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A Review of the Law of Parens Patriae

  • 08 juillet 2015
  • The Hon. Justice Heather McGee

Justice McGee addressed the Child and Youth Law section at our year end event about the doctrine of parens patriae and its development in Canadian jurisprudence.

Droit des enfants et des jeunes

“Merging” And The Principles of Fundamental Justice

  • 08 juin 2015
  • Brock Jones

How should the principles of fundamental justice provided under section 7 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms be applied when an offender co-exists in both the youth and adult criminal justice systems? In Erasmo v Canada (Attorney-General) 2015 FCA 129 the Federal Court of Appeal was asked to decide the constitutionality of the “merger provisions” of the Criminal Code, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-46 and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, S.C. 1992, c. 20.

Droit des enfants et des jeunes

When Can Children Waive Their Constitutional Rights?

  • 01 mai 2015
  • Brock Jones

Can children waive their constitutional rights? And if so, under what circumstances? A review and commentary of Gillies et al. v Toronto District School Board 2015 ONSC 1038

Droit des enfants et des jeunes
A “Youth Discount” Isn’t Enough

A “Youth Discount” Isn’t Enough

  • 20 avril 2015
  • Brock Jones

Should a youth court judge, when imposing an adult sentence on a young person, simply offer a "youth discount" from what a similarly situated adult offender would receive for the same crime?

Droit des enfants et des jeunes
Protecting Children From Harm With Publication Bans

Protecting Children From Harm With Publication Bans

  • 06 février 2015
  • Brock Jones

Can a court impose a publication ban to protect innocent third-party children from the harm that might occur from the publicity of family conflict? In R v Hosannah 2015 ONSC 380 Sproat J. addressed this question in the context of an adult criminal trial.

Droit des enfants et des jeunes
Sentencing Youth “Whom Society Has Failed”

Sentencing Youth “Whom Society Has Failed”

  • 30 janvier 2015
  • Brock Jones

What principles should animate the sentencing of young persons found guilty of extremely violent offences who have themselves been the victims of a tragic upbringing characterized by neglect and isolation? A case comment on R v CTH 2015 MBCA 4.

Droit des enfants et des jeunes

Implications of the Cyberbullying Case of AB v Bragg Communications Inc. and a Consideration of Some Remaining Questions

  • 18 décembre 2014
  • Marv Berstein

What are the implications of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in the cyberbullying case of AB v Bragg Communications 2012 SCC 46? UNICEF Canada had the unique opportunity of intervening in the case. This article by Marv Berstein, chief policy advisor for UNICEF Canada, touches briefly on the broader context of the digital environment and then focuses on the implications of the actual Judgment, and raises some remaining questions.

Droit des enfants et des jeunes