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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)

WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT. The family of a Montreal man who was killed during a police intervention last June is suing the city over his death. Pierre Coriolan's family have released video they say shows police using disproportionate force.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he will wait for the conclusions of an investigation into how the party handled allegations of sexual misconduct against former MP Rick Dykstra before deciding if further action is needed.

Toronto police have charged 21-year-old Kalen Schlatter with murder in the strangling death of Tess Richey, who was last seen alive in the city’s gay village. A detective says Richey and the accused met the night she was killed.

 

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he takes a harassment claim about a Saskatchewan NDP MP “very seriously.” Singh says Erin Weir will be temporarily suspended from his duties while an independent investigation takes place.

Ahead of marijuana legalization, traditional crops are being traded in for cannabis plants at Canadian greenhouses. The COO of legal pot producer Newstrike says crop turnover in the greenhouse industry is common.

The cousin of an Indigenous man shot dead in 2016 is urging people to come out and “bear witness” at Gerald Stanley’s trial, which began Tuesday. Stanley is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Colten Boushie.

Employment Minister Patty Hajdu opened debate Monday in the House on legislation aiming to make federal workplaces, including Parliament Hill, safer from bullying and sexual misconduct. Hajdu says the proposed changes are “overdue.”

A Toronto man is facing three more first-degree murder charges, after being charged in the presumed deaths of two men reported missing from the city’s gay village. Police say it’s fair to call Bruce McArthur an alleged serial killer.

The RCMP has been fined $550,000 for Labour Code violations stemming from the 2014 Moncton shooting rampage that killed three Mounties. Nadine Larche says she believes her husband would be alive if the RCMP had done its “due diligence.”

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