Category: Criminal Law

Bryan Fitzpatrick interviewed by Global News on spitting and coughing and the definition of assault in the time of COVID-19.
One of the more difficult issues in contractual disputes is sorting out what rights and obligations continue to exist when a party to a contract breaches the terms of the contract.
In Bates v. British Columbia (Superintendent of Motor Vehicles), we recently succeeded in having the decision of an adjudicator, confirming an immediate roadside driving prohibition, set aside.
Recently the Canadian Government passed Bill C-46, which on its face appears to substantially change the legal landscape concerning impaired driving in Canada.
The Supreme Court of Canada recently released a new decision that defines the timeline for criminal trials in Canada.
Canada’s homicide rates increased by 15% in 2015.
Canadian police services reported 505 homicides in 2013, 38 fewer than the previous year. The homicide rate fell 8% from 2012 to 1.44 victims per 100,000 population. This marks the lowest homicide rate since 1966. For the full report

The BC Solicitor General Kash Heed recently announced that he will be introducing new legislation combating impaired-driving offences. The aims of the legislation are said to be to improve timely access to justice, combat crime, reduce impaired driving, and improve public safety.

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