Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Daily Digest December 12, 2007


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

EDITORIALs

CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN - All MPs could learn from this gaffe print this article
It wouldn't hurt any of our MPs to exercise some sober second thought before rising in the House to speak.
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=88656&sc=103

CAPE BRETON POST - Bilingual idea in deep trouble
http://www.capebretonpost.com/index.cfm?sid=88818&sc=151

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD - Snuff out bylaw
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/997675.html

AMHERST DAILY NEWS - Good legislation, bad delivery
http://www.amherstdaily.com/index.cfm?sid=88833&sc=61

MONTREAL GAZETTE - Bill threatens to curb linguistic choice
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=96099c41-58a1-4acb-a040-9dafc561bc59

BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER - Getting a grip on poverty no easy task
http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=814172

        Like a house of cards, U.S. doomed to fall under Bush
         http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=814174&auth=Hielema%2c+Bert

TORONTO SUN - Lack of security hurts securities
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/284644

HAMILTON SPECTATOR - Infrastructure needs funding
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/295031

WINDSOR STAR - Chalk River
An unacceptable delay
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=9c904f54-40c1-49a9-a8fd-4b4b6f416b7b

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - False sense of history
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4091945p-4690191c.html

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX - Posturing beats real solutions in Bali meeting 
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=d69abe2f-af36-4188-a1c2-220862ac6bda

CALGARY HERALD - Timeless principles
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=e5fa7d0d-fc55-4312-a3df-5062fc6f605f

LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Evolution of the Taser
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_9126.php

         Reservists job protection one piece of puzzle
         http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_9113.php

PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN - Going our own way
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=108088&Itemid=592

         Forestry should follow Finland's lead
         http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=108087&Itemid=592


VANCOUVER SUN - Sympathy isn't enough to concede immigration decisions to a mob 
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=206612dc-325f-4300-a42f-e5e50454f2ec


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS
Feds offering Six Nations $26 million to settle 178-year-old claim in Ontario
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071212/n1212169A.html


CANADIAN FORCES
Plans for Canada's Afghan base stretch to 2015: CP
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071212/n1212215A.html

Hospitals warned of Afghan bug
Threat posed by highly resistant bacteria brought back by troops underlines Canada's lack of preparedness...
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=163995

Harper muzzle will hurt DND: retired general
Inquiries must be cleared by 'the centre'
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=33f0e510-5dd4-437b-bac7-e1fc20cee60c

Brown: 'It's time to talk to the Taliban'
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/politics/article3244696.ece


CANUSA/USACAN
Harper dismisses Bush plea for gas tankers passage: U.S. official
http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5iiMeQi6oiUYvR6AsdnlG5TJibypw

Tribunal may rule on US-Canada lumber spat in Feb
http://ca.today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=domesticNews&storyID=2007-12-12T220318Z_01_N12643025_RTRIDST_0_CANADA-CANADA-LUMBER-COL.XML&archived=False

U.S. hunts Canadian potatoes in eight states
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071212.wspuds1212/BNStory/National/home

Keep goods, people flowing across border
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/343166_canada12.html

U.S. praises licences for border security
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/285050


JUSTICE SYSTEM
RCMP should restrict taser use immediately: report
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071212.wtaser1212/BNStory/National/home

Crime bill still threatens anglo rights, groups say
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=b14c6b05-3e7e-4ce2-908f-6641dbfde129


MIGRATION
Safe Third Country Pact Remains Despite Court Ruling
http://www.embassymag.ca/html/index.php?display=story&full_path=/2007/december/12/safethirdcountry/


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Atlantic premiers feel heat to come up with "wish list" for trade corridor
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071212/n1212137A.html


POLITICS
Green Party support at record levels, voter poll finds
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071212.POLL12/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

The Green's Elizabeth May overplays her hand
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2007/12/12/john-turley-ewart-the-green-s-elizabeth-may-overplays-her-hand.aspx

Harper's Hulk persona emerges
PM vents at questions on isotope shortage
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=162263

Harper has no go-to guy for Quebec
Managing the political needs of this province is always a challenge
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/columnists/story.html?id=eac298dd-c97d-4668-8f48-19cdaeca10fd

