Law and justice

The Supreme Court of Canada says a Toronto-area police force did not entrap men in an operation aimed at buyers of sexual services from children. Supreme Court of Canada is shrouded in fog in Ottawa, on Friday, Nov 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Police did not entrap men in child sex cases, Supreme Court of Canada rules

Panel finds operation in Greater Toronto area was a legitimate inquiry

 

B.C. Premier David Eby announces a new public safety plan in Vancouver on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. Plans by the B.C. government to confiscate suspected proceeds of crime via “unexplained wealth orders” are drawing praise from an expert in financial compliance as a way to make life harder from criminals. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Unexplained wealth orders will make life harder for B.C. criminals: compliance expert

Legislation to allow government more power to seize assets expected to be introduced in the spring

 

Robert Major is shown in an undated handout photo provided by the Edmonton Police Service. He pleaded guilty in May to two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Mchale Busch, 24, and her son, Noah McConnell. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Edmonton Police Service

UPDATE: Alberta man who admitted to murdering woman, toddler sentenced to life in prison

Police has issued a warning about Robert Major being released into the community

 

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, right, arrives with his wife Madeleine Collin at a Gatineau, Que. courthouse on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

Military bans uniforms from civilian trials following Fortin criticism

An exception being made for troops representing the Armed Forces in court

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, right, arrives with his wife Madeleine Collin at a Gatineau, Que. courthouse on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
Burgers were served up at the In-N-Out mobile restaurant in Aldergrove during the 2018 Langley Good Times-Cruise In. The burger chain's participation in the car show proved pivotal in a recent trademark case around who owns the phrase "double-double." (Langley Advance Times files)

California burger chain keeps ownership of ‘double-double’ trademark thanks to Langley car show sales

Tim Hortons had asked for a review of the trademark’s use in Canada

Burgers were served up at the In-N-Out mobile restaurant in Aldergrove during the 2018 Langley Good Times-Cruise In. The burger chain's participation in the car show proved pivotal in a recent trademark case around who owns the phrase "double-double." (Langley Advance Times files)
A report from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection found 167 school personnel had criminal charges laid against them over a 5-year reporting period. Advocate file photo

‘Tip of the iceberg:’ Report finds 252 school personnel accused of sexual offences

Canadian Centre for Child Protection report details offences against 548 children over a 5-year span

A report from the Canadian Centre for Child Protection found 167 school personnel had criminal charges laid against them over a 5-year reporting period. Advocate file photo
Correctional Investigator of Canada Dr. Ivan Zinger listens during a news conference to discuss the 2021-22 annual report, in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canada failing Black, Indigenous prisoners as overrepresentation persists: report

Rampant racial discrimination, stereotyping and bias, are ‘as pervasive and persistent as before’

Correctional Investigator of Canada Dr. Ivan Zinger listens during a news conference to discuss the 2021-22 annual report, in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Colin Thatcher, former MLA of Saskatchewan and convicted murderer, walks out of the chamber after the speech from the throne at the Saskatchewan Legislature in Regina, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. Premier Scott Moe has removed a member of the legislature’s duties after Lyle Stewart invited a notorious killer to watch the government’s throne speech. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

Saskatchewan premier apologizes after killer invited to throne speech

Moe’s statement comes after originally refusing to apologize, saying he didn’t extend the invitation

Colin Thatcher, former MLA of Saskatchewan and convicted murderer, walks out of the chamber after the speech from the throne at the Saskatchewan Legislature in Regina, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. Premier Scott Moe has removed a member of the legislature’s duties after Lyle Stewart invited a notorious killer to watch the government’s throne speech. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu
Colin Thatcher walks out of the chamber after the speech from the throne at the Saskatchewan Legislature in Regina, on Wednesday, October 26, 2022. A member of Saskatchewan’s legislative assembly is walking back comments he made after inviting a notorious convicted killer to sit in on the province’s tough-on-crime throne speech. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

Saskatchewan legislature member says invite for killer to throne speech an ‘error’

Focus to crack down on crime, with Colin Thatcher’s attendance, drew quick reaction

Colin Thatcher walks out of the chamber after the speech from the throne at the Saskatchewan Legislature in Regina, on Wednesday, October 26, 2022. A member of Saskatchewan’s legislative assembly is walking back comments he made after inviting a notorious convicted killer to sit in on the province’s tough-on-crime throne speech. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu
NDP MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq holds a photo of Johannes Rivoire, a priest who is wanted in Canada but resides in France, during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, July 8, 2021.The federal government says France has denied an extradition request for the priest.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

France denies extradition for priest facing sexual assault charge in Nunavut

Under French law, too much time had passed between the events and the charges being laid

NDP MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq holds a photo of Johannes Rivoire, a priest who is wanted in Canada but resides in France, during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday, July 8, 2021.The federal government says France has denied an extradition request for the priest.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, right, arrives with his wife Madeleine Collin at a Gatineau, Que. courthouse on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

Sexual assault trial concludes for Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, ex-vaccine campaign head

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, the former head of the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccine…

