Correctional Service in Ontario: Safety, Rehabilitation, and Rights

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As of September 2021, Ontario’s correctional services operate based on key principles derived from laws, regulations, and policies. These principles are all about running correctional institutions effectively and compassionately. Their focus? Keeping everyone safe, supporting rehabilitation, and safeguarding the rights of inmates and staff. Correctional Service Safety Comes First Within the correctional service, safety is […]

Trial Delays: The Implications of R. v. Hanan

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The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. Hanan marks a pivotal moment in the Canadian justice system, significantly influencing the way it deals with trial delays. In this case, the Supreme Court set aside convictions of manslaughter and other firearm offences, citing unreasonable delays that infringed upon the accused’s rights under the Charter […]

Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) Sentencing in Ontario

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The sentencing principles for young offenders in Ontario are guided by the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA). This federal law plays a pivotal role in shaping the youth justice system in Canada, including Ontario. The YCJA serves the dual purpose of holding young offenders accountable for their actions while also prioritizing rehabilitation and reintegration into […]

Right To Remain Silent In Canadian Criminal Law

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In Canada, the “right to remain silent” is a crucial legal rule that protects people when they’re questioned or arrested by the police. This right is part of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and is vital for a fair legal system. When someone is held by the police or arrested in Canada, they […]

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