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July 5, 2017

Warning: Graphic content The Crown is seeking the longest prison sentence in Saskatchewan history for child pornography charges to be handed to Philip Michael Chicoine. Crown prosecutor Lana Morelli argued at the conclusion of Chicoine’s sentencing hearing Thursday the Saskatoon man should be given a 17-year sentence with no chance of parole…
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July 21, 2016

In recent years, families have sought more alternative, non-hospital locations for giving birth, such as at home and at birthing centers using midwives. The complications of giving birth outside of the hospitals can be a reason for concern, but a lot of times women feel more compelled to give birth…
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April 5, 2016

We at the Savage Law Firm are proud to support the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre), an advocacy and charitable organization dedicated to helping child pornography survivors. While a great deal is being accomplished around the world to support those who have been victimized by child pornography, the…
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March 3, 2016

A former college professor who was recently convicted of possessing child pornography will now have to pay $78,900 in restitution to some of the victims – those who were featured in the images and videos that the man collected and shared. The man, who was also sentenced to serve six…
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February 15, 2016

An international working group co-chaired by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection has just rolled out a new initiative to investigate the effects of child sex abuse and enhance recovery services for victims. As part of this initiative, the group has developed a survey for child sex abuse survivors in…
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January 8, 2016

Dogs have long been used by law enforcement officials to sniff out contraband like bombs and drugs. A few working canines, however, have recently expanded this list to include the micro SD cards and thumb drives used by child pornographers to hide evidence. In fact, one of these so-called ‘porn…
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December 12, 2015

As consumers across the nation do their holiday shopping, federal regulators at the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are working to prevent dangerous and illegal toys from getting onto retailers’ shelves – and ending up under Americans’ Christmas trees. In fact, this is the third consecutive year that CPSC officials…
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December 9, 2015

Infant mortality rates in the U.S. have dropped to a new low after about a decade-long decline, according to federal officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In fact, since 2005 (when there was a peak in the U.S. infant mortality rate), there has been a more…
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December 6, 2015

Medication errors can happen when drugs are being prescribed by physicians, when prescriptions are being filled, and/or when patients are given directions on how to take a drug. Just as medication errors can arise at various points in treatment/care process, they can also have various impacts on patients, resulting in…
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November 26, 2015

With the cold temperatures of winter can come new risks for those who work outdoors. Understanding these risks, as well as what can be done to mitigate them, can be essential to staying safe on the job and kicking off the New Year injury-free. To this end, below is an…
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