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  • R. v. Le: questions left unanswered about the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure

    On May 31, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down an important Charter decision: R. v. Le, 2019 SCC 34. In a 3-2 split decision, the majority of the Court allowed Mr. Le’s appeal and excluded the evidence upon which he was convicted, pursuant to section 24(2) of the Charter. The basis of the … Read more »

  • R. v. Barton: Business as Usual for Section 276 (Canada’s Rape-Shield Law)

    In its recent decision in R. v. Barton, 2019 SCC 33, the Supreme Court of Canada heard the appeal of Bradley Barton, an individual who was charged with the first-degree murder of Cindy Gladue. Ms. Gladue, an Indigenous sex worker, died from blood loss due to an 11cm wound in her vaginal wall. The ju … Read more »

  • Civility vs. Advocacy – Case Comment on Groia v. LSUC (SCC)

    On June 1, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down a highly anticipated decision: Groia v Law Society of Upper Canada, 2018 SCC 27. Joe Groia, a commercial litigator practicing in Toronto, was appealing a finding of professional misconduct by the Law Society of Upper Canada.   While defending … Read more »

  • When an Impaired Charge Can be Pardoned

    Few Canadians would be surprised to find out that being charged with impaired driving is not only serious but can carry severe consequences.  Despite this, impaired driving offences are one of the most common offences to be charged in the Criminal Code. Further, individuals who have been convicted o … Read more »

  • Travelling and Mistake of Law

    We live in a great time for international travel.  With ever-increasing economic accommodation alternatives ranging from Airbnb to daily seat sales on flights, it has never been so easy to travel.  Traveling can be an exciting and life-changing adventure. This article only deals with Canadian law.  … Read more »