Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Daily Digest June 1, 2010


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

EDITORIALs

ST.JOHN'S TELEGRAM -
Power struggles
http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=341805&sc=80

CORNER BROOK WESTERN STAR -
Don't play with fire 
http://www.thewesternstar.com/index.cfm?sid=341740&sc=30

CHARLOTTETOWN GUARDIAN -
Investing in air cargo security
http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/index.cfm?sid=341819&sc=103

CAPE BRETON POST -
Picture smoky on tobacco front
http://www.capebretonpost.com/Opinion/Editorial/2010-05-31/article-1201585/Picture-smoky-on-tobacco-front/1

HALIFAX CHRONICLE HERALD -
Blockade battle: No winners
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/1185188.html

Security nightmare
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Editorial/1184945.html

We'll never know whole story on Mulroney
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/1185147.html

Kandahar offensive further delayed
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/1185107.html

Summits: It's time to scrap the lavish gabfests
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Opinion/1185081.html

AMHERST DAILY NEWS -
A wakeup call for aging population
http://www.amherstdaily.com/Opinion/Editorials/2010-05-27/article-1174036/A-wakeup-call-for-aging-population/1

MONTREAL GAZETTE -
Checkmate at sea: Israel couldn't win
http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/editorials/Checkmate+Israel+couldn/3095016/story.html
 
General paid a just price for his indiscretion
http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/editorials/General+paid+just+price+indiscretion/3095015/story.html
 
A shabby way to gut parliamentary debate
http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/editorials/General+paid+just+price+indiscretion/3095015/story.html
 
And another thing ...
  http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/editorials/another+thing/3086123/story.html
 
Canada's grey clouds have a silver lining
http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/editorials/Canada+grey+clouds+have+silver+lining/3086118/story.html
 
Our political parties are letting us down
http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/editorials/political+parties+letting+down/3080785/story.html
 
Drop in teen pregnancies is a good-news story
http://www.montrealgazette.com/opinion/editorials/Drop+teen+pregnancies+good+news+story/3080784/story.html

OTTAWA CITIZEN -
Lose-lose for Israel
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Lose+lose+Israel/3092592/story.html
 
Expensive party
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Expensive+party/3095110/story.html
 
Accepting difference
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/Accepting+difference/3091215/story.html

Held to a higher standard
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/op-ed/Held+higher+standard/3095114/story.html
 
Mulroney can't explain the inexplicable
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/op-ed/Mulroney+explain+inexplicable/3095116/story.html

KINGSTON WHIG STANDARD-
'Mistakes' will overshadow all else in Mulroney's legacy
http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2602231

BELLEVILLE INTELLIGENCER -
Problem kids, test-tube link far-fetched
http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2601946

TORONTO STAR -
Public health care as sustainable as we want it to be
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/817249--public-health-care-as-sustainable-as-we-want-it-to-be
 
Brian Mulroney case warns others
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/817109--brian-mulroney-case-warns-others

Gaza's war without end
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/817110--gaza-s-war-without-end

Settling immigrants
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/816982--settling-immigrants

McQuaig: Smear tactics tar protesters
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/torontog20summit/article/817061--mcquaig-smear-tactics-tar-protesters

Politicians repudiate Canadian values over India
http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/817060--politicians-repudiate-canadian-values-over-india

NATIONAL POST -
A great Manitoban
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=3094802

The feds' weak case
The Supreme Court will shoot down securities regulator
http://www.financialpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=3094897

Jenin on the high seas
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=3094801

Editorial board: The time for a full MP audit has arrived
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=3091068

Letting their ethics slide
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/story.html?id=3086295

GLOBE & MAIL -
Disproportionate force feeds propaganda against Israel
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/disproportionate-force-feeds-propaganda-against-israel/article1587307/

The inappropriate legacy of Brian Mulroney
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/the-inappropriate-legacy-of-brian-mulroney/article1587314/

Campbell should fight on for the HST
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/campbell-should-fight-on-for-the-hst/article1587320/

Let there be light – again – on the value of stock options
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/let-there-be-light-again-on-the-value-of-stock-options/article1585167/

Quebec's politicians must retreat from personal attacks
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/quebecs-politicians-must-retreat-from-personal-attacks/article1585180/

Wealthy, healthy and wise
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/wealthy-healthy-and-wise/article1585183/

One securities regulator to rule them all
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/one-securities-regulator-to-rule-them-all/article1583527/

Despite strife at home, heed Mexico's influence abroad
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/despite-strife-at-home-heed-mexicos-influence-abroad/article1585533/

HAMILTON SPECTATOR -
Grandmas hold AIDS key in Africa
http://www.thespec.com/Opinions/article/779393

ST. CATHARINES STANDARD -
Women drive the economy
http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2602800

K-W RECORD -
The risks behind oil wells
http://news.therecord.com/Opinions/Editorials/article/720332

United left could take down Tories
http://news.therecord.com/Opinions/Columnist/article/719903

WINDSOR STAR -
MPs' expenses
http://www.windsorstar.com/opinion/editorials/expenses/3095315/story.html

