Saturday, April 04, 2009

Daily Digest April 4, 2009


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

EDITORIAL PAGEs

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD -
G20 Summit: A $1-trillion starter loan
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/1114990.html

Nova Scotia getting short end of misery stick
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/1114964.html

SAINT JOHN TELEGRAPH-JOURNAL -
Bad policy splits region
http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/opinion/article/625319

..And co-operation still unites it
http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/opinion/article/625320

MONTREAL GAZETTE -
Afghanistan will never be another Canada
http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/editorials/Afghanistan+will+never+another+Canada/1463767/story.html

OTTAWA CITIZEN -
Student stupidity
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Student+stupidity/1463165/story.html

TORONTO STAR -
Scaring voters on harmonized tax
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/613584

NATO's dated nukes
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/613585

Obama's Afghan quagmire    
http://www.thestar.com/News/Insight/article/613536

Canada has learned hard lessons in Afghanistan 
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/613655

NATIONAL POST -
Ignatieff 's tiresome populism
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=1462873

ST. CATHARINES STANDARD -
 Leadership race could get messy
http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1510915

K-W RECORD -
 Save NATO by saying goodbye
http://news.therecord.com/Opinions/article/515310

Group of 20 countries remain deeply divided
http://news.therecord.com/Opinions/article/515311

LONDON FREE PRESS -
Obama: Threats to security, economy are worldwide
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2009/04/04/9004546-ap.html

Afghanistan's new law insulting
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/Opinion/Editorials/2009/04/04/9001521-sun.html

SUDBURY STAR -
Majority thinks EI should be expanded
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1510954

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
Tortured information
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/editorials/tortured-information-42465837.html

Canada is losing its boy scout image
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/canada-is-losing-its-boy-scout-image-42466037.html

CALGARY HERALD -
Defence of property should only go so far
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=36c107cc-b910-4fb5-aae5-fbca9945ec8e

Here's why the fight in afghanistan is worth it
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=30774742-8010-4ef3-9e72-6a0be86766ee

RED DEER ADVOCATE -
NATO choking on its own success 
http://www.albertalocalnews.com/reddeeradvocate/opinion/NATO_choking_on_its_own_success_42422897.html

VANCOUVER SUN -
Movies give people an escape from an unwelcome reality
http://www2.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=4dcaf67b-a7cf-48c1-9d2e-a15908ae2d53

Women and democracy
The Afghan government's misogynistic new law will force Canada to answer an inconvenient question: Was the liberation of Afghan women ever more than a pretext for our mission there? http://www2.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=ee0ee215-c2cc-42a7-b023-72bf0a533d4a

Canada should learn from U.S. mistakes
Putting more non-violent criminals in jail is not the solution to our justice problems
http://www2.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=a2c7f7dc-3094-46a4-8dd0-b59a19748f00

Court sends a message to governments: don't gag your citizens
http://www2.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=12ec0bd5-86d9-4cdf-8f92-40fccf84b3f5

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


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS -          
This isn't democracy
The Assembly of First Nations is supposed to represent rank-and-file aboriginals. It doesn't
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1462875


AF-PAK PROBLEM -
Europe to contribute 5,000 extra troops to Afghanistan
Troop decision at Nato summit provides political relief for Barack Obama
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/apr/04/europe-troops-afghanistan-nato-obama


CANUSA/USACAN
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Canadian officials probe Khadr lawyer firing
http://www.thestar.com/News/World/article/613814


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS -
Carney's next salvo: private debt
http://business.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090403.wrcarney04/BNStory/Business/home


FOREIGN AFFAIRS -
NATO chooses Danish PM as new leader
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090404/NATO_summit_090404/20090404?hub=TopStories

World approaching new nuclear tipping point
International dignitaries renew calls for disarmament
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1463084

Iraq's Awakening Storm
http://pacificfreepress.com/news/1/3968-iraqs-awakening-storm.html


HEALTH CARE RELATED -
Secrecy slowing drug research
Leading scientist urges transparency to deliver drugs to patients sooner
http://www.healthzone.ca/health/article/613662


MIGRATION -
'Canada isn't a hotel'
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2009/04/04/9000011-sun.html

No room for special status in Canadian mainstream
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2009/04/04/9000016-sun.html


FEDERAL POLITICS -
PM goes on international media blitz
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1462862

Capital Read
Ottawa Politics and News from the Hill
http://www2.macleans.ca/category/blog-central/canada-blog/capital-read/

Tory appointee faces conflict-of-interest probe
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Business/Tory+appointee+faces+conflict+interest+probe/1463118/story.html


PROGRAMMES -
Feds demand few details in applications for infrastructure funds
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090404/national/infrastructure_stimulus

Provinces, cities tasked with keeping tabs on infrastructure spending
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/todays-paper/Provinces+cities+tasked+with+keeping+tabs+infrastructure+spending/1463129/story.html


PRESSURE POINTS -
Will renewables become cost-competitive anytime soon? The Siren Song of Wind and Solar Energy
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/9855


OPINION AND INFORMATION -
THE NEXT MORAL QUAGMIRE: CONSCIENCE
Politics collides with freedom of workers' beliefs
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1462831

I think we should thank Mr. Kenney for the publicity
Indeed, George Galloway won the battle to get his nutty ideas heard, and Jason Kenney ended up looking like the enemy of a raving lunatic. So who really lost? The rest of us http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1463029

The quiet unravelling of Canadian democracy
http://www.thestar.com/News/Insight/article/613535


INFOS -
Barack Obama sollicite ses alliés
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/international/200904/03/01-843411-barack-obama-sollicite-ses-allies.php

L'avocat de Omar Khadr renvoyé
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/justice-et-faits-divers/200904/04/01-843560-lavocat-de-omar-khadr-renvoye.php

Démonstration d'unité de l'Otan en Afghanistan
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/international/200904/04/01-843526-demonstration-dunite-de-lotan-en-afghanistan.php

Ottawa devrait aider les accusés condamnés à l'étranger, croient les Canadiens
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200904/03/01-843455-ottawa-devrait-aider-les-accuses-condamnes-a-letranger-croient-les-canadiens.php

Une nouvelle loi afghane vient tourmenter le Sommet de l'OTAN
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090403/N0403148AU.html

Refus de rapatrier Abdelrazik: le ministre Cannon est accusé de racisme
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090403/N040360AU.html

Harper satisfait de l'engagement de l'OTAN en Afghanistan
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/dossiers/le-canada-en-afghanistan/200904/04/01-843550-harper-satisfait-de-lengagement-de-lotan-en-afghanistan.php

Ottawa demande à Karzaï de s'expliquer
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200904/03/01-843289-ottawa-demande-a-karzai-de-sexpliquer.php

Harper craint de perdre son emploi à cause de la récession
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200904/03/01-843298-harper-craint-de-perdre-son-emploi-a-cause-de-la-recession.php


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Obama defends US role in Afghanistan
http://www.aopnews.com/today.html
Associated Press / April 3, 2009

STRASBOURG, France – President Barack Obama is defending the U.S. war in Afghanistan and says it could prevent a future terrorist attack somewhere in Europe.

Obama commented in Strasbourg, France, where he addressed an audience of Europeans, many of them skeptical about the war.

The American president said he understands the doubts about the war at home and in Europe.

But he says the U.S. had to go to war because terrorists along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border are plotting their next attack. Obama says such an attack is just as likely to target a European city.

He says the purpose of the war is to defeat the "terrorists who threaten all of us."

Obama is in France to attend a NATO summit.
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