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Zombie Laws in Canadian Criminal Law

March 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Zombie Laws in Canadian Criminal Law

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 [...]

“Lock Them Up! Lock Them Up!”: Is the Tertiary Ground for Detention Fundamentally Unjust?

March 7th, 2017|Comments Off on “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. St-Cloud, perhaps breathing renewed life [...]

Speed up criminal cases without sacrificing Canadian rights: 11 certain and quick fixes

February 25th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 drastic reduction, and removal in [...]

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

February 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on 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 authority to perform evaluations on [...]

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We are all Groia: in defence of the defenders

February 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on We are all Groia: in defence of the defenders

We are Groia. "What's an advocate?" In part, this is the question that the Supreme Court of Canada will have to answer after granting leave in the case of Groia vs. The Law Society of Upper Canada.  For [...]

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Youth Presumptions in Sentencing under the YCJA in Canada

January 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Youth Presumptions in Sentencing under the YCJA in Canada

The presumption of diminished responsibility of youth in murder sentencing under Canadian law and the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA): the case of R. v. TF & M.W. In November of 2010, a young man [...]

Open-sourcing the law. Why our criminal law precedents are now available online for free.

January 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Open-sourcing the law. Why our criminal law precedents are now available online for free.

Open-sourcing the law. Why our criminal law precedents are now available online for free. For 2017, we have decided to take on the project of moving many of our criminal law precedents online [...]

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The Rewards of Recidivism: The New, and Misguided Approach Legal Aid Funding in Ontario

December 19th, 2016|Comments Off on The Rewards of Recidivism: The New, and Misguided Approach Legal Aid Funding in Ontario

The Rewards of Recidivism: The New, and Misguided Approach Legal Aid Funding in Ontario Late on Friday afternoon, it was announced by Legal Aid Ontario that a deficient is forcing the arms-length government funded organization [...]