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 case of Bradshaw: hearsay, gun shots, and reliability.

The Supreme Court of Canada has made it clear: hearsay is presumptively inadmissible (or so I heard...) The case of Bradshaw. Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada released [...]

By | 2017-07-01T06:52:32+00:00 June 30th, 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|

The Drug Evaluation Expert (DRE) Scheme in Canada (R. v. Bingley)

The Case of R. v. Bingley: Drug Evaluation Expert Evidence in Canadian Impaired by Drug Law Section 254(3.1) of the Criminal Code gives certain officers the [...]

By | 2017-04-06T12:09:53+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|

Creating a modernized court system in Ontario (A holiday wish-list).

Creating a modernized, efficient, and effective court system in Ontario... (A holiday Wishlist). Yesterday, the President of the Ontario Bar Association, David Sterns, wrote through the Toronto Star that it's [...]

By | 2017-04-06T12:11:12+00:00 December 13th, 2016|