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    FINISHED BATHROOMS SINCE 1963 Regie de bâtiment 2999862231 RUSSCO CANADA INC. 514- 484-2299 FINISHED BATHROOMS & BASEMENTS, SKYLIGHTS & FOUNDATION REPAIRS * Chimney Brick Pointing * Retaining Wall * Interior Painting * Unistone * Mfr. Windows * Doors * Gutters * Extensions * Aluminum Siding * Roof Shingles * Cement Walkway * Cement & Wood Balconies SPECIAL SENIORS DISCOUNTS FREE ESTIMATE FULLY LICENSED TRENDS The rich just keep on getting richer Raising an angry fist toward large financial institutions, fat cat industrialists, and the governments that bailed them out of the fix in which they put themselves is all the rage these days. ‰ Page 18 GMAA SPORTS Gryphons overpower Lions The Selwyn House Gryphons downed the Lower Canada College Lions 4-1 Friday at the Verdun Auditorium in juvenile boys hockey action. ‰ Page 42 CITY EDITION Conflict reaches new peak as Projet's Ferrandez calls merchants' Bernstein "a f**ker and a liar!" By Dan Delmar The Suburban Tension over parking meter policy and the anti-car war in the Plateau Mont Royal boiled over at city hall Monday night as Plateau borough mayor Luc Ferrandez angrily cursed at the head of the St. Laurent Blvd. merchant's association. "It's totally unacceptable that the borough mayor would call a civic-minded community leader, or any citizen, a f**ker or a liar," said Mile End activist Chris Karidogiannis, who was among 2010 Corolla UP TO $ * 3500 PURCHASE REBATE dozens of witnesses. "He needed to be physically restrained by his team." "He actually said, "you f**ker liar," said another witness who asked The Suburban not to identify him. "It was bad English." Ferrandez told CBC Radio For all your decorating needs QUEBEC'S LARGEST ENGLISH WEEKLY NEWSPAPER EVERY SUNDAY AT 7PM NEWS HOUR with Editor Beryl Wajsman Tune in and call 514-790-0991 Tuesday morning that he did not swear, despite a number of witnesses who say the contrary. A Plateau businessman calling himself John, afraid to further strain tensions between merchants and the borough, also confirmed Ferrandez's vulgar outburst. Earlier in the day, Montreal mayor Gérald Tremblay announced that his administration was backtracking on a plan to hand over the responsibility of 3333 Cote-de-Liesse, St-Laurent (between Decarie and Acadie circles) (514)748-7777 3333 Cote-de (514)748-7777 (between Decarr 2010 Matrix UP TO $ * 3500 PURCHASE REBATE HUNTER DOUGLAS Showcase Dealer Custom Closets For Any Budget 8250 Devonshire Rd. Ville Mont-Royal 514.733.6468 www.verti-kal.com Purchase financing offered through Toyota Canada Inc. upon credit approval from Toyota Financial Services. Registration, insurance, taxes and fees are extra. Subject to applicable conditions, offers are for individuals who buy and take possession of a vehicle before November 30 2010. Dealer may sell for less. The rebates vary from vehicle to vehicle. Taxes apply to the full amount of the purchase after the rebate is deducted. *The rebate offer of up to $3500 on the purchase of these vehicles is valid for all new models in stock and all retail clients. All eligible clients receive a rebate of $2,000. Those who finance the purchase through Toyota Financial Services(TSF) with an interest rate of 4.9%for a term of up to 84 months and who put down a downpayment of $500 (or an exchange of equal value) receive an additional rebate equal to the downpayment. Clients who opt for a special interest rate offered by Toyota Canada as part of a promotional interest rate program will not receive these rebates. For example, an amount of $10,000 financed over 84 months at 4.9% gives monthly payments of $140.87, for credit fees of $1,833.05 and a total obligation of $11,833.05. See details at Toyota Gabriel. 20% OFF WILSON: QUEBEC DEBT WILL FORCE BUREAUCRATIC CUTS... FINALLY! PAGE 15 NOVEMBER 24, 2010 1ST PLACE WINNER FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE IN SNA'S NORTH AMERICAN AWARDS. "We've had enough!" Merchants protest outside city hall before Monday's council meeting. See CONFLICT, page 3 THE SUBURBAN'S THREE EDITIONS - CITY, WEST ISLAND AND EAST END - HAVE REACHED A TOTAL CIRCULATION OF 145,000 COPIES! DAN DELMAR / THE SUBURBAN

