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Ontario Liberals to make chain restaurants disclose health information on menus. Image via flickr /Carl Johan


Kamal Al-Solaylee, an associate professor at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism, is the winner of the 2013 Toronto Book Award for his memoir, Intolerable. His book was selected by the jury over 70 other entries. [Toronto Star]

Five employees of Toronto Community Housing have been fired and could face questions from police following an investigation into an insurance claim at 200 Wellesley St. E. The organization said Wednesday it found “evidence of wrongdoing by several employees” of its subsidiary Housing Services Inc., in connection with an insurance claim for the high-rise apartment building. [CBC]

Ontario’s Liberals promised Wednesday to introduce legislation requiring large chain restaurants to put calories and other nutritional information on their menus and menu boards. The bill, which would make Ontario the first province to make menu labelling mandatory, will be introduced this winter after consultations with the food industry and health-care sector. [CBC]


Paul Desmarais, one of Canada’s most powerful businessmen and a self-made billionaire who befriended prime ministers and presidents, has died. Desmarais, who transformed an ailing family-owned Sudbury bus company into a $33-billion conglomerate that straddled the world, was 86. [CBC]

An incriminating conversation caught on tape helped lead to the arrest of a former sergeant-detective accused of selling information to the Hells Angels. Quebec provincial police said an investigation into information leaks from inside the Montreal police force led them to Benoit Roberge, who retired from the Montreal police force in August and now works for Revenue Quebec. [CBC]

Stephen Harper’s former chief of staff had a binder full of details on Senator Mike Duffy’s official and personal activities, but appears not to have provided it to auditors reviewing Duffy’s expenses nor to police when they first opened an investigation. The existence of a binder of calendars, chronicling Duffy’s life over four years, was revealed in RCMP documents filed in court his week. [Globe and Mail]


The turning point for global warming is 2047 if worldwide average fossil fuel consumption continues unabated, and as late as 2069 if carbon emissions are curbed, says new research from U.S. and Britain. Cities like Montreal and Vancouver will be hit at 2046 and 2056 respectively, but the tropics could see profound changes entrenched in little more than a decade. [Globe and Mail]

The man known for dressing up in an Elmo costume and harassing New York City tourists with anti-Semitic comments is going to jail for a year for trying to extort the Girl Scouts of $2-million. Dan Sandler was not in the least remorseful, calling the Girl Scouts a “corrupt organization.” [New York Times]

Chelsea Manning, the WikiLeaks source formerly known as Bradley Manning, has expressed intense unhappiness at the public profile that is being presented about her, warning that a false impression is being given to the outside world that she is an anti-war pacifist and conscientious objector. Rather, she sees herself as a “transparency advocate” who is convinced that the American people needs to be better informed. [Guardian]


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