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Amnesty For People Convicted of Possession...

Bill C-45 is the Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts. Once passed, this will legalize marihuana. With Bill C-45 and the legalization of marihuana on the horizon, many people previously charged and convicted of possession of marihuana are hopeful that they may be granted amnesty for their past convictions of possession of marihuana. Currently, such people have criminal records and suffer all of  the negative consequences of a criminal record. This issue is particularly important for groups typically targeting by law enforcement and subject to prejudicially treatment in the justice system. For example, in Toronto, Black men are three times more likely to be charged with simple possession of marihuana than white men. Consequently, there are a disproportionate number of racialized people with criminal records for possession of marihuana. This historic injustice has inspired recent advocacy for amnesty…

24 May 2018

When Are The Police Allowed to Search You?

22 May 2018

The police are only allowed to search you in certain circumstances. Know your rights! The police cannot search your person unless you are under the arrest.…

The Right to an Interpreter at Trial and...

17 May 2018

A Vietnamese interpreter translates for an accused Vietnamese speaking man. As Canadians, we are lucky to live in a multicultural society that embraces diversity. Canada’s dedication…

Police Record Checks Reform Act Finally to...

10 May 2018

Nearly three years after it was passed unanimously by the Ontario legislature the Police Record Checks Reform Act will become law on Nov. 1. It will severely limit the release…

What Happens When The Police Breach Your...

8 May 2018

It is very important for every Canadian to understand, not only his or her rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, but also how those rights can be…

Toronto Youth Court at 311 Jarvis Street to...

3 May 2018

311 Jarvis Street in Toronto is the specified youth court. Sixty year ago specified courts were established to address youth criminal matters. The Youth Criminal Justice…

Problematic Implications of Bill C-46,...

1 May 2018

  The federal government introduced Bill C-46 in July, 2017. This bill is  an Act to amend the Criminal Code and make consequential amendments to other Acts. Bill C-46 is…