The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA.
ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM -
It's not rocket science
CORNER BROOK WESTERN STAR -
Will the tourists still come?
HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD -
Memories still strong
The high cost of high-tech
AMHERST DAILY NEWS -
Shorter waiting lists are the key Post a comment
MONTREAL GAZETTE -
New technologies require new approaches
OTTAWA CITIZEN -
The greater good and property
Property rights are fundamental in society and they form much of the basis of our system of law.
Eerie echoes of Maher Arar
BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER -
Need to keep the 'cowboys' on a short rope
TORONTO STAR -
New charity rules a good first step
NATIONAL POST -
A fresh look at Tasers
Want power? Get elected
HAMILTON SPECTATOR -
Charities need tough rules
NIAGARA FALLS REVIEW -
Two sides of terrorism
WINDSOR STAR -
Cyclists cruise as prices rise
SUDBURY STAR -
May 06, 2008
Tories kill well of information
Forestry rules send wrong message
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
(Not) free to speak
SASKATOON STARPHOENIX -
Restricting access to gov't workings bad Tory strategy
REGINA LEADER-POST -
Put tax cut on the menu
CALGARY HERALD -
Bravo on Tory crime act
CALGARY SUN -
Feds must leave artists alone
EDMONTON JOURNAL -
Danny Williams' new Ontario tune
Get used to strong dollar
Less separation anxiety
VANCOUVER SUN -
Third-party spending laws are unnecessary and unwarranted
VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST -
Don't pass bills without debate
Regaining public respect
Top jobs go to non-natives in northern health region
Canadian soldier dies in Afghanistan ambush
Military supply lines to Afghanistan fraught with problems: auditor general
Feds invest $1 million more in military's operational stress support
Armoured vehicles hit their limits
Military to seek replacements for LAVs soon, Hillier says
Canada's military recruitment effort deserves a few good ads
The commercials rarely touch on the rather important point that soldiers fight in wars -- and that's a shame
Trade with the U.S. has stagnated: Conference BoardComment
Poor got richer in 2006: StatsCan
Not getting your whole loonie's worth? Try harder, Bank of Canada deputy says
An economic disconnect
Beware the cleanup after the big U.S. profit party
Sector faces uncertain times
The union representing 30,000 workers meets the premier and forests minister
National anthem banned by Chinese Communist in Ottawa
Canada says close to trade deal with Colombia
Moscow, Washington sign agreement on civilian nuclear co-operation
HEALTH CARE RELATED
Mental health: we must do better
HPV vaccination program raises concerns in B.C.
Accused in Toronto bomb plot case roughed up in jail, lawyer says
Canada has lost track of 41,000 illegals: Fraser
Thousands of illegal immigrants missing: A-G
41,000 illegals missing
AG report: Security threats eluding border police
mmigrants' education challenge
POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Non-renewable resource revenues
Equalization Dilemma - An Ontario Solution
Premier McGuinty admits he 'screwed up' on Ontario pesticide ban
Referendum-ballots case is about the future, not the past
Quebec spurs rush in wind power
Alberta To Spend $55.2M Fighting Destructive Mountain Pine Beetle
Time to update forestry policies
Big factor in beetle outbreak was forests were too protected
Plans for medicare are still a mystery
Venture capital fund a boondoggle in the making
Companies don't have to be . . . failures to be a ripoff for taxpayers
Ontario's self-inflicted tailspin
Mom's wrath and public outcry won't change his mind on Lord's Prayer: Premier
More questions raised about Tory spending
NDP demands explanation of Tories' transactions
Opposition questions series of transfers in campaign expense reports
All parties are doing it, PM says of polling cash
Tories at it again?
Polling plan needs to be probed by Elections Canada
Database 'a tool to reduce openness' : former Info Commissioner
Strategy in a nutshell
Using law to prevent inquiry
National birthing strategy probed
Gaps found in air safety
Deportation failures, costly passports focus of AG's report
Prentice promises punishment for bird deaths in oilsands ponds
U.S. MDs advise on whom to aid, whom to let die in next pandemic
Grim list includes the very elderly http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080506.wtriage06/BNStory/International/?cid=al_gam_nletter_newsUp
Child virus fears spread to China's capital
ADB's 'climate change hypocrisy' denounced by civil society groups
Let Them Eat Ethanol?
Biofuel plans face criticism
OPINION AND INFORMATION
When in doubt, blame somebody
Ontarians blame Ottawa for their descent toward have-not status: poll
Rich wage class war, not StatsCan
Politicians face test of courage on climate change
Just where is our country going?
We -- all of us -- need to get together in a public forum, no holds barred, to discuss Canada's future
'Green' politicians should quit griping about gas prices
Balancing act critical
Under the ice lurks a 'strange' Arctic monster
Anthems on the ice
Le libre-échange stagne et menace l'économie canadienne, selon une étude
Hydro-Québec annonce les projets retenus pour d'autres éoliennes
Harper justifie sa décision d'éliminer un registre d'accès à l'information
Ottawa annonce l'octroi de 5 millions $ pour la préparation en cas d'urgence
Le NPD soupçonne le PC d'avoir effectué d'autres dépenses frauduleuses
Un fonds pour les Premières Nations
Des naissances qui coûtent cher
Accès à l'information
L'opposition fustige Harper
Le NPD en rajoute
Pas d'élections fédérales cet été
L'opposition accuse Harper de «cacher la vérité»
ThinkFree.ca : Bursting Bubbles of Government Deception - 80 min - Jul 25, 2006
Divergentfilms & Elizatbeth Anne Elaine Society - www.divergentfilms.com
Subject: Fwd: Bill C-51 legal quagmire for citizens
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Subject: more Brenda
Today the invoice for the Challenger jet to bring Brenda Martin from Mexico is in.
