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February 29 Toronto County Court […]




February 29 Toronto County Court Judge George Ferguson set aside the February 1979 acquittal of PTP and sent the case back to Provincial Court for a new trial. Ferguson ruled that there were sufficient errors of law in Judge Harris's decision to warrant overturning the acquittal. PTP appealed Ferguson's decision to the Ontario Court of Appeal on March 25, 1980, citing twenty-two separate errors of law in the decision. (See also March 4–5, 1981; March 18, 1981; June 15, 1981; October 6, 1981; November 24, 1981; and December 21, 1981.)

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December 21 Toronto The new trial […]November 24 Toronto PTP officers […]October 6 Ottawa Three justices of […]June 15 Ottawa Lawyer Clayton Ruby […]March 18 Toronto Justice Thomas […]February 7-8 Toronto County Court […]December 30 Toronto Five members of […]

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Judge HarrisGeorge Ferguson

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Ontario Court of AppealProvincial Court of Ontario / Ontario Court of JusticePink Triangle Press

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Sue Vohanka, "Body Politic Faces New Trial: 'A Disaster for Press Freedom,'" Toronto Clarion, 5–18 March 1980, pp. 1–2.Paul Trollope, "TBP Appeal Cites 22 Errors of Law," Body Politic, no. 63 (1980), p. 14Paul Trollope, "Appeal Judge Orders TBP Back to Trial," Body Politic, no. 62 (1980), pp. 10–11Clyt Richardson, "The Body Politic," Have You Heard?, 29 June 1980, p. (1)"New Trial Ordered for Body Politic," Toronto Star, Saturday ed., 1 March 1980, p. A12Stephen MacDonald, "Body Politic: Appeal Decision Threatens Freedom of the Press," FUSE, May 1980, pp. 199–200"Body Politic on Trial Again," Calgary Women's Newspaper, April–May 1980, p. 14"Body Politic Back in Court," Gay Saskatchewan (Saskatoon), April 1980, p. (4)"Body Politic Acquittal Overturned," Metro Community News 7 (7 March 1980): 8