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Morning Brew: October 15, 2008

Posted by Michael / October 15, 2008

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Your morning news roundup for Wednesday October 15th, 2008

Harper is happy. He didn't get a majority but he strengthened his minority government, making considerable gains in Ontario and British Columbia. In the east, the Tories were booted out of Newfoundland, loosing three seats in the province. In Quebec, Harper held onto his ten seats. The Liberals were the party who lost out, with 19 fewer seats than before, some going to the NDP, others to the Conservatives. Layton was jubillant, gaining 8 seats last night. Elizabeth May was unfortunately defeated by a large margin in Central Nova. Quebec gave the block one more seat for a total of 50.

Nashwan Abdullah, who was shot by police last week in St. Michel, claims he did nothing wrong that day. He now faces additional charges, issued yesterday. This adds to a list that already includes attempted murder, drug possession, criminal harassment, uttering death threats and mischief. According to police, he was shot in the abdomen after pepper spray failed to subdue him.

Thin models on Quebec runways and in magazine spreads could be banned if Christine St. Pierre, the Provincial Minister in charge of the status of women in Quebec manages to garner enough support. With fashion week arriving in Montreal, she is planning to rally against ultra-thin models.

Trudeau gets Papineau, ergo the prodigal son is headed to parliament hill. He said that he will,"fight for the better world we all believe in." Sounds pretty up-and-coming to me.

Mulcair nudged out the Libs in Outremont, maintaining their spot in Quebec.

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