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Morning Brew: November 26, 2007

Posted by Sisi / November 26, 2007

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Photo: "Suite 88, st. denis," by Midnight Poutine Flickr pooler onetwothree.

Your morning news roundup for Monday, November 26th, 2007:

Border officials will break their silence today about Robert Dziekanski's death, two days after Chilliwack, B.C. native Robert Knipstrom died from Taser use. Dziekanski died on Oct. 14 at Vancouver International Airport after RCMP officials shot him with a Taser gun. The Canada Border Service Agency will release an internal report containing recommendations. It is expected to shed light on the hours that Dziekanski was detained at the airport.

Once again, prime minister Stephen Harper has panned climate change resolutions. Canada fought against the initial wording of a proposed resolution that called for "binding commitments" to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for developed countries. Harper protested the resolution, stating that developing countries like India (a Commonwealth member) and China should also watch their emissions Opposition leader Stéphane Dion has denounced Harper's stance as a failure of leadership.

The death of an 81-year old woman went unnoticed for a week in a city-operated, low-income home for seniors. The body of Rita Saint-Aubin was discovered by firefighters yesterday morning when they answered a false alarm at the Résidence Edwin Crawford in Pointe-Claire. She died of natural causes, and had lain undiscovered for about six days.

The city of Montreal has approved funding for Phase 2 of the Quartier des Spectacles (QdS). A budget of $7,3 million will be used for the acquisition of a parking lot and a vacant space located on Clark St., between Sainte-Catherine and de Montigny. Phase 1, which will rehaul the Place des Festivals west of Place des Arts, will begin next summer. The QdS project was implemented in 2003 and aims to enhance cultural aspects of the city.

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