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- FATF Releases New Evaluation of Canada's Anti-ML Regime
In October, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released its 4th Enhanced Follow-Up Report & Technical Compliance Re-Rating for Canada. The FATF, as readers will know, is the organization that has set the international “gold standard” for states’ anti-money laundering structures, and its system … Read more »
- Bribery of Foreign Public Officials: Ontario Court of Appeal Rules on Jurisdiction, Extradition & Mens Rea of Offence
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently rendered a decision in the long-running case of R. v. Barra, a prosecution under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act involving several people accused (and, in one earlier case, Karigar, convicted) of bribing various public officials in India. This pa … Read more »
- Foreign Nationals Jumping Bail on Sexual Assault Charges: Why Won't Canada Do Anything?
NOTE: this piece originally appeared as an editorial in the Chronicle Herald on June 8, 2021. Since then, I have contacted Nova Scotia MPs Andy Fillmore (Halifax), Geoff Regan (Halifax West) and Jaime Battiste (Sydney-Victoria), as well as the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Justice and Public Safet … Read more »
- Accused Appearing at Trial Via Video Conference from Foreign State
I recently received a question from a friend about whether Canada permits accused persons to appear at their trial via video conferencing, when they are located in a foreign state. I did a spot of research (i.e. I emailed a bunch of friends who are criminal law practitioners). The most interesting … Read more »
- Border Search of E-Devices Ruled Unconstitutional
In the recent case of R. v. Canfield, the Alberta Court of Appeal gave the decision that some Canadian criminal defence lawyers and those who follow our search and seizure jurisprudence have been waiting for: the limitless, warrantless search of electronic devices by CBSA officials at the border i … Read more »