Harper Versus the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court’s rejection of Justice Marc Nadon, the Harper government’s nominee to fill  the current vacancy in the court, is a hopeful sign for criminal defence lawyers and their clients. The ruling is generally interpreted as expressing the...

Gun Sentences Ruled Unconstitutional

Montreal criminal lawyers were pleasantly surprised by the unanimous ruling a five member panel of the Ontario Court of Appeal upholding lower court rulings which had struck down the mandatory minimum sentences for certain firearms offences. The Harper government had...