The DAILY DIGEST: INFORMATION and OPINION from ST. JOHN'S to VICTORIA.TORONTO STAR -
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- Federal campaign: Where's the urban agenda?
- Hébert: What Duceppe needs is a campaign narrative
- Tories vow to tackle deficit through aggressive spending cuts
- When a stroller equals no service, new moms go to war
- Youth Nation candidates speak out on student debt, poverty and our future
- Canadian navy has wrong torpedoes for subs
- On health care, calling Jean Chrétien
- The Conservative values appeal, version 2.0
- Q&AElizabeth May took your questions
- Political aftershock: public trust breakdown
- Climate change? Not in this campaign
- How Harper found $4-billion that wasn't in Flaherty's budget
- Harper pledges to shrink government quickly
- The election's digital static
- What the F-35 brings to the fight
- Does Canada need next-generation stealth fighter jets?
- Document: Read an annotated copy of the budget officer's fighter-jet purchase estimate
- In the messiness of democracy, polling offers semblance of order
- Nanos Poll: With Harper holding steady lead, Layton faces campaign nadir
- Bruce Anderson: Things could get interesting if Tories don't up their game
- Don't dismiss the so-cons
- Megaprojects for all?
- Undermining the oil patch
- FP's Lawrence Solomon: Nuclear power extremes
- FP Counterpoint: Fury of poor would erupt without unions
- 37 Days: From health to eternity
- Chris Selley: Only way to find out what Greens are made of is for May to win seat
- Rebels, NATO forces stalled in Libya
- Cost of Canadian action in Libya still unknown
- How many favours does Ottawa owe Quebec?
- Poll Analysis: Cities a tough nut to crack for Harper
- Selective scandal coverage is a disservice
- Iggy heads home, or at least to T.O. riding
- London gets shortchanged by Tories playing politics
- Electoral system needs to be fixed
- Coalition, HST advantages for Harper
- Tories fighting for faiths
- Ignatieff promises to go soft on crime to save money
- Arcade Fire takes down anti-Harper blog post CBC - Fri, 8 Apr, 2011 7:59 PM EDT
- Tories, Libs promise health cash as platforms get multibillion-dollar makeovers The Canadian Press - Fri, 8 Apr, 2011 6:30 PM EDT
- Harper shoots down rocketing jet costs, says Canada exempt The Canadian Press - Fri, 8 Apr, 2011 6:19 PM EDT
- Libya debate would liven up 'boring' election: Hillier CBC - Fri, 8 Apr, 2011 5:36 PM EDT
- Duceppe calls Smith's spending comments 'stupid' CBC - Fri, 8 Apr, 2011 4:08 PM EDT
- Ralph Klein's ex-aide says former Alberta premier has dementia, is losing speech The Canadian Press - Fri, 8 Apr, 2011 3:57 PM EDT
- The federal election on P.E.I. CBC - Fri, 8 Apr, 2011 2:08 PM EDT
- N.B. refuses to reverse film tax credit cut CBC - Fri, 8 Apr, 2011 10:49 AM EDT
- Ford talks graffiti - but little else CBC - Fri, 8 Apr, 2011 8:13 AM EDT
- Crane would cut VLTs CBC - Fri, 8 Apr, 2011 6:29 AM EDT
- U.S. budget watchdog issues new warning about F-35 design and cost The Canadian Press - Fri, 8 Apr, 2011 3:00 AM EDT
Navy waits for U.S. to OK sale of $125M torpedo refit
- Harper plan would eliminate deficit by 2014
- Harper says Canada exempt from rising F-35 costs
- Battleground Ontario heats up as NDP support drops: poll
- Go Zsuzsanna: Ignatieff's wife loves life on the Liberal bus. MORE...
- Who is politicizing the RCMP?.. MORE...
- Let's go one-on-one MORE...
- The debate's over: System has to change.. MORE...
- Mainstream media election coverage focused on 'fluff'instead of issues. MORE...
- Politicians think you're stupid. MORE...
- The election's digital static MORE...
- Time to defang Grits and Tories. MORE...
- Sidle up to our democratic buffet.. MORE...
- Greens fight hard for that elusive seat MORE...
- What's wrong with admiring the U.S.? MORE...
- Don't dismiss the so-cons MORE...
