Thursday, July 03, 2008

Daily Digest July 2, 2008


The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA.
ARCHIVED at http://cdndailydigest.blogspot.com/

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM -


CORNER BROOK WESTERN STAR -
Time to think safety again
http://www.thewesternstar.com/index.cfm?sid=148758&sc=30

CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN -
A good idea to discuss plastic bags
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=148860&sc=103

CAPE BRETON POST -
Chretien avenges golf ball crack
http://www.capebretonpost.com/index.cfm?sid=149112&sc=151

AMHERST DAILY NEWS -
A golden chance for development
http://www.amherstdaily.com/index.cfm?sid=149167&sc=61

MONTREAL GAZETTE -
It's time to end restrictions on foreign investments
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=53acd57e-d610-4d9d-abcd-e83ca0d22254

Gomery's lapses don't absolve Liberals
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=bd1cbcef-c2b6-49bd-99c9-3806452ba442

OTTAWA CITIZEN -
Now's the time to get creative
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=b8259729-5fd2-426c-9cb7-ecc7b9b74ac5

The call that officers dread 
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/editorials/story.html?id=301ae4ee-d465-4908-b1a4-f12f8a6d717e

KINGSTON WHIG STANDARD-
An exhausting proposition
http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1096173

TORONTO STAR -
How to measure our well-being
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/451997

GLOBE & MAIL -
A courageous honour for courage
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080701.weMorgentaler02/BNStory/specialComment/home

Yes, America is a safe haven
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080702.weSupreme03/BNStory/specialComment/home

The African Union abdicates
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080702.wEZimbabwe03/BNStory/specialComment/home

The order's 74 other snowflakes
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080702.weOrder03/BNStory/specialComment/home

NATIONAL POST -
Besmirching the Order
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=625539

Arbour won't be missed
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=625540

HAMILTON SPECTATOR -
The danger of the spotlight
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/395824

ST. CATHARINES STANDARD -
POCET won't fill the cracks at the border
http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1096662

NIAGARA FALLS REVIEW -
Odds stacked against police in battling guns
http://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1096287&auth=OSPREY+NEWS+NETWORK

K-W RECORD -
Mugabe must not get a free ride
http://news.therecord.com/Opinions/article/376484

WINDSOR STAR -
Fair comment
The Supreme Court weighs in
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=2ffe20ac-954d-4f2d-b268-50ca6502dd51

SUDBURY STAR -
Not wise to rush into official bilingualism
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1096762

The danger of living with guns
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1096771

Handgun ban no answer
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1096783&auth=ANGELO+PERSICHILLI

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
A divisive choice
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4193657p-4784750c.html

Mugabe's enablers
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4193660p-4784788c.html

WINNIPEG SUN -
Parents can't be guessing
http://www.winnipegsun.com/Comment/Editorial/2008/07/02/6038711-sun.html

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX -
Need to innovate must be taken more seriously
http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=1fbd7bf7-a5f2-4722-9228-168a07613832

REGINA LEADER-POST -
Airlines suffer gas pains
http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=98ffe796-22a7-4dc6-8819-a42eeb26488a

CALGARY HERALD -
Not getting conned by cons
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=fe986378-8df6-4ea5-b9a2-dec43131de64

LETHBRIDGE HERALD -
Merit in eye of beholder
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/article_11249.php

VANCOUVER SUN -
Prosecutors' immunity is not absolute 
http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=39bb98fe-233e-4497-83c8-d6fd9e1bd529

VANCOUVER PROVINCE -
Let's right this glaring wrong
http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/editorial/story.html?id=be9c4003-cf98-4cfc-a8fd-7c5eadb58f14

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST -
Cabinet ministers as princes
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=fd4fe7e0-3bf5-4ab2-9a7d-19ab3a7952eb


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS -          
Ottawa should change its housing policies for urban aboriginals
Creative programs exist in some big cities but too many Indians still live in poverty
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/editorial/story.html?id=b92c7562-8978-4d77-8d63-f06614a48c84


