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Dellen Millard says his father was a depressed, reclusive alcoholic. However Cam Harrod, a enterprise affiliate, says that is not the Wayne Millard he knew.

The 71-year-old’s loss of life was initially dominated a suicide again in 2012. He was discovered at his residence at 5 Maple Gate Court docket in Etobicoke, Ont., with a single gunshot wound by means of his eye.

The Crown contends his 32-year-old son murdered him. Millard has pleaded not responsible to killing his father within the judge-alone trial being held in Ontario Superior Court docket in Toronto.

Harrod first met Wayne Millard in 2008. Harrod’s firm, Hamilton Aero Membership, consults and finds set house for film shoots, and was working with the crew of Amelia, starring Hilary Swank.

The crew had rented the MillardAir hangar, which was positioned at Toronto’s Pearson Worldwide Airport on the time, to shoot in.

I simply bear in mind being actually shocked he’d dedicated suicide, as a result of the final time I ever spoke to him he was very constructive, up, and I had an open invitation to come back by any time.– Cam Harrod

“He was an excellent man. An awesome man. Not your typical rich aviation man,” Harrod instructed CBC Information. “I do not need to say he was slovenly, however he did not actually care about his look.

“He was only a man who grew up in aviation. Drove an outdated automobile, outdated pair of penny loafers on, soiled, greasy hair — only a man.”

Harrod and Millard solely spoke as enterprise associates through the film shoot, however reconnected within the months earlier than Millard died.

An open invitation

It was late in the summertime of 2012, when Harrod was engaged on his airplane — a 1940’s biplane — on the Guelph Airpark, close to Kitchener, Ont. He noticed an outdated Chrysler van pull up. It was Wayne Millard, who Harrod says nonetheless remembered him, years later.

MillardAir, his aviation firm, was now working in a brand new hangar on the airport in Kitchener, and Harrod says Millard instructed him he was simply trying round at smaller aviation circles within the space to keep up a correspondence.

Dellen Millard, 32, is presently on trial for first-degree homicide within the loss of life of his father. (Toronto Police Service)

“He stated, ‘anytime you need to see the constructing, come on up, we’ll do lunch, and I will provide you with an entire tour of the place,'” Harrod instructed CBC Information.

Millard visited him yet one more time on the Airpark to speak store, Harrod says, however he by no means acquired to take a tour of the hangar. By November, Millard was lifeless — present in his mattress with a bullet in his mind.

“I simply bear in mind being actually shocked he’d dedicated suicide, as a result of the final time I ever spoke to him he was very constructive, up, and I had an open invitation to come back by any time,” Harrod stated.

Case initially dominated a suicide

The crux of Dellen Millard’s defence is that his father did, in truth, kill himself. Questions from his lawyer, Ravin Pillay, have painted an image of Millard’s father as a reclusive, depressed alcoholic.

Millard himself stated as a lot in a video assertion to police on the evening he says he discovered his father’s physique.

Within the video, he says his father “has a really robust liver” as a result of he drinks a lot, and was coping with a debilitating again downside. He additionally says his father was confused about his enterprise, and suffered from despair.

On this clip from his interview with Toronto police, Dellen Millard describes the scene the evening he says he discovered his father’s physique. three:54

“He had despair in him … he carried some nice unhappiness with him all through life, however I by no means actually knew what it was,” Millard says. “He by no means needed to share it with me.”

Court docket has heard Millard’s mom, Madeleine Burns, described her ex-husband in an analogous approach.

The investigating coroner on the case, Dr. David Evans, testified these statements did color his view of the proof.

“On the time, I assumed it was extra in line with a suicide. On reflection …” Evans stated at one level throughout his testimony, earlier than Millard’s lawyer shortly objected, interrupting what the physician was going to say.

Dellen Millard, left, is going through a first-degree homicide cost within the loss of life of his father, Wayne. Lawyer Ravin Pillay, centre, is representing him. Justice Maureen Forestell is presiding over the trial. (Pam Davies)

Harrod stated Wayne Millard by no means appeared something near reclusive to him, contemplating he made contact with him twice, out of nowhere, simply earlier than he died.

“A recluse would not be coming again a second time to the airport,” he stated.

Millard’s trial resumes Thursday morning for its fifth day, with testimony from Marlena Meneses.

