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Late Grit leader Pierre Elliott Trudeau, the zombie version, returns from the grave to challenge his son Justin for the leadership at last weekend's Liberal "showcase."
Organic dairy farmers Ron and Deb Vice at a rally Tuesday, April 9, outside the St. Lawrence Centre. That action was one of 38 across the country protesting the feds' plan to allow U.S.-based Forage Genetics International to release Monsanto's GM Roundup Ready herbicide-tolerant alfalfa seeds in eastern Canada and possibly Ontario later this year. cban.ca/april9
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"I'll be more than happy to take the money from those people." Budget chief Frank Di Giorgio threatens to withhold cash come budget time from the wards of councillors who voted to reject a deal that would have written off $26 million the Toronto Port Authority owes the city in property taxes. Just what we need from city's number-one bean counter - threats of payback.
What Hacked Astral pillar.
When Evening of Saturday, April 6, outside the MaRS Centre, 101 College.
Why Coltan conflict. The African continent produces about half the world's supply of the metallic ore, which is used in electronic products. Coltan mining and smuggling fuel wars in Congo.
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency declares the Asian long-horned beetle dead, kaput, finito, eradicated from Canada. According to a CFIA statement, the invasive pests, which eat through all manner of broadleaf trees, haven't been detected inside a regulated area around Vaughan and north Toronto since 2007. Ontario's maple syrup industry isn't celebrating just yet. They've got their eye on an infestation detected in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 2008 that, if it spreads, could lay waste to the maple syrup and wood products industries.
Save this one for the history books: the tunnel-boring machines for the Eglinton Crosstown are being lowered into the ground this week, signalling the beginning of a new era for Toronto transit. That might sound dramatic, but we're excited. The Big Move is on.
Strombo is heading to CNN George Stroumboulopoulos signs on for 10 episode series on the revamped news network, John Semley reports.