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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, February 3,

We are all Groia: in defence of the defenders

By |2018-02-28T11:12:43-04:00February 3rd, 2017|

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 [...]

2017 Tuesday, January 17,

Youth Presumptions in Sentencing under the YCJA in Canada

By |2017-04-06T12:10:16-04:00January 17th, 2017|

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 [...]

2013 Friday, February 15,

The case of R. v. J.W. and a refresher on the use of similar fact evidence

By |2016-10-24T11:59:18-04:00February 15th, 2013|

Similar Fact Evidence and the case of R. v. J.W. by the Ontario Court of Appeal. On February 14, 2013 the Court of Appeal for Ontario released the judgment of R. v. J.W. (2013 ONCA [...]

2012 Wednesday, November 28,

What is proper and improper in a Crown closing address to a jury?

By |2016-10-24T11:59:19-04:00November 28th, 2012|

A proper (and improper) Crown Closing Address: Today the Court of Appeal released the judgment of R. v. Boudreau, 2012 ONCA 830 that reminded lawyers the extent to which they may properly advocate their positions in closing addresses, [...]

2012 Monday, November 19,

Self Defence In Canada: Does one need to “retreat” in their own home from an assailant?

By |2017-11-05T19:41:38-04:00November 19th, 2012|

Self Defence Law in Canada: Retreat or Not to Retreat? Justices Sharpe, Simmons, and Epstein JJ.A. held that, in short, a person is not required to "retreat" from his own home and was not [...]

2011 Sunday, January 2,

What to do if facing criminal charges in Ontario

By |2016-10-24T11:59:20-04:00January 2nd, 2011|

What should you do if you are facing criminal charges in Ontario? What do you do if you are facing criminal charges?  Very few individuals expect to be charged with a criminal offence at any [...]