The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA.EDITORIAL PAGEs
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ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM -
Tighten that belt
MONTREAL GAZETTE -
G20 communiqué strikes a chord of unity
Canadians deserve better airport security
Loud and clear: failure won't do
Cyber-security is an elusive goal
OTTAWA CITIZEN -
Women and democracy
OTTAWA SUN -
Wondering what we're fighting for
BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER -
Milliken shouldn't be in spotlight for doing his job
TORONTO STAR -
G20 leaders put hope before help
GLOBE & MAIL -
CSIS disowns the plain truthComment
Bretton Woods revisitedComment
Back-door non sequitur
NATIONAL POST -
Tribal leaders blind to history
A position of strength
Ignatieff cracks the Quebec identity code
HAMILTON SPECTATOR -
We are, more than likely, not alone
K-W RECORD -
World fights back against recession
WINDSOR STAR -
The premier 'Improving the air we breathe'
SUDBURY STAR -
Arabs must stop using Palestinians as pressure tactic
THUNDER BAY CHRONICLE JOURNAL -
Distracted at the G20
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
Afghans enact bad law
No sizzle at the G20
SASKATOON STARPHOENIX -
Gun registry lethal for Grits in Tory hands
CALGARY HERALD -
Dial up support for classroom cell bans
G-20 could learn from Canada
Shock and shame greet new Afghan law
This is what you get when you negotiate with taliban
GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE -
'The Alberta Disadvantage' self wrought?'
EDMONTON JOURNAL -
Oilsands move tarnishes image
LETHBRIDGE HERALD -
Afghan law insult to our soldiers
VANCOUVER SUN -
Canada makes its mark on financial regulation for G20
On being watched
VANCOUVER PROVINCE -
Disheartening Afghan setback
VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST -
Airport security depends on trust
Five ways to save the earth -- and money
Public-private partnerships fail to deliver
UN to Israel: Ease 'devastating' Gaza blockade
AF-PAK PROBLEM -
Top Ten Ways the US is Turning Afghanistan into Iraq
Canada to help rebuild Kandahar provincial offices following Taliban strike
CANADIAN FORCES -
The Canadian Forces: Stuck in neutral
U. S. troops won't reduce Canada's role
Obama seeks more European help in Afghanistan
US rejects Canada's payment for lumber deal breach
Canadian government promises to try for clemency for Canadian on death row
Pentagon fires Khadr's lawyer
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS -
Auto supply sector heading for chaos
OECD names 'blacklist' and 'greylist' as it seeks co-operation from tax havens
Standards for valuing toxic assets eased
Time to privatize
FOREIGN AFFAIRS -
PM urged to intervene in Saudi beheading case
Canadian accused of terrorism in Sudan denied passport
Afghan law throws wrench into U.S. bid for bigger NATO role in conflict
Canada to take action against EU over seal product ban
Success of gabfest will hinge on group honouring promises
NATO members unable to settle on new chief
Barack Obama fails to win Nato troops he wants for Afghanistan
Obama Begins Turnover of USA Sovereignty to International Body
The G-20 piles folly on folly
HEALTH CARE RELATED -
Doctors being paid to push drug study
Research On Statins; Drug company role raising ethical concerns
Quebec doctors are being offered $100 for every new patient they put on cholesterol-lowering statin drugs as part of a major, federally subsidized study that is raising questions about the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on health research. http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1458166
How much health care can we afford?
