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2018 Friday, December 14,

Heather’s Legal Summaries: R v Boudreault, 2018 SCC 58

By |2018-12-15T10:22:38-04:00December 14th, 2018|

Heather's Legal Summaries: The case of R v Boudreault, 2018 SCC 58 Victim Fine Surcharges Today, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in four cases, heard together as R v Boudreault, 2018 [...]

2018 Wednesday, August 29,

Self-induced intoxication defences in sexual assault cases: the case of R. v. McKaw

By |2018-08-29T17:00:38-04:00August 29th, 2018|

Self-induced intoxication defences in sexual assault cases: the case of R. v. McKaw Introduction: Automatism & Intoxication Among the various defenses in criminal law are the non-insane automatism defenses. The [...]

2018 Tuesday, February 13,

How Antic changed bail in Canada and the cases that followed it: the case of R. v. Tunney

By |2018-03-21T12:08:38-04:00February 13th, 2018|

How Antic Changed Everything for Bail in Canada: The Case of R. v. Tunney The case of R. v. Tunney (linked below) started as a routine bail hearing in Newmarket where Mr. Tunney [...]

2017 Friday, September 8,

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

By |2017-09-09T09:10:46-04:00September 8th, 2017|

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 over bail hearings at two [...]

2017 Thursday, July 27,

The set-date system in Ontario needs change and here’s how…

By |2018-07-09T08:58:25-04:00July 27th, 2017|

Complacency starts in set-date Court. A solution on how small changes can have profound effects on delay. Today, across the Province of Ontario, hundreds of lawyers and thousands of unrepresented accused will waste [...]

2017 Tuesday, March 7,

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

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

“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. St-Cloud, perhaps breathing renewed life [...]

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 [...]