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Ontario Analysis of MADD Report

  • December 20, 2016

In their 2016 Report to the Nation, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) rated states using a five star rating system to assess their laws to prevent drinking and driving.  While the exact measurement and weighting criteria were not provided, the…

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When Does An Arraignment Take Place?

When Does an Arraignment Take Place?

  • October 11, 2016

An arraignment is the formal reading of the charge(s) an individual is facing before the courts - stated officially in open court and on the record. Many people who are facing criminal charges think that they are arraigned on their…

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Failing To Stop For A Red Light Vs. A Stop Sign

Failing to Stop for a Red Light vs. a Stop Sign

  • October 5, 2016

Is there really a difference between a red light and a stop sign? In Ontario, two of the more prevalent traffic tickets that prospective clients brought through our door during the summer of 2016 involved a driver allegedly failing to…

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Ticket Traps

  • April 29, 2016

By Hailey Burkitt The Criminal Codes states clearly in section 19 that “ignorance of the law by a person who commits an offence is not an excuse for committing that offence.” Criminal Code, RSC 1985, c C-46. However “ticket traps”,…

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Phone/Signal Jammers

  • April 12, 2016

The Law in Canada By: Lisa Thomson                 Radiocommunication jamming devices, more commonly referred to as “jammers,” have been a topic in recent news. Numerous cases have been reported of frustrated citizens purchasing jammers in an attempt to minimize the…

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Physician Assisted Death

  • April 3, 2016

A further look into the controversial topic of physician assisted death in Canada. By: Hailey Burkitt Since the Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), [2015] 1 SCR 331, 2015 SCC 5 (CanLII) decision to suspend the declaration of constitutional invalidity relating to…

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Legal Advertising

  • February 26, 2016

An ongoing debate concerning the principles of legal advertising and what is acceptable. By Nathan N. Baker. The Law Society of Upper Canada has recently committed itself to reviewing rules surrounding legal advertising.  It is not that long ago that…

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