SUDBURY STAR -
Perhaps a League of Democracies is best
http://www.thesudburystar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2602821

THUNDER BAY CHRONICLE JOURNAL -
This debate needs to end
http://www.chroniclejournal.com/stories.php?id=269127

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -
Summit costs must be tallied
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/editorials/summit-costs-must-be-tallied-95246009.html

WINNIPEG SUN -
A Worthy end to convict pensions
http://www.winnipegsun.com/comment/editorial/2010/05/31/14205226.html

Court should avoid pointless row over aggression
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/court-should-avoid-pointless-row-over-aggression-95297599.html

BP oil spill: Alberta windfall, or nightmare?
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/bp-oil-spill-alberta-windfall-or-nightmare-95297339.html

Not above the law
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/not-above-the-law-95246119.html

Stop Arctic drilling cold
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/stop-arctic-drilling-cold-95245984.html

SASKATOON STARPHOENIX -
A bow to tradition
  http://www.thestarphoenix.com/opinion/tradition/3095216/story.html

Demand drives riskier attempts at oil extraction
  http://www.thestarphoenix.com/opinion/Demand+drives+riskier+attempts+extraction/3095215/story.html
 
Bonus of sexual literacy
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/opinion/Bonus+sexual+literacy/3091767/story.html

REGINA LEADER-POST -


CALGARY HERALD -
Flotilla fiasco
  http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=86766d26-d732-4a7a-98c2-6acaf3695e3e
 
Liberal-ND coalition? It looks possible now
http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/theeditorialpage/story.html?id=c2115c44-5d95-4f59-81e5-ce1eebaf0ca4

GRANDE PRAIRIE DAILY HERALD TRIBUNE -
Unanswered questions with every soldier's death
http://www.dailyheraldtribune.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2601408

EDMONTON JOURNAL -
Harper's caution best reaction
  http://www.edmontonjournal.com/opinion/editorials/Harper+caution+best+reaction/3095691/story.html
 
Sad ending for Mulroney
  http://www.edmontonjournal.com/opinion/editorials/ending+Mulroney/3095690/story.html

An idea to drop from the playlist
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/opinion/editorials/idea+drop+from+playlist/3088973/story.html

LETHBRIDGE HERALD -
Privacy bill might need more teeth
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/content/view/194910/149/

MPs must regain voters' trust
http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/content/view/194910/149/

RED DEER ADVOCATE -
Inappropriate? No kidding
http://www.albertalocalnews.com/reddeeradvocate/opinion/Inappropriate_No_kidding_95317629.html

Gaza relief mission was not about aid
http://www.albertalocalnews.com/reddeeradvocate/opinion/Gaza_relief_mission_was_not_about_aid_95322774.html

International summits have become anachronisms
http://www.albertalocalnews.com/reddeeradvocate/opinion/International_summits_have_become_anachronisms_95322649.html

Guard against self-inflicted publicity
http://www.albertalocalnews.com/reddeeradvocate/opinion/Guard_against_self-inflicted_publicity_95322509.html

VANCOUVER SUN -
G20 summit's security cost
http://www2.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=07702461-cc8d-45e4-b50a-ab08182839eb

Legislation that protects pensions during bankruptcies
http://www2.canada.com/vancouversun/news/editorial/story.html?id=ff0a0ab2-9c9b-41b8-8a2a-a946f93c2202

VANCOUVER PROVINCE -
Taxpayers' patience with MPs is waning
http://www.theprovince.com/opinion/editorials/Editorial+Taxpayers+patience+with+waning/3081132/story.html

VICTORIA TIMES-COLONIST -
Better safety for float planes
http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=93f1ff79-f7cc-4088-bdb8-725c37d8cc98
 
Mulroney's political taint
http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=6e448c40-180d-4af2-8a7d-af4d6d52cf63
 
Too high a price paid for Kandahar affair
http://www2.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/comment/story.html?id=a6a59a59-e1bd-48f4-bc13-75b8f7bd233a


ISSUES

AF-PAK PROBLEM -
Drone strikes the most effective weapon against al-Qaeda — but at what cost?
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article7142182.ece

Afghan peace jirga aims to end war
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=3096601

NATO General in Afghanistan: Taliban Train in Iran
http://www.afghanconflictmonitor.org/2010/05/nato-general-in-afghanistan-taliban-train-in-iran.html

McChrystal Strategy Shifts to Raids - and Wali Karzai
http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=51566

Afghan militants dismiss Karzai's peace assembly
http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=365414&version=1&template_id=41&parent_id=23


CANADIAN FORCES -
Army overflowing with recruits, but air force short
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/business/Army+overflowing+with+recruits+force+short/3095074/story.html


CANUSA/USACAN -
Bordering on insanity
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=275e12d0-aa0c-4aaf-a827-51aef5b46499


ECONOMIC AFFAIRS -
Canada first in G7 to raise interest rates
http://www.winnipegsun.com/money/2010/06/01/14210381.html

What Economic Recovery?
For many Canadian families, the recession has meant increased poverty and insecurity.
http://www.themarknews.com/articles/1591-what-economic-recovery

