National Newswatch

Saving Omar Khadr: ‘We plugged all the holes,’ chopper medic recounts

Jul 24 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — 'This is human life' For years the battle-hardened and decorated American veteran wrestled with his conscience, with whether he'd done the right thing in saving the life of Omar Khadr, seen by many as a terrorist who profited from his crimes. Now, watching the furor over the government's $10.5-million payout to Khadr from afar, Donnie […]

Egyptian Mohamed Mahjoub loses long legal fight against terrorist branding

Jul 20 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — An Egyptian man branded as a threat to Canada's national security has failed in what could prove to be his final attempt at lifting the terrorist designation that has hung over him for the past 15 years. In a decision that upholds in glowing terms earlier court rulings, the Federal Court of Appeal rejected […]

Egyptian Mohamed Mahjoub loses long legal fight against terrorist branding

Jul 20 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — An Egyptian man branded as a threat to Canada's national security has failed in what could prove to be his final attempt at lifting the terrorist designation that has hung over him for the past 15 years. In a decision that upholds in glowing terms earlier court rulings, the Federal Court of Appeal rejected […]

Rescinded elevator-safety order sparks anger, raises credibility issues

Jul 19 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — A decision by one of Canada's key elevator-safety authorities to rescind a sweeping three-year-old upgrade directive has sparked both surprise and anger among those in the industry. The decision by Ontario's Technical Standards and Safety Authority, they say, was done without consultation, raises questions about the basis for the far-reaching order in the first-place, […]

Rescinded elevator-safety order sparks anger, raises credibility issues

Jul 19 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — A decision by one of Canada's key elevator-safety authorities to rescind a sweeping three-year-old upgrade directive has sparked both surprise and anger among those in the industry. The decision by Ontario's Technical Standards and Safety Authority, they say, was done without consultation, raises questions about the basis for the far-reaching order in the first-place, […]

Ottawa cops ordered to pay wrongfully arrested, brutalized woman $254K

Jul 17 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — A woman brutalized by Ottawa police during her wrongful trespassing arrest and left naked for hours in a holding cell nine years ago has been awarded $254,000 in damages. The Superior Court award in favour of Roxanne Carr, one of the highest of its kind in Canada, comes after a nine-day trial that ended more […]

Canadians angry at Omar Khadr deal donate to kin of slain U.S. soldier

Jul 14 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — Canadians across the country have been reaching into their wallets to donate money to the family of an American soldier whom Omar Khadr is accused of killing in Afghanistan 15 years ago. The online fundraising effort — part political protest, part generosity — comes amid a furor over the $10.5 million sources said […]

Canadians angry at Omar Khadr deal donate to kin of slain U.S. soldier

Jul 14 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — Canadians across the country have been reaching into their wallets to donate money to the family of an American soldier whom Omar Khadr is accused of killing in Afghanistan 15 years ago. The online fundraising effort — part political protest, part generosity — comes amid a furor over the $10.5 million sources said […]

‘Discrepancies’ over why no video in alleged guards’ attack on inmate:investigation

Jul 12 2017 — Colin Perkel — TORONTO — A federal prison guard failed to capture crucial video footage that could have shown whether colleagues attacked a prisoner without provocation, an independent investigation has found. The probe by the prison ombudsman's office also found the guards at Kent Institution in Agassiz, B.C., violated procedures when they strip-searched Timothy (Mitch) Nome after his […]