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Thursday, August 09, 2018 @ 8:35 AM

CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - Homicide - First degree murder

Appeal by the accused from conviction for first degree murder under s. 231(5)(b) of the Criminal Code. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 08, 2018 @ 9:27 AM

Alberta announces new provincial court judges, but need more severe elsewhere: observers Ian Savage, president, Criminal Defence Lawyers Association (CDLA)

The Alberta government has announced the appointment of five new judges to the provincial court in order to address delay issues, but observers are saying the problem is much more prevalent elsewhere in the provincial judicial system. Four of the new appointments, which were revealed July 31, are to new positions and one fills a vacancy on the bench. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 08, 2018 @ 8:39 AM

SENTENCING - Particular sanctions - Aboriginal offenders

Sentencing of Dingwall after she was convicted of discharging a firearm with intent and recklessly discharging a firearm. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 08, 2018 @ 8:37 AM

PROCEDURE - Crown's duties - Disclosure

Application by Roberts for post-appeal disclosure of materials and information in possession of the police. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 07, 2018 @ 11:55 AM

Robichaud’s adds associate

Shalini Gunawardhane has joined Robichaud’s as an associate counsel.   ... [read more]

Friday, August 03, 2018 @ 12:11 PM

Student’s drowning case could establish what normal standard of care means for teachers, schools lifeguardring_sm.jpg

Nicholas Mills, a high school outdoor education teacher, has been charged with criminal negligence causing the death of one of his students, Jeremiah Perry, while on a class excursion to Algonquin Park. It is alleged that the student died when he went swimming with classmates and drowned. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 02, 2018 @ 11:37 AM

Experts say 3D crime scene investigative technology offers benefits, challenges Caitlin Pakosh

From an objective view, it’s simple to say that 3D scanners can create accurate representation of a crime or accident scene, but from a subjective view, experts are still divided about their benefits and usefulness. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 @ 8:38 AM

CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES - Procedural rights - Trial within a reasonable time

Appeal by Lecompte from his conviction for trafficking in marijuana and possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000. ... [read more]

Monday, July 30, 2018 @ 11:39 AM

To curb gun violence in Toronto, we need to stop flow of illegal weapons Pistolblood

When hosting a barbecue in your own backyard, taking your children to the playground or going out to dinner with friends and family on a summer evening can get you wounded or killed, we have a serious problem with guns and gun violence. The availability of guns coupled with random shootings in our neighbourhoods has undermined the safety and security of Torontonians. ... [read more]

Monday, July 30, 2018 @ 11:20 AM

Lobster captains may be liable for bait infractions by crews, says lawyer

Maritime fishing skippers must be aware they could be held responsible for regulation infractions by their crew members, says a lawyer after a lobster captain was pinched for illegally using female crabs as bait. At the centre of the July 19 Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal decision in Griffin v. R. 2018 PECA 21 sat Kenneth Griffin, a licensed lobster fisherman convicted of using female rock crabs as bait, thus breaking rules laid out in the Atlantic Fisheries Regulations and the Fisheries Act. ... [read more]