She was Mark Smich’s girlfriend on the time of Wayne Millard’s loss of life. Smich was discovered responsible alongside Millard for the murders of Hamilton’s Tim Bosma in 2013 and Toronto’s Laura Babcock in 2012.

Each males are presently serving consecutive life sentences.

Meneses was a key Crown witness throughout each of these prosecutions.

In line with court docket paperwork, the Crown plans to introduce proof that Meneses remembers Dellen Millard left Smich’s home “underneath peculiar circumstances for a number of hours” on the evening his father died.

Enterprise teams and free-market advocates are expressing disappointment with Thursday’s ruling by the Supreme Courtroom of Canada that dealt a blow to those that need to see interprovincial commerce boundaries knocked down.

The highest courtroom’s resolution upheld a provincial restriction on how a lot alcohol individuals are allowed to deliver throughout provincial borders.

Corinne Pohlmann, senior vice chairman for nationwide affairs on the Canadian Federation of Unbiased Enterprise, referred to as the ruling “a missed alternative” to open up commerce.

The choice centred on the case of Gerard Comeau, a New Brunswick man who was stopped by police in 2012 whereas returning dwelling from Quebec with 14 instances of beer, two bottles of whisky and one bottle of liqueur in his automobile. He was fined $ 292.50 and his alcohol was confiscated for violating a New Brunswick restrict on how a lot alcohol he might deliver into the province.

Comeau’s defence within the case centred on Part 121 of the Structure Act, which states that merchandise from any province “shall … be admitted free into every of the opposite provinces.” 

Nevertheless, the Supreme Courtroom stated that Part 121 doesn’t impose absolute free commerce throughout Canada. The courtroom stated Part 121 prohibits legal guidelines proscribing inter-provincial commerce, however solely the place proscribing commerce is the legal guidelines’ fundamental function.

The Supreme Courtroom stated the principle function of the New Brunswick regulation was to “to ban holding extreme portions of liquor from provides not managed by the province.”

The courtroom ruling upset the Canadian wine business, which has been looking for help for his or her push to permit direct-to-consumer wine gross sales throughout the nation.

Canadian Vintners Affiliation chief government Dan Paszkowski stands in entrance of the Supreme Courtroom of Canada after the courtroom upheld the regulation within the cross-border beer case in Ottawa on Thursday. (Patrick Doyle/Canadian Press)

“We respect the courtroom’s ruling however are upset at this missed alternative to take away interprovincial commerce restrictions,” stated Dan Paszkowski, chief government of the Canadian Vintners Affiliation, which was an intervener within the case.

“Eradicating restrictions would have opened the door to permitting customers to order wine for direct supply to their dwelling from any Canadian vineyard situated in any province,” Paszkowski stated in a launch.

‘Archaic precept’

The CFIB, which represents small- and medium-size companies throughout the nation, stated that whereas some progress was made, it believes the ruling will possible do little to deal with cross-border commerce boundaries.

“We’re involved that the provinces proceed to face behind an archaic precept that flies within the face of the whole lot their inside commerce settlement stands for,” Pohlmann stated in a press release.

“We should always have the ability to transfer and promote items and providers as simply between provinces as we do with different nations, and companies ought to have the ability to work and prosper in lots of provinces with out being held up by pricey, extreme rules,” she stated.

Howard Anglin, president of the Canadian Structure Basis, stated Canadian customers are “the large losers,” including that provinces “are going to proceed to mutually impoverish themselves by sustaining in place commerce boundaries from a bygone period.”

Whereas the courtroom ruling maintained provincial liquor monopolies, Anglin stated the half relating to restrictive commerce boundaries might possible be interpreted to use to Alberta’s current menace to limit oil and gas shipments to B.C. and its earlier short-lived restriction on shopping for B.C. wine.

Each of these have been designed to stress B.C. into dropping its opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline.

“It definitely would restrict the short-lived wine ban that Alberta instituted,” stated Anglin. “It might doubtlessly restrict its skill to limit the move of oil. It is definitely doable.”

Miles Prodan, chief government officer of the British Columbia Wine Institute, which represents wineries within the province, stated the group will proceed to work with federal, provincial and territorial governments to get the commerce boundaries lifted.

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