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Marg. Bruineman

Marg. Bruineman is an award-winning journalist who focuses on justice issues and human interest stories

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Recent Work by Marg.

The fraudster, the ruse, the probe, the victims, and the payback

The fraudster, the ruse, the probe, the victims, and the payback

'For me, I didn’t expect this type of thing to happen in Canada. It’s a developed country,' says Nigerian investor
Appeal court orders new trial for Barrie man convicted of murder

Appeal court orders new trial for Barrie man convicted of murder

Terrence Barrett convicted of second-degree murder in 2017, but defence lawyer argued judge didn't err on the side of caution regarding provocation defence
Cruise nights: Where every dream car has a tale to tell

Cruise nights: Where every dream car has a tale to tell

'It was almost complete and it kind of came down to the final crunch to pick (a colour),' says owner of 1937 Ford and the shade of yellow he refers to as 'dramboogie'
Fraudster ordered to pay back $26.9M upon release from prison

Fraudster ordered to pay back $26.9M upon release from prison

'The victims have been devastated by their economic losses. To date, Mr. DeBono has provided no restitution to his victims,' judge says during sentencing
Georgian's mechatronics lab allows hands-on engineering

Georgian's mechatronics lab allows hands-on engineering

College partners with Magna International to open new lab; 'We’re encouraged with the next generation of students from Georgian College'
Downey excited to return to cabinet as attorney general

Downey excited to return to cabinet as attorney general

'The work’s never done and we started some great reform and there’s more to do,' says Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte MPP
Reduced demand for small units could be driving rents down

Reduced demand for small units could be driving rents down

'I think we’re starting to see some numbers going in the right direction. We’ve had a rip-roaring start to 2022 (for housing starts). Finally, the supply is growing,' says Barrie mayor
Fortress founders charged in mortgage investments scheme

Fortress founders charged in mortgage investments scheme

Police say founders were behind 'ongoing scheme whereby they did not disclose the various risks to brokers and investors'
Reasonable doubt led to Sadlon acquittal, judge tells court

Reasonable doubt led to Sadlon acquittal, judge tells court

'There’s a difference between the court of public opinion and the court of law,' defence lawyer says after verdict of not guilty
Sadlon acquitted of sexual assault

Sadlon acquitted of sexual assault

'I am left with a reasonable doubt,' judge says while handing down verdict following Barrie businessman's trial