- Liberals gaining, but Tories stay on top
- Ibbitson: With Harper holding steady lead, Layton faces campaign nadir
- Plain-speaking Larry Smith joins Quebec's pork-barrel pantheon
- Student at centre of rally screening furor wants to escape the 'craziness'
- Student interviewed by Harper considers herself Harvard, Stanford material
- Company waiting on federal loan threatens to close plant
- Nordiques Nation: In Quebec City, arena issue could hurt Tories
- Like Trudeau, Harper tries to low-bridge a majority
- Duceppe's former deputy assails Bloc Leader's 'aseptic' campaign
- If Harper's Mounties want to poke me, they'll have to friend me first
- Tories vow to eliminate deficit early
>>>>>>>>>>INFOS <<<<<<<<<<VENDREDI 08 AVRIL 2011
23h51 - Politique · La visite princière ne fait pas l'unanimité à Québec
23h45 - Québec · Samantha Ardente: un congédiement «abusif»
23h38 - Vitesse à l'approche des chantiers · Les automobilistes sont délinquants
22h32 - Québec · Priorité de Labeaume: l'équipe, mais pas les Olympiques
22h21 - Québec · L'épuisement professionnel des procureurs en augmentation
21h47 - Fédérales 2011 · Mirabel: les libéraux veulent rouvrir la tour de contrôle
21h37 - Fédérales 2011 · Les Verts veulent un régime national d'assurance-médicaments
21h21 - Pont Champlain · Sam Hamad favorable à la reconstruction du pont
21h01 - Alimentation · Des noix de Grenoble potentiellement dangereuses
20h53 - Fédérales 2011 · Le Bloc accuse les conservateurs de «vouloir faire taire les femmes»
20h48 - Montréal · Le dirigeant d'un réseau international de stupéfiants arrêté
19h40 - Fédérales 2011 · Layton préfère des bateaux à des avions de chasse
19h33 - Fédérales 2011 · Horaire des chefs: samedi 9 avril
19h28 - Fédérales 2011 · Les conservateurs en tournée québécoise
19h18 - Couche-Tard · Pas de crainte pour les autres syndiqués
18h59 - Fédérales 2011 · Ignatieff veut annuler des lois sur le crime
18h51 - Transport · Société des traversiers du Québec : grève prévue le 21 avril
18h48 - Fédérales 2011 · Duceppe traite des conservateurs de «nuisance publique»
18h22 - Fédérales 2011 · L'annulation du contrat des F-35 se ferait sans douleur
17h57 - Épilepsie et autisme · Découverte d'une cause génétique commune aux deux maladies
16h50 - Nouvelle mission pour le Canada · Défendre les minorités religieuses dans le monde
16h49 - Fédérales 2011 · Nouvelle mission pour le Canada : défendre les minorités religieuses
16h36 - Virage vert · Véhicules électriques: un plan «insuffisant»
16h27 - Travaux d'inspection · Pont Champlain et échangeur Turcot : des perturbations à prévoir
15h22 - Fédérales 2011 · Arcade Fire égratigne Stephen Harper
14h45 - Ancien premier ministre de l'Alberta · Ralph Klein victime de démence
14h27 - Fédérales 2011 · Duceppe fait une campagne «aseptisée», selon Gauthier
14h02 - Conservateurs · Des économies et des mesures pour plaire à la droite
13h37 - Élections · Duceppe en colère après Larry Smith
12h43 - Canada · Le taux de chômage en baisse de 0,1 % en mars
12h19 - Élections · Harper se moque des Québécois, selon Duceppe
11h42 - Fédérales 2011 · Harper prêt à couper 11 milliards $ au gouvernement
11h02 - Immobilier · Hausse des mises en chantier en mars
10h34 - Fédérales 2011 · Ignatieff veut assurer un financement stable à la santé
06h12 - RAMQ · Surprise, la photo de sa femme
06h06 - Denis Coderre · De lieutenant à simple soldat02h49 - Agressions sexuelles · Un candidat libéral s'excuse pour des propos inappropriés
22h45 - Élections fédérales · Le Parti conservateur présente sa plateforme vendredi
20h09 - Élections fédérales · Elizabeth May présente la plateforme verte
20h05 - Fédérales 2011 · Harper veut doubler la limite du CELI
19h29 - Fédérales 2011 · Pas d'entente Bloc-NPD dans Outremont
18h34 - Élections fédérales · Le NPD veut faire la lutte aux gangs de rue
17h24 - Élections fédérales · NPD deuxième au Québec: Jack Layton ravi
16h38 - Affaire Carson · Harper ne dit pas tout, d'après Layton
16h26 - Étudiantes expulsées d'un rassemblement · Stephen Harper s'excuse
15h15 - Fédérales 2011 · Michael Ignatieff courtise les aînés de Laval
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Subject: Fwd: A rare film of the wonders of God's Creations. this time - Bird-ies!
- This shows beautiful close-ups of robins in their nest. The miracle of life? Keep alert - it's Springtime......Enjoy!
From: Larry Kazdan
Subject: Letter to Editor re: Doubled TFSA room a bit late for retiring boomers but still welcome, Jonathan Chevreau Apr 7, 2011
- Re: Doubled TFSA room a bit late for retiring boomers but still welcome, Jonathan Chevreau Apr 7, 2011
Subject: Letter to Editor re: The Vaderization of Harper, Kate Heartfield, April 7, 2011 (from Larry Kazdan 604-874-9982)
- Re: The Vaderization of Harper, Kate Heartfield, April 7, 2011
- According to Kate Heartfield, "Harper and his party have centralized control, favoured ideology over evidence, manipulated the democratic process, bullied civil servants, exhibited mistrust and disrespect for Parliament, the media and even, sometimes, the public.." But hey, he's not Darth Vader, so why fearmonger? Why worry about what Harper might do with a majority?
