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Pickton updated…

Written on September 5, 2010 at 11:19 pm, by

Usually, when the Supreme Court of Canada decides to support a verdict, it’s the end of the legal process. No further appeals can come forward. And all existing publication bans are lifted.

Not in the Pickton case. The trial judge, James Williams, recently decided to keep a publication ban on the name of the woman who fought for her life in 1997 when Pickton tried to handcuff her after taking her to his farm. Both of them nearly died in their fight ; she stabbed him and he stabbed her.

Pickton publication bans

Written on August 10, 2010 at 3:48 pm, by

There could be a change this Friday, August 13, to the last remaining publication bans that still hang over the Robert Pickton case.

Where has Pickton been all these years?

Written on August 9, 2010 at 10:49 pm, by

This is the North Fraser Pre-Trial in Port Coquitlam and less than a mile away from his farm. By now he is probably in a federal prison like the Kingston Penitentiary in Ontario, where his fellow serial killer Paul Bernardo has been living for many years.

The plague of publication bans

Written on August 9, 2010 at 9:52 pm, by

In spite of the Supreme Court’s recent decision to uphold Robert Pickton’s guilty verdict, publication bans remain on a great deal of evidence heard during the three stages of Pickton’s legal procedures: the preliminary hearing in 2003, the voir dire in 2005 and the trial itself in 2007. The most controversial of these bans is that of the name ofContinue Reading

The Oliphant Commission Part 2

Written on August 8, 2010 at 8:08 pm, by

It’s been all-Pickton all the time but I’m taking a brief break for what I hope is my second (and last) Oliphant Commission post. In Part 1 I told you about being subpoenaed by the Oliphant Commission; now I’d like to share the letter my lawyer, Brendan Van Niejenhuis, wrote to Nancy Brooks, one ofContinue Reading

It’s here: The end of the Pickton legal process

Written on August 4, 2010 at 9:56 pm, by

It’s been a crazy few days. Last week, almost three years after Robert William Pickton was found guilty on six counts of second degree murder, lthe Supreme Court of Canada upheld the guilty verdict and ruled against a new trial. This week the Crown prosecutors stayed twenty counts of first degree murder against Pickton andContinue Reading

The Oliphant Commission: Part 1

Written on July 15, 2010 at 9:38 pm, by

Like many Canadians, I waited with great interest for Justice Jeffrey Oliphant’s report on “certain dealings” between arms dealer Karlheinz Schreiber and Brian Mulroney. And when it appeared on May 31, 2010, I was surprised by its severity towards our former prime minister. I expected a slap on the wrist, not a shellacking behind theContinue Reading

Back in touch

Written on August 26, 2009 at 3:57 pm, by

Many people have sent notes for this blog over the last few months; I have not published most of them because they contained information that could reveal the sender’s identity.Several of these people told me they were concerned about this issue. Some of you had information for me and asked for a response, but becauseContinue Reading

The original tip-off about the Airbus bribes

Written on April 4, 2008 at 5:47 pm, by

After hunting through boxes of archived research for my 2001 Airbus book, The Last Amigo, I found an anonymous note I received in 1988 when I was working at the Globe and Mail. It’s not easy to read here, so here’s what it says: DEAR STEVIE, YOUR RECENT ARTICLE IN THE GLOBE’S REPORT ON BUSINESSContinue Reading