R v Todorovic: Does The Age Of A Child Matter When Determining If She Was “Detained”?

Guest post by Brock Jones, Crown Counsel On February 27, 2014, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in R v Todorovic, 2014 ONCA 153. The central issue on the conviction appeal was whether Todorovic’s statements to the police on the night of her arrest were properly admissible pursuant to the requirements of section…

Can young people get married?

Scenario: Mark is a seventeen-year old high school student who has just finished grade 11.  He loves soccer, playing the guitar and going to parties with his friends. He is the vice-president on his school’s student council and is a member of the swim team.  He has been dating his boyfriend, Nathan, since the end…

Competing Legal Rights in the News

Right to a Fair Trial vs Religious Freedom By Bianca Thomas, PLE Team Volunteer and UofT law student On December 8th, the Supreme Court of Canada heard an appeal which seeks to balance the defendant’s right to have a fair trial and a victim’s right to exercise her religious beliefs by wearing a niqab during…