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Legally Speaking – Michael Mulligan – The death of Cst. Sarah Beckett and Interim Injunction Denied for Courthouse Camp

Victoria lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking – discussing the release, without charges, of the driver who collided with Cst. Sarah Beckett resulting in her death. The decision of Chief Justice Hinkson to deny an interim injunction to remove the campers from the Victoria courthouse lawn is also discussed. With respect to […]

Michael Mulligan Times Colonist – Ghomeshi

A response by Michael Mulligan to a commentary, also published in the Times Colonist, by two law school professors who criticized the judge and judgement in the Ghomish case. The April 7 response by Michael Mulligan The April 5 comment by professors Gillian Calder and Rebecca Johnson The full reasons of the trial judge in […]

RCMP officer sentenced Ghomeshi Acquitted and BC Election Finance

Victoria lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 Legally Speaking discussing a Sidney / North Saanich RCMP officer sentenced to six months in jail for possession of child pornography, the judge’s reasons for acquitting Jian Gomeshi, and BC election finances laws that permit unlimited donations. A Sidney / North Saanich RCMP officer was sentenced to six months […]

Courthouse Camping – Injunction Application

Victoria Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking – discussing the court process which has now been started by the Province of British Columbia seeking an injunction to remove the people who have been camping on the lawn of the Victoria courthouse. A copy of the Notice of Civil Claim can be found […]

Legally Speaking: Courthouse Camping – Marijuana and Pickton Book

Victoria Lawyer Michael Mulligan on Legally Speaking discussing the continued camping on the lawn of the Victoria Courthouse, a Federal Court decision striking down medical marijuana regulations and a book by convicted serial killer Robert Pickton. Despite being given notice to vacate the lawn of the Victoria Courthouse, and the provision of alternative housing, many campers have […]

Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking – Shadow Flipping

Victoria Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 Legally Speaking discussing shadow flipping, the death of Antonin Scalia and a man jailed for pretending to be a lawyer. The fast rising housing market in the Vancouver area has facilitated a practice known as shadow flipping whereby a realtor will arrange to assign a house sale contract, sometimes more […]

Ghomeshi Trial Submissions Finished

Victoria Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking – discussing the conclusion of the Jian Ghomeshi sexual assault trial. Submissions by the Crown and defence are now complete and the trial judge has reserved his decision until March 24th. The trial has been remarkable for the repeated, pointed, impeachment of the complaints based […]

Legally Speaking – Court Camping Sheriff Shortage and Ghomeshi

Victoria Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking. A busy week for legal events. The Provincial Government is considering new homeless shelters and the legal process to remove the people currently camping on provincial land next to the Victoria courthouse is discussed. In addition, trials have been interrupted twice over the past week as […]

Human Rights Tribunal – First Nations Children

Victoria Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking – discussing the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision that the federal government discriminated on the basis of race and or national or ethnic origin by providing inadequate child and family services to First Nations children living on reserve. First Nations children living on reserve face significant challenges. […]