Category Archives: Justice

Rideau Hall suspect owns food business in Swan River, Man.

An image linked to a COVID-19 conspiracy theory was posted to the social media pages of a company owned by a Manitoba man 35 minutes before he allegedly drove a truck through a gate at Ottawa's Rideau Hall. The photo about "Event 201"

Premier promises to keep a close watch on people in vehicles with U.S. plates

HALIFAX — With an increasing number of Nova Scotians complaining on social media about seeing cars with American plates entering the province, Premier Stephen McNeil has pledged to keep a closer watch on those showing up at the border fr...

Man accused of ramming gate at Rideau Hall with truck faces multiple charges

OTTAWA — A Manitoba man is facing 22 criminal charges after allegedly ramming his truck through a pedestrian gate at Rideau Hall Thursday and has been remanded in custody until July 17. Corey Hurren, a 46-year-old member of the military and

Inquiry into mass shooting in Nova Scotia facing delays due to ‘technicalities’

HALIFAX — Technicalities are causing delays as the provincial and federal governments work out what form an inquiry into the April mass shooting that claimed 22 lives will take, the province's justice minister said Thursday. Speaking aft...

Ottawa jail inmates argue anti-COVID measures a breach of charter rights

TORONTO — Nine inmates of a provincial jail in Ottawa have gone to court to argue they are being subjected to egregious conditions due to COVID-19 that violate their constitutional rights and international law. The application filed in Superior Co...

Military member arrested after truck rammed gate near Trudeau residence: RCMP

OTTAWA — A member of the Canadian Armed Forces has been arrested after someone rammed a truck through the gates of Rideau Hall and drove up the path toward the official residences that house Gov. Gen. Julie Payette and Prime

Ontario ombudsman receives record number of complaints about provincial jails

TORONTO — Ontario's ombudsman said Tuesday that conditions in some of the province's correctional facilities have left him "shaken", and contributed to a record of over 6,000 complaints from inmates last year. Overcrowding, poor living c...

Nova Scotia senators renew call for joint inquiry into April shooting rampage

OTTAWA — Nova Scotia senators are renewing a call for the province to join with Ottawa to launch a joint inquiry into the mass shooting in April that claimed the lives of 22 people. Senators Wanda Thomas Bernard and Dan Christm...

Toronto city council passes motion on police reform, but rejects cuts to budget

Toronto city council has passed a motion seeking reform of the city's police department, but rejected a cut to the force's budget. Mayor John Tory put forth a motion proposing a suite of changes to policing that includes overhauling the respo...

Rights group blasts Ottawa for not helping detained ISIL members, families

OTTAWA — The federal government has been accused of violating its international human-rights obligations by refusing to help dozens of Canadian men, women and children detained in squalid camps in Syria because of their suspected links to the Islamic S...