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  • 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 »

  • October 2018 Criminal Law Round-Up

    The biggest news of the month was the legalization of cannabis when Bill C-45 came into force on October 17. As people lined up (or placed their orders online), the government announced that it will pardon those with convicitons for marijuana offences. Advocates for pardons, lead in large part by An … Read more »

  • September 2018 Criminal Law Round-up

    This September, the news cycle spun at a frantic pace, between Ontario’s municipal election notwithstanding clause issue and the confirmation hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh in the United States. In the world of criminal law, there are some other stories and case that are worth catching up on, in … Read more »

  • Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System: A Book Review

    When the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) released its report in 2015, there were a number of items that centred on the criminal justice system and the over-representation of Indigenous people in courts and jails. The TRC identified a lack of sensitivity amongst lawyers working with residential school … Read more »

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