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Maj.-Gen. Isaac Brock
He already has a large monument at Queenston Heights as well as a university and countless high schools named after him. But since there probably wouldn't be a Canada without him, this latest tribute is a good thing. Oliver Brock, the first cousin six times removed of the man who died while holding off the attacking Americans in a pivotal battle of the War of 1812, is commissioning identical statues of the famed British commander in Toronto and Guernsey, where Brock grew up.
In 2009, the owner of Toronto's Lucky Moose store chased down and held a repeat shoplifter. However, when police arrived, Chen was the one arrested and charged. Now, a law designed to avoid such ridiculous scenarios is about to take effect. The legislation no longer requires a person to catch a suspect red-handed, but allows for apprehension within a reasonable amount of time after a crime. "Victims of crime should not be re-victimized by the criminal justice system when they attempt to protect their property," Justice Minister Rob Nicholson said.
The woman who captained Canada's womens team to a pair of Olympic gold medals was among five people to receive the inaugural Order of Hockey In Canada for being an individual who made a significant impact on the sport in the country. Gord Renwick, who helped establish Hockey Canada and playing legends Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe and Jean Beliveau were also honoured. It's quite a coup, considering just two women have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame since 1945.
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 1, 2012 J4
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