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Morning Brew: November 15, 2007

Posted by Sisi / November 15, 2007

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Photo: "Sherbrooke," by Midnight Poutine Flickr pooler uwajedi.

Your morning news roundup for Thursday, November 15th, 2007:

Thousands of CEGEP and university students are expected to participate today in an anti-government rally to protest tuition fee hikes. The rally follows Quebec's decision to boost fees by $500 over the next five years. Earlier this week, students clashed with police at UQAM and Cégep Vieux Montréal. They are joined today by a smattering of supporters from McGill University and Dawson College.

A patient's sex affects the quality of their stay in intensive car units, according to a new study. Researchers found that older women with heart failure and other critical conditions are less likely to receive life support and more likely to die than men. The report, which will be published in the Dec. 4 issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, was published by a medical team that looked at over 500,000 patients in 13 Ontario hospitals over a period of 2 years.

A conciliator has been appointed to mediate talks between the Société de Transport de Montréal and the city's public transit union. Quebec Labour Minister David Whissell named Robert Dupuis yesterday in view of bringing both parties back to negotiations. Dupuis' appointment came a day after union members voted overwhelmingly in favor of a strike.

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