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Justice minister has statutory discretion to drop extradition proceedings

By Dr. Gary Botting for AdvocateDaily.com The online edition of  South China Morning Post   recently trumpeted, “Donald Trump could change the course of ... Read more

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Serial killer McArthur handed 'sentence till death:' Hicks

TORONTO — Serial killer Bruce McArthur murdered eight men from Toronto's gay village for ``his own warped and sick gratification,'' an Ontario j udge said Friday as he ... Read more

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Corrections system provides a model for therapeutic jurisprudence

This is the final instalment in a four-part series on therapeutic jurisprudence by criminal lawyer Lawrence Forstner. The front half of the criminal justice system has no ... Read more

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Sentence for McArthur means he'll never be freed: Goldlist

TORONTO — Toronto's police chief says the sentence handed down Friday to serial killer Bruce McArthur means the man will never see daylight again. ... Read more

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Access to breathalyzer logs critical to the defence: Dunn

A recent Supreme Court judgment that places limits on when the accused can have access to breathalyzer maintenance logs is disappointing, Calgary criminal lawyer Greg Dunn tells ... Read more

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Political interference could 'trump' extradition attempt

Counsel for embattled Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou will rely heavily on constitutional and treaty arguments in a fight against their client’s extradition, says ... Read more

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Duty to defend your client is paramount: Dale

Courtroom civility, though important, must never come at the expense of mounting a vigorous defence, says Toronto criminal lawyer and civil litigator Laurelly Dale . “If ... Read more

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Reasons behind serial killings may never be known: Goldlist

It’s unlikely that confessed serial killer Bruce McArthur will ever be freed from prison even if his eight sentences run concurrently, Toronto criminal lawyer Jordana ... Read more

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Trump comments central to high-stakes extradition case: Hicks

A high-profile extradition case involving a senior executive of a Chinese tech giant could hinge on the perception of political interference by U.S. President Donald Trump, ... Read more

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McArthur guilty plea to eight murder counts 'unprecedented:' Zita

Bruce McArthur’s guilty plea to eight counts of first-degree murder is an “extraordinary” circumstance, Toronto criminal lawyer  Jessica Zita  tells ... Read more

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McArthur plea has benefits for Crown, defence: Daviau

There are many reasons for Bruce McArthur to forego a trial and plead guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder, says Toronto criminal lawyer  Lindsay Daviau ... Read more

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Bruce McArthur pleads guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder

TORONTO — A serial killer who preyed on men from Toronto's gay village for years has pleaded guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder. Bruce McArthur, who had ... Read more

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Metrolinx ban on employee use of recreational pot 'troubling:' Sa'd

TORONTO — The head of regional transportation agency Metrolinx says workers in so-called safety-sensitive positions will be banned from using recreational cannabis at all ... Read more

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Striking down victim surcharge 'fantastic:' Daviau

There were more than a few outstanding court decisions in 2018 worth celebrating, Toronto criminal lawyer Lindsay Daviau tells AdvocateDaily.com . “For one, I think ... Read more

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Many facets to weigh when considering an appeal: Zita

A lawyer should carefully consider multiple factors when determining whether to appeal a conviction and never hesitate to recommend that course if it’s in the client’s ... Read more

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Courtroom advocacy – an acquired skill

Understanding the nuances of the courtroom is knowledge acquired through experience, says Toronto criminal lawyer John Rosen , whose career spans five decades and includes some ... Read more

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Track cannabis charges to ensure certain groups aren't being targeted

Policing of new cannabis laws must be tracked to protect historically marginalized communities, Toronto criminal lawyer  Caryma Sa’d tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

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Blood evidence on Oland's jacket 'rather remarkable:' Hicks

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — The cellphone of murdered multimillionaire Richard Oland was never found, but steamy messages and text exchanges with his mistress were captured on a ... Read more

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Supreme Court to rule on constitutionality of child luring provisions

The Supreme Court of Canada will rule on a case  involving the use of a fictitious online identity in a sexual luring investigation that will have a ... Read more

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Botting heaps scorn on U.S. over latest Meng extradition manoeuvre

The U.S. Department of Justice is foolhardy to persist in asking Canada to extradite detained Chinese executive Meng Wanzhou, says Dr. Gary Botting , a B.C. ... Read more

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