Sunday, March 01, 2009

Daily Digest March 1, 2009


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

EDITORIAL PAGEs

MONTREAL GAZETTE -
Prevention might be the best cancer cure
http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/editorials/Prevention+might+best+cancer+cure/1341531/story.html

OTTAWA CITIZEN -
The right to witness
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/right+witness/1338809/story.html

TORONTO STAR -
Separatist 'facts' need challenging
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/594435

Double talk on tar sands
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/594433

GLOBE & MAIL -
Is the Bank of Canada running out of bullets?
http://business.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090301.wbankcda0301/BNStory/Business/home

NATIONAL POST -
Canada's new-found moral authority
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1338535

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
Israel an apartheid nation? (1)
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/israel_an_apartheid_nation-40498562.html

Israel an apartheid nation? (2)
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/israel_an_apartheid_nation-40498512.html

EDMONTON JOURNAL -
When dirty's tarred, will oil be soiled?
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/opinion/editorials/When+dirty+tarred+will+soiled/1342011/story.html
 
Why so slow on human fatalities?
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/opinion/editorials/slow+human+fatalities/1339843/story.html

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST -
Soaring costs a bad symptom
http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=b9d623a7-f779-41ef-9304-cb584ed9a326


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS -          
Your Line, My Land: Call for Investigation from Akwesasne
http://www.pacificfreepress.com/news/1/3788-your-line-my-land-call-for-investigation-from-akwesasne.html


AF-PAK PROBLEM -
Canadian PM says Afghan war can never be won
http://in.reuters.com/article/southAsiaNews/idINIndia-38277120090302?sp=true

MPs and Lawyers Admired Karzai's Decision
http://quqnoos.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2618&Itemid=48

Afghan snap election unlikely, officials say
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090301.wafghan_election02/BNStory/International/home

US rejects Karzai's ploy to call April poll
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article5827880.ece

Hamid Karzai accused of brinkmanship over call for early Afghanistan election
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/mar/01/hamid-karzai-afghanistan-election

Concern grows over Karzai poll call
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/03/20093113256239239.html

Our current problems in Afghanistan are not just to do with lack of troops – they are the result of ignoring history
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/feb/27/afghanistan-foreignpolicy

US airstrike kills eight in South Waziristan (includes a map)
http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2009/03/us_airstrike_kills_e.php


CANADIAN FORCES -
Canadian women take on larger role on Afghanistan's front lines
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090228/national/afghan_cda_front_lines

General says new army manual will shape the future of Afghan war
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5hDo3AlyWggWhA9cqCcweH2CiwouQ


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS -
Central bank tactics pushed to brink
http://business.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090301.wbankcda0301/BNStory/Business/home

How Ford dodged a bailout, so far
http://www.wheels.ca/reviews/article/514035


FOREIGN AFFAIRS -
NATO can't defeat Afghan insurgency, PM says
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/594902

Canada, allies will never defeat Taliban, PM says
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090301.wPOLharperafghan0301/BNStory/politics/home

Harper says Afghan mission major NATO test: report
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/090228/canada/canada_us_harper

 Canada's Mideast conflict 
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/594424

Cannon sizes up Gaza aid on Mideast trip    
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/594916


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES -
Ontario    Green bin waste trucked to N.Y. 
http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/594806


FEDERAL POLITICS -

Harper targets the centre in stump-style speech
With Conservative Party officials warning that an election campaign could start as soon as this week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper urged party supporters on Saturday to heed the "quiet people you don't see on the nightly news" and target the "broad middle" of the political spectrum. http://www.canada.com/news/story.html?id=d62fb969-a4a2-4f8a-aa7b-c8de77035dc1

Tories prepare Ignatieff attack ads
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/594913

Harper's talk of election born of frustration, says top minister
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090301/national/tories_elxn_talk

Baird defends $3B in emergency spending
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090301/baird_stimulus_090301/20090301?hub=QPeriod

PSAC pressuring Liberals to alter budget
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090228.wpsac0228/BNStory/politics/home

Liberals will run in all ridings, including the one where May lost; Ignatieff
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090228/national/ignatieff_may

Ignatieff stresses Liberal commitment to national daycare during Halifax stop
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090301/national/ignatieff_child_care


PROGRAMMES -
Canada's border porous: Report
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/594906


OPINION AND INFORMATION -
Should our leaders lie to us?
Hope vs. fear: Should reality always trump optimism?
Amid a ceaseless barrage of negative numbers, are leaders obligated to communicate harsh reality ...
http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/article/594708

The Conservatives' 'Cleansing' Moment
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/28/AR2009022801724.html?wpisrc=newsletter

