Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Daily Digest May 6, 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 -
The truth is out there View
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=248704&sc=80

CORNER BROOK WESTERN STAR -
Will seals grow out of control?
http://www.thewesternstar.com/index.cfm?sid=248530&sc=30

CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN -
Extending the festival a big bonus
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=248728&sc=103

CAPE BRETON POST -
Like it or not, time was up
http://www.capebretonpost.com/index.cfm?sid=248555&sc=151

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD -
Campaign realities
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/1120491.html

AMHERST DAILY NEWS -
Voters facing tough choice
http://www.amherstdaily.com/index.cfm?sid=248875&sc=61

SAINT JOHN TELEGRAPH-JOURNAL -
Sell students on computing
http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/opinion/article/657978

MONTREAL GAZETTE -
Ending Sri Lanka's war is just the beginning
http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/editorials/Ending+Lanka+just+beginning/1567356/story.html

OTTAWA CITIZEN -
Technology in the court
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Technology+court/1567050/story.html

So much for swine flu
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/much+swine/1567572/story.html

BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER -
Government needs to bring Abdelrazik home
http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1554681

TORONTO STAR -
Europe's market too big to ignore
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/629502

The politics of nannies
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/629503

GLOBE & MAIL -
China overreacts
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090505.weChina06/BNStory/specialComment/home

NATIONAL POST -
Stelmach bungles human rights reform
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=1566839

TORONTO SUN -
Airlines' idea more likely to fly
http://www.torontosun.com/comment/editorial/

HAMILTON SPECTATOR -
Wise research investment 
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/561022

K-W RECORD -
Liberals' turnabout is all about winning Ontario
http://news.therecord.com/Opinions/article/532436

WINDSOR STAR -
Personal privacy: When Google comes to your neighbourhood
http://www.windsorstar.com/opinion/editorials/Personal+privacy/1560487/story.html

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
When party pragmatism trumps democracy
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/columnists/when-party-pragmatism-trumps--democracy-44444392.html

Canada's piracy folly
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/editorials/editorial---canadas-piracy-folly-44444052.html

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX -
Pessimists' talk of post-recession woes offers hope
  http://www.thestarphoenix.com/opinion/Pessimists+talk+post+recession+woes+offers+hope/1567807/story.html

CALGARY HERALD -
Kids have childhoods stolen by adult agendas
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=552a464a-2d04-41aa-a8c1-f56e848a7ab3

No need for more politicians
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=e746d43f-0785-4bbf-814f-e688c6add086

UN loses even more credibility over flu
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=428318d3-d025-4a15-8861-f833719ce4ea

LETHBRIDGE HERALD -
Crime unites political foes
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/content/view/55570/56/

RED DEER ADVOCATE -
No need to fear our hogs 
http://www.albertalocalnews.com/reddeeradvocate/opinion/No_need_to_fear_our_hogs_44453587.html

VANCOUVER SUN -
Tories had no choice in auto bailout decision
http://www2.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=c44fc8ca-0427-43f6-aaea-a3e6fc1f2ee1

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST -
B.C. Rail trial fair -- except to public
http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=bd2b5996-9f0e-468f-9cb5-bf63952e3e86


ISSUES

AF-PAK PROBLEM -
U.S. 'will not waver' in fight against Taliban: Obama
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=1570228

Canadians working to make Kandahar City safe
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=1566121

Afghans: US bombing run kills dozens of civilians
http://eurasia.ro/?p=24681

U.S. voices regret for Afghan civilian deaths
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090506.wafghan06/BNStory/International/home

CANADIAN FORCES -
Military justice far too petty
http://www.torontosun.com/news/columnists/peter_worthington/2009/05/06/9366516-sun.html


CANUSA/USACAN -
Washington looks to Bay Street to buy banks
http://www.financialpost.com/story.html?id=1570126

Buy-American rules shutting out Canadians 
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/629729

Security scan of journalists 'offensive'
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Canada/1120469.html


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS -
No more stimulus needed, Bank of Canada head says
http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2009/05/06/carney-senate-committee.html

Bank backstops needed at least until next year: Carney
http://business.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090506.wcarney0506/BNStory/Business/home

Credit-card companies give consumers a break
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Business/Credit+card+companies+give+consumers+break/1567025/story.html


FOREIGN AFFAIRS -
Free trade talks with EU spark on seals, refugees
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=1568943

Why suicide bombers are back in Iraq 
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/KE07Ak01.html


HEALTH CARE RELATED -
The invisible helping hand of public health
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090505.wcohealth06/BNStory/specialComment/home

Widescale production of H1N1 swine flu vaccine likely: WHO vaccine chief
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090506/national/flu_vaccine_decisions


