Parents Speak Out Against Budget Cuts

Morning Brew: August 31, 2006

Your morning news roundup for Thursday, August 31, 2006:

Parents flooded the office of the Toronto District School Board yesterday to speak out against proposed budget cuts. From my experiences at PTA meetings, this may be the only time parents ever agreed on anything.

The tragic weekend story of a woman and her baby that were killed in a car crash gets one step closer to closure as the other driver has been charged for his actions.

UofT professor and human rights advocate Ramin Jahanbegloo has been released after over four months in an Iranian prison for doing what professors do best: making his voice heard.

In a weird-but-so-awesome crossing of worlds, some choirs and orchestras in Toronto will present Video Games Live at Massey Hall tomorrow celebrating the best in video game music.

Once one of Canada's most notable media tycoons, Conrad Black has had his assets frozen by an Ontario court. At least he still has his knighthood.

One by one, members of the Malvern Crew are being sent to prison, as Toronto police try and clean up the streets of Scarborough.

My uncle filled up his tank for less than $30 yesterday, but analysts warn that these prices won't last for long. There's still time to break in that bike before the winter.

In a controversial decision, the TTC finally confirmed the subway deal with Bombardier.

Now has just released its festival guide for the upcoming TIFF, so expect every magazine, newspaper, and website to do the same very very soon.

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