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HumpDay Headlines - May 9, 2007

Posted by Cat / May 9, 2007

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The headlines today are, not surprisingly, completely high on Andre Boisclair's decision to step down as leader of the PQ. The Gazette offers a full section reviewing Boisclair's career, what went wrong, reaction from inside and outside the party, and an historic overview of the PQ tendency to chew up and spit out its leaders like so many oreilles de crisse. Amidst the ongoing rumours of whether or not Gilles Duceppe might assume the PQ leadership, party members scramble to find an interim solution.

The provincial government's about-face on the privatization of Mont Orford does not mean the park is completely out of the woods. The SOS Parc Orford Coalition still seeks assurance against any real estate development on the land.

Warner Brothers is cancelling all preview screenings of its films in Canada because it considers the country, and Montreal in particular, to be a "video-piracy hub".

And finally, in light of all the unsolicited (read: hostile) takeover bids for Montreal-based companies this week (Alcan, Van Houtte), La Presse examines the concerns over what, in popular business parlance, has come to be referred to as a "hollowing out."

Perhaps such discussions are best held over a three-martini lunch. Or, at the very least, a shrimp burger washed down with a can of cocaine. Today's Food Section also serves up dieticians' ratings of local food ads, the real dish from a top cooking school, and a side order of science with an in-depth examination of the five-second rule. But no dessert for you until you clean your plate and cast your vote for Midnight Poutine as Montreal's Best Blog in The Mirror's 18th annual Best of Montreal Readers Poll, which closes May 11. Bottom's up!

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8 Comments

asmaa / May 9, 2007 at 11:39 am
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ha! i thought the can of coke was for the boisclair story ...
cat / May 9, 2007 at 11:53 am
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heh, heh. Just exercising the ol' product placement muscle.
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