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10 people dead, several injured in mass homicide in Toronto Month: April 2018

Month: April 2018

10 people dead, several injured in mass homicide in Toronto

A 25-year-old Toronto man is in police custody after killing several pedestrians by driving a van onto a busy city sidewalk. The recent incident, which garnered worldwide attention, left 10 Ontario residents dead and several others injured, some seriously. The accused has been charged with 10 counts of first degree murder and 14 counts of attempted murder. Authorities are still investigating the incident, which happened on one of the busiest streets in the country. Police forces are working together to reconstruct the exact path the rental van took on its rampage. They want to find out how fast the accused man was…

Understanding Ontario’s marijuana laws and potential changes

Since each province will ultimately be responsible for establishing its own rules, things could especially be confusing in cities and areas that are located on the borders of multiple provinces. Some speculate that cross-border trips might become frequent if marijuana laws are much less restrictive in a neighboring province. Current laws and possible future regulations in Ontario It appears that Quebec and Alberta plan to set 18 as the legal age to purchase marijuana while other provinces will likely only allow individuals of 19 and older to buy it. Under current federal law, each residence may grow four cannabis plants,…

Man in arranged marriage charged with sexual assault of wife

A Toronto man in an arranged marriage is on trial for allegedly assaulting his wife. He has been charged with 10 counts of sexual assault, one count of uttering threats and three counts of assault. His parents, who are also Ontario residents, are also facing charges of uttering threats, with his mother also being charged with assault. All have pleaded not guilty. The marriage between the accused and his wife in 2015 was arranged, and his wife claims her husband forced her to have sex twice on their wedding night. Through an interpreter, the woman told the court that the situation went from…

Sexual assault: Questioning the honesty of accusers

Many people are standing up and speaking out about assault, while others are questioning whether all the accusations are on the up and up. Accusing someone of sexual assault is not to be taken lightly, but -- as certain instances have shown -- accusers can't always be believed 100 per cent either. In fact, an Ontario female police commissioner has groomed her force to not always believe alleged sexual assault victims. Police, the commissioner said, should act as investigators while at the same time respecting the supposed victims. She said the first line of business for police who are investigating allegations of…

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