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Friday, December 22, 2017 @ 8:32 AM

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Trial judge’s duties - Charge or directions - Evidence of witnesses

Appeal by the accused from conviction for sexual interference. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 6:18 PM

SCC upholds dangerous offender provisions but says indeterminate detention a last resort Catriona Verner

The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of two Harper-era dangerous offender sentencing provisions, while construing the 2008 amendments in a way that preserves judicial discretion and ensures that indeterminate detention remains a last resort. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 1:32 PM

Review of Saskatchewan’s coroner’s office will go deeper, lawyer says Aaron_Fox_sm

A deeper look into the workings of Saskatchewan’s coroner’s office could be just what the doctor ordered for a problematic system with its share of past incidents, says a criminal lawyer. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 1:18 PM

SENTENCING - Particular sanctions - Imprisonment - Indeterminate

Appeal by Boutilier from a judgment of the British Columbia Court of Appeal setting aside in part a decision designating him as a dangerous offender and sentencing him to indeterminate detention. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 8:58 AM

Firms identify areas most impacted by cannabis legalization in 2018 Eric Foster sm

With cannabis legalization fast approaching, large law firms across Canada are preparing their clients for the sea change arriving in the summer of 2018. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 8:46 AM

Ottawa urged to take action on ‘legally unacceptable’ inequities in pardon system Azmairnin Jadavji, President and CEO, Allcleared

A company specializing in helping Canadians obtain pardons is calling on the federal government to take action to stop what it considers unacceptable inequities in the system. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 8:34 AM

CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - Sexual offences - Invitation to sexual touching - Sexual exploitation - Sexual assault

Trial of the accused on charges of sexual touching, invitation to sexual touching and sexual assault. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 3:22 PM

Four new judges named for Ontario

Four defence lawyers have been named as judges in the Ontario Court of Justice. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 8:29 AM

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE - Trial judge's duties - Charge or directions - Evidence of witnesses - Intent

Appeal by the accused, Kelsie, from convictions for first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder. ... [read more]

Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 5:35 PM

Retired chief justice says Quebec secession ‘one of most challenging’ cases of career

The Constitution guarantees judicial independence, but the strongest guarantee lies in the ongoing support of Canadians, Beverley McLachlin says. At her last Parliament Hill news conference Dec. 15, the Supreme Court’s newly retired chief justice was asked what safeguards Canada can put in place to avoid the fate of countries where the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law are being threatened or assailed. ... [read more]