Metro Snapshot: April 2, 2008

Flags could be lowered, homework should be lowered, Harper lowered expectations, and the lowest celebrity gossip is well-read online. To find out what you need to know today, <a href="toronto/metrosnapshot/article/34792">read the Metro Snapshot</a>.


Poverty was on the rise, and the Jays fell short of winning an historic opener. Adam Vaughan observed that the club district is out of control, and pressed for a sidewalk tax.


The Conservatives were expected to ignore a Liberal motion calling for the flag to be lowered whenever a solider is killed in Afghanistan, a study says that the amount of homework we give our kids should be lowered, and Ontario premiere Dalton McGuinty is opposed to raising the drinking age.


Britain halted plans to withdraw troops from Iraq, and Stephen Harper was at a NATO summit looking for more troops for Afghanistan, but downplayed expectations. Zimbabwe's main opposition leader declared victory in that country's presidential election.


The Royal Canadian Air Farce announced its last season, jail is tough even when you're famous, and apparently people read about celebrity gossip on the internet.

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