Ottawa may be saving millions of dollars by delaying judicial appointments but the price paid by those waiting for their case to be heard is immeasurably higher by every other measure.
The law struggles to keep up with the use of technology when it comes to crime.
I was recently involved in a high-profile case where charges against a member of the Canadian military accused of sexually assaulting a female corporal were stayed because it had taken too long to come to trial.
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.