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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 @ 9:31 AM

Corrections reform report draws cautious optimism from lawyers Breese Davies sm

The final report from Ontario’s independent corrections adviser, released Oct. 3, includes 62 recommendations to improve the prison system with human rights being the primary theme. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 @ 8:45 AM

EVIDENCE - Admissibility - For limited purpose

Appeal by the accused, Guillemin, from a conviction for impaired driving. ... [read more]

Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 1:05 PM

Updated: IAP records to be destroyed after 15 years unless claimants consent to archiving: Supreme Court Russel Brown

The Supreme Court has affirmed 7-0 that the more than 37,000 former students of Indian residential schools who claimed compensation from Ottawa for historic physical and sexual abuse are entitled to decide whether their personal records created during the claims process should be destroyed, or archived for posterity. ... [read more]

Friday, October 06, 2017 @ 8:57 AM

Privacy when consulting with counsel a right you shouldn’t have to ask for

The right to consult counsel is one of the most fundamental rights guaranteed in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. When a person is under arrest by the state, they are in one of the most disadvantaged positions a person can find themselves in. The one thing that must be guaranteed upon detention is the ability to consult counsel. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 2:44 PM

Quebec court ruling may give tax authorities 'more flexibility' with probes Christopher_Mostovac

The Quebec Superior Court overturned a ruling that held that the investigative methods used by federal and provincial tax authorities to investigate corruption in the Quebec construction industry were “highly reprehensible,” paving the way for Canada Revenue Agency and Revenue Quebec to once again pursue tax evasion inquiries that were put on hold for the past two years. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 12:40 PM

Ten new judges appointed to Ontario Court of Justice

As of Oct. 11, there will be 10 new faces sitting on Ontario Court of Justice benches across Ontario. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 10:57 AM

Updated: Liberals drop controversial height restriction on homegrown pot plants

The Liberals have dumped the controversial 100-centimetre height restriction on homegrown cannabis plants that lawyers had warned was apt to be struck down in court for arbitrariness and irrationality. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 05, 2017 @ 10:44 AM

Supreme Court has identified a cause of crime: Judicial decisions | Anthony Doob and Rosemary Gartner

The Supreme Court, this past spring, issued a decision (R. v. Antic) that, in effect, told judges and justices that if they would only follow the law, crime would decrease. Before you dismiss this statement as a bit of false news, consider a few facts. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 @ 3:13 PM

Sexual assault reporting goes online in Windsor Steve Betteridge

Sexual assault victims in Windsor, Ont., have a new way of reporting the crime to police. Now they can do so online. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 3:07 PM

SCC’s ‘barnburner’ fall session features TWU, Groia, Comeau and other hot cases Carissima Mathen

Two cases that have galvanized the legal profession — TWU and Groia — are among the 28 appeals the Supreme Court of Canada is hearing during a busy fall session that marks the swansong of the court’s longest serving chief justice. ... [read more]