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. […]

Legal Fees for BC Government Employees

If an employee of the Province of British Columbia is charged with an offence, as a result of conduct in the course of their employment, their legal fees are paid for by the government. If the employee is found guilty, they are expected to pay the money back. Following the BC Rail legislature raid case where […]

ICBC fails to disclose impaired driving report as required

In 2010 the Province of British Columbia introduced new impaired driving legislation. The legislation resulted in most impaired driving allegations being dealt with by way of a 3, 7, 30 or 90 day administrative driving prohibition rather than a criminal charge. Since 2010 the administrative impaired driving legislation scheme has been the subject of various court […]

Robert Mulligan Q.C. – Pardons for Marijuana Possession

Victoria Criminal Lawyer Robert Mulligan Q.C. commenting on the complexities of pardoning people previously convicted on marijuana offences. Issues include records being kept in multiple locations and how other countries, including the United States, would deal with Canadian pardons if they know about the conviction. Times Colonist Story Times Colonist Editorial  

Homeless Camping at the Victoria Courthouse – Legally Speaking

Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking with Pamela McCall – discussing the legal issues arising from homeless people camping at the Victoria Courthouse. As a result of a court case several years ago the City of Victoria is constitutionally obliged to permit homeless people to erect tents or other temporary shelter for […]

UVic Law News 1998 – Michael Mulligan Alumni Update

A January 1998 UVic Law News – discovered in a cleanup. A picture (check out the hair) and report from almost 18 years ago: Michael Mulligan (’97) is articling with the Department of Justice and is spending a “fair bit of time” in remand court. He also attended the Annual General Meeting of the Law […]

Judge Robin Camp and The Canadian Judicial Council

Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking with Pamela McCall – discussing the Canadian Judicial Council complaint with respect to Judge Robin Camp. In 2014, when he was a Provincial Court Judge in Alberta sitting on a sexual assault trial, Judge Camp made a number of remarks to the 19 year old complainant including […]

Legally Speaking – The Law Society and the new Minister of Justice

Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking with Pamela McCall – in a special extended edition discussing issues including the role of the Law Society, the new Minister of Justice, Jody Wilson-Raybould, and issues she will need to deal with including the legalization of marijuana. The responsibility of the Law Society to act […]

Brazeau Absolute Discharge and Ontario Regulating Police Carding

Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking with Pamela McCall – discussing the Absolute Discharge of Senator Brazeau as well as Ontario plans to regulate practice of police carding people not suspected of any crime. In the Brazeau case, having concluded that the woman who accused Senator Brazeau of sexual assault lacked credibility, the […]

Criminal Code Amendments following Trudeau Election Win

Lawyer Michael Mulligan on CFAX 1070 – Legally Speaking with Pamela McCall – discussing changes to the Criminal Code that can be expected following Mr. Trudeau’s election win. Changes to legalize marijuana and to reduce the use of mandatory minimum jail sentences are both expected. Several other issues will also need to be addressed shortly. […]