The news that an Ontario Superior Court judge ruled the prohibition on extreme intoxication as defence to sexual assault was unconstitutional broke just before the Labour Day long weekend. And then social media exploded.
Politicians, police officers and Crown prosecutors have not been serious about fighting guns and gangs — at least according to Ontario Premier Doug Ford. If anyone needs to get serious about gun violence it is Doug Ford and Attorney General Caroline Mulroney.
Unfortunately, time and time again, political rationality has proven to be an impossibility following high profile incidents. And it seems that the fallout from this tragedy will be no different.
Ontario’s new Attorney General Caroline Mulroney is going to face a steep learning curve when it comes to criminal justice issues.
Re: Efficiencies in the justice system
Canada’s extradition process is broken.
The legal profession plays a pivotal role in the creation and preservation of an equal and just society.
The legislation, Bill C-75, was billed as a silver bullet to unclog our courts and bring about a “cultural shift” in the justice system. The changes may be bold, but in this case the proposed reforms will likely result in more delays and more unfair trials.
Last week, the Liberal government’s half-hearted cannabis legislation passed second reading in the Senate.