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  • February 2019 Criminal Law Round-up

    February 2019 round-up The biggest news story this month was, of course, the allegations of political interference by the Prime Minister’s office in the SNC Lavalin matter. There are likely thousands of articles written now, particularly following the testimony of Jody Wilson-Raybould before the Jus … Read more »

  • Contextualizing Privacy: The Supreme Court's Decision in R v. Jarvis

    As our society develops with new technology, the Courts are often playing catch-up to evolving social norms, working to reconcile new circumstances or contexts to existing legal frameworks. In the recent case of R v. Jarvis, the Supreme Court recently grappled with the issue of what constitutes a re … Read more »

  • January 2019 Criminal Law Round-up

    The sentencing hearing began this month for the case involving the fatal bus crash of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team. The court has heard many victim impact statements from the families of the deceased, which has raised the question of what role victim impact statements should play in the court. L … Read more »

  • Impaired driving update: Implications of Bill C-46

    The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes a spike in road checks for  impaired drivers. This year, the landscape around drinking and driving has changed with the coming into force of new impaired driving laws on December 18, 2018. The new legislation, which received Royal Assent in June, make … Read more »

  • November 2018 Criminal Law Round-up

    News: Juries were a hot topic this month. In the latest chapter of the ongoing legal saga, a mistrial was declared in the trial of Dennis Oland, after an officer did improper background checks on jurors. In other news on juries, Nathalie Des Rosiers introduced the Juries Statute Law Amendement Act, … Read more »

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