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Morning Brew: September 12, 2006

Your morning news roundup for Tuesday, September 12, 2006.

The fifth anniversary of 9/11 was marked by mourners across Toronto in a variety of ways yesterday. The Toronto Stock Exchange, for example, observed moments of silence at 9:59am and 10:29am, when the towers were hit. Prime Minister Stephen Harper tried an emotional appeal to Canadians in his address from Parliament, continuing to stress the need for Afghan missions.

Premier Dalton McGuinty is expected to announce today that his government will be pouring in tens of millions more dollars (in addition to the already spent $500 million) in its drive to cut down on surgical wait times in the province.

The US embassy in Damascus came under attack yesterday as armed Islamic militants assailants attempted to storm the building. Three of them were killed by Syrian security forces, no Americans were harmed.

The president of BMO Financial Group is launching a new anti-Semitism program that will offer teaching aids to children in Quebec schools. He was moved to found the initiative after the record-breaking 857 reported anti-Semitic incidents in Canada in spring 2004. Maybe the rest of the Big Five will start tackling systemic problems? Racism's covered...who wants sexism?


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