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Thursday, November 03, 2022 @ 7:12 AM

SENTENCING - Controlled drugs and substances - Possession for the purpose of selling, trafficking, distributing or exporting - Imprisonment - Concurrent sentences

Appeal by McLean from his convictions and sentence for two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. In December 2018, police commenced an investigation targeting a Winnipeg drug network believed to be supplied by AM, a drug trafficker based in Vancouver. Police identified McLean, another Vancouver resident, as a suspected drug courier for AM. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 02, 2022 @ 3:10 PM

Wellness study highlights ‘heavy toll’ work takes on Canadian legal profession: CBA president Steeves Bujold

Several alarming details have emerged from the first comprehensive national study on the personal wellness of members of the legal profession in Canada. More than half of the 7,305 legal professionals, as well as Quebec notaries, Ontario paralegals and articling students surveyed in the National Study on the Psychological Health Determinants of Legal Professionals in Canada, reported having experienced psychological distress and burnout. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 02, 2022 @ 2:37 PM

Preparing for a cyberattack: what to do before, during and after Businessman holding a digital globe

Cyber incidents are a growing concern for organizations, presenting a real threat to any businesses that unfortunately fall victim to the increasing number of cyberattacks. A proactive and speedy response to a cyber incident is crucial when trying to mitigate the impact of an attack. Here are some things to keep in mind when preparing for a potential incident, how to react and whom to reach out to if your business finds itself under attack, focusing mainly on operational considerations. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 02, 2022 @ 11:58 AM

Recent appeal decisions illustrate battle between public safety, human dignity Jail window

As the United States is only days away from midterm elections and control of the House of Representatives and the Senate hangs in the balance, the familiar topic of getting tough on crime is at the forefront of the discussion. Republican Senate candidate Mehmet Oz is accusing his Democratic opponent, John Fetterman, as being soft on the issue because Fetterman encouraged state officials in Pennsylvania to release more prisoners. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 02, 2022 @ 10:39 AM

Coercion taking over: Community treatment orders explode in Ontario BallnChain

I did three things recently that led me to wonder just what is happening with CTOs, or community treatment orders, in Ontario. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 01, 2022 @ 2:05 PM

Canada broadens sanctions against participants in Russian, Iranian regimes Melanie Joly

Canada is continuing to broaden its dealings bans and asset freezes against supporters and participants in the regimes of the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 01, 2022 @ 1:10 PM

Ontario Court of Appeal ruling clarifies issues with the timing of disclosure: lawyer

Trial judges who misapprehend evidence in reaching a verdict risk causing a miscarriage of justice, as the Ontario Court of Appeal warned, and ruled in R. v. S.G. 2022 ONCA 727 released on Oct. 24. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 01, 2022 @ 12:51 PM

Practical considerations on Canadian sanctions against Russia Russian flag in a vice

Since the start of the war in Ukraine, the federal government has opposed Russian aggression by increasing sanctions against various corporations and individuals from the Russian Federation. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 01, 2022 @ 12:33 PM

Feds promote one judge, appoint four others in Saskatchewan

The federal Department of Justice (DOJ) on Oct. 31 announced the following appointments to the Saskatchewan courts: ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 01, 2022 @ 11:46 AM

Judge appointed to Ontario Superior Court of Justice

On Nov. 1, the federal Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Karen Jensen, federal pay equity commissioner at the Canadian Human Rights Commission in Ottawa, is appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario in Ottawa. Justice Jensen fills one of the three remaining positions authorized further to the Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1. ... [read more]