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Friday, March 22, 2019 @ 12:54 PM

New prosecution policy recognizes justice ‘alternatives’ for Nova Scotia Indigenous, Crown says

New policy in Nova Scotia where Crowns use “cultural competency” in criminal cases involving Indigenous people has led to positive impacts for the province’s justice system and support from various players, says a prominent prosecutor. ... [read more]

Friday, March 22, 2019 @ 9:58 AM

U.S. college cheating scandal casts spotlight on security of LSAT, law school admissions Kellye Testy

A sweeping U.S. Department of Justice indictment for large-scale bribery and cheating on the SAT entrance exam and in the admissions process for American colleges is raising questions among law deans and others about whether the LSAT or other aspects of the highly competitive law school admissions process in Canada are susceptible to cheating. ... [read more]

Friday, March 22, 2019 @ 8:50 AM


Appeal by Forster from the summary dismissal of his habeas corpus application. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ 8:08 AM

BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS - Liability - Missed limitation periods

Appeal by Singh from the summary dismissal of his claim against his former lawyer. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ 8:07 AM

CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - Offences in relation to terrorism

Appeal by Hersi from his conviction, by jury, of attempting to participate in the activities of Al-Shabaab, a terrorist group, and counselling another person to knowingly participate in the activities of Al-Shabaab and from his sentence. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 5:42 PM

Budget 2019 includes more cash for reconciliation, immigration legal aid and judges for Federal Court Bill Morneau

Annual updates to federal regulations, a broadened money laundering offence, more judges and cash for the Federal Court and a boost for immigration legal aid are among the justice-related measures Ottawa announced in the 2019 federal budget. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 11:45 AM

Interrogation tactics, errors in justice system lead to false confessions, lawyers say Jerome Kennedy, Steven Drizin and Maria Sheppard sm

“I said I did it, but I didn’t do it,” was what an 11-year-old boy convicted of murdering his neighbour told American lawyer Steven Drizin, during his appeal. This case sent Drizin on an “odyssey” to understand how people confess to crimes they didn’t commit. For Canadian lawyer Jerome Kennedy, his work with wrongful convictions started with the case of a young man convicted of killing his mother. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 10:54 AM

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This column is the corollary to my earlier story: Problems with measuring drug toxicity. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 8:46 AM

APPEALS - Grounds - Miscarriage of justice

Appeal by Dhir from his conviction for assault. ... [read more]

Monday, March 18, 2019 @ 5:36 PM

Privy Council head Wernick to retire; PM names McLellan ‘special advisor’ on questions raised by SNC-Lavalin affair Anne McLellan

To opposition jeers of “Liberals investigating Liberals,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today that he has hired former Liberal Justice Minister Anne McLellan as his “special advisor” in respect of questions raised by former Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould’s explosive allegation that the PMO tried to politically interfere with her prosecutorial discretion in the SNC-Lavalin affair. ... [read more]