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Ahmed Guilty of Terrorism Offences

Ottawa – July 11, 2014 – A jury has found Misbahuddin Ahmed, 30, guilty today in Ontario Superior Court of two terrorism offences, namely participating in the activities of a terrorist group contrary to section 83.18, and conspiring to facilitate a terrorist activity, contrary to section 83.19 of the Criminal Code. The maximum penalties for these offences are 10 and 14 years imprisonment respectively.

He was found not guilty of making or having in his possession an explosive substance with intent to endanger life or cause serious damage to property, for the benefit of a terrorist group, contrary to section 83.2 of the Criminal Code.

Misbahuddin Ahmed was remanded into custody immediately following the guilty verdicts. He had been on bail since September 28, 2010, after his arrest the previous month. Sentencing will occur at a later date.

A publication ban remains in effect in this matter.

The Public Prosecution Service of Canada is responsible for prosecuting offences under federal jurisdiction in a manner that is free of any improper influence and that respects the public interest. The PPSC is also responsible for providing prosecution-related advice to law enforcement agencies across Canada.

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Sentence in R. v. PWGSC

Ottawa – July 2, 2014 – The Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) was sentenced in the Ontario Court of Justice today to a fine of $300,000.00. PWGSC pled guilty on November 20, 2012 to three charges under section 148 of the Canada Labour Code of violating occupational health and safety requirements. The charges were laid following a boiler explosion that killed one employee and injured three others in 2009 at the Cliff Central Heating and Cooling Plant in Ottawa. PWGSC was fined $100,000.00 for each of the three counts, the maximum allowed, resulting in a total fine of $300,000.00.

The three counts to which PWGSC pled guilty under the Canada Labour Code are:

PWGSC did not provide necessary training and supervision in relation to the usage or operation of boilers at the Cliff Plant, contrary to section 124 of the Canada Labour Code, thereby committing an offence under s. 148(1) of the Code;

PWGSC failed to ensure that employees working at the Cliff Plant who have supervisory or managerial responsibilities were adequately trained in health and safety and were informed of responsibilities they have under the Code, contrary to section 125(1)(z) of the Canada Labour Code, thereby committing an offence under s. 148(1) of the Code; and

PWGSC failed to develop, implement and monitor, in connection with the policy committee, or the workplace committee or with the health and safety representative, a prescribed program for the prevention of hazards in the workplace appropriate to its size and the nature of the hazards in it, that also provides for the education of employees in health and safety matters, contrary to section 125(1)(z.03) of the Canada Labour Code, thereby committing an offence under s. 148(1) of the Code.

The Public Prosecution Service of Canada is responsible for prosecuting offences under federal jurisdiction in a manner that is free of any improper influence and that respects the public interest. The PPSC is also responsible for providing prosecution-related advice to law enforcement agencies across Canada.

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Public Prosecution Service of Canada Annual Report 2012-2013

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