Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Daily Digest February 6, 2008

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

EDITORIALs

CORNER BROOK WESTERN STAR - Taking on a new challenge Post a comment
http://www.thewesternstar.com/index.cfm?sid=106153&sc=30

CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN - When aging parents step aside print this article
A system of community support is needed for dependent adult children.
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=105829&sc=103

HALIFAX NEWS - Another flag flap
http://www.hfxnews.ca/index.cfm?sid=105794&sc=90

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD - Tory de-Klein in Alberta
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/1036165.html

AMHERST DAILY NEWS - Stemming the flow not easy
http://www.amherstdaily.com/index.cfm?sid=106033&sc=61

TORONTO STAR - Khadr's unjust ordeal
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/300738

NATIONAL POST - Keith Martin's good fight
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=288198

TORONTO SUN - Will Alberta Tories be our Patriots?
http://www.torontosun.com/Comment/Commentary/2008/02/05/4829274.html

HAMILTON SPECTATOR - Why didn't Tories tender contract?
http://news.therecord.com/Opinions/article/305325

SUDBURY STAR - China's paradox; Bigger economic
clout will mean it's more dependent on Western approval
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=889908&auth=Claire+Hoy

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - Shelter the homeless
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4120508p-4715385c.html

Poland steps up

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4120510p-4715405c.html

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX - Ottawa's silence over Khadr case cause for shame
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=e29612e2-f988-4dc7-b4a8-5499128a4af4

CALGARY HERALD - Pollsters make it easy to bash U.S.
What large country would be a better neighbour for Canada?
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=5d4a054e-eb37-484d-a2cf-59b3418cfc27

EDMONTON JOURNAL - Look who's talking now
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=109931e9-f037-4981-80ef-e0deef3dc9e3

LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Tax cuts, yes; transparency, not so much
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_9704.php

VANCOUVER SUN - Lunar New Year brings happiness with focus on family and food
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=6b53b334-afcc-49eb-8c36-7d77ac6112ef

VANCOUVER PROVINCE - Drug legalization is not the
solution it's cracked up to be
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=c7bdb7eb-b739-44a1-a07a-b508aa3ca8af

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST - B.C. Rail trial openness needed
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=94daa82d-19a6-4210-9a99-5815e0d6c7b6


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS
Auditors probe Indian Affairs
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=288182

Politicians imperil native college
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/300740

First Nations leaders need to step up
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=db5c6ff8-19c7-4b7c-93b5-18f1bc30eca8


CANADIAN FORCES
No casualty projections for Afghan war: Canadian Forces
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=287901


CANUSA/USACAN
Privacy czars want condition on new IDs
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080206.wbclicences06/BNStory/Technology/home


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Canadian firms gobble up global rivals
http://www.reportonbusiness.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080206.wconference0206/BNStory/robNews/home

Our deal opens up aerospace market
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=288200

Lost on trade
Instead of spending years negotiating trade
deals, Canada should unilaterally eliminate remaining tariffs
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=288201


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Rice and Miliband on Afghan trip
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7231959.stm

Senator sounds alarm over aid to Afghans
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=5df1d540-8a92-4370-a76e-7f8af4e0eec4

Lawyers say torture in Afghanistan is 'endemic' and won't end any time soon
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080206/national/afghan_cda_detainees

MacKay expects blunt talk among NATO defence ministers on Afghanistan
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080206/national/afghan_cda_nato

NATO beset by finger-pointing, accusations of cowardice
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=290006

France may come to Canada's aid in Kandahar
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=290382

Extra UK firepower to Afghanistan
http://www.guardian.co.uk/afghanistan/story/0,,2253152,00.html

Canada rejects role in Afghan jails
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Canada/1036443.html

Taleban warlord Baitullah Mahsud is new public enemy No1
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article3315612.ece

Fears over Russian nuclear threat
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/02/05/wrussia105.xml

Rising inflation gnaws at China's ...
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/300835


JUSTICE SYSTEM
Justice delayed is justice denied
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=288266

Lawyer defends Gomery's sponsorship findings
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080206/gomery_lawyer_080206/20080206?hub=Canada


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Critics say Que. use of private clinics to cut surgery wait lists is costly
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080206/national/que_private_clinic

Tory hold on Alberta apt to fade
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/300867

The provincial ministers responsible for housing agree on an approach
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Finfo.branchez-vous.com%2FNationales%2F080206%2FN0206207AU.html&langpair=fr%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8


