Canadian criminal law stretches well beyond our borders, thanks to extradition agreements with other countries. But people may not know that the long arm of our law will soon extend all the way to the Moon.
I am not surprised the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruled in June that people who don't wear condoms during sex after their sexual partners told them to can be convicted of sexual assault. In Ontario, to the best of my knowledge, that was the way this situation was handled even before this judgement.
The decision by the nation’s highest court to uphold rape shield provisions that were ruled unconstitutional by two lower courts is disconcerting to many defence counsel as it limits our ability to defend clients.
Parole is meant to be a carefully constructed bridge between incarceration and a return to the community.
After allowing the truckers' protest to block traffic in downtown Ottawa for three weeks, police moved in, arresting more than 100 people and towing dozens of vehicles.
By the time police cleared the truckers’ protest in downtown Ottawa in February, more than 100 people were facing charges.
A democratic nation should not fear protests from citizens.
Judges and lawyers are key players when a case goes to trial. But there is an equally important group of people who take part in each case and they are the members of the public.