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Wednesday, August 15, 2018 @ 8:40 AM

CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - Contempt of court

Trial of the nine accused, who were charged with criminal contempt of court by the public defiance of an injunction, by physically obstructing, impeding, or otherwise preventing access by Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC and related persons to their property. ... [read more]

Friday, August 10, 2018 @ 2:53 PM

Bennett Jones partner named as fellow of international trial lawyers group

Bennett Jones LLP partner Munaf Mohamed was recently inducted as a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) at the academy’s mid-year meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo. ... [read more]

Friday, August 10, 2018 @ 8:44 AM

Systemic changes, not tougher laws needed to curb gun violence | Clayton Ruby

Okay. We’re feeling, as many of you must be as well, that guns are everywhere and that illegal handguns are out of control. We can’t accept that our future is one of plastic printed guns — with no metal parts — that could not be detected even going on an airplane. But why is this occurring and what can we do? ... [read more]

Thursday, August 09, 2018 @ 11:51 AM

Former inmates working to prevent others from going to jail handsonbars_sm.jpg

On Aug. 10, 1975, inmates from Millhaven, a maximum security prison, in Bath, Ont., organized a 24-hour hunger strike to honour Edward Nalon, who bled to death in segregation the year before. At the time, peaceful protests were a punishable offence and some inmates were put in segregation for a year after the strike. The following year, more than 60 inmates at Millhaven began a 110-day hunger strike following the death of another inmate in segregation. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 09, 2018 @ 8:35 AM

CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - Homicide - First degree murder

Appeal by the accused from conviction for first degree murder under s. 231(5)(b) of the Criminal Code. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 08, 2018 @ 9:27 AM

Alberta announces new provincial court judges, but need more severe elsewhere: observers Ian Savage, president, Criminal Defence Lawyers Association (CDLA)

The Alberta government has announced the appointment of five new judges to the provincial court in order to address delay issues, but observers are saying the problem is much more prevalent elsewhere in the provincial judicial system. Four of the new appointments, which were revealed July 31, are to new positions and one fills a vacancy on the bench. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 08, 2018 @ 8:39 AM

SENTENCING - Particular sanctions - Aboriginal offenders

Sentencing of Dingwall after she was convicted of discharging a firearm with intent and recklessly discharging a firearm. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 08, 2018 @ 8:37 AM

PROCEDURE - Crown's duties - Disclosure

Application by Roberts for post-appeal disclosure of materials and information in possession of the police. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 07, 2018 @ 11:55 AM

Robichaud’s adds associate

Shalini Gunawardhane has joined Robichaud’s as an associate counsel.   ... [read more]

Friday, August 03, 2018 @ 12:11 PM

Student’s drowning case could establish what normal standard of care means for teachers, schools lifeguardring_sm.jpg

Nicholas Mills, a high school outdoor education teacher, has been charged with criminal negligence causing the death of one of his students, Jeremiah Perry, while on a class excursion to Algonquin Park. It is alleged that the student died when he went swimming with classmates and drowned. ... [read more]