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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)

Matthew de Grood has been found not criminally responsible for stabbing five people to death in Calgary. Speaking for the families of the victims, Miles Hong said the ruling will be a "recurring nightmare."

Ninety people have been arrested and over 180 charges have been laid after police raided dozens of marijuana dispensaries in Toronto. Police Chief Mark Saunders says the raids were motivated by "genuine health concerns."

The RCMP announced charges won't be laid against Sen. Pamela Wallin after a review of her travel expenses. Sen. James Cowan says the Senate has "come a long way" since the start of the expenses scandal.

Actor/comedian Bill Cosby is due in court Tuesday morning for a hearing that will determine whether he will go to trial in the sexual assault case brought by Andrea Constand.
The NDP is accusing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of elbowing New Democrat MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau in Parliament as the Liberals cut short debate on the government's assisted-dying bill.
The families of five young people killed in a Calgary mass stabbing in 2014 were allowed to give tributes to their loved ones in court Tuesday. The defence lawyer for Matthew de Grood says the tributes were very moving.

The Liberals have introduced a bill to extend human rights protections to transgender Canadians. Ten-year-old Charlie Rickert, who was bullied after declaring she was a girl, says she feels "much safer" now.

Matthew de Grood's lawyer says his client's past mental state will be "explored" at his trial. De Grood, who pleaded not guilty to five first-degree murder counts, admitted to the 2014 stabbings in an agreed statement of facts read in court Monday.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending the move to create an electoral reform committee, saying Canadians expect him to follow through on his campaign promise. The Opposition is pushing for a referendum on the issue.
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