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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 judge who found Travis Vader guilty of second-degree murder says the couple he's convicted of killing were a "target of opportunity" for a robbery. Justice Denny Thomas summarized his ruling in an Edmonton court Thursday.
Former prime minister Brian Mulroney says he sees no need for Canada to tighten its immigration process. Mulroney's comments come after Conservative MP Kellie Leitch proposed screening newcomers for "anti-Canadian values."
Conservative MP Tony Clement says people at high risk of committing terrorist acts should be jailed if they can't be constantly watched. Clement says the Aaron Driver case shows the limitations of court-ordered peace bonds.
Conservative finance critic Lisa Raitt says implementing Canada Pension Plan changes through legislation will allow Canadians to have their say. The Commons finance committee held an emergency meeting Friday on CPP changes.
 
 

An Ontario man says the alleged abuse he endured at a former correctional facility for children is being ignored. Clarington, Ontario plans to refurbish the site of a PoW camp for captured Nazis, which later became Pine Ridge Training School.

The Ontario government is spending $1.7 million to train bartenders and servers how to intervene during sexual harassment incidents. Labour Minister Kevin Flynn says the programs will educate and empower hospitality workers.
Justin Trudeau says he raised the case of a Neil Bantleman, a Canadian teacher imprisoned in Indonesia, with that country's president at the G20 summit. The prime minister says he always aims to "defend Canadians' rights abroad."

Protesters called for the recall of a California Judge Friday following the release of a former Stanford University student who served three months for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.

Marion Buller, the chief commissioner of a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, says it is important for recommendations to be "concrete" and "workable," so that they can easily be put into action.

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