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Violent crimes on the rise in Ontario, particularly in Toronto

It seems that no neighbourhood in Toronto is safe anymore. Violent crimes are on the rise and they aren't relegated to lower income areas, either. The Bay and Yorkville area in Toronto is one of the most affluent in Ontario. Yet it is where a successful 37-year-old CEO lost his life to a gunshot in May while he was simply out for a walk.

The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act

According to the Government of Canada, the increasing number of overdoses and deaths caused by opioids has become a national public health crisis. In an effort to protect Canadians and encourage people to prioritize saving a life, an act providing legal protection to witnesses during a crisis situation became law in May of 2017.

What Are Your Rights When You Are Detained Or Arrested: Part One

Whatever the circumstances, being arrested or detained by the police is stressful. Regardless of what lead to the situation that resulted in the arrest, you have certain rights that are protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Doctor Lies To Ontario College Of Physicians And Surgeons

A Montreal-born doctor who spent a significant part of his career practicing medicine in New York City was arrested in early 2000 for the unlawful prescription of drugs without a legitimate medical purpose. It is alleged that the doctor provided opioid-addicted patients with drugs such as fentanyl and oxycodone which, in one case, resulted in an overdose death.

10 people dead, several injured in mass homicide in Toronto

A 25-year-old Toronto man is in police custody after killing several pedestrians by driving a van onto a busy city sidewalk. The recent incident, which garnered worldwide attention, left 10 Ontario residents dead and several others injured, some seriously. The accused has been charged with 10 counts of first degree murder and 14 counts of attempted murder.

Understanding Ontario's marijuana laws and potential changes

Since each province will ultimately be responsible for establishing its own rules, things could especially be confusing in cities and areas that are located on the borders of multiple provinces. Some speculate that cross-border trips might become frequent if marijuana laws are much less restrictive in a neighboring province.

Man in arranged marriage charged with sexual assault of wife

A Toronto man in an arranged marriage is on trial for allegedly assaulting his wife. He has been charged with 10 counts of sexual assault, one count of uttering threats and three counts of assault. His parents, who are also Ontario residents, are also facing charges of uttering threats, with his mother also being charged with assault. All have pleaded not guilty.

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