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Warrantless Arrests: Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t!

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Welcome to Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! This week, lawyer Kyla Lee discusses the scope of search in warrantless arrests. Acumen Law Corporation lawyer Kyla Lee gives her take on a made-in-Canada court case each week, and discusses why these cases should have been heard by Canada’s highest court: the Supreme Court of Canada. In Canada, the law is that if a police officer arrests a person, they are entitled to search that person and the surrounding areas to obtain evidence related to the arrest. However, in Damion Pearson's case, he was stopped for impaired...

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Marijuana Arrests: Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t!

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Welcome to Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! This week, lawyer Kyla Lee discusses marijuana arrests. Acumen Law Corporation lawyer Kyla Lee gives her take on a made-in-Canada court case each week and discusses why these cases should have been heard by Canada’s highest court: the Supreme Court of Canada. After being pulled over for speeding, Mr. Lotfy was arrested for the possession of a controlled substance after Constable Innes detected an odour of marijuana and conducted a search of the vehicle. During trial, Mr. Lotfy argued that the officer violated his rights by arresting him...

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Courts v. Administrative Tribunals: Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t!

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Welcome to Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! This week, lawyer Kyla Lee discusses courts v. administrative tribunals. Acumen Law Corporation lawyer Kyla Lee gives her take on a made-in-Canada court case each week and discusses why these cases should have been heard by Canada’s highest court: the Supreme Court of Canada. In all of the provinces across Canada, disputes about tenancy agreements are supposed to be done by way of a residential tenancy tribunal. In the case of Armand Letestu, he, unfortunately, did not care for the way the residential tenancy branch did things...

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Jury Selection: Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t!

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Welcome to Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! This week, lawyer Kyla Lee discusses jury selection. Acumen Law Corporation lawyer Kyla Lee gives her take on a made-in-Canada court case each week and discusses why these cases should have been heard by Canada’s highest court: the Supreme Court of Canada. Jury selection is a very important issue and it has been the subject of a lot of media attention lately. Christopher Husbands was convicted after a jury found him guilty of a serious criminal offence and was particularly upset by his jury verdict. He appealed...

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Competing Statutes: Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t!

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Welcome to Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! This week, lawyer Kyla Lee discusses competing statutes and conflicting tribunals. Acumen Law Corporation lawyer Kyla Lee gives her take on a made-in-Canada court case each week and discusses why these cases should have been heard by Canada’s highest court: the Supreme Court of Canada. As the law expands to include more administrative tribunals, we run into the situation where the administrative work done by one tribunal conflicts with the administrative work done by another tribunal. In the case of Alex Gilmor who had a property dispute and...

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The Law of Causation: Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t!

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Welcome to Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! This week, lawyer Kyla Lee discusses the law of causation when it comes to damages that occurred due to negligence. Acumen Law Corporation lawyer Kyla Lee gives her take on a made-in-Canada court case each week, and discusses why these cases should have been heard by Canada’s highest court: the Supreme Court of Canada. If property damages occurred, and the reason for the damages is quite obvious once prior negligence had been discovered, is that sufficient to determine the fault? In law there is a concept called causation,...

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Vicarious Liability: Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t

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Welcome to Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! This week, lawyer Kyla Lee discusses vicarious liability in regards to when companies can and cannot be held accountable or responsible for the actions of their employees. Acumen Law Corporation lawyer Kyla Lee gives her take on a made-in-Canada court case each week, and discusses why these cases should have been heard by Canada’s highest court: the Supreme Court of Canada. Who is responsible when a person is assaulted? Is it the individual who committed the assault? Or the company that employed the individual who committed the...

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Unreasonable Delay: Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t

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Welcome to Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! This week, lawyer Kyla Lee discusses unreasonable delays in cases that were appealed or received a mistrial causing them to go over the presumptive ceiling for delays set out by the Supreme Court of Canada. Acumen Law Corporation lawyer Kyla Lee gives her take on a made-in-Canada court case each week and discusses why these cases should have been heard by Canada’s highest court: the Supreme Court of Canada. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects a person's right to be tried for an offence within...

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Indigenous Adoption: Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t

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Welcome to Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! This week, lawyer Kyla Lee discusses whether Indigenous children should be adopted into a family that best supports his or her Indigenous culture, or into a family that appears could best provide for the child's needs. Acumen Law Corporation lawyer Kyla Lee gives her take on a made-in-Canada court case each week, and discusses why these cases should have been heard by Canada’s highest court: the Supreme Court of Canada. If a child is supposed to be adopted into a family that is in the best interest...

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Métis Rights: Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t

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Welcome to Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! This week, lawyer Kyla Lee discusses who has access to Métis rights in Canada, particularly due to the restrictions of those rights compared to others who identify as aboriginal. Acumen Law Corporation lawyer Kyla Lee gives her take on a made-in-Canada court case each week, and discusses why these cases should have been heard by Canada’s highest court: the Supreme Court of Canada.     The question of who is “Métis” in Canada is still an undefined issue in law despite this unique culture’s lengthy heritage in the country. In...

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