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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)

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz said Wednesday the choice to hold its benchmark interest rate steady at one per cent came from uncertainty over the impact that two prior rate hikes will have on Canada’s economy.

Hillary Clinton was asked about sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein and Donald Trump at an event in Montreal Monday. Clinton says the women who have shared their stories are courageous. 

Kelly Craft was among several new diplomats who submitted their credentials to Gov. Gen. Julie Payette in Ottawa on Monday. Donald Trump’s ambassador to Canada says she aims to make cross-border trade easier.

The RCMP says an officer shot and killed a Saskatchewan man in North Battleford on Saturday night. The RCMP has requested an external investigation into the incident.

Shoppers came out to Sears Canada locations, including one in north Toronto, as the chain began liquidation sales on Thursday. One woman who has shopped there for decades said she was saddened by the store moving toward closing.

Finance Minister Bill Morneau is adjusting tax proposals to allow $50,000 of passive income investment to be sheltered annually, meaning only three per cent of privately owned corporations will have to pay higher taxes.

Amanda Lindhout shares insight into how recently rescued hostages Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman might aid their recovery. Lindhout’s mother, Lorinda Stewart, recounts her daughter’s 2008 abduction in her book, "One Day Closer."

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is promising to cut taxes for small businesses, after outrage from entrepreneurs over controversial tax-reform proposals. Tory Leader Andrew Scheer says the new measure is motivated by politics.

Former Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle says his Taliban-linked kidnappers murdered his infant daughter and raped his wife Caitlan Coleman while they were in captivity. The rescued family of five arrived in Canada Friday.

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