Miller to name new executive committee today

Morning Brew: December 5, 2006

Your morning news roundup for Tuesday, December 5, 2006:

Place your bets now: David Miller is set to unveil the new executive committee for the city today, and Adam Giambrone is being tipped to replace Howard Moscoe as TTC chairman.

Yet another gun-related crime has taken place in the city, as a young man was taken to hospital after a shooting in the Malvern area.

Cops in California decide to give us a bit of help after a volunteer soccer coach in the GTA was caught committing a sex assault live on webcam.

A man fell almost 40 feet from a bridge in the west end yesterday, but is expected to survive after what looks like a construction accident near Kipling Station.

Some Saroli olives are being recalled because a botulism threat, so check your labels before you make that salad today.

The next time you go to Pacific Mall, it might be harder to find that cheap (and fake) Lacoste shirt, as business leaders and police are meeting to do something about the rise in counterfeit goods in Canada.

A 32-year veteran police officer has been charged with a hit-and-run and impaired driving after he hit a cyclist over the weekend and left the scene. Needless to say, he has been suspended from duty.

Incumbent chair Sheila Ward has once again been chosen as chair of the TDSB. Sadly, even high school elections are run better than this one, where the choice ended up being made by drawing lots.

The CEO of Porter Airlines says they are on track to make a profit, while mayor Miller is surely cringing at the news.

Premier Dalton McGuinty is confident Stephane Dion will be good for Ontario, but the Tory government is eager to put him to his first test as it reopens the same-sex debate.

Police have identified the woman and her child who died after falling off a 401 overpass this weekend, despite pleas from passing motorists to keep her from jumping.

And in today's "let's start panicking again" news, a study shows that Toronto is not ready for a flu pandemic. Again.

And in a final bit of news, this will be my last Morning Brew for blogTO. Jerrold will take over your news roundup duties starting tomorrow. Thanks for a good run everyone.

(Image: Benny Lin)

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