Minimum sentences preclude courts from taking into account the specific facts of the offence or the offender, argues Michael Spratt
Despite supporting evidence and past promises by the federal government, criminal justice system reform is unlikely, writes Michael Spratt
Campaign frontrunners have remained silent on reforming the justice system, says Michael Spratt
Michael Spratt argues that despite promises to be better than Conservatives, the Liberal record comes up short
Michael Spratt argues that eliminating peremptory challenges – in the wake of the Colten Boushie case – defeats the intended purpose
Michael Spratt analyses the aftermath of Ontario’s Legal Aid funding cuts
Does a professional sports contract include a get-out-of-jail-free card for assault?
In the wake of several fatal shootings in Ottawa’s ByWard Market the city’s mayor Jim Watson desperately reached for the lowest of low hanging fruit – he wants to install CCTV surveillance cameras.
Sometimes judges make mistakes. Sometimes they get the facts wrong. Sometimes it’s the law. Mistakes are often corrected by appeal courts. That is how our system works. And although nothing is perfect, our system works pretty well.
There were lots of reasons to fire Caroline Mulroney. So very, very many reasons.