Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Daily Digest June 11, 2008


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

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM -
Disappearing act
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=142861&sc=80

CORNER BROOK WESTERN STAR -
Doubling program fees will hurt local families
http://www.thewesternstar.com/index.cfm?sid=142842&sc=30

CAPE BRETON POST -
Gasoline cut-off spotlights rules
http://www.capebretonpost.com/index.cfm?sid=143085&sc=151

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD -
Preserving Sable
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/1061328.html

MONTREAL GAZETTE -
Gérard Bouchard shows courage and integrity
It is always gratifying and heartening when a partisan puts principle above partisanship. Bouchard did that in his thunderous intervention, and he deserves our respect and thanks. http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=3e5c8533-062d-40ef-a6d4-e7a33b739106

OTTAWA CITIZEN -
Teaching from experience
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=288dcb75-3bd3-4c1e-a33e-62078127259e

An issue close to home
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=4af769b3-8ee3-4718-ba25-daa8ce03c89d

TORONTO STAR -
Why the apology matters to us all
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/440796

NATIONAL POST -
The evolution of AIDS
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=577936

GLOBE ANDF== MAIL -
Dangerous weapon of convenience
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080611.wetaser11/BNStory/specialComment/home

K-W RECORD -
Prison death report just a sobering start
http://news.therecord.com/Opinions/article/364918

WINDSOR STAR -
Federal judges
The case for 'cooling off'
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=66e1668e-4e4d-4821-98e1-ef38d412c0f5

SUDBURY STAR -
Ottawa's environmental policy falls behind provinces
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1068804

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
Weeds and mosquitoes
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4184823p-4774897c.html

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX -
PM's challenge to make apology sincere, inclusive
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=11cf5d31-592f-4495-8b8d-df7e5863e2d1

REGINA LEADER-POST -
Tough soldier with a disarming smile
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=d8e00d4c-eb9d-4f81-b3fa-70c452dc6b6f

CALGARY HERALD -
Is Calgary a hotbed of hate?
Police services across Canada report crimes differently
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=447b271b-b825-4402-a1c6-98b11b615dad

EDMONTON JOURNAL -
Welcome words on residential schools
http://www.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/opinion/story.html?id=89f35da6-414a-44f6-b853-0ba8ea3b8350

LETHBRIDGE HERALD -
Food action needed, not food blame
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_11054.php

VANCOUVER SUN -
CBC sensible not to spend millions on hockey song
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=e05f22c1-541a-4cd9-9414-3e1230e73a2d

VANCOUVER PROVINCE -
Tasers can well be life-savers
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=9559060a-d856-4bc3-b182-ccf832686f16

Dramatic change
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=0478bbb0-fd35-4ad5-8e1f-452ec00595cb

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST -
Rising gas prices bring a new world
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=6174924b-702e-4dfa-aa7a-18f1f2d377b6


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS -          
PM apologises to native Canadians
http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/09C717A5-9552-4B18-BD6A-C5EC1C666B2F.htm

Analysis: Was Harper's apology any good?
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=580606

An outsider's view of residential schools
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/subscriber/westview/story/4184852p-4774931c.html


CANUSA/USACAN
Ottawa has power to save threatened GM truck plant
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/440839

House committee wants Khadr returned to Canada
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/story.html?id=577836


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Canada says some goods don't reflect C$-US$ parity
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/080611/canada/canada_parity_col

Canada industry, housing data spotlight downturn
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/080611/canada/canada_economy_col

Interest-rate policy reversal hits Ontario
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/440975

New threat to food system: pricey fertilizer
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/080610/canada/canada_food_fertilizer_shortage_col


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Senate wants talks between troops, Taliban
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/080611/canada/canada_afghan_taliban_col

Canada can't withdraw from Afghanistan by deadline: senators
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=580385

Canada says boosting and refocusing Afghan aid
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/080610/canada/canada_afghan_canada_col

Al-Qaeda laid to rest? Not just yet
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/JF12Ak04.html

'US strike deaths' anger Pakistan
Pakistan's military has condemned what it says was an air strike by US-led forces that killed 11 Pakistani troops as a "cowardly attack".
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7447608.stm

Afghan troops clash with the Taliban on the border
http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2008/06/afghan_troops_clash.php

Key Afghan donor meeting in Paris
The Afghan government is to ask international donors to fund a $50bn (£25bn) reconstruction plan at a meeting on Thursday, officials say.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7449281.stm