JUSTICE SYSTEM-
'Toronto 18' suspect in legal limbo after guilty plea
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=1570330


MIGRATION -
Give nannies more time to meet requirements: report    
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/630057


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES -
Controversy after pregnant woman fired
http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2009/05/06/9374036.html

Gordo's Great BC Hydro Heist
http://www.pacificfreepress.com/news/1/4111-gordos-great-bc-hydro-heist.html

HST means we all pay more
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/10872


FEDERAL POLITICS -
May can see June election
http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_central/nanaimonewsbulletin/news/44500232.html

Ethics act for senators to be unveiled
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090506/national/senate_ethics

Tories call nomination rules democratic
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/todays-paper/Tories+call+nomination+rules+democratic/1568067/story.html


PROGRAMMES -
Restart mills, Ottawa tells U.S. SteelComment
http://business.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090506.wussteelstelcoStaff0506/BNStory/Business/home

Tories go to work on unemployment benefits
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/05/06/john-ivison-tories-go-to-work-on-unemployment-benefits.aspx

Carney calls for new regulator body, says ABCP fiasco could have been avoided
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090506/national/boc_economy

Arm icebreakers, beef up Rangers to assert Canadian control of Arctic: Senate
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090506/national/armed_icebreakers

Ottawa moves forward with virtual strip searches Translation
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/national/200905/05/01-853666-ottawa-va-de-lavant-avec-les-fouilles-a-nu-virtuelles.php

Government rejects effort to repatriate man stranded in Sudan    
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/630161


OPINION AND INFORMATION -
Ontario introduces new blood alcohol rules to punish the innocent
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/05/06/matt-gurney-ontario-introduces-new-blood-alcohol-rules-to-punish-the-innocent.aspx

Ruby Dhalla scandal traps provincial Liberals in its web
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/05/06/steve-janke-ruby-dhalla-scandal-traps-provincial-liberals-in-its-web.aspx

Canada's progress in science, innovation mediocre, study finds
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090506.wresearch06art2119/BNStory/National/home

Public good truly lost
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=4c2fc939-1474-4ce4-a78f-f345323321e1


INFOS -
Les députés veulent mettre le phoque en évidence aux JO
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200905/06/01-854030-les-deputes-veulent-mettre-le-phoque-en-evidence-aux-jo.php

Pas de guerre diplomatique avec la Russie, mais...
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200905/06/01-853777-pas-de-guerre-diplomatique-avec-la-russie-mais.php

Une controverse pousse une porte-parole du PLC à quitter son poste
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200905/06/01-853975-une-controverse-pousse-une-porte-parole-du-plc-a-quitter-son-poste.php

Diplomates expulsés: Cannon convoque l'ambassadeur russe
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200905/06/01-853966-diplomates-expulses-cannon-convoque-lambassadeur-russe.php

Plus de femmes enceintes et de personnes handicapées sont mises à pied
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090506/N0506264AU.html

Des emplois sont en péril dénoncent des libéraux de l'Atlantique
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090506/N0506214AU.html

Recherche sur le sida - Le départ du Dr Sékaly n'émeut guère le ministre Clement
http://www.ledevoir.com/2009/05/06/249102.html

Un autre sondage confirme l'avance des libéraux d'Ignatieff
http://www.ledevoir.com/2009/05/06/249091.html


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Sitting Tories to be automatically renominated

Tories call nomination rules democratic
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/todays-paper/Tories+call+nomination+rules+democratic/1568067/story.html

There are always good excuses for bypassing messy, time-consuming democratic traditions. But in abandoning these principles, the parties are only further tarnishing the reputation of politicians, and further discouraging citizens from both participating in party politics and voting. http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/columnists/when-party-pragmatism-trumps--democracy-44444392.html

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From: Mike Palecek
Subject: Canada ALSO wants to know the truth about 9/11

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From: The Natroses

Hi Joe,  Have not heard the "The Hegelian Dialectic" for  quite a while. I do believe it is widely use by the Canadian political parties on a regular basis, by either creating a crisis or taking full advantage of an event that has occurred. Harris, the former Ontario premier comes to mind, as well as Harper our glorious leader, instilling fear where ever he can. Fear of liberals, fear of terrorists, fear of raw milk, herbal products and in some cases fear of making decisions without the helping hand of government and the crown agencies. If I read the literature from the feds on garage sales and the responsibilities, my fears would be government agents arresting me, for selling used junk, that do not meet the present standards. I can think of a few things that the federal government should be working on, health and child care, plus the rising illiteracy rates of this country, rather than writing one edict after another, on the new rules and regulations that are very hard to enforce. So there will be a day, when the long arm of the law will be making examples of those who sell used stuff across Canada on a pretty Saturday morning; to make the majority conform to the new rules and regulations of selling used stuff via fear of being arrested and heavy fines.
Fear is an effective tool to keep people under control, but it sometimes turns on the ones who instilled fear. Sometimes the passive sheep, will turned into raving wolves ready to devour the ones who try to oppress them by using fear. However, in Harper's case, he is well aware of it, where now he has shuttered and lock the door of democracy to his grassroots supporters. Maybe Harper has his own fears of the grassroot supporters turning on him and ousting him from his position of PM.  

