Friday February 15, 2019

Digital Assets and Social Media: Are They in Your Estate Plan?

Authored by: Alanna Mayne, TEP Posted in: Wills & Estates
The recent issues surrounding QuadrigaCX and the death of the company’s CEO, Gerald Cotten, is an important reminder that you should ensure your digital assets are included as part of your estate planning.

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Thursday January 31, 2019

The Supreme Court of Canada Strikes Down Mandatory Victim Surcharges

Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard Posted in: Criminal Law

The Supreme Court of Canada has declared that a Mandatory Victim Surcharge is unconstitutional in that it imposes cruel and unusual punishment on poor defendants, contrary to the protections provided by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Tuesday November 27, 2018

Criminal Records and Cannabis Possession: How Will Unjust Convictions be Erased?

Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard Posted in: Criminal Law

On October 17, 2018 the Cannabis Act came into force, and with it, possession and consumption of recreational cannabis became legal.

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Friday May 25, 2018

Cannabis Legalization in Canada and Drug-Impaired Motor Vehicle Operation

Authored by: David S.R. Parker Posted in: Criminal Law Personal Injury

Proposed legislation to legalize (and regulate) marijuana use and sale (Cannabis Act) is currently before the Federal Parliament.

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Wednesday January 31, 2018

Upcoming Introduction of the Domestic Violence Court

Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard Posted in: Criminal Law Family Law

Nova Scotia will soon be introducing the ‘Domestic Violence Court’ (DVC) located in the Halifax Provincial Courthouse.

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Wednesday November 8, 2017

Nova Scotia's Cyber-Protection Act

Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard Posted in: Criminal Law

Two years after the Nova Scotia Supreme Court struck down the Cyber Safety Act, the Nova Scotia Government has reintroduced new legislation to deal with cyber bullying.

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Wednesday October 18, 2017

Halifax Police Announce Voluntary Surrender Day

Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard Posted in: Criminal Law

Voluntary Surrender Day in Halifax is Saturday, October 28 from 8:30 A.M. until 4:30 P.M.

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Tuesday May 23, 2017

Obtaining a Record Suspension

Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard Posted in: Criminal Law

If you are a Canadian citizen with a criminal record and are looking to travel to the United States, it is important that you obtain a record suspension. Canadians charged with a criminal offence will find it more difficult to travel across the border without being cleared of their criminal charge.

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Tuesday December 13, 2016

Ontario Introduces All Families Are Equal Act

Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard Posted in: Criminal Law

On September 29, 2016 the Ontario Government introduced legislation to ensure all parents are recognized equally regardless of their sexuality or the manner in which the child was conceived.

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Friday August 19, 2016

Highway Driving This Summer – Stay Safe and Free From Tickets

Posted in: Criminal Law Personal Injury

Highway driving in the summer can come with its own set of safety hazards and opportunities to be ticketed. Knowing when to pull over for authorized vehicles and how to read construction zone signs can help keep you safe and free from tickets.

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Wednesday August 17, 2016

What to Know if Chasing a Pokémon… or if you Want to Catch a Pokémon-Chaser in Your Yard

Authored by: Tracy S. Smith Posted in: Civil Law Criminal Law

Pokémon Go is the latest craze that kids, teens and adults alike are all crazy for. This post will provide general insight into the legalities of trespass so that players can be more informed about the dangers of wandering on to private property.

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Monday May 11, 2015

Faint Hope for Suspended Drivers

Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard Posted in: Criminal Law

If your license has been permanently suspended because of impaired driving charges, a new amendment, effective April 1, 2015, gives some hope that you may be able to get your license back. You have to have had your license suspended for 10 years, and must be willing to have the alcohol ignition

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