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Thursday, November 10, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Discretion over youth sentencing upheld in crowd shooting case

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision is a reminder to lawyers in youth court cases that they cannot count on clients receiving full credit for pre-sentence custody. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 10, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Appeal Court rules mail must go through

Canada Post’s authority to install mailboxes trumps the municipal power to regulate the road allowance, Ontario’s highest court has ruled. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 10, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Judge's comments on perjury result in new trial

A trial judge who suggests in open court that a witness committed perjury creates a “reasonable apprehension of trial unfairness that requires a new trial,” the B.C. Court of Appeal ruled recently in overturning a sexual assault conviction. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Car dealer's liability for injuries to teen who stole vehicle

The Court of Appeal for Ontario has confirmed that a car dealership owner owed a duty of care to a minor who was involved in stealing a car from his garage and dealership. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Informant disclosure ruling overturned

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has rejected a lower court ruling that ordered edited police documents containing intelligence from confidential informers be disclosed to defence counsel for the purpose of challenging the validity of a search warrant. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Nova Scotia to revise flawed cyberbullying law

Nova Scotia’s minister of justice has made it clear that new cyberbullying legislation will be introduced this spring. What is much less clear — the nature, breadth and depth of that legislation. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Lawyer's new book decries lack of aggressive action on corporate crime

More aggressive enforcement of existing statutes — not more laws — are needed to stop corporations and their executives from behaving badly, said Toronto lawyer Norm Keith. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Internet ban for sex offenders deemed 'too harsh'

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision may signal a growing reluctance by judges to issue prohibition orders banning convicted sex offenders from using the Internet. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 20, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Panel urges law society to lead fight against racism

Concrete action to reduce racism in Ontario’s legal profession should begin with the industry’s main regulator, the Law Society of Upper Canada, according to recommendations recently presented to the law society. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 20, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Political heat over federal greenhouse gas plan

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau caught provincial environment ministers off guard when he announced a federal plan that will put a national price on greenhouse gas emissions. The controversial move fulfils a promise the Liberals made during the 2015 federal election, but has also launched a political firestorm. ... [read more]