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Morning Brew: September 5th, 2008

Photo: "Kensington" by SEATTLE DREDGE, member of the blogTO Flickr pool.

Your Toronto morning news roundup AND POLL for Friday September 5th, 2008:

Commuters that use routes at the 401/404/DVP junction can expect traffic nightmares to continue today, and possibly into the weekend. The cleanup and road repairs resulting from the truck fire on Wednesday night are extensive (and it doesn't help that for every working person, there are four leaning on shovels, watching).

Israeli flight crew employees of the airline El Al were reportedly being monitored by Hezbollah terrorists right here in Toronto, while they stayed at the Sheraton Centre during layovers. CSIS is saying nothing, but I'm saying we need some good non-terrorist Lebanese to come to Toronto and open a restaurant because it's near impossible to get good Kofta and Batata harra in this city.

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A Seneca College flight instructor was flying two students to Vermont when the plane's engine failed and the pilot had to make an emergency landing on a New York interstate. How cool would it be to see that happen on your way home from work (and not be a Hollywood action flick playing on your dashboard DVD player)?

Let there be hot Euro strippers?! A Toronto lawyer is calling Bill C-17 (which aims to prevent the exploitation and abuse of foreign workers) unconstitutional. Only in Canada would we see this kind of law and resulting legal battle.

And over at Spacing, they've taken a look at the effects of CNE parking on the neighbourhood of Parkdale. Does a couple of weeks of makeshift car parking on lawns each year really do that much damage?

TODAY'S POLL:

RESULTS FROM YESTERDAY'S POLL:
If you could, who would you vote for in the November US federal election: Obama or McCain?

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