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2019 Tuesday, April 23,

The culture of complacency in criminal court

By |2019-04-24T08:03:46-04:00April 23rd, 2019|

“Tim, meet Justice system. Justice system, meet some guy and his lawyer.” A few weeks ago, “Tim” (not his real name) approached our firm to represent him on serious criminal allegations. He was [...]

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 |2019-04-23T21:29:23-04:00July 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 [...]