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Morning Brew: October 8, 2008

Posted by Michael / October 8, 2008

2008_10_08_08_untitled.jpgPhoto: Untitled courtesy of Michel Filion from the Midnightpoutine Flickr Pool

Your morning news roundup for Wednesday October 8, 2008

It still sticks, no more Grand Prix in Montreal. The decision was made yesterday by top officials and Roger Peart from FIA said that "it's pretty much a done deal." Norman Legault, President of GPC (Grand Prix of Canada), said that his organization was as surprised as anyone else, hearing the news via the media. A FIA press conference today could explain why the event was dropped, but speculation and common sense peg this as a economical issue. Despite the fact that Montreal spent 5.5 million dollars in renovations last year, the new track in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (it is the circuit's new stop) is worth 400 million and promises to be the most unique. It looks as though the F1 market in North America is dead. Maybe it's because of our tight laws on cigarette advertising.

Joel Ifergan know what a difference seven seconds can be. It was the difference between having 13.5 million dollar winning loto ticket and having a lottery ticket with last week's winning numbers. The D.D.O. resident bought two tickets from a dep, one was validly printed before the 9:00 pm deadline, but the winning ticket was seven seconds late. Apparently it's the printer's fault, the machine was experienceing delays. He's suing Loto-Quebec

'Total biology', a medical practice which has caused numerous deaths in Europe is gaining appeal here in Quebec. This new age healing technique is centered around the thesis that all diseases are caused by psychological conflicts in the brain that must be deprogrammed. In other words, it's mind over matter to Total Biology practitioners. The type of advise they give runs along the lines of: take some champagne and relax if you have breast cancer and pray fifteen times a day if you have prostate cancer. Each individual case is diagnosed separately with a unique prognosis, and sounds a bit too relativist to be even deemed medical. The practice violates Quebec's Medical Code of Ethics.

Infighting between former Liberal Prime Minister's Jean Chretien and Paul Martin certainly weakened the party's alliance leading up to Harper's victories, and for some reason the rivalry seems set on continuing to sully the divided party. Martin's memoirs were leaked before publication to Le Devoir. In it he devotes a large chunk to his personal vendetta against Chretien. Maybe Martin is right, and Chretien was a bastard for leaving him with the sponsorship mess, but to drag this out for almost four years is only hurting the Liberal party, and looks very petty.

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8 Comments

Le / October 8, 2008 at 11:44 am
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I disagree, Mike. I mean, if someone screws me over like that, it's at least going to be featured prominently in my memoirs. C'mon man, it's his memoirs!
Michael / October 9, 2008 at 02:09 pm
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Okay okay, he can have his memoirs, proudly setting the record straight for all to see in an 'I told you so way'. But it's still just politics and he made it personal, and ever since the party has suffered from a broken image... It's really the fact that the text was leaked that gets on my nerves. It's like, one more blow from the party's personal vigilante.
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