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  • Coming into Force: Changes in Criminal Law from Bill C-75

    It has now been 90 days since Bill C-75 received Royal Assent, and many sections of the bill come into force today. The massive bill has far-reaching consequences for the procedures in the criminal justice system. Here are some of the changes that take effect as of September 19, 2019: Preliminary in … Read more »

  • July/August Criminal Law Round-up

    Well, the end of summer is upon us. As kids go back to school and holidays come to a close, it’s time to dive into some notable cases from the past two months: In R v. Dudhi, the Ontario Court of Appeal dealt with the issue of racial profiling in the context of a Charter challenge of a drug search. … Read more »

  • May/June 2019 Criminal Law Round-up

    After a brief hiatus in May, we’re back with a double edition of your latest round-up. There is lots to catch up on in the world of criminal law, so read on:  News: In June, Legal Aid Ontario announced that it would be cutting various aspects of criminal certificates, including bail hearings, mental … Read more »

  • On Diversity in the Legal Profession

    Yesterday, at Convocation at the Law Society of Ontario, the newly elected benchers debated the controversial Statement of Principles (SOP), which requires lawyers to tell the Law Society in an annual report that they have written a statement that outlines their commitment to Equity, Diversity and I … Read more »

  • 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 »