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|

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

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 [...]

By | 2017-10-02T11:12:51+00:00 July 27th, 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|

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

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 [...]

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

Youth Presumptions in Sentencing under the YCJA in Canada

The presumption of diminished responsibility of youth in murder sentencing under Canadian law and the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA): the case of R. v. TF & M.W. In November [...]

By | 2017-04-06T12:10:16+00:00 January 17th, 2017|

The Rewards of Recidivism: The New, and Misguided Approach Legal Aid Funding in Ontario

The Rewards of Recidivism: The New, and Misguided Approach Legal Aid Funding in Ontario Late on Friday afternoon, it was announced by Legal Aid Ontario that a deficient is forcing [...]

By | 2017-04-06T12:10:53+00:00 December 19th, 2016|