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Top court applies entrapment doctrine for first time to virtual space in ‘dial-a-dope’ appeals
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Supreme Court of Canada Justice Andromache Karakatsanis held for the majority that police must have reasonable suspicion of an individual or a well-defined virtual space, like a phone number, before providing a person with an opportunity to commit a crime.

Friday, May 29, 2020 @ 5:06 PM

Last Updated: Friday, May 29, 2020 @ 6:13 PM

The Supreme Court of Canada has clarified how the entrapment doctrine and the reasonable suspicion standard apply to “dial-a-dope” investigations in a 5-4 judgment that for the first time applies the decades-old entrapment doctrine in the context of a virtual (rather than a physical) location — i.e. a cell phone number used to sell illegal drugs. ... [read more]

Trudeau boosts help for Indigenous peoples, addresses long-term care homes crisis Justin_Trudeau_sm

Friday, May 29, 2020 @ 4:14 PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced more than half a billion in additional COVID-19 aid for Indigenous communities but stopped short on what specific measures Canada’s government will take to help address deaths in long-term care homes. ... [read more]

LSO moves treasurer election online as COVID-19 forces cancellation of in-person voting Malcolm Mercer

Friday, May 29, 2020 @ 12:43 PM

As the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) met for its second virtual Convocation May 28, the COVID-19 pandemic was top of mind as benchers voted to move June’s treasurer election online. ... [read more]

LSO reduces Call to Bar fee as recent calls rally profession to support students Ava_Williams_sm

Friday, May 29, 2020 @ 9:20 AM

The Law Society of Ontario (LSO) has reduced its Call to the Bar fee due to “presently challenging times” after recent calls and law students took to Twitter to express their ire at the regulator charging full price despite ceremonies being cancelled and articles being shortened. ... [read more]

University of New Brunswick drops Ludlow name from law building Subscriber only content

Thursday, May 28, 2020 @ 4:02 PM

The University of New Brunswick has struck a “balance” between denouncing racism and preserving history by removing the name of the province’s first chief justice from the school’s law faculty building but continuing to acknowledge the judge’s important place in time, says the president.   ... [read more]