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Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 8:43 AM

Social Media Crime Project hoping to provide clarity on murky issues in law Benjamin Perrin, UBC Peter A. Allard School of Law

Facebook and Twitter have transformed society in a number of ways, including how crimes are committed. The legal conditions surrounding social media have often been described as a "Wild West," but a team of researchers led by a University of British Columbia law professor is hoping to bring a little more clarity to the issue. ... [read more]

Friday, November 03, 2017 @ 1:10 PM

New courthouse opens in Alberta

Fort Vermilion, Alta., is now home to a new courthouse filled with modern technology. ... [read more]

Friday, November 03, 2017 @ 11:24 AM

SCC poised to hear landmark Groia case on lawyer ‘incivility’ Joseph Groia

An overflow crowd of lawyers is expected at the Supreme Court Nov. 6 to watch a much-anticipated lawyer “incivility” test case that could define the boundaries of barristers’ zealous legal representation and of law societies’ powers to regulate courtroom advocacy. ... [read more]

Friday, November 03, 2017 @ 9:02 AM

Breaking down the headlines: Hate crimes against Muslims on the rise in Canada

Recent headlines suggest a surge in hate crimes against Muslims in Canada.  Hate crimes accord for a small percentage of crimes in Canada, specifically only 0.07 per cent (Statistics Canada, 2015).  Breaking down this number, the rise is mostly attributable to variables other than a substantive increase. ... [read more]

Friday, November 03, 2017 @ 8:36 AM

EVIDENCE - Methods of proof - Circumstantial evidence - Similar fact evidence

Appeal by the accused, Doodnaught, from a conviction for 21 counts of sexual assault. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 02, 2017 @ 9:23 AM

New Ontario bail directive applauded, but more change needed in system, observers say Faisal Mirza

The Ontario government has issued a new directive aimed at making the bail system faster and fairer, a development legal observers are calling an important step but also note a lot of work needs to be done to achieve those goals. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 @ 12:55 PM

High attrition of sex assault cases means change needed to justice system, experts say David_Butt_sm

Police, lawyers and judges need to change how sexual assault allegations are handled if more victims are to come forward and if more convictions are to be seen, say legal minds in the wake of a report detailing the high dropoff rates in such cases. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 @ 11:21 AM

Three new judges named to B.C. bench

In order to fill some vacancies, the government of British Columbia appointed three new judges who will begin their duties in November. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 @ 9:17 AM

Ottawa pledges $10 million to alleviate overincarceration of Indigenous Mark Holland

The federal government is spending $10 million over the next five years to to help previously incarcerated Indigenous people heal, rehabilitate and find good jobs. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 @ 8:42 AM

APPEALS - Procedure

Application by the provincial Crown to rehear an appeal involving Bennett and the federal Crown. ... [read more]