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How to Decide if You’re Ready to Declare Bankruptcy

By Doug Hoyes, Founder and Trustee, Hoyes, Michalos & Associates You have debts, so you are considering the obvious permanent legal solution: Declaring bankruptcy or filing a consumer proposal. All of your debts will be eliminated, and you can get…

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…

Parti Québécois to Debate over Bill 14

The Parti Québécois government has proposed a bill, Bill 14, to reinforce the use of French in Quebec society, and will be facing a heated debate on its proposal, as public hearings begin this week. Bill 14 amends the Quebec…

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,…

SCC Upholds Anti-Hate Provisions in Saskatchewan Human Rights Law

On February 27th, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the main anti-hate provisions in Saskatchewan’s human rights law, ruling that the anti-gay speech in flyers distributed by Christian activist William Whatcott is not protected by the Charter. In the process,…