criminal law


  • Lawyers pan minister’s response to legal aid study

    Lawyers pan minister’s response to legal aid study

    Mar 19, 2018

    Lawyers say that the federal justice minister’s response to recommendations by a Commons committee on how to improve legal aid in Canada is disappointing.

  • Immigration lawyers express support for CBSA watchdog

    Immigration lawyers express support for CBSA watchdog

    Mar 12, 2018

    Immigration lawyers are voicing support for an independent federal agency that would review the Canada Border Services Agency and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

  • OCA rules on emergency doctrine

    OCA rules on emergency doctrine

    Mar 5, 2018

    An Ontario Court of Appeal justice has warned against “summary judgment at all costs” in her dissent of a ruling on the application of the doctrine of emergency in a personal injury case.

  • Post-Hryniak pushback

    Mar 5, 2018

    When the Supreme Court of Canada delivered its landmark judgment in Hryniak v. Mauldin in 2014, it marked a massive shift in the way civil litigation was approached.

  • Scrutiny needed on how jury rolls put together

    Scrutiny needed on how jury rolls put together

    Feb 26, 2018

    The acquittal of Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley earlier this month in the shooting death of Colten Boushie has sparked calls for changes to the jury selection process to ensure juries are more representative of the makeup of the local community.

  • Juries under scrutiny

    Feb 26, 2018

    The shooting death of Colten Boushie and subsequent acquittal of Gerald Stanley — who was charged with second-degree murder in connection with Boushie’s death — has raised outrage and ire across the country.

  • Extradition law needs reconsideration

    Feb 20, 2018

    According to an old joke among lawyers, in an extradition case there is usually only one strategic decision to make — window or aisle. This is not too far from the truth.

  • Civil forfeiture, an uncivil remedy

    Feb 12, 2018

    Ontario’s Civil Remedies Act is an extraordinary and draconian piece of legislation.

  • The Countdown to Legalization: Marijuana and the criminal law

    The Countdown to Legalization: Marijuana and the criminal law

    Feb 5, 2018

    In the first video of this new video series, we see where Canadian and Ontario-provincial criminal law are headed as recreational marijuana legalization is pending. Experts on the topic, lawyers Donna V. Pledge, Chris Sewrattan and Sonya Shikhman, discuss the current state of driving and possession laws regarding marijuana and they predict where it might be headed.

  • LSO examines its role in legal aid

    LSO examines its role in legal aid

    Jan 29, 2018

    The Law Society of Ontario is looking to reinvigorate its role when it comes to legal aid.

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