AFGHANISTAN -
Inside the Taliban jailbreak
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080702.wafghanistan02/BNStory/Afghanistan/home


CANADIAN FORCES
Hillier's legacy
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=75536539-2d73-4478-aa99-76d32f456356

Canada's top general takes command
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/452646

Canada will be out of Kandahar in 2011: Natynczyk
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080702/Hillier_retire_080702/20080702?hub=Canada

New top general sees soldiers out of Afghanistan by 2011
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080702.wtopsoldier0702/BNStory/National/home

CTV News: Robert Fife on Canada's new top soldier 1:58
http://watch.ctv.ca/news/Redirect/?ClipId=64077

Hillier hands over military reins to Natynczyk
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080702/Hillier_retire_080702/20080702?hub=Canada

Former Kandahar military adviser blasts Canada's Afghan diplomacy
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080702/national/afghan_cda_adviser

Canada says Afghan army making "huge progress"
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/080702/canada/canada_afghan_col_40

Canuck troops unhurt in suicide attack
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Afghan/2008/07/02/6043386.html


CANUSA/USACAN
Oilsands tour impresses chair of U.S. energy subcommittee
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2008/07/02/congressmen-visit.html

Alberta premier defends oilsands development at U.S. governors' meeting
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080701/national/alberta_oil_sands


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Figuring out where the truth lies
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/451998

G8 needs a shakeup: Russia's Medvedev
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080702.wrussia0702/BNStory/International/home


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
CHINA'S MASSIVE WRENCH, Part 1
Change in the face of foreign devils
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/JG03Ad01.html

Iran won't be allowed to close key Persian Gulf passageway: U.S. navy
http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2008/07/02/us-iran.html

Harper, Fillon discuss EU free-trade deal during hour-long meeting
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080702/national/harper_fillon

Canada won't be a part of any deal that doesn't bind big polluters: PMO
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080702/national/cda_g8

Why is Zimbabwe still afloat? China
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080702.wcomment0702/BNStory/specialComment/home

Hawkish manoeuvres point to win for U.S. diplomacy
http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=ed2365c8-12e2-4a7d-abc5-62274e6b16db

Time to refocus the war in Afghanistan: Obama
Pajhwok (07/02/2008)
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Afghan warlord holds key to peace
The National, United Arab Emirates (07/02/2008)
[]
The Afghan Unraveling
Forward, The Jewish Daily (07/02/2008)
[]
Former Kandahar military adviser blasts Canada's Afghan diplomacy
The Canadian Press (07/02/2008)
[]
Statement of Ambassador Jawad on U.S. Casualties in Afghanistan
Afghan Embassy, Wash. DC - Press Release (07/02/2008)
[]
Pakistan: Negligent on Terror?
Time (07/02/2008)
[]
'Tough month' but Afghan strategy working: Bush
AFP (07/02/2008)
[]
The Long Arm Of Pakistan
Times of India (07/02/2008)
[]
Coalition helicopter shot down in Afghanistan
The Associated Press (07/02/2008)
[]
Obama seeks expanded civilian role as counter to strained military
Deutsche Presse-Agentur (07/02/2008)
[]
Inside the Taliban jailbreak
The Globe and Mail (07/02/2008)
[]
Madness in Afghanistan
The Guardian (07/02/2008)
[]
The Descent of Afghanistan
Frontline (07/01/2008)
[]
Afghanistan Strives to Register All Newborns
National Public Radio (07/01/2008)
[]
Consulate General of Afghanistan in Dubai
Asia Times (07/01/2008)
[]
Afghan poppy barons still at large
FT.com (07/01/2008)
[]
Funding shortage imperils Kandahar program
The Canadian Press (07/01/2008)
[]
A course correction for Afghanistan
Dallas Morning News, Editorial (07/01/2008)


