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Morning Brew: August 21st, 2007


Photo: "grass is always greener" by blogTO Flickr pooler blainekendall.

Your morning news roundup for Tuesday, August 21st, 2007:

A week after Toronto essentially gave up groveling at the province's feet and decided to cut certain social services, Premier Dalton McGuinty decides to throw some cash to Ontario's cities. That being said, cuts to programs across the city are still in the cards, as McGuinty's money is only a fraction of what we need.

Don't postpone that trip down south just because your passport expired: Canada is speeding up the passport application process so you can start planning your escape from the upcoming winter chills right now.

It might be a bit difficult to buy a bootleg copy of Superbad this week, as police busted a DVD pirating ring around the GTA yesterday.

Toronto's burning, and nobody knows who's lighting the flames: three more suspected arsons were reported yesterday, this time killing two cats.

Students in this city are complaining about money again. But this time, they've taken the University of Toronto to court over fee hikes.

OCAD's getting a new addition this fall, and it isn't another controversial piece of architecture. Instead, Lieutenant-Governor James Bartleman has been appointed as the chancellor of the school starting this September.


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