Category Archives: Justice

Climate change cited as reason to deny injunction extension over logging in B.C.

NANAIMO, B.C. — Public concerns over climate change should play a large part in deciding whether a British Columbia forestry company is granted an extension to an injunction against protests over the logging of old-growth forests, a court heard Wednesd...

Refugee claimants take Safe Third Country Agreement appeal to Supreme Court

OTTAWA — Refugee claimants and their advocates are asking the Supreme Court of Canada to review a decision that affirmed the constitutionality of a key pact between Ottawa and Washington on asylum seekers. In a submission to the high court, they

Desmond inquiry: former soldier sought counselling the same day he killed his family

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — Less than a month before Lionel Desmond killed his wife, mother, daughter and himself in 2017, the Afghanistan war veteran called a community group near his home in Nova Scotia to set up an appointment for

Desmond inquiry: focus of hearings shifts to examination of domestic violence

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — The complex issue of domestic violence was the focus Tuesday for an inquiry investigating why Lionel Desmond, a former soldier from Nova Scotia, killed three family members and himself in 2017. The executive director of the Nova...

Indigenous youth in New Brunswick need more mental health support: report

FREDERICTON — A report on youth suicide prevention in New Brunswick Indigenous communities is calling for provincial legislation that would recognize and support Indigenous languages and for more mental health funding. The report released Tuesday calle...

Dozens of lawyers call for suspension of extradition with France over Diab case

OTTAWA — More than 100 legal professionals are asking Canada to suspend its extradition treaty with France over concerns "an innocent man" could face trial there in a terrorism case. In a new letter to Justice Minister David Lametti, many prominent

Desmond inquiry: Nova Scotia firearms official testifies about better communication

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — Nova Scotia's chief firearms officer told an inquiry today that communications with his colleagues in other provinces have improved since a former soldier fatally shot his family and himself in rural Nova Scotia in 2017. John Pa...

Chinese-controlled company fights Ottawa’s order to divest assets on security grounds

OTTAWA — The Liberal government has directed a state-owned Chinese telecommunications firm to divest its stake in a Canadian subsidiary over national security concerns, prompting a court challenge of the order. China Mobile International Canada is aski...

‘We focused on remembering our dad’: the grief and growth of a family ravaged by 9/11

Garrett Doyle was only one when his father was killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, but the loss would have a profound effect on his life. In elementary school, teachers would tell his mother they

Former B.C. lottery director says he’s ‘whistleblower’ on money laundering at casinos

VANCOUVER — A former director of the British Columbia Lottery Corporation's anti-money laundering office says he is the "whistleblower" that likely prompted the public inquiry examining how hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal cash flowed through...