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Tuesday's Tidbits - May 8

Posted by Hannah / May 8, 2007

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Medicine-less in Montreal...Montreal doctor Jacques Chaoulli takes a swipe at the province's waiting lists by setting up a private match-making service. Forty dollars will find you the family physician, surgeon or other bloodletter of your dreams.

Dude! Where's my car?

...Police shimmied between aisles of air bags and reclining seats at a Laval chop shop yesterday, finding motors and components from more than 250 vehicles stolen from Montreal and Laval.

If it's not one takeover, it's another...On the heels of the Alcoa/Alcan romance turned bad, A.L. Van Houtte (aka Couche Tard coffee) is also experiencing some hostility from an American suitor, Littlejohn & Co. LLC. You might remember Littlejohn from another Montreal takeover earlier this week: the makers of duct tape.

Photo thanks to roarlaura

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