Sunday, December 09, 2007

Daily Digest December 8-9, 2007


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

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - On the offensive
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=87633&sc=80

CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN - Leadership on the crisis in agriculture print this article
We need a concerted lobby by our elected provincial and federal representatives to solve the problems in agriculture.
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=87594&sc=103

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD - Escaping scandal
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/996898.html

        Still going down the road
         http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/996897.html

MONTREAL GAZETTE - Special courts for the mentally ill make sense
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=097cd804-490a-454a-91a7-ac550f44f112

OTTAWA CITIZEN - An unfair amnesty
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=57e4919c-42f1-49c7-af13-4ad22a4d8701

         Politicizing childhood
         http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=d5eb3817-a23d-49fe-8e0e-b3805e5b23dc

OTTAWA SUN - Putin's power raises alarm bells
http://www.ottawasun.com/Comment/Editorial/2007/12/07/4713789.html

BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER - Province needs to find ways to reduce gas use and pollution
http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=809840

TORONTO STAR - Remove bricks from welfare wall
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/283624

        Renew diplomacy on Iran's nukes
         http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/283631

NATIONAL POST - National Post editorial board on the conviction of Robert Pickton
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2007/12/09/national-post-editorial-board-on-the-conviction-of-robert-pickton.aspx

TORONTO SUN - Putin's power raises alarm bells
http://www.torontosun.com/Comment/Commentary/2007/12/08/4713893.html

HAMILTON SPECTATOR - New numbers for being poor
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/293535

WINDSOR STAR - The border: Guns and taxpayers
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=a36caf75-7772-4cc5-990d-11e8de881ec3

SUDBURY STAR - No gift; Compensation for natives doesn't make up for decades of cruelty
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=811168&auth=Bud+Whiteye

        No sex please, we're Canadian (add your comment)
         http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=808127

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - Defence spending
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4090369p-4688454c.html

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX - Big picture missed
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=35dc8fc4-b064-49e5-857a-d7fab36b529e

         Schreiber fiasco occupies one ring of political circus
         http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=1d125a37-0e81-4352-bcb4-36aa66321380

CALGARY HERALD - Lunchbox police not needed
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=b7e1a539-b34f-4106-9161-ed9937f28cd0

        RCMP's new backup policy expensive but worth it
         http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=956f2ad1-e1d0-4ede-8e43-39f993cecea9

         Clearing the air
        Carrot approach best way to get those old clunkers off the road
         http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=423e7a91-6813-428d-9789-18cb7c40c584

CALGARY SUN - Earnest Ed grows into job
http://calsun.canoe.ca/Comment/POV/2007/12/09/4715303-sun.html

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE - Money well spent
Crime prevention initiatives important http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/Editorial/index.html

EDMONTON JOURNAL - Honouring General Pierre 
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=8ccb7541-3fc7-4ec7-b09b-738d882822e8

        Ottawa wallow
         http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=7ba263a3-f2a1-4b44-9a70-0b9d2b75b71f

LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Passport to ID theft
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_9073.php

        Goal is to improve, not to shame anyone
         http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_9079.php

PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN - Charter lacks weight
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=107485&Itemid=592

         Liberals stick long knives in watchdog
         http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=107484&Itemid=592

VANCOUVER PROVINCE - Tell us the best way to ease women's big work burden
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=a64a207a-c5b9-4efd-bbf6-893c252968b9

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST - A simple cure for hospital deaths
Study finds, for example, that more thorough sterilization of equipment can reduce fatalities
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=83b1708d-19a9-4b87-956b-3a7994110e84


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS
Court dismisses Metis land claim worth billions
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071207/winnipeg_treaty_071207/20071207?hub=Canada


CANADIAN FORCES
NATO and Afghan forces launch offensive
http://www.canada.com/globaltv/national/story.html?id=21db3645-85ac-4821-897a-05a67f375c20&k=45086

Uphill battle to train local police in Afghanistan
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071207/workman_police_071208/20071208?hub=TopStories

How we put our foot in it, in Afghanistan
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071207.cosimp08/BNStory/Front

Cannabis is the new drug of choice for Afghanistan's former opium poppy farms
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article3019414.ece

NATO ministers offer helicopters for Afghanistan, but no more troops
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=11e9c526-49a2-47a2-abfc-08a6bebba6df

Toll rises in Taleban town battle
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7133994.stm

Soldiers 'seize Taleban leaders'
Two senior Taleban leaders have been captured in heavy fighting for the southern town of Musa Qala, the Afghan defence ministry has said.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7134973.stm

NO decision has been made to keep Australian troops in Afghanistan beyond next year, the federal government says.
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22894176-421,00.html


CANUSA/USACAN
Canada openly proclaims NAFTA Superhighway
Readers bombard Newsweek with evidence after adverse story on Ron Paul
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=59105