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    2 * THE SUBURBAN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2010 Around the Towns CSL SPORTS WINTER REGISTRATION Sports and socio-cultural program registration for the 2010-11 winter session takes place Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 7500 Mackle Road, Côte St. Luc announced. Registration for Côte St. Luc residents is "ongoing as of Dec. 1, during office hours at the Parks and Recreation Department. For Hampstead and Montreal West residents, registration is ongoing as of Dec. 3, during office hours at the Parks and Recreation Department. For other non-residents, registration is ongoing as of Dec. 7, also during office hours at the same department. CSL BRIGHT LIGHTS FILM CLUB Côte St. Luc's Bright Lights Film Club is showing I Am Love ( Italy, 2009 - 120 mins.) in Italian with English subtitles Tuesday Nov. 30, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Multipurpose Room of the Eleanor London Library. Admission is free. SNOW REMOVAL IN MOWEST Montreal West posted a notice advising residents how they can cooperate with the town in their upcoming snow removal operations. "Snow removal operations by the town, such as salting, plowing and trucking away, are carried out around the clock," says the advisory. "Removal of snow normally takes about three days after the end of a snowstorm, and is carried out according to a pre-determined schedule." In terms of removal of snow from private property, "each winter, the town encounters a number of problems with the manner in which private contractors remove snow from private driveways and pile it onto public streets and sidewalks. The town would like to remind all contractors - and the residents who hire them - of the rules in force in Montreal West: * Snow from private driveways and walkways must not be placed on public sidewalks, lanes or streets. The only exception is when the town is removing snow in your vicinity, at which time it may be added to the banks to be removed. It must be spread out along the snow bank, not piled in a single large mass. * Under no circumstances may snow removed from one driveway be placed on the street in front of any neighbouring driveway or around fire hydrants; * The blockage of any street, sidewalk or lane by snow removed from private property will not be tolerated. You are advised that all private snow removal contractors must have a permit issued by the town, as well as stickers for their vehicles. It is the responsibility of the resident to ensure that their contractor has the appropriate permit and complies with the rules. Permits are available at the town hall, 50 Westminster South." MOWEST SANTA'S BREAKFAST Montreal West's Santa's Breakfast takes place 8:30 a.m. Dec. 12 at the town hall, 50 Westminster South, Montreal West announced. Proceeds from the breakfast go to the Montreal West swim team. PAGE TWO HO! HO! HO! Approximately 300,000 people took in the 60th edition of the Santa Claus Parade which travelled down Ste. Catherine St., from Fort St. to Phillips Square this past Saturday. For more images vist our photo gallery at www.thesuburban.com Miele easily wins St. Laurent byelection By Joel Goldenberg The Suburban Francesco Miele easily won the St. Laurent byelection for the ruling Union Montreal Party in the Côte de Liesse district, replacing former councillor Laval Demers, who died suddenly in September. Miele won 59.89 percent of the vote, with 2,840 ballots. Independent Guy Hébert came second with 525 votes, Project Montreal's Bryce Durafourt came third with 513 votes, Vision Montreal's Karim Dakdouk came fourth and independent Jean-Luc Poulin came fifth. There was a jubilant atmosphere at Miele's election headquarters, across from borough hall, where what turned out to be a victory party was attended by Montreal mayor Gérald Tremblay, borough mayor Alan DeSousa, councillors Aref Salem and Publisher: Michael Sochaczevski Associate Publisher: Sari Medicoff VP Business Development & Marketing: David Solomon Sales Manager: David Broadman Production Manager: Karen L. Cross Classified Manager: Charmaine Worrell Credit Manager: Carol Balinsky 7575 Trans-Canada Highway, Suite 105, St. Laurent, QC H4T 1V6 (514) 484-1107 (Fax) 484-9616 suburban@thesuburban.com www.thesuburban.com Some images and graphics Copyright 2009 Michael Publishing and its licensors. All rights reserved. Michéle Biron, and St. Laurent MP Stéphane Dion, for whom Miele was executive assistant. "It is a humbling experience and an honour to represent every single person, regardless of how you have voted," Miele said. "It will be my duty and responsibility and honour to serve you individually and equally.... Thank you so much to the electors of Côte de Liesse, and for the confidence you have shown in me." "We've got a great result and we're thrilled to have you," DeSousa told Miele. Miele started off his speech by paying tribute to Demers, who he called "a friend who we miss." Miele also paid tribute to Dion, for whom he worked for seven years Editor-in-chief: Beryl Wajsman (editor@thesuburban.com) Associate Editor: Anthony Bonaparte (anthony@thesuburban.com) Sports Editor: Mark Lidbetter (sports@thesuburban.com) Editorial Staff: Joel Ceausu, Dan Delmar, Joel Goldenberg, Walter J. Lyng, P.A. Sévigny, Samantha St. Jules, Kevin Woodhouse before resigning to run in the byelection. Tremblay called Miele an "exceptional person, young and dynamic. "We found the best person for St. Laurent," the