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No charges for man accused of posting nude photos without consent

TORONTO — A Toronto photographer and comedian accused of publicly posting racy photos of women online without their consent will not face criminal charges after ...
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Man apologizes for posting women’s images on website

Ren Bostelaar — one of the people behind the enormously popular @stats_canada Twitter account — apologized Monday for sharing names and “sensitive photos” of women ...
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Lawyer: Globe and Mail article on mortgages perpetuates xenophobia

This week the Globe and Mail reported foreign homebuyers are getting access to uninsured mortgages from banks like BMO and Scotia without being subjected to ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Hamilton’s ‘John Doe’ makes bail

A court has released a Hamilton man from custody, despite the fact that police are adamant they have no idea who he is. The man ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Martin hit target?

BRAMPTON — A contract on the life of then finance minister Paul Martin was being shopped around Toronto’s underworld in 2003, a former police informant ...
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Ontario man on trial for Facebook comments

NEWMARKET, Ont. — Postings on the social networking website Facebook should be compared to diary entries and not be used to form the basis of ...
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Sam Goldstein: Diefenbaker for the defence

As I have detailed on these pages, our first prime minister, John A. Macdonald, honed his famous oratorical skills in the courtroom when he began ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Printing plant rep testifies at fraud trial

A representative of Performance Printing in Smith Falls testified at the fraud trial of mother and son, Penny and Joshua Kidd, Thursday, that his company ...
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Court defends ’21st-century mobile castles’: U.S. ruling protects cellphone privacy and ‘bodes well’ for Canada

Police in the U.S. must have a warrant before they search an arrested person’s cellphone, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in a decision observers ...
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