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  • Canadian Criminal Justice System Report Card 2018March 14, 2018

    For the second time the Macdonald-Laurier Institute has issued its annual report card on the status of Canada’s criminal justice system. Using quantitative data from Statistics Canada and statistical analysis, the Macdonald-Laurier Institute has rated each province and territory’s criminal justice s … Read more »

  • When can you make a Citizen’s Arrest?March 8, 2018

    On May 23, 2009, David Chen, owner of the “Lucky Moose Food Mart” in Toronto’s Chinatown district, arrested Anthony Bennett. Anthony Bennett had been at the store an hour earlier and stolen a number of plants before escaping on his bike. When the police attended, they arrest both David Chen […] The … Read more »

  • Rule in KienappleMarch 4, 2018

    The rule in Kienapple prevents multiple convictions for the same criminal act. It is based on the legal maxim “nemo bis vexari as well as nemo bis puniri”, which means “no-one shall be tried or punished twice in regards to the same event.” In instances where an accused is convicted […] The post Rule … Read more »

  • Trial Within A Reasonable TimeFebruary 21, 2018

    The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms gives everyone charged with a criminal offence the right to be tried within a reasonable time. The rational for this right is based on both individual interests and societal interests. The individual interests include (1) minimizing the anxiety and stigma … Read more »

  • Driving While Disqualified Case: Her Majesty the Queen v. Patrick GavinJanuary 31, 2018

    The accused was charged with driving while disqualified. His ex-spouse alleged when he had picked up their son from her care that he was driving a white van. The accused denied the allegations and asserted he was the passenger in the vehicle being driven by his father. The Crown Attorney […] The pos … Read more »