Monthly Archives: November 2014

Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 29

A look at what’s happening in our prisons.

Quebec inmate posts about living it up in prison on Facebook 5

SHERBROOKE – A social-media savvy inmate in a Sherbrooke prison is drawing attention to his life behind bars.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 28

The end of a real life nightmare

‘Nightmare’ over for man wrongfully convicted of 1st-degree murder decade ago

TORONTO – A man wrongfully convicted of first-degree murder more than a decade ago took his first anxious steps as a free man on Friday after the Crown withdrew the charge against him.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 27

Our ailing parole system

The parole system in Canada is failing, a study argues, but perhaps not for the reason you think

If the goal of the parole system is community safety then the system is failing, a recent study argues. But not for the reason you may think.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 25

Publication bans do they really protect the victim?

Opinion: The ban on publishing teen’s well known name should not be enforced

Sometimes, good laws produce unjust outcomes. One such case is the statutory ban on publishing the name of the 17-year-old Nova Scotia girl who hanged herself in 2013 after a photo of her alleged sexual assault a couple of years earlier had circulated through her school and online.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 24

An interesting look at freedom of expression

Social Justice: Time for Canada to get rid of its blasphemy laws

Can someone please tell me how we can justify the inclusion of blasphemy as a criminal offence in Canada?

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 23

The Extradition Act – time for a change

Canada’s extradition law: A legal conundrum

Canada’s little known 1999 Extradition Act has been called a “backwater” of the country’s legal system — a law that critics say offers little protection to Canadian citizens when foreign countries come knocking. In the wake of Ottawa academic Hassan Diab’s extradition on Friday, here’s a look at a law that is Canada’s legal oddity.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 23

What Americans think of our gun control laws.

Where gun laws are a model of sanity

On a recent trip, I met four nice Canadian ladies. They were shocked and surprised by the fatal shooting of a soldier near Canada’s Parliament by an apparent terrorist.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 22

The danger of very strong criminal law.

Harsh bikie law threatens basic legal rights and freedoms

If you or I had been in the same place at the same time as Stefan Kuczborski we would not be facing a minimum six-month jail sentence for just being there.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 21

Are we all subject to the same criminal law? You decide

Crown explains decision not to charge cop involved in fatal high-speed crash

Quebec’s Crown prosecutor’s office said it didn’t know why an undercover police officer was speeding when the car he was driving hit a car, leading to the death of a 5-year-old boy last February.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News, Nov 20

Seems that not everyone agrees what to do with the worlds oldest profession.

Canada signs into law a new sex work law to replace one struck down as unconstitutional

New legislation on prostitution was recently voted into law by the Canadian Senate after months of debate and controversy. Although sex work abolitionists have praised the bill, dozens of associations of sex workers and feminist organizations say it is unconstitutional, and call it a step backward for the rights and safety of sex workers.

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