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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 prime minister said Saturday that Ottawa’s apology and reported $10.5 million compensation to Omar Khadr is about the former Guantanamo Bay inmate’s Charter rights, not about the details of the case.

Former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr says he hopes a settlement reached with the federal government – reportedly for $10.5 million – won’t “cause people pain.” The Liberals also apologized to Khadr in settling a lawsuit over violations of his rights.

The head of an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls says the process is moving quickly despite complaints over its speed. Chief commissioner Marion Buller announced the inquiry’s fall hearings on Thursday.

The officer who was stabbed in an attack at a Flint, Michigan airport talks about his recovery after participating in parade. Quebec man Amor Ftouhi has been indicted in the case.

Sources say the federal government has reached a $10.5-million settlement with former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr. In Dublin Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would not confirm the settlement.

National security changes tabled by the Liberals would create a super-watchdog to oversee the full array of federal intelligence agencies. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the bill aims to protect the rights of Canadians.

 

Thinking about contributing to your child’s first mortgage? Jamie Golombek of CIBC Wealth Advisory outlines the tax benefits of giving money to your heirs while you are still alive.

The man who threw a beer can onto the field during a Toronto Blue Jays game has received a conditional discharge, including a one-year ban from MLB games. Ken Pagan’s lawyer says the incident has had a "huge" impact on his client.

The U.S. has hit Canada with an additional 6.87 per cent in softwood lumber tariffs, leaving the industry facing average duties of about 27 per cent. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is focused on getting a deal for Canadians.

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