Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Daily Digest May 25-26, 2010

The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA.


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EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM -
Opposition urges reinstatement of processing protection for Northern Peninsula shrimp plants
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=341080&sc=79

CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN -
A not-so-flattering story
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=340996&sc=103

HALIFAX NEWS -
http://www.hfxnews.ca

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD -
Security warning: Defending cyberspace
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/1184071.html

Growth depends upon energy, workforce
http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/opinion/article/1065893

TORONTO SUN -
No winners in Michael Bryant case
http://www.torontosun.com/comment/editorial/2010/05/25/14086536.html

WINNIPEG SUN -
No welfare with that warrant
http://www.winnipegsun.com/comment/editorial/2010/05/25/14087161.html

Time to thank our soldiers
http://www.winnipegsun.com/comment/editorial/2010/05/23/14055186.html


ISSUES

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS
Canada flagged for failing to protect aboriginal rights
http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/05/26/14105221.html


CANADIAN FORCES
Special forces to get 60 high-tech vehicles
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Special+forces+high+tech+vehicles/3071568/story.html


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Raise rates 'without delay': OECD
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/raise-rates-without-delay-oecd/article1581246/


FOREIGN AFFAIRS
PM takes bank-tax fight to London and Paris
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/pm-takes-bank-tax-fight-to-london-and-paris/article1581619/

Fighting the bank tax: Political tactic or economics?
http://embassymag.ca/page/view/banking-05-26-2010

EU pushes for crisis levy on banks
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/g8-g20/economy/eu-pushes-for-crisis-levy-on-banks/article1581132/

Behind the Harper government's 'principled' Israel policy
http://www.embassymag.ca/page/view/israel-05-26-2010


POLITICS IN THE PROVINCES
Target druggies who involve their kids: Bill
http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/05/26/14103846.html

Alberta vows to fight regulator law
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/alberta-vows-to-fight-regulator-law/article1581470/

Quebec premier, Charest, lambasts securities regulator announcement
http://www.montrealgazette.com/Charest+furious+national+regulator+announcement/3073105/story.html


FEDERAL POLITICS
Senate group calls emergency hearings on oil spill
http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/05/26/14109246.html

Senators meet to discuss future of the penny
http://www.ottawasun.com/news/canada/2010/05/26/14096996.html

Michael Ignatieff vents spleen over summit costs
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/michael-ignatieff-vents-spleen-over-summit-costs/article1581662/

Simcoe-Grey deserves answers why Guergis was turfed
http://www.theenterprisebulletin.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2593583

Tories defy Commons, send Baird instead of PM's spokesman
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/tories-defy-commons-send-baird-instead-of-pms-spokesman/article1580912/


PROGRAMMES
G20 security: Big Brother, big bother, big bucks
http://www.torontosun.com/news/columnists/joe_warmington/2010/05/26/14106821.html

G8, G20 summit costs climb, surpass $1 billion
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20100526/summit-costs-100526/20100526?hub=TopStoriesV2

End oilpatch subsidies, secret memo urges
http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/oilpatch+subsidies+secret+memo+urges/3072250/story.html

Nearly $12 million remains in Marquee Tourism Events fund
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/arts/spectacles-et-theatre/festivals/201005/25/01-4283736-pres-de-12millionsinutilises-a-ottawa.php

Tories slip over bilingualism: watchdog
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=3070752


PRESSURE POINTS
Canadian bio-fuels light up economy
http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/05/26/14108836.html


OPINION AND INFORMATION
Mercy killing case sparks fierce debate
http://www.calgarysun.com/comment/columnists/roy_clancy/2010/05/26/14089706.html

Be bloody careful: Krever taught us protecting the system is paramount
http://www.edmontonsun.com/comment/columnists/mindelle_jacobs/2010/05/25/14086736.html

Taxed to prop up banks
http://www.ottawasun.com/comment/columnists/walter_robinson/2010/05/25/14089091.html

