Thursday, April 02, 2009

Daily Digest April 2, 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 -
Scaling back
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=238407&sc=80

CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN -
Leadership races and level playing fields Post a comment
Requiring interim political leaders to step aside if they want to seek the permanent post is reasonable.
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=238553&sc=103

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD -
Perverse engineering could lead to Tory defeat
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/1114452.html

GM's treatment smacks of Martha Stewart
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/1114461.html

MONTREAL GAZETTE -
How low can the RCMP go?
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/todays-paper/RCMP/1454142/story.html

Loud and clear: failure won't do
http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/editorials/Loud+clear+failure/1454102/story.html

OTTAWA CITIZEN -
On being watched
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/being+watched/1449918/story.html

KINGSTON WHIG STANDARD-
Ambition and selfishness
http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1506477

BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER -
Internet news can't compare to the real thing
http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1506281

TORONTO STAR -
Afghan women deserve better
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/612090

Airport double standard
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/612088

GLOBE & MAIL -
High-level damage control
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090401.weG2002/CommentStory/specialComment/home#commentLatest

War aims and misogyny
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090401.weKarzai02/BNStory/specialComment/home

NATIONAL POST -
Recession? What recession?
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=1453882

Hamid Karzai's giant step backward
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/04/02/national-post-editorial-board-hamid-karzai-s-giant-step-backward.aspx

HAMILTON SPECTATOR -
Calling London  
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/541450

Sunshine law is illuminating
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/541452

K-W RECORD -
Women get their due  
http://news.therecord.com/Opinions/article/513773

Allies at odds 
Old guard NATO members have not enthusiasm for expanding alliance membership
http://news.therecord.com/Opinions/article/513836

LONDON FREE PRESS -
Legalizing rape of wife setback in Afghanistan
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Opinion/Editorials/2009/04/02/8974821-sun.html

WINDSOR STAR -
Wage floor Time for a 'minimum' debate
http://www.windsorstar.com/opinion/editorials/Wage+floor/1454448/story.html

SUDBURY STAR -
Proposed Shia law cannot be tolerated
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1507172

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
Recession only accelerates existing weaknesses
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/recession-only-accelerates-existing-weaknesses-42313687.html

Why is the service so lousy?
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/why--is-the-service--so-lousy-42313417.html

WINNIPEG SUN -
Dulling coalition's will to win
http://www.winnipegsun.com/comment/editorial/2009/04/02/8972591-sun.html

CALGARY HERALD -
Our moral calculus values some lives less
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=3c8713f2-5b25-41cd-a81d-dd53f3c99b91

The tyranny of tipping something to chew on
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=51729513-9aa8-48c7-af1f-fac8553ce91a

What are we fighting for?
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=0c182de3-54d0-4a7b-ab00-9bd250837c38

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE -
Now's the time to voice opinions on nuclear power
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1507656

EDMONTON JOURNAL -
The right of self-protection
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/right+self+protection/1454269/story.html

EDMONTON SUN -
Government anything but transparent
http://www.edmontonsun.com/Comment/Commentary/2009/04/02/8971871.html
 
RED DEER ADVOCATE -
Vigilantes on risky path
http://www.albertalocalnews.com/reddeeradvocate/opinion/Vigilantes_on_risky_path_42324447.html

PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN -
There's no need for cellphones in classrooms
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/20090331184480/opinion/editorials/there-146s-no-need-for-cellphones-in-classrooms.html

VANCOUVER SUN -
The auto industry matters, even on the West Coast
http://www2.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=feec9d57-67ce-42fa-a01c-96d9703ae8ee
 
Liberals should re-examine the entire gag law issue
http://www2.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=c7eae492-0077-4144-bc2b-275210bf22b9

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST -
Liberals escape NDP's grilling
http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=40b78745-bc94-46bb-bf23-869b5984ec43

Remember the environment?
http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=20396359-55e7-4184-b2b4-ca8122512262