POLITICS
Two years and counting
Stephen Harper sits down with L. Ian MacDonald to
discuss the surprises he faced in the last 24 months -
and the challenges that await

http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=288267

The Afghanistan election? It would be a political minefield for all parties
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080206/national/afghan_cda_politics

Tory motion sets stage for possible election over Afghan mission
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080206/national/afghan_cda_motion

http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/301022

Dion Will Propose Amendments to Afghan Bill


Dion vows 'civilized' Afghan debate
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080206.wafghanvote0206/BNStory/National/home

Conservatives warn Senate to pass violent crime bill - or else
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080206/national/tories_justice_bill

Senate committee attacks $1 billion fund to help one-industry towns
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080206/national/fedbudget_flaherty

Baird defends decision to shelve light-rail funding for Ottawa
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080206/national/baird_interference

Commons committee to probe Baird's role in Ottawa civic election
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2008/02/06/ot-baird-080206.html

Tories threaten election over crime bill
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080206/crime_bill_080206/20080206?hub=Canada

Aid package could forestall election
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080206.whouse06/BNStory/National/home

Dion digs in on Afghan deadline
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=288169

Harper may visit Quebec to mend fences
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080206.NATS06-1/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Spending-scandal minister to run for federal Liberals
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080206.NATSN06/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

No major tax cuts in budget, Flaherty says
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/301165

House committee session ends in flash of anger
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=6d39fbda-b9e1-4773-8384-c2370093104c


Reactor not given proper care: AECL
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=487ba23d-fe84-4cee-b61c-a3522afeca08

Isotope supplier responds to what it calls 'untrue allegations' in CMAJ article
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080206/national/isotopes_fallout

Reactor was 'operating safely,' AECL official says
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080206.wnuclear06/BNStory/National/home


Knowledge of Schreiber payments would have affected Mulroney settlement: Rock
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/02/05/spector-ethics.html

Spector testimony fails to resolve question of breach
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=288190

'Cut a deal' with Schreiber, ex-aide urges
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=288192

Follow the Airbus money: ex-Mulroney aide
Government should cut a deal with Schreiber 'to spill the beans,' Spector says
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=487ba23d-fe84-4cee-b61c-a3522afeca08&k=40120

No settlement with ex-PM had Liberals known about payments, Rock testifies
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080206.MULRONEY06/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/


PROGRAMMES
Commission gags workers from criticizing Grain Act amendments
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080206/national/grain_gag_order

Tories award contract for Atomic Energy of Canada review
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=465e51f2-ba8f-4d7d-b887-255c8e64bff5&k=82489

RCMP revamps disclosure policy in wake of controversy over income-trust probe
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080206/national/rcmp_disclosure

Anti-terror bill clears Commons, heads for Senate as deadline looms
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080206/national/terrorism_bill

Commons says government should seek clemency for Canadians on death row
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080206/national/death_penalty


PRESSURE POINTS
Cap-and-trade scheme for C02 is all about politics
Stelmach was right to leave the premiers' meeting when he did
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=cd677ff3-738d-4b99-88b0-340adb5805a5


OPINION AND INFORMATION
New law would ban water removal on environmental grounds
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080206.wwater06/BNStory/National/home

A `rural yahoo' talks back
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/300836

Canadians want `franker' reports
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/300865

The sensible minority
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=b4e873e9-5210-4d28-a29f-1afd45eddf8e

Maybe muzzles aren't such a bad thing for scientists
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=6fffa14b-c272-4b2c-8e12-f11923c74a48


INFOS
Un vote sur l'extension de la mission afghane ravive les scénarios d'élection
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080206/N0206172AU.html

Un projet de loi anti-terroriste est adopté aux Communes et acheminé au Sénat
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080206/N0206170AU.html

Faut-il enlever des éléments non pertinents de la preuve Chrétien-Gomery?
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080206/N0206150AU.html

La GRC réécrit sa politique concernant la divulgation d'enquêtes criminelles
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080206/N0206201AU.html

MacKay s'attend à des discussions franches pendant le sommet de l'OTAN
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080206/N0206122AU.html

Flaherty dit que le prochain budget ne sera pas truffé de bonbons électoraux
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080206/N0206199AU.html

Baird justifie sa décision de retirer le financement du train léger à Ottawa
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080206/N0206152AU.html

La Chambre des communes réaffirme son opposition à la peine de mort
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080206/N0206164AU.html

Les ministres des provinces chargés du logement s'entendent sur une approche
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080206/N0206207AU.html

Les conservateurs mettent de la pression sur le Sénat au sujet du crime
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080206/N0206158AU.html

La reprise des transferts de détenus menacerait des vies, disent des avocats
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080206/N0206114AU.html

L'argent comptant de Schreiber aurait changé l'entente hors cour, dit Rock
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080205/N0205171AU.html

Scandale des commandites
Chrétien veut blanchir son nom
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2008/02/06/003-Gomery-Chretien-Cour.shtml


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I DO NOT KNOW, DO YOU?

