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Morning Brew: April 14th, 2008

Photo: "Chaos Theory" by blogTO Flickr pooler sniderscion.

Your Toronto morning news roundup for Monday April 14th, 2008:

Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair wants to have the DNA of all criminals taken and stored in the national database, regardless of the severity of the crime. Should murderers and shoplifters be treated no differently in this regard?

Details about the previously reported Toronto Maple Leaf "ticket irregularities" are beginning to surface. One season ticket purchaser claims to have been duped into meeting and paying a Leafs employee $5000 extra in cash (stuffed into an envelope, delivered by hand).

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An error by the city that significantly underestimated the volume of garbage produced by high-rise apartments may result in some of the greater garbage producers getting a break on collection fees. Why not just fix the error, and charge them what they should actually be charged?

The fight against the big box development in Leslieville (previously discussed on blogTO) was in full swing on Sunday when local residents rallied and were joined by Jack Layton. While the area isn't exactly paradise, they don't want it paved for a parking lot and suburban mega-mall.

A pedestrian was stuck and killed by a taxi in Little Italy yesterday. This was the 14th traffic fatality in Toronto this year, which means that more people have been killed by cars than by knives, guns, strangulation, and blunt force trauma combined (we've notched 13 homicides so far).


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