Category Archives: Justice

Federal lawyers move to shield alleged secrets in civil court case of ex-Saudi spy

OTTAWA — The Canadian government is seeking a court injunction to prevent a former Saudi intelligence official from disclosing allegedly sensitive security information in a civil proceeding against him. In an application to the Federal Court, governmen...

Defence raises prospect of multiple leaks in bureaucrat’s shipbuilding trial

OTTAWA — The prospect of more than one leak about secret cabinet deliberations in late 2015 around a $700-million shipbuilding deal was raised on Wednesday, as a longtime lobbyist testified he did not know the origins of certain information about

N.S. mass shooting inquiry: Communications official admits warning was delayed

HALIFAX — An RCMP official broke down in tears when she told a public inquiry Wednesday that the unclear practices her team used to alert the public to an active shooter led to a crucial delay during the killer's 2020

Ex-TRC director Kimberly Murray named special interlocutor for residential schools

OTTAWA — Canada's newly appointed interlocutor for unmarked burial sites at residential schools expects that prosecuting crimes against Indigenous children will be the "No. 1 conversation" with survivors and First Nations. Justice Minister David Lamett...

No public hearing into arrest of Indigenous man, granddaughter at Vancouver bank

VICTORIA — A review by British Columbia's police complaint commissioner has determined a public hearing is not required into the arrest and handcuffing of an Indigenous man and his granddaughter at a bank in downtown Vancouver. A statement from the com...

Bureaucrat tried to undercut cabinet’s powers with shipbuilding project leak: Crown

OTTAWA — A federal public servant was accused Tuesday of trying to undercut cabinet's decision-making powers by intentionally leaking sensitive documents about a $700-million shipbuilding project. Crown prosecutor Mark Covan levelled the accusation dur...

Federal Court says it lacks jurisdiction to hear CSIS employee’s discrimination claim

OTTAWA — A federal judge has tossed out a Canadian Security Intelligence Service employee's discrimination lawsuit against the spy service, saying Sameer Ebadi should have followed the internal grievance procedures available to him.  In his newly relea...

Issuing alert about N.S. gunman would have led to more dead police: RCMP official

HALIFAX — A senior Nova Scotia RCMP official says she has no regrets that an emergency alert was not sent during a killer's 13-hour rampage in 2020, saying doing so would have led to more dead police officers. Lia Scanlan, director

Lost emails and unexplained delays: Mass shooting inquiry uncovers new RCMP snags

HALIFAX — An RCMP officer said Tuesday she worked as fast as she could to warn the public on social media about a killer on the loose in Nova Scotia on April 19, 2020, but there was a crucial delay

Trudeau, Anand meet with Norad commanders, U.S. defense secretary en route to L.A.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Defence Minister Anita Anand got a first-hand look Tuesday at North America's first line of continental defence, a system experts and political leaders agree is badly in need of an upgrade.  B...