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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)

The head of the Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. says selling cannabis and alcohol under one roof will pose some unique challenges. Bret Mitchell gave a glimpse on Wednesday into one of the province’s coming cannabis stores. (The Canadian Press)

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)

The Liberal government has agreed to an urgent study of the issue of asylum seekers crossing into Canada after opposition party pressure. Tory MP Michelle Rempel says she wants to know more about federal plans to deal with the influx. (The Canadian Press)

Ontario’s PC government delivered a throne speech on Thursday that highlighted key campaign promises including expanding wine and beer sales. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said most Ontarians would “suffer the results” under Doug Ford’s policies. (The Canadian Press)

Toronto’s mayor and police chief have announced a $15-million plan aimed at curbing gun violence, including adding 200 frontline officers to the night shift this summer. The move is in response to a recent string of shootings in the city.  (The Canadian Press)

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz says U.S. tariffs and Canadian countermeasures have made trade-related uncertainty “more real.” The central bank raised its benchmark interest rate to 1.5 per cent on Wednesday.  (The Canadian Press)

Durham regional police say the DNA of a second woman was found in the same home east of Toronto where remains of Rori Hache were discovered last year. Police say they believe the DNA belongs to a woman who was last seen in 2008. (The Canadian Press)

Roberto Osuna’s lawyer says the Toronto Blue Jays pitcher will plead not guilty in the assault case against him and says accepting a 75-game unpaid suspension from Major League Baseball is not an “admission of guilt.” (The Canadian Press)

Beverly Smith says she sometimes feels like she’s wearing tight shoes, though she lost both legs after being struck in April’s deadly Toronto van attack. Smith’s daughter says it’s been hard seeing the 81-year-old lose some of her independence. (The Canadian Press)

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