Arts and social sciences struggle for a place in new economy
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/arts-and-social-sciences-struggle-for-a-place-in-new-economy/article1587526/

Bank of Canada raises key rate as growth takes off
http://www.thestar.com/yourhome/newsfeatures/article/817241--bank-of-canada-raises-key-rate-as-growth-takes-off

Did Carney go too far?
http://www.financialpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=3094896


FOREIGN AFFAIRS -
Three Canadians detained in Israel after raid
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100601/national/gaza_ships_protest_cdn

Backgrounder: A look at the controversial shipments to Gaza
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/816976--backgrounder-a-look-at-the-controversial-shipments-to-gaza

The Lone Ship of the Freedom Flotilla Sails towards
  www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=19481

New boat to challenge Gaza blockade
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/817227--new-boat-to-challenge-gaza-blockade?bn=1

Israeli military admits bungling ship boarding
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/817231--israeli-military-admits-bungling-ship-boarding

The World Reacts
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=3094789

Analysis: Israel's alliances hit the hardest by flotilla raid
http://www.nationalpost.com/most-popular/story.html?id=3094555

Egypt opens Gaza border after deadly Israel naval action
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/817230--egypt-opens-gaza-border-after-deadly-israel-naval-action

Gaza aid flotilla activists talk of beatings, electric shocks
http://www.winnipegsun.com/news/world/2010/06/01/14209911.html

Canadian activist missing after ship raided by Israel
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/canadian-activist-missing-after-ship-raided-by-israel/article1586701/

Israeli action condemned as thousands protest flotilla deaths
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/israeli-action-condemned-as-thousands-protest-flotilla-deaths/article1587279/

Soldiers defending themselves...
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/816726--israeli-pm-netanyahu-leaving-canada-to-fly-home-in-wake-of-raid?bn=1

Israeli PM speaks (mp3)
http://media.thestar.topscms.com/audio/8a/5f/1bf2603a42218ab10c711baa1ff2.mp3

Activists attacked me: Israeli soldier
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/816795--israeli-commando-says-activists-attacked-him-stole-his-rifle?bn=1

Canada: Leaders call for investigation before condemnation of flotilla attack
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/leaders-call-for-investigation-before-condemnation-of-flotilla-attack/article1587391/

Operation Mini Cast Lead
Again, the Israeli propaganda machine has managed to convince only brainwashed Israelis, and once more no one asked the question: What was it for?
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25586.htm
 
All At Sea
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25592.htm
 
U.S. Blocks Security Council Criticism of Israeli Raid
  http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25589.htm

Obama's Timidity and Deaths at Sea
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25595.htm

Canada's panicky visa apology
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/canadas-panicky-visa-apology/article1587255/

Can China keep its balance in East Asia?
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/can-china-keep-its-balance-in-east-asia/article1587071/

A tribunal with influence
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/a-tribunal-with-influence/article1584482/


HEALTH CARE RELATED -
Simple blood test for early detection of cancer
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/article7141460.ece


JUSTICE SYSTEM --
Civil justice system seen as catering to the rich
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/civil-justice-system-seen-as-catering-to-the-rich/article1587524/


NATIONAL AFFAIRS -
Liberals pour cold water on 'Stop Harper' coalition idea
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/liberals-pour-cold-water-on-stop-harper-coalition-idea/article1588236/

Ethics committee subpoena's PMO communications director Soudas
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/ethics-committee-subpoenas-pmo-communications-director-soudas/article1587873/

Info blocked by misunderstanding: bureaucrat
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100601/national/info_blocked

Tories willing to bend on refugee bill
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100601/national/tories_refugees

Tories still mum on Mulroney cash
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100601/national/mulroney_schreiber

O'Malley: Conservatives one step closer to a majority in the Other Place
http://www.cbc.ca/politics/insidepolitics/2010/06/conservatives-one-step-closer-to-a-majority-in-the-other-place.html

Critics cite 'punishment' in Tory aid funding
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100601/national/tories_cuts


NATIONAL PROGRAMMES -
1,100 private security guards to work G8-G20 summits
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/817205--1-100-private-security-guards-to-work-g8-g20-summits?bn=1

Tories introduce bill cancelling pensions for incarcerated seniors
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/story.html?id=3094777

Another member quits federal fertility agency
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=3094761

Tax collectors expand probe of Canadians hiding money in Liechtenstein
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/tax-collectors-expand-probe-of-canadians-hiding-money-in-liechtenstein/article1586133/


OPINION AND INFORMATION -
Taxpayers can't be the fall guy
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/taxpayers-cant-be-the-fall-guy/article1587211/

The military has acted hastily
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/todays-paper/military+acted+hastily/3095115/story.html

Why is it OK to pick on Christians?
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=3094830

The 21st Century Belongs to Canada
http://www.themarknews.com/articles/1076-the-21st-century-belongs-to-canada

Laid low by basic instinct
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=3094828

Middle East dangerous place to play Canadian politics
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/817003--travers-middle-east-dangerous-place-to-play-canadian-politics

Welcome to the club
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=3094803

