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Pistorius trial is a truth-finding process: Rosen

Pistorius trial is a truth-finding process: Rosen

The murder trial of Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius is, in many respects, a fascinating study of how the South African justice system is different from Canada’s, says Toronto criminal…

Calgary police investigate mental health, messages sent by mass murder suspect

CALGARY – Calgary police say a significant part of their investigation into this week’s mass murder will be whether the suspect was suffering from a mental illness. Acting Insp. Ryan Ayliffe says officers will be looking…

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Federal Court of Appeal upholds landmark ruling on rights of Metis

OTTAWA – The Federal Court of Appeal has largely upheld a landmark ruling that could vastly expand the ranks of people considered Indians under the Constitution. A Federal Court ruling last year brought Metis and non-status Indians into the ranks…

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Top court to give long awaited advice on Senate reform, abolition next week

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada’s long-awaited opinion on what it will take to reform or abolish the Senate will be delivered next week. Prime Minister Stephen Harper sought the top…

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Supreme Court to hear three people smuggling cases

OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada will hear three appeals in cases where people were denied refugee status because they were allegedly involved in people smuggling. Two of the cases involve…

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CFB Petawawa soldier charged with sexual assault, voyeurism offences

PETAWAWA, Ont. – Ontario Provincial Police have laid a raft of sexual assault and voyeurism charges against a 31-year-old soldier from CFB Petawawa. Cpl. Derrick Gallagher was charged earlier this month with eight counts of sexual assault and two counts of voyeurism.…

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Multiple murder suspect to undergo psychiatric exam

Multiple murder suspect to undergo psychiatric exam

CALGARY – The man charged in Calgary’s worst mass murder has been transferred to a psychiatric facility. Matthew de Grood, the son of a senior police officer, faces charges of first-degree murder…



Animal rights groups heading to court over Ontario’s spring bear hunt pilot

TORONTO – Two animal rights groups are heading to court after the Ontario government announced a pilot project for a spring bear hunt this year. Animal Alliance of Canada and Zoocheck Canada…

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Woman accused of poisoning 8 kids and 1 adult pleads guilty

KITCHENER – An Ontario woman who had been accused of poisoning eight children and an adult with eyedrops has pleaded guilty in four of the cases. Brendan Crawley of the…

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Man who killed wife ordered to pay daughter $555,000 compensation

VANCOUVER – A man who killed his pregnant wife must pay their daughter more than half a million dollars over the loss of her mother, a B.C. Supreme Court judge…

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Planning for the unthinkable

Planning for the unthinkable

By Stuart Rudner Last week in Toronto, headlines were made when a Ceridian employee went on a rampage, stabbing several of his colleagues after apparently learning that his employment had been…

Damaging children through dysfunctional divorce

Damaging children through dysfunctional divorce

Toronto family law lawyer Andrew Feldstein will be speaking on the topic “Damaging our next generation of Canadians through dysfunctional divorce” at the upcoming Canadian Critical Incident Stress Foundation (CCISF) 2014…

Ont. served notice of proposed class action involving 16 institutions

Ont. served notice of proposed class action involving 16 institutions

Koskie Minsky LLP has given notice to the province of Ontario that it intends to commence a class proceeding on behalf of survivors of sixteen provincially operated residential institutions for persons…

Judge says man charged in 2012 election shooting should get state funded lawyer

MONTREAL – A judge has ruled that a man charged in Quebec’s 2012 election shooting should have access to a state-funded lawyer. Justice Guy Cournoyer says while Richard Henry Bain is…

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Manitoba woman found not guilty of murder in province’s first televised trial

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba woman has been found not guilty of killing her husband in the province’s first-ever televised criminal proceeding. While historic, the live-streamed verdict in the Cassandra Knott case was…

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Ontario teen charged in Heartbleed breach at CRA

OTTAWA – Police have charged a 19-year-old man from London, Ont., in connection with the loss of taxpayer data from the Canada Revenue Agency website. Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes was arrested…

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