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Morning Brew: Ford may be asked to testify under oath at audit, LCBO prices increase, TTC driver under investigation for eating chocolate bar on the job, Mammoliti thinks casino could be jackpot for the city, and the Leafs lose

The two Toronto residents behind a possible compliance audit of Rob Ford's election finances revealed yesterday that the mayor may be asked to testify under oath at the appeal of the mayor's audit in mid-April. The 59-page motion comes in response to the now-measly 13-page submission by Ford's lawyers that asked for a new hearing and a review for new evidence just before Christmas. The lawyer for Max Reed and Adam Chaleff-Freudenthaler also argued that a new trial shouldn't be set because Ford hasn't even proposed fresh evidence to the court yet.

As if we needed another reason to hate the LCBO, the minimum prices for beer and spirits are going up as of March 1. The good news: only 1.5 per cent of the alcoholic beverages will have their prices increase, and winos are in the clear because no wine is sold at the minimum price.

The city's libraries have been in the news a lot lately this week, especially with the city's budget committee voting to slash $7-million from its budget. But now they're trying to get some of that money back by launching the New Collectives, a membership program that focuses on the hip and the bookish (and those who probably wear thick-framed eye glasses for both practicality and ironic reasons). The new membership is really just a means to get people together who care about the library and party, and earn money all at the same time.

Looks like a TTC driver took a Kit Kat break and Commission is now investigating the incident. The sugar offense took place on the Lambton bus route 30 on Thursday Jan. 5 at 2 p.m. (how precise). It's against TTC policy to eat while driving.

If you like the vintage photo posts we regularly put together, you'll probably also enjoy Jamie Bradburn's roundup of the best of his vintage ads series on Torontoist. There's some awesome stuff in there.


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