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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 [...]

2016 Tuesday, February 16,

In defence of the Crown: the case of Ghomeshi.

By |2017-04-06T12:16:34-04:00February 16th, 2016|

In defence of the Crown: the case of Ghomeshi. The Ghomeshi case has come to end. Aside from the presiding judge, no one can be sure what verdicts lie ahead for him. Notwithstanding, this hasn't [...]

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 Tuesday, November 4,

Fewer shades than one might think: the law of sexual consent in Canada

By |2017-06-22T12:03:26-04:00November 4th, 2014|

Fewer shades than one might think: the law of consent in sexual activity and "BDSM" in Canada. Societies acceptance of alternative sexual practices is constantly evolving. Sexual preferences that may have once been deemed [...]

2013 Sunday, March 3,

The impropriety of commenting on the veracity of another witness: R. v. R.H. Ont.C.A. (2013)

By |2017-06-22T12:55:23-04:00March 3rd, 2013|

It's improper to ask an accused to comment on why a victim would lie, the case of R. v. R.H. Yesterday the Court of Appeal of Ontario released the judgment R. v. R.H. which reversed [...]

2013 Friday, February 15,

The case of R. v. J.W. and a refresher on the use of similar fact evidence

By |2016-10-24T11:59:18-04:00February 15th, 2013|

Similar Fact Evidence and the case of R. v. J.W. by the Ontario Court of Appeal. On February 14, 2013 the Court of Appeal for Ontario released the judgment of R. v. J.W. (2013 ONCA [...]

2012 Tuesday, November 13,

Being charged with a sexual assault may ruin your life, even if you are innocent

By |2018-01-15T17:05:27-04:00November 13th, 2012|

It doesn't matter if you are found "not guilty," being charged with a sexual assault may ruin your life regardless. Here is a letter that I wrote commenting on the post by Jonathan Jay entitled [...]

2011 Sunday, January 2,

What to do if facing criminal charges in Ontario

By |2016-10-24T11:59:20-04:00January 2nd, 2011|

What should you do if you are facing criminal charges in Ontario? What do you do if you are facing criminal charges?  Very few individuals expect to be charged with a criminal offence at any [...]