Montreal mayor said. "This was really a team effort for Union Montreal and the elected representatives of St. Laurent and all the elected representatives of Union Montreal that are here." Dion said, for him, Miele will "still be around. "He will be a strong partner for me, in any case," the MP added, "and he will be great for Côte de Liesse."n Editorial Contributors: Maria I. Anelli, Sam Bick, Mike Cohen, Alex Di Pietro, Mitch Gallo, Ian Howarth, David Lisbona, Bernard Mendelman, Lisa K. Savage, Abby Schachter, Linda Zlatkin, Irene Chwalkowski, Ethan Gordon, Jenn Hardy, Geneviève Waller Photographers: Rob Amyot, Owain Harris, Andrew Soong, Rob Taussig Michael Green CONTACT US via email: Letters: editor@thesuburban.com | Entertainment: entertainment@thesuburban.com | Features: anthony@thesuburban.com | Sports: sports@thesuburban.com | Community Events: calendar@thesuburban.com | Advertising material: production@thesuburban.com Publisher's liability for error: The publisher shall not be liable for slight changes or typographical errors that do not lessen the value of an advertisement. The publisher's liability for other errors or omissions in connection with any advertisement is strictly limited to publication of the advertisement in any subsequent issue or the refund of any monies paid for the advertisement. Entire Contents Copyright Michael Publishing Co. Inc., Wednesday, November 24, 2010 ANDREW SOONG/THE SUBURBAN

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    NEWS AND ANALYSIS CONFLICT Cont'd from page 1 parking meters to the boroughs, which would have given them the power to set new rates and install more meters. Ferrandez and colleagues with opposition party Project Montreal then prematurely announced plans to do just that; raise rates and multiply meters. But the city's executive committee never approved the idea. Ferrandez had planned on adding 600 metered spots to his borough and eliminating 1,500 free spots. Project Montreal leader Richard Bergeron blamed the failure of the plan on a "campaign of disinformation." The most vocal opponents were merchants along the borough's major arteries: St. Laurent, Mont Royal and St. Denis. Roughly 150 of them held a protest outside of city hall on Monday evening before the city council meeting; they waived placards inscribed with critical messages aimed at both Ferrandez and Tremblay, calling for no increases in tariffs and an end to the elimination of parking spots. "The Plateau without cars will be a ghetto," the merchants chanted in French. "No to utopic measures, yes to realistic measures." The protest then shifted into the council meeting; St. Laurent Blvd. merchant's association president Gordon Bernstein addressed council, saying that borough businesses pay "$17 million in taxes," and forcing cars out won't be good for the local economy. "Considering parking meters as a way to supplement the budget still exists with our elected officials," Bernstein said, calling Tremblay's move to deny the Plateau power of parking a good first step. "The vitality of our neighbourhood is in danger with the fragility of our commercial [area]." Another merchant who spoke to supporters also criticized the borough's anti-car measures: "We want to solve the earth's problems in the Plateau! It makes no sense!" Shortly after Bernstein's comments, a furious Ferrandez exited the council chamber and yelled the obscenity before fellow Project Montreal councillor Alex Norris and another party member whisked him away from citizens Bernstein assailed by Project Montreal supporters who are screaming at him. Project Montreal supporter Linda Vallée yelling at media, upset with merchant protests. and reporters. "It lacked class and came across as thuggery," said Karidogiannis. "Then to see his team and staff getting in the faces of people who oppose them and trying to intimidate them was completely ridiculous." Bernstein was shocked when he learned of the insult; he didn't hear Ferrandez shouting because he had his hands full, quite literally, with another Project Montreal supporter. CBC News cameras captured Linda Vallée, who is the head of the borough's Corporation de développement économique, grabbing Bernstein's hands and yelling NEW STORE DAN DELMAR / THE SUBURBAN DAN DELMAR / THE SUBURBAN at him. He pulled away from Vallée, saying "let me go!" Vallée's husband then stepped in, lightly shoving Bernstein, before security guards broke up the two parties. She then turned to the cameras and passionately expressed her disdain with the merchants. "This team has gotten so sick with power that they have abandoned their left-wing ideals and shifted totally to the right," Karidogiannis added. "It was a shameful display. I'm disgusted!" A shaken Bernstein said he "can't believe what happened here!"n Double Your Air Miles with presentation of coupon. Valid until December 15, 2010. (Min $50 purchase) Can not be combined with any other coupon. D on WOW DEALS OF THE WEEK... 