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Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children at centre of lawsuit with allegations of physical and sexual abuse

 

‘The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children’ is at the centre of a lawsuit and a controversy with allegations of physical and sexual abuse stretching back decades. Three former residents tell their story to CBC’s The Current. (CBC)

 

Two girls work on crafts in the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children, while a caretaker helps them. (Courtesy Nova Scotia Archives)

Abuse Allegations: The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children
WARNING: Parts of the following discussion are graphic and disturbing
CBC News Posted: Nov 7, 2012 2:39 PM AT Last Updated: Nov 12, 2012 6:20 PM AT
‘The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children’ is at the centre of a lawsuit and a controversy with allegations of physical and sexual abuse stretching back decades. Three former residents tell their story to CBC’s The Current. (CBC) Facebook

It is a shelter for young people with a name from the past that can still make you flinch: “The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children” is at the centre of a lawsuit and a controversy with allegations of physical and sexual abuse stretching back decades. The Current hears from three former residents and from the Nova Scotia government minister responsible for the file. Continue reading

Fraudster Walter Garrick found guilty of defrauding former Argos Damon Allen and Michael “Pinball” Clemons

Walter Garrick convicted of defrauding former Argos Damon Allen and Michael “Pinball” Clemons
Published on Wednesday December 19, 2012

 Walter Garrick  posing as a wealthy investor convicted of defrauding former Toronto Argonauts players Michael “Pinball” Clemons and Damon Allen and others out of nearly $250,000.

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Walter Garrick received his judgment on Wednesday at 361 University Ave. and walked out of Osgoode Hall.
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A man posing as a wealthy investor has been convicted of defrauding former Toronto Argonauts players Michael “Pinball” Clemons and Damon Allen and others out of nearly $250,000.

Walter Garrick sat motionless in a University Ave. courtroom on Wednesday as Justice David McCombs found him guilty on eight of 10 counts of fraud and theft over $5,000.

The judge said he rejected “completely” Garrick’s evidence at trial, saying it was “full of obfuscation, implausibilities, and outright lies.” Continue reading

Documentary on queer refugees fleeing to Canada screening for free on NFB website

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Award-winning doc on queer refugees fleeing to Canada screening for free on NFB website

December 7, 2012. 9:48 am • Section: Pop Tart

Award-winning doc on queer refugees fleeing to Canada screening for free on NFB website
Trudi, a lesbian from Jamaica who was “correctively” raped at gunpoint., is one of five refugees chronicled in Montreal filmmaker Paul Émile d’Entremont’s award-winning NFB documentary Last Chance. (All photos courtesy National Film Board of Canada) Continue reading

Gay Canadian pastors optimistic Jamaica will be gay-friendly

Gay Canadian pastors optimistic Ja will repeal buggery law

BY INGRID BROWN Associate editor — special assignments browni@jamaicaobserver.com

Sunday, December 02, 2012

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VANCOUVER, Canada — Tim Stephenson is a former Canadian government minister, a current city councillor of Vancouver, and an ordained pastor, while Reverend Gary Paterson holds one of the highest positions in the United Church of Canada as its elected leader/moderator.

But the extensive political and religious accomplishments of both men are not what these two Canadians are most known for. Continue reading

HIV-infected Ian Thomas Williams jailed again for unprotected sex

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Ian Thomas Williams was sentenced Friday for the second time for failing to use a condom or tell women with whom he was having unprotected sex that he has the virus that causes AIDS.

November 23, 2012
Updated: November 23, 2012 | 5:37 pm
HIV-infected man jailed again for unprotected sex
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Ian Thomas Williams was sentenced Friday for the second time for failing to use a condom or tell women with whom he was having unprotected sex that he has the virus that causes AIDS.

An HIV-infected man who had unprotected sex with two women gave a tearful, rambling explanation before being sentenced to six years in prison Friday — his second such conviction. Continue reading

Police seek black suspect who threatens boy with knife at Eaton Centre

 

 

December 13, 2012
Updated: December 13, 2012 | 11:30 am
Police seek suspect who threatened boy with knife at Eaton Centre
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Metro Digital

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Toronto Police are seeking a suspect who allegedly threatened a boy with a knife at Eaton Centre.

