‘Your Ward News’ hate appeal underway; editor argues lawyer refused to call witnesses

The Canadian Press

TORONTO–The appeal in the case of two Toronto men convicted of promoting hatred against women and Jews is underway.
Among other things, James Sears, editor of Your Ward News, is arguing his trial lawyer did not represent him properly.
He says the lawyer refused to call any witnesses despite being urged to do so.
Instead, Sears said the lawyer, Dean Embry, was more concerned about offending the judge.
Embry has maintained he did his best, and did provide effective counsel.
Sears and the publisher of the free publication, Leroy St. Germaine, were convicted last year of promoting hatred.