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    4 * THE SUBURBAN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2010 ��������������� ����� 0% ��������������������� ���������������� ������������� ��� ����������������� 2010 MKZ ��������� ��� ��� ��� Offer applies to new in-stock 2011 lincoln vehicle (excluding Lincoln Navigator model). Purchase financing example: $ 35,000 at 0% on 48 months equals a monthly payment of $ 729.17. Total cost on interest is $0. Total financial obligation is $ 35,000. Pictures for illustration purposes only. See Ford Lincoln Gabriel for full details. 7100 St-Jacques West, Montreal (514)487.7777 www.fordlincolngabriel.com LARGE SELECTION TIONN OF GIF GIFT IDEAS! NEWS & ANALYSIS Being Human: Jacob from Lost in Montreal When the new original drama Being Human debuts in January on the SyFy network in the USA and SPACE here in Canada, the star power of actor Mark Pellegrino should give the ratings a real boost. Pellegrino most recently played the pivotal role of Jacob in the cult television phenomenon Lost. Since July he ����������������� Mike Cohen Mark Pellegrino has virtually called Montreal home where Being Human, a North American version of the smash hit British series, is being shot. The series, produced by Montreal's Muse Entertainment, follows the lives of three, otherworldly roommates: a vampire (Sam Witwer), a ghost (Montrealer Meaghan Rath) and a werewolf (Sam Huntington), all desperately trying to live as human beings. They help each other navigate through complex double lives while struggling to hide their dark secrets from the world. Pellegrino 50 years by your side plays Bishop, the vampire boss of Boston where the story is supposed to emanate from. Pellegrino actually portrayed two pivotal roles in the last television season; the villainous 'Lucifer' on the CW Network's hit series, Supernatural, as well as the mysterious 'Jacob' on Lost. Although Pellegrino only joined Lost at the very end of the second to last season, his character was the key to making sense of all of the plotline mysteries. Jacob was the ageless protector of the mysterious island the show was all about. While his character was actually killed off soon after first being shown on the screen, he See COHEN, page 12 Look for our insert in today's Suburban! 72608_Bandeau_TheSub241110.indd 1 11/18/10 11:10:38 AM

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    Ballet Ouest de Montréal presents A Christmas treat saturday, december 4, 2 pm and 7:30 pm Sunday, december 5, 2 pm 2010 Salle Pierre-Mercure Centre Pierre-Péladeau 300, de Maisonneuve Blvd East, Montreal Tickets: 514 987-6919 Elite instant coffee selected varieties 200 g King of the Sea solid tuna selected varieties 170-198 g or less than 2 at 1.79 ea. Ceres juices selected varieties 1 L Golden Blintzes frozen selected varieties 368 g 6825, Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal By Joel Goldenberg The Suburban During a special Nov. 15 Hampstead council meeting, approval was granted to build a new detached single family home at 233 Netherwood, belonging to councillor Harvey Shaffer. The property was destroyed by lightning this past May 26. Also, four minor derogations were approved for Shaffer's property for the construction. Council permitted the front underground setback to be 4.9 feet rather than the required 20 feet, the left side setback to be 7.3 feet By Joel Goldenberg The Suburban Côte St. Luc is instituting legal proceedings against an individual and is settling four invoices with Intact and Aviva insurance companies, as a result of drivers colliding with local lampposts and flowerpots. Each of the settled claims with save $ 5 3 99 save 30 ¢ 2/$ 3 save $ 1 50 1 99 save 90 ¢ 3 99 Hannoukah économisez sur vos produits préférés instead of 9.4 feet "to permit a side projection, lateral indoor stairs, and a chimney;" the rear setback to be 22.5 feet rather than 24.3 feet "to allow a cantilever wall;" and the right side setback to be 7.3 feet rather than 9.4 feet to allow for a bay window. The planning advisory committee recommended the changes to council on Nov. 11 and council approved it four days later. Council regular Daniel Miller told The Suburban, "I questioned Councillor Shaffer as to why he was applying for the exemptions in light of his property being offered for sale, as evidenced by two 'a vendre' signs Intact amounted to $1,800, payable in 10 monthly installments; $4,439 and $5,205. The fourth settlement, with Aviva, was for $4,324. "We hope there won't be any more next year," commented councillor Steven Erdelyi. During the reading of each settlement, Mayor Anthony Housefather commented that the third of the settlements with Intact involve an Kedem sparkling grape juice selected