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Victims want court to see the Stuckless they know

They are shadows of the men they could have been.

In the excruciatingly long road to finally trying to declare Maple Leaf Gardens predator Gordon Stuckless a dangerous offender, two of his many victims take the stand at Old City Hall.

They are grown men now with minor criminal records borne of pain and stunted lives crippled by tortured memories. "I was a lost soul, you know?" one tries to explain.

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Ontario gvmt agency pulls funding from pregnancy centre because it won't refer for abortions

The Ontario Trillium Foundation has canceled $42,000 in funding for a faith-based crisis pregnancy centre in Sarnia after a complaint by a pseudonymous pro-abortion blogger.

Kim LeBlanc, the executive director of the Lambton Crisis Pregnancy Centre in Sarnia, allows that the folks at Trillium sent her a letter a few weeks back informing her the second half of a two-year grant to operate a new satellite centre in nearby Petrolia had been canceled, and followed it up with a courtesy phone call from Sonia Dayal, southwest Ontario regional director.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveils plan to toughen sentences for child predators

The federal government is again targeting child predators with new legislation in the fall that will impose harsher sentences for child pornographers and pedophiles.

The new Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act will include mandatory minimum and maximum sentences, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Thursday, while offering few details about what those minimum and maximum penalties will be.

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Here's the sex offender map Ontario didn't want you to see

After fighting in court for six years only to get shot down by three unanimous decisions involving a total of 13 judges, Ontario's corrections ministry gave Global News a database of sex offenders by postal code last week, shortly after a Supreme Court ruling ordered them to do so.

The province claims it doesn't know, or can't say, how much that legal fight cost taxpayers.

The ministry initially refused to release the information under an access-to-information request. Over the course of several years, it tried and failed at all possible levels of appeal. Ontario's information commissioner ruled that the information should be released. So did Ontario's Superior Court and Court of Appeal.

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Review finds 'disturbingly higher' incidence of child sex abuse in defence community

A review of charges laid against soldiers and civilians inside the defence community conducted after Russell Williams's arrest has raised troubling questions - concerns the military's top cop has told Forces brass to investigate further.

The Canadian Forces Provost Marshal told senior officials in July that figures analyzed by his office suggest Canada's defence community - soldiers and civilians connected to the military - has a "noticeably and disturbingly higher per capita rate of sexual violations against children, including child pornography," than the rest of the country's population.

Its findings have puzzled the military - and the report prepared by Provost Marshal Colonel Timothy Grubb's staff says as much, suggesting repeatedly that there may be differences from the civilian world in the reporting, investigating and recording of offences that are playing havoc with the Forces' figures.

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