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A man wearing a Rebel Media T-shirt enters the Halifax Convention Centre to attend the Conservative national convention in Halifax on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Rebel News Network is asking a court to quash $3,000 worth of fines levied against the right-wing media outlet by the commissioner of elections. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Rebel News asks court to quash fines for violating election law on third-party ads

Fines imposed earlier this year after investigation into thousands of lawn signs

 

The Calgary Courts Centre is shown in Calgary, Alta., Monday, March 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Calgary judge hands out fines, not jail to prevent notoriety for COVID-19 violators

CALGARY — A Calgary judge says he is sparing a pastor, his…

 

Linda O’Leary and Kevin O’Leary arrive at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. A verdict is expected today in the trial of Linda O’Leary, charged in a boat crash that killed two people in central Ontario two years ago. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jordan Strauss/Invision

Verdict expected today in trial of Linda O’Leary, accused in fatal boat crash

Boat collided with another vessel in 2019 on Lake Joseph, north of Toronto

 

Jayde Newton helps to set up cardboard gravestones with the names of victims of opioid abuse outside the courthouse where the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy is taking place in White Plains, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. Purdue Pharma’s quest to settle thousands of lawsuits over the toll of OxyContin is entering its final phase with the grudging acceptance of most of those with claims against the company. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

OxyContin maker’s settlement goes to judge for confirmation

Most groups with claims against Purdue are on board with settlement plan

  • Aug 12, 2021
Jayde Newton helps to set up cardboard gravestones with the names of victims of opioid abuse outside the courthouse where the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy is taking place in White Plains, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. Purdue Pharma’s quest to settle thousands of lawsuits over the toll of OxyContin is entering its final phase with the grudging acceptance of most of those with claims against the company. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2013, file photo, Michael Spavor, center, an entrepreneur, is seen with former NBA star Dennis Rodman, left, on the arrival at the capital airport for a flight to North Korea, in Beijing, China. The Canadian entrepreneur who was charged with spying after his government arrested an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei faces a possible verdict on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021 as Beijing steps up pressure on Canada ahead of a court ruling on whether to hand over the executive to face U.S. criminal charges. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

China sentences Canadian to 11 years in case tied to Huawei

Prime minister calls verdict ‘absolutely unacceptable and unjust’

  • Aug 11, 2021
FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2013, file photo, Michael Spavor, center, an entrepreneur, is seen with former NBA star Dennis Rodman, left, on the arrival at the capital airport for a flight to North Korea, in Beijing, China. The Canadian entrepreneur who was charged with spying after his government arrested an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei faces a possible verdict on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021 as Beijing steps up pressure on Canada ahead of a court ruling on whether to hand over the executive to face U.S. criminal charges. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
David and Collet Stephan leave for a break during an appeal hearing in Calgary on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Alberta Crown prosecutors have stayed charges against the Stephans who were facing a third trial in the death of their toddler. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
David and Collet Stephan leave for a break during an appeal hearing in Calgary on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Alberta Crown prosecutors have stayed charges against the Stephans who were facing a third trial in the death of their toddler. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Protesters show their support for Cindy Gladue, a 36-year-old woman who bled to death in an Edmonton hotel room, by participating in a rally along Edmonton’s city streets on on Thursday, April 2, 2015. A lawyer says the sentencing of an Ontario trucker found guilty of killing Gladue is likely to be postponed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Topher Seguin
Protesters show their support for Cindy Gladue, a 36-year-old woman who bled to death in an Edmonton hotel room, by participating in a rally along Edmonton’s city streets on on Thursday, April 2, 2015. A lawyer says the sentencing of an Ontario trucker found guilty of killing Gladue is likely to be postponed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Topher Seguin
A man walks past a souvenir shop opposite the Houses of Parliament during the debate in the House of Commons on the EU (Future Relationship) Bill in London, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. The European Union’s top officials have formally signed the post-Brexit trade deal with the United Kingdom, as lawmakers in London get set to vote on the agreement. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Court rules UK surveillance breached European rights law

Judges unanimously agreed there wasn’t enough independent scrutiny

  • May 25, 2021
A man walks past a souvenir shop opposite the Houses of Parliament during the debate in the House of Commons on the EU (Future Relationship) Bill in London, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. The European Union’s top officials have formally signed the post-Brexit trade deal with the United Kingdom, as lawmakers in London get set to vote on the agreement. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
A rodeo south of Bowden drew a huge crowd on May 1 and 2, 2021. (Photo courtesy Northcott Rodeo Inc. Facebook page)

