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Should Vaccinating Prisoners Be a Priority?

The decision to prioritize vaccinating prisoners during Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout is a controversial move that is being met with both resistance and encouragement from political leaders and the public. Some prison rights advocates argue that inmates should receive vaccines at the same time as frontline workers, while some of the general public and …

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6 Influential Black Canadians In Canadian Law

Black History Month is a month to celebrate influential Black Canadians and their accomplishments and contributions to Canada’s history, culture, development and heritage. In honour of Black History Month, we’re summarizing the work and legacy of six influential Black Canadians who made breakthroughs in Canadian Law.  James Douglas, the father of British Columbia  James …

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The Problem with Alberta’s Impaired Driving Laws

The province of Alberta introduced changes to its impaired driving laws late last year. Under this new legislation, police will give first-time impaired driving offenders stiff fines instead of a criminal court trial. The province believes that the new impaired driving laws will take some of the pressure off of overworked police and Court …

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How the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Affecting Crime Rates Across Canada

17 police services reported that certain criminal incidents decreased by 17 percent in the first six months of the pandemic. However, domestic violence calls increased. Calls for threats against family members also increased. These calls increased by four percent when compared to 2019. With lockdown measures potentially extending well into 2021, certain crime rates …

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The Challenges Surrounding Safe Driving Laws and Self-Driving Cars

2021 will be the year of autonomous vehicles. One of the biggest players is Tesla. The electric car company will be releasing its ‘full self-driving’ feature for its vehicles as a subscription in early 2021. Experts are predicting that autonomous vehicles could result in a 30 percent increase in total vehicle traffic in congested …

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Do COVID-19 Restrictions Violate Canadians’ Right To Protest?

As COVID-19 cases across the country continue to skyrocket, many citizens are fighting back. Some Canadians say that the restrictions fly in the face of their freedoms and violate their right to protest. Government officials insist that restrictions are put in place for everybody’s safety. Ultimately, there are many conflicting opinions on how to …

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Consecutive Life Sentences: Cruel & Unusual Punishment or Necessary Sentencing?

Quebec Determines Consecutive Life Sentences are not Constitutional. The criminal justice system in Canada is continually evolving to be more suitable for those accused of crimes. A recent decision from Quebec has determined that consecutive life sentences are not constitutional. While this decision currently only applies to Quebec, there is a possibility that the …

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