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Morning Brew: November 7, 2007

Posted by Sisi / November 7, 2007

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Photo: "Olympic Stadium Panorama," by Midnight Poutine Flickr pooler Humanoide.

Your morning news roundup for Wednesday, November 7th, 2007:

ADQ leader Mario Dumont will move to defeat Jean Charest's Liberals over educational issues next week. Dumont announced yesterday that he would table a motion of censure over Charest's inability to ensure schools in Quebec the services they need. The motion will be put to the vote next Tuesday. If passed, Quebecer will head to the polls on Dec. 17.

Loonie watch: China's diversification in its foreign reserves collapsed the U.S. dollar and sent the loonie soaring above the $1.10 mark.

The Jewish General Hospital and its union are guilty of sexual discrimination against two female orderlies, ruled the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal, when they created sex specific job descriptions to accommodate patients. On Oct. 26, the tribunal decided that the two parties should pay $15,000 in damages to Mary Smith and Jennifer Bennett, who were passed over for several jobs due to the policy.

The two Quebec teens accused in the death by car crash of 3-year old Bianca Leduc were granted bail yesterday. Brandon Pardi, 18, sighed with relief as the judge gave him a $7,000 bail in Valleyfield, Que., saying the teen did not present a threat to society. The other accused, a 17-year old who cannot be named, was granted a $4,000 bail in youth court.

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