A Crown attorney made the right call in July by dropping second-degree murder charges against a Milton, Ont., man who shot and killed an intruder.
A recent media report noted that crime in Canada has increased for the second consecutive year, with violent crime reaching its highest point since 2007.
There is yet another bill being put forward to change the law that allows parents, guardians and teachers to spank a child.
Wrongful convictions are an unfair consequence of the Canadian criminal justice system that I work in every day.
When news broke early in June that Paul Bernardo had been transferred to a medium-security prison in Quebec, many Canadians expressed shock and outrage.
A judge in Montreal made the right call by ruling that giving someone the middle finger is not a crime, but is in fact “a God-given, Charter-enshrined right that belongs to every red-blooded Canadian.”
The federal government’s proposed reforms to the country’s bail system come after a handful of high-profile incidents where people out on bail were accused of committing horrific crimes.
Proposed legislation introduced by the Liberal government at the end of April addresses changes to the National Sex Offender Registry.
The federal government “wants to abandon its approach of spelling out each make and variety of banned firearm in lengthy lists” and instead provide a “clear, consistent” definition of assault-style firearms to be prohibited, according to a recent news report.
When preparing a client for a criminal trial I always stress that the burden of proof lies with the Crown attorney. To win a conviction, the Crown must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused has committed a crime.