Can Paris 'juggernaut' save Afghanistan?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7449218.stm
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The dream of Afghan democracy is dead
The Financial Times (06/11/2008)
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No Way to Build a State
The Times (06/10/2008)
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Afghanistan plans 'new Kabul' oasis development
AFP (06/11/2008)
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Afghan aid faces reshaping amid war
Chicago Tribune (06/11/2008)
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Donors must rethink Afghan aid
United Press International (06/11/2008)
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Afghan civilians killed in U.S.-led operation
Reuters (06/11/2008)
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Securing Afghanistan 's Future in Paris
Middle East Times (06/11/2008)
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US plays down criticism of Karzai ahead of donors meeting
AFP (06/11/2008)


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Strength in numbers
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=37374b68-94c5-4787-87c7-8659b49fc4c2


POLITICS
Couillard affair trips top Tory aide
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/440956

RCMP gave no warning about Couillard: Privy Council
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=580418

Mulroney won't testify again at Commons committee: lawyerComment
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080611.wmulroney0611/BNStory/National/home


PROGRAMMES
 Afghanistan: Ottawa fixe ses priorités Afghanistan: Ottawa sets its priorities
http://translate.google.ca/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ledevoir.com%2F2008%2F06%2F11%2F193551.html&sl=fr&tl=en&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

Canada boosts aid to Afghanistan by $550M
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/story.html?id=577725

Controversial copyright reform to be unveiled Thursday
http://www.financialpost.com/story.html?id=580564

Ottawa and Paris agree to support free trade between Canada and Europe
http://translate.google.ca/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Finfo.branchez-vous.com%2FNationales%2F080611%2FN061196AU.html&sl=fr&tl=en&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

Border lineups may get 'very ugly'
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=d6fd2776-0b75-4319-80e6-36815100544d


PRESSURE POINTS
The devil is in the details
Have the regional and federal-provincial implications been considered?
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080611.wcocarbon11/BNStory/specialComment/home

Paintball was practice, says terror-cell mole
Key witness in Toronto 18 trial testifies battlefield simulations were acted out in rural, wooded area
http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/440919

Time to muzzle free-speech deniers
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/3453


OPINION AND INFORMATION
UN dithers in Rome while millions face starvation
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=359c0503-bf5e-4213-bb01-ec1054e078e0

For supporters of the federal Liberals, doing nothing may be the right thing
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=38800b72-1cd4-46ec-81d4-418e7e03bc3c

Appearing compassionate stands to benefit Conservatives
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=560e5579-1a9c-46b6-90ce-00d9dbb1e11f

Is there a moral case for targeted killing?
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=c6b2b177-e765-459f-a7cc-0d70804a4502

Don't fear Islamophobia
The wide-scale persecution of Muslims in Canada occurs mainly in the minds of an aggrieved and politically motivated few
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=5e6ad022-4040-4c38-9c2f-aaca9ad7ec85

Pay attention to little Chile
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=44a8c802-e259-4959-9374-fa03d1e8dc20

Two sides to residential schools story
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/story.html?id=577934

Why don't they just ban smoking
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2008/06/11/yoni-goldstein-on-canada-s-cigarette-bans-let-s-just-make-smoking-illegal-already.aspx

Couillard not our department: RCMP
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=5721efa8-1b01-40f2-a7fa-71fc662a3926

The scandal that could really damage Canada
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/subscriber/westview/story/4184979p-4774946c.html

Once more, with feeling ... but will it make a difference?
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080611.wcosimp11/BNStory/specialComment/home


INFOS
 
Harper présente des excuses officielles aux victimes des pensionnats indiens
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080611/N0611166AU.html

Le candidat républicain John McCain viendra parler de libre-échange à Ottawa
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080611/N0611206AU.html

Un projet de loi sur le droit d'auteur dans internet sera dévoilé jeudi
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080611/N0611228AU.html

Brian Mulroney refuse de témoigner à nouveau devant le comité sur l'éthique
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080611/N0611154AU.html

Bernier sort de l'ombre, mais attendra la fin de l'enquête pour commenter
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080611/N0611220AU.html

Ottawa et Paris s'entendent pour appuyer le libre-échange Canada-Europe
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080611/N061196AU.html

GM discute de la possibilité d'ajouter une 3e ligne d'assemblage à Oshawa
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080611/N0611146AU.html

L'affaire Couillard entraîne la démission d'un deuxième conservateur
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080611/N0611144AU.html

Démission de son conseiller politique: Fortier s'explique
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20080611/CPACTUALITES/80611122/1025/CPACTUALITES

Afghanistan: Ottawa fixe ses priorités
http://www.ledevoir.com/2008/06/11/193551.html


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