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Thursday, November 02, 2017 @ 9:23 AM

New Ontario bail directive applauded, but more change needed in system, observers say Faisal Mirza

The Ontario government has issued a new directive aimed at making the bail system faster and fairer, a development legal observers are calling an important step but also note a lot of work needs to be done to achieve those goals. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 @ 12:55 PM

High attrition of sex assault cases means change needed to justice system, experts say David_Butt_sm

Police, lawyers and judges need to change how sexual assault allegations are handled if more victims are to come forward and if more convictions are to be seen, say legal minds in the wake of a report detailing the high dropoff rates in such cases. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 @ 11:21 AM

Three new judges named to B.C. bench

In order to fill some vacancies, the government of British Columbia appointed three new judges who will begin their duties in November. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 @ 9:17 AM

Ottawa pledges $10 million to alleviate overincarceration of Indigenous Mark Holland

The federal government is spending $10 million over the next five years to to help previously incarcerated Indigenous people heal, rehabilitate and find good jobs. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 @ 8:42 AM

APPEALS - Procedure

Application by the provincial Crown to rehear an appeal involving Bennett and the federal Crown. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 3:52 PM

New chief justice appointed for P.E.I.

Justice Tracey L. Clements, who was only appointed to the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island in the spring, has been named as its chief justice. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 3:45 PM

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls interim report out Nov. 1

In spite of a rocky start that included staff departures and logistical challenges, the commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (NI-MMIWG) have completed their first report. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 9:18 AM

Firearms lobby loses bid to thwart Quebec gun registry Stéphane Beaulac

The National Firearms Association and a Quebec-based pro-gun lobby group failed to put a stop to Quebec’s long-gun registry after the Superior Court held that the registry was constitutional. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 8:46 AM

CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES - Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Legal rights - Protection against unreasonable search and seizure

Appeal by the accused, Bennett, from a conviction for weapon offences. ... [read more]

Monday, October 30, 2017 @ 5:29 PM

MPs urge Ottawa to create civil legal aid fund Anthony Housefather

The Commons Justice Committee has recommended that Ottawa revamp the current amorphous block funding the federal government gives the provinces and territories for legal aid by creating a separate earmarked civil legal aid fund for provinces that is administered under the Department of Justice (DOJ) Canada Legal Aid Program. ... [read more]