Bain waives right to bail in 2012 election night shooting

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A bail hearing for the man charged in Quebec's 2012 election-night shooting has been cancelled.

Richard Henry Bain was supposed to have the hearing in Montreal on Tuesday.
A bail application was not filed on Bain's behalf within the time frame set out by Quebec Superior Court Justice Guy Cournoyer.

Crown prosecutor Matthew Ferguson says the judge formally cancelled the hearing last week after receiving a letter from Bain's lawyer on July 17 that he'd be waiving his right to bail.

Bain is charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder after an attack at a Montreal club on Sept. 4, 2012, as Pauline Marois celebrated the Parti Quebecois's election victory.

Lighting technician Denis Blanchette was fatally shot and colleague David Courage was wounded as they stood near a doorway to the downtown Metropolis nightclub where Marois was giving her speech.

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