Yes, Wally, there is a Patrick Kinsella
http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=eb3631ca-f9cf-4b05-aa80-b12f41294be8

Why our schools aren't what they used to be
http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=4b4d7653-8719-4881-a8c2-d100b5ab41b3

HAARETZ-
http://www.haaretz.com/
UN human rights chief: Jewish, Muslim lobbying may undermine 'Durban II' 
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1076005.html
'Israel unlikely to attack Iran this year'  08:39       
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1075915.html
ISSUES

AF-PAK PROBLEM -
Taliban in policy shift on beards and burqas
Negotiations with Afghan President Hamid Karzai reveal new pragmatism ahead of US offensive
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/taliban-in-policy-shift-on-beards-and-burqas-1660013.html

US strikes at Taliban nerve center
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia%5CKD03Df02.html

Making up for lost time in Afghanistan
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/04/02/raphael-alexander-making-up-for-lost-time-in-afghanistan.aspx

CANADIAN FORCES -
Sub goes west for refit
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Metro/1114504.html


CANUSA/USACAN -
Slack U.S. market hitting Canada hard    
http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/612204

Canada excuses U.S. on Doha round trade troubles
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/090402/canada/canada_us_g20_canada_usa


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS -
Bankers lashed over credit card rates
Consumers, businesses have low-cost options, CBA official maintains
http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/612205


FOREIGN AFFAIRS -
US sinks deeper into Sunni-Shi'ite struggle 
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/KD03Ak01.html

Ottawa bucks NATO allies
Observers say Canada out of step with plan to get Russia and Iran involved in Afghanistan
http://www.thestar.com/SpecialSections/article/612253

Leaders pledge $1-trillion in aid
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090402.wsummit0402/BNStory/International/home

Saudi court restores death sentence
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090402.wkohail0402/BNStory/National/home


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES -
Newfoundland, Quebec reach 'historic' hydro deal.
http://www.financialpost.com/story.html?id=1456545

Try not to be too nasty, leadership hopefuls told
http://www.thestar.com/News/Ontario/article/612286


FEDERAL POLITICS -
MPs rip Afghan law  Demand review of mission
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Afghan/2009/04/02/8973566-sun.html

Ignatieff to defy PM on gun registry
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/612283

They'll take his cash, but don't want him in party
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2009/04/02/8973636-sun.html

PM's words on stimulus spending don't add up back home, Ignatieff says
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090402.wignatieff02/BNStory/politics/home

On stimulus, PM says one thing to Obama, another in Ottawa
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090402.G20ANALYSIS02/TPStory/International

Iraq a distraction from Afghan war: Harper
 Whether right or wrong, PM says, U.S. invasion a roadblock to success
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Iraq+distraction+from+Afghan+Harper/1454236/story.html

MP Issues Warning to Federal Fisheries Minister
http://www.vocm.com/news-info.asp?id=35217

Feds don't rule out tax compensation for Quebec
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Feds+rule+compensation/1454048/story.html

Buoyed by Tory infighting, Liberals gain confidence
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Buoyed+Tory+infighting+Liberals+gain+confidence/1455402/story.html

Politicians go undercover to expose security flaws at Pearson
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090402.wkenny02/BNStory/National/home

Harper says worst instability "behind us"
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/090402/canada/canada_us_g20_canada_recovery

Ottawa awesome?
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Columnists/Weston_Greg/2009/04/02/8974376-sun.html


PROGRAMMES -
Information from torture is discounted: Van Loan
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/04/01/csis-torture.html

CSIS recants statement that torture info would be used
Assertion contradicts testimony earlier this week from veteran CSIS adviser
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=1456356


PRESSURE POINTS -
Obama's disaster in the making
http://www.torontosun.com/comment/columnists/lorrie_goldstein/2009/04/02/8972106-sun.html

The beginning of the end for cap-and-trade?
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/04/02/the-beginning-of-the-end-for-cap-and-trade.aspx

Lorne Gunter was right; Al Gore, uh, maybe not
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/04/02/lorne-gunter-was-right-al-gore-uh-maybe-not.aspx


