Gun Control and Murder

As is the case after every mass murder, the recent multiple killings allegedly committed by the son of a Hollywood director has renewed the debate on the availability of firearms in the United States. Relatives of the victims, one of whom was Canadian, are questioning...

Jury Decides Manslaughter Case

A recent jury trial dealt with the legal concepts governing the offence of manslaughter. The accused observed a man across the street being forcibly put out of a restaurant. The man was angry and agitated; he wanted to re-enter the establishment. He was shouting and...

Extradition Of Amanda Knox For Murder

Montreal criminal lawyers are well aware of Canada’s willingness to extradite its citizens to the United States, often in cases of fraudulent telemarketing. Canadians are routinely sent to be be dealt with by the extraordinarily harsh American criminal justice...

New Policy On Prostitution This Year

While declaring the principal Criminal Code prostitution offences unconstitutional the Supreme Court allowed the current provisions to remain in force for one year in order for the Federal government  – and possibly provincial authorities – to enact new...

Final Appeal Denied For Former Judge

The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal of the murder conviction of Jacques Delisle, a former judge of the Quebec Court of Appeal. Delisle was convicted of shooting his disabled wife and claiming she had committed suicide. Responding to the...

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