Thursday, July 06, 2006

Warning: Culture of Fear in Canadian Newspapers

I open up my National Post headlines email this morning, and I couldn't believe the repetition and fear in all the headlines! Looks like there was a shortage of thesauri last night!

National Post Daily Headlines

Top Stories

Friendly meeting
George W. Bush will spend much of his 60th birthday on Thursday in White House meetings with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, but it's doubtful the U.S. president will worry how much his Canadian counterpart spends on a gift.

Missile tests further isolates North Korea, Bush says
U.S. President George W. Bush on Wednesday rejected any possibility of holding direct talks with North Korea over its nuclear program and sought a UN Security Council resolution imposing sanctions on the secretive regime for its tests this week of seven ballistic missiles.

Tories warned early automatic prison terms won't work
The new Conservative government, within days of taking office, was warned by senior federal bureaucrats a central election pledge to impose new automatic prison terms won't deter crime nor protect the public, internal documents obtained by CanWest News Service reveal.

U.S. soldier warns Canada likely faces a long stay in Afghanistan
Canada's three-year commitment in southern Afghanistan will likely be a lot longer unless Afghan soldiers and policemen can be trained in sufficient numbers to replace them.

Whistleblower: Tories promised payment if they won election
The sponsorship whistleblower who was a star Conservative candidate in the January election says the party promised him compensation for damage to his career if it won power.

Financial Post

Athabasca costs leap 50%
CALGARY - Partners in the giant Athabasca Oil Sands Project warned yesterday that inflation has driven costs of a planned expansion 50% higher -- well past the $11-billion mark.

Three-way alliance could be dud, observers warn
Industry observers warned yesterday that the benefits from a large-scale partnership between General Motors Corp., Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. may prove illusionary.

Resistance persists to softwood deal
WASHINGTON - The softwood-lumber agreement signed by Washington and Ottawa continued to draw fire from both sides yesterday, with some provinces vowing not to accept the deal in its present form.

Consider yourself warned!


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