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Is it a Crime to Use Scalper Bots?

As for December 14,  2017, scalper bots became a provincial criminal offence in Ontario. A bill to protect ticket buyers was passed on December 14, 2017. Those against the legislation warn that some features of the legislation may actually disadvantage ticket buyers. The Ticket Sales Act is contained in new consumer protection legislation. Under the new legislation, scalper bots are banned. Scalper bots buy a large number of tickets online for an event and then resell them at a large profit. The ban is largely welcome by large ticket sellers and event hosts as ticket bots had become an out of control practice, driving the cost of tickets unreasonably. Law enforcement  acknowledges that enforcement may be difficult when it comes to bots that often operate from outside Canada. Instead the law aims to undercut both profit incentive and resale abilities. One of the  ways the new law achieves this is…

6 Feb 2018

What is a Crown Pre-Trial?

1 Feb 2018

Once disclosure has been provided, counsel will need to discuss your case with the Crown.  In complex cases the discussion will require the presence of a judge.  These pre-trial discussions…

What Are Ontario’s New Careless and...

30 Jan 2018

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…

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…