HEALTH CARE RELATED
More family doctors would equal fewer ER visits for chronic diseases: Report
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080702/national/ont_er_visits

Drowsy at the wheel? It's like drinking and driving
http://www.healthzone.ca/health/article/451955


JUSTICE SYSTEM
The acquittal of Basil Parasiris
Justice done http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/3780

Political ruling
What, other than pleasing Liberals, did Federal Court judge's decision achieve?
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/subscriber/westview/story/4193686p-4784762c.html


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Lack of cancer test costs Ontario millions
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080701.wtest2/BNStory/National/home

Three-quarters of nursing homes cited for not meeting some provincial standards
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080702/national/nursing_homes_violations

Ontario to spend $50M to cover costs of expensive cancer drugs
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080702/national/ont_cancer_drugs

Clean energy a key issue for new Pacific initiative
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080702.BCPACIFIC02/TPStory/TPNational/Politics/


PARTY POLITICS
PM's blitz on green plan heads west
http://www.torontosun.com/News/Canada/2008/07/02/6039186-sun.html

Harper adds $1 million to $2.5-million lawsuit against cash-strapped Liberals
http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5jqF8ALmRUcM4gMPwQpkhZdM3xywQ

Dion challenges Harper to carbon tax debate
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=627697


POLITICAL OPINION -
Giorno takes the helm in PMO
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080701.wgiorno2/BNStory/National/home

Harper's presence at Quebec City's 400th protested
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080702/quebec_anniversary_080702/20080702?hub=Canada

Tensions surround 'green' expert panel
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080701.wenviro2/BNStory/National/home

The worse, the better, Dion believes
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/subscriber/westview/story/4193685p-4784759c.html


PROGRAMMES
Embassy sorry for controversial Canada Day invite
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080702/canada_day_08702/20080702?hub=Canada

Loopholes tightened in impaired-driving law
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=625494

Morgentaler proud to be 'finally' recognized
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080702/morgentaler_speaks_080702/20080702?hub=Canada

Feds appeal ruling that protects injection site
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080702/injection_site_080702/20080702?hub=Canada

MP Keddy to meet with N.S. lobster fishermen protesting scallop draggers
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080702/national/ns_lobster_protest


PRESSURE POINTS
Would-be jihadis tricked into plot: Khawaja's lawyer
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080702/khawaja_trial_080702/20080702?hub=Canada

Turn down rhetoric on environment
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/451992

Viable climate strategy ignored, geo-engineering
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=dadd52a5-8fdc-4301-985b-def9f44da5fe

Calamity for sale
For the worst-case entrepreneurs, the evidence is always clear, simple, uniform and pointed toward disaster
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=e6613952-9434-406f-a9ca-fa71d5938d18

End of world as Bert knows it and it's all about water, oil
http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1095916&auth=BERT+HIELEMA


OPINION AND INFORMATION





Does the Order of Canada stand for unity or recognition?

all 340 news articles »
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080702.wcoorder03/BNStory/specialComment/home

Award decided in secrecy
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=75e4dc61-7312-4914-a5d6-bf4b9e19a6e0

'I deserve' Order of Canada, Morgentaler says
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/452487

Henry Morgentaler: Good battles can be fought by dubious people
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2008/07/02/john-moore-on-henry-morgentaler-good-battles-can-be-fought-by-dubious-people.aspx

Honouring a remorseless extremist
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=f1b8e10e-c1c0-49b2-aed2-99447ccf22d2

Morgentaler's Order of Canada: Every child is a Gift of God
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2008/07/02/theo-caldwell-on-abortion-and-morgentaler-s-order-of-canada-every-child-is-a-gift-of-god.aspx

A Symbol Of Moral Decay
In the old Canada, Morgentaler was prosecuted. In the new Canada, he is awarded our highest honour
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=625590

Morgentaler is no monster. But he still doesn't deserve the Order of Canada
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/default.aspx

B.C. priest returns Order of Canada
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/story.html?id=a8d5e1d0-2e70-4dad-9099 -

