Thursday, February 12, 2009

Daily Digest February 12, 2009


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

EDITORIAL PAGEs

CORNER BROOK WESTERN STAR -
Walking from their slumber
http://www.thewesternstar.com/index.cfm?sid=221404&sc=30

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD -
Hypocrisy rules opposition to Plains re-enactment
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/1105932.html

Grocery price variations tough to swallow
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/1106090.html

MONTREAL GAZETTE -
It's time to stop punishing consumers
http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/editorials/time+stop+punishing+consumers/1280429/story.html

Government is banking on pension woes being forgotten by next election
http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/op-ed/J%C3%A9r%C3%B4me+Forget+worry+line+wearing+thin/1280438/story.html

OTTAWA CITIZEN -
Serving the country
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Serving+country/1281267/story.html

Idiocy, UN-style
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Idiocy+style/1281268/story.html

Dropouts create dead end
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Dropouts+create+dead/1281293/story.html

Break the isotope monopoly
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/op-ed/Break+isotope+monopoly/1279161/story.html

KINGSTON WHIG STANDARD-
MAKE DRUG TESTS MANDATORY
http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1431793

TORONTO STAR -
Harper and Sen. Brazeau
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/586178

Israel's decisive tilt to the right
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/586177

GLOBE & MAIL -
Vision faces small-mindedness
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090211.weArtsaward12/BNStory/specialComment/home

Not guilty of optimism
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090211.weCarney12/BNStory/specialComment/home

NATIONAL POST -
No to national censorship council
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=1279674

HAMILTON SPECTATOR -
Loosen reins for innovation
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/512107

ST. CATHARINES STANDARD -
 Passenger rights just the ticket
http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1432344

K-W RECORD -
Grocery study offers food for thought  
http://news.therecord.com/Opinions/article/486451

LONDON FREE PRESS -
Green energy brings needed green jobs
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Opinion/Editorials/2009/02/12/8360911-sun.html

WINDSOR STAR -
PSA test: Liberal rhetoric and reality
http://www.windsorstar.com/opinion/editorials/test/1280782/story.html

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -

Election shows divisiveness in Israel
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/election_shows_divisiveness_in_israel-39481722.html

Right foot, left shoe
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/right_foot_left_shoe-39481642.html

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX -
Students lack gumption
  http://www2.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=3b10aa3d-cd41-451b-997c-7b82cac315bd

Biodiesel mandates require review
http://www2.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=f0aa53b9-a84d-4f0d-a6e4-ebf72b4d0756

CALGARY SUN -
Oilsands' image under fire
http://calsun.canoe.ca/Comment/POV/2009/02/12/8360901-sun.html

RED DEER ADVOCATE -
High school dropouts getting a bum rap 
http://www.albertalocalnews.com/reddeeradvocate/opinion/High_school_dropouts_getting_a_bum_rap.html

PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN -
Conservatism should be OK
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/20090211175283/opinion/editorials/conservatism-should-be-ok.html

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST -
Get smart, not tough, on crime
http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=e325bda0-ff3d-4f8d-9708-a563dabd34e6

The breaking point on native housing
http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=f1af6569-1849-4fea-9a1e-4e1d5e5894fd

Strange days in Harper's office hint at departure
http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=e2a67195-1a59-46f4-8908-cef625e8e852


ISSUES

AFGHANISTAN -
Taliban Gains Under Weak Karzai Rule, U.S. Aide Says
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/13/world/asia/13intel.html?hp

Taliban send a bloody warning
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/KB13Df01.html

NATO OKs attacking Afghan drug ops with Taliban links
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2009/02/12/8369126.html

US Military Faulted On Weapons Tracking',
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/12/world/asia/12arms.html?hp


CANADIAN FORCES -
Canadian soldiers to go high-tech
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Front/1106088.html


CANUSA/USACAN -
Harper and Obama are worlds apart in approach
http://www.vancouversun.com/Business/Harper+Obama+worlds+apart+approach/1281069/story.html

Ottawa waits for Obama's cue
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=ae750199-c625-43f5-b4a1-7b3a65d87b30


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS -
Collapsing global trade hammers exports
http://www.financialpost.com/news/story.html?id=1277263


FOREIGN AFFAIRS -
Will bailouts keep U.S. from falling off cliff?
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/1106108.html

Asserting State's Rights under the 10th Amendment of the Bill of Rights
http://www.uhuh.com/laws/cal10res.htm

The electronic bank run
http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/559.html

What Is Really Killing the Big Banks?
What Is Really Killing the Big Banks?
Why haven't more limitations been placed on the sales of credit default swaps?
By Christopher Whalen

