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Friday, August 11, 2017 @ 8:39 AM

COMPUTER CRIMES - Offences - Obscenity and pornography - Child pornography - Penalties and sentencing - Search, seizure and surveillance

Appeal by the accused, Aalami, from a conviction and sentence for possession and distribution of child pornography. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 6:55 AM

Lawyers raise concerns about clarity of provincial 'move over' traffic laws Nathan Baker

The Ontario government is calling for people to pay more attention to provincial “move over” laws when dealing with emergency vehicles, but some criminal lawyers are saying a possible reason for the steadily rising increase in charges under the laws is their lack of clarity. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 @ 2:18 PM

Ontario Court of Appeal overturns drug, firearms convictions due to unlawful search James Lockyer

The Ontario Court of Appeal has overturned the conviction of a Hells Angels member on a multitude of drug and weapons charges after finding police knowingly violated the Charter while conducting a search and seizure, and the trial judge erred in entering the search evidence during trial. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 @ 8:47 AM

CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - Offences against person and reputation - Homicide - First degree murder

Appeal by the accused, Spence, from a conviction for first degree murder. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 @ 12:04 PM

Legal Aid Ontario to hold consultations on challenges faced by racialized groups Kimberly Roach sm

Ontario’s capital is known as the most diverse city in the world, with over half of Toronto’s population being made up of racialized communities. Although this is a celebrated part of the province’s image, a large number of these groups live in poverty and struggle with access to legal services.   ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 @ 8:45 AM

Indigenous inquiry a slow motion implosion | Pamela Palmater

When the draft terms of reference of the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls were leaked to the media in the summer of 2016, many families, advocates, experts and communities were upset that there would be no investigation of the police — either their mishandling of individual files or their behaviour. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 08, 2017 @ 8:43 AM

CONTROLLED DRUGS AND SUBSTANCES - Possession for the purpose of trafficking - Methamphetamine - Other substances

Appeal by the accused, Wu, from conviction for three counts of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking. ... [read more]

Friday, August 04, 2017 @ 2:25 PM

Broad mandate of inquiry into long-term care homes praised Eileen Gillese

The provincial government has tapped Justice Eileen Gillese of the Ontario Court of Appeal to lead an independent inquiry into the province’s long-term care homes after the fallout from the Elizabeth Wettlaufer case, and the inquiry’s broad mandate to look into systemic issues facing the long-term care sector is being praised. ... [read more]

Friday, August 04, 2017 @ 7:16 AM

Government releases new rules for administrative segregation in prisons Catherine Latimer

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has announced changes to policy regarding administrative segregation in federal institutions for people with mental health needs, but a prisoner’s rights organization says the changes don’t go far enough. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 @ 8:23 AM

PROCEDURE - Crown's duties - Disclosure

Appeal by the accused, Tossounian, from conviction for offences related to an arson. ... [read more]