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CHEK News – Reena Virk expecting a baby in jail

Victoria lawyer Michael Mulligan on CHEK News with April Lawrence discussing the mother and baby program in the federal correctional system that permits babies to stay with mothers who give birth when in jail. Evidence in a court case that reversed the cancelation of a similar program in the provincial correctional system established that permitting […]

Mayor Helps defends decision to continue pay for suspended Police Chief Elsner

Victoria Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking with Pamela McCall. Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps defends her decision to continue paying suspended police chief Elsner more than $200,000 a year. Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps and Esquimalt Mayor Barbara Desjardins both voted to continue paying suspended Victoria Police Chief Elsner’s full salary, and legal expenses, […]

Should there be a time limit on highway closures to investigate accidents?

Victoria Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking with Pamela McCall – discussing police highway closures for the purpose of accident investigation. As occurred near Nanaimo recently, police will, with some frequency, close major highways and bridges in order to conduct accident investigations. Typically, the length of the closure will be in some […]

Legally Speaking – Legal Aid for Mentally Ill

Victoria lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking – discussing the inadequacy of legal aid for mentally ill people who are involuntarily committed to hospital. In British Columbia you can be involuntarily committed to hospital if a doctor believes it is necessary to prevent your mental or physical deterioration or to protect you or […]

Legally Speaking – Realtor Regulation in BC

Victoria lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking – discussing changes to the regulation of realtors in British Columbia.   A report examining the regulation of realtors in BC has prompted the BC government to announce plans to change the self governance structure it introduced a decade ago. Rather that being regulated by the Real […]

Legally Speaking – Courthouse Camp Fire Inspection and Accident Investigation

Victoria lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking – discussing the Fire Commissioner investigation into the camp on the lawn of the Victoria courthouse and the investigation into an accident involving the driver who struck and killed Cst. Sarah Beckett. The Fire Services Act allows the Fire Commissioner to issue orders to remove, destroy, or alter premises […]

Mike Duffy not guilty and Liberal marijuana plans on Legally Speaking

Victoria lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking – discussing Senator Mike Duffy being found not guilty and Liberal plans to legalize marijuana. In a complete vindication for Senator Mike Duffy he was found not guilty of all 31 charges relating to travel expenses, his residence, and the notorious $90,000 payment by Nigel […]