Monday, March 03, 2008

Daily Digest March 3, 2008


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

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - We deserve answers
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=113131&sc=80

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD - Disturbing allegations
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/1041504.html

The low-down on taking pills
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/1041415.html

Just smoke on NAFTA
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorials/1041159.html

AMHERST DAILY NEWS - Health issue with a tough answer
http://www.amherstdaily.com/index.cfm?sid=113313&sc=61

Talking the talk, walking the walk
http://www.amherstdaily.com/index.cfm?sid=112672&sc=61

Budget too little for an election
http://www.amherstdaily.com/index.cfm?sid=112674&sc=61

MONTREAL GAZETTE -
http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/editorials/

OTTAWA CITIZEN - Killer of a job
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=e46c29a5-06dd-496b-9852-1469afb3cd9c

OTTAWA SUN -
http://www.canoe.ca/OttawaSun/editorial.html

BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER - Americans need NAFTA as much as Canadians do
http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=924199&auth=Michael+Den+Tandt

TORONTO STAR - Time to produce a copyright bill
http://www.thestar.com/comment/Editorials/article/308327

Alberta's big decision
http://www.thestar.com/comment/Editorials/article/308328



NATIONAL POST - Protectionist stirrings
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=348427

TORONTO SUN - Canada's missing $69 billion
http://www.torontosun.com/Comment/Commentary/2008/03/03/4892156-sun.html

Bribery will get you nowhere
http://www.torontosun.com/Comment/Commentary/2008/03/01/4886063-sun.html

It's the Flaherty Flash!
http://www.torontosun.com/Comment/Commentary/2008/02/29/4883683.html

HAMILTON SPECTATOR -
http://www.hamiltonspectator.com

NIAGARA FALLS REVIEW - Where's the justice for families of victims of violence?
http://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=925725&auth=Peter+Worthington

The problem of youths and guns
http://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=925726

Review of NAFTA isn't a bad idea
http://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=924270

LONDON FREE PRESS -
http://www.canoe.ca/LondonOpinions/home.html

K-W RECORD - Evidence needed in Cadman case
http://news.therecord.com/Opinions/article/317406

CHATHAM DAILY NEWS -

WINDSOR STAR - Trade tirades
NAFTA rhetoric misguided
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=19e916d1-d4d1-4702-9b50-e9f55ea6cdf9

SUDBURY STAR - If it's a scandal, it's a messy one
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=925856

Shame of Caledonia; House values lost, native development fees akin to extortion
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=925858&auth=Christina+Blizzard

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - Now win suppoprt
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4135138p-4727208c.html

WINNIPEG SUN -
http://www.canoe.ca/WinnipegSun/editorial.html

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX - Filling up jails costly response that fixes little
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=a6e31666-7691-4fa5-b2a9-c8559507b0e8

REGINA LEADER-POST -
http://www.canada.com/regina/leaderpost/editorials/

CALGARY HERALD -
http://www.canada.com/calgary/calgaryherald/editorials/

CALGARY SUN -
http://www.canoe.ca/CalgarySun/editorial.html

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE -
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/1editorial.lasso

EDMONTON JOURNAL -
http://www.canada.com/edmonton/edmontonjournal/editorials/

EDMONTON SUN -
http://www.canoe.ca/EdmontonSun/editorial.html

LETHBRIDGE HERALD - The bittersweet new direction of EI
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_9941.php

Questions go unanswered
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_9925.php

PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN - Budget buys votes now, pays later
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=121222&Itemid=161

Time to stand up and support democracy
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=121221&Itemid=161

Can TV get any lower?
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=121223&Itemid=161

VANCOUVER SUN -
http://www.canada.com/vancouver/vancouversun/editorials/

VANCOUVER PROVINCE -
http://www.canada.com/vancouver/theprovince/editorials/

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST -
http://www.canada.com/victoria/timescolonist/editorials/


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS



CANADIAN FORCES
Roadside bomb kills Canadian soldier nearing end of his tour in Afghanistan
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080302/national/afghan_cda_soldier_killed

Detainees captured by Canadians see better prisons, but may never see justice
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080302/national/afghan_cda_detainees

CANUSA/USACAN
$50 million at stake tomorrow in lumber subsidy verdict
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=20787274-ccbc-4331-ae80-6ae9f451eafa&k=8391

Canada's government is interfering in U.S. election, says strategist
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080303/national/bc_us_cda_nafta

Harper meddling in U.S. primaries, Democrats say
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080303.NAFTA03/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

U.S. election raises issue of drug supply in Canada
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=348529


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Canada's economy stalls
http://www.reportonbusiness.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080303.wgdp0303/BNStory/robNews/home

Weak GDP adds pressure on Bank of Canada
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080303/canada_economy_080303/20080303?hub=Canada


