Firearms Offences Criminal Code

As major Canadian cities face a spike in gun violence — Toronto has seen 10 people shot in just the last five days — local leaders are calling on the federal government to do more to help them grapple with a wave of gang-related crime. In response to these pleas, the...

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Ontario Courts Are in Need of Technological Updates

Many criminal defence lawyers, crown counsel, Justices and court staff have been subject to the delay and difficulty caused by the system of  maintaining Informations on paper rather than organizing them in a computer data base. In Canada, an Information, identifies...

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Bill C-45, The Cannabis Act Passed By Canadian Senate

On June 7, 2018,  Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act was passed by the Canadian Senate. This lifted a 95 year old law prohibiting recreational marihuana consumption and possession. Bill C-45 was voted in with 56 votes in favour and  30 against. The new legislation is now...

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Changes to the Jury Selection Process

With Bill C-75 the  jury selection is to be significantly changed. Currently, both the Crown and Defence  are given the same number of preemptory challenge to be employed during the jury selection process. Peremptory challenges are defined as a defendant's or lawyer's...

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Changes to Domestic Violence Law

  As recent as March of 2018, a new bill, Bill C-75, was presented in Parliament with the overall goal of both decreasing backlog in the courts, as well as increasing the severity and seriousness in the way that intimate partner violence is handled within the criminal...

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