Mulroney broke rules, but big questions remain
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100601/national/mulroney_schreiber

Tories mum on Mulroney
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100531/national/mulroney_tories

Feds should recover $2.1M from Mulroney: NDP MP
http://www.ottawasun.com/news/canada/2010/05/31/14205841.html

Mulroney mum with media at T.O. fundraiser
http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2010/05/31/14206256.html

Brian Mulroney acted inappropriately in accepting cash, inquiry finds
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/816863--brian-mulroney-acted-inappropriately-in-accepting-cash-inquiry-finds

Bad day for Mulroney is good day for Liberals
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/817089--bad-day-for-mulroney-is-good-day-for-liberals

For many, Mulroney's legacy will be forever poisoned
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/for-many-mulroneys-legacy-will-be-forever-poisoned/article1587360/

Oliphant applied the smell test - and Mulroney failed
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/oliphant-applied-the-smell-test---and-mulroney-failed/article1587227/

Term 'token Quebecer' not welcome in House
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100531/national/commons_term_banned

Time to transform our laws
http://www.nationalpost.com/todays-paper/story.html?id=3094804

MP leaves controversial message for troops on card
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/leaves+controversial+message+troops+card/3094546/story.html

Young Liberal pushes 'Stop Harper' coalition; Conservatives brag on economy
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/young-liberal-pushes-stop-harper-coalition-conservatives-brag-on-economy/article1587660/


PROVINCIAL AFFAIRS -
AG: OLG spends millions without proper receipts
http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/06/01/14210676.html

Papers filed for new Ontario party
http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/05/31/14207591.html

Anti-HST petitioners realistic about outcome
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100601/national/hst_backlash

Quebec Trying to Delay Lower Churchill: Premier Williams
http://www.vocm.com/newsarticle.asp?mn=2&id=6784&latest=1

André Marin gets another chance to remain ombudsman
http://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/article/817048--andre-marin-gets-another-chance-to-remain-ombudsman?bn=1

Ontario urged to charge road tolls
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Ontario+urged+charge+road+tolls/3095065/story.html


PRESSURE POINTS -
Sunspots may predict hurricanes as well as global warming and coooling
http://opinion.financialpost.com/2010/06/01/sunspots-may-predict-hurricanes-as-well-as-global-warming-and-coooling/

NASA Charged in New Climate Fakery: Greenhouse Gas Data Bogus
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/23800


INFOS -
MARDI 01 JUIN 2010

Pensions de vieillesse · Harper veut couper les vivres aux détenus
http://lcn.canoe.ca/lcn/infos/national/archives/2010/06/20100601-123014.html

ttawa · La Banque du Canada hausse son taux directeur
http://lcn.canoe.ca/lcn/infos/national/archives/2010/06/20100601-094052.html

St.Catharines | Ontario · GM s'apprète à faire une annonce importante
http://www.canoe.com/infos/quebeccanada/archives/2010/06/20100601-051943.html

Commission Oliphant · Mulroney soulagé
http://www.canoe.com/infos/quebeccanada/archives/2010/05/20100531-194149.html

Ottawa · Transactions inacceptables entre Mulroney et Schreiber
http://lcn.canoe.ca/lcn/infos/national/archives/2010/05/20100531-154706.html

Sondage · Une coalition PLC-NPD prendrait le pouvoir
http://www.canoe.com/infos/quebeccanada/archives/2010/05/20100531-082300.html

Saint-Jean · Une nouvelle controverse?
http://www.canoe.com/infos/quebeccanada/archives/2010/05/20100531-071210.html

Forages dans le golfe du Saint-Laurent
Québec demande des précisions à Terre-Neuve
http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/Politique/2010/06/01/001-Quebec-forage-terre-neuve.shtml

Mulroney a trahi son propre code d'éthique - L'ancien premier ministre est blâmé pour avoir accepté de l'argent de Schreiber
http://www.ledevoir.com/politique/canada/290010/mulroney-a-trahi-son-propre-code-d-ethique-l-ancien-premier-ministre-est-blame-pour-avoir-accepte-de-l-argent-de-schreiber

Le Canada, l'allié le plus fidèle d'Israël
http://www.ledevoir.com/international/actualites-internationales/290009/le-canada-l-allie-le-plus-fidele-d-israel

Israël plongé dans une autre crise diplomatique
http://www.ledevoir.com/international/actualites-internationales/290008/israel-plonge-dans-une-autre-crise-diplomatique


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Bordering on insanity
http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=275e12d0-aa0c-4aaf-a827-51aef5b46499

The world's longest undefended border isn't staying that way.
I agree with Diane. Expect you do as well.

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From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject:Does this make Canada complicit in this act of war?
'Israeli Strike On Freedom Flotilla To GazaIs Part Of A Broader Military AgendaOperation Justified Vengeance'By Michel ChossudovskyFrom Dick EastmanGlobalResearch.ca6-1-10 http://www.rense.com/general91/flotv.htm
War Criminal Prime Minister Netanyahu, who directly ordered the strike on the international flotilla to Gaza was on an official visit to Canada at the time of the Israeli attack. The strike constitutes an act of piracy in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
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From: Don Wilson 

Read this intersting article.............

