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2017 Friday, June 30,

The case of Bradshaw: hearsay, gun shots, and reliability.

By |2017-07-01T06:52:32-04:00June 30th, 2017|

The Supreme Court of Canada has made it clear: hearsay is presumptively inadmissible (or so I heard...) The case of Bradshaw. Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada released their decision of R. v. Bradshaw and [...]

2017 Saturday, February 25,

Speed up criminal cases without sacrificing Canadian rights: 11 certain and quick fixes

By |2017-06-14T16:04:42-04:00February 25th, 2017|

Speed up criminal cases without sacrificing Canadian's fair trial rights: 11 easy fixes Last week, Ontario's Attorney General Yasir Naqvi called upon the federal government to consider a drastic reduction, and removal in [...]

2016 Saturday, October 1,

Prosecuting and defending driving while impaired by drug cases in Canada.

By |2017-06-22T11:42:40-04:00October 1st, 2016|

Proving a person is impaired by a drug while driving may not be as hard as you think. The information provided in this article is very basic legal information on the topic of driving [...]

2014 Tuesday, November 11,

Canadian sexual trials explained: balancing the rights of an accused and empowering victims.

By |2018-03-19T21:22:59-04:00November 11th, 2014|

Sexual assault trials in Canada: assumptions and misinformation clarified. Recent events surrounding Jian Ghomeshi has instigated a national outcry relating to the protection of sexual assault victims and the difficulties they face when struggling with the [...]

2014 Wednesday, March 19,

What happens when police ask a suspect to participate in a polygraph (“lie detector”) test.

By |2019-06-15T10:46:33-04:00March 19th, 2014|

If police ask to participate in a polygraph (or "lie-detector") test, should someone do it? Disclaimer (a must read):  This article is for informational and academic purposes only.  This article cannot, and should [...]

2014 Tuesday, January 21,

If not him, then who? The law of third party suspects in Canada

By |2016-10-24T11:59:16-04:00January 21st, 2014|

The law of third party suspects in Canada. Recently, our firm was faced with the issue or raising an alternative suspect in the course of defending our client.  Contrary to common sense, the law does [...]

2012 Thursday, December 20,

The case of R. v. N.S. The Supreme Court of Canada Rules on Niqab in Court

By |2016-10-24T11:59:18-04:00December 20th, 2012|

R. v. N.S.: A person does not have an absolute right to wear a niqab when testifying in court in Canada. Today the Supreme Court of Canada released the highly controversial decision of R. v. [...]