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Morning Brew: December 11, 2006

Your morning news roundup for Monday, December 11th:

Last week's Auditor-General report is still making ripples, with the latest fallout resulting in Hydro One CEO Tom Parkinson stepping down. Accusations of lavish spending include $45,000 in personal expenses to his secretary's corporate card. The highest-paid public sector worker in Ontario is expecting $3million dollars in severance pay.

On Friday it was green onions, and today it's spinach that has the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's attention after American imports were found to be contaminated with samonella.

After dealing with the SARS outbreak of 2003 and modeled on the Atlanta-based CDC, Ontario will be getting its own disease control center to better handle outbreaks.

An 11-year old boy is dead after trying to rescue a friend that fell through an ice covered pond in Scarborough. It's a good time to remind ourselves and young ones to stay off the ice.

While normally hailed as a safe way home and sometimes victims of crime themselves, a taxi cab driver accused of sexually assaulting a customer is being sought by police.

(photo: blogTO Flickr pooler AtillaSoylu)


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