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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)

 
 

Authorities say a Texas teenager serving probation for killing four people in a drunken-driving wreck after invoking an "affluenza" defense has been detained in Mexico. Ethan Couch and his mother were detained in Puerto Vallarta.

 
 

A woman is facing a second-degree murder charge after the victim of an apparently unprovoked stabbing in a Toronto drugstore died of her injuries. The lawyer for Rohinie Bisesar says the situation is "tragic all around."

A New Brunswick jury has found Dennis Oland guilty of second-degree murder in the 2011 death of his father, Richard Oland. Family members released statements maintaining Oland's innocence after Saturday's verdict.

Ontario Provincial Police have charged two aides to former premier Dalton McGuinty in connection with the province's gas plants scandal. Premier Kathleen Wynne says her responsibility is to ensure government transparency.

Prosecutors are no longer seeking dangerous offender status for Gordon Stuckless, according to his defence lawyer. The man at the centre of the Maple Leaf Gardens sex abuse scandal pleaded guilty last year to 100 charges.

Winnipeg police say evidence brought to them by the people of Manitoba helped them charge Raymond Joseph Cormier with second-degree murder in the death of Tina Fontaine. The 15-year-old's body was found in a river in August 2014.     

Finance Minister Bill Morneau is taking steps designed to cool off the booming real estate market in cities like Toronto and Vancouver. Homebuyers purchasing houses over $500,000 will be required to put down a larger down payment.

Learn how police conduct roadside tests for alcohol in Ontario in this timely legal video.

The trial of Mike Duffy saw the senator begin testifying in his defence on Tuesday. Duffy has pleaded not guilty to 31 charges of fraud, breach of trust and bribery.

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