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Afghan effort gets much-needed help
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=348422

The ugly truth in Afghanistan
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080301.wcanukafghan0301/BNStory/Afghanistan/home


Stability Operations Now Part of Army's Core Mission
http://www.army.mil/-news/2008/02/25/7580-stability-operations-now-part-of-armys-core-mission/

Balkan stability the price of independence talk
Kosovo's hopes of uniting with Albania stoking fires of ethnic violence
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=b576bba4-a272-426e-8046-f3e3247bf450

NATO a marginal player
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=23f25985-e5bc-40cc-b1f2-1412ea1a3e4f

The duties of empire
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=3edf0a6b-e292-4f71-ab5e-e7c3357ab829


HEALTH CARE RELATED
Device reminds health workers to wash hands
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080303/handwashing_080303/20080303?hub=Canada

Medical officer seeks junk food ad ban
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=348412

B.C. pledges to ban trans fats from restaurants, schools
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=304089


JUSTICE SYSTEM
Obesity new factor in grading parents
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=348380

Prison Yards To Be Smoke-Free By May
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=348410


MIGRATION



POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Federal finance minister's 'attacks' on Ontario undermine economy: Premier
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080302/national/flaherty_mcguinty_feud

Flaherty, McGuinty feud rages on
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080303.wflaherty_feud0303/BNStory/National/home

Flaherty's letter to McGuinty, issued Monday (pdf)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/bnfiles/documents/Flaherty_Letter0303.pdf


Skirmishes between French, English groups add fuel to language tensions
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080302/national/que_language_tussle

Francophone Protesters Thrown Out In Attempting To Crash Anglo Meeting
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=348415


POLITICS
Cadman affair could be politically dangerous for Tories: Nanos
Pollster Nik Nanos says federal Conservatives must move quickly, the issue cuts to Tories' core franchise which is trust.
http://www.hilltimes.com/html/index.php?display=story&full_path=2008/march/3/cadman_affair_dangerous/&c=2

A sad story that doesn't seem to make much sense
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/1041148.html

Tape fuels Cadman storm
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/story.html?id=d35a2daf-4b12-4de0-810f-11db5cb71f0b&k=13951

Harper Must Come Clean About Allegations of Conservative Bribery, Liberals say
http://www.liberal.ca/story_13635_e.aspx

Harper Knew of Conservative Bribery
http://www.liberal.ca/story_13642_e.aspx

Case Cadman: Harper demands apology
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cyberpresse.ca%2Farticle%2F20080302%2FCPACTUALITES%2F80302098%2F1025%2FCPACTUALITES&langpair=fr%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

Liberals Call for Immediate RCMP Inquiry into Cadman Affair
http://www.liberal.ca/story_13653_e.aspx

Harper threatens to sue Dion, key Liberals
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080303.wharperlibel0303/BNStory/National/home

Harper's libel notice (pdf)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/bnfiles/documents/harperlibel0303.pdf

When the going gets tough...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080303.WBwbradwanski20080303120022/WBStory/WBwbradwanski/

Dion, Harper clash over Cadman allegations
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080303/harper_lawsuit_080303/20080303?hub=Canada

'Like A Rock' Leaked Online
NNW Insider: The explosive book 'Like a Rock' that alleges a Tory bribe for Chuck Cadman's vote has been leaked online....
http://www.nationalnewswatch.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29515&Itemid=4

Dona Cadman says PM not linked to alleged life-insurance offer
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080303/national/harper_cadman

Daughter urges Dona Cadman to run as independent
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2008/02/29/bc-dona-cadman-future.html

Special prosecutor may get call over alleged bribe
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080302.cadman03/BNStory/Front


Harper has redefined the federal government without public debate
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cyberpresse.ca%2Farticle%2F20080302%2FCPACTUALITES%2F80302098%2F1025%2FCPACTUALITES&langpair=fr%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

Harper gradually 'tightening the screws' on government, advisor says
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080302/national/harper_economics


Harper government survives budget vote
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/308941

Vote on Afghanistan motion set for March 13
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080303/afghan_motion_080303/20080303?hub=Canada


P.E.I. MP to apologize for suggesting former PM Mulroney should be hanged
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080302/national/pei_mp_apologizes

Conservative Hypocrisy on Rail Funding Announcements
http://www.liberal.ca/story_13641_e.aspx


OPINION AND INFORMATION
STONEHENGE RELOADED
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=lRRDzFROMx0

Destroying lakes through mining: a new Harper economic initiative?
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/1041064.html

Borderline chaos greets travellers
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=e5ca78db-4013-4b81-b4a5-7c55df0b8ee5

Globalization a multi-faceted hit for Ontario
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=8f6f63ad-9abb-4b7e-b38e-8391a309c3ec

A Handgun Ban Won't Work
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=348428

