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Morning Brew: November 21st, 2007


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Your morning news roundup for Wednesday November 21st, 2007:

Following Mastercard's lead in playing hero in a cash-strapped city, BMO is using the city's budget woes as marketing leverage by offering to pay the new Land Transfer Tax when home buyers get a a mortgage through them.

Bottled water is the next target for a tax levy in Toronto. I like this idea. The margins for manufacturers and retailers are huge, and the product and packaging are as wasteful as it gets.

Psssst. Hey you... wanna buy a bulldozer?

Smoking cigarettes and crack cocaine are on the decline amongst Ontario high school students, but stealing and popping mom's prescription painkillers for recreation has become far more popular.

Dear Ryerson University,
Please name that big building after me. I don't want to have to ask again. We've gone over this already. Remember that wad of cash I gave you? Don't screw me over. My lawyers are ready to pounce.
Sincerely,
Sears

Dear Reckless Drivers of Toronto,
Please remember how to drive carefully in snow on Thursday, when we get a dose of the white stuff.
Sincerely,
Good Drivers of Toronto.


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