The Recovery Plan From Hell
What Wall Street Wants
http://informationclearinghouse.info/article21969.htm

Two years recession, or ten years of hell?
F William Engdahl: US economy has been hollowed out over the last 15 years and debt load is staggering  February 6, 2009

Two years recession, or ten years of hell? Pt.2
F. William Engdahl: We are heading for a time of great social movements like the 1930's  February 7, 2009

Two years recession, or ten years of hell? Pt.3
Engdahl: The danger is the US may turn to military might as their financial power weakens  February 8, 2

Two years recession, or ten years of hell? Pt.4
Engdahl: Mass action in streets needed to demand bank nationalization and cuts in military spending  February 11, 2009


HEALTH CARE RELATED -
Trans fats still well over guides set by Ottawa
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/todays-paper/Trans+fats+still+well+over+guides+Ottawa/1280360/story.html


JUSTICE SYSTEM -
RCMP to restrict Taser use
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=1282068

 Schreiber wins hand in shaping ethics rules ...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090211.wPOLschreiber0211/BNStory/politics/home


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES -
Quebec owns up to deficit
http://www.montrealgazette.com/Business/Quebec+owns+deficit/1280328/story.html

 Social assistance reform vital part of poverty reduction strategy 
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/586190

Alberta unveils plans for oilsands
http://www.financialpost.com/story.html?id=1282358


FEDERAL POLITICS -
Ottawa admits delays in flow of stimulus funds
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/story.html?id=1281979

Ignatieff rides wave of interest in his Obama connections
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090212.wobamaignatieff12/BNStory/politics/home

Coalition trio finds unifying issue
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=1279651

Leaders too willing to sit on sidelines
http://www.thestar.com/Canada/Columnist/article/586348

Grits goofy on climate change
http://www.ottawasun.com/Comment/2009/02/12/8359481-sun.html


PROGRAMMES -
Welcome to Darwin's third century
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090211.wcowent12/BNStory/specialComment/home

New law to give police access to online exchanges
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090212.wwiretap12/BNStory/National/home

New laws would let police eavesdrop on Internet
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090212/internet_privacy_090212/20090212?hub=Canada

Canadian government buys American
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/todays-paper/Canadian+government+buys+American/1281216/story.html

Sen: Give Canucks first crack at jobs
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2009/02/12/8359561-sun.html

Auto credit 'critical' for ailing industry
http://www.thestar.com/business/article/586232

Tories leave half of crime funds unspent
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/586341

No evidence pay-equity shift would save money
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090212.wpayequity12/BNStory/politics/home

Ottawa doing poor job of managing personal info
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=1282113

Federal government working with B.C. to manage aquaculture: fisheries minister
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090211/national/fish_farm_feds


PRESSURE POINTS -
RCMP: HOMEGROWN TERROR RISING
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/todays-paper/Homegrown+terror+rising+RCMP+security+boss+warns/1281221/story.html


OPINION AND INFORMATION -
Missing out on Obama's Afghan plan
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/586182

Canada has no choice but to go global
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090211.wcomartin12/BNStory/specialComment/home

Taking a Buy Canadian route would be a legal sell-out
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090211.wcotrade12/BNStory/specialComment/home

 No time for NIMBYism, wind power is needed now 
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/586185

Harper's last days?
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/02/11/chris-selley-s-full-pundit-harper-s-last-days.aspx

The perils of a national press council: Been there, done that
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/02/12/barbara-kay-the-perils-of-a-national-press-council-been-there-done-that.aspx

 'Buy Canadian': What Canadian?
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/02/12/raphael-alexander-on-buy-canadian-what-canadian.aspx

Friendlier skies?
http://www.ottawasun.com/Comment/2009/02/12/8359476-sun.html

First collision of satellites in orbit worries experts
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=1282332


INFOS -
Prentice veut une politique intégrée Canada-États-Unis
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/environnement/200902/12/01-826721-prentice-veut-une-politique-integree-canada-etats-unis.php

Les renseignements personnels à risque chez Élections Canada
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200902/12/01-826686-les-renseignements-personnels-a-risque-chez-elections-canada.php

La GRC resserre ses règles
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2009/02/12/002-taser-grc-politique.shtml

La prolifération du mal mieux comprise
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/sante/2009/02/12/001-Cancer.shtml

Darwin n'a pas convaincu tous les députés
http://www.ledevoir.com/2009/02/12/233201.html

Karlheinz Schreiber aura un plus grand rôle dans l'enquête sur Brian Mulroney
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090211/N0211110AU.html


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If you are conservative, you should be there.  This conference is the largest regular gathering of movement conservatives in Canada.

