Contempt conviction of former Alberta justice minister thrown out on appeal

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The Alberta Court of Appeal has agreed to overturn the contempt of court conviction of former justice minister Jonathan Denis.

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After a brief hearing on Monday morning, a three-judge panel agreed with Denis’ lawyer, finding that Court of King’s Bench Judge Doreen Sulyma made procedural errors when she discovered that Denis had tried to intimidate former chief medical examiner Anny Sauvageau during her wrongful dismissal trial earlier. This year.


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