Teen terror case put off until March
MONTREAL — A Quebec teen convicted on two terrorism-related charges will have to wait until later this year for his sentencing hearing. He was found guilty in December of committing a robbery in association with a terrorist organization and planning to leave Canada to participate in the activities of a terrorist group abroad. Youth court Judge Dominique Wilhelmy authorized a number of expert and pre-sentencing reports today that will take several weeks to complete. The case returns to court March 29 when lawyers will decide if they can proceed with hearings in early April. Prosecutors say the 16-year-old is the first Canadian convicted of attempting to leave the country to participate in terrorism-related activities since the charge to the Criminal Code in 2013.