=f4c6c632-7889-4851-974d-6510fd8aa495

Alberta: Foreign workers to get protection
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/newsbriefs/story.html?id=6b8cb7ea-34d9-4781-9412-4653a53ac005

Five years on, Campbell fails to come to grips with the forestry crisis
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=8d68ed06-6929-450b-a197-5050a13a39f8

Auditor Finds Huge Problems With Ontario's Sex Offender Registry And Driver's Ed.
http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_17568.aspx

After starting accommodation debate, ADQ is now silent
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/columnists/story.html?id=c8e2fd3a-5c7f-4e39-ab23-b96741917568

John Tory's impossible task? 80 Minus One
http://www.stephentaylor.ca/archives/000917.html


POLITICS
Tories bypass nuclear safety watchdog with bill
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071211/reactor_isotopes_071211/20071211?hub=TopStories

Radioisotope shortage debate turns partisan
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071211/reactor_isotopes_071211/20071211?hub=Canada

Liberals demand Baird resign over O'Brien link 
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/headlinescan.html

Rae's strategy for the Liberals is to define the differences
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=22f7a468-5088-42c3-9dbb-3aacb2437f08

Tories blink on copyright law change
'Cyber-movement' forces Prentice to delay plans for bill
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=a2d52e40-96cd-4329-abfb-45382e522363

GST cut may not happen Jan. 1 if bill stalled in House: Flaherty
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071211/n1211212A.html

Canadian-style multiculturalism doesn't work in Quebec: Gilles Duceppe
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071211/n1211210A.html

                         L'affaire Schreiber
                  all 97 news articles »


New Schreiber Revelation Directly Contradicts Sworn Mulroney Statement
http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_17582.aspx

Schreiber makes fourth appearance before committee
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071211/Schreiber_ethics_071211/20071211?hub=Canada

Foreign interests helped unseat Clark: Schreiber
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071211.wschreibertestimony1211/BNStory/National/home

Schreiber also donated to Liberals, records show
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=c50c55d5-1544-40e6-b17b-b264f549eebd

Mulroney to bring family to hearing
Committee MP scoffs at former prime minister's plan to get his wife, children `within camera shot'
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/284374

Finding facts amid the intrigue
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/284372

Let Schreiber stay in Canada long enough for him to speak at public inquiry, poll says
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071211.POLLSCHREIBER11/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Politicians turning into Rodney Dangerfields
Schreiber affair adds to atmosphere of no respect
http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=88236&sc=93

Questions for Brian Mulroney's appearance at the Ethics Committee
http://puzzledcat.blogspot.com/2007/12/questions-for-brian-mulroneys.html

Warren Kinsella: in defence of MPs
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2007/12/10/150261.aspx

Schreiber makes way for Mulroney and leaves loaded questions behind
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071211/n1211216A.html

Mulroney's lawyers in Toronto court trying to get Schreiber lawsuit thrown out
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071211/n1211200A.html

Backbenchers take spotlight as Mulroney inquisition looms
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/columnists/story.html?id=79bee6a7-8d2f-45c0-8a11-dc4d1cd89fa0

Not exactly the media's finest hour
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/284265

MEET THE MULRONEYS
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071211.MULRONEYS11/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

MacKay never saw Schreiber's letter
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Canada/997548.html

RCMP didn't interview him, Schreiber tells committee
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=f8340e21-03c9-4107-b7d8-25f6f1c473c5&k=52057


PROGRAMMES
Forces halts soldiers' care packages
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=23143fe3-7257-4775-b346-fce5afadf7c7

Citizenship amendments fall short, critics say
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071211.wlostcdn1211/BNStory/National/home

Auroras to be replaced, MacKay hints
http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/997479.html


PRESSURE POINTS

        BALI
all 202 news articles »


Canada blocking emissions targets at Bali
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=160753

Canada threatens to block climate change declaration
http://www.canada.com/globaltv/national/story.html?id=e9bbd0fa-fd1a-4865-9a92-91a2c15f9642&k=56452

