In the Media

Our firm is frequently consulted by local and national media outlets to provide background and opinions on our own cases or cases currently making headlines across the globe.

Lindsay Board

CBC News

Daniel Brown

CTV Canada AM

Trevin David

CTV Your Morning

Daniel Brown

CTV Your Morning

Colleen McKeown

CTV News



Additional Media Appearances:

December 9th, 2021, Toronto Star, “Canada needs a new commission to review claims of wrongful conviction, former judges say”

December 7th, 2021, Toronto Star, “Liberals’ bill to tackle over-incarceration of Indigenous and Black people called a missed opportunity”

December 6th, 2021, Toronto Star, “More than 120 off work at GTA jail after health unit bars unvaccinated staff”

December 6th, 2021, Toronto Star, “Politicians harm system and themselves with thoughtless criticism of bail ruling”

November 24th, 2021, Toronto Star, “Liberals want to ban conversion therapy for children. Are adults next?”

November 12th, 2021, Toronto Star, “Ontario’s attack on legal aid is unprincipled and ineffective”

November 1st, 2021, CBC News, “Invest in legal aid, defence lawyers tell Ontario in trying to clear big court backlog”

October 27th, 2021, Toronto Star, “Indigenous leaders want independent criminal probes into residential schools”

October 20th, 2021, Toronto Star, “Brampton man acquitted of murder in nightclub shooting of Jordan Buchner, 23”

October 1st, 2021, CBC News, “Peter Nygard charged with sexual assault, forcible confinement by Toronto police”

September 29th, 2021, Toronto Star, “Liberals expected to tackle online hate, conversion therapy in next government’s first 100 days”

September 14th, 2021, CTV News, “Do we need laws preventing protesters from blocking hospitals?”

September 13th, 2021, CTV News, “Liberals would make it a criminal offence to block health-care buildings, threaten workers”

September 7th, 2021, CBC News, “Drug possession charges dropped across Ontario at an unprecedented rate”

September 4th, 2021, Toronto Star, “Too many Indigenous and Black people are in Canada’s prisons. Here’s how the parties will — or won’t — fix that”

August 26th, 2021, Toronto Star, “Jury duty? In Ontario, you can’t be sure the other jurors will be vaccinated”

August 24th, 2021, Globe & Mail, “Toronto businesswoman cleared of charges related to fatal laneway collision”

August 23rd, 2021, Globe & Mail, “Nova Scotia Court of Appeal rules to consider history of racism, marginalization in cases”

August 22nd, 2021, Toronto Star, “Toronto woman cleared in hit-and-run case won’t shy away from being a Good Samaritan again. ‘I don’t really see how I could have done it differently’”

July 23rd, 2021, Global News, “Are fake vaccine cards being used to enter Canada?”

July 19th, 2021, Toronto Star, “Anti-Black racism can (and should) be a factor, court says upholding cop’s jail sentence in Dafonte Miller beating.”

July 15th, 2021, Toronto Star, “Former chief of defence staff Jonathan Vance charged with obstruction of justice”

June 30th, 2021, Toronto Star, “‘A hollow promise’: Advocates decry Liberals’ lack of action on criminal justice reform”

June 25th, 2021, Toronto Star, “Ottawa’s changes ‘will go a long way’ to diversifying juries, Supreme Court ruling says”

June 7th, 2021, CBA National Magazine, “The meaning of life”

May 30th, 2021, Toronto Star, “Volunteers go behind bars to convince inmates of the value of getting the COVID-19 vaccine”

April 16th, 2021, Toronto Star, “Civil liberties watchdogs say stay-at-home order opens door to ‘return to carding’”

April 5th, 2021, Toronto Star, “Canada should follow U.K. lead on wrongful conviction reform’”

March 30th, 2021, City News, “Video of student-on-student St. Mike’s sexual assault could be thrown out as evidence”

March 26th, 2021, City News, “‘What do you have to hide?’ Demographic data on jurors in Canada lacking”

March 22nd, 2021, The Lawyer’s Daily,“Judge exceeded bounds of judicial notice, Appeal Court rules in ordering new trial”

March 11th, 2021, Toronto Star, “Ontario government’s changes to how judges are named opens the door to patronage appointments, legal organizations argue”

March 9th, 2021, Toronto Star, “Toronto cop appeals jail sentence for assault. Video shows he Tasered prone man, then kicked him while handcuffed”

March 4th, 2021, Toronto Star, “Too many Black and Indigenous people are in prison. Researchers say mandatory minimum sentences are part of the problem”

March 3rd, 2021, CP24, “Judge rules Minassian criminally responsible for Toronto van attack, guilty on all 26 counts”

March 3rd, 2021, National Post,“Man guilty of murder in Toronto van attack, likely to face life in prison”

March 2nd, 2021, Toronto Star, “Judge tosses gun case over delays at Brampton courthouse”

February 24th, 2021, Toronto Star, “Drunk driver Marco Muzzo’s desire to return to York Region shows he needs ‘victim empathy,’ parole board says”

February 22nd, 2021, Toronto Star, “An end to mandatory minimum sentences”

February 22nd, 2021, Law Times, “Independence of judicial appointment process is ‘under attack,’ says Criminal Lawyers’ Association”

February 18th, 2021, Toronto Star, “Ottawa tables bill to tackle overrepresentation of Black and Indigenous people in the justice system”

February 16th, 2021, Toronto Star, “Ontario government says it will improve diversity with changes to the way provincial court judges are appointed”

February 9th, 2021, Toronto Star, “Drunk driver Marco Muzzo, who killed three children and their grandfather, is granted full parole”

February 6th, 2021, Toronto Star, “Ontario’s court transcriptionists are struggling with ‘horrible’ audio quality at Zoom hearings”

February 3rd, 2021, Toronto Star, “Tackle systemic discrimination in Canadian courts, Justin Trudeau tells justice minister”

January 20th, 2021, Globe and Mail, “Toronto police charge gun smuggler in connection with 2019 death”

January 16th, 2021, Globe and Mail, “How can police best serve and protect on mental-health crisis calls?”

