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New Florida driving permit law may not be enforceable

A new state law that requires Canadian and non-U.S. residents to hold an international driver’s permit in Florida will not be enforced by the Florida Highway Patrol, according to new reports.

Sunshine State officials told the Canadian Press the new law requires additional review, and may violate a longstanding international treaty. Since being quietly introduced on Jan. 1, drivers with foreign licences have been required to carry a special international permit issued by their home country in addition to a valid driver’s licence.

The regulations also apply to rental vehicles, catching many Canadians off-guard. Officials told the news agency that initially, the law was passed in part to assist police officers who had to read and process official documentation and licences in a foreign language.

In the interim, the Canadian Automobile Association, A.K.A. CAA has asked Florida to modify the law and leave Canadians exempt.

GO Transit’s paid parking?

Ontario’s transit agency may implement paid parking for GO Transit riders in order to supply additional revenue to the province.

CityNews reports most GO parking is free, but Metrolinx is considering a change in policy to raise funds for transit expansion in the Greater Hamilton and Toronto Areas. The proposal was reportedly raised at a Metrolinx meeting on Thursday night.

Currently, some GO customers pay as much as $80 a month to rent a parking spot, and find a spot on a first-come, first-serve basis. Proposed parking fees have not yet been released.

An All-Female Glengarry Glen Ross

Canadian writer-director Jason Reitman will stage a live-reading of the male-dominated Glengarry Glen Ross with an all-female cast, in Los Angeles.

Reitman, best known for writing and directing Juno and Up in the Air, has staged several of these live readings around the U.S., and even brought his re-interpretation of American Beauty to TIFF. Known for taking ‘classic’ films and adding an all-star cast, the one-night-only readings are rather popular, and sell out quickly.

This time around, the cast includes Robin Wright, Catherine O’Hara, Maria Bello, Allison Janney and Mae Whitman. The reading will perform on Feb. 21 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Brass balls, indeed.

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