Sunday, March 09, 2008

Daily Digest March 9, 2008


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

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM - Shooting the messenger
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=115390&sc=80

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD - EI overhaul underhanded
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/1042305.html

        More doubts on Taser use
         http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/1042758.html

AMHERST DAILY NEWS - Health care headed for emergency
http://www.amherstdaily.com/index.cfm?sid=114867&sc=61

MONTREAL GAZETTE - Something is terribly wrong - please panic
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=0885410c-20ee-4a31-9d7a-c57c8cb67307

BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER - May deserves to be heard
http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=934376

         Stephen Harper may trip and fall on his own sword one day
         http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=934371&auth=Den+Tandt%2c+Michael

TORONTO STAR - Flaherty's fallacy on Ontario taxes
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/326279

TORONTO SUN - No excuse for delays in courts
http://www.torontosun.com/Comment/Commentary/2008/03/09/4950271.html

HAMILTON SPECTATOR - Be realistic, Six Nations
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/336937

NIAGARA FALLS REVIEW - Harper's right-wing pandering is a matter of life and death
http://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=934429&auth=Greg+Weston

        Maybe next step is outright ban on cigarettes
         http://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=932440

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS - Dangerous idea
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4138769p-4730087c.html

        More rights on reserves
         http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4138768p-4730077c.html

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX - Harper benefits from ineffective opposition
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=9cafeb4b-a513-4d3d-bd61-2c29e114087f

CALGARY HERALD - Blood ban makes sense
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=c17af871-a7f5-45c0-a247-67a05351b969

         Severance deal should be severed
        A cap on the packages MLAs receive is needed
         http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=eb7e8fa1-7a3a-4736-ae89-51b800641d94

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE - Harper keeps rolling dice
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/Editorial/382599.html

EDMONTON JOURNAL - Whatever happened to the Golden rule?
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=26f9d10d-1458-4fcb-b378-d28dfa540c33

LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Pushing the piggy bank
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_10071.php

        Odd story warrants critical look
         http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_10057.php

VANCOUVER SUN - Harper must prove his outrage over NAFTA leak not just an act
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=309903c4-1716-4cb7-8a68-b8b3a4e3457f

VANCOUVER PROVINCE - B.C.'s carbon tax could hit us hard at the worst time
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=66514bf7-7620-435f-9991-f45cff261576


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS
Residential school survivors angered by court order
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080309/residential_school_080309/20080309?hub=Canada

Protesters go inside Toronto church to raise awareness about residential schools
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080309/national/missing_children_protest


CANUSA/USACAN
NAFTA just not what it used to be
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/326311

NAFTA needs environmental credibility
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=5e4767f8-79bd-47a0-a122-8aa034a5a3bc


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Wheat shortfall costing consumers more bread
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080301/wheat_rises_080301/20080309?hub=Canada

Lack of workers hurting Ontario's small business
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Canada/2008/03/09/4951806-sun.html


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
India ready to muscle in
Purpose of military buildup soon apparent
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Margolis_Eric/2008/03/09/4952326-sun.php


JUSTICE SYSTEM
Leniency behind growth of youth crime
For most offences by teens, police now won't even lay a charge
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=89840060-377d-46ea-a34f-ad34aa1b6ba4


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Health-care problems, rising expectations greet Williams in second term
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080309/national/nl_legis_opens

Emboldened Charest challenges rivals to make up their minds over Que. budget
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080309/national/que_liberals_charest


POLITICS
MPs to decide fate of Afghan mission
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/War_Terror/2008/03/09/4951556-sun.html

Harper's bizarre week
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Weston_Greg/2008/03/09/4952331-sun.php

Tory ridings in Quebec getting more handouts
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/story.html?id=bd4105c0-a66d-48f3-8f85-6933fe8a6287&k=26588

Afraid of the electorate? Keep throwing mud
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Persichilli_Angelo/2008/03/09/4952301-sun.php

Why the Senate deserves props
http://www.thestar.com/News/Ideas/article/326541

Senator urges Harper to apologize for denigrating upper chamber
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080308.wresp0308/BNStory/National/home

Dion needs strong showing in March 17 byelections
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080307/byelections_080307/20080309?hub=TopStories

Harper apologizes to the Ile-Prince Edward Island
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cyberpresse.ca%2Farticle%2F20080309%2FCPACTUALITES%2F80309069%2F1025%2FCPACTUALITES&langpair=fr%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

Layton hits campaign trail to woo Sask voters in hotly contested byelection
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080308/national/byelxn_sask_layton


