Thursday, April 23, 2009

Daily Digest April 23, 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 -
ABC and DOA
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=244819&sc=80

CORNER BROOK WESTERN STAR -
The truth must come out
http://www.thewesternstar.com/index.cfm?sid=244813&sc=30

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD -
Lithuanian Millennium: Ambersail's odyssey
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/1118039.html

Summarizing summit: Chavez upstages Obama
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/1118050.html

MONTREAL GAZETTE -
U.S. security boss is guilty of borderline stupidity
http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/editorials/security+boss+guilty+borderline+stupidity/1524584/story.html

One thing in Ottawa that doesn't need fixing
http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/editorials/thing+Ottawa+that+doesn+need+fixing/1524583/story.html

OTTAWA CITIZEN -
Nine months after Canada's deadly listeria outbreak, there are still questions to be answered about what went wrong. But one thing is clear: the agency in charge of protecting consumers from contaminated food must do a better job.
  http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Watching+what/1524130/story.html
 
Security failings
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Security+failings/1524131/story.html

BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER -
Gas still causes us embarrassment
http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1535807

TORONTO STAR -
Transit contracts and jobs at home
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/622779

Untimely end to debate
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/622774

NATIONAL POST -
A ski jump of their own
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=1520291

Stop the witch hunt
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1524004

Let the Obama show trials begin
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1524041

ST. CATHARINES STANDARD -
 Cross-party support for a good idea
http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1536576

K-W RECORD -
Our U.S. 'friends' haven't learned 9/11's lessons
http://news.therecord.com/Opinions/article/525238

WINDSOR STAR -
Border gaffe Napolitano doesn't get it
http://www.windsorstar.com/opinion/editorials/Border+gaffe/1524305/story.html

SUDBURY STAR -
Canada is a leader in environmental stewardship
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1536717

THUNDER BAY CHRONICLE JOURNAL -
Two problems at one time
http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories.php?id=181120

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
Car theft no longer petty crime
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/editorials/editorial---car-theft-no-longer-petty-crime-43527627.html

Best is yet to come?
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/editorials/editorial---best-is-yet-to-come-43527532.html

ASKATOON STARPHOENIX -
UN hurts cause by letting racists take over event
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/opinion/hurts+cause+letting+racists+take+over+event/1517493/story.html

CALGARY HERALD -
Criticism of Boyle is les miserables
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=497da49e-5a46-4360-b9b4-55718adf7aaf

Harper must deal with border blather
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=10e8ddf8-142f-4f9e-9607-40003f163071

EDMONTON JOURNAL -
Close the border to U.S. baloney
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/opinion/editorials/Close+border+baloney/1525229/story.html

RED DEER ADVOCATE -
Education pays
http://www.albertalocalnews.com/reddeeradvocate/opinion/Education_pays_43453297.html

VANCOUVER SUN -
Thickening border an ever-greater obstacle to U.S.-Canada trade
http://www2.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=0c92af41-5ec0-4729-91c6-62df3ed99c4d

VANCOUVER PROVINCE -
Heads must roll for this deceit
http://www.theprovince.com/opinion/editorials/Heads+must+roll+this+deceit/1524800/story.html

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST -
Comparing the Liberal and NDP platforms
Plow through the Liberal and NDP platforms and you will find a surprising amount in common.
  http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=168d2a8a-2b27-4001-9d60-7ca709dcf170
 
Proposal recalls Liberal miscues
http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=95ac939e-fe6b-44dc-af91-5e3ed9422133

HAARETZ-
http://www.haaretz.com/


ISSUES

AF-PAK PROBLEM -
Pentagon chief in Taleban warning
Pakistan's relations with the US could be in danger if it fails to combat the Taleban, the US defence chief says.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8015604.stm

By Any Means Necessary
If Pakistan's nukes fall into Taliban hands, Barack Obama will be faced with a momentous decision
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1524367

Frontier wisdom 
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/KD24Df01.html

Obama administration lacks civilian workers for Afghanistan
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/apr/23/afghanistan-civilian-surge-military-reservists


CANADIAN FORCES -
Canada's Afghan mission on the 'cusp' of transformation
http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2009/04/23/9224756-sun.html


CANUSA/USACAN -
Border myths hurt both sides
http://www.thestar.com/Canada/Columnist/article/622946

Ignatieff raises concerns about Napolitano in U.S. talks
http://www.thestar.com/News/World/article/623472

Janet Napolitano: First Hired, First Fired?
http://www.cdobs.com/archive/featured/janet-napolitano-first-hired-first-fired,15840


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS -
Bank of Canada sees global headwinds for economy
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/090423/canada/canada_us_economy_bankofcanada_stimulus

Bank of Canada avoids immediate money expansion
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/090423/canada/canada_us_economy_bankofcanada

Bank of Canada readies new weapons to fight record slump
Central bank says it is prepared to buy financial assets after 7.3% drop in economic activity
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090423.wbankofcanada0423/BNStory/crashandrecovery/home
Bank of Canada poised for direct intervention
http://www.thestar.com/business/article/623155

