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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 9:29 AM

New rules concerning drones come into effect June 1 Nathan Baker, Nathan Baker Law

The federal government has unveiled long-awaited rules on the use of drones, but a lawyer is saying it is surprising that there are no requirements for pilots to get insurance given the number of high-profile incidents where drones did damage to both people and property. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @ 8:13 AM

CONTROLLED DRUGS AND SUBSTANCES - Importing or exporting substances

Appeal by Miller from his conviction, by jury, of importing cocaine and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 11:36 AM

New (and arguably absurd) drinking and driving offences Guyatbar_sm.jpg

The new amendments to the Criminal Code have changed the drinking and driving landscape significantly. Two changes are attracting particular attention due to their impacts on protected Charter rights and a serious potential for wrongful convictions. Arguably the most concerning amendment is the creation of a new offence — consuming too much alcohol or drugs after driving. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 10:42 AM

Top court rejects Ottawa’s bid to stay Charter ruling that guts military justice system Bruce_MacGregor

The Supreme Court of Canada has rejected the federal government’s motion to temporarily stay a Charter ruling which has gutted the military justice system. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 8:47 AM

COMPELLING APPEARANCE, DETENTION AND RELEASE - Arrest - Without a warrant

Appeal by Palmer from his convictions for two counts each of robbery, aggravated assault and discharging a firearm with intent to wound. ... [read more]

Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 12:41 PM - Last Updated: Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 3:23 PM

Wilson-Raybould defends record at DOJ as ex-law prof Lametti succeeds her as AG Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promoted former McGill University law professor David Lametti to Justice minister and attorney general, shuffling incumbent Jody Wilson-Raybould to the less-senior, but prominent, Veterans Affairs portfolio. ... [read more]

Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 10:33 AM

CONTROLLED DRUGS AND SUBSTANCES - Trafficking - Conspiracy

Appeal by the Crown from the respondent’s acquittal on charges of conspiracy to traffic in cocaine and marihuana. ... [read more]

Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 9:49 AM

Court decisions on administrative segregation wake-up call for change: expert Debra Parkes

A trio of recent court decisions on the use of administrative segregation in Canadian prisons show the urgent need for the federal government to reform a harmful and constitutionally dubious practice, lawyers are saying. ... [read more]

Friday, January 11, 2019 @ 10:49 AM

How Sir John A. Macdonald displayed the legal profession’s best traditions lawyeratpodium_Sm.jpg

Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, marks the 204th birthday of one of Canada’s greatest lawyers and certainly its greatest prime minister. Not many people know that Sir John A. Macdonald had a successful legal career as a criminal lawyer before he successfully created our fine country. ... [read more]

Friday, January 11, 2019 @ 9:35 AM

Feds toughen, expand list of integrity regime offences | Julius Melnitzer

The federal government’s changes to the integrity regime, which came into force on Jan. 1, 2019 to help ensure it does business with ethical suppliers in Canada and abroad, could well be a wake-up call for business. ... [read more]