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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)

A man whose brother was abused by admitted pedophile Gordon Stuckless is calling for harsher penalties for sexual offenders. Gary Kruze says Canada is "far behind" countries like the U.S. on the issue.
RBC's CEO says there are no allegations of "any wrongdoing" by the bank in media reports on the so-called Panama Papers leak. But Dave McKay said Wednesday he is upset the bank's name has been "dragged" into the scandal.
Some Canadian police forces are moving towards outfitting officers with body cameras. The Canadian Press recently followed a Toronto police officer as he wore a camera similar to the ones tested out by the city's force.

Toronto employment lawyer Stuart Rudner, partner with Rudner MacDonald LLP, says employment contracts can shock both employers and employees.

The RCMP commissioner says he's "sensitive" to concerns over police demanding files from journalists. Bob Paulson commented Thursday after a court ruling that a Canadian Vice Media reporter must turn over materials to the Mounties.

A Toronto court heard victim impact statements Wednesday in the sex abuse case of Gordon Stuckless. The man at the heart of the Maple Leaf Gardens sex abuse scandal pleaded guilty in 2014 to 100 charges related to the abuse of 18 boys.

 
 

Drunk driver Marco Muzzo has been sentenced to 10 years for the crash which killed three children and their grandfather. Outside court, the mother of the children pointed out that none of her kids reached 10 years of age.

 
 

In the wake of former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi's acquittal on charges including sexual assault, Tom Mulcair says courts are "having trouble" with such cases. The NDP leader said he wasn't specifically commenting on any one case.

Lucy DeCoutere says she received "overwhelming" support after she came forward with allegations against Jian Ghomeshi. DeCoutere spoke at a Toronto rally for sex assault survivors after the former radio host was acquitted on all charges.

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