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Rob Ford’s occassional driver and friend Sandro Lisi tried swapping drugs for a stolen cell phone thought to be Rob Ford’s. Image via flickr/  West Annex News

LOCAL

The public will learn on Tuesday what the auditor general has to say about the cancelled Oakville gas plant. A report is to be released about the full costs of scrapping the plant and moving it to the Kingston area. [CBC]

Sandro Lisi’s attempt last March to swap drugs for a stolen cell phone believed to be Rob Ford’s helped kick-start a top-secret police investigation. The phone in question was stolen a couple weeks before the Toronto Star learned of the existence of the alleged crack cocaine video, and two months before the story was published. [Toronto Star]

An archaelogical dig at the site of the Globe and Mail’s new home has revealed the remains of a 200-year-old scandal. The home was once lived in by the man who killed the attorney general of Canada in a duel fought over gossip that his wife slept around. [Globe and Mail]

 

NATIONAL

The federal government eliminated a special team of tax auditors tasked with investigating organized crime by integrating the unit’s role into an existing arm of the Canadian Revenue Agency. This comes after an internal report recommended increasing government effort to pursue crime[Canada.com]

More disclosures about Canada’s aggressive foreign spying are coming, says Glenn Greenwald, the American reporter in touch with former NSA employee and top-secret document leaker Edward Snowden. Mr. Greenwald teamed up with a Brazilian reporter Sunday to announce that Communications Security Establishment of Canada set out to conduct a cyber-espionage campaign against Brazil’s mines and energy ministry. [Globe and Mail]

Egypt said the two Canadians released from jail may still not be allowed to leave the country. John Greyson and Dr. Tarek Loubani are still subject to an investigation into potential charges. [CBC]


INTERNATIONAL

Attacks on security and installations have surged a day after deadly street violence in Egypt. 50 Islamic militants were killed by government security forces Sunday, and Monday, in apparent retaliation, 9 Egyptian security forces were killed and the country’s main satellite station were hit. [Globe and Mail]

The target of a failed US Navy Seals attack in Somalia at the weekend was a Kenyan who plotted attacks on parliament buildings and the UN headquarters in Nairobi. George Little, the US defence secretary, said Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir, also known as Ikrima, was the focus of the pre-dawn amphibious assault that was beaten back after a heavy firefight. [The Guardian]

The UK’s Defence Secretary has started a new row regarding Scottish independence. He warned that contracts worth billions of pounds and 12,000 defence jobs would be put at risk if Scotland left the UK. [The Guardian]

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