Front page of today's Ottawa Citizen.
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/StatsCan+eyes+francophone+conspiracy+bilingualism+questionnaire/3091164/story.html

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From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: But,but,but, israel doesn't have a nuclear program, does it???  Or are they so above us that they
can produce isotopes without a nuclear program?




Feds blasted over isotopes from Israel

http://www.calgarysun.com/news/canada/2010/05/31/14205006.html
By CHRISTINA SPENCER, Parliamentary Bureau

Last Updated: May 31, 2010 4:46pm

OTTAWA - The federal government is under fire for not permitting a medical isotope supplier to import surplus isotopes through Israel at a time of critical shortage.
But Health Canada suggests the company hasn't followed the right process to get the green light.
"Last week, the supply of medical isotopes (in Canada) was at 10% of normal," Liberal natural resources critic Geoff Regan said Monday. "That means patients have to wait, cancer patients even longer, for tests.
"Despite this ongoing crisis, the government has rejected a plan to have additional isotopes supplied from Israel." "It is completely incomprehensible," agreed Dr. Francois Lamoureux, president of the Quebec Association of Nuclear Medicine Specialists. "We're in a crisis at the moment." Recently, Lamoureux said, his province had only five to 10 per cent of its regular supply of Technetium-99 ¬ or Tc-99 ¬ a key isotope used for diagnosing many serious medical conditions.
Dr. Chris O'Brien, president of the Ontario Association of Nuclear Medicine, said last week "was a terrible week." On certain days, instead of being able to do tests on five to seven patients a day, he was able to handle only one or two because of the lack of Tc-99. He said supply in Ontario last week was at 15% of normal levels.
Tc-99 has been in short supply for more than a year, after the abrupt shutdown of the Chalk River nuclear reactor in May 2009 for repairs. The shortage has been amplified this spring by the closing of another major reactor in the Netherlands for several months. Other reactors have been shut for shorter periods.
Covidien and Lantheus, approved suppliers of isotopes in Canada, have scrambled to obtain more supply from other sources, such as a Polish reactor and the South African Safari reactor.
The Israeli proposal consisted of an offer to sell Canada surplus isotope "generators" that the Israelis had processed using isotopes purchased from South Africa.
Lantheus would have been responsible for all quality control on them, Lamoureux said. A "generator" is the device used to obtain Tc-99 from another radioactive isotope, molybdenum-99.
Given that Canada has already approved the South African isotopes themselves, "the minister of health must intervene," Lamoureux said. "We must try to protect patients in Canada. Israel is a friendly country, developed scientifically." A spokesman for Health Canada suggested the plan had been rejected because Lantheus did not apply under the right federal program.
"Although the source of the isotope from South Africa is known to Health Canada, the final product manufactured in Israel has never been evaluated for its safety, effectiveness or quality," said spokesman Gary Holub in an e-mail.
He said without sufficient data on the Israeli version of the generators, "the only way to obtain isotopes from Israel in Canada is through the Special Access Programme" which fast-tracks access to certain drugs on compassionate or emergency grounds.
Holub could not say for sure that the Lantheus proposal had been rejected, just that it had not been approved.
Neither Health Canada experts nor Lantheus officials were available to explain how the application had originally been received or whether it had been resubmitted under the SAP program.
In Ontario, the isotope shortage last week meant Tc-99 could be used only in immediate, life-threatening cases. O'Brien said the ongoing shortage of isotopes is now "affecting from Victoria, B.C. to St. John's, Newfoundland."




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From: The Natroses

Hi Joe,

" He will now need to explain to the international community why the Israeli military was preventing basic food supplies from reaching Gaza's people.

The attack on the aid flotilla has harmed the interests of the Israeli people. The passengers – in spite of their iron bars and makeshift wweapons – were not weapon runners arming Hamas. Surely Israel knew ffrom intelligence sources what they were dealing with, even if they were surprised by the initial fury with which their soldiers were greeted. The flotilla was not a threat that justified a brutal response.

In those respects, the world should hold Israel to account. But no one should lose sight of the greater challenge, the one that led to the blockade in the first place: how to turn Gaza into a free and functioning territory that presents no terrorist threat to its neighbour."

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/disproportionate-force-feeds-propaganda-against-israel/article1587307/

When the first news report came out, Israel was stating that the aid flotilla was running guns, and the aid supplies was just a cover. Also, the number killed was reported to be 19, and now it is the number 10.  Since than the Canadian media is downplaying the story, and concentrating on the Harper - Israel angle.

Checking BBC, it is more or less the story of the first Canadian reports.  Except the number killed is 9. " Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed regret after at least nine people died when troops stormed ships trying to break the Gaza blockade. But he said soldiers had been defending themselves after they were "clubbed, beaten and stabbed". Pro-Palestinian campaigners say the soldiers opened fire unprovoked when they landed on the aid-carrying ships. There has been international condemnation of the loss of life, and the UN is holding an emergency session." http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/middle_east/10199480.stm  Check out the video.

