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#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Robert...

  Robert Baltovich spent 18 years trying to prove that he did not murder his beloved girlfriend. Robert Baltovich was wrongfully convicted of killing his girlfriend. On June 19, 1990,  his girlfriend, Elizabeth Bain, went missing. She went out to run errands and never returned.  Her car was found and blood that turned out to be her was found on the back seat. Elizabeth’s body has never recovered. Although there was little evidence against him, Robert was arrested on November 19th, 1990, and charged with Elizabeth’s murder. At trial, the prosecution set out to prove that Robert and Elizabeth had been arguing as she had tried to break up with him. They suggested that Robert had killed, enraged that she had tried to leave him.  The Crown presented multiple eye witnesses who testified that they had seen Robert with Elizabeth right before she was killed. The defence…

17 Aug 2016

Is it a Crime to Write on Money?

16 Aug 2016

It is not illegal to write on bank notes in Canada. There are prohibitions, however, on reproducing a current Canadian bill electronically. The question of whether it is illegal or…

What is a First Appearance for a Criminal...

11 Aug 2016

It is wise for the accused to understand what to expect at their first court appearance. What happens at the first appearance at court for a…

#wronfullyconvictedwednesday Kyle Unger

10 Aug 2016

When Kyle Unger was only 19 years old he was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault and murder.   When Kyle Unger was only nineteen years old…

Is it a Crime to Sleep in Your Car?

9 Aug 2016

  In some circumstances you could be charged with a criminal offence for sleeping in your car. Sleeping in your car could be a crime. Determining…

Court Makes Rare Finding of Racial Profiling

8 Aug 2016

The Honourable Justice Charney of the Superior Court of Justice recently rereleased his decision in the matter of R. v. Beverly O’Grady and Jeffrey Ferguson-Cadore. A report from Wendy Gillis…

What is a Surety?

4 Aug 2016

A friend, family member or partner can help an accused be released from prison. A surety is a person who appears in court for the accused,…