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Six stories in the news today, Oct. 21

Six stories in the news today, Oct. 21 from The Canadian Press:

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'WE'RE BACK,' TRUDEAU TELLS ALLIES

Prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau wasted little time Tuesday signalling a new tone in Ottawa. On the morning after his election victory, Trudeau spoke to those who worried that "Canada has lost its compassionate and constructive voice in the world over the past 10 years." He told an Ottawa rally that on behalf of 35 million Canadians, "we're back." Trudeau also said he would take office and name a cabinet on Nov. 4.

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NAMES FLY AS CONSERVATIVES PLAN FOR LEADERSHIP

The names of potential leadership contenders are swirling around Conservative circles as the party looks ahead to a leadership race in the wake of Monday's election defeat. Ontario MP Lisa Raitt isn't ruling out a run and former cabinet colleague Kellie Leitch has been said to be kicking the tires for a possible run. But of all the names most often mentioned, MP Jason Kenney is the one believed to be the best organized and placed for a run.

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TECH SECTOR DECIDING HOW TO INVEST FEDERAL CASH

Canada's burgeoning technology sector could see a wave of new federal support from the incoming Liberal government, but that doesn't mean they all agree on how the money should be spent. About $900 million has been earmarked by Justin Trudeau for the tech community, and over the coming weeks, some key figures in the sector will begin to make a case for where those funds should be invested.

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FIRST WITNESS CALLED IN FORCILLO TRIAL

Crown prosecutors are expected to call their first witness today at the trial of a Toronto police officer charged in the shooting death of a teen on an empty streetcar. Const. James Forcillo has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and attempted murder in the death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim.

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DECISION EXPECTED IN B.C. HOMELESS LAWSUIT

British Columbia's Supreme Court is expect to rule today on whether bylaws that ban people from camping in public spaces in Abbotsford, B.C., criminalize the homeless. A group of homeless people took the Fraser Valley city to court last year, alleging its regulations and harassment tactics violated their charter rights.

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BLUE JAYS FACE ROYAL PAIN OF POSSIBLE ELIMINATION

A dream season for the Blue Jays could come to a close today with Toronto once again on the verge of post-season elimination. Kansas City toyed with the Blue Jays yesterday in a 14-2 victory to grab a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven American League Championship Series. The Jays need to win three straight games to have any hope of reaching the World Series.

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ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:

— The Bank of Canada will releases a decision on the target for the overnight bank lending rate.

— The Bott family will make a public statement about the deaths of Catie, Jana and Dara Bott. The three sisters suffocated in a truckload of canola last week in Alberta.

— Bail application hearing in Halifax for William Sandeson, accused of first-degree murder in death of university student Taylor Samson.

— Sentencing hearing in Edmonton for Richard Suter, who pleaded guilty to refusing to provide a breath sample in the death of a toddler on a restaurant patio.

The Canadian Press

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