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Tuesday, December 04, 2018 @ 12:06 PM

Plague of sexual misconduct in military can’t be solved internally | Colonel-Maitre Michel Drapeau

For the past two decades, the military has received several warnings about the deep-seated crisis of rampant sexual misconduct in its ranks. A few months after the 1997 publication of Dishonored Legacy, a report which addressed the lessons of the Somalia Affair under the themes of leadership and discipline failures, alleged cover-up by the chain of command and a lack of accountability, the media alerted the public to this toxic matter. MacLean’s magazine published four cover stories in 1998 under such titles such as: “Rape in the Military”; “Of Rape and Justice”; and “Speaking Out.” ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 04, 2018 @ 8:41 AM

APPEALS - Grounds - Miscarriage of justice

Appeal by the accused, Reddick, from convictions for aggravated assault and possession of a weapon, a cane, for a dangerous purpose. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 04, 2018 @ 8:39 AM

ELEMENTS OF THE OFFENCE - Mens rea - Insanity or mental disorder

Trial of the accused charged with several offences including breach of a peace bond. ... [read more]

Monday, December 03, 2018 @ 9:54 AM

SENTENCING - Sentencing considerations - Deportation

Appeal by the Crown from a sentence of five months and 25 days’ imprisonment for flight from police, uttering threats and failing to comply with a recognizance. ... [read more]

Friday, November 30, 2018 @ 6:01 PM - Last Updated: Monday, December 03, 2018 @ 3:03 PM

SCC tweaks rules for requiring journalistic materials to be produced to police in aid of criminal investigations Michael Moldaver

The Supreme Court has split 5-4 to reject journalists’ pleas to make it harder for courts to order media to produce their private journalistic material to police in aid of criminal investigations — including refusing to require that production orders must be a last resort to be used against media only when alternative sources for the information are not available. ... [read more]

Friday, November 30, 2018 @ 1:42 PM

POWERS OF SEARCH AND SEIZURE - Search warrants - Validity

Appeal by Vice Media Canada Inc. (Vice) from a judgment of the Ontario Court of Appeal affirming in part a decision which dismissed its applications to quash, vary or revoke a production order and allowed in part an application to set aside a sealing order. ... [read more]

Friday, November 30, 2018 @ 5:02 AM

PRISON ADMINISTRATION - Reclassification of prisoners - Transfer of prisoners

Application by Shoemaker for an order in the nature of habeas corpus. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 29, 2018 @ 8:35 AM

PROCEDURE - Trial judge's duties - Charge or directions - Inferences of guilt

Appeal by the accused, Campbell, from a conviction for first degree murder. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 @ 8:05 AM

CORONER'S INQUEST OR INQUIRY - Grounds for holding inquest or inquiry

Appeal by the chief coroner from an order requiring an inquest be held into 29-year-old Blackjack’s death. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ 9:24 AM

B.C. launches consultation, tipline on money laundering Jonathan Reilly

The government of British Columbia is continuing its crackdown on money laundering in the province’s gaming and real estate sectors, but a lawyer is saying issues with dirty money lie outside B.C.’s hot housing market. The province’s expert panel in money laundering is holding a public consultation on how to protect the province’s real estate sector from being infiltrated by criminal elements. ... [read more]