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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)

A judge has overturned the conviction and ordered a new trial for Mustafa Ururyar, who had been found guilty of sexually assaulting a fellow university student. Complainant Mandi Gray says she doesn’t have the resources for a new trial.

Canada’s premiers want clarity from Ottawa on aspects of its planned marijuana legalization, saying a lack of answers may require a delay. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government is still aiming for a July 2018 deadline.

The finance minister has unveiled plans to tighten loopholes for private corporations he says give many Canadians unfair tax advantages. Bill Morneau says under the measures he would likely have to pay more tax.

A woman has been awarded $254,000 in damages after she was wrongfully arrested and brutalized by Ottawa police in 2008. Surveillance video shows officers using a restraining device on Roxanne Carr, who was later left naked in a cell.

A friend of Const. Sarah Beckett says a four-year prison term given to the drunk driver who killed the B.C. RCMP officer marks a “chapter that’s ending.” Const. Alex Berube spoke after Kenneth Fenton was sentenced Friday in Victoria.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says if the government hadn’t settled with former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr, the case would have cost Ottawa much more money. The reported $10.5 million payout has angered some Canadians. 

The Bank of Canada has raised its benchmark interest rate for the first time in nearly seven years. Bank governor Stephen Poloz says the hike from 0.5 per cent to 0.75 per cent was made in light of the economy “approaching full capacity.”

The Indigenous affairs minister says communication needs to improve on the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women. Carolyn Bennett spoke after a commissioner, Marilyn Poitras, announced her resignation.

A court commissioner has granted Rob Kardashian's ex-fiancee Blac Chyna a temporary restraining order against the reality television star. 

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