Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Daily Digest February 10, 2009


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

EDITORIAL PAGEs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM -
Pigging out
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=220579&sc=80

CAPE BRETON POST -
Tories identify 'biggest threat'
http://www.capebretonpost.com/index.cfm?sc=151

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD -
Protesters denied pro-lifer's right to free speech
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/1105645.html

Senator Duffy overdoes it
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/1105727.html

AMHERST DAILY NEWS -
Why the difference?
http://www.amherstdaily.com/index.cfm?sid=220735&sc=61

MONTREAL GAZETTE -


OTTAWA CITIZEN -
Bogus bonuses
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Bogus+bonuses/1271981/story.html

OTTAWA SUN -
Reefer Madness' alive and well
http://www.ottawasun.com/Comment/Editorial/2009/02/10/8330216-sun.html

KINGSTON WHIG STANDARD-
Corrections must cut costs
http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1427636

BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER -
Society puts athletes on too high a pedestal
http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1427453

When junkets smell like basket of fish
http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1427468

TORONTO STAR -
Libel suit settled, not Cadman affair
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/584858

Afghan collision course?
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/584860

The poverty-health link
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/584859

GLOBE & MAIL -
Fiscal fiction
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090209.weDeficit10/BNStory/specialComment/home

A slim ray of hope
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090209.weIran10/BNStory/specialComment/home

No quick fix
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090209.weFamily10/BNStory/specialComment/home

NATIONAL POST -
Premier who cried wolf
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=1271475

HAMILTON SPECTATOR -
Right to know doctors' deal 
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/510548

LONDON FREE PRESS -
Big spending only raises false hopes
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Opinion/Editorials/2009/02/10/8330586-sun.html

SUDBURY STAR -
Budget missed opportunities for effective aid
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1428208

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
Canada needs water strategy
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/canada_needs_water_strategy-39356407.html

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX -
Nuclear energy vital to lessening carbon's impact
http://www2.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=de03e7a2-c73e-4913-a1f7-6a2a30878296

CALGARY HERALD -
A few small measures will boost business confidence
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=4b37d491-21c3-49a7-9d2e-ab77d4f32842

Academia shamefully picks sides in abortion debate
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=3f3c2f37-799e-4507-958b-59d89c8c7b88

Now's the time to stand up for free speech
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=6c9af26c-d135-471f-9187-eb8350770a1b

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE -
PM packs a wallet - Harper's mad dash to spend will leave us reeling
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1428664

EDMONTON JOURNAL -
Co-operation a fleeting thing
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/opinion/editorials/operation+fleeting+thing/1273013/story.html

PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN -
Sliding on principle
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/20090209174762/opinion/editorials/sliding-on-principle.html

VANCOUVER SUN -
'Buy American' clause a setback, not a disaster, in our trade with U.S.
http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion/American+clause+setback+disaster+trade+with/1272541/story.html

VANCOUVER PROVINCE -
We must push harder to end gang violence
http://www.theprovince.com/opinion/editorials/must+push+harder+gang+violence/1272181/story.html


ISSUES

AFGHANISTAN -
Obama orders Afghan-Pakistan policy review
http://in.reuters.com/article/southAsiaNews/idINIndia-37946220090210

US won't allow safe havens for terrorists in Pak: Obama 
http://www.centralchronicle.com/20090211/1102192.htm

Karzai unsure if he Afghan president after May
http://in.reuters.com/article/southAsiaNews/idINIndia-37945620090210

Afghanistan 'Food Insecurity: The Problem That Never Went Away',
http://www.eurasianet.org/departments/insightb/articles/eav021009b.shtml

Islamabad urges US to talk with 'reconcilable' militants
http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=272359&version=1&template_id=41&parent_id=23


CANADIAN FORCES -
MacKay supports NATO plan to target Afghan drug traffickers
http://www.thestar.com/SpecialSections/article/584995

Yoda to help Canadian troops overcome phantom menace of stress
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090210.wdefence10/BNStory/National/home


CANUSA/USACAN -
Top U.S. and Canadian military brass meet in Ottawa
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/02/10/afghanistan.html

U.S. counting on Canadian support in Afghanistan: general
http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2009/02/10/8339571.html

Obama not expected to ask Ottawa for Afghan extension
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090210.wobamaafghanistan10/BNStory/National/home

Gearing up for Obama
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090209.WHarder10/BNStory/politics/home

Green groups begin campaign to tell Obama about Alberta's 'dirtiest oil'
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/02/09/us-environmentalgroup.html

