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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)

Ethan Couch, who as a 16-year-old driver drunkenly struck and killed four pedestrians but dodged prison after suggesting that his irresponsibility was a result of his entitled upbringing, walked free from a Texas jail Monday.

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says new legislation aimed at overhauling the justice system proposes changes to make juries “more representative” of the population, and to increase penalties for intimate partner violence.

Alexandre Bissonnette has pleaded guilty to six charges of murder and six charges of attempted murder in last year’s Quebec mosque attack. Bissonnette originally pleaded not guilty to the 12 charges.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says measures taken Monday against Russia were “targeted.” The government announced the expulsion of four Russian diplomats as the U.S. and other allies took similar actions.

Self-employed Canadians may be surprised by their tax return if they aren’t aware of their obligations. Uber driver Mathieu Visser says it’s important to document everything throughout the year.

Green party Leader Elizabeth May and NDP MP Kennedy Stewart were among people arrested Friday at a B.C. protest against Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. May called the project a “crime against future generations.”

The prime minister said the government is going ahead with its plan to legalize marijuana, hours before the Senate was set to vote on the bill. All 33 Conservative senators had pledged to vote against Bill C-45 on Thursday.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer asked Liberals Wednesday about possible links between the government and Christopher Wylie, the man at the centre of revelations about Facebook data being exploited for political gain.

The father of a 10-year-old boy who vanished March 12 in Montreal says he thinks Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou was kidnapped, after police divers called off a river search Tuesday. Frederic Kouakou says his wife has been “destroyed” by the ordeal.

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