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Thursday's thumbnail - 22-03-07

Posted by Cat / March 22, 2007

20070322_williwaller.jpgI couldn't find a cute picture of a fluffy, baby Jeremy to post in gratitude for yesterday's stellar news coverage, so this'll have to do. In the proud, poutine tradition, another great Quebec export is making Americans all bug-eyed. Tetes a claques will now be promoting the US candy popsicle, Vertigo, which bills itself as "half chocolatey, half candy, half crazy!"

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em, then beat 'em. Prime Minister Harper has stepped into Quebec's election fray by promising that he will only negotiate reducing Federal intervention in Provincial jurisdictions with an elected federalist government in Quebec.

The overcrowding in area hospital emergency rooms in getting worse, warn local MDs. Operating at anywhere from 120% to 150% capacity or higher, the Dickensian scenes involve heartattack victims lying on floors for lack of stretchers and oxygen masks mistakenly not hooked up to gas.

Speaking of alarming percentiles, the League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith Canada cites anti-semitic incidents in Quebec are up 70% from 2005 to 2006.

And finally, local foodies concerned over the provenance of their food can now play the fun-for-the-whole-family game Who grew my Banana?

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