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Whom the Gods Would Destroy, They First Make Mad

There are many great lines Justice Fergus O’Donnell’s opinion in R. v. Duncan (2013), which was an otherwise unremarkable case except that the defendant tried to run one of those “sovereign citizen” defenses up the flagpole. That didn’t go so well:…


Three Arrested in Connection With Maple-Syrup Heist

According to sources in Quebec, the Regional Investigation Division of Sûreté du Québec proceeded with three arrests this morning in relation to the maple-syrup theft at Saint-Louis-de-Blandford between August 1, 2011, and July 30, 2012. Or, put another way: la Division…


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Canadian Asks for Politeness, Gets Pepper Spray

Canadian asks U.S. border guard to say “please,” Canadian gets faceful of pepper spray.  It’s a fairly simple equation. I think this is in the USA PATRIOT Act, actually. The man conceded he had made the request for politeness “repeatedly,” but opined…