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2018 Sunday, April 15,

Tom Cromwell: reflections on the Supreme Court of Canada, advocacy, and the future of law.

By |2019-04-05T13:11:56-04:00April 15th, 2018|

This episode's Of Counsel podcast, is particularly special as we host a former judge of the Supreme Court of Canada: The Honourable Justice Tom Cromwell. After an illustrious career in practice, then sitting as a [...]

2018 Thursday, January 4,

Text Message Privacy: Where We Are and Where We Are Going (by Gerald Chan)

By |2018-03-21T12:09:16-04:00January 4th, 2018|

We are very pleased to have the following guest post by Gerald Chan of Stockwoods in Toronto. Gerald Chan is a leading litigator in Canada, practicing in regulatory, criminal, and administrative law.  He is co-author of Digital Evidence: A Practitioner's Handbook by Emonds Publishing. His [...]

2017 Friday, December 8,

Sent texts and reasonable expectations of privacy in Marakah

By |2018-03-21T11:56:03-04:00December 8th, 2017|

Expectations of privacy in sent messages, the Supreme Court of Canada case of R. v. Marakah Whether you’re making dinner plans or maybe sending a “risky text”, our text messages are private. They’re a record [...]

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 Thursday, July 6,

R. v. Alex – Lawful demands and evidentiary shortcuts in over 80 cases

By |2017-07-06T17:07:41-04:00July 6th, 2017|

R. v. Alex: the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling that lawful demands are not required in over 80 cases. The Supreme Court has now made it clear, through their judgment in R. v. [...]

2017 Friday, June 30,

The case of Bradshaw: hearsay, gun shots, and reliability.

By |2017-07-01T06:52:32-04:00June 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 [...]