TORONTO – A constitutional challenge to Canada’s segregation laws scheduled to be heard in September should be put on ice in light of proposed legislation and policy changes that will address the issues raised, the federal government argued on Thursday.
In seeking the adjournment in Ontario Superior Court, a government lawyer insisted the courts should defer to Parliament and allow the legislative process to proceed.
“Parliament is now considering improvements to the statutory framework,” lawyer Peter Southey told Associate Chief Justice Frank Marrocco. “The attorney general asks you to adjourn this application, while parliament carries out its legislative responsibilities.”
At issue is the practice known as administrative segregation that civil liberties groups, who opposed the adjournment request, argue can amount to indefinite solitary confinement. The isolation is frequently used to manage difficult inmates, especially those whose safety may be at risk in the general population.
Two years ago, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and
Read more at: http://www.660news.com/2017/06/29/feds-want-segregation-fight-put-on-ice-say-planned-law-will-deal-with-issues/
PROVIDENCE – On Wednesday, a Providence grand jury issued an indictment against a man accused of murder, dismembering the body and setting the remains on fire in a Lincoln field.
David DeLeon was charged with the murder of Dakota Gosselin last year, after Gosselin’s body was found Nov. 20, 2016, in a field along Lincoln Meadows Drive.
DeLeon’s indictment includes the following charges:
• One count of murder
• Mutilation of a human body
• Discharge of a firearm while committing a crime of violence
• Failure to report a death
• Possession of a firearm without a license
• Possession with intent to deliver marijuana
• Possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled substance
As reported previously by The Breeze, Gosselin’s body was found in a brushfire along Lincoln Meadows Drive by firefighters, and the medical examiner’s office later determined Gosselin died of a gunshot wound to the head.
Read more at: http://www.valleybreeze.com/2017-05-25/cumberland-lincoln-area/jury-issues-indictment-man-accused-murder-burning-body-lincoln