Not Guilty Plea
REGINA — A former University of Saskatchewan lecturer charged with promoting hatred against Jews for Internet postings made from 2004 to 2007 pleaded not guilty Feb. 25, telling reporters later he’s taking a stand against Jews’ “inordinate amount of power” in Canada. Terrence Tremaine, 59, faces up to two years in jail. In 2007, a human rights tribunal fined him $4,000 for other hate postings, and the university fired him in 2005 after learning of his posts on a white supremacist site. Tremaine asked the court to reverse an order barring him from the web, saying he needs to do research for his defence, the Regina Leader-Post reported.
TORONTO — Theatrical promoter and philanthropist Aubrey Dan and his wife, Marla, last week gave $8 million to the high-risk birth program at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. The gift – plus $4 million raised from a benefit concert last week by Bryan Adams, Sarah McLachlan, Jann Arden and Josh Groban – will help build a 150,000-square-foot neo-natal facility and be honoured by naming the Aubrey & Marla Dan Program for High Risk Mothers & Babies. The Dans said they wanted to give back to the hospital, where their daughter, now 15, was born weighing less than two pounds.