December 13th, 2020, The Lawyers Daily“Verdict expected in trial of man who threw trailer hitch at Indigenous woman”

December 7th, 2020, The Lawyers Daily“Reopening of Ontario appeal clarifies when a decision is functus officio, lawyer says”

November 9th, 2020, National Post, “Not criminally responsible: Alek Minassian’s likely defence in Toronto van attack trial, explained”

November 2nd, 2020, Law Times, “Court of Appeal sets aside child-luring convictions, orders new trial”

November 2nd, 2020, Law Times, “Court of Appeal sets aside child-luring convictions, orders new trial”

October 8th, 2020, Toronto Star, “College Street Bar sex assault convictions among dozens that can’t be retried over jury selection, Supreme Court rules”

September 22nd, 2020, Toronto Star, “Peel courts pivot to ease COVID-19 backlogs and preserve right to trial in a reasonable time”

September 16th, 2020, CTV News“Toronto convention centre to serve as backup location for jury selection”

September 10th, 2020, The Lawyer’s Daily, “Ontario jury trials set to resume next week with jury selection at convention centre”

August 25th, 2020, Toronto Star“Toronto cop challenges verdict in Dafonte Miller beating, says assault conviction should be tossed”

August 23rd, 2020, Toronto Star, Facing a huge COVID-19 backlog, prosecutors are quietly diverting more drug possession and impaired driving charges from criminal court

August 22nd, 2020, Toronto Star, “Who wants to be a juror in a pandemic? Inside the push to resume jury trials in Ontario”

August 20th, 2020, Huffington Post, “Canada’s Prosecutors Take ‘Historic’ Step Towards Decriminalizing Drugs”

August 13th, 2020, Brampton Guardian, COVID-19 shouldn’t be factor in bail for violent offenders, says Brampton mayor

July 19th, 2020, Toronto Star, “Inside Ontario’s first major criminal trial by Zoom”

July 6th, 2020, National Post“Lawyers complain of working conditions as Ontario courthouses reopen”

July 5th, 2020, Toronto Star, Thousands watched the Theriault decision and city council’s police debate online. Is livestreaming the future of democracy?

June 29th, 2020, Toronto Star, “As Ontario courts get set to reopen, union says COVID-19 safety measures not enough”

June 10th, 2020, Toronto Star, “Racism in criminal justice system: there is nothing left to say; there is everything left to do”

May 21, 2020, CBA National, The retrospectivity of ending peremptory challenges

May 16th, 2020, The Guardian“Former Calgary remand inmate says COVID-19 safety measures are insufficient”

May 15th, 2020, The Lawyer’s Daily“‘Bail, sentencing impacted as jail could be ‘death sentence’ during pandemic, lawyer says”

May 12th, 2020, CBA National, “Doing better for the young out of work”

April 30th, 2020, Toronto Star, Ontario’s prisons should not keep relying on solitary confinement

April 22nd, 2020, Global News, “How a real uniform and replica police car helped the Nova Scotia gunman go undetected”

April 20th, 2020, Globe and Mail“Toronto police arrest accused arsonist for alleged killing of Good Samaritan who took him in”

April 20th, 2020, Toronto Star, “Eight staff, 60 inmates test positive for COVID-19 at Brampton jail. Inmates transferred to Toronto South Detention Centre”

April 18th, 2020, Toronto Star“Pandemic leaves criminal lawyers out of work and without help”

April 17th, 2020, York Region News“‘Dire times’: Courts struggle with bail, technology as COVID-19 pandemic lingers”

April 12th, 2020, CBC, ‘No jobs left to be found’: Edmonton lawyer launches internship project in response to COVID-19

April 9th, 2020, Toronto Star, “COVID-19 is revealing a ‘momentous divide’ among Ontario judges on whether to release more accused people on bail”

April 6th, 2020, Toronto Star, “Canada’s courts should keep the technological advances they’re making to cope with COVID-19”

March 25th, 2020, Reuters“Lock ’em up or let ’em out? Coronavirus prompts wave of prisoner releases”

March 24th, 2020, National Post“Canada lawyers, prosecutors scramble to get inmates out of jail”

March 14th, 2020, Toronto Star, “‘This will spread very fast’: Correctional staff warn they won’t be able to stop COVID-19 if it gets into Ontario jails”

March 14th, 2020, CTV News, “Canadian prisons to limit outside visits to stem tide of coronavirus”

March 13th, 2020, National Post“COVID-19 measures could have lasting impact on Ontario courts: experts”

March 13th, 2020, Toronto Sun, “COVID-19 disrupts courts, stalls ongoing Toronto murder trial until June”

March 12th, 2020, Toronto Star“Jury trials in Ontario suspended due to COVID-19 outbreak, while trials underway continue at judge’s discretion”

March 4th, 2020, Toronto Star“Ruling on juries could overturn 15 Ontario homicide convictions, Crown says in Supreme Court filing”

February 29th, 2020, Toronto Star“This GTA teacher was accused of sexually assaulting a student. Now the charges are dropped, but can life go back to normal?”

February 25th, 2020, Toronto Sun, “Photographer cleared of child sex abuse allegations in BDSM case”

February 13th, 2020, Toronto Star, “Crown asks Supreme Court to rule on decision that has upended dozens of Ontario criminal cases”

February 7th, 2020, Toronto Star, “What’s behind #chairgirl and a Toronto rapper’s coronavirus hoax? Social media makes fame easier to pursue, experts say”

January 30th, 2020, Toronto Star, “Appeal ruling may force new trials in 35 already completed Ontario criminal cases, courts say”

January 24th, 2020, Toronto Star, “Dozens of criminal convictions may be headed for costly and lengthy new trials following court ruling”

January 24th, 2020, Global News, “Man convicted in murder of Toronto grandmother planning appeal after Ontario court ruling”

January 23rd, 2020, Globe & Mail, “Dozens of Ontario criminal convictions at risk after Court of Appeal ruling on juries”

January 23rd, 2020, National Post, “Recent Ontario criminal cases could require retrial after court rules new jury selection rules were misapplied”

January 23th, 2020, Globe & Mail, “Dozens of Ontario criminal convictions at risk after Court of Appeal ruling on juries”

January 16th, 2020, National Post “Digital evidence a ‘double-edged sword’ in sexual crime cases: experts”

January 7th, 2020, CTV News, “Canadian legal experts say #MeToo transcends Harvey Weinstein trial”


December 23rd, 2019, Toronto Star, “Judges and Crowns regularly send still-innocent people to places like the Toronto South Detention Centre. Should they have to know what that feels like?

