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'Habitual' DUI killer driver gets jail

MILTON, Ontario, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A Canadian man with a history of impaired driving charges was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for a Toronto-area accident that killed two people.

$6.5M awarded for wrongful conviction

TORONTO, July 7 (UPI) -- The Canadian province of Ontario Monday awarded $6.5 million in damages to a man wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to death when he was 14.

Chronic fatigue firing upheld, damages out

OTTAWA, June 27 (UPI) -- Canada's Supreme Court issued a split opinion Friday wiping out punitive damages to a Honda Canada employee who was fired based on his chronic fatigue syndrome.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 10, 2008.
By United Press International

Media sources protection sought in Canada

OTTAWA, March 26 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court of Canada has been asked by the National Post newspaper to define the rights of reporters to protect confidential sources.

'Buried' alibi key to Canada murder appeal

TORONTO, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A veteran lawyer told a Canadian appeals court prosecutors buried the alibi of a client who was convicted of murder in 1972.

Canada court rejects new verdict request

TORONTO, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Canada's Ontario Court of Appeal has refused a request to create a new verdict for wrongly-convicted people who are later cleared of the charges.

Convict cleared in niece's death

TORONTO, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A Canadian who spent 12 years in prison for the death of his 4-year-old niece was acquitted Monday by an appellate court.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, June 10, 2007.
By United Press International

Conrad Black vows to regain empire

TORONTO, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Former newspaper magnate Conrad Black vowed in an Ontario court filing to regain control of what remains of his business empire.

Ex-NHL agent charged with sex exploitation

NAPANEE, Ontario, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A former NHL agent who was the target of a murder-for-hire plot appeared in an Ontario court Wednesday charged with sexual exploitation and assault.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, June 10, the 161st day of 2006 with 204 to follow.
By United Press International

'Mad Slasher' wants to apologize

TORONTO, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The serial killer known as the Mad Slasher says he is sorry for the rapes and murders he committed 30-years-ago in southwestern Ontario.

Algoma Steel 'takeover' sparks litigation

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ontario, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Steelworkers filed a motion Monday with an Ontario court to block U.S. investors from voting on a new board for Algoma Steel Corp.

Court: No 'dollars for days' tradeoff

OTTAWA, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that there is no exchange of "dollars for days" in child support.
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The Court of Appeal for Ontario (frequently referred to as Ontario Court of Appeal or OCA) is headquartered in downtown Toronto, in historic Osgoode Hall.

The Court is composed of 24 judges who hear over 1,500 appeals each year, on issues of private law, constitutional law, criminal law, administrative law, and other matters. The Supreme Court of Canada hears appeals from less than 3% of the decisions of the Court of Appeal; in a very practical sense, the Court of Appeal is the last avenue of appeal for most litigants in the province. Among the Court of Appeal's most notable decisions was a 2003 ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in Ontario. Among many judges from the Court who have been elevated to the Supreme Court of Canada are Justices Rosalie Abella, Louise Arbour, Peter Cory, Louise Charron, Bora Laskin, and Bertha Wilson.

The court derives its jurisdiction from Ontario's Courts of Justice Act.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Ontario Court."
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