'Buy American' policies not all bad news for Canada 
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/584887

Tobacco tax may help clip smuggling
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=1271473

G7 to eye "Buy American" policy: Canada
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/090210/canada/canada_us_g7_canada_buyamerican


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS -
Recovery hinges on U.S. stimulus, Carney saysComment136
http://business.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090210.wboc0210/BNStory/Business/home
Bankruptcy rate soars 50%
http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/585024

GM means business ...
http://ca.news.finance.yahoo.com/s/10022009/2/biz-finance-gm-cuts-10-000-salaried-jobs-trims-employees.html


FOREIGN AFFAIRS -
Six-Day War that will never end
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090209.wcoisrael10/BNStory/specialComment/home

Putting Canada in its place
http://www.searshomealarm.ca/lander/homealarmlander.html?gclid=CLTB4d6k0pgCFRKLxwodCH4muQ

Iraqi Crisis Report     
Iraqi Provincial Elections: Anbar on Edge After Tense Ballot
http://www.iwpr.net/EN-icr-f-349993

Petraeus 'leaked' Iraq pullout plans
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/KB11Ak01.html

Asia: The coming fury
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Asian_Economy/KB11Dk01.html


HEALTH CARE RELATED -
CMA pushes European-style health care
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=1271462

Multivitamins' usefulness questioned
http://www.montrealgazette.com/Health/Multivitamins+usefulness+questioned/1271790/story.html

Greenhouse-gas plans are a bust
http://www.montrealgazette.com/Technology/Greenhouse+plans+bust/1271888/story.html


JUSTICE SYSTEM -
Civil liberties group calls on Crown to drop polygamy charges
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/584871

Supporters, critics divided over rights commissions
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=1271435

Columnist slams Ontario rights regime
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Columnist+slams+Ontario+rights+regime/1271945/story.html

The ugly world of parental alienation syndrome
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/1105728.html


MIGRATION -
Sponsorship secured for 5 Gitmo detainees
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/War_Terror/2009/02/10/8337631-cp.html

Alberta's easterners head back down the road
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/02/09/don-martin-alberta-s-eastern-boom-rats-head-back-home-until-the-next-time.aspx


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES -
Western Canada hit hardest by decline
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090210.reconomy10/BNStory/crashandrecovery/home

Ontario could be coal-free by 2010 with aggressive conservation: report
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2009/02/10/ont-coal.html


FEDERAL POLITICS -
The Commons: A rhetorical downturn
http://blog.macleans.ca/2009/02/10/the-commons-a-rhetorical-downturn/

Ignatieff making more favourable impression than Harper, Layton: Poll
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090210/national/harper_ignatieff_poll

PM dropped Cadman suit ahead of key hearing
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090209.wPOLcadman0209/BNStory/politics/home

Parties' self-interest prevails in 'resolution' of Cadman case 
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/584993

New senator lagged on $100 child support
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/585027

Ignatieff: PM running 'peek-a-boo government'
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090210.wpeekaboo10/BNStory/politics/home

Harper's mad dash to spend our cash will leave us reeling
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Columnists/Weston_Greg/2009/02/10/8330836-sun.html

NDP reintroduces greenhouse-gas bill
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090210/national/climate_bill

Harper's Tories lost the plot a long, long time ago
http://blog.macleans.ca/2009/02/10/harper%e2%80%99s-tories-lost-the-plot-a-long-long-time-ago/

Liberals have opportunity to grow in B.C.
http://www2.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=6f60108f-fa6e-4467-9a13-11629e902462


PROGRAMMES -
Supporters, critics divided over rights commissions
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=1271280

Tory bill de-stimulates competition
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/02/09/peter-foster-tory-bill-de-stimulates-competition.aspx

A recipe for delay
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fpcomment/archive/2009/02/09/a-recipe-for-delay.aspx

Heritage minister defends Tory cuts to arts funding
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Entertainment/Heritage+minister+defends+Tory+cuts+arts+funding/1271939/story.html

Cons party in the pen
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2009/02/10/8331236-sun.html

BREITKREUZ BILL TO SCRAP LONG-GUN REGISTRY
http://www.garrybreitkreuz.com/breitkreuzgpress/2009/feb9.htm

The Canadian Shooting Sports Association applauds Bill to end the hated Long Gun Registry
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/8344


OPINION AND INFORMATION -
People Don't Really Live Like That? Do They?
http://pakistanpal.blogspot.com/2009/02/people-don-really-live-like-that-do.html