Baird accused of ducking meeting with activists
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071211/climate_talks_071211/20071211?hub=Canada

Chretien points finger at Martin for failing to live up to Kyoto obligations
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071211/n1211148A.html

Canadian youths walk out in frustration with Baird at UN climate conference
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071211/n1211102A.html

Greenland ice sheet melting at record rate
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/12/11/2115397.htm?section=world

Baird attacks green groups
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=ed3e198b-1d95-492d-9f79-0f73333ed6ce

Ottawa's hard stance at Bali a 'recipe for failure': Dion
http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2007/12/11/dion-climate.html

Ban Ki-moon is secretary general of the United Nations. This column was written for the Washington Post.
Politicians have to set green ground rules
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=69da5e61-c93d-4605-b563-e031707135cc


OPINION AND INFORMATION
When multi morphs into plural
Cultures can be sorted out; the hard part is getting ahead
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071207.wcoessaymulticult1208/BNStory/specialComment/home

Death by toy
Many of the playthings that stock North American shelves are made by Chinese workers under appalling conditions
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=7fbb0bd6-8190-4039-88ca-0ad01b1cdcc9

We all gain by reducing poverty
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/284259

Hijab Not Mandatory Insist Muslim Women
http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_17584.aspx

Survey finds Canadians are a happy bunch, but why?
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Columnists/Weston_Greg/2007/12/11/4718041-sun.html

Canadians' jovial mood may result from lack of foresight, says expert
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2007/12/11/4718306-sun.html

Stephen, pick up phone and answer
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=fd5adf4a-0662-4e08-8d21-5d9bb4f8beb7

China markets may be breeding ground for deadly viruses
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/bodyandhealth/story.html?id=c736b872-5bcb-42e8-9b69-9e485eb1411e

China a global bully
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=71f2803a-95fb-44d5-8111-03d5ffe70341

The risks of a federal fix of infrastructure
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=d46ea3cc-94f0-489f-887a-9af15ef212fc

It's been a bad year for institutions and the public trust
Canadians have lost respect for politicians, businessmen and cops
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=92b9ce3f-e215-4430-bebe-b6a6a5bddde3


INFOS

Ottawa intervient
http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/Ontario/2007/12/11/009-chalk-river-ottawa_n.shtml

Mettre le bois au boulot
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Economie-Affaires/2007/12/11/005-marois-bois-dumont.shtml

Affaire Mulroney-Schreiber
En attendant Mulroney http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2007/12/11/005-mulroney-schreiber.shtml

Les convois: une cible prisée des talibans
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2007/12/11/003-afghanistan-convoi.shtml

Bali: le camp américain perd une manche et se lézarde
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/12/11/168027.html

Jean Chrétien attaque Paul Martin
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071211/CPACTUALITES/71211171/1019/CPACTUALITES

Schreiber continue de s'en prendre à Mulroney
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071211/CPACTUALITES/71211132/1025/CPACTUALITES

Même la Chine fait la leçon au Canada
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071211/CPACTUALITES/712110683/1025/CPACTUALITES

L'Opposition réclame une nouvelle loi sur la citoyenneté
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071211/CPACTUALITES/71211181/1025/CPACTUALITES

GES : Le NPD presse les conservateurs d'agir
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071211/CPACTUALITES/71211121/1025/CPACTUALITES

Un attentat-suicide contre un convoi canadien blesse deux enfants afghans
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071211/CPACTUALITES/71211126/5846/CPACTUALITES

Les jeunes quittent une activité dans le cadre de la conférence de Bali
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071211/N1211199AU.html

Le parlement pourrait forcer le redémarrage de la centrale de Chalk River
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071211/N1211235AU.html

Schreiber conclut son témoignage et continue de s'en prendre à Mulroney
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071211/N1211229AU.html

Les avocats de Mulroney demandent le rejet de la poursuite de Schreiber
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071211/N1211185AU.html

Des défenseurs des droits civils se retirent d'une commission d'enquête
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071211/N1211227AU.html


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