Criminal

Clayton Ruby: Independent commission must fix Canada’s ‘humiliating’ record of wrongful conviction

Clayton Ruby: Independent commission must fix Canada’s ‘humiliating’ record of wrongful conviction

Trudeau called for Criminal Case Review Commission to review potentially wrongful convictions

Government’s power to pay out on seized property would get less court oversight under bill 161

Government’s power to pay out on seized property would get less court oversight under bill 161

Law is designed to free court resources and ensure crime victims are compensated

Messaging app data overturns conviction

Messaging app data overturns conviction

Data was initially dismissed by police and trial counsel

Ontario Court of Justice adds two new justices, Porter and Brissette

Ontario Court of Justice adds two new justices, Porter and Brissette

Porter is a long-time partner at McCarthy Tétrault; Brissette is an assistant Crown attorney

New criminal law program targets high school students

New criminal law program targets high school students

The module provides hypothetical legal scenarios for students to discuss

John Struthers named president of Criminal Lawyers’ Association

John Struthers named president of Criminal Lawyers’ Association

CLA elects Daniel Brown, John Hale, and Adam Weisberg as vice presidents, and Cassandra DeMelo as women’s vice president