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Occupy Toronto Planning ‘Large Impact’ Event Tomorrow, CBC Says

Oct. 16 (Bloomberg) -- A group of protesters that began demonstrations in Toronto yesterday are planning to hold a “large impact” event tomorrow downtown, Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported.

The event, which will take place when the Toronto Stock Exchange opens at 9:30 a.m. local time, wasn’t specified by the news service. Nothing for that time is listed on the Occupy Toronto website, and a spokesperson wasn’t immediately available to comment to Bloomberg News.

Protests inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement began yesterday in at least 15 Canadian cities, including Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver, CBC reported. An anemic global economy, the European sovereign debt crisis and high U.S. unemployment among other causes have led to discontent among protesters worldwide.

Dozen of protesters set up camp last night in a park near Toronto’s financial district and plan to hold a general assembly at 5 p.m. local time today, according to the Occupy Toronto site. Two men were arrested in Canada’s most populous city yesterday at a downtown business complex, the broadcaster said.

About 2,000 to 3,000 people gathered in Vancouver yesterday, the largest demonstration so far in Canada this weekend, CBC reported.

To contact the reporter on this story: Sean B. Pasternak in Toronto at spasternak@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editors responsible for this story: David Scanlan at dscanlan@bloomberg.net; David Scheer at dscheer@bloomberg.net.

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