Friday, May 08, 2009

Daily Digest May 8, 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 -
Mom, apple pie and seals
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=249504&sc=80

CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN -
Saluting the heroes of the environment
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=249550&sc=103

CAPE BRETON POST -
Nurse practitioners hitting roadblocks
http://www.capebretonpost.com/index.cfm?sid=249327&sc=151

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD -
Grits may get bogged down
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/1120834.html

AMHERST DAILY NEWS -
Politicians must play nice
http://www.amherstdaily.com/index.cfm?sid=249311&sc=61

MONTREAL GAZETTE -
European hypocrisy plumbs new depths
http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/editorials/European+hypocrisy+plumbs+depths/1574708/story.html

OTTAWA CITIZEN -
Where the fans are
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Where+fans/1574823/story.html
 
Matters of sovereignty
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Matters+sovereignty/1574824/story.html
 
The wrong direction
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/wrong+direction/1570792/story.html

Policy-making in a crisis
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Policy+making+crisis/1574828/story.html

TORONTO STAR -
A hot Afghan summer
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/630832

Abdelrazik case violates principle of equal citizenship
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/630816

Off-key opposition to sales tax harmony
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/630817

`Knowledge' jobs alone are not enough 
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/article/630818

GLOBE & MAIL -
Room for healthy hockey competition
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090508.wehockey09/BNStory/specialComment/home

Ruby Dhalla's matter is not one for committees
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090508.wEDhalla09/BNStory/specialComment/home

A great public servant
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090508.wELynch09/BNStory/specialComment/home

NATIONAL POST -
What game is Clement playing?
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1575725

The Tamil Tigers reap what they've sown
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1575719

Welcome to the Dhalla house
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=1575720

HAMILTON SPECTATOR -
U.S. Steel owes answers 
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/562350

K-W RECORD -
We can't ignore the Taliban threat  
http://news.therecord.com/Opinions/article/533748

WINDSOR STAR -
Drinking and driving
http://www.windsorstar.com/opinion/editorials/Drinking+driving/1575008/story.html

SUDBURY STAR -
Keep the lakes Great
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1559489

THUNDER BAY CHRONICLE JOURNAL -
The true meaning of community spirit
http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories.php?id=184599

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
Bring hockey home
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/editorials/bring-hockey-home-44578817.html

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX -
Pursuing deals to expand trade not surefire fix
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/opinion/Pursuing+deals+expand+trade+surefire/1575422/story.html

CALGARY HERALD -
Criminal wounding not a private act
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=14602b68-7149-407a-92a0-885a6e7d0586

CALGARY SUN -
Disorderly dads and moms deserve boot
http://www.calgarysun.com/comment/editorial/2009/05/08/9392191-sun.html

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE -
VE-Day is always important to remember
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1560003

EDMONTON JOURNAL -
Rights bill needs repair work
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/opinion/editorials/Rights+bill+needs+repair+work/1576176/story.html

RED DEER ADVOCATE -
Result of B.C. vote far from certain 
http://www.albertalocalnews.com/reddeeradvocate/opinion/Result_of_BC_vote_far_from_certain_44546702.html

VANCOUVER SUN -
Campbell and the Liberals have earned right to a third term
http://www2.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=6772ce54-a1d2-4db4-9ed7-f8ef128d4fb2

VANCOUVER PROVINCE -
Time to end seal slaughter
http://www.theprovince.com/opinion/editorials/Time+seal+slaughter/1575299/story.html

ISSUES

AF-PAK PROBLEM -
'Taliban hate our guts': Canada's top soldier
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Taliban+hate+guts+Canada+soldier/1577839/story.html

REBRANDING THE LONG WAR, Part 2
Balochistan is the ultimate prize
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/KE09Df03.html


CANUSA/USACAN -
Canada kicks off fight over meat labelling
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1575759


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS -
Under Restructuring, GM To Build More Cars Overseas
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/07/AR2009050704336.html?wpisrc=newsletter

