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You Have a Right to Speak to a Lawyer. What Does That Mean?

Blog by Cassy Beaulac and Arun S. Maini When I am arrested, who can I call? What does it mean to get my “one phone call”? How soon can I make…

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LIBERTY AND THE PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE: THE RIGHT TO BAIL

Blog by Cassy Beaulac and Arun S. Maini Last month, a Kitchener judge denied bail to Udo Haan, the man charged with first-degree murder in the fiery house explosion that killed…

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Bail and The John Howard Society

Blog by Cassy Beaulac and Arun S. Maini At any given time, over 12,000 individuals are detained in pre-trial custody in one of Canada’s many provincial jails.  “Pre-trial custody” means that…

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Driving While Black: Racial Profiling By Police

Blog by Cassy Beaulac and Arun S. Maini In January 2019, Members of Pride Toronto voted by a narrow margin of 163-161, to ban uniformed police officers from participating in the…

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