Budget's double blow to jobless
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/308339

EI reform: It's high time to end a federal rip-off
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Columnists/1041470.html

Benefits for few, tax cuts for all
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/308326


INFOS

Jack Layton tend la main à Clinton et Obama
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20080303/CPACTUALITES/803030709/1025/CPACTUALITES

Ottawa accusé de s'immiscer dans la présidentielle américaine
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20080302/CPACTUALITES/80302130/1025/CPACTUALITES

Harper a redéfini le gouvernement fédéral sans débat public
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20080302/CPACTUALITES/80302098/1025/CPACTUALITES

La veuve de l'ex-député disculpe Harper
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2008/03/03/001-cadman-harper.shtml

Un 79e soldat canadien meurt près de Kandah
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20080303/CPACTUALITES/803030719/5846/CPACTUALITES

Une douzaine de suicides par année chez les militaires
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20080302/CPACTUALITES/803020594/5846/CPACTUALITES

L'armée canadienne reprend le transfert de détenus afghans
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20080229/CPACTUALITES/80229020/5846/CPACTUALITES

132 militaires canadiens se sont suicidés au cours des 10 dernières années
http://www.ledevoir.com/2008/03/03/178645.html

Des excuses à Mulroney
http://www.ledevoir.com/2008/03/03/178643.html

L'affaire Cadman : sans suite et sans fin!
http://www.ledevoir.com/2008/03/03/178624.html

Ottawa fait plus de 3000 transferts électroniques de fonds erronés par année
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080302/N030246AU.html

Shawn Murphy s'excusera d'avoir dit que Brian Mulroney devrait être "pendu"
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080302/N030282AU.html

Affaire Cadman : Harper exige des excuses
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20080303/CPACTUALITES/80303093/1025/CPACTUALITES


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L'AFFAIRE CADMAN
        
        No comments here, nor questions at this point.  Two links follow which I hope work out  The first the tape the second The Ontario Libel and Slander Act.
        
        You are the jury. . . .
        
        I promised no questions and so will not even state what you must determine based on the two, particularly the Fair Comment Sections of the Act.
        
        Just in passing.  I'm happy to be at my home computer after best part of a week's absence.

                  Joe

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/HTMLTemplate?tf=/ctv/mar/video/new_player.html&cf=ctv/mar/ctv.cfg&hub=Canada&video_link_high=http://esi.ctv.ca/datafeed/urlgen2.aspx?vid=34904&video_link_low=raw_harper&clip_start=00:00:00.00&clip_end=00:02:33.00&clip_caption=Raw%20interview%20between%20Stephen%20Harper%20and%20Tom%20Zytaruk&clip_id=34904&subhub=video&no_ads=&sortdate=20080229&slug=cadman_audio_080229&archive=CTVNews

Libel and Slander Act
R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER L.12
Consolidation Period: From December 31, 1990 to the e-Laws currency date.
http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_90l12_e.htm

Fair comment 23.


Fair comment 24.


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Bribery will get you nowhere
http://www.torontosun.com/Comment/Commentary/2008/03/01/4886063-sun.html

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No big ideas from here? We beg to differ
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/columnists/story.html?id=200e3f29-6277-483b-81ad-3a11cd9185fa

Cadman 'bribe' uproar dogs Conservatives Video 
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/02/29/cadman-questions.html

Liberals request RCMP probe into alleged bribe
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080229.CADMAN29/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Brouhaha at legislature as Ritz boosts barley bill
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2008/02/29/barley-ritz.html

Canadian military resumes transfer of detainees
http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2008/02/29/detainees-afghanistan.html

Cadman's daughter backs up mom's bribe story
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/02/29/cadman-daughter.html

Liberals hint at toppling government over Cadman affair
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080229.wcadman0229/BNStory/National/home

Flaherty's train catches his officials off guard
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080229.TRAIN29/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

SERVICE REVIVAL NEWS TO ONTARIO OFFICIALS
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080229.TRAINDIGEST29/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Flaherty's folly
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/307960

Lasting impact in Tory tax cuts
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/307598

Ontario 'last place' to invest: Flaherty
http://www.thestar.com/News/Ontario/article/308278

Committee hears about role of PMO aide
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080229.SOUDAS29/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Ontario puts condition on doing business with AECL
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080229.AECL29/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Updated security certificates to face legal challenge
Lawyers for Montreal terror suspect say revamped law is still unconstitutional: 'The lawmaker didn't respect the Supreme Court decision'
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080229.CHARKAOUI29/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/

Government has time on its hands
http://www.thestar.com/Canada/Columnist/article/307952

Sourcing a cross-border smear
http://thestar.blogs.com/politics/

Tories won't expedite Mulroney-Schreiber probe

Hasty end to auto rebate program
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/307957


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