The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA.
ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM -
Slowing the pace
CORNER BROOK WESTERN STAR -
It's a dangerous time of the year
CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN -
ackling province's debt worthy goal
CAPE BRETON POST -
It may be time for anti-SLAPP
HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD -
AMHERST DAILY NEWS -
MONTREAL GAZETTE -
Torch-relay protests are a lesson in democracy
OTTAWA CITIZEN -
Getting the lead out
OTTAWA SUN -
Put a limit on homework
KINGSTON WHIG STAnDARD-
BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER -
Healthy eating key to combat diabetes
TORONTO STAR -
Not so fast on fast-track drugs
NATIONAL POST -
Too much regulation
TORONTO SUN -
Gun thugs don't deserve public housing
HAMILTON SPECTATOR -
Disclosure is the key issue
NIAGARA FALLS REVIEW -
Province disregards human rights for trade mission
K-W RECORD -
WINDSOR STAR -
SUDBURY STAR -
When the law reaches too far
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
Putin and Bush
CALGARY HERALD -
A flaming disgrace
GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE -
Water, water everywhere?
Charity must start at home on this one
EDMONTON JOURNAL -
China pays the price for Beijing Olympics
LETHBRIDGE HERALD -
Study just one side of gaming tale
VANCOUVER SUN -
Cap-and-trade law can't have any loopholes
Green laws hide too much
Consumers will be better protected
VANCOUVER PROVINCE -
Being grateful may well be the best anger cure
Cost of Afghan mission anybody's guess
Defence dep't can't say how much it will cost to meet Manley Commission conditions
Suicide bomber kills 8 in Kandahar
U.S. Marines in Kandahar will follow same rules as Canadians: Hillier
Ottawa's new hard line: Blocking foreign acquisitions
Space sale of 'no net benefit,' says minister
First time Ottawa has blocked a foreign takeover
Ottawa rejects space firm's sale to U.S.
Canada blocks sale of satellite firm to Alliant
Federal government blocks sale of MDA space division
Ottawa 'not satisfied' sale of Radarsat maker MDA is in national interest
Canada's expensive buy-in into the space game
Forget national security, Ottawa is blocking MDA's sale for another reason
Lake Erie charter captains face new rules on fishing in Canada
Canadian exports jump sharply
- Graphic: Canada, the world's grocery store
- No more child's play
- Ethanol fuels green frenzy
- Consumers pinched by rising food price
- Investing: Which links of the food chain should you play?
- Note to buyers: Go for the steak, not the sizzle
Tibet a defining issue for China
Canada won't turn Afghanistan into thriving democracy by 2011: Emerson
The Taliban talk the talk
Carryings on up the Khyber
Shifting Views on Afghanistan
It's Payback Time
Times of India (04/10/2008)
Pasadena Weekly, CA (04/10/2008)
Afghans Hold Secret Trials for Men That U.S. Detained
The New York Times (04/10/2008)
Some doubt Pakistan strategy of negotiating with militants
Chicago Tribune (04/10/2008)
Afghan U.N. envoy urges sense of urgency on help
Khalilzad Says He Plans to Leave UN Post
The Associated Press (04/10/2008)
Suicide attack kills 9 Afghan civilians, wounds 22
M&C News (04/10/2008)
HEALTH CARE RELATED
SOS for health and safety of Canadian children
Globe challenges court order over sources
MPs vote to find high-ranking Mountie in contempt of Parliament
Ontario's spooky thought police
Mounties reverse themselves on Taser data
POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Lord's Prayer may be abolished in Ont. legislature
Alberta revamps royalties to spur drilling
Liberals are right to ignore calls for strengthening Bill 101
Quebec needs to teach better French
Cap-and-trade bill gives cabinet a blank cheque
Separatists looking for a reason to exist
The separatist vacuum
Tories aim to gain in Quebec
Prentice defends decision to block MDA sale
MDA sale needs approval of two ministers: Prentice
Grits would fund security at places of worship: Dion
Greens leader calls for probe of RCMP 'interference'
Opposition raises discrimination fears
Program 'tailor-made' to send cash to Flaherty's riding: critics
MP Jason Kenney's comments under scrutiny after recording surfaces
Liberal MP threatens to break ranks
Vows to vote against Tory immigration bill
New Tory bill amounts to 'censorship': Sarah Polley
Growth of new child-care spaces stunted after Tories took power: report
Are we being hoodwinked by new consumer safety measures?
