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Morning Brew: September 18, 2008

Posted by Gabby / September 18, 2008

mb091808.jpgPhoto: "No mean dogs", by Midnight Poutine flickr pooler chuck.bergeron.

Fresh brewed news for Thursday, September 18 2008:

Montreal mafia big daddy Nick Rizzuto is due back in court today, since his trial for over 60 charges, including drug trafficking and gangsterism, was delayed numerous times. Five of his associates are also being charged in the same trial.

In a desperate grab for s'more Quebec votes, Tories have made a pledge to include more francophone Canadians in the CRTC, Canada's broadcasting and telecommunication regulating body. "Because CRTC decisions affect our daily lives, it must reflect our linguistic and cultural reality," said Harper in a statement.

Agriculture minister Gerry Ritz has apologized profusely for his lame sense of humor. He had described the listeria outbreak, which has made 16 victims to date, "Death by a thousand cuts, or should I say cold cuts". Upon hearing of a death from PEI, he responded, "Please tell me it's Wayne Easter", Mr. Easter being the farm spokesman for the opposition Liberal party, and a PEI native. Tasteless much?

Habs tickets went on sale yesterday, minus the glitches that had caused some trouble on Saturday. "There was as much demand for tickets, if not more, as there was on Saturday. But to use an athletic analogy, we had a false start on Saturday but got out of the blocks cleanly this time." said Habs Communications VP Donald Beauchamp.

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Christopher King / September 18, 2008 at 07:17 pm
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I think it is utter blasphemy that Prime Minister Harper so willingly let Mr Ritz get away with just an apology, when only last week he benched one of his top aides for making a similar type of remark concerning a dead soldiers father.
Now add this latest incident with the Algonquins and Darlene Lannigan, and I think I would be in full damage control mode by now, with heads rolling as far as they could.
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