December 4th, 2019, CP24, “191 cases dropped in Ontario due to court delays since 2016, AG says”

December 4th, 2019, Toronto Star “Judges and Ontario government ‘consistently hampered’ audit of justice system delays, auditor general says”

November 19th, 2019, National Post, “Appeal court rules on how changes to legal process should be applied in Ontario

October 24th, 2019, Toronto Star, “Can legal aid be improved while its budget is slashed? Ontario’s attorney general says yes”

October 18th, 2019, Globe & Mail, “Bail system scrutinized by police as Canada’s major cities grapple with surge in gang violence”

October 17th, 2019, CBC News“‘Vibrant’ black market persists as legal pot marks its first full year in Canada”

October 14th, 2019, National Magazine “Will the Canadian government ever deliver on justice reform?”

September 24th, 2019, Toronto Star, “Kevin O’Leary’s wife charged in last month’s fatal boat crash in Muskoka area”

August 30th, 2019, The Lawyer’s Daily, “‘Ontario Court of Appeal ruling in drug case ‘a strong statement denouncing racial profiling,’ lawyer says”

August 29th, 2019, Toronto Star “Blaming bail for gun crime is wrong place to start”

August 16th, 2019, CTV News, “Family of Sammy Yatim angry over day parole granted to cop who shot teen”

August 10th, 2019, CBC News “‘Utter nonsense’ that lenient bail system is a cause of Toronto shootings: lawyer”

June 12th, 2019, CBC News“Bail hearings will no longer be covered by Legal Aid Ontario”

July 8th, 2019, The Lawyer’s Daily, “Judge relied on ‘assumptions’ of complainant behaviour in sexual assault case, court rules”

June 6th, 2019, Globe & Mail, “Toronto man charged over vulgar comments on live TV after Raptors game”

May 22nd, 2019, City News “‘Criminal charges rare for bartenders in drunk driving cases, legal experts say”

May 13th, 2019, Law Times, “Criminal Lawyers Association launches old-robe clothing drive”

May 3rd, 2019, Toronto Star, “Legal aid helps Doug Ford’s ‘little guy’ and it needs his help”

March 21st, 2019, CBC News, “Judge considers ‘shockingly high’ sentence request for truck driver in Humboldt bus crash”

March 15th, 2019, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, “SCC strikes down ‘reasonable belief’ requirement in Criminal Code for child-luring cases”

March 5th, 2019, Toronto Star “Senior judge slams ‘unacceptable’ lockdowns at crowded Toronto South Detention Centre”

February 16th, 2019, The Lawyers Daily “Toronto woman in chair-throwing case faced ‘peer pressure,’ lawyer says. Will this fly in court?”

February 14th, 2019, Hamilton Spectator, “‘Nothing disappears’: Why social media shaming may have lasting consequences for Toronto’s #chairgirl”

February 14th, 2019, Globe & Mail, “Privacy advocates applaud Toronto police for abandoning ShotSpotter technology”

February 7th, 2019, National Post, “Tale of prosecutorial interference a mortal threat to the Trudeau brand”

February 6th, 2019, CBC News “‘People remember’: Brother of slain police officer wants killer kept in jail”

February 1st, 2019, Edmonton Sun, “Fate of truck driver in Humboldt bus crash will test sentencing system: experts”

January 29th, 2019, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, “Adult criminal and youth court stats show increase in delays”

January 28th, 2019, CTV News, “Broncos crash: What will go into sentencing Jaskirat Singh Sidhu?”

January 28th, 2019, CTV Your Morning “Humbolt driver sentencing begins today”

January 21st, 2019, The Lawyers Daily “Lawyers wait to see how police use new powers to test drunk driving”

January 16th, 2019, Toronto Star, “Wilson-Raybould’s regrettable legacy as justice minister”

January 11th, 2019, CBC Toronto, “Canadians could now be charged with drunk driving — even if not drunk, lawyers warn”

January 7th, 2019, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, “Sexual assault cases to come before SCC”

January 3rd,2019, Toronto Star, “Premier Ford can support ‘the people’ by ending police carding”

January 3rd, 2019, Canadian Lawyer, “Action needed on pardon system, say criminal lawyers”


November 19th, 2018, Toronto Star, “Judge blasts province’s ‘unconscionable’ inaction on cramped Brampton courthouse, leading to ‘unacceptable’ hearing delays”

November 19th, 2018, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, “Judge blasts province of Ontario for problems with Brampton courthouse”

November 14th, 2018, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, “Court awards Hamilton man $49K in case against Hamilton police”

November 7th, 2018, CTV Your Morning, “Marco Muzzo parole hearing set for today”

November 7th, 2018, CBC Metro Morning, “Lawyer Daniel Brown on Marco Muzzo’s request for day parole”

November 6th, 2018, Toronto Star, “Judge vents frustration over Superior Court vacancies, which critics say may cause more criminal charges to be tossed”

October 29th, 2018, Toronto Star, “Don’t try youth offences at massive new Toronto courthouse, advocates say”

October 25th, 2018, Global News, “Convicted drunk driver Marco Muzzo who killed 4, set for parole hearing on Nov. 7”

September 25th, 2018, Reuters, “Charges dropped against Astros closer Osuna”

August 29th, 2018, USA Today, “Roberto Osuna opens up about domestic assault charge, second chance in Houston”

August 13th, 2018, The National, “The home stretch: Delivering on justice reforms”

August 13th, 2018, Toronto Star, “Ford’s aim way off on gun crime strategy”

August 9th, 2018, Globe & Mail, “Tory asks Trudeau to end bail for repeat gun offenders”

August 6th, 2018, Toronto Star, “Ford’s aim way off on gun crime strategy”

July 25th, 2018, Toronto Star, “Doug Ford, Caroline Mulroney must not scrap important criminal justice reforms”

July 9th, 2018, Toronto Star, “‘It’s actually shocking how archaic’ Ontario’s criminal courts are”

May 22nd, 2018, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, “Protection against the state: Top 10 Criminal Law Boutiques”

May 20th, 2018, Toronto Star, “What can Toronto police learn from the Golden State Killer case?”