- Re: 'Normal' for Tory ridings to get more money, star candidate says, April 7
Subject: Letter to Editor re: Cone of silence tightens on Tories, JOHN IBBITSON AND DANIEL LEBLANC, Apr. 07, 2011
- Re: Cone of silence tightens on Tories, JOHN IBBITSON AND DANIEL LEBLANC, Apr. 07, 2011
Subject: Letter to Editor re: Selective scandal coverage is a disservice, BRIAN LILLEY, April 8
- Re: Selective scandal coverage is a disservice, BRIAN LILLEY, April 8
From: Rebecca Gingrich
Subject: [On-Guard] Too bad Carson didn't have a facebook page?
Sadly likes attract so it is really not a surprise that Carson was hired?
Subject: [On-Guard] unemployment
Does anyone else get a headache reading this??? The unemployment rate fell because less people were looking for work??? What has that got to do with the reality of the situation??? How many people have given up looking for work that isn't available? A friend of my daughter's has gone to two employment agencies to try to find a job after she couldn't find one on her own. Same result--no job.
They brag about PEI job increase--of course--fishing season is starting up again. They talk about Ontario--of course--crop involvement is starting again.
"There are lies, damn lies, and then there are statistics"--proven as true today as when Mark Twain first said those words.
Canadian unemployment slips to 7.7 per cent in March; full-time employment rises
Subject: [On-Guard] What is going on in this world??? Are we that anxious to start
UN-backed Forces Slaughter Christians in Ivory Coast
But as the UN helicopters were bombarding Gbagbo forces earlier this week, critics of the international body's military support for Ouattara blasted the campaign. The Russian government, for example, said the UN and the French government had no right to intervene on one side in the dispute.
"The UN peacekeepers and supporting French forces in Ivory Coast have started military action taking the side of Ouattara, carrying out air strikes on the positions held by supporters of Gbagbo. We're now looking into the legality of this situation because the peacekeepers were authorized to remain neutral nothing more," said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. "An emergency briefing in the UN Security Council has been held upon our request, but we have not received any concrete answers. We will keep looking into the matter."
In the United States, conservative critics of the international intervention have also attacked efforts to oust Gbagbo. World Net Daily described the situation as "the forced Islamist takeover of [the Ivory Coast] government." It also noted that UN and U.S. government leaders were "ignoring the nation's own procedures that determined Laurent Gbagbo, a Christian, legitimately was re-elected president."
Subject: [On-Guard] An Imaginary Political Speech to Friends
An Imaginary Political Speech to FriendsFriends it is that time again for me to seek your support. I have five points to put before you today.
By Stephen J. Gray
By Stephen J. Gray
 Friends, as you already know we have "same-sex marriage" in this country and I have said I will not bring this matter back before the House. I have also stated, I will not use the not-withstanding clause on that issue. We also gave a large grant of money to the parade of pride, where some people have been known to parade naked. But hey, we support diversity and family values. And surely all segments of society deserve our support even in their nakedness.
 Friends, let me also state that, we must protect our children from criminals, and surely that is a laudable stance? I know it has been reported that someone with criminal convictions had worked in my office, but hey, one cannot know everything that is going on! Still, we must have strong law and order. As you all know, I support freedom of choice to kill the unborn children therefore I will not permit the abortion issue to be revisited. The status quo remains, and there is no law on abortion in this land. In fact, who needs a law, when we give the highest honor in the country to an abortionist. What does that say about our principals and values? But, surely, everybody is welcome in our big family values marketplace?
 Friends, we live in a great democracy, that's why we have "human rights commissions," and as you all know we intervened with the human rights commission against free speech. I know there are some people who say I am a hypocrite and that I once called these commissions totalitarian, but hey, it's different when one is in power. Some opinions must be suppressed if we are to have a strong controlled democracy. Still, I believe in accountability, and who would argue with that?
 Friends, I believe in lower taxes, that's why I gave billions to two Liberal provincial governments to bring in a tax that some people are calling the Hammer the Serfs Tax (HST). But, I still believe in lower taxes, that's why I am giving a $6 billion dollar tax break to large corporations.
 Finally friends, let me say this. We have weathered the great recession. Taxpayers' money bailed out the system world wide. I ask you, where would we be without the taxpayers? They are the backbone of our society, and that's why we are in favor of the HST. The taxpaying stiffs, oops I mean you wonderful friendly people will now be taxed on just about everything that moves and does not move. I like to call this sharing the burden and I am sure my corporate friends who received bailouts and are now getting tax breaks agree with me. In closing, I once again ask for your support as we go forward into the future. If we all pull together the promised land awaits us and hopefully as your great dictator, oops, I mean your great leader, I will still be holding the reins of power.
Respectfully submitted and asking for your support.
Your Friend and Leader.
Stephen J. Gray
April 8. 2011.
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