"Organisers of the convoy have strongly denied the Israeli account. Contact with activists on the ships was lost after the raids and no first-hand accounts from them have yet emerged. Arafat Shoukri, of the Free Gaza Movement (FGM) which helped organise the convoy, said those on board one ship had told them by telephone that Israeli helicopters had arrived. "Then we started to hear screams, shouting, shooting everywhere," he said. "We heard some of them shouting 'We are raising the white flag, stop shooting at us." He said Israeli claims that activists had pistols and other weapons were "cheap propaganda". "

In other media reports of BBC, there will be serious political fallout. Unlike the Canadian reports. " The full details of what happened will emerge in time, but in political terms the damage has already been done. The deaths threaten to make what was always going to be a potential public relations disaster for Israel into a fully-fledged calamity. But the political ramifications could be even more serious. A Turkish charity had a major role in organising this flotilla. The Palestinian issue plays strongly in Turkish public opinion, where the tide is already strongly critical of Israel. This episode will only make matters worse. Turkish politics is changing. Groups like the military who always backed strong ties with Israel now have less political clout.  Relations between the two countries are ratcheting downwards with few pressures operating in the opposite direction to improve ties. This incident at sea also firmly puts the spotlight on Gaza and Israel's efforts to control access to the territory. Gaza is unfinished business with all three key players - Israel, Egypt and the United States, all happy to try to isolate the Hamas government there. But, as aid agencies warn, this isolation comes at a price for the ordinary people of Gaza and this incident catapults their plight firmly into the spotlight. " http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/middle_east/10198737.stm

As for Harper, we can only await for his response, and I bet it will have the words of 'measured response' in it somewhere.

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From: "Mark Whittle"

Hi Joe,
As always I appreciate receiving the Daily Digest. Regarding the Flotilla raid, It seems pretty obvious, from the various videos I've seen, the soldiers were attacked as soon as they hit the deck, and held off firing their side-arms until death was eminent. They has paint-ball gun's a primary weapons and handguns as back-up. Next time they should just torpedo ships in unauthorized waters, instead of getting their soldiers killed trying to "arrest" the ships and bring them to port for inspection. When we find out the cargo included weapons, what will the world think then? Cloaking terrorism in the name of foreign aid is the new way of terrorism.
Mark-Alan Whittle

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From: "Efstratios \(Stratos\) Psarianos"
Subject: A truck in the dock


From The Economist
http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=16219747&fsrc=nlw|hig|05-27-2010|editors_highlights
A truck in the dock
How the police in the US can seize your stuff when you have not been proven guilty of anything
HE ARRIVED in Houston with $500 in his pocket. A man he met on the Greyhound bus gave him a room until he found his feet. Zaher El-Ali, a Jordanian immigrant, worked hard and built up a small business renovating and selling cars and houses. He is now a proud American citizen. But, ridiculous though it sounds, his truck is in trouble with the law.

Six years ago, he sold a Chevy Silverado to a man who agreed to pay for it in instalments. Before the truck was paid off, the buyer was arrested for drunken driving. It was his third such arrest, so he was sent to prison and the police seized the truck. Mr Ali applied to get it back. He pointed out that he still held title to the vehicle, and that since the buyer had stopped making payments on it, he was entitled to reclaim it. But the government refused. . . .

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From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: We'll never know who le story on Mulroney


782 pages to whitewash this issue?  Schreiber rec'd $25M from Canada(the taxpayer) when Mulroney was PM.  Mulroney rec'd $225,000-$300,000. from Schreiber but Mulroney didn't know where the money came from???
I wish I had met Mr. Schreiber, who was apparently throwing money around for no reason.  Just think, a man with such concern for his fellow man and not expecting anything in return for the plain brown envelopes bulging with cash.  He is a rare person.  And it was so kind and caring of Mulroney to accept the largesse, eh?  Wonder if he will consider passing some of that money back to the taxpayer of Canada to help pay the costs of all this theatre?
If Mulroney is a sample of what is running or has run this country we are in deep trouble.  But that is no surprise.  Again, the elite are given the benefit of the doubt--we would be behind bars if we had ever done anything like this.  And don't forget, Mulroney didn't pay taxes on this money.  Let a Canadian get a 'windfall' like that without reporting it for taxation--we would be charged in the blink of an eye.
becky

We'll never know whole story on Mulroney
http://thechronicleherald.ca/Front/1185147.html

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Subject: Article on Jim Karygiannis, Liberal MP Scarborough-Agincourt
From: Ian Hancock.

Hi Joe,

My name is Ian Hancock. I am with the Scarborough-Agincourt EDA, and was wondering if you could include this link in the next daily digest as it is unlikely to reach the mainstream media and I think it deserves wider distribution. In essence, Jim Karygiannis called a former ambassador a liar in a phone call to his home after appearing before a committee and being grilled by Mr Karygiannis on an issue unrelated to the committee's agenda. Here is the link:

http://stevejanke.com/archives/302124.php

I understand you are quite busy however any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

Ian Hancock.

