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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 @ 8:43 AM

CUSTOMS AND EXCISE - Customs - Search and seizure

Appeal by Bialski and Szefer from the dismissal of their appeal from convictions for making false or deceptive statements to a Canada Border Services officer. ... [read more]

Monday, October 22, 2018 @ 1:49 PM

Access to justice: New models for legal services | Marcus Sixta

There is a crisis in our court system. Legal representation is beyond the reach of many Canadians, especially in the family law courts. ... [read more]

Monday, October 22, 2018 @ 9:26 AM

McGill study of young, high drivers doesn’t address problems with roadside cannabis limits, lawyers say Michael_Engel_sm

Defence lawyers are questioning the merits of a recent study finding “significant impairment” among young drivers after inhaling marijuana, saying it fails to address issues with the “per se” legal limits. This is how some are reacting to a study out of Montreal’s McGill University, which found young drivers to be at a higher risk of auto collision up to five hours after being given a 100 mg dose of cannabis through a vaporizer. ... [read more]

Monday, October 22, 2018 @ 8:44 AM

CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES - Protection against unreasonable search and seizure

Appeal by the accused, Loewen, from a conviction for possession of cocaine and possession of MDMA for the purpose of trafficking. ... [read more]

Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 5:39 PM

SCC decides breathalyzer and sex assault appeals from the bench Richard Wagner

The Supreme Court of Canada has rendered noteworthy judgments from the bench in separate impaired driving and sexual assault appeals that both attracted interveners. On Oct. 15, Chief Justice Richard Wagner allowed, 8-1 from the bench, with reasons to follow, the Quebec Crown’s appeal from an important decision of the Quebec Court of Appeal last year. ... [read more]

Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 10:32 AM

Cannabis roundup: This week’s legalization opinion and analysis Cannabis legalization

Here is a roundup of all the analysis and opinion pieces we published this week covering the many aspects of cannabis legalization in Canada that came into effect on Oct. 17, 2018. ... [read more]

Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 9:06 AM

Cannabis: What employers need to know Usethisone

Law firms, like many other employers across Canada, are still grappling with the potential workplace fallout from the historic legalization of cannabis for recreational use. ... [read more]

Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 8:40 AM

YOUNG PERSONS - Rights of young person

Appeal by the accused, KJM, a young offender, from refusal of a stay of proceedings based on unreasonable delay. ... [read more]

Friday, October 19, 2018 @ 8:21 AM

More cannabis legalization FAQs usethisone.jpg

The first instalment of Cannabis FAQs answered questions on possession, growing and distribution under the Cannabis Act itself. In this instalment we will cover topics that are bound to arise outside of the immediate scope of the Cannabis Act by addressing some of the legal implications and consequences of marijuana consumption. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 1:55 PM

Ottawa tables bestiality, animal fighting amendments but critic slams failure to make broader animal cruelty reforms Jody Wilson Raybould

The federal Liberal government has introduced Criminal Code amendments to better protect animals from bestiality and sport fighting, but an animal rights advocate says the two piecemeal reforms fall far short of the long sought broader reforms that are necessary to adequately protect animals from human cruelty. ... [read more]