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Police Record Checks Reform Act Finally to...

Nearly three years after it was passed unanimously by the Ontario legislature the Police Record Checks Reform Act will become law on Nov. 1. It will severely limit the release of police “non-conviction records” that have thwarted careers and ruined lives, as detailed in a Star investigation.   Innocent people living in Ontario will be protected from the release of unproven allegations and mental health records in police background checks will finally come into effect nearly three years after it passed unanimously in response to a Toronto Star investigation. This will  fundamentally changing the rules around what police can tell prospective employers, volunteer agencies and foreign governments about people living in Ontario. This will severely limit police disclosure of so-called “non-conviction records” — allegations sitting in police computers and notebooks that were never proven, as well as 911 mental health calls that police attended and logged. Currently individuals living in…

10 May 2018

What Happens When The Police Breach Your...

8 May 2018

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…

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…