My on going odyssey (and yes I'm being melodramatic) with Canon support has finally ended. The good, the bad and me ugly follows.
After a week of Canon support telling me they had not entered my camera in the system yet (the second time in a week I sent it in for repair) and therefore could not give me a status update, today they tell me it's out for delivery. I mean I called yesterday and no news. But today it's waiting at the Purolator depot. Well at least I got the camera back tonight and it's like new. From what Canon support told me over the phone it looks like they replaced the entire shutter button assembly. I wish they had done that the first time.
Returning my camera also got me moving to MRA my Lexar 2GB SD card that had an intermittent problem and I should receive a replacement sometime in the next month (hopefully).
On a side note… during this whole time with my camera in the shop, I misplaced my SanDisk Ultra II 2GB SD car. Which let me tell you had led to some frantic searching over the house to find it.