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  • Influence PeddlingApril 12, 2018

    Crimes of corruption in Canadian law fall under Part IV of the Criminal Code. Bribery of judicial officers and fraud on the government are two of them. Influence peddling is in the fraud category. By criminalizing acts of corruption Parliament strives to preserve both government integrity and the ap … Read more »

  • A Too-Clever Game of Partial TruthsMarch 30, 2018

    On February 16, 2018, Justice Jolaine Antonio of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, at Calgary, released the reasons for exclusion of evidence in a case reported as R v Sandhu, 2018 ABQB 112. The Calgary police had covertly installed a hallway camera in a downtown apartment building during a dru … Read more »

  • Police Violated Prosper DutyMarch 14, 2018

    He was sitting in the back of a police vehicle in Edmonton, Alberta, arrested for sexual assault of a former intimate partner. The police officer read him his rights. When the officer asked if he wanted to speak with a lawyer, he said: “Uh, yes.” The officer then said: “You may be charged with sexua … Read more »

  • Behind The Black MirrorFebruary 28, 2018

    A new report was published this month by twenty-six researchers at renowned universities and non-governmental organizations including the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge and the Electronic Frontier Foundation warning that artificial intelligence technology creates dangerous opportu … Read more »

  • The Haunting Of GirouFebruary 16, 2018

    On December 14, 2017, the Alberta Court of Appeal released the per curiam ruling in R v Girou, 2017 ABCA 426 involving a rare case where the Crown and the defendant agreed that lost evidence breached the defendant’s fair trial interests under s. 7 of the Charter of Rights. The trial judge concluded … Read more »