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Ontario’s Attorney General calls for new Measures to speed up Criminal Trials
In July 2016, Canada’s Supreme Court of Canada made a landmark decision on the constitutional right to be tried within a reasonable time. In a
Are Canadian Courts applying the Law unfairly and too broadly for Sexual Assault Convictions involving ‘Positive-HIV Status’
Under the Criminal Code, s. 273, a person may be found guilty of aggravated sexual assault if they failed to disclose their HIV-positive status prior
Acquittal on Drug Charges due to Serious Charter Rights Violations
In a 2016 trial, a man successfully appealed his earlier conviction on drug charges as well as his ten-year sentence. In 2014, an Ontario court
Our Right to be informed of our Rights to Counsel in our own Language
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, s.10 states that Everyone has the right on arrest or detention (a) to be informed promptly of the
Ontario Judge finds Accused’s Charter Rights were violated and dismisses ‘Over 80’ Charge
In a 2016 trial, R. v. Moore, a man was tried summarily on charges of impaired driving and ‘over 80’ (for operation of a motor
Victim-Fine Surcharge: Blood from a Stone
On October 21, Canada’s Minister of Justice, Jody Wilson-Raybould, announced that the federal government would be changing the victim-fine surcharge regime. This is long overdue
The Vader Case: A New Hope?
On Thursday, 100,000 viewers tuned in live to watch an Alberta trial judge deliver his verdict on the Travis Vader case. The trial judge announced
‘Not Guilty’ on DUI Charges if Defence Counsel can raise Reasonable Doubt
In any criminal law case in Canada, the burden of proof is on the prosecution to prove the accused person is guilty beyond reasonable doubt.
Searches incident to Arrest – Expanding Police Powers
The Supreme Court of Canada issued a landmark, albeit split, decision in June of 2016 that has received little attention. The case is an example
“Reasonably Prompt Justice”: A new Framework for the Right to be Tried within a Reasonable Time
How many court-drama shows feature the well-worn plot of offence, investigation, charge, trial, and conviction/acquittal, all somehow miraculously fitting into an hour-long (or, more accurately,