varieties 750 mL Alma chocolate or lemon Belgian wafer 250 g Elite chocolate coins selected varieties 24 x18 g case 18 g bag .39 ea. Mother's Own egg noodles selected varieties 283 g Chanukah save on your favourites posted thereon, and why the council would even consider such an application in the circumstances," Miller wrote in an e-mail to The Suburban. "No meaningful reply was offered other than Councillor Shaffer's confirmation that his property was indeed for sale. Only Councillor Gonshor moved to defer the application until Councillor Shaffer's plans would be crystalized - no seconder stepped forward." Instead of Hampstead simply replying to The Suburban's information request regarding this derogation and others, they sent The Suburban an access to information form.n accident a corner brought up at the November council meeting by resident Toby Shulman. Shulman said she brought up the issue of the new two lanes of left turns from southbound Cavendish to eastbound Fleet Road, which were installed to reduce traffic backup on Cavendish, especially during 2 99 .99 7 99 1 99 PRICES EFFECTIVE UNTIL WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8 TH , 2010. All references to any savings claims (ie. "Save", "was", "1/2 price", etc.) Is in comparison to our regular retail. We reserve the right to limit quantities. Product selection may vary and may not be available at all stores. Image prevails when text does not correspond to the description of advertised product. ®/TM trademarks of Loblaws inc. © 2010 Loblaws inc. 6 * THE SUBURBAN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2010 NEWS & ANALYSIS Hampstead councillor gets derogations for property he is selling CSL collecting for local damage to structures See DAMAGES, page 13 save $ 3 50 save 50 ¢ save $ 9 save 50 ¢

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    NEWS & ANALYSIS Westmount attack: firebombs and hanging shoes By P.A. Sévigny The Suburban When all is said and done, journalism is still very much a question of who, what, when and why after which everyone agrees its far more than that. But as far as last week's arson attempt on a small Westmount business is concerned, "location, location, location" is not just a real estate agent's daily mantra. Apart from a single report about someone seen fleeing the scene on a bicycle, police still don't know who smashed the store's front windows before trying to set the store on fire after breaking the window facing the building's back alley. Last Thursday, firemen were called and quickly put out the fire with minimal damage around 4:30 in the morning. News of the attack quickly spread throughout the close-knit community, which left residents seriously concerned about their safety and the city's welfare. 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Blow Out includes: Hot Hors d'Oeuvres Our Table Goodies Soup Du Jour Your Choice: Potato Latkes Tangy Meatloaf w/Mashed Mini Sliders & Fries Grilled Club Roll & Fries Beef Liver & Mashed Kasha Varenikes Stuffed Kishke & Gravy Fish & Chips Garni Potato Perogies & Fried Onions Club Sandwich & Fries Still available at Chez Papa Ernie's From The Good Old Days * Chopped Liver Salad * Bean & Barley Soup * Tasty Matzo Brie * Tasty Matzo Ball Soup * Cherry Perogies * Fish & Chips * Kasha Varenikes * Southern Fried Chicken * Stuffed Kishke * Hungarian Goulash * Mish Mash Omelette * Chicken in the Pot * Romanian Karnatzel * Boiled Beef FRUITERIE GREEN CANADIAN * Farm Fresh Fruits & Vegetables * Cheese * Dairy Products * Nuts * Bread * Grocery & Kosher Grocery E RNIE THE C ATERER and/or C HEZ P APA E RNIE www.ErnieTheCaterer.com CHANUKAH SPECIAL Due to the overwhelming catering jobs we were unable to offer our Weekly Special We now offer this Fabulous 1/2 Price Special 1/2 doz. Eggrolls 1/2 doz. Hot Dogs In Blankets 1/2 doz. Potato Knishes 1/2 doz. Chicken Won Ton PLUS 1 lb. Our Famous Chopped Liver 1/2 ct. Eggplant 1 ct. Garlic Coleslaw 1 pail Chicken Noodle Soup PLUS 1 ct. General Tao Chicken 1/2 ct. General Tao Sauce 1/2 dz Potato Latkes 1 ct. Beef Fried Rice PLUS 1 ct. Beef Goulash 1 ct. Sweet & Sour Meatballs 1 ct. Grilled Vegetables PLUS 1 Twisted Challah 1 Chocolate Cake PLUS A BONUS 4 Chicken Schnitzels "This is Westmount," said Jeremy, a Westmount shop manager who wants to remain anonymous. "This is the city where people talk about whether they want to pay for their new arena, their dog walks and the bike path. This is not the city where people try to burn your store down." Stalwart and determined to run his business as usual, Tony Russo insists he was never threatened nor warned previous to last week's incident. While minimal damage was done to his store, Russo told The Suburban more than a few people made a point of offering him and his business their sympathy and their support. "Business is better than ever," he said. "Even