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Lawyers predict more overcrowding after St-Cloud

Yamri Taddese - Monday, May 25, 2015

Ontario’s problem of overcrowded prisons is about to get a lot worse, criminal lawyers are warning in the wake of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. St-Cloud.
“The Supreme Court just made it much more difficult for accused persons to get bail in Canada,” says Nader Hasan, a partner at Ruby Shiller Chan Hasan.

“One thing I was surprised by in this case was the Supreme Court’s unwillingness to address the major elephant in the room, which is our pretrial detention facilities are already vastly overcrowded [and] disadvantaged minorities are grossly overrepresented in these pretrial detention facilities.

“That problem is only goin...


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New trial ordered over paralegal’s donation to deputy judge

A Small Claims Court deputy judge should have recused himself from a case in which a paralegal who had donated to his charity campaign was representing one of the parties, a Divisional Court judge has found.

Judge makes ‘controversial’ ruling about breathalyzer disclosure

Criminal lawyers have mixed feelings about a recent Ontario Court of Justice decision that affirms the Crown’s obligation to disclose information related to the maintenance and reliability of breathalyzers but offers no remedy in a case where there was a breach of that duty.

Editorial: An outrageous act of contempt

While the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper has done many things to show contempt of democratic processes over the years, it has outdone itself with outrageous provisions related to the long-gun registry in its budget implementation bill.

Social Justice: Employment standards reforms don’t go far enough

As we progress through 2015, Ontario’s employment standards laws are slowly evolving as the provisions of Bill 18, the Stronger Workplace for a Stronger Economy Act, come into force.

Focus: Flexible practices on the upswing

Alexandra Mayeski takes advantage of the best of both worlds: she hires litigation services out to a law firm and she has her own partnership.

Inside Story

Monday, May 25, 2015

QUEEN’S LAW ASSOCIATE DEAN DIES
Flags at Queen’s University flew half-mast last week following the death of associate law dean Stanley Corbett.

Corbett, the law faculty’s longest-serving associate dean, died on May 18, the university announced.

The school said the professor’s links to Queen’s stretches over five decades, beginning with his studies in mathematics before moving to philosophy for his post-graduate degrees.

After spending a few years at Acadia University, Corbett went back to Queen’s for law school and worked as an adjunct professor in philosophy and law before becoming a full-time member of the faculty of law in 1997, the university said in a statement.

Corbett became associate dean of the faculty of law in 2008. He also served as the academic director of the faculty’s global law programs at the Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle in England where he also taught a course in public international law.

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