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Ethics commissioner OKs Varner joining Ottawa lobby shop

Federal Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson has given a top Conservative aide special permission to join an Ottawa lobbying firm that he had business dealings with when he served as an adviser to Justice Minister Peter MacKay. 509 more words


What they said about the Supreme Court decision on gun-registry data

“It’s very bad federalism not to co-operate with the province in giving the data.”

– Stéphane Dion, Quebec Liberal MP

“You can track a package that you’re sending from here to anywhere in the world and yet we will not have information about (long) guns in the province of Quebec. 200 more words


Justice Minister Peter MacKay expecting second baby with wife, Nazanin Afshin-Jam

It looks like Justice Minister Peter MacKay is going to be a dad again.

His wife, Nazanin Afshin-Jam, announced on Twitter Thursday that the family is expecting a second baby – a girl. 42 more words


Former attorney general Wally Oppal condemns Conservative's no-parole bill

Wally Oppal has condemned the Conservative government’s recently proposed legislation that would prevent those convicted of particularly brutal first-degree murders from applying for parole ever, claiming it would put the safety of corrections officers at risk. 333 more words


Jacques Delisle: Canada's Justice Minister to review murder conviction of Quebec judge

WATCH: Jacques Delisle was found guilty of killing his disabled wife in 2009 and the Crown argued he did it to avoid a costly divorce. But, Delisle has a new lawyer and a new story that wasn’t revealed at the trial six years ago. 476 more words


Lawyer for convicted judge wants MacKay to intervene

QUEBEC – The lawyer for the only Canadian judge ever convicted of first-degree murder has asked federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay to review his client’s case. 476 more words


Federal Justice Minister MacKay to review Delisle case


Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay said he’ll carefully examine a request for a new trial for the only Canadian judge convicted of first-degree murder. 275 more words

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