201502.15
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Supreme Court Allows Police Ability to Search Cell Phones

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Can Police Really Search Your Cell Phone? The police have a common law power to search incident to a lawful arrest. Does this power permit the search of cell phones and similar devices found on the suspect? In R. v. Fearon, The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that it does, provided the arrest is lawful…

201501.03
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Globe and Mail Comments on Canadian Criminal Justice System

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Criminal Justice and Mental Health The Globe and Mail reminded Canadians in an editorial published on January 3, 2014, that the Canadian criminal justice system is “far from perfect and may be getting worse.” Noting that Canada has avoided many of the mistakes of a U.S. justice system described as “brutal and counterproductive,” the Globe…

201501.02
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Plea for National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

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Putting An End to Violence Against Young Aboriginal Women As First Nations chiefs gathered to choose a new leader, Rinelle Harper, who survived a brutal attack in Winnipeg on November 9, made passionate plea for an end to violence against young aboriginal women, and for a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women. Ms….

201501.02
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Art of Law 2015 A Huge Success

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The Art of Law, an exhibition of art created by London lawyers and sponsored by Zegers Law Professional Corporation raised over $5,000.00 for London Lawyers Feed the Hungry. All proceeds from the Art of Law were donated to London Lawyers Feed The Hungry. Since its inception in 2003, London Lawyers Feed The Hungry has raised…

201501.02
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Former Lieutenant-Governor of Quebec Pleads Guilty to Fraud

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Lisa Thibault Pleads Guilty to 6 Counts of Fraud On December 8, 2014, the former Lieutenant-General of Quebec, Lise Thibault, changed her plea to guilty on six counts of breach of trust and fraud. She is prepared to repay the money, which her lawyer says amounts to $310,000. The Crown Attorney is seeking restitution in…

201412.17
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Supreme Court of Canada Rules on Cell Phone Searches

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Cell Phone Searches Now Allowed Upon Arrest The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that cell phone searches are allowed upon arrest.  However the search must be directly related to the search and police must keep detailed notes of the investigation. The decision, released on December 11, 2014, saw the Supreme Court divided 4 to…