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Morning Brew: TTC Seeks Outside Help and Expects Ridership Drop, "Supermodel" Enza Wants Ward 27, First Body Scanner at Pearson, Raw Milk Verdict, Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament

Photo: "Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament" by Fifth_Business, member of the blogTO Flickr pool.

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

If you received 31,000 complaints annually, how would you react? A spike in rider dissatisfaction has resulted in the TTC seeking outside consultations with the goal of improving customer service relations. The news comes as the transit commission also reveals its highest ridership numbers ever in 2009 and a predicted loss of ridership this coming year, citing the recently imposed fare hike.

Drag queen Enza "Supermodel" Anderson is entering the city politics fray once again, in an attempt to replace outgoing city councillor Kyle Rae in Ward 27. After several previous failed campaigns to be elected into municipal politics, I'm not sure this one will be any different - but I guess that depends on the performance of those in the already crowded field she'll be up against.

The first of the controversial airport security body scanners has arrived at Pearson airport. While some passengers might feel squeamish about walking through and having some stranger in a nearby room eying their figure, most are happy knowing that travel is potentially more underwear-bomb-free.

The legal fate of Ontario's most strident raw milk advocate is expected to be determined today. While wishful (oh, how lovely the cheese would be!), I'm not getting my hopes up.

While polls indicate that a majority of Canadians are against Harper's sly prorogation tactics, just a reported 35 people showed up to a protest in Toronto during the PM's visit here yesterday. Organizers are hoping that their planned rally at Dundas Square on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. (part of a wider, national initiative) is a far more attended and noisier affair.


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