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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]

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 6:24 PM

Criminal lawyers say Martin good for SCC despite her approach to sex assault law Supreme Court of Canada

Criminal lawyers in Alberta are praising the proposed appointment to the top court of Alberta Court of Appeal Justice Sheilah Martin — even though many strongly object to her recent pronouncements in a landmark sexual assault decision now under attack at the Supreme Court of Canada. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 11:21 AM - Last Updated: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 4:45 PM

PM picks feminist constitutional scholar from Alberta for SCC Sheilah Martin

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has picked Alberta Court of Appeal Justice Sheilah Martin, a fluently bilingual former law dean with strong constitutional and feminist credentials, to replace Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, who retires Dec. 15.   ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 3:04 PM - Last Updated: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 5:45 PM

Ottawa opens new door to expunge ‘historically unjust’ LGBTQ2 convictions Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave an emotional apology for Canada’s long-standing persecution of LGBTQ2 citizens, hours after his Liberal government tabled a bill to enable the erasure of “historically unjust convictions” for consensual same-sex sexual activity that was criminalized for decades via the offences of buggery, anal sex and gross indecency. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 8:42 AM

Saskatchewan introduces reverse onus legislation to address revenge porn David Fraser

The government of Saskatchewan is taking the legal road less travelled. It has introduced new legislation that will make it much more difficult for those who post “revenge porn” and share other intimate images online to claim they had permission. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 8:31 AM

CRIMINAL CODE OFFENCES - Offences against the administration of law and justice - Escapes and rescues - Failure to attend court

Appeal by the Crown from the dismissal of its appeal from the acquittal of the accused on a charge of failing to appear. ... [read more]

Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 1:45 PM

McCarthy partner Boniferro named deputy attorney general of Ontario

McCarthy Tétrault LLP partner and labour and immigration lawyer Paul Boniferro is Ontario’s new deputy attorney general. ... [read more]

Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 10:50 AM

Liberalization of marijuana? Not for foreign nationals trying to enter Canada Marijuana

While Canada is in the process of making the possession of marijuana more acceptable within its borders, the current form of the legislation could effectively prohibit more possessors from entering Canada. Immigration lawyers must be prepared to explain this apparent contradiction to their clients. ... [read more]

Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 8:40 AM

Federal prisoners across Canada call for reform through inmate journal Michael Rosenberg

Stephanie Deschene was 28 weeks pregnant when she was moved to the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women to be part of a mother-child inmate program. According to Deschene, shackles were placed on her legs and she was handcuffed during the transition. When she gently protested this treatment of her body she was called derogatory names and told to shut up. ... [read more]