Thursday, February 05, 2009

Daily Digest February 5, 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 -
Much ado about nothing
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=219006&sc=80

CORNER BROOK WESTERN STAR -
Where to from here?
http://www.thewesternstar.com/index.cfm?sid=218852&sc=30

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD -
Sneaky isn't a principle
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/1104831.html

'Free pass' wise move
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/1104735.html

OTTAWA CITIZEN -
The myth of the crack baby
  http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/myth+crack+baby/1254512/story.html

Stop Taser creep
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Stop+Taser+creep/1254513/story.html

OTTAWA SUN -
Winnings should be fraud free
http://www.ottawasun.com/Comment/Editorial/2009/02/05/8270861-sun.html

KINGSTON WHIG STANDARD-
Growing Obama cult a disturbing development
http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1420808

TORONTO STAR -
Ignatieff faces regional dilemma
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/582533

Aiding Obama on Gitmo
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/582531

Free speech, for some
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/582534

GLOBE & MAIL -
Don't scrimp on creativity
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090205.weculture0205/BNStory/specialComment/home

NATIONAL POST -
Vive Nicolas Sarkozy!
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=1250625

The Bloc Newfoundlandois
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/02/05/editorial-the-bloc-newfoundlandois.aspx

Take off the veil
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=1254720

HAMILTON SPECTATOR -
'Dalton Days' on the table 
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/507687

ST. CATHARINES STANDARD -
Niagara's nuclear opportunity
http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1421346

K-W RECORD -
Vive Sarkozy, friend of Canada  
http://news.therecord.com/Opinions/article/482588

SUDBURY STAR -
31 sick days cannot be accepted as normal
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1421383

If they build it, you'll pay for it -
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1421424

Messing with Mother Nature never works
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1421449

THUNDER BAY CHRONICLE JOURNAL -
The future of Ontario
http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories.php?id=162804

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -

Buy American won't work -- just ask Canada
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/buy_american_wont_work_--_just_ask_canada39131437.html

 Keynesian principles have been misapplied for 3,000 years
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/keynesian_principles_have_been_misapplied_for_3000_years39131292.html

Boosting Employment Insurance a powerful stimulus
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/boosting_employment_insurance_a_powerful_stimulus38992287.html

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX -
End of Canada hardly at hand
http://www2.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=26ec329f-5d63-42c1-9a16-a07873953960

Booster shot poorly considered
http://www2.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=0d6d906b-8f9e-40d9-a910-b9110dee38a5

Steering science into the abyss
http://www2.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/forum/story.html?id=61cf8fdf-b2a0-4e93-a6f9-907a1d249c14

REGINA LEADER-POST -
Tories fail science test
http://www2.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/viewpoints/story.html?id=9a8cd8a5-b880-4784-85e1-6df4258e1dc3

CALGARY HERALD -
Gadhafi's selection to head African Union proof of rot
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=6270d14d-29d6-499d-a243-2791c1df088f

One aboriginal, one vote
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=c16e2657-fc10-4e5a-95b8-6e50bd86a0c0

The sin of Holocaust denial
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=c7cd4868-e965-46aa-a4c2-328e2c09716b

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE -
Auto industry protectionism could do more harm than good: Analysts
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1421631

VANCOUVER SUN -
Getting a grip on gang violence
http://www2.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=d243def7-9d9c-4576-9db6-85b42f845350


ISSUES

AFGHANISTAN -
Analysis: Democracy fades from Obama's Afghan agenda
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090204.wObama_afghan05/BNStory/International/home

U.S.: More Troops, More Worries, Less Consensus on Afghanistan
http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=45663

War expert gives warning on Afghanistan
http://www.southasianmedia.net/index_story.cfm?id=558374&category=Frontend&Country=AFGHANISTAN

Air Base Loss Could Hobble Afghan War Effort
http://blog.wired.com/defense/2009/02/losing-manas-a.html

Why US-Afghan relations are at an all-time low
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7870340.stm

NATO commander tones down drug lord orders
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jcp62syneH-4qpA57lPwPVYf6UQQ


CANUSA/USACAN -
Harper calls Calderon about U.S. protectionism
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2009/02/05/8280791.html

Obama wants Canadian trip to be 'all business'
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/583149

Canada making headway in battle against Buy American plan: Day
http://business.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090205.wstockwellday0205/BNStory/Business/home

'Buy American' battle not over, leaders warn
http://business.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090205.wimfecon0205/BNStory/Business/home


FOREIGN AFFAIRS -
Taming the Russian bear
Let's be clear: This is Europe's business. And Europe's central power is Germany
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090205.wcoash05/BNStory/specialComment/home

Moscow, Tehran force the US's hand
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/KB06Ag02.html


HEALTH CARE RELATED -
People Need To Wake-up To The Dangers of CO
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/8226


MIGRATION -
Canada-U.S. refugee deal upheld
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/582804


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES -
Sovereigntists condemn Sarkozy's comments on unity
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Politics/2009/02/05/8277961-cp.html

Insider lottery ban eyed
http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/582834

Ontario plans to invest in "smart" power grid
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/090205/canada/canada_us_ontario_electricity


FEDERAL POLITICS -
Tories mum on Casey complaint
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Front/1104835.html

Heavy job losses puts pressure on Flaherty to retool budget
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090205.wPOLpage0205/BNStory/politics/home

