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Morning Brew: June 12, 2008

Posted by Gabby / June 12, 2008

mb061208.JPGPhoto: "20080610 2029-02hrs Identity Crisis, Montreal, Quebec", by Midnight Poutine flickr pooler johnjan99ca.

Your morning news roundup for Thursday, June 12th 2008:

Steven Harper made amends yesterday as he addressed sincere apologies to the First Nations. The Prime Minister apologized for the torments suffered by 150,000 aboriginal children who were forcefully put in schools where their culture and language were banned, and where many of them were sexually or physically abused. Aboriginal leaders made history by speaking on the floor of the House of Commons to accept the apologies, which were made in five different languages: Ojibwa, Cree, Inuktitut, French and English - to say "We are sorry".

In an effort to reduce gas consumption, the city has been looking into picking up some more hybrid taxi cabs. As per usual, a commission of city officials, headed by the mayor of LaSalle, will begin meetings (haven't we seen this already?) in September, with the goal of making recommendations to the city by the end of the year. Many cities are already ahead of Montreal, with 36% hybrid cabs in Victoria, 26% in Winnipeg and 10% in Vancouver.

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Montreal writer Rawi Hage has won the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his debut novel De Niro's Game

More and more Canadian retailers and restaurants are pulling fresh tomatoes from their shelves and menus after a salmonella outbreak in the US.

Discovery, the space shuttle, disengaged from the International Space Station yesterday morning. It is due to return to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Saturday.

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anne / June 12, 2008 at 09:37 pm
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your link to this page is broken... you put 2008/06/morning_brew...when it should be www.midnightpoutine.ca/2008/06/morning_brew...
Sisi / June 13, 2008 at 03:26 pm
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Fixed.
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