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More lenient marijuana laws still on the table: McKay

VANCOUVER – The federal government is still assessing whether to allow police to ticket people caught with small amounts of marijuana instead of pursuing charges, says Justice Minister Peter MacKay. But if government were to introduce…

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Cohen elected to CFAS ethics-law group

Cohen elected to CFAS ethics-law group

Toronto fertility lawyer Sara Cohen has been elected co-chair of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society’s (CFAS) Ethics-Law Special Interest Group. Cohen, who will take on the role of law…

Growing list of class action lawsuits against Penn West Petroleum

CALGARY – The list of class-action lawsuits against Penn West Petroleum Ltd. (TSX:PWT) is continuing to grow, weeks after the Calgary-based crude explorer disclosed accounting irregularities. Toronto law firm Rochon…

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Toronto area couple who killed man’s 10 year old son files notice of appeal

TORONTO – A Toronto-area couple who killed the man’s 10-year-old son after months of abuse that involved chaining the boy to his bed wants its second-degree murder conviction overturned. Garfield…

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B.C. Appeal Court judge who wrote ruling dismissing Pickton appeal dies

VANCOUVER – A B.C. Appeal Court judge who died while sitting as Canada’s longest-serving federally appointed judge is being remembered for his empathy on the job. Richard Low died Friday following a stroke. He was 74.…

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More lenient marijuana laws still on the table, justice minister says

VANCOUVER – Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay has told a meeting of law-enforcement experts in Vancouver that the government is still assessing whether to allow police to ticket people caught with small amounts of marijuana instead…

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Doctors debate end of life care at Canadian Medical Association meeting

OTTAWA – Doctors tackled the delicate question of medically assisted death on Tuesday at a session devoted to end-of-life care at the annual conference of the Canadian Medical Association. Long lines…

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Federal government sued over funding for Nunavut land use plan

An Arctic planning body is taking the federal government to court, claiming Ottawa is blocking efforts to create a land-use plan that would guide resource development in Nunavut. The lawsuit by the Nunavut…

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Settlement reached in Moore Bertuzzi lawsuit

TORONTO – A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore’s lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after the infamous on-ice attack ended Moore’s career. Geoff Adair, a lawyer for Bertuzzi, confirmed…

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Khurram Sher, one time Canadian Idol contestant, not guilty on terrorism charge

OTTAWA – Khurram Syed Sher, a doctor who once sang on the Canadian Idol TV show, has been found not guilty of conspiring to facilitate terrorism. The doctor of pathology from London, Ont.,…

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No one opts outs of $29M settlement over abuse allegations at Halifax orphanage

HALIFAX – A lawyer for people covered by a $29-million class-action settlement over abuse allegations at a Halifax orphanage says no one has opted out of the deal. Ray Wager…

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Woman banned from owning pets after kitten burned, left untreated

KINGSTON, Ont. – An animal welfare group says a Kingston, Ont., woman has been banned for life from owning, caring for or living with an animal after a kitten fell…

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Former SNC Lavalin executive reaches deal with Swiss on criminal charges

MONTREAL – A former executive of SNC-Lavalin has reached a deal on charges stemming from allegations of money laundering, fraud and corruption involving the engineering giant’s business in Libya under…

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Verdict today for man charged with conspiracy to facilitate terrorism

OTTAWA – A verdict is expected today in the case of a man charged with conspiring to facilitate terrorism. Khurram Syed Sher, who once auditioned as a singer on the Canadian Idol TV show,…

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Invasion of privacy developments in family law

Invasion of privacy developments in family law

The law of invasion of privacy continues to be developed as it relates to family law cases in Ontario, but it’s clear that any evidence practitioners and their clients wish…

Can e-bike riders be charged with drinking and driving?

Can e-bike riders be charged with drinking and driving?

By Joseph Neuberger Canadians are generally aware that drinking and driving is illegal. The blood-alcohol limit for drivers is 80 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood. In addition to jail…