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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|

Hearsay Admissibility: R v Bradshaw

Hearsay is an out of court statement offered for the truth of its contents. The general rule is that hearsay is inadmissible. Hearsay includes verbal and non-verbal statements as well as implied statements.

August 6th, 2020|

NXIVM Sex Trafficking Ring

Keith Raniere, the founder and leader of Nxivm, was convicted today by a federal jury in Brooklyn of all seven counts of a superseding indictment charging him with racketeering and racketeering conspiracy

July 28th, 2020|

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