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Posted by Jer / February 22, 2007

garbage.jpgThe leaders of Quebec's three main political parties made their introductory campaign remarks yesterday, gearing up for a provincial election on Mar. 26. Apparently, sovereignty will be a big issue. Who knew? The leaders promised a civil campaign and then proceeded to call each other names.

The city plans to deploy an army of "trash troopers", teams of uniformed individuals who will fine citizens found littering or otherwise soiling our fair streets. The uniforms will make the troops more visible and confer authority, like only uniforms can. City officials are reportedly toying between these two uniform designs.

The Police (the real ones with Sting and Copeland, not the litter critters) have added a second Montreal date to their Canadian tour, after tickets for their first show sold out immediately.

In local music, Are the Dark Horse, the newest CD by the Montreal's The Besnard Lakes, is getting rave reviews. Pick it up at emusic or your nearest retail store so you can sound in the know when people ask you who the next big thing out of Montreal will be.

Habs fans will be happy to know that Chris Higgins' "upper body injury" is not nearly as bad as expected. He may even play tonight as the Canadiens take on Nashville.

Finally, you only have 2 days left to catch Space Jail, Theatre Ste Catherine latest hilarious production featuring local improvisers (including Dan Beirne, who apparently doesn't have enough side projects on the go).

photo taken from greenhem's Flickr page

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