Military personnel accused of creating a ‘power imbalance’ by wearing their uniforms in civilian court

Warning: This story contains details of an allegation of sexual assault. Lori Buchart has been out of the military for more than two decades, but when she sees an officer in uniform, her immediate reaction is a desire to stand to attention and say, “Good morning, sir.” The uniform evokes power, she said, as well … Read more

Ottawa appoints ombudsman for victims of crime after yearlong vacancy

After leaving the position vacant for almost a year, the federal government has announced a new ombudsman for victims of crime. On Tuesday, Justice Minister David Lametti announced the appointment of Benjamin Roebuck, a professor of victimology and public safety at Algonquin College since 2010, and founding member and research chair of the Victimology Research … Read more

A Mr. Big named ‘Stephanie’: The elaborate undercover operation to catch a GTA double-killer

Traveling east on Highway 401 toward what he thought was a new career path, Trestan Brown opened up about his attempt to find the motivation to lead a better life by forgiving himself — even for the murder of an innocent person. Brown was going to use their death to tell himself, “I can’t do … Read more

Trolls harass Bruxy Cavey accuser after megachurch allegations

When the complainant came forward with allegations of sexual assault against celebrity megachurch pastor Bruxy Cavey, she said she wanted to help prevent other people from going through what she had. Since then, she says she has been taunted by online harassers claiming she is only trying to hurt Cavey and the church. Posts from … Read more

India is warning its citizens about Canadian ‘hate crimes, sectarian violence’

The Indian government has issued a safety advisory to its citizens and foreign students in Canada, warning about what it describes as an increased risk of hate crimes, sectarian violence and “anti-India activities.” Indian nationals in Canada should “exercise due caution and be vigilant,” the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement Friday. … Read more

Woman ID’d as victim in fatal Canadian Tire stabbing

Police have identified a 22-year-old woman as the victim of a deadly stabbing inside a Mississauga Canadian Tire on Monday. Around 6 pm Monday, officers responded to reports of a stabbing inside a Canadian Tire in the area of ​​Mavis Road and Britannia Road West, Peel Regional Police said in a news release. They discovered … Read more

Man charged after fatal Canadian Tire stabbing

A man from Mississauga has been charged with first-degree murder after a woman died in a stabbing in a Mississauga store Monday night. Peel Police Const. Sarah Patten said police were called to a stabbing in a Canadian Tire near Mavis Road and Britannia Road West around 6 pm Monday. When they arrived, officers found … Read more

Woman questioned about inconsistent testimony at Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin’s sex assault trial

Warning: This story contains details of an allegation of sexual assault. The complainant in the sexual assault trial of Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin maintained on Tuesday that she was sure “without a doubt” he was her attacker, after the defense highlighted a number of inconsistencies in her testimony. Fortin has pleaded not guilty and his lawyer … Read more

Woman tells sexual assault trial she was ‘horrified’ during encounter with Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin

Warning: this story contains a graphic description of an allegation of sexual assault. In 1988, when they were both military college students, a woman awoke in her barracks to find Dany Fortin masturbating himself with her hand, she testified at Fortin’s sexual assault trial on Monday. It was the first time details about the allegation … Read more

An unnecessary veil of secrecy shrouds Canada’s police and courts

Canada’s police and court system are as secret as spiders. They work away quietly and sometimes you spot a web of greater or lesser quality off in a corner, but let’s face it — spiders don’t want you around and they don’t stick a flag on the finished product. Nothing to see here, folks. Move … Read more