The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA.
CORNER BROOK WESTERN STAR - We'll do just fine, thanks
CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN - Condolences to a community in mourning print this article
The loss of eight lives in the tragic highway accident in Bathurst is a reminder of how fragile life is.
AMHERST DAILY NEWS - There may be history in the works
MONTREAL GAZETTE - 85 per cent of stores reject unilingual anglo!
OTTAWA CITIZEN - No claim to sanctuary
OTTAWA SUN - Bilingualism can be taken too far
BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER - Let's begin debate on fate of our schools
TORONTO STAR - PM fiddles while Ontario burns
TORONTO SUN - No one's safe when bullets fly
NIAGARA FALLS RE3VIEW - Private, public sectors must work together to strengthen economy
K-W RECORD - Not just a Nano second
WINDSOR STAR - Auto sector
SUDBURY STAR - Bring back home economics to schools
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - Keep speech free
SASKATOON STARPHOENIX - Northern Sask. fiasco highlights Dion's weakness
REGINA LEADER-POST - Supreme Court should rule
GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE - Trading fuel efficiency for road carnage?
Cheap, no-frill Nano has a dubious future http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/Editorial/index.html
EDMONTON JOURNAL - Lame-duck Bush into the breach in Middle East
LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Focused, not too focused
Definition of 'status Indians' questioned
Aboriginal diversity spans language, culture
Gap in age between aboriginal and general population grows to 13 years
Big cities, big aboriginal population: urban trend stresses service agencies
Census seeks to distinguish between being aboriginal and feeling aboriginal
Most of Canada's 61 aboriginal languages continue decades-long slide
Bomb blast kills Canadian as insurgents step up attacks in Afghanistan
Canadian advisers are still needed, Afhan envoy says
The RCMP teach Afghan police to survive on the streets
Record of reservists on the front lines
Non-combat role for Canadian soldiers urged
KABUL, Pajhwok Afghan News - http://www.pajhwak.com/viewstory.asp?lng=eng&id=48474
Envoy warns Dion on combat role
Afghan ambassador says call for less violent mission could undo gains made by Canadians in the south
Maintain Momentum, Karzai Urges
Afghan President rejects Liberals' proposal to end combat by 2009
Full coverage on Canada's mission in Afghanistan
Bagram, the other Gitmo
Commissionaires report for Afghanistan tour of duty
Team to screen arrivals at Kandahar Airfield
Alberta crude may be too dirty, U.S. law says
If Canada wants U.S. defence work, then it's got to buy U.S. gear
U.S. will be flexible on new border rules
The ABCP crisis is a warning that investors have to be prepared for risk if they want high returns
What banks need
Ottawa should take a global perspective on bank mergers and foreign takeovers
Europe 'poses key threat to US'
One of the biggest threats to US security may now come from within Europe, US Homeland Security head Michael Chertoff has told the BBC.
Peace talks bolstered by bunkum
Oakland Congresswoman: Bush-Saudi Deal Would 'Spark Arms Race'
NBC 11 Bay Area, CA (KNTV) - Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008
India, Israel susceptible to gains from N-export: 1974 CIA report
Times of India - Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008
All Options Open to Stop Iran Going Nuclear: Olmert
Arab News - Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008
Gulf allies turn their backs on Bush
Smart bombs, dangerous ideas
HEALTH CARE RELATED
Wait times cost economy $14.8 billion: CMA
Organ harvest sows debate
Lack of donors spurs argument of implementing a national opt-out program
Murder suspect freed after trial wait was too long
POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Williams expecting letter from PM; Says it won't be what province looking for
Mr. Ed goes to Washington later today.
A T.O. organization received $15M from the province. A professor says he has found proof of political influence
Tories, NDP demand probe of Liberal grants
Majority of caucus backing Tory
PM's dinner is done, so where's the beef?
Newfoundland and Labrador may develop hydro project
Minister fails to answer policy question
Elections Canada says Tories near the limit
Dion's approval rating down across country: poll
Duceppe believes election possible
No fan mail for Day
Minister faces angry letters about clemency policy change
First Nations decry Liberal appointment
Riding must have say on candidate
AECL says nuclear watchdog misled public on reactor shutdown
Lunn to answer questions about shutdown
Tories mulling private AECL?
Lunn, Keen to appear before committee
A few simple rules
MPs push forward Mulroney probe timetable
Witnesses to include ex-chef at 24 Sussex
It's a mistake for Harper to delay Mulroney inquiry
CRTC puts new restrictions on media ownership
Ottawa's rebate plan a disaster, GM CEO says
Carbon tax is nonsense
Would achieve nothing but fatten gov't treasuries
Flaherty warns against piecemeal approach to emissions
Breaking America's foreign oil habit an impossible dream
Biofuels will make barely a dint in consumption of world's biggest energy user
OPINION AND INFORMATION
Bilingual double standard
The challenges of integration
The drug of combat
In a new book, Canadian soldiers and aid workers deliver eyewitness tales from Afghanistan. In its forward, excerpted below, Romeo A. Dallaire explains how their experiences will change them - in good ways, and bad http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=238274
A failure on all fronts
'Human Rights' Vs. Magna Carta
Ezra Levant, Special to the National Post
What follows is excerpted from a transcript of remarks delivered by former Western Standard publisher Ezra Levant before the Alberta Human Rights Commission in Calgary on Jan. 11. http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=238276
Anxiety grows about economy, jobs, poll finds
Almost half of those surveyed also endorse a carbon tax to fight climate change
Rebirth of a nation
"E.X." . Getting around the guidelines
Sometimes it's hard to develop government policy. There are too many policies getting in the way.
