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Supreme Court Restores Convictions for Via Rail Terrorists

Jury selection errors can be remedied if certain requirements are met, the Supreme Court of Canada has found in restoring the convictions of two accused in a plot to attack a Via Rail train. The Crown’s appeal in R. v. Esseghaier was allowed on October 7, and reasons for judgment were delivered on Friday.

March 10th, 2021|

New Impaired Driving / DUI Laws in Alberta

On December 1, 2020, the Alberta Provincial Government took a radical step by de-criminalizing impaired driving /DUIs in Alberta for first-time offenders. As a result, those caught drunk behind the wheel will not be criminally charged regardless of how intoxicated they are.

December 9th, 2020|

Quebec Mosque Killer

The Quebec Court of Appeal ruled on a pressing legal question plaguing the country – are multiple life sentences for killers who take more than one life, constitutional? In Canada, we don’t sentence offenders like is often seen in the United States. A review of American jurisprudence often shows offenders being sentenced to 200 or 300 years in jail. In Canada, a life sentence means the offender can apply for parole after 25 years on a first-degree murder charge.

December 2nd, 2020|

Confessions: Mr. Big and His Gang

In Wingert, a 19-year-old man was killed after violently being beaten to death. After two years and no leads, police investigations finally led to a primary suspect who was believed to have been the individual responsible for the young man’s death. In order to strengthen their case and attempt to elicit a confession, police began an operation known as “Mr. Big.”

November 3rd, 2020|

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