In general prisoners are not to be handcuffed in court

R. v. Fortuin, 2015 ONCJ 116: [3] If the Crown takes the position that restraints are necessary, it bears the onus of establishing reasonable grounds for their use: R. v. Wills, supra at para. 45. [4] The presumption that accused persons should appear in court unrestrained is well established. The Court in R. v. Cambridge Justices cites authority from as long ago as 1726. The same principle has been recognized in the United States: Holbrook v. Finn, 475 U.S. 560 (1986) at...

Richard Warman Vs. David Icke: Warman Wins Again

From Richard’s website: DAVID ICKE SETTLES LIBEL ACTION5 March 2015British conspiracy writer David Icke and co-defendants have paid Canadian human rights lawyer Richard Warman $210,000 CDN (117,000 GBP) in damages and legal costs to settle a libel action against them....

Amazing 2015 Ford Focus Vehicle Testimonial Freshest

Aside from the apparent differences – it is obtained a far more steeply raked backlight as well as trunk as opposed to  the hatch-the Focus sedan comes proper in accordance with it’s renewed five-door equal. This Focus wagon version isn’t scheduled to produce  the trip to the U.S at any time quickly. The large media is the arrival of the 1. 0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder machine mated to a manual six-speed transmission in which we have currently dri...

Solar PV Nearing Grid Parity

Cambridge and #PWC [PDF] say #solar PV will be at grid parity on most of Earth, in only 2 years! “It is clear that renewables will be an established and significant part of the future energy mix, in the [Gulf] region and globally.” Regina’s potential ranks about 6th in the WORLD. ...

Liberals Rule; in the Atlantic.

Corporate Research Associates put out a new set of provincial polls. NLL 56 P 31N 13 PEL 58P 26N 12G 4 NSL 58P 20N 18G 3 NBL 54P 27G 10N 9 The simple story is the Liberals are doing very well in all 4 provinces.  In general, things are pretty consistent across all 4 provinces. The NDP is a bit stronger in Nova Scotia, taking su...

Climate Change AKA Global Warming Denial History

Here the case is made that “global warming” was supplanted by “climate change” because it sounded less urgent, (much as tarsands became oilsands), and other history is presented about the Denial movement infesting political discourse. ...

Why is Stephen Harper’s “Anti-Terrorism” bill so popular?

According to a recent survey published in the Globe and Mail Stephen Harper’s Anti-Terrorism bill enjoys the support of 82 percent of respondents across the country.  Wow, impressive right? When we look a little closer we see that this supports comes even though most ...

Devouring Social Capital

WHEN CANADIAN MARK CARNEY LEFT his post as the head of the Bank of Canada to take on the prestigious role as the Bank of England’s governor, it was like he was jumping from the frying pan into the fire. That was almost 18 months ago and times have been turbulent for the world economy, […] ...

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Premier Wall Takes Potshot at First Nations Leaders’ Pay #skpoli

.@TDellerCBC I'd have to agree with the FSIN leader that @PremierBradWall took a pot shot at leaders' pay, rather than offering to help. — John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) March 4, 2015 The ...

It All Starts With Words

FORMER SLAVE AND ACTIVIST DURING the Civil War era, Frederick Douglass, spent much of his childhood in very difficult circumstances.  But he wanted to learn, and when he got the chance he jumped at it.  Learning to read introduced him, not only to Abraham Lincoln, but to a whole new world of freedom for himself and […] ...

Wonderful 2015 Ford Focus Car Appraise Latest

In addition to the obvious differences – it is acquired  an increasingly steeply raked backlight as well as trunk area instead of the hatch-the Focus sedan comes suitable in accordance with it’s remodel five-door equal. The Focus wagon variant isn’t scheduled to produce to come the United.States at any time shortly. The major media is the entrance of the 1. 0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine paired with a manual six-speed transmission which we’ve currently oper...

The Book On Pope Francis

Dennis Gruending judges.  The result: Pope F is pretty good when it comes to gays, the poor, and the Climate (very good there, actually, IMHO).  Not so good when it comes to wymen.  Also hasn’t done much to roust out the Church Pedos.  But better than the last guy, who was 100% a dick.  ...

Interview with Colin Smith, LPC Nomination Contestant for Carleton

I’ve not done one of these in awhile, but today, we have an interview with Colin Smith, an LPC nomination contestant in the riding of Carleton, a riding that was abolished in 1966 but re-created by the boundary re-distribution in 2012. It will be where Pierre Poilievre, a Conservative on the top of most Liberals most loathed Conservative list, will be running. As usual, interviews do not imply endorsements (Colin currently has 2 other contestants running against him, and the nomination ...

Internet, Admissibility of Evidence

There is virtually no legislation governing the use of internet obtained materials in Court.  The Canadian Sedona principles deal mainly with production obligations and, broadly speaking, limit the burdens for preservation and production but do not prescribe admissibility of electronic information. Broadly put, e-mails are admissible in exactly the same way as any other written com...

Hilldog16 on SnapChat?

