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Monday, 27 March 2017 11:38 Written by Jane Southren
Canada’s substantive and procedural sexual assault laws are pretty strong on the books. Consent must be affirmative, contemporaneous and continuous. Mistaken belief in consent must have an air of reality. Sexual history is presumptively inadmissible. Personal records are rarely relevant. Yet only one in 10 sexually assaulted women makes a report to the police and only one out of 10 of these complaints will result in a conviction.
Monday, 20 March 2017 09:00 Written by Michael Spratt
This month, the Liberal government took swift and decisive action against zombie laws found lurking in Canada’s Criminal Code. Except their actions were not swift, decisive or principled but instead a half-hearted grab at only the lowest hanging justice fruit.
Monday, 20 March 2017 09:00 Written by Jennifer Mercanti and Lisa Watson
Monday, 13 March 2017 09:00 Written by Atrisha Lewis
With legal resources and services now available to anybody with an Internet connection, people are no longer compelled to hire a lawyer for their legal problems. While the market is increasingly competitive, many lawyers have never actually been trained on how to effectively and efficiently generate business.
Monday, 13 March 2017 09:00 Written by Mitchell Rose