Cannabis Legalization in Canada

Canada is set to become the first G-7 nation to legalize and regulate cannabis marijuana for personal consumption; following through on its campaign promises, the Liberal Government has introduced proposed legislation that will fully legalize recreational marijuana1, although it will be subject to tight controls. It is expected that the new laws will come into effect on July 1, 2018.

Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act

Very few lawyers have had opportunities to work on Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (“CFPOA”) cases. The CFPOA has long interested me but until recently my only work with this statute was outside of court. It was a case of my own, working with Sarah Rankin, that inspired this topic. 

Remembering Hersh Wolch, QC

Thank you for being here with us. Thank you to everyone who can’t be here. We have received such wonderful gestures in so many ways from so many places we are humbled. We thank you for pouring what you can into this massive feeling of absence. We need you, as we all need each other, because we all needed Hersh Wolch QC.

Liberals looking to change impaired driving laws

The Liberal government took the first step in overhauling Canada’s impaired driving (DUI) laws by announcing that it will seek to eliminate the requirement for police to first have a reasonable suspicion that there is alcohol in the driver’s body prior to making a roadside screening demand.