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Morning Brew: September 17, 2008

Posted by Michael / September 17, 2008

20080917_tetecarre.jpgPhoto: "No mean dogs" courtesy of chuck.bergeron from the Midnight Poutine Flickr pool

Your sunny mid-morning news roundup for September 17, 2008:

Add this one to your election vocab: Harpernomics. The liberals have shifted their platform and are on the attack. Liberal MP Bob Rea accused Harper of mismanaging our economy, wasting away are once 13 billion dollar surplus (now next to zilch), and denying a recession. "This is not a time for private economic theories", according to Rea. Party leader Stephane Dion may have been overshadowed by Rea's comments, but the Liberals seem to be playing up a platform of teamwork vs. Harper's one-man-in-front style.

Quebec: the doctor won't see you now. A lack of family physicians is the primary reason why we fare third-worst in a provincial health-care study. Only 74% of Quebecers have a family doctor compared to a national average of 85%. In fact we are a whole 7% behind the next worse province - putting us in dead last (please, no pun intended) Also, we have the highest rates of hospital-borne infection "by a large margin" according to the Frontier Centre for Public Policy.

Plastic containers with bisphenol-A are linked to cardiovascular disease and diabetes - even at 'real life' levels. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, adults with higher amounts a BPA showed a three times greater chance of heart problems and a nearly three times greater chance of diabetes type two. 90% of Americans contain traces of BPA.

Harper accused the Liberal's campaign plane of being a hypocritical gas guzzler. Well, the lights started malfunctioning last night forcing it to land in Montreal. This plane sounds like an old car I'm sure we've all had at one point.

The Conservatives may have found their bridge into the 450 electorate: The Champlain Bridge. It's desperately in need of repairs thus may become a strong bargaining point, The Tories are campaigning hard in Brossard-La Prarie - at the bridges south shore - with Transport Minister Laurence Cannon talking about building them a new bridge. If the Tories get this riding it will be their first in a long while in the 450. The Bloc hold 14 of 15 ridings around the contour of Montreal.

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QT / September 17, 2008 at 01:16 pm
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Sorry this doesn't have anything to do with Midnight Poutine, but I read from the Beyond Robson sight that this blog is related. I just want to bring attention the quite racist post one of Beyond Robson's bloggers, Sean Orr, posted this morning.

It's derogatory, offensive, and if published in any other medium would have been censored. I hope Beyond Robson and Midnight Poutine doesn't support these types of racist stances.
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