Category Archives: Justice

‘Very relieved’: Crown stays tax evasion charges against former Calgary MP Rob Anders

CALGARY — The Crown stayed all charges of tax evasion Monday against a former member of Parliament from Alberta. A trial for Rob Anders, 50, was scheduled to begin in Calgary on five charges, some of which dated back to his

Quebec legal aid lawyers set for four-day strike over equal pay with Crown attorneys

MONTREAL — Quebec's legal aid lawyers are striking this week in protest of the government's salary offer, which they say will lead to an exodus of attorneys who represent the most marginalized. About 200 legal aid lawyers walked off the job

Police chief says RCMP didn’t ask for help or give full information on mass shooting

TRURO, N.S. — A police chief testified Monday that during the 2020 Nova Scotia mass shooting, he wasn't asked by the RCMP to send officers, though they were trained in responding to active shooters and were among the closest to

Crown stays tax evasion charges against former Calgary MP Rob Anders

CALGARY — A two-week trial scheduled to begin in the tax evasion case of Rob Anders, a former Conservative member of Parliament, has been cancelled after the Crown stayed all charges.  Anders, who is now 50, faced five charges, some of

Federal public servant pleads not guilty as shipbuilding trial begins

OTTAWA — A federal public servant accused of leaking high-level government secrets about a $700-million shipbuilding project more than six years ago pleaded not guilty as his trial kicked off on Monday. Standing beside his lawyer in a grey suit and

At this week’s Summit of the Americas, Canada has stake in U.S. border challenges

WASHINGTON — If foreign policy was purely a matter of geography, one might assume Canada would be free to go check out the buffet at this week's Summit of the Americas once the discussion turns, as it surely will, to

Trudeau joins London march marking anniversary of deadly attack on Muslim family

LONDON, Ont. — Relatives, community members and dignitaries called for an end to racism and Islamophobia on Sunday during an emotional tribute marking the one-year anniversary of a deadly attack on a Muslim family in London, Ont. Leaders from the Musli...

Mass shooting inquiry: RCMP facing scrutiny for delayed release of public warnings

HALIFAX — The inquiry investigating the 2020 Nova Scotia mass shooting will examine this week one of the most contentious aspects of the RCMP's handling of the tragedy: public communications. The Mounties have faced intense criticism for delaying the r...

B.C. informal family court promising for domestic violence victims: advocates

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A family court pilot project in British Columbia may be a promising solution for domestic violence victims trying to navigate a confusing and intimidating legal system, advocates say.  An "informal" trial process is being tested as par...

Fate of Métis scrip lawsuit in doubt after 17 Alberta plaintiffs ask to withdraw

The future of a lawsuit seeking to hold Canada accountable for the loss of Métis lands is in doubt after about a third of the plaintiffs asked to withdraw from the action when their legitimacy was questioned.  The Métis Nation of