Monthly Archives: March 2013

Justice Minister Confident in Constitutionality of Proposed Reforms

Despite allegations by veteran Justice Department lawyer Edgar Schmidt that the Criminal Justice Department’s vetting standards are inadequate, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson asserts there is “no question” that the series of criminal justice reforms introduced by his government will stand…

FBI Online Surveillance Tactic Violates Freedom of Speech, Says Judge

A court in California has ruled an FBI surveillance tactic unconstitutional.  The tool involves the administrative issuance of national security letters – a document that allows FBI agents to demand information about customers from internet service providers.  Further, the ISPs…

Parti Québécois to Debate over Bill 14

The Parti Québécois government has proposed a bill, Bill 14, to reinforce the use of French in Quebec society, and will be facing a heated debate on its proposal, as public hearings begin this week. Bill 14 amends the Quebec…

Magnotta, “Canadian Psycho,” to Begin Preliminary Inquiry on Monday

Luka Rocco Magnotta, the man infamously named the “Canadian Psycho” and the “Canadian Cannibal” by various international media outlets, will have his preliminary inquiry on Monday. 30-year-old low-budget porn actor and stripper Magnotta is charged with first-degree murder. Last year,…