Jun 2, 2015

Judge awards billions to Quebec smokers

A judge has awarded more than 15 billion Canadian dollars ($12 billion) to Quebec smokers in a case that pitted them against three giant tobacco companies. The case is believed to be the biggest class-action lawsuit ever seen in Canada. Superior Court Justice Brian ...

Canadian class actions against Takata over airbags to expand

May 22, 2015

Canadian class actions against Takata over airbags to expand

A Canadian law firm said Thursday it planned to expand its class actions against embattled Japanese auto parts giant Takata and car manufacturers over defective air bags. The plaintiffs are seeking more than 3 billion Canadian dollars (¥297 billion) from Takata and auto manufacturers ...

May 20, 2015

Canadian police arrest 10 youths for wanting to join IS

Canadian police arrested 10 youths at Montreal’s Trudeau International Airport last weekend after suspecting them of wanting to go to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State group. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement late Tuesday night that no charges ...

Canada high court rules Guantanamo ex-inmate a child offender

May 15, 2015

Canada high court rules Guantanamo ex-inmate a child offender

Canada’s high court Thursday rejected Ottawa’s bid to treat former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr, who was just 15 when he was captured on an Afghan battlefield, as an adult criminal. The government had brought the legal challenge to prevent Khadr’s transfer from a Canadian ...

Omar Khadr, once a Guantanamo inmate, freed on bail in Canada

May 8, 2015

Omar Khadr, once a Guantanamo inmate, freed on bail in Canada

Omar Khadr, a Canadian who was once the youngest prisoner held on terrorism charges at Guantanamo Bay, was released on bail from an Alberta prison Thursday while he appeals a murder conviction by a U.S. military tribunal. A judge in an Alberta court ruled ...