The COVID-19 pandemic has placed severe restrictions on the rights of Canadians. While much progress has been made to quell the pandemic, there are still many limitations placed on Canadian citizens and those looking to enter Canada.
For those who find walking into a courtroom to be intimidating, virtual court may appear to be a good reprieve. Still, questions will certainly come up: Do I have to dress nicely? What if my connection breaks? All things considered, here’s a brief rundown of how virtual court usually takes place.
Sometimes when an individual is released on bail, on probation, or given a conditional sentence, they are told not to communicate or be in the presence of certain people.
The infamous Marco Muzzo drunk-driving case in 2015 involved a car accident that killed four people and seriously injured two others.
To make out the NCR defence, “the accused must establish either: (a) that he has a mental disorder that renders him incapable of appreciating the nature and quality of his act; or (b) that he has a mental disorder that renders him incapable of knowing that it was wrong.”
On March 25, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the Liberal federal government’s hotly debated carbon tax was indeed constitutional.
A story I would like to tell about the effects of COVID-19 on how we interact, and how it is rapidly changing law and roles within society.
The extradition case of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou continues as the B.C. Supreme Court resumed hearing her lawyer’s arguments again.
An individual who has been convicted of a criminal offence can receive credit in their sentence for time served in jail before conviction. Section 719(3) of the Criminal Code gives judges the discretion to give credit for pretrial detention.
Recently, the federal government tabled Bill C-22 in the House of Commons, which contains important implications for sentencing.