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July 17, 2018 1:19 PM Civil rights group urges government to help Canadian on trial in Germany for denying Holocaust

OTTAWA—A civil liberties group is urging the Canadian government to end the “unjust and immoral” imprisonment of Monika Schaefer, a German-Canadian woman on trial in Germany for publishing videos denying the Holocaust. The Ontario Civil Liberties Association says it’s concerned about Canada’s apparent unwillingness to come to the aid of Schaefer, who it describes 8

July 10, 2018 7:06 PM Soulpepper Theatre features female, minority artists in 2018-2019 season

Soulpepper reported more than $12.5 million in revenues in 2017, around 16 per cent of which came from grants, according to an annual report released in June. After an embattled year, the theatre’s lineup for next season will showcase female and minority playwrights, directors and characters. Productions include Oraltorio: a Theatrical Mixtape, which 11

June 25, 2018 2:09 PM U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear case of Making a Murderer’s Brendan Dassey

The Supreme Court’s decision comes as there are plans for a second season of Making a Murderer, which premiered on Netflix in 2015. Viewers of the first season were introduced to Dassey’s uncle, Steven Avery, who spent 18 years in prison for a rape before DNA testing exonerated him. After his release, he filed a multimillion dollar civil suit over his conviction 10

June 21, 2018 3:17 AM Dow Chemical wins legal dispute against Nova Chemicals over Alberta plant

Justice Barbara Romaine of Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench ruled in favour of Dow and against a counterclaim filed by Nova in a case that included claims and counterclaims for damages between 2001 to 2012. “Dow has established these facts and has proved on a balance of probabilities that Nova has breached the joint venture agreements both as Operator 11

June 18, 2018 11:06 PM Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

20-year-old rising star killed in shooting at motorcycle dealership Authorities say troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion has been fatally shot in Florida. The Broward Sheriff's Office says the 20-year-old rising star was pronounced dead Monday evening at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital. He was shot earlier Monday outside a Deerfield Beach motorcycle dealership 143

June 15, 2018 1:27 AM Bill Cosby dumps legal team ahead of sentencing

Seven weeks after being convicted of sexual assault, Bill Cosby, who is awaiting sentencing, fired his legal team led by Tom Mesereau, a high-profile lawyer who successfully defended Michael Jackson but could not help Cosby. Wyatt said Cosby’s new lawyer is Joseph P. Green, who is based in West Chester, Pa., and whose practice includes criminal defence 13

June 12, 2018 9:38 PM AT&T wins court approval to buy Time Warner over Trump opposition

Deal is seen as turning point for industry upended by companies like Netflix AT&T won approval from a U.S. court on Tuesday to buy Time Warner Inc for $85 billion US, dealing a blow to U.S. President Donald Trump's administration which tried to block the deal and likely setting off a wave of corporate mergers. The planned deal, approved without conditions 30

June 8, 2018 11:08 PM Wonder Gadot, Telekinesis both running for spot in Queen’s Plate

Casse will send two solid entries postward at Woodbine Racetrack. Filly Wonder Gadot headlines the five-horse field in the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks while Telekinesis makes his Toronto oval debut in the $125,000 Plate Trial Stakes. Both aim to punch their tickets to the $1-million Queen’s Plate, the opening jewel of Canada’s Triple Crown on June 30 at Woodbine 13

June 5, 2018 4:38 PM Mueller’s team accuses Manafort of witness tampering

WASHINGTON—Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort made several attempts to tamper with witnesses in his ongoing criminal case, prosecutors said as they asked a federal judge to consider jailing him while he awaits trial. In a court filing , prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller wrote that Manafort and one of his associates “repeatedly 14

June 2, 2018 3:23 PM Andrea Constand says she forgives Bill Cosby, is proud of #MeToo moment

The woman whose accusations against Bill Cosby resulted in his conviction for sexual assault said she forgives him, but she predicted that her victory in court would help many other women avoid a similar ordeal. “I forgave Bill Cosby for what he did to me,” Andrea Constand said in an interview with NBC that aired on Dateline on Friday evening. “It’s been many, many years 12