Tuque a reminder of friendship
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=49b73fc4-bd76-446d-8cb8-f939bbd101b1


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Final disgrace for Bush & Co.
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Margolis_Eric/2007/12/09/4715227-sun.php


HEALTH CARE RELATED
Angina symptoms can vary 
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/bodyandhealth/story.html?id=3a208929-0374-4c04-bf4a-f6de59edbe05

Two-tier trauma
Canada's locked-in thinking on medical care needs hospitalization
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Coren_Michael/2007/12/08/4714263-sun.php


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Federal finance minister urging provinces to dramatically cut corporate tax
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071207/n120764A.html

On the road to higher security- Ontario's new driver's licence is designed to "foil fraudsters and identity thieves."
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Canada/2007/12/08/4714194-sun.html

Ottawa, N.B. sign infrastructure deal
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071208.NATS08N-2/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

McGuinty tells Harper Canada must have hard targets for emission cuts
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071209.wmcguint1209/BNStory/National/home

Quebec clings to old assimilationist ideal
http://www.thestar.com/columnists/article/283640

Quebec Liberals advocate pledge for newcomers
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/283977

Neither the Liberals nor the ADQ serve needs of anglophones 
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=520cd193-a329-4a52-9bd3-0dd359aaa641


POLITICS
Venue of the Queen in Quebec City: Ottawa has resisted
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cyberpresse.ca%2Farticle%2F20071209%2FCPACTUALITES%2F71209001%2F1025%2FCPACTUALITES&langpair=fr%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

Dion suggests ways to assert Canadian sovereignty while on trip through North
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071208/n120880A.html

Harper pitches Tories' approach to Quebecers
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2007/12/07/qc-harperriviere1207.html

What is it they're trying to hide?' NDP asks for military export data
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/12/07/military-exports.html

More aid for Quebec possible, Harper says
Battered manufacturing and forestry industries would benefit – in ridings Tories would love to win
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/283747

Harper to help manufacturing, forest sectors before next budget
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/politics/story.html?id=177007b7-3081-4af6-bdb8-064d3f802d39&k=54449

Harper in Quebec to woo ADQ supporters
Prime Minister's visit angers some Charest Liberal cabinet ministers
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071208.HARPER08/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

PM makes new friend in Quebec
Comment; ADQ leader says 'significant' action required
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/story.html?id=154663

Tory connections lead to top jobs
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071208.patronage08/BNStory/National/home

 Harper slyly goes 'outside' for cover on tough files
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/business/story.html?id=b671bdee-befe-47e4-b503-b35c599559d2

Is the Tory ship becoming a Titanic?
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2007/12/09/charles-adler-is-the-tory-ship-becoming-a-titanic.aspx

A four-point program to revitalize the Liberals
http://www.thestar.com/columnists/article/283855

Tory troubles not enough to get Dion ahead
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Copps_Sheila/2007/12/09/4715225-sun.php

Tories tell pollsters 'definitely' no moratorium on government research
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071209/n120952A.html

Dion's polluted reputation
When you're Canada you lead" on the environment, Liberal leader says. It's not what he did
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Persichilli_Angelo/2007/12/09/4715226-sun.php


                         L'affaire Schreiber
                  all 55 news articles »

Schreiber scandals sees Tory support slide
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=152821

Mr. Mulroney's latest story is perfect, and probably necessary
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/996990.html

Mulroney sure to put on a good show
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/columnists/story.html?id=2cb7014a-01bf-46fd-b824-ff46b8810afd

How the Mulroney-Schreiber Affair Really Matters to Canada
http://www.jameslaxer.com/2007/12/how-mulroney-schreiber-affair-really.html

Mulroney to be peppered with committee Airbus questions
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20071209.wschreib1209/BNStory/National/home

Mulroney's 'no service' charge
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Columnists/Weston_Greg/2007/12/09/4714974.html

Mulroney to face tough questions on Schreiber
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071209/ethics_mulroney_071209/20071209?hub=Canada


PROGRAMMES
Harper to change rules so slain cop can be considered for medal: MP
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071208/n120813A.html

Ottawa expands list of vehicles that qualify for green auto rebates for 2008
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071208/n120811A.html

Prentice unveils new guidelines on foreign takeovers
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/12/07/takeovers.html

Changes to security certificates approved
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071208.SECURITY08/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Canada announces $7.5 million for global climate fund in Bali
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071209/n1209172A.html


PRESSURE POINTS
U.S. won't commit to mandatory carbon cap
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071209/bali_us_071209/20071209?hub=TopStories

Green trade talks go nowhere in Indonesia
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071209/green_trade_071209/20071209?hub=TopStories

Australia 'stalling Bali talks'
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/12/09/2113774.htm

No climate deal without U.S., Baird says
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/283942

Hundreds across Canada rally to demand Ottawa take action on climate change
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071208/n120866A.html

McGuinty slams Harper's climate stance
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/283960

