The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA.EDITORIAL PAGEs
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ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM -
One degree of separation
CAPE BRETON POST -
EI gaps show on training
HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD -
Cry me a bonus
Does curriculum pass?
Wind-power policy serves NSP's monopoly
SAINT JOHN TELEGRAPH-JOURNAL -
Treatment costs less than drug crime
Salary freeze shares the pain
MONTREAL GAZETTE -
All head injuries should be taken seriously
And another thing ...
Throw money around and hope crisis abates
Truly national parties serve us all well
OTTAWA CITIZEN -
Here's another health care snag
Flag waving is no crime
Another chance for rail
Springtime in Washington
Free speech is never an absolute
All screens are not equal
TORONTO STAR -
Smart first step in poverty fight
Silly ban on British MP
Canada's sensible stance on terror
GLOBE & MAIL -
Pointing fingers and a right of returnComment10
U.S. bonuses clawback bill could set questionable precedent
NATIONAL POST -
Let immigrants live where they please
LONDON FREE PRESS -
Length of recession seems anyone's guess
WINDSOR STAR -
Best in class
Helmets on the ski slope
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
The Yanks are coming
WINNIPEG SUN -
Overture to Iran a wise move
SASKATOON STARPHOENIX -
Lawmakers must curb witch-hunt
REGINA LEADER-POST -
Justice was clearly denied in RCMP harassment case
For an organization charged with upholding the law, the RCMP often does a lousy job of ensuring justice for it own members. http://www.leaderpost.com/opinion/EDITORIAL+Justice+clearly+denied+RCMP+harassment+case/1408112/story.html
Saskatchewan springs a flush, optimistic budget
Mature response to grim news
Warning: bottled water under (political) pressure
CALGARY HERALD -
Looks like U.S. inf lation is finally here
Anybody contemplating a big purchase must think about what the coming U. S. inflation will do to Canada.
Turning down the gas makes green sense
Uncommon sense makes headway on immigration
GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE -
Can evangelical Christians be as fair-minded as homosexuals?
EDMONTON JOURNAL -
On water, it's later than we think
EDMONTON SUN -
An arrogant display of intolerance
RED DEER ADVOCATE -
Politics will hamper our recovery
VANCOUVER SUN -
Spring's arrival brings many reminders that life can be sweet
'Recessionistas' putting new sheen on language
VANCOUVER PROVINCE -
We're uplifted by our love for animals
VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST -
Dire results if Harper's cheer is misplaced
After a cruel winter comes the spring
ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS -
Chief who won re-election on Manitoba reserve to push for land claims
AF-PAK PROBLEM -
'Clerics Call For Peace Talks, Saudi Role',
- Afghan clerics urge Saudi-led talks with Taliban
- Official : US strategy will move soldiers out front
- Official : US puts more GIs into Afghan countryside
- Afghan Clerics Call for Saudi-Mediated Talks With Taliban
- US spills its Afghan war into Pakistan
US-AFGHANISTAN: McKiernan Gets Control of Disputed Raids
'US mulls deeper push into Pakistan',
Taliban 'Official: Taliban Chief Mullah Omar In Afghanistan',
Allies facing Afghan 'stalemate'
Surging toward failure in Afghanistan
'In real terms, Nato is losing'
CANADIAN FORCES -
Four Canadian soldiers killed in two separate bombings in Afghanistan
all 205 news articles »
Experts predict tough spring in Afghanistan
U.S. FAA to issue order to replace part on chopper after fatal crash off N.L.
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS -
Unions, retirees urge Ottawa to safeguard pension funding rules
Public at tipping point on bailouts
FOREIGN AFFAIRS -
Russians will be asked to explain Arctic movement
Worry about the Americans
Iran to US: 'You change, our behaviour will change'
JUSTICE SYSTEM -
Western Canadian ministers push for changes to Criminal Code to help fight gangs
French or English should be must for immigrants who want citizenship: minister
POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES -
SaskPower to spend big to boost power generation, transmission capacity
Mobile van to help Vancouver prostitutes in danger of losing funding
Push on to delay Tory leadership contest until fall
Made-in-China uniforms rile provincial union
We're ignoring Ontario goods
OPP Uniforms Being Made Overseas, Angering MPPs
Canoe.ca - The Canadian Press - Waterloo Record - Peterborough Examiner
all 76 news articles »
FEDERAL POLITICS -
Liberals and Conservatives still close - Trend favours the Liberals
PM tries to enlist Ontario gun owners to help scrap federal gun registry
Liberals keep close watch on public purse
Harper defends economic forecast, Dodge says debate unintended
Students call on Harper and Tory to disclose how much party funding was used to undermine students' unions
Quebec's federal Liberals rally during weekend general council
Government lacks national vision for energy needs: Ignatieff
Canada can't muzzle me all 304 news articles »
To ban me from the country for my views on Afghanistan is absurd, hypocritical, and in vain
Tories lack national vision for energy needs: Ignatief
A horrid week for Harper
Association of Canadian Advertisers Calls For Separate Review of Proposed Competition Act Changes
Senate Appointment Consultations Act*
Navigable Waters Protection Act
Banning British MP a clumsy, dangerous move
Brit MP Galloway outraged after he is banned from Canada
Canada denies entry to fiery British MP Galloway
British MP barred from Canada all 271 news articles
Heritage Minister sees modernization of arts, culture funding
Prentice renews funding for key water monitoring program
Feds quietly chop money for fetal alcohol program
\OPINION AND INFORMATION -
Does America Face the Risk of a Fascist Backlash?