JUSTICE SYSTEM -
Pros and cons of '2-for-1' law
Jury to start deliberations in HIV murder case
Proposed law to stop financial exploitation of foreign caregivers
POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES -
Tory hopefuls on the run
B.C. government wants court to bar third-party ads during election law appeal
Quebec is trying to impose its rules for exports of Churchill Falls
Make way for Mike Harris, the sequel
Report recommends nuclear reactor for Saskatchewan
FEDERAL POLITICS -
Recession a 'relatively mild' challenge for Canada: Flaherty
Canada's next problem is inflation: Flaherty
Flaherty follows Carney in warning on inflation
Trap set for Iggy
Harper's bid to scrap federal gun registry a shot at Liberal leader
INTERVIEW: JOHN BAIRD Provinces, cities must oversee infrastructure projects,
Job losses worry Harper: he could become victim too, he says
PMO wanted Gainey death report held until campaign over: emails
TSB prepared report after young woman swept overboard from tall ship
Harper 'kept up at night' over state of economy
Don't worry, be Harper
Liberals attack PM's relentlessly sunny outlook
Michael Ignatieff, prophet of doom
On policy, Ignatieff's the invisible man
Michael Ignatieff's alarming economic message
Minister's past expenses raise eyebrows
Showdown looms over budget watchdog
Ottawa can't provide update on stimulus cash
Audit banks' credit-card operations: watchdog
Tory green plan on hiatus
British MP to sue for defamation after being barred from Canada
'I am not a terrorist,' Galloway tells Ottawa crowd
Privatization of AECL radioactive issue for Ottawa
PRESSURE POINTS -
OPINION AND INFORMATION -
How to give Taliban the finger
We're good at saying nothing
Omar Khadr is a child soldier
Another stain on Canada's reputation
Anti-Americanism is an old idea
Governments throughout the continent are shovelling money as fast as they can, largely into low- or no-value infrastructure projects...http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/04/03/lawrence-solomon-stimulating-sprawl.aspx
Don't abandon Afghanistan out of righteous indignation
Change not necessarily for the better
Time to shift the oil sands debate to Canada's advantage
Globocop versus the TermiNATO
Une nouvelle loi afghane vient tourmenter le Sommet de l'OTAN
Cannon invoque la sécurité nationale
Rapport retardé par intérêt politique
Karzaï doit « clarifier cet imbroglio », dit Cannon
L'ambassadeur afghan rejette toute comparaison avec le régime taliban
Les libéraux amassent des fonds
G20: pour un «nouvel ordre mondial»
Inquiétudes au Bloc
Harper craint de perdre son emploi à cause de la récession
Refus de rapatrier Abdelrazik: Cannon accusé de racisme
Harper arrive au sommet du 60e anniversaire de l'OTAN
Québec essaie d'imposer ses règles pour les exportations de Churchill Falls
Le député britannique bani du Canada pourrait poursuivre des Canadiens
Sounds good to me! How about you?
Sounds good to me! How about you?
From: "Dorothy McPherson"
Subject: Political Bailout formula
Thought you might enjoy reading this email a friend sent today.
Dorothy McPherson, London
This was an article from the St. Petersburg Times newspaper on Sunday. The Business Section asked readers for ideas on "How would you fix the economy?"
I thought this was the BEST idea. I think this guy nailed it!
Dear Mr. President,
There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force;
pay them $1 million apiece severance with stipulations:
1) They leave their jobs. Forty million job openings Unemployment fixed.
2) They buy NEW American cars. Forty million cars ordered Auto industry fixed.
3) They either buy a house or pay off their mortgage Housing Crisis fixed.
All this and it's still cheaper than the "bailout".
Doesn't sound good - Can G20 avert the crisis?
Doesn't sound good - Can G20 avert the crisis?
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The death of the Polish visitor to Canada is abhorrent. To now hear that the RCMP are/were attempting to sully this individual further proves to me a Canadian... Mounties are out of control.
It proves in my opinion it need not matter... Mounties do NOT make mistakes.
Sorry.. I do not believe this. A terrible mistake was made that fateful day and an individual lost their life. Someone has to answer for this loss of life. It sure as hell was not me and millions of other Canadians in an RCMP uniform OR will the Mounties attempt to make us believe it was not a Mountie? They are digging their own hole deeper attempting to exonerate their actions. Shameful!
