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Morning Brew: September 12, 2008

Posted by Sisi / September 12, 2008

20080912_wishbone.jpgPhoto: "Wish Bone," by Midnight Poutine Flickr pooler Scorchez.

Your morning news roundup for Friday, September 12th, 2008:

Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, an anti-abortionist, will return his own Order of Canada to protest the appointment of Dr. Henry Morgentaler. Through his renouncement to the Order, Montreal's archbishop hopes to make people reflect on respect for human life. He's not the first; both a B.C. priest named Lucien Larre and Ontario's Madonna House gave back the Order, the latter posthumously in the name of House founder Catherine Doherty.

The news became official yesterday afternoon: Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy's No. 33 jersey will be retired on Nov. 22 before the Habs face the Boston Bruins. (22nd day of the 11th month=33) Roy's will be the 15th number taken out of play by the Canadiens. Look for discussion both jubilant and pissed among fans.

Discussion: The Web has forever changed the face of politics, as evidenced by Green Party Leader Elizabeth May's inclusion into the federal election TV debates. Through blogs, videos, and comments to the mainstream media, ordinary citizens got what they wanted. Do you think the Internet will help democratize the democratic process?

La vie, c. difficile: Five new cases of C. difficile (short for Clostridium difficile) were reported at a Quebec hospital where an outbreak killed 16 people 2 years ago. Officials at Honoré-Mercier Hospital in Saint-Hyacinthe confirmed the cases, with a sixth under observation. The situation is currently under control, they said.

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michael / September 12, 2008 at 12:28 pm
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With the click of a mouse you can learn about, connect with and support what you believe in. There's no denying that we are now, more than ever, connected to the decision making process at all levels. The people in power are listening, so we have to let them hear what we want to say.
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