When 18-year-old Shelby Herchak woke up suddenly one night in 2010, she picked up and then dropped her one-month old baby, who died as a result. However, that was just the beginning of Shelby’s nightmare, because the report of forensic Continue reading “I did not kill my son.”
The Supreme Court of Canada recently issued its decision in the case of R v Boudreault, which brought together seven challenges to Canada’s mandatory victim surcharge system. These are payments imposed on anyone found guilty of a criminal offence, and Continue reading “A tax on broken souls”
Stories about domestic violence in the media, particularly at the early stages of the case, often appear almost antiseptic in their lack of concrete information about what has happened. Often, the lack of information is because the police have not Continue reading The devil is in the details
In July 2015, Cameron McCaw had sexual intercourse with a woman when he was extremely intoxicated. Of his own volition, he had consumed a large amount of alcohol, marijuana and a “date rape” drug. Mr. McCaw’s trial begins in Toronto Continue reading How drunk is too drunk?