Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Daily Digest September 23-24-25, 2012

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Harper-haters and Harper-lovers just don't get it. Ever.
Voodoo economics: Mulcair's cap-and-trade doesn't include a trade
Why 'Buy Canada' is not always the best strategy
In defence of public procurement
China closing in on huge oilpatch purchase
Preserve Canada's global image in embassy-sharing pact
Sharing some embassy services with Britain makes sense for Canada
Flag games don't help separatist cause.
Separatists can talk to the chair
Liberals learn the politics of power plants can be contemptible
CBC suspends Margaret Wente from media panel following plagiarism allegations
Trudeaumania prevails: 26 per cent name Harper worst PM in poll
MacKay accused of trying to undercut military ombudsman
Three former NDP leadership contenders all spent more than they raised: Elections Canada documents
Watchdog warns of 'significant privacy concerns' with some websites
Premier Clark says she wants to spare "innocent" from hurt in chief aide's departure Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth gains fans with pro-life motion
Motion doesn't breach PM's pledge not to reopen abortion debate: Woodworth.
Ontario Liberals to broaden wage freeze for public workers
MEC, Canadian Tire meet bureaucrats about C-38's impact on recreation industry
The Commons: The NDP concerns itself with Stephen Harper's agenda
Scrums: We are in the 21st century
Guergis appeals dismissal of lawsuit against Harper
Minister's email to gay community sparks privacy complaints
NDP slams Jason Kenney for supporting 'abortion' debate
Mayrand to offer Elections Act reforms to combat robocall threats
Only We Can Put an End to Ugly Politics
Robocalls abuse requires new laws, election chief says
Flaherty's message to business: use tax cuts to create jobs
Clark's chief of staff replaced after abrupt resignation following incident involving female staffer: Report
Boessenkool resignation shows the circus is back in town
Leyne: Boessenkool's apology was not enough
Palmer: Premier's response to chief of staff resignation far from illuminating
Globe takes action on allegations against columnist Margaret Wente
Columnist Margaret Wente defends herself
Editor-in-Chief John Stackhouse's memo to Globe and Mail staff on Margaret Wente allegations
Our new normal: the mockery of democracy
Public Service Cuts: Feds Refuse To Hand Over Details To Watchdog Kevin Page
Tories block Easter's EI report in Ottawa
Stephen Harper heads to New York for award but skirts United Nations
Conservative War On Unions: As Public Service Job Cuts Mount, Tories Distract, Destabilize Critics
Government email to gay community causes privacy concerns
Kenney's office plucked emails from petition to target gays
Liberal leadership contest should only have five candidates: Grit MP McCallum
Majority of Canadians oppose Chinese firm's bid for Nexen, but Harper would be wise to ignore them
Foreign takeover bids of Canadian firms need 'rigorous' scrutiny, Kenney says
Not time yet for China deal, Baird says
Jason Kenney set to support Tory backbencher's abortion motion
Surprise: federal job cuts happening mostly outside Ottawa
Opposition outrage aside, joint embassies with U.K. are 'a no-brainer,' experts say
Canada and Britain embassy-sharing pact called 'nickel and dime' diplomacy
Vic Toews shrugs off call for probe into Omar Khadr leak
Canada forges on against EU seal ban
Canadians are a happy bunch – and these are the happiest
More Canadians abandoning traditional work, striking out on own: report
PQ acts on pledge to tax the wealthy
Gentilly-2: Politicians rally to try to save Quebec's nuclear-power plant
When the mob controls unions, the public pays, 'Donnie Brasco' tells Quebec corruption inquiry
Newfoundland Premier's office confirms PM's backing of hydro project
Van Dongen plays down leadership bid in split from Conservatives
Decriminalization of marijuana goes to a vote at UBCM Wednesday
With radio attack on 'the media,' Ford brothers' disconnect from reality reaches new heights
Councillor Ford slams reporters, apologizes, then slams them again
Toronto Councillor Doug Ford says media has 'burned' bridge, city reporters are 'bunch of pricks'
'Delegate fee' helps foot bill for Chicago trip
Calgary Karaoke club "deeply sorry" for sign refusing service to Japanese customers
My gold-plated MP pension If I'd actually been elected, I'd now be overtaken by greed and self-obsession
Tom's thumb would stifle our economy
The belated demise of Canada's asbestos industry
Party's over for McGuinty and his Liberals
Once more with (tough) love from Dalton McGuinty
Out of many, one people
Mounties' cases delayed by muddy legal policy
The best response to Pauline Marois? A big, heaping pile of indifference
Harper, Mulcair gutless as maple leaf banned in Quebec
Father feels Canada abandoned his son; seeks British citizenship
Canada, U.K. to cut costs by sharing embassies abroad
Chinese ambassador to Canada: 'We're open for all businesses'
Feds on collision course with courts over omnibus crime law
Canada needs to boost manufacturing sector, Mulcair tells Alberta audience
NDP rightful heirs to Lougheed legacy, Mason says
Feds spent over $750,000 in five-year court battle against vets' pension claim
Ottawa communications firm linked to federal departments and F-35 manufacturer
F-35 fighter jet: Is it the pinnacle of technology its creators claim?
THIS WEEK IN FINANCE: Economy might be softer than 'soft'
Thousands of 'Lost Canadians' struggling to achieve citizenship stuck in legal quagmire
Sky's the limit? Report alleges nursing station used medical flights to shop
House essay: MPs, Senators travel for free but at what cost?
Cases put RCMP policy on paying for Mounties' legal bills under scrutiny
List of potentially E. Coli-tainted XL Foods beef products continues to grow
Summertime and the tweeting's easy: MPs, public quieter, but in sync, online
Montreal student protest calls for free tuition
Cummins survives B.C. Conservative Party leadership vote
Protesters at U.S. consulate in Toronto demand government action against anti-Islamic movie
Accused Guatemalan war butcher Jorge Sosa extradited to U.S.
Euro Treaty Would Give Harper More Power at Home
Push for Tough Copyright Reforms in Secretive Trade Deal
Why Old Media Fears the Wente Story
VIDEO: THREAT TO CANADA: The Mysterious Female Uterus
Audit gives feds, provinces, municipalities mediocre grades on access to info
Incident leads to resignation of BC Premier Clark's chief of staff
Housing the homeless is cheaper, more humane than status quo: study

