“Slipper Slope”: A bad situation that after it has started is likely to get much worse.Read More
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Included below is a redacted Charter Notice -- filed in a real case -- challenging the constitutionality of section 320.27(2) of the Criminal Code of Canada.Read More
The Federal Government has recently further relaxed what was already an exceptionally soft detention/investigation regime governing screening for impaired drivers. No longer are police required to use even a modicum...Read More
In April 2019 the Federal Government approved a second drug screening device used to screen for impaired drivers.Read More
In Alberta the Government funds a 1-800 service for detainees trying to exercise their right to counsel. The existence of a 1-800 legal service for persons in police custody is...Read More
It's about time! How many thousands of people have been sacrificed to recognize the value of our Charter rights?Read More
Under Alberta's impaired driving laws, drivers in Calgary who are suspected of a DUI with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater are supposed to have their driver's licenses...Read More
Following a day in which defence lawyers poked holes in its medical expert’s evidence, the Crown won’t proceed with the most serious charge against two motorcyclists involved in a fatal...Read More
The Crown must pay part of the legal bills of two motorcyclists charged in the death of a pedestrian for not disclosing relevant medical evidence, a judge ruled yesterday. And Justice...Read More
The lawyers for two motorcyclists charged in the death of a pedestrian will apply to have the Crown barred from calling crucial medical evidence.Read More