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Morning Brew: Balsillie Rejected Again, John Tory for Mayor, Electric Rail Link to Pearson, Strippers Behaving Badly

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

Hockey fans mourn. A Phoenix judge has shut down Jim Balsillie's attempt to move the failing Coyotes NHL franchise to the GTA. Will he give up, or will he try again in the future, with the next failing US team? Any chance he could present a solid case to create an expansion team in the area?

John Tory is considering a run for mayor of Toronto. Given the current state and gloomy forecast in the economy, would a fiscal conservative be a good choice for this city, or would electing him seem like a good idea in the short term and a reason to bitch when services get trimmed nearly bare?

Strippers in Etobicoke are getting neck-deep in trouble. A male dancer has been arrested after it's alleged that he cornered a female patron and assaulted her in a club's basement, and in a separate incident a female dancer was arrested and charged with impaired driving after hopping a curb in her car and bouncing her ex-boyfriend's face off the windshield.

When finding yourself in the unfortunate situation of having to choose between your iPhone and your spleen, always choose your spleen. A suspect is being sought after allegedly repeatedly stabbing his mugging victim when the victim resisted handing over his cell phone put up an argument.

Toronto Public Health has it right. They're bluntly telling Metrolinx that the proposed rail link between the city core and Pearson airport must be electric from the start. With the amount of people it'll be moving (along with GO Transit's anticipated growth), it would be detrimental to plan on diesel.

And I was lucky enough to catch a preview screening of an incredible film last night - one of those films that makes you think "everyone should see this film!" When Food, Inc. opens at theatres in Toronto (on June 19th), go see it!


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