Saturday, April 25, 2009

Daily Digest April 25, 2009


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

EDITORIAL PAGEs

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD -
Lies within lies revealed at inquiry Maher
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/1118553.html

SAINT JOHN TELEGRAPH-JOURNAL -
Border myths hurt both sides
http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/opinion/article/646800

MONTREAL GAZETTE -
Torture is wrong. So are political trials
http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/editorials/Torture+wrong+political+trials/1532668/story.html

And another thing ...
http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/editorials/another+thing/1532669/story.html

OTTAWA CITIZEN -
Dangers abroad
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Dangers+abroad/1532847/story.html

My healthy disregard for power and authority
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/healthy+disregard+power+authority/1531446/story.html

No such thing as a 'women's' issue
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/such+thing+women+issue/1531478/story.html

In defence of human dignity
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/defence+human+dignity/1528084/story.html

OTTAWA SUN -
Khadr should be brought to Canada
http://www.ottawasun.com/Comment/Editorial/2009/04/24/9239906-sun.html

KINGSTON WHIG STANDARD-
An economic storm is descending on Canada and the United States
SPEAKING OUT: As more and more manufacturing jobs are transferred to places like India and China, what work will be left for Canadians? http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1539752

TORONTO STAR -
Pension crisis requires debate
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/623524

RCMP's Taser loopholes
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/623523

GLOBE & MAIL -
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 -
Bring Khadr home
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1532312

HAMILTON SPECTATOR -
Tortuous dilemma
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/554702

NIAGARA FALLS REVIEW -
Khadr should be brought to Canada
http://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1539843

K-W RECORD -
Public can't top up GM pensions  
http://news.therecord.com/Opinions/article/526519

WINDSOR STAR -
The courts in Iran
http://www.windsorstar.com/opinion/editorials/courts+Iran/1533651/story.html

SUDBURY STAR -
Education needed to boost transplants
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1540332

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
Lessons of Susan Boyle
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/editorials/lessons-of-susan-boyle-43687667.html

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX -
Moral compass failing to guide national leaders
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/opinion/Moral+compass+failing+guide+national+leaders/1533056/story.html

CALGARY HERALD -
Is the Wildrose Alliance mad enough to fight?
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=a314aaff-6d80-4216-947c-bf4570b2dd8b

Put Tasers down for now
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=e087a2bc-49c1-4a87-98a6-24df86257391

Report finds elder care wanting in Canada
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=f265faab-9203-4e64-baa3-6ab4393cb5f0

Unrecognizable Alberta
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=1a1a2b23-5f83-4a09-ad2c-65abbb2a61c7

LETHBRIDGE HERALD -
Changes overdue
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=27&Itemid=56

RED DEER ADVOCATE -
The dream of justice
http://www.albertalocalnews.com/reddeeradvocate/opinion/The_dream_of_justice_43638732.html

My dying mother waited in vain for the phone call from her adult grandchildren. They'd been part of… more
http://www.albertalocalnews.com/reddeeradvocate/opinion/Parental_alienation_can_tear_a_family_apart_43638582.html
Why hunt sandhill cranes?
http://www.albertalocalnews.com/reddeeradvocate/opinion/Why_hunt_sandhill_cranes_43637462.html

PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN        
Bioenergy plant starting without air permit
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/20090424188395/local/news/bioenergy-plant-starting-without-air-permit.html

VANCOUVER SUN -
May 12 election is your chance to make a difference -- don't let it slip away
http://www2.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=fa948de8-1bc9-4716-a6fa-9f4de19d0706

Central bank is right to hold monetary policy in reserve
http://www2.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=ffb3ec6d-ef2c-404c-b262-3aa94d20502a

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST -
Justice system is working well
http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=17781d88-2871-4fc7-994a-1938ded46e77

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


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS -          
Exposing the aboriginal industry
http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/article/623493


AF-PAK PROBLEM -
Taliban noose tightens on Pakistan
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/04/25/peter-goodspeed-taliban-noose-tightens-on-pakistan.aspx

