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Revised impaired driving law likely to trigger appeals: Grey

New legislation granting police more discretion during roadside checks could soon face court challenges, Alberta Indigenous rights litigator  Leighton Grey ... Read more

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Federal Conservatives not introducing non-confidence motion against Trudeau

  ROSSER, Man. — Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he will not be introducing a motion of non-confidence against Justin Trudeau despite saying the prime ... Read more

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Treating someone as a criminal perpetuates vicious circle of crime: Goldlist

Society’s branding of someone as a criminal becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy because offenders seldom get second chances, says Toronto criminal lawyer Jordana Goldlist . ... Read more

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Civil suit connected to Meng's extradition strategy: Neuberger

A notice of civil claim filed by Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou alleging serious violations of her constitutional rights is “ an oblique attack on the extradition ... Read more

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No evidence to prove gun bans work: Dostaler

A handgun ban will not reduce crime, and it may even encourage the growth of the illegal ownership of these weapons, Ottawa criminal lawyer Céline Dostaler tells A ... Read more

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SNC-Lavalin, Meng cases take unnecessary course — off the tracks

By Dr. Gary Botting for AdvocateDaily.com The SNC-Lavalin controversy arose from a simple but fundamental misunderstanding on the part of Jody Wilson-Raybould ... Read more

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Meng's 'rights were violated' by border services: Botting

VANCOUVER — The defence team for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou has filed a notice of civil claim alleging "serious violations'' of her constitutional rights, accusing ... Read more

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Oland defence team to explore toxicology results: Hicks

Alcohol detected in his slain father’s body during autopsy could prove pivotal to Dennis Oland’s defence, says Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks . ... Read more

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Pardons for cannabis possession strikes reasonable balance: Conron

No-cost pardons and record suspensions are a step toward recognizing that criminal stigma is not warranted for cannabis possession charges, London criminal lawyer  ... Read more

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Defence needs equal access to forensic process: Dale

It’s time to end the police “monopoly” on the Centre of Forensic Sciences (CFS), Toronto criminal lawyer and civil litigator Laurelly Dale  writes in  ... Read more

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Secrecy trips up feds in SNC-Lavalin affair: Rosen

Secrecy has been the downfall of the federal government in its approach to the SNC-Lavalin affair, Toronto criminal lawyer  John Rosen  tells AdvocateDaily.com . The ... Read more

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Sa'd hopes to bring diversity to LSO bench

Toronto criminal and landlord/tenant lawyer  Caryma Sa’d  says she is looking to add diversity and a “fresh perspective” to the ranks if elected ... Read more

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What Sidney Crosby’s 2016 Stanley Cup can teach lawyers

By Ryan Handlarski In 2015, Sidney Crosby was going through the worst slump of his career. He had 15 points in 23 games and instead of being in his usual top five spot among ... Read more

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SCC hearing provides hope on relationship evidence

Toronto criminal lawyer  Joseph Neuberger  says he is encouraged by a Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) hearing on the admissibility of relationship evidence in cases of ... Read more

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SCC ruling in voyeurism case goes beyond Parliament's intent: Zita

A Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision in a voyeurism case involving a teacher “opens the floodgates as to what could be considered criminal behaviour,” Toronto ... Read more

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Presumption of innocence reaches beyond courtroom: Handlarski

The presumption of innocence is much more than a legal construct — it is a cornerstone of any civilized society, Toronto criminal lawyer  Ryan Handlarski  tells ... Read more

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Immediate action needed on cannabis amnesty: Conron

The federal government needs to act on its promise to create a pardon process for cannabis-related criminal convictions, London criminal lawyer  Carolynn Conron tells  ... Read more

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Crown's financial motive theory in Oland murder trial a 'red herring'

The Crown's pursuit of a financial motive is inconsistent with its theory of the case in the second-degree murder trial of Dennis Oland, says Toronto criminal lawyer  ... Read more

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Medical evidence on mental health can help or hinder client's case

Expert evidence on the mental health of a client can be a double-edged sword, Toronto criminal lawyer  John Fennel tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Fennel, associate ... Read more

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Calling police first step in revenge porn cases: Zita

If intimate images of you are posted online without consent, you are possibly the victim of revenge porn and should contact police, Toronto criminal lawyer  Jessica ... Read more

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