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Friday, December 08, 2017 @ 8:33 AM

PROCEDURE - Election - By Crown - To proceed by way of indictment - Trials - Stay of proceedings

Appeal by St. Amand from his conviction for making available child pornography and for leave to appeal his sentence of 12 months’ imprisonment, the statutory minimum. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 07, 2017 @ 10:54 AM - Last Updated: Thursday, December 07, 2017 @ 4:19 PM

Canada’s chief justice hangs up her red robes Beverley-MCLACHLIN

It is the end of an era — and what an era it was. Quebec separation, same-sex marriage, physician-assisted death, and so on — Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin has participated in the most momentous and divisive legal debates of the past three decades. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 06, 2017 @ 10:18 AM

SENTENCING - Criminal Code offences - Robbery - Particular sanctions - Imprisonment - Sentencing considerations - Time already served

Appeal by the Crown from sentence imposed on the accused for robbery where the accused was given credit for some of the pre-sentence custody accumulated following detention. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 06, 2017 @ 9:46 AM

The unremitting problem of sexual crimes in Canada’s military | Tim Dunne

Sgt. Vicky-Lynn Cox is not the first female member of the Canadian Armed Forces to suffer sexual victimization at the hands of her colleagues. The report of her ordeals to Operation Honour is simply the most recent case of a disturbingly long list to meet with media interest. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 06, 2017 @ 6:55 AM

Martin among the prospects for chief justice

The Liberal government is considering appointing Supreme Court nominee Sheilah Martin of Alberta — a bilingual anglophone who was born and raised in Quebec where she earned both civil law and common law degrees — as Canada’s 18th chief justice, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould informed MPs this week. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 @ 2:20 PM

Security screening at Toronto Police HQ could have ‘chilling effect’ on public access, lawyers say Kate_Hughes_sm

Lawyers are siding with a recent motion put forth to end security searches of people attending Toronto Police disciplinary hearings. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 @ 11:50 AM

Billion-dollar class action alleges Charter violations at Ontario jails Jonathan_Ptak

The Ontario government has been hit with a billion-dollar class action over claims staffing-related lockdowns in provincial correctional facilities have led to significant constitutional breaches. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 @ 7:07 AM

Justice minister says Indigenous judge for Supreme Court coming ‘soon’

An Indigenous jurist will be appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada “soon,” maybe even to the next opening, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and former Prime Minister Kim Campbell told MPs. ... [read more]

Friday, December 01, 2017 @ 8:56 AM

Legal cannabis: Five things you need to know about ‘edibles’ edible_cannabis_sm

Canada is expected to legalize and regulate non-medical (recreational) cannabis. The government has said that the Act will come into force in July of 2018. What has been less clear to date has been the fate of cannabis infused foods and drinks, commonly referred to as “edibles”. Until recently, edibles were not included in the Act. This has now changed. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 30, 2017 @ 8:30 AM

CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - Offences against person and reputation - Duties tending to preservation of life - Failure to provide necessaries of life

Appeal by the accused, Collet and David Stephan, from convictions for failure to provide the necessaries of life. ... [read more]