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- Liberals' new impaired-driving rules will inevitably target minorities
This week, the Liberal government’s self-described “toughest impaired driving rules throughout the world” officially became law. And while Bill C-46 may have a bland title, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, it rep … Read more »
- Who is the best fictional lawyer of all-time?
It is a question that has divided law offices, torn law-school friendships apart and driven legal nerds to the brink of madness. Who is the best fictional lawyer of all-time?Until recently this has been a question reserved for philosophers. But now, we have the technology to answer the age-old ques … Read more »
- Scheer’s guns and gangs strategy a simple plan for simple minds
Andrew Scheer and the federal Conservative party have a plan to crack down on guns and gangs. Scheer’s plan is a simple one: End automatic bail eligibility for gang members, revoke parole for gang members and impose minimum sentences for some gang-related offences. Scheer says that his plan, unlike … Read more »
- Time for the civil bar to step up
Last week Pro Bono Ontario dropped the bombshell that they would be forced to shutter their offices in Toronto and Ottawa because of a $500,000 funding gap. Private funders, apparently, can no longer support the program. So, civil lawyers took to the opinion pages and social media to defend the litt … Read more »
- With Bill C-75 Liberals Break Three Promises
In 2015, prior to the last federal election, the then-third-party Liberals made three promises that warmed the hearts of lawyers who work in the criminal-justice trenches.First, the Liberals said they were going to base their justice policy on facts, not make up facts to suit a preferred policy. It … Read more »
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