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Morning Brew: April 3, 2009

Posted by Margot / April 3, 2009

20090403-lionelmetro.jpgFresh brewed news for Friday, April 3, 2009

Whether you love it or hate it, the Opus card is here to stay. But that doesn't mean the system's flawless: Montreal police have uncovered a group of scam artists who were fraudulently charging Opus cards with stolen credit cards and selling them on the Internet. Those charlatans will just have to take their craft elsewhere.

The Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail and the Sûreté du Québec, Quebec's workplace safety board, has released their final follow-up report on the riots in Montreal North last August, assessing the manner in which the Montreal police force dealt with the situation. Unilaterally finding the force ill-prepared for dealing with such rioting and not reacting quickly enough in this case, the report makes several recommendations, including the need to "train officers to react in an appropriate manner when an officer is injured." Now if they'd just address the underlying problems.

In sports news, the Canadiens have moved into the 7th place in the Eastern Conference after winning last night 5-1 against the New York Islanders. As they head down the Québec-Windsor corridor tomorrow to play the Leafs, I will be here, optimistically pressing my Habs t-shirt for wear this spring.

In other (pseudo-)sports news, if you're up for a little whimsy on Sunday afternoon -- and have the funds or the wherewithal to have bought tickets -- you can live out my childhood dream of seeing the Harlem Globetrotters, who'll be playing a game and showing off their skillz (that's right, with a "z") this weekend at the Bell Centre. Seriously, who would willingly play against those guys?

Photo by Midnight Poutine flickr pooler spectraversa

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Steve Faguy / April 3, 2009 at 01:49 pm
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How does having been bought with a stolen credit card make the Opus system flawed? I can buy candy with a stolen credit card, but that doesn't mean there's something wrong with the candy.
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