Monthly Archives: November 2018

Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 30 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Sexting law changes to protect consenting teens from criminal convictions

Sexting among teens could be considered legal in some cases, under new laws aimed to reduce the risk of consenting children being convicted of possessing child pornography.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 27 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Canada’s slow and insufficient efforts at ending solitary confinement

It has been nearly 12 months since the Ontario Superior Court of Justice declared that Canada’s use of solitary confinement is unconstitutional.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 26 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Truth and nothing but the truth

I suspect there is no more often misused word in the English language than“truth.”

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 25 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

RCMP officers given permission to break the law a record 73 times in 2017, report shows

RCMP officers were given permission to break the law 73 times on the job last year —the highest number on record — according to a new report.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 23 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Jury dismissed after Crown looks up jurors on LinkedIn

A prosecutor’s use of LinkedIn to conduct background checks on jurors is raising new questions about improper vetting after a second jury in a week was dismissed in Atlantic Canada over the issue.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 22 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Criminals get lenient sentences because judges struggle with ‘incomprehensible’ laws, says report

Criminals frequently receive unduly lenient sentences because judges struggle to understand the complex and antiquated laws on sentencing, the law commission has said.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 21 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Why a judge dismissed the jury in the Dennis Oland murder case

OnTuesday, Justice Terrence Morrison of the New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench declared a mistrial when he learned that a Saint John police officer used a police database to track all interactions would-be jurors had with police.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 20 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Sexual assault conviction upheld in ‘sexsomnia’ case

An Ontario woman says she feels relieved after a judge refused to overturn the sexual assault conviction of a man who claimed after his initial trial that he suffered from sexsomnia.

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 19 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Why are we addicted to belittling the experiences of survivors?

It is highly likely that while you are reading this article, a survivor of sexual assault is living through the following scenario or something similar:

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Slim’s Criminal Law News Nov 18 www.montrealcriminallaw.com

Canada’s rushed rollout of legal cannabis has been a gift to the illegal market

Officially, the Liberal Party wanted to legalize marijuana in order to remove the “criminal organizations, street gangs and gun-runners” associated with the drug, as Justin Trudeau put in a pithy bit of hyperbole during the 2015 election campaign.

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