Toronto Police are warning the public after a man allegedly threatened at least one boy with a knife at the Eaton Centre. Continue reading

Toronto: Schizophrenic Joanne Merlene Jones accused of new kidnapping attempt

 

Joanne Merlene Jones. Joanne Merlene Jones, 41, has been charged in a kidnapping incident at an Oshawa school on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Police arrested Jones in connection with the abduction of child from a Toronto mall in 2006. Toronto Star file photo Torstar News Services file photo

 

Woman who kidnapped toddler in 2006 accused of abducting another

Woman who snatched toddler in 2006 is accused of kidnapping another
Published on Wednesday December 19, 2012

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Joanne Jones in a 2006 courtroom sketch.
Wendy Gillis and Niamh Scallan
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They said Joanne Merlene Jones was no longer a threat.

Six years after the woman kidnapped a 4-year-old boy from a Toronto shopping mall and sparked a city-wide search, an Ontario Review Board panel decided she no longer required its oversight. Continue reading

Pimp Jamal Forde-Beckles pleads guilty, gets 1 year


Jamal Forde-Beckles, 24, of Markham, pleaded guilty on Wednesday in Ontario Superior Court to living off the avails and beating a woman he met in Mississauga in 2010. He was sentenced to a year in jail.

Young Markham pimp pleads guilty, gets 1 year
Published on Wednesday December 19, 2012

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Jamal Forde-Beckles, 24, of Markham, pleaded guilty on Wednesday in Ontario Superior Court to living off the avails and beating a woman he met in Mississauga in 2010. He was sentenced to a year in jail.
Peter Small
Courts Bureau

A Markham man has pleaded guilty to living off the avails of a woman he met at a Mississauga strip club.

Jamal Forde-Beckles must serve a further four months and 21 days after Ontario Superior Court Justice Jane Kelly sentenced him to a year in jail Wednesday, deducting time he has already served. Continue reading

Toronto: Kevin Perez pleads not guilty to first-degree murder in execution-style slaying of barber Christopher Thompson

 

Christopher Thompson, 35, was shot to death on Jan. 24, 2012 in the Malvern barber shop where he worked. Kevin Perez pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in his death.

Toronto barber shooting: violent criminal pleads guilty
Published on Friday December 21, 2012

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Christopher Thompson, 35, was shot to death on Jan. 24, 2012 in the Malvern barber shop where he worked. Kevin Perez pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in his death.

Peter Small
Courts Bureau

A popular Toronto barber hit four times by a shotgun in his salon was killed in revenge for his refusing to pay for a broken, stolen laptop.

New details of the execution-style slaying of Christopher Thompson were released Friday as Kevin Perez, 28, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder but guilty to second-degree murder. Continue reading

Haitian Jean Pascal, who moved to Canada for a better life, derisively calls Lucian Bute “a Romanian who came to Quebec to make money and he did it because of Quebeckers”

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Haitian Jean Pascal

Last update: 12/19/2012
Pascal Rips Bute: A Romanian Who Came Here To Profit! 
By Edward Chaykovsky

Former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal is back in the hunt for fellow Canadian star Lucian Bute. Both boxers suffered big defeats in the last two years and both of them recently returned to the ring to secure wins. Pascal appears to be heading to rematch with WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson in March, and Bute is pushing to have a rematch with Carl Froch around the same time period.

Pascal (27-2-1, 16 KO) wants the Canadian boxing fans to apply the pressure on Bute (31-1, 24 KO) to make their fight happen in 2013. The fight has been discussed for several years but never comes close to happening. It would be a mega-match between the two most popular boxers in the country.

“The fans should put pressure on Bute, since he and (his promoter) InterBox owe it to them,” Pascal told QMI Agency this week. “He’s a Romanian who came to Quebec to make money and he did it because of Quebeckers. It’s the least he can do to give them that. It would be an historic event.”