Category Archives: Justice

Nurse fired, coroner to investigate after dying Indigenous woman taunted in hospital

MONTREAL — Quebec Premier Francois Legault says a nurse has been fired after an Indigenous woman who was dying Monday night at a Quebec hospital was subjected to degrading remarks. The Quebec coroner's office confirmed today it will investigate the cir...

Former Conservative MP Rob Anders facing multiple charges of evading taxes

OTTAWA — Former Conservative MP Rob Anders has been charged with tax evasion, as well as other Income Tax Act offences dating back to his years as a parliamentarian. The five charges were first reported by the National Post and

Complaints from Access to Information users more than doubled last year: info czar

OTTAWA — A federal watchdog says dissatisfied users of the Access to Information Act lodged over 6,000 new complaints last year — more than double the number in the previous year. In her annual report for 2019-20 tabled today, information commissioner

N.S. premier apologizes to Black, Indigenous people for systemic racism in province

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil apologized Tuesday to Black and Indigenous Nova Scotians for systemic racism in the province's justice system, and said the government is committed to reform.Institutions such as the police and the courts ha...

Defence argues United States misled Canada in its summary of the Meng case

VANCOUVER — Lawyers for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou are wrapping up arguments today over the admissibility of evidence in her extradition case as they contend the United States misled Canadian officials in summarizing the case against her.Meng is acc...

U.S. judge orders Canadian woman accused of threatening Trump to remain in custody

A Quebec woman accused of sending a ricin-laced threat to President Donald Trump was equipped to cause bodily harm when she was arrested, a U.S. judge said Monday as he ordered Pascale Ferrier to remain behind bars.Ferrier, 53, had at

U.S. misrepresented allegations against Meng Wanzhou to Canada: lawyer

VANCOUVER — The United States omitted and misstated facts when it shared allegations against Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou with Canadian officials ahead of her arrest in Vancouver, one of her lawyers argued Monday.  Scott Fenton told a B.C. Suprem...

Speakers acknowledge criticism during police and peace officer memorial services

Annual ceremonies across Canada held Sunday to honour police and peace officers who died in the line of duty acknowledged challenges members have endured from the global pandemic, with some speakers also defending officers from the criti...

Sask NDP fills candidate list, and says which ones have driving convictions

REGINA — Saskatchewan's Opposition has announced a full slate of candidates for the coming provincial election, and the list notes that six of the contenders have previous criminal convictions. NDP candidate Carter Antoine, the candidate...

Money laundering inquiry delayed over of B.C. election: commissioner

VANCOUVER — The head of B.C.'s money laundering inquiry has delayed the resumption of the hearings because of the B.C. election.  Austin Cullen says the hearings will start again on Oct. 26, two days after the provincial election is to be