Saturday, March 22, 2008

Daily Digest March 22, 2008


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

EDITORIALs

CORNER BROOK WESTERN STAR -
Program should be in every school

CAPE BRETON POST -
What about ice breakers?
http://www.capebretonpost.com/index.cfm?sid=119186&sc=151

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD -
CBC flying high

Taxing our patience

MONTREAL GAZETTE -
Quebec has costly delusions of grandeur  

And another thing ...  

OTTAWA CITIZEN -
Healing words for hurt patients  

TORONTO STAR -
Of debts, deficits and infrastructure

Move now on bank rate

Flaherty's blame game

NATIONAL POST -
Easter's message: hope for all
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=391937

TORONTO SUN -

China shows its brutal side in Tibet
NIAGARA FALLS REVIEW -
Ontario's corporate tax rate already competitive in Canada

Little change after federal byelections

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
War and its outcomes
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4146944p-4736654c.html

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX -
Nuclear earns trust  

REGINA LEADER-POST -
Tax harmonization makes cents  

EDMONTON JOURNAL -
Green bag or blue for trash plan?  

LETHBRIDGE HERALD -
Smile for the camera

VANCOUVER SUN -
We can all relate to Easter's central meaning of love and sacrifice  

Taxing candy is not the way to send message about junk food  

VANCOUVER PROVINCE -
Dog owners must take responsibility for pets


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS
Kosovo
Deux poids, deux mesures Double standards
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.radio-canada.ca%2Fnouvelles%2FNational%2F2008%2F03%2F21%2F001-picard-kosovo.shtml&langpair=fr%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

Fontaine urges talks after six natives jailed
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080322.NATIVE22/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/


CANADIAN FORCES
A longer tour of duty?  

Extending tours won't be easy sell
Nine-month stay might be only option for Forces
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=391883

Convincing veterans to reenlist
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.radio-canada.ca%2Fnouvelles%2FNational%2F2008%2F03%2F21%2F002-soldats-recrutement.shtml&langpair=fr%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8


CANUSA/USACAN
Canada better off than U.S. structurally  


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Five reasons to start worrying
Financial world's woes are spilling over to Main Street, and threatening Canada
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/349667


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Report: France to send 1,000 more troops to Afghanistan
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080322.wfrancetroop0322/BNStory/Afghanistan/home

China to Canada: Mind your business  


Taiwan's opposition crushes ruling party in presidential vote


JUSTICE SYSTEM
Scrutinizing the human rights machine
Commissions' challenger has unlikely allies
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=391873


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
A very political power play
Questions surround proposed expansion of the province's nuclear power system
http://www.thestar.com/comment/Columnist/article/349255

New royalty regime sucking life out of oilpatch growth  

Plan unveiled to boost French in Quebec


POLITICS
The house that Jack built is beginning to crumble
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080322.wndp22/BNStory/National/home

Dion urges Harper to stand up for Canadian  

Recognition of Kosovo a potential threat to Canada says Hon. Sinclair Stevens PC Party leader
http://www.agoracosmopolitan.com/home/Frontpage/2008/03/22/02289.html


PROGRAMMES
Adieu aux promesses de Montebello Farewell to the promises of Montebello
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ledevoir.com%2F2008%2F03%2F22%2F181787.html&langpair=fr%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

EI extension had Ottawa squirming
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080322.CHILD22/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

PLAN OF ACTION ON OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
The francos have the impression the impression of constantly having to fight for services and support from the government.
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cyberpresse.ca%2Farticle%2F20080321%2FCPDROIT%2F80320290%2F5046%2FCPDROIT&langpair=fr%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

Job search harder for Quebec anglos  

Senators stall legislation to force accurate airline ads  

National security lawyers decry lack of support for defending accused terrorists


PRESSURE POINTS
Dodging the carbon tax will cost you  


OPINION AND INFORMATION
Biblical account discredits unbelievers

The Senate is an institution described by many dilapidated.
It remains essential, and may be useful in certain situations.
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cyberpresse.ca%2Farticle%2F20080322%2FCPACTUALITES%2F803220679%2F1025%2FCPACTUALITES&langpair=fr%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

 Mr. Harper propose une réforme unilatérale du Sénat? Harper proposes a unilateral reform of the Senate?
"No thanks!" Says the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Quebec, Benoit Pelletier.
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cyberpresse.ca%2Farticle%2F20080322%2FCPACTUALITES%2F803220680%2F1025%2FCPACTUALITES&langpair=fr%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

What Would a Harper Majority Government Do?
http://www.jameslaxer.com/2008/03/what-would-harper-majority-government.html

Plan sur les langues officielles: les francos ont l'impression de quêter
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20080321/CPDROIT/80320290/5046/CPDROIT

Is Bush the worst U.S. president ever?
Historians might argue over ranking, but there's no doubt he has been an unmitigated disaster
http://www.thestar.com/Canada/Columnist/article/349621

'Be of good cheer. I have overcome the world'
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=391938

Dancing to Schreiber's tune
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=391939

The cost of homelessness: $55,000 per person  

A challenging, not fatal, future

'It changed my story'

Press freedoms never clear-cut

Ottawa turns off tap on right to ...

