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Lawyers predict more overcrowding after St-Cloud

Yamri Taddese - Monday, May 25, 2015

Ontario’s problem of overcrowded prisons is about to get a lot worse, criminal lawyers are warning in the wake of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. St-Cloud.
“The Supreme Court just made it much more difficult for accused persons to get bail in Canada,” says Nader Hasan, a partner at Ruby Shiller Chan Hasan.

“One thing I was surprised by in this case was the Supreme Court’s unwillingness to address the major elephant in the room, which is our pretrial detention facilities are already vastly overcrowded [and] disadvantaged minorities are grossly overrepresented in these pretrial detention facilities.

“That problem is only goin...


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Monday, May 25, 2015

QUEEN’S LAW ASSOCIATE DEAN DIES
Flags at Queen’s University flew half-mast last week following the death of associate law dean Stanley Corbett.

Corbett, the law faculty’s longest-serving associate dean, died on May 18, the university announced.

The school said the professor’s links to Queen’s stretches over five decades, beginning with his studies in mathematics before moving to philosophy for his post-graduate degrees.

After spending a few years at Acadia University, Corbett went back to Queen’s for law school and worked as an adjunct professor in philosophy and law before becoming a full-time member of the faculty of law in 1997, the university said in a statement.

Corbett became associate dean of the faculty of law in 2008. He also served as the academic director of the faculty’s global law programs at the Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle in England where he also taught a course in public international law.

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