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  • Court Upholds Protection Order on Sherman Estate FilesAugust 9, 2018

    Recently, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (ONSCJ) released a decision considering how to balance the public interest in open courts with respecting the privacy and safety of the families of high profile murder victims in Toronto. In December 2017, Barry Sherman, the founder of the pharmaceutic … Read more »

  • Laxisme chez la SQ en matière de droit à l’avocatJuly 24, 2018

    Selon nos tribunaux, la Sûreté du Québec ne respecterais pas toujours le droit d’avoir recours sans délai à l’assistance d’un avocat, qui est pourtant consacré par la Charte des droits et libertés et sur lequel la Cour suprême du Canada a insisté à maintes reprises. En effet, le juge Jacques Trudel … Read more »

  • Ontario Attorney General to Appeal Non-Guilty Verdict for Peter KhillJuly 23, 2018

    Last week, the Ontario Attorney General declared its intent to appeal the not guilty verdict delivered last month that acquitted Peter Khill from second-degree murder charges for the death of Jon Styres. Styres, an Indigenous man, was allegedly stealing Khill’s truck when Khill claims he acted in se … Read more »

  • Hiding the Holy Grail: Manitoba’s Provincial Government Risks Reducing Access to Justice for the Most VulnerableJuly 14, 2018

    On April 19, 2018, representatives from Winnipeg Harvest, the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg, the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association, and Make Poverty History Manitoba patiently listen to discussion inside the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. The Progressive Conservative majority gov … Read more »

  • New Ontario police oversight laws put on holdJuly 5, 2018

    The provincial government passed an omnibus police bill – Bill 175 – in March, making changes to police services and police oversight agencies. Bill 175 includes the Ontario Special Investigations Unit Act. The SIU Act was supposed to take effect over the Canada Day long weekend. Ontario Premier Dou … Read more »