Canwest, Jun 17 ‘08 (http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=2156f3a5-9402-4032-9f1e-e08390cd1036) Fallen soldier buried in Ottawa (http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=2156f3a5-9402-4032-9f1e-e08390cd1036)
“Snyder was the 85th Canadian soldier to die in Afghanistan since 2002”
www.theglobeandmail.com, Jun 17 ‘08 Ottawa to hunt for answers in Taliban jailbreak
“…Minister asks why Canadian intelligence heard nothing before well-planned attack that freed 800 prisoners.”
Heavy security planned for Ottawa terror trial (http://www.canada.com/topics/news/story.html?id=276f03c8-ee1e-4bbc-8547-cf8535502acb) canada.com, Jun 16 ‘08
“[Momin] Khawaja, an Ottawa software developer, will go on trial [June 23] as the first accused under Canada’s anti-terrorism laws. …arrested by the Mounties four years ago and is alleged to have been part of a 2004 al-Qaida-inspired terrorist bomb plot in London along with six men now in prison in Britain.” He has denied the charges.
Dumping mining waste into water ‘more responsible’: fisheries minister CBC News, Jun 17 ‘08
‘ A CBC investigation revealed on Monday that 16 Canadian lakes, including prime wilderness fishing areas from B.C. to Newfoundland and Labrador, are slated to be officially but quietly “reclassified” as mining dump sites. …”The reality is these Conservatives are giving those mining companies a huge subsidy by allowing them to use freshwater aquatic systems that are fish-bearing lakes as chief waste disposal sites,” Nova Scotia MP Peter Stoffer said…’
Vancouver regional district sues B.C. government over park transfer to native band (http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5jHI9gcuBFyN8QlWlHT53Y22BXsJA) CP, Jun 17 ‘08
NDP critic: B.C. neglects forest land as industry, government wait out downturn (http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5ghsw9-aVNXgFnNtvj8ZL1kcFB5aA)
CP, Jun 17 ‘08
“…Simpson said it appears the forest resource is being neglected when it should be properly managed. ‘The Crown owns that land. It’s a public forest. It’s British Columbia’s No. 1 asset. We better be investing in it and according to what I see from the government’s own documentation, we’re not doing that.’”
Of course public resources are neglected.
Ottawa man settles police suit (http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=ed85de7d-263c-4384-9be0-94c35c7a8757) canada.com, Jun 16 ‘08
“Ottawa man [David MacLaren] who sued police after being held in custody for 12 hours following his arrest during a G20 protest nearly seven years ago has received a ’significant” settlement’” (amount under a non-publication order) …”I said ‘this is my city, I think I have a right to stand on a sidewalk. I don’t think you guys have the right to arrest me, I’m not going to move, you’re going to have to arrest me.’”
Montreal Gazette, Jun 17 ‘08 Ottawa pitches in $17M for three R&D projects (http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/business/story.html?id=75e03881-ffd2-41d6-a827-25005acb8440)
“Beneficiaries include CAE Inc., Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. and McGill University”, according to the Foreign Affairs Minister
www.thestar.com, Jun 17 ‘08 (http://www.thestar.com/News/USElection/article/444440) McCain using Ottawa as a backdrop?
“…he has a strong knowledge of border issues, some of it fostered during meetings with Liberal Senator Colin Kenny during visits by the Canadian’s national security and defence committee.”
June 18th, 2008