Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Daily Digest June 3, 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 -
Sleight of hand

CORNER BROOK WESTERN STAR -
Why does it keep happening? 

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD -
GM bankruptcy: How long to the exit?

Ex-presidents' tag team: Slam-flunk in TO

AMHERST DAILY NEWS -
Tough to stop NDP momentum

SAINT JOHN TELEGRAPH-JOURNAL -
Auto bailout will tax Canadian consumers

Caught in the headlights

MONTREAL GAZETTE -
Harper had no choice

Government investment in aerospace industry is visionary

OTTAWA CITIZEN -
Cap-and-trade is coming

Don't let Canada become a high-tech have-not

Trillium delirium

KINGSTON WHIG STANDARD-
Access request gets poor reception at CBC

BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER -
Stuff the muffins -and eHealth bosses

Towns should fight against province imposing itself

TORONTO STAR -
Tiananmen, 20 years later

The eHealth imbroglio

PM's supple standard

Canada is not in the driver's seat 

GLOBE & MAIL -
Beyond the war on drugs

A two-way street

The complexities of suing states

NATIONAL POST -
I don't want to own GM

Make it public and mandatory

A victory in Pakistan

Stop the protectionisn

FINANCIAL POST -
360 hours? EI-EI-no

HAMILTON SPECTATOR -
China: Haunted by Tiananmen

K-W RECORD -
The maturation of Stephen Harper 

WINDSOR STAR -
Re-examining the CPP

SUDBURY STAR -
Come clean on the truth behind cap-and-trade system

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
Across the Rubicon in a GM

Bubble, toil and trouble

Harper's got nothing to teach on patriotism

East European health care systems beat Canada's

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX -
Canada needs leaders willing to cut own path

CALGARY HERALD -
How about actually making criminals pay?

Pakistan's war with Taliban holds lesson here

Titanic era drifts away

North Korea neither nuclear nor nutty

EDMONTON JOURNAL -
Sex-offender registry goes too far

EDMONTON SUN -
Poor reception at CBC
http://www.edmontonsun.com/comment/editorial/2009/06/03/9658501-sun.html
 
RED DEER ADVOCATE -
Let's rethink our schools 

Why is our beef coming from out of the country? 

VANCOUVER SUN -
Unclear legislation on asset forfeiture Needs to Be Changed

VANCOUVER PROVINCE -
Giving warning a student's duty

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST -
GM, government steer toward a quagmire

It's time to limit bottom trawlers

Campbell faces tough sell on better EI

EI crisis needs new Campbell course


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS -          
National Chief Fontaine won't seek re-election: report

Border agency may seek mediation over closure

Tories plan First Nations overhaul

Native judge to be new chair of residential schools commission


AF-PAK PROBLEM -
Latest Afghan report measures progress in centimetres

The shadow war in Balochistan

FM mullahs spread the Taliban's word

New Approach to Afghanistan Likely

US general warns over Afghan war

US general vows to curb Afghan civilian casualties

U.S. finds mistakes in deadly Afghan air strikes


CANUSA/USACAN -
Help America. Boycott Canadian cars.

Canada fears domestic backlash over "Buy American"


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS -
Ford in spotlight as rivals on dole

Ford pressures CAW to reopen talks

Ford's Canadian operations 'in pretty good position': CEO

Canada not yet ready for China


FOREIGN AFFAIRS -
British PM hit with cabinet 'meltdown'

South Asia's hungry at 400 million: UNICEF

US-MIDEAST: Obama Overture Fraught With Stumbling Blocks


HEALTH CARE RELATED -
Outsourced side effects

Experimental drug works against resistant TB


JUSTICE SYSTEM -
Legalize and regulate drug use 

Oliphant wants Schreiber's extradition delayed

Ex-Liberal organizer pleads guilty to fraud


MIGRATION -
Ottawa skeptical of Roma persecution


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES -
In tough times, we can't afford provincial barriers

Can Ontario sell you a tax?

