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Morning Brew: November 14, 2008

Posted by Sisi / November 14, 2008

20081114_legato.jpgPhoto: "Legato Night," by Midnight Poutine Flickr pooler chuck.bergeron.

Your morning news roundup for Friday, November 14th, 2008:

A sociology professor at the University of Ottawa was arrested yesterday morning at his Gatineau home. 55-year old Hassan Diab is being linked to a terrorist attack on a Parisian synagogue almost 30 years ago. The bomb left four people dead and 20 injured. Diab will appear at the Ottawa courthouse tomorrow afternoon.

Etobicoke-Lakeshore MP Michael Ignatieff is once again back in the Liberal game. The 61-year old former Harvard professor and author is up against an old friend, Toronto Centre MP Bob Rae.

In what could be "one of the grandest contributions to psychiatry since those of Sigmund Freud," a researcher at Simon Fraser University has published a revolutionary theory on mental illness. Evolutionary biologist Bernard Crespi posits that a "genetic tug of war" between the mother and the father's genes could be behind disorders like schizophrenia and autism.

Shame on you, crib makers: There could be thousands of babies across Canada sleeping in dangerous cribs and bassinets, but it's hard to know how many because companies involved in recalls since 2006 don't know or won't tell how many products were recovered. If you own a Simplicity, Graco, Munire, or Eva Baby crib and/or a Sleepi or Simmons Kids crib mattress, get yourself in research gear.

A three-cat circus: Officials in Rosemont will make eight house calls in the next few days to enforce a bylaw that limits the number of cats to three per household and forbids the feeding of strays. The visits will be made to homes with more than three cats that have triggered cleanliness complaints from neighbours. The minimum fine for a first offence is $100, plus $45 in court fees; the maximum is $300, plus $128 in court fees.

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