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2018 Wednesday, June 20,

Justice David Stratas: Courage is the source of all great advocacy

By |2019-04-05T13:11:28-04:00June 20th, 2018|

The Honourable Justice David Stratas sits on Canada's Federal Court of Appeal. He is our first actively sitting judge on our podcast. Prior to his direct appointment, Justice Stratas enjoyed an accomplished career on Bay St., [...]

2013 Sunday, March 3,

The impropriety of commenting on the veracity of another witness: R. v. R.H. Ont.C.A. (2013)

By |2017-06-22T12:55:23-04:00March 3rd, 2013|

It's improper to ask an accused to comment on why a victim would lie, the case of R. v. R.H. Yesterday the Court of Appeal of Ontario released the judgment R. v. R.H. which reversed [...]

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 Thursday, November 8,

R. v. Nedelcu clarifies the law against compelled evidence and weakens then right against self-incrimination

By |2016-10-24T11:59:19-04:00November 8th, 2012|

  R. v. Nedelcu and the law against compelled evidence and weakens then right against self-incrimination Yesterday the Supreme Court of Canada released the judgement of R. v. Nedelcu 2012 SCC 59 that clarifies what the right [...]