Unfounded case ends with conviction 19 years after police dismissed sexual-assault complaint

An Ottawa man who raped a 12-year-old girl and then initially got away with it after police dismissed the file as an unfounded allegation has been convicted of sexual interference.

Posted:
September 21, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Will your cannabis credit card purchases be visible to U.S. border officials? (Some might, some won't.)

A U.S. border guard could put a Canadian in an impossible position — admit to marijuana use and be banned for that, or deny it and be banned for lying.

Posted:
September 20, 2018
Article source:
Global News

The consequences of having a criminal conviction: Reasonable Doubt

The most significant consequence that comes from a criminal conviction (beyond the sentence imposed) is the effect it has on your ability to find employment.

Posted:
September 20, 2018
Article source:
NOW

Campus sexual assault requires complex approach around education, say legal experts

The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic's Deepa suggests educating people about consent and sexual assault when they are young, in middle schools and high schools.

Posted:
September 17, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Lawyer Magazine

She was convicted of feeding her son cocaine. No one told her the hair tests were flawed

Despite efforts to identify and review criminal cases involving Motherisk's hair tests, Joyce's conviction was missed, raising questions about the government's internal review.

Posted:
September 14, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Editorial: Let's be clear on the law about drinking and assault

An Ontario court has said those accused of sexual assault have the right to claim they were too intoxicated to know what they were doing.

Posted:
September 12, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

North Bay police chief hopes new approach helps curb rash of unfounded sexual violence cases

An investigation looking into unfounded sexual assault cases across Canada has led to change in the North Bay Police Service.

Posted:
September 05, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

As legalization nears, the hardest marijuana question for universities is edibles

Cannabis isn't a novelty on Canadian campuses, but with legality comes the need for rules that are more complicated than when it was simply illegal. 

Posted:
September 04, 2018
Article source:
Global News

New Episode of Architects of Justice Podcast: Episode 5: Beyond Tweets

Recent high profile cases have sparked new dialogue about sexual violence. Three advocates speak about this critical moment and what needs to happen next.

Posted:
September 04, 2018
Article source:
The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG)

Ontario judge restores defence of extreme drunkenness in sexual assaults

The defence of extreme intoxication in sexual-assault cases is back in Ontario, after a judge ruled that a federal law removing it violates the constitutional rights of the accused.

Posted:
August 29, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail