News for October 22nd 2014

Possible misuse of contractors

by Marilla Streuter-Martin


Quebec's anti-corruption unit raided eight Montreal homes, Tuesday.

According to CBC News, this development may be related to an investigation regarding misuse of contractors paid by the Jewish General Hospital.

Last spring, maintenance workers from the hospital were sent to do work on the homes of several private residences, including those of two hospital managers. 

It remains to be seen how these recent raids were connected to the incident several months back.


Athlete to serve time in jail

by Marilla Streuter-Martin


After being sentenced to five years in jail for murder, Oscar Pistorius started serving his time this week.

According to the BBC, the South African athlete is serving his sentence for culpable homicide of his then-girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius will be held in Pretoria's Kgosi Mampuru prison with the possibility of early release in favour of house arrest. 

Pistorius' family have stated publicly that he does not intend to appeal the Judge's decision.