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Criminal Law

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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Criminal Law

RETHINKING THE CONDITIONAL SENTENCE (HOUSE ARREST)

The Ontario Court of Appeal has recently reversed a Bill that eliminated Conditional Sentence (House Arrest) as a sentencing option for certain crimes.
Daniel A. Wolson
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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