The arguments begin today on the sentence for the first person ever convicted under Canada's Security of Information Act. Sub-Lt Jeffrey Paul Delisle, still an active Canadian Navy officer, is in court for a two day hearing to determine how long he should be jailed after he pled guilty to passing on secret military information to the Russians, or as the criminal charge says, to a foreign entity. What's to argue? The guy's a traitor who sold out his country. He deserves the max.
Someone apparently took a shot at a Metro Transit Access-A-Bus yesterday afternoon. It happened around two o'clock on the 102. The driver noticed a sudden hole in his windshield. Police have no idea who was behind it or even if the bus was the target. No one was injured thankfully but how scary is it to think about the possibility the bus was indeed the target?
The opposition's barking loudly over a Justice Department pilot project that will see prisoners at the Burnside jail help train dogs to make them adoptable. At issue is not so much the program itself, but the cost. It's $26,000 at a time when a place like the Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank is overwhelmed with pleas for help from folks struggling to pay their power bills. The puppies for prisoners program is actually a very good program. The timing just wasn't right.
Reunited again. Two Boxers are home in Saint John today after their so- called new owners did the right thing and turned the dogs over to police who in turn gave them back to their rightful owner. She is Cassie Croft who says the woman she hired to look after the dogs, suspected to be the notorious dog abuser Gail Benoit, sold the dogs using an ad on Kijiji. The people who bought the animals didn't know they were stolen and they turned them in yesterday. Police say they're still investigating the matter. Scott Saunders, an animal rights activist in the Annapolis Valley, told my radio show yesterday he'd like to see her charged. Let's hope charges do result and that this is the impetus to shut down once and for all operations like Benoit's.
Have a great day. Get involved. And if you're not outraged, you're not paying attention.