Crown Attorney Appointed in Dartmouth

first_imgGayle Karding has been appointed as a Crown attorney in the Dartmouth office of the Public Prosecution Service. Martin Herschorn, director of public prosecutions, announced the appointment today, July 31. “Ms. Karding’s background in criminal prosecutions along with her experience in forfeiture matters make her a solid addition to our team of Crown attorneys,” said Mr. Herschorn. A native of Halifax, Ms. Karding graduated from Dalhousie University in 2006 with a bachelor of arts and in 2007 with a master of arts. She graduated from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in 2010. As a law student, Ms. Karding participated in work placements in the United Kingdom. She was also a Law School Admission Test instructor for the Princeton Review Canada. Ms. Karding articled with the Ontario Ministry of Justice, Crown Law Office. She worked as a per diem counsel and later as assistant Crown attorney for several Crown offices in the greater Toronto area. She prosecuted criminal matters at both the provincial and superior levels of court. In 2014, she was appointed Crown counsel at Ontario’s Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities Office, providing legal advice to the assistant deputy Attorney General, drafting documents and arguing motions and applications for forfeiture in the Superior Court across Ontario.last_img read more

Lib Dems plan rent to own policy to get young people on

first_imgTim Farron  Tenants will have the right to sell their property on the open market at any time, cashing out their share of the home.They may use this as a deposit for buying a home on the open market, or simply do something else with the money they have accrued.Applicants will have to be in steady employment with the same kind of affordability tests and credit checks as for a conventional mortgage. Providers will have to be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Tim Farron at work onboard the party battlebusCredit:Gareth Fuller /PA The idea cuts out the need for parents – dubbed the “bank of mum and dad” – to raise a deposit worth tens of thousands of pounds to help their children get on the housing ladder.The Lib Dems said that the scheme could see 30,000 homes – costing £300million a year – being funded his way by the end of the next parliament in 2022.This proposal is part of its plans to deliver 300,000 homes a year by using public money to fill the gap between private sector building and demand.Home ownership has plummeted for the under 35s: just 36 per cent of 25-34 year olds now own their own home, down from 59 per cent ten years ago. Mr Farron made the comments on the visit to a schoolCredit:Gareth Fuller /PA Tim Farron Tens of thousands of young families will be able to buy homes without putting down a deposit under a new “rent to own” policy from the Liberal Democrats.Tenants’ rent will used to pay down the cost of the home, allowing them tenant to own the property after 30 years’ worth of payments.Party officials said the plans – aimed at younger adults aged 25 to 34 – would see each monthly payment steadily buy them a new home, “just like with a normal mortgage”. center_img “This is about allowing people to get their foot on the ladder, to begin to pay rent and to lead that to staircase up to being able to own a property, part own it, and give people that chance to become a home owner should they wish.“It seems to me that we have got to give young people, especially, the hope that home owning, if it is something that they wanted, they can have it.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Tim Farron at work onboard the party battlebus The plans are supposed to end the need for the “bank of mum and dad”Credit:Gareth Fuller /PA Speaking on a visit to a school in Portsmouth, Lib Dem leader Tim Farron said the “rent to own” initiative would be a “staircase” to buying a home.He said: “It’s about making sure that people can get their foot on the housing ladder. We have got nine million people who are in the private rented sector in this country, and many of them have chosen to do that.last_img read more

Paul Gascoigne charged with sexual assault on board train

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. He will appear at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court on December 11. The former star, who has battled alcohol addiction since retiring from professional sport in 2005, tweeted on Sunday night telling his followers to “buy a mirror” so that they can watch their own backs. “Keep on your toes,” he said, thanking his fans for their messages.  Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman on board a train.The 51-year-old was arrested at Durham station on August 20 and on Monday British Transport Police confirmed that he had been charged with one count of sexual assault by touching.Gascoigne tweeted his innocence on Monday afternoon, insisting he had done nothing wrong in messages to his 350,000 followers that were subsequently deleted.In them, he said he was “sad about it” because he “respects all women”, adding that he has a mother, two sisters, two nieces and a daughter, “so why assault”.Gascoigne signed off one tweet by saying he was “just so pleased” that the people he is close to “know it’s not true”. A spokeswoman for the force said: “A man is due to appear in court next month charged in connection with the sexual assault of a woman on board a train from York to Durham.”Paul Gascoigne, of Amy Street, Leicester, was charged via postal requisition with one count of sexual assault by touching, contrary to Section 3 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.”The charge relates to an incident on board a train on August 20 this year.” read more