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  • An overview of R v. Barton

    The Supreme Court released its highly anticipated decision in R v. Barton today. The case, which dealt with a myriad of issues arising from the murder trial of Bradley Barton, touches many areas of law, including use of prior sexual activity, honest but mistaken belief in communicated consent, accid … Read more »

  • April 2019 Criminal Law Round-up

    News: Doug Ford’s government introduced its budget this month, which included a 33% cut to Legal Aid’s budget. This move, meant to ‘streamline’ the delivery of legal services to low-income Ontarians, has been harshly criticized by lawyers, who know that it will have devastating impacts on access to … Read more »

  • March 2019 Criminal Law Round-up

    News: The Office of the Independent Review of Police released a report this month that concluded that Ontario’s police conduct too many┬áunjustified strip searches, with police procedures and collection of data varying across the province. The report provides 50 recommendations on the conduct of stri … Read more »

  • 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 »

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