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Moldaver led SCC on criminal law for 11 years but spent first three years looking for the exit
Michael Moldaver
Retired Supreme Court justice Michael Moldaver helped shaped the criminal common law for the past 11 years, but still worries that comparatively less serious Charter infringements by police sometimes get those ‘clearly guilty’ of serious crimes off the hook.

Monday, September 26, 2022 @ 2:44 PM

Last Updated: Monday, September 26, 2022 @ 4:02 PM

Michael Moldaver, the judge who most shaped Canadian criminal law over the past 11 years, confesses he remains troubled that accused who are “clearly guilty” of serious crimes sometimes get acquitted, because courts throw out crucial evidence tainted by state illegality that many Canadians would not see as justifying such a drastic remedy. ... [read more]

Alberta adopts working definition of antisemitism Alberta Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Tyler Shandro

Monday, September 26, 2022 @ 3:25 PM

Alberta has become the latest Canadian province to throw its weight behind an internationally recognized working definition of antisemitism. ... [read more]

Ontario invests $90 million in skills development, prioritizes programs for those with criminal records

Monday, September 26, 2022 @ 3:09 PM

The Ontario government announced an investment of $90 million in the Skills Development Fund (SDF) to “support innovative training projects that upskill workers and jobseekers” and will “prioritize programs helping people with prior involvement in the criminal justice system, at-risk youth, people with disabilities, Indigenous people, Ukrainian newcomers, and others facing barriers to employment.” ... [read more]

N.L. Appeal Court ruling shines light on lingering rape myths, Crown says Kathleen O'Reilly, Crown in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Monday, September 26, 2022 @ 11:11 AM

An East Coast Appeal Court has zeroed in on “deeply rooted” myths and stereotypes continuing to exist in how some judges treat sex assault cases, says a lawyer. ... [read more]

Canadian Securities Administrators begins review of mutual fund securities distribution

Friday, September 23, 2022 @ 5:21 PM

The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) is reviewing the practices of mutual funds that have principal distributor relationships with registrants to distribute their securities, it announced on Sept. 22. ... [read more]