November 20, 2015 - 4:05 pm
Legal Ease, Nov. 20
Terrorism is a major concern in modern life. Canada has been called a “peaceable kingdom” but there has been plenty of politically motivated violence in Canada’s past.
Ignoring the 1837 rebellions, Thomas D’Arcy McGee and Pierre Laporte died in what can only be described as terrorist...
November 20, 2015 - 10:00 am
My Little Corner of Canada, Nov. 20
The Attacks in Paris
After the attacks in the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, the world had changed. Traveling became more expensive. Checking through airport security took much longer.
People suspected of being connected to terrorist organizations were put on no-fly lists and prevented from boarding planes. The...
November 16, 2015 - 10:30 am
Legal Ease, Nov. 13
But I didn't know it was illegal!
There is an old legal concept — ignorance of the law is no defence.
The idea is that no one can defend a charge by saying they didn’t know what they had done was illegal.
The law must apply equally to everyone and both the most ignorant and the most knowledgeable have to follow the same rules....
November 13, 2015 - 1:15 pm
My Little Corner of Canada, Nov. 13
Bits and Pieces
As they did last year when the hockey season started, the Montreal Canadiens are once again the cream of the crop. They will be the team to beat and will most likely go far when the playoffs come next spring.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are once again at the bottom of the league. They seem to...
November 06, 2015 - 3:00 pm
Legal Ease, Nov. 6
What's A Jury All About?
The idea of trial by ordinary people is an ancient one. The origins of the jury go back at least 1,000 years and with good reason.
Everyday people make sensible factual decisions. That’s why people in serious criminal cases and some civil cases can ask that they be tried by a judge — to determine...
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