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Metro Snapshot: June 13, 2008

Barack Obama's campaign denied that Michelle Obama used the word &quot;whitey,&quot; the international community kept their word on aid to Afghanistan, a Conservative MP apologized for words he used regarding Aboriginal people, union members blockading GM's head office awaited word from a court, and we reviewed this weekend's new releases, including a movie with a very bad word in its title. <strong>For a collection of words helpfully arranged into sentences that convey important information, <a href="http://www.metronews.ca/ottawa/metrosnapshot/article/68725">read the Metro Snapshot</a>.</strong>


The federal Competition Bureau says it is continuing to investigate whether Canadians are getting scammed at the pump after discovering a network of gasoline price-fixing cartels. Former U.S. secretary of state Colin Powell told a Vancouver audience that he dealt with feelings of "emptiness" after leaving the White House by buying a Corvette.

A Roma fugitive whom Ottawa has conceded could face abuse in his native
Hungary has emerged briefly from hiding to plead once again to be
allowed to stay in Canada. A swift apology from the Conservative MP who said native people need to learn the value of hard work more than they need compensation did little to shine the tarnish on his boss's historic outreach a day earlier.

About 2,000 union members from across Ontario marched in front of
General Motors headquarters
while lawyers for the company and
the Canadian Auto Workers were in court to determine the fate of an
ongoing blockade at the automaker's offices.

The international community delivered a promise Thursday of an additional US$21 billion to help rebuild Afghanistan. Runaway oil prices will be a focus of finance ministers from the Group
of Eight industrialized countries
meeting this week in Japan who are
hoping to calm global jitters about a series of looming economic
problems.

On a Monday morning last month, highway patrol officers visited 20
classrooms at El Camino High School to announce that several students had been killed in car wrecks over the weekend. Several hours later it was revealed that the announcement was a lie in an attempt to teach a lesson about drinking and driving. Boy Scouts in Iowa were hailed as heroes for applying tourniquets and gauze to the injured after a twister flattened their camp in Iowa and killed four of their comrades. Barack Obama's campaign said Thursday that Michelle Obama
never used the word "whitey"
in a speech from the church pulpit. (In fact, they said she had never given any speech from the church pulpit.)

We reviewed Irina Palm, When Did You Last See Your Father, Young People F---ING, The Happening, and yes, The Incredible Hulk.

 
 
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