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Three stories in the news Tuesday, Nov. 29

Three stories in the news for Tuesday, Nov. 29

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CLOSING ARGUMENTS EXPECTED AT SENIOR'S TRIAL 

Closing arguments are expected today at the trial of a Toronto senior charged with murder. Peter Brooks, 76, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of 72-year-old Jocelyn Dickson and the attempted murder of 91-year-old Lourdes Missier. Crown prosecutors have told jurors that late one night in March 2013, Brooks used his cane to attack Dickson and Missier in their beds at the Wexford Residence in Toronto's east end.

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P.E.I. GREEN LEADER EXPECTED TO CALL OUT FEDS

The leader of the P.E.I. Green party is expected to stand in the legislature today to rebuke the provincial government — and offer a warning to the Trudeau Liberals on democratic reform. The P.E.I. government has decided not to honour this month's provincial plebiscite on electoral reform, in which only 36 per cent of eligible voters took part. Premier Wade MacLauchlan has said it was debatable whether the result reflected the will of Islanders, and he announced another vote on reform will be held alongside the 2019 provincial election.

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TRUMP FACTOR NOT ON CENTRAL BANK'S RADAR

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz says it's too early for the central bank to factor in the incoming U.S. administration of Donald Trump into its thinking.  Trump made a number of comments during the election that could affect Canada, such as his vow to renegotiate or scrap trade deals. Poloz told a question and answer session in Toronto Monday night that the Trump administration is not in place yet and the bank does not weigh hypothetical possibilities.

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