– Although you can feel it kick and hear it’s heart beat and watch it develop, our law says that “a child becomes a human being when it has completely proceeded in a living state from the body of it’s mother”. Our society has adopted this value to be able to say abortions are not murder. As a result, killing an unborn child by other means is likewise not killing a human being and is therefore also not murder. We can’t have it both ways. Once we make these value judgments we have to live with the consequences as illogical, offensive and painful as they are.
- Youth Justice and the New Toronto Courthouse – This is an interesting view of the workings of our youth court system.
- A Tesla full of lawyers. Very predictable.
- CRIMINAL RECORDS CHECK – It’s no wonder you don’t know what the present and long-term results of being in contact with the police will be. The rules have been decided but Ontario has not made them into law yet.
- MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCES – Parliament needs to remove them all from the criminal code. “There were 29 offences carrying a mandatory minimum sentence of imprisonment as of 2015, according to the Department of Justice, and several more that carry mandatory minimum punishments that do not include prison time.”
- FUTURE TORONTO ONTARIO COURT OF JUSTICE – This is bound to be controversial in many ways. For one, all of the “borough” courts (North York, Etobicoke, Scarborough, College Park, Old City Hall and 311 Jarvis) will be consolidated into one downtown central location for the entire city of Toronto. (Except for Etobicoke which will continue to be used but only for in custody bail hearings.) It will be across the street from the Superior Court of Justice courthouse and the Ontario Court of Appeal. One location for everything. Parking?