Canadian News Links - New Media and Politics

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The Globe and Mail weighs in on Stockwell Day's claims of increased unreported crime.

Latest EKOS poll has the Tories and Grits in a virtual dead heat following the flap over the elimination of the long-form census. This of course will fuel speculation about the possibility of a fall election. Stephen Harper says the economy is "too fragile" for an election.

The sudden disappearance of 139,000 full-time jobs across Canada will also add to the speculation.

An initial look at the first 76,000 records in the "Afghan War Diary" leaked by Wikileaks yields some important information. On the subject of Afghanistan, NATO airstrikes have killed 32 civilians.

Here in Montreal, angry Mohawk protesters faced off today against a property developer in Oka, after the latter showed up to mark trees to be felled on disputed land.