Morning Brew: July 7th, 2008
Your Toronto morning news roundup for Monday July 7th, 2008:
"Saddam's legacy" is making its way to an office tower near you. Tens of millions of dollars worth of radioactive yellowcake has been purchased from Iraq and will be used at nuclear power plants in Ontario. It's hard to imagine that turning on my coffee maker to brew my morning coffee could be in part powered by one messed up war in the Middle East.
In related news, an American war deserter who has sought refugee status in Toronto, but has thus far not been successful, is watching the clock tick. Today may be his final day of freedom before having to face the punishment back home.
Seven people in Toronto were stabbed within a 24h period this weekend, prompting the media to start toying with the idea of calling this the "summer of the knife."
A pilot flying a single-seat, homemade airplane died after an attempt to land it at a Barrie airport resulted in it catching on fire.
At the G8 summit in Japan, Canada has been singled out as being especially soft on financial aid and support for health measures for Africa. Is it just me, or do we have more and more to be ashamed of these days, when these world meetings take place? (Remembering the shameful position taken by Canada at the UNCCC in Bali).
Is there a better way to buy beer and wine in Ontario? For sure. But you're "not ready" for more convenience and improved choice.
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