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The legal odyssey started nine years ago when a knock on the door woke James Turner from a nap. It is scheduled to end Friday when he walks from the Ottawa courthouse with a clean legal slate. As 51-year-old Turner recalls it, the police officer who arrived at his door in 2006 was holding aRead More

One day last week, the main Gatineau courthouse was buzzing with a judge’s ruling, a loonie sentence that says much about marijuana’s road to respectability. A man was before Justice Pierre Chevalier charged with cultivating 30 pot plants. The Crown was looking for a sentence of 90 days in jail. The judge had a differentRead More
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