Mulcair win gave NDP key boost
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/284815

                        L'affaire Schreiber

Opinion — New rules don't prevent a new Schreiber
http://thesuburban.com/content.jsp?sid=19436950932555697014364511821&ctid=1000002&cnid=1013831

Mulroney only lobbied overseas, author says
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=3ad2de9c-8890-4f02-80d6-aed5258c9b74

Mulroney camp used German cash to help dump Clark
$25,000 in airfares paid for supporters, Schreiber testifies
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071212.SCHREIBER12/TPStory/National

Barren piece of land was ripe with plots
Money from sale of half-interest in Newfoundland property owned by former premier was used to unseat Joe Clark as Tory leader
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071212.SCHREIBERNEWFOUNDLAND12/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

How the Right Co-opted Canada's Media
http://the-mound-of-sound.blogspot.com/2007/12/how-right-co-opted-canadas-media.html

The Harper-Schreiber-Mulroney connection: Call MacKay to the Ethics Committee
http://puzzledcat.blogspot.com/2007/12/harper-schreiber-mulroney-connection.html

Mulroney to address ethics committee Thursday
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071212/mulroney_071212/20071212?hub=Canada

Questions someone really ought to ask Mulroney
http://forums.macleans.ca/advansis/?mod=for&act=dip&pid=94327&tid=94327&eid=63&so=1&ps=0&sb=1

Question No. 1:Was he nuts?
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=162249

Right-wing media covering up political scandal
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/subscriber/columnists/top3/story/4091960p-4690211c.html


PROGRAMMES
Ottawa thwarts nuclear watchdog
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071212.REACTORS12/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Flaherty open to help manufacturers, forestry, but not with 'Band-Aid' relief
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071212/n1212210A.html

One year later, some Tory accountability promises unfulfilled
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071212/n1212196A.html

Tory-touted accountability act scores 'D' grade: watchdog
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/12/12/accountatbiliy-report.html


PRESSURE POINTS
Flu pandemic could cost economy billions: study
http://www.canada.com/globaltv/national/story.html?id=f2000c93-4195-40cb-88cd-f060fad66046&k=33399

Canadian protesters upset with treatment at climate change summit in Bali
http://www.canada.com/globaltv/national/story.html?id=19099531-45f0-436c-8c4b-d07f9e847d0a&k=47187

Baird unveils industry emissions cuts timetable
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071212/baird_bali_071212/20071212?hub=Canada

Baird tells UN conference Canada believes in global warming, has felt it
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071212/n1212243A.html

The provinces don't want Ottawa to succeed in Bali
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=163953

A new call for reason
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=164001

Why Canada must lead by example in Bali
Stephane Dion, National Post
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=162279

Study: Part of Global-Warming Model May Be Wrong
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,316566,00.html

Arctic summers ice-free 'by 2013'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7139797.stm

Lower your expectations for results ...
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/284647

Canada's climate position gets UN boost
http://www.thestar.com/News/World/article/285046


OPINION AND INFORMATION
Postsecondary report calls for nationwide student IDs
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071212.wlearning12/BNStory/National/home

PM fails to cash in on happiness
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Copps_Sheila/2007/12/12/4720463.php

Doesn't the rest of the world get it? Global warming's biggest threat? Melting Canada's national identity away
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Strobel_Mike/2007/12/12/4720467.php

Honour - and horror - of the head scarf
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Warmington_Joe/2007/12/12/4720472.php

Ticking time bombs in Kabul
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/284645


INFOS

Flaherty rejette les solutions toutes faites pour le secteur manufacturier
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071212/N1212201AU.html

David Brown recommandera des changements drastiques pour la GRC
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071212/N1212230AU.html

Une équipe de reconstruction restera en Afghanistan jusqu'en 2015
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071212/N1212208AU.html

Des dispositions de la loi sur la responsabilité ne sont pas en vigueur
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071212/N1212232AU.html

Les dirigeants des provinces atlantiques veulent un corridor commercial
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071212/CPACTUALITES/71212167/1025/CPACTUALITES

Secteur manufacturier
Ottawa demeure inflexible
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Economie-Affaires/2007/12/12/004-Manufacture-Ottawa-crise.shtml


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