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From: "Suan H.Booiman"
Subject: opinion

Joe, (going to be long, sorry)
 
I don't touch the budget as I don't know enough about it.
Like any budget it is so political rather than what is good
for the country, as it always has been.
 
I will stick to my issues and one of them is the over-rated
importance of bilingualism that is costing us billions. Now
we learn from Statistics Canada that it is well possible that
the French speaking lied in the 2006 questionnaire. based on
an email sent around at the time.
 
Would not be surprised.  Attended one of my grandson's
graduation this week from a  French immersion high school,
some 360 students out of those approx.6 received an award
for their French, one of those for excellence, that is 1.66%
at what cost, their French is not good enough to qualify for
a place in the Federal bureaucracy. For that we spend billions
to patronize a minority that is never satisfied and never will.
 
As said before if bilingualism was that important to the country
the direction would have been in 1969 to make both languages
mandatory in all schools, from sea to sea to sea, including the
fanatic Quebec self-righteousness.
 
Learning any language is good for the brains, ask Europeans.
Parlez vous Fransais, sprechen sie fransösichs, praat jij Frans.
do you speak French, that was my education in primary, high
school and Academy. During my Dutch Air Force time stood in
as translator for the Canadian officers that were still there in
1946.
 
Canadian French is a political farce, Durham assigned the French
to a small part on the St.Lawrence to keep their law, language and
religion, as the religious leaders were the rulers. At that time all
were in reality British subjects, no one wants to admit for the sake
of patronage. That is why no government dares to hire historians to
write the truth about Canada, which started with the Treaty of
Utrecht . My song.
 
Suan

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From: John Duddy
Subject: Canada's response to the attack on the High Seas.
Cc: Joe Hueglin <joe.hueglin@bellnet.ca>
To: pm@pm.gc.ca

Dear Prime Minister.

Please have your staff examine this link: -

http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/18.html

Please let the World know that Canada deplores such terrorism.

See Dr. Sabrosky's credentials.

John Duddy.

Calgary Centre.

"What we need to stand up and say is not only did they attack the USS Liberty, they did 9/11. They did it. I have had long conversations over the past two weeks with contacts at the Army War College, at it's headquarters, Marine Corps and I made it absolutely clear in both cases that it is 100 percent certain that 9/11 was a Mossad operation. Period." -
Dr. Alan Sabrosky, March 14, 2010 - listen to podcast

Alan Sabrosky (Ph.D., University of Michigan) is a writer and consultant specializing in national and international security affairs. In December 1988, he received the Superior Civilian Service Award after more than five years of service at the U.S. Army War College as Director of Studies, Strategic Studies Institute, and holder of the General of the Army Douglas MacArthur Chair of Research.
He is listed in WHO'S WHO IN THE EAST (23rd ed.). A Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and a 1986 graduate of the U.S. Army War College, Dr. Sabrosky's teaching and research appointments have included the United States Military Academy, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Middlebury College and Catholic University; while in government service, he held concurrent adjunct professorships at Georgetown University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Dr. Sabrosky has lectured widely on defense and foreign affairs in the United States and abroad. You can email Dr. Alan Sabrosky at: docbrosk@comcast.net

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From: "Suan H.Booiman"
Subject: Lord's Prayer

June 1, 2010
 
We do remember...
 
For those that had the opportunity to watch the USA Memorial
on Sunday May 30 last was it a surprise to hear some one sing
                                   THE LORD'S PRAYER
what an honesty to stand up for what they believe in, or the country
as a whole. Contrary to the singing of the USA National Anthem there
was no noise or clapping, just the sound of the song.
 
That would not happen in Canada with all the Human Right
multiculturalism, we would be offending, regardless the fact
that the Constitution opening line states: we recognize the
supremacy of GOD and the National Anthem having the words
                                    "God keep our land".
 
The Liberal social engineering has done away with it all and handed
us a Nation with the motto "do whatever you want" if not you may
                                              OFFEND.
The Bible, Lord's prayer, the National anthem is and could be offensive.
For that we have now a country without principles or commitment,
we stand for division, just do what you brought to this country, no
need to become a Canadian among Canadians, are the directions since
1969 incorporated in the Constitution of 1982 without a vote from the
people at large.
 
Suan H.Booiman
White Rock BC

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From: "John Feldsted"
Subject: Deciphering sides in Canada's 'culture wars'

These articles are appearing all over the media. Time we got annoyed and fire back a few shells of our own.
 
 
Deciphering sides in Canada's 'culture wars'

The battle lines are drawn, but that doesn't mean they're easy to make out

Gerald Caplan
Special to The Globe and Mail
Friday, May. 28, 2010

It was only a matter of time, and the time has come. America's culture wars have been imported into Canada. Personally, I'm not sure why they're called culture wars at all, since this isn't about music or dance or literature. Instead, it's just a curious phrase to encompass the values, ideology and convictions over which Canadians have long disagreed. We just never thought of them as wars about culture.

Nonsense. 'Culture' or cultural ideology cannot be 'imported'. It is not something you can pour into a gunny-sack and toss on a truck for transport and export.   

