Morning Brew: November 24, 2006

Your morning news roundup for Friday, November 24, 2006:

A study shows that almost half of pre-teens in the city are snacking on chips and chocolate every day. Where do they get that kind of money?

An inquest into the deat of Otto Vass has suggested that police should have the option of using stun guns instead of real guns when faced with a confrontation.

Apparently, the crown doesn't have enough evidence to make a case against the men who shot 4-year-old Shaquan Cadougan. Meaning the shooters walk, while Shaquan is still struggling to do just that.

If they did have enough evidence to make a case, the shooters may have been up for some tough penalties, as Stephen Harper yesterday proposed the reverse-onus bail conditions for those accused of gun crimes, and was supported by the provincial and municipal government.

In more gun news, you can now hang one from your tree. Yes, I'm serious: Urban Outfitters is selling a glittering gun ornament for your Christmas tree.

Lots of high times for a Jane/Sheppard high-rise where police found 22 separate grow ups.

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be taking centre ice in a new comedy featuring an ex-Leaf that's out of the closet.


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