What's are "movement conservatives", anyone know?

         Joe
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From: Ray Strachan
Subject: Plains of Abraham

DD

Can anyone tell me how this Plains of Abraham F.UP is going to add anything to
our society?    Well what it can do is sow the seeds for more discontent
for, the divide and conquer people who have been practicing that old mechanism
for the past 60 years, with no reason other than to gain power over us, which
they fully have now, with their grubby hands over our politicians mouths.
Freedom, Democracy?????????

Ray Strachan

Ottawa might scrap battle re-enactment
Sovereignists vowing to protest at Plains of Abraham event
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/586358

Old wounds reopened
Sovereigntists decry planned re-enactment of Battle of Plains of Abraham
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=1267940

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From: Joseph
Subject: Huge Fire in WTC 7-Size Skyscraper, Does Not Collapse-Feb 9th

The big difference was that the WYC was controlled demolition not just a fire. It was an inside job and they "pulled" the building.

May God finally expose the criminals inside the USA that did 9/11, and bring them to justice.

Fire Consumes WTC 7-Size Skyscraper, Building Does Not Collapse
Giant flames engulf every floor of 44-story building and it remains standing, yet limited fires across just 8 floors of WTC 7 brought down building within 7 seconds on 9/11. How can NIST's "new phenomenon" explain this one?
Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Monday, February 9, 2009
A fierce fire consumed all 44 floors of a skyscraper in Beijing today, shooting 30 foot flames into the air, but unlike the similarly-sized 47-story WTC 7, which suffered limited fires across just eight floors, the building in China did not collapse.

http://www.prisonpl anet.com/ fire-consumes- wtc-7-size- skyscraper- building- does-not- collapse. html
GO FIGURE, eh!!

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Subject: Re: Letter from Lorimer Rutty 'new game in town'
From: "R. J. W. Watson"

Joe,

Please keep up the great work!

Re: Letter from Lorimer Rutty: new game in town

I have a suggestion: The Premiers from across Canada pass legislation so that we can hold Provincial elections for all future Senators!

Best regards,

R. J. W. Watson
Advisor to Hon. Bert Brown, Senator

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From: Charles Tupper
Subject: RE: Daily Digest ::: on Bill C-10

BILL C-10
An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on January 27, 2009 and related fiscal measures

FIRST READING,
FEBRUARY 6, 2009

Does anyone seriously believe that this bill was written in just 9 DAYS -- all 551 pages of it.

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So that's just one of the reasons why the Harper Gov't prorogued Parliament ::: the sleazy, underhanded swine. What else is up his sleeve? (...and the Opposition Parties go along with it - hook:Line:&:Sinker) ...and we fall for it every time! It's time to WAKE UP!!!

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From: "Anne Dickinson"

Hi Joe-
 
Here is an interesting website.
 
http://www.cfoic.com/?gclid=CKalgfjX1ZgCFRKLxwodCH4muQ
 
This goes some way to explaining why it is so hard to get
rational and moderate voices heard.
 
Anne Dickinson

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From: Larry Kazdan
To: msoupcoff@nationalpost.com, dmartin@nationalpost.com, kmcparland@nationalpost.com

Subject: f.y.i. - Letter to Editor re:  Don Martin: The coalition reborn, with more than its own survival in mind, Feb. 11

Don Martin: The coalition reborn, with more than its own survival in mind, Feb. 11
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/02/11/don-martin-the-coalition-reborn-with-more-than-its-own-survival-in-mind.aspx
                    
National Post writers and editors are well aware that in a parliamentary system, MPs and not governments are elected.  The government which is subsequently formed comes about by invitation of the Governor General and must retain the confidence of the House in order to continue in office.  Therefore to accuse the coalition of seeking to "overthrow a newly-elected government" is to use distorted language as promoted by the Conservative Party propaganda machine. For its own credibility, the National Post should occasionally try to differentiate itself from the latter.

Larry Kazdan,
Vancouver, B.C.

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From: "Rebecca Gingrich"
Subject: [On-Guard] Freedom and democracy in Canada?

This is why the Security Bill was put in place--so we could be spied on. 
Remember when it was reported that China did this?  Now it is ok because it
will happen to us and our governments can do no wrong?
Democracy--you gotta love it!  Great to live in a free country.
becky


New law to give police access to online exchanges
Canadians will be under surveillance, critics charge
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090212.wwiretap12/BNStory/National/home

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