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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 and 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 and 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» 

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» 

Society

Telecom must keep its verbal promise to client, rules judge

Long-suffering Canadians could be forgiven for being gleeful upon learning from CBC that a customer has taken the giant telecom, Bell to court and won. Canadians pay some of the highest prices in the world for their cell phone, internet» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Major League Baseball in Ontario Court today

Alleged racist sports team names, logos challenged Lawyers from Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Cleveland Indians team will plead their case in Ontario Divisional Court today over the team name and mascot/logo. In 2016, the Cleveland Indians baseball team» 

Environment

Killing of bear cub was illegal, allege activists

A wildlife advocacy group has taken the government court for the killing an apparently orphaned bear cub in British Columbia. Tiana Jackson found the animal by the side of the road near Dawson Creek in May 2016. She called the»