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Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 11:58 AM


Application by the Crown for an order that the defendant Ibrahim enter into a recognizance. ... [read more]

Monday, March 19, 2018 @ 9:29 AM

Judge who sexually harassed court staffer quietly quit; unlike the U.S., #MeToo hasn’t hit Canadian judiciary TLD Exclusive

A superior court judge who subjected a court staffer to sexualized contact in the workplace quietly resigned after a Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) investigation, without the judicial disciplinary body publicly disclosing his actions until now. ... [read more]

Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 11:37 AM

B.C. Supreme Court decision in polygamy case raises due process issue: law expert Beverley Baines, Queen's University Faculty of Law

A B.C. Supreme Court justice has rejected a stay of proceedings for two men convicted of having multiple wives, rejecting arguments that the government’s lack of prosecuting them in the past was an admission they believed the Criminal Code’s provisions against polygamy were unconstitutional. ... [read more]

Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 9:22 AM

Appeal Court reconvicts impaired driver, finds police dutifully told him of rights Adam_Fritzler_sm

A driver caught with glassy eyes, a teetering step and the smell of alcohol has had his conviction restored after Saskatchewan’s Appeal Court found that the arresting officer did not have to ask him if he wanted to call a lawyer. ... [read more]

Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 8:47 AM

The accuracy of AI in predicting future criminal behaviour | Anthony Doob and Rosemary Gartner

There is no doubt that sophisticated artificial intelligence systems are now part of our lives. Many of us ride in driverless trains without any worries. Driverless cars are being tested and, it would seem, will soon be on the roads. So why would anyone have concerns about using complex computer-based algorithms to make decisions about what to do with those caught up in the criminal justice system? ... [read more]

Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 8:45 AM

Quebec ruling over protest bylaw ‘narrows the powers of a municipality,’ lawyer says

A City of Montreal bylaw that forced protesters to provide an itinerary to police ahead of time was struck down by the Quebec Court of Appeal after it ruled that it was arbitrary, excessive and unreasonable. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 11:21 AM

Retired judge receives provincial appointment

Justice Felix A. Cacchione is now in charge of overseeing serious incidents involving police officers in Nova Scotia. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 8:40 AM

CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES - Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Protection against cruel and unusual punishment

Appeal by the Crown from the sentence imposed on the accused for sexual offences involving the accused’s former students; appeal by the accused from conviction of the offences. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 8:37 AM

PROCEDURE - Trial judge’s duties

Appeal by the accused from convictions for attempted murder, uttering a threat to cause death, and break and enter while committing attempted murder. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 1:49 PM

Alberta Justice Ministry needs to take lead on sexual violence: legal expert Jennifer Koshan, University of Calgary Faculty of Law

Alberta is making a multimillion-dollar investment in front-line services for survivors of sexual violence, but a legal expert is saying the Ministry of Justice needs to take the lead in ensuring the criminal justice system becomes more responsive in dealing with individuals who have been victimized. ... [read more]