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JUSTICE : Quebec man learns mercy has bounds

Jun 20, 2015 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

A wrongly convicted man's extraordinary 50-year battle for justice came to an end on Friday when the Supreme Court of Canada rejected his claim for federal compensation, but told Ottawa it can be sued whenever it exercises its power of mercy in an especially careless way.

Réjean Hinse, now in his mid-70s, insisted on his innocence from the outset. Convicted of participating in a 1961 armed robbery of a couple in the Laurentians community of Mont-Laurier, Que., and sentenced to 15 years in...