Cameras to livestream Alberta Court of Appeal hearing on federal carbon tax

For the first time, cameras will be allowed into the Alberta Court of Appeal to livestream a hearing about the federal carbon tax. Beginning Dec. 16, a panel of five judges will hear arguments about the constitutionality of the tax,…

Edmonton man sentenced for involvement in highly organized chop shop

Allan McKay has been sentenced to two and half years in prison for his involvement in one of the largest chop shops ever discovered in Edmonton. A chop shop is a place where stolen vehicles are dismantled so the parts…

Crown appeals not guilty verdict in David and Collet Stephan case

The Crown is appealing the not guilty verdict in the case of an Alberta couple charged with not seeking medical help sooner for their sick toddler son. Last month, Justice Terry Clackson acquitted David and Collet Stephan of failing to…

Alberta government rejects proposal to hike judges’ pay by 8.3 per cent

The Alberta government has rejected an independent commission’s recommendation to raise judges’ pay. Ian Kucerak / Postmedia Alberta’s minister of justice has rejected an independent commission’s recommendation to grant Alberta judges four years of pay raises. A commission tasked with…

Court orders nearly $13 million be paid to Grande Prairie hospital subcontractors

A court has ordered that nearly $13 million in Alberta government funds be paid to subcontractors and others involved in the building of a new hospital in Grande Prairie. In September, the province terminated a contract with Calgary-based Graham Construction,…

Appeal ruling issued for Alberta woman convicted of murdering husband in 2014

A panel of Alberta judges issued a ruling Wednesday on the murder conviction appeal of a former teacher who killed her common-law husband in a small northeastern Alberta town five years ago. In 2016, Deborah Doonanco was found guilty by…

Legal professionals call for Alberta parties to support increased justice funding

The Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Bar Association is hoping all political parties will lay out clear plans to improve the justice system as part of their election platforms. “An under-resourced justice system affects us all. It results in Albertans…