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B.C. Law Society upholds member vote, won’t recognize Christian law school grads

VANCOUVER – The British Columbia Law Society will not recognize graduates of a controversial Christian law school. The society’s governing council voted Friday to reverse an earlier decision and uphold…

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Lawyers fight over who should be allowed to witness infant autopsies in Winnipeg

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba judge has reserved a procedural decision involving autopsies on the bodies of six infants found in a Winnipeg storage locker. The lawyer for Andrea Giesbrecht, who…

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Passenger aboard bus in Kelowna, B.C., stabbed to death by man who fled: police

KELOWNA, B.C. – Passengers and the driver on a transit bus in Kelowna, B.C., looked on in horror as a man fatally stabbed another man then ran from the scene. RCMP…

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Magnotta’s father testifies at murder trial; talks of troubled childhood

MONTREAL – Luka Rocco Magnotta’s father is testifying on his son’s behalf as the defence case gets going at the accused’s first-degree murder trial. The man’s name is subject to a…

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Bourque to serve 75 years before parole eligibility for RCMP killings

MONCTON, N.B. – Justin Bourque has been sentenced to serve 75 years in prison before he will be eligible to apply for parole for the June 4 shooting rampage that…

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Government changes live in caregiver program, does away with the ‘live in’ part

OTTAWA – Immigration Minister Chris Alexander says live-in caregivers from abroad will no longer be required to reside with their employers, part of an effort to reduce caregiver abuse. In announcing…

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B.C. Law Society upholds member vote, won’t recognize Christian law school grads

VANCOUVER – The governing council of the Law Society of British Columbia has voted to uphold the results of a member referendum, and reject accreditation for graduates of a Christian law…

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No formal complaint needed to launch police investigation

No formal complaint needed to launch police investigation

Police have the authority to launch an investigation into the allegations against ex-CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi even if no one comes forward with an official complaint, says Toronto criminal…

Crown closes case in first degree murder trial of Luka Rocco Magnotta

MONTREAL – The Crown has concluded presenting its evidence in Luka Rocco Magnotta’s first-degree murder trial. Prosecutor Louis Bouthillier formally closed his case this morning, paving the the way for the…

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Government hoping for modest increase in immigration levels next year

OTTAWA – Economic immigrants will continue to make up a growing share of new arrivals in Canada next year as the government keeps an eye on plugging labour gaps. The…

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Man faces 95 charges in break ins, sex assaults in Toronto, wife also charged

TORONTO – Toronto police say a husband and wife have been arrested in connection with a series of break-ins in the city’s west end and the man is also charged in…

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Armed man in Batman mask tried to hold up armoured vehicle: Halifax police

HALIFAX – Police say an armed man dressed as Batman tried to hold up an armoured vehicle as guards were making a delivery at a bank in the Halifax area. Clad…

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Work, private lives may no longer be separate: Cochrane

Work, private lives may no longer be separate: Cochrane

The scandal that continues to engulf fired CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi highlights an important trend in employment law related to the increasing blur between professional and private lives, says…

Newfoundland soccer field stabbing case adjourned for three weeks

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A 19-year-old man charged in connection with the stabbing of a boy on a Newfoundland soccer field is due back in court Nov. 20. Nicholas Layman…

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NewsAlert: Judge convicts MP Dean Del Mastro on campaign overspending charges

LINDSAY, Ont. – Former Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro has been found guilty on all counts at his election overspending trial. The now-Independent MP, once the Harper government’s point man on…

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Why do victims of sexual assault stay silent?

TORONTO –“Why didn’t you go to police? ” A simple question, but without a simple answer when it is posed to sexual assault victims. Experts agree that the reasons why sexual assault victims are often reluctant to…

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