The Tories are stepping up their fight
to pass their omnibus crime bill. They say they
may make the proposed act a confidence matter if the
Liberal-controlled Senate doesn't pass
the bill this month.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080206/crime_bill_080206/20080206?hub=Canada

Can a vote in the Senate be considered
as a confidence vote that would trigger an
election? I would say no but I really don't know.

Can ad will anyone shed light on this question?

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From: Caspar Davis
Subject: Have your say on the Federal budget!


PLEASE go to this link and make some good
suggestions, such as cutting military spending
and getting out of Afghanistan, addressing
climate change and the wealth gap and rebuilding
Canada's infrastructure and building good public transit.

The website asks you to rank a very loaded list
of priorities - which ignore all of the issues
above - and make it very hard to answer. These
guys are living on another planet from most of us.

DEADLINE IS FEB 11,2008

The federal government has opened online
consultations for the federal budget, offering
individuals and organizations a chance to
identify priorities for the 2008 budget by going
to

http://www.fin.gc.ca/activty/consult/prebud08_e.html

. We know this is short notice, but if you have
anything to say about our government's budget
priorities (and we suspect you do), here's your chance

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From: "Suan H.Booiman"
Subject: a global view on learning
To: dm.education@gov.bc.ca

Suan
H.Booiman C.C.D.H.
204-1220
Fir Street
British
Columbia White
Rock V4B 4B1 Western Canada
ph.604-531-3501

February 6, 2008

Dr.Emery Dosdall,
Ministery of Education
Victoria B.C.

Dear Dr.Dosdall,

Wow, reading the story in the Vancouver Sun about
your findings about language in
Canada, is amazing.

That on the day that Premier Jean Charest and his
party announced that residents
of Quebec better speak French or be fined, the
repeat of Robert Bourassa's Fascism.

Of course learning languages is one of great
value, not only for the good of the
economy but also for the development of the brain. (Learned four in my good
time, after 50 years in this province can still read most of them but fear to
speak them

The Trudeau language enforcement in Canada is of no value for the economy but
only for the benefit to patronize a minority, did
anyone ever listen about that in
Ottawa, of course not, as Central Canada reigns the country, with the support
of our Western Provinces and their dependency on the Charest Council of
the Federation, that achieves nothing more that what Quebec wants. Such
again has been disclosed in Charest release yesterday for more administrative
power through an agreement rather than Constitutional change, as the first
would give him the opportunity to milk English speaking Canada forever.

Unfortunate our Premier, Gordon Campbell, so pre-occupied with his own
agenda that he does not see the enormous economic loss our province has
while feeding Quebec. British Columbia would be better off with an English
official language - English to be present every where without denying the
use of other languages - with the encouragement in learning other languages
for the improvement of our provincincial economy. The majority of
immersion students loose interest later in life, after grade 12, costing us
millions.

C'est la guerre.

Respectfully yours,

Suan H.Booiman

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From: Caspar Davis
Subject: Consequences of Globalization and Neoliberal Policies

This is a very long article, but it is essential reading.

It tells the history and the current state of
neoliberal globalization. It summarizes much of
what I have learned (and often tried to not-is)
over the last ten or twelve years. It is vital
reading for anyone who cares about the future of
the human race and the planet. Knowledge is the
only possible antidote I can see for the
galloping destruction of all encompassing corporate greed.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=7973

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From: "Rebecca Gingrich"
Subject: Fw: The Ride

Christine sent me this--it is phenomenal

> Take a listen to this -- the last part is so very, very true.

> The Ride---We are on quite a ride.... Turn up the sound . This
>clever piece

> originated in Australia . It is so very well done most folks don't
>realize

> how much info he is sharing!

> Just click once on the link below or paste it. Speakers on.

> Photos by NASA. Enjoy Your Journey....!!!

>
<http://dingo.care-mail.com/cards/flash/5409/galaxy.swf>http://dingo.care-mail.com/cards/flash/5409/galaxy.swf

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