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2018 Friday, December 14,

Heather’s Legal Summaries: R v Boudreault, 2018 SCC 58

By |2018-12-15T10:22:38-04:00December 14th, 2018|

Heather's Legal Summaries: The case of R v Boudreault, 2018 SCC 58 Victim Fine Surcharges Today, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in four cases, heard together as R v Boudreault, 2018 [...]

2016 Thursday, December 8,

How to testify in Court: a witness’ guide to presenting credible evidence.

By |2017-07-04T14:05:29-04:00December 8th, 2016|

A witness' guide to credibility: what to know and what to avoid when testifying in Court. Testifying in Court can be a very stressful experience for any individual, this is especially so for [...]

2016 Tuesday, June 14,

Forget the speed bumps; focus on the prosecution of careless driving in Ontario.

By |2017-05-10T17:42:22-04:00June 14th, 2016|

Forget the speed bumps; focus on the prosecution of careless driving in Ontario. In the past year alone, 43 pedestrians and cyclists were killed by vehicles in the City of Toronto. To put that into perspective, it's [...]

2014 Tuesday, November 11,

Canadian sexual trials explained: balancing the rights of an accused and empowering victims.

By |2018-03-19T21:22:59-04:00November 11th, 2014|

Sexual assault trials in Canada: assumptions and misinformation clarified. Recent events surrounding Jian Ghomeshi has instigated a national outcry relating to the protection of sexual assault victims and the difficulties they face when struggling with the [...]

2014 Thursday, April 3,

The new victims bill of rights in Canada

By |2016-10-24T11:59:15-04:00April 3rd, 2014|

Bill C-32: The new victims bill of rights in Canada.  The presumption of victim vs. the presumption of innocence. Today the Conservative government released the newly drafted Bill C-32 Victims Bill of Rights ("The Act"). [...]