May 16th, 2018, The Lawyer’s Daily, “Court of Appeal sets higher standard to protect injured workers from wrongful conviction, counsel says”

May 3rd, 2018, Toronto Star, “Lovestruck juror is no grounds for appeal, court rules”

May 1st, 2018, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, “Court denies Toronto officer’s appeal, upholds sentence in Yatim case”

April 30th, 2018, Toronto Star, “Court of Appeal upholds conviction for Toronto cop who shot Sammy Yatim”

April 30th, 2018, CBC Metro Morning, “James Forcillo appeal heard today in Sammy Yatim case”

April 28th, 2018, CBC News, “Ontario government to investigate jail leak about accused van attacker Alek Minassian”

April 19th, 2018, Toronto Star, “Federal plan would kick paralegals, law students out of provincial courtrooms, critics say”

April 18th, 2018, The Lawyer’s Daily, “Police unlawfully present in operating room privacy issue in drug trial, says lawyer”

March 29th, 2018, National Post, “Minister delivers much-needed kick in the pants to justice system”

March 21st, 2018, CBC News, “Kalen Schlatter now facing 1st-degree murder charge in Tess Richey homicide, police say”

March 21st, 2018, Toronto Star, “Charge upgraded for man accused of killing Tess Richey”

February 14th, 2018, Globe & Mail, “Ruling by Ontario judge aims to make bail courts less risk-averse”

February 8th, 2018, Globe & Mail, “Second murder case reinstated by courts after being dropped because of Jordan ruling on time limits”

February 2nd, 2018, Toronto Star, “Toronto’s female elected officials face sexual harassment, threats on job”

February 1st, 2018, Toronto Star, “Edward H. Royle firm to represent accused serial killer Bruce McArthur”

January 31st, 2018, CBC Ontario Today, “What’s the value of a victim impact statement?

January 30th, 2018, Toronto Star, “Trudeau government is falling short on justice reform”

January 25th, 2018, Vice News, “What we’ve learned about Bruce McArthur, the alleged Gay Village killer”

January 22nd, 2018, Toronto Star, “Accused killer Bruce McArthur’s 2003 assault conviction led to DNA order”


December 17th, 2017, Globe & Mail“Dellen Millard’s jailhouse letters served as crucial evidence in Babcock murder trial”

December 13th, 2017, Toronto Star“Charges dropped against Mustafa Ururyar, after sex assault conviction overturned”

December 13th, 2017, National Post“Man accused of Mandi Gray sex assault finds it’s guilty until proven innocent”

December 11th, 2017, Lawyers Weekly“Lawyers urge second look at HIV non-disclosure cases, convictions following report”

December 1st, 2017, Toronto Star“Ontario to curb prosecution of HIV non-disclosure cases”

November 30th, 2017, National Post“Swedish man gets 10 years in prison for raping Canadian girls — over the internet”

November 27th, 2017, Canadian Lawyer Magazine“New drinking and driving rules bring mandatory alcohol screening to Canada”

November 12th, 2017, Toronto Star“Experts divided over move to force patient to testify in doctor’s sex abuse case”

November 9th, 2017, Toronto Star“Crown prosecutor withdraws criminal charges against Toronto cops accused of planting heroin”

November 8th, 2017, Macleans Magazine“Accused killer Adam Picard, once freed over delays, launches Supreme Court appeal”

November 7th, 2017, Toronto Star“Ontario must make bail reform meaningful”

November 2nd, 2017, Toronto Star“New rules will require forensic labs to be accredited”

October 29th, 2017, Toronto Star“Motherisk hair test rejected by judge — 22 years before scandal blew up”

October 18th, 2017, Global News“Marco Muzzo can apply for temporary absence from prison”

September 29th, 2017, Toronto Star“Crown wants Supreme Court to overturn ruling ordering new trial for accused Eaton Centre shooter”

September 29th, 2017, Toronto Star“Bail extended for Const. James Forcible days before he was due to be jailed”

September 27th, 2017, Global News“Mother remembers 3 kids killed by drunk driver Marco Muzzo on 2-year anniversary of crash”

September 20th, 2017, Toronto Star“Judge tosses drug evidence, finds Toronto cops were ‘ignorant’ of strip search law”

September 20th, 2017, CBC Metro Morning, “Tougher penalties for driving while high”

September 16th, 2017, Toronto Star“Justice Ian Nordheimer named to Ontario’s top court”

September 13th, 2017, Toronto Star“Judges to preside over bail hearings at two courthouses”

September 12th, 2017, Globe & Mail“Ontario judge who wore Trump hat in court suspended for 30 days without pay”

September 11th, 2017, Toronto Star“Police who lie erode public faith in court system”

September 7th, 2017, The Lawyer’s Daily“Testimony of officers who face allegations poses challenge for lawyers”

August 2nd, 2017, Toronto Star“Robert Nuttall, 67, was defence lawyer in some of Canada’s most famous murder trials”

August 2nd, 2017, Toronto Star“Bail conditions relaxed for cop and brother accused in Whitby assault'”

July 26th, 2017, Toronto Star“‘You’re my angel, you saved me!,’ woman shouted to driver charged in fatal hit and run”

July 25th, 2017, CBC News“Baby delivered by C-section after attack on mother is homicide victim under Canadian law”

July 24th, 2017, Global News“Women surpass men as largest smugglers of cocaine at Canada’s airports: CBSA”

July 20th, 2017, Toronto Star“Judge overturns ‘incomprehensible’ conviction of Mustafa Uruyar for alleged sex assault of Mandi Gray”

July 20th, 2017, Toronto Star“Overturned verdict in Mandi Gray sex assault trial affects all parties, lawyer says”

