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Morning Brew: October 24, 2007

Posted by Sisi / October 24, 2007

Photo: "Pink," by Midnight Poutine Flickr pooler La_Belle_Province.

Your morning news roundup for Wednesday, October 24th, 2007:

Hérouxville was the talk of the town (so to speak) at yesterday evening's installment of the Taylor-Bouchard Commission in Trois-Rivières. Like in previous sessions, opinions were polarized among the 183 present. One of them was Hérouxville Councillor André Drouin, who repeated his call for a secular Quebec.

In "shut down!" news: ADQ leader Mario Dumont has rejected a PQ identity bill tabled last Thursday. Presented by PQ leader Pauline Marois, the controversial bill would require immigrants to pass a French test to become part of Quebec society. Although the Federal Liberals and the NDP have already decried the legislation, it could have passed with the ADQ's support. Dumont, however, denounces the bill as flawed and unconstitutional.

Four teenage girls aged 14 to 16 were arrested after a video of them beating up two other girls surfaced on Youtube. According to police, the violence was racially motivated. Both parties attend École secondaire Henri-Bourassa and Lester B. Pearson High School, two rival institutions in Montreal North. According to a spokesman, authorities from both schools will meet Monday to discuss ways of easing tensions between students.

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