Toronto Criminal And Civil Law Blog
Refresher on Federal Gun Law Amendments
On behalf of Howard C. Cohen & Associates on August 23, 2019
Earlier this year, the Federal government passed a bill that allowed revisions to existing firearms laws across the country. The changes were implemented in light of increased gun violence in Canada.
However, with recent reports of more gun violence in urban cities across Ontario, as well as news reports of more mass shootings across the border in the U.S., it may be a good time to remind Canadians exactly what changes were made, and how they intend to keep people safe.
Controversy over new federal legislation on firearms
On behalf of Howard C. Cohen & Associates on June 19, 2019
In May 2019, the federal government passed a bill for updated precautions on firearm ownership. More “enhanced” background checks for firearm owners is one example of the types of provisions included in the bill that aimed to reduce instances of gun violence across the country. The bill is currently awaiting royal assent before it is passed into law.
However, some politicians do not support the bill, and are calling for it to be repealed. As posted in an article on CBC.ca, the controversy is over whether or not the stricter rules imposed on gun ownership will actually impact the gun crimes in Canada. And then there are others still who say that the bill is a start, but there is still more to be done to improve gun-related crimes in the country.
Examining eyewitness testimony in criminal cases
On behalf of Howard C. Cohen & Associates on March 22, 2019
Eyewitness accounts are not always perfect, and they remain less reliable than other types of evidence. As a result, The Canadian Commissions of Inquiry has made several recommendations to enhance eyewitness reliability. Below, we examine some of the flaws and recommendations regarding eyewitnesses.
Employment Insurance (EI) Fraud: What You Need To Know
On behalf of Howard C. Cohen & Associates on October 23, 2018
Due diligence is needed before bringing a gun into Canada
On behalf of Howard C. Cohen & Associates on May 6, 2018