Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Daily Digest April 7-8, 2009


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

EDITORIAL PAGEs

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD -
Afghan controversy: Ditch law, not mission
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/1115403.html

AG's report finds gaps in airport security
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/1115151.html

Good Friday a reminder of religious tolerance
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Columnists/1115627.html

Murder conviction fits facts of HIV case
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Columnists/1115347.html

AMHERST DAILY NEWS -
Casting one of their own aside
http://www.amherstdaily.com/index.cfm?sid=240082&sc=61

MONTREAL GAZETTE -
China must help to tame North Korea
http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/editorials/China+must+help+tame+North+Korea/1471645/story.html

Flaherty was right: Things aren't that bad
http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/editorials/Flaherty+right+Things+aren+that/1471646/story.html

OTTAWA CITIZEN -
Grads who want to be family doctors
http://www.ottawasun.com/Comment/Editorial/2009/04/07/9034141-sun.html

What parents want to know
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/What+parents+want+know/1475688/story.html

Afghanistan and the geopolitical puzzle
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Afghanistan+geopolitical+puzzle/1471291/story.html

KINGSTON WHIG STANDARD-
Canada sets example for wartime grieving
http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1514850

BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER -
No income and no trust
http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1512775

Feds just giving us our money back
http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1516324

TORONTO STAR -
Surreal security case
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/614643

Cracks appear in Tory alliance
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/615254

Calorie-wise consumers
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/615255

 Hysteria over sharia law misses more pressing issues 
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/615282

 All citizens have a right to return 
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/615281

GLOBE & MAIL -
Murder, not policy
To knowingly expose others to the risk of death from HIV is to commit a serious crime
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090407.weHiv07/BNStory/specialComment/home

The bomb is here to stay
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090407.weObama07/BNStory/specialComment/home

The vulnerability of infinite promise
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090408.weBaby09/BNStory/specialComment/home

Hard caps, free trade
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090408.weCapandtrrade09/BNStory/specialComment/home

A lead is not yet a win
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090408.wEPoll09/BNStory/specialComment/home

Steady course, caught in a cycle
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090407.EAlbertabudget08/BNStory/specialComment/home

NATIONAL POST -
Is Afghanistan's government worth saving?
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1471091

HAMILTON SPECTATOR -
Bad timing for plastic bag ban 
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/545127

 Harper, Quebec set for showdown 
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/545103

 Climate plan is pragmatic suicide
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/544375

ST. CATHARINES STANDARD -
 Buy local apples -but nuclear plant?
http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1515391

NIAGARA FALLS REVIEW -
Stun-gun report raises more issues
http://www.niagarafallsreview.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1513011

K-W RECORD -
Good questions about energy plan  
http://news.therecord.com/Opinions/article/517228

WINDSOR STAR -
The border A reality check is in order
http://www.windsorstar.com/opinion/editorials/border/1475981/story.html

SUDBURY STAR -
Long-gun registry still hanging around, despite failures
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1515432

Changes to access laws won't improve the backlog
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1513445

Youth act fails public, victims
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1513437

THUNDER BAY CHRONICLE JOURNAL -
Airport security as an oxymoron
http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories.php?id=177800

Who are we to believe?
http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories.php?id=177497

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
Mr. Kim's missile madness
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/editorials/editorial---mr-kims-missile-madness-42656392.html

Canada's new solitudes
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/canadas-new-solitudes-42656382.html

WINNIPEG SUN -
Privacy not in jeopardy
http://www.winnipegsun.com/comment/editorial/2009/04/07/9033421-sun.html

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX -
Harper's trip marked with caucus split
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/opinion/Harper+trip+marked+with+caucus+split/1475826/story.html
 
Sask. will require total commitment to fix health care
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/opinion/Sask+will+require+total+commitment+health+care/1471896/story.html
 
Gov't obduracy over Canadian demands answers
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/opinion/obduracy+over+Canadian+demands+answers/1468436/story.html

CALGARY HERALD -
Applause but no standing ovation for budget
  http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=924e6110-17f3-4b12-9888-f5567fedfc55
 
