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Thursday, June 06, 2019 @ 8:35 AM


Motion by the Attorney General to extend the period of suspension of invalidity of certain sections of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 05, 2019 @ 12:40 PM

Montreal man who killed ailing wife to serve two years in prison

In a case that drew province-wide attention over the fate of caregivers and Quebec’s health system in the face of an aging population, a Montreal man who was found guilty of manslaughter for killing his ailing wife in what he argued was a compassionate killing was sentenced to serve two years in prison, minus a day. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 05, 2019 @ 11:23 AM

New court building catalyst for improved access to justice | Sam Goldstein

In a recent column, I wrote that access to justice is about ensuring that low-income earners can get legal advice. It’s an important policy objective because it shouldn’t be only the rich who can afford to hire lawyers to advance their own economic interests. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 05, 2019 @ 9:59 AM - Last Updated: Wednesday, June 05, 2019 @ 3:01 PM

Law groups welcome MMIWG report, pledge to consider and reflect on inquiry’s ‘Calls for Justice’ Marion Buller

Bar groups and legal regulators are welcoming the sweeping final report and recommendations of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) — although it remains to be seen how much the bar and bench will do to implement the inquiry’s demands, including that regulators mandate (and enforce) Indigenous cultural competence training with respect to lawyers and judges. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 @ 5:23 PM

Misguided complaints about amber alerts Amber Alert

If you are tempted to call 9-1-1 to complain about being awakened by an amber alert, remember “the importance of the matter outweighs the inconvenience of the alert” said Maria St. Aubin from Sportsnet 590 The Fan. She was on the bus with the mother and the son who were subjects of an amber alert issued by the Ontario police at about 5 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 @ 1:02 PM

Bail system problems not enough to warrant stay, Alberta Appeal Court rules Lisa Silver, University of Calgary faculty of law

The Alberta Court of Appeal has overturned a lower court decision which issued a stay of charges against a man accused of assault, a decision a legal expert is saying highlights issues with delay in the province’s bail hearing system. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 @ 8:43 AM

APPEALS - Leave to - Summary conviction appeals

Application by Executive Flight Centre for leave to appeal an order of a summary conviction appeal judge that allowed the Crown appeal from a judicial stay of proceedings. ... [read more]

Monday, June 03, 2019 @ 1:50 PM

Ottawa pledges $4.49 million in funding for survivors of gender-based violence

The federal government on May 31 announced the selection of five organizations based in Quebec that will receive up to $4.49 million in funding to support survivors of gender-based violence. This includes people who have been underserved, such as Indigenous women and their communities, children and youth, ethno-cultural women, women who are newcomers, refugees or non-status, and women living with disabilities. ... [read more]

Monday, June 03, 2019 @ 11:47 AM

Failure to provide jury instruction on prior consent statements ‘fatal error,’ court rules Anil Kapoor sm

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial in an assault case due to lack of jury instruction on prior consent statements. The court determined that the trial judge’s failure to provide a limiting instruction was a “fatal error.” ... [read more]

Monday, June 03, 2019 @ 10:58 AM

CONTROLLED DRUGS AND SUBSTANCES - Possession for the purpose of trafficking

Appeal by the Crown from the respondent’s acquittal of possession for the purposes of trafficking and conviction of simple possession. ... [read more]