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Morning Brew: Woman struck in head by falling concrete, York University alleged fraud focuses on improper payments for construction, Rob Ford breaks bread with Tim Hudak at family barbecue, and Lloyd Robertson's final sign-off sets record

If it's not glass or concrete, it's construction material falling from a city building. A woman was struck in the head by a piece of styrofoam covered in plaster that fell from a city-owned building at 277 Victoria Street, near Dundas Street East, that houses, of all things, the Toronto Public Health offices. The woman was rushed to hospital with a cut to her head. Police are investigating.

The Globe and Mail has learned that the alleged $1.2-million fraud police investigation centres around improper payments for construction and maintenance, including being over-billed and paying for work that didn't happen, occurring between 2007 and 2010. Those "key individuals" have since left the university, and have been scrutinized by an internal university investigation that started almost two years ago. Criminal charges are likely.

First, Rob Ford broke bread with the Prime Minister at a barbecue, and now it's Ontario Conservative leader, Tim Hudak's, turn. Hudak and the mayor apparently had an hour-long meeting at the annual FordFest barbecue. What were they discussing? What else? The Sheppard subway line.

In hope of perhaps diverting our attention from the horrible baggage tax, local airlines are offering wicked seat sales now. WestJet, Air Canada, and Porter are offering 50 per cent off to selected areas in Eastern Canada and the Northern United States. So whatever you save on airfare, you'll make up in baggage fees, right, Air Canada? Yeah, just fly Porter.

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