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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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Mueller report on Trump

Did Trump get away with it? Or was the process a witch hunt, as Trump claims? Why did special counsel Robert Mueller leave unresolved the issue of “obstruction of justice”? And…

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Voyeurism in School: Significant Digits in the Jarvis Case

The Supreme Court ruled that a high school teacher, Ryan Jarvis, who secretly recorded students from his pen camera while they were at school has committed voyeurism. Mr. Jarvis’s recordings were…

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Do Students Have a Right To Privacy?

Can a teacher film his students? That depends. Are the students aware of it? Did they consent? What exactly is the teacher filming? For what purpose? Can a high school teacher…

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New DUI Laws Now in Force

The holidays are a time for celebration, parties and New Year’s toasts. It is also a busy time for law enforcement. Drinking and driving arrests are up at this time of…

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Recent Cases From The Court Of Appeal

This blog is an ongoing feature that touches briefly on cases decided by Ontario’s highest court. Failure to Call Witnesses: in The Queen v. DeGraw, the Court ordered a new trial…

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