July 14th, 2017, Toronto Star“Lawyers weigh in on case of fatal hit-and-run driver who says he saved woman’s life”

July 7th, 2017, Toronto Star“Canada’s crime rate is falling — but drug charges are rising”

July 6th, 2017, Metro News“‘The reality of racism’: TPS data on marijuana arrests reveals stark racial divide “

June 22nd, 2017, Globe & Mail“Supreme Court ruling emboldens prosecutors to fight dismissals if case is complex”

June 8th, 2017, CBC News“Lawyers call some proposed changes to sexual assault law ‘inexplicable,’ possibly ‘unconstitutional'”

June 8th, 2017, City News“Concerns raised over police handling of officers’ sex assault investigation”

June 6th, 2017, Toronto Star“Mother speaks out after SIU lays no charges in son’s police shooting death “

May 17th, 2017, Toronto Star“Judge’s comments prompt Ontario’s top court to order new murder trial in rare move”

April 13th, 2017, Toronto Star“Lawyer doubts new impaired driving bill will get past constitutional scrutiny”

April 13th, 2017, Toronto Star“Ontario chief pathologist slammed by judge for offering ‘incorrect’ opinions in court”

April 10th, 2017, Toronto Star“Ontario’s chance to fix police oversight”

April 10th, 2017, National Post“Toronto-area killing reignites emotional debate: can an unborn fetus be a murder victim?”

April 9th, 2017, Globe & Mail“Appeal of stayed murder charge to put trial time limits to test”

April 7th, 2017, Toronto Star, “Ontario commits to releasing past and future SIU reports”

March 26th, 2017, Toronto Sun, “Trial timelines cause headaches”

March 19th, 2017, Toronto Star, “How an ‘invented’ Supreme Court ruling has rocked the Canadian justice system”

March 17th, 2017, Canadian Lawyer Magazine“SCC clarifies exigent circumstances, confessions rule”

March 17th, 2017, Hamilton Spectator, “Bail hearing scheduled for Ancaster ‘hacker-for-hire'”

March 16th, 2016, Toronto Star“Charges against Canadian arrested in Yahoo hack ‘politically motivated:’ lawyer”

February 6th, 2017, CBC The Current, “Lawyers warn court delays are creating black hole in Canada’s justice system”

January 25th, 2017, CBC, “Toronto police can’t stop you from filming them, nor seize your phone, lawyer says”

January 24th, 2017, City News, “Your Video Rights”

January 10th, 2016, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, “Judge orders young offender records be produced in class action”

January 5th, 2017, Toronto Star, “The Hamilton judge who wore a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat in court has been banned from trying cases”

January 5th, 2017, Globe and Mail, “Hamilton judge who wore Trump hat in court no longer being assigned cases”

January 2nd, 2017, Law Times, “Ruling explores entrapment in the digital realm”


December 1st, 2016, Toronto Star, “Ontario to tackle court delays by hiring more judges, prosecutors”

December 1st, 2016, CBC Here and Now, “Legal system hirings”

November 22nd, 2016, Vice News, “Unreasonable delay”

October 25th, 2016, Toronto Star, “Wrong verdict for the wrongfully convicted”

October 24th, 2016, Globe and Mail, “RCMP allowed car involved in Boushie shooting out of its custody”

October 21st, 2016, Toronto Star, “Innocence Canada becoming ‘shadow of its former self’”

October 19th, 2016, Toronto Star, Juror in Tori Stafford murder trial says graphic evidence left her traumatized

October 19th, 2016, Toronto Star, “Toronto Police forensics clerk charged with illegally accessing files”

October 16th, 2016, Toronto Star, “Courts scramble under new rules on trial delays”

October 7th, 2016, Toronto Star, “Toronto man cleared of charges he already served time for”

September 17th, 2016, CBC News, “Robert Badgerow to stand trial for same murder charge for 4th time Monday”

September 15th, 2016, Toronto Star, “Alberta boy, 12, who chased youth with knife sentenced to practise basketball”

September 1st, 2016, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, “Lawyer escapes conviction for missing her client’s court dates”

August 4th, 2016, Toronto Star, “Waiter arrested after salmon dish puts man in a coma”

July 29th, 2016, Globe and Mail, “Toronto cop Forcillo granted bail, returns to court in November”

July 6th, 2016, Toronto Star, “Lawyer escapes conviction for missing her client’s court dates”

July 1st, 2016, Toronto Star, “Drunk-driving case tossed after Peel cops retain accused’s turban”

June 23rd, 2016, Metro News, “Judge refuses to recuse himself over complaint about his ‘scowling visage’”

June 20th, 2016, Metro News, “Canadian marijuana cases go ahead, even for less than two grams”

June 7th, 2016, Toronto Star, “Baby’s death could mean more charges in Rochelle Bobb murder”

June 3rd, 2016, Toronto Star, “Toronto judge halts charges against man until government pays for lawyer”

May 17th, 2016, Toronto Star, “Inmate suffering during lockdowns being used as a bargaining chip”

May 12th, 2016, Toronto Star, “Judge awards Ontario inmates $85,000 over lockdowns”

May 10th, 2016, CBC Metro Morning, “No Ghomeshi Trial”

May 10th, 2016, Globe and Mail, “Explainer: Ghomeshi signs peace bond, charge withdrawn”

May 10th, 2016, CBC News, “What is a peace bond? They’re fairly common in criminal cases, defence lawyer says”

April 30th, 2016, Toronto Star, “Judge heading police-oversight review praised for work ethic, experience”

April 28th, 2016, Toronto Star, “Time to tear down last of the Tory crime agenda”

April 13th, 2016, Toronto Star, “Troubled bail system a ‘vicious circle’, experts say”

March 30th, 2016, Vice News, “A Canadian Jail Is So Overcrowded That Inmates Have Been Sleeping in Showers”

March 29th, 2016, CBC The Current, “Canada’s bail system set up to fail, says criminal defence lawyer”

March 28th, 2016, Toronto Star, “In Marco Muzzo case, what role does wealth play?”

