Morning Brew: More G20 arrests, Rob Ford wants (and believes he'll get) more money, eco-fee apology, no Lotto Max winner, political unrest in Mississauga and a Toronto Sun reader survey
Two more individuals on the G20 most wanted list have been arrested, while three more have been identified. Their names and the details of what they've been charged with can be found here. Considering just how profoundly bad things turned out that fateful weekend, it seems mischief and arson charges aren't really enough. But, what do you know, the public dissemination of those photos seems to be working...
Rob Ford overcomes all. At least that's how Fraser Macdonald, deputy director of communication for the Ford campaign, would have it. After news broke that the mayoral candidate was asked to stop coaching the football team at Newtonbrook Secondary School, the Ford camp sent an email to supporters asking the following: "Will you help Rob Ford fight back against anonymous smears with a donation today?" To hear Macdonald tell it, "These kind of smears from the Star really help with our fundraising." That should be a joke, but it's not.
Stewardship Ontario has issued an apology for their poor implementation of new province-wide eco-fees. "Our entire team feels terribly about the way in which our programs -- and the way they are paid for -- have angered consumers," said Gemma Zecchini, chief of the recycling agency responsible for the program. But in spite of her promises of improvements, the Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin is already trying to determine if a full probe into the eco-fee program is required. It's a busy time for ombudsmen, that's for sure.
An accident involving a TTC bus and a Hyundai Elantra at Jane and Dundas resulted in the death of one of the automobile's passengers.
Here we go again. No winning tickets were sold for the Lotto Max jackpot last night. But, just to keep everyone interested, a number of the $1 million prizes tickets were bought up across the country.
The political mess in Mississauga continues to worsen, with accusations that Mayor Hazel McCallion has backed a number of candidates to replace those calling for a judicial inquiry into conflicts of interest on the part of the mayor's office.
And if you've ever been angered by a Toronto Sun columnist, now's your chance to be heard. The paper is reaching out to readers for feedback with an evaluative survey.
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