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The prime minister has appointed Bill Blair to the new portfolio of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction in a cabinet shuffle. Justin Trudeau says strong voices are needed to face what he sees as Conservative fearmongering. (The Canadian Press)

Oscar Pistorius, who killed his girlfriend, is under house arrest after release from prison. Some in South Africa think he's received preferential treatment. His ex-girlfriend's family says it won't change anything because she's "not coming back."

Justin Trudeau says the Liberals overcame "negative and divisive politics" to win a majority in the federal election. Trudeau says he will lead a "positive and ambitious" government.

 

 

Business leaders and lawyers will be watching the result of Canada's 42nd general election on Monday. Also this week, a slew of companies release Q3 results and a group provides an update on sharing green technologies in the oilpatch.     

Justin Trudeau said Prime Minister Stephen Harper should be "embarrassed that he's having to count on the support of Rob Ford for his re-election." "There's a lot of people talking in the news these days about the hypocrisy of the Fords and their drug problems and Mr. Harper and his positions on that," Trudeau said. "But that's not really the issue, as serious as it is, that strikes me most. What bothers me most is the misogyny. The Ford brothers should have no place on a national campaign stage, much less hosting a prime minister at an event this weekend. "That's just completely irresponsible of the prime minister."

A lawyer for a B.C. man found not criminally responsible for killing his children says an ad in which Stephen Harper refers to the case is "inappropriate." The Crown is trying to have Allan Schoenborn deemed a "high-risk" offender.

tor Randy Quaid and his wife were ordered held on $500,000 bail each in Vermont on Monday on charges that they skipped out of the country five years ago after being charged with vandalism in California. (Oct. 13)

Toronto estates lawyer Holly LeValliant warns that some hospitals are misinforming patients about their rights to long term care.

Toronto real estate lawyer Lisa Laredo discusses how lawyers can gain credibility and maintain it. 

Toronto tax litigator David Rotfleisch warns there is a rash of fake CRA collection calls across Canada and it if you get caught in one of these phishing schemes it can cost you money.

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