Just a short round-up of noteable posts on topics not yet covered here.
Ted at Cerberus holds the feet of Canada's New Government™ to the fire by pointing out that, despite Harper's words on accountability, he and his party are setting the worst possible example - Rules are for others. Ted's post is a "must read".
Alison at Creekside does her own round-up of a story which she first brought to my attention earlier in the week. The Anschluss watchdogs details a story which was completely ignored by the traditional media about a group of powerful corporate and government types in a "deep integration" meeting held at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel last week. The whole meeting, from 12 to 14 September, was shrouded in secrecy. In addition to Alison's links I will add The Agonist with this post with a list of those invited and a draft agenda.
One of the questions which keeps arising from this meeting is whether US Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld actually accepted the invitation and attended. I would suggest that he wasn't there if only because the necessary security protocols, even those which aren't generally visible, were never implemented. That's not proof but I would hesitate to think of the reaction if something had happened and it turned out there wasn't adequate security.
Both posts are well worth the read.