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THE SEMINAL CASE OF R v JORDAN, AND HOW IT HAS EFFECTED CRIMINAL LAW

On July 8, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada released R v Jordan, 2016 SCC 27 [Jordan], a decision that fundamentally changed the framework that determines whether an accused has been tried within a reasonable time under s 11(b) of the Charter.
Jan 25, 2019
Daniel A. Wolson
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WHAT TO DO, AND NOT TO DO, IF YOU ARE PULLED OVER BY THE POLICE

The Police have the right to stop your vehicle for a number of reasons, even if you have done nothing wrong at all, police officers can lawfully pull you over. 
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Criminal Law

WHY MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCES DONT WORK

An informative piece on why mandatory minimum sentences for various offences don’t work. They have been declared unconstitutional by Courts across the country, including the Supreme Court of Canada, to be contrary to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Daniel A. Wolson
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FEDERAL PROSECUTORS TO AVOID PROCEEDING ON SIMPLE DRUG POSSESSION CHARGES IN NEW DIRECTIVE

A groundbreaking new directive issued by the Federal Prosecution Service of Canada has revised the Government’s approach on simple drug possession offences. Federal Prosecutors are now being told to avoid prosecuting simple drug possession cases.
Daniel A. Wolson
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WHAT IS THE LAW ON DRIVING WHILE HIGH ON CANNABIS?

I am often asked about the law on driving while impaired by cannabis. Since the legislation is brand new, many people aren’t aware of what is and isn’t legal when it comes to using cannabis and driving their vehicle.
Daniel A. Wolson