Harper's election architect returning to private sector
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/582663

Departure of Tory strategist leaves 'massive hole'
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090205/national/tory_strategist_gone

Iggy, how great thou art
http://www.torontosun.com/comment/columnists/lorrie_goldstein/2009/02/05/8269476-sun.html

The three-line wimp
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/three+line+wimp/1254408/story.html

Bowing to Williams will come back to haunt Ignatieff
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Bowing+Williams+will+come+back+haunt+Ignatieff/1255510/story.html

Newfoundland Dilemma
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/1104735.html

Ignatieff's kitchen cabinet signals a new way
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090205.wcomartin05/BNStory/specialComment/home

Tory ridings get most money: Kennedy
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/582950

Liberals back independent MP against accusation of embezzlement
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Liberals+back+independent+against+accusation+embezzlement/1254476/story.html

Opposition tries to outpanic each other on recession
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/02/05/don-martin-opposition-parties-compete-for-most-panicked-by-recession-prize.aspx

Ottawa could impose a salary cap for senior managers
http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Flapresseaffaires.cyberpresse.ca%2Feconomie%2Fcanada%2F200902%2F05%2F01-824626-ottawa-pourrait-imposer-un-plafond-salarial-a-des-hauts-dirigeants.php&sl=fr&tl=en&history_state0 =

Share of votes on the Internet: legal or not?
http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fmatin.branchez-vous.com%2Fnouvelles%2F2009%2F02%2Fechanger_des_votes_sur_interne.html&sl=fr&tl=en&history_state0 =


PROGRAMMES -
Feds can't track green spending, says watchdog
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090205/ag_report_090205/20090205?hub=TopStories
Plane and simple
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Columnists/Weston_Greg/2009/02/05/8273716-sun.html

Pests, disease threaten crops, audit says
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/582934

Weather warnings lacking, auditor's report says 
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/582927

Equalization changes mishandled: experts
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays_paper/story.html?id=1254714

Ottawa abandons fight against tax havens Google Translation
http://lapresseaffaires.cyberpresse.ca/economie/canada/200902/05/01-824304-ottawa-abandonne-la-lutte-aux-paradis-fiscaux.php

Gov't halts probe into military handling of Afghan detainees
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/halts+probe+into+military+handling+Afghan+detainees/1255871/story.html


PRESSURE POINTS -
Alleged 'Toronto 18' ringleader named in U.S. terror case
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/story.html?id=1257827


OPINION AND INFORMATION -
The New Bad Deal
http://www.anxietycenter.com/warning/main.htm

Press Censorship
Top Censored Press Stories of 2008
http://www.wanttoknow.info/mass_media/media_news/2008_press_censorship

The War on Terror is a Hoax
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21906.htm

Ontario's prosperity hinges on harnessing creativity
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/582556

Media duped by anonymous sources
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/582558

The deeper damage of this clause
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090205.wcotrade05/BNStory/specialComment/home

Harper, McGuinty follow Rae's(!) playbook
http://www.torontosun.com/comment/2009/02/05/8269456-sun.html

Harper budget not green enough for Obama's U.S.
http://www.calgaryherald.com/columnists/Martin+Harper+budget+green+enough+Obama/1251651/story.html

The Bloc's slide toward irrelevance
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/02/05/darcy-meyers-the-bloc-s-slide-toward-irrelevance.aspx

If "Jew" is a bad word, what about "gentile" and "goy"?
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/02/05/michael-taube-if-quot-jew-quot-is-a-bad-word-what-about-quot-gentile-quot-or-quot-goy-quot.aspx

A double-barrelled tax credit
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/02/05/mike-harris-a-double-barrelled-tax-credit.aspx

Storm clouds gather over PM's Arctic oil plans
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/story.html?id=1258047


INFOS -
Obama veut une visite brève et sans faste au Canada
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/international/etats-unis/200902/05/01-824624-obama-veut-une-visite-breve-et-sans-faste-au-canada.php

Harper reproche à Duceppe d'insulter Sarkozy
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200902/05/01-824618-harper-reproche-a-duceppe-dinsulter-sarkozy.php

Ottawa pourrait imposer un plafond salarial à des hauts dirigeants
http://lapresseaffaires.cyberpresse.ca/economie/canada/200902/05/01-824626-ottawa-pourrait-imposer-un-plafond-salarial-a-des-hauts-dirigeants.php

Les députés fédéraux continuent de voyager gratuitement
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200902/05/01-824418-les-deputes-federaux-continuent-de-voyager-gratuitement.php

Stockwell Day se dit encouragé
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200902/05/01-824325-stockwell-day-se-dit-encourage.php

Duceppe appelle sa députée à plus de rigueur
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200902/05/01-824328-duceppe-appelle-sa-deputee-a-plus-de-rigueur.php

Le Canada sous la loupe de l'ONU
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2009/02/05/002-rapport-onu-canada.shtml

Gouvernement fédéral: Deux rapports critiques
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2009/02/05/003-Vaughan-Fraser.shtml

Ottawa est incapable de prouver l'efficacité de ses mesures environnementales
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090205/N0205119AU.html

Échanger des votes sur Internet: légal ou pas?
http://matin.branchez-vous.com/nouvelles/2009/02/echanger_des_votes_sur_interne.html


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