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  • Kate 21:37 on 2011/02/19 Permalink | Reply  

    Jacques Bergeron says that hundreds of emails were copied by those spying on him at city hall and that he has a document outlining how they did this and even how they tried to cover it up. Radio-Canada specifies that it was 330 emails and that this added up to 9 gigs of data. Your average email clocks in at a few K, so those emails must’ve included some hefty attachments.

  • Kate 21:33 on 2011/02/19 Permalink | Reply  

    Good report on what Dans la rue is doing beyond the visible action of offering homeless kids a place to warm up in their street vehicle.

  • Kate 21:28 on 2011/02/19 Permalink | Reply  

    Yet more on the rooftop greenhouse project including a video report. It’s hard to guess now whether this is the beginning of a major future trend or a future trivia footnote.

  • Kate 15:18 on 2011/02/19 Permalink | Reply  

    Here’s a new addition to Montreal’s arts aristocracy: a baby born to Leonard Cohen’s daughter who will be raised as the daughter of Rufus Wainwright and his fiancé. More from Guardian UK.

    • mare 16:27 on 2011/02/19 Permalink

      Where did the egg come from? Régine Chassagne?

    • Rich 23:56 on 2011/02/19 Permalink

      Gayness + reproduction went from novel to tedious pretty quickly, didn’t it? Thanks for nuthin’, Elton.

      I’m looking forward to the kid’s first album nonetheless.

    • kg 14:34 on 2011/02/21 Permalink

      What’s gotten tedious is the exemption gays have mysteriously gotten from the massive task of child raising!

  • Kate 11:03 on 2011/02/19 Permalink | Reply  

    Jacques Bergeron has sent a mise en demeure to five city honchos, demanding to see all the files on him. Linda Gyulai traces some of the conflict between Bergeron and city comptroller Pierre Reid. Monday night’s council session promises to be a dramatic one.

  • Kate 10:14 on 2011/02/19 Permalink | Reply  

    The wife of Tony Magi, alleged to be Mafia-connected, was shot at Friday morning in NDG. She was unhurt; the attacker fled on foot and has not been found.

    All items emphasize that the woman rushed to a police station for refuge: does this imply there’s no longer any protection to be had from association with the Rizzutos?

  • Kate 10:02 on 2011/02/19 Permalink | Reply  

    Seems Amir Khadir was not mistaken. The new metro cars will be twice as expensive as we were told. We were given the cost of the cars alone, but adding on various other unmentioned fees and interest and expenses doubles the bill. And as in a restaurant, no doubt there’s also the tip to pay.

    Have we been had?

    • Martin 11:24 on 2011/02/19 Permalink

      I fear that this whole story will be used as a smear campaign against transit in general…

    • Kate 13:01 on 2011/02/19 Permalink

      I think the question has to be whether we were led down the garden path so’s to give a plum contract to Bombardier instead of getting our metro cars elsewhere more cheaply. I don’t think anyone imagines our metro system can continue much longer with the original rolling stock from 1966.

    • Marc 15:24 on 2011/02/19 Permalink

      Going to tender to get the best cars for the best price is for suckers. Let’s create a special law to give it directly to Bombardier for political opportunism on our dime; which of course blew up in Johnny C.’s face with that by-election. I have no problem supporting the local company…to a point.

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