B.C. Waiting for Approval on Higher Premiums for Bad Drivers

This past March, British Columbians were asked by the provincial government to provide feedback on whether or not bad drivers should pay more for their Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) premiums.  This way, good drivers would have the benefit of paying less for their insurance. The results have been tallied with 82% in favour [...]

By |2023-03-13T08:23:08-07:00May 31st, 2018|Blogs|0 Comments

How Canadian Marijuana Legalization Will Impact Crossing the U.S. Border                         

With the Cannabis Act set to pass in the summer of 2018, there are implications for Canadians looking to cross the U.S. border. With the new legislation, Canadian adults will be able to legally purchase marijuana for both medical and recreational use. Although marijuana is legal in 10 U.S. states, cultivation, distribution, and possession is [...]

By |2023-03-13T09:03:02-07:00May 31st, 2018|Drug Offences|0 Comments

Sexual Assault: The Breaching of a Tenant’s Trust

This past March, Jorge Alim Vega Ramirez was sentenced to two years less a day in jail for sexually assaulting one of his female tenants, an ESL student from Japan, in 2013. The victim’s identity has not been revealed due to a publication ban. This case reflects the #metoo movement that has been gaining momentum [...]

By |2023-03-30T09:22:25-07:00May 28th, 2018|Sex Crimes|0 Comments

B.C. Court Overturns Mandatory Sentence in Sex Case

Mandatory minimums were created to provide an automatic punishment for certain crimes, including drug trafficking, child exploitation, and sex crimes. But crimes are not committed in rigid situations. A court has many, sometimes conflicting, aspects to consider for a case in which the mandatory minimum is too severe a punishment. Such is the case of [...]

By |2023-05-02T06:58:54-07:00May 28th, 2018|Blogs, Sex Crimes|Comments Off on B.C. Court Overturns Mandatory Sentence in Sex Case


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