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Lack of bencher rules on donations, campaign funding ‘shocking,’ candidate says
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Caryma Sa'd, a bencher candidate advocating for recent calls, said the Law Society of Ontario's election system has ‘flaws’ and it's an ‘aspect of governance that should be looked at.’

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 @ 12:27 PM

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) bencher election has inspired discussion on a variety of topics, from the importance of diversity in the profession and “compelled speech,” to the lack of representation of recent calls at Convocation. However, these debates have also highlighted the lack of rules governing donations, as some campaigns have called for financial contributions or have offered donations for votes. ... [read more]

Court orders changes to sex-offender registry laws regarding accused ruled not criminally responsible

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 @ 9:47 AM

Within a year, anyone who is found not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder (NCRMD) for a sexual offence and receives an absolute discharge may no longer be required to register under the federal and Ontario sex offender registries following an April 4 ruling by the Ontario Court of Appeal. ... [read more]

Online restitution payments welcomed in Nova Scotia Subscriber only content Tilly_Pillay_sm

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 @ 10:54 AM

Nova Scotia hopes its pioneering move of allowing restitution payments to be paid online will help boost low rates of offenders handing over what is owed to crime victims. The online option, launched March 21 by the Nova Scotia Department of Justice’s court and victim services divisions, allows those ordered to pay restitution to do it anytime, from wherever there is the Internet. ... [read more]