Criminal

Evidence obtained at photo line-ups ruled admissible in robbery case

Evidence obtained at photo line-ups ruled admissible in robbery case

Factors set out in SCC decision applied in determining admissibility of photo line-up evidence

Hearsay probative value must be measured against prejudicial effect and not by case strength: ONT CA

Hearsay probative value must be measured against prejudicial effect and not by case strength: ONT CA

Case provides guidance on admissibility of hearsay and statement of recanting witness: lawyer

Mandatory minimum sentence confirmed unconstitutional by Court of Appeal for Ontario

Mandatory minimum sentence confirmed unconstitutional by Court of Appeal for Ontario

Court released decision in R. v. Safieh Sept. 22

First Nation lawyer Christa Big Canoe wins award for gender equity leadership

First Nation lawyer Christa Big Canoe wins award for gender equity leadership

Lawyer was lead commission counsel for MMIWG National Inquiry

Disagreement on credibility and weight of DNA evidence not enough to justify appeal: court

Disagreement on credibility and weight of DNA evidence not enough to justify appeal: court

Determining weight and reliability of evidence still belongs to the trier of fact

While indifference to age not enough, evidence may still lead to conviction of child luring: court

While indifference to age not enough, evidence may still lead to conviction of child luring: court

Belief that the escort was underage must still be proven beyond reasonable doubt