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What Happens When The Police Breach Your...

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 enforced in a court of law. Once the court has determined that your rights under the Charter have been infringed, what remedies are available to redress the wrong you have suffered? Criminal defence lawyers and other legal professionals refer to the legal results of enforcing a Charter right as “remedies”. Under law, judges have the power to prescribe certain remedies when an individual’s rights have been breached. There are a wide variety of remedies available under the law (declarations, damage awards, restitution, specific performance, etc.) Sometimes a Charter remedy could be as simple as a declaration that the government did in fact breach the individual’s Charter rights. In rare cases, the court may order the government to pay the individual…

8 May 2018

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…

Assault by Parents

24 Apr 2018

  Assault is illegal under the Criminal Code of Canada. Assault, as defined in the Code, includes any form of physical punishment parents, teachers or caregivers traditionally use to correct…

What is Jurisdiction?

19 Apr 2018

  The word “jurisdiction” comes from the Latin word ‘juris’ meaning law and ‘dicere’ meaning to speak.  It indicates the authority granted to the courts to deal with and make…

Police “Spy” Tactics

17 Apr 2018

Sgt. Aaron Sidenberg of York Regional Police rides the bus to spot texting drivers.   As of 2012, motor vehicle drivers in Ontario face a hefty…

Opinion Evidence at Trial

12 Apr 2018

 When an individual testifies as a witness their primary job is to testify about facts that are within their knowledge. Generally speaking, the court is not interested in a witness’s…