Saturday, August 23, 2008

Daily Digest August 23, 2008


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

EDITORIALs

CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN -
Now is the time to protect our coastlines

CAPE BRETON POST -
U.S. bluster is embarrassing

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD -
Shift tactics on Taliban

AMHERST DAILY NEWS -
Meat scare has more meaning

Taliban plan all about PR

KINGSTON WHIG STANDARD-
ELECTION WOULD MOVE US FORWARD

JUST DO IT, STEPHANE

TORONTO STAR -
The law gets Googled

NIAGARA FALLS REVIEW -
Canada can and should do more in Afghanistan

Despite fixed election date, an early vote might be best

K-W RECORD -
Vote, or no vote, Harper must decide

WINDSOR STAR -
Afghanistan our resolve can't diminish  

SUDBURY STAR -
No mission impossible

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
Bottle ban all wet
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/editorial/story/4217001p-4810059c.html

WINNIPEG SUN-
CMA doc ready to rock health boat

CALGARY HERALD -
Canadian soldiers need all clear to fight for a chance at winning  

EDMONTON JOURNAL -
Is there a 'right to repair'?  

RED DEER ADVOCATE -
Civilian deaths troubling
 
LETHBRIDGE HERALD -
Paying taxes more costly than you think


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS -          
First Nation seeks oilsands permit inquiry 


AFGHANISTAN -
Kabul: a city under siege from the Taliban
Rockets, guile and the lessons of history:

Group claims 78 Afghan civilians killed
U.S. denies toll in joint operation was more than 5

Afghan ministry says air strike killed civilians  

ANA open fire on Shindand protesters, Karzai worried

The keys to rebuilding a functioning Afghanistan  

US killed 50 kids - Afghan govt

Afghan president Karzai condemns civilian deaths

Security tops agenda for new Kandahar governor 

Militants ready for Pakistan's war

They Can't Handle "The Truth"
http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=Mzk4YmY2MGM5NTU4M2U3NmI3MzNhZjQyYzUwOGQwN2E =


CANADIAN FORCES
Flying the flag in Arctic no longer symbolic for Canadian Forces 

2,500 Canadian troops set to leave for Afghanistan over the next five weeks

Death of combat engineers will leave huge rift
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=743191


CANUSA/USACAN
Toward a new North America  


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Something fishy in seafood market

Builders call for update of GST rebate thresholds


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Nations fail to agree on India nuclear pact  
Deal would allow exports of atomic fuel, technology

Canada's broken China policy 
Critics assail the PM's refusal to enage China, while others say his approach plays well to his political base. But most observers agree that the real problem with Canada's China policy is that we don't have one

Modern states built on mud and sand  

Israel and Iran: the Armageddon scenario 

Ukraine appeals for Nato to save it from Russia


HEALTH CARE RELATED
Five deaths linked to bacteria outbreak

Canada officials seek source of listeria outbreak


JUSTICE SYSTEM
Identity thieves cashing in on Canadians' info online, police warn


MIGRATION
New class for would-be immigrants represents major shift in policy
For detailed information about the proposed stream, visit the immigration department website at http://cic.gc.ca/english/DEPARTMENT/MEDIA/RELEASES/2008/2008-08-12.ASP You can also read the fine print in the government newspaper the Canada Gazette, where all proposed regulatory changes are published: canadagazette.gc.ca /partI/2008/20080809/html/ regle1-e.html.


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Province has trucks, but no cargo, says director

It's time for some civil behaviour 

Selective Human Rights- Fraudulent Democracy


PARTY POLITICS
Fall vote likely, PMO hints  

Tories set up early election call

MacKay calls Brison 'a political windsock'

The shape of things to come
Harper swings through southwestern Ontario with a preview of what voters can soon expect


POLITICAL OPINION -
New Afghan crisis may be real election issue

Afghanistan explodes onto agenda

Harper's flyer a dishonest abuse of taxpayers  

Nasty showdown between two undesirable leaders

National issues dominate by-election in Guelph

Tories set up early election call
Harper swings through southwestern Ontario with a preview of what voters can soon expect

DON VALLEY WEST
A stuffed toy could win, if it's not a Tory
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20080823.BARBER23/TPStory/TPEntertainment/Politics/


PROGRAMMES
Industry calls Tory proposal for food-labelling dangerous

Natural health products deadly, Health Canada warns  

Kava preparation and consumption

Ephedrine mode of action

New class for would-be immigrants represents major shift in policy


PRESSURE POINTS
Weathering the storm  
Canadians take for granted the infrastructure their quality of life depends on -- but there is much to do to defend it in an increasingly unsettled climate


OPINION AND INFORMATION
Conservative agenda is changing Canada

Forestry workers adapt to a new reality

 Prejudices dog ex-convicts after debts paid to society
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/subscriber/westview/story/4216486p-4809399c.html

Gamesmanship Has Business Praying for Election

Brutal truths  

2010 Political Games underway

Georgia not much on Canada's mind

Is this CRTC's breast effort?

Standing on guard for Canadian porn

Russia's rapacity

Hey, where's my grant? I can be creative  


INFOS 
Le Bloc veut faire entendre sa voix à la commission Mulroney-Schreiber

André Arthur à TQS: Duceppe critique

Des élections déclenchées le 2 septembre?

Rumeurs d'élections: Duceppe fustige Harper

Les talibans ont refait leurs forces à Kandahar

Harper songerait à des élections aussi rapidement que le début septembre
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080822/N0822154AU.html

Il serait arrogant de déclencher hâtivement les élections, selon Layton
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080822/N0822108AU.html

Des poissons vendus en épicerie ou dans les restaurants sont mal étiquetés
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080822/N0822136AU.html

Gilles Duceppe déplore l'attitude du gouvernement Harper
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080822/N082290AU.html

Ottawa engrange un surplus budgétaire de 1,7 milliard $ en juin
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/080822/N0822126AU.html

Aux urnes le 6 octobre?
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20080823/CPACTUALITES/808230761/1025/CPACTUALITES

Les machines électorales s'emballent à Ottawa
http://www.ledevoir.com/2008/08/23/202663.html

La Teoria Conspiratoria


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From: "Michael Watkins"

On Sat, August 23, 2008 12:24 am, Joe Hueglin wrote:
> CANDIDATES BY ELECTION OR SELECTION?

Look not only to Halton but also Quadra where rumours persist that David
Emerson will be run. He'll be "selected" not elected, if so, for the
riding.

If so, I'll be rather busy rallying forces to remind Quadra and other
Vancouver area voters that the Conservative Party of Canada believes in
real democracy about as much as China does.

Conservative Party polls in the area might be giving them more confidence
that Emerson can win in Quadra than is warranted. On the ground experience
in the Vancouver area demonstrated quite clearly that Emerson's immediate
post-election defection met with overwhelming disapproval across all of
B.C., not just Vancouver-Kingsway or the Vancouver area itself. Even in
staunchly "Conservative" ridings public opinion was 75% against the move
made by Harper and Emerson.

Stack a bunch of forced or "selected" riding candidates in a row, throw in
Emerson and Fortier, plop Harper in the front centre seat, and for good
measure dump Dion and his hand chosen few in the lineup too, and you've
got something akin to a Politburo photo op in China with an equivalent
lack of democracy

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