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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)

Toronto police say excavations will continue after they found human remains in a ravine near a property where alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur worked. Det. Sgt. Hank Idsinga says cadaver dogs found several spots of interest. (The Canadian Press)

After a string of shootings in Toronto, Mayor John Tory says efforts are being made to get “gangsters” off the street. Tory says the city is still “generally safe.”  (The Canadian Press)

Toronto police say they are still searching for two suspects believed to be involved in a June 14 shooting in a playground. Det. Sgt. Jim Gotell is encouraging Tarrick Rhoden and T’Quan Robertson to turn themselves in. (The Canadian Press)

The sister-in-law of a man who died after an arrest in Barrie, Ontario, says Olando Brown was treated worse than an “animal” by police. A bystander’s video appears to show officers using a stun gun more than once on the 32-year-old.  (The Canadian Press)

A Hamilton-area man was acquitted Wednesday in the shooting death of an Indigenous man who broke into his truck. Defence lawyer Jeffrey Manishen says he explained to the jury how Peter Khill was following his training as a military reservist. (The Canadian Press)

Conditional sentences given to two men convicted of polygamy in B.C. send a “message” to communities that engage in the practice, says a prosecutor. Winston Blackmore and James Oler will serve their sentences under house arrest. (The Canadian Press)

An Alberta prosecutor says “compelling” information from a firearms expert impacted the decision to drop the case against Edouard Maurice, charged with aggravated assault and firearms offences after he confronted two people on his rural property.

Toronto police say a Thursday raid focused on members of the Five Point Generalz and resulted in the arrests of 70 people. Chief Mark Saunders says the street gang is responsible for numerous shootings in the city.

The Liberal government was asked Wednesday whether Ottawa would consider pardoning people convicted of marijuana crimes in the past. The Senate passed the Cannabis Act on Tuesday, but pot remains illegal until the bill goes into effect.
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