Alberta takes legal action against pastor, rodeo organizers for gatherings

Rallies and protests have been occurring regularly in Alberta

A rodeo south of Bowden drew a huge crowd on May 1 and 2, 2021. (Photo courtesy Northcott Rodeo Inc. Facebook page)
Security tries to grab a fan on the field during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Judge nixes plea deal for 2 accused of Super Bowl field run

‘They exposed multiple individuals to injury’

  • Apr 28, 2021
Security tries to grab a fan on the field during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
In this image from video, former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, center, is taken into custody as his attorney, Eric Nelson, left, looks on, after the verdicts were read at Chauvin’s trial for the 2020 death of George Floyd, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Court TV via AP, Pool
In this image from video, former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, center, is taken into custody as his attorney, Eric Nelson, left, looks on, after the verdicts were read at Chauvin’s trial for the 2020 death of George Floyd, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Court TV via AP, Pool
President Joe Biden meets with members of congress to discuss his jobs plan in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Feds weighing how to respond after verdict in Chauvin trial

The verdict, and the aftermath, will be a test for Biden

  • Apr 20, 2021
President Joe Biden meets with members of congress to discuss his jobs plan in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
A Quebec Superior Court justice is set to issue a ruling Tuesday on the constitutionality of the province’s secularism law, known as Bill 21. People hold up signs during a demonstration against Bill 21 in Montreal, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Quebec judge to rule today on challenge to Quebec’s secularism law, known as Bill 21

Four separate lawsuits challenging Bill 21 merged into one trial

A Quebec Superior Court justice is set to issue a ruling Tuesday on the constitutionality of the province’s secularism law, known as Bill 21. People hold up signs during a demonstration against Bill 21 in Montreal, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The Calgary Courts Centre in Calgary on Monday, March 11, 2019. A man who admitted to slitting his girlfriend’s throat and, days later, stabbing to death his mother and stepfather is to be sentenced today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Calgary man who killed girlfriend, mother and stepfather to be sentenced

Dustin Duthie pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder in 2018

The Calgary Courts Centre in Calgary on Monday, March 11, 2019. A man who admitted to slitting his girlfriend’s throat and, days later, stabbing to death his mother and stepfather is to be sentenced today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Media wait outside the High Court in London, Thursday, March 18, 2021. Johnny Depp’s bid to overturn a damning ruling that he assaulted his ex-wife Amber Heard and put her in fear for her life will be considered by the Court of Appeal on Thursday.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Lawyers for Johnny Depp appeal ‘wife beater’ ruling in UK

Neither Depp nor Heard were present for the hearing

  • Mar 18, 2021
Media wait outside the High Court in London, Thursday, March 18, 2021. Johnny Depp’s bid to overturn a damning ruling that he assaulted his ex-wife Amber Heard and put her in fear for her life will be considered by the Court of Appeal on Thursday.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Banners in front of Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard’s headquarters in Winnipeg are shown on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Canadian fashion mogul facing U.S. sex trafficking charges appeals bail ruling

Nygard is also the subject of a class-action lawsuit in the U.S.

Banners in front of Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard’s headquarters in Winnipeg are shown on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
A police robot is shown near a pickup truck inside the grounds of Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Thursday, July 2, 2020. A Manitoba man who rammed a gate at Rideau Hall before arming himself and heading on foot toward Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s home last summer is expected to be sentenced today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A police robot is shown near a pickup truck inside the grounds of Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Thursday, July 2, 2020. A Manitoba man who rammed a gate at Rideau Hall before arming himself and heading on foot toward Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s home last summer is expected to be sentenced today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The sign at the Calgary Courts Centre is shown on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. A Calgary man has admitted to killing his girlfriend, mother and stepfather in 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland
The sign at the Calgary Courts Centre is shown on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. A Calgary man has admitted to killing his girlfriend, mother and stepfather in 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland
Justice Anne Molloy, from top left, John Rinaldi, Dr. Scott Woodside and accused Alek Minassian are shown during a murder trial conducted via Zoom videoconference in this courtroom sketch on December 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould

Verdict expected today in Toronto van attack trial

Alek Minassian admitted to planning and carrying out the attack on April 23, 2018

Justice Anne Molloy, from top left, John Rinaldi, Dr. Scott Woodside and accused Alek Minassian are shown during a murder trial conducted via Zoom videoconference in this courtroom sketch on December 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould
Ryan Jake Applegarth of Ponoka, 28, is scheduled to appear at Ponoka Provincial Court on March 12, 2021. (File photo)

Discussions about justice continue as Ponoka murder victim’s case proceeds

Reaction to comments Ponoka Staff Sgt. Chris Smiley made to town council last month

Ryan Jake Applegarth of Ponoka, 28, is scheduled to appear at Ponoka Provincial Court on March 12, 2021. (File photo)