March 28th, 2016, Law Times, “New transcription process strained, say shorthand court reporters”

March 22nd, 2016, CBC Metro Morning, “Lawyers on the impact of the Jian Ghomeshi trial”

February 24th, 2016, CBC News, “Human traffickers, and how they could be named dangerous offenders”

February 12th, 2016, Toronto Star, “Could Jian Ghomeshi trial have turned out differently?”

February 12th, 2016, Toronto Star, “Head of Motherisk probe had ties to Sick Kids”

February 11th, 2016, Toronto Sun, “Lawyers break down Ghomeshi trial”

February 9th, 2016, Toronto Star, “Not testifying deemed a good call for Ghomeshi’s defence”

February 8th, 2016, London Free Press, “Appeal lawyer goes to court over high cost of court transcript”

February 6th, 2016, National Post, “Why Jian Ghomeshi’s defence puts an extreme focus on inconsistencies in witness stories”

February 5th, 2016, Toronto Star, “Local defence lawyers see strong week for Jian Ghomeshi”

February 4th, 2016, Toronto Star, “Marco Muzzo granted bail after guilty plea in impaired-driving deaths of 3 children, grandfather”

February 2nd, 2016, Toronto Star, “Next steps in the Ghomeshi trial are tricky for the Crown”

January 30th, 2016, Toronto Star, “A big question for Ghomeshi’s defence: Should he testify?”

January 29th, 2016, Toronto Star, “No more presumption of innocence for police”

January 28th, 2016, Global News, “Jian Ghomeshi trial set to begin next week”

January 27th, 2016, Toronto Star, “Tasering of Sammy Yatim after being shot might be a chargeable offence”

January 27th, 2016, CBC News, “James Forcillo’s time behind bars could be years away: lawyer”

January 26th, 2015, CBC Radio: Metro Morning, “Forcillo Verdict?”

January 25th, 2015, CBC Radio: Metro Morning, “Still No Verdict?”

January 25th, 2016, Toronto Star, “‘Mystery’ charge only one that sticks in Sammy Yatim slaying”

January 21st, 2016, Toronto Star, “DNA match between fetus, murdered woman leaves unanswered questions”

January 20th, 2016, Toronto Star, “What we didn’t know before the James Forcillo trial”

January 11th, 2016, Law Times, “SickKids’ lab didn’t meet forensic-testing standards”

January 7th, 2016, Toronto Star, “Ontario jail guards push to become ‘essential service’ as strike deadline nears”

January 7th, 2016, Toronto Star, “Marco Muzzo to plead guilty in deadly Vaughan crash”


December 29th, 2015, CBC Radio: Metro Morning“Pot Pardons?”,

December 29th, 2015, Toronto Star, “Junk science is undermining our justice system”

December 17th, 2015, Toronto Star, “Damning review of Motherisk drug testing sparks call for second probe”

December 15th, 2015, Toronto Star, “Mom charged with first-degree murder in death of boy, 2”

December 14th, 2015, Law Times, “Criminal lawyers need to be online sleuths”

December 13th, 2015, Toronto Star, “Did Crown attorney accidentally steal juror’s heart?”

November 26th, 2015, Toronto Star, “No charges for Peel cops after shooting of man and innocent bystander”

November 15th, 2015, Toronto Star, “Appeal court overturns lawyer’s conviction for smuggling drugs into jail”

October 5th, 2015, Toronto Star, “Justice is blind when it comes to Canadian jury selection”

October 4th, 2015, Toronto Star, “Where is the outrage?”

September 30th, 2015, Toronto Star, “Judge cites jail lockdowns in delivering shorter sentence”

September 30th, 2015, CBC News, “Pot possession charges increase 154 per cent in Hamilton since 2006”

September 29th, 2015, Toronto Star, “Brampton school reeling after tragic deadly crash”

September 14th, 2015, Law Times, “Judge issues stern warning about protecting informants”

September 9th, 2015, Toronto Star, “Toronto criminal lawyer ‘had a good heart and very few social graces’”

August 24th, 2015, Global News, “Victims of Ashley Madison website hack now the target of blackmail”

July 15th, 2015, City News, “What happens when a handgun is fired by police?”

July 15th, 2015, Toronto Star, “Cultural differences no excuse for domestic violence, judges rule”

July 15th, 2015, Toronto Star, “Video ‘crucial’ to police investigations but police won’t release footage of McDonald’s shooting”

July 15th, 2015, Toronto Star, “Secrecy shrouds decision not to lay charges in fatal McDonald’s shooting”

July 14th, 2015, Toronto Star, “Fewer SIU cases opened in 2014-15, police watchdog reports”

July 6th, 2015, Toronto Star, “Retrial ordered in ‘sexsomnia’ case”

July 3rd, 2015, Toronto Star, “‘Sadistic, bored’ Paul Bernardo applies for day parole: Lawyer”

June 21st, 2015, Toronto Star, “Lawyer’s ‘rude and angry’ response prompts drunk-driving acquittal”

May 19th, 2015, CBC Metro Morning, “Body Camera Pilot Project”

May 19th, 2015, Toronto Star, “Lawyer’s ‘rude and angry’ response prompts drunk-driving acquittal”

May 11th, 2015, National Post, “Parents treating epileptic girl with marijuana oil want the treatment to be legal”

May 8th, 2015, Toronto Star, “Rob Ford friend Sandro Lisi cleared of all drug charges”

May 1st, 2015, Toronto Star, “Legal scrappers Rocco Galati and Joseph Groia elected Law Society benchers”

April 27th, 2015, Toronto Star, “Hearings into Justice of the Peace’s remarks should proceed, lawyer says”

April 22nd, 2015, Toronto Star, “Judge blasts Toronto cop for ‘fabricating’ reason for search

April 17th, 2015, Toronto Star, “Sick Kids shuts down hair tests at Motherisk lab”

April 14th, 2015, Toronto Star, “Lawyer disbarred after faking favourable rulings for client”

April 12th, 2015, Toronto Sun, “Fear the examiner, not the polygraph”

April 1st, 2015, Toronto Star, “Scope of Motherisk review should be widened, say criminal lawyers”

