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Judge to rule on whether Loretta Saunders homicide case should proceed to trial

HALIFAX - A Nova Scotia judge is expected to rule today on whether the Loretta Saunders homicide case will proceed to trial....

posted: August 1,2014

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High court warns against 'Mr. Big' stings, says they're presumed inadmissible

OTTAWA - Confessions extracted through so-called Mr. Big police sting operations tend to produce unreliable confessions, are open to abuses and must be presumed inadmissible in court, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday....

Toronto-bound lanes of QEW shut down due to dump truck collision

BURLINGTON, Ont. - A 34-year-old man faces impaired charges after a dump truck hit scaffolding on a key bridge linking the Hamilton-Niagara region to the Toronto area....

B.C. chief's pay and expenses nears $1 million: online documents

VANCOUVER - Newly posted documents show a dramatic disparity in the salaries and travel expenses paid to a handful of Canada's First Nations chiefs, ranging from thousands of dollars to almost $1 million....

Convicted serial killer Charles Kembo loses appeal in B.C.'s highest court

VANCOUVER - A government-sponsored refugee who was found guilty on four counts of first-degree murder has lost his appeal in British Columbia's highest court....

FactBox: Some prominent cases featuring Mr. Big stings

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday that confessions extracted through so-called Mr. Big police sting operations tend to produce unreliable confessions and are open to abuses. The investigative technique involves undercover police...

Cyberattack breached system holding personal data: privacy watchdog

OTTAWA - Hackers who targeted Canada's National Research Council infiltrated a system containing personal information, the federal privacy czar says....

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