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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 are asking witnesses to come forward after a man was allegedly pushed in front of a train at a Toronto subway station Monday. John Reszetnik, 57, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the incident. 

An Ottawa judge has sentenced Ali Omar Ader to 15 years in prison for his role in the 2008 kidnapping of journalist Amanda Lindhout. Crown lawyer Xenia Proestos says the sentencing shows Canada takes such offences “very seriously.”

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday that provincial law societies have the right to deny accreditation to a proposed Christian law school. A Trinity Western University professor says she is “disappointed” by the ruling. 

Doug Ford says he is standing with the federal Liberals in Canada’s trade negotiations with the U.S. The Ontario premier-designate and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland met on Thursday to discuss NAFTA negotiations.

The Liberals are rejecting a Senate amendment that would allow provinces to bar people from growing marijuana at home. The health minister says the legislation should be consistent with medical pot rules around home cultivation.

The NDP leader says Canada needs to stay above U.S. President Donald Trump’s name-calling in the midst of the current trade dispute. Jagmeet Singh says the focus needs to be on workers.

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett gave a speech at the Canadian Museum of History to mark 10 years since the previous Conservative government issued a formal apology for residential schools. 

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says attacks on Justin Trudeau from U.S. President Donald Trump and his aides won’t help Canada-U.S. relations. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer agreed the U.S. rhetoric is “not helpful.”

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz says consumers are likely to see higher costs on “many things,” after the U.S. imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The central bank released its latest financial system review on Thursday.

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