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Family of Alberta woman granted assisted death speaks out

The family of an Alberta woman suffering from a mental condition is thanking the courts for granting her a doctor-assisted death.

The woman, known in court documents as E.F., has severe conversion disorder, which has left her effectively blind, unable to eat and in constant pain. 501 more words


Appeal claims spousal privilege bars evidence used to convict Sheena Cuthill in Ryan Lane slaying

The phone texts used by the Crown to convict Sheena Cuthill and Timothy Rempel of the murder of her ex-boyfriend were spousal privilege and should not have been shown to jurors, she says in appealing her conviction. 389 more words

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Justice delayed: 3 Alberta sex assault cases rescheduled for 2017 due to judge shortage

Three sexual assault cases have been delayed 10 months because there aren’t enough judges on Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench.

“There was no judge available to hear them,” Court of Queen’s Bench spokesperson Michelle Somers said Monday. 560 more words


Federal rationale for restricting assisted dying shot down by Alberta appeal court

The federal government’s rationale for a restrictive approach to medically assisted dying has been shot down in flames by the Alberta Court of Appeal, even before its controversial legislation is put to a vote in the House of Commons. 1,073 more words


Alberta ruling makes waves in Ottawa

OTTAWA – A decision from the Alberta Court of Appeal created political shockwaves in Ottawa on Wednesday after three judges found the federal government is flouting last year’s Supreme Court of Canada ruling on doctor-assisted death. 1,022 more words


Court doc says shortage leaves Alberta judges 'without requisite time' for cases

A court document related to a recent appeal in an Alberta divorce case has highlighted the consequences of a shortage of judges in the province, an issue the solicitor general said she’s raised with her federal counterpart. 400 more words


Alberta's top court upholds murder conviction

CALGARY – Timothy Douglas Engel will remain behind bars for murdering a Vulcan-area senior in Jan. 2012 after the Alberta Court of Appeal dismissed his appeal this week. 83 more words