Crown appealing military centre stabber Ayanle Hassan's bid to attend college classes


Prosecutors say a man found not criminally responsible in a knife attack at a Toronto military recruitment centre should not be allowed to take college classes on his own, but his lawyer has told CBC News that Ayanle Hassan Ali can't be rehabilitated by simply locking him up and "throwing away the key."

The Crown is appealing a decision by the Ontario Review Board (ORB), which last year granted Ali permission to attend Mohawk College unaccompanied while he is detained at a secure Hamilton hospital.

It is also challenging the board's decision to ban Ali from attending known military installations or recruitment centres, arguing he should face a more restrictive condition prohibiting contact with any uniformed military personnel.

The arguments are set to be heard at the Ontario Court of Appeal in Toronto on Friday.

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