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From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: Natural ood assoc. sells out to FDA

http://www.naturalnews.com/026215.html

Joe--I don't know if Mary Sue gets the Natural News reports but this is very interesting.  I guess there is no one left on earth who will not sell our souls for their own greed and power?
Becky

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From: Charles Tupper
Subject: Leaked Agenda: Bilderberg Group Plans Economic Depression

Elitists divided on whether to quickly sink economy and replace it with new world order, or set in motion long, agonizing depression http://www.propagandamatrix.com/articles/may2009/050609_bilderberg_group.htm

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From: Ray Stronach
Subject: Fwd: Casey's Charts - May 06, 2009 (Joe..Inpretty deep, Ray)

Are Green Shoots for Real? Watch Part-Time Workers
 
The latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us that U.S.
unemployment has reached 8.5%, but that's only telling part of the story.
To view today's edition, please click here
Link: http://www.caseyresearch.com/displayCcs.php?e=true

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From: Tom Brewer
Subject: Thatcher law introduced in Sask. legislature

I'm appalled! It would seem our elected reps have nothing better to do but stop Colin Thatcher's book from being published!
 
The crime committed was over twenty years ago! Excuse me. I dare suggest something could have been done earlier but now! Sticks and stones may break my bones...but names will never hurt me! First of all who cares what he writes? Second, just perhaps something might come to light as it affects our system of justice. Are we afraid to ensure ourselves our justice system did not err? In my opinion we have to ensure the justice system we have is as pure as it can be. This means we might have to look in dark crevices that we might not want to open.
 
Colin Thatcher was found guilty but if I remember rightly he did not pull the trigger. In my mind someone is out there who should have also been sent to jail. Who could that be? We night never, ever will know and given the penchant to throttle "words" we the public are guaranteed never to find out.
 
The crime was horrific! I remember that day well. I can tell you where I was. Where was the individual who did the deed, not suggesting Colin did not have a hand in what happened!
 
Tom

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From: Zeb Landon
Subject: Famed Canadian Schooner  http://www.thestar.com/News/Ontario/article/628187

Joe,
I think there is a chance the Harper government might fund cultural projects like building replicas of the 1812 ships.  Let's hope so.  There was  grant money unlocked in January for historical sites restoration, conservation, promotion, etc.  We are applying for some here in my town.   Though that window has passed, it seems likely another may come next year.

Last summer, on a visit to a museum in Amherstburg, I learned that they had been told that our War of 1812 is no longer officially included in the history taught in Ontario schools, but only might be included in the school curricular theme of "pioneer life". 

It is disgraceful that we are to rape our ecosystems all around the golden horseshoe, and be kept ignorant of our own history, all in order to make flourish the housing construction/urban development industry, which relentlessly clamours for never-ending population expansion, by transfer from other countries. 

Our history has been neglected because of the emphasis our provincial government prefers to place on one-sided isolationist multiculturalism.  (Of course, I certainly do think we need "inter-culturalism" in this modern world, the idea that we build bridges of understanding to all cultures, keeping the best in our own heritage while seeking to understand the experience of others' too.)

For one thing, it is no wonder if the Six Nations feel unacknowledged and discordant, since without their historic alliance under Joseph Brant with the British-Canadians, there would be no Canada today, of course,  ...though many Canadians don't even know that, sadly. 

On forwarding the article ( Famed Canadian Schooner  http://www.thestar.com/News/Ontario/article/628187   ) to a friend and historical author, David Beasley,  he responded:  "I spent last Sat and Sun at the Battlefield of Longwoods west of London dressed as a civilian of 1812-14. On June 5, 6, 7 I shall be at Battlefield house Stoney Creek selling my books associated with the 1812 War. The citizens are active. DRB". 

I too hope there is interest to remember our roots and learn from our history.  We are trying to do our bit here.  Last winter I acted in 38 performances of an historical skit in Waterford, Ontario, and I think it is these little efforts in our communities that will revive our values and stories we'll need in the future.

  Zeb Landon, Simcoe, Ontario.

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