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Morning Brew: January 7, 2008

Posted by Sisi / January 7, 2008

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Photo: "Sculpture Garden," by Midnight Poutine Flickr pooler greynotgrey.

Hello gentle readers, it's good to be back. It's time for all of us to get back to the cubicles and the classrooms, and the Morning Brew is no exception. I hope you all had fulfilling holidays and got to spend lots of time with your loved ones. Here's to an entertaining and thought provoking year in news. And now, without further ado, your specially roasted, (regrettably) caffeine-free morning brew. Cheers to you!

Your morning news roundup for Monday, January 7th, 2008:

Stephen Harper's Conservatives must appeal to the female vote if they are to gain a majority in the next federal election, according to recent polls by Ipsos-Reid. The agency conducted four polls for CanWest News Service. In the most recent one, released Dec. 22, 43 percent of men said they would vote for the Tories compared with only 28 percent of women. Some experts say the Conservatives must address issues that are important to women, while others argue that Harper's political style does not play well with them.

An Islamic group demands that Maclean's, a popular Canadian magazine, publish its response to an article that said "Muslims were set to swamp the West." The Canadian Muslim Congress claims that Muslims were subjected to hate speech with an October 2006 article authored by author Mark Steyn that said a high Muslim birthrate combined with an eagerness for jihad would result in the collapse of Western civilization. Maclean's says it has already run 27 letters opposed to the article, but is open to further response. However, publisher Kenneth Whyte draws the line at having the CIC direct the artwork for the rebuttal and run it on the cover. The case has sparked warnings about the limits of freedom of speech.

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the 1998 ice storm that pelted Eastern Canada with over 100 mm of freezing rain and ice pellets. The storm affected more than 5 million Canadians in parts of Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick by dragging down kilometers of telephone and power lines. 30 died, 1,000 were injured, and hundreds of thousands were displaced by la crise du verglas. 10 years later, Quebecers have not forgotten the lessons learned during the storm. Hydro-Québec says there will never be another blackout of ice storm magnitude, and many citizens have sought alternative heating methods to electricity.

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Ebubekir / February 3, 2015 at 11:10 pm
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