Daniel Weinstock approves the Boyd report and the introduction of Shariah tribunals in Canada. He also gives exemple of how a North American hospital can “accommodate” female genital mutilation “rituals”.
Montreal: Hit-and-run involving Guercy Edmond came after passengers disputed a fare and made racially charged comments
Cabbie hit and run followed racially charged fare dispute
Cab driver accused in incident captured on video gets bail
CBC News Posted: May 2, 2012 7:57 AM ET Last Updated: May 2, 2012 5:36 PM ET
Montreal taxi Driver Guercy Edmond appears in court Wednesday. (CBC)
A Montreal cab driver has been freed on bail after a weekend hit and run that reportedly came after passengers disputed a fare and made racially charged comments.
Guercy Edmond, 47, who is charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, hit and run and dangerous driving, got bail with several conditions after the incident early Sunday morning that was captured on camera by at least two witnessess and left a 23-year-old man in hospital.
Edmond’s wife must sign an undertaking with the court, meaning she would forfeit $3,000 if he breaches his conditions.
Edmond is also not allowed to contact the victim or take customers in his cab on Saint-Laurent Boulevard between Sherbrooke Street and St. Joseph Street, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m ET.read more
Pastor faces murder charge in pregnant wife’s death
05/02/2012 | CityNews.ca staff
Anna Karissa Grandine and Philip Grandine. Courtesy of Facebook.
A Toronto pastor has been charged with first-degree murder in the drowning death of his pregnant wife last fall.
Philip Grandine, 25, was arrested and charged on Tuesday, and was scheduled to appear in a Toronto courtroom the same day.
On Oct. 17, 2011, police were called to 12 Marsh Rd. in the city’s east end where they found Anna Karissa Grandine in medical distress. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead. The cause of death was drowning, police said in a release.
The victim was a casualty underwriter at Berkley Canada in downtown Toronto and was active in several Baptist churches, most recently at Ennerdale Road Baptist Church where her husband had served as pastor, the notice said.
Toronto-area teen shares domestic abuse story
CBC News Posted: May 2, 2012 4:56 PM ET Last Updated: May 2, 2012 6:27 PM ET
A teen in the Greater Toronto Area who has experienced domestic abuse is shining a light on an issue encountered by many new immigrant women, community counsellors say.
The teen, whose identity is not being disclosed by CBC in order to protect her, emigrated from India a few years ago with her family.
The family keeps to themselves, and the teen is literally kept under lock and key.
The girl said that when her parents leave their home, they lock the door and take the keys with them. She has no social life, no privacy and doesn’t get to choose which clothes she can wear to school.
Counsellor Poonam Patel has been talking to the unidentified teen about her situation. (CBC)
She has been beaten by her father, and is fearful when he drinks.read more