Hidden gem: Legal feuds reveal hot jobs

Why troll online court records, looking for cases like this one?2015-07-ES William George Thompson, Applicant v. Pinnacle Roofing Systems Inc., and Director of Employment Standards, Responding Parties.Employment Practices Branch File No. 21207535 To find the really good jobs, of course. Like coppersmithing, which annually pays nearly as much as the premier of Ontario earned in…

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Tough traffic law snares PM


Prime Minister Stephen Harper ran afoul of Ontario’s tough traffic law during the October federal election. The so-called street racing law gives police the power to seize a car and a driver’s licence on the spot if they catch a driver going 50 km/hr over the speed limit.

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The confusion of justice doublespeak

Is it any wonder average folks have a hard time understanding the criminal justice system when they read that a convict’s last two years in custody were spent on parole.Police knew Gratton was living in northeast Edmonton, but he didn’t meet the criteria for them to notify the public, Chief Mike Boyd said.Normally, notification of…

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Brenda Martin parole records reveal dispute

Brenda MartinMost media reports ignored some controversy in the Brenda Martin (inset) parole case. She’s the Trenton, Ont., woman who spent two years in a Mexican prison. She was convicted there of money laundering. After a furious public campaign in Canada, she was transferred to a Canadian prison, then quickly paroled. She has maintained she was railroaded in Mexico. Corrections Canada staff who assessed her recommended she be ordered to undergo psychological counselling after release, according to a record of her May 9, 2008, parole decision (read it after the jump). The parole board refused to order it.

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Dumb and dumber

When a politician says something this dumb, we should be insulted. If we swallow it without question, we might as well begin impersonating Jim Carrey’s diuretic sidekick.

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