The amount is a little under $83,000 to send the jet down and back. I can hear the gasps of shock coming from those Canadians who have been and are left to hang out to dry in other locations of the world--(except for the Lebanese/Canadians, of course)
As I said before, I cannot afford this. There is more coming out about Brenda and money involvement but the subject of guilt or innocence is moot at this point. Nevertheless there were other, less costly ways to get Brenda to Canada. I refuse to use the phrase 'back home' because Brenda chose to ignore Canada for many years.
The Conservatives decided to take the very public, expensive, flamboyant route to action to gain political points at my expense. I propose that each Conservative MP have deducted from each pay packet a certain amount until the bill is paid and I get my money back.
By the way, travel from Mexico to Canada by bus is possible--just sayin'
From: "Suan H.Booiman"
Subject: General Comments 6753371 (KMM9285893V88259L0KM)
Reply from the HBC about the Olympic clown outfits, all they push is eco-friendly
but not what is on it.
The OLYMPIC Clown outfit must be an
American invention, what an insult
Subject: Re: General Comments 6753371 (KMM9285893V88259L0KM)
Thank you for your e-mail and taking the time to contact us. The Hbc
designs for Team Canada were created with the input of Canadian
athletes. Over 50 former and current summer Olympians participated in
focus groups asking for their input prior to creating the line. These
uniforms are the first eco-friendly athlete uniforms ? made from bamboo
and organic cotton.
Our athletes requested these types of fabrics due to the high
temperatures experienced in Beijing at the time of the upcoming games.
These fabrics were only available in China.
In order to meet the athletes needs as well as our nearly 600 stores,
Hbc made the decision to source the fabric and therefore manufacture in
The entire line of clothing was Canadian designed and 10% of line was in
fact made in Canada.
We always prefer to buy Canadian and we?re happy to sit down with the
manufacturing and textile industry in Canada to discuss the
opportunities for Vancouver 2010.
Once again we appreciate you taking the time to contact us and hope to
continue serving you in our stores.
Hbc Customer Service
From: "John Duddy"
Here is a one hour uninterrupted interview with Jesse Ventura.
Canadians need to be aware of the crisis in USA.
The message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments:
Shortcut to: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7878893233073706081&hl=en
Subject: correction (Re: further comments on GMOs, 28 April Digest)
On 2-May-08, at 0:41, Mary-Sue wrote:
> RE: Mel Christian's comments on GMOs (in 28/Apr/08 Digest):
> "some animals that feed GE food have GE components transfer into their metabolism."
Genetic modification has gone rogue even beyond that. According to a site reporting on the "Morgellons" phenomenon, scientists were given a funding grant from the CDC to study the strange fibers that people even including a doctor, have found in their skin. They discovered that these fibers contain the substance Agrobacterium, a genus of gram-negative bacteria capable of genetically transforming not only plants, but also other eukaryotic species, including human cells. See: < http://www.naturalnews.com/023004.html > <
A couple of days after sending that message about GMOs in food, on re-reading the source article I noticed that the CDC grant was assigned to a company in January of 2008. The mention of the grant was followed by discussion of what some other scientists were finding.
Ooops. When I was skimming the article looking for the reference I forgot about that transition and just read as far as assigning of the grant. Mea culpa. Obviously results from the CDC-sponsored research will not be available for some time; at this point they are probably still setting up experiments.
Therefore, the above-quoted paragraph should be corrected as follows (changes underscored):
Genetic modification has gone rogue even beyond that. According to a site reporting on the "Morgellons" phenomenon, scientists were given a funding grant from the CDC to study the strange fibers that people even including a doctor, have found in their skin. The results from that official project are not yet available. However, working independently in New York, biochemistry and cell biology professor V. Citovsky discovered that these fibers contain the substance Agrobacterium, a genus of gram-negative bacteria capable of genetically transforming not only plants, but also other eukaryotic species, including human cells. See: < http://www.naturalnews.com/023004.html >
Thanks for your attention.
Ottawa West - Nepean
Subject: Fwd: Bill C-51 legal quagmire for citizens
This letter to Tony Clement is an eye-opener as to the legal implications of this Bill. I hope you will take time to examine this closely, and put it into the Digest. Time is short and I can't re-write this -- good enough in the original.
Subject: Legal Shenanigans - Bill C-51
For a real education, here is some incredible information, in that it shows how, without full disclosure of intent, we have been maneuvered into signing our rights away...thus, conforming to the intents of those who run our government behind the scenes.
This Bill and similar ones are de facto proof that there is nothing democratic about our government.
Lest you think that Garry Anderson exaggerates in his letter to, the not so honorable, Tony Clement, MP below - let it be known - that much of our legal system stems from the days or yore and is based on maritime law whence the dilemma of getting around human rights to enable slavery was developed.
An mp3 file for this one is here.
Meanwhile those who have not yet read and signed the petition: Stop Bill C-51
You can view the petition here.