OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada is expected to release a decision
Thursday whether to hear arguments that Dennis Oland should be released from prison while appealing his murder conviction.
Oland’s lawyers asked for an expedited decision on his bail application after
he was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of his father, businessman Richard Oland.
They have argued that
the New Brunswick courts applied “high standards” that are out of step with similar cases elsewhere in Canada
and they want the high court to reconsider the matter in a more timely fashion.
Were handed former investment adviser serving a life sentence after earlier this year,
found his father dead in the town of St. John’s office in July 2011.
Hollande and younger appealing his murder conviction and
a request from the New Brunswick court granted bail while the appeal status, but was refused.