Author Archives: ZS

About ZS

First year law student at the Univeristy of Victoria. Graduated from UBC with a major in International Relations and a minor in English Literature in 2012. The views expressed in the blog are not necessarily those of AdviceScene, nor the writer, nor do they consistute legal advice.

Forensic Mental Health Organizations Against “High-Risk Offender” Provision

Leaders of Canadian forensic mental health organizations are drafting letters, expressing their concerns in the Conservative government’s tough stance on mentally ill offenders. The centerpiece of the reforms to the Criminal Code in the Not Criminally Responsible section is the…

Justice Minister Confident in Constitutionality of Proposed Reforms

Despite allegations by veteran Justice Department lawyer Edgar Schmidt that the Criminal Justice Department’s vetting standards are inadequate, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson asserts there is “no question” that the series of criminal justice reforms introduced by his government will stand…

Magnotta, “Canadian Psycho,” to Begin Preliminary Inquiry on Monday

Luka Rocco Magnotta, the man infamously named the “Canadian Psycho” and the “Canadian Cannibal” by various international media outlets, will have his preliminary inquiry on Monday. 30-year-old low-budget porn actor and stripper Magnotta is charged with first-degree murder. Last year,…