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Morning Brew: April 30, 2008

Posted by Sisi / April 30, 2008

20080430_magnolia.jpgPhoto: "Magnolia tree," by Midnight Poutine Flickr pooler kimberley blue.

Your morning news roundup for Wednesday, April 30th, 2008:

3 pro-Tibet activists, 2 of them Canadian, were deported from Hong Kong after they arrived there yesterday. They were planning to protest during the Hong Kong leg of the torch relay. The protesters are Kate Woznow and Tsering Lama, organizers of Students for a Free Tibet, and Matt Whitticase, organizer of the Free Tibet Campaign. Several others were also turned away, including 3 Danish activists and an organizer for an independent Chinese writers' group. The deportations are happening as the Olympic torch returns to Chinese soil after an international tour marred by protests at Beijing's human rights record.

A new poll finds that the Montreal Canadiens are considered Canada's team, edging out the Toronto Maple Leafs for the title. 40 percent of Canadians surveyed in the Harris/Decima poll picked the Habs, who were the only Canadian team to advance to the second round of the playoffs this season. (With a little luck they'll advance to the third, too.) Toronto missed the playoffs for a third straight season, but took second place in the poll anyway with 24 percent. More than 1,000 people were surveyed between April 24 and 28, after the Sens and the Flames were eliminated from the playoffs.

Another poll shows that Quebecers would've given the Liberals a majority government had elections taken place this week. The results for the CROP poll were divided like so: 38 percent for the Liberals, 29 percent for the Parti Québécois, 17 percent for the ADQ, 9 percent for the Green Party, and 5 percent for Québec Solidaire. 19 percent of respondents were undecided. On the island of Montreal, the Quebec Liberals would've gotten 47 percent of the vote. They've remained stable as support for the PQ and the ADQ have gradually gone down.

News Bytes:

A new Canadian study links mental illness and criminality.

Le Stud in the Gay Village is nailed for sexual discrimination against women.

For those who are iffy on the whole unlocking thing, Rogers is bringing the iPhone into Canada soon.



Le / April 30, 2008 at 04:55 pm
Now it's time to prosecute all those discriminating women who denied ME entry! zing!
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