'I hope this is not one of Peter's games'
http://blog.macleans.ca/2009/02/28/i-hope-this-is-not-one-of-peters-games/#more-39768

RED DAWN PART DEUX: MACKAY BATTLES THE EVIL RUSSIANS
http://communities.canada.com/ottawacitizen/blogs/defencewatch/archive/2009/02/28/red-dawn-part-deux-mackay-battles-the-evil-russians.aspx

 Mounties' fall from grace 
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/594422

 Sun setting on old political ideologies 
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/594423

Killing the Electric Car
http://www.pacificfreepress.com/news/1/3787-killing-the-electric-car-cbc-television.html

Canadian Sovereignty? Canada's Passport Instructions
http://pacificfreepress.com/news/1/3785-canadian-sovereignty-canadas-passport-instructions.html

Muzzle master
http://www.ottawasun.com/Comment/2009/03/01/8575451-sun.html


INFOS -
Les insurgés afghans sont là pour rester, croit Harper
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/international/moyen-orient/200903/01/01-832319-les-insurges-afghans-sont-la-pour-rester-croit-harper.php

Les conservateurs laissent tomber les gants devant Ignatieff
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200903/01/01-832310-les-conservateurs-laissent-tomber-les-gants-devant-ignatieff.php

La frontière canadienne serait trop poreuse
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/national/200903/01/01-832296-la-frontiere-canadienne-serait-trop-poreuse.php

Ottawa n'augmentera pas l'aide à Gaza
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200903/01/01-832251-ottawa-naugmentera-pas-laide-a-gaza.php

Élections: Harper aurait laissé parler sa frustration
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200903/01/01-832282-elections-harper-aurait-laisse-parler-sa-frustration.php

Ignatieff vise le centre
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2009/02/28/005-ignatieff-halifax.shtml

L'avertissement de Flaherty
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2009/02/28/002-flaherty-opposition-avertissem.shtml

Garderies: un gouvernement du PLC créera un réseau national, dit Ignatieff
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090301/N0301124AU.html

Le ministre fédéral de l'Environnement, Jim Prentice, se rend à Washington
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090301/N0301122AU.html

Le Parti vert reste uni derrière Elizabeth May, au sortir de son congrès
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090301/N0301110AU.html

Les libéraux présenteront des candidats dans toutes les circonscriptions
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090228/N022852AU.html

L'avenir de l'OTAN est en jeu si la mission afghane échoue, selon Harper
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090228/N022837AU.html

La Teoria Conspiratoria
Merchants of misery
http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/493.html

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the future of the Treaty Organization (NATO) was based largely on the success of the mission in Afghanistan."?

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The future of NATO is at stake if Afghanistan fails, according to Harper
        Stephen Harper. THE CANADIAN PRESS / Darryl Dyck
http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Finfo.branchez-vous.com%2FNationales%2F090228%2FN022837AU.html&sl=fr&tl=en&history_state0 =

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said during an interview with American newspaper The Wall Street Journal, that the future of the Treaty Organization (NATO) was based largely on the success of the mission in Afghanistan.

Mr. Harper also told the newspaper known as Afghanistan was a serious test for NATO. Failure of troops in this country could, in his opinion, endanger the organization in its present form.

He also said that the effort in Afghanistan disjoint highlighted the divisions among the members of the Alliance. He added that it was necessary for NATO to take in hand as in the case may be, it could no longer engage in new missions of this magnitude.

For the Canadian prime minister, if we can no longer rely on NATO, it could have negative repercussions for Canada. Harper said, Russia has recently tested on numerous occasions Canadian airspace in the Arctic.  And he insisted that the country was once a potential threat to his country.

Targeted by the Kremlin to the seabed of the Arctic are now discussed under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea But other provocations are disturbing, according to Mr. Harper.

"They are testing our airspace more frequently than they did for a very long time," he said. This represents an assault not only in the Arctic but aggression in general. And it is increasingly worrying .

He also told the U.S. daily that the United States should rethink their strategy in Afghanistan to help Afghans to take care of themselves rebellions to establish a government that will go in the right direction. It is not NATO fight the rebels, he said.

It is illusory, he said, to think that we could quickly put up a Western-style democracy.  According to him, but rather hope to see rise to a government that would be formed in part on certain democratic standards.

Canadian Prime Minister was encouraged by the Obama government decision to increase the number of troops in Afghanistan.  But he urged the new administration to properly assess the objectives and to ensure they are realistic and achievable. "

© La Presse Canadienne, 2009 © The Canadian Press, 2009

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