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Thursday, September 24, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Murderer’s sex offender status upheld

An offender doesn’t have to be convicted of a sex crime to be declared a “sexual offender” by prison officials, the Federal Court has affirmed in the case of a B.C. family doctor who murdered his teen patient so she couldn’t testify about his alleged sexual advances at a disciplinary hearing. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 17, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Text privacy case appears SCC bound

With text messages becoming an increasingly popular means of communication, the Supreme Court of Canada is likely soon to determine whether they attract the same high level of privacy protection awarded telephone conversations. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 16, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

‘Twitter terrorist’ a danger to Canada, says panel

The rise of ISIS and its mastery of social media to attract participants and funding is a major threat to Canada, lawyer Christine Duhaime told an audience at the recent Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists conference in Toronto. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 16, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

CSIS needs ‘warning system’ on risk of torture, lawyer says

Restoring the inspector-general’s position at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service could help monitor instances when the agency relies on assurances from foreign governments that a person of interest to Canada won’t be tortured, according to Ottawa human rights lawyer Paul Champ. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 16, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Stopping ISIS starts with stopping money: Oliver

Three years ago, people in the financial services sector were told they were being recruited as front-line troops in the battle against organized crime and money laundering. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Secret deal ‘appalling,’ says law professor

Months before the federal government introduced its controversial Bill C-51 earlier this year, Canada’s spy and border guards agencies reportedly proposed to share information and resources without ministerial review, an agreement many legal observers say further demonstrates the lack of oversight and accountability in national security matters. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Top court may be asked to rule on ‘abuse of process’ exception

The Supreme Court could soon be asked to determine whether privileged communications between Crown counsel and police may be disclosed to the defence in support of a claim of abuse of process. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Gadhia worried about rising prison tensions

It’s impossible to make a good first impression if you haven’t shaved for four days, showered in three or brushed your teeth in two. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 09, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Stopped by the police? There’s an app for that

The controversial practice of carding — in which a police officer stops a pedestrian for no apparent reason and asks for identification — has spurred initiatives for peaceful resistance. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 02, 2015 @ 08:00 PM

Supreme Court sets the bar high for liability in application review

Ottawa faces potential civil liability if the federal justice minister reviews Criminal Code applications for mercy in an “irrational,” “bad faith” or “seriously reckless” way, the Supreme Court has held. ... [read more]