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Ontario judge dismisses Bre X lawsuits, orders remaining monies to go to charity

TORONTO – After nearly two decades, an Ontario court has dismissed two lawsuits involving investors who lost millions of dollars in the Bre-X Minerals scandal back in the 1990s. In a ruling…

  • The Canadian Press


Extradition in Amanda Todd case could come before Dutch trial: prosecution

VANCOUVER – Dutch prosecutors says the possible extradition of a man accused of using the Internet to target underage girls, including B.C. teen Amanda Todd, won’t necessarily have to wait until after…

  • The Canadian Press


McDonald’s restaurants put foreign worker program on hold, conducts audit

VICTORIA – McDonald’s Canada is putting its temporary foreign workers program on hold while a third party conducts an audit on its use of the plan. Stung by recent criticism of its…

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Teen charged with first degree murder after mom found dead in Ottawa home

OTTAWA – The teenaged son of an Ottawa woman found dead in her home has been charged with first-degree murder. Police say Christopher Gobin, 18, is charged in connection with the death…

  • The Canadian Press


Calgary psychiatrist guilty of sex assault loses appeal, must turn himself in

CALGARY – The Alberta Court of Appeal has refused to overturn a Calgary psychiatrist’s three convictions for sexually assaulting his court-appointed patients. Dr. Aubrey Levin was found guilty on the charges by…

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Minister says foreign worker program abusers could face fraud charges

WINNIPEG – Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney says employers who abuse the temporary foreign workers program could face fraud charges and possible jail time. Kenney says he believes the number of abuses…

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Nova Scotia gives addicts a chance to get clean if they land in court

KENTVILLE, N.S. – Nova Scotia is allowing some judges to use new sentencing options to help addicts who commit crimes get treatment. The government says the pilot project it is…

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Teenaged son in custody after woman found dead in Ottawa home; no charges laid

OTTAWA – Police say the teenaged son of an Ottawa woman found dead in her home is in custody in connection to her death – the city’s second homicide of…

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Defence wants Crown to testify in Rehtaeh Parsons child pornography case

HALIFAX – The defence lawyers for two teens accused of child pornography in the Rehtaeh Parsons case want a Crown prosecutor to testify in the matter. Both lawyers have filed a subpoena to have Crown prosecutor Craig Botterill…

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Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption – tax lawyer explanation

Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption – tax lawyer explanation

By David Rotfleisch The Canadian capital gains exemption allows Canadian individual taxpayers to realize tax-free capital gains on the disposition of shares of a Qualified Small Business Corporation (“QSBC”) and…



Replace temporary foreign workers program with immigration, incentives: critics

OTTAWA – How to solve a problem like the federal government’s scandal-plagued temporary foreign workers program? Economists and immigration experts say there are solutions at hand as the Conservatives grapple…

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Stuckless pleads guilty to 100 charges

TORONTO – For decades, Gordon Stuckless preyed on young boys he met in schools, community centres and sports teams, luring them with hockey sticks and movie tickets until he gained…

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Man who killed Toronto police officer with snowplow allowed into the community

WHITBY – A man who killed a Toronto police officer with a snowplow has been allowed out of his secure unit at a mental health facility and into the community three times…

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Judge made ‘significant errors’ in acquitting Mountie of perjury: Crown

VANCOUVER – The Crown says a judge made “significant errors” when an RCMP officer was found not guilty of perjury related to the Robert Dziekanski inquiry. Prosecutors are appealing a verdict that found Const. Bill Bentley…

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Prelim begins for officer charged in teen’s shooting death

Prelim begins for officer charged in teen’s shooting death

TORONTO – A preliminary hearing starts Tuesday for a police officer charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a teenager on a Toronto streetcar last summer. The two-week hearing for Const. James Forcillo, 30,…

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When is a cottage not a matrimonial home?

When is a cottage not a matrimonial home?

By Andrew Feldstein In this case, the Husband owned a cottage prior to marriage and paid for all the expenses for upkeep and improvements of the cottage. Aside from ordinary…