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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)

Sen. Don Meredith says he “deeply” regrets his sexual relationship with a teenager and is asking Canadians for forgiveness. Meredith says he is weighing his options after a scathing ethics report was released last week.

Authorities say a 22-year-old Canadian man of Kazakh origins has been arrested in Hamilton as one of four suspects in a massive hack of Yahoo. One neighbour says Karim Baratov mostly kept to himself.

B.C.’s premier is calling on the federal government to expedite skilled immigrant applications to help boost the province’s tech sector. Christy Clark says those who earn a PhD in Canada should also receive automatic citizenship.

Federal officials say Statistics Canada servers weren’t taken down immediately after a software bug was discovered Wednesday because a coordinated response was needed. Some services were shut down after a hack was detected Thursday.  

 
 

The public safety minister says Canada will work with the U.S. to gather data on a recent influx of would-be refugees into Canada. Ralph Goodale spoke Friday after meeting with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly in Ottawa.

Marijuana activists Marc and Jodie Emery are facing multiple drug charges, including trafficking, after Cannabis Culture dispensaries were raided in several cities. A small group protested the raids outside a Vancouver dispensary.

The justice minister says the government is moving to eliminate laws which the courts have deemed unconstitutional. One such law is the statute on abortion, which remains on the books despite being struck down in 1988.

Several hundred protesters gathered in Halifax on Tuesday to protest the acquittal of a taxi driver accused of sexual assaulting an intoxicated woman in his cab. The Crown plans to appeal the decision by Judge Gregory Lenehan.

Ottawa police officer Const. Daniel Montsion is facing several charges, including manslaughter, in the July 2016 death of Abdirahman Abdi. Lawyer Lawrence Greenspon says Abdi’s family is glad the investigation is over.

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