Taliban attacks compound in Kandahar    
http://www.thestar.com/News/World/article/624488

Taliban bar Pakistan army convoy    
http://www.thestar.com/News/World/article/624462


CANADIAN FORCES -
With U.S. coming, Canada stakes its claim in Kandahar
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/624329


CANUSA/USACAN -
How do we reduce our dependence on America?
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090424.wcosimp25/BNStory/specialComment/home

McCain, Napolitano and the myth that the 9/11 terrorists entered the U.S. from Canada
http://www.jameslaxer.com/2009/04/mccain-napolitano-and-myth-that-911.html


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS -
Chrysler wins $240-million in rollbacks from CAW
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1532293

Still time for Harper to fix trusts mistake
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=406081fe-8480-414c-93a9-a07955dcfc17

Top 10 tax tips for the April 30 deadline and beyond
http://www.financialpost.com/personal-finance/tax-centre/story.html?id=1531135

Carney confident in economic outlook
http://business.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090425.wcarney0425/BNStory/Business/home


FOREIGN AFFAIRS -
Netanyahu's Second Act
In what direction will Benjamin Netanyahu lean during his second shot as Prime Minister of Israel?
http://www.theglobalist.com/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=7656

America in Iraq: Lessons for Afghanistan (Pt. I)
Will reconstruction mistakes made in Iraq be avoided in Afghanistan?
http://www.theglobalist.com/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=7577

America in Afghanistan: Lessons from Iraq (Part II)
How can the United States stop the waste of taxpayer money in Afghanistan?
http://www.theglobalist.com/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=7578


HEALTH CARE RELATED -
Mexico, U.S. scramble to contain swine flu
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1532551

JUSTICE SYSTEM -
Canadian, U. S. police crack gun smuggling scheme
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1532311


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES -
British Columbia's War on Global Climate Change
http://www.pacificfreepress.com/news/1/4063-british-columbias-war-on-global-climate-change.html


FEDERAL POLITICS -
Conservatives, Liberals in dead heat, poll shows
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/624337

Conservatives go on the offensive over Khadr
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1532299

Mulroney should be 'lauded,' MacKay says
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Mulroney+should+lauded+MacKay+says/1534517/story.html

Pakistan must shore up security on border with Afghanistan:defence minister
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Politics/2009/04/25/9246421-cp.html

Layton deflating
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Layton+deflating/1528083/story.html

Keeping it in the Tory family
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090424.wcomurphy25/BNStory/specialComment/home

Tory MP compares revenue agency to Hezbollah
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Tory+compares+revenue+agency+Hezbollah/1532795/story.html

Tory recants Khadr comment
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/624354

Is Layton's half-built house starting to collapse?
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090424.WBwbradwanski20090424190340/WBStory/WBwbradwanski/

No surprise PM's grip is slipping
http://www.thestar.com/Canada/Columnist/article/624353


PROGRAMMES -
EI claims cost $5M in OT  Staff burning midnight oil to process influx of claims from laid-off workers
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2009/04/25/9240486-sun.html


PRESSURE POINTS -
CO2 Emissions: The Magic Number
http://www.theglobalist.com/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=7688

Australia becoming a Denier Nation
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fpcomment/archive/2009/04/25/lawrence-solomon-australia-becoming-a-denier-nation.aspx


OPINION AND INFORMATION -
Canada and Afghanistan
http://www.themetropolitain.ca/articles/view/507

Moral relativism a preposterous, yet handy tool
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/Columnists/Leishman_Rory/2009/04/25/9242551-sun.html

Recipe for Third World and West
http://www.torontosun.com/comment/columnists/salim_mansur/2009/04/25/9240706-sun.html

Pin controversy made in Canada
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2009/04/25/9240481-sun.html

Exec perks take beating
http://www.calgarysun.com/comment/columnists/stephen_lautens/2009/04/25/9242001-sun.html

Journalism changing, not dying
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/Columnists/Berton_Paul/2009/04/25/9242546-sun.html

Moral relativism a preposterous, yet handy tool
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/Columnists/Leishman_Rory/2009/04/25/9242551-sun.html

