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Morning Brew: April 23, 2008

Posted by Sisi / April 23, 2008

Photo: "Legs!" by Midnight Poutine Flickr pooler kimberley blue.

Your morning news roundup for Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008:

Police arrested a 16-year old boy who admitted to making online threats that led to the shutdown of Cégep de Vieux Montréal yesterday. They arrived at his home in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu yesterday afternoon. The teen confessed to making threats after they said they would search the house for weapons. An internet surfer in Ohio flagged the threats to local authorities on Monday night after allegedly chatting with the suspect. The threat was passed from the county sheriff to the U.S. Marshals, then to the RCMP, who notified Montreal police. The teen is in detention and will appear in youth court later this week to face charges of uttering death threats.

Over 250 workers at the Journal de Québec "celebrated" the first anniversary of their labour dispute yesterday. They blame Quebecor CEO Pierre-Karl Péladeau for the bitter deadlock. More than 400 people rallied in front of JdQ's headquarters to support the striking employees. Editorial and administrative staff have been locked out since April 2007. Printing plant workers walked out in solidarity. Meanwhile, Minister of Labour David Whissel said that the Quebec government will not interfere to end the lockout. He seems unimpressed, even though this strike is the longest labour dispute in French daily history. The locked out journalists and editors continue to work in news despite being off the job; they print 70,000 copies daily of a paper called MédiaMatin that is dedicated to the conflict.

News Bytes:

Want a boy? Start your day with a bowl of cereal.

Mike Boone from the Gazette sounds off on hockey hooligans.

And here's a tip from a dedicated reader who wants to spread the news: Masturbation may prevent prostate cancer. Get busy, fellas.

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