2017 Thursday, October 19,

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

By |2017-10-19T18:25:48+00:00October 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+00:00September 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+00:00June 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+00:00March 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+00:00February 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+00:00February 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 [...]