Obama speech presaged tumult
China's Economic Stimulus Unsustainable, Economists Say
Humanoid Robot to Revolutionize U.S. Manufacturing
Politically Risky Trial of Wang Lijun Ends in China
Warp-Speed Travel Moves Closer to Reality
Libyan Attack on US Consulate Tied to Elections, Assassination
SCIENCE IN PICS: 300,000-Year-Old Hunting Weapons in Germany
Change in China Real And U.S. Better Prepare, Says Panel
Chinese Ships to Remain Near Senkaku, Official Says
Hong Kong Front Organization Frames Falun Gong Practitioner
'Taxi of Tomorrow' Approved Amid Accessibility Concerns
Unusual Symbiosis Discovered in Marine Microorganisms Read more
Increased Suicides Among Chinese Officials Attributed to Corruption Read more

Ron Paul: We Can't Remake The World With Bribes And Bombs! – OpEd
Eurasia Review:
FIFA Decision On Kosovo Likely To Spur Kurdish National Aspirations – Analysisal  READ MORE
India: Linchpin Of Asia Pivot? – Analysis READ MORE
What Determines The Foreign Policy Of Singapore? – Analysis  READ MORE
Syrian Opposition Is Beyond Being A Merely Political Force – Analysis READ MORE
Why Can't MHA Think Straight On Intelligence Reforms? – Analysis  READ MORE
China, Japan Confirm Commitment To Settling Island Dispute – Analysis  READ MORE
The Cracks In The Russia-China Tandem – Analysis  READ MORE
The Chinese Economy: A Low "Value-Added" Production Hub In East Asia – Analysis  READ MORE
The Cracks In The Russia-China Tandem – Analysis READ MORE
Eurozone Crisis: Will Reforms Be Enough? – Analysis READ MORE

The Globalist:
Global Citizens and the Global Economy
Ten Steps to Run the Economy as if the Future Matters
A Chinese Farm in Africa
Should We Expect Multinationals to Be Loyal?
Five Questions to Save the Euro
The Economics of Enough: How to Run the Economy as If the Future Matters

