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Morning Brew: Occupy Toronto decision delayed until Monday, the debate over City Raccoon's unmasking, Jack Layton biopic in the works, Minnan-Wong promises that a possible lockout won't snow us in, and could Gretzky soon own the Leafs?

Looks like Occupy Toronto will stay put for an extra couple of days. Toronto judge David Brown will now be making his decision Monday on whether the protestors can stay in St. James Park. The original deadline for the decision was tomorrow. No reason for the delay was given, though it might be fair to suspect that he wants a bit of extra time to weigh each side's case. Arguments will still be heard today.

Yesterday twitter was, well, all a-twitter over the unmasking of the cute @City_Raccoon by Toronto journalist Jonathan Goldsbie. The Grid's Ed Keenan and David Topping debate whether journalists should reveal secrets just because they can. The subject matter might not ultimately be that important, but it's sparked some interesting debate.

What do you think of Wayne Gretzky owning the Leafs? It could happen — sort of. Gretzky confirmed he has been approached by multiple firms considering the purchase of Maple Leafs Sports Entertainment. If it happens, maybe the Great One can make amends for preventing the Leafs going onto the Stanley Cup finals in 1993. It was still a high stick, am I right?

You knew this would happen. A Jack Layton biopic is in the works by Pier 21 Films in an early stage development deal with CBC. The production company, which has a script contingency deal, is working in close cooperation with the family. Any ideas who might play a good Jack?

If a chilly lockout happens in the new year between the city and its unions, city councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong wants to reassure us that the city won't be snowed in, saying that there will be "minimal disruption" with winter maintenance. Phew. What would we do if we had another Snowmageddon on our hands? Come to think of it, probably not much.


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