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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)

 
 

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says Ottawa is conducting a full review of Canada's electronic spy agency. A watchdog reported that the agency broke privacy laws by sharing info about Canadians with foreign partners.

Halifax police say they acted swiftly after an officer was accused of stealing an illicit substance seized during a drug investigation. Det.-Const. Laurence Gary Basso is facing several charges, including theft.

Amnesty International is joining journalist Mohamed Fahmy in calls for stronger policies to protect Canadians detained overseas. Fahmy says consular assistance shouldn't be up to the discretion of politicians.

 
 

Toronto police Const. James Forcillo has been found guilty of attempted murder in the 2013 shooting death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim. Forcillo's lawyer says they may appeal the verdict.

Gregory Alan Elliott has been acquitted of criminal harassment for his Twitter interactions with two women's rights activists. Elliott says he has been offline for over three years, which he calls a "much healthier" way of life.

The mother of a Newfoundland man found not criminally responsible in the stabbing of a young soccer player says she's "so sorry" about the attack. Doreen Layman says her son Nicholas is now getting help for his mental disorder.

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the fact he was not invited to Wednesday's meeting in Paris to discuss the war against ISIL doesn't mean Canada is on the outside of the coalition.

 
 

A joint Commons-Senate committee has started exploring legislative recommendations on the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling on doctor-assisted death. Sen. James Cowan says the timeframe for the consultations is "limited."

 
 

Vancouver's police chief says photos of men taking pictures in a mall were not meant to be shared with media. Adam Palmer said police were investigating reports of suspicious behaviour but had no evidence a crime was committed.

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