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Attempted murder charges tossed four years after suspected gang shooting

In the aftermath of months of gang-related violence, including the July 2012 Danzig St. shooting, police alleged Ad-Ham Khamis was a young man vying for leadership of the Galloway Boys gang. Khamis, 19, who was shot and wounded later that summer, was arrested in September 2012 and charged with several offences including four counts of …

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Court of Appeal upholds conviction and jail sentence for North Bay fraudster

Ontario’s top court has denied the appeal of a North Bay man convicted of fraud for a “vile and despicable” scheme using photos of sick children to solicit donations that he mostly pocketed. The trial judge found that Adam Gour collected $450,000 in donations using a group of employees from his non-profit company instructed to …

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Courts to decide whether border guards can force you to reveal phone passwords

Border guards have long had more powers to search individuals than police, but a case this week will finally make Canadian courts determine whether those guards can force you to turn over the passwords to your phone or computer without a warrant, legal and privacy experts tell Yahoo Canada News. For police, the law was …

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Speaker’s Corner: Important constitutional case lives on as turning point for challenging politicians

What do you get when you put together a Jew, a Jehovah’s Witness, a politician, and a poet? If you guessed the most important constitutional case in Canada standing for the legal principle that no person is above the law, then you would be correct. If you guessed the beginning of a bad joke, then …

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Night of Mixemong killing a blank, says accused man’s lawyer

BARRIE – Jessy Herlichka has no memory of the beating he inflicted on Andrew Mixemong that ultimately led to his death, according to one of his lawyers. In the opening statement of Herlichka’s defence, Sam Goldstein, one of the Midland man’s two lawyers, said the accused will testify he had consumed alcohol, Percocet and a …

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Former employee details inner workings of telemarketing shop

KINGSTON – A former employee of the telemarketing operation run by 47-year-old Penny Kidd and her 29-year-old son, Joshua, estimated Friday that his earnings as a supervisor at the Kingston site — at 10% of the room’s take — ranged from $800 to $1,500 a week. But he told Justice Allan Letourneau he’d been paid …

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