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Criminal Courts

B.C. child abductor should be given more credit for time already served: lawyer

Randall Hopley was awarded 26 months of credit based on the time he spent awaiting trial.
Mike Duffy trial, Canadian politics, Harper and Senate Scandal, Ottawa

A Duffy Dictionary: A glossary of some of the terms coming up in court

OTTAWA — Sen. Mike Duffy's trial on 31 charges of fraud, breach of trust and bribery begins its fifth week Monday — an opportunity to look at the unique lexicon that's sprung up around the case. Age...
Mike Duffy trial, Canadian politics, Harper and Senate Scandal, Criminal Courts

Internal Senate report on residency surfaces at Duffy trial but no details

OTTAWA — Mike Duffy's lawyer is considering whether to fight for the release of a politically sensitive audit that the Senate wants kept under wraps. News of the audit, which was commissioned in late...
Canadian politics, Mike Duffy, Senate Scandal, Mike Duffy Trial Criminal Courts

Son of key player in Mike Duffy trial the latest to testify

OTTAWA — The Mike Duffy trial was expected to hear from the suspended senator's friend Gerald Donohue this week but Donohue is recovering at home from a recent hospital stay. The trial in Ottawa...

PM Harper's name raised at Mike Duffy trial

OTTAWA — Various contractors took centre stage in an Ottawa courtroom Thursday as the trial of suspended Sen. Mike Duffy reached the eight-day mark. Court heard the contractors were paid through a...

Duffy trial expected to continue into summer election campaign

OTTAWA — The Mike Duffy trial looks like it is going to go longer than the 41 days allotted, potentially dragging it into the orbit of the autumn federal election campaign. Ontario court Justice...

At Duffy trial, court hears taxpayers didn't cover costs of Harper's concealer

Court hears testimony about who paid for Harper's make-up artist

Day 2 at the Duffy Trial: unpacking the rules of residence

Former Senatorial law clerk Mark Audcent says a senator's residence is complex and his job was not to scrutinize the qualifications of Prime Minister Harper's appointees