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Mike Duffy Trial: Defence argues that Senate report is key 'factual' evidence

An audit report that suspended Sen. Mike Duffy’s lawyer wants to use to defend his client against fraud and bribery charges should be treated as factual evidence because of the “inherent reliability” of public officials’ work, that lawyer argued Monday morning. 458 more words

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Canadian government to seek emergency stay of bail for Omar Khadr

By Colin Perkel

EDMONTON — The federal government is planning to seek an emergency stay of an Alberta judge’s decision to grant former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr bail, the Canadian Press has learned. 477 more words

Government And Politics

Gira Bhatt: ‘The day my son went to jail, I slept peacefully’

Her son was 20 years old and she knew he was on the wrong path. Drugs, large rolls of cash, weapons-filled bags in the car trunk, several cellphones and gun-toting rivals chasing him. 803 more words

Opinion

The Lion at winter's end

“The Lion, he’s finished,” said Jumanji. “Dead. Last night.”

The Lion is Dave de Leon. Or at least it was. Four months ago the doctor told the 74-year-old lifer that gut cancer was back in town and itching for a rematch. 1,023 more words

Opinion

Student protester Hamza Babou released with conditions

A student protester who had been detained for two weeks because of his involvement in recent classroom disruptions at Université du Québec à Montréal was granted his release on bail Friday. 336 more words

Local News

Peter Foster: Why a $2-billion lawsuit against Loblaw, Joe Fresh could bring unintended results to Bangladesh

The real issue is whether posturing and litigation might damage the people it is ostensibly designed to help

Loblaw has been hit with two unsavoury packages in the past week or so. 975 more words

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B.C. dad who killed his three children says he'll try to control anger if allowed outings

A B.C. man who murdered his three children has promised he won’t try to escape if he gets permission to go on escorted outings from a psychiatric hospital. 139 more words

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