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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 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 22,

Why bail matters: the example of Oscar Pistorius Bail

By |2016-10-24T11:59:17-04:00February 22nd, 2013|

Why bail matters: the case of Oscar Pistorius With all the recent coverage of the Pistorius allegations of murder, and the bail now wrapping up the fourth day of proceedings, the issue of bail has [...]

2012 Wednesday, November 21,

Improper Jury vetting by Crown in murder case requires new trial – Ont.C.A.

By |2016-10-24T11:59:19-04:00November 21st, 2012|

R. v. Spiers: improper vetting by Crowns may require new trials to remedy fairness. Today the Ontario Court of Appeal released the decision of R. v. Spiers, 2012 ONCA 798 that overturned a first-degree murder conviction and ordered a new [...]

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 [...]