Blame passengers, not airline
Riding must have say on candidate
Major parties may be stalled, but NDP keeps going down
School violence report must have thugs laughing into their hoodies
Protect us from human rights commissions
Washington envoie des renforts
Les libéraux s'indignent
Le CRTC resserre les règles
Élections en février?
Plus de 1 million d'Autochtones
Un comité parlementaire convoque le ministre
Les règles de sécurité le long de la frontière seront «flexibles»
La GRC apprend aux policiers afghans à survivre dans les rues
Record de réservistes au front
Les taxes sur le carbone doivent être harmonisées, dit Flaherty
L'écrasement d'un hélicoptère militaire dû à un manque de formation
Gestion nucléaire: un comité parlementaire convoque le ministre
Ottawa pressé en juillet d'établir une nouvelle classification des autobus
Les villes devraient pouvoir prélever un pour cent de taxe de vente
BELOW(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)30)(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)30)(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)30)(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)30)(30)(30)(30)(30)30)30)(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)A statement by an official agent who referred to being asked to contribute a portion of the candidate's spending limit to the national campaign;
. The lack of evidence showing a contractual agreement between the candidates and the media buying agency, Toronto-based Retail Media;
. The fact the invoices for the ads were sent directly to the party, not the candidates;
. The fact the transfers of money from campaigns allowed the party to retain control through pre-arranged bank wire instructions.
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/politics/story.html?id=a6bf56be-a6b9-4a43-9dae-b54f813f502a&k=91531From: Jacob Rempel
Subject: Here's a link to David Orchard's interview with John Gormley in Saskatoon
For your information,
about 5 min into the archived program
Here's a link to David Orchard's Monday
interview with John Gormley in Saskatoon
From: "Phyllis Wagg"
Subject: for the Daily Digest.
As I watched the interview this evening (January 15, 2008) between Don Newman and David Orchard (CBC "Politics") I was extremely disappointed to see that Mr. Orchard has gone a long way in destroying his own creditability.
One of my main concerns has been the subversion of democracy by autocratic party systems. The concept that a leader has the "right" to appoint candidates, as Ralph Goodale claims, has no basis in law. It is only the constitution of a political party that can bestow on a party leader that privilege; it cannot bestow a "right." Leaders have co-opted the power to appoint candidates based on one subsection of the Electoral Act which states: "if applicable, an instrument in writing, signed by the leader of the political party or by a person referred to in subsection 383(2), that states that the prospective candidate is endorsed by the party in accordance with section 68." The term "endorse" does not give the leader the right to appoint candidates; it merely gives him the ability to endorse the candidates selected by the party.
David Orchard, in his interview with Don Newman, told Canadian that he supported the power of a party leader to appoint candidates. He even indicated that he waited to announce his candidacy until he was informed that no female, aboriginal candidate could be found for appointment. In other words, he supported the racism and sexism that is implied in the appointment of such a candidate.
His complaint is that they encouraged him to seek the nomination and allowed him, and the other Liberal candidate, expend money, work and time on campaigning.
No matter what the excuse for over-riding internal party democracy, the establishment parties cannot pretend to support democracy while they continue to be operated as the preserve of one person or a small party clique.
Orchard has not learned the important lesson that you cannot be a reformer and a sycophant at the same time.
From: "Rene & Tish Moreau"
From Rene Moreau (416-489-8347)
re; Stratos' rebuttal
That there rebuttal is, in military terms, called 'muddying the waters'.
The function is to take an issue and render it incomprehensible or
murky. It begs the question who is pulling Stratos' strings?
I must have touched a nerve, n'est-ce pas?
Meanwhile, I have been trying all day to find out who in the federal
government gets to hand out the $1 billion of Canadian taxpayers money
to the American and Canadian lumber companies. So far everyone thinks
it's some-one else. Finance will get back to me, tomorrow.
Classic 'divide and conquer', another military ploy. The feds say it's
provincial and provinces say it's federal, and the corporations can,
in some cases,slide right between the gap that's left.
Rene Moreau (416-489-8347)
From: "Suan H.Booiman"
Subject: party pick
Agree with your article, it is most undemocratic but so what
we live in a democratically elected dictatorship, the colour
of the parties make no difference. We living in the aftermath
of Trudeau's arrogance with Constitution and Bilingualism.
Canada is a divided country with provincial oppression
from two that hold the majority of voters. Both are or will
be dictated by the French heritage minority, in Quebec
from the birth of 1960 fascism, in Ontario because the Premier's
Trudeau Liberalism in the process of selling out to the same
minority. A splinter party is not going to help any, regardless
if Harper is liked or not. Personally have many question too
but will vote CPC holding my nose.
Reading this morning many articles in several national papers
am worried to see that the French language fanatic Taliban
is taking over the Province of Ontario, a 5% minority obtaining
control under the name of bilingualism. Am sure the next step
will be to install a language Gestapo, like in Quebec to force
the acceptance of racism.
However who is listening, like the Muslim slowly taking over
the world while everyone is asleep.