Reform's grassroots strangled by the weeds of silence
http://www.wcr.ab.ca/columns/editorials/2009/editorial020909.shtml

 How much is a bank CEO worth? 
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/584888

Elections no cure for ailing body politic 
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/584889

Free speech on campus? It depends
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090209.wcowent10/BNStory/specialComment/home

Reality for plug-in cars could be a shock
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Reality+plug+cars+could+shock/1271987/story.html


INFOS -
Que la Force soit avec les militaires canadiens
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/national/200902/10/01-825954-que-la-force-soit-avec-les-militaires-canadiens.php

Des Colombiens contre l'accord de libre-échange avec le Canada
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200902/10/01-825930-des-colombiens-contre-laccord-de-libre-echange-avec-le-canada.php

Le NPD dépose à nouveau son projet de loi sur le réchauffement
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/environnement/climat/200902/10/01-825973-le-npd-depose-a-nouveau-son-projet-de-loi-sur-le-rechauffement.php

L'avocat de Khadr fait pression sur Harper
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200902/09/01-825727-lavocat-de-khadr-fait-pression-sur-harper.php

Compressions budgétaires: Moore garde le secret
http://www.radio-canada.ca/arts-spectacles/PlusArts/2009/02/10/001-comite-patrimoine-analyses.asp

Statistique Canada: Des ménages verts
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/environnement/2009/02/10/001-etude_menages_verts.shtml

Affaire Chuck Cadman: Abandon de poursuite opportun
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2009/02/09/002-cadman-details.shtml

Fort McMurray: Poursuites contre Syncrude
http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/alberta/2009/02/09/001-Syncrude-poursuites_n.shtml

Le gouverneur de la Banque voit toujours une reprise économique l'an prochain
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090210/N021020AU.html


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From: KIDS FIRST PARENT ASSOCIATION OF CANADA <listmaster@kidsfirstcanada.org>
Subject: Feb'09 Update: Great news from UK and Sweden

KIDS FIRST PARENT ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
www.kidsfirstcanada.org
Supporting optimal child well-being and parental child care since 1987

Feb. 2009 UPDATE

1-Parent-child attachment promoted in UK
2- Canadian parent-child attachment expertise promoted in Sweden
2-Kids First membership

$900/MONTH BENEFIT PROPOSED - BRITISH PARTY LEADERS ALL ENDORSE PRO-PARENT-CHILD ATTACHMENT REPORT

London Times editorial: " Tories may boost benefits for stay-at-home mothers­A new plan could be Childcare worth up to 500 a month to parents

The importance of parent-child attachment has been ignored by policy makers stressing narrow economic goals and ignoring the impact of  "relational poverty" says report endorsed by all 3 major UK party leaders. A  new benefit of over $900/month/child (Canadian) is proposed.
Kids First commentary and excerpts from the report summary

more info at
http://www.kidsfirstcanada.org/current-issues.htm#goodnews
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2-SWEDISH PARLIAMENT HEARS ABOUT DRS GORDON NEUFELD & GABOR MATE AND THE IMPORTANCE OF PARENT-CHILD ATTACHMENT

Many parents in Sweden are not as happy as some would have us believe with thirty-plus years of massively funding daycare only for 1-5 year olds. A new (though still very unequal) benefit was introduced in 2007 for parental child care after decades of parental protest.

And building on the work of Kids First, one of our Swedish colleagues presented the work on parent-child attachment by Canadian Drs Neufeld and Mate to the Swedish Parliament.

Dr Neufeld has been invited to do a spring speaking tour of Sweden by pro-equality for parental child care organization,  HARO.

Neufeld and Mate are leaders in developmental psychology and co-authors of  "Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Matter More than Peers".

They have told us they appreciate the work of Kids First.
A letter from Sweden:
http://www.kidsfirstcanada.org/himmelstrand-letter.htm
Transcript of 15 minute speech:
http://www.stratletter.com/dec10speech.html
Gordon Neufeld's website
www.gordonneufeld.com

Gabor Mate's website
www.drgabormate.com
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To become a member of Kids First, please email us your name, phone number and home address - and any comments you'd like to add. Members can participate in our upcoming AGM.

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From: Lorimer Rutty
Subject: new game in town

Joe
I have just heard from sources that there is a new game in town.

The idea is to scour the political scene in Ottawa trying to find an 
articulate Canadian politician with the gravitas, the imperium, the 
intellect and the personality of President Obama.

