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2017 Wednesday, March 8,

Zombie Laws in Canadian Criminal Law

By |2017-04-06T12:09:37-04:00March 8th, 2017|

Revising the Canadian Criminal Code of Zombie Laws It is anticipated that the Federal Government of Canada is gearing up, polishing off those sawed-off shotguns, wrapping baseball bats in barbed wire, and getting [...]

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 [...]

2014 Thursday, April 3,

The new victims bill of rights in Canada

By |2016-10-24T11:59:15-04:00April 3rd, 2014|

Bill C-32: The new victims bill of rights in Canada.  The presumption of victim vs. the presumption of innocence. Today the Conservative government released the newly drafted Bill C-32 Victims Bill of Rights ("The Act"). [...]

2013 Monday, December 2,

Bill C-13: (Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act)

By |2017-06-22T12:28:24-04:00December 2nd, 2013|

An Overview of Bill C-13: "Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act" On November 20, 2013, Bill C-13 was introduced for First Reading. Although it is entitled "Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act", the bill stretches much [...]

2012 Thursday, December 20,

The case of R. v. N.S. The Supreme Court of Canada Rules on Niqab in Court

By |2016-10-24T11:59:18-04:00December 20th, 2012|

R. v. N.S.: A person does not have an absolute right to wear a niqab when testifying in court in Canada. Today the Supreme Court of Canada released the highly controversial decision of R. v. [...]

2012 Tuesday, November 6,

Changes in Canada’s drug laws and mandatory minimum sentences come into effect

By |2016-10-24T11:59:19-04:00November 6th, 2012|

Changes in Canada's drug laws and mandatory minimums come into force November 6, 2012. Canadian Drug Laws Coming into forceUnknown to many Canadians, the Conservative government's amendments to Canada's drug laws come into effect today, [...]

2011 Friday, April 1,

Election Canada 2011 | Party Policies on Justice and Law

By |2016-10-24T11:59:20-04:00April 1st, 2011|

Government party policies on Justice and Law for 2011 Election. The 2011 Canadian election is quickly approaching with the race turning into a closer contest day by day.  Keeping in line with the theme of [...]

2011 Friday, February 25,

The impact of Charge Approval on the public’s perception of Criminal Charges

By |2016-10-24T11:59:20-04:00February 25th, 2011|

Charge approval vs. the Ontario model of after the charge screening in Ontario. After my second year of law school, I worked for the Federal Crown Prosecutor’s office at Main and Hastings in Vancouver. The [...]