Court applies two-step process to find that retainer agreement is fair and reasonable
Proposed legislation would eliminate some mandatory minimum penalties, among other changes
Decision will affect hundreds of not-criminally-responsible accused stuck in hospital, says lawyer
Survey finds divergence in perception of police versus the criminal courts
Judge has served in Ontario Superior Court of Justice for a decade
Fourth book by author Norman Bacal, the former managing partner of Heenan Blaikie LLP
Bill C-22 repealed Mandatory Minimum Penalties for all drug offences and the Federal Liberals say they want to take more of a health-care-focused approach to illegal drugs. Critics say the government should have proposed their decriminalization. What do you think? Did the Federal Government's Justice reforms go far enough?