Morning Brew: Security firm faces charges from G8 and G20, critics of Ford's transit overhaul want him to "take the summer" to rethink it, Toronto has biggest ravine network in the world, the Jays win their opener and major TTC disruptions this weekend
More charges for last summer's G20. The Ontario Provincial Police have charged Contemporary Security Canada, a private security firm, with breaking provincial licencing laws. The Vancouver-based firm won the contract before it was licenced in Ontario. Apparently, the provincial ministry tasked with regulating the private security industry fast-tracked the firm's accreditation so they could make good on their contract to provide 1,500 guards to both the G8 and G20 summits. The firm was approved by the ministry in 2 weeks--usually licencing takes 4-6 months. So shouldn't the ministry take some blame here too?
Not surprisingly, there's a lot of people who want Mayor Rob Ford to rethink his transit plan overhaul. Representatives from the Toronto Environmental Alliance, the Canadian Tamil Congress, the York Federation of Students, the Canadian Arab Federation, and Local 75 Unite Here, favour a plan that puts most transit underground and wants Ford to "take the summer" to review it. Can't blame them for trying.
Toronto may not have mountains like Calgary or an ocean like Vancouver, but we do have our ravines. In fact, Toronto is home to the biggest ravine network in the world. That may not mean much to you, which is why Geoff Cape, a philanthropist and green entrepreneur, wants us to get more excited about our ravines. Because really, where else did we play in the mud and learn how to trap frogs?
They do owe Japan for, well, everything. Gamers are coming together to raise money for Japan's clean-up through the Red Cross in a Canadian-produced television special, "Gamers Heart Japan". The special will feature gamers from all over the world talking about the awesome contributions Japan has made to the gaming industry. It airs on multiple networks on Sunday at 4 p.m.
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