Outside the London courthouse on Friday after the Michael Rafferty verdict was announced (guilty on all counts), someone driving past the court house yelled out, "hang him."
There was similar reaction online with many calling for more than just life in prison with no chance for parole for 25 years for Rafferty, who will be sentenced on Tuesday.
But on Closing Arguments Sunday afternoon on Newstalk 1010, noted defence lawyer Eddie Greenspan said the death penalty is not the answer for those seeking justice.
"Revenge as a central theme for criminal justice policy is simply impermissible in our a country like ours, in a democracy, or any country where there is human dignity," said Greenspan.
He told host and Newstalk 1010 legal analyst Steve Skurka that life in prison is a terrible penalty and doubts someone like Rafferty or another violent killer would ever see the light of day again....
As a Mother's Day guest of Rob and Doug Ford on Newstalk 1010's The City Sunday, Diane Ford accused the Toronto Star of bugging neighbours of a family friend that had recently lost their son.
She says once the paper found out the Ford family had a connection to the deceased, they called neighbours looking for funeral details.
"It's sickening," said Mayor Rob Ford.
Doug Ford asked his mother if it's difficult to have two sons in politics.
"I try not to read the papers because some of the negativity is very hurtful as a mother, she said. "(It's hard) to hear all these negative comments when I know that most of them aren't true."
She even took time on Mother's Day to scold her son for teasing his little brother.
"I heard you (Doug) earlier taking a slam at the mayor about KFC. You leave him alone," she said."...
An Ontario man, who found his missing children in Poland after a two-and-a-half year search, is heading back to Europe this week for a court hearing that will decide their fate.
Stephen Watkins told The Canadian Press on Sunday that he will be in a Warsaw court Wednesday, seeking the return to Canada of his two boys, Alexander, 10, and Christopher, 8.
The 40-year-old Newmarket, Ont., man was granted custody of the children after he split up with his wife, Edyta Watkins.
She and the boys vanished in March 2009, only to emerge later in Poland, the woman's native country.
But on Dec. 15, a Polish court ruled against sending the boys back to Canada. Watkins is appealing that decision.
The court's ruling was based on its conclusion that it would be detrimental for the children to return to Canada as they had integrated fully into Polish society.
But Watkins ...
Ontario is urging other provinces to stand together on how much they pay doctors.
Premier Dalton McGuinty has sent a letter to fellow premiers calling on them to work together in making better use of things like technology and new drug therapies to cut costs in delivering health care.
McGuinty's Liberal government indicated earlier this year that it wanted to freeze doctors' pay.
The government went further last week, slashing several hundred fees paid to doctors in a revamp of the health insurance system. The government and the group representing doctors have been unable to reach an agreement on a new fee arrangement.
McGuinty told CTV's Question Period Sunday that he doubts the tight-fisted approach will spur doctors to hang their shingle in other provinces, saying most of the fee changes won't affect them. However, in a letter sent Friday, McGuinty made it clear he'd like to see the other ...
A woman that's believed to be in her mid-20s was rushed to hospital in critical condition after collapsing near the finish line of the Sporting Life 10K.
There are no indications of what happened, but a report suggests her condition is improved and is now expected to live.
The race saw more than 20 thousand runners pound the pavement down Yonge Street to the finish line at Fort York.
The event raised $1.9 million for Camp Oochigeas, which hosts children with cancer.
York Police have arrested a 17 year-old Markham male after a 28 year-old man died in hospital following a stabbing in Markham early Sunday morning.
Police were called to the parking lot of the Markham Village library on Highway 7 near Markham Road. That's where they found the victim.
The victim has been identified as Allen Constance.
The suspect is expected to appear before the Ontario Youth Court of Justice on Monday
A man has died after a crash on Hwy 401 Sunday morning.
OPP Sgt Dave Woodford says a BMW travelling westbound, just east of Hwy 427, hit the guardrail and then collided with a tractor trailer.
The BMW burst into flames and the driver was killed.
The tractor trailer also hit the guardrail and part of it flipped into the eastbound lanes.
Closures in the area are expected to last for several hours.
Daredevil Nik Wallenda did his first practice walk on the tightrope he plans to use in his attempt to walk above Niagara Falls next month.
About 200 people watched as Wallenda slowly crossed a five-centimetre-thick steel cable strung between two cranes.
He did his practice walk three metres above a road in front of a casino in Niagara Falls, New York.
His walk across Niagara Falls is set for June 15th.
(The Canadian Press)
The BC transgendered beauty queen who generated international media attention recently is in Toronto preparing for the Miss Universe Canada pageant.
Jenna Talackova joined other competitors for a photo shoot yesterday.
She was all smiles as she posed in a variety of outfits, including a white bikini.
The Vancouver native was the centre of an international splash when organizers disqualified her because she isn't a naturally-born female.
But pageant owner Donald Trump overruled them and said Talackova could take part.
Talackova underwent sex-change surgery at age 19 and has said she knew from an early age that she was born the wrong gender.
She says she has a boyfriend and hopes to have two kids some day, but she didn't initially tell him she was born a male.
The winner of the pageant will be crowned next Saturday.
(The Canadian Press)