New Criminal Wordings for eJust-CMS

eJust Systems received notice that a sizeable number of wordings will be changing because of Bill C-45 and Bill-46. Some of this legislation comes into force on October 17th 2018 and the balance comes into force on December 18th 2018. … Read More

Police-Reported Crimes in 2017

On July 23, 2018, Statistics Canada released a report and infographic related to police-reported crimes in Canada in 2017. … Read More

Marijuana legalization Bill C-45 officially passes Senate vote, heading for royal assent

The Senate has voted to accept the latest version of the government’s long-debated legal marijuana legislation, paving the way for the bill to pass into Canadian law. … Read More

B.C. police fear shorter deadlines, spiking costs are the ‘new normal’ after Supreme Court ruling

Amid the continuing fallout from the R. v. Jordan Supreme Court decision, some police forces say they are now watching costs as pressure mounts for officers to complete investigations faster. … Read More

Alberta MAG institutes Duty Counsel at Bail Hearings

The government is introducing duty counsel services at first appearance bail hearings to reduce court backlogs and help Albertans understand their rights. Read the full article on Alberta.ca.

Legal marijuana deadline may be up in smoke as Tory senators stall bills

You may think that you will be able to buy marijuana legally as of July 1. You should think again. Read the full article on the Globe and Mail.    

Judges denounce ‘egregious’ delays at one of Canada’s busiest courthouses

In less than two years, 21 narcotics cases in Brampton have collapsed. Judges and defence lawyers point to problems in the federal prosecution office. … Read More

‘Failing everyone’: 204 cases tossed over delays since Supreme Court’s Jordan decision

More than 200 criminal cases across the country have been tossed due to unreasonable delays since the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark Jordan decision one year ago, court data shows. … Read More

Ottawa calls meeting of justice ministers to deal with Jordan ruling fallout

The federal government will convene a meeting of Canada’s justice ministers later this month to discuss how to deal with fallout caused by last year’s controversial Supreme Court ruling aimed at limiting trial delays. … Read More

How to Reduce the cost of Policing

In the following article, Ray Zarb, Manager of Consulting Services at eJust Systems Inc. discusses how to reduce the cost of policing. … Read More

Police resources in Canada, 2016

The changing nature of society, the economy, and technology has created new challenges for police services as they adapt their responsibilities in crime prevention, law enforcement, public assistance and maintenance of public order. The economics of policing and community safety … Read More

Courts shaken by search for solutions to delays

Interesting editorial from Globe and Mail regarding R v. Jordan court delays. … Read More

Managing digital evidence is not the complete answer

In the following article, Ray Zarb, Manager of Consulting Services at eJust Systems Inc. discusses managing and disclosing digital evidence. … Read More

Huh? Aren’t They Already Using Evidence?

Subtitled “A short Intro to Evidence-Based Policing”, this cover story appears in the Winter 2016/17 issue of H.Q. Magazine. … Read More

Adult criminal court statistics, 2014/2015

There were more than 328,000 cases completed in adult criminal courts in Canada in 2014-2015, down 13 per cent from the previous year. This was the fifth consecutive annual decline, as well as the lowest number of completed adult criminal … Read MoreRead More

Police could delay some arrests to adapt to new time frames for court cases

Calgary police officers may have to start delaying some arrests until more information is collected in certain cases, according to Chief Roger Chaffin. The police chief said in a recent interview with Postmedia that while officers won’t hesitate to take … Read More

Measuring Value in a Modern Police Organization

In the following article, Ray Zarb, Manager of Consulting Services at eJust Systems Inc. discusses some challenges and approaches to measure value in policing. … Read More

Justice on Trial: The inefficiencies and ineffectiveness in the Canadian criminal justice system

Canada’s criminal justice system is a vast and complex machine with numerous players whose actions or inactions impact each other: The courts, the police, corrections, and legal professionals. For those Canadians who are exposed to it, whether as victims or … Read More

Crime rates are falling. So why has Canada had the same number of police officers for years?

The strength of Canadian police forces has remained constant for years, even as crime rates fall steeply, data released by Statistics Canada shows. Canada has had just under 70,000 police officers since 2009, a number that has grown slowly from … Read More

A Tidal Wave of Digital Evidence is Coming

Interesting article written by Eldon Amoroso about the importance of digital evidence management. Published in the CACP Winter 2016 magazine