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Morning Brew: July 7, 2008

Posted by Sisi / July 7, 2008

20080707_victorian.jpgPhoto: "Red&WhiteVictorian," by Midnight Poutine Flickr pooler Azzaelea.

Your increasingly noon news roundup for Monday, July 7th, 2008:

The 1,500 hotel workers who walked out during the weekend will return to their jobs - for now. They will enter a fresh round of negotiations. According to the CSN (Confédération des syndicats nationaux ), "members of each union local vote on specific strike actions, but the strategies are co-ordinated regionally to put pressure on employers and managers."

Bravo: Today, the G8 sent a "strong message" to African leaders denouncing Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwean regime as "illegitimate." According to a Canadian official, Canada will back the sanctions and join in demanding that the government be ousted. (By the way, this is the same summit where U.S. president George Bush greeted our fearless leader with "Yo Harper!")

Starting today, the Hotel-Dieu hospital is asking people to stay away from its emergency rooms due to staff shortages. The ERs will remain open, but patients should expect long delays because they're being run by a skeleton staff of 2 physicians a day and 1 at night.

This weekend was one of the deadliest in Quebec, both on the roads and in the water. In less than 72 hours, 11 people died and the injured numbered in the twenties. The Sûreté du Québec blames the accidents on revelers - especially men - taking unnecessary risks like not wearing life jackets, speeding, and swimming in forbidden places. g

Last but not least, the 29th edition of the Jazz Fest comes to a wrap. Next up, Just for Laughs and Fantasia!

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8 Comments

Jenny / July 7, 2008 at 02:15 pm
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"Yo Harper." I love it. :D
Jeff / July 8, 2008 at 08:22 am
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what a Maroon ! .. haha I'm back soon SiSi!
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