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Ontario court takes narrow view on Charter sentence reductions

Can offenders whose constitutional rights are breached by police, jail guards or Crowns get less severe sentences than the mandatory minimum penalties set for their crimes?

Warning that underpaid and overworked federal prosecutors may bolt to the provincial Crowns, the union for 2,600 federal government lawyers has walked away from the bargaining table after almost three years of fruitless talks with Ottawa.

On Oct. 31, 2016, on the heels of the official signature by Canadian and European Union (EU) leaders of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), the Canadian government tabled Bill C-30 (now called for consideration at second reading), which is intended to implement CETA into Canadian law.

Balancing the implications of energy production and consumption on our environment versus the economy is one of the biggest challenges Canada and the world faces. Clean and renewable energy sources as alternatives to fossil fuels are becoming commanded by consumers and incentivized by governments.

Prior to his entrepreneurial ventures, Joe Milstone was involved in collaboration between a law firm and its client, a public company that was going private. The firm’s initial estimate for the legal work was hundreds of thousands of dollars. The transaction ended up costing millions of dollars