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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 feds are tightening mortgage lending rules that will reduce the amount many first-time homebuyers can borrow. Frank Napolitano of Mortgage Brokers Ottawa outlines key details of the new rules.

Shouts of "stop the cruelty" and "have some compassion" were heard from animal rights activists outside a Burlington, Ontario, pork plant, after a truck carrying pigs to slaughter overturned there early Wednesday.

The co-founder of animal rights group PETA says the case of a woman charged over giving water to pigs en route to slaughter is "unjust." Anita Krajnc has pleaded not guilty to a mischief charge in the June 2015 incident.

Winnipeg police say they are alarmed by the increasing use of a synthetic opioid called carfentanil. Deputy Chief Danny Smyth says some drug dealers are mixing the lethal opioid with other drugs like cocaine.

The RCMP and the family of Jami Springer are seeking the public's help in finding the missing Moncton, N.B., woman, whose disappearance the police call "suspicious." The 27-year-old's mother says it is her family's "worst nightmare."

Police say a nightclub altercation that continued in the parking lot preceded the shooting death of Calgary Stampeders player Mylan Hicks. A 19-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the killing.

Canada's cyberspy agency chief says advances in quantum computing will create new risks for cybersecurity. CSE head Greta Bossenmaier says encryption used in online banking and shopping may require a "rethink."
The federal labour minister says "we'll see changes" after an email from a female Mountie criticized the RCMP's handling of sexual harassment claims. MaryAnn Mihychuk says cultural change is needed, which is "never easy."
Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the proposed expansion of the Canada Pension Plan will boost jobs and the economy in the long run. Morneau says an estimated 1.1 million families are not saving enough for retirement.
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