Changes to the Jury Selection Process

With Bill C-75 the  jury selection is to be significantly changed. Currently, both the Crown and Defence  are given the same number of preemptory challenge to be employed during the jury selection process. Peremptory challenges are defined as a defendant’s or...

Changes to Domestic Violence Law

  As recent as March of 2018, a new bill, Bill C-75, was presented in Parliament with the overall goal of both decreasing backlog in the courts, as well as increasing the severity and seriousness in the way that intimate partner violence is handled within the criminal...

What Happens When The Police Breach Your Rights?

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...

Assault by Parents

  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 their child’s behaviour such as spanking, pinching, or washing a child’s...

What is Jurisdiction?

  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 decisions on legal matters. It also denotes the geographical area the authority applies to....

Police “Spy” Tactics

  As of 2012, motor vehicle drivers in Ontario face a hefty fine of $155 if caught using a mobile phone while behind the wheel. Several Police divisions across the province have initiated “Ride Safe” programs intended to nab distracted drivers. Among those making...
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