Sources say that there is a handicap offered to those participants due 
to the perceived inherent difficulty at hand.

 Fifteen names from those submitted will be chosen by lot.

A run-off vote will be used to declare the winner.

The winner will become an ad hoc member of Parliament with the same 
rights and privileges as any elected politician.

Sources say that this game may have legs.

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From: "Rebecca Gingrich"
Subject: Bravo to Gary Breitkreuz
http://www.garrybreitkreuz.com/breitkreuzgpress/200
9

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Subject: Parlt. Budget Office(r) vs Comptroller General
From: Robert Ede
To: cmunster@hilltimes.com

Dear Ms Munster & Editors,
 
re:Parliamentary budget officer should be reined in, say Liberal and Tory MPs which I saw on the Daily Digest
 
Your coverage of Dr Bennett's objections about committee protocol is no doubt accurate and fair.
 
What the good Dr (and the other MP's who want "a proper job of independently keeping an eye on the country's finances") and all Canadians should be pushing for is a return of the Office of Comptroller General.
 
The idea of this office was as a "before the fact" Auditor General - someone to supervise planned spending and ensure pragmatic, provident & prudent policies were applied to EVERY expenditure in EVERY department PRIOR to the money being allocated (never mind spent).
 
A review of the pre-Glassco ("let the managers manage") Commission structure of governance would be helpful for all of us to see how far we have allowed our administrators to vary from the "old days".
 
Let's face it since 1962, things have really gotten out of control. 
 
Could the change of administrative philosophy have anything to do with it?
 
rce
 
Treasury Board's website gives some bureaucratic history that few Canadians recall -
see links
History of Comptroller General -- Treasury Board Website
 
More History - scroll to Part II - Early History/ 1960's Glassco etc

--
Robert Ede,
Thornhill ON

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From: Larry Kazdan
Subject: Letter to Editor re: The left's 'Original Sin' John Weissenberger And George Koch,   February 09

Re:  The left's 'Original Sin' John Weissenberger And George Koch,   February 09
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=1268013
              
The authors oppose violence and bloodshed and I support their call.  Perhaps they can convince the Canadian Government  to drop orders for 'killer drones', to withdraw our troops from a combat role in Afghanistan, and to redirect our efforts towards UN peacekeeping missions.  Will these authors support a disavowal of bloodshed in principle - whether it comes from the left, centre, or right of the political spectrum?

Larry Kazdan,
Vancouver, B.C.

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From: Rene Moreau <rene.a.moreau@gmail.com>

From Rene Moreau (416-489-8347)
re Konrad von Finckenstein's part in letting corporate have their way with the CRTC.

   This is the fellow who was  former head of the Competition Bureau
and when there stopped not one of the neighbours' corporations
purchases of Canadian business. He was also instrumental in bringing
in Nafta! When he was appointed to the CRTC I sent many letters to
many people, including the CRTC. Their only answer was that they agree
to disagree. He was the one who said that the Ontario Teachers Pension
Fund's purchase of BCE was Canadian enough, despite the fact that of
the 5 of the 7 suppliers for the money for the deal were Americorp?
Sure, the deal fell through, but the very fact that it was tried is a
concern.
   It would be very helpful to know what Americorp has on Konrad to
make him so 'co-operative' to their whims. Can anyone let me know, if
they find out?
                                                     Rene Moreau (416-489-8347)

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Subject: RE: Daily Digest January 31- February 1, 2009-1
From: "Efstratios Psarianos"

OK, so I'm kinda late with this. But hey, when I say I'll have something ready for 4:30, I mean next Tuesday :-S

Stratos
 
CANUSA/USACAN -
It's up to Obama to avert trade war
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fpcomment/archive/2009/01/30/it-s-up-to-obama-to-avert-trade-war.aspx

Obama administration reviewing 'Buy American' clause
http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2009/01/30/buy-american.html
Cancel his September 19th visit and tell him 'And don't come back until you've got that clause cancelled, ya bum'. OK, it's really the Congress' fault (Demo-Rats!) but BO (!!! think any media folk will dare call him that?) needs some direction.
 
U.S. pushes Canada on isotopes
http://www.healthzone.ca/health/article/580191
Y'know, this fiasco is the most embarrassing thing that I've ever been associated with. I worked for four months as a maternity-leave replacement on the Maple I project, which at that time was already 'The Project That Wouldn't Die' ('Or Give Birth', for that matter) ... and THAT was back in 1993!!!!
 