 Drowning in the pool of political correctness
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=f521c856-0a80-4f87-8efa-a5b684a8d80f

EDMONTON SUN -
Only informed citizens can effect change
http://www.edmontonsun.com/Comment/Commentary/2009/04/07/9033291.html
 
LETHBRIDGE HERALD -
More men asking for help
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/content/view/47106/56/

RED DEER ADVOCATE -
Blame ourselves for recession
http://www.albertalocalnews.com/reddeeradvocate/opinion/Blame_ourselves_for_recession_42611137.html

Risks fall on producers
http://www.albertalocalnews.com/reddeeradvocate/opinion/Risks_fall_on_producers_42581362.html

PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN -
Election road paved with cash
http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/20090407185751/local/news/election-road-paved-with-cash.html

VANCOUVER PROVINCE -
What a ban on cellphones in class needs is some support
http://www2.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=75c87b91-bd77-4991-ad3b-c4fbe13c3510

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST -
http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=e904c30a-e1cd-4348-a1b8-8c40e173a99c

Things aren't that bad
http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=fc85cf44-0522-40a0-892f-a947c51c9485

HAARETZ-
http://www.haaretz.com/
Clinton: U.S. to join direct talks with Iran on nuclear program
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1077407.html

Is there a scientific explanation for Jews' exodus from Egypt?
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/JWorld.jhtml?contrassID=19&subContrassID=1&sbSubContrassID=0


ISSUES

AF-PAK PROBLEM -
Afghan Taleban-style law for women dropped after outcry
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6047263.ece

Marital law saps Canadian support for Afghan mission
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090408/afghan_law_090408/20090408?hub=Canada

Is Afghanistan's government worth saving ?
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=1471091

Pakistan wants 'unconditional' aid to fight terror
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/War_Terror/2009/04/07/9034851-ap.html

Pakistan ponders the price for peace
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/KD09Df04.html


CANUSA/USACAN -
'Protectionism at its worst' as American meat packers snub Canadian swine
http://www.financialpost.com/story.html?id=1478993

Tighter rules feared
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1471112

Impasse over Arctic passage
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2009/04/07/9034226-sun.html

Standards for valuing toxic assets eased
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1458240

Canada to split with U.S. on mark-to-market rule
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1473347

Ottawa seeking clarification on lumber levy
http://business.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090408.wsoftwood0408/BNStory/Business/home

Khadr's lawyer left in limbo
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090408.wkhadr08/BNStory/International/home


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS -
GM in 'earnest' bankruptcy talks
http://www.thestar.com/business/article/614988

Closer ties urged for business, government
State emerging as `über entrepreneur' as global crisis redefines roles
http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/614738

GM to unveil new Ontario product
http://business.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090407.wcami0407/BNStory/Business/home?cid=al_gam_mostview

Obama's banking skeptics
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=4e73a5b2-20f1-4b6c-9f4e-00014032e2b1

China eyeing Canadian assets
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1471116

Pension fix-up
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1471098

CN plans 'pipeline on rail' to oil sands
http://www.financialpost.com/story.html?id=1479094

Economists split on whether job losses new reality
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090408/economy_jobs_090408/20090408?hub=Canada


FOREIGN AFFAIRS -
Obama starts reconciliation
http://lfpress.ca/newsstand/News/Columnists/Van_Dusen_Lisa/2009/04/08/9048906-sun.html

What Obama didn't see in Iraq
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/KD09Ak01.html

The president makes a victory lap 
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/KD09Ak02.html

Don't interfere, Israel tells foreign powers
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1477312

Happy 60th, NATO - we still need you
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090407.wconato08/BNStory/specialComment/home

Halting nuclear madness: Where's Canada?
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090407.COMARTIN07/TPStory/specialComment/columnists

U. S. Pledges To Back Un Treaty On Law Of Sea
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1472911

U. S. not at war with Islam, Obama says
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1471207

Feds Indicate Action to be Taken if Seal Products Ban Put in Place
http://www.vocm.com/news-info.asp?id=35333