Digital power to the people

Help Khadr, Tartan Day can wait

America's strange love affair with guns lives on  

A marriage made in Bountiful  

Debt, deductions and political absurdity  

The '14' deadly sins? Puh-leese!

Multiculturalism is a sedative

People want scripture, not theology

Six words say so much about PM
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=d48aed42-4968-4028-a7fa-25391ad3a3f6

The Taliban Among Us
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=392017


INFOS
Le Canada hésite à appuyer la construction d'écoles islamiques en Afghanistan
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080321/N032156AU.html

L'incarcération de six autochtones compromet un rapprochement, selon Fontaine
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080321/N032160AU.html

Le mandat de l'enquête sur l'affaire Mulroney-Schreiber sera connu le 4 avril
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080320/N0320184AU.html

Deux poids, deux mesures
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2008/03/21/001-picard-kosovo.shtml

Forces canadiennes
Convaincre les vétérans de rester
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2008/03/21/002-soldats-recrutement.shtml

Services en français
L'Alberta devra payer
http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/alberta/2008/03/20/004-Caron-justice_n.shtml

Le PLC, une «famille dysfonctionnelle»
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20080322/CPACTUALITES/803220672/7044/CPACTUALITES

Sénat: les conservateurs rêvent encore d'un grand ménage
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20080322/CPACTUALITES/803220679/1025/CPACTUALITES

Le Québec s'oppose fermement
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20080322/CPACTUALITES/803220680/1025/CPACTUALITES

Qui a (encore) peur de la grippe aviaire ?
http://www.ledevoir.com/2008/03/22/181788.html

Adieu aux promesses de Montebello
http://www.ledevoir.com/2008/03/22/181787.html


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Tomorrow the Digest will probably arrive early Monday morning.

A SERIES OF VIDEOS TAKEN ON SITE
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/talkingtothetaliban

POSITIVE ACTIONS NEEDED - NOT PARTY POLITICS
They must put aside their political differences for the good of Canada.
http://www.thestar.com/comment/Columnist/article/349255

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From: "Ross Bateman"
Subject: Bateman smear

Joe: Perhaps you might consider republishing this
from today's Star...it deals with my dear brother.   Ross

Bateman smears famous work to protest pipeline
[]  Video : Bateman paints over painting in protest

Symbolic smearing meant to demonstrate hazards of spills
Mar 21, 2008 04:30 AM
Petti Fong
Western Canada Bureau Chief

VANCOUVER–Paintbrush in hand, poised over the canvas of orcas swimming in the ocean, wildlife artist Robert Bateman had a momentary feeling of uncertainty.

But when the black paint touched a $2,000 print of his famous painting, Orca Procession, Bateman knew defacing one of his most beloved images was the right thing to do.

To support environmentalists arguing against opening up the waterways off the northern coast of British Columbia, Bateman agreed to show, as part of a video, what an oil spill would look like on one of his works.

"I've never painted a whole canvas black before," said Bateman.

The video circulating on the YouTube website is part of a campaign by Victoria environmental group Dogwood Initiatives to kill any plans for a pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to coastal Kitimat, B.C., and the feared rise in oil tanker sea traffic it would bring.

REMAINDER OF ARTICLE http://www.thestar.com/article/349383

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From: "Rebecca Gingrich"

HRTs are the equal of a fatwah in Muslim countries?
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=391873&p=1

Bravo to the Saudis
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=48452&sectionid=351020104

Refugees to Canada
http://www.chycho.com/?q=node/1631

'Canadians will also need to be prepared for this influx, especially
considering that the average processing time for a refugee claim in Canada
is currently 14.2 months, "a period during which the applicant is eligible
for financial and other support. A failed claimant then also has the right
to seek leave to appeal his or her rejection to federal court." If the
American refugee crisis continues to grow as analysts predict, then the cost
to Canadians will be astronomical. '

This is an excerpt from the above article.  Canada for Canadians?   NOT! 
apparently we don't screen for HIV either.

becky

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From: "Suan H.Booiman"
Subject: The legal mind
To: Lord Bernard Ex Premier NB <blord@mccarthy.ca>, harper.s@parl.gc.ca
Cc: Gordon Campbell Premier of British Columbia <gordon.campbell.mla@leg.bc.ca>, info@russhiebert.ca

To all that are effected by arrogance.
 
The conclusion by Ex Premier Bernard Lord is the proof of the legal
mind asking questions to which they know to get a positive answer.
If he/she can not find the way, will request for delay of reply till they do.
 
A Lawyer would ask:
 
Are you in favour of bilingualism?         "YES"
 
Of course all are, as 80% of the Canadian residents have some form of
bilingual connection. Only those of fabricated French heritage would deny it.
 
He likely did not ask "are you in support of enforcing the French language?"
 
Because he was well aware that he would get a negative answer, that is
called assurance, getting what one want to hear. For that reason there
is no disclosure who were questioned.
 
It is questionable if the Harper government will disclose to full 45 page
report.
 
Mr.Suan H.Booiman
204-1220 Fir Street
White Rock BC V4B 4B1
Canada

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