Strike Still Looming, Housing Not Booming, Bell Web Users Not Zooming
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Strike Still Looming, Housing Not Booming, Bell Web Users Not Zooming

Latest transit update from the Torontoist Action News Team Live Info Centre, Your Only Source For All TTC Strike News: if you’re a regular TTC rider, GO Transit doesn’t want you. A spokesperson for GO has advised that that they’re already operating at capacity with their regular passenger load, and don’t plan to run any additional buses or trains in the event of a TTC strike.
Speaking from Chongqing, China, Mayor David Miller said between mouthfuls of Peking duck that the city couldn’t afford to be too generous to TTC workers. Miller will be back in Toronto on Sunday afternoon, but doesn’t plan to participate in talks if they’re still going on at that point. Shame he wasn’t here to intervene earlier, but really, nobody could have seen this coming.
The great Canadian housing boom has been declared officially over, as new numbers show prices plateauing and sales dropping across the country. Probably not a good time to take out a second mortgage for beer money.
A Canadian court has quashed the so-called “two beer defence,” which allowed individuals charged with drinking and driving to dispute police breathalyzer evidence by bringing in their own experts to testify. Which is okay, because it’s a lot easier to keep a breathalyzer in your glove compartment than a toxicologist.
Bell Canada is asking the CRTC to dismiss a complaint that would deny the giant telco the right to “throttle” web traffic on its networks, potentially slowing down competitors who use those networks for web access. The action is extremely controversial, due to the unpopularity of being throttled.
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