Mock To Seek Seat
TORONTO — Karen Mock, former head of the League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada, said last week she’ll seek the federal Liberal nomination in the riding of Thornhill, with the aim of defeating incumbent Tory Peter Kent in an election that could come this fall. Mock made the announcement after the Liberal riding association announced that Susan Kadis, a former Vaughan councillor and Liberal MP for Thornhill from 2004 until she was defeated by Kent, a former broadcaster, in 2008, won’t seek the nomination. Kadis is backing Mock, who is also a former head of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation.
TORONTO — The receiver of a defunct hedge fund is seeking to have its co-founder declared bankrupt in order to locate funds he may have moved outside the country. KPMG wants a court to declare Toronto resident Boaz Manor bankrupt, because it would give it more power than a regular court order to find assets, the Globe and Mail reported. Portus Alternative Asset Management Inc. was shut down by regulators in 2005 amid allegations its assets were invested improperly. Manor fled to Israel, but returned in 2007 to face fraud and other charges. His trial is slated to start in September 2010. Some $700 million has been repaid to investors, but Manor faces rulings to repay $17 million in funds that haven’t been located, including $9 million worth of diamonds he took to Israel but says he no longer has.
Man Back in Court
REGINA — A former University of Saskatchewan math lecturer who faces charges of posting anti-Semitic messages online was back in court last month for allegedly breaching a condition of his original release by posting a message July 22 on the Internet. The nature of the posting wasn’t detailed when Terrence Tremaine, 61, appeared in provincial court Aug. 7. He’s slated to go on trial this fall for allegedly posting anti-Semitic messages on a white supremacist website from 2004 to 2007, the Regina Leader-Post reported.