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Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act

Last week, the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act (the Act) received Royal Assent and became law in Canada. This change in the law has the potential to save lives while our country currently faces an opioid crisis.  The recent opioid crisis seems largely tied to Fentanyl and its growing popularity amongst drug users.  Needless to […]

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Facing a Drug Charge

Recent news headlines on drugs have been split between the Liberal government’s promise to legalize marijuana and the wave of drug overdoses related to fentanyl use. These issues, despite their many facets, are surprisingly straightforward when compared to complex drug investigations and take-downs that also grace the front page of the Toronto Star.   Drugs are […]

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Domestic Assaults

Domestic assaults are taken seriously by the police, prosecutors and courts. It is advisable to retain a lawyer as soon as possible after being charged with an offence involving domestic violence. What is a Domestic Offence? Domestic offences, including domestic assault, are offences that occur within the context of a familial or romantic relationship (for […]

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Lawfully Filming Police

Few inventions in the past thirty years have had a greater impact on law enforcement than the video camera.  The realities of police violence can be hidden easily behind corroborated reports of police officers, until of course, events are captured on video.  The March 3, 1991 video taken of a group of Los Angeles police […]

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Cell Phones at the Border

Privacy in the digital world is of a growing and unending concern.  With the continually increasing amount of personal information stored on cell phones, from conversations with friends and loved ones, to banking; who can access this information has become incredibly important. The advent of the “smartphone” has made the information that can be stored […]

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Your Rights in a Digital Age

Cell phones carry a staggering amount of intimate information, more than any other device in our possession. The convenience of having web browsing capability, email, texting, messaging apps, camera, and a telephone all in one place has centralized the storage of this information. Passcodes and fingerprint technology are frequently used against the average intrusive stranger, […]

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