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The academic and author Greg Marquis discusses his book, Truth and Honour: The Death of Richard Oland and The Trial of Dennis Oland (Nimbus, 2016), with Joseph Planta.


Truth and Honour: The Death of Richard Oland and The Trial of Dennis Oland by Greg Marquis (Nimbus, 2016).

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

The Dennis Oland trial has gripped people across Canada, and more so in the Saint John, New Brunswick where the Oland family is third only to the Irvings and McCains when it comes to prominence. Dennis Oland was found guilty of second degree murder in the 2011 death of his father businessman Richard Oland. The trial would be the most publicised in New Brunswick history, lengthy and costly to boot. It had all the elements of a compelling saga: adultery, family dysfunction, money, police incompetence, high-priced lawyers, and evidence that was often circumstantial than clear-cut. Joining me now is the author Greg Marquis, an academic who has followed this case closely and whose new book is an ideal subject for a chat, what with the news last week that Richard Oland’s conviction was overturned following an appellate court’s ruling that the trial judge had erred in instructing the jury on matter of evidence. I’ll get Mr. Marquis to tell us about the latest on this fascinating saga and his book: Truth and Honour: The Death of Richard Oland and The Trial of Dennis Oland. Greg Marquis is a professor of history at the University of New Brunswick Saint John. He is the author of previous books, Policing Canada’s Century, Armageddon’s Shadow, and The Vigilant Eye. This new book is published by Nimbus. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program in Saint John, New Brunswick today, Greg Marquis; Professor Marquis, good morning.

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