the mayor (Westmount's Mayor Peter Trent) dropped by to say hello. He didn't have to do that and I won't forget it." While the who, what and where are obvious, few know why anyone would take the trouble to break some windows and try ALL ITEMS BELOW ARE INCLUDED Soup Du Jour Hot Hors d'Oeuvres Table Goodies Tender 28-Day Aged Broiled 12 oz. Rib Steak with Split Frank, Potato or Rice SAVE $ 64.95 18 ITEMS RETAIL PRICE $129.95 SPECIAL DISCOUNT 64.95 YOUR PRICE $64.95 Pick-Up or Delivery extra RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED CALL 514-385-0000 Bring Your Own Bottle (must be Kosher) Chez Papa Traiteur par excellence 5839 Decarie Blvd. Restaurant PLANNING A PARTY? Check out our Fabulous Locations for all your catering needs Remember, one call does it! 514-385-0000 Catering with A Touch of Class at Affordable Prices Club 1234 The Place to Party St-Denis Loft Most Elegant OPENING SOON Our Own Banquet Hall & Sushi Bar OUR MOST POPULAR DISHES No Better Steaks In Town! said D.P. and I tried them all! Breaded Veal Cutlet Grilled Club Roll Club Sandwich Burgers Galore Chicken Brochette General Tao Chicken Sizzling Gar Toi Hot Smoked Meat Sandwiches Our Famous Butcher Block Fresh Dore Fresh Salmon Fresh Filet of Sole Fresh Talapia STILL AVAILABLE OUR IN-HOUSE BLOW-OUT BLOW-OUT PRICE ONLY $19.95 VALET PARKING after 5 p.m. FREE CAKE WITH SPARKLER for all occasions to set fire to one of Westmount's better and more successful stores. Further down the street, one of Russo's neighbors believes it won't be long before he, and everybody else gets a visit by someone who will offer to protect their store and their windows for a small fee. With his store located only a block away from the Vendome metro, Jean (not his real name) pointed to a pair of sneakers hanging off a telephone line near a Sherbrooke Street intersection which many interpret as the means by which the street gangs mark off their territory. "Now who would want to hang a pair of shoes off a telephone line?" he asked. "Only street gangs do that kind of thing."n INTERAC Open 6444 Somerled ACCEPTED (near Cavendish) 514-482-4774 Specials valid until November 28, 2010 while quantities last. 59 lb. ¢ 89 ¢ 89 ea. ¢ 49 ea. ¢ lb. 69 lb. ¢ 2 49 Monday-Saturday 8:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m. 89 lb. ¢ 79 lb. ea. ¢ 69 lb. WOW! ¢ 49 lb. ¢ 2 19 4 ea. 99 1 lb. 69 1 ea. 99 BANANAS $1.08 kg 10/ 59 2 69 lb. ea. ¢ SUNKIST NAVEL ORANGES Size 113 ROYAL GALA APPLES $1.52 kg PINK GRAPEFRUIT BOSC PEARS $1.74 kg REGULAR TOMATOES $1.52 kg SWEET POTATOES $1.30 kg CELERY 4/ ¢ 99 GREEN PEPPERS $1.52 kg POTATOES PREMIUM QUALITY 10 lb. bag/4.55 kg RED ONIONS $1.08 kg BULKA CHALLAH BREAD PISTACHIO NUTS OR WALNUT HALVES $10.98 kg PRUNES PITTED OR UNPITTED $5.48 kg LIBERTY 14% SOUR CREAM 500 g LIBERTY PLAIN 2% YOGURT CLIC CHICK PEAS OR MEDITERRANEAN 19 oz. Can VANILLA OR PLAIN 500 g THE SUBURBAN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2010 * 7

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    NDG's Weil launches new 'Yes we can!' program Notice of Summons Annual General Assembly Members of the administration council of Radio Lasalle, invite you to their annual general assembly to be held on Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 In the Salle de Conseil at LaSalle City Hall, situated at 55, Dupras street To contact Radio LaSalle FM 100,1 Email address: info@100-1fm.com Or call at: 514-360-2585 National Council of Jewish Women of Canada Montreal Section L. Boman #1478 B. Bratt #2092 M. Ferstman #0280 A. Kogan #0521 E. Lifshitz #1744 Raffle Draw October 19, 2010 H. Marr #2082 R. Obront #2223 F. Rosensweig #0808 E. Rostas #2357 J. Segel #2989 G. Weigensberg #2966 Congratulations to all! J. Segel #3023 J. Segel #2981 E. Seligman #2498 Dr. E. Slapcoff #2610 E. Tenenhouse #1017 47C10 USERS' COMMITTEE A re you using or have recently used one of these health facilities? * CLSC René-Cassin * CLSC de NDG - Montréal-Ouest * Richardson Hospital * Henri-Bradet Residential Centre We can help: 1. inform you of your rights and obligations 2. foster improvement in the quality of your living conditions and services 3. defend your common rights and interests, at your request 4. accompany and assist you, on request, in any action you undertake, including the filing of a comp laint 8 * THE SUBURBAN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2010 NEWS & ANALYSIS By P.A. Sévigny The Suburban Last Monday morning, during a press conference held in NDG's École Secondaire St. Luc, Quebec's Immigration Minister Kathleen Weil told the school's students the entire province was waiting and anxious for them to step up and to stake their place in Quebec's future. "Don't be afraid to fight for your place," she said. "Quebec needs you, it needs your talents and it needs your efforts....The truth is that you're our future." Weil's