Liberty lost: the failings of delegating bail hearings to Justices of the Peace in Ontario

How the delegation of bail hearings to Justices of the Peace has failed, and a judicial recalibration is required. Recently, the the CBC reported  that"Judges will be taking [...]

By | 2017-09-09T09:10:46+00:00 September 8th, 2017|

“Lock Them Up! Lock Them Up!”: Is the Tertiary Ground for Detention Fundamentally Unjust?

“Lock Them Up! Lock Them Up!”:  Is the Tertiary Ground Under Canadian Law Fundamentally Unjust? It has been one-and-a-half years since the Supreme Court of Canada released R. v. [...]

By | 2017-04-06T21:38:19+00:00 March 7th, 2017|

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

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 [...]

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

Why Criminal Court is open on Christmas and other holidays in Ontario

WASH bail court and the holiday season.  The festivities do not deny liberty. The Holiday Season does not mean that people are not charged with criminal offences.  In fact, the [...]

By | 2016-10-24T11:59:16+00:00 December 24th, 2013|

Why bail matters: the example of Oscar Pistorius Bail

Why bail matters: the case of Oscar Pistorius With all the recent coverage of the Pistorius allegations of murder, and the bail now wrapping up the fourth day of proceedings, [...]

By | 2016-10-24T11:59:17+00:00 February 22nd, 2013|