Thursday, December 11th, 2008
December 11, 2008
Right-to-information suit goes back to case of alleged mobster slain in Milton 25 years ago
A battle for a secret OPP report into a botched murder case reaches the Supreme Court of Canada today and the result will determine, perhaps forever, whether Canadians have a constitutional right to government-held information.
The case goes back to the murder of reputed Toronto mobster Domenic Racco, whose body was found 25 years ago yesterday on a Milton railway line.
The two men charged in the slaying, Graham Court and Denis Monaghan, walked free in 1997 after a judge found police and prosecutors engaged in massive abuses, including suppressing almost every piece of evidence helpful to the defence.