March 25th, 2015, Toronto Star, “Brampton judge blasts Ontario government over courtroom shortage”

March 24th, 2015, Hamilton Spectator, “Halton judge tosses impaired driving case after lengthy delay”

March 23rd, 2015, Toronto Star, “Guilty verdict overturned after judge consults Google Street View”

March 12th, 2015, Toronto Star, “Motherisk review could have Canada-wide implications”

March 2nd, 2015, Metro News, “Toronto’s ‘worst movers ever’ strike again”

February 18th, 2015, Toronto Star, “Peel police change their story about arrest of lawyer”

February 13th, 2015, National Post, “Criminal lawyers question why Toronto colleague was arrested inside courthouse for allegedly bringing in drugs”

February 12th, 2015, Toronto Star, “Lawyer arrested at Brampton courthouse, charged with trafficking”


December 19th, 2014, CTV Canada AM, “Holiday Party Legalities”

December 18th, 2014, Toronto Star, “No hospital at new Ontario superjail; sick inmates kept in solitary”

December 12th, 2014, The Guardian UK, “Canada’s ‘anti-prostitution law’ raises fears for sex workers’ safety”

November 28th, 2014, Toronto Star, “Ontario launches review of hair drug tests performed at Sick Kids”

November 27th, 2014, Toronto Sun, “Conviction would be roadblock for Jian Ghomeshi in U.S.”

November 26th, 2014, Toronto Star, “Jian Ghomeshi: Evidence could be weakened by time since alleged attacks”

November 26th, 2014, City News, “Did Jian Ghomeshi receive special treatment at court?”

November 26th, 2014, City News, “Criminal lawyer on Ghomeshi arrest & charges”

November 20th, 2014, Metro News, “Sick Kids breaks silence about controversy surrounding Motherisk hair tests”

November 15th, 2014, CTV National News, “Just-deported Hassan Diab charged with 1st-degree murder in France”

November 12th, 2014, Toronto Star, “Truth about police who lie in court”

November 4th, 2014, Toronto Star, “Critics call for review of Motherisk cases”

November 1st, 2014, Toronto Star, “‘Crack mom’ conviction tossed out”

October 1st, 2014, Global News, “Is a new phone app a legitimate way to ensure consent?”

August 6th, 2014, Metro News, “VELD deaths: Police have precedent for charging drug dealers with homicide in overdoses”

August 1st, 2014, Toronto Star, “Rob Ford’s testimony at Lisi hearing can’t be used as evidence against him later”

August 1st, 2014, Toronto Sun, “Challenging subpoena futile: Lawyer”

July 31st, 2014, CTV News Channel, “‘Mr. Big’ pioneered in Canada”

July 21st, 2014, Toronto Star, “Man faces charges – again – in cold case sex assaults spanning three decades”

July 21st, 2014, Toronto Star, “‘Spiceman’ case sent to unique restorative justice program before sentencing”

July 19th, 2014, CBC News, “Mike Duffy and the bribery thing: Why a one-way charge?”

July 8th, 2014, Toronto Star, “Toronto cop fined, has license suspended after fleeing drunken accident, prompting a manhunt”

June 30th, 2014, Toronto Star, “GTA police arrest Jamaican police officer sought in 41 murders”

June 20th, 2014, CTV News Channel, “Guilty on all counts for woman who parked for ducks”

June 17th, 2014, Toronto Star, “Wynne silent on concerns over secrecy of JP complaints”

June 14th, 2014, Toronto Star, “Dellen Millard case: Laura Babcock’s body not recovered in Ontario”

June 11th, 2014, Toronto Star, “What happened to Laura Babcock? Mystery leaves family in ‘a horrible situation’”

May 26th, 2014, Law Times, “CCLA calls for new law on non-conviction records”

April 20th, 2014, Globe & Mail, “Ontario lawyers irate at quality of courthouse inmates’ food”

April 10th, 2014, Toronto Star, “Can Dellen Millard be charged with first-degree murder without a body?”

March 31st, Toronto Star, “Curtis Young case shows need for body-worn cameras on police”

March 28th, 2014, National Post, “Brampton courthouse locked down after Peel police officer shot, shooter dead”

March 27th, 2014, OttawaCitizen, “Police cited sealed files, says privacy watchdog”

March 6th, 2014, CTV National News, “Lev Tahor member says ‘peaceful life is almost gone’ in community”

March 5th, 2014, Toronto Sun, “OPP involvement in Ford probe defuses bias accusations: Lawyers”

February 7th, 2014, The Lawyers Weekly, “Superior Court overturnes Impaired acquittal”

January 23rd, 2014, iPolitics, “Judges going too far with sentence credits, Supreme Court told”

January 22nd, 2014, Toronto Sun, “Conflicting views on legality of Ford-Lisi friendship”

January 20th, 2014, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, “When does being cheap become harassment?”

January 16th, 2014, Toronto Star, “Project Traveller: Six men charged opt to head directly to trial”

January 16th, 2014, Huffington Post, “Infamous Ford ‘Crack Video’ Could Be Shown In Courtroom This Year”

January 9th, 2014, Globe & Mail, “China refuses to extradite Canadian fugitive, will try him on murder charges”


December 16th, 2013, Toronto Star, “Ontario judges criticize police, courts for delays”

December 16th, 2013, Law Times, “MacIntosh report shows system worked: defence lawyers”

December 13th, 2013, Toronto Sun, “Crack video could come up in Rob Ford’s civil trial, lawyer says”

December 4th, 2013, Global News, “Project Traveller, Project Brazen investigations overlapped”

November 12th, 2013, Toronto Sun, Judge views alleged Rob Ford crack video”

November 6th, 2013, CBC, Rob Ford crack scandal: Lawyer seeks release of videos”

November 5th, 2013, Globe & Mail, Lawyers for alleged drug dealer urge release of Rob Ford crack video”

November 5th, 2013, Toronto Star, Lawyers for man in notorious photo seek access to Rob Ford ‘crack video”

October 31st, 2013, Globe & Mail, “Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he won’t resign over alleged crack video”