Canada may be past worst of recession: economists
http://www.calgarysun.com/news/canada/2009/05/08/9401366-sun.html

Jobs jump: is employment increase a green shoot or a red herring?
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090508/national/jobs


HEALTH CARE RELATED -
Toronto doctors successfully perform heart procedure on a fetus inside womb
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090508/national/fetal_heart_surgery


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES -
Ontario leadership hopeful backs flat tax
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1575696

Ontario Tories seek a new leader and a sense of identity
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/05/08/kelly-mcparland-ontario-tories-seek-a-new-leader-and-a-sense-of-identity.aspx


FEDERAL POLITICS -
Ignatieff will fizzle in Quebec: Duceppe
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Ignatieff+will+fizzle+Quebec+Duceppe/1574639/story.html

In-and-out affair sparks Elections overhaul
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/affair+sparks+Elections+overhaul/1574783/story.html

PM's chances fade
http://www.torontosun.com/comment/columnists/michael_dentandt/2009/05/08/9390256-sun.html

Summer vote unlikely as PM regroups
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/630971

PM touts rebuilding on surprise Afghan trip
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1575692

A palace coup in the PMO
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1575778

The new John Baird wind-up doll. Turn the crank and it accuses you of raising taxes
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/05/08/the-new-john-baird-wind-up-doll-wind-it-up-and-it-accuses-you-of-raising-taxes.aspx

Workaholic out, 'mechanic' in at Privy CouncilComment
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090508.wclerk08art2145/BNStory/politics/home

Flaherty says increase in job numbers encouraging
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/631282

Canada's Flaherty to meet CFOs on Monday
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/090508/canada/canada_us_economy_finance_cfos


PROGRAMMES -
Privatization threatens jobs at spy agency
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/fp/Privatization+threatens+jobs+agency/1574785/story.html

Feds appeal court order to bring Khadr home
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090508.wkhadr0508/BNStory/politics/home

Program to support auto financing up and running
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090508/auto_program_090508/20090508?hub=Canada


PRESSURE POINTS -
Wind power and the mob: 'We're gonna make you a windmill you can't refuse'
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/05/08/wind-power-and-the-mob-we-re-gonna-make-you-a-windmill-you-can-t-refuse.aspx


OPINION AND INFORMATION -
Tell the EU where to get off
http://www.ottawasun.com/comment/columnists/michael_harris/2009/05/08/9389871-sun.html

When partisans and pundits attack
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1575781

From the ashes, a new capitalism
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090507.wcoash08/BNStory/specialComment/home

Debt delays retirement for Canada's boomers: study
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/090508/canada/canada_us_retirement


INFOS -
Khadr: le gouvernement en appelle du jugement
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200905/08/01-854771-khadr-le-gouvernementen-appelle-du-jugement.php

Création de 36 000 emplois
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Economie-Affaires/2009/05/08/007-flaherty-dollar-chomage.shtml

La Cour fédérale saisie du dossier
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/National/2009/05/07/002-abdelrazik-cour-federale.shtml

Un Canadien coincé au Soudan - Cannon reste de glace devant la rebuffade de l'ONU
http://www.ledevoir.com/2009/05/08/249447.html

L'arrivée des Américains amènera des progrès, dit Harper en visite à Kandahar
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090507/N050786AU.html

Une troisième domestique dénonce la députée Ruby Dhalla
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200905/08/01-854492-une-troisieme-domestique-denonce-la-deputee-ruby-dhalla.php

Visite-surprise de Harper en Afghanistan
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200905/07/01-854205-visite-surprise-de-harper-en-afghanistan.php

Schreiber pourra rester plus longtemps au pays
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/200905/07/01-854325-schreiber-pourra-rester-plus-longtemps-au-pays.php


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An "agenda game" with the well being of a City?

"He may also be playing another agenda game. While Ottawa has no power to enforce previous foreign investment commitments, it will have such power in future. New amendments to the Investment Canada Act, rammed through Parliament as part of the budget bill, give the federal government power to force compliance." http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=1575725

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