Canadian Criminal Justice System Report Card 2018

For the second time the Macdonald-Laurier Institute has issued its annual report card on the status of Canada’s criminal justice system. Using quantitative data from Statistics Canada and statistical analysis, the Macdonald-Laurier Institute has rated each province and territory’s criminal justice system based on five major objectives: public safety, support […]

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Drug Treatment Court Success Story: The Graduation of JJ

All to often the Manitoba criminal law courts are filled with stories of tragedy. It’s the nature of the criminal justice system. A system that involves victims and offenders. Every once in a while, those privileged to participate in the justice system are blessed with different kinds of stories. Stories […]

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Court Orders of Protection in Manitoba

In Manitoba there are many different kinds of court orders designed to protect those in the community who safety is endangered. These orders may be made by the criminal, civil and family court. The criminal court will issues protective conditions in the form of undertakings and recognizance, in-custody non-communication orders, […]

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Licence Suspension Appeal Board

When charged and convicted of certain offence under the Criminal Code of Canada or Highway Traffic Act, the court may prohibit you from driving, Manitoba registrar of motor vehicles may suspend you from driving, or both. For instance if you are convicted of impaired driving, the court will order a […]

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What does the Law Society of Manitoba do with Practice Fees?

Every year across Canada lawyers are required to pay practice fees to their respective law society in order to allow them to practice the law. A lot of lawyers pay these fee without thinking too much about it, so I thought I would take a closer look. In 2016, lawyers […]

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