An Edmonton father and daughter had not had any face-to-face communication since 2010. The father was paying child support of $1054.00 per month. He asked the court to terminate or reduce his support obligation since she turned 18 on the grounds that he had no proof that she had attended elective upgrading courses in 2013 and was actively enrolled in university in 2014. 271 more words
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A judge issued a treatment order for an accused in a psychotic state. The Crown indicated that a bed in one hospital would be available in six days. 323 more words
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For the second time this year, courts have found fatal flaws in sections of the federal Truth in Sentencing Act. In April the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that judges could give 1.5 days credit for every day an offender spends in pre-trial custody when determining a sentence, despite the Act’s requirement that only one day credit could be given. 237 more words