OPINION AND INFORMATION -
 Talking free trade while imposing restrictions 
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/612071

Canadian iPhone users cut off from Skype service
http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/612132

Dictating to Afghanistan
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/04/01/258865.aspx

Scrapping the gun registry will change…….nothing
http://www.cfrb.com/node/904185

Need for clarity in a world of confusion
http://www.thestar.com/Canada/Columnist/article/612258

Another stain on Canada's reputation
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Another+stain+Canada+reputation/1454271/story.html

Mr. Karzai, how could you?
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/04/02/chris-selley-s-full-pundit-mr-karzai-how-could-you.aspx

The great auto debate
Should we support the Big 3 with tax money or let the companies sink or swim on their own?
http://www.torontosun.com/comment/2009/04/02/8972096-sun.html

A lost vision for US intelligence
Had Charles  Freeman's role as chair of the United States'  National Intelligence Council not been fatally sabotaged by the "gang of Likudniks", he would have mended the public's tattered faith in the US intelligence community
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/KD03Ak02.html


INFOS -
Abolir les frontières
http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/ottawa/2009/04/02/002-mobilite-main-oeuvre_n.shtml

Une loi qui indigne Ottawa
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/International/2009/04/01/005-afghanistan-femmes-reactions.shtml

Ottawa contredit le SCRS
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2009/04/01/001-scrs-torture.shtml

Harper revient à la charge
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2009/04/01/003-registre-canada.shtml

Harper prône des investissements massifs
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2009/04/01/002-harper-g-20.shtml

Un « entraînement normal »
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2009/04/01/004-bombardiers-russes-comite.shtml

Sommet du G20 à Londres - Rapprochement Europe-États-Unis
http://www.ledevoir.com/2009/04/02/243314.html
Un tribunal saoudien rétablit la peine de mort pour un Canadien
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/national/200904/02/01-842857-un-tribunal-saoudien-retablit-la-peine-de-mort-pour-un-canadien.php

Où est Stephen Harper?
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200904/02/01-842784-ou-est-stephen-harper.php

TPS-TVQ: Ottawa ouvre la porte à une compensation
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200904/01/01-842508-tps-tvq-ottawa-ouvre-la-porte-a-une-compensation.php

Grâce à une entente historique, Terre-Neuve vendra de l'énergie via le Québec
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090402/N040240AU.html

Un commandant des Forces aériennes minimise l'incident des bombardiers russes
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090401/N0401264AU.html


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AN ALTERNATE OPPORTUNITY

At 10:07 PM 02/04/2009, you wrote:
To: "'Joe Hueglin'" <joe.hueglin@bellnet.ca>
Subject: RE: RECEIVED WITH THANKS

Hi Joe:

It is nice that someone wants to send you money. But you have been costing me
time and money!

I have been deleting your emails for years.

I would really, really, really appreciate your deleting my email address from
your computer!!

Thank You!

Cheers,

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Subject: Jim . . .

. . . removed as requested.

        Joe

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From: Larry Kazdan
To: provletters@theprovince.com
Subject: Letter to Editor re:  B.C. government fights to reinstate 'gag law', John Bermingham,  April 01, 2009
Re: B.C. government fights to reinstate 'gag law', John Bermingham,  April 01, 2009
http://www2.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=1c6ba43c-117e-412e-b29e-a07fe3959141
The B.C. Liberals are applying to have the election 'gag laws' reinstated.  Otherwise, the B.C. Health Coalition might run ads about missing residential care beds, the BCTF about school closures, and B.C. Citizens for Public Power about the privatization of hydro energy.  Hey, an election is no time to discuss such serious issues!  At least not in a province whose Attorney General has earned the name Stonewally!
Larry Kazdan,
620 E. 23 Ave,
Vancouver, B.C.
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Brad Thomson
 
Joe,
 
Ray Strachan brings up the problem of evil and wonders how it can be reconciled with the Christian God. This is, of course, a very good question. There are a number of answers possible, though just like Mr. Strachan, none have every satisfied me. But let me pose a question.
 
