Closing arguments in Jian Ghomeshi's sexual assault trial set to begin Thursday
Closing arguments in Jian Ghomeshi's sexual assault trial set to begin Thursday

TORONTO - "Trailer Park Boys" actress Sarah Dunsworth has been identified as the final Crown witness at Jian Ghomeshi's sexual assault trial. Dunsworth is a friend of Lucy DeCoutere, another "Trailer Park Boys" actress and one of three women who have accused the disgraced broadcaster

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  • More affordable Corner Brook housing planned by mental health initiative

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