Friday, April 24, 2009

Daily Digest April 24, 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 -
Cable guise
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=245228&sc=80

CORNER BROOK WESTERN STAR -
Giving is a personal thing
http://www.thewesternstar.com/index.cfm?sid=245246&sc=30

CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN -
Encouraging our new fishers
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=245288&sc=103

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD -
Homeland rigidity: Thick border, thicker skulls
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/1118246.html

Changing our mindset about medicare
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/1118316.html

Taliban policies not nice, not new
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/1118385.html

SAINT JOHN TELEGRAPH-JOURNAL -
Climate campaigners, sceptics live in different worlds
http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/opinion/article/645815

MONTREAL GAZETTE -
A happy ending with an oddly false note
http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/editorials/happy+ending+with+oddly+false+note/1527973/story.html

OTTAWA CITIZEN -
Leadership qualities
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Leadership+qualities/1528081/story.html
 
A Wall Street suicide
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Wall+Street+suicide/1528082/story.html
 
Watching what we eat
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Watching+what/1524130/story.html

BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER -
Cynics too tough on Afghan mission
http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1537566

TORONTO STAR -
Envoys' rescue raises questions
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/623513

GLOBE & MAIL -
Honour the captive marketComment
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090424.wehockey25/BNStory/specialComment/home

No NAFTA tinkeringComment
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090424.weNafta25/BNStory/specialComment/home

The stuff of high adventure
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090424.weExplorers25/BNStory/specialComment/home

NATIONAL POST -
Don't turn taxpayers into shareholders
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1529832

HAMILTON SPECTATOR -
 McGuinty finds opposition a nuisance 
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/553935

NIAGARA FALLS REVIEW -
Here's an auto industry plan all parties can agree with
http://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1538056

K-W RECORD -
Use stun guns as the last resort
http://news.therecord.com/Opinions/article/525821

WINDSOR STAR -
Pakistan's threat A nuclear arsenal in the wrong hands
http://www.windsorstar.com/opinion/editorials/Pakistan+threat/1528254/story.html

SUDBURY STAR -
Province's ban on driving with cellphones another tax grab
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1538532

THUNDER BAY CHRONICLE JOURNAL -
What price quality?
http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories.php?id=181380

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
American ignorance
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/editorials/american-ignorance-43609372.html

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX -
Irony, humour lost on politicos in high dudgeon
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/opinion/Irony+humour+lost+politicos+high+dudgeon/1529607/story.html

Free needles result in costly clean-up
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/opinion/Free+needles+result+costly+clean/1529559/story.html

CALGARY HERALD -
Long past time for change at UN
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=8f03fea0-59a8-42e9-b531-2c1f2758375d

CALGARY SUN -
Can't see the forest for the trees
http://www.calgarysun.com/comment/editorial/2009/04/24/9228581-sun.html

LETHBRIDGE HERALD -
Borderline political conduct
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/content/view/51976/56/

RED DEER ADVOCATE -
Playing politics with smokes 
http://www.albertalocalnews.com/reddeeradvocate/opinion/Playing_politics_with_smokes_43558482.html

VANCOUVER SUN -
Toward a better definition of the size and scope of crime
http://www2.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=a7072076-09ba-420c-9264-a437f54c3e89

VANCOUVER PROVINCE -
IOC should let women jump
http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=5d4de7a0-7a5b-49f3-be91-3ec83bd1f570

Costly borderline madness from the south
http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=573f66b5-f496-4f61-bb74-a1b89c780688

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


ISSUES

AF-PAK PROBLEM -
'Petraeus: Afghanistan Could Be Harder Than Iraq'
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/04/24/petraeus/

Pakistan Taliban 're-enters' Buner
Fighters reportedly returning from neighbouring Swat, only hours after retreating.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/04/200942417947485300.html

Clinton says Pakistan yields to terror
http://www.sacbee.com/341/story/1802601.html?mi_rss=National%20Political%20News

Divide and rule, on the implications of separating the Taliban from al-Qaida
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/apr/25/operation-snakebite-afghanistan-stephen-grey

"The game changer is to produce a legitimate election" - Ashraf Ghani
http://www.e-ariana.com/ariana/eariana.nsf/allDocs/00EA02C0C695044B872575A10043E4AE?OpenDocument


CANADIAN FORCES -
Female intelligence specialist found dead at Kandahar Air Field
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090424.wafghandead0424_1/BNStory/International/home


CANUSA/USACAN -
'Green' Obama wants us to pay
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1529793

 Former U.S. spy linked 9/11 terrorists to Canada 
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/623559


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS -
EU envoys back launch of Canada trade talks
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/090424/canada/canada_us_eu_canada_trade

Chrysler, auto workers union strike deal
http://business.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090424.wchryslerdeal0424/BNStory/Business/home

