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Bishop Sentenced Following Guilty Pleas

Iqaluit, Nunavut – January 26, 2015 – Christopher Raymond Bishop, 29, was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison in a decision released today by the Nunavut Court of Justice. He had pleaded guilty on January 14, 2015, to three counts of manslaughter and two counts of attempted murder. With credit for time served, he will spend an additional three years and eleven months in prison.

On January 28, 2013, the Nunavut Court of Appeal overturned the June 9, 2010 conviction of Christopher Bishop of three counts of second degree murder under s. 235 of Criminal Code and two counts of attempted murder under s. 239, for which he was sentenced to life imprisonment. The charges stem from a shooting in Cambridge Bay on January 6, 2007, involving five people following a home invasion. A new trial was ordered.

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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Bishop Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

Iqaluit, Nunavut – January 14, 2015 – Christopher Raymond Bishop, 29, pleaded guilty today in the Nunavut Court of Justice to three counts of manslaughter and two counts of attempted murder. Sentencing submissions were made and written reasons for sentence will be released at a later date.

On January 28, 2013, the Nunavut Court of Appeal overturned the June 9, 2010 conviction of Christopher Bishop of three counts of second degree murder under s. 235 of Criminal Code and two counts of attempted murder under s. 239, for which he was sentenced to life imprisonment. A new trial was ordered.

He was arrested and charged following a shooting that occurred in Cambridge Bay on January 6, 2007 where five people were shot following a home invasion. Three of the persons shot died from their injuries.

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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Bloom Lake General Partner Limited Pleads Guilty to 45 Fisheries Act Offences

Ottawa – December 24, 2014 – Bloom Lake General Partner Limited pleaded guilty to 45 offences under the Fisheries Act and the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations on December 18, 2014 in the Criminal and Penal Division of the Court of Quebec.

Bloom Lake General Partner Limited has been ordered to pay $7.5 million, the largest amount ever imposed for environmental offences in Canada. $6.83 million of this amount will be directed to the Environmental Damages Fund.

The offenses under the Fisheries Act and the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations include the release of non-compliant mining effluent and ferric sulphate deposits into fish-bearing water at the Bloom Lake mine site. Among other infractions, Bloom Lake General Partner Limited also failed to comply with an Inspector’s Direction.

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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