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Four stories in the news today, Oct. 13 from The Canadian Press:

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MAIN PARTY LEADERS IN ONTARIO

The major party leaders are all in vote-rich southern Ontario today as the federal election campaign enters its final days. Prime Minister Stephen Harper will visit the Etobicoke-Lakeshore riding where former Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff lost his seat in 2011. Harper will also visit London, Ont. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair will visit Oshawa, Toronto and Brampton. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau starts off in Toronto before heading to Kitchener and Mannheim, Ont..

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MOHAMED FAHMY SET TO MEET THE PRESS IN TORONTO

Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy plans to attend a news conference hosted by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression today at Ryerson University in Toronto. The former Al-Jazeera journalist, who was arrested in Egypt in 2013 with two colleagues and detained on terror-related charges, arrived in Toronto on Sunday.

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OPENING STATEMENTS TODAY IN TORONTO POLICE TRIAL

Opening statements are expected today in the trial of a Toronto police officer charged in connection with the shooting death of a teenager on a streetcar two years ago. Const. James Forcillo is charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder in the death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim. Forcillo has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

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THREE FORMALLY CHARGED IN KILLING OF QUEBEC WOMAN IN CALIFORNIA

An arraignment has been scheduled for Wednesday for three young transients accused of killing a 23-year-old Quebec woman in San  francisco and a yoga instructor who was walking his dog just north of the city. The suspects were arrested last week in Oregon and arrived in California Monday evening. Police have said the body of Audrey Carey of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., was discovered in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park the morning of Oct. 3 and that she had been shot once in the head.

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ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY …

— Hearing related to B.C. Criminal Justice Branch seeking “high-risk” offender designation for Allan Schoenborn, found not criminally responsible for killing his three children while suffering psychosis in April 2008.

— The fall sitting of the Saskatchewan legislature begins.

 

The Canadian Press

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