Aaaah, the memories. The design offices in Deep River and the data networks there were completely unsecured, so project and design data for a small, isotope-generating reactor were accessible to any self-respecting intelligence agency who could work up the interest. And the Chinese did! Between 1993 and now, Atomic Energy Canada was asked to submit a bid for a Maple reactor by the Government of Australia, and so were the Chinese. The result: two identical designs (as in ABSOLUTELY identical, including pipe configurations and such), with the Chinese one costing 40% less than the Canadian one. Dum-dee-dum ... I must say that I was particularly amused when AECL's employees were told one day to secure their offices ... by closing and locking their office doors. The fact that the office building in question was an old, cheapo hotel that had been reconverted ... and whose first-floor windows were at ground level ... and were of the sliding type (!!!) wasn't brought up, if ever. Add to that that the data network was unsecured so that anyone who know how to just could tap into it and see what was on it.
 
The most hilarious story I heard while there was one about a security breach. You see, AECL, when it needed to dispose of sensitive documents and manuals, etc., had them shredded by a contractor who'd bring in his truck-mounted shredder. All that had to be done was to throw in manuals, documents, binders, etc., and the shredder would do the rest. Except that the binders were high-quality ring-bionders, y'see, and that the contractor took a shine to them. Eager to make a few bucks, he just took the binders and sold them at good prices to schools in Ottawa. The hiccup: the schmoe couldn't put two and two together, as it were: Atomic Energy Canada + confidential documents to be destroyed = nuclear secrets just didn't cross his mind. Add to that that he was lazy and ... the damned binders wound up in school-staff's hand while full of documents stamped 'Confidential', 'Secret', and so on. Word found its way back to AECL and the contractor got a good talking to, but (can you believe it) he DIDN'T lose his contract? He was told to straighten up and that someone would oversee on AECL's behalf that he would do his job right from then on. Contrast that to what the mollycoddling that the CIA would have given him if he'd been in the States. :-S
 
Moral of the story: DON'T let government-paid employees dither around until they come up with the perfect way to make the shiniest, whizbangiest way to make something ... the project will NEVER end! And think of the alternative: the University of Missouri says that it can make a (smaller) reactor, including design and everything, from scratch, and relatively low cost, AND have it ready by 2012? *Urk* :-S
 
Jockeying for federal dollars begins
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=1238201
I, for one, promise to work wonders with but a SINGLE billion. :-)
 
Cannon launches Arctic offensive
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200901/30/01-822788-lawrence-cannon-lance-une-offensive-diplomatique.php Google Translation
Again?!? I thought we'd given up on Wrangell Island when the Red Army kicked us out of it the 1920s.
 
FEDERAL POLITICS -
Is the end of the Conservative era looming?
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090130/tory_party_090201/20090201?hub=Canada
There's been an era? How come no one told me about it? I've been waiting since 1993, dammit!
 
Gilles Duceppe gets nearly 95 per cent on leadership confidence vote
http://www.canadaeast.com/front/article/557530
Which is a roundabout way of saying that almost everyone in the Bloc considers GC to be indispensable. In other words, that 'succession' rhymes with 'Zzzzzz .... '.
 
PRESSURE POINTS -
Ottawa using intervention to extinguish extremism
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=1238134
Is it just me, or is Canadian journalism-writing getting worse? You'd think that the doodler-editors in Canada's newsrooms would make prose punchy and pithy. Case in point: I'd have written this headline as 'Ottawa intervenes to extinguish extremism'. I mean, 'using intervention' ... that sounds to me like a US military contractors' 'utilizing' some gizmo or other to 'effect positively the disruption of the mechanical integrity of a counterparty's infrastructure' (i.e, 'using something to blow up an enemy's building'). Zzzzz ....
Students robbed of their pride
http://www.winnipegsun.com/news/columnists/joseph_quesnel/2009/01/31/8213431-sun.html
'Students humiliated'. Dog bites man, Zzzzz ... Unless the connotation's one of Gay Pride, in which case the 'P' should be capitalized.
 
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Personal trade barrier is right in your wallet
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Opinion/Editorials/2009/01/31/8214601-sun.html

The article is somewhat outdated.  Anyone shopping knows buying MADE IN CANADA goods is anywhere from difficult to impossible.  Except in grocery stores to this point, though there are pears and perhaps other produce now coming in.
Whaaaaat? THIS is why you've been holding back on my 'Sticking it to Amuricans' that I've been sending you? Hahahaha .. how COULD you?

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