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What Are Ontario’s New Careless and...

New driving legislation in Ontario means tougher penalties for distracted and careless driving.   New Ontario bylaws will mean automatic driver’s licence suspension for convicted distracted drivers in Ontario are soon to take effect after receiving Royal Assent. Distracted driving has a broad definition and can mean anything from text messaging or making that phone call while you drive, to doing so while stopped at a stoplight. In Ontario, it’s against the law to: operate hand-held communication and electronic entertainment devices while you’re driving view display screens unrelated to your driving Examples of hand-held devices include: iPods and MP3 players GPS cell phones smart phones laptops DVD players The fines for distracted driving would increase from a maximum of $1,000 to up to $2,000 on a second conviction and up to $3,000 for third or subsequent incidents, as well as six demerit points for multiple offences. Those…

30 Jan 2018

What are the Current Marihuana Laws in...

19 Jan 2018

As the recreational use of marihuana grows, it is important to note that marihuana remains a controlled substance, prohibited under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act. Possessing and selling marihuana…

Is it a Crime to Vape Indoors?

18 Jan 2018

   According to the Electronic Cigarettes Act (2015), an electronic cigarette is considered a vaporizer or inhalant-type device that contains a power source and heating element, designed to heat a…

Section 8 of the Charter of Rights and...

11 Jan 2018

Section 8 of the Charter addresses what it mans to have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Section 8 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms…

Section 10 of the Charter of Rights and...

9 Jan 2018

  Included in the section 10(b) of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is your right to counsel upon arrest or detention. Section 10 of the…

What Happens When a Police Officer Lies...

4 Jan 2018

Incidents of police misconduct, particularly dishonesty during the trial process, are widespread  leading to public resentment.     In 2012, the Toronto Star documented an in-depth…

Alberta’s Bill 29: An Act to Reduce...

3 Jan 2018

Under new legislation police officers in Alberta will determine whether or not to lay criminal offence charges on impaired drivers. The Province of Alberta is to…