5 March: Ottawa, Ontario

The Canadian Supreme Court ruled that two men convicted of terrorism offences received a fair trial in spite of jury issues. Raed Jaser and Chiheb Esseghaier were convicted of terror-related charges arising from an al-Qaida-inspired plot against a Via Rail passenger train that ran between the US and Canada back in 2015. They tried to contest the conviction on grounds the jury was chosen incorrectly. A second trial, however, ruled the convictions should be upheld. “…there was no infringement of the right to a fair trial by an independent and impartial jury, no prejudice, and no substantial wrong or miscarriage of justice,” the ruling said.