From: Ron Thornton
The Edmonton Journal article (The right of self-protection) was an interesting one. It reminded us that we did not abdicate our right to protect our person or property when we hired a professional police force. Not all of us are willing to simply be a victim, especially when the police are no where near the scene. If a thief knows that the rules of engagement are such that stealing could result in them being shot by the rightful owner in retrieving his property, then maybe it might act as a deterrent to such acts. I'm not all sure exactly what took place when some folks decided to lurk in the shadows to steal a farmer's atv, resulting in the vehicle captured, a civilian posse put together, and the thief shot. However, I feel more sorrow for the farmer charged with assault than I am with the piece of crap who wound up getting shot.
From: "Eduard Hiebert
Subject: Farmers applaud Opposition efforts on Bill C-13
When it comes to opinions expressed about the essential service the Canadian Grain Commission ought to be providing farmers but the government and some others wants to eliminate as a reward to a few rich friends, I was reminded that "Data is not information; information is not knowledge; knowledge is not wisdom." - Frank Zappa
The majority of western farmers without a doubt want a well functioning CGC to continue to exist as a public watch dog and the following is further background information.
A huge thank you to everyone who worked to stop the impending passage of the Grain Commission Bill C-13.
Today (Thursday) in the House of Commons, Alex Atamanenko (NDPBC Southern Interior), moved to delay the second reading of C-13 for 6 months (the so-called hoist motion).
To their credit, the Liberals and the Bloc both rose to support Alex's motion. Alex's motion was not voted on today, and may not be if the government refuses to put C-13 back on the Order Paper for the rest of the session. However, debate on second reading of the bill cannot resume until Alex's motion is fully debated and voted on by the entire House.
The opposition parties have listened to farmers and consumers, and passage of C-13 and the government's agenda of deregulation of the grain trade has been severely hampered.
We must now continue to raise awareness of the CGC and keep the opposition parties on side for the rest of the session.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 2, 2009
FARMERS APPLAUD OPPOSITION EFFORTS ON BILL C-13The Opposition parties in Ottawa have listened to farmers and consumers," says Stewart Wells, President of the National Farmers Union (NFU). "And as a result, the Opposition parties are slowing down the second reading debate of Bill C-13, An Act to Amend the Canada Grain Act."
Alex Atamanenko, NDP member for BC-Southern Interior spearheaded a "Hoist" motion April 2, which would delay second reading of Bill C-13 for 6 months. If passed, this motion would effectively move further discussion of amendments to the Canada Grain Act into the next session of Parliament. As well, Bill C-13 could not be re-introduced "as is", and would have to be re-drafted by the government before re-introduction.
"The Liberal Party, led by the party's Agriculture Critic, Wayne Easter, must be commended for their attention to the concerns of farmers and consumers as well," stated Wells. "Their support of the 'Hoist' motion shows that the Liberals do understand the importance of the Canadian Grain Commission to Canada's farmers and consumers".
The NFU President also singled out the contribution by Bloc Québécois (BQ) Agriculture Critic André Bellavance. He noted the BQ also showed a strong commitment to food safety and the concerns of Canada's farmers and consumers.
"The Conservative Party has been saying one thing, and doing quite another for some time now," continued Wells. "On one hand, the Prime Minister is talking about the strong regulations that Canada has for its financial sector and our perceived financial strength. The Harper government is basically trying to take credit for decisions made by previous governments. On the other hand, Bill C-13 is designed to deregulate Canada's grain industry. It would pave the way for the sort of deregulation that led to the world's financial disaster."
"The National Farmers Union now hopes that the Conservative policy-makers will start to work with Canada's farmers and consumers instead of against them", concluded Wells. "It's time for the Conservatives to start developing policies that are good for Canada's family farmers."
From: Larry Kazdan
To: Windsor Star <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Letter to Editor re: Wage floor, Time for a 'minimum' debate, Editorial, April 2
- Re: Wage floor, Time for a 'minimum' debate, Editorial, April 2