Debts and deficits lead to higher taxes as night follows day
Who will speak the truth in a recession?
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090423.wcosimp24/BNStory/specialComment/home


FOREIGN AFFAIRS -
West traps Russia in its own backyard
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/KD25Ag02.html

The Horror Returns to Iraq
http://www.pacificfreepress.com/news/1/4060-the-horror-returns-to-iraq.html


HEALTH CARE RELATED -
Officials Warn Of Respiratory Illness
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1527722


JUSTICE SYSTEM -
Court win for medical marijuana users
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1529802


MIGRATION -
Rethinking the refugee mess
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/04/24/chris-selley-rethinking-refugees.aspx


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES -
Court deems law biased against alcoholics, addicts
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1529813

Clinics Need Better Patient Rules: Report
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1527721

Economy dominates B. C. leaders' debate
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1529997

Ontario to expand powers of pharmacists, nurses
http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/624119


FEDERAL POLITICS -
Tories flip-flop on Khadr appeal
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090424.wkhadr0424/BNStory/National/home

The answer is no.
A question e-mailed to the Prime Minister's Office this week: "In light of recent reports and revelations, does the government of Canada believe that American authorities did, in the years following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, engage in the torture and mistreatment of detainees and prisoners?" http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/04/24/no-2/#more-52486

Liberals support plan for new credit rules
http://www.calgarysun.com/news/canada/2009/04/24/9228801-sun.html

Tories target Khadr over explosives in Commons row
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1529792

Good questions, lousy answers from today's Question Period
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/04/24/good-questions-lousy-answers-from-today-s-question-period.aspx

Does Ignatieff know which way the Niagara River flows?
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/04/24/does-ignatieff-know-which-way-the-niagara-river-flows.aspx


PROGRAMMES -
Canada budget still in surplus in February
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/090424/canada/canada_us_budget

Environment Canada forced to reveal full extent of pollution from mines
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090424.wmining0424/BNStory/National/home

Federal fund managers won't rule out bonuses
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090423.wfedpensions24sb/BNStory/politics/home


PRESSURE POINTS -
Global warming laboratory
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/global-warming-laboratory-43609107.html


OPINION AND INFORMATION -
Hey, where'd all the anti-Semites go?
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1529883

Patriotism, deconstructed
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1529886


INFOS -
Compressions aux douanes: les temps d'attente augmentent
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/national/200904/24/01-850157-compressions-aux-douanes-les-temps-dattente-augmentent.php

Procréation assistée: Ottawa défend sa loi en Cour suprême
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-quebecoise/200904/24/01-850041-procreation-assistee-ottawa-defend-sa-loi-en-cour-supreme.php

Khadr: le gouvernement en appellera, dit Cannon
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200904/24/01-850005-khadr-le-gouvernement-en-appellera-dit-cannon.php

Un organisme voué à l'éducation pourrait disparaître
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200904/24/01-849792-un-organisme-voue-a-leducation-pourrait-disparaitre.php

Frontière: Ignatieff critique les propos de Washington
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200904/23/01-849755-frontiere-ignatieff-critique-les-propos-de-washington.php

Aucun cas de grippe porcine n'est répertorié au Canada, disent les autorités
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090424/N0424232AU.html

Le corps militaire canadienne retrouvée sans vie est rapatrié
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090424/N0424166AU.html

Selon Flaherty, la reprise économique passe par une relance des banques
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090424/N0424228AU.html

Ottawa ira probablement en appel du jugement l'obligeant à rapatrier Khadr
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090424/N0424210AU.html

Un projet canadien d'alphabétisation des policiers afghans fait boule de neige
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090424/N042470AU.html

Ottawa s'accroche à un surplus budgétaire à l'aube du dernier mois de 2008-09
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090424/N042462AU.html

Rice avait donné son feu vert à la torture
http://www.ledevoir.com/2009/04/24/247224.html

Louise Arbour invite à prendre leçon du cas Arar
http://www.ledevoir.com/2009/04/24/247227.html

Ottawa tergiverse
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2009/04/24/002-Cannon-Khadr-imbroglio.shtmlhttp://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2009/04/24/002-Cannon-Khadr-imbroglio.shtml

Victoire pour les environnementalistes
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/environnement/2009/04/24/001-mines_polluants.shtml

Ignatieff critique l'administration américaine
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2009/04/24/001-Ignatieff-Washington.shtml

Militaire trouvée morte
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2009/04/24/001-soldate-morte-mendes.shtml


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ANYONE SEE A COMMONALITY IN THESE ARTICLES?

MACKAY: PAKISTAN MOST DANGEROUS PLACE ON EARTH
FEARS OF GLOBAL EPIDEMIC
But the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Americans need not avoid traveling to Mexico, as long as they take the usual precautions, such as frequent handwashing.

The answer is no.

http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/04/24/no-2/#more-52486

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