Acknowledging the Faces Behind Criminal Law

Court 2This is a blog about blogs, specifically my blog and why I choose the things I write about. I think it’s important to explain why; even though I write blogs as a criminal defence lawyer, law is rarely one of my topics.

Criminal law is evolving almost daily. Judges make decisions about interpretations of the law, parliamentarians bring in new legislation, and sometimes situations get ahead of the law, and all the players in the justice system have to scramble to adjust to new dynamics. It's fascinating, and challenging – and frequently reported in the news.

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A Victory for Freedom of Speech and Injured Victims

A Victory for Freedom of Speech and Injured Victims

A recent Ontario Court decision has upheld the fundamental right in Canada for freedom of speech.

Justice Sean Dunphy granted summary judgment and dismissed Doctor Howard Platnick’s defamation lawsuit that he had brought against personal injury lawyer Maia Bent. Equally important was his finding that Dr. Platnick had likely altered medical reports that ultimately resulted in an injured person being denied needed benefits.

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A Big Step Forward for Victims

A Big Step Forward for Victims

On March 9, 2016, Bill 132, Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and Challenging Sexual Violence and Harassment) 2016 received royal assent.

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Better Oversight for Health Clinics

Better Oversight for Health Clinics

On Thursday, May 5, Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins announced he plans to implement 12 recommendations to bolster accountability, regulation, quality and safety in the increasing number of non-hospital health clinics in Ontario.

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Canadian Supreme Court Continues to Prove its Worth

Canadian Supreme Court Continues to Prove its Worth

Note: This blog was originally published for the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.

supreme court, canada, supreme court of canada, personal injury lawyers, trenton personal injury lawyers, belleville personal injury lawyers, bancroft personal injury lawyers. cobourg personal injury lawyers, motor vehicle accident, car crash lawyer, injury lawyer, bonn law, bonn law office, kris bonn, kristian bonn, george bonn, joelle briggs-sears, ruth roberts, ammar hussein, chris fleuryOn Thursday June 11, 2015, our Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the law limiting medical marijuana to dry leaves infringes on Canadians liberty and security of person protected by section 7 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Court was unanimous in ruling that medical marijuana can be legally consumed in a range of ways, from cannabis-infused cookies and brownies to cooking oils and teas. The Court stated:

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