October 31st, 2013, Toronto Star, Mayor Rob Ford legally clear to talk about crack video”

October 3rd, 2013, CBC, Probe involving Mayor Rob Ford’s friend led by top detective”

September 30th, 2013, Toronto Star, Attorney general’s office using collection agencies to collect victim surcharge fines from criminals”

September 13th, 2013, Toronto Star, Ontario appoints ‘fierce’ and ‘fair’ Scarborough Crown attorney as new SIU director”

August 23rd, 2013, Toronto Star, Rehtaeh Parsons’ father says he received online death threat”

August 20th, 2013, Toronto Star, Sammy Yatim: Const. James Forcillo released on bail as experts argue ‘special treatment’”

August 2nd, 2013, Globe and Mail, Rob Ford crack scandal: Man who showed Rob Ford crack video caught up in police raids”

July 19th, 2013, The Lawyers Weekly, “Mens rea element criticial, court rules”

June 20th, 2013, Toronto Star, Rob Ford crack scandal: Police Chief Bill Blair could say more, experts say”

June 8th, 2013, Toronto Star, Terror train plot: Chiheb Esseghaier’s Qur’an demand reveals law/religion collision”

June 3rd, 2013, Law Times, “Defence counsel not alter egos of clients: judge”

May 17th, 2013, Toronto Star, “Mayor Rob Ford: Cellphone video wouldn’t necessarily lead to charges, lawyer says.”

April 29th, 2013, Toronto Star, “Murder-trial witness faces either charges or a purported hit list”

April 12th, 2013, CTV News Channel, “Luka Magnotta to stand trial on first degree murder charge”

April 5th, 2013, Toronto Star, “Swim coach Trent McNicol picks up pieces after sex assault charges dropped”

April 5th, 2013, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, “Appeal court right to overturn sex assault verdict, says lawyer”

March 28th, 2013, Global News, What a not criminally responsible verdict means for Richard Kachkar”

March 27th, 2013, Canada AM, “Will Amanda Knox be extradited?”

March 27th, 2013, CTV News Channel, “Legal analysis of Toronto murder case”

March 16th, 2013, CTV News, “Selecting a jury in a high profile murder case”

March 5th, 2013, Toronto Star, “Raccoon-beating case plods through courts like a turtle”

February 11th, 2013, Law Times, “Will BB10 rekindle lawyers’ love for BlackBerry?”

January 18th, 2013, CTV News, “Supreme Court ruling lacks clarity”


November 30th, 2012, The Lawyers Weekly, “Osgoode Hall professor says our pot laws are laging”

October 26th, 2012, CBC Radio – Metro Morning, “How far can a person go to defend their property?”

October 26th, 2012, CTV News, “Supreme Court acquits Quebec man convicted of drunk driving”

October 25th, 2012, City TV, “Charge against Etobicoke man who stabbed home intruder dropped”

October 25th, 2012, Toronto Sun, “Toronto man who stabbed home intruder set free”

October 22nd, 2012, National Post, “Toronto police reveal few details about string of sexual assaults”

September 11th, 2012, Toronto Star, “Man faces home intruder for first time since stabbing incident”

September 3rd, 2012, City News, “Man facing charges for attacking home intruder”

August 31st, 2012, Toronto Star, “Stabbing an intruder: Is it self-defence or assault?”

July 31st, 2012, CTV News, “Legal Blitz: Discussing international legal cases making headlines this week”

June 26th, 2012, CTV News, “Legal Blitz: Discussing the Manitoba judge sex scandal”

June 12th, 2012, CTV News, “Legal Blitz: Discussing the Jerry Sandusky case”

June 5th, 2012, CTV News, “Magnotta in court”

June 4th, 2012, CBC News, “Magnotta extradition could take months”

May 26th, 2012, eTalk, “Justin Bieber sought for questioning in paparazzi assault case”

May 25th, 2012, eTalk, “Justin Bieber wanted for assault investigation”

May 18th, 2012, The Lawyers Weekly,“App by app, its a tablet takeover”

May 11th, 2012, CTV News, “Why evidence wasnt allowed in the Rafferty murder trial”

April 17th, 2012, Toronto Star, “Former OHL club owner ready to take his ‘lumps’ for Ponzi scheme”

February 14th, 2012, CTV News, “Having his day in court: Testimony of teen will be heard”

January 9th, 2012,Law Times, “Justice on Target missing its mark: report”


December 5th, 2011, Law Times, “Four delay rulings tossed”

July 26th, 2011, Toronto Star, “Dismissal of 12 cases should be probed, lawyers’ group says”

July 14th, 2011, CTV News, “Waterloo men face manslaughter charges in kidnapping

July 14th, 2011, National Post, “Three men charged with manslaughter in case of missing real estate agent”

June 20th, 2011, Global News, “Teen Rioter Talks”

June 3rd, 2011, Global News, “The War on Drugs”

May 25th, 2011, Toronto Sun, “Cops look to DNA in hunt for killer”

March 29th, 2011, Toronto Star, “Inmate guilty of fatally poisoning fellow prisoner with cyanide”

January 30th, 2011, Toronto Star, “Judge clears restaurateur accused of gang links”


September 11th, 2009, Toronto Star, “Fraud nets ex-banker four years”

August 18th, 2009, Globe and Mail, “The silent treatment”

June 27th, 2009, Toronto Sun, “Pair acquitted in murder case”

June 26th, 2009, CTV News, “Two men acquitted in 2007 Jane-Finch murder”

April 1st, 2009, Toronto Star, “Retooling the war on gangs and guns”

January 27th, 2009, Toronto Star, “Mother cleared in gang probe”


November 29th, 2008, Toronto Star, “Report laments legal aid snag”

November 18th, 2008, Toronto Star, “Inmates win court food fight”

November 17th, 2008, CTV News, “Durham judge reconsiders prisoners’ lunch menu”

September 19th, 2008, CTV News, “Durham police will have to explain menu change”

July 21st, 2008, Toronto Star, “Is justice system blind to colour?”

March 20th, 2008, Toronto Star, “Police went too far, judge rules”