new 'Trouve ta place' program, translated as 'Find your place', or better still 'Stake your place', is meant to help and inspire young people from the island's different ethnic and cultural communities find the way to turn their dreams into new realities. As a working example of what Weil has in mind, St. Luc's prize-winning Latin jazz band put on a show which gave their audience an excellent idea of what kind of talent, drive and ambition can be found in schools all over the island. Led by Nicola Saavedra-Fusina's tenor sax, the entire band wasn't just playing - they were smoking. With a steady back beat sustained by an electric bass, some solid drum work and David Rodriguez-Argeta's Latin percussion, both Fusina And Jessica Perez used their saxophones to bend notes around Hoe Young's piano work while Philip Reddy's trombone and Thomas Gauvin's trumpet provided enough of a counter-point to turn the heat up on their interpretation of El Tigre - a classic piece of Latin jazz. As a coherent example of what inspired young people can do when they have good teachers and a common goal, the young musicians underlined Weil's point about how everything is possible "...when people work together and support each other." Verdun food bank in need 514-484-7878 ext. 1728 CONFIDENTIALITY ASSURED Inspired by such programs as Modèles sans Frontières and Valorisation Jeunesse, Immigration Ministry officials are hoping to work with school officials to help young students overcome assorted problems and improve their chances to quickly integrate themselves into the province's social, political, cultural and economic communities. During a whirlwind tour, a number of rising and established stars from different sectors of Quebec's cultural and ethnic communities will visit a number of city schools where they will describe how it's all possible if you want it and you're willing to work for it. Among others, Javier San Juan, the president of L'Oréal Canada, Radio-Canada's Chu Anh Pham, SOBA Gala's Ruddy B. Eloi and others said they were happy to be part of the tour and they were all looking forward to meeting young people who want to make a difference.n Sam and Brenda Gewurz of Proment Corporation are seen recently presenting a generous donation to Joseph Quinn (centre) of Manna Verdun Food Bank. The food bank is in a desperate financial situation and is looking for financial assistance from our community. The charitable none profit food bank requires funding to purchase the basic food groups i.e. milk, hamburger, margarine, rice etc. Donations can be sent to Manna Verdun 666 Woodland, Verdun. Qc. H4H-1V8. A tax receipt will be sent. You may also contact Joseph Quinn at 514- 993-5797.

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    NEWS & ANALYSIS St. Laurent gives groups nearly $43,000 in subsidies By Joel Goldenberg The Suburban St. Laurent has recently awarded some $43,000 in subsidies to local groups and programs and at least one individual for their activities, it was announced at the November council meeting. The subsidies included: * A sum of $17,190 to Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi Saint-Laurent for the Anim'action Chameran program. The same amount was awarded in December 2009. The Chameran area is near the eastern tip of St. Laurent. * $500 for the Popote roulante (Meals on Wheels) Saint-Joseph for 2010. * $300 to the Montreal police brotherhood for the 44th Fèves au lard Day. * $700 for a resident who competed in the World Ringette Championships in Tampere, Finland, from Nov. 1 to 6. Subsidies totaling $25,000 were also given for the "rollout of four projects during the 2010 edition of the Family and/or Intercultural Initiatives Program. www.jaf.ca 900 Décarie St-Laurent 514-744-0985 3240 St-Martin O. Laval 450-978-0661 619 René Lévesque O. Montréal 514-877-9888 Councillor Michèle Biron, Borough Councillor said proposals submitted this year should "target the Chameran district and be in line with the action plan that is currently in effect in the district. The four projects include: * "A newcomer resource shuttle presented by the Comité immigrant du COSSL ($6,230). * The Bientôt l'école: je parle et j'apprends program presented by the Centre de pédiatrie sociale de Saint-Laurent ($7,112). * The Maison des familles au coeur de Chameran program, "which will be held at the newly renovated and extended chalet in Painter Park ($5,250). * The Chamer'actions Project sponsored by the Centre l'Unité to publish two issues of the Le Chameranais newsletter. ($6,408).n REG. $595 $300 $500 REG. $395 100% MERINO WOOL V-NECK REG. $119 $79 $165 SLEEVELESS REG. $100 $69 www.IGA.net YOUR HOME FOR BETTER QUALITY WITH ALL YOUR FAVOURITE SERVICES HANUKA CANDLES From Israel LIEBERS OR ELITE PARVE OR DAIRY CHOCOLATE COINS 150 g AURORA EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL 750 mL 3. KEDEM GRAPE JUICE 750 mL 2. STREIT'S POTATO PANCAKE MIX 170 g 1. BEATRICE SOUR CREAM 500 mL 1. BEATRICE COTTAGE CHEESE 500 g 1. 