Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Daily Digest December 5, 2007


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

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - Fish tales
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=86474&sc=80

CAPE BRETON POST - Corporate relations go off the rails
http://www.capebretonpost.com/index.cfm?sid=86648&sc=151

HALIFAX NEWS - Coming from away
http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=86432&sc=90

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD - Fair play, please
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/996172.html

AMHERST DAILY NEWS - Another holiday opening dilemma
http://www.amherstdaily.com/index.cfm?sid=86675&sc=61

MONTREAL GAZETTE - Report should leash the dogs of war
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=7925813b-f18c-44c7-8145-997f42780b50

         Complacency can be deadly
         http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=966f246c-edd6-475d-95da-6a43406d6710

OTTAWA CITIZEN - This land is my land - or not
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=0f23946f-90f6-4670-9459-65aa834b8b14

BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER - Don't become buried in debt this Christmas
http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=804746

        Ponder giving gold as a present of great value this year
         http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=804748

TORONTO STAR - Diversity defines modern Canada
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/282541


SUDBURY STAR - China the bully; CBC gives in to pressure to hold documentary because Olympics loom
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=804910&auth=Hoy%2c+Claire

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - Back in the U.S.S.R.
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4088253p-4686929c.html

REGINA LEADER-POST - Eye on the bottom line
From buying new chairs to setting the salaries of new staff, government spending needs to be judged on the criteria of what is fair and reasonable.
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=b66345a0-a5b8-4f4e-80ad-8cd68577a0b5

CALGARY HERALD - Tough talk on Iran 
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=dcedcc4e-526b-431a-a830-3ccdf3e4d053

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE - Give the environment a gift
Make some simple decisions and make a difference
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/Editorial/359710.html

EDMONTON JOURNAL - Flaherty right on securities
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=7648c6fb-646e-485b-a162-795d9b5581b1

EDMONTON SUN - How about a gift for the environment?
http://www.edmontonsun.com/Comment/Commentary/2007/12/05/4708267-sun.html

LETHBRIDGE HERALD - A shotgun approach to fact-finding
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_9048.php

        World here at home
         http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_9037.php

VANCOUVER SUN Everyone benefits when newcomers master an official language 
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=76036f11-e549-4ec8-b15c-17ad91b2ac6b

VANCOUVER PROVINCE - Government must stop this medical queue-jumping 
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=49c2c173-5793-4795-8cae-962c5f05c52b


ISSUES

CANADIAN FORCES
Canadian bomb disposal squad kept busy with 'the long walk' in Afghanistan
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071205/n1205212A.html

Leaked aid map of Afghanistan reveals expansion of no-go zones
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article3000067.ece

Afghan mission extension proposed
Unrealistic for Canada to leave current role in a year, analyst says
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/282659

The Afghan farmers have an alternative to poppy cultivation
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Finfo.branchez-vous.com%2FNationales%2F071205%2FN1205107AU.html&langpair=fr%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

Protecting our soldiers in Afghanistan
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=aa051cff-cae2-4f85-9268-f80e6bb7f017


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
The next head of the Bank of Canada said Wednesday that it would be a "mistake" for Canada to enter into a common-currency arrangement with the United States. http://www.canada.com/globaltv/national/story.html?id=528fd2bf-4425-450c-bae3-8863177b025a&k=91542

Trade barriers costing Canada $3B a year
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2007/11/06/4635045-cp.html

Santa or Scrooge?
http://money.canoe.ca/Columnists/Leatherdale/2007/12/05/4708584-sun.html


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Iran escapes a U.S. attack -- at least for a while
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=96f4b72a-be80-40a0-bfd8-04d2f3a2a9be

China menaces Taiwan and the U.S. flaunts military muscle
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=8d584f55-004f-4263-b27f-1da9dbcdfe86

The plan to topple Pakistan's military
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/IL06Df03.html


HEALTH CARE RELATED
Brian Day is hardly alone
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=145243

JUSTICE SYSTEM
New RCMP backup policy could cost millions
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/12/05/rcmp-backup.html


MIGRATION
Immigration helps us prosper
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Copps_Sheila/2007/12/05/4708265-sun.php


POLITICS
Dion's big gamble
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/columnists/story.html?id=465b8745-3265-49cb-9143-d413982fba14

MPs duel over Al Gore video clip
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2007/12/05/4708222-sun.html

                         L'affaire Schreiber

Old friends help to post $1.31 million
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/282698

$300,000 for what?
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Columnists/Weston_Greg/2007/12/05/4708553-sun.html

Lobby firm was to give Mulroney something 'to live on'
Schreiber recounts conversation with ex-PM's associate
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071205.SCHREIBER05/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

