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Monday, July 08, 2019 @ 11:11 AM

Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline launched

The Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline was officially launched on July 1. ... [read more]

Monday, July 08, 2019 @ 8:35 AM

Judge relied on ‘assumptions’ of complainant behaviour in sexual assault case, court rules Colleen McKeown sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial in a sexual assault case involving a male dancer and a customer as the trial judge’s conclusion was based “almost entirely” on assumptions about what a “young woman would do in this context.” ... [read more]

Friday, July 05, 2019 @ 3:35 PM

RECOGNIZANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS - Recognizance to keep the peace or peace bond

Appeal by the Prosecution from a judgment of the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal setting aside a decision granting the declaratory relief sought by the Prosecution. ... [read more]

Friday, July 05, 2019 @ 3:01 PM - Last Updated: Friday, July 05, 2019 @ 3:51 PM

SCC rules Criminal Code’s bail rules enable courts to compel peace bond defendants to appear Malcolm Rowe

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled unanimously that the Criminal Code’s bail provisions — and by necessary implication the power to arrest — are applicable, “with necessary modifications,” to defendants facing peace bond applications. ... [read more]

Friday, July 05, 2019 @ 10:49 AM

Mortimer Khoraych adds workplace investigations associate

Mortimer Khoraych PC announced that Akif Nomani has joined the firm as a workplace investigations associate. ... [read more]

Friday, July 05, 2019 @ 8:50 AM

Alberta Court of Appeal highlights ‘procedural errors’ in unlawful inmate transfer Jared Craig sm

The Alberta Court of Appeal ruled the involuntary transfer of an inmate to a maximum security prison, after he was implicated in a drug smuggling investigation, was “unlawful” due to procedural unfairness. ... [read more]

Friday, July 05, 2019 @ 6:24 AM

CONTROLLED DRUGS AND SUBSTANCES - Possession for the purpose of trafficking

Appeal by Gerson-Foster from his convictions for possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking and possession of the proceeds of an indictable offence. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 04, 2019 @ 9:55 AM

Standards body issues anti-money laundering ‘guidance’ for lawyers as Ottawa, FLSC boost co-operation David Lametti and William Barr

Global pressure is mounting to enhance the legal profession’s anti-money laundering (AML) efforts, and Canadian lawyers are not immune, both domestically and internationally. When federal Justice Minister David Lametti met June 26 in Washington with his American counterpart, U.S. Attorney General William Barr, money laundering was among their top cross-border issues for discussion. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 03, 2019 @ 8:07 AM

PROCEDURE - Trial judge’s duties - Charge or directions

Appeal by Srun from his convictions, by jury, for second degree murder and attempted murder. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 03, 2019 @ 8:06 AM

EXTRADITION AND CRIMINAL MUTUAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Appeal by S from his committal for extradition to the US to stand trial on charges of conspiracy, tax evasion and filing a false return and for judicial review of the Minister’s surrender order. ... [read more]