Tories to tell UN conference: so long, Kyoto, hello Montreal
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071207/n120741A.html

Tories not off hook on climate
http://www.thestar.com/columnists/article/283767

Climate-change action: PM & other saboteurs
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/996902.html

Activists demand quick action on climate change
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071208/bali_cda_071208/20071208?hub=TopStories

Dion, Layton rip Harper over Bali talks
http://www.canada.com/globaltv/national/story.html?id=03958b52-d477-42b1-a0a7-ed68358c2a06

Canadians take leadership role on climate change
http://www.canada.com/globaltv/national/story.html?id=262a26e4-71a4-42cd-ab8c-78bb41d8391d

Harper right to oppose Bali proposals
Climate plan simply a scheme for income redistribution driven by Western liberal guilt
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/columnists/story.html?id=d61d1224-8505-47db-864d-2954be9b1112

Science clear, 'let's move on' says Nobel-winner
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=156766


Smokers light up in N.S. town to protest tough anti-smoking proposal
http://www.recorder.ca/cp/National/071208/n120848A.html


OPINION AND INFORMATION         
Schadenfreude applies here
http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Columnists/Lautens_Stephen/2007/12/08/4714282-sun.php

 Freedom of the press attacked
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/Columnists/Leishman_Rory/2007/12/08/4714142-sun.html

Clampdown driven by an unmentionable fear
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20071208.RDECLOET08/TPStory/TPBusiness/Politics/

How will history remember them?
http://www.thestar.com/News/article/283652

Parliament hits the skids
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/996901.html

Free speech takes a hit
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=880096b7-29dc-4b5e-babb-4e4f658bf309

The real scandal
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=0f89b65c-7563-4a35-bdfa-95c5edc82231

Revoke this licence to enable
The first step to cleaning up Canada's worst neighbourhood is to scrap its abhorrent safe injection site
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=b0c0c451-c829-41d5-8b1f-485d9c487eb4

Canada faces grad student crisis: report
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=156761

With no fault, there's no sanctity
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=154735

The plight of divorced dads
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=154736

Concentrating on foreign aid
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/283639

What it means to be Canadian
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/283625

How do we fix the ethics deficit?
Preston Manning, For the Calgary Herald
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=52c0c16d-a531-4021-9ed8-f288a3b653f3


INFOS

Venue de la reine à Québec: Ottawa a résisté
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071209/CPACTUALITES/71209001/1025/CPACTUALITES

Des manifestants demandent à Harper d'agir contre les changements climatiques
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071208/N120889AU.html

Dion a des façons d'assurer la souveraineté canadienne dans le Grand Nord
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071208/N120883AU.html

Harper à Rivière-du-Loup: Dumont écarte une association avec le PC
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071207/N1207133AU.html

La stratégie d'Ottawa critiquée
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2007/12/08/002-Canada-Bali-Equiterre.shtml

Les talibans chassés de Musa Qala
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/International/2007/12/08/006-Afghanistan-OTAN-raid.shtml

Dumont nie toute alliance avec Harper
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/12/08/167820.html

Le Canada en perte de crédibilité
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071208/CPACTUALITES/71208110/1019/CPACTUALITES

Harper veut aider les régions
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071208/CPACTUALITES/712080794/1025/CPACTUALITES

Dumont écarte une association avec les conservateurs
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071207/CPACTUALITES/71207177/1026/CPACTUALITES

Baird persiste à Bali: le Canada ne signera aucun accord sans les Etats-Unis
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071209/N1209122AU.html

Le Canada remettra 7,5 millions $ pour la lutte au changement climatiques
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071209/N1209177AU.html

Mulroney pourrait répondre dès jeudi aux questions du comité de l'éthique
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071209/N120959AU.html

Harper rassure discrètement les sondeurs: pas question de moratoire
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071209/N120991AU.html

Le PLQ veut un "engagement moral" des immigrants sur les valeurs québécoises
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071209/N120987AU.html

McGuinty réclame des cibles fixes de réduction des GES pour le Canada
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071209/N1209116AU.html

Ottawa octroi plus d'argent au Nouveau-Brunswick pour ses infrastructures
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071209/N1209120AU.html

Martimes: la somme de 12 millions $ investie pour aider l'industrie du boeuf
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071209/N1209102AU.html

Ottawa allonge la liste des véhicules éligibles à des rabais "verts"
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/071209/N120936AU.html

Climat: optimisme prudent à Bali
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/12/10/167915.html

Techniques de reproduction - Coûteux siège social fédéral à Vancouver
http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/12/10/167914.html

Plus de 60 % des Québécois souhaitent que leur province se dote d'une constitution interne qui affirmerait ses valeurs.
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071209/CPACTUALITES/71209149/5025/CPDMINUTE

Des soldats canadiens assiègent une usine talibane
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20071209/CPACTUALITES/71209085/1025/CPACTUALITES

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