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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)

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen says Canada will resettle around 1,200 primarily Yazidi survivors of Islamic State persecution by the end of 2017. Conservative MP Michelle Rempel praised the move as “smart public policy.”

A Minneapolis woman says she was shocked to learn her asylum-seeking Somali friend walked from the U.S. to Canada. Saciido Shaie says Mohamed Badal told her he thought he was going to die after walking for hours in the freezing cold.

A commission has made 31 recommendations aimed at improving RCMP accountability, after an investigation into RCMP actions in northern B.C. The commission’s chairman says many indigenous people lack confidence in Mounties.

Justin Trudeau was questioned in the House Tuesday over why he didn’t challenge Donald Trump’s immigration policy when he met the U.S. president in Washington on Monday. The prime minister says he is defending Canadian values.

An Ontario judge has ruled that Ottawa breached its duty of care to thousands of on-reserve children placed with non-native families during the '60s Scoop. Lead plaintiff Marcia Brown Martel says the decision has made Canada a "better country."

Refugees continue to cross the border from the U.S. into Manitoba, fearing a crackdown on immigrants south of the border. A Winnipeg group that help refugees says the journey poses "grave dangers."

Toronto's police chief Mark Saunders says the force won't participate in this year's Pride parade, citing "fragmentation" in the LGBTQ community. Black Lives Matter has asked for a ban on police floats in the parade.

Justin Trudeau says his first official meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump will be focused on middle class jobs and "reinforcing" Canadian-American ties. Trump is set to welcome the prime minister Monday at the White House.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says around 200 people have been unable to use Nexus cards to cross the U.S. border since Donald Trump's executive order barring citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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