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Morning Brew: March 27th, 2007

Your morning news roundup for Tuesday March 27th, 2007:

We had some record-breaking weather yesterday and might see a high of 21oC today. Open the windows and savour the pre-catastrophic bliss!

3.8%. That's how much more Torontonians will pay in property taxes this year to make up for a major lack of funds coming from higher levels of government.

If that doesn't represent enough gained revenue for the city, how about increasing taxes on fun? Some of the proposed levies are being called "sin taxes" and could involve a 5% tax bump on booze (isn't this already taxed to hell?), smokes (sure, go for it), and tickets to cinemas and live events (le grand boo!).

[Borat]Kazakhstan developer want build 80-storey very high condo at glorious intersection Yonge and Bloor. Great success![/Borat]

Our lottery system is dirtier than the can of worms the probe just spilled. Is major reform coming?

Facebook Facebook Facebook. Facebook. Toronto's public space crusaders Spacing lost their Facebook.

(photo: "Singing and Drinking" by blogTO Flickr pooler sevennine)


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