The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA.EDITORIAL PAGEs
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ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM -
The truth is out there View
CORNER BROOK WESTERN STAR -
Will seals grow out of control?
CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN -
Extending the festival a big bonus
CAPE BRETON POST -
Like it or not, time was up
HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD -
AMHERST DAILY NEWS -
Voters facing tough choice
SAINT JOHN TELEGRAPH-JOURNAL -
Sell students on computing
MONTREAL GAZETTE -
Ending Sri Lanka's war is just the beginning
OTTAWA CITIZEN -
Technology in the court
So much for swine flu
BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER -
Government needs to bring Abdelrazik home
TORONTO STAR -
Europe's market too big to ignore
The politics of nannies
GLOBE & MAIL -
NATIONAL POST -
Stelmach bungles human rights reform
TORONTO SUN -
Airlines' idea more likely to fly
HAMILTON SPECTATOR -
Wise research investment
K-W RECORD -
Liberals' turnabout is all about winning Ontario
WINDSOR STAR -
Personal privacy: When Google comes to your neighbourhood
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
When party pragmatism trumps democracy
Canada's piracy folly
SASKATOON STARPHOENIX -
Pessimists' talk of post-recession woes offers hope
CALGARY HERALD -
Kids have childhoods stolen by adult agendas
No need for more politicians
UN loses even more credibility over flu
LETHBRIDGE HERALD -
Crime unites political foes
RED DEER ADVOCATE -
No need to fear our hogs
VANCOUVER SUN -
Tories had no choice in auto bailout decision
VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST -
B.C. Rail trial fair -- except to public
AF-PAK PROBLEM -
U.S. 'will not waver' in fight against Taliban: Obama
Canadians working to make Kandahar City safe
Afghans: US bombing run kills dozens of civilians
U.S. voices regret for Afghan civilian deaths
CANADIAN FORCES -
Military justice far too petty
Washington looks to Bay Street to buy banks
Buy-American rules shutting out Canadians
Security scan of journalists 'offensive'
ECONOMIC AFFAIRS -
No more stimulus needed, Bank of Canada head says
Bank backstops needed at least until next year: Carney
Credit-card companies give consumers a break
FOREIGN AFFAIRS -
Free trade talks with EU spark on seals, refugees
Why suicide bombers are back in Iraq
HEALTH CARE RELATED -
The invisible helping hand of public health
Widescale production of H1N1 swine flu vaccine likely: WHO vaccine chief
'Toronto 18' suspect in legal limbo after guilty plea
Give nannies more time to meet requirements: report
POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES -
Controversy after pregnant woman fired
Gordo's Great BC Hydro Heist
HST means we all pay more
FEDERAL POLITICS -
May can see June election
Ethics act for senators to be unveiled
Tories call nomination rules democratic
Restart mills, Ottawa tells U.S. SteelComment
Tories go to work on unemployment benefits
Carney calls for new regulator body, says ABCP fiasco could have been avoided
Arm icebreakers, beef up Rangers to assert Canadian control of Arctic: Senate
Ottawa moves forward with virtual strip searches Translation
Government rejects effort to repatriate man stranded in Sudan
OPINION AND INFORMATION -
Ontario introduces new blood alcohol rules to punish the innocent
Ruby Dhalla scandal traps provincial Liberals in its web
Canada's progress in science, innovation mediocre, study finds
Public good truly lost
Les députés veulent mettre le phoque en évidence aux JO
Pas de guerre diplomatique avec la Russie, mais...
Une controverse pousse une porte-parole du PLC à quitter son poste
Diplomates expulsés: Cannon convoque l'ambassadeur russe
Plus de femmes enceintes et de personnes handicapées sont mises à pied
Des emplois sont en péril dénoncent des libéraux de l'Atlantique
Recherche sur le sida - Le départ du Dr Sékaly n'émeut guère le ministre Clement
Un autre sondage confirme l'avance des libéraux d'Ignatieff
BELOW(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)30)(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)30)(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)30)(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)(30)30)(30)(30)(30)(30)Tories call nomination rules democratic
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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Subject: Canada ALSO wants to know the truth about 9/11
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.
From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: Natural ood assoc. sells out to FDA
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?
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
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.
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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!
From: Zeb Landon
Subject: Famed Canadian Schooner http://www.thestar.com/News/Ontario/article/628187
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.