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Morning Brew: June 25, 2008

Posted by Michael / June 25, 2008

mb june 25.jpgL'Avenue du Parc by JaxPhotography from the MidnightPoutine Flickr Pool.

Your morning news roundup for Wednesday June 25th, 2008:

Composting in Montreal, what a concept. It seems we've fallen behind much of Canada on this easy idea that ends up reducing one's garbage by a whole third, but hey, the city says they're working on it and that these things take time! Meanwhile, Stephen McCloed has taken the initiative, setting up a compost pick up service called CompostMontreal. For five bucks a week, this Ontarian will come to your door and take all them table scraps off your hard working hands. The business plan was never set up to coax city hall to action, but that would be nice.

Mr. Mom: How does that idea sound to you? Well apparently in Quebec the idea of being a stay-at-home dad is five times more popular than in the rest of Canada. Stats Can likes to think that it is because of our generous parental leave programs. A five-week leave initiated in 2006 that was solely planned for fathers seems to have given dads and moms the idea that parental leave is for not just the mother anymore. Lest we forget, it takes two to make a baby.

News Bytes:

Cohen took em' down alright, and it felt good.

Stephen Harper: even you feted St. Jean Baptiste, you sly fox!


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