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Morning Brew: February 25th, 2009

Photo: "TO's AGO" by Pleuntje, member of the blogTO Flickr pool.

What's happening in the GTA (and sometimes beyond):

Canada's police associations really like tasers. And they want all officers to have them, claiming that there's no proof that tasers have killed anyone, and that the media is spinning the truth about their safety.

In light of recent violent crime, the TTC union wants to do away with the 103 "special constables" and have Toronto police replace them. I want the union boss to bugger off and someone more admirable and competent to replace him. Will either of us get our way? Doubtful.

While not quite Robin Hood in nature, it's alleged that a group of fraudsters has been stealing from the rich - to make themselves rich. Clients at a Yorkville spa have had their credit and debit card details stolen, while the suspected thieves went on lavish shopping sprees and possibly even opened up their own spa with the stolen funds.

Steven Page is leaving the Barenaked Ladies, which more or less kills the band. Without him, the band will be like partially naked ladies, which are clearly not as good as bare naked ladies.

Real estate agents don't like the idea of mandatory energy audits being performed and charged on homes being sold. Under the new Ontario Green Energy Act, all homes being sold will require an assessment that costs about $300. I think it's great - it gives both sellers and buyers incentive to make and choose homes with better energy efficiency.

Maple Leaf is back in the spotlight, with another recall... and Toronto's most notoriously sensational news crew writes: "This time, the product involves something that's probably been on your dinner table - hot dogs." ZOMGWTFBBQ! As long as "CityNews staff" continue to write this author-unattributed crap, I'll continue to point it out.


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