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R. v. Shiwprashad: Another Tale of Non-Citizens in the Canadian Criminal Justice System – Part 1

R. v. Shiwprashad: Another Tale of Non-Citizens in the Canadian Criminal Justice System – Part 1

| November 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Imagine it. You came to Canada from Guyana as a very young adult. You’ve been a permanent resident (or, using the former term, a “landed immigrant”) for almost a quarter century. But during that period, you’ve been found guilty of various criminal offences at a rate of about 1.6 crimes per year. Your last offence […]

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Canada’s Federal Election: Consider the Parties’ Criminal Justice Policies When You Vote

Canada’s Federal Election: Consider the Parties’ Criminal Justice Policies When You Vote

| October 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Canadians are set to mark their ballots in the federal election on Monday October 19th. Undoubtedly, both big picture issues (e.g. fiscal policy) and idiosyncratic concerns (e.g. why does the Prime Minister refuse to grow a hipster beard) will drive decisions at the ballot box. Arguably, in a mix of issues large and small, universal […]

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Despite the Catastrophic Consequences, Impaired Driving Causing Death Is Not Murder

Despite the Catastrophic Consequences, Impaired Driving Causing Death Is Not Murder

| October 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

When a brother loses his sister and father to a drunk driver in the same collision that seriously injured his mother, the emotions are visceral. The last thing he wants to hear is that his beliefs about the justice system, expressed through his anger and grief, are not completely well grounded. Anyone can understand his […]

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