Friday, February 20, 2009

Daily Digest February 20, 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 -
The action plan: will it work?
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=224218&sc=80

CORNER BROOK WESTERN STAR -
Works money may save the day
http://www.thewesternstar.com/index.cfm?sid=223544&sc=30

CAPE BRETON POST -
Reliable power will come at cost
http://www.capebretonpost.com/index.cfm?sid=224075&sc=151

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD -
Civilians in crosshairs
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/1107467.html

Avoid protectionism: Can buy-local proposal
Avoid protectionism: Can buy-local proposal

MONTREAL GAZETTE -
It's time our allies lived up to the name
http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/editorials/time+allies+lived+name/1308627/story.html

Citizens in a democracy have a right to know
http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/editorials/Citizens+democracy+have+right+know/1308628/story.html
 
Obamania won't solve all our issues with the U.S.
  http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/editorials/Obamania+solve+issues+with/1304111/story.html

An ignominious defeat on the Plains of Abraham
http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/editorials/ignominious+defeat+Plains+Abraham/1300232/story.html

OTTAWA CITIZEN -
A nice visit
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/nice+visit/1308724/story.html

Don't envy the U.S., Canada
  http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/op-ed/envy+Canada/1303550/story.html
 
Assessing Obama
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/op-ed/Assessing+Obama/1303544/story.html

KINGSTON WHIG STANDARD-
'Dirty' oil better than King Coal
http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1443466

Don't Make Law Look Like An Ass
http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1441482

BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER -
Just don't panic, the glass is half full
http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1441251

TORONTO STAR -
Cheering Obama in frosty Ottawa
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/590354

GLOBE & MAIL -
Neighbours more transparent
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090220.wEBriefing21/BNStory/specialComment/home

Soft-pedalling the sensitive issues
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090219.wEObama20/BNStory/specialComment/home

NATIONAL POST -
Obama's visit and oil sands 'morality'
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=1310174

ST. CATHARINES STANDARD -
 Harper takes up Obama agenda
http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1444050

K-W RECORD -
Obama wins hearts
http://news.therecord.com/Opinions/article/490994

Rethinking Afghanistan 
http://news.therecord.com/Opinions/article/491011

Non-profit day care is better, studies show 
http://news.therecord.com/Opinions/article/490976

SUDBURY STAR -
Harper's back
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1444127

Unemployed still need more help
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1442029

THUNDER BAY CHRONICLE JOURNAL -
Relationship in good hands
http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories.php?id=166262

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
At least Obama didn't call him 'Steve'
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/at_least_obama_didnt_call_him_steve-39900187.html

REGINA LEADER-POST -
Work: fewer boomers plan to quit early
http://www.leaderpost.com/news/todays-paper/Work+fewer+boomers+plan+quit+early/1309098/story.html
 
Obama: We could have done much better
http://www.leaderpost.com/news/todays-paper/Obama+could+have+done+much+better/1309099/story.html

CALGARY HERALD -
Ballot box blow
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=fc80e7b1-febe-4576-888b-6ce1fa23a1c4

Forget about broken hips-- aging boomers will break the pipes!
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=d43634e5-1be6-436b-baf9-86e1e75667b6

CALGARY SUN -
Starting off on the right foot
http://calsun.canoe.ca/Comment/POV/2009/02/20/8458781-sun.html

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE -
Battle re-enactment should have gone ahead - PM showed little backbone in handling of separatist rabble
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1444729

Lending a hand to part-time soldiers - Alberta gets on board with reservist legislation
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1442487

EDMONTON JOURNAL -
Reconsider underfunding of science and tech
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/opinion/editorials/Reconsider+underfunding+science+tech/1310053/story.html

Deficit of privatization
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/opinion/editorials/Deficit+privatization/1305403/story.html

Making the taxman warm-hearted
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/opinion/editorials/Making+taxman+warm+hearted/1301280/story.html

RED DEER ADVOCATE -
Canada's francophone minority will never be satisfied 
http://www.albertalocalnews.com/reddeeradvocate/opinion/Canadas_francophone_minority_will_never_be_satisfied.html

PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN -
Rewriting history
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/20090219176979/opinion/editorials/rewriting-history.html

VANCOUVER SUN -
Denying Canada's history
http://www2.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=24be6903-1823-482d-8940-2b22499d151b

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST -
Obama visit light on substance, long on love
http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=1a7f6400-6214-4a3f-a1a1-36a199394609


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS -          
FSIN chiefs vote unanimously to reject Sask. government's resource plan
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090219/national/sask_aboriginal_consultations


AF-PAK PROBLEM -
Swat-style truce in Afghanistan acceptable: US
http://www.paperarticles.com/search/label/Afghanistan

US voices dismay over Swat deal
http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=274434&version=1&template_id=41&parent_id=23

Nato members offer Afghan support 
Up to 20 Nato countries have offered to boost their civilian, military or training commitments to Afghanistan, US defence secretary Robert Gates says. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7901078.stm

Nato lukewarm on US troop call
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2009/02/2009219145057278830.html

US finds new Afghan supply route 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7901071.stm

President Karzai to Make Final Decision in Two Weeks
http://quqnoos.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2574&Itemid=48

Video: US battling Afghan stalemate 
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/02/200921995929791125.html

Video: Afghans fear civilian casualties with greater US troop presence
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/02/2009218203959521503.html


CANADIAN FORCES -
Canadian Chinook carries U.S. troops to battle
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090220/canada_chinooks_090220/20090220?hub=Canada