Let's stand on our own two feet
Canadian Border Services Welcome War Criminal Bush, Ban Anti-War MP Galloway
Wise words from Harper
How the 1,400-year-old struggle between Islam and Christendom can be good for you (but also bad)
Registre: Harper tente d'avoir l'appui d'un groupe de chasseurshttp://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200903/21/01-838956-registre-harper-tente-davoir-lappui-dun-groupe-de-chasseurs.php
OTAN : Washington retire son appui à Peter MacKay
L'aile québécoise du PLC se prépare pour des élections
Jack Layton: gagner des votes au Québec
Des libéraux optimistes
Quatre soldats tués et huit blessés
Ottawa annonce la création d'un fonds
Un député interdit de séjour au Canada
La maîtrise d'une langue officielle requise
L'opération militaire de vendredi a été lancée pour dérouter les talibans
Ottawa a renouvelé le financement d'un programme de surveillance de l'eau
Ottawa a réduit son aide pour les troubles causés par l'alcoolisation foetale
Stephen Harper peu surpris de l'insécurité de la population afghane
Ottawa établit les quotas de l'année 2009 pour la chasse au phoque
BELOW(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)30)(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)30)(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)30)(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)30)(30)(30)(30)(30)Until 17:27:02 my time was spent preparing a "F.Y.I.:" post to send out to newspaper editors and columnists.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH vs NATIONAL SECURITY
FREEDOM OF SPEECH vs NATIONAL SECURITY
The reason for this and for belabouring you the second time with this matter is that I see this as a matter freedom to hold opinion and express it versus spurious government action possibly motivated by political considerations.
There are links to four videos. Visit them then make the judgement whether you perceive George Galloway as a threat to national security.
Should you decide he is not, consider taking the positive action of adding your name to the "Petition to allow George Galloway into Canada" Becky posted to the Digest.
From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: Petition to allow George Galloway into Canada
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2009 17:27:02 -0400
To: National Media <email@example.com>
From: Joe Hueglin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: F.Y.I. Ban of George Galloway, videos and www. coverage.
George Galloway being deemed inadmissible to Canada this year after having been here a number of times in the past has nothing to do with freedom of speech, so we're being told.
Minister Kenney's spokesperson's words are "nothing to do with freedom of speech whatsoever" on the Video: in which Sue Turton talks to Canadian immigration spokesman Alykhan Velshi about his country's decision to deny entry to MP George Galloway. http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1184614595/bctid17065456001
Meir Weinstein, National Director Jewish Defence League of Canada's, says it's "not a freedom of speech issue" in the debate recorded on the Video "Canada ban: Galloway faces his accusers a Jewish Defence League (JDL) "Terrorist" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAm7rfHKSyY .
Velshi stresses the decision was made independent of the Minister by the border security agencies "applying the criteria", "that he falls afoul of numerous criteria" and that he poses "a threat to safety and security of Canada", though no specific is stated. The positions held by Galloway on the war in Afghanistan is Veishi's major focus.
Weinstein's focus is that Galloway is a "proxy agent of Hamas and Hezbollah". When Galloway suggests he will speak to the planned meetings in Canada from he United States "by other means" Weinstein states "we will see to it that the Canadian government will be monitoring every individual and organization that will have anything to do with it".
In the very thorough Daily Mail article "'George Galloway banned from Canada on grounds of national security "
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1163502/Canada-bans-George-Galloway-grounds-national-security.html was included the statement that "His (Galloway's) proposed visit prompted the Jewish Defence League of Canada to write an open letter to the country's government urging it to do "everything possible to keep this hater away". The success of the letter may have led Weinstein to make the statement he did that all who listen to Galloway will be monitored.
"Let the Creep In" http://www.am770chqr.com/Blogs/TheWorldTonight/BlogEntry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10025966 in my reading best states the case for freedom of speech being of greater importance than whatever threat there may be to Canada's national security. Quoted among other opinions is that of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association: "It doesn't matter what end of the political spectrum the expression comes from and it doesn't matter if it is the most profound wisdom or the most piebald idiocy, Canadian Border Services Agency should not be in the business of screening what viewpoints are presented to Canadians in Canada. Full stop."
Having had only peripheral knowledge of George Galloway prior to him becoming a cause célèbre reported around the world, two videos were located in which he is speaking to the United States' Senate and to George Stroumboulopoulos on the CBC. These and the manner in which a number of media in Canada, the U.K. the U.S. and other countries have reported follow.
The purpose of this post is providing information as opposed to stating personal views. Should there be an interest in these they have been posted by one of the c.4 000 to whom it was sent out early, very early, this morning at http://truetory.blogspot.com/ .
George Galloway talking about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the whole Middle East situation, and religions; the interview was done on November 20th 2006 with George Stroumboulopoulos on CBC Television
MP George Galloway Telling the truth of Bush-Blair hype. to the US Senate