PROGRAMMES
Federal panel recommends 50 ways to improve Railway Safety Act
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080307/national/rail_safety_report

Conservatives confident they can kill surprise $900 million tax cut bill
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080307/national/resp_budget


PRESSURE POINTS
Shovelling 'global warming'
No one has the right to call you a 'climate denier' for expressing your views on climate change
http://www.torontosun.com/Comment/2008/03/09/4951676-sun.html

We're a long way from warming 'oblivion'
Ancient carbon dioxide levels were up to 10 times above today's levels
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=23e5f1f9-bb7c-47b4-9107-04e7e73c9d7e

A dim view of CFLs
Canadians don't like being forced to use new energy-saving light bulbs
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=6d7f5462-3fed-45c5-b25f-407006477309

Cows' carbon footprints
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=64c0d19b-f66d-4dcf-89eb-2e8f8c311efc


OPINION AND INFORMATION
Proper curb on freedom of expression
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/326308

Grits' faith-based hypocrisy
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Columnists/Blizzard_Christina/2008/03/09/4952311-sun.php

Are politics and corruption forever joined?
http://www.torontosun.com/Comment/2008/03/09/4951721-sun.html

Withholding tax credits sets the stage for censorship
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=b1ee36a9-3f98-47ff-9c4c-54edd6669c74

Not too late for parents to save their kids
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/1042814.html


INFOS

Harper s'excuse auprès de l'Ile-du-Prince-Édouard
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20080309/CPACTUALITES/80309069/1025/CPACTUALITES

ALENA : un ex-ambassadeur dit qu'il ne faut pas s'appesantir sur la fuite
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20080309/CPACTUALITES/80309056/1025/CPACTUALITES

Fuite sur l'ALENA: de dangereuses indiscrétions
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20080308/CPACTUALITES/803080899/1025/CPACTUALITES

Dion fait campagne aux côtés de Bob Rae
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20080307/CPACTUALITES/80307173/1025/CPACTUALITES

Harper promet de faire toute la lumière
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20080307/CPACTUALITES/803070618/1025/CPACTUALITES

Des manifestants veulent connaître le sort des autochtones disparus
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080309/N030978AU.html

De sérieux débats auront lieu à la législature de la Saskatchewan
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080309/N030980AU.html

Harper est invité à reconnaître le bon travail qui se fait au Sénat
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080308/N030858AU.html

Gala du Panthéon
La ministre Verner intervient
http://www.radio-canada.ca/arts-spectacles/musique/2008/03/08/002-verner-gala-pantheon.asp

Élections complémentaires
Vote par anticipation
http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/colombie-britannique/2008/03/07/002-Vote-anticipation_n.shtml


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SOMETHING TO PASS ON TO HE POWERS THAT BE

        There are those who support the harmonization of Canada and the U.S. of A. and who would say "No prob" to a Canadian developed technology going south.
        
        Others do, particularly when the Government of Canada subsidized its development.
        
        The following post came to me.  The person sending it thought it was being sent to The Conservative Party of Canada, unaware that info@pcparty.org is the
        address of a continuing progressive-conservative party.
        
        The message is posted here so those who agree with him and have contacts can convey Mike's message to Minister Prentice who is the decision maker
        regarding approval or disallowance of this technology being sold off .
        
        It will be interesting to see whether the continentalist or Canada first view is followed when the decision is made.

                  Joe.

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From: Mike
Subject: Outrage greets U.S. bid to buy Canada's largest space firm; sale to
 include taxpayer-funded $524-million Radarsat-2 satellite
To: info@pcparty.org


The proposed purchase by a U.S. firm of Canada's largest space company, and with it a $524-million high-tech satellite built mainly with taxpayers' money, is being challenged by a growing number of scientists and engineers
 
I would prefer that the sale not to go through, I do worry about our ability to keep an eye on the North West passage. If Mr. Harper really cares about protecting our rights up north, he would stop the sale. Even though the US is our friend, I do not trust them when it comes to OUR North West Passage. If this goes through, this will make your party look bad. Our military after many years of low funding…..is finally getting what it needs
(thank you). All of your hard work will be damaged.
 
We need a strong, smart and well equip army, navy, and air force.
 
Please don't sell our MDA
 
Thank you for your time.
 
Mike
Regina, Sask.
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DND at risk of losing Canadian spy systems to U.S.
Latest technology will be off limits to us after space firm's sale, critics warn
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=3a7a2923-1fa3-4aff-8577-dab0ea548332

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