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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)

In a 2014 police interrogation video shown to court in February, Raymond Cormier told investigators about the last time he saw Tina Fontaine. Cormier has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the Indigenous girl’s death. 

An attorney linked to former Trump campaign official Rick Gates admitted Tuesday he lied to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators. An Associated Press reporter says Mueller is sending a clear message that he won't tolerate lying. 

Nikolas Cruz, the man accused of shooting and killing 17 at a Florida high school was back in court Monday for a status hearing. 

Canada’s big-city mayors say they discussed sharing in the revenues from legalized cannabis in a Thursday meeting with Finance Minister Bill Morneau. Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson says cities shouldn’t be “on the hook” for legalization’s costs.

Lawyers for two men found guilty of murdering three Alberta family members say their sentences of life without eligibility of parole for 25 years are “fair.” The Crown had sought extra time in prison for Jason Klaus and Joshua Frank.

Relatives of Colten Boushie spoke after meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the handling of the Indigenous man’s killing. Cousin Jade Tootoosis said ministers who have sympathized with the family showed they were “human beings.”

The ministers responsible for Indigenous affairs met Monday with the family of Colten Boushie in Ottawa. Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett says the family felt the justice system treated them like “the cause” of Boushie’s 2016 death.

People gathered in North Battleford, Sask., Edmonton and Toronto on Saturday to protest the acquittal of Gerald Stanley in the shooting death of Colten Boushie. The crowds sang and chanted “justice for Colten.”

Toronto police say they have now found the remains of a total of six people at a property where alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur worked. Det.-Sgt. Hank Idsinga says he expects more charges against the 66-year-old landscaper.

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