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New Toronto Police Initiative: Expanding Pre-charge Youth Diversion

Toronto police are set to launch a new youth diversion program that will be fully implemented by early 2016.

Posted:
January 11, 2016

New Toronto Police Initiative: Expanding Pre-charge Youth Diversion

Upon completion of the diversion option, such as counselling, mentoring, or an apology letter, the police will then agree not to pursue the matter against the accused youth.

Posted:
December 17, 2015

What Happens When a Judge Changes His/Her Mind?

After a guilty verdict, the trial judge overturned his decision three months later and entered an acquittal at what was intended to be a sentencing hearing.

Posted:
September 30, 2013

How should we balance due process with religious freedom?

An article in The Court discusses the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada, in R v NS. which ruled on whether a Muslim woman could testify in court wearing a niqab.

Posted:
September 16, 2013