HEALTH CARE RELATED -
New CMA president opposes two-tier health
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090407.wlcma07art1833/BNStory/specialScienceandHealth/home


JUSTICE SYSTEM -
Stunning facts
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/Columnists/Weston_Greg/2009/04/07/9034406-sun.html

Greenspan 'dead' wrong
2-for-1 jail-time credit playing into the hands of hardened criminal
http://www.torontosun.com/news/columnists/mark_bonokoski/2009/04/07/9035551-sun.html

Revenue Canada fingers employees in multi-million-dollar fraud scheme
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090408.wraids0408/BNStory/National/home


MIGRATION -
If we're going to talk citizenship, let's have a principled debate
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090407.wcocitizen08/BNStory/specialComment/home


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES -
Campbell hits the mute button on BC Rail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20090407.BCMASON07ART2228/TPStory/National/columnists

Dalton's nuclear dilemma
http://www.torontosun.com/comment/columnists/christina_blizzard/2009/04/08/9047746-sun.html

Harmonization off-key for GTA housing industry
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/614683

 Frivolous: the Quebec Act extended to cases pending
http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ledevoir.com%2F2009%2F04%2F08%2F244496.html&sl=fr&tl=en&history_state0 =

Alta. will ask federal government for $700M
http://www.montrealgazette.com/Alta+will+federal+government+700M/1479191/story.html

Alberta proves lucky, even at budget incompetence
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/04/08/kevin-libin-alberta-proves-lucky-even-at-incompetence.aspx


FEDERAL POLITICS -
Gun owners take aim at Tories' pocketbook
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/615419

Conservative MPs poised to resume funding blitz
Announcements total $35B since fall election
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Conservative+poised+resume+funding+blitz/1471249/story.html

PM defends call for Mulroney-Schreiber inquiry
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2009/04/08/9056806.html

Harper defend's party's actions on Mulroney issue
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/615833

Conservative party retains Blockbusters to design database
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090408.WBSilverPowers20090408170811/WBStory/WBSilverPowers

Ignatieff backs Grit stand on oilsands controversy
http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Alberta/2009/04/07/9034636-sun.html

Harper says Ignatieff has no moral compass on Mulroney issue
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090408/national/tories_bicker_harper

Ignatieff has 'no moral compass,' PM says
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090408.wPOLharper0408/BNStory/politics/home

Libs racing into the black
http://www.ottawasun.com/News/National/2009/04/07/9034231-sun.html

 PM feared Galloway's message
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/614684

Bizarre actions show a leader losing his grip
http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/614800

Harper does not know if Mulroney is a member of the Conservative Party
http://translate.google.com/translate?prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cyberpresse.ca%2Factualites%2Fquebec-canada%2Fpolitique-canadienne%2F200904%2F08%2F01-844901-harper-ne-sait-pas-si-mulroney-est-membre-du-parti-conservateur.php&sl=fr&tl=en&history_state0 =

Another feud unsettles Tory heartland
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/04/07/david-akin-another-feud-unsettles-tory-heartland.aspx

Federal Liberals vault past Tories in Ontario
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090408.wpoll08/BNStory/politics/home

http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/www.canada.com/news/national/toonies-hand.jpg

TORY SPENDING Analysis on how Tories are blowing their own horn with spending announcements
http://www.canada.com/news/national/TORY+SPENDING/1473279/story.html

Environment file slips from radar
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/615420

PM says Canada tops G20 nations in stimulus funding
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090408/Harper_stimulus_090408/20090408?hub=Canada

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


PROGRAMMES -
No sure model for Carney's cash flood
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1471111

PS union files suit against government over 'regressive measures' in budget
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Business/union+files+suit+against+government+over+regressive+measures+budget/1471223/story.html

Ottawa backs GM, Chrysler warranties
http://business.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090407.wwarranties0407/BNStory/Business/home


PRESSURE POINTS -
Scathing patriotic fury forced Mount Royal's student council to wave a white flag and restore the Maple Leaf for good
http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Columnists/Platt_Michael/2009/04/07/9034556-sun.php

