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Morning Brew: September 20th, 2007

Posted by MP / September 20, 2007

Photo: “The park” by Midnight Poutine Flickr pooler karenhr.

Your morning news roundup for Thursday, September 20, 2007:

The Town of Mont-Royal is looking to sell a public park to developers, who plan to build a seniors' home on the site. After a couple of residents complained, the town has agreed to hold a referendum on the matter, provided that 84 residents sign a register starting Oct. 4.

Concordia University president Claude Lajeunesse has left his post suddenly, barely two years into his term. Lajeunesse wasn't a “people person,” an unnamed insider claimed.

A 19-year-old Montrealer who called in fake 911 bomb threats was sentenced to almost two years, to be served at his parents' home; he's also not allowed to use a computer, except under supervision. That sounds almost as bad as jail.

English-speakers in Quebec—three-quarters of whom live in Montreal—are 24% more likely to be jobless than francophones, says a new report.

Two hecklers were ejected from the room during a speech by foreign affairs minister Maxime Bernier, who was in town to talk up Canada's mission in Afghanistan. At least they didn't get tased.

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