Canadian Law and Policy
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Small Claims Court
Under section 23 of the Courts of Justice Act the Small Claims Court has a limited jurisdiction. The CJA provides Small Claims Court has j...
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Trudeau right to comment on jury selection
Neither the Prime Minister nor Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould made a specific comment on whether the Gerald Stanley case was rightly ...
Monday, February 5, 2018
Guilty Plea Not Always Leading to Mitigation of Sentence
R. v. F.H.L., 2018 ONCA 83:  A plea of guilt does not entitle an offender to a set standard of mitigation. The amount of credit a guilty...
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Limits on Summary Judgment? Lesenko v. Guerette, 2017 ONCA 522
 Used appropriately, summary judgment motions are an important tool for enhancing access to justice and achieving proportionate, ...
Friday, June 16, 2017
Bruff-Murphy v. Gunawardena, 2017 ONCA 502:  In White Burgess , a decision released shortly before the judgment under appeal, ...
Supreme Court Doubles Down on Jordan
R. v. Cody, 2017 SCC 31: Constitutional law — Charter of Rights — Right to be tried within a reasonable time — Pre ‑ ...
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