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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 8:34 AM

CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES - Legal rights - Procedural rights - Delay

Appeal by the Crown from a stay of proceedings involving the accused, Charley. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 8:30 AM

YOUNG PERSONS - Publication, records and information

Appeal by the accused, Jerace, from dismissal of an application to access the complainant's youth justice court records. ... [read more]

Monday, October 21, 2019 @ 9:34 AM

Quebec inquiry into treatment of Indigenous people urges changes to justice system Paul-Matthieu Grondin

It will take a healthy dose of political will, huge investments and nearly a generation for the Quebec government to implement the wide-ranging recommendations that an inquiry examining the treatment of Indigenous people made to the province’s justice and correctional systems, according to legal experts. ... [read more]

Monday, October 21, 2019 @ 9:05 AM

Lessons on dealing with trauma from one who knows | Ava N. Williams

In 2017, I was halfway through law school and was featured in the Globe and Mail’s Unfounded series about how police forces across Canada report on sexual assault. I had not spoken publicly about my assault, and many people in my life didn’t know about it. But I felt that it was important to share my story. I didn’t want what had happened to me to continue happening to others and I felt that Unfounded had the potential to make a change. ... [read more]

Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 9:35 AM

If climate strikes fail, what’s next? Forecasting climate terrorism Globe as bomb

In recent weeks, Canadians in cities all across Canada were confronted with two rounds of “climate strikes,” mass protests against climate change that were held to coincide with the United Nations’ emergency climate summit on Sept. 23, 2019. In Europe, Asia and elsewhere, people all over the world came together in an expression of collective protest against a global warming situation that we know from the 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report is dire. ... [read more]

Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 8:45 AM

PROCEEDINGS - Appeals and judicial review

Appeal by the accused, Morillo, from a provincial offences appeal court's decision affirming a conviction for speeding. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 5:54 PM

The 2019 federal election roundup Federal Election 2019

With Canadians gearing up for the final day of voting on Monday, we’ve put together a collection of insights we’ve published over the past month or so offering some informed perspectives on the important issues of the federal election. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 1:06 PM

Cannabis one year in: Are your employees too high to work? Potondesk

In October 2018, the recreational use of cannabis became legal across Canada when the federal Cannabis Act came into force. The Ontario Cannabis Act also came into force on that date and the Smoke Free Ontario Act was postponed by the new provincial government. Fast forward one year, to the day, edibles (i.e. cannabis infused products, like food and beverages) are now legal. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 12:39 PM

Two appeal decisions spotlight plight of self-represented litigants self_represented_sm

Lawyers are all too familiar with the increasing trend of parties representing themselves in court and the problems that this situation presents to their clients, to the self-represented litigants (SRLs) themselves and to the court. Two recent Court of Appeal decisions highlight some of the problems that self-represented litigants face in the court system and how the courts can assist a SRL — without prejudicing the represented litigant — in obtaining not only their day in court but a fair hearing. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 12:13 PM

Cannabis one year in: Arrival of edibles, roadside test remain challenges Gummiebearspot.jpg

In the past year since the legalization of cannabis in Canada, the number of cases involving drug impaired driving in Canada has remained relatively stagnant. This is not surprising when compared to other jurisdictions that have legalized cannabis. ... [read more]