'Lyin' Brian' is a fitting name: Schreiber
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=d01cb088-de5a-4e64-8dee-829b87a5e0b1

Privacy issues may delay Schreiber documents
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2007/10/31/4621426-cp.html

Charest urged to testify before ethics committee
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071205/charest_dumont_071205/20071205?hub=Canada

Rambling Schreiber documents include threatening missive to Mulroney
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071205/n1205196A.html

Schreiber threatened to 'expose' Mulroney in May 2007 letter
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=ce7acf0a-e6b2-4d8e-a839-01c72ef54267&k=42752

Liar exonerates liar
http://www.macleans.ca/canada/features/article.jsp?content=20071205_124025_5312

Testimony music to Mulroney's ears
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=145173

Amazing shrinking scandal 2
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/columnists/story.html?id=562ab677-4a1e-461d-a1c8-2e80e222ecc5

Schreiber must stay in Canada until fat lady sings
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/subscriber/columnists/top3/story/4088271p-4686973c.html

Money not discussed: Schreiber
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/282696

MacKay: Just trying to help
http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/996248.html

Lalonde wasn't registered while lobbying for Schreiber
http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/996251.html


PROGRAMMES
Record-spending Tories review polling contracts
Minister says freeze put it place; office later backs off comments
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=a4598701-f296-4e83-bfb7-8cb0850c4464

From social program to cash cow
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/282543


PRESSURE POINTS
Our complete coverage of the environment
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/world/environment/index.html

China, U.S. must join global fight: Baird
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/282867

Ottawa to offer incentives to retire old cars: Baird
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=146860

Dion: A Gadfly Goes to Bali
http://www.embassymag.ca/html/index.php?display=story&full_path=/2007/december/5/dion/

Scientists urge climate summit to commit to deep emissions cuts
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=146878

Science reading for Bali's beach
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=ccfdd609-3321-42d5-b9ef-40e20fc8db33&k=38891

UN climate of futility blossoms in Bali
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/IL06Ae03.html


OPINION AND INFORMATION
National identity important, poll suggests
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/282832

Rude awakening on bilingualism
http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Columnists/Clancy_Roy/2007/12/05/4708493-sun.php

French still an abstraction in much of Canada
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/282693

More schools to pull 'The Golden Compass'
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071205/golden_compass_071205/20071205?hub=Canada

Tax cuts for higher incomes? That's rich
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071205.RREYNOLDS05/TPStory/Business/columnists

Undercover officer hit riot squad member at Montebello: filmmaker
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2007/12/05/ot-montebello-assault-071205.html


INFOS

Schreiber a lancé un dernier avertissement à Mulroney dans une lettre en mai
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071205/N1205223AU.html

John Baird s'inspire d'Al Gore pour faire valoir la position du Canada
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071205/N1205157AU.html

Michael Fortier dit avoir parlé trop vite en annonçant un gel des sondages
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071205/N1205163AU.html

Stéphane Dion applaudit le livre rose mais ne s'engage pas à le suivre
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071205/N120545AU.html

Les fermiers afghans auraient une solution de rechange à la culture du pavot
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071205/N1205107AU.html

Sondages
Des dépenses records
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2007/12/05/003-sondage-depenses-record-harper.shtml

Schreiber dit n'avoir jamais été interrogé par la GRC
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/12/05/167316.html

Robert Charest, rouage important du financement de son frère Jean
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071205/CPACTUALITES/712050707/1025/CPACTUALITES


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        Late again - and no BELOW (30) Takes time to put the stuff below together and assist in decorating the house and wrapping presents and, and . . .

        Seems the Yanks are concerned about losing their sovereignty more than Canadians are   The Alberta map and the part in the Manitoba Throne
        speech proving the NAFTA Superhighway is not fiction would never have come forward in the media here, would it have?

                  Joe
_________________________________________
To: National Media <joe.hueglin@bellnet.ca>
From: Joe Hueglin <joe.hueglin@bellnet.ca>
Subject: F.Y.I: "NAFTA Superhighway" on AB government map.


Another Canadian Province, Alberta , is being cited in American Presidential Nomination Campaign rhetoric.  Is the NAFTA Superhighway akin to an "interplanetary " highway as some would have it, or reality?
Please inform me by writing REMOVE in the "Subject:" line of a return post should you choose not to receive posts of this nature in the future.

Joe Hueglin
The Nafta Superhighway IS A MYTH part 1of 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzjSX2kO07Y&feature=related



Nafta Superhighway Ron Paul's Imagination part 2 of 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSe8_1U7ryk&feature=related


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