Self-esteem over skills
Public education failing kids by neglecting core subjects, authors say
http://www.calgarysun.com/comment/columnists/mindelle_jacobs/2010/05/23/14055281.html


Bilingualism law could divide the nation over the court
http://www.newstalk1010.com/node/1140112

Abortion access must be included in plan
http://www.edmontonsun.com/news/columnists/lyn_cockburn/2010/04/05/13475706.html

Top grades for Canada's new research program
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/top-grades-for-canadas-new-research-program/article1580623/

Bringing civility back to Parliament--TV ratings be darned
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=3070791

PM abuses prorogation
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/pm-abuses-prorogation-94904199.html

Liberals take aim at 'dumpster' legislation
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/liberals-take-aim-at-dumpster-legislation/article1582097/

Tory budget-bill dare goes too far
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=53241bf2-7ac4-4a39-989a-1f2cc112bfa8

Bill C-9 and the failure of Michael Ignatieff's Liberals
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/814184--walkom-bill-c-9-and-the-failure-of-michael-ignatieff-s-liberals

Politicians get away with what they can on transparency issue
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Politicians+away+with+what+they+transparency+issue/3072120/story.html

Tories to propose MP expenses audit
http://www.cbc.ca/politics/story/2010/05/26/mps-expenses-auditor-general.html

Toronto Liberal MP Rob Oliphant unveils his expenses
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/815025--toronto-liberal-mp-rob-oliphant-unveils-his-expenses

Ignatieff now OK with Commons audit
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Front/9016564.html

Prove it: poll suggests large majority want auditor general to check MP expenses
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/breakingnews/prove-it-poll-suggests-large-majority-want-auditor-general-to-check-mp-expenses-94926779.html

The Commons: First, convince us you'll do no harm
http://www2.macleans.ca/2010/05/26/the-commons-first-convince-us-youll-do-no-harm/

Who's the biggest bully in the House of Commons?
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/whos-the-biggest-bully-in-the-house-of-commons/article1581992/

Cardinal Ouellet calls for new abortion debate
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2010/05/26/mtl-ouellet-abortion-news-conference.html


INFOS
MERCREDI 26 MAI 2010

Ministres devant les comités: une règle variable
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/201005/26/01-4283952-ministres-devant-les-comites-une-regle-variable.php

Un appui «scientifique» pour le registre des armes à feu
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/national/201005/26/01-4284075-un-appui-scientifique-pour-le-registre-des-armes-a-feu.php

Financement des festivals : près de 12 millions inutilisés à Ottawa
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/arts/spectacles-et-theatre/festivals/201005/25/01-4283736-financement-des-festivals-pres-de-12millionsinutilises-a-ottawa.php

Santé maternelle: Stronach juge le plan gouvernemental incomplet
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/201005/25/01-4283706-sante-maternelle-stronach-juge-le-plan-gouvernemental-incomplet.php

Guergis de retour à la Chambre des communes
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/201005/25/01-4283722-guergis-de-retour-a-la-chambre-des-communes.php

Ottawa veut une loi contre les pourriels d'ici fin 2010
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/201005/25/01-4283728-ottawa-veut-une-loi-contre-les-pourriels-dici-fin-2010.php

Ottawa réduit au silence le personnel politique des ministres
http://www.cyberpresse.ca/actualites/quebec-canada/politique-canadienne/201005/25/01-4283658-ottawa-reduit-au-silence-le-personnel-politique-des-ministres.php

Le débat sur l'avortement est rouvert et doit le rester, dit le cardinal Ouellet
http://www.ledevoir.com/societe/ethique-et-religion/289705/le-debat-sur-l-avortement-est-rouvert-et-doit-le-rester-dit-le-cardinal-ouellet

Les conservateurs pour une vérification
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2010/05/26/005-conservateurs-depenses-deputes.shtml

Santé maternelle · La ministre Oda offre peu de réponses sur le plan d'Ottawa
http://www.canoe.com/infos/quebeccanada/archives/2010/05/20100526-185836.html