'You're a dinosaur'
Last week's Afghanistan column touched a nerve, but I am right
http://www.torontosun.com/comment/columnists/michael_coren/2009/04/25/9240701-sun.html

Recipe for Third World and West
http://www.torontosun.com/comment/columnists/salim_mansur/2009/04/25/9240706-sun.html

Guilt trip at the grocery store
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/1118417.html

Beating at the hard rock of failed resource policy
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/1118508.html

9/11 truther extraordinaire
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=f54cf9ee-4637-44de-8819-19d918b3241b

Ex-MP Turner casts Harper as bully in new book
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090425/turner_book_090425/20090425?hub=Canada


INFOS -
Flaherty presse les grandes économies mondiales d'agir rapidement
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200904/25/01-850355-flaherty-presse-les-grandes-economies-mondiales-dagir-rapidement.php

Un livre écorche Stephen Harper
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200904/25/01-850328-un-livre-ecorche-stephen-harper.php

Procréation assistée: Ottawa se défend d'empiéter sur la juridiction des provinces
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200904/25/01-850217-procreation-assistee-ottawa-se-defend-dempieter-sur-la-juridiction-des-provinces.php

Khadr: Cannon dit que le gouvernement ira en appel et se rétracte
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200904/25/01-850229-khadr-cannon-dit-que-le-gouvernement-ira-en-appel-et-se-retracte.php

Les 10 000 employés de Chrysler au Canada se prononcent sur un accord de principe
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090425/N042536AU.html

Grippe porcine: le ministère de la Santé du Québec en mode 'vigie rehaussée'
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090425/N042552AU.html

La Pakistan devrait améliorer la sécurité à sa frontière, selon MacKay
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090425/N042564AU.html

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

Hausse des suicides dans l'armée canadienne
http://www.ledevoir.com/2009/04/25/247484.html


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An economic storm is descending on Canada and the United States
SPEAKING OUT: As more and more manufacturing jobs are transferred to places like India and China, what work will be left for Canadians?
http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1539752
Posted By JOHN ROXON

The winds of change are blowing across our landscape. The effects will not be felt in the next month or year, perhaps, but will alter our behaviour as a consumer society for years to come.

I was shopping in a local big box store the other day and was amazed -- truly amazed -- at how much stuff is now made in China. It hardly matters which box store you find yourself in -- a majority of the goods lining the shelves are, increasingly, made anywhere but here. By "here" I'm being generous and including anywhere in North America, not just Ontario or Canada.

This got me thinking about the sustainability of our current lifestyle and, perhaps more importantly, the choices we make. Arguably, we've benefited by being able to purchase goods that we use in everyday life at affordable prices. We've all been able to comfortably furnish our homes and purchase school and business supplies in spite of the fact that real incomes have not kept pace with inflation over the past 20 years. Sure, we've lost manufacturing jobs, but we console ourselves by thinking the knowledge economy will produce better and higher-paying jobs in the future.

More of our kids are attending universities now than at any time in the past, and there are fewer and fewer opportunities for those with only high school credentials. Here is where things get interesting and potentially life-changing. People in developing countries are fully cognizant of the knowledge economy as well, and are encouraging their kids to attend universities. As places like China and India get richer, which they are doing thanks to all the offshore orders, the manufacturing base will eventually shift to the so-called new emerging economies.

China and India, meanwhile, will quickly figure out that they can fulfil many of the needs of the knowledge economy right in their own backyard, thanks to quicker and quicker technologies and instant communications. This change will happen gradually, for sure, but it will happen, probably over the next 20 to 30 years.

And what will be left for North America? The jobs that can't be done offshore -- mainly low-paying service-related jobs.

Once this scenario is firmly in play, there will be only two options left. Option one will be to ratchet up the wages of the service jobs, as was done in the manufacturing sector 50 years ago. We know where this will lead. And the other option? Those winds of change blowing across the landscape will be howling protectionism.

John Roxon is an entrepreneur who recently moved to Napanee. He is a member of the Whig-Standard's Community Editorial Board.

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