The Countdown to Legalization: Marijuana and the criminal law

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.



  • Sweeping changes proposed for Criminal Code

    Sweeping changes proposed for Criminal Code

    Under the federal government’s proposed changes to the Criminal Code, an individual charged with selling street-level amounts of crack cocaine will be entitled to a preliminary hearing, but someone prosecuted for a significant white collar fraud will not.
  • More transparency needed on good character

    More transparency needed on good character

    Lawyers are calling on the Law Society of Ontario to confirm whether it considers systemic factors when determining whether Indigenous candidates meet the “good character” requirement to become a lawyer.
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