Flaherty says he'd cut to avoid a deficit
Please don't call us, period
Canada's boreal forest a ticking 'carbon bomb': report
Kyoto rhetoric meets reality
Carbon taxers think $1.15 gas not high enough
Experts call for national carbon tax
Reconsider biofuels, says British PM Brown
Wants world bodies to look into role of alternative fuels in higher food prices
Who caused the world food crisis?
Market crisis, chaos as food crisis felt around world
It's time to pay up
Public policies based on voluntarily reducing carbon emissions have failed to change behaviour
The push to electric cars will come with hidden costs
B.C. updates health law to better deal with epidemics
Canada's anti-terror law unconstitutional, defence says
NORAD facing `rogue elements,' U.S. general says
OPINION AND INFORMATION
Harper may have to break own election law
The mind says no, the body says yes
Bob Rae -- what might have been
Future of the Arctic region fraught with uncertainty
Political messages in census data
Mississauga to sell utility
Human-rights commissions are getting a bad rap
Liberals need to act soon - or else
Helping the homeless is a matter of self-interest and common humanity
The blind leading the blind
Possible vente de Radarsat
Ottawa s'oppose à la transaction
Manège militaire: Duceppe surpris de l'absence de gicleurs
Sondage: les Canadiens optent pour le statu quo
Une haute dirigeante de la GRC a commis un outrage au Parlement
Le ministre confiant de voir un gendarme financier national
Les libéraux investiraient dans la sécurité des lieux de culte
L'Afghanistan ne sera pas une démocratie prospère en 2011, dit Emerson
Huit morts dans un attentat suicide à Kandahar
Que serait le PC sans le PLC?
Projet de loi C-10
L'industrie du cinéma devant le Sénat
La loi antiterroriste inconstitutionnelle, plaide la défense
Forêt boréale canadienne
Une bombe de carbone à retardement
La GRC décide de dévoiler plus d'informations sur l'utilisation du Taser
La création de places en service de garde a chuté sous les conservateurs
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The government has restored my faith.
Canada blocks sale of MDA satellite unit to U.S.
OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian government said on Thursday it had blocked the $1.325 billion sale of sensitive satellite technology to U.S. rocket-maker Alliant Techsystems Inc < top-secret over control lose might it feared because part in>
The move marked the first time Ottawa had prevented the sale of a domestic firm to a foreign buyer.
Critics said the proposed sale by MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd would threaten Canadian sovereignty by handing the high-tech Radarsat 2 satellite to a foreign firm.
"Certainly ... where jurisdictional law would sit for the satellite post-transaction is a relevant consideration," Industry Minister Jim Prentice told reporters.
In a terse two-page letter to Alliant Tech on Tuesday, Prentice said: "I am not satisfied that your investment is likely to be of net benefit to Canada" and gave the firm 30 days to contest the decision.
Opponents say the sale could result in Washington ordering Alliant Tech not to let Ottawa see data from the satellite, such as images revealing whether U.S. ships were sailing through Arctic waters. Washington rejects Canada's claim to sovereignty over Arctic sea passages, which it says are international waters.
Prentice's comments -- and the strong backing he earlier received from Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Parliament -- indicate that however Alliant Tech proposes to restructure the deal, it will not be allowed to buy the satellite technology.
"I would think it would be very difficult for the government to flip-flop on this issue," said Scott Brison, a legislator for the opposition Liberal Party.
Industry sources said officials from the U.S. firm would visit Ottawa next week.
The deal was a problem for the right-leaning minority Conservative government, which opponents say is too close to the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush.
Even some Conservative legislators -- usually under the strict control of Harper's office -- broke ranks to criticize the idea of selling satellite technology and land-based data processing centers to a U.S defense products firm.
Prentice dismissed suggestions that his decision meant Canada was becoming protectionist.
"This particular transaction relates to Radarsat 2, which is an extremely important piece of technology ... it is a very unique situation," he said.
The U.S. State Department declined to comment.
JP Morgan welcomed Prentice's move, saying in a research note that it had been concerned about the volatility of the U.S. space budget as well as the high debt level that Alliant Tech would have been obliged to take on to finance the deal.