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7 Jun

Conviction set aside due to ineffective assistance of trial counsel

Monday, June 7, 2021James R.G. CookLitigationOntario Court of Appeal , Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

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In R. v. Trought2021 ONCA 379 the Court of Appeal for Ontario ordered a new trial for a man convicted of possession of cocaine for the purposes of trafficking on...

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15 Mar

A Victory for Freedom of Speech

Monday, March 15, 2021Stephen A. ThieleLitigationFreedom of Expression, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Political Law

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The framers of the U.S. Constitution wrote that government “shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech.” Although these words were written in the context of... 

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14 Jan

Employer Breached Employee’s Right to Privacy by Reviewing Private Messages sent from Work Laptop

Thursday, January 14, 2021James R.G. CookLitigationArbitration, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Canadian Media Guild, Canadian Human Rights Act

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Employees frequently use laptop computers provided to them by their employer for personal matters as well as employment-related tasks. To what extent can an employer review private messages...

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