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Morning Brew: Rob and Doug Ford make radio debut, TTC employee shot at Dupont Station, plastic bag fee has helped environment, Christopher Plummer wins Oscar and the weekend news roundup

So did you tune in yesterday to Rob and Doug Ford's CFRB 1010 radio show debut? If by the off chance you didn't, the Post recaps the highlights of the two-hour show, including fat jokes, shout outs, cutting off critical callers, and, of course, subways. Meanwhile, the Star reviewed the program as "boring" and even missed the mayor's off-the-cuff remarks.

This is a shame. A TTC ticket collector was shot in the neck during an attempted robbery at Dupont station last night. Though the employee is said to have suffered life-threatening injuries, there is no word on his condition. TTC's chief operating officer Andy Byford said he'd meet with his staff today to discuss security procedures.

And for those, besides the Sun, who wonder if the plastic bag fee has actually worked over the last three years since it was implemented, OpenFile's article on the subject says yes. The generation of plastic bags has been reduced by 53 per cent and the recycling of the bags have helped significantly as well.

If you weren't one of the millions of people who tuned into the snooze fest that's also known as the Academy Awards, you should know Toronto's own Christopher Plummer picked up the Best Supporting Actor Oscar at 82 years young and was one of the few classy moments in the telecast. And no, he didn't sing "Edel Weiss".

What happened this weekend:

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