Our oil industry is in al-Qaida's crosshairs and we'd be folly to dismiss the risk, warns Canada's spy agency
http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Columnists/Hanon_Andrew/2009/04/08/9046766.html


OPINION AND INFORMATION -
Finding the balance
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1477652

Auto industry on fuel-efficient course
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/green-design/story.html?id=1445378

People should build their own nations and liberate their own wives
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/04/08/george-jonas-people-should-build-their-own-nations-and-liberate-their-own-wives.aspx

 Is HIV transmission murder?
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/04/08/podcast-is-hiv-transmission-murder.aspx

What's wrong with libertarianism
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/04/08/richard-bastien-what-s-wrong-with-libertarianism.aspx

 A glimpse of life on disability support 
http://www.thestar.com/Opinion/article/615283

Gun registry: Triumph of symbolism over substance
http://www.torontosun.com/news/columnists/peter_worthington/2009/04/07/9035901-sun.html

PM on minds of unsettled Tories
His leadership style examined in new book on the country's Conservative history
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/614795

Hands across the Atlantic
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090406.wcoosullivan07/BNStory/specialComment/home

Halting nuclear madness: Where's Canada?
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090406.wcomartin07/BNStory/specialComment/home

Full Pundit: For George Galloway's a jolly good fellow, which nobody can deny
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/04/07/chris-selley-s-full-pundit-for-george-galloway-s-a-jolly-good-fellow-which-nobody-can-deny.aspx

Toronto Star columnist alleges our foreign policy is controlled by secret Israeli cabal
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/04/07/toronto-star-columnist-alleges-our-foreign-policy-is-controlled-by-secret-israeli-cabal.aspx

Privacy disappears with more technology: Study
http://www.canada.com/Technology/Privacy+disappears+with+more+technology+Study/1479203/story.html

New tidal turbine for Vancouver Island
http://www.canada.com/news/national/tidal+turbine+Vancouver+Island/1478908/story.html

The Mulroney-Harper rift will help sell Tory book
Conservative-Reform faction feud is tailor-made for a book tour
http://www2.canada.com/montrealgazette/features/viewpoints/story.html?id=cfd0a542-c547-4290-8939-79cafc2ef958


INFOS -
Harper ne sait pas si Mulroney est membre du Parti conservateur
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200904/08/01-844901-harper-ne-sait-pas-si-mulroney-est-membre-du-parti-conservateur.php

Plus de 400 millions $ pour les infrastructures fédérales
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200904/08/01-844785-plus-de-400-millions-pour-les-infrastructures-federales.php

Réchauffement des relations Canada-Chine
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200904/07/01-844550-rechauffement-des-relations-canada-chine.php

422 000$ pour un changement de garde
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200904/08/01-844609-422-000-pour-un-changement-de-garde.php

Conflit du bois d'oeuvre Ottawa attend la décision du tribunal
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Economie-Affaires/2009/04/08/005-Bois-doeuvre-amende.shtml

Médias Un fonds fédéral pour les privés?
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2009/04/07/004-fonds-prive-medias.shtml

GRC Les agents obtiennent le droit de se syndiquer
http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/saskatchewan/2009/04/07/001-GRC-syndicalisation_n.shtml

Harmonisation des taxes fédérale et provinciale - Québec ne cédera pas la TVQ
http://www.ledevoir.com/2009/04/08/244488.html

Une loi afghane menace l'appui des Canadiens à la mission militaire
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090408/N0408178AU.html

Harper dit ne pas savoir si Mulroney est membre du Parti conservateur ou non
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090408/N040888AU.html

McGuinty: l'Ontario ne pourra soutenir les pensions des employés de GM
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090408/N040830AU.html


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Miss Kay, gong to be four, and Miss Abigail, one and a half, were filled with vim, vigour and vitality more than usual to-day - and so the thoughts sent to the Digest yesterday and to-day must wait until tomorrow.

One question that may (or may not) stimulate some expression of opinion follows.

         Joe

Who do you consider will be most affected politically by this headline, the person throwing the stone or the target?

Ignatieff has 'no moral compass,' PM says
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090408.wPOLharper0408/BNStory/politics/home


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