Morning Brew: Occupy Toronto gets underway, Ford's family companies didn't charge his campaign a late fee, time capsule unearthed at Maple Leaf Gardens, Argos beat Stampeders, and want to ride a solar ship?
So will today's Occupy protest here in Toronto be another G20? The National Post tries to answer all the questions you may have about today's demonstration, including the biggest question of all: what do they want? One anonymous source says they "stand in unity with the rest of the world to seek and work towards drastic changes to economic systems that are destroying our economy, social fiber, and environment." That works.
I don't know how much of a break this is when it's your own family, but okay. So two companies owned by Rob Ford's family, which contributed about 10 per cent of Ford's campaign spending for goods and services, did not charge the mayor a late fee, even though the campaign waited more than a year to pay many of their bills. Of course with Ford's impending compliance audit, the late charges (or lack thereof) raises questions whether the campaign benefited from an indirect donation.
When crews were working on removing some floors at the old Maple Leaf Gardens, they unearthed something peculiar: a time capsule. Unfortunately the workers didn't get a good look at it because the Loblaws people took it away. In addition to the time capsule, a rule book from 1931 and a newspaper were also discovered. No word yet on what Loblaws plans to do with the discovery.
This sounds cool. The Toronto-based company, Solar Ship, has created, well, a solar ship, an air craft that can travel up to 1,000 kilometres and carries up to 1,000 kilograms of cargo, and which is only powered by the sun. It's the kind of vehicle that would work best for reaching remote regions like deserts and places up north.
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