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, right, arrives with his wife Madeleine Collin at a Gatineau, Que. courthouse on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby
FILE - Former film producer Harvey Weinstein appears in court at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Oct. 4 2022. Opening statements are set to begin Monday in the disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s Los Angeles rape and sexual assault trial. Weinstein is already serving a 23-year-old sentence for a conviction in New York. (Etienne Laurent/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Prosecutor: Women’s stories show Weinstein’s predatory power

Former Hollywood mogul facing multiple counts related to the sexual assault of multiple women

FILE - Former film producer Harvey Weinstein appears in court at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Oct. 4 2022. Opening statements are set to begin Monday in the disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s Los Angeles rape and sexual assault trial. Weinstein is already serving a 23-year-old sentence for a conviction in New York. (Etienne Laurent/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Steve Bannon, center, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, convicted of contempt of Congress, arrives at federal court for a sentencing hearing, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, in Washington. Attorney David Schoen is left. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)

Trump ally Bannon gets 4 months behind bars for defying 1/6 subpoena

Bannon yet to testify or provide documents related to Trump’s efforts to overturn 2020 election

Steve Bannon, center, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, convicted of contempt of Congress, arrives at federal court for a sentencing hearing, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, in Washington. Attorney David Schoen is left. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)
Actor Kevin Spacey, center, leaves court, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in New York. Spacey testified that he never made a sexual pass at the actor Anthony Rapp, who has sued, claiming the Academy Award-winning actor tried to take him to bed when he was 14. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)

Jury: Kevin Spacey didn’t molest actor Anthony Rapp in 1986

Jury deliberated for a little more than an hour before deciding Rapp hadn’t proven his allegations

Actor Kevin Spacey, center, leaves court, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in New York. Spacey testified that he never made a sexual pass at the actor Anthony Rapp, who has sued, claiming the Academy Award-winning actor tried to take him to bed when he was 14. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)
Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald, from left to right, lawyer Nancy Sandy, Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Minister of Crown Indigenous Relations Marc Miller walk together on the former grounds of St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School, in Williams Lake, B.C., on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Supreme Court will not hear from St. Anne’s residential school survivors

Survivors have fought a years-long battle against Ottawa to release thousands of records

Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald, from left to right, lawyer Nancy Sandy, Williams Lake First Nation Chief Willie Sellars, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Minister of Crown Indigenous Relations Marc Miller walk together on the former grounds of St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School, in Williams Lake, B.C., on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives at the Toronto courthouse for sentencing after being found guilty earlier this year of sexually assaulting an Ottawa woman, on Thursday, October 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard sentenced to five years behind bars

Crown had sought a sentence between six and seven years behind bars

Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives at the Toronto courthouse for sentencing after being found guilty earlier this year of sexually assaulting an Ottawa woman, on Thursday, October 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
FILE - Cardi B appears at the 5th annual Diamond Ball benefit gala in New York on Sept. 12, 2019. Cardi B humiliated and disrupted the life of a man whose back tattoos were illegally misappropriated for the cover of her 2016 mixtape “Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1,” the plaintiff’s lawyer said Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, during opening statements in a southern California federal court. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)

Lawyer: Cardi B ‘humiliated’ man with racy image on mixtape

A self-described family man with a distinctive back tattoo felt humiliated after…

FILE - Cardi B appears at the 5th annual Diamond Ball benefit gala in New York on Sept. 12, 2019. Cardi B humiliated and disrupted the life of a man whose back tattoos were illegally misappropriated for the cover of her 2016 mixtape “Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 1,” the plaintiff’s lawyer said Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, during opening statements in a southern California federal court. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File)
Moms Stop the Harm advocates and supporters march from Centennial Square to the Ministry of Health building on the sixth anniversary to mark the public health emergency of the declaration due to the significant increase in opioid-related overdose across the province during the Cut The Red Tape theme in Victoria on Thursday, April 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. changes opioid lawsuit to help recover more money from drug makers

Changes will allow the federal government to join the legal action

Moms Stop the Harm advocates and supporters march from Centennial Square to the Ministry of Health building on the sixth anniversary to mark the public health emergency of the declaration due to the significant increase in opioid-related overdose across the province during the Cut The Red Tape theme in Victoria on Thursday, April 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at Federal court for his civil lawsuit trial, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in New York. Spacey is facing a jury in a New York City courtroom during a civil trial accusing him of sexually abusing a 14-year-old actor in the 1980s when he was 26. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

From witness stand, Kevin Spacey denies sex abuse claims

Kevin Spacey testified in a New York courtroom Monday that he never…

Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at Federal court for his civil lawsuit trial, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in New York. Spacey is facing a jury in a New York City courtroom during a civil trial accusing him of sexually abusing a 14-year-old actor in the 1980s when he was 26. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Amanda Todd’s mother Carol Todd leaves the New Westminster Law Courts in New Westminster, B.C. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. A judge is expected to today sentence the man convicted in the cyberbullying and extortion case of the British Columbia teenager who died by suicide a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. judge sentences ‘sextortionist’ to 13 years in case involving Amanda Todd

Judge said Coban’s conduct called for ‘sharp rebuke’, sentence to be served on top of Netherlands term

Amanda Todd’s mother Carol Todd leaves the New Westminster Law Courts in New Westminster, B.C. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022. A judge is expected to today sentence the man convicted in the cyberbullying and extortion case of the British Columbia teenager who died by suicide a decade ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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