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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 Bank of Canada governor says if the use of physical money diminishes, it makes sense for central banks to create their own version of Bitcoin. Stephen Poloz says there is “no urgency” for the bank to create a digital currency.

The federal government is tweaking proposed tax changes for small-business owners distributing earnings among family members. Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre is calling the revisions a “cobweb of complicated rules.”

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau considered Richard Wagner’s bilingualism when appointing the 60-year-old as the Supreme Court of Canada’s next chief justice.

Ottawa has agreed to give the provinces and territories 75 per cent of tax revenues from the sale of legalized marijuana. Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the deal will be reviewed again in two years.

Former national ski coach Bertrand Charest was sentenced to 12 years in prison after being convicted on 37 sex-related charges against teenage trainees. The Crown prosecutor says the sentence is in line with what they asked for.

Interrogation video shows Christopher Garnier saying he knew Catherine Campbell was dead before she was put into a bin in 2015. Garnier has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the death of the off-duty police officer.

Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante says suspending the city’s police chief is an “opportunity” to rebuild trust in the force. Quebec’s public security minister made the move Wednesday after a report was critical of Philippe Pichet. 

The prime minister’s Supreme Court nominee spoke about her “unconventional” career path in a Tuesday question session with politicians. Sheilah Martin says she has a deep understanding of a judge’s role after over a decade on the bench.

Liberal MP Sherry Romanado says she was humiliated by comments made to her by Conservative MP James Bezan at a May event that were “sexual in nature.” Bezan apologized earlier Monday in the House of Commons and in a statement.

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