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Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 2:35 PM

Chief Justice Morawetz sworn in, recounts how news of appointment was a happy surprise Chief Justice Geoffrey Morawetz swearing in 3 sm

Contrary to custom, Justice Geoffrey Morawetz may have been the last to know of his appointment to the role of chief justice of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario as the news release announcing the honour was sent before the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, David Lametti, could get in touch with him. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 11:17 AM

Ontario providing new supports to victims of crime

The Ontario government on Sept. 6 unveiled new supports to make it easier for victims of violent crime and their families to get the help they need when and where they need it most. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 10:48 AM

Never give your phone to police even as proof of vehicle registration Fingerprint cellphone

Recently, the Ontario government announced that it would permit drivers to carry digital proof of registration for their vehicles. This would mean that any time a police officer stopped a vehicle and asked for proof of a licence, insurance and registration, the driver could simply hand over their phone to the officer to satisfy the registration requirement. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 9:01 AM

Equitable fraud: Overlooked arrow in lawyer’s quiver fraud_concept_sm

The doctrine of undue influence is frequently employed to attack gifts. However, can the doctrine of equitable fraud apply when the requirements of undue influence are not otherwise met? That is the subject of this article. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 @ 6:28 AM

APPEALS - Grounds - Miscarriage of justice

Appeal by the accused from convictions for sexual offences against his daughter. ... [read more]

Monday, September 09, 2019 @ 9:42 AM

CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - Sexual offences - Assaults

Appeal by the Crown from the respondent’s acquittal of sexual assault, indecent assault, sexual interference, and sexual exploitation against young girls. ... [read more]

Monday, September 09, 2019 @ 9:38 AM

OFFENCES AGAINST THE ADMINISTRATION OF LAW AND JUSTICE - Disobeying a court order

Appeal by the defendants from convictions for criminal contempt for having defied an injunction restraining protestors from blocking access to a pipeline expansion project. ... [read more]

Friday, September 06, 2019 @ 1:44 PM

Advisory panel named to monitor new correctional facilities

The federal government announced on Sept. 6 an advisory panel to oversee the implementation of “structured intervention units” (SIU) in Canadian correctional facilities. The SIUs will replace solitary confinement, which has been found to breach the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. ... [read more]

Friday, September 06, 2019 @ 9:36 AM

Criminal consequences of nurturing malfeasance brainsideas

It is illegal to commit a crime. It is illegal to aid or abet someone in the commission of an offence. It is illegal to counsel someone to commit a crime. It is illegal to attempt to commit a crime. But is it illegal to attempt to aid or abet someone in the commission of an offence? ... [read more]

Friday, September 06, 2019 @ 6:33 AM

SENTENCING - Sexual assault - Aboriginal offenders - No previous record

Sentencing of the 24-year-old Indigenous offender found guilty of party to sexual assault, sexual assault and sexual interference. ... [read more]