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Can You Fail a Breathalyzer with Grey Poupon?

It’s a tasty addition to any meal, but can Grey Poupon register on a breathalyzer? The mustard brand contains white wine but does this show up on a breathalyzer? Acumen Law Corporation lawyers Kyla Lee and Paul Doroshenko will be testing to see if the condiment can give, what would appear to be, an alcohol reading on an approved screening device (ASD).

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

Welcome to Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! This week, lawyer Kyla Lee discusses Negligent Investigation. 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. John Connelly sued the Toronto Police as a result of an investigation that the police conducted into his son's suicide. Although the police had labelled the death a suicide, Mr. Connelly and his family disagreed and thought that there was foul play at issue. Because they...

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Can You Fail a Breathalyzer with Bananas?

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

Welcome to Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! This week, lawyer Kyla Lee discusses workers' compensation. 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. Jordan Arndt was injured in a workplace accident. As a result of this, he was referred to the work safe organization for his province and the matter was sent to a doctor for an assessment. Mr. Arndt was assessed by the doctor and given a...

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Admission of Guilt starring Beverley McLachlin: Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t!

Welcome to Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! This week, lawyer Kyla Lee is joined by the former Chief Justice of Canada, Beverley McLachlin to discuss the admission of guilt through creative expression. 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. Lamar Skeete was on trial for murder. The Crown's theory on the case was that he had killed someone in retaliation for fingering him in another crime. During...

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

Welcome to Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! This week, lawyer Kyla Lee discusses the environmental law and conservation officers. 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. Tiana Jackson discovered an orphaned bear cub in the woods one day. She contacted conservation officers who advised her that they would trap the bear and determine how to deal with it. Instead, she trapped the bear herself and when conservation...

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Can You Fail a Breathalyzer with Kombucha? Part 1

Welcome to Can You Fail It? We put everyday household items to the test to ask, Can You Fail It? That is, can you give a false positive reading on a breathalyzer after consuming it. After receiving numerous suggestions to test kombucha, we bought three different kinds. We will be testing each of the three brands in three separate videos.

Expectation of Privacy at the Border: Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t!

Welcome to Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! This week, lawyer Kyla Lee discusses the expectation of privacy at the border. 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. Alexander Bialski and his wife lied at the border when they were crossing into Canada with a newly purchased RV and motorcycles and said that they had nothing to declare. Upon being investigated for this, the CBSA officers not only...

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

Welcome to Cases That Should Have Gone to the Supreme Court of Canada, But Didn’t! This week, lawyer Kyla Lee discusses promissory estoppel. 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 Supreme Court of Canada ruled in 1973 that it is not a defence to a zoning bylaw case that the city has never enforced the bylaw before. The SCC made that decision specifically about zoning bylaws. Now in our society, we see so many other...

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