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International, Politics

Menq Wanzhou: China-Canada- and a U.S President Biden

Since December 1, 2018, Canada has been caught in the middle of a legal and diplomatic dispute involving its two major trading partners. Legally bound by a U.S-Canada extradition treaty, Canada detained Huawei top executive Meng Wanzhou at the request »

International, Politics

Controversial hearing for Huawei exec begins today

A year after she was detained in Vancouver on a U.S extradition request, Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou is in a British Columbia court today. The U.S Justice Department alleges that she fraudulently misled banks into processing financial transactions with Iran »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics

Federal Court of Appeal hearing challenge to pipeline project

The highly contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (TMX) project is back in court yet again. Six challenges to the pipeline were granted access in September to the Federal Court of Appeal in Vancouver to challenge the government’s environmental consultations and »

International

Japan: Canadian father sues firm for paternity leave harassment

Although it is perfectly legal, taking paternity leave could harm your career in Japan. A Canadian father has had this experience and is appearing Wednesday in a Tokyo court to continue his legal action against his former employer. Glen Wood, »

Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

Supreme Court: Police don’t need a warrant in child luring stings

The case involved child luring over the internet. Police in Newfoundland in an undercover operation created some fake online profiles on Facebook and with hotmail email addresses pretending to be two underage girls.. A man later exchanged sexually explicit messages »

International, Society

Omar Khadr’s sentence is finished, judge rules

A judge has ruled that former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr has completed his sentence and is now a free man. Khadr, a Canadian, was held in U.S. custody under harsh conditions after his capture in Afghanistan in 2002. He »

Society

Assman fights back!

Vanity licence plate battles in Canada His name is David Assman, the family name is Germanic in origin and pronounced “Ossman”. In English however it could be misconstrued. That’s the opinion of the Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) which issues vehicle »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Ontario court case may decide on legal definition of death

Family in court today. A long legal battle continues in Canada in the case of a young woman doctors say has no brain activity. Taquisha McKitty, aged 27, was found unconscious on a sidewalk in Brampton Ontario, near Toronto, suffering »

Highlights, Longform, Society

Language-disabled student begs court for assistance

Police banged on Matthew’s (*a pseudonym) door one Saturday morning in October 2015 and demanded his identification. He did not understand why. “I was very confused. The police never said exactly what they were charging me with.” Matthew faced having »

Society

Toronto van attack suspect faces 3 more attempted murder charges

The man accused in Toronto’s van attack that killed 10 people and injured 16 others last month appeared in court on Thursday to be charged with three additional counts of attempted murder. Alek Minassian, 25, was already facing 10 charges »