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2017 Thursday, October 19,

Deportation and conditional sentences: the case of Tran vs. Canada

By |2017-10-19T18:25:48-04:00October 19th, 2017|

Deportation, appeals, and conditional sentences as "terms of imprisonment" - the case of Tran vs. Canada In 2013, Than Tam Tran, was convicted of producing marijuana contrary to Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. At the [...]

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 Friday, June 30,

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

By |2017-07-01T06:52:32-04:00June 30th, 2017|

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 their decision of R. v. Bradshaw and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

2017 Thursday, February 23,

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

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

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 authority to perform evaluations on [...]

2016 Tuesday, December 13,

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

By |2018-03-19T21:25:52-04:00December 13th, 2016|

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 "Time to modernize our courts". [...]

2016 Friday, October 21,

Joint positions in Canada: the Supreme Court case of R. v. Anthony-Cook.

By |2017-04-06T21:41:19-04:00October 21st, 2016|

Joint positions in Canada and the case of R. v. Anthony-Cook. A deferential view by the Supreme Court of Canada. Every day in Canadian courts, hundreds, if not thousands, of guilty pleas are heard [...]