I have a Snapchat account. I’ve not used it in years because it was making my cell phone too full. Imagine if Hillary Clinton had a Snapchat account too, for government business? Her’s would be used for an illegal purpose, like her personal email was. You may recall Sarah Palin got into trouble (without apparent consequence) for this sort of thing too. “Just message me on SnapChat, I’m hilldog16” – http://t.co/...

“Why am I letting myself be beholden to the gatekeeper?”

Franz Kafka has a short story called “Before the Law.”  A man seeks access to the law, but when he arrives at the gates of the law, a gatekeeper refuses him entry.   The man spends his entire life asking permission from the gatekeeper, but he does not oblige. When the man is facing death he asks the gatekeeper, “Why in all these years am I the only person to seek answers from the law.” The gate...

A Virtuous Circle

IN A WORLD WHERE A KNIFE, a gun, or a raised fist rapidly become defining symbols of the modern age, an emblem as old as humanity has emerged to stand up against intolerance – the circle. Norwegians have felt the deep sting of hatred in recent weeks and as a people they could be forgiven […] ...

Anti-Turbine Families Can Suck It Up

There’s no way you are going to initiate a legal action without having been told what the costs might be if you lose.  And if your case is a constitutional challenge based on a “novel reading of the law”, you have almost certainly been told in addition that the chances of success are not large.  ...

Conservative yuck factor goes up…

PM Harper, another Tory and evolution-hater MP James Lunney. ...

Pleading amendment orders interlocutory

Dynasty Furniture Manufacturing Ltd. v. Toronto-Dominion Bank, 2015 ONCA 137: [5]       Decisions permitting amendments to pleadings are normally understood to be interlocutory in nature: see Merling v. Southam Inc. (2000), 183 D.L.R. (4th) 748 (Ont. C.A.), at para. 2. However, the appellant argues that the motion judge’s decision is properly characterized as final because it deprives the appellant of its defe...

2016 Mercedes Benz GLE Class Review Neat Exquisite Sports utility vehicle Model Recent Info

After viewing the BMW X6 inexplicably accumulate sales plus earnings for almost 7 years, Mercedes-Benz finally is launching its own type in the crossover-coupe industry. Named a GLE-class coupe, this is the first model to reveal the new nomenclature in the Dutch car creator; an even more traditionally roofed GLE, that can be a face-lifted and renamed M-class, might debut soon after. Underscoring the GLE coupe’s sporting pretensions, it’s going to be available in a United st...

2015 Range Rover Sport Awesome Sports utility vehicle Review Total

The secret is its own structure. A 2015 Sport ditches the LR3/LR4’s steel steps frame for an aluminum unibody such as the one for the new Range Rover. Land Rover states that reductions around 800 pounds, but we’re doubtful. The company made a identical weight-loss state to the Range Rover, which confirmed to be hopeful by about five hundred pounds on our sizes. Yet, the vehicle no longer looks like there’s a king-kong hugging on the rooftop. It appears firmer and quieter, as well, since...

Leonard Nimoy

I don’t know where this is, but isn’t it great?It was posted on the #LeonardNimoy thread at Twitter, where William Shatner is doing a tribute. Saw this a few minutes ago. I involuntarily gasped and had a hard time holding it together. #LeonardNimoy pic.twitter.com/3XYy69gkGg — Neil Shurley (@ThatNeilGuy) ...

LimeSpot in 160 Characters

LimeSpot’s personalization technology shows online shoppers products they are most likely to buy and provides retailers with increased traffic and demographics.  ...

Judge questions witnesses – a series of guidelines

Trial judges are entitled to question witnesses.  Indeed, sometimes they are duty-bound by the interests of justice to ask questions.  They are not required to remain silent, passive observers of trials.  There are, however, limits on their ability to intervene in the examination of witnesses.  Their interventions must never compromise the overall appearance of fairness in the trial proceedings. The decision in  ...

Wonderful Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Eight-Speed Automatic 2015 Expensive Vehicle Review Hottest Complete

Basically no fancy car should have chrome added wheels. A 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible you see here does. Additionally, it comes with an automated transmission, GM’s new in-house designed plus -built eight-speed model, which swithces past year’s six-cog piece carried over from the C6 Corvette. The new transmission has two things looking for it: First, it has additional speeds in an era that more is more, and 2nd, buying this does not need all those bright rollers. W...

Inflammatory language in Crown closing argument

R v. A.T., 2015 ONCA 65: [26]       The Crown occupies a special position in the prosecution of criminal offences, which “excludes any notion of winning or losing” and “must always be characterized by moderation and impartiality”: R. v. Boucher, [1955] S.C.R. 16, per Rand J., at p. 24 and Taschereau J. (in translation), at p. 21. Crown counsel “must limit his or her means of persuasion to fa...

PEI Update

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/rob-lantz-celebrates-progressive-conservative-leadership-victory-1.2977350 Rob Lantz, who I indicated would be the only other possible winner (beyond Aylward) has managed to win. I am still honestly surprised, but, listening to some of the convention live, I do understand why they picked him...

Nestor does it again!

Daniel Nestor and Rohan Bopanna have won the Dubai doubles championship in straight sets, 6-4 and 6-1 Canada is always proud of you, Daniel! ...