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Vice reporter must turn over materials to RCMP, Ontario top court rules

Mar 22 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — A Vice Media reporter must give the RCMP the background materials he used for stories on an accused terrorist, Ontario's top court affirmed Wednesday. In a case that pitted freedom of the press against the ability of police and prosecutors to do their work, the Ontario Court of Appeal said it found no errors […]

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Vice reporter must turn over materials to RCMP, Ontario top court rules

Mar 22 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — A Vice Media reporter must give the RCMP the background materials he used for stories on an accused terrorist, Ontario's top court affirmed Wednesday. In a case that pitted freedom of the press against the ability of police and prosecutors to do their work, the Ontario Court of Appeal said it found no errors […]

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Ontario bill aims to hold elevator contractors responsible for fixing outages

Mar 19 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — Maintenance contractors would be held responsible for getting broken-down elevators up and running in relatively short order under proposed novel legislation in Ontario that seeks to address what some have deemed a crisis. The legislation, which also calls for changes to the provincial building code, is expected to be introduced on Wednesday by Liberal MPP Han Dong, who […]

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Ontario bill aims to hold elevator contractors responsible for fixing outages

Mar 19 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — Maintenance contractors would be held responsible for getting broken-down elevators up and running in relatively short order under proposed novel legislation in Ontario that seeks to address what some have deemed a crisis. The legislation, which also calls for changes to the provincial building code, is expected to be introduced on Wednesday by Liberal MPP Han Dong, who […]

PC party should disqualify ‘candidate in default,’ ex-riding president says

Mar 16 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — A defeated municipal candidate sanctioned for her failure to file campaign expenses should have been disqualified from running for the Progressive Conservatives in the next Ontario election, a former president of her riding association says. Instead, Stephen Searle is accusing party brass of playing favourites by giving their blessing to Cozette Giannini to seek […]

PC party should disqualify ‘candidate in default,’ ex-riding president says

Mar 16 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — A defeated municipal candidate sanctioned for her failure to file campaign expenses should have been disqualified from running for the Progressive Conservatives in the next Ontario election, a former president of her riding association says. Instead, Stephen Searle is accusing party brass of playing favourites by giving their blessing to Cozette Giannini to seek […]

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Large living Canadian charged with three Russians in massive Yahoo hack

Mar 15 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — A Canadian man of Kazakh origins who appeared to live a lavish lifestyle in southern Ontario was arrested as one of four suspects in a massive hack of Yahoo that targeted American government officials, Russian journalists opposed to the regime of President Vladimir Putin, and ordinary email users, authorities said Wednesday. Karim Baratov, […]

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Ex-Gitmo detainee Omar Khadr recovering from 19-hour shoulder surgery

Mar 13 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — Former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr is recovering from a 19-hour operation on a shoulder that was badly injured in Afghanistan 15 years ago, his lawyer said Monday. The Toronto-born Khadr remained in intensive care at the University of Alberta hospital and it was not clear when he might be able to go home, […]

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Ex-Gitmo detainee Omar Khadr recovering from 19-hour shoulder surgery

Mar 13 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — Former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr is recovering from a 19-hour operation on a shoulder that was badly injured in Afghanistan 15 years ago, his lawyer said Monday. The Toronto-born Khadr remained in intensive care at the University of Alberta hospital and it was not clear when he might be able to go home, […]

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Jewish aboriginal prisoner alleges new attack by guards was parting ‘gift’

Mar 13 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — A federal prisoner says he was asleep in bed when guards burst into his cell and beat him in what he called an orchestrated retaliation for various complaints he has made — allegations authorities said they are still investigating. The allegedly excessive force used against Timothy (Mitch) Nome at Kent Institution in Agassiz, […]

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Jewish aboriginal prisoner alleges new attack by guards was parting ‘gift’

Mar 13 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — A federal prisoner says he was asleep in bed when guards burst into his cell and beat him in what he called an orchestrated retaliation for various complaints he has made — allegations authorities said they are still investigating. The allegedly excessive force used against Timothy (Mitch) Nome at Kent Institution in Agassiz, […]