Like the U.S., we can almost divide Canada into two clear-cut political-cultural camps, whose issues include abortion, the CBC, capital punishment, big government, the Middle East, women, guns, gays, welfare, religion, the environment, race, law 'n' order, evolution, big cities and lots of others. By and large, as everyone knows, there's a conservative take on these issues and a non-conservative, sometimes progressive, take. All we really need is a single word – abortion! Israel! – and most of us know the issue and who's on which side.

No we can't. This is pure leftist mythology; the notion that only red-neck, Neanderthal (choke) Conservatives (spit) are backward enough to dare to disagree with the enlightened views of the elitists leading the Dippers and Liberals.

"there's a conservative take on these issues and a non-conservative, sometimes progressive, take" – oh really, - and who the heck gave you the authority to sit in judgement? What the heck is a 'non-conservative view'??   

Down south, the Tea Party militants know exactly what side they're on, and they're not shy about screaming it to the skies. Their president – for those of them who deign to recognize Barack Obama as President – still believes bridges can be built. You wish he was right, but you know he is wrong.

Canadians have been relatively less bombastic in their championing of one side or another of the culture divide, which is what you'd expect from Canadians. But Michael Ignatieff made a strong speech the other day on the way the Harper government has been methodically escalating the culture wars in Canada. Obviously he hopes that by sharpening the focus on this explicitly divisive strategy, Canadians will warm to his own party. In fact, the large majority of Canadians seem quite aware of which side of the culture wall the Harperites inhabit, which is why some two-thirds of us continue to resist his allure. Ignatieff's real problem is that few citizens are turning to him in their rejection of the Harper values.

Caplan is dreaming in Technicolor. Even restricting the Dipper/Liberal share to votes cast, they are at 44% which is far from two thirds (2/3). Realistically, the represent about 26% of electors and about 20% of the population. Yes, Gerald, those who do not vote still count and are not in your camp.  

The cultural divide is both real and arbitrary at the same time; that's one of its peculiarities. It really makes little sense to lump all these issues willy-nilly into one or another camp. I can never fathom why denial of global warming is a reflexive conservative dogma; I'd have sworn I heard somewhere that some conservatives have kids for whose future they care. Why in the world then should they be pooh-poohing the possible consequences of global warming?

The 'cultural divide' is an illusion; a creation of leftists who cannot deal with reality. They have no solutions for the issues that confound us, so they create an artificial division to draw attention from their deficiencies. Beggaring ourselves to fight 'global warming', which is another leftist construct, defies common sense, logic and reason.  

Similarly, the anti-conservative side has its own fault lines as well. Not all treat religion as a cruel hoax, for example, and some conservatives even believe in evolution. And while the conservatives can't resist their dreary old anti-CBC tirades, given the low estate of CBC-TV these days I'm not even sure those who passionately embrace public broadcasting would lift a finger to defend Mother Corp.

More leftist myths. The CBC is NOT a 'public broadcaster'. The CBC is heavily taxpayer subsidized, but is not politically neutral. We can make a case for charging Radio Canada with treason. When the CBC can rise funds from the public they will have the right to be called a 'public broadcaster'. Until then they remain a public parasite.   

Besides, there are culture wars within culture wars, some of which actually unite conservatives and their mortal enemies. For example, our politicians in Ottawa seem to live in an impermeable bubble of their own. The quite extraordinary spectacle of almost all members of Parliament indignantly refusing to make public their expenses speaks volumes about the distance between the political world and the real one.

The fact that the NDP has been the most intransigent in its righteous determination to keep the public's nose out of its accounts has bewildered the faithful across the land. What are they thinking? What are they hiding? Have they learned nothing from the Labour Party's humiliation caught charging the state for personal expenses? Has the culture of "The Hill" corrupted (with a few honourable exceptions) the entire caucus?

It's hard not to see the NDP position on this issue as a betrayal of what the party stands for. Add to this that about a third of the caucus may for the second time vote against the long-gun registry. This would, of course, confuse the culture warriors because the NDP would then be standing with the Harper government and its supporters – Canada's own equivalent of the National Rifle Association. These positions will surely test the loyalty of the 14 per cent to 18 per cent of Canadians who faithfully vote NDP, knowing it will not form a government.

On both counts, frantic efforts are being made to make this rogue NDP caucus come to its collective senses. But the fact such efforts are necessary at all tells its own dismal story.

Caplan finally comes clean and tells it like it is. The bulk of NDP support is a protest vote that will evaporate if the dippers become a viable contender for governance. Enough said. 

Ignatieff is right: Stephen Harper has only just begun his dangerous escalation of the culture wars. There are ominous indications that he has had some surprising success in moving middle-of-the-road Canadians toward his regressive political values. Winning them back will surely be easier if our side doesn't get trapped in its own unjust culture wars.

The dippers and liberals have nothing to offer Canadians. Harper is not the problem; a lack of credibility and policy is. The leftists are stuck in attack mode as evidenced by this hit piece. Attack, attack, attack, attack. The problem is that there is nothing of any substance to follow the attacks. Our leftists have become the Trojan Horse of Parliament – a hollow refuge for fighters, but ultimately hollow – no substance from which to govern. 

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