MORGENTALER & THE ORDER OF CANADA:
CAST YOUR VOTE IN MANY POLLS THAT ARE CURRENTLY RUNNING
http://4mycanada.ca/Emails/20080702.html

Big Oil pumps up the ugly Afghan and Iraqi mix
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080702.wcomartin03/BNStory/specialComment/home

What we don't know about Canada's war in Afghanistan
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2008/07/02/father-raymond-j-de-souza-what-we-don-t-know-about-canada-s-war-in-afghanistan.aspx

Why undergrads are getting a raw deal
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080701.wcosimp02/BNStory/specialComment/home

We must act for the bottom billion's sake
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080702.wcosecgen03/BNStory/specialComment/home

A changing picture of our nation
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080702.wcoquebec03/BNStory/specialComment/home

Targeting T.O.'s street gangs
No matter how much money the police spend on enforcement, gangs are not going away
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/451994

Making Canada's trains run on time
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/451993

How to weed out anti-leadership behaviour
Sounds simple, but the solution is to hire better
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=517f19e3-171d-4968-a8fa-f0ca11e6f259

Taking pride in the country that we have become
http://www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=ec5b3b9d-3812-4cb9-883a-37cb41ac5370

Canadian child care a triple market failure
http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/news/editorial/story.html?id=c5633ced-aab0-4aee-a51b-8b60981accd2

Here comes the first draft of One World Government
United Nations Parliamentary Assembly One World Government in disguise
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/3774

Let's sell water to the U.S.
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/3788


INFOS
 
L'Ordre du Canada est décerné au docteur Henry Morgentaler
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080702/N070258AU.html

W. Natynczyk a été assermenté comme chef d'état-major de l'armée canadienne
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080702/N070268AU.html

Fête du Canada: environ 75 000 personnes y participent à Ottawa
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080701/N070168AU.html

La nouvelle taxe sur le carbone est en vigueur en Colombie-Britannique
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080701/N070176AU.html

Des Inuits poursuivent le fédéral pour les avoir pris pour cobayes
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080630/N0630175AU.html

Dion en mission pour vendre son Tournant vert à l'Alberta
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20080702/CPACTUALITES/80701154/1025/CPACTUALITES

Bilinguisme à la Garde côtière: le Commissaire aux langues officielles enquêtera
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20080630/CPACTUALITES/80630085/1025/CPACTUALITES

Natynczyk remplace officiellement Hillier
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20080702/CPACTUALITES/80702064/1026/CPACTUALITES

Des kamikazes afghans attaquent sans succès un convoi canadien
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20080702/CPACTUALITES/80702114/5846/CPACTUALITES


La Teoria Conspiratoria


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What's your experience? What's your reaction?

"The party spent only $41,000 on fundraising in 2007,"
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080702/national/liberals_money_woes

Based on my personal experience of having solicitation by call centres in
various centres across Canada that $41,000 was the total amount spent in
fundraising is very simply put totally unbelievable.                                   

Now it is just possible that luck had it that the $41 000 just happened to be
spent on the call centres that just happened to have ny name on the list.   

It may be only myself was called several times and that I'm extrapolating
from this personal experience that others were called through call centres
as well.                                                                                                        

Seems to me now that I've read the thoughts of someone else on the subject
at a blog http://www.lietoyourfriends.blogspot.com/ a letter did come from   
year.                                                                                                               

It may be my finding the claim made incredulous is inaccurate and that I'm
incorrect in believing anyone who accepts it as accurate credulous but     
that's my reaction.                                                                                         

If you've received 'phone calls such as I have or letters soliciting donations
please let me know.  I can't believe I'm the only one money was spent on.

Joe                                         

___________
cred·u·lous
1.Willing to believe or trust too readily, esp. without proper or adequate evidence.

In*cred"u*lous
1. Not credulous; indisposed to admit or accept that which is related as true, skeptical; unbelieving.

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