79 ¢ FRESHNESS + VARIETY FRUITS + VEGETABLES DEL MONTE BANANAS From Central America Size 14 BROCCOLI From U.S. Ea. 1. 30 /kg 99 ¢ 99 99 69 99 99 59¢ /lb 1. 99 FROM NOVEMBER 25 TO DECEMBER 1 st , 2010 PROUD SPONSORS OF THE MARCH TO JERUSALEM Our supermarkets carry Glatt's and Continental Kosher fresh meat and delicatessen products. FRESH FISH * SEAFOOD * BBQ CHICKEN BUFFET SERVICE * BAKERY * CHEESE VARIETY SUPERMARCHÉ PAGANO SHNAIDMAN INC. 7151 Côte St-Luc Rd., Montréal Tel. 514-486-3254 LEAN GROUND BEEF 13. 87 /kg FRESH MINUTE STEAK OR SWISS STEAK SPICED SALAMI 19. 60 /kg ALL BEEF WIENERS 375 g BOLOGNA SMOKED VEAL BRISKET SUPERMARCHÉ VAN HORNE 4885 Van Horne St., Montréal Tel. 514-731-8336 27. 98 6. 29 /lb 10. 34 /kg 8. 89 /lb 4. 69 3. 19 /lb 7. 69 /kg3. 49 /lb 12. 69 /kg /lb Tray pack BONELESS CHICKEN BREASTS 6. 29 TORPEDO SALAMI 750 g 13. 87 /kg LES ALIMENTATIONS SHNAIDMAN PAGANO INC. 5800 Cavendish Blvd., Côte St-Luc Tel. 514-482-4710 DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE CAR ORDER SERVICE ANYTIME * Certification mark of IGA Canada ltd. These Kosher specials are available at participating IGA supermarkets only. We reserve the right to limit quantities. No sales to retailers. The AIR MILES Reward Program is available at Québec participating IGA stores only. ® Trademark of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. Used under licence by LoyaltyOne, Inc. and Sobeys Québec inc. /lb 7. 49 THE SUBURBAN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2010 * 9

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    BOUTIQUE DE SKI AUSTRIAN Montreal's biggest little ski shop The best selection of ski equipment, clothing and accessories on the Island of Montreal. Boutique de ski Austrian 5706, avenue Monkland Montréal (Québec) H4A 1E6 514 483-3666 info@austrianskishop.com www.austrianskishop.com Catching a Cold? CLINICAL RESEARCH STUDY ON COLDS A research study is being conducted to evaluate natural health products that may alleviate your cold symptoms. Diex Research Montreal Inc., Dr. Emile Elfassi, Principal Investigator, is enrolling participants now Qualified participants will receive study related medical exams, study medication, and follow up visits at no charge as well as financial compensation. CONTACT US AS SOON AS COMMON COLD SYMPTOMS APPEAR! Qualified participants must be between the ages of 18 and 60. 10 * THE SUBURBAN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2010 NEWS & ANALYSIS For additional information call: Nelly Delouya Tel.: 514-923-3439 Rental Board delays 'unconscionable' CDN-NDG, housing activists deplore nearly 1-1⁄2 year wait By Dan Delmar The Suburban Tenants who file complaints with the Régie du Logement are waiting, on average, more than 17 months before their cases are heard, according to housing rights group Project Genesis. By the time a case reaches a judge, PG community organizer Cathy Inouye said, many tenants have already given up and left their homes. Those with issues deemed to be "urgent" by rental board clerks are waiting eight to nine months; landlords attempting to collect back rent, however, wait roughly six weeks. "We're seeing a deterioration of the housing stock in Côte des Neiges," said Inouye, adding that having cases of neglect or infesta- tions drag on for months is contributing to a gradual decline in the quality of housing in the borough. "People are waiting so long that they leave the apartment, they move away, they lose evidence, they lose witnesses...all of this encourages landlords to take their time." After an appeal to Côte des Neiges- NDG councillors, the borough has sent a motion to the provincial government asking them to address severe staffing shortages. "The average delay a tenant would wait at the Regie du logement went from three months in 2001 to 17 months in 2010...many tenants live in unacceptable conditions because of these delays," reads the motion, which was proposed by councillor Marvin Rotrand and unanimously adopted. The motion points out that over three-quarters of borough residents are tenants and Rotrand said although the jurisdiction is provincial, the situation has become so dire that the city cannot help but intervene. "The delays have been unconscionable. We think it's important that this body functions well or else there will be chaos in the housing market," Rotrand told The Suburban. "Hiring a number of workers will help the backlog. It's not an expense in the millions, but in the hundreds or thousands and the impact will be major." Ted Wright of the Westmount Legal Clinic follows housing issues closely and he fully supports the efforts of PG and the borough. He See RENTAL BOARD, page 16

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