Is a person who writes a book containing hundreds of predictions with names, dates, times, places and events over a period of thousands of years, and has every prediction come true exactly as written with none of them being wrong in any respect simply a very lucky guesser? Or, to put the question another way, if you could write a book covering the next several thousand years, with hundreds of names, dates, times, places and events, and were right every time, never wrong, would you simply be a very lucky guesser?
 
I do not know why God does what He does, but I am personally convinced that the Bible was not written by a lucky guesser.
 
Brad Thomson
Gatineau

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From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: George Galloway

I just sent this email to Harper and Kenney.
becky

To: harper.s@parl.gc.ca; kenney.j@parl.gc.ca
Subject: George Galloway
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 15:19:03 -0400

Mr. Harper,  Mr. Kenney--in the interest of saving the taxpayer money for hiring the thought police to search for those who watched the video presentation of George Galloway, I am writing to you to tell you that I have watched the videos to date.
As you have been ordered by Meir Weinstein, the Canadian representative of the terrorist group JDL, to monitor everyone who listens to Mr. Galloway, I just wanted to be open and honest with you.  This will save time and tax dollars.

Mr. Galloway asked if Mr. Kenney would have the courage to debate him one on one.  I too am asking this question.  Mr. Kenney--do you have the courage?

Rebecca Gingrich
Princeton, Ontario

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From: Ross Bateman
Subject: A www.washingtonpost.com article

Climate Change's Dim Bulbs
  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/01/AR2009040103042.html?referrer=emailarticle
By George F. Will
Compact fluorescents are falling a little bit short of saving the world.

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Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2009 18:16:21 -0700
From: Joseph <joseph@commonground.ca>
Subject: CFUN coverage of 9/11 opportunity! Need 300 emails! to push it through

Send them a short email asking for shows on the topics: here is their conntacts

Their phone number is:*604 280 1410* or, write a quick note here: http://www.talk1410.com/shows.php

-------- Original Message --------
Subject:        CFUN coverage of 9/11 opportunity! Need 300 emails!
Date:   Thu, 2 Apr 2009 16:17:04 -0700 (PDT)

I got some emails out from my non-9/11 contacts that I know of and also got on air... so agreed, *everyone should do their part asap!* Those outside greater Vancouver, please also send an email (preferable if you have a general email address -though you can
access the show Canada-wide) .... *please ask others to do likewise.* Emails should express interest in 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, and related issues.  Let's see to it a lot of women e-mail in, too.


   Subject: CFUN coverage of 9/11 opportunity!!!!
   Received: Thursday, April 2, 2009, 5:57 PM

   Hello all Truth supporters,
   An opportunity to discuss 9/11 issues on CFUN has arisen.Patrick Maliha has a radio show on CFUN, yesterday he was discussing Afghanistan when a caller said he thought it was a fraud, and that he was sceptical about 911,and mentioned the pipe line ,etc.Patrick Maliha said that he wanted to dedicate a whole afternoon show to these and other related topics,but the management thinks that no one is interested in hearing it.He then said that he wanted the station to be inundated with calls and emails for support for this kind of thing.

   Vancouver 9/11 Truth member, Johnny, then got on his show today and asked him again about the special, Patrick told Johnny on air that what it would take is  300 emails or calls into the show, expressing interest in our role in Afghanistan, 9/11 and other related topics, and he would do a 2 hour special on these topics.

   There are 250 people on this email list, so if everyone takes 2 seconds to shoot a quick email to CFUN and forwards to any other friends that may be interested then we should be able to fill the quota of interest.

   Their phone number is:*604 280 1410*

   or, write a quick note here: http://www.talk1410.com/shows.php

   or here is there full contact page: http://www.talk1410.com/contactus.php

   Thanks everyone, hopefully together we can push this issue into the mainstream.
   I just sent an email, so 1 down, 299 to go.
          
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