On May 29, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its much-anticipated decision dealing with the law of entrapment in the cases of R v Ahmad and R v Williams heard together last fall. The majority ruling provides some clarity over how the entrapment framework is to be applied in a police drug investigation. […]
Civility vs. Advocacy – Case Comment on Groia v. LSUC (SCC)
On June 1, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down a highly anticipated decision: Groia v Law Society of Upper Canada, 2018 SCC 27. Joe Groia, a commercial litigator practicing in Toronto, was appealing a finding of professional misconduct by the Law Society of Upper Canada. While defending a client on charges of […]
Police Use of Excessive Force in Toronto. Criminal?
Police are a necessary part of any functional society, but what happens if you stop feeling protected and begin feeling threatened by your police force? It is not a society that many would choose to live in but unfortunately it is starting to become a trend in many big cities, including Toronto. On November 4, […]