U.S. is not asking for troops beyond 2011, but signals that it hopes for a change of heart all 101 news articles »

http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/589848


CANUSA/USACAN -
PM, Cannon head to U.S. to talk Afghanistan all 4,447 news articles »

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090220.wharperny0220/BNStory/politics/home

White House gushing about Obama's Canada visit
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/590978

How the U.S. media saw the Obama visit to Canada
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090220.wobamamedia20/BNStory/politics/home

Sweeping agenda unveiled
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=1310116

He was here — now what?
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090220.Wemersonaxworthy20/BNStory/politics/home

Obama, Iggy and what might've been
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090220.wcomurphy21/BNStory/specialComment/home

Obama envy: Yes, swapping leaders sounds great – this time
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090220.wcosimp21/BNStory/specialComment/home

Obama's élan, and trumped up 'clean energy dialogue'
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090219.wcosimp20/BNStory/specialComment/home

 Now that the visit is over, what's next? 
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/590357

Ignatieff very happy with Obama meeting
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090220/ignatieff_obama_090220/20090220?hub=Canada

Visit a big win for Harper
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Columnists/Weston_Greg/2009/02/20/8459691-sun.html

Harper goes deft
PM appropriates Obama agenda in breathtaking fashion
http://www.torontosun.com/comment/columnists/michael_dentandt/2009/02/20/8460941-sun.html


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS -
Low gas prices, recession drives prices lower in Canada
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090220/national/inflation

GM says it won't close any more Canadian car plants, but needs more money
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090220/national/autos_bailout_cda

Canadian share of Chrysler, GM demands nears $10-billion
http://business.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090220.wrautos21/BNStory/Business/home

Clock ticking for GM, Chrysler in Canada
http://www.financialpost.com/story.html?id=1311239

Auto bailout depends on job numbers, says McGuinty
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090220.wontbailout0220/BNStory/National/home

Deflation a concern in North America
http://www.financialpost.com/story.html?id=1310364

Canada loses almost 322,000 manufacturing jobs in five years
http://business.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090220.wcdnmanufacturing0220/BNStory/Business/home


JUSTICE SYSTEM -
Dropped cases make 'a mess' of Canada's courts
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=1312738

HIV murder trial hears women may have contracted virus from other men
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090220/national/hiv_murder_trial


MIGRATION -
Canada plans to admit more foreign students
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/590819


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES -
Ontario Tories gather for three-day convention    
http://www.thestar.com/News/Ontario/article/590876


FEDERAL POLITICS -
'Starting fresh,' Harper, ministers off to US after Obama visit
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090220.wobamavisit21/BNStory/politics/home

Harper looks to keep up agenda's momentum after Obama visit
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=1312614

Ignatieff happy to go with the flow
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/02/20/john-ivison-ignatieff-happy-to-go-with-the-flow.aspx


PROGRAMMES -
Environment minister says carbon capture already a proven technology
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090220/national/prentice_carbon_capture

Strahl announces Arctic research station to be located in Nunavut
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090220/national/arctic_research_station

Ottawa sets Apr. 1 as deadline for Agent Orange victims to apply for payment
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090220/national/agent_orange_deadline

National Research Council  looks to pare 300 jobs
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/looks+pare+jobs/1312274/story.html


PRESSURE POINTS -
The dirty truth
Barack Obama and Stephen Harper are all for carbon capture technology. Too bad it's not as green as it seems
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/02/20/lawrence-solomon-the-dirty-truth.aspx

Don't hold your carbon dioxide on climate-change strategy
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090220/national/obama_cda_environment


OPINION AND INFORMATION -
Is this Atlantis?
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article2255989.ece

Derivatives, hedge funds: Garbage in, garbage out
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/1107415.html

Economic development has history of being hot potato
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/1107271.html

Globe Roundtable
Our weekly panel weighs in on Obama's trip to Ottawa, investing in education and Ignatieff's bid to woo the West
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090218.wPOLroundtable0218/BNStory/politics/home

Ignatieff has what it takes to be a first-tier leader 
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/590359

More to fix than mortgages
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Columnists/Harris_Michael/2009/02/20/8459696-sun.html

Not a very green day
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Business/very+green/1308725/story.html

Leaping into elephant's bed
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=1310111


INFOS -
GM réclame 6 milliards de dollars au Canada
http://lapresseaffaires.cyberpresse.ca/economie/canada/200902/20/01-829624-gm-reclame-6-milliards-de-dollars-au-canada.php

GM souhaite maintenir son niveau de production actuel au Canada
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090220/N0220148AU.html

Harper rencontrera Ban Ki Moon
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200902/20/01-829569-harper-rencontrera-ban-ki-moon.php

Verner favorable à une cérémonie pour enterrer la hache de guerre
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200902/20/01-829542-verner-favorable-a-une-ceremonie-pour-enterrer-la-hache-de-guerre.php

L'entente cordiale Obama-Harper
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/dossiers/obama-a-ottawa/200902/20/01-829312-lentente-cordiale-obama-harper.php

Faire de l'Amérique du Nord un leader vert
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/dossiers/obama-a-ottawa/200902/20/01-829314-faire-de-lamerique-du-nord-un-leader-vert.php

Industrie de l'automobile: Une industrie en crise
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Economie-Affaires/2009/02/19/003-auto-canada.shtml

Les pirates et l'Afghanistan au menu
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/International/2009/02/19/008-Pologne-OTAN.shtml

Visite présidentielle: Ignatieff évoque le cas Khadr
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2009/02/19/007-obama-ignatieff.shtml

Obama promet un dialogue sur l'énergie propre
http://www.ledevoir.com/2009/02/20/234930.html

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