Victoria BC Criminal Lawyer Paul Pearson on CFAX w. Ian Jessop discussing the Supreme Court of Canada decision in the Ivan Henry Case. Ivan Henry spent 27 years in jail before being found not guilty by the BC Court of Appeal. The Supreme Court of Canada makes it easier to sue where Crown Counsel fail to disclose relevant evidence to an accused person and they are wrongfully convicted.
Victoria, BC Criminal Lawyer Michael Mulligan on Legally Speaking – CFAX 1070 with Pamela McCall – discussing the BC Court of Appeal decision concerning BC Teachers. The BC Court of Appeal overturned a BC Supreme Court decision and held that the province had engaged in adequate consultation before passing legislation that revoked class size and composition conditions that had been negotiated by public school teachers.
Victoria BC Criminal Lawyer Michael Mulligan commenting in CTV Interview with Robert Buffam concerning marijuana laws in Canada. Selective enforcement can lead to arbitrariness while the current Canada’s legal framework, including mandatory minimum sentences for production, is more regressive than in some parts of the United States.
An opinion piece in the Times Colonist by Victoria BC Criminal Lawyer Michael Mulligan on the unfairness that can results from the imposition of mandatory minimum sentences. The Supreme Court of Canada recently dealt with the constitutionality of mandatory jail sentences for gun offences.
Victoria BC Criminal Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 with Terry Moore discussing the CBC Workplace Investigation into Jian Gomeshi’s conduct and plans by the Law Society of BC to expand the roll of paralegals.
Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada: British Columbia is not in compliance with international law obligations to provide legal aid. The province is diverting funds collected by a special tax that was intended to fund legal aid and is failing to comply with treaty obligations.
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Victoria BC Criminal Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 with Terry Moore discussing proposed changes to statutory release pursuant to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act. A federal government press release proposes restrictions on statutory release for offenders who were previously sentenced to more that 5 years and who then are sentenced to more than 2 years. While these proposed changes are are unlikely to have much effect given their very narrow scope, they are indicative of trend towards decreasing flexibility in the justice system which actually increases the risk to the public by diverting resources away from offenders who should be focused on.
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