Philippe Couillard

Some other things that happened this week

Couillard’s going to China to sell off our precious natural resources and more in our other-news round-up.

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Philippe Couillard

Nord-East Movement: “Only Couillard could go to China” doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, but the Plan Nord is back on, and our Premier is hitting up the country next week looking for Chinese businesses who want in on our precious natural resources. Those worried about the Plan Nord’s potential effects on the environment will not find this reassuring.

Surveillance state, free event: The journalist who helped leak the Snowden CIA documents, Glenn Greenwald, was in Montreal yesterday to speak at McGill. Greenwald backed up his recent column saying that Canadians shouldn’t be surprised they’re susceptible to terror attacks given the country’s 13-year-old war on terror.

Peg, it will come back to you: Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf was criticized this week for firing teacher Jacqueline Laurent-Auger. The reason? It was discovered by students that she had starred in erotic films…over 40 years ago. The 73-year-old teacher has been asked to come back to work, so all’s well that ends well.

OMG 1D: Rapidly ageing Brit boy band One Direction will be bringing their bed hair and rosy cheeks to the Olympic Stadium in 2015. The show will take place next Sept. 5, so one presumes their time at the top will last at least another year, even though they’re — gasp — now in their 20s. ■