GM, Chrysler dealers brace for restructuring blow
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1526133

U.S. to give Chrysler, GM new aid
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1519215

Canadian union sees Chrysler deal early Friday
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/090424/canada/canada_us_chrysler_canada

Flaherty to push G20 for faster rollout of stimulus packages
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1524012

A fund for roads and bridges
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1524014

Quantitative schemes at the Bank of Canada
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/04/23/terence-corcoran-quantitative-schemes-at-the-bank-of-canada.aspx

Post-crisis risks
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fpcomment/archive/2009/04/22/post-crisis-risks.aspx

CAW, Chrysler close to deal on labour costs
http://www.financialpost.com/story.html?id=1523853


FOREIGN AFFAIRS -
Foreign Office to propose self-regulation for private military firms
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/apr/24/private-military-firms-government

Countries need clear plans ahead of November climate-change talks, Prentice says
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090423.wPOLprenticeclimate0423/BNStory/politics/home

Let Cubans figure out their own future
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1524042

Israeli army defends actions in Gaza war
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1524079

Top U. S. Court Hears Discrimination Case
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1525921

Obama renews push for carbon cap
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1524077

Barack Obama's green protectionism scheme
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/04/23/john-ivison-barack-obama-s-green-protectionism-scheme.aspx

Five questions on waterboarding
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/04/23/david-frum-five-questions-for-assessing-waterboarding-trials.aspx

Torture whitewash from The Dark Side 
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/KD24Ak01.html


HEALTH CARE RELATED -
Health officials warn travellers could be carrying severe respiratory illnesses
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1523995


JUSTICE SYSTEM -
Police mistook autism for drunkenness, mother says
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090423.wautistic23art2156/BNStory/National/home


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES -
The upside down world of B.C. politics
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/10480

Run-of-the-river power projects come under campaign spotlight
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090423.wbcelectionndp23art2212/BNStory/National/home

Province must renegotiate labour agreements with public sector: Hudak
http://www.thestar.com/News/Ontario/article/623437

McGuinty's pool plan favours Toronto
http://news.therecord.com/Opinions/article/525194


FEDERAL POLITICS -
Liberals lead Conservatives in new poll
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/090423/canada/canada_us_poll

Tax talk taking toll on Ignatieff, poll finds35
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090423.wPOLtaxes0423/BNStory/politics/home

Ignatieff criticizes PM on Afghanistan mission
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090423/Iggy_US_090423/20090423?hub=TopStories

The Commons: 'The facts have not changed'
http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/04/23/the-commons-the-facts-have-not-changed/

The hazards of pension protection
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1526206

Harper, researchers grasp olive branch
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090423.wresearch23art2251/BNStory/politics/home

Harper, Ignatieff compete for Obama's affections
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Harper+Ignatieff+compete+Obama+affections/1527287/story.html

Eyes on the prize 
http://www.hour.ca/news/news.aspx?iIDArticle=17105

TV clash puts feds under pressure
http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2009/04/23/9212996-sun.html

Ignatieff comes to Washington, to be educated
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090423.IBBITSON23ART2238/TPStory/National/columnists


PROGRAMMES -
Pilots knock new air safety program - the government had transferred responsibility for safety oversight to airlines.
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Pilots+knock+safety+program/1524093/story.html

Tories to crack down on spam
http://www.canada.com/news/national/Tories+crack+down+spam/1527573/story.html

People Who Grow Or Sell Marijuana Should Be Jailed, Justice Minister Says
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1525917

Minister defends mandatory minimums
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1523991

Ottawa must press to repatriate Khadr: court
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090423.wharperkhadr0423/BNStory/National/home

Ottawa may challenge Khadr repatriation order
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=1526588


OPINION AND INFORMATION -
The new revolt of the masses
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090422.wcomasses23/BNStory/specialComment/home

Finished with Canada, Napolitano tries offending American troops for a change
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/04/23/finished-with-canada-napolitano-tries-offending-american-troops-for-a-change.aspx

Janet Napolitano needs to check her facts
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090422.wcomartin23/BNStory/specialComment/home


INFOS -
Harper a l'obligation de réclamer le rapatriement de Khadr
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200904/23/01-849649-harper-a-lobligation-de-reclamer-le-rapatriement-de-khadr.php

Libération des diplomates: Ottawa muet sur l'accord
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200904/23/01-849436-liberation-des-diplomates-ottawa-muet-sur-laccord.php

Un projet de loi sur le pot inquiète l'opposition
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200904/23/01-849448-un-projet-de-loi-sur-le-pot-inquiete-lopposition.php

Des libéraux proposent une Déclaration universelle sur la chasse aux phoques
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200904/23/01-849623-des-liberaux-proposent-une-declaration-universelle-sur-la-chasse-aux-phoques.php

Le Canada doit renforcer son image à l'étranger, affirment des ministres
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090423/N0423240AU.html

30 pour cent des Canadiens n'appuieraient pas une hausse des impôts du PLC
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090423/N0423194AU.html

La Banque du Canada envisage des interventions inédites sur les marchés
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090423/N042346AU.html


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