How did it get to this stage? How after more than four years of bankruptcy proceedings – and months before the trial that will decide how the so-called global estate of Nortel Networks should be divided up between the competing claims gets underway – did Justice Morawetz of the Ontario Court of Justice make an amazing comment?
In her hospital bed recovering from a hysterectomy, one of the first things a 40-year-old patient told her husband was that an anesthesiologist had forced her to perform oral sex, a Superior Court judge heard Wednesday.
Testifying at the sexual assault trial of Toronto anesthesiologist George Doodnaught, the victim’s husband recalled details of their conversation in February 2010, just hours after his wife’s surgery.
OTTAWA — The trial of three teenaged girls accused of running a prostitution ring in Ottawa is getting a look at what police seized while searching a bedroom belonging to one of the girls.
Ottawa police Det. Carolyn Botting is showing court the evidence, which includes cellphones, hair straighteners, headphones and a business card for an underground taxi service.
She says police also recovered clothes mentioned by alleged victims in the case, such as a leopard print bustier some reported they were forced to wear.
MONTREAL — Quebec’s corruption inquiry is being accused of ruining the reputation of a former municipal party fundraiser and his chances of finding an impartial jury.
The lawyer for a man famously dubbed “Mr. 3%” at Quebec’s corruption inquiry says the commission is playing fast-and-loose with his client’s reputation.
Daniel Rock, the lawyer for Union Montreal fundraiser Bernard Trepanier, says his client will have trouble finding an impartial jury to hear his criminal case.
HALIFAX — Former Nova Scotia Cabinet minister Russell MacKinnon has pleaded guilty to fraud and breach of trust for his role in the province’s spending scandal.
MacKinnon entered the plea on the fourth day of his trial at the Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax.
The former Liberal was expected to resume testimony today but the judge overseeing the case granted a temporary adjournment at the request of his defence lawyer.
When the case resumed, MacKinnon entered his plea.
OTTAWA — Three Ottawa-area teenage girls befriended other teens on the Internet and then forced them to work as “escorts,” a court was told Monday.
The three accused teens recruited or attempted to recruit teenage girls from Ottawa through Facebook or other social media, Crown prosecutor Julien Lalonde told youth court on the opening day of what is expected to be a month-long trial.