Critics call for probe into police jury checks

Elliott top choice in Ontario PC race: poll

Ontario ill-prepared for recession: analysts

NDP's union support ignored in N.S. debate


FEDERAL POLITICS -
Stephen Harper says now is not the time for a general election

Ignatieff to decide on election next week

No 'fire sale' of Crown assets: Finance Minister

Liberals woo Quebec with middle road

Minister under fire for environment bill


Ottawa Politics and News from the Hill
http://www2.macleans.ca/category/blog-central/canada-blog/capital-read/
If only there was some sort of guide for situations like these
Government, the economy, and why Canadians should happily keep on being hewers of wood
'I think it's a matter of personal action'
Well, she tried
Looking for answers in the case of the missing documents
A 50/50 chance she walks the plank

PROGRAMMES -
No duty to help citizens held abroad, Ottawa says

Watchdog's budget request rebuffed


Government sold silver on loan from Buckingham Palace 

EI system fine, HR minister says

Terror-victim law would only apply to listed countries

Victims of terrorism bill could provoke reprisals


Ottawa may restore long-term funding for national youth volunteer service

CPP reforms will squeeze early retirees


Mint can't account for missing gold


OPINION AND INFORMATION -
What's $16 billion among friends?

GM Bailout. Worth it?

Bailing out GM makes it really tough to say no to other beggars

Harper never had a choice on GM

VUEPOINT: GIVING IT AWAY, TWICE

WELL, WELL, WELL: ALTERNATIVES TO PHARMA

Tory attacks deny our history

Canada's new government fits?

EI reform not worth election, majority says

Ottawa's $170-billion challenge Support for EI fix, but not election: Poll

Protectionismn

Harper to announce his retirement from politics this fall ?



INFOS -
Le Bloc s'attaque au PLC

La ministre Raitt sur la sellette

Oliphant veut que Schreiber reste au pays

Ottawa et Québec très inquiets

Pas de loi 101 dans les entreprises fédérales

Une industrie paralysée

Documents oubliés: Harper refuse la démission de Lisa Raitt

Sondage: Jim Flaherty n'a pas à démissionner

Ottawa n'aurait pas dit toute la vérité sur Chalk River

Terrorisme: milliards fictifs pour les victimes
http://www.ledevoir.com/2009/06/03/253249.html

Stockwell Day désapprouve les gestes de représailles anti-protectionnistes
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090603/N0603156AU.html

La Commission de vérité et de réconciliation est sur le point d'être relancée
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090603/N0603232AU.html

Phil Fontaine quitterait la tête de l'Assemblée des Premières Nations
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090603/N0603234AU.html

Harper veut que les Etats américains cessent de recourir au protectionnisme
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090603/N0603220AU.html

Corbeil plaide coupable à des accusations de fraude et trafic d'influence
http://info.branchez-vous.com/Nationales/090603/N060366AU.html


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Robert Fife recaps the situation, complete with moving pictures of the dramatic handover.
http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/06/03/a-5050-chance-she-walks-the-plank/

A Minister's numbered secret documents absent from a Department for six days.

 A 26 year old the only person held to account.

Justice or lack of accountability agreeable to the Prime Minister?

Watch the video and decide if the Minister's resignation ought to have been accepted.

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From: Bob Taubman

Re: World Trade Centre:
 
Conspiracy theories are just that: theories. 
 
As Mr. Chretien would say, "A proof, is a proof, is a proof.".  So, theorists, show me the proof.
Would have, could have, are not not sufficient.  If one is to accuse its government of complicity in the murder of 2400 people on its own territory, one should be able to provide sufficient evidence, not just conjecture.
 
Had most Americans believed their government, or their President responsible, they would have been a bit more demonstrative in their actions. 
 
I don't believe for a second the U.S. government had anything to do with 911,  I don't believe Roswell has aliens, I don't believe taxation is illegal, and I don't believe the earth is flat. 
 
Now, back to the real world.
 
Bob Taubman
Ottawa, ON

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From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: More on the plagarism of the CBoC

Ex-Conference Board Author Speaks Out; Confirms "Push Back" From Copyright Lobby Funders
http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/4025/125/

Subject: What's with governments and nuclear sites?????

US in nuclear disclosure blunder
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8080519.stm

Subject: Is there any level of government in this country that isn't  corrupt?????

Executives at two companies awarded untendered contracts from eHealth Ontario had close personal connections to the CEO and board chairman, CBC News has learned. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/06/02/ehealth-ontario-contracts.html

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From: LARRY KAZDAN
Subject: Letter to Montreal Gazette

Re: Economics for lefties, Joseph Heath, June 2
http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/op-ed/Economics+lefties/1653116/story.html
Joseph Heath's accusation that Liberal thinkers "don't understand the basics" is indeed ironic since he himself seems unaware of the differences between a co-operative, a partnership and a condominium.  Heath also argues that co-operatives create unemployment.  However, the Mondragon Co-operative Corporation in Spain, considered the world's largest worker co-op, is obviously unaware of the "perverse supply response problem" since its workforce grew from 25,322 in 1992 to 103,731 in 2007. 

Larry Kazdan,
Vancouver
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