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Morning Brew: September 27th, 2007


Photo: "Canadian icon" by blogTO Flickr pooler Seeing Is.

Your morning news roundup for Thursday September 27th, 2007:

As the election nears, the Liberals are considering restoring GO train service to the city of Barrie if re-elected. If there were reason to go to Barrie, I might care, but I suppose commuters working in Toronto and living in Barrie will love this idea.

Four Toronto residents are launching a class-action lawsuit against GM, Honda, Nissan and Chrysler for $2beeeellion for price fixing. How cool would it be if we all got a retro-active refund on our old cars?

Halloween is a little more than one month away, but the news doesn't get much spookier than this. The skeletal remains of executed prisoners have been unearthed at the old Don Jail site.

YouTube will be making a push for more Canadian content, striking deals with media companies like the CBC, CFL, and NHL. If I don't watch Canadian programming or sports on TV, will I be inclined to watch small, highly distorted videos on my PC? Not likely.

We're looking more and more like America. Accusations that our military is writing speeches for foreign leaders to drum up support for the Afghan mission have been followed by raids on suspected Afghan insurgents that have allegedly killed innocents. The result has been civilians chanting "Death to Canada".


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