My reader Chris Erb has assembled a collection of editorial cartoons related to the student strike – the Grève général illimitée.
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Police have put up pictures of a small group of young people they suspect in Thursday morning’s metro-crippling smoke bomb attacks.
Weren’t several attacks carried out at the same time? One small group can’t have done all of them.
Tweets at this moment are saying the metro’s orange and blue lines are down, cause unknown as yet.
Later note: Smoke bombs again. La Presse notes.
8:50: Got a Twitter reply saying “NOPE WHOLE FUCKING SYSTEM” in response to my headline “Orange and blue lines are down”. Radio-Canada notes a shortage of buses at the end of rush hour: “La Société de transport de Montréal (STM) invite donc les usagers à marcher jusqu’à leur destination.”
9:15: Bixi announces two bike reception depots downtown, one at King and de la Commune and another at St-Alexandre and Sainte-Catherine in the Gesù parking lot. Bravo to them for being so responsive.
Tweets are saying there’s smoke but it’s apparently not toxic and nobody’s had to be treated for a bad reaction to it.
I’m hearing sirens up here in Villeray. Might not be related.
photo of bus lineup on Wellington in Verdun and general reports of transit chaos.
9:34: Bixi adds depots at Place d’Armes and Victoria Square.
9:57: Tweets suggest orange and blue lines coming back up, Jean-Talon station reopening.
10:12: Tweets say metro is back except green line from Berri to Beaugrand.
Bixi continues to open new bike reception depots, one at Stanley and de Maisonneuve, another at Bleury and de Maisonneuve.
Tony Accurso has managed to reorganize his businesses to avoid paying a lot of tax.
I’m beginning to think Accurso ought to run for public office. Imagine if he ran this city or province with the canny skill he uses on his businesses. “Quebec – we make you an offer you can’t refuse!”
Toronto FC defeated the Impact Wednesday night and took it out of competition for something called the Amway Canadian Championship. I have to admit I’m a bit vague on how the MLS soccer system works, so this seems like awfully early in the season to have lost a championship competition.
A lot of U.S. media outlets have been running the story about members of the Impact doggedly learning French.
Michèle Ouimet looks at the phenomenon of universities spinning off satellite campuses. Is this kind of uncontrolled extension and competition the best use of their money?
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Quel Avenir talks about the scheme to build a dedicated elevated train to the airport, noting among other things that not one single North American city has a downtown link to its airport that doesn’t serve any other purpose.