Supreme Court of Canada delivers reasons on mandatory minimum sentencing in R. v. Nur

On Tuesday, April 14, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in R. v. Nur.  The issue before the Court was the constitutionality of provisions of the Criminal Code which impose mandatory minimum sentences for certain gun crimes.  The Society intervened in this appeal and took the position that the impugned provisions were unconstitutional under Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.


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Changes to Family Law Rules

The Ministry of the Attorney General has announced that certain changes to the Family Law Rules will come into effect on May 2, 2015 ...more

Congratulations to TAS Members

Congratulations to TAS members being honoured this spring by the Law Society of Upper Canada...more

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