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Let’s Talk about Phones in Ontario’s Jails

Today is Bell Let's Talk Day, an annual campaign to raise awareness and funds for mental health services in Canada. If you follow any criminal lawyers on social media, you'll see that there is a lot of skepticism for the campaign, given Bell's involvement with the...

October 2019 Criminal Law Round-up

News:Most of the month of October was dominated by news of the federal election. And while criminal justice issues did not feature prominently in the parties' platforms, the election allowed for some reflection on the Liberals' performance on the justice portfolio...

May/June 2019 Criminal Law Round-up

After a brief hiatus in May, we're back with a double edition of your latest round-up. There is lots to catch up on in the world of criminal law, so read on: News: In June, Legal Aid Ontario announced that it would be cutting various aspects of criminal certificates,...

On Diversity in the Legal Profession

Yesterday, at Convocation at the Law Society of Ontario, the newly elected benchers debated the controversial Statement of Principles (SOP), which requires lawyers to tell the Law Society in an annual report that they have written a statement that outlines their...

February 2019 Criminal Law Round-up

February 2019 round-upThe biggest news story this month was, of course, the allegations of political interference by the Prime Minister's office in the SNC Lavalin matter. There are likely thousands of articles written now, particularly following the testimony of Jody...

November 2018 Criminal Law Round-up

News: Juries were a hot topic this month. In the latest chapter of the ongoing legal saga, a mistrial was declared in the trial of Dennis Oland, after an officer did improper background checks on jurors. In other news on juries, Nathalie Des Rosiers introduced the...

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