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Thursday, August 02, 2018 @ 11:37 AM

Experts say 3D crime scene investigative technology offers benefits, challenges Caitlin Pakosh

From an objective view, it’s simple to say that 3D scanners can create accurate representation of a crime or accident scene, but from a subjective view, experts are still divided about their benefits and usefulness. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 @ 8:38 AM

CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES - Procedural rights - Trial within a reasonable time

Appeal by Lecompte from his conviction for trafficking in marijuana and possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000. ... [read more]

Monday, July 30, 2018 @ 11:39 AM

To curb gun violence in Toronto, we need to stop flow of illegal weapons Pistolblood

When hosting a barbecue in your own backyard, taking your children to the playground or going out to dinner with friends and family on a summer evening can get you wounded or killed, we have a serious problem with guns and gun violence. The availability of guns coupled with random shootings in our neighbourhoods has undermined the safety and security of Torontonians. ... [read more]

Monday, July 30, 2018 @ 11:20 AM

Lobster captains may be liable for bait infractions by crews, says lawyer

Maritime fishing skippers must be aware they could be held responsible for regulation infractions by their crew members, says a lawyer after a lobster captain was pinched for illegally using female crabs as bait. At the centre of the July 19 Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal decision in Griffin v. R. 2018 PECA 21 sat Kenneth Griffin, a licensed lobster fisherman convicted of using female rock crabs as bait, thus breaking rules laid out in the Atlantic Fisheries Regulations and the Fisheries Act. ... [read more]

Monday, July 30, 2018 @ 8:25 AM

CONTROLLED DRUGS AND SUBSTANCES - Trafficking - Marijuana

Appeal by Ippak from his conviction for trafficking. ... [read more]

Friday, July 27, 2018 @ 11:56 AM

No CSIS warrant for foreign intelligence gathering the proper call, says lawyer Craig_Scott_sm

If Canada’s spies are to gather foreign intelligence from outside the nation as part of investigating non-threat targets, the green light must ultimately come from Parliament. This is what one legal mind says following the Federal Court’s refusal to grant a warrant to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) for “extraterritorial” activities that are forbidden under provisions governing the spy agency. ... [read more]

Friday, July 27, 2018 @ 11:01 AM

Take caution when exploring dark web, Internet symposium told  Mark Penner and Daniel Tobok

Despite the potential for confusion between similar sounding names, the deep web and the dark web are different online spaces, but lawyers should be familiar with both. ... [read more]

Friday, July 27, 2018 @ 10:03 AM

APPEALS - Grounds - Miscarriage of justice

Reference by the Crown to the Court of Appeal in respect of the conviction of the accused, Biddle. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 9:29 AM

CCLA, criminal lawyers raise red flags as Toronto approves increased surveillance Michael Bryant sm

Michael Bryant knows there’s a lot of fear in Toronto right now. “It feels more dangerous today, but the reality is that gun violence is not a prevalent risk for Canadians,” the executive director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) said. Bryant and the CCLA have raised the alarm over the City of Toronto’s plan to increase surveillance and incorporate new audio technology, created by ShotSpotter, that is meant to detect gunfire through microphones placed on the city’s streets. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 @ 12:03 PM

The best high for cannabis companies might come from strong IP rights potluggagetag_sm.jpg

Canada has become the first G7 country to legalize nationwide the purchase and use of recreational cannabis. On June 19, 2018, the Senate passed the final version of the Cannabis Act, also known as Bill C-45, by a vote of 52-29, ending Canada’s 95-year prohibition on cannabis. The law will come into force on October 17, 2018. Regulations under the Act were published on July 11, 2018. ... [read more]