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Ghomeshi defence calls for acquittal as both sides await verdict on March 24

The judge presiding over the trial of Jian Ghomeshi says he will reserve his decision until March 24, after hearing extensive closing arguments from the Crown and the defence Thursday. 2,426 more words

Canada

Jian Ghomeshi trial: Complainants 'omitted' details, exchanged 5,000 messages with each other

(WARNING: This story contains graphic language)

The sexual assault trial of former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi heard Monday afternoon that a complainant had “omitted” key details in her police statement and exchanged thousands of messages with another alleged victim before and after making statements to the police. 2,329 more words

Canada

time to deal with the trash...

I return from my sabbatical to a celebrity scandal.

We don’t have many celebrity trials in Canada – but we’ve got one now – it’s about to start this week – and it involves one of Canada’s darling boys, Jian Ghomeshi. 312 more words

CBC Radio

Mitigating the Ennui of Trench Life

Romance from the trenches. Below is a story relating to one unknown member of the 18th Battalion who, with his first Christmas in the trenches in 1915, used a unique method to assuage and address his boredom and loneliness. 372 more words

18th Battalion CEF

my morning news...

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-january-19-2016-1.3409836/new-mosquito-borne-virus-in-brazil-linked-to-thousands-of-birth-defects-1.3409862

Note: Today’s blog/rant will make much more sense if you first connect to the link provided above and listen to this morning’s (Jan 19) CBC Radio show The Current. 745 more words

Culture

What's your comfort food?

When I think about comfort food, I think about dishes that satisfy you on a level so deep that they keep you from longing for anything else, if only for a few precious moments. 544 more words

Food Blog

Between "Je me souviens" & "Friendly Manitoba"

I’m in Quebec City late on a Sunday morning, having a latté at one of my old haunts, listening to Brassens and getting some work done. 1,129 more words