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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. The Law Society of Upper Canada has recently committed itself to reviewing rules surrounding legal advertising.  It is not that long ago that lawyers in Ontario were…

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Social Media and Criminal Harassment

  • February 12, 2016

Social Media Flame Wars and Criminal Harassment Criminal harassment in the Criminal Code of Canada (s.264) requires a number of things to be proven.  It requires knowing or reckless conduct by the harasser.  It can occur through repeated communication, repeated…

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Discussion Surrounding the Legalization of Marijuana

  • January 13, 2016

The Plight of Justin Trudeau By Richard J. Aitken and Jordan Tekenos-Levy With a lengthy campaign promoting, amongst many things, the legalization of marijuana, Justin Trudeau is poised to make strides towards a ‘greener’ Canada. In the coming months the…

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The Importance of Disclosure

  • November 12, 2015

A common question asked by many clients is 'what is disclosure'. If you are facing criminal charges then disclosure are very important pieces of documents that you will want to review in detail. You have a constitutional right to know…

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