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Starting with the less lurid news in the Magnotta category: Labatt is dropping its demand to the Gazette to remove a photo of Luka Magnotta posing with a bottle of Blue. I’d like to have seen it dawning on the PR people that lunging to protect their brand when a guy had been killed and dismembered was in pretty goddamn poor taste.
A hand and a foot were discovered having been mailed to grade schools in Vancouver Tuesday although the connection between these schools and Magnotta is not clear.
DNA tests have confirmed that the remains mailed to Ottawa were from the same body as the torso found in Montreal, identified as Lin Jun.
Anarchopanda has made a formal request to Superior Court to get the city’s anti-mask law invalidated. (He’s really a philosophy prof and Radio-Canada mentions his real name, but let’s not allow that to spoil the fun.)
Demonstrations continued Tuesday evening in Montreal and Quebec City.
Luka Magnotta has been accused of cannibalism after discussion of this has been floating around for days.
I have not watched the notorious video, nor am I going to.
Rufus Wainwright is going to open the jazz festival with a free concert on
July 3June 28.
Just found this page of fascinating visual data about Montreal on a uwaterloo blog. It would be nice to be able to zoom in closer to some of the maps (adults by generation of immigration, visible minorities, the distribution of families, dwellings by type and year of construction, work and income – lots of demographics).
Guy Turcotte is to be kept at the Pinel Institute for the moment, but his case will be heard again before the end of the year. Meantime he will allowed outings, at first supervised, later unsupervised. He killed his two kids in February 2009, but made a pitch a jury found plausible that he was in the grip of mental illness.
Gilbert Rozon met with the student group reps Monday – even offering a special Juste pour rire show for their benefit. Rima Elkouri notices how the very positioning of the students as a danger creates a tension that doesn’t actually exist.
Some students are said to be planning a naked protest to disrupt the Grand Prix festivities? Are they entirely clear on what Grand Prix culture is like? This might be a treat for those partygoers, rather than a trouble.
Kind of lamely, the mayor also plans a meeting with the student reps. François Cardinal sees the issue clearly as Rozon having stolen a march on Tremblay. Urbania has some other thoughts on Rozon and on the situation generally.
Berlin police say Luka Magnotta won’t fight extradition back to Canada to be tried in the killing of Lin Jun.
A blogger writes about sharing a flight to Paris with Magnotta and noticing him, then realizing later who he was.