Bill C-75: No Improvements on Second Reading

In my previous post on this issue back in June 2018, I lamented about the lack of change for the use of agents in the Criminal Code.  Section 802.1 says this: Despite subsections 800(2) and 802(2), a defendant may not appear or examine or cross-examine Read More …

Bill C-75: A Threat to the Paralegal Scope of Practice

Bill C-75 is a threat to the Paralegal scope of practice.  If not amended, then the bill will effectively remove Paralegals from representing clients or acting as agents for lawyers in criminal cases using the summary conviction process.  Justice Minister Wilson-Raybould seems to think that it Read More …

Driver's License Suspensions: Sometimes, I Can't Help You . . .

Sometimes, I can’t help you. That is a hard thing to admit. B Lawyers and Paralegals get into the practice of law and the provision of legal services to help people with these types of problems. B Usually there is a way we can help, Read More …