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Morning Brew - Mar. 28, 2008

Posted by Jer / March 28, 2008

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Our tireless news correspondent, Sisi, got tired. She's got other duties to attend to for the next few weeks. Obviously, the shoes she leaves to fill are huge and that's why none of our other writers has stepped up to bring you the news this week.

And so, with my apologies to Sisi for bastardizing what's usually a civilized and informative account of the city's daily happenings, here's a special Friday edition of the MP news:

In an attempt to make politics more like WWF (sorry, WWE) wrestling, the media have been eating up the infighting going on in the Quebec wing of the national Liberal party. Today, most local news outlets are eagerly reporting the verbal smackdown beleaguered Liberal leader Stéphane Dion delivered to his colleagues. Between this kind of behaviour and the verbal spats going on daily in the House of Commons, I wonder if politicians realize how unappealing they make getting involved in the political process look.

With Sisi out, you probably didn't realize that earlier this week, the Montreal Canadiens clinched a spot in this year's Stanley Cup playoffs. But wait, you're Montrealers, of course you knew that. The Habs try to regain the division lead tonightin a game against the Buffalo Sabres. Tomorrow they play the Toronto Maple Leafs, who lost last night and clinched a spot on the golf course when the playoff race begins. Ha ha.

Speaking of sports, Concordia has an important and interesting symposium going on today entitled: The Role of Sport in Resisting, Accommodating and in Remaking Muslim Women. Anyone familiar with the slew of controversies that arose around the province last year about what Muslim girls could and couldn't wear at soccer games and judo tournaments will know this symposium is long overdue. It's happening today 2 – 6 p.m. in the Henry F. Hall Building (1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West), room 763.

And it wouldn't be Montreal news if there wasn't a language controversy. As the province gets set to introduce a controversial new curriculum for Grade 10ers, the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers is trying to stall the implementation, complaining of a lack of crucial resources (like, say, textbooks in English for their students).

That's the news folks, I am outta here. Happy weekend.

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Sisi / March 30, 2008 at 05:52 pm
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Jer, you are too modest. This particular morning brew has all the hallmarks of the "dour and serious Jeremy Morris." It's great.
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