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21h42 - Abolition de la taxe santé · Les libéraux sont prêts à collaborer
        Le gouvernement minoritaire de Pauline Marois ne sera vraisemblablement pas renversé par un vote        sur l'abolition de la taxe santé.  Agence QMI
21h04 - Chefferie PLQ · Couillard se lancera en campagne la semaine prochaine
        Philippe Couillard se lancera formellement dans la course à la direction du PLQ la semaine      prochaine. Agence QMI
20h33 - Commission Charbonneau · Des entrepreneurs filmés avec la mafia
        Plusieurs entrepreneurs en construction ont visité des cafés où se trouvaient les têtes dirigeantes de  la mafia montréalaise. Agence QMI
17h53 - Annulation de la hausse · Plus de 10 millions $ à rembourser
        Certaines universités québécoises n'ont pas attendu le résultat des élections du 4 septembre avant      d'appliquer la hausse des droits de scolarité.  Agence QMI
11h39 - Infrastructures municipales · Il faudrait 2 milliards $ de plus par année
        L'état d'usure des infrastructures municipales demande des investissements supplémentaires de 2         milliards $ par année pendant quinze ans, estime l'Union des municipalités du Québec (UMQ). Agence
08h10 - Québec-Ottawa · Marois prépare sa rencontre avec Harper
        La première rencontre Marois-Harper, qui aura lieu en Afrique dans quelques semaines, s'annonce          relativement courtoise malgré les contentieux Québec-Ottawa et les demandes du nouveau  gouvernement péquiste. Agence QMI
07h56 - Taxe santé · Marois veut agir en vitesse
         L'abolition de la taxe santé promise par Pauline Marois ne passera pas comme lettre à la poste au       Parlement. Agence QMI
02h57 - Rattrapage · Leur pire fin de session à vie
        Certains étudiants ne dorment presque pas pour rattraper les heures perdues durant la grève. JDM
21h33 - Claude Benoît · Dépenses critiquées à Ottawa
        La décision prise par la présidente de la Société du Vieux-Port de Montréal, Claude Benoît, de  dépenser 15 000 $ en fonds publics pour faire du lobbying est inacceptable, a affirmé lundi la ministre         des Travaux publics, Rona Ambrose. Agence QMI
17h51 - Gentilly-2 · Une fermeture coûteuse?
        Si l'on se fie aux chiffres d'Hydro-Québec, le déclassement de la centrale risque de faire mal aux      finances de la société d'État et de la province. Agence QMI
16h49 - Droit du foetus · Kenney pour la motion
        Le député conservateur de Kitchener-centre Stephen Woodworth qui milite en faveur d'une nouvelle        définition du fœtus, a attiré au moins un ministre conservateur dans son camp. Agence QMI
12h00 - Commission Charbonneau · L'ex-agent du FBI Joseph Pistone témoigne
        Il a notamment décrit les règles d'honneur très précises qui s'appliquent au sein de la mafia. Agence 
04h08 - Don de sperme · Bientôt illégal?
        Vers l'obligation de faire d'abord tester le don de sperme. JDM
04h00 - Construction · Moins cher qu'en Ontario
        Les contribuables québécois paient moins cher que leurs voisins de l'Ontario et du Nouveau-     Brunswick. JDM
23h07 - Popularité · Un Canadien sur deux se dit insatisfait du travail d'Harper
        Alors que la session parlementaire à Ottawa s'est amorcée la semaine dernière, Stephen Harper doit      composer avec un taux d'insatisfaction de 50%. Agence QMI
22h40 - Sondage · Les libéraux canadiens accueilleraient avec tiédeur Jean Charest
        Les partisans libéraux ne favoriseraient pas d'emblée la candidature de Jean Charest dans la course     à la présidence du Parti libéral du Canada, indique un nouveau sondage. Agence QMI
21h39 - Fermeture Gentilly-2 · La mairesse veut une rencontre d'urgence avec Pauline Marois
        La mairesse de Bécancour, Gaétane Désilets, veut rencontrer d'urgence la nouvelle première      ministre, Pauline Marois, avec différents intervenants et élus de sa région afin de discuter de la      fermeture annoncée de la centrale nucléaire Gentilly-2. Agence QMI
19h43 - Diplomatie · Le NPD remet en question une entente avec le Royaume-Uni
        Une nouvelle entente diplomatique entre le Royaume-Uni et le Canada inquiète l'opposition à Ottawa.     Selon Paul Dewar, cette entente démontre que le Canada accepte d'être un pion dans la joute     diplomatique des Britanniques. Agence QMI
17h59 - Fondation Jasmin Roy · «Résultats spectaculaires» contre l'intimidation
        Les gestes de violence et d'intimidation ont été réduits de moitié, au cours de la dernière année, dans         quatre écoles participantes au projet-pilote de la Fondation Jasmin Roy. Agence QMI
14h08 - Politique · L'opposition critique le cabinet de Pauline Marois
        Quelques jours après la formation du cabinet de Pauline Marois, l'opposition formule déjà plusieurs     critiques à l'endroit du gouvernement péquiste. Agence QMI
07h44 - Marathon de Montréal · 27 000 coureurs dans les rues
        Certaines rues de la métropole seront envahies par environ 27 000 coureurs, à l'occasion du 22e         Marathon de Montréal. Agence QMI
02h58 - Santé · Médecins sans travail
        Le médecin diplômé à l'étranger devenu chauffeur de taxi ou livreur de pizza n'est pas une légende      urbaine. Environ 3 000 d'entre eux n'arriveraient pas à intégrer le réseau de la santé québécois.       Certains se perdent dans le dédale des procédures dignes des douze travaux d'Astérix. D'autres  affirment être carrément discriminés. JDM
02h56 - Gentilly-2 | Comprimés · On se prépare au pire
         Hydro-Québec a dépensé des centaines de milliers de dollars, au cours des dernières années pour         distribuer des comprimés d'iode à utiliser en cas d'incident nucléaire à la centrale Gentilly-2. JDM