Sunday, March 15, 2009

Daily Digest March 15, 2009


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

EDITORIAL PAGEs

MONTREAL GAZETTE -
Harper's cuts hobble researchers
http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/editorials/Harper+cuts+hobble+researchers/1391167/story.html

OTTAWA SUN -
Tell us what we'll get
http://www.ottawasun.com/Comment/Editorial/2009/03/15/8752691-sun.html

TORONTO STAR -
Time to upgrade ties with China
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/602216

Rx for health system
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/602215

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
They have their children back
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/they-have-their-children-back-41278222.html

Things you don't do in polite society
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/things-you-dont-do-in-polite-society-41278022.html

Time to upset drug lords' billlion-dollar apple cart
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/time-to-upset-drug-lords-billlion-dollar-apple-cart-41277992.html


CALGARY HERALD -
A novel partnership to build the new west
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=f19f0efe-71fb-417c-a508-f34792e2e766

Harper true ally to Israel
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=53f1fd35-b726-4503-8980-dd7140d9109f

The reincarnation of old deficit arguments
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=70f48ab6-d51a-46d2-a030-eade36ece076


VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST -
Don't overstate economic woes
http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=46cba558-1409-4560-9a62-81ca25370eb0


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS -          
Arctic scientists, hunters meet to discuss harmful research methods
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090315/national/arctic_scientists_hunters


AF-PAK PROBLEM -
Troops Face New Tests in Afghanistan
Battalion's Experience Outlines Issues in South
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/14/AR2009031402178.html?wpisrc=newsletter

Taliban attacks NATO trucking terminal in Peshawar
http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2009/03/taliban_attack_nato.php

Taliban chief backs Afghan peace talks
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article5908498.ece


CANADIAN FORCES -
Military bases in Alberta to get much-needed facelifts
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/calgary/story/2009/03/15/edm-military-upgrades.html


CANUSA/USACAN -
Is Canada safe from American protectionists?
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090312/protectionism_090315/20090315?hub=Canada

U.S. vs Canada: One's economic slide is longer, the other's steeper
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/canada/cp

Protesters prepare for George Bush to break post-presidential silence in Calgary
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090315/national/george_bush_calgary

Will Canada or the U.S. exit the recession first?
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090315/canada_economy_090315/20090315?hub=Canada


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS -

FOREIGN AFFAIRS -
Time to quit Afghanistan
http://www.torontosun.com/comment/columnists/eric_margolis/2009/03/15/8753311-sun.html


JUSTICE SYSTEM -
Van Loan blames drugs for gang-related shootings
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090315/van_loan_090315/20090315?hub=Canada

Gang war not the first or last linked to B.C.'s booming drug industry
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090315/national/vancouver_gang_war


MIGRATION -
 Federal agencies fail to protect migrant nannies
http://www.thestar.com/parentcentral/news&features/article/602649


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES -
AB - Proposed legislation would honour parental views about what their children are being taught
http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Columnists/Bell_Rick/2009/03/15/8756496-sun.php

ONT - Recovery long, hard road for province, experts say
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2009/03/15/8752901-sun.html

 Treacherous road ahead for Ontario PCs 
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/602232


FEDERAL POLITICS -
Layton irate over lost jobs
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Business/Layton+irate+over+lost+jobs/1391846/story.html

Flaherty praises efforts by G20
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/fp/Flaherty+praises+efforts/1391266/story.html

Tory MP under fire for language comments about Quebecers
http://www.canada.com/Life/story.html?id=1392160


PROGRAMMES -
Watchdog power
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Columnists/Weston_Greg/2009/03/15/8757436.html

Ontarians want their share  EI discriminates against us to tune of $4G each
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2009/03/15/8752906-sun.html

Budget bill fires up equity fight
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2009/03/15/8752941-sun.html

Time to re-think CBC funding?
http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/article/602565


PRESSURE POINTS -
The gathering of the skeptics
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/gathering+skeptics/1387122/story.html

Global warming's no longer happening
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Global+warming+longer+happening/1391903/story.html

Plan B: scientists get radical in bid to halt global warming 'catastrophe'
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article5908377.ece


OPINION AND INFORMATION -
Does Harlem have a lesson for Toronto neighbourhoods? 
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/602231

Sorry, not available in Canada 
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/602230

When retirement savings tank   
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/602620


INFOS -
La deuxième mission des soldats de Valcartier s'amorce
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/dossiers/le-canada-en-afghanistan/200903/15/01-836658-la-deuxieme-mission-des-soldats-de-valcartier-samorce.php

L'avertissement de Layton
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2009/03/14/001-Layton-harper-environnement.shtml

Opération charme tous azimuts d'Ignatieff
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2009/03/14/002-ignatieff-tournee.shtml

Gagner en Afghanistan?
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/carnets/2009/03/03/116340.shtml?auteur=2094

Gagner en Afghanistan?
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/carnets/2009/03/03/116340.shtml?auteur=2094

Quatre députés du Bloc québécois visiteront des membres du Congrès américain
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090314/N031464AU.html


__________________
I'll take the cheque, mate
Hear me now government, these are my demands, and -- like the car companies -- I want cash
http://www.torontosun.com/comment/columnists/lorrie_goldstein/2009/03/15/8753266-sun.html

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"TOXIC ASSETS"
Who will suffer the effects of the toxicity?

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty emerged from a meeting of his major international counterparts Saturday saying there is a clear commitment to end the global economic crisis and to deal with toxic assets held by banks around the world.
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/fp/Flaherty+praises+efforts/1391266/story.html

Canada's Finance Minister has identified that which is necessary, but as far as I can read the article in which he's quoted not how.

What are the options? The following video offers opinion that makes sense to me - but then I'm no economist.

Watch and listen to it.  Thee share with the Digest what you'd advise the Government of Canada to do.

         Joe
How To Fix The Economy
http://pimpinturtle.com/2009/03/15/prof-michael-hudson--how-to-fix-the-economy.aspx


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