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Morning Brew: March 6th, 2007

Your morning news roundup for Tuesday March 6th, 2007:

City Council filed a motion to increase pressure on the province to raise the minimum wage to $10 after hearing a tearful plea from a councilor at city hall. Such a change would help narrow the gap between the rich and poor - something that needs to be done.

The Gardiner is closed still this morning due to falling ice. Commuter chaos makes the headlines again.

Execs from the 6 largest banks in Canada met behind closed doors to talk about how to continue to gouge us and boast record profits without pissing us off with ATM fees. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is optimistic that changes will be coming.

Toronto, Montreal, and Edmonton city mayors are joining forces in a show of solidarity. They want federal funding and support to allow transit systems to keep up with demands and fight pollution.

A homeless man has filed a complaint of police brutality, and according to the nurse that treated him for his injuries, this is more common an occurrence that you may think. She's seen a few boot-shaped bruises recently.

The "cobra on the loose" story keeps taking on weird twists - the reptile-keeper is facing sexual assault charges and may have used his dangerous creatures to terrorize his victims.

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