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Morning Brew: October 22, 2007

Posted by Sisi / October 22, 2007

Photo: "'Cool and quaintly interesting,'" by Midnight Poutine Flickr pooler sashamd.

Your morning news roundup for Monday, October 22nd, 2007:

PQ leader Pauline Marois says her party will push ahead with its "identity act," which would require immigrants to have a working knowledge of French before being sworn in as Quebec citizens. The Liberals have criticized the legislation by claiming that it would create two classes of Quebecers, a charge that Marois denies.

Dept. of Mild Manners: Controversial imam Said Jaziri will be deported to Tunisia today after failing to persuade a Federal Court to let him stay. Jaziri's deportation comes after the revocation of his refugee status last June. He has been quoted as saying, among other contentious claims, that homosexuality was a disease on TV5 with Luc Mervil.

More bang for your buck: Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced yesterday that he will meet with major retailers to incite them to lower their prices in order to better reflect the value of the Canadian dollar. Some analysts estimate that Canadians pay 20% more than Americans on certain products. The loonie closed at $1.03 US on Friday.

News from the sidelines: The Habs won their first home game 4-2 against the Sabres. Tonight, le Tricolore faces off with the Bruins at 7:35 PM.

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