first_imgLindener Mark Humphrey, charged with the offence of exceeding the speed limit while driving motor car PWW 4523 along the Half Mile Public Road in Wismar, Linden on Tuesday, February 12th, 2018, pleaded guilty to the offence and was fined $20,000. The 45-year-old has two weeks to pay the fine, or face the alternative of 2 weeks’ incarceration.last_img

first_imgOTTAWA – Former NDP leader Tom Mulcair is expected to resign as a Montreal MP in the new year.A spokesperson for the New Democrats confirms Mulcair plans to depart after the spring parliamentary session, adding that the date of his resignation will be announced in the “near future.”He is expected to take on a teaching role at a university but the name of the institution has not been announced.Mulcair, a former Quebec Liberal cabinet minister, scored a stunning 2007 byelection upset for the federal NDP in the Montreal riding of Outremont, until then a Liberal stronghold.He became leader of the NDP in 2012 in a contest sparked by the death of Jack Layton, who’d led the party to official Opposition status for the first time in its history.But six months following disappointing election results in 2015, when the party dropped back into a distant third place, Mulcair became the first federal leader ever rejected by his own party members in a leadership review vote.Jagmeet Singh took over the helm of the party this fall.Mulcair’s departure is expected to spark a fierce byelection contest in Outremont, with the governing Liberals eager to reclaim their one-time bastion.last_img read more